9:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler offered a plea deal to murder defendant Steven Rodvold. Ohio Assistant Public Defender William Mooney said he and his Clarksfield Township client discussed the unspecified plea deal before Friday's hearing, but said Rodvold -- the man accused of killing his father -- wants to go to trial.
9:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Berlin-Milan Local Schools' levy may have been presented slightly differently, but it was the same result. Voters in Erie and Huron counties turned down 6.9-mill, five-year additional property tax on the ballot that would have covered general fund expenses. This would have cost the owner of a $100,000 home $211.35 per year.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - A former grocery executive will meet a veteran member of Congress in the November general election, as Rich Iott prevailed in the Republican primary Tuesday for the right to challenge U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) in the general election. In the 9th Congressional District, Iott handily defeated Jack Smith, a former Toledo police chief, in the Republican primary.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - Statewide ballot issues went two for two Tuesday as Ohio voters gave thumbs up to expanded taxpayer investment in Ohio high-tech ventures and to a geographic move for a Columbus casino. Despite concerns that renewal and expansion of the Ohio Third Frontier bond program might fall victim to corporate welfare and tax worries that dragged the original version to defeat in 2003, Issue 1 was passing last night by a healthy margin.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Willard voters answered the call Tuesday, as almost 60 percent said yes to a school renewal levy. "We feel very fortunate that our people stepped up to the plate and delivered for us, especially with the uncertainties today ... we never take anything for granted," Willard Schools Superintendent Dave Danhoff said. The 5.4-mill levy passed 59 to 41 percent (624 to 426).
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - Fueled by contributions that overwhelmed his opponent, Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher won the primary election Tuesday to take on Republican Rob Portman in November. Fisher praised his opponent, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, but wasted no time in aiming political barbs at Portman, a former Ohio congressman and trade adviser and budget director under former President George W. Bush.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - Ohio Republican Party: 2. Tea Party: 0. The cash, clout, and get-out-the-vote effort of the state GOP machine appeared to help its endorsed candidates for secretary of state and auditor Tuesday to repel insurgencies from its conservative Tea Party faction.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Greg Davidson worked hard in his campaign and it paid off with a solid victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary election for the State Representative District 58 race. Davidson finished with 1,984 votes, followed by Kyle Wilson (1,144) and George Mays (1,121).
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO (MCT) - Even before the polls opened Tuesday, controversy was beginning to swirl around the Lucas County Board of Elections. A comment posted on a Facebook page by a board employee appeared to indicate how Allan Block, chairman of Block Communications, Inc., parent company of The Blade, had voted.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Just 15.57 percent of the registed voters in Huron County turned out for Tuesday's primary election. A total of 5,704 cards were cast out of a total 36,628 registered voters. Despite the light turnout, it was a long night at the Huron County Board of Elections as results were not finalized until after midnight.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ski club celebration HURON The Sandusky Ski Club will hold its birthday celebration at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Marconi's Italian Restaurant, 424 Berlin Road in Huron. Open house at Gaymont Gaymont Nursing Center will hold an open house from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in recognition of National Nursing Home Week. Dan Robertson of Norwalk will entertain, refreshments will be provided and a silent auction will take place.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gaymont Nursing Center Well, here we are, waiting for the storms to arrive. Again. Seems like that's about all we do around here nowadays is wait for the rain! It has been a pretty nice week; it's just kind of a bummer that the weekend comes and so does the cold and rain. So much for yard work this Saturday! To celebrate Mother's Day, we held our annual Mother's Day Tea. We so much look forward to this day every year since we love having our family members come to celebrate with us. We put on our Sunday best and enjoy each other around flavored teas and crazy amounts of specialty sweets desserts. It is always elegant and special; we love the family time we spend with our beloved families and our Gaymont families! Tuesday was Cinco de Mayo so what else could we do but celebrate just like everyone else? We all enjoyed a Mexican-themed lunch, followed by fried ice cream! We're all for Cinco de Mayo every day if it means fried ice cream!
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
With little surprise, "Iron Man 2" claimed the top spot at the weekend box office. The movie, starring Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke and Gwyneth Paltrow, earned $133.6 million in its opening weekend. "A Nightmare on Elm Street" took second, with $9.1 million, while "How to Train Your Dragon" stayed strong in third, with $6.7 million. 1. "Iron Man 2" $133.6 million, $133.6 million total.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gas prices remained consistent over the past week, according to fuelgaugereport.com. A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Ohio was at $2.818 today, exactly the same amount it was at a week ago. Diesel was up a bit, checking in at $3.117 this morning, compared to $3.096 last week. A year ago, gas was $2.251, while diesel was $2.228.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Federal regulators have granted a controversial waiver to the Hollywood studios that clears the way for them to show first-run movies in the home shortly after or even during their release in theaters. The Federal Communications Commission on Friday granted a petition from the Motion Picture Association of America, the chief lobbying group for the major studios, that would permit for a limited-period use of "selectable output control" technology for watching movies in the home. The technology disables video and audio outputs on set-top boxes to prevent illicit recording.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
The landowners have spoken. The Ohio Scenic Rivers Program will no longer actively pursue scenic river designation for the Vermilion River, officials with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Watercraft, announced Friday afternoon.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Marcia Smith, an unassuming woman with a modest smile, doesn't know what the fuss is about. She just does what a mom does it comes naturally.
9:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
BATON ROUGE, La. (MCT) - Michelle Jones was eight months' pregnant and more nervous than usual when she gave her husband a hug before he left the house April 19 for a weeklong assignment on the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana. "Something deep inside told me to hug him again; then again, and I started to cry," she recalled in an interview at her Baton Rouge home Wednesday. "He said: 'You're being emotional. I'll be OK. I'll call you when I get there.'"
9:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Who won? Who lost? Which issues passed? Here are your results from Tuesday's primary election. The following are links to election-related stories on the Reflector Web site. Click on the headlines to view the entire story.
9:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Joe the Plumber," who became a conservative star in the 2008 presidential campaign by confronting then-candidate Barack Obama, has been elected to a GOP party post in Ohio. Samuel Wurzelbacher, to use his real name, was elevated by Republicans as the symbol of middle-class America confronting the policies of the Democrats, especially on taxes. The name Joe the Plumber became a rallying cry at Republican rallies as the John McCain-Sarah Palin ticket sought to ignite its base.
9:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
An intoxicated Norwalk man is accused of being combative, pretending to pass out and refusing to cooperate during a Woodlawn Avenue traffic stop Tuesday. Norwalk Police Officer Timothy Skinner was in his cruiser when he heard a vehicle with a loud exhaust the intersection of Main and Foster streets. The officer, in his report, said he then saw the driver, Matthew T. Grose, 25, of 1201 Peru Olena Road, head east without stopping for a stop sign.