Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Presale tickets are now available for Thursday’s Division II state semi-final game between Norwalk and Dayton Thurgood Marshall.

You can buy presale tickets in the Norwalk High School athletic office until 6 tonight, and from 7am until 6am tomorrow. Tickets are $10 each. Norwalk and Thurgood Marshall will tip off the 92nd annual state basketball tournament at 10:45 Thursday morning, at ‘the Schott.’

Our exclusive ‘tournament tipoff show’ will begin at 9:30. The show will include a look at the entire tournament, comments from Norwalk basketball coach Steve Gray, comments from Marc Pendleton of the Dayton Daily News and much more. The Domino’s Pizza pregame show will start at 10:30. All of that can be heard live on 95.3 WLKR and online, wlkrradio.com.


This isn’t Norwalk’s first appearance in the state tournament.

Things were much different back then, but Norwalk played in the 1917 and 1918 state tournaments. In 1917, Norwalk lost the opener to New Philadelphia, 25-20. According to Huron County Historian Henry Timman, Huron won the state championship that year. Huron topped Dayton Stivers, 21-15. In 1918, Norwalk topped Willoughby 16-10, then beat Montpelier 19-17. But Norwalk lost to Akron Central, 22-14.


Charges could be filed against a Sandusky man accused of having sex with a teenage girl.

The 20-year-old man could be charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, for his alleged sexual involvement with a 15-year-old girl. When interviewed by deputies, the two said they’ve had a sexual relationship for two years.


To Willard where police are investigating an alleged theft by a former school employee.

According to reports, the theft took place at a high school basketball game in mid-February.  The employee is accused of taking $200 from ticket sales.  The employee has since tendered her resignation.  Charges are possible.


A truck fire sent Norwalk firefighters to a Cleveland road business last night.

Firefighters were called to Interstate Towing on Cleveland Road just after 9:30. They arrived to find flames shooting from the Freightliner truck. The truck was involved in last week’s massive pileup on the Ohio Turnpike.


A reminder…Skywarn spotter training will be offered this Thursday at Castaway Bay in Sandusky.

The free training session will begin at 6:30, and will last two hours. Huron County’s Skywarn training will be held in three weeks, April 8th, at Norwalk High School.


The mumps outbreak at Ohio State University is growing.

Columbus health officials say 23-people are now recovering from the highly-contagious virus.


Time is running short for those working to legalize medicinal marijuana in Ohio.

The Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment would allow marijuana for medical and therapeutic uses.  It would also create an Ohio Commission of Cannabis Control to regulate the use of medical marijuana.  Supporters need 385,000 signatures by July 2nd to get the issue on the November ballot.  John Pardee is president of the Ohio Rights Group.  He says the group hopes to build momentum in the coming months.  Last month, a Quinnipiac University poll found 87 percent of Ohio voters support the use of medical marijuana.


If you bought Mega Millions tickets for last Friday’s drawing, you may want to check them twice.

Lottery officials say two tickets matching five numbers were sold in Ohio. Those tickets are worth $1 million each. Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is worth $400 million.