7:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
The race for the 58th district House of Representatives seat is heating up. The 58th district covers all of Huron County and portions of Lorain and Seneca counties. The seat currently is held by Republican Terry Boose (R-Norwalk Township).
7:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
LORAIN - Fifty jobs will stay in Lorain and 50 more jobs are coming thanks to a 15-year tax rebate Lorain City Council approved Monday night for Heidelberg Distributing Co. Those 50 jobs are expected to come from Norwalk. That's because 50 workers from Mid-Ohio Wines would be relocated.
7:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Fostoria High School boys' basketball coach Rick Renz has filed a federal lawsuit against the Willard Police Department. Renz, in the lawsuit, said officers providing security injured him and deprived him of his civil rights after a Jan. 30, 2009 basketball game between Fostoria and Willard when the officers reportedly physically restrained him and forced him to the gymnasium floor. The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Toledo. Fostoria won the game 66-65.
7:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
The driver of a one-vehicle crash was airlifted to a medical facility this morning. Michael Montgomery was driving a black Jeep Cherokee Classic when the vehicle went off Ohio 61, down a ravine and hit trees.
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Today President Barack Obama is expected to propose a 2011 federal budget that would spend $1.3 trillion more than the government takes in - then continue with deficits of more than $700 billion a year for at least a decade. He promised an independent commission would step in later. His plan would spend $3.8 trillion in the federal fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, a 3 percent increase over the current year. The budget foresees the government taking in $2.6 trillion in taxes and other revenue, an 18 percent jump as the deep recession ends and a growing economy presumably boosts income
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - On a night in which Beyonce set a record for women with six Grammy Awards, the reigning diva of R&B still had to share the spotlight with 20-year-old country-pop princess Taylor Swift, who collected four awards, including album of the year, for "Fearless," the biggest-selling album of 2009. Swift's win at the end of Sunday night's 3 1/2-hour ceremony seemed to stun the music-industry audience inside Staples Center in Los Angeles.
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Fired Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Montana has a history of being disciplined for improperly filing evidence, failing to obey an order to dispatch a severely injured deer and giving misleading information to motorists. Montana, 44, was relieved of his duties Friday morning in connection with violating a "last chance agreement" made Nov. 11 with Sheriff Dane Howard, Montana and the Ohio Patrolman's Benevolent Association. Montana was hired Feb. 13, 2000.
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
LORAIN - Goodman Beverage Co., 1930 W. 19th St., is negotiating to buy 16 acres along the southwest side of IRG Lorain LLC, the former Ford Motor Co. plant at Baumhart Road and US 6. The beverage distributor would move 50 jobs from its current location and would bring in 50 jobs from Mid-Ohio Wines, 15 E. Water St., Norwalk. Goodman Beverage and Mid-Ohio Wines were purchased in 2008 by Dayton Heidelberg Distributing Family of Companies, the 16th largest distributor of beer in the United States.
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Police Department is seeking feedback from any eyewitnesses to Sunday's collision between a black Saturn sport utility vehicle and a white Hyundai. The injury accident that happened at 5:35 p.m. at the intersection of East Ohio 61 and Old State Road remains under investigation. Any witnesses are encouraged to call contact Sgt. Dave Smith at (419) 663-6780.
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - There were youngsters galore Saturday morning at Monroeville Local Schools for the mini-cheerleading clinic. "We have about 40 kids from kindergarten to sixth grade,' said Karen Reer, cheerleading adviser.
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
It has been three years since Esequiel Gonzales Jr. was released from the Huron County Jail. He still recalls the site when he opened his shower curtains.
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Elise Hull turns 90 today, but don't expect her to just sit around and wait for friends and family come by to see her. She may be out doing something she's got a busy social calendar to take care of.
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLVILLE - A head-on collision Sunday evening in rural Richland County claimed the life of an Ohio man. Michael L. Hughes, 31, of Perrysville, was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight westbound on Ohio 97 at 6:55 p.m. Sunday when he drove left of center and struck an eastbound 2002 Saturn, driven by Brittany D. Wise, 24, of Bellville, said troopers with the state Highway Patrol's Mansfield Post.
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 2, 1929 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 81 years ago: A. Chapin, 81, warrior of civil war, dies Alexander Chapin, aged 81, died at 12:15 a.m. today at his home, 84 State St. He was a veteran of the civil war and served with the 9th O.V.I. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lucy Chapin, a son Lewis, a daughter Mrs. Lillie Plount, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Editor's Note: This is the latest installment in a series of articles provided by Norwalk Economic Development Corp. Director Ellen Heinz, along with Main Street Program Manager Kristie Wert. As with many of Norwalk's uptown businesses, Hill's Interiors has a long history of serving the Norwalk community. Merle and Betty Hill founded the business in 1952 and it is still a family-owned business. Roger Endsley purchased Hill's Interiors in 2003 and the store has continued to be an anchor business in the Norwalk area, providing interior design services and reinvesting in the community on a daily basis. Hill's Interiors offers endless possibilities in interior design. Broad selections of paint, flooring, carpets, ceramic and porcelain tile, hardwoods and vinyl as well as fabrics for window treatments, blinds and shades help make those possibilities a reality. Styles and trends are constantly changing and Hill's Interiors has experienced interior designers on staff to help make projects seamless. "At Hill's Interiors, it's the small things that make a big difference," Endsley said. "Whether it is the minor detail of an accurate measurement for a customer's blind, or a little piece of knowledge about hardwood that a customer gains from one of our experienced staff, it's our mission at Hill's Interiors to help our customers make the best possible choice for their home or office project."
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Pleasant Elementary third-grader Macey Phillips picked up papers the teacher dropped and helped on the school bus. Third-grader Maria Rodriguez reminded her teacher to take a spelling word off the board during a test.
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
WICHITA, Kan. (MCT) - Vicki Saporta listened as Scott Roeder talked about the friends he had who supported the killing of abortion doctors, as the district attorney cross-examined him Thursday afternoon. "I just wish she'd have gone a little farther and asked him who they were,' said Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation. "It was a golden opportunity we haven't seen in years.'
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO (MCT) - The credit crunch continued to take its toll on the banking industry as regulators closed five U.S. banks, bringing the total number of failures for the year so far to 14. The closures announced late Friday will cost the federal deposit insurance fund some $1.8 billion, regulators said.
7:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
ROCKY RIVER (MCT) - They call it Steelhead Alley, a 200-mile stretch of Lake Erie shoreline between the Vermilion River in Ohio and Cattaraugus Creek in New York, where a dozen hookups with the big rainbows is a slow day and 50-fish days are commonplace. This proves to be a slow day. The last time I fished Ohio steelhead streams with guide Jim Chamberlin owas in early spring, when Little Manistee strain fish from Michigan hatcheries were pouring into the Vermilion River and hitting about anything you offered them
7:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILARD - Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Chuck Summers, who was seriously injured in a Jan. 14 collision, should return to duty next week. Summers was released from Mercy Willard Hospital one day after the two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Ohio 162 and Ohio 61. The deputy was responding to a domestic-related report of shots fired on Ridge Road in North Fairfield, hoping to assist three deputies who already were there.
7:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (HCDJFS) has received funds to help unemployed or dislocated workers gain training, skills and back in the job market. HCDJFS Director Teresa Alt said the process usually involves two visits to the job store, "but it's not overly cumbersome." People who wish to take advantage of the service must provide proof of residency. Alt sad HCDJFS received the funds in December and must spend them by June 30.