8:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
A former local postmaster faces a federal charge of stealing $1,000 from the post office last year. Trudy Wright, 55, of Collins, is accused of taking a $1,000 postal money order without paying for it in March 2009, Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Karol said.
8:14 AM Jul 26, 2010
Do you know what to do if someone in your house is accidentally poisoned? The Poison Control centers help more than 41,000 victims a year! You can reach the Poison Control Center by calling (800) 222-1222. Ninety percent of poisonings happen at home with 50 percent of poison exposures occurring in children younger than six. The majority of fatal poisonings happen to adults. Poisonings can happen several different ways ingestion, inhalation, and absorption. The best way to treat poisoning is to prevent it, but if it does happen be prepared for it. If a suspected poisoning occurs, call the Poison Control Center immediately at (800) 222-1222.
8:14 AM Jul 26, 2010
After a five-month golfless winter, stuck inside, I was itching to get out and hit the golf course when the weather started warming up last week. Itching? Heck, it's more like exploding.
8:14 AM Jul 26, 2010
"There's a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things. Don't do a half-way job?? " - R. Eugene Russell
8:14 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel (OCC) wants to make consumers aware rebates for the purchase of energy efficient appliances will become available Friday when the Ohio Department of Development launches the Ohio Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program it administers. The program was made available through funding from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Its goal is to boost interest in Energy Star-rated appliances, which can increase efficiency in Ohio homes and help consumers save money on monthly energy bills.
8:14 AM Jul 26, 2010
Attorneys on both sides of the Steven Rodvold murder case anticipate going to trial May 11. When asked after Monday's hearing about a possible plea deal, Ohio Assistant Public Defender William Mooney said his "intent right now' is to take the case to trial.
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (MCT) - Final DNA results released Wednesday completely exonerate a Broward County man who served 26 years in prison - more than half his life - for a rape and murder, his defense attorney said. Broward County prosecutors was to ask a judge today to throw out his conviction and life sentence, freeing him of restrictions imposed since he was temporarily released from prison Sept. 10.
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 15-year-old foster boy testified Wednesday that Michael C. Miller threatened to stab him with a knife if he didn't perform a sex act on him the night of Sept. 25. Miller, 41, is charged with rape, kidnapping and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in connection with incidents on Franklin Street and a stairwell near the front door of League Elementary School. Miller's accuser said he had been playing with a knife on a friend's porch when Miller approached him, identified himself as "Chuck Lawrence,' then "fell on me,' making him drop the knife, which Miller picked up before the boy said he could reach it.
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Huron County Commissioner Mike Adelman criticized the published report that identified his wife as the Willard school employee placed on administrative leave over possible financial irregularities. The Sandusky Register reported today that food services director Melodie Adelman was placed on administrative leave March 9 pending the completion of a state audit.
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
The state's first witness was expected to take the stand this morning in the rape and kidnapping case against Michael C. Miller. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler and defense attorney George Ford spent about six hours Tuesday selecting jurors, with the process ending about 4 p.m. Three Huron County sheriff's deputies escorted the jury and court staff to see the two crime scenes, League Elementary School and a Franklin Street residence. On Sept. 25, Miller is accused of threatening a 15-year-old boy with a knife police said he was handling before Miller took it away from him on Franklin Street and then reportedly sexually assaulted the boy on the school property.
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Cedar Point will be holding open interviews Friday night and Saturday for summer jobs at the Sandusky amusement park/resort. Many openings are still available. By Opening Day, Saturday, May 15, the park wants to fill more than 4,500 positions for this summer's operating season.
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
Beware of a scam about a request to send bond money. At least two area residents have been approached by a caller impersonating himself as a sheriff's deputy who has requested bond money for people reportedly arrested on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge.
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - A Monroeville father and son were transported to The Bellevue Hospital after being hurt in a crash with a tractor-trailer Tuesday. North Central EMS transported Peter J. Peterson Jr., 39, of 10006 Ransom Road, and his son, Matthew A. Peterson, 13, to The Bellevue Hospital after the crash at the intersection of Ohio 113 and Ohio 4.
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO - A Michigan man is facing felony drug charges after state Highway Patrol troopers seized 182 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $412,000, during a traffic stop this morning in Lucas County. James C. Statzer, 43, of Buchanan, Mich., was charged with drug abuse and trafficking in drugs, both second-degree felonies.
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
An Ohio man who had been indicted on charges of rape and gross sexual imposition against a child fatally shot himself after officers arrived to arrest him, officials said. Zewar R. Ali-Dib, 28, of 246 Silver Maple Dr., Delaware, was found dead in his apartment Friday night, according to news releases from Delaware city police and county deputy sheriffs.
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (MCT) - Recordings from two 911 calls reporting last week's beating of Josie Lou Ratley at Deerfield Beach Middle School in Florida were released Monday by the Broward Sheriff's Office. (EDITOR'S NOTE: To listen to the 911 calls, click here.)
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
They just want a place to call home. The Huron County Youth Soccer Club has been making big news lately, and not for the right reasons.
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Pepsi could hold the key to the city securing the remaining needed funds for a soccer complex. Willard can receive $25,000 toward the effort but only if the project scores in the top 10 in the Pepsi Refresh Project.
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
HARTLAND TOWNSHIP - A spark from a furnace vent ignited some nearby mulch in a house Monday on U.S. 250 south of Murray Road. About 10 Townsend Township firefighters responded to the incident called in about 3:30 p.m. Chief Bob Johannsen said the crew used about 500 gallons of water to handle the blaze that started in the southeast corner of the house, but was kept from spreading to the main structure.
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A 15-year-old foster boy testified today that Michael C. Miller threatened to stab him with a knife if he didn't perform a sex act on him the night of Sept. 25. Miller, 41, is charged with rape, kidnapping and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in connection with incidents on Franklin Street and a stairwell near the front door of League Elementary School. Miller's accuser said he had been playing with a knife on a friend's porch when Miller approached him, identified himself as "Chuck Lawrence," then "fell on me," making him drop the knife, which Miller picked up before the boy said he could reach it. Four police officers and the boy's former foster father testified Miller smelled of alcohol, was swaying, had slurred speech and wasn't "making much sense" moments after the suspected crime. Norwalk Police Officer Jared Ferris said he found the boy's open knife in Miller's front pants pocket when the suspect was arrested at the intersection of East League and Wooster streets.
8:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
Scott Ford beamed when asked about the House of Representatives passing the health care reform. The retired Norwalk Middle School English teacher said he is "absolutely, totally and completely" pleased.