It’ll be a warm and humid night for high school football.
We’ll check the broadcast schedule and other games in sports.
Powerful storms moved through the area last night and early this morning.
There have been reports of trees down, mainly in outlying areas. Power may still be out in some spots.
Plans are in the works, for another area wind farm.
Apex Clean Energy is considering putting up 35 to 45 wind turbines on 13,000 acres of land in southern Erie County, and northern Huron County. According to the company’s website, the “Firelands Wind” project should be complete in 2018, and would power 23,000 homes. If all goes as expected, it would be the area’s second wind farm. Plans call for 25 wind turbines to go up in Greenwich Township.
The 107th annual Firelands Labor Day Festival will begin tonight, at Recreation Park in New London.
The midway will open at 6, and then will re-open at 7am tomorrow, Sunday and Monday. Daily admission is $7. It’s $4 for seniors 62 and over, and free for children three and under. Along with rides and food, there’s live music, a parade, a demolition derby, motocross races and fireworks. You can find the complete schedule online, at newlondonohio.com.
The 57th annual Melon Festival begins tomorrow, on the square in Milan. It runs through Labor Day.
We’ll broadcast live from the Melon Festival, starting at 11 tomorrow morning. Sunday’s grand parade begins at 2pm. If you plan on going, get to Milan early! More information is available online at milanmelonfestival.org.
As we told you earlier this week, 35.5 million Americans will hit the road this Labor Day weekend, the highest number since 2008.
And it won’t cost as much as previous years, because of lower gas prices.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” this Labor Day weekend.
ODOT, along with the Ohio Department of Public Safety is participating in the “Drive Sober” campaign to reduce alcohol-related crashes, injuries and deaths. During last year’s Labor Day weekend, there were 12 fatalities on Ohio roads, including seven that were alcohol-related.
Labor Day means schools, along with local, state and federal government offices and most banks will be closed all day Monday.
Mail delivery and trash pickup will be delayed by a day.