Thursday, March 28, 2013

Next Tuesday is when the Huron Board of Education is expected to vote on the final employment status of suspended Superintendent Fred Fox.

A special meeting has been scheduled for 7:30pm, April 2nd, at McCormick Junior High. On March 19th, by a 3-2 vote, the Huron school board tabled a decision to reinstate or fire Fox. At the time, board members said they need more time, to go through 2,700 pages of newly released documents. Fox was suspended last June, amid allegations of personal and professional misconduct. Earlier this month, a hearing officer said Fox should be reinstated, with back pay.


The Ottawa County Sheriff’s office continues to investigate yesterday’s shooting that left one person dead, and the gunman, injured.

43-year-old Amy Ross was shot and killed late yesterday morning, at a home just outside Oak Harbor. Deputies said the shooter was her estranged husband, 47-year-old Randy Ross. After killing his wife, Ross shot himself in the head twice, but survived. He was flown to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. His condition is unknown. According to reports, the two recently separated. Friends and relatives said the relationship was abusive. Amy Ross filed for divorce twice before, in 2007, and last year.


A guilty plea from a New London man accused of taking out a credit card in a relative’s name and then racking up a $10,000 bill.

Kyle Puder will be sentenced in May for identity theft.  Puder opened the account last fall and then ran up charges between early November and late December.


Bellevue’s fiscal year 2013 budget has been approved.

Earlier this week, City Council voted 6-0 for the $14.4 million dollar plan.


A new study shows the cost of health care for Ohioans who buy individual coverage directly from insurers is expected to soar by 80 percent by 2017.


From the Huron County Board of Elections Office…

Absentee ballots will be available starting next Tuesday, for the May 7thprimary election. You can vote by mail, or in person at the Board of Elections Office, at 180 Milan Avenue in Norwalk. On the May ballot: tax issues in the cities of Norwalk and Willard, plus  Bellevue, Edison, Monroeville and Willard school issues. There’s also a Republican race for Norwalk Municipal Court judge.


The Huron County Board of Elections will meet at 4pm April 9th, to approve absentee voting hours, and to plan for future needs.

The meeting will be held in the Board office, in the county administration building.


Bellevue Police Chief Dennis Brandal is back at work, after passing his shooting qualification test.

Safety-Service Director Jeff Crosby confirmed that Brandal passed  Tuesday’s test at the shooting range. He was placed on unpaid leave last week, after failing a previous attempt.


Parts of Cleveland’s Horseshoe Casino were running on backup power overnight and this morning.

Power went out around 2am.  Second floor slots were out, but table games were working.  First floor slots ran during the outage.


The Spring/Summer 2013 edition of the Voice of the Firelands Magazine is out.

It includes baseball and racing schedules and much more.  Best of all, it’s free!  You’ll find it at businesses throughout the area and here at the Radio Ranch.


The call is out for extras to appear in scenes for Marvel Studios’ next summer blockbuster.

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is looking for paid extras for “Captain America:  The Winter Soldier” when it shoots in and around downtown in April and May.  You can find more information online at


In sports…

The Ohio State Buckeyes are in Sweet 16 action tonight in L.A.  The Buckeyes will take on Arizona at 7:47 and you can hear it live on 95.3, WLKR. 

The Ashland Lady Eagles basketball team will play for the Division II national championship tomorrow night.  Ashland will play Dowling College at 8pm in San Antonio.