11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Call it the mystery of the port-a-potty set aflame. A Toledo man was arraigned Friday in Erie County Municipal Court in connection with starting a fire in a port-a-potty at an area business. Larry P. Lotman, 53, was released from the Erie County Jail Friday morning by a court order. He faces an arson charge.
11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
An autopsy revealed Tuesday that a 10-year-old Greenwich girl who died Saturday had a form of meningitis, Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood said. Trinity N. Polachek died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday in her sleep, Harwood said.
11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Will he go or will he stay? We'll all find out tonight when LeBron James announces what he will do during a one-hour special beginning at 9 on ESPN. Here's what our experts think. (At the end of this story, tell us what YOU think about LeBron James by posting your comments.) I said he would sign with the Chicago Bulls May 15. I still felt that way until Wednesday when Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade signed with the Miami Heat. I don't feel like LeBron James wants to play second fiddle in Miami.
11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Several items were stolen this weekend during a break-in at First United Methodist Church, 401 E. Howard St. The Willard Police Department received its report of the crime at 7:50 a.m. Sunday. Chief Joe Daniel said the offense probably happened overnight when the culprits entered through an exterior window.
11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Fireworks are the suspected cause of a Milan Avenue garage fire that destroyed the building and a boat housed there. (NOTE - To see more photos of the fire, click here.)
11:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
It has been almost 30 days since 16-year-old Jeremy Cook disappeared. The teenager's grandmother and caregiver, Ellen Kreeger, is growing increasingly frustrated.
11:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man found out the hard way that your private part isn't the best hiding place for an illegal substance.
11:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Call it grandmother's intuition, but Ellen Kreeger thinks "something's not right" for her teenage grandson to be gone so long. Jeremiah "Jeremy" K. Cook, 16, was last seen about 4 p.m. June 10 at Kreeger's 5 Manahan Ave. home.
11:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rural New London resident Robert J. Young has separate Norwalk Municipal Court trial dates in connection with harboring his girlfriend during her 23-day disappearance. Young, 20, of 408 S. Exchange Road, faces an Aug. 11 trial date on obstructing official business. One week later, he goes to trial on another misdemeanor charge, interference of custody.
11:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police released an anonymous call about the Abbi Obermiller case in which the caller claimed the 17-year-old North Fairfield girl was strangled to death by her boyfriend. Dispatchers received the call at 12:44 a.m. June 20. (NOTE - To listen to the 9-1-1 tape, click here.)
11:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rural New London resident Robert J. Young entered a "not guilty' plea Tuesday to interference of custody in connection with the investigation of his girlfriend's disappearance. Young, 20, of 408 S. Exchange Road, was in Norwalk Municipal Court for his initial appearance on the first-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, he faces up to six months in the Huron County Jail, a maximum fine of $1,000 and probation.
11:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
ELYRIA - A tip led to the arrest Thursday night of Gerald Hunter at the Super 8 Motel in Elyria. "U.S. Marshal's office received a tip from a source of Gerald Hunter's whereabouts," Huron County Sheriff's Department Capt. Ted Patrick said. Acting on the tip, sheriff's deputies, Elyria police and U.S. Marshals forced their way into the room and apprehended him peacefully. "There was no altercation."
11:03 AM Jul 26, 2010
What do you do when it's 90 degrees and extremely humid outside? This is not just a theoretical question. Perhaps by the time you are reading this column, it will be cooler a nice, pleasant 75 degrees with low humidity. But maybe not.
11:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
INDEPENDENCE - Pezamania 20 will invade the Holiday Inn in Independence on the weekend of July 15 to 17. And if you're at all familiar with American pop culture, chances are you've at least heard of Pez candy and dispensers.
11:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE Monroeville High School graduate Brad Fuller's 6-year-old daughter, Maggie, gets excited whenever she sees the board game "Pressure Point" in a store. Her father invented the game. Fuller, a 1997 Monroeville and EHOVE graduate, thought up the idea for the game, which is available from various Web sites, including the publisher's, in less than a day. It is intended for ages 13 and up and retails for $19.95.
11:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
By simply buying yourself and your family dinner Saturday, you have the chance to help subsidize someone's participation in an addiction program. The Huron County based Starfish Project, which raises money for such a purpose, will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Eagles, 151 Cline St.
11:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohioans want Thomas A. Edison to join the state's existing statue of President James Garfield in the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C. Representatives from The Ohio Historical Society said today that Edison was the top vote-getter in a campaign to replace the statue of the late Gov. William Allen. Lawmakers felt Allen's racial views don't represent Ohio well.
11:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners were all smiles Thursday when talking about the Department of Job and Family Services. The board officially approved a new three-year contract with the bargaining employees and also approved some changes with the non-bargaining units. Some of the contract highlights include a wage freeze for the first year, with the chance to re-open that issue after a year.
11:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - A truck driver was injured after causing a 10-vehicle accident in a work zone Thursday morning. A tractor-trailer heading north on Ohio 13 failed to stop for nine vehicles stopped for a road-paving construction zone and hit the rear of the last car, said troopers with the Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol. The accident happened about 11:50 a.m. south of U.S. 224 just north of the Huron-Richland county line.
11:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
As the saying goes, there are two things people don't like to watch being made: laws and sausage. Ohio voters will be spared both this year, as a national animal rights group and the Ohio Farm Bureau reached an agreement Wednesday that will avoid a face-off and keep a ballot issue on livestock care off the November ballot.
11:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - Jim Obermiller wants his 17-year-old daughter home so bad he can taste it. However, the North Fairfield man also said he isn't "too disappointed" that Abbi will remain in detention "for the lesson learned."