7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - Senate leaders Tuesday night resolved an impasse over emergency aid to the jobless that had driven a wedge into Republican ranks and offered Democrats a political weapon. The deal was struck to overcome the continued objections of a single senator, Republican Jim Bunning of Kentucky, who for days had held up short-term extensions of unemployment and COBRA benefits over concerns that the bill would increase the federal deficit.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 14-year-old Monroeville break-in suspect was scheduled to appear this morning in Huron County Juvenile Court. The boy was charged with criminal trespassing and underage consumption in connection with a Feb. 23 incident on Milan Avenue, Monroeville.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council appears to have no clue what to do with adult arcades. At Tuesday night's meeting, no council member would make a motion to bring any of the three pieces of current adult arcade legislation off the table so there they stay.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
He always was there with his camera in tow, looking for news. Chris Harlan has been the face of local cable television for the last 16 years. That ended last week when Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on "Wednesday Live." Harlan, an employee with the city of Norwalk water department, started his television career in 1995 with Continental Cablevision. That switched to Media One and finally to Time Warner. Along with feature stories and at one time sporting events, Harlan will best be known for his five-year stint on "Wednesday Live."
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Carl Essex from the highway department told Huron County commissioners Tuesday the engineer is hoping to land some grant money to improve several hazardous intersections within the county. Essex said the main intersection is Butler Road and Ohio 303. "This is based on Highway Patrol data," he said.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Women's rights campaigners are demanding urgent changes to a draconian law that they claim encourages rape. Under current Bahraini legislation, rapists are escaping punishment dished out by the courts by marrying their victims after they have been convicted.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
EUCLID The first-ever Cleveland Spring Home & Patio Show debuts March 10 to 14 at the new Great Lakes Expo Center in Euclid. The event will offer many hardscaping solutions and masonry ideas to add function and appeal to any outdoor space. Think brick patios, an outdoor kitchen, stone fireplaces ... the newest awnings and handcrafted arbors to create a cool shady spot on the patio ... comfy patio furniture, ambient outdoor lighting, a swimming pool or hot tub off the deck. It's all about discovering new ways to transform an outdoor living space into a usable and beautiful extension of the home. Here are some of the highlights:
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Student Activities Center at Terra Community College was jammed with employers and job seekers Tuesday for the Project HIRE Job Fair. Natalie Williams, of Norwalk, was one of the more than 850 people who checked out about 60 participating employers. Until recently, she had full-time employment in the automotive field and was a part-time student at Terra. Williams, who was laid off in December, said the job fair was an eye-opener.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Erie MetroParks invites the public to attend their program on bald eagles at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark. Learn all about our national symbol, then tour the county observing bald eagle nests. The Lake Erie region harbors the most significant populations of bald eagles in Ohio, although they are found statewide. Last year, in Erie County alone, more than 14 bald eagle nests were recorded by Ohio Division of Natural Resources. Join Joe and Charlene Margetiak as they present history, facts and photographs about the country's national symbol followed by a car pool tour of Erie County bald eagle nests. Registration is appreciated. Bring your binoculars and spotting scopes for the tour.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - A jury in Santa Ana, Calif., on Tuesday voted for the death penalty for a 46-year-old woman convicted of murdering a fortuneteller and her daughter, a crime prosecutors said was motivated by a bad fortune. Tanya Nelson, 46, of North Carolina was found guilty last month in the 2005 stabbings of fortuneteller Ha Jade Smith, 52, and her daughter, Anita Vo, 23, of Westminster, Calif.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Judy Rankine doesn't play with dolls. The New London woman doesn't own a "Doll Store" and don't call her a "Doll Artist." Rankine is a self-described "craftsman" who, out of pottery clay, fashions cloth dolls, giving them names and their own special costume.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
AKRON - Time Warner Cable has announced the launch of a new digital channel lineup that increases the convenience of finding programming, especially high definition channels. Beginning in this month, customers will discover finding their favorite channels in high definition has become even easier. All HD offerings will move to the 1000-block of channels in the lineup. Customers can simply add a "1" to the digital channel number to find the HD Version. For example, if Discovery is on channel 130, then the HD version will be found on 1130.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
He was one of the pioneers in the road construction business in Norwalk. One person who worked with him in the early years said Hug started with nothing more than a wheelbarrow and shovel and built it into a huge company. Tom Hug, 86, died Monday after a lengthy illness.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is notifying unemployment claimants who exhausted their maximum 26 weeks of benefits last week (the week ending February 27, 2010) that no federal extended benefits are available at this time, after Congress let deadlines for the program expire on February 27. Because of "inaction" by Congress, deadlines for the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program expired, along with federal funding for State Extended Benefits and the Federal Additional Compensation (FAC) program, which has given claimants an additional $25 a week payment, according to ODJFS Director Douglas Lumpkin.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. (MCT) - Regardless of what SeaWorld decides as Tilikum's long-term future, a conversation has started within the whale research and advocacy communities about what ought to be done with an orca linked to three human deaths. Killer-whale experts know the giant mammals to be highly intelligent and incredibly social beings. All of the authorities contacted by The Orlando Sentinel said they would rather see killer whales in their natural habitat - the earth's oceans - than in tanks at an Orlando theme park.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - The Bellevue Police Department received a report on Feb. 27 of a sexual assault that occurred in the early morning hours. The victim, a 30-year-old female city resident, reported that she had been attacked while leaving Rhino's Bar, 133 E. Main St., Bellevue, around 2:30 to 3:30 a.m. The attack occurred in the parking lot in the rear of the business.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - Agents with the Bureau of Identification and Investigation have been called to a Bellevue residence to process a home invasion this morning. The homeowner in the 5800 block of East Ohio 113 awoke this morning and discovered someone kicked in one of his doors, stole several items and his gray 2007 Honda Accord, Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said. The home invasion was reported at 8:10 a.m. today, but Patrick said the incident happened overnight when the victim was sleeping. He was not harmed.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
RIDGEFIELD TOWNSHIP - The winter weather has had no effect on the oil shale fire that continues to burn near River Road north of Monroeville. Area officials were hoping that a blanket of snow might put the rare fire out, but that was not the case.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - The Supreme Court justices, hearing a Second Amendment challenge to Chicago's ban on handguns, signaled Tuesday they were ready to extend gun rights nationwide, clearing the way for legal attacks on state and local gun restrictions. While the court's majority appears almost certain to strike down Chicago's ordinance and rule that residents have a right to a handgun at home, the justices may decide nothing more. Instead, they said they need not spell out this year the true scope of the Second Amendment and its "right to keep and bear arms."
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
The so-called "Great Recession" has left Americans depending on the government dole like never before. Without record levels of welfare, unemployment and other government benefits as well as tax cuts last year, the income of U.S. households would have plunged by an astonishing $723 billion more than four times the record $167 billion drop reported last month by the Commerce Department.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
A complaint by a landowner led to the arrest and prosecution of an Ohio poacher, according to The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife Timothy A. Steward, 25, of Bellville, was cited by State Wildlife Officers and found guilty in Mansfield Municipal Court of eight charges: taking a deer in the closed season, possessing a deer without legal ownership, shooting from a roadway, spotlighting, hunting without permission, interfering with a wildlife officer, littering and criminal trespassing.