Cedar Point amusement park has opened for the season with its newest roller coaster, GateKeeper.

Cedar Point amusement park has opened for the season with its newest roller coaster, GateKeeper. Here are five facts about the new ride, which is positioned at the entrance to the park near Sandusky:

v Track length: 4,164 feet

v Vertical drop: 164 feet

v Maximum speed: 67 mph

v Length of ride: 2 minutes, 40 seconds

v Capacity: 1,710 riders per hour

“So You Think You Can Dance” (8 p.m., Fox): It’s time to bust a move as “So You Think You Can Dance” returns for its 10th season. The show kicks things off with the first half of a two-part opener.

“NCIS” (8 p.m., CBS): The season finale of “NCIS” has Gibbs (Mark Harmon) in hot water over the team’s aggressive handling of a case tied to the killing of a Mossad leader.

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Three Days Grace concert is sold out


Friday’s concert by Three Days Grace at Rodeo Music Hall is sold out, according to a news release. The WWIZ Rock 104 10th Birthday Bash also includes opening acts Nonpoint and Salem band Torn From The Headlines.

Dinner show with A Taste of Love


A dinner show featuring ’60s vocal group A Taste of Love will be Friday at Tiffany’s Banquet Center, 601 Bedford Road SW. The Shenango Valley group is known for its 1975 recordings “Cindy” and “Love Meditations.” The group will deliver a tribute to Motown- era vocal groups as well as from their new album, “Timeless.”

The evening will begin with a cash-bar cocktail hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. The show will begin with an opening performance by “Ms. Motown” Debbie T. Tickets are $25 per person (group discounts available) and can be purchased at blueicepromotions.com/tickets or at Tiffany’s Banquet Center. Call 330-448-0778 or 724-734-9233 for information.

History on display


The Hubbard Historical Society will host an open house Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the McBride House, at 27 Hager St. The house, built in 1883, stands on the lot originally owned by town settler Samuel Tylee. Books, records, documents and artifacts related to Hubbard and Hubbard Township will be on display.

Quilt show, sale

Hermitage, pa.

Pieceful Pursuits Quilt Guild will present “Patches and Posies” quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hickory United Methodist Church, 240 N. Hermitage Road, adjacent to Shenango Valley Mall. The show will include vendors and antique quilts. A quilt will be raffled. Admission is $2. For information, contact jbflynn@roadrunner.com.

OWR receives gifts


Opera Western Reserve has received grants from the following foundations: The Ruth H. Beecher Charitable Trust Fund, $2,000; The Gelbman Foundation, $5,000; Youngstown Area Jewish Foundation/Thomases Family Endowment, $1,500; The Walter and Caroline Watson Foundation, $1,000.

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