9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
To Judy Sudhoff, the man who shot her and killed her husband and father-in-law in 1974 was sentenced to life in prison and ought to spend his life in prison. Robin Bender, now 56, actually was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for the murders plus five to 15 years for shooting Sudhoff.
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
DETROIT (MCT) - A federal judge in Detroit has ordered the release of nine members of a Lenawee County Christian militia group freed on bond over the objections of federal prosecutors. "The United States is correct that it need not wait until people are killed before it arrests conspirators," U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts said in a decision Monday. "But, the Defendants are also correct: their right to engage in hate-filled, venomous speech, is a right that deserves First Amendment protection."
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
I like Ike. Anybody who knew Ike Liedorff would probably tell you the same thing.
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (MCT) - Wayne Treacy will be tried as an adult on a charge of trying to murder Deerfield Beach Middle School student Josie Lou Ratley in a vicious beating at a school bus stop last month, prosecutors said Friday. Treacy, 15, was formally charged Friday with premeditated attempted murder in the March 17 attack and will be arraigned Saturday, said Assistant State Attorney Maria Schneider. He is being moved from a juvenile detention center to a Broward County jail.
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Junk is the ultimate merchandise. The junk merchant does not sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to the product." William S. Burroughs "Thank you for calling 1-855-GOT-TRASH, this is Pam." Good morning, Pam. I'm the mayor of a city in northern Ohio and I'd like to know the cost of your trash hauling. "And how much trash do you have to be hauled, Mayor?"
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - A pair of state Highway Patrol troopers have been promoted to the rank of sergeant and named assistant post commanders at the Milan Post. Brian J. Gockstetter and Kevin L. Harris were promoted by Col. David W. Dicken, Patrol superintendent, during a ceremony Tuesday at the Patrol's academy in Columbus. Gockstetter earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Ashland University in December 1996. He began his Patrol career in February 1997 as a member of the 128th Academy Class. He earned his commission in July and was assigned to the Norwalk Post, where in 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009 he was named Post Trooper of the Year by his peers. In 2004 he went on to win the District Trooper of the Year as well. As part of the promotion, he will transfer from his current assignment at the Norwalk Post
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
MAY 5, 1913 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 97 years ago: Exhibit piano from flood Roy Peat and Mr. Welch, both of The Norwalk Piano Company, went to Tiffin this morning in the company's motor truck to bring back the remains of what had once been a beautiful player piano. The instrument is from one of the best homes in Tiffin and was for over thirty-six hours submerged in ten feet of water in the music room.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Berlin-Milan Local Schools Superintendent David Snook has guarded optimism the district's levy will pass Tuesday. Starting in the fall of 2008, the school system tried three times to generate the same amount of money $1.6 million by proposing an income tax. "For three straight times, it was unsuccessful," Snook said.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
All systems are go at the Huron County Board of Elections. "Yes, we are ready," said Sharon Locke, board of elections director, about Tuesday's primary election. The polls open at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and close at 7:30 p.m.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Happy Meal toys and other promotions that come with high-calorie children's meals will soon be officially banned in parts of Santa Clara County, unless the restaurants meet nutritional guidelines approved Tuesday by the county Board of Supervisors. "This ordinance prevents restaurants from preying on children's love of toys' to sell high caloric, unhealthful food, said supervisor Ken Yeager, who sponsored the measure. "This ordinance breaks the link between unhealthy food and prizes.'
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. (MCT) - Jan Topoleski saw a wave push Dawn Brancheau's long ponytail into the mouth of a 12,000-pound orca, and then he watched as the veteran killer whale trainer tried to pull her hair out of the mammal's jaws. Topoleski, a trainer for SeaWorld Orlando, turned to push an alarm. When he turned back, his colleague was gone.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Sandra Bullock has filed for divorce from husband Jesse James, she tells People in an exclusive interview, and also has adopted an infant boy, Louis Bardo Bullock, whom she and James brought home in January and named after Louis Armstrong. That process was started years ago, said Bullock, and the couple intended to keep Louis' adoption to themselves - close friends and family only - until after the Academy Awards, which were March 7. Louis was born in New Orleans.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
From some local farmers' viewpoint, genetically-modified (GMO) crops are beneficial to the environment, the producer and the public. An Idaho-based seed company has doubts about them and it's doing battle with seed giant Monsanto Co. before the U.S. Supreme Court.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local residents have the opportunity to obtain free legal advice Wednesday and Thursday. This service, sponsored by the Huron County Bar Association, is in celebration of Law Day 2010, which is today.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
PORT CLINTON (MCT) - A jury declared Robin Vess guilty of 42 counts of animal cruelty Friday after being accused of starving dozens of horses. The verdict came Friday afternoon in Ottawa County Municipal Court following four days of testimony and roughly three hours of deliberations.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The nation's most outstanding fifth- and sixth-grade students include two from Main Street School: Dylan Czupik and Ian Dominguez. The proof is a form letter from the Junior National Young Leaders Conference, which both fifth-graders will attend this summer in Washington D.C. The students' teachers, Karina Costello and Nancy Opper, nominated Czupik and Dominguez for their leadership qualities and academic accomplishments.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO - Three men are facing felony drug charges after state Highway Patrol troopers seized 238 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, valued at more than $1.2 million, during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike. The driver of the vehicle, Richard H. Weaver, 34, of Elmsford, N.Y., and two passengers, David A. Valentini, 33, of Naples, Fla., and Robert P. Weaver, 26, of Toms River, N.J., were all charged with trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana, both second-degree felonies.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - A Western Reserve High School junior is out of jail after being accused of selling Percocet pills to a 15-year-old girl. Heather D. Czompoly, 18, of 5810 U.S. 20, Lot 12, is accused of first buying the drugs from one of three 15-year-old girls who were caught Friday smoking marijuana in the school auditorium and then selling it, Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said. If convicted of trafficking in drugs, she faces one to five years behind bars and a maximum fine of $5,000.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
State Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Saturday night on U.S. 6.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
An area property caretaker confronted two suspects accused of stealing scrap metal from a Townline Road 79, Greenwich, residence Wednesday. The woman reported catching the two men in the act of stealing a refrigerator, a couple of washing machines and various scrap metal from the property, Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said. The property caretaker called 9-1-1 about the incident, which happened south of Wakeman, at 1:21 p.m.
9:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Trash continues to be a hot topic among city and county officials as well as local residents. The latest issue involves whether Norwalk is using the correct funds to pay for leaf pickup. First, the city and county are in the middle of trying to work out a new five-year solid waste agreement, with neither side willing to budge.