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Music News March 14th

John Oates Shaved His Mustache After Blowing Through All of His Money

30 years ago, JOHN OATES of HALL & OATES had one of the most famous mustaches in the world.  It was even inducted into the Mustache Hall of Fame a couple years ago.

But in his new memoir, he says he decided to shave it off back in the early ’90s because he needed a fresh start.  Quote, “No one will ever understand how much that mustache affected my life.  It was so much a part of who I had become.”

And in another recent interview he said, quote, “[It] represented the old John.  I didn’t want to be that guy anymore, so I shaved it off.  It was ritualistic in a way.”

The person he’d become was a rock star who had outgrown his wallet.  Seriously, he was down to $50 at one point.  He says, quote, “I just wish they’d warned us that the high life we were living would have financial consequences.

“We weren’t cheated.  we were seduced.”  Fortunately, he and DARYL HALL cashed in on some royalties they’d been screwed out of before, and were able to regain some financial stability.

The memoir is called “Change of Seasons”, and it comes out next Tuesday.

Daft Punk and Lady Gaga might join the Coachella Lineup

Masked music duo Daft Punk could join Lady Gaga when she performs at Coachella on April 15.

“They are working out logistics,” a source told Page Six of the DJs Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.

Another added, “I hear it is possible,” but said nothing’s confirmed.

Gaga, Daft Punk, Katy Perry and Adele have all been rumored to potentially join the music fest after pregnant Beyoncé pulled out on doctor’s orders.

The Who Announces Las Vegas Residency

The Who announced a new residency in Las Vegas on Monday (March 13) that’s set to kick off July 29 at Caesars Palace.

The residency currently consists of just six shows, though — as The Guardian reports — was described in a statement as a “first run.”

Since 2014, The Who has been a lengthy goodbye tour that is set to end next month in England. the band’s leading members guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey are 71 and 73-years-old, respectively.

Paul Simon Announces Summer Tour Dates

Paul Simon is heading back out on the road this summer.

Simon, still supporting last year’s Stranger to Stranger LP, is slated to start his next leg of dates on June 1, when he plays the first of 16 shows scheduled throughout the month. Starting in St. Augustine, Fla., Simon will travel throughout the U.S., wrapping up on June 28 with a stop in Denver.

The upcoming dates come after a busy 2016 for Simon, who honored a long list of concert commitments surrounding Stranger to Stranger. The album peaked at No. 3 in the U.S., his strongest chart showing since his classic 1986 solo LP Graceland hit its commercial high-water mark, and Stranger‘s warm reception seems to have cooled Simon’s evident itch for retirement.

Paul Simon 2017 Tour Dates
6/10 – Cincinnati, OH
6/11 – Toledo, OH
6/13 – Cleveland, OH

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Believe It or Not, Hanson Is Preparing for a 25th Anniversary Tour

Here’s something that will make just about ANYONE feel old.  HANSON is preparing to head out on a 25th anniversary tour.  Yes, Hanson . . . the band with the three little kids who sang MMMBop.

Well, time flies.  Now, all three boys are in their 30s . . . they’re all married . . . and they have 12 kids between them.  And they’re still performing together.

It’s ‘only’ been 20 years since “MMMBop” . . . but they’ve been performing together since 1992, so that’s why it’s their 25th anniversary.  The tour kicks off in Europe in June before hitting the U.S. on September 12th in Dallas.

The full itinerary is up at Hanson.net.

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Western Reserve discussing possible shifting of students

Western Reserve schools hosted a forum this week discussing the possibility of moving their preschool to their elementary school building and then sending sixth grade students to the high school. According to the Norwalk Reflector, issues the moves would create were talked about including increased safety for the preschoolers, sixth graders losing their recess time, along with sixth graders being together with seventh and eighth graders; which all share the same academic and nutritional standards.

 

EHOVE hosting #SpeakNow program tonight focusing on effects of heroin

EHOVE Career Center in Milan is playing host to a program tonight geared towards heroin usage and its effects. ‘Speak Now’ takes place tonight from 7:00 to 8:30 pm…and will cover the aspects of what heroin does to its users, family, friends, and the community; and how to get help. The public is invited to attend. The program was the brainchild of three EHOVE students after seeing the effects of the drug firsthand.

 

Norwalk Fire Department helps remove pizza employees’ hand from machine

Norwalk firefighters were called to help a pizza employee whose hand was caught in a dough roller machine. It happened Wednesday night at the Pizza Post; in which the fire department had to unplug the unit and use a reciprocal saw to cut the machine and remove the employee’s hand.

 

High winds cause damage to garage in Norwalk

Among the damage from Wednesday’s high winds was a garage on East Chesnutt Street and Dudley Boulevard in Norwalk; which had $8,000 in structure damage after an 80-foot pine tree fell on it. The tree also knocked down power lines.

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

High winds cause power outages and road closures

High winds yesterday wreaked havoc throughout the area. Gusts reported near 60 mph caused close to 4,400 power outages to Firelands Electric Co-op customers in Huron County as well as downed power lines and trees; along with road closures in Erie and Huron County. There were also reports of semi-trucks overturning in Huron County. The Ohio Turnpike enforced a travel ban on certain vehicles due to the high winds.

 

Norwalk City Council approves license plate tax

City Council in Norwalk has given their OK to a two-part annual license plate tax. Due to both ordinances passing, it means that license plate fees will increase by $10 in Norwalk; with the money going to a roadway improvement fund for road construction and paving. Norwalk city officials say it will generate close to $175,000 each year.

 

Willard planning celebration for migrant workers

The City of Willard is planning a welcome back party for their summer workers who migrate from the south. A tentative date of June 17th is set for a community party and soccer tournament. City Manager Jim Ludban told the Norwalk Reflector that city officials have met with some of the Hispanic community to discuss engaging them in the works of the city. The Hispanic community makes up close to 25 percent of Willard’s population.

 

Perkins Police Chief resigns

Perkins Police Chief Ken Klamar has announced his resignation; effective next month. Klamar, who has been with the department for the past 22 years; has accepted a position to be police chief in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. No replacement has been named; but the selection process will begin soon.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2017

High winds cause power outages and road closures

High winds yesterday wreaked havoc throughout the area. Gusts reported near 60 mph caused close to 4,400 power outages to Firelands Electric Co-op customers in Huron County as well as downed power lines and trees; along with road closures in Erie and Huron County. There were also reports of semi-trucks overturning in Huron County. The Ohio Turnpike enforced a travel ban on certain vehicles due to the high winds.

 

Norwalk City Council approves license plate tax

City Council in Norwalk has given their OK to a two-part annual license plate tax. Due to both ordinances passing, it means that license plate fees will increase by $10 in Norwalk; with the money going to a roadway improvement fund for road construction and paving. Norwalk city officials say it will generate close to $175,000 each year.

 

Willard planning celebration for migrant workers

The City of Willard is planning a welcome back party for their summer workers who migrate from the south. A tentative date of June 17th is set for a community party and soccer tournament. City Manager Jim Ludban told the Norwalk Reflector that city officials have met with some of the Hispanic community to discuss engaging them in the works of the city. The Hispanic community makes up close to 25 percent of Willard’s population.

 

Perkins Police Chief resigns

Perkins Police Chief Ken Klamar has announced his resignation; effective next month. Klamar, who has been with the department for the past 22 years; has accepted a position to be police chief in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. No replacement has been named; but the selection process will begin soon.

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Music News March 8th

The 10 Weirdest One-Hit-Wonders of the ’80s

The ’80s are famous for one-hit-wonders . . . and a new list breaks down the WEIRDEST one from each year in the decade.

Here’s the rundown . . .

  1. 1980:  “Into the Night”, Benny Mardones . . . There isn’t anything too weird about the song itself . . . other than that he was 34 and singing about falling for a 16-year-old . . . but the song made it because it’s one of only 10 songs to make the Top 20 in the Billboard Hot 100 twice, once in 1980 and again in 1989.
  2. 1981:  “General Hospi-Tale”, The Afternoon Delights . . . It mixed the ‘rap’ of Blondie’s “Rapture” with plot recaps from the soap opera “General Hospital”.  It also rhymed ‘Anybody likes to blab’ with ‘Richard Simmons helps fight flab.’
  3. 1982:  “Hooked on Classics (Parts 1 & 2)”, Louis Clark and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra . . . A mash-up that blitzed through 17 pieces of iconic classical music in five minutes.  One of them is “Rhapsody in Blue”, so it’s hard to listen to it now, without thinking of United Airlines.
  4. 1983:  “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, Taco . . . This one is self-explanatory.
  5. 1984:  “The Curly Shuffle”, Jump ‘N the Saddle Band . . . A swingy, brassy tribute to The Three Stooges.  Somehow, it soared to #15 on the Hot 100.
  6. 1985:  “19”, Paul Hardcastle . . . Arguably the first techno song to go mainstream, it set audio from a Vietnam War documentary to dance music.
  7. 1986:  “Tarzan Boy”, Baltimora . . . A tribute to Tarzan that, in a way, was to the ’80s what Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” was to the ’90s.
  8. 1987:  “Respect Yourself”, Bruce Willis . . . It was a cover of a 1971 Staple Singers song.  Bruce’s featured June Pointer and The Pointer Sisters.  It came out right when his acting career was taking off.  His singing career never did.
  9. 1988:  “Pump Up the Volume”, M.A.R.R.S. . . . This hit blended house music, hip-hop, and some glorious, synthesized cowbell.
  10. 1989:  “When I’m with You”, Sheriff.  The thing that made this power ballad “weird” is that it was able to make it all the way to the top of the charts WITHOUT a music video, which was basically unheard of in the prime of the MTV era.

Also, the band is Canadian, and it didn’t hit #1 in the U.S. until 1989, which was FOUR YEARS after they broke up.

(For more, hit up the original list, here.)

Rancid and the Drop Kick Murphys Announce a Co-Headlining Show

In what is a dream come true for my 16-year-old self, Rancid and Dropkick Murphys are hitting the road together this summer. The From Boston To Berkeley Tour commences July 27th in Bangor, ME and includes stops in Dropkick’s hometown of Boston and Rancid’s native Berkeley (hence the tour’s title) as part of the 24-date outing.

According to a press release, each show will culminate with Rancid and Dropkick Murphys “on stage together for a joint encore.”

Better yet, Bouncing Souls will open a portion of the tour dates.

07/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Recent drug overdoses in Norwalk

Norwalk Police continue to battle the drug epidemic. Last weekend, law enforcement responded to two drug overdose calls. Saturday…at the Hy-Miler gas station on Townsend Avenue where a 40 year-old man was arrested on a parole violation after a caller reported a possible overdose in the restroom. Also, Sunday night…where police arrived at a home on West Main Street where a man was found unresponsive and had to be administered four doses of Narcan.

 

6-State Trooper Project targeted drugs and illegal weapons

As part of the 6-State Trooper Project, the Ohio State Highway Patrol helped to remove drugs and illegal weapons from area communities. During the initiative from March 2nd through 4th, 217 drug arrests were made as well as 12 arrests involving weapons.

 

17 year-old arrested for bringing gun to Townsend School

A 17 year-old boy was found bringing a loaded handgun into Townsend Community School in Castalia on Monday. He has been charged with the fifth-degree felony of illegal possession of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone. According to the Sandusky Register, the boy told authorities that he didn’t know why the gun was in his backpack and that the gun didn’t belong to him.

 

Huron County Sheriff receives state award

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office has received a state award from the Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement Agency. The Huron County Sheriff’s Office has been recognized for implementing state standards from the Community-Police Advisory Board; as part of the state’s efforts to strengthen community and police relations.

 

Norwalk Area United Fund ‘Dine-out’ today at Bluto’s

The Norwalk Area United Fund’s ‘Dine-out’ fundraiser stops today at Bluto’s Sports Bar and Grille in Norwalk. Part of today’s sales there will go to the United Fund to support local programs and grants.

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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Recent drug overdoses in Norwalk

Norwalk Police continue to battle the drug epidemic. Last weekend, law enforcement responded to two drug overdose calls. Saturday…at the Hy-Miler gas station on Townsend Avenue where a 40 year-old man was arrested on a parole violation after a caller reported a possible overdose in the restroom. Also, Sunday night…where police arrived at a home on West Main Street where a man was found unresponsive and had to be administered four doses of Narcan.

 

6-State Trooper Project targeted drugs and illegal weapons

As part of the 6-State Trooper Project, the Ohio State Highway Patrol helped to remove drugs and illegal weapons from area communities. During the initiative from March 2nd through 4th, 217 drug arrests were made as well as 12 arrests involving weapons.

 

17 year-old arrested for bringing gun to Townsend School

A 17 year-old boy was found bringing a loaded handgun into Townsend Community School in Castalia on Monday. He has been charged with the fifth-degree felony of illegal possession of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone. According to the Sandusky Register, the boy told authorities that he didn’t know why the gun was in his backpack and that the gun didn’t belong to him.

 

Huron County Sheriff receives state award

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office has received a state award from the Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement Agency. The Huron County Sheriff’s Office has been recognized for implementing state standards from the Community-Police Advisory Board; as part of the state’s efforts to strengthen community and police relations.

 

Norwalk Area United Fund ‘Dine-out’ today at Bluto’s

The Norwalk Area United Fund’s ‘Dine-out’ fundraiser stops today at Bluto’s Sports Bar and Grille in Norwalk. Part of today’s sales there will go to the United Fund to support local programs and grants.

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Missing Shelby boy found safe in Texas

A missing 17 year-old boy from Shelby has been found safe in Texas. According to Shelby Police, Sam Baker was picked up a Texas Trooper Monday night; along with an uncharged male. No firearm was found with them. Shelby schools and Pioneer Career center are back open today after being closed yesterday; as a precaution. Baker was first reported missing by his family on Sunday afternoon; along with a gun from their home.

 

Fire on Gibbs Road in Norwalk

A fire Saturday in Norwalk on Gibbs Road left a house and its’ contents to be considered a total loss. The blaze began in an attached garage and spread into the home’s attic. No one was hurt. A family of five was assisted with housing by the American Red Cross.

 

Norwalk man arrested after tossing drugs during traffic stop

A Norwalk man was arrested after tossing what’s believed to be cocaine over a Sandusky police officer’s head. The Sandusky Register says 60 year-old Thomas Senich was stopped on Stone Street Sunday night when an officer noticed a tin foil ball in his hand. When the officer reached for it, Senich threw it over the officer’s head and into a grassy area. When the foil was retrieved, it was found to contain suspected crack cocaine. Senich is charged with drug possession and tampering with evidence.

 

Man found in Willard with missing teen girl

An 18 year-old Oklahoma man with a missing teen girl was caught in Willard after taking off from police. The Norwalk Reflector reports that authorities from Oklahoma contacted Willard police about the 18 year-old man; who was located on Myrtle Avenue and led police on a chase down Willard streets and fields before being taken into custody. The 15 year-old girl, listed as a runaway, was found safe at a Willard address. She was believed to have willingly traveled with the man to see a relative.

 

‘Harvest for Hunger’ food drive going on now

The annual ‘Harvest for Hunger’ food drive is going on throughout this month of March and April. You can help those in need in Huron, Erie, and Lorain Counties in many ways such as starting your own drive at work or school or by donating directly online at www.harvestforhunger.org. Second Harvest has set a goal of providing over 1 million meals this year. The drive runs through mid-April.

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Missing Shelby boy found safe in Texas

A missing 17 year-old boy from Shelby has been found safe in Texas. According to Shelby Police, Sam Baker was picked up a Texas Trooper Monday night; along with an uncharged male. No firearm was found with them. Shelby schools and Pioneer Career center are back open today after being closed yesterday; as a precaution. Baker was first reported missing by his family on Sunday afternoon; along with a gun from their home.

 

Fire on Gibbs Road in Norwalk

A fire Saturday in Norwalk on Gibbs Road left a house and its’ contents to be considered a total loss. The blaze began in an attached garage and spread into the home’s attic. No one was hurt. A family of five was assisted with housing by the American Red Cross.

 

Norwalk man arrested after tossing drugs during traffic stop

A Norwalk man was arrested after tossing what’s believed to be cocaine over a Sandusky police officer’s head. The Sandusky Register says 60 year-old Thomas Senich was stopped on Stone Street Sunday night when an officer noticed a tin foil ball in his hand. When the officer reached for it, Senich threw it over the officer’s head and into a grassy area. When the foil was retrieved, it was found to contain suspected crack cocaine. Senich is charged with drug possession and tampering with evidence.

 

Man found in Willard with missing teen girl

An 18 year-old Oklahoma man with a missing teen girl was caught in Willard after taking off from police. The Norwalk Reflector reports that authorities from Oklahoma contacted Willard police about the 18 year-old man; who was located on Myrtle Avenue and led police on a chase down Willard streets and fields before being taken into custody. The 15 year-old girl, listed as a runaway, was found safe at a Willard address. She was believed to have willingly traveled with the man to see a relative.

 

‘Harvest for Hunger’ food drive going on now

The annual ‘Harvest for Hunger’ food drive is going on throughout this month of March and April. You can help those in need in Huron, Erie, and Lorain Counties in many ways such as starting your own drive at work or school or by donating directly online at www.harvestforhunger.org. Second Harvest has set a goal of providing over 1 million meals this year. The drive runs through mid-April.

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Monday, March 6th, 2017

Norwalk Police Officer injured in altercation

A Norwalk Police officer received minor injuries in an altercation with an intoxicated man. The Huron County Sheriff and Norwalk Police responded to a 911 call on Sunday involving 24 year-old Patrick Russell of Norwalk; who was drunk and making threats to harm himself. Russell was charged with disorderly conduct.

 

Norwalk girls’ basketball team makes history

The Norwalk girls’ basketball team made history Saturday night by winning the program’s first district championship. Head coach Brock Manlet told his team that they will be remembered forever in the history of Norwalk High School and that he really thanked the community for getting behind and supporting the Lady Truckers. Norwalk rallied from six points down to beat Bellevue after star Jiselle Thomas missed most of the 4th quarter due to injury. The Lady Truckers face Norton in the regional semi-finals on Tuesday night at Mansfield Senior High School; on 95.3 WLKR, immediately following the St. Paul boys District game.

 

Willard man may now face charges after first saying he was attacked

A man who reported to Willard police that he had been attacked by juveniles may now be facing criminal charges himself. The Norwalk Reflector says the man showed up at a gas station covered in blood on February 23rd and told police he did not want to press charges and didn’t remember what his attackers looked like. After checking the supposed crime scene, a trail of blood led police to a home on Woodbine Street where the resident there told authorities that the man had came home drunk and injured himself while breaking a window.

 

Huron County grand jury indictments

Two Huron County residents have been indicted by a grand jury. 32 year-old Glenn Gardner of North Fairfield on various drug possession charges from an incident in August. Also, 29 year-old Tiffany Fritz of Willard from an incident in July on theft involving a dangerous drug.

 

Woman banned from BGSU campus

A 57 year-old Milan woman has been banned from the BGSU Firelands campus after allegedly making threats to another woman. According to the Sandusky Register, Christine Myers has been charged with menacing after an incident on Friday afternoon. The victim told authorities that Myers threatened her “life, job, and family” on multiple incidents. Myers is scheduled to appear in a Huron courtroom on Tuesday.

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