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Thursday, May 9, 2013

It’s called GateKeeper, and it’s Cedar Point’s newest ‘Thrill Ride.’

Park officials unveiled GateKeeper to the media and coaster enthusiasts this morning. The near 4,200-foot ride reaches speeds of 67 miles per hour, and lasts about two minutes and 40 seconds. It can handle more than 1,700 riders per hour.

 

A preschool in Norwalk was placed on a brief lockdown yesterday morning, while U.S. Marshals and deputies from Richland County searched a nearby home.

So far, there’s no information about what happened, at a residence near League and Baker. That’s also near the Norwalk Catholic School Early Childhood Center.

 

Troopers with the Milan Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash on the turnpike.

It occurred at 5:30 yesterday afternoon, near the Fremont toll gate. 33-year-old Douglas Rhoades of Fremont was killed, when his motorcycle crossed a concrete divider strip, and hit a semi-truck. Rhoades was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Charges of felonious assault, abduction and domestic violence have been filed against a New London man accused of trying to stab his girlfriend.

18-year-old Christopher Stumpf was arrested Monday, at a gas station between Bellevue and Clyde. According to reports, the two had been arguing, before Stumpf pulled out a small knife.

 

Another meth lab discovery, this time in Plymouth.

Acting on a tip, police found the suspected meth lab Tuesday, at Plymouth Villa Apartments on Park Avenue. Charges are pending.

 

A financial consultant from Vermilion is facing up to 20 years in prison, for defrauding clients.

Richard Zakarian appeared in federal court this week, to plead guilty to mail and wire fraud charges. He’ll be sentenced in August. Prosecutors said Zakarian bilked dozens of clients out of more than $4 million dollars.

 

Governor John Kasich is touting a report that says Ohio has the nation’s most improved business climate.

According to a survey of CEO’s by Chief Executive Magazine, the Buckeye State has moved up 13 places this year, to number 22.

 

The head of the Erie County Republican Party has resigned.

Alex Jones is leaving to becoming full-time director of the Stark County GOP.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

It’s called GateKeeper, and it’s Cedar Point’s newest ‘Thrill Ride.’

Park officials unveiled GateKeeper to the media and coaster enthusiasts this morning. The near 4,200-foot ride reaches speeds of 67 miles per hour, and lasts about two minutes and 40 seconds. It can handle more than 1,700 riders per hour.

 

A preschool in Norwalk was placed on a brief lockdown yesterday morning, while U.S. Marshals and deputies from Richland County searched a nearby home.

So far, there’s no information about what happened, at a residence near League and Baker. That’s also near the Norwalk Catholic School Early Childhood Center.

 

Troopers with the Milan Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash on the turnpike.

It occurred at 5:30 yesterday afternoon, near the Fremont toll gate. 33-year-old Douglas Rhoades of Fremont was killed, when his motorcycle crossed a concrete divider strip, and hit a semi-truck. Rhoades was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Charges of felonious assault, abduction and domestic violence have been filed against a New London man accused of trying to stab his girlfriend.

18-year-old Christopher Stumpf was arrested Monday, at a gas station between Bellevue and Clyde. According to reports, the two had been arguing, before Stumpf pulled out a small knife.

 

Another meth lab discovery, this time in Plymouth.

Acting on a tip, police found the suspected meth lab Tuesday, at Plymouth Villa Apartments on Park Avenue. Charges are pending.

 

A financial consultant from Vermilion is facing up to 20 years in prison, for defrauding clients.

Richard Zakarian appeared in federal court this week, to plead guilty to mail and wire fraud charges. He’ll be sentenced in August. Prosecutors said Zakarian bilked dozens of clients out of more than $4 million dollars.

 

Governor John Kasich is touting a report that says Ohio has the nation’s most improved business climate.

According to a survey of CEO’s by Chief Executive Magazine, the Buckeye State has moved up 13 places this year, to number 22.

 

The head of the Erie County Republican Party has resigned.

Alex Jones is leaving to becoming full-time director of the Stark County GOP.