It’s a great day for fans of college basketball.
The full NCAA men’s tournament tips off early this afternoon. 16 games will be played today, with 16 more scheduled for tomorrow. Ohio State will take on VCU in Portland, Oregon. Pregame coverage will begin at 4, with tipoff at 4:40, on 95.3 WLKR. If the Buckeyes win, they’ll play again Saturday.
Once found, the person responsible for a bomb threat at MTD Products in Willard will likely face criminal charges.
The factory was evacuated yesterday, and was shut down for about six hours, while authorities searched more than 1 million square feet of space. No bomb was found. Willard police and firefighters were at the scene, along with the highway patrol and the Ashland County Bomb Squad. Bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in from Bowling Green, Cleveland, Columbus, Kent and Toledo. As a precaution, the Willard City School District was placed under a controlled lockdown, meaning all doors were locked, and students and staff were told to remain inside. Anyone with information on yesterday’s bomb threat at MTD should contact the Willard Police Department.
To the east of us, police in Elyria have arrested 30 people, suspected of having a hand in a long-running cocaine distribution network.
Almost all are members of three related families. Police said they seized $400,000 worth of cocaine, plus $84,000 in cash and five guns.
No word yet, on when a Milan Township road will re-open to traffic.
McIntyre Road was closed Tuesday, after a developing sinkhole was discovered. Milan Township Trustees met last night to discuss ways to fix the problem, and re-open the road.
The fight over ‘first flight’ continues, between lawmakers from Ohio and Connecticut.
A resolution moving through the Ohio Statehouse challenges Connecticut’s claim that one of its aviators beat the Ohio natives Wilbur and Orville Wright to the first flight by more two years. If passed, the measure would reject Connecticut’s claim that Gustave Whitehead successfully flew a plane he designed in August of 1901. If true, that would predate the Wright Brothers’ famous flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in December of 1903. Supporters say the Wright Brothers’ flight was witnessed and clearly photographed. They also said details of Whitehead’s flight are sketchy at best, with a very blurry picture, and a claim that Whitehead’s aircraft was a glider, and not a plane. There’s also a believe that Whitehead’s feat was achieved in 1905, in San Jose, California.
New figures show Ohio had one of the nation’s highest foreclosure rates during the month of February.
According to RealtyTrac, Ohio’s foreclosure rate was 9th highest in the country.