11:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Police Department continues to search for the masked man who entered a West Main Street couple's home late Thursday night. The couple reported the intruder walked into their home about 11:45 p.m. They told police the suspect was wearing a stocking cap and had a bandana across his face and fled "when his presence was discovered."
11:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
The state Highway Patrol crime lab this week released the test results of two drivers killed in area crashes that happened last month. On June 12, Christopher J. Payne, 46, of 6353 Lincoln Road, Wakeman, died after the one-vehicle motorcycle crash on Wahl Road in Margaretta Township. Troopers with the Sandusky post reported Payne's blood-alcohol content level (BAC) was .175, or more than twice the legal limit for drivers.
11:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
A pair of country music acts are the featured entertainment at this year's Huron County Fair. Justin Moore and Trailer Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 16, the fair's opening day
11:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
TAMPA, Fla. - New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has died at a hospital in Tampa, Newsday confirmed today. Two sources close to the Steinbrenner family told Newsday the longtime Yankees owner, known to many simply as "The Boss,' died this morning following a massive heart attack at his home late Monday night.
11:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
It has been a long journey, but it appears Berry's Restaurant might be able to establish the outdoor dining experience the establishment has always wanted. And that vision includes serving alcohol.
11:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Actress Lindsay Lohan wrote that an expletive visible on her fingernail during a court hearing at which she got 90 days in jail was a joke unrelated to the Beverly Hills case. Lohan wrote on her Twitter account that the vulgarity painted on her middle fingernail "had nothing to do w/court. It's an airbrush design from a stencil xx."
11:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (MCT) - First lady Michelle Obama told the NAACP Convention meeting in Kansas City Monday that the time had come for dramatic changes to the diets of African Americans and young people across the country. Obama, pushing her "Let's Move" initiative designed to attack childhood obesity, said the scourge of overeating is threatening the nation's future.
11:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
The rural Wakeman driver who crashed into the front of the Burnham Orchards store in mid-June was charged with failure to control Friday. The front end of the 2007 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Andrew R. Dalton, 21, of 4576 W. River Road, went about 4 feet into the front of the Ohio 113 building June 14. Also, the state Highway Patrol crime lab released his test results this week.
11:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rose Obermiller is happy she can scratch today's sentencing date in Norwalk Municipal Court off her "to-do" list. Obermiller, 54, of 104 E. Main St., North Fairfield, was scheduled to be sentenced for going to the home of Jessica Harper twice in less than four or five hours on June 7 the day Obermiller's daughter went missing. However, the state dismissed the menacing by stalking charge last week.
11:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Wakeman father and son, Robert M. Tite and Anthony D. Tite, were arrested this weekend after fleeing from an attempted traffic stop in the village. "Both were highly intoxicated at the time,' Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker said.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
DEAR ABBY: I am a straight-A student, so you know I am quite intelligent. In fact, I worked out a nearly foolproof plan for being with my boyfriend instead of living at home where my parents have rules and stuff. First, I just disappeared from my grandparents' place. Then I went to the apartment my boyfriend rented. We figured there was no way anyone would find me there. I mean, it is like 15 miles from where I usually hang out. The apartment was very cool. I had my own air mattress and several dvds. No cable, though. Anyhow, after about three weeks, numerous law enforcement people came to the apartment and demanded that I come out. Instead, I went into the attic and burrowed into the insulation to hide. Was that wrong? -- ITCHING TO KNOW DEAR ITCHING: Yes, it was exactly the wrong thing to do. These days, construction experts are recommending insulation values up to R-49. By disturbing the material in that attic, you significantly reduced the R-value in that particular area. Also, I am sure that is why you are itching.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
She would only say she'd been at a friend's house. A 16-year-old South Linwood Avenue girl hadn't been home since Saturday. However, she was in custody the next day. The girl's mother told police she was "unable to control her," Norwalk Police Capt. Mike Conney said. The mother further reported her daughter was on house arrest as part of her probation through Huron County Juvenile Court, but didn't say what the underlying charge was. "She comes and goes as she pleases and associates with people she's been directed not to associate with," Conney said.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) The Senate inched close Monday to breaking its deadlock over a historic overhaul of the nation's financial regulatory system as Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown said he expects to support the legislation. He becomes the second Republican, after Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, to indicate a willingness to back the bill. Sixty votes are needed to cut off debate and pass the legislation; the bill's supporters now appear to have 59. That means it will take either one more Republican two are thought to be undecided or West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin appointing a successor to the late Sen. Robert Byrd, a Democrat, to give the legislation's backers 60 votes. Senate leaders are hoping for a vote this week. Brown's decision came as he faced enormous political heat back home.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) A tape released Monday in which actor Mel Gibson apparently acknowledges that he hit the mother of his child will be added to evidence being reviewed in a domestic violence investigation involving the actor. Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said detectives did not have the tape before, and would be acquiring it this week. In the recording, released Monday by RadarOnline, Gibson's former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva recounts an incident in which she says Gibson hit her as she held their baby daughter, a blow that broke the model's teeth. A voice believed to be Gibson's is heard telling the woman she "deserved" it. An investigation into Gibson began last week, after Grigorieva, a Russian model and the mother of one of Gibson's children, made formal allegations against the actor. Sheriff's officials are not releasing details into the investigation, but say it's expected to be wrapped up by the middle of next month. Their findings will be turned over to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, which would then determine if charges will be filed against Gibson.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. (PA SPORTSTICKER) - Mel Turpin, former NBA player an All-American Kentucky center, committed suicide Thursday, authorities said. He was 49. Police and the coroner were called to his North Lexington house Thursday afternoon on a personal injury call. They found Turpin dead.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - Back in 1989, if you made a phone call, Ma Bell probably put it through. Things have changed since then, and last month, the state law that governs telecommunications in Ohio changed, too.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk's annual Independence Day parade took place this morning. Among the participants was the Norwalk Reflector van, with Managing Editor Joe Centers driving and Business Manager Richard Russell taking pictures of spectators. Earlier, the other parade participants were photographed. In all, Reflector photographers shot more than 500 pictures at the parade.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - Arizona, drowning in red ink, sold government buildings, prisons, and its fairgrounds and eliminated funding for all-day kindergarten in a desperate grab for cash. California, long the poster child for state fiscal insolvency, enacted $11 billion in new taxes and slashed budgets for two university systems, sending tuition skyrocketing.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
NBA star LeBron James has just announced he is leaving Cleveland. A free agent, James is joining the Miami Heat, where he will join a roster that includes Dwayne Wade and recently-signed Chris Bosh, formerly of Toronto. James made the announcement during a one-hour special airing on ESPN.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
By Michael Muskal Los Angeles Times (MCT) In announcing his latest effort to create more jobs by increasing exports, President Barack Obama on Wednesday also returned to what is expected to be a key campaign theme by defending the role of government as one driving force that can improve the economy. The president announced that he is relaunching the President's Export Council, a group of top business and labor leaders, to help promote U.S. exports. Obama has been pushing exports since his State of the Union address, when he called on businesses to double the export of goods and services in the next five years.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - If you didn't have previous knowledge, you wouldn't know anything is wrong with Abigail Renee Akers. She is a normal, laughing baby nearly 10-months old, said her aunt, Julie Keefer.