8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Despite e-filing, 24-hour tax prep centers, easy-to-use computer programs and the lure of refunds, the IRS expects hundreds of thousands of people to file their tax returns barely before today's deadline. The reason: Americans find the annual ritual only slightly more bearable than attending a funeral, a new survey shows.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON A 16-year-old New London girl who was missing from her guardian's home was found healthy today in her mother's Ashland residence. The girl's guardian woke up just before 6 a.m. Tuesday to wake up the teenager and discovered she was gone. The woman called police at 5:57 a.m. New London Police Officer Ken Blackburn searched several locations Tuesday based on his previous experience with the girl, but said he wasn't able to find her.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
CHICAGO (MCT) - Just days after charging three senior citizens with attempted robbery, federal authorities said Wednesday they found three stolen vehicles stashed away by the crew for use as getaway cars, including a white van with custom-made slits on the passenger side that could have been used to fire guns through. Assistant U.S. Attorney Markus Funk, who said two loaded guns and a machine gun also were found in the garage on Tuesday, told a judge that the three suspects were willing to use "any amount of force' to escape from holdups.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Defendant Michael J. Kalinoski told the court he was dumb for having multiple files of child pornography on his work computer, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Dina Shenker said. The Marblehead man said his actions hurt not only himself but also his family, said Shenker, who requested he spend four months in the Huron County Jail. The prosecutor noted that Kalinoski didn't mention the impact on any of the children in the various pornographic images.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Emily Wadsworth had a special bedside manner with her patients at the Stein Hospice Care Center. The 61-year-old nurse always put the patients first, and made sure everyone around her did the same. Wadsworth's cancer returned in February and she became a Stein Hospice patient. On Thursday, April 8, Emily died at Stein's inpatient care center in Sandusky.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Teenaged parents, locked in a dispute over removing their infant daughter from life support, might learn this week whether a judge will intercede. The father, John Jones, 17, sat across a courtroom table from the baby's mother, Deja Ruiz, 18, but the two barely made eye contact during a hearing Tuesday in Summit County Probate Court.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (MCT) - As news spread Wednesday of the awakening of Josie Lou Ratley, the lawyer representing the teenager accused of trying to kill her said he expects the case to be handled in an adult court. Russell Williams, attorney for Wayne Treacy, 15, said the Broward State Attorney's Office has been consistent in prosecuting high-profile juvenile suspects as adults when they are charged with serious crimes, and he doesn't expect his client to be an exception.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - A U.S. soldier has been reprimanded and demoted in the case of a Plymouth soldier's Aug. 4 suicide. Staff Sgt. Bob Clements, of Eastland, Texas, was one of four soldiers accused of mistreating others in their platoon in Iraq. The victims included U.S. Army Pvt. Keiffer Wilhelm, who graduated from Willard High School in 2008. He joined the Army in December 2008.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohioans should be able to vote this November on a single ballot issue to exempt themselves from federal health-care mandates, a coalition of conservative groups argues in a filing with the Ohio Supreme Court. The Ohio Liberty Council wants the state's top court to overturn a 4-0 decision by the Ohio Ballot Board that split its health-care opt-out proposal into two separate ballot measures.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
FITCHVILLE - The ownership team at Expressions gentlemen's club in Fitchville have gone through this before. That's why they weren't surprised Wednesday to see the Huron County commissioners had spoken out against the liquor license application submitted by Expressions.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
The driver in an alcohol-related Bronson Township crash, which resulted in serious injuries for two of his passengers, faces multiple charges. Marc J. Lamanna, 28, of 6270 Ohio 113, Bellevue, is charged with aggravated vehicular assault, a third-degree felony, and one misdemeanor charge each of driving under the influence and failure to yield the right-of-way. He has been in custody at the Huron County Jail since 6:35 p.m. Monday and must post a $15,000 bond before being released on the felony. Two of his three passengers remain hospitalized at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
A burglary suspect was one of 11 people indicted today by a Huron County grand jury. Those indicted are:
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk resident Chuck Grose believes model building is a dying art. And he wants to try to revive it at least among Norwalk-area youths. His qualifications include building 10 different cars from the same model kit, winning "Judge's Favorite" for his 1970 Chevy Chavelle at a recent contest and having built models almost all his life.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Defendant Michael J. Kalinoski told the court he was dumb for having multiple files of child pornography on his work computer, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Dina Shenker said.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard man was charged with aggravated arson today in connection with intentionally setting a bathroom fire Wednesday at Willard High School. Brandon Lewis, 19, of 515 W. Emerald St., was booked into the Huron County Jail at 12:45 p.m. He must post a $50,000 bond before being released from custody.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners spoke out publicly Tuesday about the Expressions club in Fitchville applying for a liquor license. The commissioners said Sheriff Dane Howard has requested a hearing be scheduled regarding the liquor license application. This hearing is to take place in Columbus on an unspecified date.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
I've been to a lot of monuments in my life. Washington, D.C., is full of them. There are the Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson monuments, all honoring great leaders of our country. There is Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota, where four great presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt - are memorialized in the rock.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
DOVER Adventure Harley-Davidson was recently awarded Harley-Davidson Motor Company's 2009 calendar year Silver Bar & Shield Circle of Achievement Award. Adventure Harley-Davidson earned the award based on their motorcycle and related product sales performance, an evaluation of customer service and satisfaction and various operational measures. "One of the primary reasons the Harley-Davidson brand has such tremendous customer loyalty is because of the efforts of dealers such as Mike & Franscene Davis," said Jeff Merten, Harley-Davidson's vice president and general manager of North American Sales. "We're really proud to have Mike and Franscene Davis as part of our Harley-Davidson family." This is the third consecutive year Adventure Harley-Davidson has been recognized as a top 50 dealership. "We are blessed with a great group of people who helped us achieve this award," owner Mike Davis said. "We couldn't have done it without our employees, customers and such strong community support."
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
APRIL 16, 1974 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 36 years ago: Wage proposal offers up to 7% hike Teachers in Norwalk public school next fall will get pay increases ranging from 4.9 percent to in excess of 7 percent if the Norwalk Board of Education approves a proposed salary schedule.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police have found the 16-year-old New London girl who was reported missing from her East Fir Street home Tuesday morning. She is in good health. Look for the full story in Thursday's Reflector. Click here to read to the original story.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tens of thousands more people today were faced with no unemployment benefit checks this week - in addition to an estimated 212,500 who were threatened with no checks last week - as the Senate Monday returned from a long recess but remained deadlocked over how to pay for the aid. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland today urged the U.S. Senate to vote to end debate and pass HR 4851, the Continuing Extension Act of 2010. HR 4851 temporarily extends unemployment compensation benefits through May.