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Norwalk woman, two Willard men charged with DUI

At 12:26 a.m. Sunday, trooper Ryan Eedy, also of the Norwalk post, stopped Lance D. Shultz, 25, of 2318 Ohio 61 S., Willard, and charged him with going left of center on Ohio 162 in North Fairfield. Shultz was charged with OVI and had a breath test of

Man accused of killing neighbor, running her over with mower

WILLARD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who authorities say was fatally shot by her next-door neighbor while mowing her lawn had injuries consistent with being run over by a push mower. The Huron County coroner said Friday that 62-year-old Willard resident ...

Ohio man accused of killing neighbor, running her over with mower

WILLARD, Ohio – A man who became agitated about his next-door neighbor mowing her lawn at night shot her and then ran a push mower over her body, authorities said Friday. Linda Ciotto, 62, was shot in the face from close distance, Huron County Coroner ...

Ohio man accused to shooting lawn-mowing neighbor

WILLARD, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio man is being held with a $1 million bond after deputies say he fatally shot a neighbor while she was mowing her lawn and then barricaded himself in his home. Norwalk Municipal Court records show 50-year-old James ...

Murder suspect was annoyed by victim mowing lawn

WILLARD, Ohio -- A man suspected of shooting and killing a woman was arrested after leading officials on a five-hour standoff Tuesday evening. According to Huron County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to a house at 4340 Kirkwood Dr. on reports of ...

Man accused of shooting neighbor, running her over with lawn mower

WILLARD, Ohio — A $1 million bond has been issued for a man accused of shooting his neighbor to death and then running her over with a lawn mower. According to the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called at just after 11 p.m. and told that ...

Mother Facing Charges in Willard Murder

Authorities in Willard are still investigating the shooting death of 62 ...
He is in the Huron County Jail. The Ohio Bureau of Investigation assisted sheriff's deputies at the crime scene.

5 Interesting Facts About the Christian Faith of John Kasich

Willard, who died of brain cancer in 2013 ...
He once suggested that God likes the band Pearl Jam. Ohio's governor has long talked about his love for rock music. He's referred to himself as a "dead head," a moniker for fans of the Grateful Dead band.

Sheriff: Ohio woman shot dead by neighbor for late-night mowing

WILLARD, Ohio - A Willard, Ohio, woman is dead after a neighbor shot her for mowing her lawn too late at night, the Huron County Sheriff's Office said. Linda Ciotto, 62, was found outside her home just after 11 p.m. Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the head.

Semer Brothers Perform Concert In Marshall Park

The Semer Brothers out of Willard, Ohio played hits from the 60's and 70's to a large crowd Tuesday night from 6 to 8pm. Food and refreshments were served up by Simple Fire Wood Fired Pizza. Mayor Randy Hutchinson says the concerts will continue through ...

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Willard Lee, 26, running for GR mayor to lower taxes, ‘change things’

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — He says he’s running to ‘change things,’ but with no prior political experience or much of a platform to run on, Willard Lee says that shouldn’t really matter. 26-year-old Lee, …
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Tips to Prevent Data Theft in WILLARD OHIO

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



The importance of local education funding in WILLARD OHIO

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in WILLARD OHIO

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



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