1. Parma police need your help identifying a man who robbed a bank at gunpoint Wednesday. He walked into the Fifth Third Bank on Ridge Road at 4 p.m., handed a note to the teller demanding money with a gun in hand. After getting the money, he ran off. The suspect was wearing a gray knit hat, blue denim jacket and dark pants with stripes down the side. If you have any information, call Parma police.
2. Drivers who cause hit-and-run accidents could face tougher penalties in Ohio. The Ohio house passed a bill yesterday. Under current law, drivers who leave the scene of a fatal accident could face between one to three years in prison. But if this new law is passed, the penalty would increase to eight years in prison. The measure now goes to the senate for a vote.
3. If you own a small business, or have ever wanted to, local leaders want to help. This afternoon, representatives with the small business association, Ohio Attorney General's office and U.S. Department of Commerce will be in Lorain to talk about federal resources available. In Lorain's downtown business district, there is a 40 percent vacancy. To spark business they are holding a small business information session to help with everything from marketing to creating a business plan. The free information session is at 421 Black River Lane in Lorain from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.