Two men from Oregon state were arrested last week, after they were caught with a substantial amount of marijuana.
The two were arrested, after they were pulled over for speeding on the Ohio Turnpike, near the Route 250 exit in Milan. During the stop, a trooper smelled raw marijuana. A search of the car turned up cookies with pot, and marijuana wrapped like Christmas gifts. The men were taken to the Erie County Jail.
Records show Governor John Kasich spent more than $17 million, in his bid for re-election.
His chief opponent, Democrat Ed Fitzgerald spent about $4.6 million. Kasich won re-election, with nearly two-thirds of the vote.
Meanwhile, State Senator Gayle Manning spent more than $1 million, to remain in office.
Her opponent, Marcus Madison spent approximately $55,000. Manning represents the 13th district, which includes Huron and Lorain counties.
Bankruptcy is looming for Caesar’s Entertainment Corporation, the operator of Horseshoe Casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati.
Las Vegas-based Caesar’s owns or operates 52 casinos worldwide. The company generated $8.6 billion in revenue over 12 months, but lost $3.5 billion during the same period. Part of the problem: annual interest payments alone are $2 billion. Caesar’s has closed three casinos this year. Even if the company files for bankruptcy protection, experts say casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati won’t be affected.
A bizarre story out of Columbus…
A man who smashed his pickup truck into a school bus claims he crashed, because he was being assaulted. The driver said he was weaving through traffic at a high rate of speed Friday morning, trying to get to police headquarters, because his girlfriend was beating him with a pop can. But the man’s truck slammed into a school bus at Broad and High streets, pushing the bus onto the sidewalk. Two people crossing the street were hit. One, a 21-year-old Ohio State student was killed. The other, the city’s engineer suffered serious injuries. Three special needs students on the bus were unharmed. The bus driver suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the pickup and his girlfriend remain hospitalized. Columbus police continue to investigate the crash.
Tomorrow night is when Norwalk City Council will pay tribute to Bob Carleton.
The second-ward councilman passed away last month, at age 72. A resolution honoring and commemorating Carleton is expected to be approved, during tomorrow night’s meeting of city council. The meeting will be the first for Carleton’s replacement, Erin Smetzer.
The Erie County Engineer’s office is considering dropping the speed limit, along some of Campbell Street in Perkins Township.
If approved, Campbell, between Bell Avenue and Bogart Road would drop from 55 to 45 miles per hour. A decision could come next week.
This Saturday is when Willard High School’s baseball and softball teams will hold a fundraiser for the ALS Association.
A silent auction featuring signed Major League Baseball memorabilia will be held in the Willard High School Commons Area during the boy’s basketball game against Bellevue. Bidding will end at halftime of the varsity game.