10:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - The House on Wednesday approved the most sweeping rewrite of financial rules since the Great Depression, and last-minute changes this week appeared to solidify support in the Senate and pave the way for the legislation to reach the White House later this month. Complications prevented a Senate vote this week, meaning Congress will not meet President Barack Obama's July 4 deadline for signing his top legislative priority.
10:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Police found Abbi Obermiller, 17, of North Fairfield, early this morning hiding in the attic of a New London address. Huron County sheriff's deputies received a tip and used a search warrant about 3 a.m. Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton said Obbermiller's boyfriend, Robert J. Young, 20, of rural New London, was there asleep and at first denied Obermiller was there. The girl, who will be a senior next year at South Central High School, was last seen at her grandparents' 73 N. Prospect St. house about 1 a.m. June 7.
10:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - Congress continues to consider whether to extend jobless benefits through the end of November for the long-term unemployment, a move that would restore aid to 1.3 million laid-off workers. Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate were planning to vote on bills related to unemployment aid extension today. If the bills don't pass, the matter would be pushed back until Congress returns from a week-long Independence Day recess.
10:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The Huron County Sheriff's Office has brought in the big boys. The U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force is collaborating with deputies in the search for Gerald J. Hunter, 28, of 24 Cooper St., Wakeman, who is wanted an on aggravated menacing warrant. "I expect good results," Sheriff Dane Howard said.
10:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bill Bader Jr. sat in the front row of the media center Sunday afternoon and took it all in. As the fourth annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals were winding down, Bader talked about the satisfaction of another good show at the drag strip located at the corner of Ohio 601 and Ohio 18. What once used to be a cornfield out in the middle of the sticks is now home to one of the National Hot Rod Association's biggest races of the year.
10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Heavy rain caused no significant problems for area law enforcement agencies Sunday night. Huron County Sheriff's Cpl. Jeff Kerber, when he was "out and about" Sunday, said he didn't see much except for a few downed limbs and power lines, mostly in the Clarksfield area.
10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Richard Murray, the union-friendly head of the Ohio School Facilities Commission, is sold on the benefits of "project labor agreements," which he thinks can make job sites safer and more harmonious. His Republican-appointed predecessors prohibited them as costly and unfair to nonunion contractors.
10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
"I would like to say something about the General McChrystal matter," stated the philosopher to his fellow CCC members. "It's usually a loss to our country when a military leader seems to forget that in our United States, representatives of citizens ultimately order our military. Secondly, our nation may lose a military expert with special decision-making operational skills about how to run a war. Third, a leader may experience a loss of confidence in his subordinates because of their undetected weaknesses ... such as speaking to reporters who actually can't be trusted to know when to keep their mouths shut. Last, a leader may question his own ability to choose subordinates who won't let him down.
10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk's Woodlawn Cemetery has had a self-guided walking tour pamphlet available for several years, and every now and then (when I feel ambitious) I lead guided walking tours in the summer. One of the tours will take place at 1 p.m. July 18 and the other is set for 1 p.m. Aug. 22. Meet at the public mausoleum.
10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
I had an interesting encounter while on vacation last week. I took off a couple days to go to my mother's house in West Virginia. My brother, who lives in California, was making one of his every two or three year treks east and I always try to arrange to see him.
10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
"I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.?? - W. C. Fields The Asian big head carp is poised to wreak havoc in the Great Lakes because one fish was found in Lake Calumet, only six miles from Lake Michigan. This carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) was found 10 years ago in the Mississippi River and now makes up 70 percent of the fish population in the Illinois River. Because of its voracious appetite for algae, experts fear that it will leave less food supply for native fish if it migrates into the Great Lakes.
10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
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10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
I may send a thanks to Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) for clearly demonstrating what the problem is with politics and politicians in America today. Etheridge, as you are likely aware, was caught on video over the weekend basically manhandling, if not roughing up, a "student' who claimed to be working on a "project.'
10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND (PA SPORTSTICKER) - With LeBron or without him, Byron Scott has decided to get back on an NBA sideline. Scott accepted Cleveland's coaching job just as LeBron James officially became a free agent and no longer property of the Cavaliers, who are hoping that landing the best coach available will convince the two-time MVP to stay home and try to win a title.
10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
MEXICO CITY (MCT) - A presumed drug cartel assassination squad Monday gunned down the leading candidate for governor in a state bordering Texas, putting a chill on Mexico just six days before local and regional elections. Assailants fired on the two-vehicle caravan of Rodolfo Torre Cantu, a candidate in Tamaulipas state, as he was driving toward the airport in Ciudad Victoria en route to one of his final campaign appearances.
10:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal told the Army Monday that he intends to retire, military officials said, less than a week after President Barack Obama fired him as the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. The decision wasn't a surprise McChrystal was unlikely to have received another appointment after being forced out over derogatory comments he and his staff made to a magazine reporter about key administration figures.
10:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk city tree board put an end to all the drama Tuesday evening. In a 3-0 vote, the tree board decided to have the street department remove the tree located in front of the Uptown Café and replace it with a honey locust tree at the cost of the property owner. The street department would also plant the new tree.
10:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some Ohioans are expected to lose up to $8,000 because they won't close on new homes by Wednesday's deadline to claim the federal tax refund. To qualify, homeowners had to be in contract by April 30 and must close by June 30. While the vast majority of deals will make the cut, some won't, local experts say.
10:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The Milan post of the state Highway Patrol is seeking the public's assistance in locating a truck pulling a trailer involved in a fatal crash on Father's Day. The trailer on the westbound pickup truck lost a tire, which bounced over the median wall, hitting the windshield of an eastbound vehicle, Trooper Charles Morsher said. The truck then fled the scene. The incident happened at 11:55 a.m. at milepost 124 on the Ohio Turnpike in Berlin Township.
10:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
North Fairfield resident Heather Wireman has been texting her ex-boyfriend's mother from the hospital despite the allegations of threats from the girl's family. The ex-boyfriend, Austin K. Mott, 17, of 102 E. Main St., drove the tan 1998 Toyota Corolla in the June 14 incident that severely injured his ex-girlfriend. Mott was charged with failure to yield after he ran a stop sign posted near an Edwards Road railroad tracks.
10:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk city tree board put an end to all the drama Tuesday evening. In a 3-0 vote, the tree board decided to have the street department remove the tree located in front of the Uptown Cafe and replace it with a honey locust tree at the cost of the property owner. The street department would also plant the new tree.