9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - In this rural Greenwich house, you won't feel the blues. But you'll see plenty of blue, especially in the "Ford Blue Room' as resident Diana Rhine calls it.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk High School's prom took place Saturday night. To see pictures of the grand march, click here.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Wakeman man accused of holding his girlfriend hostage has been prohibited from touching or possessing a firearm or any other deadly weapon. Gerald J. Hunter, 28, of 24 Cooper St., must post a $50,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail on felony charges of abduction and inducing panic. The suspect has been in custody since just before 11:30 p.m. Monday after about 1 1/2 hours of negotiation with Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Facebook posting that raised questions about the integrity of voting secrecy resulted Tuesday in the firing of an employee of a county Board of Elections for discussing on the social-media site how a citizen had voted. The Lucas County board's two Democratic and two Republican members voted unanimously to dismiss Trish Birmingham Moore, a permanent part-time worker, for violating the board's ethics policy. But the board determined that its security procedures had not been breached.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Murder suspect Steven J. Rodvold would not look at the two photographs of his father's lifeless body. The image remained on the projector screen for many minutes as Special Agent Daniel Winterich, of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I), explained how he collected evidence at the 92 N. Ohio 60 crime scene. Winterich also shared how he recorded and calculated the location of eight blood splatters on the back screen door in order to determine the origin of convergence.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
AKRON (MCT) - The Cleveland Cavaliers' charter flight, carrying a cabin of stunned veterans and the world's newest, most desirable free agent, wasn't even soaring over Madison Square Garden yet when Nick from Coram, N.Y., called in to a New York sports-talk station during the first minutes of Friday morning. "Don't you think he's the type of guy who wants to make his own legacy?' Nick asked. "Why would he go to Chicago to follow in Michael Jordan's footsteps? He seems like the type of guy who wants to make his own tracks.'
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Surviving the scare of being in the bottom two, Crystal Bowersox has advanced to the top three on "American Idol.' Michael "Big Mike' Lynche was voted off the show tonight, leaving Bowersox, Lee DeWyze and Casey James as the finalists on this season of Fox's hit talent show.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The oil shale fire, which is located near River Road in Ridgefield Township, remains active. "We go out there and take readings on a regular basis," said Carl Essex, highway department spokesman. "It's still 400 or 500 degrees at the vent point. And if you use a shovel point and knock away the vent coals, the further in you do, the hotter it remains."
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Seventeen citizens were excused Tuesday as potential jurors in the murder case against defendant Steven J. Rodvold. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler and Ohio Assistant Public Defender William Mooney were expected to finish their individual interviews with the remaining pool of 33 potential jurors this morning. The group interview, known as "general voir dire," was supposed to start in the afternoon.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
KENT (MCT) - One week after hundreds gathered at Kent State to mark the 40th anniversary of the May 4, 1970, shooting, one of those wounded returned to the campus Tuesday to call for a new investigation. Citing a new analysis of a May 4 recording in which a voice can be heard ordering the Guardsmen to shoot, Alan Canfora, wants a new probe into who gave the order. Four students were killed and nine others, including Canfora, were injured.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND (MCT) - Every day for nearly three decades, Ray Towler stood in a lineup with the other inmates as prison guards accounted for everyone in the cellblock. Last night, the wrongly convicted man was back in another lineup, but this time he was standing next to Shaquille O'Neal, LeBron James and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers as the national anthem blared through the frenzied basketball arena.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLYDE (MCT) - A tornado north of Clyde knocked an unoccupied mobile home off its foundation Tuesday, Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer said. Another twister, he said, knocked down power lines and trees and did moderate damage to an A-frame house near Finnefrock Road and County Road 198 in the eastern part of the county.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Scott Sparks said his late son, Jason, would be "truly honored" to know that a baseball field in the village will be named after him. Sparks also said Jason would think it's "about time" that Clark Park, where the field will be named, is completed. Greg Schafer, project manager at Underground Utilities, thinks it's about time as well.
9:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Bargain Bin's move from Main Street to the Mid-town Plaza will "most likely" create a need for more employees, owner Jennifer Saunders said. She said she's not sure how many jobs the move will create. Saunders was also unsure Monday about the opening date. The store sells small appliances, home decor and other such items.
9:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The weather is a chronic topic, and one which is fairly safe to discuss without an argument. One difference between now and 150 years ago is that there were fewer floods or extreme high-water periods. When the countryside was wooded and there was no farm tiling or ditching, water ran off the land more slowly. Thus, the streams ran at about the same level most of the year as the water drained slowly from the woods, and they could better support water-powered mills. On April 10, 1860, there was a heavy rainstorm (called a freshet in those days) which caused major flooding in central and northern Ohio. It was said that almost every mill dam on the Huron River was damaged. This must have also applied to the Vermilion River, as witnessed by a Clarksfield incident which created one of the many flood stories for Clarksfield Hollow. Two young men, Augustus Morris and Orlando Starr, tried to traverse the road to the bridge (I presume the main bridge site on Ohio 60 North) with horses and a wagon. The road was covered with water and the team and wagon were soon washed into the river. Morris and Starr managed to grab onto a small tree. A rope was quickly floated out to them from the bridge and Morris began pulling himself to safety. He was underwater much of the time, but did reach dry land. It was thought too dangerous for Starr to try this same method as he was already chilled and not as alert. One Mr. Livermore went out in a small boat and reached the tree, but decided the boat was too small for both of them and Starr was nearly exhausted.
9:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
County officials have issued a written response to Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch after the mayor took the county to task regarding the pending solid waste agreement in a Reflector story Monday. The mayor said Monday the city of Norwalk should not be penalized so the county can have flow control.
9:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Lowell Etzler's car sometimes got stuck in heavy snow before dawn. Etzler had no choice but to drive in such conditions at such a time: He was the superintendent of the South Central School District and - like all school superintendents in this area - had to make sure the roads were safe for school bus transportation.
9:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Mad River Harley-Davidson has announced the opening date for its Sandusky dealership. Mad River Harley-Davidson, located at the former Roeder dealership at 5316 Milan Road in Sandusky, will open at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 26.
9:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Can you identify from these clues the celebrity guest scheduled to attend the May 22 benefit for life-long New Londoner and cancer patient Myrtie Anderson? She's an anchor of a morning show at CNN's Headline News. She's from New London She graduated from New London in 1987, the same year as Anderson's daughter, New London resident Missy Seidel She is Anderson's first cousin. She was Miss Ohio 1993. She was grand marshall of New London's Labor Day parade a few years ago.
9:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Several outstanding New London Junior High students were honored at an assembly recently, including seventh grader Neely Parsons, who is this year's Zaner-Bloser Grand National handwriting champion for her grade level.
9:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
OAK HARBOR - Crystal Bowersox's hometown of Elliston would like to invite fans to come hear Crystal perform at "Bowerstock" this Friday at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds in Oak Harbor. This event is free and open to the public thanks to the generous donations of Ottawa County businesses and residents.