10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE The 2010 edition of the Bellevue Community Days Festival Parade will step off promptly from Bellevue Ace hardware parking lot at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27. Entrants should register starting at noon. This year's route is exiting out the back drive of Ace hardware and turning left onto Northwest Street. The parade will continue down Northwest and turn left onto Oakland Avenue, past the High School, turn left onto Greenwood Heights and past Robert Peters Park. The judges' stand will be located at the arch of Robert Peters Park. The parade will turn right onto Union Street and proceed past the Bellevue Society for the Arts, where all floats and vehicles will be dismissed from the parade. Entries will be judged on: Workmanship, Appearance, Theme, Color and Personnel. Participants are still welcome and need only to show up and register at the Ace Hardware parking lot starting at 12 noon.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
COSHOCTON It's 17 and counting. It's also four and counting for Post 83, which won the Coshocton Tournament for the fourth straight year Sunday with its 14-2 win in five innings against Coshocton to run its record to 17-0. Post 83 had a 7-5 win in its first game Sunday against Tuscarawas County. Cody Koch homered for the third time in the past two days against Coshocton, hitting a two-run homer in the third inning the same inning he drove in an RBI with a double as Post 83 batted 15 players and scored 11 runs. Koch (Cincinnati/Perkins), who was 2-for-2, scored twice and finished with three RBIs. He was named the tournament's Most Valuable Performer.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
The annual Fourth of July fireworks will begin at dusk on Sunday at the Huron County Fairgrounds. A parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 5. The city compost facility will be closed on July 4, and Norwalk city offices will be closed on July 5 in celebration of Independence Day. The Reflector will not publish an issue on July 5 and its office will be closed that day, allowing its employees to spend the holiday with their families. The office will re-open July 6, and a paper will be published that day.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk High School graduate James Lynch plans to make his more than 60-foot tall statue of Jesus rise again. The familiar landmark near Monroe, in southwestern Ohio, burned to the ground after lightning struck it Monday night. The metal frame is all that remains of the Styrofoam and fiberglass statue, nicknamed "King of Kings" and "Touchdown Jesus" because its arms are pointed toward the sky.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rose Obermiller is hoping her missing teenage daughter, Abbi, isn't hurt. "That would be my first concern," the North Fairfield mother said.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The village's Dam Festival kicked off Friday with the crowning of a new royal court. (NOTE - To view pictures of the Monroeville Dam Festival, click here.)
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard woman who fled from a Greenwich police cruiser after a bar assault was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in the Huron County Jail. In late April, a Huron County Common Pleas Court jury found Stacey L. Duncan, 22, of 2560 Niver Road, guilty of escape after about 50 minutes of deliberation.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON Norwalk police used a search warrant early Thursday morning at the rural New London home of the boyfriend of a missing teenager. Officers were at the 408 Exchange Road home of Robert J. "Bobby" Young, 20, about 4:30 a.m. "According to the report, he (Young) was there, asleep at the time," Capt. Mike Conney said.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
MANSFIELD - Miss Maple City Marisa Buchheit won a swimsuit award Friday night during Miss Ohio preliminary competition, her second award in as many nights. (NOTE - To see photos of the local pageant winners in action at the Miss Ohio pageant, click here.)
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Valu King Food Market will be closing its doors for good in Norwalk on July 3. The announcement came this morning. The store had just opened Dec. 10.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Details remain sketchy about the upcoming Rattlesnake Creek bridge replacement project. The bridge, which is located on U.S. 250 between Milan and Norwalk, will be replaced by Mosser Construction, from Fremont, which was awarded the bid at an amount of $1.57 million.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - Did you the hear the one about the wife running over her husband's right leg? That's what happened to the Parrs late Saturday night as they were heading home to Canton from Ohio Bike Week.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man convicted of possessing methadone was sentenced Tuesday to 11 months in prison. Jeffrey L. Collins, 36, of 230 Whittlesey Ave., Lot 50, pleaded guilty May 3 to possession of methadone in exchange for the state dismissing one charge of possession of morphine. During Tuesday's hearing, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway fined him $250 and suspended his driver's license for six months.
10:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk sanitation superintendent Jeff Montgomery laid it on the line Thursday morning. Montogmery covered about every trash topic, including the department's current and future budgets, leaf pickup, spring and fall trash pickup and the pending solid waste agreement between the city and Huron County. "I put in the budget for next year a spring pickup," Montgomery said.
10:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
An intoxicated Wakeman man accused of being combative during a May 4 traffic stop was indicted by a Huron County grand jury Wednesday. Matthew T. Grose, 25, of 2342 Fitchville River Road, pretended to pass out and reportedly refused to cooperate during the Woodlawn Avenue incident, police said. Norwalk Police Officer Timothy Skinner first reported seeing Grose head east without stopping for a stop sign near the intersection of Main and Foster streets.
10:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A local nurse practitioner died unexpectedly Friday. Patricia Ann (Freeman) Leavelle, 61, of Amherst, died at Amherst Hospital.
10:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com BERLIN HEIGHTS A rural Wakeman driver crashed into the front of the Burnham Orchards store Monday morning. Andrew R. Dalton, 21, of 4576 W. River Road, was behind the wheel of a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup that authorities said slid sideways through the parking lot before entering the front of the Ohio 113 building. "The front end of his truck went about 4 feet into the store," said Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth, who also guessed the truck was totaled.
10:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
MANSFIELD Miss Maple City Marisa Buchheit won a talent award Thursday night during Miss Ohio preliminary competition. Buchheit, 20, of Chicago, sang an opera number, besting eight others performing in the talent category Thursday the second of three nights of Miss Ohio preliminary competition. Each night a preliminary swimsuit winner and talent winner are named, based on judges' scores. Buchheit, a senior at Cleveland Institute of Music, receives a $500 scholarship for winning the talent award. Tonight she will compete in the swim wear category.
10:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - An Erie County crash that claimed the life of a Wakeman motorist Saturday near Sunset Avenue in White's Landing remains under investigation. Christopher J. Payne, 46, of 6353 Lincoln Road, died after the one-vehicle crash on Wahl Road in Margaretta Township reported at 4:20 p.m.
10:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk city councilman Harry Brady is pushing hard for the return of at least one large trash pickup in the city. "No, I'm not," Brady said when asked if he'd given up on the topic. "I know Dwight (Tkach, councilman) agrees with me on this, we need a pickup," he said. "I'm trying to get enough votes on council to go and do that."
10:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A 26-year-old bicyclist was transported to a Toledo trauma center after crashing her bike Monday afternoon. Huron River Joint Fire District Chief Tom Beck said the woman lost control while heading west down a Snyder Road hill. He said he assumes the bicyclist hit some gravel before losing control and landing face-first on the pavement.