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Monday, June 30, 2014

So far, so good.

 The forecast for the July 4th holiday calls for sunny skies, and 74 degrees. For fireworks in Norwalk that night, clear and 55.

 

The annual Lions Club parade in Norwalk will begin at 10:30 Friday morning.

The parade route is the same, East Main Street to Benedict Avenue, then Norwood Avenue, Fair Road and the Huron County Fairgrounds. You can hear live coverage of the parade on Kool Gold 1510.

As we told you in news Friday, this year’s parade marshal is the Division II State Champion Norwalk High School basketball team.

Norwalk’s annual fireworks display will begin at dusk, at the fairgrounds.

 

You can see fireworks at the Willard Festival in the Park, at 10:30 Friday night.

The Festival begins Wednesday, and runs through Saturday. We’ll broadcast live from the Willard Festival in the Park, starting at 4 Wednesday.

 

For now, gas prices are falling.

According to GasBuddy.com, you’ll find self-serve regular in Norwalk for as low as $3.37 a gallon. But with the holiday weekend coming up, pump prices are expected to rise.

 

The results are in from Friday’s DUI checkpoint on State Route 4 in Perkins Township.

590 cars were checked between 10pm and 1am and only five people were arrested, including just one for drunken driving.  Two others were arrested for driving under suspension, while another was arrested for driving without a license.  One person was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

 

It should help ease traffic a bit.

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a request to allow Summit Motorsports Park to use the Huron County Airport runway as an exit this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, for the Summit NHRA Nationals. Summit Motorsports Park will pay the county $2,000.

 

The HEAP Summer Crisis program begins tomorrow and is scheduled to end August 31st.

It’s for households with a member 60 or older or someone with a qualifying medical condition.  The maximum amount for electric bill payment assistance is $350 or the same toward a window air conditioning unit.  For more information or to register contact Erie-Huron CAC.

 

It sounds like something from an action movie.

Passengers on a Sandusky Transit bus escaped danger, after it stalled on train tracks. It happened Friday evening, at a railroad crossing on Remington Avenue. The driver called Sandusky police, leading dispatchers to contact Norfolk Southern, in hopes of stopping a rapidly approaching train. The driver evacuated passengers, then pushed the bus safely across the tracks. A tow truck was called to get the bus.

 

Believe it or not, it’s been 20 years since the release of “The Shawshank Redemption.”

Much of the movie was filmed in Mansfield and the surrounding area.  To help mark the movie’s 20th anniversary, special events and location tours are planned for Labor Day weekend.  The tour includes the Ohio State Reformatory, the famous Shawshank Oak Tree, the Wyandot County Courthouse, Red’s Bus Ride along Route 95 and much more.  For more information, simply go to shawshank20.com.