5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, November 14

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, November 14.

(1) Matthew Scheidt sentencing

The Central Florida teenager convicted of posing as a physician's assistant is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday.

Earlier this year a jury convicted Matthew Scheidt on four felony charges for working at Osceola Regional Medical Center in August 2011. Scheidt was only 17-years-old at the time.

Scheidt blamed botched paperwork for allowing him to receive a physician's assistant badge at the hospital. He had gone to ORMC to get a badge for his job as a clerk at a doctor's office across the street from the hospital.

He was found guilty of two counts of impersonating a physician assistant and two counts of practicing medicine without a license.

Scheidt faces up to five years in prison for each count, but the judge could sentence him to only serve probation. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

(2) Dennis Hastert at Saint Leo University

Former Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert will speak at Saint Leo University on Wednesday night.

During tonight's event, Haster will share his views on the presidential election and will answer questions posed by the audience.

Hastert began representing Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1987. He became Speaker of the House in 1999 following Newt Gingrich's resignation.

Hastert held the Speaker's position through 2006, making him the longest-serving Republican Speaker. He retired from Congress the following year.

The event begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardroom at Saint Leo University's Student Community Center. The university is located at 33701 State Road 52 in Saint Leo.

For more information, call (800) 334-5532 or visit www.saintleo.edu/news-events/university-speaker-series.aspx .

(3) Central Florida's Job Fair

Christian HELP is hosting Central Florida's Job Fair in Orlando on Wednesday.

Over 60 companies offering thousands of entry, middle and upper level job openings are participating in today's job fair.

The job fair is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to wear professional interview attire, bring resumes and leave their children at home.

The event takes place from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Central Florida Fair Expo Park, located at 4603 West Colonial Drive in Orlando.

For more information or to pre-register, call (407) 834-4022 or visit www.CFEC.org .

(4) Robert Butler art exhibit and sale

Palm View Elementary in Palmetto is hosting an exhibit and art sale featuring Robert Butler on Wednesday.

Butler is one of the famed Florida Highwaymen, a group of 26 self-taught African-American landscape artists who have been painting since the 1950's.

Butler is best known for his portrayals of the woods and backwaters of the Florida Everglades. He moved to Okeechobee in 1947, an area of Florida featured prominently in his paintings.

During tonight's exhibit, Butler will demonstrate his painting style and talk about his autobiography. Palm View's sixth grade class will also unveil a mural they have painted in honor of the Highwaymen.

The exhibit takes place from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Palm View Elementary is located at 6025 Bayshore Road in Palmetto.

To learn more about Robert Butler, visit his official website at www.robertbutler.com .

(5) American League Cy Young Award announcement

Tampa Bay Rays left-handed starting pitcher David Price will learn if he is the winner of the 2012 American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday.

Price led the the American League in earned run average (ERA) and wins, and ranked sixth in strikeouts in 2012.

The 26-year-old is one of three finalists for the award. The other pitchers are the Angels' Jered Weaver and the Tigers' Justin Verlander, who won the AL Cy Young in 2011.

In 2010, Price finished second in voting for the AL Cy Young to Seattle's Felix Hernandez. That year Price went won 19 games and had a 2.72 ERA with 188 strikeouts.

He surpassed those numbers this year with a 2.56 ERA, 20 wins and 205 strikeouts.

The awards announcement will be broadcast live on the MLB Network at 6:17 p.m. If Price is announced as the winner, he will speak live on the MLB Network at 6:20 p.m.

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