9:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
A bus taking children to Cedar Point crashed this morning in Huron County, and the driver was drunk. The crash occurred at 8:35 a.m. on Ohio 4, south of Ohio 547 in Sherman Township.
9:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND (PA SPORTSTICKER) - The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired coach Mike Brown after five seasons for failing to win an NBA title with LeBron James. Brown's dismissal has been expected since the Cavs were eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the playoffs.
9:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS -The Ohio Department of Insurance's Take Action – Protect Yourself from Fraud Program is warning Ohio grandparents about a new type of fraud scheme making its way across the country. Dubbed "The Grandparent Scam,' the scammer, posing as the senior's grandchild, makes a distressed phone call to an unsuspecting senior, and asks that the grandparent wire money to get them out of trouble.
9:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
A few weeks ago I had two inquiries as to the name of the Norwalk High School athletic teams before they were called the Truckers. The Truckers name came into being in September of 1948, and immediately prior to that they were called the Raiders. In the 1930s the NHS sports teams were called the Fighting Phantoms (or simply the Phantoms), and that nickname was preceded by the Pilots. I didn't do research as to the exact time periods of these, but I can say the team names were seldom included in the High School yearbooks from years ago.
9:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
McBeanne had a grin on his face. He spoke first at a recent assembly of the Cheap Coffee Club. "Good news for those bees we were talking about. A few months ago we discussed sad news concerning our little friends who have so much to do with successful crop pollination. They were disappearing in bunches. According to information from the Natural Resources Defense Council, in response to a lawsuit they filed, a judge ruled that a pesticide called spirotetramat manufactured by BayerCropScience must be removed from shelves. It can make a large group of bees sicken and die. This terrible effect could cause a negative outcome on a lot of our national food production."
9:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - Columbus police confirmed this morning that an older brother of Mifflin High School junior Venita L. Baker is charged with killing her. Matthew L. Gardner, 19, of 2066 Parkwood Ave., was arrested last night at 2027 Levelgreen Dr.
9:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said he's waiting for the completion of a state audit before deciding whether to file charges in the Melodie Adelman case. Leffler said he met with officials from the state auditor's office recently and they told him the report isn't yet complete. The pre-termination hearing for Adelman, a Willard City Schools cafeteria supervisor accused of misusing funds and other allegations, has been postponed until 10 a.m. May 26. Adelman, who is also a member of the Monroeville school board and wife of Huron County Commissioner Mike Adelman, has been on paid administrative leave since March 9.
9:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville High School held its prom over the weekend. To see pictures of the prom, click here.
9:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - They might relish becoming parents, but they can also be unprepared for the infant in their lives. They're sleep-deprived, confused and irritable. They're the fathers. Discussions of the connection between mental health and childbirth have long focused on women, but a sizable portion of men experience prenatal and postpartum depression too, according to research released Tuesday.
9:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man nearly had a criminal record, thanks to an acquaintance who used his name. "I got a call from someone asking why I did it, why I got arrested," Zachary Blanton said, recalling Monday's ordeal.
9:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 2010 Census workers have hit the streets. Huron County has a 78 percent response rate to the census - 2 percent higher than the national average.
9:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO (MCT) - Dexter Joiner said he'd seen the video clip taken from the dashboard camera of an Oregon police officer's patrol car that showed his sister trying to get out of a moving vehicle while yelling for help. But despite the desperate efforts of Tonya Lynn Smith, the vehicle was under the control of her passenger.
9:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
OTTAWA (MCT) - What a difference six months can make. On Wednesday, Gov. Ted Strickland and a handful of local officials stood smiling for cameras in front of Whirlpool's Woodland Drive plant. On cue, they cut the ceremonial ribbon with a pair of giant prop scissors and officially welcomed the plant to town. It was a welcome shift from six months ago, when the only thing standing in front of the plant was a for sale sign.
9:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Things got a tad testy at Thursday's Huron County commissioners meeting. Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch was in attendance and read a letter to the board stating the city's stance on the upcoming solid waste agreement.
9:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO (MCT) - It's been three years since Larraine Dressel became an honored guest at the annual police memorial ceremony after her son, Toledo Police Detective Keith Dressel, was killed in the line of duty. The public remembrance is a comfort, but Mrs. Dressel said her family was recently forced to confront the pain of the detective's absence from their lives after learning his killer has been transferred to a prison in the city. It was a blow to learn how nearby he is, she said.
9:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - To win the title of Miss USA, Rima Fakih paraded across a Las Vegas stage in a nearly microscopic bikini. She skirted disaster when she almost tripped in her glittery white evening gown. Finally, she told the judges that health insurance should cover birth control pills. Fakih, a 24-year-old Arab-American whose family hails from Lebanon, has almost nothing in common with the religious zealots who inspire militant Islam. Yet the tiara had scarcely come to rest on her cascading dark tresses Sunday night when the far reaches of the right wing blogosphere went ballistic.
9:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
DETROIT (MCT) - As expected, a fourth member of the Hutaree militia group was released from custody Wednesday until trial on seditious conspiracy charges. Kristopher Sickles, 27, of Sandusky, Ohio, appeared in U.S. District Court in Detroit before being released to his wife, Kelly, who will serve as his custodian. He faces similar restriction as three members freed Tuesday, including an electronic monitoring tether.
9:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Crystal Bowersox has advanced to next week's "American Idol" finale, where she will battle Lee DeWyze for the Season 9 title of Fox's hit reality show. Fort Worth blues-rocker Casey James, 27, was booted from the competition at the conclusion of tonight's results show, setting the stage for the Bowersox-DeWyze face-off.
9:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
AAA today projected the number of Americans traveling on vacation this Memorial Day holiday weekend will increase 5.4 percent from 2009 with approximately 32.1 million travelers taking a trip away from home. Last year, 30.5 million Americans traveled during the same period. "While the economy continues to be rocked by waves of occasional uncertainty, improved economic performance from one year ago should cause more Americans to take vacations this Memorial Day holiday weekend,' said Jim Lehman, executive vice president, AAA East Central. "AAA travel agents are reporting double-digit increases in the percentage of travelers making advanced bookings for tours and cruises, hotel bookings via AAA.com are increasing and AAA's many travel industry partners have reported improved business conditions this spring.'
9:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
In a taped interview, murder suspect Steven J. Rodvold told Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard his father threatened to kill him. Rodvold, 26, who is charged with murdering Keith R. Rodvold, 51, said he and his father argued about the younger man's unemployment status on Sept. 17, 2009. The elder Rodvold then made the threat to kill his son and headed inside their rural New London home toward a gun, the defendant is heard on the tape telling Howard. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler played the tape for the jury on Tuesday morning during Rodvold's trial. Howard was on the witness stand as the tape played.
9:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
A pair of Norwalk city council members have spoken out about the condition of a vacant lot on the city's north side. The lot is located near an unfinished street next to the new Bob Evans restaurant.