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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

As the old saying goes, there’s always next year.

Last night, the Golden State Warriors topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97, to win the NBA Finals, four-games-to-two. LeBron James had 32 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists, but it wasn’t enough. Vegas says, the Cavaliers are the odd-on favorite to win next season’s NBA Championship.

 

Sandusky police are investigating an alleged recent sex offense that occurred at Cedar Point Commons.

It involved a 34-year-old man, and a 22-year-old woman. The victim and the alleged assailant have been interviewed, and charges are pending.

 

Voters in Norwalk will not see a fire station issue on the ballot this fall.

Last night, city council agreed to send proposed legislation back to a Blue Ribbon Committee, for further review. The issue: whether it’s legal to repay the money from the city’s capital improvement trust fund. The fund has $4.2 million, from the 1972 sale of the old light plant. With voter approval, city officials want to borrow $3.5 million from the account, to construct a new fire station. The issue is expected to be on the March, 2016 ballot.

 

A new voting system will be discussed, during next week’s special meeting of the Huron County Board of Elections.

The Board will meet at 10am next Wednesday, in the County Administration Building in Norwalk.

 

The Huron County Commissioners have canceled tomorrow’s 9am meeting.

The next meeting will be next Tuesday.

 

Tomorrow is when a local casting call will be held, for the CBS TV show “Survivor.”
The first 150 people to sign up at Mojito Bay Bar in Put-In-Bay will be guaranteed a chance to audition. The island bar will host auditions between 2 and 6:30 tomorrow. Speaking of Put-in-Bay, Country Magazine has named the village “The Most Beautiful Small Town” in all of Ohio.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It’s do-or-die for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tonight at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavs will take on Golden State in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. If Cleveland loses, the season is over. But if the Cavs win, the series will be settled Friday night in Oakland, California. We’ll broadcast live “Courtside from the Q” between 7 and 8:30pm. After that, it’s the First Merit Tipoff Show, followed by game time at 9:10 on 95.3, WLKR.

 

A Milan man is in the Huron County Jail, in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a four-year-old.

After a lengthy investigation, 21-year-old Kyle Matthew Taylor was arrested yesterday by Huron County deputies. He’s currently charged with rape. According to Detective Sgt. Josh Querin, the alleged crime occurred in early May, at a home on State Route 601 in Norwalk Township. Querin said DNA evidence was a key part of the investigation.

 

Norwalk City Council will meet in regular session, starting at 7:30 tonight.

As always, the meeting will be held in the Norwalk Muni Courtroom. It’s open to the public.

 

Continued refinery problems are being blamed for the recent spike in gas prices.

Ohio’s current average is $2.83, or 20 cents higher than last month. But, that’s still $1.04 less than this time last year. GasBuddy.com says gas prices should start declining next week, and AAA says supply will outpace demand, which should keep crude oil prices from increasing. Also, by the end of the year, average gas prices are expected to dip to as low as $2.27 a gallon.

 

A Kalahari employee is facing theft and forgery charges, for allegedly altering tips on receipts.

Deonte Davis of Sandusky was arrested over the weekend. According to reports, Davis changed receipts between late May and early June. Resort officials began investigating, after a guest called to complain about an extra tip billed to her credit card.

 

Governor John Kasich continues to jet around the country, while he mulls a run for the presidency.

Kasich was in South Carolina yesterday. He’ll be in Michigan, New Hampshire and the state of Washington later this week. Last week, Kasich made stops in Iowa, Nevada and Utah.

 

The sale of one of Ohio’s largest newspapers is complete.

The deal between Dispatch Printing Company and the New Media Investment Group is worth $47 million. It includes the Columbus Dispatch, two dozen suburban weeklies and seven magazines. The Dispatch Printing Company will retain its broadcast operations.

 

Last night’s rained-out Indians/Cubs game will be made up August 24th, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.


Monday, June 15, 2015

A wet week is in store, with showers and thunderstorms in the forecast each day.

Some forecast models suggest 2-to-3 inches of rain Wednesday and Thursday.

 

The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the brink of elimination, after last night’s 104-91 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Golden State leads the NBA Finals three-games-to-two, with Game 6 in Cleveland tomorrow night. If the Cavs lose tomorrow, the season is over. But if Cleveland wins, the series will end Friday night in Oakland, California. We’ll broadcast live from Quicken Loans Arena, “Courtside from the Q”, between 7 and 8:30 tomorrow night. After that, it’s the First Merit Tipoff Show at 8:30, followed by game time at 9:10.

 

It appears alcohol was a factor in Friday’s fatal crash in Wakeman Township.

40-year-old Bill Buchanan Jr. of Elyria was killed, when his Jeep hit a ditch and several trees. Buchanan was pronounced dead at the scene. The Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

 

A woman who broke into a home, stole an Ashland County Sheriff’s cruiser then fled on foot is now in jail.

She was arrested early this morning, after walking out of dense woods near Mohican, still cuffed, soaked, scratched and bitten. The woman was first caught late yesterday afternoon, after burglarizing a Loudonville home. She was handcuffed and placed in a cruiser. While deputies searched for more suspects, the woman somehow worked the cuffs to the front, then crawled into the front of the cruiser and took off. She abandoned the cruiser after a mile, and then fled on foot. She’s now facing a number of charges.

 

Money for a new fire station is on tomorrow night’s Norwalk City Council agenda.

Council will hear the first reading of an ordinance that would ask voters to allow the city to use trust fund money from the 1972 sale of the old light plant, to fund a new fire station. Final approval of the measure could come later this month, or in early July, meaning the issue would likely be on the ballot in November.

 

It’s Miss Ohio Week in Mansfield.

Various activities will take place this week, leading to the Miss Ohio Finals at the Renaissance Theater Saturday night.

 

And in Lorain County, the 12th annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival will be held Friday through Sunday.

There will be life-sized Duck Tape sculptures, a Duck Tape fashion show and a parade featuring floats made of Duck Tape.

 

This Sunday is Father’s Day.

It’s also the first day of Summer, 2015. The new season will officially begin at 12:38pm.


Friday, June 12, 2015

The Golden State Warriors reclaimed home court advantage, with last night’s 103-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The series is now tied at two games each. Game 5 of the NBA Finals is set for 8 Sunday night in Oakland, with Game 6 Tuesday night in Cleveland. If necessary, Game 7 will be played a week from today in Oakland. All games will air on 95.3, WLKR.

 

The Highway Patrol has announced that tonight’s OVI checkpoint will be held from 8-10, along U.S. Route 6, in the city of Vermilion.

It’ll be manned by troopers from the Sandusky patrol post, Erie County Deputies and Vermilion police.

 

A scary moment, when a Milan woman was pinned between a car and a guardrail.

It happened yesterday afternoon, on State Route 2 in Huron Township. According to reports, 19-year-old Morgan Moore pulled her car off the road after it broke down, and was walking to a safer location. That’s when an SUV swerved to avoid the disabled car, but hit and pushed another stopped car into Moore. She suffered serious leg injuries, and was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center. The driver of the SUV, Cassandra Moment of Sandusky and her three children suffered minor injuries. She was later charged with assured clear distance.

 

By a 93-0 vote, a bill protecting the freedom to display flags has passed the Ohio House.

House Bill 18 would prohibit condo and neighborhood associations, mobile home parks and landlords from restricting the display of American flags, service flags and P.O.W. and M.I.A. flags. The bill is now before the Ohio Senate for consideration.

 

Consumer Reports says when it comes to appliances, ones built in Ohio are among the best made in America.

Among the top appliances listed in Consumer Reports’ July issue: Maytag, Amana and Whirlpool washers made in Clyde. Also listed: Maytag, Amana and Whirlpool dryers made in Marion, KitchenAid dishwashers made in Findlay,  Amana and Maytag freezers made in Ottawa, Ohio, KitchenAid stand mixers made in Greenville, and high-performance blenders made in Strongsville.

 

A Norwalk man picked the wrong time and place to steal booze.

42-year-old David Hartman was arrested Wednesday night, after swiping a bottle of liquor from Bassett’s Market. Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick was in the store at the time, and began chasing Hartman, after hearing a store employee telling him to stop. A U.S. Army serviceman joined in the chase, as did a Virginia state trooper vacationing in the area. Hartman was quickly restrained, and taken to jail. He’s currently charged with theft.