10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
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10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
I may send a thanks to Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) for clearly demonstrating what the problem is with politics and politicians in America today. Etheridge, as you are likely aware, was caught on video over the weekend basically manhandling, if not roughing up, a "student' who claimed to be working on a "project.'
10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND (PA SPORTSTICKER) - With LeBron or without him, Byron Scott has decided to get back on an NBA sideline. Scott accepted Cleveland's coaching job just as LeBron James officially became a free agent and no longer property of the Cavaliers, who are hoping that landing the best coach available will convince the two-time MVP to stay home and try to win a title.
10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
MEXICO CITY (MCT) - A presumed drug cartel assassination squad Monday gunned down the leading candidate for governor in a state bordering Texas, putting a chill on Mexico just six days before local and regional elections. Assailants fired on the two-vehicle caravan of Rodolfo Torre Cantu, a candidate in Tamaulipas state, as he was driving toward the airport in Ciudad Victoria en route to one of his final campaign appearances.
10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal told the Army Monday that he intends to retire, military officials said, less than a week after President Barack Obama fired him as the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. The decision wasn't a surprise McChrystal was unlikely to have received another appointment after being forced out over derogatory comments he and his staff made to a magazine reporter about key administration figures.
10:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk city tree board put an end to all the drama Tuesday evening. In a 3-0 vote, the tree board decided to have the street department remove the tree located in front of the Uptown Café and replace it with a honey locust tree at the cost of the property owner. The street department would also plant the new tree.
10:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some Ohioans are expected to lose up to $8,000 because they won't close on new homes by Wednesday's deadline to claim the federal tax refund. To qualify, homeowners had to be in contract by April 30 and must close by June 30. While the vast majority of deals will make the cut, some won't, local experts say.
10:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The Milan post of the state Highway Patrol is seeking the public's assistance in locating a truck pulling a trailer involved in a fatal crash on Father's Day. The trailer on the westbound pickup truck lost a tire, which bounced over the median wall, hitting the windshield of an eastbound vehicle, Trooper Charles Morsher said. The truck then fled the scene. The incident happened at 11:55 a.m. at milepost 124 on the Ohio Turnpike in Berlin Township.
10:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
North Fairfield resident Heather Wireman has been texting her ex-boyfriend's mother from the hospital despite the allegations of threats from the girl's family. The ex-boyfriend, Austin K. Mott, 17, of 102 E. Main St., drove the tan 1998 Toyota Corolla in the June 14 incident that severely injured his ex-girlfriend. Mott was charged with failure to yield after he ran a stop sign posted near an Edwards Road railroad tracks.
10:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk city tree board put an end to all the drama Tuesday evening. In a 3-0 vote, the tree board decided to have the street department remove the tree located in front of the Uptown Cafe and replace it with a honey locust tree at the cost of the property owner. The street department would also plant the new tree.
10:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
Abigail "Abbi' Obermiller will remain in detention at the Sandusky County Juvenile Detention Center until her next hearing in Huron County Juvenile Court. Based on a tip, police used a search warrant in the 200 block of East Main Street, New London, about 3:30 a.m. today and found the 17-year-old North Fairfield girl hiding in the attic of the apartment.
10:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILLBURY (MCT) - The Swartz family doesn't get much sleep these days. When they close their eyes at night, Scott Swartz and his wife, Beth, can see the lights flashing in their former home in Millbury and hear house alarms blaring and the wind from the tornado tearing down their street.
10:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - After numerous delays, Cedar Point customers finally can Shoot the Rapids. The amusement park's newest addition opened for the season Saturday, six weeks after its expected debut on May 15.
10:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
MIAMI (MCT) - One scientist compares them to the yellow chompers in the Pac-Man video game hungry, single-minded little microbes fueled by the same fertilizer farmers use on soybeans, gobbling hydrocarbons from the oily waters, marshes and shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Can the naturally occurring microbes help clean up the oil spill? Yes, experts say. At least in part, with some risk.
10:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
Authorities continue to search for three Huron County children who have been missing for several weeks. Kimberly Crigger, 16, of New London, was last seen May 21. The white girl is 5-foot-2, weighs 107 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
10:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
Abigail "Abbi' Obermiller had been staying in a New London apartment since leaving her grandparents' Norwalk house about three weeks ago. Her boyfriend, Robert J. Young, 20, of 408 S. Exchange Road, New London, rented the upstairs apartment at 227 E. Main St., Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton said. Obermiller was last seen at her grandparents' 73 N. Prospect St. house about 1 a.m. June 7.
10:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Abbi Obermiller case has gone national. A CNN reporter interviewed the 17-year-old North Fairfield girl's parents, Jim and Rose Obermiller, and Reflector staff writer Cary Ashby by telephone conference call for a live segment Monday night. Also interviewed was Abbi's boyfriend, Robert J. Young, 20, of 408 S. Exchange Road, New London, whom police have considered a "person of interest' since the beginning of the investigation.
10:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
State leaders could close half the potential $8 billion two-year budget deficit starting July 2011 by laying off state workers. All of them.
10:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
All the action tonight in the Maple City might possibly be at the tree board meeting. That's right, the city tree board will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the city hall conference room to hopefully decide the fate of the tree that, according to the owner, is blocking the signage at the Uptown Cafe.
10:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
An area man was killed in what is believed to be an alcohol-related car crash early Saturday morning on Ohio 4 in Erie County's Groton Township. Timothy M. Hiemstra, 24, of Sandusky, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado truck north on Ohio 4, south of the Ohio Turnpike, at 3:43 a.m. when he drove off the right side of the roadway, struck a road sign and the end of a guardrail, troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol said. The vehicle overturned and hit another sign post, then rolled down an embankment, ejecting Hiemstra and his passenger, Trevor A. Dehn.
10:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com For those looking for work, staffing agencies are the way to go. "We're looking to reach out to the unemployed and break down the myths," said Teresa Alt, director of Huron County Job and Family Services. "The majority of the people have the opportunity to become full-time employees," said John Brooks, owner of Westaff in Norwalk.