11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. (PA SPORTSTICKER) - Mel Turpin, former NBA player an All-American Kentucky center, committed suicide Thursday, authorities said. He was 49. Police and the coroner were called to his North Lexington house Thursday afternoon on a personal injury call. They found Turpin dead.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - Back in 1989, if you made a phone call, Ma Bell probably put it through. Things have changed since then, and last month, the state law that governs telecommunications in Ohio changed, too.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk's annual Independence Day parade took place this morning. Among the participants was the Norwalk Reflector van, with Managing Editor Joe Centers driving and Business Manager Richard Russell taking pictures of spectators. Earlier, the other parade participants were photographed. In all, Reflector photographers shot more than 500 pictures at the parade.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - Arizona, drowning in red ink, sold government buildings, prisons, and its fairgrounds and eliminated funding for all-day kindergarten in a desperate grab for cash. California, long the poster child for state fiscal insolvency, enacted $11 billion in new taxes and slashed budgets for two university systems, sending tuition skyrocketing.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
NBA star LeBron James has just announced he is leaving Cleveland. A free agent, James is joining the Miami Heat, where he will join a roster that includes Dwayne Wade and recently-signed Chris Bosh, formerly of Toronto. James made the announcement during a one-hour special airing on ESPN.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
By Michael Muskal Los Angeles Times (MCT) In announcing his latest effort to create more jobs by increasing exports, President Barack Obama on Wednesday also returned to what is expected to be a key campaign theme by defending the role of government as one driving force that can improve the economy. The president announced that he is relaunching the President's Export Council, a group of top business and labor leaders, to help promote U.S. exports. Obama has been pushing exports since his State of the Union address, when he called on businesses to double the export of goods and services in the next five years.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - If you didn't have previous knowledge, you wouldn't know anything is wrong with Abigail Renee Akers. She is a normal, laughing baby nearly 10-months old, said her aunt, Julie Keefer.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
An accused child molester from Willard was one of nine people indicted today by a Huron County grand jury. Joshua D. Czado, 18, of 1613 Lyon Road, is accused having sexual contact with an 8-year-old girl between March 1 and June 11, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said. He was indicted on five counts of gross sexual imposition.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert released a scathing letter to fans regarding LeBron James' departure to Miami via free agency on Thursday. In it, he labels the move "a cowardly betrayal' and condemned James for his "shamelessness display of selfishness and betrayal.' James, when announcing his decision on ESPN, said he did not inform Gilbert or the Cavaliers organization prior to the show.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard teenager accused of molesting an 8-year-old girl is prohibited from having any contact with anyone under the age of 18. Joshua D. Czado, 18, of 1613 Lyon Road, was arraigned Thursday in Huron County Common Pleas Court on five counts of gross sexual imposition. His indictment, which was filed Wednesday, indicates there were different suspected offenses that happened between March 1 and June 11.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - A burglar stole three big-screen TVs and several pieces of jewelry that have family sentimental value from a Plymouth home. Plymouth Police Chief Charles Doan estimated the incident happened sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday and 1 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of Willow Court. He said the culprit stole "quite a bit of jewelry."
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Years ago, an insurance agent recommended Norwalk resident Orville Platt and his wife, Paula, buy cancer insurance. For Paula, such a move made sense: Her father died of pancreatic cancer, establishing a family history.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - It turns out the Townsend Township firefighters didn't need so much help after all. The Huron County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday about a deck fire at 3094 Crandall Road, Collins. Dispatchers said firefighters were told the deck was fully engulfed, so they requested mutual aid from the Wakeman Fire District and Berlin Township Volunteer Fire Department.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Democrats have pulled off one of the most productive sessions of Congress in decades but have yet to win much in the way of approval even from voters in their own party. Now, instead of betting on success, party leaders may try the opposite approach pushing proposals that are almost certain to fail.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
PHILADELPHIA (MCT) - Albert Ellis was universally regarded as one of the two or three most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century. But it seems he wasn't quite as sharp when it came to pop-culture prognostication. In his 1995 book "The Twist: The Story of the Song and Dance That Changed the World," author Jim Dawson quotes the august shrink as opining, at the height of the dance's early-1960s popularity, "As it stands, I think it's a fad and a fleeting one. In two years, it will be forgotten."
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - If the state's economy is to make a comeback, one Monroeville man's business and similar ones are likely to play a key role in the turnaround. Dan Bemis is CEO of CentraComm, a Findlay technology company that has been on Inc. Magazine's fastest growing companies list for the last four years.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's top law enforcement officer, said Sunday he might sue Arizona a second time if he finds its tough-on-illegal-immigrants law leads to racial profiling. Holder, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," said the federal government's lawsuit against Arizona, filed last week, makes scant mention of racial profiling because a stronger argument against the law is that it preempts the federal government's responsibility in deciding immigration policies.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Mercy Willard Hospital will have a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $40.5 million two-story, 101,000 square-foot replacement hospital Friday. Ground preparation for construction will begin following the ceremony, which will consist of a private program for invited guests. The anticipated project completion date is spring 2012.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
By Misti Crane - The Columbus Dispatch (MCT) Fancy foreign berries and their ordinary Ohio counterparts seem to be equals when it comes to preventing cancer, new research has found.In this latest research, Gary Stoner decided he'd branch out from his old standby the Ohio-grown black raspberry and look more closely at a variety of other berries, both domestic and exotic.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEATTLE (MCT) - "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore's well-publicized crime spree two years in the United States and a week in the Bahamas ended Sunday when he was arrested trying to escape Bahamian police in a stolen boat. Harris-Moore was arrested about 2 a.m. near Harbour Island following a brief high-speed boat chase. The capture unfolded at the Romora Bay Resort and Marina, where the suspect, carrying a gun and knapsack, told security director Kenneth Strachan, "They're going to kill me," according to CNN.
11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jeremy Cook, the 16-year-old Norwalk boy who disappeared June 10, turned has turned himself in to police. Cook was last seen about 4 p.m. June 10 at the Manahan Avenue home of his grandmother and caregiver, Ellen Kreeger.