8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
BEREA (PA SPORTSTICKER) - Brady Quinn will get a chance to start over in Denver. Whether he'll get to start is up in the air. The Broncos acquired the former first-round draft pick from the Cleveland Browns for fullback Peyton Hillis, a 2011 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2012.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Will Charlie Sheen cut a deal with prosecutors, or is he ready to fight to clear his name? That's the question as the sitcom star's court date looms Monday. Facing a felony charge from a Christmas Day incident in Aspen, Colo., when his wife called 911 to say the actor was threatening her life, Sheen is facing the endgame of a scandal that has threatened to engulf his career.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Florida Tomato Growers Exchange, an agricultural cooperative, reports that much of the crop was devastated by the freezing temperatures. And some retailers around the nation are turning to Mexican tomatoes to stock their shelves. The result? Fewer tomatoes and higher prices - almost double - in the coming weeks.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - A woman who led authorities on a high-speed chase and drove in the wrong lanes on a divided highway has been released from the hospital. Vicki L. Laffartha, 36, has been discharged from Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, said Huron Police Chief John Majoy, who declined to elaborate.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
PHILADELPHIA (MCT) - The American arrested in a sweep of al-Qaida members worked as a laborer at five nuclear plants in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, federal officials said Friday. Sharif Mobley had a "red badge' clearance, the highest level a laborer can obtain, while working on at the Salem-Hope Creek nuclear plants in Salem County, N.J., according to a spokesman from the local union of which he was a member.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - In the music video for Lady Gaga's hit single "Bad Romance,' the pop diva vamps across several nightmarish tableaux wearing a variety of barely there lingerie get-ups. The flashy clip caused a sensation when it debuted in November and has racked up 85 million views on YouTube. But perhaps its most striking aspect is the unabashed product placement - conspicuous visual shout-outs to Nemiroff vodka, Nintendo Wii, Burberry and other brands.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Police Department is continuing its attempt to contact the wife of a West Washington Street man who left his last will and testament behind last week. Chief Dave Light said officers haven't been able to talk to the wife by telephone, but he said someone will go to her home to speak to her. The wife reported her 54-year-old husband missing at 9:21 p.m. March 2 after she came home from work.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP - A Milan man was charged with failure to control Friday morning after the Ferrellgas truck he was driving overturned on Ohio 61. Kenneth A. Munns, 29, of 58 Cherry St., was heading south about 9:30 a.m. when he went off the right side of the road and overcorrected, said Trooper Rebecca Wellner, of the state Highway Patrol. The gas truck overturned on the road before continuing off the left side.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Young combat veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan have another challenge waiting for them when they return home: steep unemployment. More than one in five can't find work, according to data released Friday by the Labor Department.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Theme parks are being flooded with applications from job seekers, as unemployed mortgage agents, sales clerks and construction workers who can't find work elsewhere seek temporary positions that often pay little more than minimum wage. A job fair at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif., last weekend drew 1,600 people - in the rain. Universal Studios Hollywood took in more than 1,100 job applications on just one day last month.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO (MCT) - A store owner at the Allied Music of Ohio in South Toledo shot a man Friday after the suspect held a gun to a clerk's head, police said. Toledo police early Friday afternoon responded to the store at 2027 South Byrne Road near Heatherdowns Boulevard on a report of an attempted robbery and a person shot.
8:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - With the potential for heavy rains and flooding on roadways throughout the weekend, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) reminds motorists to be aware of the force and power of water and to "Turn Around Don't Drown." Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said his department is prepared for whatever happens.
8:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS (PA SPORTSTICKER) - Evan Turner didn't need any late-game heroics on Sunday. When it appeared there was nothing more he could do to make his Big Ten tournament performance better, the junior had 31 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 5 Ohio State over Minnesota 90-61 in the championship game.
8:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
The experts on CBS and ESPN were not at liberty Sunday night to explain to you why the NCAA Tournament selection committee treated Duke like the No. 1 overall seed rather than Kansas, the nation's best basketball team. The explanation is simple: Duke is television ratings gold, and the NCAA is in the process of negotiating a new TV contract for its prized tournament.
8:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
What happened to all of the upsets? George Mason was only four years ago. It just seems like forever. After the 2006 Final Four, with zero No. 1 seeds and George Mason, there was talk of a new era in college basketball where the little guy was live. Turns out it was an aberration.
8:03 AM Jul 26, 2010
"It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority." - Benjamin Franklin During my daily commute to work, I've found myself pondering a quite a few things recently:
8:03 AM Jul 26, 2010
One of our country's leading naval officers in World War II died last year, and I recall him here as a "local boy who made good." Vice Admiral James Calvert grew up at Mitiwanga, east of Huron, and was a graduate of Berlin Heights High School. He was born in Cleveland, but the Great Depression forced his parents, Charles and Grace Calvert, to move to Mitiwanga and work at cleaning cottages there.
8:03 AM Jul 26, 2010
"I have a suggestion which could change our nation!" proclaimed the historian. "It happens in public meetings. Instead of disrespectfully shouting folks down or insulting them in other ways, we will do something different. As you know, one fundamental Cheap Coffee Club feature as we share our thoughts together, is that each of our opinions gets respect, whether we agree or not.
8:03 AM Jul 26, 2010
The state Highway Patrol reopened Ohio 2 eastbound at 5:30 p.m. The westbound lanes had been reopened a few hours earlier.
8:03 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - As soon as they saw him proceed down a Monroeville Elementary hallway, second graders proclaimed "Sgt. Harder's here!" The students were referring to Staff Sgt. Talmadge Harder, the Army Reserves soldier whom they've been regularly instant messaging in Iraq since his deployment in July.
8:03 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Norwalk man was sentenced Wednesday to eight months in prison for smuggling someone else's urine into a drug screen. Authorities said Nicholas L. Wright, 20, of 2243 N. Old State Road, brought the urine to a May 8 drug test when his probation officer noticed an unusual bulge in his pants during the office visit. The defendant was indicted in late September on tampering with evidence. Wright pleaded guilty Jan. 22 to an amended charge of possession of criminal tools.