7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Iowa Caucus is less than three weeks out now and folks are starting to pay attention. The status quo has basically stayed in tact on the Democratic side with Barack Obama seemingly putting a little air between himself and Hillary Clinton and with John Edwards refusing to go away.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ellen: What are you looking at? Clark: Oh, the silent majesty of a winter's morn... the clean, cool chill of the holiday air... an *$#@&* in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer...
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
I wish we were not losing our Giant Eagle store so soon. What a great place to shop. It is clean and uncluttered. The meat and produce are excellent. The selection and prices are top of the line. The Italian bread is the bakery is to die for. When the store closes I will be going to Amherst to shop. The Fuelperks will help pay for traveling out of town to shop.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
The state Highway Patrol has completed its investigation of a traffic accident involving a pickup truck and tractor-trailer Friday at the intersection of Fitchville River Road and Ohio 18. The pickup truck driver, Anthony M. Demeo, 28, of Avon Lake, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Area firefighters were called to a mid-morning house fire at 5411 Delematre Road in Erie County's Oxford Township today. The split-level home was fully engulfed with flames that could be seen at least 2 miles away. It did not appear anyone was at home at the time. The home was destroyed by the fire, which was still being battled at noon.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com First graders at Pleasant Elementary got a special trip Thursday a ride to the North Pole on the Polar Express. Even a minor derailment couldn't stop this train. Each class met the engineer, Fred Stames and the grandfather of one student, at the entrance to the train and he punched their tickets before they took their seats. The students stared at the car as they walked in a Christmas tree lit up a table to the front and the walkway was illuminated by ropes of light.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
After reviewing the thousands of signatures Jim Sitterly gathered to oppose an increase in the county's real estate conveyance fee, the board of elections said voters will get to decide on the tax in March. "There are sufficient petitions to submit the resolution to the electors of Huron County for their approval or rejection at the March 4 primary election,' said Tom Gerrity, director of the board of elections.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County commissioners passed an interim budget with less than $3,000 in total increases for 2008. Commissioner Gary Bauer said the budget passed Tuesday is $15,535,400, compared to $15,532,674 for 2007.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
One of Firelands Rails to Trails completed projects this year was the addition of 3.25 miles west of Monroeville. The extension is one of several plans the nonprofit organization put into place this year. It provided half of the 30 percent local match for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources grant to build the extension
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Susan Hazel, Huron County clerk of courts, filed her petitions for re-election this morning. Hazel, who has been clerk since 2003, said she wants to continue to provide proven leadership for the clerk's legal and title offices. Over the past five years, Hazel has expanded the use of technology in her offices and focused on customer service. The clerk's offices now use facsimile filing and fax services and computer imaging for court records. "I am fortunate to have outstanding staff members," Hazel said. "Our offices function as a team. I am also pleased with the spirit of cooperation between our county offices. On a daily basis we not only work with the Common Pleas Court, but also the offices of the prosecutor, treasurer, auditor, recorder, the sheriff and the commissioners."
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - City Manager Brian Humphress told council Monday he is optimistic Willard will receive state money for the next phase of the Myrtle Avenue Improvement Project. The Ohio Public Works Commission's Integrating Committee has ranked Willard's project in a tie for second in the district, based on factors such as need and economic distress. It includes Huron, Lorain and Medina counties. In all, the state will fund 39 projects.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n The following motorists hit deer Wednesday: Jacqueline L. Jones, 24, of Attica, on U.S. 224; and Tyler A. Cawrse, 16, of 575 Fitchville River Road, New London, on Fitchville River Road.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Willard man was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for his role in the June 29 violent robbery of a carnival employee. Chad M. Flanders, 32, of 2818 S. Section Line Road 30, was sentenced to five years on a felonious assault charge and three years on failure to comply with the order of a police officer.
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
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com 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. "I just don't think Mr. Bauer is taking us in the direction we need to go," Sitterly said. "I want to bring some common sense back to the commissioners office."
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.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
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.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
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.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
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.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
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.