8:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Monroeville's Fab Four each won state titles today, making history in the process by capturing a team title. And for the second straight year, a South Central senior also won a state title. The Eagles' quartet of Hunter Stieber at 119 pounds, Logan Stieber at 125, Cam Tessari at 140 and Chris Phillips at 171 each captured titles today during the state tournament at The Ohio State University's Schottenstein Center.
8:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Despite reports of relentless job losses, including Friday's news that payrolls shed 36,000 more positions last month, Congress is having trouble approving significant legislation to create jobs. "I am frustrated. We are not moving quickly enough to deal with the source of chronic unemployment,' said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo. Many Republicans feel the same way.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
ABC's broadcast of "The 82nd Annual Academy Awards' begins Sunday night at 8:30 on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are the co-hosts. E! offers its traditional extensive coverage beginning with the four-hour "Countdown to the Red Carpet' (2-6 p.m., E!) to get viewers pumped up for the arrivals. Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic cover celeb arrivals on "Live From the Red Carpet' (6-8 p.m.).
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
PHOENIX (MCT) - A bus operating illegally from Mexico and traveling through Texas and Arizona to Los Angeles, slammed into the back of a pickup truck and rolled over early Friday morning in the Arizona desert, killing six passengers and injuring 16, authorities said. "No one walked away unscathed,' Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Robert Bailey said from the crash scene, about 30 miles south of Phoenix.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk councilman faces a disciplinary hearing before the Ohio Supreme Court. Attorney Thomas J. Stoll is accused of not filing required paperwork in probate cases.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - An overwhelming majority of Americans think their federal government is gridlocked by partisan infighting and turf battles and can't accomplish anything, according to a new McClatchy-Ipsos poll. Yet the anger and frustration with Washington aren't directed solely at either party and don't automatically add up to a tidal wave against the governing Democrats in this year's elections for control of Congress, the poll suggested.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
The three men accused of breaking into a rural Willard home have been ordered to have no association with the victim if they post bond. Norwalk Municipal Judge John Ridge further prohibited David Barnett Jr., 35, Sean M. Picklesimer, 18, and Randy Ruff, 37, from going on the premises of the victim's home in the 1900 block of Greenbush Road. The suspects also were ordered not to touch or possess any firearms, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Many people have a home fire evacuation plan. But what about a barn fire evacuation plan? And when you're able to get the horses out, where will they stay? If you participated in the Regional Equine Information Network System (REINS) annual conference recently, you might know what to do.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Suspect in Pentagon shooting had history of erratic behavior WASHINGTON (MCT) - For years, troubling signs foreshadowed John Patrick Bedell's explosive end.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
MELVILLE, N.Y. - After a decade of decline, teen use of alcohol and marijuana rose last year, according to a national survey released Tuesday by the nonprofit Partnership for a Drug-Free America. "I am not surprised by the study: I believe reflects what we're seeing," said Cari Besserman, vice president and director for Long Island services for the drug-treatment program Phoenix House.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Huron County Sheriff's Lt. Annette McLaughlin solved a rural Willard burglary in about six hours this week. A resident in the 1900 block of Greenbush Road came home and noticed someone kicked in a door and part of his home had been ransacked. The victim called the sheriff's office at 10:57 p.m. Wednesday; McLaughlin said the last arrest was made about 5 a.m. the next day.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council members are in shock today over the resignation of third-ward councilman Tom Stoll on Thursday. Stoll, a council member since 1999 and a local attorney, faces a 10 a.m. March 12 disciplinary hearing before the Ohio Supreme Court.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - If you follow Monroeville wrestling, you know about the "Fab Four.' Now meet what you might call the "Nifty Nine." Adam Mastroianni, McKenzie Alt, Isaac Heyman, Marshall Patrick, Ivy Keller, Ashley Gies, Cheyenne Shank Kendra Clark and Nathan Rasnick comprise an Eagles Firelands Challenge Team that is now two-time champions.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Eight Refletor-area wrestlers were involved in the Division III championship quarterfinals today at The Ohio State University's Schottenstein Center. (The complete local results appear at the end of this story.) Six advanced to the championship semifinals, which starts at 6:30 p.m. today.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - Pro Bowl return specialist Josh Cribbs finally has a new three-year contract with the Cleveland Browns. Cribbs and Browns president Mike Holmgren announced the deal, a restructuring of the second half of the six-year, $6.77 million contract Cribbs signed in 2006.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Huron County grand jury today indicted 11 people. Six of the defendants face drug-related charges, while two others face burglary charges.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city councilman Dwight Tkach said Wednesday he's spent his last council minute talking about adult arcades. Presently, council has three pieces of legislation tabled that deal with adult arcade zoning. "I don't think there is a problem with council," Tkach said. "I think everyone on council is trying to help a local businessman fill a hole in his shopping plaza. The problem is, there is a philosophical difference between council and the administration and the planning commission."
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
While I dug around for last week's column about automobiles, I found several other stories of a century ago. These prove that no matter what is devised to improve our life, someone finds a way to make a criminal tool of it and profit by it. Case in point in 1909 an affluent Fremont man went to New York City to purchase an auto imported from France. He reportedly paid $7,500 for it, which was an extremely high amount in those days for "wheels." The salesman was a "good fellow" and offered the services of an imported chauffeur to drive the new owner and his family back to Fremont. At the pickup point, the salesman and chauffeur appeared to never have met before. (Remember this point.)
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Making an impassioned demand for swift action on health care, President Barack Obama on Wednesday called on Congress to vote on sweeping legislation "in the next few weeks,' even if that requires Democrats to move forward without Republican support. "I believe the United States Congress owes the American people a final vote on health care reform,' Obama said Wednesday from the East Room of the White House.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville's Firelands Challenge team captured its second straight championship this morning, earning 59 points to Edison's 43 and South Central's 29. The final, cumulative score of all three championship matches is 173 points for Monroeville, 124 for Edison and 92 for South Central. Edison and South Central advisers and players praised Monroeville, and particularly team captain and senior Adam Mastroianni as a force in the academic challenge.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Does anyone believe a deal can be reached between Huron County and the city of Norwalk so a new solid waste plan can be put into place? "Yes, I do," said Pete Welch, solid waste district coordinator for the county. "I believe there will be a meeting of the minds."