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Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Flood Watch is in effect until 4pm today, for Huron, Erie, Ashland and Richland counties.

 

Day one of the 11th annual Bellevue Community Days Festival.

Things will get underway at 5pm, at Robert Peters Athletic Field, and Greenwood Heights Park. Melissa Sharp will broadcast live Bellevue Community Days, between 4 and 6 today. She’ll let you know what’s going on, and what’s coming up tonight, tomorrow and Saturday.

 

July 1st is when speed limits will go from 65 to 70 miles per hour on many of Ohio’s rural interstate highways. 

The speed increase coincides with Ohio’s new transportation budget.

 

The State Highway Patrol’s Norwalk Post is investigating a crash that sent a Huron County deputy and a prisoner to the hospital.

It happened shortly before 2am yesterday on State Route 162, near Mill Road in Greenfield Township. According to reports, Sgt. Todd Corbin swerved to avoid a deer, and went off the road. Corbin was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center, and was treated and released. His prisoner, Telisha Washington of Berlin Heights was taken to Mercy Willard Hospital for treatment. Washington was in custody, for fleeing on foot, after a traffic stop.

 

There were no serious injuries, in a Wednesday afternoon rollover crash, at Norwalk’s Benedict Avenue/Elm Street intersection.

A van with five people, and a car were involved in the accident.

 

A Norwalk resident was taken for treatment of minor injuries, after a  three-car rollover crash, in Sandusky.

That crash occurred yesterday afternoon, at East Monroe and Wayne streets. One person, 80-year-old Evelynne Logan of Norwalk was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center, and was later charged with failure to yield.

 

By a 61-32 vote, the Ohio House has passed a ban on ‘red light’ and speed cameras.

It now moves to the state Senate.  The only exception would be manned mobile units used in school zones during restricted hours.  Supporters of so-called red-light cameras say they increase safety.  Opponents say they’re used to generate profits for local governments.  State Representative Alicia Reece of Cincinnati said the small village of Elmwood Place, in Hamilton County, used red light cameras to issue 6,000 tickets in one month, at more than $100 each.  She also said 40 percent of the revenue went to a company outside Ohio.

 

Speaking to more than 500 local elections administrators at the 2013 Ohio Elections Officials Summer Conference, Secretary of State Jon Husted called for the continued modernization of Ohio’s election systems.

During his speech, Husted specifically made a case to implement online voter registration. He said it would save taxpayer dollars, and streamline the process.

 

Earlier this week, we told you about a poll that shows Governor John Kasich’s approval rating is rising.

The same Quinnipiac University poll shows President Barack Obama’s approval rating is sliding, fast. 57 percent of voters say they disapprove of the president’s job performance. That’s his lowest grade ever in the Buckeye State. The poll also shows nearly 80 percent of Ohioans support expanded background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, and online.

 

Independence Day is just one week from today.

Coming up in news tomorrow, you’ll hear from John Flickenger, chairman of the Norwalk Lion’s Club July 4th parade.  He’ll talk about the parade, the Grand Marshal and more.  You can hear live coverage of the Lions Club July 4th parade on sister station Kool Gold 1510.