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Thursday, May 16, 2013

It’s the second biggest Powerball jackpot ever.

Saturday’s prize is worth $475 million, and it could grow to $500 million or more, before the drawing. While no tickets had the correct numbers to win yesterday’s $360 million jackpot, at least one ticket sold in Ohio matched five numbers, but not the Powerball…It’s worth $1 million.

 

He’s been in prison since 1993 for allegedly killing his wife.

Now, 75-year-old James Parsons of Norwalk has a chance to get out.  He’ll speak at a parole hearing tomorrow.  His wife, Barbara Parsons was found bludgeoned to death in her Sycamore Hills home in 1981.  It was 12 years later when Parsons was charged and found guilty of murder…He was sentenced to 15 years to life.

 

The head of the Sandusky NAACP is stepping down.

Barbara Clark is resigning due to time constraints.

 

State Route 303, near Route 60 in Wakeman is now open.

It was closed for drainage improvements.

 

According to a national study, Ohio ranks 10th, in boating accidents.

Last year, 11 people died on Ohio waterways, and out of those victims, none of them wore a life jacket.

 

Two former dealers at Ohio casinos have been banned indefinitely, for cheating.

The Ohio Casino Control Commission has banned Ryan Straker of Steubenville, and Cordero Young of Southfield, Michigan. The two also had their gaming licenses revoked by the commission. Straker was a dealer at the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland last year, when he was caught stealing three $500 chips from a roulette table. He was fired, and later found guilty of theft. Young was a blackjack dealer at the Hollywood Casino in Toledo last year, when he was caught accepting fraudulent bets. He was eventually convicted of cheating at a casino.

 

A new study says Ohioans are number one, when it comes to swearing.

Ohio topped Maryland, New Jersey, Louisiana and Illinois. The study by the Marchex Institute also found the Buckeye State is the 5th least courteous state in the country, behind Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Indiana and Tennessee.

 

In sports…

We’ll soon know if the majority of member schools approved the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s revised ‘competitive balance proposal.’  An announcement is expected this afternoon.

It’s an off-day for the Cleveland Indians.  The Tribe will begin a six-game homestand tomorrow—four against Seattle and then two against Detroit.