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Friday, April 12, 2013

A flood warning continues, for the Huron River in Milan.

It’s in effect until late tonight.  According to the National Weather Service, minor flooding has occurred and moderate flooding is expected.  Flood stage is 18 feet.  The Huron River is expected to rise to 20.4 feet this afternoon.  At 21 feet, floodwaters may begin to affect businesses along the river near Milan.  Water will be nearly two feet deep in portions of Franklin Flats.  The nearby Huron River Valley Campground is inundated.

And for the second straight night, rain washed out the Indians and Yankees game in Cleveland. Make up dates from Wednesday and last night are expected soon.

 

Rain is to blame, for a giant sinkhole that’s shut down some of U.S. Route 224, near Willard.

O.D.O.T. says 224, between State Routes 99 and 598 could be closed until late next week. The sinkhole was noticed yesterday morning, by state highway patrol troopers.

 

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he’ll continue to fight to expand Medicaid.

The governor’s comments came earlier this week, after fellow Republicans removed the proposal from the state budget. Kasich said he didn’t take the decision personally.

 

Authorities continue to search for the bodies of an area man and his daughter, missing since Saturday.

Jonathan Francis and his 12-year-old daughter Viola are presumed drowned. The two went kayaking on Lake Erie near Crystal Rock. Their empty kayaks were found Sunday morning near Port Clinton.

 

More layoffs, at KBI in Sandusky.

The newest round means nearly 60 employees are out of work. Those layoffs are indefinite. More could be coming.

 

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board says it’s ok for lawyers to text prospective clients.

According to the Board’s opinion, a number of rules and guidelines should apply, including one that says a lawyer must state how he or she learned of the prospective client’s need for legal services.

 

Coming up next Tuesday:

The Norwalk Rotary Club’s 14th annual Pizza Bake Off. It’ll be held from 4:30 until 7 at Norwalk High School. We’ll have more, in news next week.

 

After back-to-back rainouts, the Indians are ready to resume play.

The Tribe and Chicago White Sox will open a three-game series at Progressive Field.  Tonight’s game begins at 7:05.  Tomorrow, it’s 4:05 and Sunday, 1:05.  You can hear all three games on 95.3, WLKR.