Today marks the start of early voting in Ohio.
This week’s in-person early voting hours at the Board of Elections office: 8am until 5pm.
A construction worker injured while working at the new school in Willard remains in critical condition.
The worker was hurt September 25th. No other information has been released.
A Bellevue man who nearly died from a drug overdose is now behind bars.
27-year-old Lucas Chumley was arrested late last week at the Sandusky County Jail. According to reports, Chumley was there waiting to see his girlfriend. Chumley and 26-year-old Pamela Pena overdosed on heroin and prescription painkillers the previous weekend. Pena was taken to the Bellevue Hospital and then to jail. Chumley was near death when he was taken to the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was released within a few days. Combined, the two are facing nearly two dozen drug charges.
A 19-year-old southwest Ohio man could become the state’s youngest death row inmate.
A jury in Warren County is deciding the fate of Austin Myers, life in prison without parole or death by lethal injection. Myers killed a Navy recruit in January. At age 19, Myers would be Ohio’s youngest death row inmate by five years.
Early risers may see something different in the skies before dawn tomorrow morning.
The second total lunar eclipse of the year will take place in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. If you miss it, two more will occur in 2015.
Many Ohio farmers will see their property taxes skyrocket next year, due to imperfections in a formula used to calculate farm taxes.
For some, tax bills will double or more. The Ohio Department of Taxation has a program called Current Agricultural Use Value, that’s designed to make farming financially easier for operators. According to the Columbus Dispatch, it calculates farmland values based on crop yield, soil conditions and market prices. But low interest rates and swings in grain prices are revealing imperfections in the formula, and adding up to higher property taxes next year. Most of Ohio’s 75,000 farmers take part in the voluntary program, because it saves them thousands of dollars annually. The Ohio Farm Bureau is looking into the situation.
Presale tickets will soon be available for Friday’s Bellevue-Norwalk football game at Whitney Field.
They will be sold in the Norwalk High School Athletic Office from 8 until 4 tomorrow and 8 until 3 Thursday and Friday. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. Norwalk is ranked seventh in the state in Division III, while Bellevue is ranked 10th in Division IV. You can hear Friday’s game live on 95.3, WLKR and wlkrradio.com. After that game, it’s Pigskin Playback from Plymouth. The 9th ranked Big Red will take on #5 St. Paul.
A 15-year-old Bucyrus girl missing since late September has been found.
Acting on a tip, and after analyzing cell phone records, FBI agents and area authorities found Becky Kemper late yesterday afternoon, in an apartment in Mansfield. She was returned to her family, while the Sheriff’s office investigates the case.
Tonight is when Norwalk City Council will honor the man behind this summer’s ‘Imagine Norwalk’ events.
A resolution honoring Chris Castle is on tonight’s agenda.
Cleveland Indians fans can own a part of Progressive Field.
The team is selling some of the stadium’s seats at the Progressive Field team shop for $600 a pair. The seats are being removed as part of a renovation project that includes a new Gate C entrance, larger Kids Clubhouse area and new social spaces.