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.
10:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (MCT) - In a surprise move, NASA has told the major contractors working on its troubled Constellation moon rocket program that they are in violation of federal spending rules - and must immediately cut back work by almost $1 billion to get into compliance. As many as 5,000 jobs from Utah to Florida are expected to be lost over the next month.
10:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MCT) - The parents of the late Carson Starkey urged two former fraternity members to use their lives to combat hazing in light of their son's death. They spoke at the sentencing Tuesday for the fraternity members' roles in the Cal Poly freshman's alcohol-related hazing fatality in 2008.
10:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
PATERSON, N.J. (MCT) - A jury on Tuesday acquitted the former nanny accused of having sex 20 to 30 times with a 12-year-old boy who was in her charge. Jovanna Carranza, 37, was found not guilty on multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, who belongs to a Franklin Lakes, N.J. family.
10:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (MCT) - A Beverly Hills judge Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for actress Lindsay Lohan and ordered her to post $200,000 bail to avoid detention because she violated a court order that directed her to not consume alcohol and to wear an alcohol-detection device. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel made the announcement after a hastily called session in her chambers with the prosecutor and Lohan's attorney Tuesday afternoon.
10:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
GROTON TOWNSHIP - A man who was about to go fishing Tuesday night near the Groton Township railroad yard made a grisly discovery. The fully clothed body of apparent homicide victim Amanda S. Gibson, 25, of Sandusky, was found laying along the side of the lane about 7:50 p.m., Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. The area is about one-half mile east of Ohio 4 on the south side of Smith Road.
10:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
ZANESVILLE - Authorities have identified those killed in a two-vehicle head-on crash that occurred at 12:57 p.m. today in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near milepost 147 in Muskingum County. A blue 2000 Chevy Cavalier two-door traveling in the westbound lanes crossed the median, rotated counter-clockwise, and struck a white 2006 Dodge Caravan traveling eastbound, troopers with the Zanesville Post of the state Highway Patrol said.
10:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS A new Ohio law spearheaded by Gov. Ted Strickland will take effect on July 1 requiring insurance companies to offer policyholders the option to add or keep unmarried children on their insurance policies up to age 28 for an additional fee. Strickland issued an executive order late last week requiring carriers to provide parents with specific information about the availability of this coverage to help them make a decision whether to keep or add a child to their plan. "While the federal health care reforms will considerably reduce the number of Ohioans without health insurance in the coming years, we continue to make health care more accessible and affordable to our residents at the state level as well," Strickland said. "Making it easier for young Ohioans to remain on their parents' health insurance plans for a longer period of time will increase the number of citizens with access to coverage and encourage our talented young people to build their lives and careers right here in Ohio." The law, part of House Bill 1, requires Ohio health insurance companies to cover adult dependents up to age 28 beginning July 1, 2010. Previously, only dependents up to age 19, or up to 23 years old if they were still in school, were eligible to receive coverage under their parents' policies.
10:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man claims anxiety medicine led to his DUI convictions. Kenneth Bodnar, 22, of 18 Gallup Ave. Apt. B, Norwalk, pleaded guilty to charges of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, driving without a license and possession of drug paraphernalia Monday in Norwalk Municipal Court.
10:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW YORK (MCT) - Empire State Building owner Anthony Malkin stood by his decision to not light up the iconic building in blue and white to honor what would have been Mother Teresa's 100th birthday, even as city officials Wednesday called for him to change his mind. According to a statement by Malkin, "The Empire State Building celebrates many cultures and causes in the world community with iconic lightings, and has a tradition of lightings for the religious holidays of Easter, the Muslim holiday Eid ul-Fitr, Hanukkah and Christmas.