5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Last weekend, I spent a few hours full of tension and suspense. It wasn't because of anything real and threatening; I chose to put myself in that position. I watched a movie.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Based on the circumstances of May 12-13 involving runaway Calvin Riley, Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said he suspects the 14-year-old boy is in the same vehicle reported stolen this morning. Riley's parents reported him missing at 6:33 a.m. today. He is believed to have stolen a 1994 GMC pickup truck from a Moriah Road residence about 1 1/2 miles away from his Old State Road home, authorities said.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley apparently is on the run again. Authorities say the 14-year-old Norwalk boy stole a 1994 GMC pickup truck from a Moriah Road residence last night. His parents called the Huron County Sheriff's Office this morning to report he is missing.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
For the second year in a row, Fisher-Titus Medical Center has been selected among the nation's top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. The hospital was the only one in Ohio to receive the award two consecutive years and one of only two Ohio hospitals named among the top 100. Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare program identifies and recognizes health-care organizations that have successfully built workplace excellence and enabled employees to perform at their optimal level. "This honor reflects what we know: Our employees are our greatest asset," said FTMC President Patrick J. Martin. "I am very proud of all of them and everything they do every day taking care of our patients in the hospital and our residents at Norwalk Memorial Home and The Carriage House. Fisher-Titus Medical Center welcomes our neighbor Firelands Regional Medical Center to this year's list."
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 6xth District Court in Toledo upheld the convictions of two Toledo men who helped smuggle marijuana into Huron County. The decision means John E. Nunley Jr., 37, and Carlos C. Torres Jr., 32, will have to continue serving their eight-year prison terms for helping ship 160 pounds of marijuana from Phoenix to a rural Norwalk loading dock. Huron County Common Pleas Court juries convicted them separately after their respective trials in 2008.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com COLLINS When Jay Banks was a youngster, he knew Sally the Chihuahua didn't like him or his siblings. Banks felt the little dog could see them, hear them passing by its house on their way back from the grocery store. Sally barked up a storm on such an occurrence. The Banks children were visibly afraid and the dog probably sensed it.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley was arrested in a church park in Ottawa County just before 3 p.m. today. The story will appear on this Web site shortly.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley apparently is on the run again. Authorities say the 14-year-old Norwalk boy stole a 1994 GMC pickup truck from a Moriah Road residence last night. His parents called the Huron County Sheriff's Office this morning to report he is missing.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The father of Keiffer Wilhelm, the 19-year-old Plymouth soldier who killed himself Aug. 4 following alleged bullying by fellow servicemen, is trying to raise about $17,000 to fund a trip to attend the military inquiry in this case. The Sandusky Register has a story about Adrian Wilhelm's fundraising efforts in today's paper. Click here to read the story.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
SHELBY - A well-known Shelby businessman died Tuesday at the Cleveland Metro Health Hospital following a weekend motorcycle accident in Millersburg. After Phillips purchased the St. Sebastian School in Bismark in November, volunteers got busy refurbishing the building. Phillips died a little more than a week after dedication of the new Bismark Senior & Community Center.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Greenwich man was sentenced to a community-based corrections facility Tuesday for his role in a May 1 burglary at his neighbor's residence in Woodlyn Acres Mobile Home Park. Donovan A. Wade, 18, of 3764 E. U.S. 224, Lot 101, also was ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution as part of his three years of probation. His accomplice, Raymond L. Zickefoose, 46, of Lot 100, will be sentenced Sept. 16 in Huron County Common Pleas Court. The pair lived in the same complex as the victim.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Numbers don't lie. I don't like to use this space to brag, but if we don't tell our story, who will? We recently engaged an outfit called Belden Interactive to survey our Web site users so that we could find out things like who was reading norwalkreflector.com, when, what they were reading, what they were not, etc.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Conservative activists blasted it as socialist. Worried parents called for boycotts. School administrators struggled over whether to let students hear it. But in the "back to school" speech President Barack Obama planned to deliver today, he was doing what American presidents have done before urge students to work hard, stay in school and follow their dreams.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city officials continue to look into reducing energy costs. With that in mind, Mayor Sue Lesch along with former county commissioner Ralph Fegley and Dr. Bernie Kasten, managing director at PIPO, updated city council Tuesday night on wind power. "We are struggling with high energy costs and have been investigating alternative energy," Kasten said. PIPO currently pays between $600,000 and $700,000 per year in electric costs.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
This school year is the first time Norwalk City Schools has been in deficit spending for at least nine years. Treasurer Kenneth France shared a gloomy financial picture during the school board meeting Tuesday. As part of the five-year forecast, which was approved by the board, France expects the district to continue being in the red for the 2010-2011 school year to the tune of about $2,171,000.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch spoke at length this morning about the controversy surrounding the proposed soccer fields on the city's north side. Lesch said the situation can be broken down to two sides " a dream come true" or "this is a nightmare."
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners said Tuesday, in reality, there is no land available for soccer fields at the Shady Lane Drive area. There has been much discussion lately in the city of Norwalk about proposed soccer fields for the city's north side. Many have suggested Shady Lane is better suited to handle those fields, a suggestion the commissioners put to rest Tuesday.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A Norwalk driver died Tuesday after failing to negotiate a Shaw Mill Road curve. Todd C. Jordan, 19, of 19 Valley Park Drive, died at Fisher-Titus Medical Center after North Central EMS transported him there from the crash site. The accident happened at 9:50 p.m. on Shaw Mill Road west of Plank Road.
5:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Board of Elections is reminding Huron County citizens that they must register to vote or change their name or address by Oct. 5 in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements: You are a citizen of the United States. You are 18 years old, or will be on or before the day of the election.
5:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A Norwalk driver died after failing to negotiate a Shaw Mill Road curve Tuesday. Todd C. Jordan, 19, of 19 Valley Park Drive, died at Fisher-Titus Medical Center after North Central EMS transported him there from the crash site. The accident happened at 9:50 p.m. on Shaw Mill Road west of Plank Road.
5:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Seventeen-year-old Johan Both has never played American football before, much less scored a touchdown. Does he know what he'll do after he scores his first touchdown for the Monroeville Eagles?