8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer, the longest serving chief justice in the United States, died unexpectedly Friday just as he was marking his final year on the bench. He was 70. The Sandusky native and former aide to Republican Gov. Jim Rhodes heard arguments in cases on the court as usual this week, even though he was obviously in ill health. In a statement, however, the court said his health problems were not thought to be life-threatening.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
Winds that blew through the area on Saturday caused damage throughout Huron County, including field fires, power outages, downed trees and various property damage. Click here to see pictures of some of the damage on St. Mary's Street in Norwalk. Click here to see pictures of a fire on Seminary Road near McIntyre Road and here to see pictures of a fire in Berlinville. Look for the full story in Monday's Norwalk Reflector.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
HARTLAND TOWNSHIP - Area residents can breathe easier today knowing a company has withdrawn its request to create a pair of deep injection wells to dump drilling wastewater. Preferred Fluids Management LLC of Austin, Texas informed the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on Friday that it has withdrawn its permit applications for the two wells in Hartland Township.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
I didn't know it would be a mixed marriage. After all, we agree on most things. Same senses of humor, taste in music, politics.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - The name of the new Harley-Davidson dealership opening in Sandusky has just been revealed. Mad River Harley-Davidson will be located at the former Roeder dealership on Milan Road. "We are excited to bring Harley-Davidson to the community,' said Mike Davis, dealer principal. "Having the opportunity to utilize the former dealership's location will allow us to open much sooner than originally anticipated.'
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
AUGUSTA, Ga. (MCT) - The most compelling and humanizing moment of Tiger Woods' 35-minute mea culpa? It came when Woods acknowledged having missed the first birthday of his son, Charlie. That occurred on Feb. 8, toward the end of his 45-day stay in rehab. "That hurts a lot," Woods said. "I vowed never to miss another one after that. It was something I probably will regret for the rest of my life."
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
REDINGTON BEACH, Fla. - Barbara Burkett stood among the mangroves where her dead grandson once played, surrounded by the things that he loved. To the left was the backyard pool where 9-year-old Chase Brubaker swam for hours. He liked to climb a swing set anchored in nearby sand. To the right sat the boats he rode, moored steps away at the dock.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A worker who was cleaning up brush near the Norwich Township building found what appeared to be a human hand or foot Wednesday. "It's not known if this belongs to a human or an animal. … It couldn't be determined which,' Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - A rural Norwalk driver was scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning at Erie County Municipal Court in connection with a drunk driving incident. Jonathan R. Gribben, 22, of 4508 E. Ohio 113, rolled his 1993 Lincoln sedan after he lost control while heading north and went off the right side of Ohio 61, Berlin Heights Police Chief Charity Schafer said. The crash happened at 5:09 p.m. Monday. "There was damage to the roof and front of the car,' Schafer said. The responding officer reported finding one can of Bud Light and two bottles of Wild Irish Rose wine in the car.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
Last Tuesday, Shannen Doherty became the first celebrity to exit "Dancing With the Stars' this season, meaning Kate Gosselin, Buzz Aldrin and Chad Ochocinco each dodged a bullet after poor performances in Weeks 1 and 2. On Monday, those three celebrities will have a chance to redeem themselves as all 10 remaining couples will perform new routines on the hit ABC show, which begins at 8 p.m.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
While an animal that was mostly wolf was shot last month near Bellevue, at least one more is on the loose, state wildlife officer Brian Bury said. "There's definitely at least one more, if not two,' said Bury, who covers Sandusky County.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
With a weather-beaten sign hanging from his shoulders, Danny Brown circles the courthouse, usually alone but always willing to talk to passers-by. He walks to the right - only to the right, Brown says, because his is a cause of righteousness. For a year now, Brown has shown up in rain and snow and sunshine to implore Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates to free him from the shadow of suspicion in a 1981 murder for which he spent almost 19 years in prison. Brown, now 54, remains a suspect, Mrs. Bates said, despite the fact that DNA evidence implicated convicted killer Sherman Preston in the brutal attack on Bobbie Russell for which Brown was convicted.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Bellevue man who told authorities he was tired of living under the same roof as a relative is facing charges related to burglaries near Bellevue and Willard. Joshua S. Hensinger, 26, of 5964 Ohio 113, currently is charged with one count of burglary stemming from a Bullhead Road, Willard, incident. However, Huron County sheriff's deputies said they expect him to be charged soon in connection with an Ohio 113, Bellevue, burglary, a crime deputies say he already has confessed to.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The Milan Police Department is continuing to search for the suspects who stole more than $12,000 worth of copper wire, traffic light parts and two street-light covers from the village. The break-in at the village electric department, 179 S. Main St., happened sometime after 1:10 a.m. March 7. Police said the culprits entered the building by climbing off the back of a large truck and breaking a window in an overhead door because there were no marks on the door itself.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
A North Fairfield man is accused of sexually violating a 17-year-old girl.
8:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
PORT CLINTON (MCT) - In a brief court hearing, a judge Friday denied the request of an Oak Harbor woman to throw out evidence in her animal-cruelty case in which 36 Arabian horses were seized in January because of their emaciated condition. Ottawa County Municipal Judge Fritz Hany said he denied the motion by Robin Vess for two reasons: he felt oral consent had been given to enter the property and the circumstances of the severe condition of the horses.
8:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Even though I believe strongly in preservation of old buildings, I came to the conclusion several years ago that not everything old can be preserved. I do like a great deal to see an architecturally significant house preserved, but I also realize that if a person owns a property it is his to do with as he pleases ... sad to say sometimes. I'm leading into the fact that we found it necessary late last year to tear down the farm barn on our property. It was an old one, built perhaps as early as 1845 by the Trumble family. I give that date due to the 1846 tax reappraisal record indicating there was a frame barn (as opposed to a log barn) on the property. Perhaps it was a few years older; I don't know for sure.
8:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - It was a special day for Karen Sommers and her 3-year-old daughter, Katie. The two were painting an Easter basket, spending their time together on a Sunday afternoon.
8:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Monroeville was the top team out of 67 entries from 15 high schools Wednesday at the ninth annual Kick Some Butts anti tobacco video contest held in the Fisher-Titus Medical Center learning center at Norwalk High School. The field was narrowed to 10 finalists and Monroeville won $1,000 plus a gift basket for their entry "Cancer Stix." It was the first time Monroeville won the contest.
8:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Prosecutors are continuing to review the case of a Monroeville High School senior accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old Wakeman girl. The suspect, an 18-year-old Monroeville man, is accused attempting to have sex with the girl Feb. 20, police said. The Reflector is withholding his name until charges are filed.
8:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Shupp is waiting to interview a local college student about receiving a racy "sexting" message. Capt. Ted Patrick, citing the limited financial resources of the sheriff's office, said Shupp is waiting for the 20-year-old Kent State University student to return to Huron County on a break before interviewing him. Patrick said the investigator has already interviewed a 17-year-old Western Reserve High School student who received the message at apparently the same time the college student did.