8:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was who's who of Monroeville High School for the last three decades. They all turned out including a number of opposing coaches Saturday night to honor Steve Ringholz, who is retiring after 38 years of coaching football, the last 32 years as head coach of the Eagles.
8:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
Six Michigan residents, two Ohio residents and an Indiana resident have been indicted on charges of attempted use of weapons of mass destruction in connection with their membership in a Lenawee County, Mich., Christian militia group. The two Ohio residents are Kristopher Sickles, 27, of Sandusky; and Jacob Ward, 33, of Huron.
8:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local religious leaders joined the chorus of critics against the faith-based militia Hutaree Monday as nine members of the group were indicted in federal court after an alleged plot to kill local law enforcement officers and revolt against the U.S. government. Biblical references to the self-sacrifice of Jesus Christ and an apocalyptic "end of days" battle against the Antichrist appear frequently on the Web site of the Lenawee County militia group federal investigators are scrutinizing.
8:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
Militia organizations like Lenawee County-based Hutaree keep a low profile, but it is among an exploding number of anti-government groups that have sprung up across the country. The Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center documented a 244 percent increase in active "Patriot" groups between 2008 and 2009. Numbers jumped from 149 in 2008 to 512 last year. Among those groups, the number of paramilitary militias jumped from 42 to 127 in the same time period.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police are waiting on autopsy results before determining if the Norwalk man who died after a head-on crash Friday had a possible medical condition. Frank J. Lombardo, 88, of 80 Norwood Ave., Apt. 2A, died at the University of Toledo Medical Center after being flown there from Fisher-Titus Medical Center, where he was taken following the crash. The accident, which involved collisions with four vehicles, happened about 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of Benedict Avenue and Water Street.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk woman accused of stealing a grocery store customer's dog apparently didn't know her victim. Bonnie Heyman, 52, of 12 W. Elm St., was charged with theft in connection with she and her 16-year-old grandson stealing a small chihuahua/daschund dog from the front of Gardner's SuperValu, 117 Whittlesey Ave. Nothing in Norwalk Police Sgt. Dave Smith's report indicates any reason why Heyman wanted to steal the dog.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mimi L. Lee is relieved to know she won't be going to trial on an allegation of driving intoxicated with her three children in the vehicle. The 33-year-old Cline Street woman was scheduled to retried this month in Norwalk Municipal Court on charges of driving under the influence (DUI), DUI refusal and endangering children. In late December, a jury was unable to come up with a verdict in connection with the Oct. 21 incident after deliberating for about four hours.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
At the movies Visit Funcoast.com to check out movie times (Link: http://www.funcoast.com/node/25193) or find out what Justin Powell has to say about this week's flicks (Link: http://www.funcoast.com/stories/moviesgames/boldly-going-where-men-have-totally-gone).
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - When the going gets the tough, the tough get going -- that's how two Monroeville seniors have excelled in track despite facing cystic fibrosis and heart surgery. Rachel Schaffer, 17, and Rebecca Schreiner, 17, have been friends since kindergarten. Schaffer has dealt with cystic fibrosis since birth and Schreiner went through heart surgery when she was a freshman.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners took about two seconds recently to catch their breath after finalizing the 2010 budget. "The final budget came in at about $12.6 million for fiscal year 2010," Adelman said. "We started 2009 with a budget of $13.8 million and then at the end of August we had to adjust that to $13.2 million."
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - One month after excluding Ohio from a new foreclosure plan, the Obama administration said yesterday that it will send $172 million to Ohio to help the state stem the tide of housing foreclosures. The announcement by the Treasury Department came after lawmakers from Ohio assailed the administration for not including the state in a $1.5billion program to help Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan and Nevada with their heavy rates of housing foreclosures.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Since Feb. 20, 2009, Anthoinette Medley has been living a parent's worst nightmare. That was the day Medley tucked her 7-week-old twins into matching SlingRider baby carriers, one on each shoulder, for a trip into the city. When she ran into a friend, she wanted to show off her baby boys, Nelsir and Timir Scott. But when she opened Nelsir's sling, he didn't seem to be breathing.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Three pageant titleholders from Huron County will be competing for Miss Ohio this year, following the crowning of several women at a pair of pageants here this weekend. (NOTE - To see the ReflectorCam 2.0 gallery containing more than 1,000 pictures of the two Miss Ohio Sweeps pageants, including the swimsuit competitions, click here.)
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
A tense standoff that ended with the arrest of a ninth member of a multistate Christian militia Monday night capped the end of a three-day raid that had federal and state authorities combing rural areas along the state line. Joshua M. Stone of Clayton was arrested in Hillsdale County just after 8 p.m., a day after authorities say he took up hiding in a former militia training area about 2 miles from Wheatland Church in Wheatland Township, said Andrew Arena, head of the Detroit FBI office.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
State Highway Patrol troopers seized five kilos of heroin, valued at $2 million, today during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike. Alejandro Murillo, 32, of Joliet, Ill., was charged with drug abuse and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree felonies and forgery a felony of the fifth degree.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk woman is accused of having cocaine in a jacket she was wearing when she was arrested on a Norwalk Municipal Court warrant. Christina A. Salmons, 21, of 11 Ford Ave., was arrested Saturday on the failure to pay fines and costs warrant as she was walking near her home at 11:10 p.m.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
HARTLAND TOWNSHIP - It was supposed to be a two-minute meeting for all three Hartland Township trustees to sign a couple of letters in opposition to proposed drilling just a couple of miles down the road. What it turned into was a 75-minute gathering of about 25 residents looking for answers.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
The hard part, apparently, is making a decision. That's the conclusion I've come to now that the "adult arcade" zoning issue has finally been resolved.
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARCH 31, 1935 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago: New jury to report here on April 8 The following veniremen have been instructed to report to Judge Earl Miller's court April 8 for Common Pleas Court service:
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk.) will be holding an informational meeting about the proposed saltwater injection wells in Hartland Township. "These injection wells will impact the Huron County community and it is important that all parties have the right information," Boose said. "I have invited representatives of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the owner of the proposed well and Sen. Sue Morano (D-Lorain)." The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Collins United Methodist Church Social Hall, 4290 Hartland Center Road in Collins. This is a change from what was originally announced. It is important for residents to note that this meeting will not extend the formal objection deadline, and that if any resident wishes to file a formal objection to this proposed well, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources needs to receive formal objection letters by Saturday. Residents can send letters of formal objection to the following address:
8:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Six Michigan residents, two Ohio residents and an Indiana resident have been indicted on charges of attempted use of weapons of mass destruction in connection with their membership in a Lenawee County, Mich., Christian militia group. Members of the Hutaree - including a Michigan couple and their two sons - conspired to oppose by force the authority of the U.S. government, according to a release by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit.