2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - With the induction of former Norwalk wrestling coach Keith Manos into the Ohio High School Wrestling Hall of Fame Saturday during the state wrestling tournament, it bring the total to three associated with the Trucker staff that have won the sports highest honor. Manos, 52, follows his former mentor, Denny Corrigan, and the latter's wife, Peggy, into the Hall. The Corrigans were present Saturday afternoon as were a number of Manos' wrestlers and coaching constituents both at Norwalk and at Richmond Heights.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN Pastoral Leader Notre Dame Sister Carroll Schemenauer calls the expansion and renovation of her church "our little capital campaign." But in a time when Catholic churches are closing, there's nothing small about a $260,000 construction project. The renovation at Wakeman St. Mary Catholic Church, 46 E. Main St., could start as early as this month. "We're pushing the walls out 13 feet to make room for 110 more people," Schemenauer said. The first phase is to take down the siding from the existing building, which was expected to start this week.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Lt. Jim Bryan, of the state Highway Patrol, is confident investigators eventually will be able to determine exactly what happened in last week's hit-skip fatality. "This one may take a while," the Norwalk post commander said, citing the time for the patrol investigative unit to get coroner's and other necessary reports. "It may take a month or two."
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The parents of a former Monroeville High School student filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Center for Organ Recovery & Education in Pittsburgh and the Hamot Medical Center in Erie, claiming their son, who had suffered a head injury in a snowboarding accident, was permitted to die so his organs could be harvested, according to information in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Michael and Teresa Jacobs, of Bellevue, Ohio, said their son, Gregory, 18, was injured during a Monroeville High School ski trip to Peek 'n Peak Ski Resort in Findley Lake, N.Y., on March 8, 2007.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
I got a big kick out of reading Don Hohler's story in Tuesday's Reflector about Jim Widman. Widman, former Norwalk engineer, was an acclaimed golfer in Norwalk and Florida, setting various course scoring records and winning the Elks Club Championship a number of times in the 1970s.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Monroeville's Firelands Challenge team is officially the 2009 champion. Members of an appeals board read and denied the Eagles' and Chargers' appeals concerning answers that were ruled incorrect during Tuesday's final match.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local landlords might not be aware that their tenants' unpaid water bills are ultimately the property owners' responsibility. Norwalk Finance Director Diane Eschen said she has fielded a number of complaints from landlords who just received their copy of the most recent water bill. It informs them that "all rental properties where a tenant has been repeatedly delinquent, will now have their bills sent directly to the owner, as per prior notification. This process has now begun. Once that account has been switched back to the owner's name, it will never be billed to a renter again."
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
A "Rapid Response Session' for individuals who have been laid off from American Coating Specialists (ACS) will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday in the conference room of Huron County Department of Job and Family Services. The purpose of the meeting is to give the displaced employees information about insurance options, food assistance, Medicaid and other resources.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Everyone's a winner when it comes to 4-H. That's the message Norwalk High School sophomore Caleigh Ott delivered Tuesday afternoon to Maplehurst Elementary third- and fourth-graders.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Self sufficiency can be a useful attribute in hard economic times. With that in mind, the Huron County Master Gardeners will present a Spring Fling Preparation Seminar on tool sharpening and maintenance, pruning and seed starting from 9 a.m. to noon March 21. Master Gardener volunteers will present the topics in the basement of the Huron County administration building.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Development Council (HCDC) has announced that T. Alex Beres has accepted the position of economic development director. As the economic development director, Beres will work collaboratively with community leaders, and develop and direct economic development programming for the purpose of retaining and expanding existing businesses. He will also work to attract new businesses and assist to secure state and federal grants and funding. "I am looking forward to bringing my hard work ethic and passion back home to keep our community vibrant and competitive," Beres said. "I believe in the principle that to truly revitalize an area it needs to be done by members of the community. I recognize the difficulties that lay ahead for the area and more than anyone I am determined to see us make it through these tough times."
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Sheriff's Office is investigating at least one shot being fired during suspected gang-related activity over the weekend in the Rustic Hills Mobile Home Park. Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call just before 8 p.m. Saturday about a "gang of boys" whom the caller accused of stopping in a blue vehicle and threatening his 16-year-old son, Maj. Greg Englund said. The suspects fled heading south on U.S. 250. The sheriff's office also got eight calls after the initial 9-1-1 call from residents who heard shots being fired.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com "Don't worry mom; I'll be OK." These were words spoken by 15-year-old Norwalk leukemia patient Cory Martin to his mother. They were brave words, considering the teenager's condition.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The last match of the Firelands Challenge finals round Tuesday carried all the feeling of a high-stakes sports contest. Monroeville's mascot paraded around the elementary school gymnasium.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard woman won a new car as party of the Lucky Ducky fundraiser. On Feb. 27, more than 700 competitors gathered for what has been billed as the largest race of its kind in the United States. Thousands of yellow rubber ducks floated down Kalahari Waterpark Resort's indoor river, competing for the forth annual Rubber Duck Derby title. The Duck Derby is a fund-raising event benefitting the Sandusky Main Street Association and the United Way of Erie County, this year raising $90,000.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
If Tanner Murray took a problem-solving class, her teacher would be proud. The Norwalk Middle School seventh-grader identified a problem, came up with a plan, implemented it and saw it through.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
David Lee Roth, in the classic Van Halen song, sings: "You might as well jump." The Huron County Commissioners and jail administrator are saying: Not on our watch. The commissioners approved a resolution Thursday to have fencing installed to keep Huron County Jail inmates from purposefully jumping from balconies in the pods.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The recent Monroeville-St. Paul boys' basketball game was extra special. Not only were the senior Eagle boys' basketball players and cheerleaders recognized, but the packed house took time to honor Monroeville senior Katie Drown, who has been singing the national anthem at home events for several years.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A Willard woman remains in custody after authorities seized 63 balloons of heroin worth about $1,800 during a traffic stop Friday. Willard Police Chief Joe Daniel called the amount of drugs "pretty significant." The suspected heroin will be sent to the METRICH crime lab at the Mansfield Police Department for analysis.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - A Wakeman woman and the driver of a motorcycle in remain hospitalized after Sunday's crash in Florence Township. Cynthia J. Jenkins, 45, of 5810 U.S. 20 Lot 91, was in stable condition as of Monday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, said troopers with the state Highway Patrol's Sandusky post. A hospital spokeswoman said Monday afternoon the patient was in a "regular room," but she had no condition report available.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The last match of the Firelands Challenge finals round today carried all the feeling of a high-stakes sports contest. Monroeville's mascot paraded around the school's elementary gymnasium.