7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
It ain't easy being a hot dog. The sodium. The fat content. The nitrates.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - Cavaliers fans at an upcoming home game will have an opportunity to make history - and look warm and fuzzy while doing it. The Cleveland Cavaliers and KeyBank are asking fans attending the March 5 Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons game to get to their seats early to help break the Guinness World Record for the "largest gathering of people wearing fleece blankets.' Fans attending the game should be in their seats before the 7 p.m. tip off at The Q to be a part of this history-making event. An anticipated sellout crowd of 20,562 fans will receive a complimentary limited edition Cleveland Cavaliers Snuggie blanket courtesy of KeyBank that will be conveniently draped over every seat in the arena.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
We love the big stars. In Hollywood we have Brad and Angelina, Cher and Rock and The Duke. It's always been that way.
7:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
A burglary and grand larceny suspect currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail awaiting extradition to Virginia. Anthony Classen, 37, of Wellington, was arrested during a New London traffic stop Friday after the Huron County Sheriff's Office received a tip Classen was wanted on multiple Virginia warrants. A sheriff's report indicates the arrest happened without incident at 12:21 p.m. on West Main Street.
7:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com GREENWICH Monroeville High School's defending champion Firelands Challenge Team captured Monday's first championship match in Greenwich with Edison and host South Central. The Eagles finished with 64 points, followed by the Chargers (38) and the Trojans (20). But if team captain Adam Mastroianni was in a celebratory mood immediately following the match, it disappeared quickly.
7:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into Toyota's safety troubles, the Japanese automaker confirmed Monday, as the company's leadership braces for tough questions in congressional hearings this week about its recent spate of recalls. Toyota officials said the company on Feb. 8 received a subpoena from a federal grand jury in New York requesting documents related to unintended acceleration of some Toyota vehicles and the braking system of its popular Prius hybrid.
7:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Two drivers were injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Butler Road. Citizens Ambulance Service Inc. transported Joann K. Richardson, 58, of 10004 Stephens Road, Berlin Heights, and Timothy J. Mescher, 56, of 17 Stony Brook Lane, Wakeman, to Allen Community Hospital in Oberlin, both with serious injuries. A hospital spokeswoman had no information on either patients' condition this morning.
7:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
While Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler considers "sexting" offenses "a cause for concern," he said he's not going to make them "a capital case." "Between juveniles, they should be considered unruly or delinquent (cases)," he said. "If juveniles are sending, there are at least delinquent acts and should be treated as such."
7:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council might start reviewing the city's business incentives at Tuesday night's work session. "We may be having an economic development discussion and waste management discussion depending on the administration," Council President Steve Euton said this morning.
7:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - President Barack Obama offered his much-anticipated new health care plan Monday in an eleventh-hour bid to rally Democrats behind sweeping legislation that would expand coverage, tighten regulation of the insurance industry and make the nation's medical system more efficient. (NOTE - To read a Q&A on President Obama's health care plan, read on toward the end of this story.)
7:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County's economy remains sluggish. "Sales tax was down," County Auditor Roland Tkach said this morning. "For the month it was $574,464, which is down compared to last year when it was at $623,676," Tkach added. "That's 2.5 percent down."
7:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Sheriff's Office is now on Facebook. "Its a way to disseminate information," Sheriff Dane Howard said.
7:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - While the economy is still ailing, Cedar Point might be just the antidote for people out of work and looking for at least short-term stability. The amusement park will hold open interviews for more than 4,500 seasonal jobs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the park's Breakers Express Hotel, 1201 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky.
7:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - At least for the time being, village residents will not see an increase in the shut-off and re-connect fees for electric utilities. That's because a proposal to hike the fees died during Tuesday's council meeting for lack of a second. The shut-off fee is currently $10 and the reconnect fee $40. The proposal on the floor was to increase the costs to $50 for each as a way to deter the need for shut-offs.
7:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
If you have been watching the Winter Olympics and are getting the impression that Vancouver, British Columbia is a pretty great place, you're right. I have been there enough times to have some excellent memories of what is often called "the most livable city in the world."
7:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
The new trial for the involuntary manslaughter charge against shaken baby suspect Jeffrey Resor will start Oct. 18. After Friday's hearing, Resor, 28, now of 72 Townsend Ave., was released on his own recognizance. Retired Lucas County Common Pleas Judge J. Ronald Bowman ordered him to stay away from the family of the deceased child.
7:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (PA SPORTSTICKER) - Happy anniversary, U.S. Olympic hockey team. The goaltending couldn't haven't been better in the U.S. defeat of much-hyped Canada. The timing couldn't be more perfect, either.
7:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Allegations that Fox's shelved game show "Our Little Genius" might have been rigged has prompted an inquiry by the Federal Communications Commission into possible violations of federal rules that govern quiz shows. Revelations of the FCC probe follows the News Corp.-owned network's decision last month to yank the highly promoted program from its schedule only a week before it was supposed to premiere. Fox took the unusual step after reality-show titan Mark Burnett, who was producing the program, informed the network that there was a problem with how the young contestants had been coached for the competition.
7:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - A federal law taking effect today may alter the standard checklist for many Americans as they pack to visit their national parks: insect repellent, snacks, hiking boots . . . double-barreled shotgun. Visitors now can pack heat in any national park from Gates of the Arctic to Everglades provided they comply with the firearms laws of the park's home state, according to the new law that was passed as an amendment to credit card legislation.
7:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
The first thing that assaults your nostrils when you enter the upstairs apartment is the smell of cigarette smoke. Peruse the apartment some (if you can navigate your way through the mounds of garbage) and you'll find cigarette butts on the floor.
7:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Bellevue resident Dave Scagnetti leapt off the Edison High School stage Sunday and knelt at the feet of Twilight Gardens resident Florence Silcox. He also leapt into the hearts of audience members at Sunday's finals competition of "Firelands Idol."