1:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Troopers with the Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol suspect alcohol played a factor in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning that killed a Monroeville teenager. The deceased, Zachary J. Norman, 19, of 121 S. Ridge St., was the passenger in the vehicle driven by Nathan A. Taylor, 18, of 62 Monroe St., Monroeville. The accident happened just after 1 a.m. on Settlement Road near Johnson Road about five miles southeast of the village.
1:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Tradition, ceremony and patriotism marked the celebration Sunday of the Marine Corps 233th birthday at the Veteran's Home in Sandusky. Norwalk resident Eugene Mack was honored both as the oldest Marine at the ceremony at age 87 and also as the man to approach the family of Elton E. Mackin to get permission to use his name for Detachment 837 of Marine veterans, which is based in Norwalk. Mack served six years in the Marines and as part of his duties spent 36 days clearing out Japanese troops on the island of Iwo Jima.
1:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Marion Waits died the other day. He was an important man in my life: my first boss, a role model, a friend. But he was important in your life, too. That's because he was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. Of course that is just another way of saying that all veterans are immeasurably important to us and our way of life. We owe them such a debt of gratitude.
1:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man was indicted Friday on a felonious assault charge in connection with stabbing his younger brother multiple times. The 32-year-old brother of defendant William S. Albietz, 37, of 520 Milan Ave., Lot 71, first was treated at Fisher-Titus Medical Center and then transferred by a LifeFlight helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Marguerite Tussey didn't expect a 30-year career in the Army when she enlisted to be a nurse in World War II, but she ended up serving her county in three wars. "It was 1942," she said. "The war was on and they were recruiting nurses like mad. It was patriotic." With three years of civilian experience in nursing, she signed up.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk residents helped out their neighbors last month in many ways and a group is helping out again this weekend in two versions of Make a Difference Day. Some people donated food and household supplies, some donated their time and many will benefit from those efforts.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
The former Monroeville Athletic Boosters treasurer pleaded guilty Monday to stealing as much as $22,000 from the organization. Scott L. Miller's defense attorney Bob Reno said he "recently" received a $20,000 cashier's check, but said he doesn't know how his client got the money. Reno will keep the check in a trust fund until the Sandusky attorney is directed on where the money will go.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Saturday immediately after Phillip L. Kollar, 34, of Amherst, went off the right side of U.S. 250 and overturned. North Central EMS transported him to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries where he was treated and released. Melinda L. McGreachie, 20, of Vermilion, was charged with failure to control Sunday after she went off the right side of Ohio 60, where she hit a ditch and two mailboxes before her vehicle overturned. Citizens Ambulance transported her to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries where she was treated and released. Jennifer L. Landis, 44, of 36 Falcon Crest Drive, was charged with failure to control Sunday after she went off the right side of U.S. 20 and overturned into a field. Citizens Ambulance transported her to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries where she was treated and released.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jeers: To the Berlin-Milan Schools Administration for "vetoing" the performance of the Edison Chargers marching band at Sen. McCain's appearance in Sandusky. What people forgot to consider was this appearance was not about Republicans or Democrats. This performance was about the Edison Chargers marching band being selected to perform for a presidential candidate possible the next president of the United States. It was about the honor and privilege to have been chosen and about the once in a lifetime opportunity for the young musicians. It was a reward for a years worth of hard work and dedication. It was about the EXPERIENCE! Unfortunately, they were not given the chance to witness politics at the national level and felt the disappointment associated with the "politics" at the local level. They found out that even one "squeaky wheel" can ruin a fun and exciting event for everyone! It's a real shame that a few people could not put aside their political and personal differences for one afternoon to support their community, their school, and their children!
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Heard about the latest thing your Postal Headquarters is doing for you in Mansfield and nationwide? They are mandating that key mail-sorting equipment is to be scrapped just before the Christmas mailing. These machines are essential for small town Post Officer that have efficient mail sorting capabilities such as Mansfield. Instead of having a series of town hall meetings in every small town and showing the public the so-called facts and money saving figures and getting local input on consolidating mail processing operations, Postal headquarters in Washington, D.C. has ordered the machines be scrapped in a so called money saving effort. The problem with this plan is that the smaller places like Mansfield will be left unable to make their on time commitments to their 67 associate offices. The sad fact is that he bigger Mega offices won't be able to make that commitment either. This nothing short of an illegal consolidation effort that is severely flawed, being implemented under the guise of being a money saving effort. The real United States Postal Service successfully making the American postal system into a true snail mail operation.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Who and why was trick or treat night set ahead to 7 to 8:30 p.m.? It was fine in the past at 6 to 7:30 p.m. And after all these children usually go to bed between 8 and 9 p.m. And after a night of fun and excitement, what child can get to sleep. Maybe next year you, the city officials, can at least move the times back to 6 to 7 or 7:30 p.m. Even think about 5:30 to 7 p.m. Robert Witt Norwalk
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Rural Monroeville cook Jeanie Barman believes her featured recipe, pumpkin torte, "tops pumpkin pie and pumpkin roll." "It's even better," she said. "I've not found anyone who doesn't like it." Barman makes the dessert about six times a year for family events such as birthdays and reunions. She said other cooks should make it "just because it's so good."
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
To patrol and how to patrol that will be one of the issues facing Huron County Sheriff-elect Dane Howard for the next four years. "The deputies who are currently assigned to uniformed road patrol have many duties. However, they can be best described as deterrence, exposure, detection, protection and apprehension," he said.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - "Under Milk Wood' is one of the few plays you can enjoy with your eyes shut throughout. The language in Dylan Thomas' poetic slice-of-life play is so rich with vivid imagery, sight becomes an unnecessary sense.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
MEDINA - It's on to the Division VI, Regional 21 final for the St. Paul Flyers after blanking McDonald 34-0 Friday night at Ken Dukes Stadium. The Flyers (12-0) will now face top-ranked Hopewell-Loudon (12-0) Friday night at a site to be announced Sunday. The Chieftains were a 30-0 winner over Mogadore.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
What happens when you take a laid-back mother who home schools her children and lives from day to day without savings (her musician husband doesn't work on a regular basis) and you put her into an upper-middle-class home with an uptight wage-earner husband where a daily schedule is posted with required chores for each child? And what happens if you take the wife of the uptight upper-middle-class wage earner and place her in the home of the musician where all four little children sleep happily together on a mattress on the floor, and do exactly as they please at all times? Find out by tuning in to a reality TV show called Wife Swap.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Art students at Norwalk High and St. Paul High got a taste of tartan recently as two Scottish artists taught classes for two days at each school. The Geotrac Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Dan White, brought the artists to Norwalk.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A 16-year-old Edison High School sophomore was charged with felonious assault Tuesday after he hit another student from behind and punched him in the head several times. "He has contusions and abrasions on his face. He apparently has a broken facial bone," Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. "I believe they're both 16."
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk High School Principal Brad Cooley is pleased six police dogs didn't find any drugs during a search Wednesday of the lockers and parking lot. The sweep involved canine units belonging to the Norwalk, Avon, Bucyrus, Sandusky and Willard police departments as well as the Huron County Prosecutor's office. The interior search, during which the school was on a lockdown, took about 35 minutes. The parking lot search lasted 50 minutes.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLYDE - Whirlpool Corporation in Clyde recently announced the temporary layoffs of 250 workers from the factory's overnight shift at the end of November. "This is temporary in nature. It is related to a softening of the market and consumer demand," said Jill Saletta, spokeswoman for the company. The Clyde facility employs about 3,500 people. Saletta said the overnight shift will not be resurrected until the economy picks up.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Crows. They're everywhere. It's basically impossible to drive anywhere, city or country, without seeing some. They thrive on leftover grain in corn and soybean fields, linger around McDonald's, Burger King and other places hoping for bits of bread and other tidbits, haunt landfills and loaf around grain silos looking for spilled grain. In Ohio alone there are millions of these big, black 1- to 1 1/2-pound birds, and their population is slowly increasing. Therein lies a tale. Many people don't like these noisy, prolific birds, and for good reason. I've had more than one farmer tell me of seeing them work down a row of fresh sprouted corn plants, pulling each and eating the seed below. That's not so bad when one or two do it, but when a whole flock digs in, it can be costly. They're opportunist feeders, too, not at all averse to robbing song bird nests and feasting on the eggs. So, what do you do when an idle afternoon comes around and you've little to do? You hunt crows, secure in the knowledge that you're doing something useful by thinning their numbers and getting some great wing shooting practice in process.