The Cleveland Cavaliers are just two wins away from claiming their first-ever NBA Championship.
Last night at jam-packed Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavs topped the Golden State Warriors 96-91, to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Finals. Once again, LeBron James led the way with 40 points and 12 rebounds. Game 3 is set for 9:10 tomorrow night. You can hear it on 95.3, WLKR.
No charges have been filed yet, in connection with a crash that injured seven people.
It happened just before 7 last night on U.S. Route 20, near Sand Hill Road in Bellevue. According to the highway patrol, Floridalina Rameriz of Willard turned from a median crossover, and was hit by a semi-truck. Ramirez and a two-year-old passenger were flown from the scene to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. Five other passengers in van were taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
The William and Julia Reagan All-Sports Complex is now the property of the Norwalk City Schools.
Last night, the board of education accepted the donation from the athletic boosters. That means the school district is now responsible for its operation and upkeep. The complex was paid for, with private funds.
In Erie County, officials are working to make a new sports complex a reality, and they now have the support of State Senator Randy Gardner.
Gardner is in favor of a plan that would allow the county commissioners to raise the county’s so-called bed tax by one percent. The increase would generate about $17 million. It’s not a done-deal. The increase must be approved by the Ohio House and Senate, Governor John Kasich, and at least two Erie County Commissioners. If the plan comes to fruition, a youth sports complex would be built at the former Griffing Sandusky Airport site on U.S. Route 6. It would cater to various sports, including baseball, softball and soccer.
A new fire station was a big topic of discussion, during last night’s meeting of Norwalk City Council.
City officials may tap into $3.5 million of the ‘light fund’, which came from the 1972 sale of the Norwalk’s old light plant. In 40-plus years, no one has requested to use those funds. Voter approval would ultimately be required to use the money. It could appear on the ballot this fall. Norwalk’s current fire station was built in 1912. A new fire station would be built near the corner of Whittelsey Avenue and Franklin Street.
Two streets in Bellevue are being eyed for improvement.
If all goes as planned, some of County Road 302 will be widened and paved. Also set for paving—Walnut Street.
Governor John Kasich is taking his presidential exploratory campaign west.
He’ll meet with Republicans in Las Vegas tomorrow, and then will attend an economic summit in Utah Friday. Kasich was in New Hampshire last week, and is scheduled to appear in Iowa later this month. He could announce a presidential run next month.