10:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
In the test kitchen at the corporate headquarters for Domino's Pizza Inc. in Michigan, a chef dressed in a starched white coat was going through the familiar motions: Sauce on crust, cheese on sauce, pepperoni on cheese, then bake. But this pizza's different, as it has been in Domino's stores across the U.S. since late December. The 9,000-unit chain took a big chance, not only reformulating its signature product for the American market but also disparaging its long-standing recipe in a straight-talk marketing campaign.
10:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (MCT) - Spirit Airlines canceled all of its flights through Tuesday, stranding thousands of passengers or forcing them to pay out-of-pocket for new flights. "None of the planes are moving and none of our pilots have crossed the picket line," said Paul Hopkins, who serves as strike committee chairman of Spirit's unit of the Air Line Pilots Association.
10:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Like it or not, radio in Columbus is about to change - not only in the music that it airs but in the money that is spent on advertising. And it's all because of a device the size of a cell phone.
10:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO - A Collins motorcyclist who was ejected from his bike on Saturday has been upgraded to fair condition at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, a hospital operator said Friday. Jamie L. White, 27, of 4463 Walnut St., had been in critical condition in the intensive care unit of the Toledo hospital after being flown there by a LifeFlight helicopter. White was driving south when he failed to negotiate a Kelley Road curve and drove off the right side, said troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol.
10:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
New Horizons Baking Company CEO Tim Brown handed Sen. Sherrod Brown a bun right off the line. Brown couldn't help but flinch: The bun, after all, had been heated at 200 degrees.
10:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE An educational group representing 16 states has recognized Monroeville High Schools as a High Schools That Work (HSTW) Pacesetter School. Monroeville was one of 30 HSTW schools and Technology Centers That Work (TCTW) centers to receive the 2010 Pacesetter Award from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). It is based on the success of local school leaders and teachers in improving school practices and raising student achievement. To be recognized as an HSTW Pacesetter School, schools must: deeply implement the HSTW design, teach students a rigorous academic curriculum linked to a program of study, boast high student achievement and a high graduation rate or meet the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) criteria of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. HSTW is a national, comprehensive school improvement design based on the a premise that most students can master rigorous academic and career/technical students if school leaders and teachers create a school environment that motivates all students to make the effort to succeed. More than 1,100 high schools in 30 states and the District of Columbia participate in the HSTW school improvement initiative.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Susan Hazel reports that $47,941.56 was collected in fees by Huron County Clerk Of Courts for the month of May, 2010. Of that amount legal fees were $14,986.83, 4-D $1,775.81, and title fees were $32,954.73. Ninety-six cases were filed in Common Pleas Court as compared to 112 cases filed in May, 2009. Of these cases 57 were civil, 29 were domestic relation, and 10 were criminal. Ten divorces were granted in May, along with nine dissolutions.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Twilight Gardens This week the weather has been up and down as far as rain or shine, but we got outside to plant some tomatoes and peppers in the garden. John and Jim help make sure the plants are well watered. We had a large turnout for bingo. Penny won the special game with a double bingo to win. Dale was our big winner this week with four bingos. Nora, Florence and Patty were also winners with several bingos. The Rev. Speier, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, led Mass for our residents and also administered the sacrament of anointing.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN Hannah Neumeyer and Leslie Kreglow represented Berlin-Milan Edison High School and the Rotary Club of Milan in the 2010 World Community Workshop sponsored by Rotary International at Defiance College. The three-day workshop was for high school students to learn about the history, customs, economic and political issues of a selected region of the world. Students participated in small group discussions and experience hands-on activities. In addition, guest speakers shared their stories about life in different countries. The focus of this year's workshop was Central America. The workshop was open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students have to be in good academic standing and have a genuine interest in learning about different regions of the world. Local rotary clubs provide scholarships which cover the costs of attending the workshop. Neumeyer is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Neumeyer, and Kreglow is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kreglow.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE A 26-year-old bicyclist was transported to a Toledo trauma center after crashing her bike Monday afternoon. Huron River Joint Fire District Chief Tom Beck said the woman lost control while heading west down a Snyder Road hill. He said he assumes the bicyclist hit some gravel before losing control and landing face-first on the pavement. When Beck asked a North Central EMS paramedic about the extent of the victim's injuries, the chief said he was told the woman had mainly head injuries. Paramedics didn't provide firefighters with the woman's full name, only her first name: Josie. "They had her covered up with a sheet. I couldn't see any other injuries," Beck said.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com CLEVELAND A rural Greenwich boy injured in a late May head-on collision has been upgraded to good condition. Brayden Robson, 7, of 3077 Greenwich Angling Road, was listed in fair condition as of the morning of June 1 at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, hospital spokeswoman Phyllis Harmon said. She declined to say how long the boy had been in good condition. A LifeFlight helicopter flew the youngster to MetroHealth from the site of a May 27 head-on collision on Greenwich Angling Road. His mother, Joni L. Robson, 35, was charged with going left of center and wasn't injured.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
The easiest part of Big Ten expansion was the declaration that the conference, with 12th member Nebraska starting in 2011, will have a championship game. Now come the difficult parts.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
"What's more important, a tree or a business?" Norwalk Councilman Dwight Tkach asked this question Wednesday regarding a tree that he feels is blocking out the signage at the Uptown Cafe. Tkach said the owner of the Uptown Cafe, Miguel Lugo, has said he would pay for the removal and re-planting of a smaller tree and then maintain it as well. City officials, however, say no - the tree stays.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
GROTON TOWNSHIP - Michael G. Martin, 53, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with one count of murder for the death of Amanda Gibson. Martin was arrested at his Second Street home in Sandusky. Gibson, 25, of Sandusky, was found Tuesday night by a man who was about to go fishing.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The 12-year-old Milan Elementary School student who wrote a "hit list" has had his case transferred from Erie County to Huron County Juvenile Court. The Norwalk boy is on house arrest under 24-hour adult supervision, court administrator Chris Mushett said. The supervision is supposed to be divided between his parents and grandfather. Judge Timothy Cardwell has prohibited the boy from having any association or communication with the 15 pupils about whom he said intended to "kill, injure or let go," according to the hit list. The defendant also must undergo a psychological evaluation.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk firefighters were still on the scene this morning of a fire that took place at 22 Lee Ave. The home is owned by Robert and Mary Messersmith.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
An admission from a disgruntled ex-employee helped the Huron County Sheriff's Office solve a break-in at the Gulf Inn, 1390 E. U.S. 20. Just after 11 a.m. Monday, an employee reported finding a door broken in and an undetermined amount of cash stolen, Capt. Ted Patrick said. The Ohio Bureau of Identification and Investigation was called and agents processed the crime scene.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
A pretrial hearing in Huron County Juvenile Court was continued Friday for the four area youths involved with vandalizing the Milan Baptist Church on April 1. The youths, all boys, are ages 14 to 16. Two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old have Milan addresses, while the 14-year-old is from Sandusky. All were charged with vandalism, a fourth-degree felony, and breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (MCT) - Myrtle Beach police have charged a man in connection with a nude woman being thrown from a second-floor hotel balcony Monday evening. Cody James Epley, 17, was charged with first-degree assault, according to police. Epley was at the Myrtle Beach jail Monday night.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
It appears some tough decisions lie ahead for the Huron County commissioners regarding the airport. Commissioner Larry Silcox confirmed Wednesday the airport's budget has seen better days. Silcox said a recent near-deal between the airport and Summit Motorsports Park to let the park use a portion of its property as exits during big events has fallen through.
10:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARGARETTA TOWNSHIP - Charges have yet to be filed in a June 2 alcohol-related crash that occurred on Mason Road and left a Norwalk passenger with serious injuries. That passenger, Shawn Xavier Gaines, 45, of 18 Elm St., Norwalk, was extracted from the car via mechanical means and then flown by a Life Flight helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo. He was released June 8 from St. Vincent's.