4:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Under his watch, Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard has instituted new security protocols for the evidence room and had its entire contents inventoried. The audits and improvements are directly related to avoiding the two fiascoes during the last term of retired Sheriff Richard Sutherland's administration.
4:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON To many New London residents it has seemed like a long dry spell, but the village finally has a full-service, sit-down restaurant in the center of town. The Cornerstone Caf, which is located in the historic Gregory House at 1 E. Main St., is owned by Terry and Bonnie Granneman, both New London High School graduates who have a lot of experience in owning and running their own businesses, as well as in the world of food service. Terry's brother Scott started the East of Chicago chain that has grown to more than 100 franchises in several states, and Terry and Bonnie owned the 50th East of Chicago location for three years in South Amherst.
4:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com The first step in repairing the Huron County Courthouse clock is to get organized. The clock hasn't been functioning properly for several months. Huron County Commissioner Gary Bauer has said to "get the clock working again" would cost around $26,700 and to fully restore it with working chimes is in the $30,000 range.
4:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The Milan Melon Festival is a little less than two months away, but the square in Milan will still buzz with activity Sunday during the 16th Annual Mid Summer Antiques Festival. About 55 vendors are expected this year, event organizer Pam Crosby said. The event is sponsored by the Milan Chamber of Commerce.
4:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley said he knew he was going to run away. Thursday in Huron County Juvenile Court, the rural Norwalk boy admitted to charges of inducing panic and theft of a motor vehicle stemming from incidents between May 12 and 13. In exchange, the state agreed to dismiss one count of theft of a firearm.
4:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man is behind bars in connection with stabbing a 14-year-old rural Norwalk boy during an altercation Thursday near the victim's home. Trent M. Elmer, 20, of 43 1/2 W. Seminary St., currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail awaiting a bond hearing in Norwalk Municipal Court. A jail spokesman said the suspect went through the booking process at 6:43 p.m. Thursday.
4:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
If you're going to be a senior at Norwalk High School next year, you'll have laptop computer available to use. On Tuesday, the school board approved a $100 student fee for the One-to-One Tablet program for the 2009-2010 school year. Sixty dollars will be refundable if the computer is returned in good condition.
4:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - The annual River Fest in this city takes place this weekend. Fireworks, beginning at 10:15 p.m. Friday, and a parade, scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, are among the highlights.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
HOUSTON If you roll your eyes when people are chatting away on their cell phones in a public place, you're not alone. Public cell phone use at times shows disrespect and may impede social interaction, Aaccording to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. "Depending on the situation, cell phone use can be problematic," said Dr. Catherine Romero, assistant professor in the Menninger department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at BCM. "The manner in which you do it can also have an impact." Talking on your cell phone while at a social event can unintentionally convey to those around you that their time is not as important as yours, said Romero. This is also true for texting or browsing through your blackberry. Nonverbal behavior such as lack of eye contact can convey a negative message.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
By LAURA BAUER McClatchy Newspapers Maybe you know about Ashton Kutcher's obsession with Twitter. Last week the actor became the first tweeter to reach 1 million followers, and on Friday he got Oprah to join in. You might have even heard about Corey Menscher, the new dad who made a tweeting habit of documenting every time his wife felt their baby kick before the boy was born in January.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS (MCT) Three years into a relationship that started with him watching her dance and progressed to money for sex, the Rev. Mark Ostgarden had a proposal for exotic dancer Bunny Byington. How about the Lutheran pastor quit paying her and they consider their relationship an affair instead? Byington's reply? How about he pay her $7,000 or she would blab about their escapades to his wife and church? Now Ostgarden's 19 years as a Lutheran clergyman in Valley City, N.D., have come to a quick end after he felt forced to tell police in Moorhead, Minn., about 46-year-old Byington's alleged attempt to extort money from him to keep quiet about their relationship.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County businesses should expect overnight presents from the sheriff's office. No, it's not a citation or even money. Instead, it's a bright yellow door-hanger.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
By KAREN YOUSO Star Tribune (Minneapolis) If you've been out camping, fishing or working in the garden, then chances are you've been smacking, slapping and itching. Mosquitoes, those (bleeping) bloodthirsty spoilers of outdoor summer fun and their biting friends, black flies, gnats and no-see-ums are busily, buzzily feasting upon us. The standard defense against the hungry horde, DEET-based repellent, now has new company: armaments that are effective yet easier and generally safer to use, especially around children. And you'll never guess where this new muscle is coming from flowers, with a nod to the vitamin shelf.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Norwalk man is behind bars in connection with stabbing a 14-year-old rural Norwalk boy during an altercation Thursday near the victim's home. Trent M. Elmer, 20, of 43 1/2 W. Seminary St., currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail awaiting a bond hearing in Norwalk Municipal Court. A jail spokesman said the suspect went through the booking process at 6:43 p.m. Thursday. Elmer is charged with felonious assault, punishable by two to eight years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE A pair of Bellevue City Schools officials were asked to leave school property Thursday. Allegations of misconduct have surfaced against superintendent William "Bud" Martin and assistant superintendent Darrell Hykes, according to a Sandusky Register story. The story said the school board has released a statement indicating "The Bellevue Board of Education has been given information that gives rise for them to take action to temporarily relieve the superintendent and the assistant of their duties." All questions regarding the situation have been forwarded to school district attorney Ken Stumphauzer, who operates out of his Sheffield Village office.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
By NANCY CHURNIN The Dallas Morning News Summertime time to relax, kick back and take it easy? Yes, but it's also the busiest season for the emergency room, doctors say. So be prepared. To keep injuries from climbing with the temperature, check out this advice from local doctors and others:
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com MILAN The Milan Melon Festival is a little less than two months away, but the square in Milan will still buzz with activity Sunday during the 16th Annual Mid Summer Antiques Festival. About 55 vendors are expected this year, event organizer Pam Crosby said. The event is sponsored by the Milan Chamber of Commerce. Crosby, who owns Crosby's Antiques on the Square, said the complimentary show averages about 50 vendors each year. They sell everything from antique furniture, glass, porcelain, pottery and garden items, Crosby said. Some date as far back as the mid-1800s, she said.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Cooksey has been going back to school. After 16 hours of training this week at the Ohio Peace Officer Academy in London, Ohio, Cooksey will be certified as an evidence room technician. The 27-year veteran of the sheriff's office will be overseeing the evidence room, a responsibility which Sheriff Dane Howard and Capt. Ted Patrick have been handling temporarily.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Calvin Riley said he knew he was going to run away. Thursday in Huron County Juvenile Court, the rural Norwalk boy admitted to charges of inducing panic and theft of a motor vehicle stemming from incidents between May 12 and 13. In exchange, the state agreed to dismiss one count of theft of a firearm. Riley told Judge Timothy Cardwell he planned to run away starting in August or September.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
Convicted voyeur Daniel Nunez was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and fined $1,500. A Huron County Common Pleas Court jury deliberated for about four hours May 7 before convicting Nunez, 36, of 147 Sinclair St., of six counts of voyeurism. The victim, who was 17 at the time, testified she was looking for her TV-VCR combo Nov. 24 when she found a video tape that had several recordings of her showering in the machine in Nunez's bedroom.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The school district is accepting bids to replace the roof on the Monroeville Elementary School gymnasium. Bids will be accepted through July 24 and the board of education will award a contract at its July 27 regular meeting.