8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
State Highway Patrol troopers seized five kilos of heroin, valued at $2 million, today during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike. Alejandro Murillo, 32, of Joliet, Ill., was charged with drug abuse and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree felonies and forgery a felony of the fifth degree.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
A tense standoff that ended with the arrest of a ninth member of a multistate Christian militia Monday night capped the end of a three-day raid that had federal and state authorities combing rural areas along the state line. Joshua M. Stone of Clayton was arrested in Hillsdale County just after 8 p.m., a day after authorities say he took up hiding in a former militia training area about 2 miles from Wheatland Church in Wheatland Township, said Andrew Arena, head of the Detroit FBI office.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk woman is accused of having cocaine in a jacket she was wearing when she was arrested on a Norwalk Municipal Court warrant. Christina A. Salmons, 21, of 11 Ford Ave., was arrested Saturday on the failure to pay fines and costs warrant as she was walking near her home at 11:10 p.m.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
HARTLAND TOWNSHIP - It was supposed to be a two-minute meeting for all three Hartland Township trustees to sign a couple of letters in opposition to proposed drilling just a couple of miles down the road. What it turned into was a 75-minute gathering of about 25 residents looking for answers.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
The hard part, apparently, is making a decision. That's the conclusion I've come to now that the "adult arcade" zoning issue has finally been resolved.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARCH 31, 1935 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago: New jury to report here on April 8 The following veniremen have been instructed to report to Judge Earl Miller's court April 8 for Common Pleas Court service:
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk.) will be holding an informational meeting about the proposed saltwater injection wells in Hartland Township. "These injection wells will impact the Huron County community and it is important that all parties have the right information," Boose said. "I have invited representatives of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the owner of the proposed well and Sen. Sue Morano (D-Lorain)." The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Collins United Methodist Church Social Hall, 4290 Hartland Center Road in Collins. This is a change from what was originally announced. It is important for residents to note that this meeting will not extend the formal objection deadline, and that if any resident wishes to file a formal objection to this proposed well, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources needs to receive formal objection letters by Saturday. Residents can send letters of formal objection to the following address:
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Six Michigan residents, two Ohio residents and an Indiana resident have been indicted on charges of attempted use of weapons of mass destruction in connection with their membership in a Lenawee County, Mich., Christian militia group. Members of the Hutaree - including a Michigan couple and their two sons - conspired to oppose by force the authority of the U.S. government, according to a release by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
A man in a contentious divorce and custody dispute was told by a judge this week that he cannot take his daughter to Catholic services on Easter. The order maintains an injunction that was imposed against Joseph Reyes last year after he had the girl baptized in the Roman Catholic Church without the consent of his estranged wife, who claims the couple had agreed to raise the daughter in the Jewish faith.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
A traffic accident in Uptown Norwalk claimed the life of a local resident Friday afternoon. Frank J. Lombardo, 88, of 80 Norwood Ave., Apt. 2-A, died at University of Toledo Medical Center after being flown there from Fisher-Titus Medical Center, where he was taken following the crash.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Season 10 of ABC's hit show "Dancing With the Stars' debuted Monday, showcasing a diverse cast in terms of age, background and controversy. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Click here to read commentary about the performances and share your thoughts and predictions.)
8:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Reality TV mom Kate Gosselin, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and NFL receiver Chad Ochocinco failed to impress the judges Monday on "Dancing With the Stars," putting each in danger of being eliminated from the ABC series during tonight's results episode. Meanwhile, pop singer Nicole Scherzinger of "Pussycat Dolls" fame and her professional dancing partner, Derek Hough, scored a pair of 10s and an 8 two points shy of a perfect score with their contemporary jive to Rihanna's "SOS."
8:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
State Highway Patrol troopers currently are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Ohio 2. The accident took place at 6:40 p.m. March 14 west of mile post 6 in Carroll Township and resulted in several people receiving serious injuries and being taken to St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.
8:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
First, it was an American problem. Then, an Irish problem. But as the scandal of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests has rocked continental Europe in recent weeks, observers inside and outside the church have begun to recognize that it is now very much a Vatican problem, one that is creeping ever closer to Pope Benedict XVI. "The focus now is on Benedict," the U.S.-based National Catholic Reporter wrote Friday in a strongly worded editorial on the scandal. "What did he know? When did he know it? How did he act once he knew?"
8:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Chuck Furey will be Norwalk's newest city councilman. The Republican precinct representatives from the third ward met Saturday morning and officially selected Furey to take the place of Tom Stoll, who resigned about a month ago from his third-ward seat. Stoll had been a member of city council since 1999.
8:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk native who gained fame as "Miss Barbara" on the television show "Romper Room" has died. Barbara R. (Bowen) Plummer, 80, of South Euclid, died Saturday after a lengthy illness of pneumonia and complications in her lungs.
8:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
It would be news if Sandra Bullock were not seeking a divorce lawyer. And so news it is, since one of her representatives told E! News this week that reports of her doing so are "completely false." The denial came after TMZ.com said "multiple" anonymous sources had told the site that both the Academy Award-winning actress and her husband, celebrity mechanic Jesse James, were lawyering up following revelations he cheated on her for months with tattooed stripper Michelle "Bombshell" McGee.
8:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
When reality TV first came calling, Bill Klein and fiancee Jen Arnold just said no. "The producers approached us to do a wedding show," Klein says, after seeing energetic Dr. Jen featured on "Good Morning America" for her work as a Stony Brook University Medical Center neonatologist. "But we just didn't have the time to dedicate to doing a television show while coordinating a wedding. We didn't really feel like it was the right move for us. So we turned them down."
8:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - With 1.4 million people reading her every word on Facebook, a best-selling memoir, a slot on the nation's top-rated cable network and her every move scrutinized for presidential ambitions, Sarah Palin's megaphone is loud and commands a sizable audience. So when Palin's political action committee singled out 20 Democratic members of Congress by using rifle scopes to "target' them on a map, it drew more attention than it might have had it not followed a week of overheated debate on health care, protesters shouting homophobic and racial epithets and spitting at members of Congress about to vote on the bill, and even bricks being thrown through lawmakers' office windows.
8:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
A former area police officer has been indicted on charges of child molestation. A Huron County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Colonel G. Willis on charges of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition in connection with incidents between June 1 and Nov. 30, 2009.
8:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
When Jennifer Cameron heard the good news about her teenage son, she was no longer living a parent's worst nightmare. Sixteen-year-old Norwalk High School sophomore Cory Martin's body had accepted the bone marrow transplant he'd received seven months ago he was cancer free.