Tom Newyear has a distinct goal for 2011: He's literally taking one step at a time.
Each movement is physically painful and mentally exhausting. He feels so little in some parts of his legs and feet that just picking them up them requires unwavering concentration.
The Huron County Sheriff's Office declared Tuesday a Level 1 snow emergency, as traffic accidents popped up throughout the five-county area.
A Level 1 emergency means hazardous roadways, drifting snow and possibly icy roads, the sheriff's office said. Law enforcement asks drivers to proceed cautiously.
A Norwalk woman left her 3-year-old daughter home alone while she drove to Lorain to pick up crack cocaine, according to police.
Mary J. Slater, 32, is in the Huron County jail on a charge of cocaine possession and likely will face charges of endangering a child.