8:29 AM Jul 26, 2010
The father of a reality TV show producer questioned by police in the slaying of his wife in Cancun "loved (her) and would never harm her.' Bruce Beresford-Redman, 38, was released by state police in Mexico after a day of questioning concerning the strangulation death of his wife, Monica, who is the owner of a popular Los Angeles-area nightclub.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tiger disembarks from his never-ending philandering, sexting, lying scumbaggery, and rejoins what originally turned him into a person of interest. Playing golf. At the Masters.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Doberman, coffee in hand, looked closely at McBeanne as he sat down next to the former accountant. "Have you been working on someone's income tax again? I thought you had hung up your old green eyeshade for good a couple years ago. But here we are on the doorstep of Uncle Sam's tax deadline. Your eyes are all weepy red.' "It's the doggoned allergy season. I took a pill a minute ago. That should clear things up pretty soon. Our confounded pollen aggravates me a little more about this time every year. I found an over-the-counter product which suits me. It doesn't make me sleepy or get on my nerves.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
This week's story could be called "much ado about nothing,' as it concerns a criminal indictment in which the defendant was acquitted after short deliberation by the jury. The excitement of the case was that the accused was a former county commissioner and presently serving as cashier of the Savings & Loan Banking Co., of New London. Our subject is George E. Prosser of New London. He had served as county commissioner from 1895 to 1901. He was a co-founder of the bank in 1900, and also was serving as vice-president of the C. E. Ward Co. It was charged that he had solicited and had accepted bribes from the companies who were hired to build bridges. At that time the county did not have a highway department or engineer. What is now the office of engineer was known as the county surveyor.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Recently, my husband and I were listening to the early morning news on WLKR radio. One of the top news items was about Norwalk's upcoming Easter egg hunt (now in the past, but this was last week). The radio station news announcer spoke about the starting times for the hunt. There were several starting times, depending on the child's age. "This is news?' my husband asked. To him, news involves government and war and crime and politics - not an Easter egg hunt.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Who are we really protecting? Who are we hurting? That was an interesting discussion I had last week with Reflector Columnist Debbie Leffler, a former staffer here who left to return to school, get her teaching degree and change professions.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.' - Benjamin Franklin As the weather has warmed this spring, you may have noticed a foul smell in the air. It's not the local sewage treatment plant, but more likely the stench emitting from Capitol Hill.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
TIFFIN - Brian Colatruglio, the head football coach at perennial playoff winner Hopewell-Loudon for six seasons, confirmed Thursday that he had accepted an offer to become Columbian's head coach, according to the Tiffin Advertiser Tribune. In jumping from the Midland Athletic League to the Northern Ohio League, Colatruglio will replace Steve Gilbert, who retired two months ago after 17 seasons at the helm of the Tornadoes.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - The Erie County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft reported Wednesday of virtually all of the copper from a vacant Southwest Road house. Capt. Paul Sigsworth said this is the fourth such complaint about abandoned or vacant houses in Groton Township in the last couple of months.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
The foreclosure crisis that has impacted Summit County homeowners has been a financial boon for a select few friends of Sheriff Drew Alexander. Fifteen men, mostly retired police officers with little or no appraising experience, combined to earn more than $1.2 million working part time setting property values for the sheriff's office last year.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
A former area police officer accused of molesting a 13-year-old female was arraigned on five felonies Monday in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Colonel G. Willis Jr., 50, of 55 State St., entered a "not guilty" plea to one charge of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition in connection with incidents between June 1 and Nov. 30. The suspect also was arraigned on two additional charges of gross sexual imposition stemming from incidents between September 2006 and March 8, 2009. Willis' trial is set for June 29.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
The labor-management cooperation conference held Wednesday at the Norwalk High School Performing Arts Gallery appeared to be a big success. Sandy Simon, executive director for the Northwest Ohio Center for Labor-Management Cooperation, brought a team of management experts with her. Representatives from local companies, such as Commercial Vehicle Group and New Horizons, also were in attendance.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
The situation regarding the renovation of the Huron County Courthouse clock appears to be getting more costly by the minute. For the past year, the talk was repairing the clock and getting the chimes working as well.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
RIDGEFIELD TOWNSHIP - Area officials are continuing to keep a close eye on the oil shale fire located near River Road north of Monroeville. The fire, which has been burning for the better part of a year, might be slowing down.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - Supporters of climate-change legislation are using a surprising figure to promote their cause: Ronald Reagan. Radio ads asking "What would Reagan do?' are airing during the conservative talk shows of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck on stations in New Hampshire and are planned in other states in the drive to get Congress to act on global warming legislation.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEWPORT NEWS (MCT) - The Hampton Roads office of the FBI confirmed Monday that it's investigating death threats on popular ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews. The gossip site TMZ has reported that a Newport News man is accused of sending ESPN the threatening emails about Andrews, who is also participating in the current season of "Dancing With the Stars.'
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Deerfield Beach Wayne Treacy is a ninth-grader who takes his studies seriously, but his friends say he has a sweet and funny side as well. Last fall, he went through a personal tragedy no one would want to endure, finding his older brother, who had committed suicide, dangling from a tree. Now the 15-year-old Deerfield Beach High student is in juvenile detention, accused of stomping on a girl's head with his steel-toed boots with such brutal force that a week and a half later, she remains in critical condition in a medically inducted coma. And Treacy's friends are left to struggle with the question: Why?
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - The right is rewriting history. The most ballyhooed effort is under way in Texas, where conservatives have pushed the state school board to rewrite guidelines, downplaying Thomas Jefferson in one high school course, playing up such conservatives as Phyllis Schlafly and the Heritage Foundation, and challenging the idea that the Founding Fathers wanted to separate church and state. The effort reaches far beyond one state, however. In articles and speeches, on radio and TV, conservatives are working to redefine major turning points and influential figures in American history, often to slam liberals, promote Republicans and reinforce their positions in today's politics.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
By the time all the local National City Bank branches close at 4 p.m. today, National City will be no more in northern Ohio. On Monday morning, those same banks will re-open as PNC Bank.
8:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tool Time has moved to the evening to accommodate the people expected to be the biggest donors at the Norwalk Area United Fund fundraiser - the contractors. The sixth annual event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the St. Paul Convocation Center at Norwalk Catholic School, 93 E. Main St. Tickets, priced at $5, will be available at the door.
8:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
REDINGTON BEACH, Fla. - Barbara Burkett stood among the mangroves where her dead grandson once played, surrounded by the things that he loved. To the left was the backyard pool where 9-year-old Chase Brubaker swam for hours. He liked to climb a swing set anchored in nearby sand. To the right sat the boats he rode, moored steps away at the dock.