8:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Cedar Point's parent company and Apollo Global Management have mutually agreed to call off their merger. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced that it and affiliates of Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset manager, have mutually agreed to terminate the previously announced definitive merger agreement.
8:24 AM Jul 26, 2010
Working at home always sounded like such a desirable thing: no office phone interruptions, no cubicle visitor interruptions, no untimely and overlong business meetings. Just sit down in the home office and crank out the work. Right.
8:24 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk residents will soon join those from around the world in celebration of World Tai Chi Day at a 10 a.m. ceremony on April 24 at Veterans Memorial Lake Park Pavilion 1. Leading up to the celebration, local Tai chi and Qigong instructor Tom Lesniewski will offer two free Qigong classes for beginners. Qigong, a basic form of tai chi, "is a complete form that, "when practiced regularly, will bring improvements in overall health, mental focus and feeling of well being," Lesniewski said. Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion, but might well be called medication in motion," according to Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School. "There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems."
8:24 AM Jul 26, 2010
There will be a full agenda tonight after a week off as Norwalk city council will hear the first reading of legislation dealing with the city's contract for emergency medical services. At the work session two weeks ago, council heard from representatives from North Central EMS and Fisher-Titus Medical Center regarding the proposed nine-year contract renewal.
8:24 AM Jul 26, 2010
Benefit breakfast NORTH FAIRFIELD A benefit breakfast for Royal and Kathy Chisholm is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Sunday at the North Fairfield American Legion hall on Ohio 162. Planetarium show SANDUSKY The last planetarium show for Sidney Frohman Planetarium for this season is called, "Planet Patrol - Solar System Stakeout." It runs from April 11 through May 16.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
Amid an atmosphere of carefully cultivated euphoria, Apple fans across the country waited in lines Saturday morning, excited to get their hands on the first of Apple Inc.'s new iPad tablet computers. "It's a new member of the family,' said Pat Fallis, a Burbank producer who, along with his wife and a friend, had been waiting at the Grove in Los Angeles since 2 a.m.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
The national movement known as the Tea Party will get a good workout this year in Ohio's 9th Congressional District where two Republicans are hoping to ride Tea Party anger into the Capitol in Washington. But some on the Democratic side don't believe the Tea Party label poses a serious political threat to Marcy Kaptur, despite her support for the health-care reform bill backed by President Obama. Rich Iott, 58, of Monclova Township, a former grocery chain executive and now science fiction movie producer, faces Jack Smith, 61, of Springfield Township, a Marine Corps veteran and former Toledo police chief. Voting has already begun in the primary that ends May 4 and that will decide both parties' nominees for the 9th Congressional District, as well as the Democratic nominees for an open U.S. Senate seat.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
About 600 Norwalk residents were without power for a bit Saturday afternoon after straight-line winds whipped through the Firelands area. (NOTE - Click here to see pictures of some of the damage on St. Mary's Street in Norwalk.)
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jay LaSalle plays KISS frontman Paul Stanley even when he's not doing gigs with Kings of the Nighttime World. The 46-year-old man's two sons, 9 and 11, are avid KISS fans. Since LaSalle's older son plays lead, rhythm and bass guitars and the younger son plays drums and piano, the trio often jam to KISS tunes in their Darien, Ill. basement.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
Saturday was a busy one for the Norwalk Fire Department. Firefighters responded to five area field fires, an Ohio 18 mulch fire and a small burning pile that ignited several tree stumps on Laylin Road. Chief Doug Coletta, who recommended residents not to burn when it's windy, said most of the fires were started by camp fires or open burns.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) An estimated 7.2-magnitude earthquake centered in Baja California, Mexico, shook buildings as far north as Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon. Seismologists said the quake hit about 108 miles east of the border city of Tijuana. Early reports from Mexico indicated damage in Mexicali, a border city north of the epicenter. Cesar Garcia, an editor at Channel 12 television in Tijuana, said a two-story parking garage next to the Mexicali government headquarters collapsed, causing several injuries. No deaths had been reported. The government building was also damaged in the city of 653,000, he said. The local general hospital was evacuated, with patients transferred to other facilities, according to Garcia. He said the news station had not been able to reach anyone in Guadalupe de Victoria, a town closer to the epicenter where wineries are the main industry.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer, the longest serving chief justice in the United States, died unexpectedly Friday just as he was marking his final year on the bench. He was 70. The Sandusky native and former aide to Republican Gov. Jim Rhodes heard arguments in cases on the court as usual this week, even though he was obviously in ill health. In a statement, however, the court said his health problems were not thought to be life-threatening.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
Winds that blew through the area on Saturday caused damage throughout Huron County, including field fires, power outages, downed trees and various property damage. Click here to see pictures of some of the damage on St. Mary's Street in Norwalk. Click here to see pictures of a fire on Seminary Road near McIntyre Road and here to see pictures of a fire in Berlinville. Look for the full story in Monday's Norwalk Reflector.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
HARTLAND TOWNSHIP - Area residents can breathe easier today knowing a company has withdrawn its request to create a pair of deep injection wells to dump drilling wastewater. Preferred Fluids Management LLC of Austin, Texas informed the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on Friday that it has withdrawn its permit applications for the two wells in Hartland Township.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
I didn't know it would be a mixed marriage. After all, we agree on most things. Same senses of humor, taste in music, politics.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - The name of the new Harley-Davidson dealership opening in Sandusky has just been revealed. Mad River Harley-Davidson will be located at the former Roeder dealership on Milan Road. "We are excited to bring Harley-Davidson to the community,' said Mike Davis, dealer principal. "Having the opportunity to utilize the former dealership's location will allow us to open much sooner than originally anticipated.'
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
REDINGTON BEACH, Fla. - Barbara Burkett stood among the mangroves where her dead grandson once played, surrounded by the things that he loved. To the left was the backyard pool where 9-year-old Chase Brubaker swam for hours. He liked to climb a swing set anchored in nearby sand. To the right sat the boats he rode, moored steps away at the dock.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
AUGUSTA, Ga. (MCT) - The most compelling and humanizing moment of Tiger Woods' 35-minute mea culpa? It came when Woods acknowledged having missed the first birthday of his son, Charlie. That occurred on Feb. 8, toward the end of his 45-day stay in rehab. "That hurts a lot," Woods said. "I vowed never to miss another one after that. It was something I probably will regret for the rest of my life."
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A worker who was cleaning up brush near the Norwich Township building found what appeared to be a human hand or foot Wednesday. "It's not known if this belongs to a human or an animal. … It couldn't be determined which,' Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - A rural Norwalk driver was scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning at Erie County Municipal Court in connection with a drunk driving incident. Jonathan R. Gribben, 22, of 4508 E. Ohio 113, rolled his 1993 Lincoln sedan after he lost control while heading north and went off the right side of Ohio 61, Berlin Heights Police Chief Charity Schafer said. The crash happened at 5:09 p.m. Monday. "There was damage to the roof and front of the car,' Schafer said. The responding officer reported finding one can of Bud Light and two bottles of Wild Irish Rose wine in the car.
8:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
Last Tuesday, Shannen Doherty became the first celebrity to exit "Dancing With the Stars' this season, meaning Kate Gosselin, Buzz Aldrin and Chad Ochocinco each dodged a bullet after poor performances in Weeks 1 and 2. On Monday, those three celebrities will have a chance to redeem themselves as all 10 remaining couples will perform new routines on the hit ABC show, which begins at 8 p.m.