Friday, May 10, 2013

Today marks 40 years since a massive tornado barreled through Willard.

The May 10th, 1973 twister killed four Willard residents and caused more than $5 million worth of damage to homes and businesses.


A Fremont man who shot and killed his wife, then tried to take his own life, is out of the hospital, and in jail.

Randall Ross was arrested Wednesday, immediately after his release from St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was charged with aggravated murder. Ross is accused of fatally shooting Amy Ross in late March, at a family member’s home near Oak Harbor. He then shot himself in the head twice, but somehow survived.


Probation, substance abuse counseling and restitution for a New London man who opened a credit card in his grandfather’s name and then ran up $10,000 worth of bills.

Kyle Puder was sentenced earlier this week.  If he violates probation, he faces up to three years in prison.


A big reward, for no absences, no tardies and no suspensions.

EHOVE Career Center will give away a car to one lucky student, as part of its Perfect Attendance Initiative.  A drawing will be held this morning, to find out which student will win a 2000 Dodge Neon. The car was donated by Gibson Auto Recycling in Sandusky, and worked on by students in EHOVE’s Auto Tech Program. Other prizes will be given to remaining students with perfect attendance.


A coaster enthusiast returning home escaped life-threatening injuries, when his car rolled over on State Route 4 near Bellevue.

Trenton McClaskey of Columbus was taken to The Bellevue Hospital yesterday afternoon.  The highway patrol said McClaskey’s car went off the road, hit a culvert, then flipped over in field. McClaskey had been at Cedar Point, for the park’s preview of GateKeeper.


Voters in the Perkins school district will see a new issue in August.

The Board of Education will place a 10-year, 6.73 mill emergency levy on the special ballot. The decision was made Wednesday, a day after voters overwhelmingly said ‘no’ to a 4.98 mill levy. The new levy is higher, because already-planned reductions appear to fall short of a balanced budget.


Don’t forget…This Sunday is Mother’s Day.


Two huge jackpots are up for grabs in Ohio and dozens of other states.

Ohio Lottery officials say tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is up to $154 million and tomorrow’s Powerball prize is up to $270 million.


Cleveland has made a ‘top 10′ list.

A real estate blog has released a list of the 10 most ‘Redneck Cities.’  It’s based on factors like gun stores, nearby NASCAR tracks, Walmarts, high school dropouts and cowboy boot stores.  Cleveland came in 9th on the most Redneck Cities list.  Atlanta, Georgia was number one.