The 2014 high school football season kicks off tonight.
On 95.3, WLKR, we’ll be live at Whitney Field in Norwalk, as the Truckers take on the Edison Chargers. Pregame coverage begins at 6:30, with kickoff at 7. After Norwalk and Edison, we’ll head to Castalia, for Pigskin Playback action between Margaretta and Willard. On K96, you’ll hear live coverage of the first ever ‘Shoreline Showdown’, between Huron and Sandusky. Tomorrow night, it’s St. Paul and St. Mary, on 95.3, WLKR.
A Bellevue man was flown to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, after a rollover crash on State Route 547 in Sherman Township.
20-year-old Anson Hupp was injured late yesterday afternoon. According to the highway patrol, Hupp went off 547, hit an embankment and overturned multiple times. He was ejected from the car. Troopers said Hupp wasn’t wearing his seat belt. He was flown from the scene to St. V’s. Hospital officials had no condition update this morning.
The manager of a Put-in-Bay bar has been charged with raping a woman who was unconscious.
32-year-old Chris Blessing of Port Clinton works at Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grill. He appeared in court yesterday, and pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape. The woman told authorities she lost consciousness one night in early May, when she and Blessing were drinking together. She regained consciousness during the alleged rape, and she told investigators she believe she was drugged. Blessing is free on $100,000 bond.
The investigation continues into a garage fire in Monroeville.
Firefighters were summoned to the Route 99 scene late Wednesday night. The blaze did about $50,000 damage.
It’s festival time in New London and Milan.
The Firelands Festival begins today at Recreation Park in New London. The Melon Festival begins tomorrow in Milan. Both festivals run through Labor Day. The Melon Festival’s Grand Parade begins at 2 Sunday afternoon. If you’d like to go, get there early.
The Labor Day weekend is expected to be the busiest in several years on Ohio’s roads.
AAA says nearly 1.5 million Ohioans will travel by car through Monday. The auto club says it’s the highest number of people to go out of town, to wrap up the summer since the 2008 recession.
Monday is Labor Day.
Schools will be closed, along with local, state and federal government offices. Most banks will be closed as well. No mail Monday, and trash pickup will be delayed by one day.