7:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville police have identified the student who texted another student about a school bomb threat last month, but the culprit's future in court is uncertain. Monroeville Local Schools was evacuated for about a half-hour Jan. 15 due to a student receiving a text message the previous night.
7:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com The president of a fiscally conservative group says the fact that Ohio forces employees to join unions at companies that have them is partly to blame for Ohio's economic problems Matt Mayer, president of the Buckeye Institute, spoke to Norwalk Area Huron County Chamber of Commerce Monday. He wants area business leaders to advocate for more business-friendly rules at the state level. A new institute report looked back to 1990 and 2000 to see how Ohio fared in the "mythical boom era" of the 1990s.
7:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Hawaii was the holdout. Following three major snowstorms in rapid succession, the last of which paralyzed the Deep South, nearly every state in the United States had snow on the ground Friday. Florida joined the list as the No. 49th state, thanks to accumulation in the panhandle.
7:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk resident Joe Hintz has announced his candidacy for Huron County commissioner. Unless another Republican files petitions by Feb. 18, causing a May primary, Hintz will face Democrat Mike Adelman in November's general election. Hintz, 53, is a 1974 Norwalk High School graduate.
7:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 2009 St. Paul High School football championship squad became immortal - maybe not in flesh, but in the form of a jersey signed by all the players that will forever hang in the Firelands Historical Society museum.
7:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (PA SPORTSTICKER) - A luger hurtling at nearly 90 mph down a track that athletes had warned was dangerously fast was killed when he lost control of his sled on a training run Friday, casting a shadow of grief over what was already a troubled Olympics even before the games could begin. Nodar Kumaritashvili, a 21-year-old slider from the republic of Georgia, flew over the track wall and slammed into an unpadded steel pole near the finish line.
7:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Make it happen." That's Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard's favorite phrase for his employees. And he praised those employees Friday during the first sheriff's office awards banquet since 1988.
7:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Who wants to be a millionaire? Well, everybody. However, 1997 Bellevue High School graduate Steve Evert didn't just talk about earning $1 million. He went out and tried to earn it on the popular television gameshow "Who Wants to be a Millionaire."
7:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rachel's Challenge, a school program focusing on the diaries and personality of a slain Columbine High School student, has been rescheduled for Feb. 26. The program was originally set for today. The program's basis is the kindness of 17-year-old Rachel Scott, the first person killed at the school on April 20, 1999. The program includes video and audio footage of Scott's life. Nicole Nowlen, a former Columbine student who was shot in the library, will speak.
7:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today approved the application filed by Frontier Communication Corporation, New Communications Holdings, Inc. (NCH) and Verizon Communications, Inc. seeking PUCO approval of a change in ownership. The Commission approved the merger after reviewing the application, the evidence and the stipulations filed. In reaching its decision, the Commission considered several issues including transactional synergies and financial considerations, in-state presence, quality of service and competition and wholesale operations. The Commission also considered Frontier's broadband commitment.
7:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
After back-to-back snow days, area children returned to school today. Most of the schools began classes at the normal times, although Bellevue started after a two-hour delay.
7:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Local un-sung heroes are people to look up to. The American Red Cross will honor 19 local heroes at the sixth annual Firelands Hero Awards on Feb. 27 at the Nia Center at Kalahari Resort.
7:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
The involuntary manslaughter case against shaken baby suspect Jeffrey Resor is coming back to Huron County Common Pleas Court. On June 27, 2008, a jury acquitted Resor of murder and child endangerment. There was a hung jury on one count of involuntary manslaughter. The charges were in connection with the death of Resor's now former girlfriend's 10-month-old son, Donavan Lykins.
7:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
ASHLAND - An 8-year-old Ashland girl with local family ties died after falling into a hole she dug while playing in the snow. Emily Kramer, of 227 Lindale Ave., dug a hole in the snowbank and fell into it head-first Sunday, Ashland police Sgt. Steven Hoover said.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." James Beard There was much talk last week when fried chicken, collared greens and cornbread were served at the NBC commissary in New York, with a menu proclaiming "In honor of black history month." It must have been a good meal because comedian Wanda Sykes said she liked it. Bowling Green State University professor Dr. Lucy Long describes the concept of our common journey with food in her book, "Culinary Tourism." She offers the argument of Donna Gabaccia that "As food items were introduced to new consumers and became 'American,' they sometimes lost their original meaning as markers of ethnicity." Reading this, I asked myself: Is it my German-Irish ethnicity that compels me to eat meals comprised of "starch on top of starch," such as beef and noodles on mashed potatoes? Or do I eat too much of such foods simply because they taste good?
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
On Wednesday, I tasted the most amazing fruit ever. I thought I had seen every kind of fruit there is, but when shopping at a local store recently, we saw a stack of some fruits that were very strange-looking. They were round, yellow and gigantic. They looked like grapefruit, only much bigger. The fruits were priced at $2.50 each, so we took the plunge, gambled and bought this odd-looking overgrown grapefruit, thinking it was worth a try. We decided it should be stored in the refrigerator, and there it stayed, untouched, for more than a week. Neither of us had the nerve to cut it open. But a few days ago, at breakfast, my husband sank a knife into its flesh. I wasn't home at the time, but when I got home from work, he told me about how delicious it had been. He described the taste as "like a grapefruit, only sweeter."
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
I'm not a big professional football fan. I love football and can be found most Saturdays during the fall watching college football all day and night. I just find the college game more exciting. It wasn't always like that. I was a pro football fanatic as a kid. Being a distant relative of Johnny Unitas, I lived and breathed the Colts. I knew everything about them and I will go to my deathbed believing that the fix was in for Super Bowl III. When the Colts' owner backed the trucks up to old Memorial stadium in Baltimore in the middle of the night in 1980 to sneak the team out of town, he took more with him to Indianapolis than players and equipment. He took my heart as well as my devotion to the game. I've tried to get into it every few years since then but it never seems to take. A few dollars on a parlay card helped some, but without a team to cheer for, it will just never be the same.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city officials on Monday began bracing residents for the snowstorm that begin this morning. They also are trying to set the record straight when it comes to their response to the storm that occurred over the weekend.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk driver was issued a driving under the influence summons Monday in connection with hitting a mobile home with his car early that morning. Blaimir Morales, 19, of 103 Jefferson St., Lot 23, was going 23 mph while heading south in the "western drive" when he hit the front corner of the mobile home of his next-door neighbor at lot 34, Norwalk Police Officer David Ditz said. The blood-alcohol content level for Morales was .203 after the accident at 2:56 a.m., Ditz said. That is more than twice the legal limit for drivers.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
By ASHLEY BETHARD ashley@funcoast.com SANDUSKY Forget the Oscars. Why fixate on the unrealistic world of Hollywood when you've got some of the best food, drinks and businesses in our own backyard? Who decides? You do! For Funcoast, knowing where to grab the juiciest hamburger, down the best margarita or dig into the best breakfast in town is a little more important than knowing who went home with a statuette.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland trip to New Horizons Baking Company in Norwalk to announce Ohio Department of Development's Targeting Energy Efficiency grant award recipients was a special stop. Strickland announced that the New Horizons Baking Company's Targeting Industry Efficiency grant application was awarded $1 million one of the largest awards received by any Ohio company.