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.
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Here are the final scores from Week 3 of high school football action Friday. Stories about these games will appear in Saturday's Reflector. To comment on the games, visit www.fandy.com: Perkins 28, Norwalk 7
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - What a week this has been for New London - first the very successful 100th anniversary of the Firelands Labor Day Festival and then Thursday the Budweiser Clydesdales came to town. The two events were related somewhat because council member Laura Davidson started almost a year making efforts to get the horses for the festival. She contacted John Hipp, manager of distribution for Norwalk's Maple City Ice, and he did everything he could to book the horses for the festival but was told there was no way it would happen.
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's the shank of the summer with fall approaching, and perhaps some readers haven't made any really spectacular trips yet, and are looking for adventure and something different. If you don't mind a little travel, you can find both in a strange and beautiful land called Iceland. Why Iceland? Because this small island about the size of Kentucky has more to offer outdoorsmen than you'd readily believe. The little country is purely volcanic, rising out of the sea on a growing bed of lava in the distant past. It was settled in 874 by Norsemen or Vikings, call them what you will, tough hardy farmers, fishermen and fighters with their often Celtic wives. Even today, the inhabitants speak Norse (and English), their language unchanged in many hundreds of years, and school children today can still read ancient Viking runes and scrolls. There are lots of ways to see this often astonishing country, and for the hardy, one favorite way is to hike or backpack the numerous trails that spider here and there across the land. Google up "Hiking in Iceland," and you'll find trails to suit the easy going or those who like to push the envelope, and either way walkers will pass through some beautiful terrain.
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
A New London man remains in custody on a $50,000 bond in connection with brandishing a knife at a pizza delivery person late Tuesday night on Newton Street in Norwalk. Police arrested Billy J. Craft, 19, of 1696 Murray Road, some time later on North Hester Street near Ohio Street. Authorities said the suspect is accused of stealing more than $200 from the uninjured male victim during the incident about 11:45 p.m.
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
He loved God and he loved music. That's the memories Daniel Duncan's family holds on to as they mourn his death. Duncan, 18, a 2008 graduate of St. Paul High School, was killed Wednesday evening as he was biking near West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he was a freshman. He was a member of the college's bike team and also was involved in the college's music programs.
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
About 4,000 Firelands Electric Cooperative members and about 1,270 First Energy customers were without power this morning in southern portions of Huron County. "At 8:15, there was a failure at the Hanville sub-station that is located on New State Road near North Fairfield,' said Gary Mortus, area manager for Ohio Edison. "Power was back on at 8:59 a.m. The failure was caused by a broken crossarm on the transmission line.'
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The two investment firms which had been negotiating to purchase Norwalk Furniture Corp. informed the company late Wednesday afternoon they pulled out of the deal. Norwalk Furniture receptionist Mary Geretz said Industrial Realty Group (IRG), of California, and Blackbird Capital Partners, of Cincinnati, announced they "were not going forward with the purchase.'
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The Berlin-Milan board of education has decided to put a 1 percent income tax on the November ballot. A meeting regarding the school board's decision on pursuing a school district income tax has been set for 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Milan Elementary conference room.
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Stuart Lichter, the California developer who had been negotiating to purchase Norwalk Furniture Corp. and save its 876 jobs, confirmed this morning that the deal has collapsed, according to the information posted today on the Plain Dealer-affilated Web site cleveland.com. Lichter, in a phone conversation this morning from Southern California, said he has ended his effort to acquire the Norwalk-based maker of quality home furniture, the newspaper reported.
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The voice of Norwalk Furniture has been silenced. Joe Mosbrook, the official spokesman since about July 18, is no longer with the company.
12:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Furniture truck driver Cliff Cannon was at the Fulton, Miss. plant Wednesday when he heard from another driver that the workers had been sent home. "We were told to turn around and stop deliveries where we were,' he recalled.
12:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and the mayors of the cities of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Massillon and Oxford, have all issued proclamations recognizing Sunday as Paul Brown Day throughout the state and in these cities. While Norwalk is not collaborating with those cities for a celebration, its mayor, Sue Lesch, did praise this city's connection to the man who helped make the Cleveland Browns an NFL powerhouse and founded the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown was born in Norwalk but only lived her for a short time. "Certainly we celebrate our history, and we're certainly proud of our hertitage and that link we have with Paul Brown," Lesch said.
12:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARION Ohio's wheat, barley, oats and rye growers have a comprehensive new resource at their disposal. The Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program (OSGMP) will help grain growers by funding vital new research and education to improve yields. OSGMP will also educate consumers about from where their food comes. For example, did you know that Oreo cookies are made from wheat grown in Ohio? Did you know that Ohio wheat is generally not used for bread? In addition to public education, the new OSGMP committee hopes to further research and develop domestic and international markets for Ohio wheat, barley, oats and rye. "For instance there is a demand for white wheat," committee chairman Brad Haas said. "We have a problem growing it in the Midwest. Some of this research money could go towards identifying varieties for the user."