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.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dixie Carter, who gained television fame as Julia Sugarbaker on the long-running CBS sitcom "Designing Women," has died. She was 70. Carter died Saturday morning at a Houston hospital of complications from cancer, said Steve Rohr, publicist for Carter and her husband, actor Hal Holbrook.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
An Ohio teacher who wrote the word loser on a student's arm faces a disciplinary hearing Friday. Amy M. Butterfield, a third-grade teacher at Linden STEM Elementary in Columbus, has been on paid leave since April 1. The incident occurred on March 30.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Patrick Saunders said Tuesday he will not run in the 13th district Senate race. "After considerable thought, I have decided that I will not file petitions to run as an Independent candidate in the 13th Ohio Senate District. This decision is based on both political and personal considerations," he said.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Kennedy's Players Club will open tonight in the building that previously housed the village's grocery store. The poker club is relocating from Lorain, where that city's law diretor recently sent a letter to co-owners Mike Kennedy and Stan Moon ordering its closure for alleged gambling and zoning violations.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - The Senate on Monday took a major, and likely decisive, step toward restoring jobless benefits for hundreds of thousands of people, as those constituents endured an eighth consecutive day without assurances of any help. Efforts to provide the benefits have been stalled while senators fought over how and whether to pay for the aid. A 60-34 Senate vote Monday to overcome a procedural hurdle and move to a final vote offered new hope that the impasse will be broken later this week.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Toyota Motor Corp. halted sales of a Lexus luxury SUV on Tuesday after a safety warning by Consumer Reports magazine that the vehicle was a safety risk. Toyota's decision to temporarily pull the 2010 model year Lexus GX 460 SUV from dealership showrooms also came after federal safety regulators responded to the magazine findings by warning drivers to take extra caution when operating the vehicle. Consumer Reports had put the SUV on its "do not buy' list because of a potential rollover risk.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The mother of Josie Lou Ratley said her daughter can open her eyes and move her limbs but is still in a drug-induced coma. Ratley has been in the coma since March 17, when police say Deerfield Beach High School student Wayne Treacy rode his bicycle over to Deerfield Beach Middle and attacked Ratley in the bus-loading area.