Wednesday, August 21, 2013

They played until nearly 3:30am, EDT.

The Indians beat the Angels, 4-2 in 14 innings.


Summer vacation is over for hundreds of area students.

It’s the first day of school for Bellevue, Edison, Huron, Monroeville, Plymouth, South Central and Willard.


A Dover teen is in big trouble after leading police, deputies and highway patrol troopers on a high-speed chase through much of Huron County.

According to Chief Mark Holden, the chase began late last night on Tiffin Street in Willard.  It continued along State Routes 103 and 61 into Norwalk and then Route 20 into Monroeville and Bellevue.  It ended when 19-year-old Christian Anthony Smart turned down a dead end street.  Smart is facing multiple charges, including DUI, underage consumption and failure to comply.


A top five-ranking, for Huron County.

But, it’s not a flattering one. Huron County’s July unemployment rate increased to 11 percent, fifth-highest in Ohio. The only counties that ranked higher are in south central and southeast Ohio—Meigs, Pike, Scioto and Morgan.


The claim may be the first of its kind.

A lawyer representing an Ohio death row inmate says his client should be spared because execution is ‘too pricey.’  He told the Ohio Supreme Court that Calvin Neyland Hr. should instead serve life with no chance of parole.  Neyland shot and killed two people in 2007.


AAA says 34.1 million people will journey 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.

That’s a 4.2 percent increase, compared to Labor Day, 2012. It’s also considered a post-recession high. The Labor Day holiday travel period begins next Thursday, August 29th, and runs through September 2nd.


U.S. Route 6, or Venice Road, between Superior Street and Edgewater Avenue in Sandusky will close Monday for tie-in work, as part of the ongoing west end train overpass project.

The road should re-open by late September.


The state’s first human case of West Nile Virus in 2013 has been identified by the Ohio Department of Health.

A 72-year-old Cleveland-area woman is hospitalized because of West Nile.


Area high school football preseason picks are complete.

The St. Paul Flyers are the unanimous pick to win the Firelands Conference.  Western Reserve was picked second, then Monroeville and Crestview.  After that, it’s Plymouth and New London, with South Central and Mapleton tied for seventh.  Tiffin Columbian is the favorite win for another NOL title.  Bellevue was picked second, Norwalk third, Ontario fourth and then Sandusky, Willard and Shelby.