After last night’s 103-95 victory, the Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from advancing to the next round of the NBA Playoffs.
Once again, Thursday was gas price ‘hike’ day.
Pump prices at virtually all area stations increased to $2.59 per gallon.
A plan to consolidate the nation’s two largest cable companies appears to be all but dead.
Several national reports say Comcast is ready to back out of the $45 billion deal to buy Time Warner, because of serious concerns by federal regulators. Time Warner and Comcast tried to convince the FCC and the Justice Department that a combined company wouldn’t hold too much control over the marketplace.
It’s been a dangerous week on area roads.
Yesterday, William Wiley Jr. of Sandusky fell asleep while driving, and caused a head-on collision on State Route 101, near the Castalia Quarry. According to the highway patrol, Wiley and the other driver, Mahamed Hanafy Ali, also of Sandusky were flown to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.
Also yesterday, a Sandusky County man was killed, when his car hit the back of a semi-trailer on U.S. Route 20 in Fremont. 24-year-old Joseph Andrade was pronounced dead at the scene.
Wednesday, the Ohio Turnpike, near the Erie-Lorain County line was shut down, after a pickup truck ran into a car carrier. The pickup caught fire, and five Jeeps on the carrier were destroyed by flames. There were no serious injuries, but the eastbound lanes of the turnpike were closed for about three hours.
Monroeville officials will huddle up next month, to discuss the search for a new village administrator.
In an email dated Wednesday, the top choice, current Edgerton village administrator Kevin Brooks told Mayor Mike Adelman he won’t take the job in Monroeville, because of significant health issues. Monroeville has been without an administrator since the September, 2014 resignation of Michael Goodwin.
Owens Community College, and Central State University have been placed on fiscal watch by the Ohio Board of Regents, due to financial problems.
Both schools are now required to submit a three-year financial recovery plan, or face a state takeover.
A Sandusky man is $1 million richer, after buying a winning scratch-off lotto ticket in Norwalk.
Jon Thomson claimed his prize this week. Thomson bought the winning “$500 million Spectacular” lottery ticket at Friendship Food Store on Milan Avenue. He won $40,000 a year, for 25 years. After mandatory taxes, he’ll receive just over $28,000 annually.
It’s a chance to fish for free.
Ohio’s annual free fishing weekend will be held next weekend, May 2nd and 3rd. Free Fishing Days are open to all Ohio residents and extend to all of the state’s public waters, including Lake Erie.