12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
NELSONVILLE - Paul Efaw, convicted of stabbing his foster daughter to death, is being released today from Hocking Correctional Facility. The Monroeville man spent three years in prison for voluntary manslaughter for the Oct. 18, 2004 altercation. "It was one of the most horrible cases with an 11-year-old (girl) with a knife sticking out of her chest in a barn," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said this morning.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Cleveland Browns cornerback Eric Wright was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Wright had three solo tackles, two passes defensed and one interception returned for a touchdown in Monday Night's 35-14 win over the New York Giants. In the contest, Wright's fourth quarter interception sealed the victory as his 94-yard interception return for a touchdown turned a 13 point advantage into the 35-14 final. The interception return also was the fourth longest in club history.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
By ELLEN SIMMONS
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS The new rail-trail is now open in Collins. The tree-lined path runs 1.3 miles on the corridor of the former Penn Central railroad between Hartland Center Road and DeRussey Road. The trail is perfect for biking, walking, jogging, riding a horse, and in the winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. A grand opening celebration will introduce the trail to residents from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hartland Center Road trailhead in Collins. Refreshments will be available.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk school board showed its support for the EHOVE Career Center by declaring the school's importance to the district and its students during the board meeting Tuesday night. The proclamation was in response to the one-half mill levy EHOVE is placing on the Nov. 4 ballot. The school is seeking a five-year renewal to cover operating expenses. Passing the levy wouldn't be a new tax.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Custom Order Furniture has a management team in place and now the new investors, 12 area families, want to carve their own niche in the fine furniture market. "In many ways, we are better off than many companies because we don't need credit," said Dan White, an investor who is also serving as interim president for the new company. "We have a radically different balance sheet than our predecessor, are well capitalized with virtually no debt and are already back in production with sufficient assets to offer assured delivery of previous Norwalk product lines."
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
ATTICA The Oak Ridge Festival returns this weekend for its annual two-day fall run in Attica. The outdoor family festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is free parking and shuttle rides. The event features more than 170 quality vendors, along with food, live entertainment, kids' activities, living history and antique farm equipment displays and demos. The event is located off Ohio 4 just north of Attica. For more information call (419) 426-0611 or log onto orf97@yahoo.com.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Get out those Ouija boards, disguises and brush up on your best moaning and howling sounds: Halloween is fast approaching and for many costume-clad youngsters, that means it's Trick or Treat time. Here is the Trick or Treat schedule for area communities: BERLIN HEIGHTS Trick or Treat is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. A canned food drive will be going on at that time. People can drop off items at the Citizens Bank parking lot.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) In the comics, Batman usually manages to stay a few steps ahead of disapproving police officers, but Tampa's own Caped Crusader wasn't so lucky. Far from Gotham City's crime-infested alleys, 21-year-old Walsh Ian Nichols frequently patrols the nightclubs of Ybor City dressed as the Dark Knight. But Tampa police arrested Nichols on Friday (Oct. 10) in connection with violating a state law that forbids wearing a mask on a public right-of-way. A police spokeswoman acknowledged the law is rarely enforced, but said Nichols had been warned several weeks earlier about wearing the mask. Nichols was released a few hours after his arrest on $500 bail. Undeterred by police keeping his mask as evidence, Nichols told the St. Petersburg Times he has a spare.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com SANDUSKY As Halloween approaches, the ghouls and scares at Ghostly Manor in Sandusky just keep getting bigger. Jayme Criscione, who has created the attraction with her husband Bill, is proud that their haunted house has been voted the fourth best in the nation. But they're not just open for one season. "We have a haunted house. We have a 3-D motion theater. We have a gift store with Halloween items and we specialize in birthday parties for roller skating," Criscione said. "Ghostly Manor is up all year, but our main season is from May to November."
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Thanks to some innovative thinking, crews from the engineer's office in Huron County are installing rumble strips to make intersections safer at half the cost of what they used to pay. "Our mechanics fabricated a way for the grinding head on our skid steer to be modified to create the grooves needed for rumble strips," Huron County Engineer Joe Kovach said. The effort ended up saving the county money over the past three years. "Usually a set of rumble strips cost $1,500 to $2,000 at each intersection, but using the 'Baumer method,' named after the mechanic coming up with the idea, we can install rumble strips for less than half that amount," Kovach said.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
A federal judge in Toledo ruled equipment and machinery formerly owned by the failed Norwalk Furniture Corp. at the Norwalk plant could be seized to satisfy a lawsuit filed by the United Steelworkers Union. The union has filed another action to force the new Norwalk Custom Order Furniture to follow the contract the union had with the failed company.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Steel Workers union is ready to take the new Norwalk Custom Order Furniture to court, but a union spokesman said he hope the company succeeds. Milt Cassara, who represents the Steelworkers union, said the new company must follow the same contract the union negotiated with the failed Norwalk Furniture. "What we're saying is the new regime is selling Norwalk Furniture under their new name," Cassara said. "It is still Norwalk Furniture."
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk took the first step down the Division II volleyball tournament trail Tuesday with a win in a sectional tournament match at Norwalk High School. The Ladies in Blue polished off Sandusky Bay Conference team Clyde 25-22, 25-16, 25-12 to advance to Saturday's sectional final.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mike Blinder wants to help people learn the A-B-C's of Internet marketing. The media, sales and marketing expert said he will use "plain speak" rather than technical jargon during a seminar slated for 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at Plum Brook Country Club, 3712 Galloway Road, Huron Township.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
"The risk in farming today is three times higher than it was a year ago," said Roger Stang, farmer and consultant for Sunrise Cooperative. Both through his farm enterprise with his brothers and with his job with Sunrise, Stang sees the downturn in agriculture.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
There's an old theory that goes something like this: When your neighbor is out of a job, it's a recession.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Gayle Harlan, a member of the village's recreation committee, is asking why a promised $13,000 to help fund additional entertainment at the 100th Labor Day Festival has not be paid. The money promised to the parks was supposed to come from New London's CSX fund.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Monroeville Local Schools will hold an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. today so area residents can view the school's new generator. Village council learned about the event during its meeting Tuesday.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Sixth graders at Main Street School are on a mission get rid of bullying. For the rest of the year paper mache bull heads mounted through the halls will remind students that school is a bully-free zone. Through the month of October, Main Street School's sixth graders will be trained by the Character at Work! Program to recognize and deal with bullying situations.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Even if voters defeat the school bond issue/income tax measure on November's ballot, school safety legislation will require the district to make upgrades. Willard City Schools Superintendent Dennis Doughty said Monday changes would eventually be necessary due to Jarod's Law.