Friday, June 14, 2013

Great weather, for Relay for Life in Sandusky.

Things will get underway at 10 this morning, at Strobel Field at Cedar Point Stadium. We’ll broadcast live from Relay for Life, between 4 and 6pm.

It’s also nice weather to start the 47th Annual Festival of the Fish, sponsored by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce.  It begins at noon today and ends Sunday evening.  There is food, live music and much more.  We’ll broadcast live from the Festival of the Fish from 1 until 3 tomorrow.

 

June 14th—It’s Flag Day, 2013.

 

Norwalk firefighters are investigating a suspicious porch fire, at a home on North West St.

Crews were at the scene early this morning. Other nearby suspicious activity is investigation as well.

 

One of the finest athletes in Norwalk High School history has passed away.

Don Sweet died yesterday, at age 83. He earned 14 varsity letters, before graduating in 1947. Some of his records still stand. Services will be held at 2pm Monday, at Walker Funeral Home in Norwalk.

 

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for today, for a former Willard man accused of raping two girls.

The alleged incident involving 55-year-old Kenneth Bentley of Shelby occurred last month, while he was babysitting. The victims are 7 and 11.

 

The National Weather Service has confirmed at least two tornado touchdowns, during Wednesday’s storms.

Both were in northwest Ohio, and both were weak EF-0 twisters, with 80-mile-per-hour winds. One touched down in the village of Willshire, in Van Wert County. The other tornado touched down near the village of Custar, in Wood County. Investigators are looking into possible tornadoes in Henry County, and in Marion.

 

A Thursday night crash shut down some of State Route 303, in Wakeman.

It happened around 9:30 last night, near Butler Road. It involved a semi-truck. There were no injuries.

 

A new report by State Auditor Dave Yost says Ohio could save as much as $30 million in Medicaid funds by catching bad or fraudulent billings before they’re paid.

Medicaid officials said they are working to address fraud and abuse.

 

Sunday is Father’s Day and congratulations to the winner of the 95.3 WLKR/K96 Father’s Day contest.

Matt Dickman of Berlin Heights is getting:  4 tickets to the July 13th Cleveland Indians-Kansas City Royals game; an auto detailing package from Sharpnack Chevrolet Buick in Willard; Ice cream cake form the DQ Chill and Grill on Cedar Point Drive; Recliner from Dewey’s Furniture in Vermilion; 1 garlic pizza, a large foldover and a dozen wings from the Pie Factory in Sandusky.  Matt and his wife Ashley have two girls, ages 5 and 2.