Cedar Point will NOT name a roller coaster after NBA superstar LeBron James.
As we first told you yesterday, 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 Akron kids involved in the foundation’s “Wheels for Education” program and the 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.
Back in July, Cedar Point officials said they’d honor LeBron by renaming one of the park’s 17 roller coasters, if he returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Talk of student drug testing continues in Huron.
It was discussed last night by the Board of Education. No decision was made.
A new superintendent has been hired at Christie Lane School in Norwalk.
Kari Smith was hired yesterday by the Huron County Board of Developmental Disabilities. She’s currently an administrator at the school. Her new duties will begin January 1st.
Monroeville village administrator Mike Goodwin has resigned.
Village Council accepted his resignation last night. Goodwin’s last day was last Friday. He left for the private sector. Mayor Mike Adelman said the search for a new village administrator will begin soon.
The Plymouth Police Department continues to investigate last Friday’s robbery at the Community Market, and an attempted robbery at Mickey Mart.
It appears a man and a woman were involved in the crimes. As we first told you Monday, four bags of money were stolen from the grocery store’s office, shortly after 6pm Friday. Just minutes before, a man entered the office of Mickey Mart, and went through desk drawers and filing cabinets, while a female accomplice kept employees occupied. Police have pictures and video of both crimes, and authorities believe the two may be involved in similar robberies nearby. Both suspects are black. The man is described as 23 to 33 years old, 5-9 to 5-11, and 210 to 230 pounds. The woman is 23 to 33, 5-3 to 5-6, and 190 to 220 pounds. Anyone with information should contact the Plymouth Police Department.
The man involved in a bizarre suicide attempt in Lorain County has been connected to a homicide in Cleveland.
28-year-old Hugo Ramos is accused of killing a 25-year-old woman. He told police where her body could be found. Ramos tried to end his own life late Monday morning, at Routes 20 and 58 in Pittsfield Township. He stepped in front of a semi-truck, was hit, then went to his car and grabbed a can of gasoline. After swallowing some, Ramos poured the rest on his body, then set himself on fire. A bystander put out the flames, and Ramos was rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
October 6th is the deadline to register to vote or change voter information, in time for the November 4th general election.
You may register to vote, if you’re a U.S. citizen, and are 18 or will be 18 by election day.
In related news, a federal judge has extended early voting hours for the upcoming election. That means Ohioans will have more chances, including nights and weekends to cast early ballots. Early voting will begin September 30th.