8:59 AM Jul 26, 2010
BUCYRUS (MCT) - General Electric is expanding production of high-efficiency fluorescent light bulbs in Bucyrus, a move that will add as many as 130 jobs in the next several years, the company said. The announcement made official what had been expected for months in the Crawford County city, although some of the details are new.
8:59 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin has completed his investigation of the human fetus found in a rural Norwalk junk yard Thursday. Two men who had been doing salvage work on a 1982 Ford Econoline van found the fetus in a jar. One of the men turned the human remains into the Norwalk Police Department between 3 and 3:30 p.m.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Crystal Bowersox rocks, it's plain to see. The folksy guitar-slinger from rural Ohio has thus far dominated this lackluster season of "American Idol' with her vocal prowess and easygoing stage presence. So why, then, are so many people hung up on her hair?
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Firelands Historical Society President Pat Mak said the board will wait until the end of summer to look for former curator Eli Beachy's replacement. "There's just a lot going on," she said, referring to lining up the summer schedule of activities. "We're going to proceed with our regular activities."
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - A former FBI agent convicted of planning an invasion-style robbery of what he thought was a drug stash house containing a half-million dollars in cash was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday by a federal judge in Santa Ana. Ex-agent Vo Duong Tran, 42, and his accomplice, Yu Sung Park, 36, were arrested in possession of bulletproof vests, a machine gun, other weapons, silencers and hundreds of rounds of ammunition that they intended to use to rob the supposed drug house in Orange County's Fountain Valley, a jury found.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Occupational Therapy Month WILLARD Mercy Willard Hospital is celebrating National Occupational Therapy Month in April. Each year, occupational therapy enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, recover from or live with injury, illness or disability. When working with an occupational therapy practitioner, strategies and modifications are customized for each individual to resolve problems, improve function and support everyday living activities. The goal is to maximize potential. Through these therapeutic approaches, occupational therapy helps individuals design their lives, develop needed skills, adjust their environments (home, school or work) and build health-promoting habits and routines that will allow them to thrive.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
St. Paul High School seniors Cameron Crum and Caitlin Bovia have good reason to continue St. Paul seniors' tradition of organizing a protect to fight cancer. Bovia's grandmother and aunt died of the disease and Crum's mother lost her battle. Fellow St. Paul senior Joel Boose will join the two to raise money for Team Michelle. That was Crum's mother's name and a team of individuals is trying to raise money to fight cancer. Boose, Bovia and Crum are organizing a 5K walk/run set for 10 a.m. May 22 at Veterans Memorial Lake Park.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND On the heels of a historic and breathtaking 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the Smucker's Stars on Ice Tour will visit Quicken Loans Arena for a one night only performance on Friday. The Smucker's Stars on Ice Tour features a spectacular cast of 2010 Olympic stars, also including 2006 Olympic Silver Medalists & 2010 Olympians Tanith Belbin & Benjamin Agosto; 2008 U.S. National Champion & 2010 Olympian Mirai Nagasu; and Two-Time U.S. National Champion & 2010 Olympian Jeremy Abbott. They will be joined by World Champion & Six-Time National Champion Todd Eldredge; Two-Time World Bronze Medalist & Three-Time National Champion Michael Weiss; World Champion & Two-Time Japanese Ladies Champion Yuka Sato; and 2009 U.S. National Champion Alissa Czisny. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are on sale. They start at $25. A portion of Smucker's Stars on Ice proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more by calling (216) 420-2153. Tickets are available at the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, by calling (888) 894-9424,www.theQarena.com, and at all Northern Ohio Discount Drug Marts. Please visitwww.starsonice.com for more info as well as exciting show announcements.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
APRIL 30, 1973 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 37 years ago: Charles Bravard dies at 60 MILAN Milan Council President Charles G. Bravard, 60, died unexpectedly Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Sandusky.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com It appears the Huron County commissioners are holding on to their position regarding the solid waste plan. This plan, which needs approved by the city of Norwalk since its the largest municipality in the county, has stalled lately because Norwalk wants a lower gate rate. The commissioners recently lowered that rate from $58.75 to $54, but that appears all the further they are going.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk city council discussed a multitude of issues at Tuesday night's work session. The first was the east-side water connection to rural water. Councilman Dwight Tkach said after the meeting the project has a cost of $435,000.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Tim Hollinger, health commissioner, talked to the Huron County Commissioners at Tuesday's meeting about the Smile Express, which is a mobile dental center. "It's a large RV that has its own water and power," Hollinger said. "All they are looking for is a place to park. They take Medicaid and are staffed with dentists and hygienists. "We have a large population that needs dental care," Hollinger said, adding the appointments would be made through the health department and the mobile dental center operates on a sliding fee scale.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Who will have the best prom in the area? Let us know. Submit your pictures for everyone to view of ReflectorCam 2.0. You can follow the easy directions and upload them yourself, or drop them off on a disc to the Norwalk Reflector and we will upload them for you. The pictures can be uploaded atwww.norwalkreflector.com, or dropped off at the Reflector office, 61 E. Monroe St. For more information, call the Reflector newsroom at (419) 668-3771.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
One waited anxiously, sharing the same hotel room with both parents and two young children. Her clothes were dirty, and her bank account drew dangerously low. The other stayed for free in a Grecian resort. She missed her family but was in the company of seasoned travelers and naval officers. Her living conditions were "awesome.'
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Thursday was the first time Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (HCDJFS) Director Theresa Alt had to call the sheriff's office about someone threatening employees since she took the job. Alt said deputies and officers with the Norwalk Police Department responded "immediately." To insure the safety and security of all the HCDJFS, deputies stayed around the agency until 4:30 p.m.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO (MCT) - It's been nearly a year since Michael McCloskey felt the piercing pain of a bullet enter his back during a traffic stop in Ottawa Hills - and he still can't always form his emotions into words. Recently, for the first time since the moment when his life drastically changed, McCloskey, 25, of Toledo appeared in Lucas County Common Pleas Court and saw the police officer accused of firing the gun.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Violence is at the heart of some of the most popular video games. Now the Supreme Court is going to decide whether California, home to many of the country's biggest game companies, can outlaw the sale to children of games in which people are maimed, killed or sexually assaulted. The video game industry, which like the film industry runs a self-enforced rating system, has prevailed in 12 lower federal court rulings striking down state and local governments' attempts to regulate what types of games can be sold to minors.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - The estranged wife of former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann received a suspended 10-day jail sentence Monday and was fined $1,000 for using her connections with her husband's office to win a public grant for a class she was teaching.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ottawa County resident Crystal Bowersox is one of six finalists on "American Idol,' now that another contestant has been sent home. Tim Urban learned he was the one leaving the competition at the conclusion of Wednesday night's "Idol Gives Back' episode of "American Idol.'
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
How does a behind-the-scenes look at Cedar Point's newest (and most expensive!) water ride sound to you? The Funcoast crew set out early this morning, heading to CP to see what all the hype is about. Good news, kids - we've got plenty of fun stuff for you to chew on.
8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
When people think about volcanoes, they often call up images of massive explosions, towns covered in ash and rivers of lava destroying everything in their path. For the estimated 500 million people who live near the world's 600 active volcanoes, those catastrophic events are an all-too-real possibility. But less discussed (and studied) is a much quieter threat - that is in some cases just as ominous.