10:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
There will be a raft of economic data, new legislation and a small handful of earnings reports, any or all of which could add to stock-market volatility, for investors to digest as July gets under way It was a rough past week in the markets as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell four of five days, or 306.83 points, almost 3 percent, by Friday's close. The index is still up .07 percent for June but down 2.73 percent on the year.
10:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
About 250 pounds of marijuana was shipped from Arizona to a Toledo address through a local freight company. "They want to remain anonymous," Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin said about the local business.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD Melodie Adelman has requested a hearing before the full Willard City Schools Board of Education, board attorney Michael J. Loughman said. Adelman, the district's food service supervisor who is accused of converting more than $71,000 worth of goods and monies to her personal use, also had the option of a hearing before a third party, Loughman said. A date for a hearing before the board, which Adelman has requested be closed to the public, has not been set. The board recently voted unanimously to act follow Superintendent David Danhoff's recommendation to proceed to terminate Adelman. The vote came after the board met in executive session for a little less than an hour with Danhoff and Loughman.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - Kevin Meyer will be greatly missed by the Bellevue community. Meyer, 26, of Grove City, died Thursday near Canton in a road construction accident.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake with an epicenter located on Canada's Quebec-Ontario border rocked the northeastern half of the United States early Wednesday afternoon, with the 10-second tremor being felt as far away as Huron County. The quake occurred at 1:41 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no reports of damage in Ohio.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Weeks after a Silicon Valley county became the first in the nation to ban toys from McDonald's Happy Meals and other food promotions aimed at children, a public health watchdog group called on the fast food giant to remove the playthings from all its meal packages. Citing toys aimed at promoting the latest "Shrek' movie, the Center for Science in the Public Interest said that the plastic promotions lure children into McDonald's restaurants where they are then likely to order food that is too high in calories, fat and salt.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
A little help would be nice. But help from his neighbors or not, Bill Bader Jr. is ready to go with this weekend's Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. Action in the four-day event kicked off today, with the big boys scheduled to take to the track for the first time at 4:45 p.m. Friday.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Manute Bol, who was one of the tallest players in NBA history and gained stature off the court for his efforts to save lives in his homeland of Sudan, has died. He was 47. Bol died Saturday at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, a spokeswoman said. She could not comment on a cause of death.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Three of the four area co-defendants in the April 1 vandalism incident at Milan Baptist Church have pretrial hearings scheduled for Friday in Huron County Juvenile Court. "It's possible they could enter a plea or they could discuss procedural issues," court administrator Chris Mushett said. On June 16, a 14-year-old Sandusky boy admitted to amended charges of attempted breaking and entering and attempted vandalism, both first-degree misdemeanors if committed by an adult. Mushett said the defendant's case was transferred to Erie County Juvenile Court for disposition.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
It looked like a giant had stepped on it - or maybe a dinosaur, escaped from Jurassic Park. The entire roof of the car was smashed down into the seats. The windshield was cracked in a pattern like a spider's web, bent in, and looked like if anyone tried to touch or move it at all, it would shatter into a million pieces. It was impossible to get into the car to try to drive it away, if, indeed, it could be driven.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - A man was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on two drug felonies in connection having marijuana shipped to him from Texas. Joe Rowser, 41, of Lorain, was charged with possession of marijuana and trafficking in marijuana after Erie County sheriff's detectives made a controlled delivery Thursday, Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. The defendant was being held without bond at the Erie County Jail until his hearing this morning in Huron Municipal Court.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch appeared quite pleased Wednesday with the results from a series of meetings with community leaders. Lesch said the meetings, which were called "innovation forums,' started out as only one, but turned into four total get-togethers.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com For the second straight month, sales tax collection in Huron County is up. Auditor Roland Tkach said Monday this news doesn't mean it's time to celebrate, but it beats the alternative. "We are up $90,551 over last year," he said. "On the short term, we are ahead of the estimate and that's a real good thing."
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOWNSEND TOWNSHIP - A Wakeman couple in their 70s suffered serious injuries after a car pulled into the path of the motorcycle they were riding, causing a collision. John Lopatkovich, 71, of 2665 Chenango Road, was driving a 2010 Harley-Davidson Trike motorcycle, with his wife, Corrine, 73, as a passenger, when the accident occurred at 3:11 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Ohio 18 and Hartland Center Road.
10:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com If Huron County Commissioner Larry Silcox has his say, the county airport won't get a nickel from the board. Silcox was out of town on vacation last week when the airport authority informally discussed sending a letter to commissioners requesting about $11,000 in advance money to purchase fuel. The airport would reimburse the commissioners as the fuel is sold. Commissioners Mike Adelman and Gary Bauer last week indicated they could live with this set-up.
10:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
The search continues for Abbi Obermiller, a 17-year-old North Fairfield girl who has been missing since June 7. Norwalk police were hopeful early Sunday morning after they received what they thought was a tip from an anonymous female caller.
10:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
By AARON KRAUSE Reflector Staff Writer akrause@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON Despite what some might think, New London Township Trustees are not responsible for upkeep of the cemetery on Ohio 60, just south of Cook Road, trustee Robert Harris said.
10:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Willard High School graduate Randy Adams feels he just got his first big break. When your first big break is co-producing the Tony Award winning best musical on Broadway, that's a nice one to have.
10:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN TOWNSHIP - A driver was killed today on the Ohio Turnpike after a truck tire flew across the median and hit his windshield, causing the vehicle to crash. Douglas L. Wise, 51, of Grove City, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Erie County coroner, said troopers with the state Highway Patrol's Milan post. His body was transported to Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.
10:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
MANSFIELD - Don't anyone tell 22 year-old Becky Minger that she can't get what she wants. For five years, she has "really, really wanted to be Miss Ohio," and this past weekend her wish finally came true. (NOTE - To see photos of Miss Ohio action, click here, here and here.)
10:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
A woman shopping at Miller Bros. Super Valu in New London reported seeing Abbi Obermiller in the back of her boyfriend's vehicle recently. However, an investigator said, the woman didn't notify authorities immediately because she didn't realize the 17-year-old North Fairfield girl was still missing.