Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It’s the final day of winter.

Spring, 2014 officially begins at 12:57 tomorrow afternoon.


There’s still plenty of time to buy pre-sale tickets, for tomorrow’s Division II Final Four matchup, between Norwalk and Dayton Thurgood Marshall.

You can buy pre-sale tickets in the Norwalk High School athletic office until 6 tonight…Tickets are $10 each. Tomorrow’s state semi-final game tips off at 10:45am, at Ohio State’s Jerome Schottenstein Center. The game will air live on 95.3, WLKR and The Tester Tournament Tipoff show begins at 9:30, followed by the Domino’s Pizza pre-game at 10:40.

The winner of tomorrow’s game will play for the state championship at 10:30 Saturday morning. The opponent: Columbus Bishop Watterson or Akron St. Vincent St. Mary. Those two teams will play at 2 tomorrow.


A 3-year-old Bellevue boy suffered serious injuries yesterday morning, when his mother’s car hit a stopped garbage truck on Mason Road.

Nevan Jordan was taken by ambulance to Firelands Regional Medical Center, then was flown to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. At last check, he was in critical condition. His mother, 23-year-old Heather Russell was taken to Firelands, for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the garbage truck wasn’t hurt. According to the highway patrol, Russell was eastbound on Mason Road, near State Route 269 in Groton Township, when her car hit the back of the Cyclone Services garbage truck. Troopers don’t believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. Mason Road was closed for about three hours. The crash remains under investigation.


The state trooper injured in last week’s pileup on the Ohio Turnpike continues to recover from his injuries.

Trooper Andrew Clouser is now in fair condition at a Toledo Hospital.  Clouser suffered a broken leg, cracked ribs and other injuries when he became pinned between two cars during the 50-vehicle pileup near Clyde.


Two tickets have the correct numbers, for yesterday’s $400 million dollar Mega Millions jackpot.

Those winning tickets were sold in Florida and Maryland.


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.


The FBI says they’re following up on new leads in the 25-year-old case of Amy Mihaljevic of Bay Village.

They’ve received several calls over the past week since launching a national podcast about the crime.  She was taken from a Bay Village shopping center in 1989 and was found dead several months later in Ashland County.