Friday, August 8, 2014

More nice weather, for today’s ‘Imagine Norwalk’ event in downtown Norwalk.

Things will get underway at 5. Imagine Norwalk features art, music, literature, unique retail, distinct dining, kids events and more.


The Huron Rotary Fine Arts and Food Festival begins today.

It’ll open at 5, at the boat basin, and continues tomorrow and Sunday. Mike Jeffries will broadcast live from the Huron Rotary Fine Arts and Food Festival, starting at 5.


Today is Senior Fest, at the Erie County Fair.

There’s free admission for anyone 60 and over, until 4pm. At noon, 400 seniors will enjoy a free lunch. Registration for that begins at 9am, in the Multipurpose Building. Senior Fest activities will begin at 10, in the Multipurpose Building. On tap tonight: the NTPA Tractor Pulls, featuring mini-modified tractors, pro stock tractors, heavy super stock tractors and more. It begins at 6:30, and grandstand admission is $5.


Tomorrow is Veterans Day at the Erie County Fair.

Veterans with proper ID and family members will get in free until 4. Free admission does not include rides.


Local authorities are joining other law enforcement agencies, in the 2014 ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ crackdown.

Erie County deputies will pay special attention to State Route 4, U.S. Route 250, State Routes 60, 61, 2 and 6. Starting next Friday, Norwalk police will focus enforcement efforts along U.S. Routes 20 and 250, State Routes 18 and 61, along with Whittelsey Avenue and League Street.


A Sandusky man convicted of killing a child will be sentenced this afternoon.

26-year-old Michael Milner could receive life behind bars, or a chance of being paroled after 20, 25 or 30 years. Milner pleaded guilty to aggravated murder earlier this year, in connection with the 2012 beating death of three-year-old Owen Barker. The boy was the son of Milner’s then-girlfriend.


A Put-in-Bay teen missing since early yesterday morning has been found.

15-year-old Carter Pugh was found at approximately 8:30 this morning at a relative’s home on the mainland.  Before that, he had been missing since 2am Thursday.


A new reports says, Ohio’s per capita consumer spending rose 12 percent in the three years after the recession that ended in 2009.


If you’re a Columbia Gas budget plan customer, you’ll pay nearly 20 percent more this winter.

According to a new forecast from Columbia Gas of Ohio, a typical budget-billing customer will pay $80 per month, up from $67 a year ago.


In sports…

We’ll begin our preview of the 2014 high school football season during tomorrow’s ‘Locker Room’ show.  You will hear comments from Edison Head Coach Jim Hall, Bellevue’s Ed Nasonti, Huron’s Tony Legando and Western Reserve’s Mike Stoll.  The Locker Room airs at 9am each Saturday.