8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Jennifer J. Harmon, 28, of Wellington, was charged with failure to control Friday after she went off the right side of Ohio 303, which had snow on it. She hit a mailbox and a guardrail, which overturned her sport utility vehicle, which landed on its top in the eastbound lane. Harmon reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two Toledo men face a joint trial starting April 29 in connection with bringing four crates of marijuana from Arizona to Huron County. Marcos M. Jaso, 34, and Carlos C. Torres Jr., 30, pleaded innocent Monday to one count each of possession of marijuana stemming from a Sept. 20 traffic stop on U.S. 250 north of Milan. If convicted of the second-degree felony, they face an eight-year mandatory prison term. A third accomplice, John E. Nunley Jr., 35, also of Toledo, had his case transferred from Norwalk Municipal Court to Huron County Common Pleas Court on Sept. 28. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said Nunley hasn't been indicted, but there could be a plea deal being arranged.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Defense attorney David Longo heatedly prohibited his client from explaining any of his third-degree felony charges. Robert J. Criss, 48, of 590 Emerald St., Willard, faces a Feb. 28 trial on five counts of harassment by an inmate. He pleaded innocent Monday to the Dec. 4 incidents at the Huron County Jail. Criss is accused of trying to spit on corrections officers on five different times. "Can I explain some of those charges?," Criss asked Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Defendant Steven V. Maxey cried Wednesday morning as he described the victim in his aggravated vehicular homicide case as a friend. "There was a lot of crying and sobbing in court," said Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler, who recommended a six-month jail term. Maxey, 19, of Columbus, was sentenced to four months in the Huron County Jail for the March 18 death of his passenger, Michael W. Allgyre, 18, of Collins. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also fined Maxey $500 and suspended his driver's license for three years.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Defendant Steven V. Maxey cried Wednesday morning as he described the victim in his aggravated vehicular homicide case as a friend. "There was a lot of crying and sobbing in court," said Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler, who recommended a six-month jail term. Maxey, 19, of Columbus, was sentenced to four months in the Huron County Jail for the March 18 death of his passenger, Michael W. Allgyre, 18, of Collins. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also fined Maxey $500 and suspended his driver's license for three years.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Storms downed trees and flooded roads overnight and the National Weather Service is trying to confirm reports of a possible tornado in Berlin Heights. Ohio 162 will be closed for at least a day between Ohio 99 and Ohio 61 due to multiple downed trees and power lines.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Definition of a true friend Jack Kuhlman, of Monroeville. He's not just giving a helping hand to Jim Kimberlin, of Bellevue. Kuhlman is giving Kimberlin the gift of life Jan. 18 when one of Kuhlman's kidneys will be transplanted into Kimberlin.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Winds of up 63 mph overnight toppled trees and power lines, leaving at least 50,000 homes without power throughout Ohio Wednesday morning. Most of the outages were in the central and northeast parts of the state.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Family fun will be "out of this world' at Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky when Planet Snoopy debuts this summer as the park's newest children's area. Featuring a Peanuts-themed environment, Planet Snoopy will spin into orbit at the former Peanuts Playground. Planet Snoopy will feature seven rides, including a mini-tea cup-style ride, miniature train, 4-by-4 trucks, a bouncing tower, spinning balloons, rocket ships and a crazy sub ride. Planet Snoopy will also feature games, themed décor showcasing Snoopy's worldly travels and special live appearances by the Peanuts characters. Planet Snoopy's 1.25 acres will also feature a family center with changing stations and private areas to feed children in a quiet atmosphere.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Wild, just like every St. Paul-Monroeville encounter. The only difference was this one was really wild.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
No one was injured in a reported house fire at 3969 Ohio 601 today. The cause is unknown. The Huron County Sheriff's Office received a call at 2:24 p.m. and dispatched the Norwalk Fire Department.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Thirty more seconds or so, and Donna Ratliff could have been seriously hurt or worse. The Norwalk High School senior was asleep early Tuesday morning, when she heard a noise that sounded like falling hail.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Village council Tuesday implemented a public records policy designed to increase accountability and improve the ability to retrieve public records. Council unanimously adopted the policy as a result of the state attorney general's changes to Ohio's public record law.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
No one was injured in a house fire at 3969 Ohio 601 Wednesday. Norwalk firefighters suspect the probable cause was an unattended candle left burning on the living room coffee table. The Huron County Sheriff's Office received a call at 2:24 p.m. and dispatched firefighters and North Central EMS. A dispatcher, soon after the call, said "it was going pretty good."
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Christmas may be over and forgotten in January, but at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, the giving continues. Each year around this time, the hospital awards grant money to school districts in its service area, through its Health Education Grant Program. The program helps funds tools school districts use to make science and health education relevant and fun to students.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Water and sewer bills for Norwalk are going up for residents who use more than 1,000 gallons of water a month. Water rates for users within city limits will rise from $5.50 to $5.70 for each thousand gallons. Sewer rates will increase from $5.10 to $5.60 for each thousand gallons. The increases will show up on the bills for January use, which residents will receive in February.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - As an annual source of inspiration and expert advice, the 65th annual National City Home & Garden Show returns to the I-X Center in Cleveland Feb. 2 to 10 to showcase the region's finest landscaping architects and the latest home trends and design innovations. With three walk-through model homes, nearly 30 blooming garden displays and six seminar stages, America's largest home and garden show is not just a show - it's a destination, according to organizers. Live entertainment, interior design showcases, a "green' living pavilion and daily cooking demonstrations are captured within 20 sprawling indoor acres. Hundreds of thousands of visitors annually attend the nine-day event for its high-end exhibits, accessible expert advice and sophisticated project ideas.
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jan. 9, 1904 The top stories in The Evening Herald on this date 104 years ago:
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jan. 9, 1904 The top stories in The Evening Herald on this date 104 years ago:
8:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 9, 1904 The top stories in The Evening Herald on this date 104 years ago:
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
I've ranted here from time to time about my dislike/trust of Hillary Rodham Clinton. While at the time of this writing (Tuesday afternoon) the results of the New Hampshire primary were not known, it sure looked like the Barack Obama tide was going to swamp her again. She's looking like the Big 10 to his SEC. While I'm glad that it looks more and more each day like she will not be the Democratic nominee for president, I must confess a little sympathy for her. It must be hell having your life's dream shattered and the entire country watching it transpire, with probably at least half of them reveling in it.