8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
FINDLAY - A man and woman are facing felony drug charges after state Highway Patrol troopers seized 900 OxyContin pills, valued at $72,000, during a traffic stop in Hancock County. The driver of the vehicle, Rachel S. Collins, 24, of Warren, Mich., and passenger, Eddie Lee Spivey, 29 of Oak Park, Mich., were charged with possession of a schedule II substance, a second-degree felony.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two passengers who had serious injuries after a Bronson Township crash Saturday remain hospitalized at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. Bellevue residents Kasey R. Shook, 26, of 212 Indian Terrace, is in fair condition in the burn unit and Anthony R. Dreschel, 25, of 407 1/2 E. Main St., is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit, a Mercy St. Vincent spokeswoman said this morning.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Here's something that will make your April 15 even bleaker: If Congress does nothing for the rest of this year, just about everyone who pays federal income taxes will owe more next year. If you make $75,000 a year and sell a stock for a profit, you'll pay a higher capital-gains tax next year. If you take a $1,000 tax credit for having one child, you'll be able to take only $500 in 2011.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Conan O'Brien is going to cable. The former host of NBC's "Tonight Show,' who lost the program to Jay Leno earlier this year, has signed a deal for a new late-night program on TBS, the basic cable network owned by Time Warner. O'Brien's show will start in November at 11 p.m. ET/PT. George Lopez, the comedian who currently occupies that slot, will have his show move to midnight.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council are continuing to discuss the elimination of the spring trash pickup. Members have not ruled out bringing back the service. "A lot of people I've talked to have been hopping mad," Councilman Harry Brady said, adding he might bring this issue up at tonight's council meeting. "They feel they are paying for a service they are not getting."
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Bike Week, June 4 to 13 in locations all over northern Ohio, has announced the inclusion of Mad River Harley-Davidson in Sandusky for this year's event. For the fourth straight year, exhibitors, vendors and an Ohio Bike Week information center and box office will be located at 5316 Milan Road during the event. (NOTE - Click here to view pictures of local festivities from a previous Bike Week.)
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sharon Brant remembers her brother as an extremely caring person who loved his family. Charles H. Case, 53, of 26 Gallup Ave., died about 4:15 p.m. Saturday at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center after a one-vehicle crash earlier that morning on Marshall Street.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW YORK (PA SPORTSTICKER) - The NFL says it will release the 2010 regular-season schedule Tuesday night. The Cleveland Browns can expect games against Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and possibly Baltimore in late December. Usually, the schedule is announced in late March or early April, but several adjustments are being made this year. The league wants as many divisional games as possible in the final two weeks, hoping it makes late-season matchups more meaningful and prevents teams that have clinched playoff berths from resting starters.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
DETROIT (MCT) The suspected leader of a Michigan militia group planned to urge participants at a summit of militia groups in February to rise up against the government, according to a transcript of his speech filed this week in U.S. District Court in Detroit. "Now it's time to strike and take our nation back so that we may be free again from tyranny," David Stone said in the planned speech. He said Americans were waiting for people like militia members to make decisions to go to war against an evil and greedy New World Order, international power brokers who have taken over the U.S. government.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com MILAN With two months left to vote for Gov. William Allen's replacement statue, one of Thomas Edison's biggest local cheerleaders is issuing a plea to individuals, groups and organizations. Edison Birthplace Association Vice President Don Gfell not only wants you to vote for Milan's famous son, but to join him as a cheerleader. Voting ends on June 12.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Oprah Winfrey has timed the launch of her new TV channel, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, for Jan. 1 - perfect to tap into all those New Year's resolutions and the wishful thinking that comes with the start of a new year. The network on Thursday announced five new original series in addition to 10 announced previously. Along with Oprah's own new one-hour show, "Oprah's Next Chapter,' OWN will bring Oprah BFF Gayle King's radio program to TV with the daily talk show "Gayle King Live!'
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
As a Jack-Rat terrier in a whitewashed waiting room, Skippy needed her owner's lap inside North Ridge Veterinary Hospital. Ellie Heichel sat down on a cushioned seat near the front window, and her dog's pink-harnessed body molded into hers.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
A long-time Norwalk resident died about six hours after he collided head-on with a tree at 60 Marshall St. Charles H. Case, 53, of 26 Gallup Ave., died about 4:15 p.m. Saturday at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Norwalk Police Chief Dave Light said. A LifeFlight helicopter flew Case to the Toledo trauma center after North Central EMS transported him from the crash site to Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Police are searching for a 16-year-old New London girl who is missing from her East Fir Street home. The New London Police Department has alerted other state agencies to be on the look-out for the missing juvenile. The girl's guardian woke up just before 6 a.m. today to wake up the teenager and discovered she was gone, Officer Ken Blackburn said. The woman called police at 5:57 a.m.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
When he was the church's chief enforcer of doctrine 25 years ago, Pope Benedict XVI declined to defrock immediately a California priest who pleaded no contest to child sexual abuse, saying he needed more time to consider the impact of the case on "the good of the Universal Church,' according to a letter released Friday. The 1985 letter to Bishop John Cummins of Oakland, Calif., is the latest document to shed light on Benedict's handling of the sexual abuse crisis in his earlier career, when he was known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and headed the Vatican office that ultimately assumed full responsibility for such cases.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
A long-time Norwalk City Schools maintenance worker who was fired for a 1976 burglary conviction is suing the district and school board. Paul W. Brown, of Wakeman, was fired in September 2008 after a background check revealed he was convicted of a burglary when he was 18. School officials said Norwalk followed the state law that demanded the district terminate his employment.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
The four new casinos in Ohio would not be granted 24-hour liquor permits, nor would they be able to offer free alcoholic drinks to players, under the set of ground rules that House Democrats plan to introduce within the next two weeks. "Of the states around us, none allow 24-hour liquor operations, and very few allow complimentary drinks,' said Rep. Todd Book, D-McDermott. "I think we are going to be very similar to what we are seeing in other states.'
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Greenwich man who jumped from the Huron County Jail mezzanine in 2008 is suing the county. Former prisoner Joshua M. Aumend is contending he didn't get proper medical treatment for his heroin withdrawal, county officials said. The Greenwich man filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in Toledo and names retired Huron County Sheriff Richard Sutherland, current Sheriff Dane Howard, the jail doctor and the county in the lawsuit.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Schools Superintendent David Danhoff said June 6 through 8 will be the district's "big moving dates" to prepare for the reconfiguration it adopted earlier this year. The plan, which the board made official after several meetings with the public, includes closing Greenfield Elementary at the end of the year. Next year, Central will house kindergarten through second-graders, while New Haven and Richmond will educate third- and fourth-graders (those students will attend either school, depending on where they live). The middle school will remain a fifth through eighth-grade building and the high school ninth through 12th. There will be no changes at the preschool.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - These culprits must have been thirsty. The Erie County Sheriff's Office received a call about 9:25 p.m. Sunday about the theft of some pop and Gatorade from the Edison High School field house. The building is behind the school and adjacent to the football field.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Last week's first glorious 80 degree days reminded me once again of the scary side of sunshine. People laugh when I tell this story, but it wasn't all that funny to me.