2:21 PM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com There's really no end to where the local budget crunch will hit. From schools to home to city offices, everyone is feeling the pinch. It's true, too, in highway departments nationwide. Many roads that were once completely black-topped are now being reduced to chip-and-seal or even simple gravel. "Gravel roads are an incredible step backward," said Carl Essex, Huron County highway department spokesman.
2:21 PM Jul 26, 2010
Another major past, another opportunity slips by for Tiger Woods. Tiger is now 0-for-3 in major championships in 2010 after this past weekend's British Open. After returning to competitive golf at The Masters in April, he has struggled to regain his familiar dominant form. Some people would say he's playing horribly. No, we just have such high expectations for him, it turns out that he's still doing fairly well.
2:21 PM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - At least 4,500 passports were issued to registered sex offenders in 2008, and five states accounted for about half the number, a report from the federal Government Accounting Office said Wednesday. Among those able to receive passports to travel abroad were an Ohio sex offender who was fleeing prosecution and later was arrested in the Philippines; a New York police officer accused of having sex with his foster son, and a postal carrier in Texas who, after being convicted of indecency involving a girl, still was delivering mail.
2:21 PM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Seldom has the policy conflict between recovery and reform been presented as starkly as in the last two weeks. On the one hand, there is last week's congressional agreement on a historic reshaping of the financial regulatory system which brings stronger consumer protections, sharper oversight of mega-banks and risk-oriented behavior, new constraints on mortgage terms and closer scrutiny of credit rating agencies and insurance companies.
2:20 PM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The Willard City Schools board of education voted unanimously Thursday to adopt a resolution of intent to terminate Melodie Adelman from her job as food service supervisor. The vote came after the board met in executive session for a little less than an hour with Superintendent David Danhoff and board attorney Michael J. Loughman.
2:19 PM Jul 26, 2010
As Linda Bersche closes the books on 2010, she's looking ahead to next year. The executive director of the Norwalk Area United Fund said a day doesn't go by that she doesn't get at least one call for help. That's why she said every penny that comes in goes to a good cause. Bersche said the United Fund, which also serves the Monroeville and Wakeman areas, reached 89 percent of last year's $330,000 goal. The goal for 2011 will remain the same.
2:16 PM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - This village is ready and waiting. For the better part of a year, the rumor has been Johns Manville, a company that manufactures insulation and roofing materials, is looking to use the former factory portion of the Tenneco plant in Milan. Milan Mayor Robert Bickley and Village Administrator Bruce Bowie updated the situation. "We're in the process,' Bickley said. "We're still negotiating the if and when.'
2:15 PM Jul 26, 2010
A rural Willard man who held a knife to his chest during a stand-off with authorities remains behind bars. Terry L. Trushel, 54, most recently of 1369 Townline Road 12, is accused of breaking into his estranged wife's home late Thursday night and accosting her, Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said. "He was armed with a knife,' the sheriff added. The woman managed to flee the home safely and called 9-1-1 at 11:35 p.m. A deputy's report indicates Trushel was threatening to commit suicide.
11:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Theatre is a landmark in this community. Its façade helps define our charming uptown. It is a psychic part of our identity. Therefore we are sorry to hear it when parts of it, such as the organ, appear for sale online.
11:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
By DAN GEARINO The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT) MARYSVILLE Honda in Ohio began with a red dirt bike.
11:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
With the U.S. Senate's failure to extend unemployment benefits that expired in June, things have gone from bad to worse for unemployed workers. On top of that, Congress hasn't restored another recently expired subsidy that has been paying the bulk of health insurance premiums for workers who lost their jobs since September 2008.
11:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
The victim of a Sunday-morning homicide wasn't known to have enemies, said the owner of the bar where he collapsed from his gunshot wounds. Jorden White, 22, died about 9 a.m. Sunday after he had been shot more than seven hours earlier outside Miller One More, also known as Eureka Caf.
11:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Lindsay Lohan is due to surrender Tuesday to a Beverly Hills judge to begin her 90-day sentence in a Lynwood jail, but it remains unclear exactly how much time the actress will spend behind bars. The L.A. Sheriff's Department has not said exactly how long they plan to incarcerate Lohan, but authorities have said it could amount to only 25 percent of her sentence. Some speculate it could be even less, given jail overcrowding and the relatively minor nature of Lohan's probation violation on a drunken driving arrest. The situation puts the sheriff's department in a tough position, coming three years after Paris Hilton's early release from jail created national headlines and ultimately resulted in the hotel heiress being sent back to finish her sentence. "The sheriff and his department know they are going to be under the microscope.
11:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Milan man convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) for an injury accident was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday. Joseph R. Tatkowski, 52, of 82 Ridgeview Circle, also was fined $1,350. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered him to pay $9,809 in restitution for the Jan. 14 crash on Old State Road investigated by Norwalk Police Sgt. Dave Smith.
11:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County's unemployment rate remained nearly steady in June, but that was good enough to improve its standing among the state's 88 counties. At 12.6 percent, Huron County ranks No. 17 in Ohio the best it's been since 2008. The 12.7 percent rate for May put the county at No. 13. Prior to that, Huron County had the state's eighth worst mark for two straight months.
11:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Rev. Thomas Crum, a Roman Catholic priest who admitted that he sexually abused a male teenage student for a period of one year, has been removed from the priesthood. Officials at the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown announced on Monday that the Vatican had accepted Crum's resignation and removed him from the priesthood. Crum, 61, was removed from ministry in May 2009 and placed in a psychiatric treatment center, after he resigned as pastor of Our Lady of Peace parish in Plain Township at the request of Bishop George V. Murry.
11:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com A child's lemonade stand was the spark for Norwalk resident Tracy Olden's plan to help save her home from foreclosure. A friend's 8-year-old granddaughter made $18 in three hours. Olden, who has been unemployed for almost a year, told neighbor and friend Candy Kronewitter she wished she could make money at that rate.
11:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
Times are changing at Sunrise Cooperative in Norwalk. George D. Secor, president and chief executive officer for Sunrise, informed stockholders in a recent letter.
11:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
A rural Willard man who held a knife to his chest during a stand-off with authorities remains behind bars. Terry L. Trushel, 54, most recently of 1369 Townline Road 12, is accused of breaking into his estranged wife's home late Thursday night and accosting her, Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said.
11:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - This village is ready and waiting. For the better part of a year, the rumor has been Johns Manville, a company that manufactures insulation and roofing materials, is looking to use the former factory portion of the Tenneco plant in Milan.
11:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com So far, so good. That was the word Friday about the recent transition from Verizon to Frontier Communications. Frontier officially claimed ownership of all Verizon land-line services in Ohio and 13 other states on July 1 in a deal totaling about $8.6 billion. Since that time, Frontier Communications Central Region President John Lass and Sr. Vice President Dave Davidson have been touring all of the Verizon stations in the state.