7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
The people who are paying for the privilege of getting their income-tax returns a little quicker are the people who can least afford it. A study found 51 percent of the 33,435 taxpayers getting refund-anticipation loans and checks in Summit County in 2007 had incomes low enough to get an Earned Income Tax Credit.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Finally, credit card reform has arrived. Big chunks of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD Act) of 2009 become effective today. We got a taste of some of the changes in August, but the meatier portions were put on a back burner to give issuers time to adjust to the new environment.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 23, 1917 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 93 years ago: Charge Isele sold drink to blacklist man In Mayor Anderson's court this afternoon, Luis Isele, bartender for Emil Lieber, waived examination and asked to be bound over to await charge that he had furnished liquor to Charles Ross, of this city, whose name appears on the city blacklist. Isele was represented by Don. J. Young, while Solicitor Wickham appeared for the city.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ice cream social It might still be winter but that's not stopping the cast and crew of Norwalk High School's production of "The Music Man" from hosting an ice cream social. Organizers promise brownie or pie a'la mode and all the fixings in addition to musical entertainment. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Norwalk High School Cafeteria. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - More often than not, people live lives of quiet desperation in jobs they hate. But not Bob Newhart.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - The death of an Ohio University student who was hospitalized in Columbus this week with a probable case of bacterial meningitis underlines how quickly and lethally the disease can attack. Meningococcal disease claims several lives in Ohio each year.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO (MCT) - Alexander Haig Jr., a retired four-star Army general and former adviser to presidents, died early today at age 85, according to media reports. He served as secretary of state under President Reagan and as President Nixon's White House chief of staff. Haig also had been supreme commander of NATO forces.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch talked at length this morning about the much-discussed topic of adult arcades. The mayor said she knows she's flying solo with her stance.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
These are the top local and national sports stories today (just click on the link to read the story) WRESTLING - Local athletes advance in sections
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARANA, Ariz. (MCT) - Speaking with emotions both sad and angry, Tiger Woods said Friday that he is sorry for his actions that betrayed his marriage, that he is in continuing rehabilitative treatment and that members of the media have no right to continue pursuing his wife and his two young children in their quest to find out more about Woods' private life. "For all that I have done, I am so sorry,' Woods, 34, said to the group he assembled, which included his mother, Kultida, but not his wife, Elin Nordegren. " ... I had affairs; I cheated. What I did was not acceptable, and I am the only person to blame.'
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Safety should take priority over saving school calamity days next year, when Ohio reduces the number of such days from five to three. That is the consensus of Norwalk school officials, who said they favor the reduction.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - Bellevue school board members on Thursday rejected a hearing officer's recommendation and fired superintendent William "Bud" Martin. Board members cited 20 points of contention with the report.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
The battle for the position of Huron County auditor is on. Current Auditor Roland Tkach, a Democrat, will be challenged by Republican Bob Patusky in November's general election.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
A recession-fueled surge in Medicaid enrollment has led to the biggest one-year increase in the program's 45-year history. State Medicaid rolls swelled by 3.3 million nationwide in June 2009 compared with a year earlier, a 7.5 percent jump, according to an analysis released yesterday by the Kaiser Family Foundation's Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
TIFFIN - An ultrasound technician from Willard pleaded "not guilty' Thursday to 72 Seneca County charges in connection with photographing patients undressing for procedures at a Tiffin medical facility. Jamie Aguirre, 43, of 68 Sandy Trail, has been booked into the Seneca County Jail since Feb. 3, when he was served the 72-count indictment. Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Michael Kelbley set a $750,000 bond Thursday and a March 10 pretrial hearing.
7:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Three local residents earned the title of "Idol' in their respective age categories Sunday at Towne and Country's "Firelands Idol' competition at Edison High School's Little Theatre. Audience members voted for the winners by ballot during Sunday's final round of competition.
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
It looks like everyone wants a piece of the 58th district. The district, which includes all of Huron County and portions of Lorain and Seneca counties, is currently represented by Republican Terry Boose (R-Norwalk).
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Saying for the first time that Republicans could win control of the House in November, GOP leader John Boehner vowed yesterday that he would run the House in a much more open style than Democrats and Republicans have in the past. Boehner told a gathering of conservatives that there is "a political rebellion brewing in America.'
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Huron County grand jury has declined to indict a Wellington man on rape and burglary charges. Joel D. Hill, 51, had the felony charges transferred from Norwalk Municipal Court to Huron County Common Pleas Court in late July. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the allegations were from an incident that month in New London.
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending sexual photos and text messages to a teenage boy. Kendra N. Hoskins, 20, of 407 Myrtle Ave., will be sentenced late next month for attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. She will be classified as a Tier-II sex offender, meaning she will have to register her address for 25 years.
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - U.S. Senate candidate Rob Portman will be able to keep his Republican powder dry for the November election while the Democratic race to challenge him has suddenly turned into a four-way fight. After threatening to expend some of his personal fortune to take on Mr. Portman, Cleveland area auto dealership owner Tom Ganley did not file petitions to seek the GOP nomination by yesterday's deadline.