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.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
DALLAS (MCT) - On a rainy winter day shortly after Christmas three years ago, Kate Hanni sat on an American Airlines Inc. jet diverted to Austin. And sat. And sat. The airplane remained parked near the airport gates for hours, but no one could get off. As the hours passed, her impatience grew into anger and outrage - and eventually into a consumer movement. On Thursday, the results of that massive schedule disruption on Dec. 29, 2006, will go into effect.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mother Nature 1, Bill Bader 0. After what has been a near-perfect spring, bad weather took center stage this past weekend and in the process wiped out the Season Opener at Summit Motorsports Park, sponsored in part by the Norwalk Reflector. The race has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. The Reflector will run free coupons in Thursday's paper.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
MEXICO CITY (MCT) - Spanish matador Jose Tomas, one of the world's most famous and dramatic bullfighters, was severely gored by a half-ton bull in a Mexican arena and is in critical condition, doctors said Sunday. Tomas is expected to survive after undergoing more than three hours of emergency surgery overnight following his injury Saturday afternoon.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Alan Rich, a longtime classical music critic for a variety of newspapers and magazines who wrote with such unabashed gusto that he helped create a major new music scene in Los Angeles, has died. He was 85. Rich died Friday afternoon of natural causes in his sleep at his home in West Los Angeles, said longtime friend Vanessa Butler.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Details are beginning to surface about the upcoming U.S. 250 bridge replacement project between Milan and Norwalk. The bridge to be replaced is just south of the Erie County line over Rattlesnake Creek.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Today marks the beginning of the seventh annual Norwalk Area Business Appreciation Week which runs through May 3. The event has traditionally been a week-long visitation program, but this year has added a sixth day to meet capacity. The 2010 program will meet with over 110 businesses in just a week's time, the largest number ever.