Sunday, December 8 2013 5:26 PM EST2013-12-08 22:26:38 GMT
A man was flown to a hospital in Cleveland with serious injuries after a car accident in Erie County on Saturday afternoon. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Gary L McKisic, 47, of South Amherst, wasMore >
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Gary L McKisic, 47, of South Amherst, was driving on Kneisel Road when his car went off the right side of the road.More >
"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night. More >
"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children. That's why we separated, and we separated back in November," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night.More >
Imagine if you bought a new house and once you moved in, you noticed spiders crawling around everywhere. Brown recluses, to be exact. America Now talked to one family that did just that, and found out how they're getting rid of them! More >
The mother of missing east Toledo toddler, Elaina Steinfurth, appeared in Toledo Municipal Court Monday morning for her third courtroom appearance.More >
NORWALK, OH (Toledo News Now) -
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is urging Janesville Acoustics not to close its Norwalk manufacturing facility, which would cost 300 local workers their jobs.
Last month, the company made an announcement that it plans to close its Norwalk plant by the end of 2014 without the consultation of its workers, the city's elected officials, or Workers United Local 1422.
"We know how to make things in Ohio - especially cars - and the Norwalk workers are among the best at what they do," Brown said. "That is what makes it so disappointing that Janesville Acoustics decided to close its Norwalk facility without any effort to consult its workers or the local community. I urge Janesville Acoustics to look into every alternative that would help save the plant and the nearly 300 local jobs that depend on it. I offer whatever assistance I can to help this happen."
Janesville Acoustics serves the global automotive and transportation industry, including the Toledo Jeep plant, by providing thermal and acoustical products, services, and solutions. One in every eight jobs in Ohio is connected to the auto industry. One in every six cars produced in the United States is made in Ohio.
Residents and leaders in Norwalk say losing Janesville Acoustics is devastating for the city.
"I'm not mad, I'm heartbroken," said Joseph Blake, who has worked at Janesville for 18 years.
Brown's letter to the president of Janesville Acoustics can be read below:
Dear Mr. Cataldi:
Recently, I was contacted about your announcement to shutter the Janesville Acoustics facility in Norwalk, Ohio. Out of deep concern for the city of Norwalk and the facility's nearly 300 loyal workers, I ask that you reconsider this decision.
While appreciative of the advance notice you provided regarding next year's closure of the plant, it is my understanding that the decision was made without any consultation with the employees, the union, or local community officials. Consequently, local community officials and the union did not have an opportunity to present any ideas or alternatives that would prevent the Norwalk plant closure and save the area jobs.
As you know, Ohio has a strong and vibrant automotive sector, supporting approximately 850,000 Ohio jobs. I understand the importance of maintaining a robust environment for automakers and a strong supplier base. For many years, Janesville Acoustics has had a proud history and a strong network of support in Ohio. I am confident that you realize that your workers and the entire Norwalk community are willing to help you save the Norwalk plant. Their voices and ideas deserve to be heard.
I ask that you work directly with the union and local leaders on alternatives to avoid this devastating plant closure. Because of the serious impact this shutdown could have on the Norwalk community, I urge you to leave no stone unturned in these efforts. Please don't hesitate to call on me if I can be of assistance. I stand ready to help you save the jobs of hundreds of devoted Ohio workers.
Monday, December 9 2013 5:45 AM EST2013-12-09 10:45:22 GMT
Police are investigating what they call suspicious death that took place inside a home last night. The house is on the 2000 block of Montana Avenue in Saginaw County's Bridgeport Township. SeveralMore >
Police are investigating what they call suspicious death that took place inside a home Saturday night.More >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 3:58 PM EST2013-12-08 20:58:49 GMT
Light snow will continue to spread across lower Michigan this evening, with a northeast wind and steady temperatures. We're still expecting between one and two inches of snow to fall by the time theMore >
Light snow will continue to spread across lower Michigan.More >
Monday, December 9 2013 6:20 AM EST2013-12-09 11:20:02 GMT
If your car insurance went up this year, you're not alone. Michigan has one of the highest auto insurance rates in the country, and they go up every year. State senator Rick Jones, who serves Michigan'sMore >
If your car insurance went up this year, you're not alone. Michigan has one of the highest auto insurance rates in the country, and they go up every year.More >
Monday, December 9 2013 9:23 AM EST2013-12-09 14:23:23 GMT
Snow fell across the area Sunday night and into Monday morning and that has made for treacherous conditions on area roadways. Freezing rain also fell in some areas and combined with the snow has leftMore >
Snow fell across the area Sunday night and into Monday morning and that has made for treacherous conditions on area roadways.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 2:30 PM EST2013-12-06 19:30:24 GMT
Flint City Councilman Eric Mays said he won't quit his seat on the council despite calls for his resignation by city leaders following his weekend arrest for drunken driving and drug possession. On SaturdayMore >
A newly elected Flint city councilman arrested for drunken driving while cruising the wrong way down a highway with four flat tires says he won't resign his post.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 6:21 PM EST2013-12-06 23:21:50 GMT
Toy Soliders and the Grinch team up in this unique Christmas display on Center Road in Bay City. But it's the words these characters are holding up, that have some drivers scratching their heads. ManyMore >
Toy Soldiers and the Grinch teamed up in a unique Christmas display in Bay City -- but it's the words these characters are holding up that have some drivers scratching their heads.More >
Monday, December 9 2013 6:35 AM EST2013-12-09 11:35:52 GMT
A veteran Great Lakes shipwreck hunter says he and his crew found the wreck of a wooden steamer that sank in 1861 in Lake Huron. The Detroit Free Press reports 72-year-old David Trotter of Wayne County'sMore >
A veteran Great Lakes shipwreck hunter says he and his crew found the wreck of a wooden steamer that sank in 1861 in Lake Huron.More >