Weather should be perfect for tomorrow night’s 95.3 WLKR and K96 Summer Jam in Huron.
You’ll hear live music by Kentucky Thunder, The Relations and Chew Dat Frawg, and you can chow down on food from the Frosty Frog and Steinmetz Giant Perch, and enjoy drinks from the Huron Rotary Club and Maple City Ice. The free Summer Jam begins at 5:30 tomorrow, at the Huron Boat Basin.
The investigation continues, into Tuesday’s homicide in Willard.
50-year-old James H. Blair is accused of shooting and killing his neighbor, 62-year-old Linda Ciotto for mowing her Kirkwood Drive lawn too late. According to Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard, Ciotto was shot once in the head at approximately 9 Tuesday night. However, deputies weren’t notified until just after 11 that night. They’re investigating the two-hour time lapse. Blair is charged with murder. He remains in the Huron County Jail, in lieu of $1,000,000 bond. He’s due in Norwalk Municipal Court Tuesday. Blair’s mother was jailed yesterday, for tampering with evidence. Sheriff Dane Howard said 73-year-old Billie Ann Hinkle hid a .38-caliber handgun used in the shooting, then lied to investigators.
A mid-week call of shots fired at a Groton Township home turned into much more.
Erie County deputies were summoned to the Route 4 scene late Wednesday night, after two shots were fired into the home. Both bullets were recovered, and deputies learned the shots might have been drug-related. Armed with a search warrant, they went back to the scene yesterday, and found more than three dozen marijuana plants, and possible evidence of heroin trafficking and other drug activity. The resident, 31-year-old Jeremiah Lazzara was arrested and jailed on unrelated warrants. Drug charges are pending. No suspects have been identified in the shooting.
It appears governor John Kasich is getting closer to securing a spot in next week’s primetime GOP Presidential debate in Cleveland.
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Kasich is tied for 8th, out of 17 Republicans running for president. Fox News will take the top 10 finishers, based on an average of five unspecified national polls. The nationally televised debate will be held next Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.
The village of Plymouth is ready to celebrate its 200th birthday.
Plymouth’s weeklong Bicentennial celebration will begin tomorrow, and run through August 8th. For more information, go to Plymouth’s website, plymouthoh.org, or the Plymouth Bicentennial Facebook page.
Members of the METRICH drug enforcement unit seized more than 100 marijuana plants in Richland County this week.
Arrests are pending.
More news from Richland County…
A drone flew over the Mansfield Correctional Institution Wednesday afternoon, while inmates were outside in the recreation yard. It’s not known if contraband was dropped from the unmanned aircraft, on to the grounds of the State Route 13 prison. Few details have been released, and the incident is under investigation.
This afternoon’s special meeting of the Perkins Board of Education has been canceled.
The school board was scheduled to meet at 1:30, to take action on district personnel.
It’s a busy sports weekend at the Radio Ranch.
At 6:05 tonight, the voice of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Paul Keels, will host a special Season Kickoff Show. The Locker Room returns at 9 tomorrow morning. Guests include Eric Frantz of JJHuddle.com, Plymouth athletic director Andrew McFarland, former Norwalk High School athlete Jordan Johnson, and Tim Stried with the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
Sunday is a racing doubleheader day. At 12:30 on K96, it’s NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, the Windows 10. At 1:30 on Kool Gold 1510, it’s The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. All of that, plus the Tribe and Oakland Athletics at 9:35 tonight, 9:05 tomorrow and 4:05 Sunday on 95.3, WLKR.