3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Handwriting is becoming a lost art. How many of you even remember the proper way to write an upper case 'Q'? How many of you still put little curly-cues on the ends of your upper case 'W's' or 'M's?
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bellevue resident Daniel Nunez was found guilty Thursday of all six counts of voyeurism. The 18-year-old victim sat in court holding hands with her mother as the jury announced its verdict. Both women declined to comment afterward.
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Frank Lovato moved his business, Wooden Horse Corp., to the area because Norwalk had everything he needed. "Besides my wife growing up here,' Lovato said, "the resources are fantastic here for a small business. I researched it.'
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
The fourth co-defendant in a planned marijuana deal was sentenced Wednesday to up to six months in a prison that focuses on substance abuse treatment. As part of his three years of intensively supervised probation, Keith L. Roberts, 20, of Sandusky, was fined $250 and had his driver's license suspended for six months. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also prohibited him from having any contact with his co-defendants Fermin D. Farias, 54, and Sandusky residents Jamie L. Kirk and Morgan D. Scott, both 20.
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS Western Reserve High School just added another trophy to its showcase by winning the "Buckle Up America" challenge for the sixth time since 1996. This annual competition observes the number of student and faculty drivers who wear their seatbelts while commuting to and from school. It is sponsored by North Central EMS, Ohio State Highway Patrol Norwalk Post and Summit Motorsports Park. During April, Troopers from the Norwalk Post selected a week to discretely observe the number of students and faculty wearing seat belts during their commute. Western Reserve High School students and faculty members had the highest seatbelt usage at 83 percent. The other participating high schools included Monroeville, with 79 percent; South Central, 73; Norwalk High, 73; Willard, 69; New London, 61; Bellevue, 60; and St. Paul, 53. On Wednesday, North Central EMS Executive Director Don Ballah presented the Western Reserve students with the traveling trophy, which states they are the smartest students in Huron County. Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Bryan and Trp. Gockstetter congratulated the students and encouraged them to continue to buckle up.
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARGARETTA TOWNSHIP - Erie County sheriff's deputies have more information on the burned body of a woman discovered Monday, but still can't identify the homicide victim.
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher came to Norwalk to help the city celebrate the first Manufacturers Appreciation Day and promised the state will continue to help local businesses struggle through the tough economy. "If there's anything we can do to help you, we will do it,' he said. "You have my pledge . . . that we will continue to be your risk-sharing, collaborative partners.'
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
The getaway driver in the November burglary of a Greenwich veterans home was sentenced to 11 months in prison Tuesday. Megan R. Lillo, 21, of 89 1/2 Harkness St., was fined $250 and ordered to pay $1,682 in restitution for breaking and entering. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also suspended her driver's license for six months.
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The Huron County Fair Board has lured another national country music headliner to perform in Norwalk with Craig Morgan set to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 17 at the Huron County Fairgrounds.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Thursday, May 7, 2009 1:34 PM EDT I won!
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Street resurfacing continues in Norwalk. Work is currently being done on Whittlesey Avenue and will also begin on Monday on Westwind Boulevard. Drivers should expect delays in these areas. Locals are encouraged to use alternate routes.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD The Willard High School Symphonic Choir, which recently won a superior rating at the state level, will give final performances of the year at 3 p.m. on May 17 and 7:30 p.m. on May 18 in the Rockin' Road Trip concert at the high school. Tickets are now on sale at the high school for the concert, which will highlight the talents of the entire WHS choral program. Judges from the Ohio Music Education Association gave the choir the top rating after the group performed in the state finals at Van Buren High School. The choir is under the direction of Mandy Frankart and student teach Ben Lupo. Suzanne DeVene is accompanist for the choir. The Symphonic Choir earned the slot at the state competition by receiving unanimous superior ratings from all four judges at the district competition held at Perkins High School in March.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD Summer is right around the corner, which means children will be anxious to ride their bicycles. To help educate children about bicycle safety, the Willard Police Department, Huron County Sheriff's Department and Mercy Hospital of Willard are working together to offer a Bicycle Rodeo from 9 a.m. to noon May 16, 2009 at the Willard Park for children in our community. Mercy Hospital of Willard recognizes that bicycle helmets saves lives. Each year in the United States, about half a million children are seriously injured in bicycle-related accidents, and most of those injuries could have been avoided if a properly fit helmet was worn. The Mercy Willard Volunteer Department purchased bicycle helmets for this event with funds from their fundraising events. Volunteers will be available during the event to distribute and properly fit bicycle helmets for children ages 3 to 11. The Willard Police Department will be offering a safety obstacle course with four stages. Children who pass all four stages of the safety obstacle course will receive a ribbon. Officers Chaffins and Slone will be visiting approximately 1,100 students in the Willard area this month to discuss bicycle safety.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A prominent landmark in North Fairfield is the old Congregational Church on North Main Street. It was built in 1849 and dedicated in 1850. For almost a century it was the Sabbath home of the Congregationalists, until they disbanded in 1946. The church was organized in 1841 at the home of Abijah Benson, who lived just north of the village on what was well-known later as the Rowley Farm, with its imposing brick house. Fire destroyed the Rowley house several years ago. The homes of various members hosted Congregationalist services until they bought a building lot in February of 1849. The constituent members in 1841 were Elijah and Freelove Benson; Phebe West; and Jonathan and Clarissa Fessenden. Even though the church was completed in 1850 it could not afford a bell until 1866. Most of the money to pay for it was raised by the young people of the community. It was cast by Jones & Co. "founders" in Troy, New York, and came to Norwalk by train. It was then hauled to North Fairfield and placed in the tower. At that time it was largest bell in Huron County, weighing in at 1,032 pounds. After the Fairfield Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons bought the church property in 1946 (I believe) they had the bell removed from the steeple and placed on the front lawn. I'm sure it was a heavy weight, even on that large building.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 17-year-old relative confronted the suspect about the video tape she found in his bedroom of her naked in the bathroom. "I'm very sorry,' defendant Daniel Nunez said.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Western Reserve student who assaulted a Huron County sheriff's deputy was released to his parents on electronically-monitored house arrest Monday. The 16-year-old Norwalk boy's mother exhaled audibly, as if she were glad to hear Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell's ruling.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The search for the next Norwalk City Schools superintendent could be drawing to a close. The school board met Wednesday at the district office to review the results of its search that started in February. Superintendent Wayne Babcanec will be retiring July 31 after more than seven years on the job.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A convicted Willard drug dealer was sentenced to 11 months in prison Tuesday. Thomas Hicks II, 30, of 1853 Thomas Road, also had his driver's license suspended for six months and ordered to pay $110 in restitution to the Willard Police Department for trafficking in heroin. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also fined him $250.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police arrested a Norwalk man found hiding in the back of a Woodlawn Avenue business building early this morning. Jason H. Turner, 29, of 138 E. Main St., Apt. B, currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail awaiting a Norwalk Municipal Court bond hearing on one count of breaking and entering.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bellevue voters passed a renewal levy for ambulance service, but said no to the renewal of a one-half percent income tax and a new tax to expand the public library. Berlin Heights voters passed a renewal of a three mill levy by 155 to 53.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two defense witnesses testified Wednesday the victim in a Bellevue voyeurism case talked to them about cutting herself and having suicidal thoughts. The victim had a different perspective when Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand asked her about an interview with a Bellevue police detective.