12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
A family trip into town almost took a tragic turn after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Ohio 18 and Ohio 601 late Thursday afternoon. The passengers in a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT, Felicity Harris, 9, and Katelyn Wriston, 6, both are listed in serious condition in the pediatric intensive care unit of St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. A LifeFlight helicopter transported the two girls to the Toledo hospital after the accident.
12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Tenneco Automotive announced Wednesday it will be relocating its elastomer mixing operations in Milan to the company's facility in Reynosa, Mexico. "Regrettably, this recommendation would result in the closing of the Milan facility and impact approximately 80 employees," regional plant manager Steve Grilly said in a prepared statement.
12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
The St. Paul Flyers advanced to the second round of the high school football playoffs with a 56-7 win Friday night over East Canton at Whitney Field. The Flyers (11-0) will now play McDonald (11-0) in a Division VI, Region 21 semifinal Nov. 7 at a site to be announced Sunday.
12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
The battle is heating up between Huron County Commissioner Gary Bauer, a Republican, and his Independent opponent, James Sitterly. Scott Bauer, the son of Gary Bauer, is challenging statements he said were made by his father's opponent and Sitterly's son, James Joel Sitterly.
12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Republican sheriff's candidate Jamey Bracken said he wants fair answers from his opponent, who is advertising he is being supported by an overwhelming majority of the sheriff's office. Bracken sent an e-mail to the Reflector and three other newspapers Wednesday night questioning the numbers touted by Democratic candidate Dane Howard. The Democrat's campaign literature about his endorsements says "members of the Huron County Sheriff's Office" voted in favor of him 44-2.
12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
"We're here doing what we do best," said Kevin Leibold. "It feels great. There's a sense of hope." Leibold took a couple of minutes off from upholstering a sofa Tuesday on his new job with Norwalk Custom Order Furniture to talk about the birth of a new furniture company in Norwalk. "They're treating us well Dan White and all the investors."
12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The Edison High School marching band almost got to play for a presidential campaign today, but Superintendent David Snook canceled the band's participation because it is a political event. Republican John McCain's campaign had invited the band to play for a campaign stop in Sandusky.
12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
In the latter years of the 19th century there was a rush to drill for oil and natural gas in any area where geologists believed it could be found. One of the greatest finds ever was the Karg Well at Findlay, which was drilled in 1886. This made Findlay a genuine boom town, with some land tripling or moving even higher in value. For several years Findlay enjoyed great notoriety with its gas wells. On a cloudy night the reflected light on the clouds could be seen 50 miles away. The town, of course, was lighted and heated almost exclusively with gas, and some of the wells had excess burning off at any given time.
12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
The end is near in the race for the 58th district statehouse seat. The race features Republican Terry Boose against Democrat Terry Traster.
12:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: A long, grueling and dirty Democratic presidential primary fight after which at least one candidate must take a long shower. I say at least one because, unlike the Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama battle, the mud-slinging between Joe Cantwell and William Russell is largely one-sided.
12:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will bring its all-new live entertainment extravaganza "Over The Top' to Cleveland later this month. The wacky battle featuring the ultimate tug-of-war between Ringmaster Chuck Wagner and clown eccentric Tom Dougherty - all over a magical top hat that controls the circus - is staged at Quicken Loans Arena for two weekends only during Oct. 24-26 and Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
12:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - More than 1,100 women spent Wednesday evening enjoying a Girls' Night Out at Kalahari and raising thousands of dollars for cancer research. Sandusky residents Mary Biglin and Pam Kidd were both honored as Women of the Year for their work with area cancer patients.
12:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Thousands of people were on hand to cheer on Sen. John McCain as his Straight Talk Express made a stop in Sandusky Thursday and he vowed his race for the White House will end in victory. People were waiting by security gates set up for entry to the rally as early as 9:30 a.m. and the crowd swelled so much that some didn't get through the gates in time for McCain's appearance about 2:15 p.m., but watched the rally from the edge of the park.
12:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
The rut has just begun, and all over Ohio whitetail bucks are moving. They're looking for does to breed the next generation, and this "silly season" is the year's best time to bag a buck. But there are bucks and then there are BUCKS, and those seeking a real wall hanger should keep a few things in mind when they make their forays looking for scrapes or sitting high above one. First is the importance of rubs. All bucks, whatever their size, make rubs. They strengthen neck muscles, act as scent posts, and are natural vents for rut aggression. But keep in mind when you see some that little bucks rub saplings and hook at bushes, too, leaving those distinctive areas of peeled bark and broken limbs so visible at a distance. Big bucks will pound saplings and shrubs, but they'll also attack fair sized trees. If you find a shrub torn apart, or a rub on a tree six inches in diameter or more, feel pretty sure there's an old mosshorn in the area. That's the one you're looking for.
12:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's time for the high school football playoffs. And here in Norwalk, that means the St. Paul Flyers (10-0), who are at home Friday night against East Canton (7-3) in a Division VI, Region 21 matchup.
12:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller laughed when asked if she has ever seen the 1960 Western, "The Magnificent Seven.' "I have heard about it, but I've never actually watched it,' she said Tuesday by cell phone, still chuckling. "I think, yes, at some point I should watch it.'
12:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
"We converted one voter; every vote counts, right?' beamed the ninth child of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy Wednesday as he addressed a throng of Huron County Democrats. Max Kennedy was referring to his stop Wednesday at Berry's Restaurant, where he persuaded someone to vote for Barack Obama.
12:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Some political blogs described it as a "cringe-worthy' moment. When Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Thursday, at a Defiance rally, introduced his new political BFF, Joe the Plumber, "only to be greeted with confused silence.'
12:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - The guns are out and shots have been fired in the race for Huron County sheriff. Republican candidate Jamey Bracken is encouraging local voters to question the statistics touted by his Democratic opponent, Dane Howard. Bracken also has accused Howard of misleading people by saying he has solved "over 500 serious felony cases."
12:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
"We converted one voter; every vote counts, right?" beamed the ninth child of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skael Kennedy Wednesday as he addressed a throng of Huron County Democrats. Max Kennedy was referring to his stop Wednesday at Berry's Restaurant, where he persuaded someone to vote for Barack Obama.
12:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller laughed when asked if she has ever seen the 1960 western, "The Magnificent Seven." "I have heard about it, but I've never actually watched it," she said Tuesday by cell phone, still chuckling. "I think, yes, at some point I should watch it."