6:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
My first assignments as a correspondent for this newspaper more than 40 years ago were coverage of meetings and sports. The meetings were awful: interminable gatherings of village councils, school boards, township trustees and the like conducted in rooms literally blue with cigarette smoke.
6:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Last summer my nephew came and spent a few weeks with us. He's about 12 and was easily bored sitting around with me watching golf on TV and the History Channel. I decided to take him golfing with me. He had never been before and while hardly exciting for most 12-year-olds, it was at least something to do. First I took him to the practice putting green at Willard Golf Course to try to teach him a little about the most important part of the game very little, actually, since I've never learned to do it well in more than 35 years of trying. After a couple sessions there I took him to the practice tee to try to show him some swing fundamentals and hit a few bags of balls.
6:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Sherman Township Trustees will hold a regular monthly meeting and 2009 Record Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The meeting will be held in the Sherman Township Hall, 1345 Section Line Road 30, Bellevue.
6:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A Norwalk man was charged with driving under the influence and a drug offense after an accident Tuesday morning on Shawmill Road near U.S. 250. Joseph Leib, 38, of 33 Morley Drive, also faces a child endangering charge in connection with his 15-year-old son being in the car while Leib was driving drunk, said Sgt. Eric Short, of the state Highway Patrol's Sandusky post.
6:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. - Micky Ganitch witnessed one of the worst days in American history while standing atop the crow's nest of a battleship - in his football uniform. The day was Dec. 7, 1941, and Ganitch had been below deck in the USS Pennsylvania, putting on his pads for a fleet football championship game against a team from the USS Arizona.
6:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The village was bustling Saturday with Hometown Holidays activity, with shoppers taking advantage of merchant sales and promotions and the Recreation Park's Hileman building the site of the Vendor & Craft Show. Maureen and John Ganz provided horse-drawn carriage rides downtown in the afternoon, compliments of the New London Community Club, which sponsors Hometown Holidays each year.
6:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Sister Carroll Schemenauer, S.N.D. said she figured Toledo Diocese Bishop Leonard Blair would be pleased with St. Mary's Catholic Church's renovation. But after his visit to the church on Sunday Schemenauer, the church's pastoral leader, was taken aback at the bishop's friendliness.
6:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
St. Paul rallied to defeat Delphos St. John's 24-21 today to claim the school's first state title in football. Flyers senior quarterback Eric Schwieterman's third touchdown run with five seconds remaining in the game capped a 98-yard drive in the Div. VI championship game at Paul E. Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon.
6:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
The star of "Diary of a Horny Housewife" is the latest alleged mistress of a besieged Tiger Woods, whose PGA-polished image is dropping deeper into the rough. The New York Daily News is reporting today that porn star Holly Sampson also linked up with Woods. The Daily Mail of London has also tied her to the golf titan's stable of alleged mistresses. And Fox is reporting the tally is up to 10 alleged mistresses.
6:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
AKRON (MCT) - To people like Rick McPherson, the wording on a memorial bench in a park devoted to Vietnam veterans is hardly a trivial matter. McPherson, a retired Akron policeman, lugs around indelible memories from the time he spent in Vietnam wearing a uniform handed to him by the U.S. Army.
6:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Mounting troubles for Tiger Woods,' Matt Lauer said this morning on NBC's "Today.' Actually, Woods didn't have trouble mounting, but his troubles certainly are growing.
6:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS Posing as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), scammers have found a new angle in the effort to exploit fears driven by the spread of the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, sometimes called "swine flu." Attorney General Richard Cordray is urging Ohioans to beware of an e-mail which carries a computer virus that may infect your computer and provide a stranger with access to your personal information. The bogus e-mail announces the launch of a "state vaccination H1N1 program" and encourages the user to create a personal vaccination profile. It provides a link to a Web page that looks similar to the CDC site. Within the page are downloadable instructions for creating your personal vaccination profile. Cordray warns that by downloading the instructions, visitors are downloading a virus onto their computers.
6:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Information from a tipster led police to doing surveillance and catching a Greenwich man stealing chains and hooks from a flatbed wrecker late Thursday night. "The Norwalk Police Department received information that someone may break into the two trucks parked at Kasper's Chevrolet. Officers conducted surveillance and observed James D. Brant Jr., 32, arrive at the location and walk to both parked wreckers at the rear of the parking lot," Detective Sgt. Todd Temple wrote in his report.
6:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Catholic School's music department will present "Christmas 2009" at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Joan C. Camp Performing Arts Center. The sixth and seventh grade bands, the high school choir and the High School Concert Band will perform. Those attending are asked to bring a canned good or nonperishable food item for the "Fill the Flyer Van" effort.
6:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. (MCT) - Bill Clinton famously said he felt the pain of his fellow Americans. George H.W. Bush said it simply, if awkwardly: "Message: I care.'
6:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A bid to include all the Wright Brothers in a statue representing Ohio in Washington doesn't fly with a federal law. Therefore, Milan's famous son Thomas Edison currently faces a little less competition in the running to erect a second statue of a famous Ohio figure in Washington D.C.
6:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
Amanda Knox's grandmother and a handful of Knox's closest friends crowded into Mick and Janet Huff's tiny living room in West Seattle, where the TV was tuned to CNN. Knox's grandmother perched on a corner of the couch, and a foursome of college friends - who'd lived in the same dorm with Knox as freshmen at the University of Washington - took up positions in front of the TV.
6:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
St. Paul is leading Delphos St. John's 7-0 after one quarter of play in their Div. VI state championship football game. Flyers senior quarterback Eric Schwieterman ran for a 73-yard touchdown on a third-and-long play, accounting for the only score of the quarter.
6:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
Right brother. Wrong ID. Huron County Sheriff's Maj. Greg Englund said he is having prosecutors consider filing charges against a 39-year-old Oberlin man who used a bogus ID at the Huron County Jail. About 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, the suspect came to the jail to visit his girlfriend and "used his brother's ID," Englund said. The man's name is not being released because he has not been charged. "Corrections officers knew him when he was incarcerated here. It's actually his twin brother," the deputy explained.
6:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
St. John's scored a pair of touchdowns and held a 21-10 lead heading into the final quarter of a Div. VI state championship game against St. Paul today at Paul E. Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon. However, the Flyers were driving deep into St. John's territory when the third quarter ended.
6:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
The South Central High School sophomore who wrote a bogus bomb threat in late September admitted Friday he and another student came up with the plan in about 10 minutes. "I was sitting in study hall and decided to write the note. ... Another student took it to the bathroom, your honor," the 16-year-old Greenwich boy told Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell. "Afterwards, I regret what I did."