The 49th annual Festival of the Fish is underway in Vermilion.
We’ll broadcast live from the Festival, between 4 and 6 today.
A Norwalk man is facing up to three years in prison, after pleading guilty to a felony charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
41-year-old Mark Urbine entered the plea earlier this week, in Huron County Common Pleas Court. His bond was revoked, and he was taken to the Huron County Jail, to await an August 5th sentencing hearing. Urbine was arrested in January, a month after having sex with a 15-year-old girl.One other note…After prison, Urbine will be classified as a Tier II sex offender, meaning he’ll have to register his address every six months, for 25 years.
No change, in Ohio’s unemployment rate.
According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, it was 5.2 percent in May, the same as April.
Barring intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court, it appears a four-year legal fight between Erie County officials, and former Job and Family Services Director Aaron Voltz is over.
A federal judge has denied Voltz’s appeal, in his wrongful termination suit. The Erie County Commissioners fired Voltz in July of 2011, after a woman accused him of rape. A charge against him was dismissed later in the year, after the alleged victim refused to testify. Voltz then tried to regain his old job, but was denied. He filed suit, and claimed he lost his job, because he’s Hispanic. But a federal judge disagreed, and said there were no signs of bias.
Smokey Road, north of Berlin Heights was closed yesterday afternoon, after a semi-truck got stuck on tracks at a railroad crossing.
Deputies closed the road, between Driver Road and State Route 61, while crews removed the rig from the tracks. All train traffic was suspended as well.
Sunday is Father’s Day.
And Summer, 2015 officially begins at 12:38 Sunday afternoon.
The State of Ohio’s increases to farmland enrolled in the Current Agricultural Use Value Program will be the topic of discussion, during an informational meeting hosted by Huron County Auditor Roland Tkach.
The meeting will be held at 6pm next Wednesday, at EHOVE Career Center. Representatives from Appraisal Research Corporation and Local Government Services will be on hand to discuss the program, and increases in values.
The homestand continues for the Cleveland Indians.
The Tribe will host the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10 tonight and tomorrow night, and 1:10 Sunday. You can hear all three games on 95.3, WLKR.