8:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
BOWLING GREEN - The Plymouth boys' basketball team saw its season end Saturday in the Division III regional final at Bowling Green State University's Anderson Arena. Lima Central Catholic outscored the Big Red 7-5 in overtime to post a 56-54 win and earn a spot in the state tournament.
8:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rape and kidnapping defendant Michael C. Miller had his bond revoked Wednesday for violating the terms of his house arrest. Miller, 41, of 3051 S. Ohio 61, will remain in custody at the Huron County Jail until his trial starts Tuesday. Corrections officers booked him into the jail at 2:39 p.m. Wednesday after he was arrested in the 100 block of Benedict Avenue while intoxicated. "He told the judge he was (there) doing a favor for a friend," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. Leffler said he requested a cash bond, but Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway revoked Miller's bond because he deemed Miller was a flight risk. During Miller's Jan. 25 arraignment, Conway ordered Miller to be placed under electronically-monitored house arrest and prohibited him from having any association with anyone younger than the age of 18.
8:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A community foundation presented Berlin-Milan Local Schools and other Erie County districts with a financial challenge. If there was a report card, Berlin-Milan probably would have received an A-plus.
8:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two area residents were sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for separate crimes. Brian L. Yacob, 19, of 204 Spring St., Willard, pleaded guilty Feb. 1 to theft. In exchange, the state dismissed one charge of breaking and entering. Yacob was ordered to pay about $2,200 in restitution Wednesday. "He didn't have a very good attitude in court," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said.
8:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
A nurse anesthetist accused of sexual misconduct by a patient at Mount Carmel East hospital was cleared of the charges Wednesday by a jury. Lawyers in the case said jurors told them after the verdicts were read that the prosecution had not proved how the DNA of Daniel Maldovan got on the breast of the 34-year-old woman. The jury of nine women and three men acquitted Maldovan, 46, of three counts of gross sexual imposition after a six-day trial before Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Pat Sheeran.
8:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
Our area in northern Ohio must have been upbeat 180 years ago at this time. A new newspaper, the Reflector, had issued its first edition on Feb. 2, 1830, and appeared to be a success. Of course, we know that it was; it is still publishing, and you're reading it at this moment. Owners of the new project were Samuel Preston and George Buckingham. The latter gentleman had been a co-owner of Norwalk's very first newspaper, the Reporter. The Reporter ceased to exist in 1830. The Firelands Historical Society preserves an original file, which has also been microfilmed and is available at the public library.
8:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
After more than three months of research and discussion, Norwalk city council put an end to the adult arcade debate Tuesday night. Council voted 6-0 to adopt legislation that places these businesses in M-2 zoning, but lowered the overall setback from places like similar businesses, churches, parks, and schools from 1,500 or 1,000, depending on what it is, to 300 feet across the board.
8:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Willard City Schools Superintendent David Danhoff said a school employee has been placed on paid administrative leave after state auditors found a discrepancy in an audit. Danhoff said he "doesn't have a whole lot of information" about how much money is involved because the auditors are tight-lipped.
8:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk area has reason to celebrate thanks to a recent announcement from an area manufacturer. "Genesis Baking Company, a division of New Horizons Acquisition Company, is pleased to announce an expansion at their manufacturing facility in Norwalk that will create about 25 new jobs over the next three years," President/CEO Tim Brown said. "The expansion will accommodate the installation of an English muffin line that will add 12 million additional dozens of varied muffin varieties to our capability. This product will be used to supply our customers in both the retail and food service sectors across the United States. The construction is planned to begin in the spring of 2010 and to be completed by January of 2011.
8:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
CHICAGO (MCT) We turn to cosmetics to look our very best, but sometimes all that lathering, slathering, powdering and painting can do more harm than good. Certain ingredients in personal care products can cause redness, itching, swelling, acne and other reactions in people who are sensitive to them. Preservatives, fragrances and dyes are common culprits. Some people are allergic to specific ingredients, but more commonly the problem is irritation, which can happen to anyone. Either way, it's wise to keep an eye on the ingredients you're smearing on your skin. "The bottom line is that if you get a rash, you just have to stop using that product, and when you go to the store to buy another lotion, compare the ingredients and make sure they're not exactly the same," said Dr. Ella L. Toombs, a Washington-based dermatologist and former office director for cosmetics and colors at the Food and Drug Administration. "Or go to a dermatologist to see what component might have been causative."
8:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
It doesn't appear the discussion over property tax valuations is finished. In a 2-1 vote Tuesday, the Huron County commissioners approved paying $1,750 to the Appraisal Research Corp. for the use of its computer program for the month.
8:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Fred Deering spent more than half of his life as a public servant. Deering, 86, of Monroeville, died Monday after a brief illness.
8:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
Telephone deregulation legislation passed in Ohio House Bill 276 by the House of Representatives will leave thousands of residential customers with bundled telephone services with few consumer protections. One consumer protection possibly in limbo is the protection from major annual cost increases for those with local basic exchange service. The bill also incudes free voicemail for the homeless.
8:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY (MCT) - Cedar Fair LP's largest shareholder yesterday told the company it is not seeking a higher purchase price from Apollo Global Management and would rather that the company focus on restructuring its massive debt. In other words, it asked the Sandusky amusement park firm to get to work on reducing its $1.7 billion debt and forget more talks with Apollo. It was the first statement from the shareholder since the scheduled shareholder vote this week on the takeover was postponed until April 8.
8:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
My son looks at rat brains. He takes neuroscience classes at college, and is majoring in that subject. That means he is very interested in how the brain works not just what we feel and how we think, but what, physically, makes us feel and think that way. It means actually looking at the chemicals and other things in the brain. And since it's not very nice to kill humans in order to use their brains, he studies rats. Notice I said "other things" in the brain. I'm not sure exactly what's in there, and I don't need to know. I'm just glad my brain works; I don't need to see it. I'm not that eager to stick electrodes in a rat to discover the parts of its brain. That's what leads me to my theory: some people are "innards" people, and some people aren't.
8:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man charged with rape and kidnapping said he doesn't remember anything from the night of Sept. 25. Authorities have accused Michael C. Miller, 41, of 3051 S. Ohio 61, of sexually violating a 15-year-old boy on the League Elementary property. Norwalk police have said the intoxicated suspect found the teenager fiddling with a knife on a Franklin Street porch and Miller threatened the boy with the weapon after he dropped it.
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
LUCASVILLE (MCT) - Lawrence Reynolds Jr. is finally dead. If the condemned inmate had his way, his death would have come nine days ago in his death row cell with a suicidal overdose.
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The wife of a West Washington Street man who left his last will and testament at home earlier this month said "he's on the road to recovery.' The 54-year-old Norwalk resident currently is receiving undisclosed treatment at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
One of Norwalk High School's own will be the next director of student activities. Computer technology instructor Ray Scheid was chosen out of 15 applicants. The Norwalk City Schools board of education made it official Tuesday by accepting his employment on a two-year contract starting Aug. 1. His last day as a teacher will be July 31.
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The pedestrian-vehicle accident Monday morning in front of Berry's Restaurant remains under investigation. Norwalk Police Chief Dave Light said this morning it's unlikely the driver, Nicole G. Arnold, 35, of 33 State St., will be charged. Thomas Jordan, 71, of 737 Edwards Road, North Fairfield, was walking south across West Main Street outside of a crosswalk and not at an intersection when he was hit by the front left side of a black 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, Capt. Jack O'Neil wrote in his report.
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man pleaded guilty to three charges stemming from a business break-in. Joseph C. Chaffee, 19, of 156 E. Main St., pleaded guilty Monday in Huron County Common Pleas Court to breaking and entering, theft of checks and an amended count of attempted tampering with evidence. He will be sentenced May 4.