12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Click on this link to see live results from tonight's general election in area counties: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/articles/2008/11/04/front/doc4910474a7b1aa296115245.txt
12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Nicole and Scott Arnold voted for Sen. Barack Obama for president because of his plans for the struggling economy. Her vote went for Obama because she said "we need a change," citing her husband losing his job at Norwalk Furniture. Scott, a first-time voter, was a stock handler for 4 1/2 to five years and worked at the now defunct company for a total of 10 years.
12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Firelands area has lost a friend. Richard Rench, 67, of Milan, died Monday evening at Akron City Hospital.
12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dawn Oney has grown used to the stare. People have often eyed her and her 6-year-old son, Levi McDermott, when the two were out in public.
12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama was elected the nation's first black president Tuesday night in a historic triumph that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself. The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, the Democratic senator from Illinois sealed his victory by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in a string of wins in hard-fought battleground states - Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Iowa.
12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Glee Club Mania will invade the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Buckeyes are coming to stage the event for the Towne and Country Players' Third Annual Veterans Day Weekend concert.
12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Remember how important the mail used to be? You could feel genuine anticipation as you approached the mailbox. In it, you might find three or four items that had been posted specifically to you.
12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Board of Election officials expect a record turnout for this year's election and they had lines of early voters this morning. Early voters waited in line over the weekend in Huron County. The Board of Elections office has been open on recent Saturdays to allow voters to cast their votes before election day.
12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Authorities found a New London man with $7,776 in cash and a large amount of heroin during a drug bust Friday afternoon. Michael L. Richardson, 25, formerly of 1531 U.S. 250, is accused of attempting to hide from the Huron County Sheriff's Office on Executive Drive, Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen said. Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin said officers received a call that led them to finding a green Monte Carlo in the area when officers were searching for it.
12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Colby Asmus made her last run in the state cross country tournament Saturday at Scioto Downs a good one. The New London senior added to her successful career with her second consecutive All-Ohio performance, finishing 17th in 19:35 in the Division III race.
12:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Democrat Kathleen Schaffer defeated Monroeville Republican Bill Alford in an unscientific poll conducted last week at www.norwalkreflector.com. The Reflector asked readers who gets their vote in the Huron County treasurer's race on Tuesday's ballot and 323 people chose Schaffer, the current county treasurer who was appointed to the job in March 2007. Alford received 206 votes, while the third option "None - I won't cast a vote in this race' received 46 votes.
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.