2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard is considering having inmates do some maintenance work in the jail and possibly in the townships, when the weather breaks. But he wants to emphasize one thing: He doesn't want to implement anything that would take away work from county employees. Howard stressed he doesn't want to circumvent or "cut out" any of the county employees' workload.
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Police Department special response team (SRT) conducted a search warrant Wednesday on Spring Street, resulting in the arrest of an adult and a juvenile. Capt. Dave Light said police started searching for the adult suspect about 2 1/2 weeks ago when he was considered a runaway juvenile. David A. Burrows, who turned 18 in January, of 47 Welton Ave., currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail on a Huron County Juvenile Court failure to appear warrant.
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A slow economy has started hitting RR Donnelley & Sons. Willard City Manager Brian Humphress said the book printing company informed him late last month "there will be temporary layoffs," voluntary layoffs and "some retirements through attrition."
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dave Schild thinks one of Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen's department goals this year of targeting shoplifters is worth pursuing. "I think it's a worthy goal," said the owner of Schild's IGA.
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
STAMFORD, Conn. - The frantic owner of a 200-pound chimpanzee that went berserk in Connecticut pleaded with police over the phone to help her stop the animal from mauling her friend, begging them to "Hurry, please! He ripped her face off.'
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - In a brief meeting Wednesday, the Western Reserve board of education hired a volleyball coach and approved the expenditure of the $5,000 grant from Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Assistant Superintendent Rodge Wilson said the money will be used for technology items for the science program.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
U.S. Marshals were in town this morning to arrest Thomas L. Root, a Norwalk defendant in a tax evasion case. Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen confirmed U.S. Marshals were in the Maple City between 8:30 and 9 a.m. today.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
These days, an unexpected check in the mail is about the best thing that can happen. But if the check is for winnings from a lottery you never entered, it's probably be too good to be true. That's what happened to Eileen Arnold when she received a check in the mail for $4,901. The letter that came with the check claimed she had won a large amount of money in a lottery. The money was being held in an escrow account, waiting to be claimed.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 6th District Court of Appeals in Toledo has upheld a search warrant that led to a 16-month prison term for a Willard man. Lorenzo Nunez Jr., 29, of 214 E. Tiffin St., had his prison term suspended after he was sentenced Jan. 12 in Huron County Common Pleas Court. At the time, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said it was possible there wasn't enough information related to the six-month investigation by METRICH, a multi-county drug task force, that led to the Jan. 10, 2007 drug bust at the defendant's home.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was best not to bother FedEx workers too much Tuesday. They were busy shipping 2,000 robots to competition sites.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
The city wants to acquire property with the goals of acquiring more green space and to enter into partnership with the Huron County Youth Soccer Club to build and maintain a permanent field. But a number of local residents are essentially saying "Not in My Backyard." There were a few back and forth exchanges.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Village residents located at Horseshoe Drive, Surrey Court and River Road to the corporation limit, due to a water leak, a boil advisory for human consumption is in effect until further notice. Residents will be notified by flyer when the boil advisory is lifted. Call (419) 465-4182 or (419) 465-2922 with questions.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's never easy to cut a budget especially when you are talking 20 percent. But that's what the Huron County Commissioners are trying to do right now. The commissioners needed to slash $1.7 million this year and they are just about there.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Plymouth man accused of shooting two relatives on Christmas is competent to stand trial May 12 in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Nicanor Garcia, 32, of 5181 Bevier Road, filed a written plea of not guilty by reason of insanity when he was arraigned Jan. 12. One of the conditions of his $500,000 bond was to have no contact or association with the two victims, his wife and stepdaughter.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
FOSTORIA - The Norwalk seventh grade boys' basketball team defeated Bellevue 31-11 Tuesday to reach the finals of the Northern Ohio League tournament. On a night when the team struggle to finish their shots the Trucker turned up their defense in causing 17 turnovers.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Lincoln Run is finished. Eric Ebinger and his wife, Misty, completed the 241-mile trek Monday afternoon at the Ohio River in East Liverpool. The run began five days earlier on Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday on the Lincoln Highway at the Indiana state line. It was a tribute to endurance, perseverance and support from all corners of the state.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Steve Chambers sang a song Sunday whose lyrics seemed to perfectly describe the status of his marriage. It was no accident me finding you
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND Year-to-date sales of new cars and trucks were down 39 percent for January, according to figures released Wednesday by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association (GCADA). The significant decline is due, in part, to an unusually successful year in 2008, where sales were up nearly 5 percent from 2007. The loosening of credit and the upcoming auto show are expected to boost sales in Northeast Ohio. "Although down significantly from a year ago, it's important to keep in mind that January 2008 was an abnormally good month for sales in this region," said Gary Adams, President of the GCADA. "Additionally, near record snow fall and cold temperatures throughout the month kept customers indoors and out of dealership showrooms.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Teresa Alt, the director of the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services, expected to have 50 to 75 attendees at today's Unemployed Workers Resource Forum. Her hope was to provide people with useful information. Alt said she at least wanted the attendees to have a pamphlet or "a face they can go to" to get answers to questions they might have.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Steve Schumm and I visited South Central and Monroeville high schools Thursday to hand out sportsmanship awards for the Norwalk Area Umpires Association. Schumm is a retired educator and he knows a little something about schools. His last three jobs were as superintendent at New London, principal at St. Paul Elementary School and superintendent at Bellevue. He's seen the good side of education, along with the bad.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
The salmonella outbreak across the country has sickened nearly 600 people and is linked to nine deaths. Federal health officials are investigating allegations that a Peanut Corp. of America plant knowingly shipped off tainted peanuts because of worry over lost sales. More than 1,900 products have been recalled, although major label brands of jarred peanut butter are not affected. Kelly Ross, Norwalk City Schools' director of food services, said she been assured the district's peanut butter is safe. She received a memo from the Ohio Department of Education Office for Safety, Health and Nutrition that states: "This is to inform everyone that none of the peanut butter or peanut butter products being distributed by the Ohio Department of Education is affected by the recent recall on peanut butter."