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Friday, March 14, 2014

The Norwalk Truckers are one game away from the Final Four.

Last night, Norwalk topped Vermilion in overtime, 87-81 in the Division II regional semi-finals at Bowling Green State University. The Truckers will play for a regional championship tomorrow afternoon, back at BGSU. The opponent: Lima Bath. The Wildcats rallied from 14 down to beat Defiance, 50-49. Presale tickets for Norwalk and Bath will be available at Norwalk High School until 7 tonight, and 8am until 11am tomorrow. Presale tickets are $6, $8 at the arena. If you can’t go to the game, we’ll have it live on 95.3, WLKR. Pregame coverage will begin at 2, with tipoff at 3.

 

The Huron Tigers lost their Division III Sweet 16 game last night.

The Tigers fell to Ottawa-Glandorf, 63-45.

 

Traffic is moving on the Ohio Turnpike, but officials say it’ll take days to clean up from Wednesday’s massive accident.

Two different pileups in the eastbound lanes near Clyde involved 50 vehicles. Three people were killed, and a State Highway Patrol trooper suffered serious injuries.

 

A Galion man was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center after his car was hit by a snow plow, just south of Norwalk.

Chad Grix was hurt yesterday afternoon at the intersection of State Route 61 and Snyder Road.  His injuries were considered non-life threatening.  According to reports, Grix tried to pass the snow plow while it was turning left onto Snyder Road.  Charges are pending.

 

The Huron County Board of Elections is reminding residents that April 7th is the deadline to register to vote, or change voter information, in time for the May 6th primary election.

You may register to vote if you’re a U.S. citizen 18 or older, and if you’ve been a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days. You can register at the Huron County Board of Elections Office, the Norwalk License Bureau, the Huron County Treasurer’s Office, the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services and local libraries.

 

Formal charges have been filed against a Sandusky woman accused of stealing her car back from a repo man.

Deborah Lash is facing charges of felonious assault, grand theft, vandalism and tampering with evidence. The incident occurred last fall. Authorities said after the repo man hoisted the car onto his truck, she somehow backed it off, then hit his truck repeatedly, before hitting him with the car and driving off.

 

Skywarn spotter training is coming to Erie County.

It’ll be held from 6:30 until 8:30 next Thursday night at Castaway Bay in Sandusky.  Skywarn training in Huron County will be offered April 8th at Norwalk High School.

 

The Perkins School Board meeting that was snowed out Wednesday has been rescheduled for 7pm, March 26th, at Perkins High School.

 

More than 50,000 Ohioans could benefit from a bi-partisan bill that extends long-term unemployment benefits by five months.

Those affected lost benefits late last year.

 

A man accused of causing a Thanksgiving Day crash on the Ohio Turnpike that killed a Toledo couple has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.

The ruling follows a court-ordered evaluation of Andrew Gans of Kent. He’ll be transferred to a psychiatric hospital in Toledo, and will be re-evaluated in three months. Gans may have been traveling at more than 125 miles per hour, when his car hit a mini-van, near Fremont. He has a history of mental health issues.