Today is President’s Day.
Government offices and most banks are closed for the holiday. No mail, but trash pickup is running on its normal schedule.
Road conditions, heavy snow and limited visibility are being blamed as factors in a crash that killed a Michigan woman and her unborn child.
Saturday’s crash on the Ohio Turnpike occurred about seven miles east of the Milan exit. According to the highway patrol, 32-year-old Beverly Smith was a passenger in a pickup truck that slid under a tractor-trailer. Smith was eight months pregnant. Her husband, 33-year-old Eric Smith suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. A total of eight vehicles, including five semis were involved in the accident. Six other people were injured. The crash shut down the westbound lanes of the turnpike for hours.
Snow and high winds caused dozens of other traffic mishaps around the area. Most were minor.
The U.S. Coast Guard led a man and his teenage daughter to safety, after they became disoriented while snowmobiling along the Lake Erie shoreline.
The two called 911 at 5:30pm Saturday, after becoming lost between South Bass Island and Catawba Island. Coast Guard personnel from Detroit used an airboat and a helicopter to find the pair by pinging a cell phone to locate them.
Norwalk mayor Rob Duncan will deliver his annual ‘State of the City Address, during tomorrow night’s meeting of Norwalk City Council.
Residents of Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati will soon be able to renew their vehicle registration at the grocery store.
Kiosks will be set up at select supermarkets in those cities by late March or early April. Kiosk users will be able to swipe their driver’s license and credit card to receive their vehicle registration stickers. If the pilot program is successful, the BMV will install more kiosks around the state.
We’ll have girl’s high school basketball tonight on 95.3, WLKR and wlkrradio.com. Live from Norwalk High School it’s the Lady Truckers and the Clyde Lady Fliers. Coverage begins at 7:30.