CINCINNATI POLICE HAVE NOW IDENTIFIED THE DRIVER WHO APPARENTLY STRUCK A PEDESTRIAN ON NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 71 NEAR THE WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT ROAD EXIT AND FLED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE PENDING AGAINST 21 YEAR OLD LAUREN BALINT. POLICE SAY 21 CHRISTOPHER WALKER WAS TRYING TO WALK ACROSS THE HIGHWAY WHEN HER CAR HIT HIM, THEN CONTINUED NORTH. WALKER WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. ALCOHOL IS CONSIDERED A FACTOR IN THE CRASH. THE 21 YEAR OLD WALKER THE SON OF PASTOR BILL WALKER OF QUEST CHURCH IN WEST LIBERTY. PEAKOFOHIO.COM SAYS WALKER WAS A 2010 GRADUATE OF BELLEFONTAINE HIGH SCHOOL, AND HAD RAN CROSS COUNTRY, TRACK AND SWAM AT BELLEFONTAINE. WON’T WE ALL BE IN PRAYER FOR ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY THIS TRAGIC ACCIDENT, INCLUDING THE WALKER FAMILY.
County, wind company discuss construction plans/Nearly 100 turbines could be built in Champaign County.
(FROM NEWS SUN) – A state decision on whether to move ahead with a controversial wind project may only be weeks away, leaving local officials and residents to prepare for the project if it moves forward.
The Ohio Power Siting Board — which will eventually decide whether the second phase of the Buckeye Wind project can move forward — will not make a decision when it meets in March, according to Matt Butler, a spokesman for the agency. The board is also scheduled to meet in April.
Officials from Everpower, the company in charge of the project, have said a decision could come as early as this spring.
White House lists Ohio sequester cuts
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) WASHINGTON — The White House on Sunday painted a bleak picture of what would happen to the state if mandatory spending cuts go into effect March 1, saying 350 Ohio teachers would lose their jobs, 2,500 Ohio children would lose access to Head Start and 26,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed.
The numbers were part of a state-by-state report released by the White House to stress the need to reverse $85 billion in cuts that would begin March 1 and run through the end of September, part of a plan to reduce the budget by $1.2 trillion over the next decade.
WEEC SPORTS – MONDAY 2-25-13:
JIMMIE JOHNSON WINS THE DAYTONA 500 IN NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACING’S OPENING RACE. DANICA PATRICK, THE FIRST FEMALE POLE-SITTER FOR THE RACE, FINISHES 8TH, SAYS ESPN.
NBA: MIAMI 109 CLEVELAND 105, INDIANA 90 DETROIT 72.
NHL: CHICAGO 1 COLUMBUS 0, THE BLACK HAWKS ARE 15-0-3!
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: OHIO STATE 68 NO. 4 MICHIGAN STATE 60, THE BUCKEYES REACH 20 WINS AGAIN UNDER COACH THAD MATTA! NOTRE DAME 62 CINCINNATI 41, MICHIGAN 71 ILLINOIS 58, UMASS 76 DAYTON 66, EVANSVILLE 70 WRIGHT STATE 58, WOOSTER 78 WITTENBERG 66 IN THE NCAC TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS. THE NCAC FINAL SAW OHIO WESLEYAN WIN OVER WOOSTER 76-66.
DIV. 2 DISTRICT WRESTLING TOURNAMENT AT GOSHEN SEES GRAHAM FINISH 1ST AS A TEAM, SAYS THE NEWS SUN.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT ACTION: TIPPECANOE 52 KENTON RIDGE 39, GRAHAM 52 MILTON-UNION 33, GREENEVIEW 94 TRIAD 53, WEST LIBERTY-SALEM 55 BROOKVILLE 37, SOUTHEASTERN 56 XENIA CHRISTIAN 54, TROTWOOD 86 BENJAMIN LOGAN 51, CENTERVILLE 41 SPRINGFIELD 36, SHAWNEE 66 INDIAN LAKE 31, URBANA 31 BELLEFONTAINE 25, THE HILLCLIMBERS GO 2-0 AGAINST THE CHIEFS THIS YEAR. NEW ALBANY 64 MARYSVILLE 61, FAIRMONT 61 PIQUA 27, NORTHMONT 64 TROY 52, WAYNE OVER SIDNEY, XENIA 68 LEBANON 66, WEST CARROLLTON 74 FAIRBORN 58, THURGOOD MARSHALL 73 OAKWOOD 38, MARION-FRANKLIN 79 JONATHAN ALDER 34, DUNBAR, CARROLL, AND DAYTON CHAMINADE-JULIENNE ALSO WIN, ANNA 56 CARLISLE 54, WAYNESVILLE 65 COVINGTON 52, WEST JEFFERSON 78 JOHNSTOWN NORTHRIDGE 63, NORTHRIDGE 66 NORTHEASTERN 56, YELLOW SPRINGS 55 TRI-COUNTY NORTH 42, TROY CHRISTIAN 78 CATHOLIC CENTRAL 45, BOTKINS 47 RUSSIA 35, FAIRLAWN 72 ANSONIA 47, TRI-VILLAGE OVER EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN, FRANKLIN MONROE 54 CEDARVILLE 40.
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SECTIONAL FINALS: FAIRBORN 67 TECUMSEH 66, OT, THE LADY ARROWS END A GREAT YEAR, AS DO GREENEVIEW’S LADY RAMS, WHO LOSE TO FAYETTEVILLE-PERRY 67-61, AND MECHANICSBURG 50 RUSSIA 35, THE LADY INDIANS 1ST SECTIONAL TITLE SINCE 1990!
MATT KUCHAR WINS THE MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP OVER HUNTER MAHAN SUNDAY IN PGA GOLF.
EXHIBITION BASEBALL: CLEVELAND 3 CINCINNATI 0, THE INDIANS WIN THE 1ST 3 OF THE SPRING OVER THE REDS IN ARIZONA.