Parma Boy Found, Romney on Defense, Hot Toy Registration

A 24-year-old Parma mother arrested after her three-year-old son was found wandering alone in the rain on Tuesday morning. A concerned citizen brought the three-year-old boy to the police station at 6:45 a.m. after she found him walking alone near Grantwood Drive and West 44th. At the time the boy was found, he was wet from the rain and appeared to have been outside for a period of time. Hours later, police received a call from a resident who recognized the boy and directed authorities to Wellington Avenue. Responding officers spoke with the child's mother, who had been sleeping and was unaware that he had left the house.

With fewer than 50 days before Election day, the Romney campaign has gone on the defensive, attempting to explain the Republican presidential candidate's remark that many Obama supporters are "dependent upon government." On Monday, Mother Jones magazine released hidden video recording of a private Romney fundraising event held on May 17. While Romney answered a donor question about how he could beat Obama in November, he disclosed his views on the Obama voter base. There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on upon the government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it," said Romney at the event. "That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. These are people who pay no income tax."

Kids just went back to school, Halloween is a good six weeks away, and the last thing most of us are thinking about right now is Christmas shopping. But Toys R Us thinks you should consider it. The Wayne, N.J., based retailer unveiled its plans for the holidays in a press conference Wednesday, a full 10 days before the official start of fall. Among the offerings announced: free layaway, expanded product lines, and a "Hot Toy Reservation program," for the ultimate plan-ahead parent. The Hot Toy Reservation program is "a complimentary service that will enable customers to reserve the hottest toys of the holiday season, putting an end to frantic searching in the days leading up to Christmas," according to the press release from Toys R Us. "The service will be available for the 50 items on the company's Holiday Hot Toy list. Hot Toy Reservation will begin when the list is revealed (last year it was released in mid-October) and will continue through Halloween.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager