9:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
An area boy is fighting for his life after being hit by a drunk driver while walking along a ditch with a friend Tuesday night. The accident occurred at 9:36 p.m. on Darrow Road in Vermilion Township.
9:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
A retired former Marine who neighbors say obsessed over his lawn is being held on $3 million bond, accused of gunning down a neighbor whose puppy allegedly urinated on the man's well-manicured grass. Charles J. Clements, 69, of University Park, Ill., routinely wins the Chicago suburb's beautification and lawn upkeep award but is also known for threatening children or adults who dare set foot in his yard, neighbors said.
9:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A Willard City Schools cafeteria supervisor is facing a termination hearing following a state audit that found numerous violations and discrepancies, including $71,000 of misused funds. A hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Monday for Melodie Adelman with the Willard School District and legal counsel for the district.
9:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
Before shooting his father six times Sept. 17, Steven J. Rodvold and his dad argued about the young's man unemployment status. A few hours before that, Rodvold threatened to shoot an unemployment representative. About 1:55 p.m., the Columbus unemployment call center received a call from Rodvold. The woman handling Rodvold's objection to having his unemployment rejected held up a sign letting her co-workers know she had a "dangerous' caller, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said in his opening statement.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Our President Obama says "small government" is the cause of our financial and economic slide. He says they are also the cause of our home foreclosures and real estate losses. He said it was too small to check operations of big corporations. I'm sure you have heard about Fannie Mae. They have been mentioned as responsible for these huge losses. They are a big, big real estate giant. Has our president discussed this situation with Democrat Barney Frank and his pals? I don't think so. Naturally like most companies, Fannie Mae has a board of directors. Guess who has a close friend on this board? Barney Frank I don't think Barney Frank, Democrat, wants this to be known or would care to discuss this situation. "Disgusting," I call it.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Considering how many things irritate me, it is surprising how happy I am. I do not like it, for instance, that most fast-food workers manage to put their fingers into my empty drink cup while handing it to me. Gum chewing, in general, bothers me. I do not like bubbles, popping or any vigorous jaw action. I am not keen on e-mail forwards.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Wow! I knew the rhetoric was heated at the state and federal level, but I naively expected more civility within our community. I do believe that people of good will can disagree, and that you should have healthy discussion, and yes even disagreement, to get to better decisions and good government. But I also believe that you can disagree without being disagreeable, without resorting to name calling, and without unfounded accusations. Recent discussion about the sanitation fund and decisions surrounding it may prove me wrong. Because I want to ensure that you have accurate information, I want to outline the decision-making process used to suspend the Spring and Fall trash pick-ups. Much time and effort was spent from May to September 2009 analyzing the budget projections for 2010. All departments made severe cuts to their budgets. Employees sacrificed.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) Since its inception in 1991, the largest and longest-running study of American child care has generated plenty of controversial and to many working parents, infuriating conclusions about the effects on kids of early care outside the family. The latest findings of the federally funded Early Child Care Research Network are certain to be no exception. At age 15, according to a study being published Friday in the journal Child Development, children who spent long hours in day care as preschoolers are more impulsive and more prone to take risks than are teens whose toddler years were spent largely at home. To be sure, the differences between kids who logged long hours in day care and those who did not were slight. Filling out inventories that measured their impulsiveness, teens rated themselves about 16 percent more rash in their behavior for every additional 10 hours they spent per week in day care as a preschooler. In terms of risk-taking, the link to time spent in day care was more marginal: 10 more hours a week in day care prompted the average teen to answer one out of 30 questions with an admission of more risky behavior.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
MAY 19, 1942 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 68 years ago: Wife of former Norwalk Japanese Restaurant man reported suicide Mrs. Marie Okagi, 54, wife of the Vermilion restaurant man, M. Okagi, the latter a former restaurant proprietor in Norwalk, was found dead yesterday in a motor car parked in the family garage.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY Firelands Regional Medical Center's School of Nursing graduated 36 students on May 14 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. The Class of 2010 consisted of Donita Jo Abraham, Amherst; Susan Estel Behrens, Port Clinton; Melissa Marie Casselberry, Norwalk; Kristin D. Churchwell, Sandusky; Jillian Marie Cole, Elyria, Ohio; Tasha Jean Cook, Bellevue; Rebekah Annette Damschroder, Fremont; Christine Elizabeth Donnamiller, Willard; Karen Marie Farris, Sandusky; Emily Anne Gast, Sandusky; Kara Ann Gasteier, Sandusky; Jennifer Lynn Geary, Willard; Michelle Marie Geretz, Norwalk; Adrienne Nicole Gibbs, Sandusky; Ann Elizabeth Hinckley, Norwalk; Heidi Marie Holman, Marblehead; Jennifer Lynn Jacobs, New Washington; Jennifer C. Klonk, Huron; Hannah Josephine Lehrer, Castalia; Cecile Marie Mahr, Marblehead; Michael Edward Marsh Castalia; Kaleigh Ann Mathias, Willard; MacKenzie Alyse McIlrath, Milan; Susana Elizabeth Mercado, Castalia; Mary Beth Moore, Marblehead; Katelyn Christine Overfield, Fremont; Rosalie May Pritt, Collins; Karen Louise Ramey, Sandusky; Karlee Beth Robertson, Norwalk; Jackie Rae Ruttino, Bellevue; Megan Gaynelle Smith, Huron; Jennifer Lynn Spencer, Sandusky; Kayla Marie LaShell Stahl, Norwalk; Alysha Jane Whitacre, Norwalk; Karen Marie Wonderly, Fremont; Karla Mary Wright, Norwalk.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Many people can say they want to do twice as well at something. But Norwalk Middle School seventh-grader Jennifer Young can say she's actually done it.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
PHOTO COURTESY OF LARRY FLETCHER FOR LAKE ERIE SHORES & ISLANDS Crystral Bowersox receives a hero's welcome Friday afternoon at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds. Bowersox, one of the final three in this year's American Idol competition, played for the crowd then sang the National Anthem for the Toledo Mud Hens.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
The following are the complete results for Huron County races and ballot issues in the May 4, 2010 primary election: Const. U.S. Senator Eric W. Deaton, 6, 100%
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - In this rural Greenwich house, you won't feel the blues. But you'll see plenty of blue, especially in the "Ford Blue Room' as resident Diana Rhine calls it.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk High School's prom took place Saturday night. To see pictures of the grand march, click here.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Wakeman man accused of holding his girlfriend hostage has been prohibited from touching or possessing a firearm or any other deadly weapon. Gerald J. Hunter, 28, of 24 Cooper St., must post a $50,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail on felony charges of abduction and inducing panic. The suspect has been in custody since just before 11:30 p.m. Monday after about 1 1/2 hours of negotiation with Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Facebook posting that raised questions about the integrity of voting secrecy resulted Tuesday in the firing of an employee of a county Board of Elections for discussing on the social-media site how a citizen had voted. The Lucas County board's two Democratic and two Republican members voted unanimously to dismiss Trish Birmingham Moore, a permanent part-time worker, for violating the board's ethics policy. But the board determined that its security procedures had not been breached.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Murder suspect Steven J. Rodvold would not look at the two photographs of his father's lifeless body. The image remained on the projector screen for many minutes as Special Agent Daniel Winterich, of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I), explained how he collected evidence at the 92 N. Ohio 60 crime scene. Winterich also shared how he recorded and calculated the location of eight blood splatters on the back screen door in order to determine the origin of convergence.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
AKRON (MCT) - The Cleveland Cavaliers' charter flight, carrying a cabin of stunned veterans and the world's newest, most desirable free agent, wasn't even soaring over Madison Square Garden yet when Nick from Coram, N.Y., called in to a New York sports-talk station during the first minutes of Friday morning. "Don't you think he's the type of guy who wants to make his own legacy?' Nick asked. "Why would he go to Chicago to follow in Michael Jordan's footsteps? He seems like the type of guy who wants to make his own tracks.'
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Surviving the scare of being in the bottom two, Crystal Bowersox has advanced to the top three on "American Idol.' Michael "Big Mike' Lynche was voted off the show tonight, leaving Bowersox, Lee DeWyze and Casey James as the finalists on this season of Fox's hit talent show.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Seventeen citizens were excused Tuesday as potential jurors in the murder case against defendant Steven J. Rodvold. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler and Ohio Assistant Public Defender William Mooney were expected to finish their individual interviews with the remaining pool of 33 potential jurors this morning. The group interview, known as "general voir dire," was supposed to start in the afternoon.