8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
One waited anxiously, sharing the same hotel room with both parents and two young children. Her clothes were dirty, and her bank account drew dangerously low. The other stayed for free in a Grecian resort. She missed her family but was in the company of seasoned travelers and naval officers. Her living conditions were "awesome.'
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Thursday was the first time Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (HCDJFS) Director Theresa Alt had to call the sheriff's office about someone threatening employees since she took the job. Alt said deputies and officers with the Norwalk Police Department responded "immediately." To insure the safety and security of all the HCDJFS, deputies stayed around the agency until 4:30 p.m.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO (MCT) - It's been nearly a year since Michael McCloskey felt the piercing pain of a bullet enter his back during a traffic stop in Ottawa Hills - and he still can't always form his emotions into words. Recently, for the first time since the moment when his life drastically changed, McCloskey, 25, of Toledo appeared in Lucas County Common Pleas Court and saw the police officer accused of firing the gun.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Violence is at the heart of some of the most popular video games. Now the Supreme Court is going to decide whether California, home to many of the country's biggest game companies, can outlaw the sale to children of games in which people are maimed, killed or sexually assaulted. The video game industry, which like the film industry runs a self-enforced rating system, has prevailed in 12 lower federal court rulings striking down state and local governments' attempts to regulate what types of games can be sold to minors.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - The estranged wife of former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann received a suspended 10-day jail sentence Monday and was fined $1,000 for using her connections with her husband's office to win a public grant for a class she was teaching.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ottawa County resident Crystal Bowersox is one of six finalists on "American Idol,' now that another contestant has been sent home. Tim Urban learned he was the one leaving the competition at the conclusion of Wednesday night's "Idol Gives Back' episode of "American Idol.'
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
How does a behind-the-scenes look at Cedar Point's newest (and most expensive!) water ride sound to you? The Funcoast crew set out early this morning, heading to CP to see what all the hype is about. Good news, kids - we've got plenty of fun stuff for you to chew on.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
When people think about volcanoes, they often call up images of massive explosions, towns covered in ash and rivers of lava destroying everything in their path. For the estimated 500 million people who live near the world's 600 active volcanoes, those catastrophic events are an all-too-real possibility. But less discussed (and studied) is a much quieter threat - that is in some cases just as ominous.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The Huron County Sheriff's Office released tapes Friday that indicate Willard resident Imelda R. Muniz intentionally set the fire that killed her at her Willard residence Thursday. Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood said the cause of the 39-year-old's death was smoke inhalation and the manner of death was suicide.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk community came out in full-force Saturday night at the To Write Love on Her Arms benefit at the old recreation center on Monroe Street. The goal of the evening was two-fold.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
The latest target in the battle over fast food is something you shouldn't even put in your mouth. Convinced that Happy Meals and other food promotions aimed at children could make kids fat as well as happy, county officials in California's Silicon Valley are poised to outlaw the little toys that often come with high-calorie offerings.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
OTTAWA (MCT) - With state financial assistance approved Monday, Whirlpool Corp. said it will proceed with a $4.4 million project to expand a formerly closed and bankrupt freezer manufacturing plant in this Putnam County village, potentially creating nearly 200 more jobs. Whirlpool purchased the 500,000-square-foot factory in December, shortly after it was closed by W.C. Wood Corp. Inc. of Guelph, Ont., which went into receivership.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was a beautiful early Sunday morning. The sun was out and it was a nice break between weekend rains. I took a drive on Milan Avenue, looking at all of the sidewalk work going on. It won't be long before you can walk or ride your bike on a sidewalk from Fisher-Titus Medical Center to Bob Evans Restaurant.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
By AARON KRAUSE Reflector Staff Writer akrause@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE Students in the local school district will have a new bus to ride on thanks to board action taken Monday night.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - As thousands of activists rallied on the National Mall Sunday for federal legislation to curb global warming, Obama administration officials and leading senators worked behind the scenes to rescue a climate bill that appeared close to flat-lining over the weekend. By day's end, supporters said its prospects were brightening slightly, with the Republican co-author of the legislation, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, again discussing it with Sens. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
With just three weeks remaining to bring misdemeanor charges against former Attorney General Marc Dann, prosecutors have charged his estranged wife with improperly using her influence to secure a grant for the university where she teaches journalism. Alyssa Lenhoff, 47, who filed for divorce from Dann last week, is expected to plead guilty Monday to a single misdemeanor charge of having an unlawful interest in a public contract.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk's Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) facility continues to remain active. But for how long, no one is certain.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
About 10 concerned citizens showed up Saturday morning at Sheri's Coffee House for the community forum put together by Norwalk Councilman Harry Brady. The get-together was originally called so residents could talk about the spring trash pickup, but that issue was only mentioned briefly at the close of the 2-hour meeting. Those in attendance seemed more concerned with the impending closure of U.S. 250 between Milan and Norwalk, uptown parking and the need for a traffic light at U.S. 250 and Stower Lane.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - America wasn't too interested in what Hollywood had to offer this weekend. With two new releases failing to catch fire, movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada racked up the lowest total ticket sales of any weekend so far this year.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
The judge didn't wear his robe today, and no one addressed him as your honor. Instead, Union County Common Pleas Judge Don Fraser sat in the back of his own courtroom, wearing a suit. And the shackled and handcuffed defendant turned and called him dad.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Eli Beachy, the Firelands Historical Society museum's curator, has vanished, society president Pat Mak said. Society secretary Mary Carabin found the museum's keys in the office on March 25, but no note or phone message.