1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLYDE - Whirlpool Corporation in Clyde recently announced the temporary layoffs of 250 workers from the factory's overnight shift at the end of November. "This is temporary in nature. It is related to a softening of the market and consumer demand," said Jill Saletta, spokeswoman for the company. The Clyde facility employs about 3,500 people. Saletta said the overnight shift will not be resurrected until the economy picks up.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
ELECTION RESULTS The following are results from the federal, state and county races and local issues in Tuesday's general election. All vote totals are unofficial, and totals for state and federal races are for Huron County only unless otherwise indicated. The winners are denoted by a "√'
1:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
A rural Wakeman man was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in the Huron County Jail on the work release program for growing marijuana beside his home. Eric C. Whidden, 43, of 6405 Leroy Road, was fined $1,000 as part of his three years of probation. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the defendant fled the scene of a rear-end collision on Ohio 18, but the other people involved were able to get Whidden's license plate information.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk High School Hall of Fame Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Art Gallery at Norwalk High School. The evening will consist of dinner by Blue Ribbon Catering and the induction of the 2008 class of the Norwalk Academic, Athletic, and Distinguished Citizen Hall of Fame.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
CANTON - A Monroeville driver died Monday night after being hit by an oncoming vehicle on U.S. 30 inside the Stark County line near Wayne County. Donald J. Gravenhorst, 47, of 4390 Pontiac Section Line Road, was involved in the accident about 8:05 p.m. Trooper Jim Donohue, of the state Highway Patrol's Canton post, said it's unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor, but said speed could be a "possibility."
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Boose claims 58th district seat Norwalk resident Terry Boose is the new 58th district state representative.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Aside from President-elect Barack H. Obama, there were two big winners in the election that ended last night: The Internet and the American public. The Internet for obvious reasons. This was the first national election in which the Internet's potential was fulfilled as a tool for organizing and raising money. And, WOW, did it ever perform.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
There's a new sheriff in town. Huron County Sheriff-elect Dane Howard said he is "absolutely" looking forward to the challenges of being the county's top law enforcer.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Western Reserve taxes not repealed COLLINS - In the case of Western Reserve Local Schools, having the two repeals defeated on Tuesday's ballot was a good thing for the district.
12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Main Street Theatre will present "This Is My Country: A Salute to America" in honor of Veterans Day. The show, sponsored by the Norwalk Reflector, is at 7 p.m. Friday and tickets are $5 for general seating and $7.50 for reserved seats in the first five rows. The show is put on by the "MuTS of BGSU." Tickets are on sale at the theater box office from 6 to 8 p.m. today and before the show.
12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Willard City Schools superintendent Dennis Doughty commended educators and students for the district's "effective' rating for the 2007-2008 year. "That's a tribute to our teachers and students and principals for a job well done,' Doughty told school board members at their meeting Monday. "We've shown great improvement over the last five years.'
12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The city has acquired three properties through a new state law allowing municipalities to obtain sheriff sale-foreclosed property for free. Council voted unanimously Monday to accept the properties and then sell them to the highest bidder. That will allow the city to recoup part of the money spent on property maintenance, city manager Brian Humphress said.
12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
With 49 out of 52 precincts in Huron County reporting, here are the results of contested races in tonight's general election (these results are for Huron County only) President - John McCain 9,591, Barack Obama 9,010
12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
He might be one of Norwalk's best kept secrets. Legendary coach Paul Brown was born in Norwalk, but most people seem to associate him with Massillon. And for good reason. Brown coached at Massillon before moving onto Ohio State and then to the Cleveland Browns three teams that have left their mark on the football world. There is a statue of Brown in front of Paul Brown Stadium at Massillon High School. He was born Sept. 7, 1908 in Norwalk, and died Aug. 5, 1991, at the age of 82.
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.