7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 10, 1975 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 35 years ago: 9 below here Temperatures fell to 9 degrees below zero in Norwalk overnight the coldest reading of the winter.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS With fewer than 48 hours between major winter weather events which combined have brought as much as 18 to 24 inches of snow to some parts of the state the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has crews in every county working around-the-clock to keep Ohio's highways and bridges safe. The latest winter storm warning from the National Weather Service remains in effect through Wednesday afternoon/early evening. Some areas of Ohio may receive six to 12 more inches of snow accumulation. During this morning's rush hours, ODOT had more than 1,050 snowplows and trucks on state highways targeting parts of the state on the leading edge of this storm front. More crews are being added throughout the day, as the snow/ice mix moves into northern Ohio and covers the entire state. In addition, the threat remains for falling trees and power lines due to the weight of the snow and blowing winds.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH On the first day of school, Local Schools Superintendent Ben Chaffee challenged the district to "take it to the next level." South Central Elementary School Principal Dennis Blanchard created an award to honor his students who brought up their grades in at least two classes while not going down in any others. Comparing all second-quarter grades to first-quarter grades, the following students were recognized Feb. 8 with a coupon for a free ice cream in the school's cafeteria (the students' grade levels are in parenthesis): Improving two grades: Zephaniah Howman (1).
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
It sounds like Mother Nature is just getting warmed up. After dumping nearly 8 inches of snow on the Norwalk area over the weekend, the forecast is calling for possibly another 6 to 10 inches of the white stuff starting late Tuesday afternoon and moving into Wednesday.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
It won't be long before the Internet bloggers have their own slot on the Norwalk city council agenda. And why not?
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
TIFFIN - An ultrasound technician from Willard faces new charges 72 to be exact for allegedly photographing patients undressing for procedures at a Tiffin medical facility. Jamie Aguirre, 43, of 68 Sandy Trail, received the indictment Wednesday at the Portage County Jail. He was then taken to the Seneca County Jail to await an arraignment hearing Friday in Seneca County Common Pleas Court.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Midway through the winter on Lake Erie, construction crews on Shoot the Rapids, the new water ride at Cedar Point amusement park/resort, are taking the park's new river-ride adventure to a higher level. Throughout the fall, crews cleared the 2.5-acre site and completed a majority of the groundwork mostly below the surface. Trenches were dug, footers for support columns were poured and waterlines for the ride's landing areas and special effects such as geysers and water sprays were installed.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gov. Ted Strickland will be in Norwalk today to announce that a local company is receiving a $1 million grant from the state. Strickland, Lisa Patt-McDaniel, director of the Ohio Department of Development and Mark Shanahan, Strickland's energy adviser, today announced that 18 Ohio projects will receive more than $11.8 million in industry efficiency grant awards funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's State Energy Program.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH TOWNSHIP Ohio 13, 0.6 mile north of U.S. 224, which was originally scheduled to close Monday for railroad crossing repair work, has been canceled due to weather. When the weather subsides and the work is rescheduled, the Ohio Department of Transportation will announce the new closure date.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Not only does murder suspect Steven J. Rodvold have a new attorney, a mental health expert has found he's competent to stand trial. Dr. Joseph Karpawich, of the Forensic Diagnostic Center in Mansfield, evaluated the rural New London defendant a couple weeks ago.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Marisa Buchheit, a 20-year-old attending the Cleveland Institute of Music, was crowned Miss Maple City 2010 Saturday night and will now vie for the Miss Ohio crown in June in Mansfield. The Miss Maple City Scholarship Pageant is a preliminary to the Miss Ohio, which is a preliminary to Miss America.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's going to be a long recovery for Mike Montgomery, but it could have been a lot worse. Montgomery, 42, came home Thursday from Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo following a one-vehicle accident Tuesday.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 16-year-old Norwalk boy has admitted to two felony charges for a Dec. 14 attempted Newton Street burglary. In exchange, the state dismissed two charges of receiving stolen property in connection with a Dec. 16 incident. After Thursday's hearing, Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell ordered the boy to be released from the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center and placed him on electronically-monitored house arrest. "He's in his mother's custody," court administrator Chris Mushett said.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Firelands-area residents awoke to a winter wonderland this morning, thanks to a storm that began moving through the area Friday evening. (NOTE - To see pictures of area residents digging out after the snowstorm, click here.)
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (MCT) - Sarah Palin? Yeah! Tea Party Convention? Yawn. Tea Party supporters across Long Island have nothing but good things to say about Sarah Palin, the star speaker at this weekend's National Tea Party Convention in Nashville.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
CAREY - The state Highway Patrol is mourning the loss of Trooper Andrew C. Baldridge, who died following a one-vehicle crash in Wyandot County. The crash occurred at 6:05 p.m. Thursday on Township Road 95, just south of Ohio 103 near Carey. Baldridge and a passenger, Trooper Mark McLaughlin, both of the Patrol's Bucyrus post, were heading southbound on 95 when their Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor went off the right side of the road and rolled. Both troopers appear to have been wearing seat belts.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Former Willard City Schools Superintendent Dennis Doughty and current Willard High School Principal Jeff Ritz are going to bat for Michael Lillo. The former Willard HS athletic director, in a federal lawsuit, is accused of baiting "a certain black basketball player for Fostoria High School" after a Jan. 30, 2009 basketball game. Lillo also reportedly "engaged in ongoing verbal abuse and/or assaults" of members of Fostoria's basketball team.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Undercover Boss' is this year's entrant in what is considered one of broadcast TV's plum time slots - immediately following the Super Bowl. Airing an unfamiliar show as the Super Bowl lead-out (as they say in the TV biz) is a throwback of sorts. Since 1999, the networks have played it safe, preferring to put on new episodes of well-established series (like last year's one-hour "Office"). You can't blame the networks for being more conservative. The strategy of airing new shows in that time slot has had decidedly mixed results:
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - UAW Local 913, in conjunction with several area agency partners, is hosting a series of free workshops for union members in Huron County and Erie County and their surrounding counties. These workshops are designed to provide the information necessary to assist laid off workers in breaking down the barriers to available resources. The following workshops will be free and open to all union members and their families affected by recent lay-offs and closings. Pre-registration is encouraged but walk-ins will be welcome:
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's a red-letter event for marketers, one in which a captive universe of TV sports fans resists the hot wings and high-fives to create a hushed calm during commercial breaks. The next morning, those fleeting moments become water-cooler fodder: Did you see Kevin Federline as a rapping fast-food cook? The talking Chihuahua? Wassssup!!!
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
MIAMI (MCT) -- Peyton Manning to Reggie Wayne is money in the bank for the Indianapolis Colts. The way things have been going with banks, maybe it shouldn't have been such a shock that when Manning looked to his ninth-year wideout, needing five yards on third down from the Saints' 31, down a touchdown late, cornerback Tracy Porter jumped the route and cradled Manning's pass as if it had been thrown to him.