11:00 AM Nov 19, 2010
Huron County received a good shot of financial news Thursday. For the 10th time in the past 11 months, sales tax collected within the county was up.
10:00 AM Nov 19, 2010
Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard fully understands the budget crunch the county has been under for the past two years. But as the light at the end of that tunnel begins to become visible, Howard feels now is the time to act.
9:10 AM Nov 19, 2010
BOISE, Idaho -- Police arrested a woman in Idaho's capital city after they say she impersonated a plastic surgeon and conducted breast exams on at least two women in local bars.
8:00 AM Nov 19, 2010
"Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?" inquired former accountant McBeanne. "Big sales are blossoming out all over. Does this early surge by merchants have anything to do with Democrats getting shellacked and Republicans taking over?"
8:00 AM Nov 19, 2010
The U.S. Postal Service has changed drastically since colonial days when the "post boy" rode between major cities in the original 13 colonies and postage was paid by the addressee at his post office instead of being paid in advanced.
12:16 AM Nov 19, 2010
Norwalk City Schools is looking into clustering the elementary grades at League, Pleasant and Maplehurst. Under the proposal, League would house kindergartners, Pleasant would have first- and second-graders and Maplehurst would house third- and fourth-graders.
12:08 AM Nov 19, 2010
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- Matthew J. Hoffman's attorneys Thursday told investigators where to find the bodies of three people missing for more than a week, leading them to a hollow tree in a state wilderness area.
9:00 PM Nov 18, 2010
Weigh-in and tagging for market beef to be shown at the Huron County Junior Fair in 2011 will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 4 in the Doug Wilson Building on the Huron County Fairgrounds.
7:00 PM Nov 18, 2010
Clarence Elkins, who spent nearly eight years in prison wrongly convicted of killing his wife's mother, has settled his lawsuit against an Ohio police department for more than $5 million.
5:00 PM Nov 18, 2010
Lucas County Sheriff James Telb and three others charged in crimes associated with the 2004 death of a jail inmate and an alleged cover-up began their defense Wednesday on the 10th day of their federal criminal trial.
4:00 PM Nov 18, 2010
Bail was set at $2.5 million today for a man charged with murdering his 3-month-old son by repeatedly throwing the baby onto the pavement outside the home.
3:44 PM Nov 18, 2010
Nine months ago, Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard praised Joe Leroux for his effectiveness in his new duties as a road patrol deputy. On Tuesday, Leroux tendered his resignation as a deputy in connection with using excessive force in the Oct. 30 arrest of a high-speed pursuit suspect.
3:17 PM Nov 18, 2010
She'll be back - I hope One sidelight of the 2010 Election was that Keith Olberman of MSNBC admitted that he had contributed to several candidates. For his wrong doing, he received a disciplinary suspension amounting to about 33 minutes, and then it was back to his blithering as usual. Prior to the election, Olberman's chosen candidates - and candidates everywhere - spread a proliferation of newspaper, radio and television advertisements along with yard signs, bulk mailings, robo calls, big pencils and emery boards to support their cause or eviscerate their opponent.
3:00 PM Nov 18, 2010
BOWLING GREEN -- Radio personality Andrew Zepeda and two others were indicted Wednesday by a Wood County grand jury in connection with the October burglary of his former restaurant, Andrew Z's Sports Pizzeria, at Levis Commons in Perrysburg.
2:41 PM Nov 18, 2010
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (MCT) -- The Knox County sheriff sounded more pessimistic than ever Wednesday, acknowledging that the odds of finding three missing people alive are slim. "Unfortunately, the reality that these folks may not be alive is becoming more and more prevalent," Sheriff David B. Barber said in a brief news conference.
1:48 PM Nov 18, 2010
My cell phone and I have been reunited. This may not sound like a momentous occasion to you, but it was. Let me explain. A few days ago, I realized I was missing my cell phone. Since I take it with me every day, I knew it had been missing for less than 24 hours when I realized it was gone. I tried to retrace my steps in my mind. The cell phone always goes from my desk at home to my jacket pocket to my desk at work, then back to my jacket pocket and back to my desk at home. Yet when I was ready to go to work that morning, it wasn't where it should have been.
1:38 PM Nov 18, 2010
I don't know whether or not you caught this little ditty on the news recently, but a Tennessee lawmaker apologized this week for calling pregnant immigrants "rats" who go out and multiply. Republican Rep. Curry Todd's remarks were made at a meeting at which, he was told, the federal government requires that pre-natal care be given to fetuses on American soil. Because of the Constitution, it seems, these fetuses, if dropped on American soil, are bestowed U.S. citizenship.
1:24 PM Nov 18, 2010
SANDUSKY -- Cedar Point representatives will be in Sandusky next week to find talented entertainers and technicians for next summer's shows. The amusement park/resort has more than 100 openings for the 2011 season.
12:05 PM Nov 18, 2010
Denise Gerdes of Taylors Falls, Minn. signed up for jobless benefits in July after she was laid off from her job as a science teacher. Now as federal extensions wind down, Gerdes and millions of others unable to land a job in a tough economy are facing shortened benefits.
12:04 PM Nov 18, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) -- The partisan stalemate over tax rates softened this week, pointing to the outlines of a potential compromise on the divisive issue as lawmakers returned to the Capitol for the first time after the midterm election.
10:43 AM Nov 18, 2010
A Deck the District event will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 27 to kick off the holiday season in Uptown Norwalk.