12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - An upset parent called Willard City Schools Superintendent Dennis Doughty, lambasting him for proceeding with a plan to build new school buildings. How, she wanted to know, could school officials want to build new buildings at the present time, what with the economy and everything? Doughty's answer: The state is offering $32 million to help fund the plan.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
MADISON TOWNSHIP - Superintendent Dave Williamson resigned last week after being convicted last week on two counts of attempted sexual imposition. He is the former superintendent with the South Central Local Schools.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD The school board recognized the Willard Athletic Boosters for various donations the group provided recently. The group donated $15,000 for tennis court renovation, $30,000 for bleacher repair/replacement, $3,771 for the athletic department and $750 for athletic teams. The total donated: $49,521. The board also unanimously approved a baseball fundamentals clinic for 2009. It will be conducted for six straight Sundays starting Jan. 11 and ending Feb. 15. It will last from 1 to 6 p.m. and is designed for all age groups. Each age group and skill will be designated to a specific hour of training. In other business:
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) Steel bound for the Sept. 11 memorial is going on tour at Giants Stadium. Giants and Jets fans will be able to sign two 37-foot beams being used to build the memorial to the 2001 terrorist attacks before their teams' home openers, while New Yorkers will be able to sign the beams at a spot near ground zero on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, the foundation building the memorial said Tuesday. The National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum collected Americans' signatures on pieces of Sept. 11 memorial steel during a 25-city tour to raise money for the memorial. Two new beams, weighing nearly 4 tons each, will collect New Yorkers' signatures. The first steel columns raised for the Freedom Tower, the skyscraper replacing the World Trade Center towers, were covered with New Yorkers' signatures. "Signing the steel beam is a special opportunity for people to contribute to this national tribute and to be a part of history," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg, chairman of the memorial foundation.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
The final sendoff for Daniel Duncan wasn't your typical funeral. Along with shedding tears, the approximately 800 people who gathered to celebrate the teenager's life also clapped, sang and danced as they praised his commitment to God. A group traveled up from West Virginia Wesleyan College, where Duncan had only been in class for 2 1/2 weeks, and many of the 2008 St. Paul graduate's classmates returned from their various colleges to honor Duncan.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jennifer Everts has been a teacher for more than 40 years. In the 1960s, her work was mostly in the substitute teacher role.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jim Gerken, chairman of Norwalk Furniture, said he has nothing more to report at this time on the company's future. Mary Geretz, receptionist for the company, said negotiations continue with potential investors and Comerica Bank.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - When it comes to the best in world-class thrills and fun-filled family entertainment, nobody does it better than Cedar Point amusement park/resort. The popular family vacation destination earned the coveted designation as the "Best Amusement Park in the World" in Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards. Cedar Point took home the top award for a record 11th consecutive year.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
ROCKY RIVER - The Norwalk varsity volleyball team traveled to Rocky River for the Magnificat Invitational. The Ladies in Blue brought back a 1-2 mark.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
At some point during his childhood, 20-year-old Nathan Phillips lost his black Power Ranger. On Saturday, he found it.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
On Monday, Sept. 15, Mill Street will permanently become one-way heading east toward Corwyn Street between the branch of Mill Street headed toward Main Street and Corwyn Street. The portion of Mill Street that branches off from Main Street will continue be two-way.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue Carlos, Jr. and Irma Martinez or survivor to Residential Funding Company LLC, 324 E. Main St., $23,334. Greenwich
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue Jody L. Morgan to U.S. Bank National Association as trustee, 415 Sandusky St., $59,334. Lasalle Bank National Association as trustee to Jeffrey A. Henderson, 204 Lyme St., $60,000.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - The driver of a Buick Park Avenue fell asleep at the wheel while heading southeast on U.S. 250 early Friday morning and went left of center, colliding with a truck hauling steel beams. The Tri-Community Joint Fire District had to use extraction tools to get William C. Spencer, 19, of Jeromesville, from the car. A LifeFlight helicopter transported him from the scene to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, where was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Eighty-four-year-old William E. Rupp lay helpless on the grass last Saturday, crying out for help. He had just tumbled off his roof. Several times he yelled for help but apparently nobody heard him.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Daniel Duncan had only been at West Virginia Wesleyan College for a couple weeks, but had already made a significant impact on the campus community. In fact, the 2008 St. Paul graduate was widely admired , college spokesman Bob Skinner told The Metro News of West Virginia. "This was a charismatic young man who had lots of friends at the college," Skinner said. Duncan quickly immersed himself in campus life, joining the honors program, the concert chorale, the Wesleyan jazz ensemble and the cycling club.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol said unsafe speed may have been a factor in fatality Thursday, but neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected. Jordan L. Smith, 17, of Huron, was wearing a seat belt and shoulder harness in the single-vehicle crash on River Road about 11:40 a.m., but North Central EMS pronounced her dead at the scene.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
While Norwalk Furniture halted operations this week and idled 200 employees in Ohio and 300 more in Fulton, Miss., company chairman Jim Gerken says he hopes the layoffs will be temporary. Local officials hold out hope. "State and local officials continue to work closely with Norwalk Furniture to look for other options,' Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch said. "We remain cautiously optimistic.'
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - Crestline handed South Central its first loss of the season as the Bulldogs claimed a 26-12 win Friday in non-league football action. The Trojans dropped to 2-1 overall and are scheduled to play Friday at Monroeville.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
FREMONT - A Norwalk man was involved in a fatal accident Friday. The crash occurred at 10:35 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ohio 51 in Sandusky County's Woodville Township, the Fremont post of the state Highway Patrol reported.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A trio of area men were indicted Friday in connection with stealing a safe containing about $1,000 from a Bellevue business. Two of the suspects Benjamin M. Blausey, 21, of 6075 Ohio 547, Bellevue, and Steven M. David, 22, of Clyde, are accused of the July 24 break-in at a U.S. 20 tire center on the east side of Bellevue, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said. The men are further accused of taking the safe to the home of an acquaintance in Bellevue. "(Brandon T.) Lewis and David were the ones who actually got into the safe," Woodruff said, adding the two are accused of dumping the safe into a Seneca County reservoir.