7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress acted in its final hours today to block growth of the alternative minimum tax, putting off an economic hardship affecting more than 20 million taxpayers and avoiding what would have been a political black mark for both parties. The House voted 352-64 for a one-year fix of the AMT, a four-decade tax originally meant only to touch super-rich tax dodgers but now hitting millions of middle- and upper-middle income level households. Without that fix, an annual ritual of Congress, those subject to the tax would have risen from 4 million in 2006 to about 25 million in 2007, with the average levy of $2,000 a taxpayer.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Linda Franklin panicked. It was only a few drops of blood. But, when your first head shave in barber school produces those drops, your mind can think the worst.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told Erie County commissioners the agency won't fund another airport within 30 minutes of the Huron County airport, but invited commissioners from both Erie and Huron counties to a meeting in January. Huron County Commissioner Gary Bauer said Erie County commissioners told him last week they received a letter from FAA that said the agency will not waive the funding rule.
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WILLARD - Police confiscated a large amount of heroin from an Austin Drive apartment Tuesday after an investigation that started several months ago. No arrests were made. Willard Police Detective Sgt. Rick Sexton will be taking the drugs to the Mansfield lab of METRICH, a multi-county drug task force, for analysis.
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GREENWICH - The South Central academic challenge team braved the conditions and traveled to Cleveland on Saturday to competed against teams from Minerva and Waterloo. The taped show will air at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 on Channel 5.
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NEW LONDON - Gary Landis attended his last board of education meeting Monday as a member of the organization. Completing his third term in a row on the board, Landis served two terms in the 1980s for a total of 20 years. In addition, his late father Harold Landis was a four-year board member in the 1970s.
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A Mansfield woman died Tuesday night after hitting a tree on U.S. 224 in Richmond Township. Ann Sanney, 54, was heading east on U.S. 224 when she went off the left side of the road. Her 2002 Nissan Altima hit a dirt mound, went airborne and hit a tree, said Trooper John Deptula of the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post.
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Dec. 19, 1918 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 89 years ago:
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CLEVELAND Ozzy Osbourne is unable to perform tonight's show at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland due to an unforeseen personal family matter. Because of scheduling conflicts, the show is unable to be rescheduled. Refunds are available at point of purchase. A concert spokesperson said Osbourne "apologizes for the inconvenience to his Cleveland fans." No further information was available.
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A Norwalk man remains in jail after a standoff with police and vandalizing an officer's cruiser Saturday. If convicted of felonious assault, William A. McKnight, 26, of 47B Cline St., could face three to 10 years in prison. Norwalk Police Sgt. Mike Conney wrote that he along with Officers Jim Montana and Chris Hipp responded to Pizza Brothers, 210 Milan Ave., where McKnight was accused of breaking into a car there. Police were called at 12:22 p.m. Saturday.
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Benefit fund The Huron River Joint Fire District has established a fund to benefit the Jason Martin family. A fire heavily destroyed their Monroeville home about 5:45 p.m. Saturday. Martin and his three children were home when the blaze began. Nobody was hurt. Huron River Fire Chief Ronald "Shorty" Stang suspects the cause was electrical but said the state fire marshal's office will be investigating because "we just want to know what happened." Stang also said there is nothing suspicious about the blaze.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY Cedar Point amusement park/resort, in Sandusky, provides more than thrills for its guests. It also gives food and assistance to those who need it most during the holiday season. Cedar Point recently announced that it will donate nearly $6,800 from its 2007 Loose Change Fund to the Victory Temple Soup Kitchen in Sandusky. In addition to the monetary donation, Cedar Point has also donated two truckloads of kitchen hardware and food to the Victory Temple Soup Kitchen. In all, the donated goods totaled more than one ton of food and supplies. "We are extremely appreciative of the donations that Cedar Point has made," said Rev. Lonnie R. Walters, senior pastor of the Victory Temple Church. "These gifts definitely help us get through the year and provide much-needed assistance to the less fortunate people in the area."
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
PARMA Radio Disney AM 1260 Cleveland will host a Hannah Montana sing-a-long from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Toys R Us store at 8515 Day Drive in Parma. This event will include family-fun games, a Hannah Montana sing-a-long, Hannah Montana look-a-like contest, trivia, Radio Disney music, dancing and prizes. Listeners 14 and under can register to win a Hannah Montana prize pack including DVDs, CDs, t-shirt and poster. The winner's name will be drawn at 3 p.m., and he or she must be present to win.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
DEC. 20, 1918 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 89 years ago: Fr. F. Schneerer dies of flu at 5 p.m. Thursday After an illness of only about two weeks, Dr. Frederick W. Schneerer, one of the oldest physicians in the county, died at his home, No. 61. Seminary Street, Thursday at 5 p.m., aged 68.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
After successfully gathering enough signatures to force a vote on an increase in the real estate conveyance fee, Jim Sitterly decided to take on a new campaign. He plans to run against Gary Bauer for commissioner next year. Sitterly took out petitions Monday to run for the seat Bauer now holds. Both Republicans, Sitterly and Bauer will face off in the primary March 4 if those petitions are filed.
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Christmas break can be a kid's dream freedom and fun with a break from the pressures of school. But an increase in unsupervised time isn't always positive. "The holiday season is a season of joy and celebration and parents are enticed to let their guard down in parenting their teenagers," Police Chief Kevin Cashen said. "I encourage all parents to know where your teenagers are, who they are with, have a curfew, wait up for them to return and inquire how their evening went." The Community Prevention Partners reminds parents that more freedom can increase a child's vulnerability to the dangers of drug and alcohol use. For information and tips on keeping kids drug and alcohol free, contact Jean King, executive director of the ADAMhs Board, at (419) 668-8649 or Angie Smith, director of health education at the Huron County Health Department, at (419) 668-1652.
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MONROEVILLE Norwalk and Bellevue firefighters assisted the Huron River Joint Fire District with extinguishing a Monroeville house fire Saturday night. Homeowner Jason Martin and his three children were home when the fire started at their 59 Monroe St. home about 5:45 p.m., Huron River Fire Chief Ronald "Shorty" Stang said.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n David K. Scott, 38, of 829 Woodbine Ave., Willard, was charged with failure to control Sunday after he went off the left side of Ohio 61 and hit several small trees.
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Family First Night - New Year's Eve Party. That's right, the fourth annual event will be held for the entire family to celebrate in a fun, safe, tobacco and drug free environment. The American Lung Association and the Norwalk Parks & Recreation Department are bringing you a family friendly event full of games, bounce houses, swimming, door prizes, watching the ball drop on big screen, and much more. The event will be held at the Norwalk Ernsthausen Community Complex from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Admission is free, so gather all your family and friends and join us for a night of fun. Youth gymnastic and dance classes will start a new session on Jan. 7. Little Pikes is our all boys class for 5- to 7-year-olds. Register now for your spot in a class. Gymnastic/dance classes offer children a way to become more physically fit, develop coordination and self-confidence. Classes are available for children 3 years and older. Gymnastic costs are $28 for members, $33 for all others. Dance fees are $30 for members, $35 for all others. Call the Ernsthausen Community Center for more information on dates and times at (419) 663-6775, ext. 24.
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MILAN - A Norwalk man must post a $50,000 bond before being released from the Erie County Jail in connection with a domestic altercation at a North U.S. 250 motel. Erie County sheriff's deputies responded to a fight in progress at 12:27 a.m. Sunday. Mark L. Stanford, 44, of 30 Ontario St., told Deputy Greg Hall he had consumed four to five beers and slapped his son, 16, when "he attempted to get his son to come home with him.' The man said he earlier had gotten a call from someone to pick up his intoxicated son from the motel.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
The race is on. Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard, 43, has filed petitions to run as a Democrat for Huron County Sheriff. Howard announced his intention to replace retiring Sheriff Richard Sutherland in August and filed his petitions Monday.