9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Happy Meal toys and other promotions that come with high-calorie children's meals will soon be officially banned in parts of Santa Clara County, unless the restaurants meet nutritional guidelines approved Tuesday by the county Board of Supervisors. "This ordinance prevents restaurants from preying on children's love of toys' to sell high caloric, unhealthful food, said supervisor Ken Yeager, who sponsored the measure. "This ordinance breaks the link between unhealthy food and prizes.'
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. (MCT) - Jan Topoleski saw a wave push Dawn Brancheau's long ponytail into the mouth of a 12,000-pound orca, and then he watched as the veteran killer whale trainer tried to pull her hair out of the mammal's jaws. Topoleski, a trainer for SeaWorld Orlando, turned to push an alarm. When he turned back, his colleague was gone.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Sandra Bullock has filed for divorce from husband Jesse James, she tells People in an exclusive interview, and also has adopted an infant boy, Louis Bardo Bullock, whom she and James brought home in January and named after Louis Armstrong. That process was started years ago, said Bullock, and the couple intended to keep Louis' adoption to themselves - close friends and family only - until after the Academy Awards, which were March 7. Louis was born in New Orleans.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
From some local farmers' viewpoint, genetically-modified (GMO) crops are beneficial to the environment, the producer and the public. An Idaho-based seed company has doubts about them and it's doing battle with seed giant Monsanto Co. before the U.S. Supreme Court.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local residents have the opportunity to obtain free legal advice Wednesday and Thursday. This service, sponsored by the Huron County Bar Association, is in celebration of Law Day 2010, which is today.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
PORT CLINTON (MCT) - A jury declared Robin Vess guilty of 42 counts of animal cruelty Friday after being accused of starving dozens of horses. The verdict came Friday afternoon in Ottawa County Municipal Court following four days of testimony and roughly three hours of deliberations.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The nation's most outstanding fifth- and sixth-grade students include two from Main Street School: Dylan Czupik and Ian Dominguez. The proof is a form letter from the Junior National Young Leaders Conference, which both fifth-graders will attend this summer in Washington D.C. The students' teachers, Karina Costello and Nancy Opper, nominated Czupik and Dominguez for their leadership qualities and academic accomplishments.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO - Three men are facing felony drug charges after state Highway Patrol troopers seized 238 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, valued at more than $1.2 million, during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike. The driver of the vehicle, Richard H. Weaver, 34, of Elmsford, N.Y., and two passengers, David A. Valentini, 33, of Naples, Fla., and Robert P. Weaver, 26, of Toms River, N.J., were all charged with trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana, both second-degree felonies.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - A Western Reserve High School junior is out of jail after being accused of selling Percocet pills to a 15-year-old girl. Heather D. Czompoly, 18, of 5810 U.S. 20, Lot 12, is accused of first buying the drugs from one of three 15-year-old girls who were caught Friday smoking marijuana in the school auditorium and then selling it, Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said. If convicted of trafficking in drugs, she faces one to five years behind bars and a maximum fine of $5,000.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
State Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Saturday night on U.S. 6.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Trash continues to be a hot topic among city and county officials as well as local residents. The latest issue involves whether Norwalk is using the correct funds to pay for leaf pickup. First, the city and county are in the middle of trying to work out a new five-year solid waste agreement, with neither side willing to budge.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
An area property caretaker confronted two suspects accused of stealing scrap metal from a Townline Road 79, Greenwich, residence Wednesday. The woman reported catching the two men in the act of stealing a refrigerator, a couple of washing machines and various scrap metal from the property, Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said. The property caretaker called 9-1-1 about the incident, which happened south of Wakeman, at 1:21 p.m.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - The official Cleveland Cavaliers Watch Party for Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals will take place Friday at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers will be playing the Boston Celtics on the road. Fans are invited to watch together to be a part of all the excitement of a Cavaliers home game at The Q while cheering the team as it plays in Boston. Doors open at 6 p.m. with live game action on ESPN featured on Q-Tube beginning at 7 p.m.
9:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mary Stewart knows how to hug a tree. But now, the nearly life-long Norwalk resident will get to hug a real tree the Cleveland Select Pear Tree that planted for her outside St. Paul Episcopal Church while Stewart, friends and community members gathered around. During the ceremony in honor of Stewart and Arbor Day, Stewart, who is in her early 90s, quipped "I know how to hug a tree."
9:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Huron County men were sentenced to 17 months in prison for a botched Newton Street burglary. Norwalk resident Christopher A. Clements, 24, of 140 N. Hester St., pleaded guilty March 8 to an amended charge of attempted conspiracy to commit burglary for the Dec. 14 incident. His accomplice, Ricky D. Maye, 36, of 110 E. Pearl St., Willard, pleaded guilty the next day to an amended count of attempted burglary.
9:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rainy weather conditions have forced Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park to postpone its season opener for the second straight weekend. "We apologize to those that were looking forward to this event this weekend," park officials said in a statement on their Web site, http://summitmotorsportspark.com.
9:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohioans are encouraged to take advantage of "Free Fishing Days" Saturday and Sunday, experiencing the great fishing this state has to offer. For these two days only, Ohio anglers may fish in any of the state's public waters without having to buy a fishing license, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.
9:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's hard to imagine so, but the results of the death of a laborer in Norwalk reached the attention of King Victor Emmanuel of Italy in 1910. An Italian citizen named Carmelo Tranchita had come to the United States to work, and was employed here by the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad. On the morning of June 25, 1910, he and three others had been working near Huron Junction near the end of Huron Street where the railroad formerly branched for the Milan and Huron branch. The four were en route back to the yards on North Pleasant on a handcar, with Tranchita pumping the handcar and facing the rear. As they rounded the bend south of West Main in the valley, the others saw an engine and two freight cars emerging from under the West Main Street bridge.
9:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The undoing of a southeast Michigan militia group was an undercover federal agent who infiltrated the unit and helped make the bombs it planned to use in an uprising against the government, prosecutors said during a four-hour hearing Wednesday in federal court in Detroit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Waterstreet called the nine recently arrested members of the Hutaree meaning Christian warrior organization "a group of like-minded people who chose to oppose by force by using violence and weapons."
9:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Elvis impersonator Brendan Paul has two new celebrity photos for his Wall of Fame at the Graceland Wedding Chapel, and he's hoping one of them is the next "American Idol.' A pair of "Idol' finalists, Crystal Bowersox and "Big Mike' Lynche, and their significiant others made a surprise personal visit to the chapel Friday. Lynche, the 300-pound former college football standout, and his wife, Christa, renewed their vows with their infant child strapped on the chest of "Big Mike.'
9:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ottawa County resident Crystal Bowersox again wowed the "American Idol' judges Tuesday night, putting her in good position to survive tonight's elimination on Fox's talent show. Wearing a black gown, the 24-year-old single mom sang "People Get Ready' by the Impressions, doing so without playing an instrument - a first for her on the show. By the end of the song, she had tears in her eyes.