7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch talked at length this morning about the much-discussed topic of adult arcades. The mayor said she knows she's flying solo with her stance.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
These are the top local and national sports stories today (just click on the link to read the story) WRESTLING - Local athletes advance in sections
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARANA, Ariz. (MCT) - Speaking with emotions both sad and angry, Tiger Woods said Friday that he is sorry for his actions that betrayed his marriage, that he is in continuing rehabilitative treatment and that members of the media have no right to continue pursuing his wife and his two young children in their quest to find out more about Woods' private life. "For all that I have done, I am so sorry,' Woods, 34, said to the group he assembled, which included his mother, Kultida, but not his wife, Elin Nordegren. " ... I had affairs; I cheated. What I did was not acceptable, and I am the only person to blame.'
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Safety should take priority over saving school calamity days next year, when Ohio reduces the number of such days from five to three. That is the consensus of Norwalk school officials, who said they favor the reduction.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - Bellevue school board members on Thursday rejected a hearing officer's recommendation and fired superintendent William "Bud" Martin. Board members cited 20 points of contention with the report.
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The battle for the position of Huron County auditor is on. Current Auditor Roland Tkach, a Democrat, will be challenged by Republican Bob Patusky in November's general election.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
A recession-fueled surge in Medicaid enrollment has led to the biggest one-year increase in the program's 45-year history. State Medicaid rolls swelled by 3.3 million nationwide in June 2009 compared with a year earlier, a 7.5 percent jump, according to an analysis released yesterday by the Kaiser Family Foundation's Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
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TIFFIN - An ultrasound technician from Willard pleaded "not guilty' Thursday to 72 Seneca County charges in connection with photographing patients undressing for procedures at a Tiffin medical facility. Jamie Aguirre, 43, of 68 Sandy Trail, has been booked into the Seneca County Jail since Feb. 3, when he was served the 72-count indictment. Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Michael Kelbley set a $750,000 bond Thursday and a March 10 pretrial hearing.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Three local residents earned the title of "Idol' in their respective age categories Sunday at Towne and Country's "Firelands Idol' competition at Edison High School's Little Theatre. Audience members voted for the winners by ballot during Sunday's final round of competition.
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
It looks like everyone wants a piece of the 58th district. The district, which includes all of Huron County and portions of Lorain and Seneca counties, is currently represented by Republican Terry Boose (R-Norwalk).
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Saying for the first time that Republicans could win control of the House in November, GOP leader John Boehner vowed yesterday that he would run the House in a much more open style than Democrats and Republicans have in the past. Boehner told a gathering of conservatives that there is "a political rebellion brewing in America.'
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Huron County grand jury has declined to indict a Wellington man on rape and burglary charges. Joel D. Hill, 51, had the felony charges transferred from Norwalk Municipal Court to Huron County Common Pleas Court in late July. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the allegations were from an incident that month in New London.
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A Willard woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending sexual photos and text messages to a teenage boy. Kendra N. Hoskins, 20, of 407 Myrtle Ave., will be sentenced late next month for attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. She will be classified as a Tier-II sex offender, meaning she will have to register her address for 25 years.
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COLUMBUS (MCT) - U.S. Senate candidate Rob Portman will be able to keep his Republican powder dry for the November election while the Democratic race to challenge him has suddenly turned into a four-way fight. After threatening to expend some of his personal fortune to take on Mr. Portman, Cleveland area auto dealership owner Tom Ganley did not file petitions to seek the GOP nomination by yesterday's deadline.
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A Huron County Common Pleas Court grand jury today indicted 18 people. Five of the defendants face drug-related charges, while seven others face felonies for not paying child support. One case involves sex with a minor.
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Richard Alleshouse isn't sure what made him try out for the band as a Norwalk seventh-grader - his mother probably encouraged him, he said. If that's true, Alleshouse has her, in part, to thank for his position today - principal double bassist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
It does not appear the NASA Plumbrook airstrip project will be awarded a federal Tiger grant. In an announcement today, only two Ohio projects received the awards and those were the National Gateway Freight Rail Corridor and the Kent Central Gateway Multimodal Transit Facility.
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Area motorists beware. Things could get interesting just north of Norwalk later this year or next. The Ohio Department of Transportation is planning to repair the bridge on U.S. 250 that's located right between Milan and Norwalk. This is the same bridge that's been tossed back and forth between the village of Milan and ODOT in recent years.
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COLUMBUS - Today, Gov. Ted Strickland's campaign will file 2,984 signatures with the Secretary of State's office, officially putting Strickland and his running mate, Judge Yvette McGee Brown, on the May 4 ballot. Strickland released the following statement: "I am honored by the support and encouragement that Yvette and I have received from the people across Ohio,' Strickland said. "Ohioans face a critical choice in this election: we can continue to lay the foundation for long-term economic growth by investing in education, creating jobs in high-growth industries, and making it easier to do business in Ohio or we can return to the failed Washington-Wall Street policies that got us into this economic mess. Yvette and I look forward to this debate and discussing how we will continue to build on the last three years by ensuring Ohio's economy emerges from this global economic crisis stronger than ever.'
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk business has reported the loss of nearly $23,000 in telecommunication services. Eric Breznicki, the general manager of Emerald FX, reported Monday there have been hundreds of unauthorized telephone calls totaling more then $10,000 being billed to the company's Time Warner account in the last several months. He told police there were about 30 pages of calls made to Guatemala.
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WILLARD - The Richmond Township trustees unanimously turned down New to You business owner Judy Smith's request to have part of U.S. 224 rezoned to be commercial tonight. Smith wanted 1,225 feet of U.S. 224 from Paul Road zoned commercial so she could re-open her family-owned-and-operated business that targets the needy. The request involved four parcels of land.