4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - He's elusive - and still on the lam. The half-wolf half-malamute dog has been missing from the 5000 block of Yingling Road since early this week.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Not since Tammy Wynette confiscated and hid husband George Jones' car keys and the country singer drove his lawn mower to town drunk back in the 1970s, has a single person done more for the cause of non-car DUI than Robert Tite of Wakeman. On Sunday, Tite was arrested for apparently operating a front-end loader while drunk. According to Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker, Tite was driving the small, heavy machinery recklessly through the village down Verlin Street about 6 p.m. "By the time the officer caught up with him, he was at (U.S.) 20 and Verlin. ... He crossed Main Street without even looking," Hunker told the Reflector.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Painting, pizza and pop. Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard bought lunch for the two jail inmates who painted the trim of the sheriff's command post at the Huron County Fairgrounds. Prisoners Chuck Logue and Scott Woolsey started their work detail about 10:30 a.m. Monday and painted for about 4 1/2 hours.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk resident Jim Graves loves trees. That's part of the reason he's upset that the trees in Uptown Norwalk are dying at an alarming rate. Graves, who owns the Sears store uptown, said Monday afternoon there are four dead trees just on the block his store is located. In all, 44 of the 100 trees in the uptown area are dead, Graves said.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
DAYTON - The state Highway Patrol is seeking the public's assistance in locating a Richmond, Ind. man who escaped custody during a Harrison Township traffic stop Tuesday. A Dayton-based trooper stopped Cordis D. Berard, 25, on Needmore Road in connection with multiple marked lanes violations and driving the wrong way near the Marathon Gas Station at 2:24 a.m. Anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Berard is asked to call (937) 832-4794.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Magistrate Bradley Sales, despite being charged with criminal trespassing, will be able to keep his job for the time being.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Public Library Board of Trustees has scheduled an emergency board meeting for 3 p.m. Thursday to determine how to deal with pending state cuts. Board President John Schwartz said nearly 30 percent of the state's allocation is slated to be cut. Before cuts were announced, the library had a balanced budget. Now, officials must determine how to rebalance it, he added.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
On Aug. 4, Norwalk will be one of thousands of neighborhoods throughout the country joining forces for the "26th Annual National Night Out" (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by Main Street Norwalk and the Norwalk Police Department, NNO will involve more than 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners decided Tuesday to raise rates at the county landfill. This is just after commissioners recently raised rates.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
If they could only turn back time. Several Norwalk city council members said they have had an uneasy feeling ever since they passed the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) legislation in summer 2008.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
After what seems like years of work, Cline Street will reopen Friday. The concrete is curing around the manholes and asphalt sealing still needs to be completed, according to Josh Snyder, public works director.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk lost a "good guy" this morning. Former fire chief Elmer J. McGuckin, 84, died at Gaymont Nursing Center in Norwalk. He joined the Norwalk Fire Department in 1958 and served as chief from 1972 until his retirement in 1981. He was 84.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
A man told police he fled a hit-skip crash on foot because he suspected there was a warrant for his arrest. Motorist Jordan R. Whinnery, 23, hit the rear of the white 2008 Mercury Mariner, injuring a Milan woman just before 5 p.m. Monday about 470 feet north of Townsend Avenue.
4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON The Internal Revenue Service Wednesday announced its first successful prosecution related to fraud involving the first-time homebuyer credit and warned taxpayers to beware of this type of scheme. On July 23, a Jacksonville, Fla.-tax preparer, James Otto Price III, pled guilty to falsely claiming the first-time homebuyer credit on a client's federal tax return. Price faces the possibility of up to three years in jail, a fine of as much as $250,000, or both. To date, the IRS has executed seven search warrants and currently has 24 open criminal investigations in pursuit of potential instances of fraud involving the credit. The agency has a number of sophisticated computer screening tools to quickly identify returns that may contain fraudulent claims for the first-time homebuyer credit. "We will vigorously pursue anyone who falsely tries to claim this or any other tax credit or deduction," said Eileen Mayer, Chief, IRS Criminal Investigation. "The penalties for tax fraud are steep. Taxpayers should be wary of anyone who promises to get them a big refund."
4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio's new budget slot machines and all has a lot of people reeling and searching for answers. For many, the new budget has come up all lemons. Deep cuts total about $59 million in reductions to children who attend Catholic schools. "These cuts in funding for students in chartered non-public schools, when added to cuts made to resources and services for those students in 2008/2009, undermine the education of thousands of Ohio's young people," Carolyn Jurkowitz, executive director for the Catholic Conference of Ohio, said in a prepared statement.
4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Costs continue to rise for the village, and council continued to deal with money issues Monday. The charge for using the county sheriff's office for dispatching services has risen from $87 to $200 a month, and council passed an ordinance approving that increase on first reading.
4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Gov.Ted Strickland and Lisa Patt-McDaniel, interim director of the Ohio Department of Development, announced Monday the Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved Job Creation Tax Credits for 13 businesses involved in location or expansion projects that, if located in Ohio, are expected to create 1,341 positions and retain 5,971 jobs for Ohioans. One of the businesses is in Milan.
4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Will the new "Cash for Clunkers" program work? Listen to this story.
4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dan White, president of Norwalk Custom Order Furniture, did not hesitate when asked if it is realistic for people laid off from the old Norwalk Furniture Corp. to think they might someday work again in the big factory on Ohio 18. "Oh yeah, if we hit our sales targets. I look forward to the day when we have trouble finding enough people to fill the spots that are open. This economy is not going to last forever.
4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The first day of school is still about a month away, but Monroeville social studies teacher Jamie Charville is looking ahead to March. Monroeville eighth-graders can now do so as well; the school board Monday unanimously approved their trip to Washington D.C. for March 24 through 27.
4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners decided today to raise rates at the county landfill. This is just after commissioners recently raised rates.