Cedar Point’s big announcement wasn’t what some expected.
Instead of renaming a roller coaster ‘King James’, the park has established a long-term partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation. Among the highlights: Cedar Point will host all the kids involved in the foundation’s “Wheels for Education” program and Akron “I PROMISE” Network for a day of fun with their families next summer. Also Cedar Point will hold a first ride auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the LeBron James Family Foundation.
The Highway Patrol is investigating a bizarre suicide attempt in Lorain County’s Pittsfield Township.
It occurred late yesterday morning, at the intersection of U.S. Route 20, and State Route 58. 28-year-old Hugo Ramos of Cleveland got out of his car, and walked in front of a semi-truck. He was hit, then walked back to his car, pulled out a can of gasoline, drank some, then poured the rest on his body, before setting himself on fire. The flames were extinguished by a passing motorist, and Ramos was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he’s in critical condition. Three children in Ramos’s car witnessed the entire incident.
An interim city manager has been named in Willard.
Water and maintenance superintendent Shawn Tappel will step in after current city manager Brian Humphress leaves. Humphress is resigning this Friday at the request for Willard City Council. Prior to coming to Willard, Tappel was village administrator in New London.
A new study shows wind turbines killer far fewer birds, than do cats, or collisions with cell towers.
Wind turbines kill between 214,000 and 368,000 birds annually, compared to 6.8 million fatalities from collisions with cell and radio towers, and up to 3.7 billion deaths from cats. The study was conducted by two federal scientists, and an environmental consulting firm.
A Perkins Township woman is facing a felony theft charge, for claiming prize that didn’t belong to her.
31-year-old Jennifer Ryerson allegedly went to J&J Sales in Huron last month, and claimed she won a four-wheeler the business contributed to the Maritime Museum’s ‘Big Splash Raffle.’ She showed her ID, and a representative confirmed that a ‘Jennifer Ryerson’ had indeed won the ATV. Ryerson claimed she didn’t have several hundred dollars to pay taxes on the four-wheeler, so the business agreed to keep the ATV, and give her $4,500 instead. It wasn’t long before the correct Jennifer Ryerson, came forward to claim her prize.
An investigation ensued, and the Perkins Township Ryerson was brought in for questioning by deputies. She claimed she thought a friend might have entered her in the raffle, and she said she spent most of the $4,500.
Old State Road, between Penn Road and State Route 162 in North Fairfield will close next Monday for a bridge replacement project.
Work should last about three months.
The Norwalk Area United Fund’s annual Campaign Kickoff Breakfast is set for this Thursday, at 7:30am, at the Eagles Club on Cline Street.
The 2015 fundraising goal is $360,000. Money raised will help nearly two dozen local non-profit agencies.
Several area high school football teams are ranked in the first weekly statewide poll. In Division III, Clyde is ranked fourth, while Norwalk is ranked 11th. In Division VII, Plymouth is ranked 7th, Buckeye Central 9th and St. Paul 10th.