7:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
A parking ban has been issued for the city of Norwalk, effective at 3 p.m. today. Vehicles must be removed from all public streets to allow for snow removal.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (PA SPORTSTICKER) - Lindsey Vonn went down hard. Zach Parise made sure the U.S. men's hockey team didn't. Hours after Vonn broke her right pinkie in a giant slalom crash, the hockey guys found themselves in trouble against Switzerland. The game was scoreless a couple minutes into the third period until Parise broke through. He added an empty-net goal in the closing seconds to seal a 2-0 victory and put the Americans into the semifinals.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Julie Lindenberger's family doesn't have a history of breast cancer. She "religiously" has a mammogram every year. Still, she got breast cancer. And she doesn't want any other woman to have to receive the dreaded news.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - The number of banks in danger of failing shot up to 702 at the end of last year, the highest level since 1993, as the industry continues to struggle in its recovery from the so-called Great Recession, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Tuesday. The large number of "problem institutions" up from 552 at the end of September comes after 140 banks failed in 2009, a level not seen since the savings and loan crisis in 1990. Not all banks on the problem list fail, and FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair noted that the vast majority of the about 8,000 banks with insured deposits are healthy.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville Local Schools is using the House Bill 264 program to try to significantly improve the condition of its facilities. TREMCO, Inc. has provided a plan that will improve energy efficiency, dramatically improve the condition of the roof and facades, improve the learning environment in the classroom and use renewable energy sources. The plan will be self-funding.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
MANSFIELD - Elmo and his friends will be visiting this city next month when Sesame Street Live makes a tour stop. Four performances of "When Elmo Grows Up' are scheduled for March 23 and 24 at the Renaissance Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Both drivers injured in a Monday morning collision at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Butler Road have been released from the hospital. Citizens Ambulance Service Inc. transported Joann K. Richardson, 58, of 10004 Stephens Road, Berlin Heights, and Timothy J. Mescher, 56, of 17 Stony Brook Lane, Wakeman, to Allen Community Hospital in Oberlin, both with serious injuries. The crash happened about 7:05 a.m.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
The following boys' basketball games scheduled for tonight have been postponed and rescheduled: Norwalk at Fostoria (1 p.m. Saturday).
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANTEE, Calif. (MCT) - The Friday night trip began at the end of a week's vacation, a family outing to a women's college soccer game just days before Mahala Saylor, 13, would begin life as a high school freshman. The trip ended in August 2009 with a 911 call and the fiery wreck of a loaner Lexus sedan, killing Mahala, her parents, Mark and Cleofe Saylor, both 45, and her uncle, Chris Lastrella, 38. Even veteran investigators said it was the worst crash they had ever seen. On Wednesday, Fe Lastrella, mother of Cleofe Saylor and Chris Lastrella and grandmother of Mahala, is to tell members of a congressional committee about her family and question whether a floor mat trapping the gas pedal as regulators say they believe is the sole reason for the accident.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main bulwark." - Walter Lippmann Government restrictions on the use of personal property is an idea that originated in Germany in the 1800s. New York City enacted the first zoning laws in this country in 1916.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
When I was a child, I thought someday I might be in the Olympics. Don't laugh. I thought I would be a ski jumper, a gold medal winner, flying through the air on my skis for the USA. Of course, it never happened. But still, I love the winter Olympics this, said by a person who does not like most sports. A person who never played on a high school or college sports team.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Things are starting to get a little weird out there and I'm afraid it's only going to get worse. Last week Joseph Stack flew his plane into an IRS office building in Austin, Texas.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - Berlin Elementary third-graders and students in a Northeast Chinese university are both learning basic English skills. The American and Chinese students have at least one more thing in common: They are pen pals.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - In a surprise development Tuesday that casts doubt on the rest of its season, television's top-rated sitcom, "Two and a Half Men," halted production after its star Charlie Sheen announced he was checking into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic. "We wish him nothing but the best as he deals with this personal matter," said a statement attributed to CBS, Warner Bros. and executive producer Chuck Lorre, who, according to sources familiar with the situation, were caught off-guard by the actor's move. Studio and network officials would not address the issue further on the record.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tuesday's Huron County commissioners meeting just sort of spilled over into that evening's Norwalk city council get-together. The main topic was trash. City and county officials currently are in discussions to finalize a new five-year solid waste plan.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
LORDSTOWN - Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland joined General Motors North America President Mark Reuss and other state and regional leaders today to announce the creation of 1,200 jobs through the addition of a third shift at GM's Lordstown plant to support the production of the new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. "I'm proud to celebrate the creation of 1,200 new Ohio jobs and the resilience of the working men and women of the Mahoning Valley. The chips were down but we never gave up,' Strickland said. "That grit and steely determination is why I love this valley and why I believe in Ohio.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The school district's finances have become "significantly more stable" since voters passed an earned income tax in November, treasurer Elise Gray told district residents. Gray said at the State of the Schools address on Monday that the district progressed from running out of money in Fiscal Year 2010 to having a positive balance on the final year of the five-year forecast.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - In a sign of possible differences among top military officials, Army and Air Force chiefs voiced concern Tuesday about ending a ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces while the country is in the midst of two wars. Army Gen. George W. Casey and Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz both told Congress that they support the Pentagon's plan to spend a year studying a change in the policy that allows gays to serve only as long as they keep their sexual orientation hidden.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (MCT) - In a court hearing Tuesday, lawyers for Rielle Hunter accused Andrew Young of stealing a sex tape featuring former presidential candidate John Edwards, then repeatedly lying about it. The hearing marked the third time in a month that lawyers for Hunter and Young, a former aide to the former senator, have squared off in court in an attempt to secure all copies of the tape, as well as such items as photos Hunter took of herself while pregnant and of Edwards with their child.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
It ain't easy being a hot dog. The sodium. The fat content. The nitrates.
7:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - Cavaliers fans at an upcoming home game will have an opportunity to make history - and look warm and fuzzy while doing it. The Cleveland Cavaliers and KeyBank are asking fans attending the March 5 Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons game to get to their seats early to help break the Guinness World Record for the "largest gathering of people wearing fleece blankets.' Fans attending the game should be in their seats before the 7 p.m. tip off at The Q to be a part of this history-making event. An anticipated sellout crowd of 20,562 fans will receive a complimentary limited edition Cleveland Cavaliers Snuggie blanket courtesy of KeyBank that will be conveniently draped over every seat in the arena.