8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Rumors about a gun being brought to Willard High School, parents taking their children out of school and a lock-down being ordered circulated in Huron County on Friday. Officials, however, denied those rumors, which came four days before the 11th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Jamestown duo of Dave and Jill James performed in concert Friday night at the Norwalk Main Street Theatre to celebrate the release of their new CD. The concert featured an appearance by special guest Chris Castle.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Barack Obama isn't even halfway through his term as the nation's 44th president, but the latest Gallup poll shows that registered voters are about evenly divided over whether he deserves another. According to Gallup in the poll released Friday, 46 percent of those surveyed said Obama deserves a second term while 50 percent said he does not. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points, making the results too close to call.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bank of America Corp. on Friday posted a first-quarter profit of $2.83 billion for common shareholders, returning the nation's biggest bank to the black after losing money for three of the last five quarters. The profits just barely topped results from the like period a year ago, when the bank earned $2.81 billion. But they blew away analyst expectations, which were around $930 million.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
A tenured Ohio University professor has quit - just months after the school started the unusual process of stripping him of his job because of accusations that he had a string of inappropriate relationships with students and a subordinate. C. Aaron Kelley, the former dean of OU's College of Business, will retire at the end of June.
8:39 AM Jul 26, 2010
When I'm doing my research I have to remind myself every so often how different life was a century or more ago. That is, there wasn't the sophisticated transportation system which we enjoy now. Many people living in a town had no private transportation. Instead, they walked where they went, or hired a rig from a livery stable for a trip into the country. Many other towns could be reached by train or interurban car, but that often meant studying schedules in order to make connections. When the church building at Benedict and Hickory in Norwalk was built in 1911, the site was picked because the north side of town was well-churched, but there was no house of organized religion south of the creek. It was felt that people on the south side would attend this new church, as it was closer to them. Whether this theory ever proved out I don't know, but I do know that the 1911 construction was an ambitious project.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
One of the lawyers representing Green resident Matthew K. Warmus says his client acted in self-defense in the shooting death of a parking lot attendant Friday night in Cleveland.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND (MCT) - Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher stuck resolutely to his campaign message while Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner let fly a few darts in a debate between the Democratic U.S. Senate primary candidates Tuesday sponsored by the City Club of Cleveland. Brunner took issue with Fisher's accepting campaign contributions from political action committees and executives of banks that received federal bail-out funds. She also accused Fisher of abandoning his post as director of development just when his state needed him most and criticized him for calling her by her first name.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
A former Epic Technologies employee whose work computer had multiple files of child pornography will serve about three months in jail. He also won't be allowed to have access to the Internet for his personal use. On Tuesday, Michael J. Kalinoski, 40, of Marblehead, was told he could use the Internet if required by his employer and the Internet could be used for his two school-age children, Huron County Common Pleas Court Administrator Linda Stower said.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - When he was 3 1/2, Chad Hoopes was "dying to start playing" the violin after listening to his two and three year older sisters play. Santa had bought him a violin at age 4, and the ecstatic toddler ran around the house with it.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two days before her disciplinary hearing on the matter, an elementary-school teacher who wrote loser on a student's arm resigned. Amy M. Butterfield, a teacher at Linden STEM Elementary in Columbus, said in a letter to Columbus City Schools on Wednesday that she was resigning "for personal reasons' effective next Tuesday.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Justin C. Case is on the road to recovery. The 8-year-old Norwalk boy sustained serious injuries in the one-vehicle crash Saturday morning on Marshall Street that killed his grandfather and guardian, Charles H. Case, 53, of 26 Gallup Ave. "Charlie" Case, as he was known, died about 4:15 p.m. Saturday at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
HARRISBURG, Pa. (MCT) - The reality-TV show "Jon & Kate Plus 8 has gotten a dose of "real reality,' courtesy of the State of Pennsylvania. In a letter that became public Wednesday, state Department of Labor and Industry officials said child-labor permits should have been obtained for Jon and Kate Gosselin's eight children, who appeared regularly on the now-canceled TLC show watched by millions.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Wednesday marked the 10th day that hundreds of thousands of jobless people couldn't get benefit checks because of congressional gridlock - an impasse rooted in politics, and perhaps one with political consequences in November. Democrats say that the legislation - which also would fund temporary increases in Medicare payments to doctors - is a response to true emergencies. Republicans agree, but insist that the cost should be offset by cutting federal spending elsewhere.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Grove Avenue pit bull will be quarantined for the next 10 days after it bit a 7-year-old neighbor on the back of her leg Wednesday. The mother reported she and her daughter were walking north on Grove Avenue about 6:40 p.m. when the dog reportedly broke its chain and chased after the girl. Norwalk Police Officer Melissa McNally said in her report the injury left a "golf ball-sized bite" on the back of the girl's leg and already had started to bruise when the officer saw the injury.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mother Nature must have been in a great mood Thursday. She delivered lots of sunshine and a record high temperature in Norwalk.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
CHICAGO (MCT) - A Cook County judge has ruled that a father can take his 3-year-old daughter to Mass at a Roman Catholic church, even though her mother is raising her Jewish. Judge Renee Goldfarb said Tuesday that Joseph Reyes can take his daughter to "church services during his visitation time if he so chooses. This court also ordered that Joseph have visitation with (their daughter) every year on Christmas and Easter.'
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
There was no tea to dump into a harbor, but there was plenty of anger geared toward politicians who favor big taxes and big government. Norwalk, along with communities across the country, held a Tea Party rally Thursday, the day people's income taxes are due. A couple hundred people gathered in Norwalk on Thursday on a cloudless, sunny day during which the wind gently blew the many flags dotting the park.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - In the year since thousands of passionate, frustrated conservatives rallied on tax day and declared themselves a movement, the "tea party' activists have successfully made themselves into a force to be reckoned with in American politics. Beyond that, their achievements are harder to pinpoint.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Despite e-filing, 24-hour tax prep centers, easy-to-use computer programs and the lure of refunds, the IRS expects hundreds of thousands of people to file their tax returns barely before today's deadline. The reason: Americans find the annual ritual only slightly more bearable than attending a funeral, a new survey shows.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON A 16-year-old New London girl who was missing from her guardian's home was found healthy today in her mother's Ashland residence. The girl's guardian woke up just before 6 a.m. Tuesday to wake up the teenager and discovered she was gone. The woman called police at 5:57 a.m. New London Police Officer Ken Blackburn searched several locations Tuesday based on his previous experience with the girl, but said he wasn't able to find her.