9:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Six people, including two break-in suspects, were indicted today by a Huron County grand jury. Darren L. Cooley, 20, of 3143 Greenwich Eastern Townline Road 79, Greenwich, and Logan R. Welch, 18, of 4351 Butler Road, Wakeman, were charged with breaking and entering in connection with an April 28 incident.
9:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - EHOVE graduate Rachel Colyer, of Norwalk, wants to be someone's hero someday. She enjoys helping people. The 18-year-old will get many chances to do that during her career as a firefighter and her time in the military, where she will join the Army Reserves.
9:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Theresa Flannery went to Iraq in 2004 and walked into one of the hottest firefights of the war. She and other U.S. soldiers were trapped on the roof of a government compound at Najaf, dodging rifle fire and rocket-propelled grenades from renegade militiamen. Flannery traded gunfire with enemy snipers, shattering bones in her wrist diving for cover. A photo of Flannery, taken during the two-hour fight, circulated around the world, and the former Miss Madison County was recommended for a Bronze Star.
9:54 AM Jul 26, 2010
Shannen Doherty became the first celebrity to exit "Dancing With the Stars' this season, meaning Kate Gosselin and Buzz Aldrin each dodged a bullet after poor performances in Weeks 1 and 2. In fact, neither Gosselin nor Aldrin was in the bottom two in terms of combined viewers votes and judges' scoring on Tuesday night's results show on ABC. Joining Doherty of "90210' fame was an actress from another 80s hit show, "Baywatch' icon Pamela Anderson.
9:54 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com GREENWICH Before the 2010 South Central High School graduates moved onto "bigger and better adventures" Sunday, valedictorian Stacey Shepherd gave her classmates some pearls of wisdom. The 17-year-old girl told her fellow graduates not to postpone what they want, don't leave anything misunderstood, make sure the people you care about know it and make sure those same folks know how you really feel. Shepherd also thanked all the families and staff "for all the hard work they put into making this class shine." "Their fingerprints will never fade from our lives. They have taught us educational and life lessons," she said.
9:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - The sixth annual Girls' Night Out committee and Fitzgerald Body Shop announced Thursday during a Girls' Night Out preview party for sponsors who they are teaming up to offer the "Hog for a Cause' bike raffle. Jim Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Body Shop purchased, customized and donated a 2003 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Harley Sportster to the Girls' Night Out committee as a way to raise money for four local charities - Cancer Services, Fisher-Titus Mammography Fund, Cancer Program Fund at Firelands Regional Medical Center and North Coast Cancer Foundation.
9:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Ready to go treasure hunting? Norwalk's uptown will transform into its own treasure island on Saturday for the third annual Norwalk Great American Treasure Hunt. The flea-market style event features antiques, collectibles, housewares, hand-made jewelry, candles and more. And if you want to go car browsing, Twilight Gardens' annual car show this year will take place alongside the treasure hunt.
9:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
Apparently the worst injury Julie Mullins had after a potentially deadly fire is a burn on her left arm. Norwalk Firefighter Curtis Stang found Mullins unconscious in her upstairs apartment when responding to the May 2 fire at 23 Woodlawn Ave. First-responders performed CPR on the woman who had been overcome by smoke.
9:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - It was common knowledge to everyone inside the Heileman Building at New London Recreation Park that a celebrity broadcaster was present New London native Robin Meade, anchor of CNN's Headline News' Morning Show. A future HLN anchor might have been in the room as well 13-year-old Colton Hendrick, a sixth-grader at New London Middle School. Meade and Hendrick met each other during a book signing fundraiser held for Meade's cousin, Myrtie Anderson, who is battling cancer.
9:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
Heather Ravenstein tried to save Wal-Mart some money Friday by foiling a shoplifter's plan to steal a $600 computer, but it cost her her job. "I'm a single mom, and I don't know what I'm going to do," says Ravenstein, who is 30.
9:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
Vandals have struck in the city of Norwalk. Joe Lindenberger, city recreation director, said this morning he was called to Jaycee Park at about 8:30 p.m. Monday after the men's restroom was destroyed. Police reported the urinal and toilet were completely ripped from the wall and smashed, while a trash can was also turned over.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council plus several audience members gave Diane Eschen a round of applause at Tuesday's meeting after Eschen delivered a super-detailed explanation of the city funds. Eschen, who has been with the city for nearly 40 years, explained it all, from every fund to every revenue source and expense.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Monday is Memorial Day and area communities have planned parades and services to honor those who have given their lives for the country. In Norwalk, a parade line up will begin at 9 a.m. on Woodlawn Avenue and Water Street. The parade will proceed at 9:30 a.m. along Woodlawn Avenue to Woodlawn Cemetery. The Memorial Day program will be held directly following the parade at the cemetery. City offices will be closed Monday in celebration of Memorial Day. Trash pickup will be delayed one day.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - Western Reserve High School will send another group of seniors out into the world at its 2 p.m. graduation ceremony Sunday. Profiles of the top students appear in today's issue.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Willard City Schools is considering what action, if any, to take in the Melodie Adelman case after today's roughly 10 minute Loudermill hearing, school board attorney Michael J. Loughman said. Adelman, district cafeteria supervisor, has been on paid administrative leave since March 9 after allegations that she misused district money.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Deanie Berry of Senior Enrichment Services said several people have asked her if a summer concert series is scheduled this year. The answer is yes, and organizers said they're excited to kick off this year's event on June 9 with the band SPLITT. It will run through the week of the Huron County Fair. The series will take place at Shelter 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at Shelter 4, Veterans Memorial Lake Park.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Next month the Norwalk Reflector will begin printing on the presses of the Sandusky Register. The last issue printing in Norwalk will be June 12. The Monday, June 14 issue and all others moving forward will be printed in Sandusky.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Fifty-nine seniors will say good-bye to St. Paul High School at the 2 p.m. Sunday graduation ceremony at the church. Leading the class of 2010 will be valedictorian Amber Welfle.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Plymouth High School's class of 2010 will graduate at 8 p.m. Friday and five top students will lead the way. Profiles of each of those five students appear in today's Reflector.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tragedy hit a rural Norwalk family when their 6-year-old daughter died suddenly Saturday morning. Katrina Cleavenger died of natural causes, Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood said. The coroner didn't have a cause of death as of press time and estimated it wouldn't be available for about a month.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
This weekend we commemorate Memorial Day once again the time set aside after the Civil War to especially honor deceased veterans - those who fell on active duty, and those who returned from military service and have since passed away. We seldom give a thought, though, for those who kept the home fires burning. It was very naturally both necessary and patriotic to enlist in 1861 after President Lincoln declared war. However, the farms in those days needed much "manpower" to keep up with the work and produce crops for market and for home consumption. My grandmother often mentioned a Collins resident who didn't serve in the Union Army. Instead, he stayed home and ran his widowed mother's farm. His thought was this: "Why don't they do something for those of us who stayed home and kept things going?"