8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Military academies information BETTSVILLE The office of U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will host an informational meeting regarding the United States Military Service Academy nomination and appointment process for the 2011 academic year. The informational meeting will take place at 7 p.m. today at the Bettsville High School library, 118 Washington St., Bettsville. At the meeting, potential candidates will be advised of the congressional nomination process and have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs and the Merchant Marine Academy. Potential candidates may also obtain an application for a military service academy nomination at the meeting.
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk High School senior Jordan Burke earned first-team honors this season on the All-Northern Ohio League basketball team. Willard senior Jenna Bauerle also earned first-team honors for the girls. Here is the entire team: Girls
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Our area in northern Ohio must have been upbeat 180 years ago at this time. A new newspaper, the Reflector, had issued its first edition on Feb. 2, 1830, and appeared to be a success. Of course, we know that it was; it is still publishing, and you're reading it at this moment. Owners of the new project were Samuel Preston and George Buckingham. The latter gentleman had been a co-owner of Norwalk's very first newspaper, the Reporter. The Reporter ceased to exist in 1830. The Firelands Historical Society preserves an original file, which has also been microfilmed and is available at the public library. The first Reflector office was in the second story of a mercantile building at 9 W. Main St. Samuel Preston's daughter, Lucy, married Frederick Wickham in January of 1835. Samuel soon bought the lot at 38 W. Main St. (next to the present public library), and in the summer of 1835 began building a building there. This building was completed and occupied in 1836, and since being moved in 1954, houses the museum of the Firelands Historical Society. It was planned that the Prestons and Wickhams would occupy the first floor and basement, with the newspaper office on the second floor. There are marks in the flooring said to have been made by the Stanbury press used in the earliest time. A year or so into the venture, the editor announced that the paper being used was "homemade" in Norwalk by the Norwalk Manufacturing Company.
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS In what would be a major economic boost for Ohio's family dairy farmers - and a new protection for consumers across the country - U.S. Senate candidate Lee Fisher has called for dairy products to include a label with their country of origin. Ohio dairy products would proudly wear the "Made in the USA" label a sign that they meet the highest standards and regulations. Fisher's call comes after China recently recalled 170 tons of milk powder tainted with melamine - after it killed six and poisoned 300,000 Chinese. Over the last 5 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the United States has imported about $2.7 billion of dairy products. Under a recent law, certain non-processed food products must have a "Country of Origin" label. For instance, meat from Ohio must be labeled as a product from the United States. However, because many dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and butter are processed before being distributed, they were excluded from this labeling requirement. An estimated 87 million Americans are sickened each year by contaminated food, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And just last week, a food safety organization released a report estimating that food-borne illness costs the United States about $152 billion a year in health care and other expenses.
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
STRONGSVILLE (MCT) - Seeking to build public pressure, President Barack Obama traveled Monday to Ohio, where he urged Congress to act courageously and quickly pass his health care overhaul plan. Speaking at a rally before about 1,450 people, Obama perked up when someone in the audience interrupted his health care speech with a shout of "We need courage!'
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
EL PASO, Texas (MCT) - The deaths of three people with ties to the U.S. consulate over the weekend is making Juarez the focal point for the deadly violence that has gripped Mexico for the past two years. As the pressure mounts to solve the slayings, the United States and Mexico have sent top investigators to work hand in hand to find the killers.
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's an hour of our lives that some people will wish they had back early Sunday, when sunrise arrives at the bedroom window an hour later than their eyes and bodies expect. People in every state except Arizona and Hawaii will move their clocks ahead one hour (officially at 1:59 a.m. Sunday) an adjustment for daylight saving time, a concoction that originated during World War I on a theory that using daylight more efficiently saves energy by reducing the need for artificial light.
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
What is the crime situation in Norwalk? How do last year's statistics compare with those from the previous year? Norwalk Police Chief Dave Light will be presenting his department's annual report to Norwalk City Council tonight. A story listings some of the statistics from that report appears in today's Norwalk Reflector.
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
ORLANDO (MCT) - SeaWorld Orlando said Tuesday it is reconsidering whether to continue using in performances the 6-ton killer whale that drowned its trainer last month. In the immediate aftermath of the Feb. 24 tragedy, in which 40-year-old trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed, SeaWorld said it intended to return Tilikum to the park's shows. Jim Atchison, president and chief executive officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, said then the orca's training for and participation in such performances was an important component of his "overall health and husbandry."
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Howie Mandel is a very talented and clever guy. Internet Web sites list more than 30 television and movies credits including his role as Dr. Wayne Fiscus in the 1980s television series, "St. Elsewhere." He has also done voices for "Muppet Babies" and animated shows like "Bobby's World."
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was another bad week of economic news for the area. Unemployment in Huron County shot back up past the 18-percent mark. Income, both on the city and county level, is next to nothing. Huron County's unemployment rate rose to 18.3 percent in January, the exact rate it was a year ago when it ranked No. 1 among Ohio's 88 counties.
8:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
All Ohioans are encouraged to vote this spring for who they feel should accompany President James Garfield in statuary hall. The National Statuary Collection Study has narrowed the candidates to replace former Gov. William Allen to 10 individuals, including Milan's own Thomas Edison. Polling places have been established at various historical sites across the state. Committee members are looking for a replacement for Allen, whose views on slavery they feel do not represent Ohio's values well. The closest location to Huron and Erie County residents is the Cooke House, 1415 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. (MCT) - Tiger Woods will return to competition on perhaps the biggest stage in golf the Masters. The humbled golfer, whose winter of discontent included revelations of multiple affairs and subsequent therapy, ended weeks of speculation Tuesday morning with a five-paragraph statement sent to media outlets.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
With Norwalk city council set to discuss adult arcades for what feels like the millionth time at tonight's meeting, one might wonder, if this arcade epidemic found its way into other communities? Terry Boose (R-Norwalk), 58th district House representative, is consistently visiting all of Huron County plus portions of Lorain and Seneca counties as those areas make up his district. Boose said Monday he's been following the adult arcade drama.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
If adult arcades are your topic, the Norwalk city council meeting is the place to be Tuesday night. Presently, council has three pieces of legislation regarding adult arcades tabled. Councilman Chris Mushett suggested at last week's meeting to remove those three items from the table, make some modifications to one of them, and vote on it.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO (MCT) - Prosecutors want a 15-year-old rape suspect to be tried as an adult, despite a psychological report saying the youth is not mature enough to be transferred to adult court. Jen Liptack-Wilson, an assistant Lucas County prosecutor, asked Judge Connie Zemmelman yesterday to consider the "violent nature' of the daylight assault on a woman along a West Toledo street Jan. 19.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A pedestrian who was injured after being hit by a vehicle on West Main Street this morning was rushed to the hospital. Thomas Jordan, 71, of 737 Edwards Road, North Fairfield, sustained head injuries after the incident in front of Berry's Restaurant, Norwalk Police Capt. Jack O'Neil said. The police captain said he didn't know exactly where Jordan was heading, but he assumes it was to the restaurant.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - U.S. citizens reported losing more than $550 million in 2009 in Internet fraud, falling prey to a variety of increasingly sophisticated scams, according to a report by the Internet Crime Complaint Center. The loss was more than twice that reported in 2008, according to the agency, a partnership of the FBI and the privately funded National White Collar Crime Center. Based in West Virginia, the center tracks Internet crime around the world.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - The 68-year-old grandfather accused of punching children in a Northwest Side Walmart appeared in Franklin County Municipal Court this morning. Judge Mark Hummer set bond for Ralph Conone, of 5687 Shadowbrook Dr., at $150,000. Should he post bond, Conone was ordered to stay away from his victims and Walmart while the case proceeds.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW YORK (MCT) - No one was more surprised about ABBA being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame than the band's co-founder Benny Andersson. "We're a pop band from the North Pole,' Andersson says, calling from his studio in Stockholm. "There's no such thing as a (continental European) band in the Rock Hall, so it is flattering. It feels good, but it's very unexpected.'
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - A Lorain County sheriff's captain accidentally shot himself Sunday when he was test-firing the malfunctioning off-duty weapon of his wife, who also is a police officer. After the incident in the 5300 block of East Cleveland Road, John A. Reiber, 60, walked to a neighbor's house and was taken to Lorain Community Health Partners Hospital, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said.