8:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County resident Keith Bailey was sick with a cough and fighting with the armed services in Iraq, several thousand miles from his home and family. A pill or two could temporarily relieve symptoms.
8:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Twenty-one students from Norwalk Catholic School Junior High and St. Paul High schools will advance to the Ohio State Science Fair on May 8.
8:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - It appears local entities were shut out in the latest round of stimulus funding. Ohio announced that 28 state projects will receive $15 million in grant awards funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant: Local Governments program. These awards are part of the total $25 million allocated to Ohio through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) said he is disappointed that none of the requests from Huron and Erie counties were approved for those stimulus funds, but added local government entities need to make sure they apply for every dollar out there.
8:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
DETROIT (MCT) - The nine members of the radical militia group Hutaree gathered materials to make bombs, stockpiled and used firearms, made a hit list of influential officials, and conducted war-like training exercises as part of their plan for a massive attack on authorities, a federal prosecutor said in court yesterday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Waterstreet also said that David Brian Stone, Sr., 44, the leader of the Lenawee County-based group, wanted to control Lenawee, Hillsdale, and Washtenaw counties by driving out police from southeast Michigan.
8:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Area residents have another reason to stay in -- stay in their cars that is. Sonic, America's Drive-In, a restaurant where you order your meal and eat right from the comfort of your own vehicle, opened its first drive-in in Sandusky.
8:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Shannen Doherty became the first celebrity to exit "Dancing With the Stars" this season, meaning Kate Gosselin and Buzz Aldrin each dodged a bullet after poor performances in Weeks 1 and 2. (NOTE - To share your thoughts about the show, visit our DWTS blog here. To make your predictions as to which three celebrities will advance to the finals, click here.)
8:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Recent books by former George W. Bush administration figures Mark Thiessen and Karl Rove have sparked considerable criticism over their take on detainee abuse. The books paint a picture of relatively harmless, though tough, interrogation practices that produced plenty of usable intelligence that helped stave off terrorist attacks on the U.S. This take is in direct contradiction to critics of these techniques, some of whom were actual participants, who claim that worldwide nearly about 100 detainees died in U.S. custody while being interrogated, that the tactics used amounted to torture under U.S. and international law, and that much of the "intelligence" gathered as in the case of almost all torture false. President Barack Obama has refused to authorize investigations of these interrogation techniques, claiming he wants to look forward instead of backward. It's interesting that when it comes to other countries, he holds a different view. Last week, when referring to alleged torture in Indonesia, he said that country will never be able to move forward until it looks backward and investigates the allegations.
8:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
My husband is a numbers person. I am not. He can tell you the exact dates of every U.S. President's term or terms of office. He can tell you in which years the New York Yankees won the World Series. He can tell you the exact age of every relative and friend we've ever had.
8:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 14-year-old Surrey Court boy admitted today to criminal damaging for a Monroeville break-in. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to dismiss one charge of underage consumption in connection with the Feb. 23 break-in on Milan Avenue. The victim was able to catch the boy after he fled the residence which was being remodeled and kept him detained until Monroeville Police Sgt. Frank Gleason took him into custody.
8:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard woman who had sex with a 13-year-old boy will have to register her address with authorities for the next 25 years. Kendra N. Hoskins, 19, of 407 Myrtle Ave., was sentenced today to three months in the Huron County Jail and fined $500. As part of her three years of probation, she is prohibited from using the Internet and can't possess a cell phone with photo capabilities.
8:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
If it seems lately you've been sitting in your vehicle a little longer waiting for the red light to turn green at the intersection of Monroe Street and Whittlesey Avenue, it's because you have been. Norwalk Public Works Director Josh Snyder added two more seconds of "red time" in each direction at the request of Norwalk Police Chief Dave Light. The change took effect the week of March 15. Previously there had been one second for a red light in both the north-south and east-west directions.
8:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Christina Salmons said she was simply looking for something dry to wear. Moments after picking up a jacket she said she found sitting on a McGuan Park bench, police reported finding a small amount of suspected cocaine in the jacket.
8:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
DETROIT (MCT) - Three weeks ago, Lori Witt helped her 18-year-old daughter with wedding plans. On Tuesday, she sat next to Shannon Witt in federal court in Detroit, watching Shannon's new husband, Joshua Stone, appear on criminal charges that could send him to prison for life.
8:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners came out publicly Tuesday against the deep injection wells planned for an area of Hartland Township. Commissioners Mike Adelman, Gary Bauer and Larry Silcox voted to send a resolution to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources voicing their opposition.
8:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
A man who stole a purse from a Willard woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in prison. Brian L. Golsby, 22, of Columbus, pleaded guilty in mid-February to theft of a purse with credit cards for a Nov. 22 incident in the 200 block of Spring Street, Willard. The female victim reported the crime, which involved two male suspects, happened while she was walking in the area just before 7 p.m.
8:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was who's who of Monroeville High School for the last three decades. They all turned out including a number of opposing coaches Saturday night to honor Steve Ringholz, who is retiring after 38 years of coaching football, the last 32 years as head coach of the Eagles.
8:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
Six Michigan residents, two Ohio residents and an Indiana resident have been indicted on charges of attempted use of weapons of mass destruction in connection with their membership in a Lenawee County, Mich., Christian militia group. The two Ohio residents are Kristopher Sickles, 27, of Sandusky; and Jacob Ward, 33, of Huron.
8:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local religious leaders joined the chorus of critics against the faith-based militia Hutaree Monday as nine members of the group were indicted in federal court after an alleged plot to kill local law enforcement officers and revolt against the U.S. government. Biblical references to the self-sacrifice of Jesus Christ and an apocalyptic "end of days" battle against the Antichrist appear frequently on the Web site of the Lenawee County militia group federal investigators are scrutinizing.
8:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
Militia organizations like Lenawee County-based Hutaree keep a low profile, but it is among an exploding number of anti-government groups that have sprung up across the country. The Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center documented a 244 percent increase in active "Patriot" groups between 2008 and 2009. Numbers jumped from 149 in 2008 to 512 last year. Among those groups, the number of paramilitary militias jumped from 42 to 127 in the same time period.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police are waiting on autopsy results before determining if the Norwalk man who died after a head-on crash Friday had a possible medical condition. Frank J. Lombardo, 88, of 80 Norwood Ave., Apt. 2A, died at the University of Toledo Medical Center after being flown there from Fisher-Titus Medical Center, where he was taken following the crash. The accident, which involved collisions with four vehicles, happened about 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of Benedict Avenue and Water Street.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk woman accused of stealing a grocery store customer's dog apparently didn't know her victim. Bonnie Heyman, 52, of 12 W. Elm St., was charged with theft in connection with she and her 16-year-old grandson stealing a small chihuahua/daschund dog from the front of Gardner's SuperValu, 117 Whittlesey Ave. Nothing in Norwalk Police Sgt. Dave Smith's report indicates any reason why Heyman wanted to steal the dog.