8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dixie Carter, who gained television fame as Julia Sugarbaker on the long-running CBS sitcom "Designing Women," has died. She was 70. Carter died Saturday morning at a Houston hospital of complications from cancer, said Steve Rohr, publicist for Carter and her husband, actor Hal Holbrook.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
An Ohio teacher who wrote the word loser on a student's arm faces a disciplinary hearing Friday. Amy M. Butterfield, a third-grade teacher at Linden STEM Elementary in Columbus, has been on paid leave since April 1. The incident occurred on March 30.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Patrick Saunders said Tuesday he will not run in the 13th district Senate race. "After considerable thought, I have decided that I will not file petitions to run as an Independent candidate in the 13th Ohio Senate District. This decision is based on both political and personal considerations," he said.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Kennedy's Players Club will open tonight in the building that previously housed the village's grocery store. The poker club is relocating from Lorain, where that city's law diretor recently sent a letter to co-owners Mike Kennedy and Stan Moon ordering its closure for alleged gambling and zoning violations.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - The Senate on Monday took a major, and likely decisive, step toward restoring jobless benefits for hundreds of thousands of people, as those constituents endured an eighth consecutive day without assurances of any help. Efforts to provide the benefits have been stalled while senators fought over how and whether to pay for the aid. A 60-34 Senate vote Monday to overcome a procedural hurdle and move to a final vote offered new hope that the impasse will be broken later this week.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Toyota Motor Corp. halted sales of a Lexus luxury SUV on Tuesday after a safety warning by Consumer Reports magazine that the vehicle was a safety risk. Toyota's decision to temporarily pull the 2010 model year Lexus GX 460 SUV from dealership showrooms also came after federal safety regulators responded to the magazine findings by warning drivers to take extra caution when operating the vehicle. Consumer Reports had put the SUV on its "do not buy' list because of a potential rollover risk.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The mother of Josie Lou Ratley said her daughter can open her eyes and move her limbs but is still in a drug-induced coma. Ratley has been in the coma since March 17, when police say Deerfield Beach High School student Wayne Treacy rode his bicycle over to Deerfield Beach Middle and attacked Ratley in the bus-loading area.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Governor Ted Strickland today selected Judge Eric Brown to fill the chief justice vacancy created by the untimely death of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer. Brown, currently serving as Franklin County Probate Court judge, will join the Ohio Supreme Court on Monday, May 3.
8:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - Will the real Tea Party candidate for Ohio secretary of state please stand up? Sandra O'Brien proudly declares on her campaign Web site that she is the "Tea Party endorsed' candidate for the Republican nomination.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
It seems like it would be a perfect fit. In one part of the county we have an oil shale fire located near River Road north of Monroeville.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Rotary Club of Sandusky deserves a very big thank you for taking the time to recognize the agricultural community. Annually, the Rotary holds a special luncheon for producers and Ag leaders in the county. The luncheon provides an opportunity for people in business and in agriculture to come together and learn more about each other and how we can work together more effectively. The event allows those in attendance to exchange ideas and views and find common ground to solve issues that may arise. In addition, the lunch is wonderful and the speaker always interesting. The Rotary's efforts to bring city and rural dwellers together should be commended! Here are some agri-business notes from the Huron and Erie County Farm Service Agency: The Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment Program known as SURE is USDA's answer to assisting producers with losses suffered due to natural disasters. When disaster level events take place SURE is the safety net to assist producers in recovering from their losses. Since the program is new your county office is currently working on the 2008 crop year. Huron and Erie County were both declared disaster counties in 2008. If you carried crop insurance on all crops you produced in 2008, and received an indemnity payment from your insurance company, you may be eligible for additional assistance from FSA under the SURE program. In some cases, even if you did not receive an indemnity payment from FCIC you may be eligible for benefits. Carrying crop insurance is the first and most important factor in qualifying for this program.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Schools approved contracts for more than 60 teachers during its regular meeting Tuesday. The board approved one-year limited contracts for 37 teachers (which expire in 2011), two-year limited contracts for nine teachers (expiring 2012) and three-year limited contracts for 15 others (set to expire in 2013). Also approved were continuing contracts with St. Paul High School Intervention Specialist Julie Badovick and Norwalk High School (NHS) Media Specialist Roslyn Hashiguchi.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk school board approved advertising for bids for district roof projects and paving several parking lots Tuesday. Board member John Lendrum, while discussing the list of possible permanent improvement projects, said he wanted the district to put out the roofing bids in the next month or so "while people are still looking for work."
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE V- illage council is considering creating a more spacious meeting space on the municipal building's second floor. The plans were drawn up several years ago and council never acted on them. They call for an elevator and making the second floor handicapped-accessible for easy access to the meeting room.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
WARSAW, Poland (MCT) - The body of their president was finishing a long journey home on Sunday, and by the tens of thousands, Poles poured into the streets of a paralyzed capital to watch it pass. It seemed as if nobody could bear to sit at home, as if they had to take some physical part in a national tragedy that happened in a place that was braided into Polish psyche and yet lay distant, on the far side of a geographic border and an ideological boundary. The remains of President Lech Kaczynski were salvaged from the site of the plane crash in Russia that killed 96 people Saturday, including many top Polish officials and iconic figures from the nation's recent history.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
It appears Harry Brady feels the city doing away with the spring and fall trash pickup is a bunch of garbage. Brady, who has only been on council for a little more than three months, hasn't shied away from making his opinions known. The councilman has said over the past week that city residents are "hopping mad" about the cancellation of the spring trash pickup.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
New London FFA NEW LONDON On Feb. 18, the New London FFA was represented by Huston Edwards and Ryan Carey, at the District Tractor Trouble Shooting Career Development Event. This year, the event was hosted by Wellington Implement in Wellington. The purpose of the contest is to teach students to recognize and correct malfunctions on gasoline or diesel tractor engines. The contest consisted of four tractors that were "bugged". While demonstrating safety practices, the students had to identify and correct the malfunctions and properly start the tractor, and complete a 25-question test. In addition, with today's newer technology, the teams also had to use a laptop to diagnose the problems and a GPS unit.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police are searching for a 16-year-old New London girl who is missing from her East Fir Street home. The New London Police Department has alerted other state agencies to be on the look-out for the missing juvenile. Read more here.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
FINDLAY - A man and woman are facing felony drug charges after state Highway Patrol troopers seized 900 OxyContin pills, valued at $72,000, during a traffic stop in Hancock County. The driver of the vehicle, Rachel S. Collins, 24, of Warren, Mich., and passenger, Eddie Lee Spivey, 29 of Oak Park, Mich., were charged with possession of a schedule II substance, a second-degree felony.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two passengers who had serious injuries after a Bronson Township crash Saturday remain hospitalized at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. Bellevue residents Kasey R. Shook, 26, of 212 Indian Terrace, is in fair condition in the burn unit and Anthony R. Dreschel, 25, of 407 1/2 E. Main St., is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit, a Mercy St. Vincent spokeswoman said this morning.
8:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Here's something that will make your April 15 even bleaker: If Congress does nothing for the rest of this year, just about everyone who pays federal income taxes will owe more next year. If you make $75,000 a year and sell a stock for a profit, you'll pay a higher capital-gains tax next year. If you take a $1,000 tax credit for having one child, you'll be able to take only $500 in 2011.