9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
With little surprise, "Iron Man 2" claimed the top spot at the weekend box office. The movie, starring Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke and Gwyneth Paltrow, earned $133.6 million in its opening weekend. "A Nightmare on Elm Street" took second, with $9.1 million, while "How to Train Your Dragon" stayed strong in third, with $6.7 million. 1. "Iron Man 2" $133.6 million, $133.6 million total.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gas prices remained consistent over the past week, according to fuelgaugereport.com. A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Ohio was at $2.818 today, exactly the same amount it was at a week ago. Diesel was up a bit, checking in at $3.117 this morning, compared to $3.096 last week. A year ago, gas was $2.251, while diesel was $2.228.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Federal regulators have granted a controversial waiver to the Hollywood studios that clears the way for them to show first-run movies in the home shortly after or even during their release in theaters. The Federal Communications Commission on Friday granted a petition from the Motion Picture Association of America, the chief lobbying group for the major studios, that would permit for a limited-period use of "selectable output control" technology for watching movies in the home. The technology disables video and audio outputs on set-top boxes to prevent illicit recording.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
The landowners have spoken. The Ohio Scenic Rivers Program will no longer actively pursue scenic river designation for the Vermilion River, officials with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Watercraft, announced Friday afternoon.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Marcia Smith, an unassuming woman with a modest smile, doesn't know what the fuss is about. She just does what a mom does it comes naturally.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
BATON ROUGE, La. (MCT) - Michelle Jones was eight months' pregnant and more nervous than usual when she gave her husband a hug before he left the house April 19 for a weeklong assignment on the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana. "Something deep inside told me to hug him again; then again, and I started to cry," she recalled in an interview at her Baton Rouge home Wednesday. "He said: 'You're being emotional. I'll be OK. I'll call you when I get there.'"
9:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Who won? Who lost? Which issues passed? Here are your results from Tuesday's primary election. The following are links to election-related stories on the Reflector Web site. Click on the headlines to view the entire story.
9:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Joe the Plumber," who became a conservative star in the 2008 presidential campaign by confronting then-candidate Barack Obama, has been elected to a GOP party post in Ohio. Samuel Wurzelbacher, to use his real name, was elevated by Republicans as the symbol of middle-class America confronting the policies of the Democrats, especially on taxes. The name Joe the Plumber became a rallying cry at Republican rallies as the John McCain-Sarah Palin ticket sought to ignite its base.
9:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
An intoxicated Norwalk man is accused of being combative, pretending to pass out and refusing to cooperate during a Woodlawn Avenue traffic stop Tuesday. Norwalk Police Officer Timothy Skinner was in his cruiser when he heard a vehicle with a loud exhaust the intersection of Main and Foster streets. The officer, in his report, said he then saw the driver, Matthew T. Grose, 25, of 1201 Peru Olena Road, head east without stopping for a stop sign.
9:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
DETROIT (MCT) - The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday halted the release of nine members of a Lenawee County militia group. The stay was issued as lawyers and the defendants gathered Thursday morning in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts, who refused late Wednesday the government's request to halt the prisoners' release.
9:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Now that nice weather has arrived, a pleasant pastime is to take the self-guided walking tour at Norwalk's Woodlawn Cemetery or just take a walk there. In either instance you might notice the headstone marking the grave of Ora Tuttle, a missionary to Korea from 1908 to 1922. Ora was born in Norwalk in 1879, no doubt in the house her parents had built three years earlier at 199 W. Main St. A few years later the family moved next door to 197 W. Main St. The parents were Emanuel Swedenborg Tuttle and Clara Lamkin Tuttle. The family belonged to the Methodist Church in Norwalk, where Ora's funeral was held in 1924 with Bishop Welch officiating. The ladies of the church attended in a body, and the church later paid for Ora's cemetery headstone. After graduating from Norwalk High School in 1897, Miss Tuttle attended Ohio Wesleyan University and a Bible school in Chicago. After this preparation she went to Korea in 1908. I wasn't able to learn whether she taught there or worked in health care at a mission. In 1922 she returned to the United States broken in health, and was cared for in Wayland, Mich. Shortly before her death she was brought to the hone of Elizabeth Carter, a nurse, in Milan. There she passed away on Sept. 10, 1924, at the young age of 45. Her early death was attributed to her hard work in an unusual climate and environment. Mr. E. S. Tuttle was in the coal and grain business for several years here before moving to Galena, Mo., where he lived the balance of his life. He and his father, Joel Tuttle, operated the business together. The 1888 city directory finds their business on Wooster Street, perhaps about where St. Paul's gymnasium is located. In 1900 E.S. Tuttle is in business at 57 N. Prospect St. Not only did he deal in coal, wood and grain; he also was agent for the Standard Oil Company. I would guess he sold kerosene and gasoline. Tuttle may have been the early supplier of gasoline for the then-new horseless carriages. There were few if any autos in Norwalk in 1900, but those passing through often had to buy fuel.
9:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
"We made our annual spring expedition up and into our garage attic a couple days ago. It's a spring ritual. Included is the opportunity to renew our experience with the pull-down stairway. Our original model was wooden and flexed as you put your weight on each step. It produced scarier, creaky sounds than the House of Horrors in an amusement park," stated the merchant as he opened conversation among members of the Cheap Coffee Club. "We installed a new aluminum model several years ago. It has a higher weight limit and doesn't creak, but we still climb it very carefully. Ladder acrobatics do not go well with people our age. "Down to the garage came stuff we put away last fall. Our two-piece bird bath, tomato plant cages, an extra trash can for summer yard waste marked with terminology approved by our sturdy sanitation department.
9:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
It appears the case of the missing wood has been solved. Late last week, several city residents and one former Norwalk city councilman contacted the Reflector, indicating the wood from a multitude of trees taken down on the city's north side at the proposed soccer complex was taken to private homes.
9:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW YORK - New York Giants Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor has been arrested on suspicion of rape and faces charges when an investigation is complete, police in Ramapo, N.Y., said. Ramapo police dispatcher Peter Medina told Newsday that the incident occurred early Thursday at the Holidome Hotel in Montebello. He confirmed that Taylor, 51, who lists his residence as Pembroke Pines, Fla., is being held by Ramapo police.
9:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 33-year-old St. Paul High School graduate died unexpectedly Monday afternoon at his father's Norwalk home. The family of Christopher D. Hite reported his death at 4:14 p.m. after his 13-year-old niece found the former wrestler dead in an upstairs bedroom. Norwalk Police Chief Dave Light said Hite had gone out drinking with friends Sunday, but came home before dark.
9:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
After spending the day weeding in the garden at a daughter's home, Lora Hunt decided to touch up her nails before she crashed her car into a motorcyclist, killing her instantly at a red light, she told a jury. Hunt on Wednesday tearfully recounted how she hadn't had a chance to clean up before leaving to go out to dinner with another daughter and made what she called a "stupid" decision to polish her finger nails while driving.
9:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Call it a coffee cup quarrel. Shirley K. Cozart, 65, was charged with assault in connection with throwing a coffee cup at her 43-year-old daughter's back, Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said.
9:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - A 38-year-old village resident committed suicide at his home Thursday. While the man had been mildly depressed for an unknown period of time, he didn't leave a suicide note or previously mention harming himself, New London Police Chief Michael Marko said.
9:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Alberto took 21 shots to the gut. They all would hit his mother right in the heart. Raquel Sears' son died after performing the increasingly common "21 on 21' ritual, downing that many shots on that significant birthday.
9:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
"It's not so much what we say during prayer as what we do after prayer.' Judge Timothy Cardwell was the keynote speaker this morning at the annual National Day of Prayer, hosted locally by the First Presbyterian Church.
9:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners can't seem to catch a break. Not long after finalizing the 2010 budget which is very tight the board has learned that possibly extensive repairs are needed at the transfer station. Pete Welch, county solid waste district coordinator and buildings and grounds supervisor, informed the commissioners about the transfer station issues at Tuesday's meeting.