7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
APEX, N.C. (MCT) - A middle-school teacher in Wake County, N.C., may be fired after she and her friends made caustic remarks on a Facebook page about her students, the South and Christianity. Melissa Hussain, an eighth-grade science teacher at West Lake Middle School in Apex, was suspended with pay Friday while investigators review her case, according to Greg Thomas, a Wake schools spokesman. The suspension came after some of Hussain's students and their parents objected to comments on her Facebook page, many of them revolving around her interaction with her Christian students.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
I-71 southbound was fully opened to traffic at about 1:20 p.m. this afternoon. Crews have now cleared all remaining vehicles that were blocking the roadway from a series of crashes that occurred yesterday afternoon on I-71, just south of Ohio 61.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND (MCT) - The Cavaliers added another big-time player in their effort to win an NBA championship today. They acquired veteran power forward Antawn Jamison from the Washington Wizards in a three-team trade, according to a league source with knowledge of the deal.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - There's a new home and garden show at Cleveland's I-X Center. The "Great Big Home & Garden Expo' - and its line-up of attractions, hundreds of exhibitors and great products and promotions - will take place Feb. 6 to 14 at the I-X Center in Cleveland.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
All the single ladies, all the single ladies. For this year's Grammys, it's all about the single ladies - and the married one, too. Beyonce, whose "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)' is up for song of the year, leads all artists at Sunday night's ceremony with 10 nominations. Taylor Swift, whose multiplatinum "Fearless' was the top-selling album of 2009, is up next with eight nominations. Other top nominees include Lady Gaga, with five nods, and Colbie Caillat with four. It's the first time female artists have been the top two Grammy nominees since 1999, when Lauryn Hill, Sheryl Crow and Shania Twain led the night.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
Coaching football, Brian Kelly said, is like running a business. It starts with people. If you don't have your people on board, your ship will sink. With that being said, Kelly said he has spent his first couple of months as the new head football coach at Notre Dame cleaning up what was left behind. Without mentioning any names, Kelly said he was going to make playing football for the Fighting Irish fun again. Kelly said he had to "change the culture," in South Bend, Ind., following the departure of Charlie Weis. "All I did the first month was get back to details ... get back the sense of pride. It hasn't cost us a dime in six weeks."
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 18, 1965 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 45 years ago: Former New London man's aircraft found in gulf NEW LONDON The wreckage of a small private plane piloted by John Atkinson, 27, formerly of New London, has been located in the Gulf of Mexico near Aripeka, Fla.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's the story of a friendly dog and an aggressive one. When a jogger saw two dogs let out of a North Pleasant Street home, the man said he moved into the middle of the road to allow more room between himself and the dogs.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk woman and her son were among three people charged with selling drugs following an undercover sting. The Norwalk Police Department seized more than $16,000 in suspected drug money and between 4 and 5 pounds of marijuana after drug raids this week.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Even as President Barack Obama denounces Washington's campaign-obsessed culture, the Democratic Party machinery is planning to exploit divisions among Republicans for partisan advantage, a stance that seems at odds with the president's bipartisan message. Obama used his State of the Union speech last month to call for an end to the "perpetual campaign' while saying Americans were tired of "a Washington where every day is election day.' He vowed to meet monthly with Republican leaders to help dissolve partisan tensions.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
A two-vehicle accident left the driver of pickup truck in a precarious position. The driver ended up on a guy wire with two wheels off the ground.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
The trial date and venue for the highest-ranking officer of the U.S. Army four soldiers charged in the death of Keiffer Wilhelm has been changed. The proceedings in the case against Staff Sgt. Bob Clements, of Eastland, Texas, will be March 26 in Fort Bliss, Texas. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 25 years behind bars.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
A call about suspicious activity in a Norwalk mobile home park led to the arrests of two vehicle break-in suspects this weekend. Norwalk Police Officers Dave Ditz and Chris Kelley responded to the Milan Avenue mobile home park at the request of the Huron County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said Deputies Janet Lichoff and Joe Leroux "were a ways away' when dispatchers received the call at 12:36 a.m. Saturday.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - At least 34 people have died in accidents involving Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles that allegedly accelerated out of control in the past decade, federal safety regulators said Monday, reflecting a sharp jump in the number of motorist complaints being filed in the three weeks since the automaker announced its latest recalls. The new count from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration includes 13 fatalities reported since Jan. 27, the day after Toyota ordered a sales and production halt of eight models in the U.S. to fix gas pedals that it said can stick and cause unintended acceleration.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
jcenters@norwalkreflector.com BOWLING GREEN Dale Marschall has spent a good share of his life following basketball first as a coach and now as a father. He's done a pretty darn good job at both. Marschall's son, Erik, is a fifth-year senior playing for Bowling Green State University. Prior to that, Marschall a 1974 graduate of New London High School coached his son at his alma mater.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The Richmond Township trustees will be hearing New to You business owner Judy Smith's request to have part of U.S. 224 rezoned to be commercial. The township's zoning commission has recommended to decline the change. The trustees are meeting at 7 p.m. today to decide whether to uphold the recommendation or go against it.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
Details remain sketchy about area Internet outages that began Sunday and continued into Monday. "To the best of my knowledge, something happened with ACC's (Advanced Computer Connections) wireless equipment at Cedar Point," said Keith Veleba, systems manager for the Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - The shooting death of former Olympic shot-putter Dave Laut took a surprising twist over the weekend when police arrested the bronze medalists wife on suspicion of gunning him down at their Oxnard, Calif., home and her attorney claimed that she had been a longtime victim of domestic abuse. Jane Laut, 52, was taken into custody Saturday and remains in Ventura County jail on a $3 million bond, said her attorney Ron Bamieh. Prosecutors are preparing to charge her with murder and firearms charges this week, according to a report Monday in the Ventura County Star.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com "This night is for the deputies," Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said at his first awards banquet Friday. The sheriff stressed he wanted to honor the "great number of employees" who made sacrifices and pulled together as a team during a challenging 2009 Howard's first in office. Howard, Chief Deputy/Huron County Jail Administrator Dave Battles and chief financial officer Tammy Schaffer honored these sheriff's office employees as well as others mentioned in previous Reflector stories:
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 17, 1965 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 45 years ago: Council, chamber will discuss Master Plan The Norwalk City Council, the Chamber of Commerce and the Planning and Zoning board will meet jointly to discuss the city's proposed master plan at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk High School boys' basketball game scheduled for tonight against Shelby has been moved to Wednesday at NHS. The NHS girls' game slated for this evening at Fostoria also has been moved to Wednesday due to the weather.