9:44 AM Jul 26, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: This column was originally published June 25, 1984. It won second place in the United Press International Ohio newspaper column writing competition that year. Jim Busek mentioned it in today's column, and we thought you might like to read the original. Rescuing an Indian maiden isn't all it's cracked up to be.
9:44 AM Jul 26, 2010
The state and defense are expecting to take the Steven Rodvold murder case to trial May 11. "I think we have a strong case," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said.
9:44 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Department of Job and Family Services is putting stimulus dollars to work literally. As part of the summer employment for youth program, the agency is taking that stimulus money and looking to place local 15- to 18-year-olds in summer jobs where local employers are subsidized.
9:44 AM Jul 26, 2010
Steven J. Rodvold will have to spend at least 18 years in prison before he's eligible for parole, Huron County Common Pleas Judge James Conway ruled this morning during the convicted murderer's sentencing. Rodvold, whom a jury convicted Wednesday of murder with a gun specification, was sentenced to 15 years to life. The gun specification adds three more years to the sentence.
9:44 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio led the nation in April as it added 37,300 jobs, with the state unemployment rate dropping slightly to 10.9 percent from 11 percent in March. Ohio, with the largest over-the-month increase in employment in the United States, was followed by Pennsylvania, which added 34,000 jobs from March to April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. New York was third with an increase of 32,700 jobs; followed by Texas, up 32,500; and Virginia, which added 28,100.
9:44 AM Jul 26, 2010
By JENEE OSTERHELDT McClatchy Newspapers Privacy on the World Wide Web it's a conundrum. While navigating the Internet, an experience that's all about connecting, learning and sharing, very few people want to expose it all.
9:44 AM Jul 26, 2010
Phyllis Harmon of Norwalk learned the hard way. She hopes what happened to her doesn't happen to anybody else. Harman had a dispute with her satellite TV provider.
9:44 AM Jul 26, 2010
John Zimmerman of Huron Township will pitch a "building inspection" program to Norwalk City council on Tuesday. The city had been providing quasi residential building inspections services, but at a recent council meeting it was indicated the city needs to get out of that business because of new state law.
9:44 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some people say certain things are inevitable, like death and taxes. Norwalk residents, especially in the city's third ward, might want to add high weeds and grass at the former human services building on Benedict Avenue to that short list. Almost on cue, each year when spring hits and the rain comes, the grass grows out of control at the run-down 190 Benedict Ave. location.
9:44 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEATTLE (MCT) - The 17-year-old girl accused of driving the getaway car in a series of bank robberies for the so-called "F-Bomb Bandit' earlier this year got a judge's permission to attend her high-school prom Saturday night. However, a school principal put a damper on the evening by saying the teen hadn't filled out the proper paperwork.
9:44 AM Jul 26, 2010
At first, they couldn't dispense H1N1 vaccine fast enough. Now, they can't give it away.
9:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
Three dozen people earned a high-school-equivalency diploma through the Norwalk City Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program this year. The following 36 people obtaining their GED during the 2009-2010 school year: Jamie R. Barnett, Sarah A. Black, Jesse Lee Bruce Sr., Logan Buchanan, David L. Eckenrod, James Felt, Tracie Fey, Anna Rosa Garcia, Joshua James Gayheart, Emily Green, Josh Harkness, Margaret L. Will-Honaker, Tara Horvath, Jason Jackson, Kayla Johnson, Christopher Jones, Bryan Jordan, Johnathon Jordan, Jessica Keaton, Sharon Kidd, Sarah Kieffer, Crystal McFarlin, Ja'Quaillia Milton, Heather Nichols, Estela Nunez, Brandon Phillips, Shayna Brown Rocker, Alice Smith, Argil Stanley, Arnold Tallhammer, Joey Thomas, Misty Tucker, Dawn Wadsworth, Stephanie Wallace, Frank L. Wilson and Michael Woljevach. This year Norwalk's ABLE assisted 130 students in achieving their educational goals. GED graduation will be held June 5 at the Norwalk High School. Those interested in attending the ceremony should call (419) 663-9107 before May 26.
9:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired coach Mike Brown after five seasons for failing to win an NBA title with LeBron James. Read the full story here.
9:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - A Beverly Hills judge who took Lindsay Lohan to task for being at the Cannes Film Festival rather than appear at a mandatory court hearing has decided to take a day out of her vacation to take up the actress's case on Monday. Judge Marsha N. Revel issued an arrest warrant for Lohan on Thursday when she failed to appear in court for a status hearing on a DUI case. The warrant was lifted after Lohan's attorney's posted 10 percent of the actress's $100,000 bond.
9:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville High School senior Carl Black didn't expect to receive a $20 bill from the motivational speaker who addressed the student body Friday. The other students probably didn't expect to receive bear hugs from the speaker or learn that he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Black liked the straightforward manner in which Dr. Stephen Sroka spoke to him and fellow students about the dangers of drugs, bullying and the power of words, among other things.
9:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
As a youngster, New London native Robin Meade would not read verses out loud in Bible study. More than a dozen other young people were in the class, and the fear of public speaking she experienced throughout her childhood took over. She shook with nervousness, thinking her peers were staring at her and might ridicule her.
9:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
AKRON (MCT) - An Akron mother intends to go to court Monday seeking a judge's order that would allow her to remove her infant daughter from life support despite objections from the baby's father. The move comes after the father, 17-year-old John Jones, abruptly dropped his court fight Friday after losing an appeal over which court has jurisdiction to resolve this unprecedented parental dispute. A hearing had been scheduled for Monday.
9:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
AKRON (MCT) - An Akron mother walking her son to a school bus stop early Wednesday discovered a man's bloody body slumped over inside a car on the city's west side, police said. The victim has been identified as Quentin Lamar Terrell, 24, of Akron. He suffered a fatal shot to the head while in a car parked in the 800 block of Work Drive near West Exchange Street.
9:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
A woman accused of trying to extort $10,000 from her ex-husband to keep her mouth shut about a sexual rendezvous she had with him is scheduled to stand trial Monday. Sharon Downing, 47, on Wednesday waived her right to a trial by jury seeking to have Judge Richard Warren consider the case. She is charged with extortion, a third-degree felony that carries up to five years in prison.
9:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
The hideous costumes. The suggestive poses. The spray-on tans. Is it any wonder we love "Dancing With the Stars' - the cheesiest show on television? But now we're getting down to serious business. All the pretenders are gone (How we miss you, Pamela Anderson) and the three prime contenders are ready to go toe-to-toe for the title.
9:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
A bus taking children to Cedar Point crashed this morning in Huron County, and the driver was drunk. The crash occurred at 8:35 a.m. on Ohio 4, south of Ohio 547 in Sherman Township.