7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City councilman Harry Brady wants to give residents a chance to anonymously express their opinions about the adult arcade issue. To that end, he has organized a forum scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Sheri's Coffee House. Brady said he will attend and will try to get at least one other council member to come. Zoning for adult arcades has been a topic of discussion and debate at recent city council meetings.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH South Central kindergarten and first-grade students recently celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with a fun-filled week of activities. After reading several Dr. Seuss books, the students even got to enjoy green eggs and ham, which were made in the classroom. Principal Dennis Blanchard followed the aroma through the hallways, leading him to Leigha McCormack's classroom, where the green eggs and ham were being prepared. "Of course, he took the time to sample both items and agreed with the students that they were delicious," McCormack said.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
An amended class-action lawsuit filed Monday in federal court says Sandusky-based U.S. Border Patrol agents instructed local authorities to restrain and interrogate Hispanics about their immigration status, which oversteps local officers' boundaries. (EDITOR'S NOTE - Much of the background information for this story came from the Sandusky Register.)
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk councilman faces a disciplinary hearing before the Ohio Supreme Court. Attorney Thomas J. Stoll is accused of not filing required paperwork in probate cases. The Erie-Huron Grievance Committee has taken the matter to the Ohio Supreme Court's Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - Cleveland Browns All Pro kick returner Josh Cribbs says he will make a "major announcement' Friday at the Cleveland Auto Show. Cribbs is scheduled to sign autographs from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the event, which takes place the I-X Center. Before doing so, Cribbs will conduct a press conference and speak with members of the media and fans in attendance.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
In the wake of a drop in revenue and mail volume, Saturday mail delivery could go the way of the dodo bird. The postal service is facing a projected $238-billion loss over the next decade. As a result, the service has announced a 10-year plan to bring it into financial health including ending Saturday mail delivery.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
An area man is behind bars tonight after leading authorities on a high speed chase this afternoon. William C. White Sr., 61, of 1309 Camp St., Sandusky, is being held in the Erie County Jail. He is charged with fleeing and eluding police and reckless operation. Troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol initiated the pursuit that started on Ohio 2 near Ohio 61 in Erie County. White's 2004 Black Chevrolet Silverado SS was clocked at traveling 106 mph in a 65 mph zone, so the trooper activated his cruiser's lights and sirens signaling for White to stop.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Ronald Reagan is honored by, among other things, an airport, a freeway, an aircraft carrier, and ironically for a critic of big government one of the biggest federal buildings in Washington. Now, some of the late president's admirers are launching a new effort to add another honor: printing his likeness on a $50 bill in place of Ulysses S. Grant. In polls of presidential scholars, Reagan consistently outranks Grant, said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., who introduced legislation to make the change. But at least one Democrat who serves on the House Financial Services Committee, where the proposal has been sent, isn't ready to jettison Grant for "someone whose policies are still controversial."
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
By DANA WILSON The Columbus Dispatch (MCT) Most Ohioans can expect the 2010 census questionnaire to land in their mailboxes beginning March 15. But there are 180,000 households statewide without home mail delivery, and the people living in those mostly rural areas all must be counted, too.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - Senate leaders Tuesday night resolved an impasse over emergency aid to the jobless that had driven a wedge into Republican ranks and offered Democrats a political weapon. The deal was struck to overcome the continued objections of a single senator, Republican Jim Bunning of Kentucky, who for days had held up short-term extensions of unemployment and COBRA benefits over concerns that the bill would increase the federal deficit.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 14-year-old Monroeville break-in suspect was scheduled to appear this morning in Huron County Juvenile Court. The boy was charged with criminal trespassing and underage consumption in connection with a Feb. 23 incident on Milan Avenue, Monroeville.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council appears to have no clue what to do with adult arcades. At Tuesday night's meeting, no council member would make a motion to bring any of the three pieces of current adult arcade legislation off the table so there they stay.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
He always was there with his camera in tow, looking for news. Chris Harlan has been the face of local cable television for the last 16 years. That ended last week when Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on "Wednesday Live." Harlan, an employee with the city of Norwalk water department, started his television career in 1995 with Continental Cablevision. That switched to Media One and finally to Time Warner. Along with feature stories and at one time sporting events, Harlan will best be known for his five-year stint on "Wednesday Live."
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Carl Essex from the highway department told Huron County commissioners Tuesday the engineer is hoping to land some grant money to improve several hazardous intersections within the county. Essex said the main intersection is Butler Road and Ohio 303. "This is based on Highway Patrol data," he said.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Women's rights campaigners are demanding urgent changes to a draconian law that they claim encourages rape. Under current Bahraini legislation, rapists are escaping punishment dished out by the courts by marrying their victims after they have been convicted.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
EUCLID The first-ever Cleveland Spring Home & Patio Show debuts March 10 to 14 at the new Great Lakes Expo Center in Euclid. The event will offer many hardscaping solutions and masonry ideas to add function and appeal to any outdoor space. Think brick patios, an outdoor kitchen, stone fireplaces ... the newest awnings and handcrafted arbors to create a cool shady spot on the patio ... comfy patio furniture, ambient outdoor lighting, a swimming pool or hot tub off the deck. It's all about discovering new ways to transform an outdoor living space into a usable and beautiful extension of the home. Here are some of the highlights:
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Student Activities Center at Terra Community College was jammed with employers and job seekers Tuesday for the Project HIRE Job Fair. Natalie Williams, of Norwalk, was one of the more than 850 people who checked out about 60 participating employers. Until recently, she had full-time employment in the automotive field and was a part-time student at Terra. Williams, who was laid off in December, said the job fair was an eye-opener.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Erie MetroParks invites the public to attend their program on bald eagles at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark. Learn all about our national symbol, then tour the county observing bald eagle nests. The Lake Erie region harbors the most significant populations of bald eagles in Ohio, although they are found statewide. Last year, in Erie County alone, more than 14 bald eagle nests were recorded by Ohio Division of Natural Resources. Join Joe and Charlene Margetiak as they present history, facts and photographs about the country's national symbol followed by a car pool tour of Erie County bald eagle nests. Registration is appreciated. Bring your binoculars and spotting scopes for the tour.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - A jury in Santa Ana, Calif., on Tuesday voted for the death penalty for a 46-year-old woman convicted of murdering a fortuneteller and her daughter, a crime prosecutors said was motivated by a bad fortune. Tanya Nelson, 46, of North Carolina was found guilty last month in the 2005 stabbings of fortuneteller Ha Jade Smith, 52, and her daughter, Anita Vo, 23, of Westminster, Calif.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Judy Rankine doesn't play with dolls. The New London woman doesn't own a "Doll Store" and don't call her a "Doll Artist." Rankine is a self-described "craftsman" who, out of pottery clay, fashions cloth dolls, giving them names and their own special costume.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
AKRON - Time Warner Cable has announced the launch of a new digital channel lineup that increases the convenience of finding programming, especially high definition channels. Beginning in this month, customers will discover finding their favorite channels in high definition has become even easier. All HD offerings will move to the 1000-block of channels in the lineup. Customers can simply add a "1" to the digital channel number to find the HD Version. For example, if Discovery is on channel 130, then the HD version will be found on 1130.