8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Bellevue man who helped brutally assault a mentally disabled man was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday. Andrew R. Ohler, 26, of 349 N. Buckeye St., also was ordered to pay about $1,938 in restitution to the victim and various doctors and medical facilities. His co-defendant, Joseph M. Hebert, 20, of 120 Orchard St., Bellevue, received the identical sentence Feb. 5.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A proposed plea deal in the Gardner's SuperValu dog-napping incident fell through. That means Bonna J. Heyman, 52, of 12 W. Elm St., could be going to trial on a misdemeanor theft charge June 9 in Norwalk Municipal Court. On March 20, Heyman and her 16-year-old grandson are accused of stealing a small chihuahua/daschund dog from the front of the grocery store at 117 Whittlesey Ave. Nothing in Norwalk Police Sgt. Dave Smith's report indicates any reason why Heyman wanted to steal the dog.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Pool, poker and pop will be plentiful in this village with the opening of Kennedy's Players Club. The club is located in the building that previously housed the village grocery store. "We've actually had our eyes on Wakeman for a while,' co-owner Stan Moon said.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
jcenters@norwalkreflector.com Lee Fisher said it's time that Ohio's voice is heard in Washington D.C. Fisher, the current lieutenant governor for Ted Strickland, is running for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by the retiring George Voinovich (R-Cleveland). "I am very focused every day to saving and producing jobs," Fisher said Friday in a telephone interview. "One of the most inspiring experiences I had working as the director the Ohio Department of Development from January 2007 until Feb. 2009 was working with Norwalk Furniture.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk High School choir members served as more than just entertainers at the 2010 Lincoln Reagan county Republican Dinner Thursday. U.S. Senate candidate Rob Portman alluded to them as a symbol of the future of the need to move for change in government now so that their generation will reap the benefits. "It's about the future," Portman said. "If we don't make some changes we're not going to have those opportunities (that we enjoyed) for those young people who were up here singing tonight."
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - It appears the village of Milan has had its fill of stray cats. The village, in conjunction with the Humane Society, has developed a program where over the course of several years, the cats should be gone.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Rumors about a gun being brought to Willard High School, parents taking their children out of school and a lock-down being ordered circulated in Huron County on Friday. Officials, however, denied those rumors, which came four days before the 11th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Jamestown duo of Dave and Jill James performed in concert Friday night at the Norwalk Main Street Theatre to celebrate the release of their new CD. The concert featured an appearance by special guest Chris Castle.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Barack Obama isn't even halfway through his term as the nation's 44th president, but the latest Gallup poll shows that registered voters are about evenly divided over whether he deserves another. According to Gallup in the poll released Friday, 46 percent of those surveyed said Obama deserves a second term while 50 percent said he does not. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points, making the results too close to call.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bank of America Corp. on Friday posted a first-quarter profit of $2.83 billion for common shareholders, returning the nation's biggest bank to the black after losing money for three of the last five quarters. The profits just barely topped results from the like period a year ago, when the bank earned $2.81 billion. But they blew away analyst expectations, which were around $930 million.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
A tenured Ohio University professor has quit - just months after the school started the unusual process of stripping him of his job because of accusations that he had a string of inappropriate relationships with students and a subordinate. C. Aaron Kelley, the former dean of OU's College of Business, will retire at the end of June.
8:39 AM Jul 26, 2010
When I'm doing my research I have to remind myself every so often how different life was a century or more ago. That is, there wasn't the sophisticated transportation system which we enjoy now. Many people living in a town had no private transportation. Instead, they walked where they went, or hired a rig from a livery stable for a trip into the country. Many other towns could be reached by train or interurban car, but that often meant studying schedules in order to make connections. When the church building at Benedict and Hickory in Norwalk was built in 1911, the site was picked because the north side of town was well-churched, but there was no house of organized religion south of the creek. It was felt that people on the south side would attend this new church, as it was closer to them. Whether this theory ever proved out I don't know, but I do know that the 1911 construction was an ambitious project.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
One of the lawyers representing Green resident Matthew K. Warmus says his client acted in self-defense in the shooting death of a parking lot attendant Friday night in Cleveland.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND (MCT) - Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher stuck resolutely to his campaign message while Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner let fly a few darts in a debate between the Democratic U.S. Senate primary candidates Tuesday sponsored by the City Club of Cleveland. Brunner took issue with Fisher's accepting campaign contributions from political action committees and executives of banks that received federal bail-out funds. She also accused Fisher of abandoning his post as director of development just when his state needed him most and criticized him for calling her by her first name.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - When he was 3 1/2, Chad Hoopes was "dying to start playing" the violin after listening to his two and three year older sisters play. Santa had bought him a violin at age 4, and the ecstatic toddler ran around the house with it.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
A former Epic Technologies employee whose work computer had multiple files of child pornography will serve about three months in jail. He also won't be allowed to have access to the Internet for his personal use. On Tuesday, Michael J. Kalinoski, 40, of Marblehead, was told he could use the Internet if required by his employer and the Internet could be used for his two school-age children, Huron County Common Pleas Court Administrator Linda Stower said.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two days before her disciplinary hearing on the matter, an elementary-school teacher who wrote loser on a student's arm resigned. Amy M. Butterfield, a teacher at Linden STEM Elementary in Columbus, said in a letter to Columbus City Schools on Wednesday that she was resigning "for personal reasons' effective next Tuesday.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Justin C. Case is on the road to recovery. The 8-year-old Norwalk boy sustained serious injuries in the one-vehicle crash Saturday morning on Marshall Street that killed his grandfather and guardian, Charles H. Case, 53, of 26 Gallup Ave. "Charlie" Case, as he was known, died about 4:15 p.m. Saturday at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
HARRISBURG, Pa. (MCT) - The reality-TV show "Jon & Kate Plus 8 has gotten a dose of "real reality,' courtesy of the State of Pennsylvania. In a letter that became public Wednesday, state Department of Labor and Industry officials said child-labor permits should have been obtained for Jon and Kate Gosselin's eight children, who appeared regularly on the now-canceled TLC show watched by millions.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Wednesday marked the 10th day that hundreds of thousands of jobless people couldn't get benefit checks because of congressional gridlock - an impasse rooted in politics, and perhaps one with political consequences in November. Democrats say that the legislation - which also would fund temporary increases in Medicare payments to doctors - is a response to true emergencies. Republicans agree, but insist that the cost should be offset by cutting federal spending elsewhere.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Grove Avenue pit bull will be quarantined for the next 10 days after it bit a 7-year-old neighbor on the back of her leg Wednesday. The mother reported she and her daughter were walking north on Grove Avenue about 6:40 p.m. when the dog reportedly broke its chain and chased after the girl. Norwalk Police Officer Melissa McNally said in her report the injury left a "golf ball-sized bite" on the back of the girl's leg and already had started to bruise when the officer saw the injury.