10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
MANSFIELD - Conviction of sexual imposition could leave Madison Local Schools Superintendent Dave Williamson without a job, according to the Ohio Department of Education. The board of education placed Williamson on paid administrative leave Wednesday night after he was charged with the two counts of sexual imposition, third-degree misdemeanors. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Mansfield Municipal Court at 10 a.m. April 17.
10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
The challenge - build a bridge of paper and paper clips spanning 3 feet and at least 1 foot high at some point. The problem - paper costs $1,000 per sheet, columns an additional $2,000 each plus the cost of paper to construct them and paper clips cost $100 each after the first 12.
10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Zachary D. Moomey, 22, of 66571 U.S. 20, Lot 63, Wakeman, was charged with failure to control and a hit-skip violation Saturday after his pickup truck overturned while heading south on Ohio 60. The truck stopped off the right side in a field. He reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.
10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
America Asked For A Change: A little over a year ago:
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Q. My son gets average grades, but I know he could do better. Some parents pay their children for good grades. Is this a good idea? A. Yesterday, grade cards were issued to all students in the Norwalk City Schools. As parents, we all want our children to do well and we are constantly looking for ways to motivate our children. Often times, parents feel that they should pay their children for achieving good grades. Periodically, some schools do experiment by offering a financial incentive to boost motivation. As recently as this year, two schools in Georgia are participating in the "Learn & Earn" initiative which pays students an hourly wage for taking math and science classes. This initiative was the brainstorm of former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich. This latest experiment notwithstanding, most experts believe that paying for good grades is a bad idea.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Last week I made several casual references to "old' Huron County and its establishment. Thinking it over, I realized that some of my readers might not be familiar with the whole story of our county's background. Of course, I did tell this same story in my very first column 36 years ago this week, but maybe some of my readers missed it then! Connecticut citizens who lost private property during British raids in the American Revolution were given 500,000 acres of land as compensation at the western end of Connecticut's Western Reserve of land in northern Ohio. This action took more than 10 years from the end of the Revolution, as the legislature argued that it had no funds for compensation, and finally settled on giving land at a certain value per acre.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Christine Anderson is ready to put on her gloves and battle dust mites and bed bugs as part of her new business Crispy Cleaning Service. Anderson, of Milan, is a member of the National Partnership for Women and Families and the Key4Women Club. "Its hard to trust someone in your home or business and feel safe about your personal property, but that's what I am all about," she said. "If you want honesty and a job well-done, Crispy Cleaning is for you."
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual egg hunt Saturday at McGuan Park. It has been postponed twice because of the weather. Here is the schedule: 1 p.m. Children ages 1 and 2. 1:15 p.m. Children ages 3-5.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - A Clyde woman admitted to altering an insurance card her husband used when he paid for a ticket on driving with expired license plates. Laura Crockett-Rust's husband came to the Milan Mayor's Court to pay for the ticket about noon Wednesday. A clerk noticed the font on the dates were different than the rest of the card, Milan Police Chief Jim Ward said. The employee called the insurance company and discovered the dates on the card were different than the ones listed with the company.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A Willard woman is accused of misappropriating the funds from the Monroeville Parent Council. Tamera A. Kamann, 39, of 3120 Fern Road, is charged with two felony counts of forgery and one theft charge. Norwalk Municipal Court records indicate police filed the charges March 31 in connection with incidents on June 28, Sept. 2 and 5.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County community leaders are taking the concept of "paying it forward" to the streets. The Building Assets Initiative is based on the philosophy that everybody in the community is responsible for making a positive difference in the future of youth's lives. Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch said her challenge to the Maple City is for the community to step up to the plate. She noted it's not just parents who can have a huge impact on young people. "Let's make a commitment to those ideals," Lesch said. <p><em>Read the rest of this story in <a href="http://activepaper.olivesoftware.com/Default/Skins/Norwalk/Client.asp?Skin=Norwalk&amp;Daily=NRWK&amp;AppName=1">Today's Reflector</a>...</em></p>
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD Area residents are invited to attend an event designed to raise awareness about the Ohio Achievement Test and issues facing middle school students. Community Awareness Night will kick off at 6 p.m. Thursday with a program called "Are You Smarter than a Middle School Student?" It is based on the television show "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" and designed to help prepare Willard Middle School students for the upcoming test. A team of adults will compete against a group of previously selected students. The questions used for the program will be questions from the Ohio Achievement Test, which the students will take at the end of the month. Students will take tests in various subjects, depending on their current grade level. Fifth-graders will be tested in reading, math, science and social studies; sixth-graders will take reading and math tests; seventh-graders will take a math and writing test, while eighth-graders will be tested in reading, math, science and social studies.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS In February and April of 2007, Erie MetroParks successfully used explosives to create vernal pools at Edison Woods Preserve, located off Ohio 61 in Berlin Township, as part of an ongoing effort to restore wetlands at the site. A vernal pool is a contained depression lacking a permanent above ground outlet basically a low area where water collects that is not connected to a creek or river. Also known as ephermeral pools, autumnal pools or temporary woodland ponds, vernal pools are unique wildlife habitats.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Who is learning more tricks the handler or the dog? Norwalk Police Officer Tim Skinner has been training with Viper, the new police dog, since March at North Coast K-9, south of Monroeville. "I try to get out there twice a week. We go out there in three-hour blocks in the morning," Skinner said. He describes Viper as a very social dog that has been children all his life.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
For Buckeye Boys State, Berlin Heights American Legion will be sponsoring Mike Laughlin, Jeffery Ortman, and Trevor Deming with Aaron Opfer serving as alternate. The Milan American Legion will be sponsoring Nathan Seamans, Jonathon Wolshuck, Mike Zakerski, and Wes Strayer as alternate. For Buckeye Girls State, the Berlin Heights and Milan American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will be sponsoring Katie Ferman, Nicole Swartz, and Beth Stallkamp. Here are profiles of those students: Boys State
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - A &#036;500 reward is being offered leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who stole a four-wheeler from the village. The bright yellow 2005 Honda Rancher was reported stolen between March 26 and 31. The four-wheeler, valued at about &#036;3,700, has black plastic fenders and carrying racks on the front and back.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tackling environmental issues is not something people generally expect from a hospital. But keeping the environment healthy is part of the culture at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. In fact, FTMC has been recognized nationally for its efforts to advance pollution prevention and waste reduction efforts. "We believe that an important way to promote the health of the communities we serve is to protect the environment we all share," said Patrick J. Martin, FTMC president. "We are proud to be recognized for our efforts and thank our employees for their commitment to and involvement in our prevention and reduction programs."
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - The fire from a discarded cigarette in a Clifton Street trash can smothered itself out Thursday afternoon, causing smoke damage. New London firefighters set up a fan to ventilate the still inhabitable apartment.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - A school teacher investigated by Wakeman police pleaded guilty to 10 child pornography charges Tuesday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Howard Kaplan, 58, of Hudson, thought he was chatting with underage girls during the investigation by Officer Josh Rice, Chief Tim Hunker said. The Western Reserve Academy teacher pleaded guilty to a "full indictment," including nine charges of importuning and one count of possession of criminal tools.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - A woman sat on the ground sobbing while another woman kneeled down and comforted her. Streams of water trickled down the gravel driveway from the fire trucks toward the gutted house and the rear of the property. About 100 feet away from the women, firefighters steadied a large yellow hose as another firefighter doused the interior of 5507 E. U.S. 20 to put out hot spots. Smoke poured from the charred skeleton of the back of the home that overlooks the Vermilion River.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
U.S. 250 will have intermittent single lane closures until fall 2009 during a railroad grade separation project. The closures on U.S. 250, just south of Townline Road 12, will be for short periods of time as Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) crews mobilize heavy hauling equipment. ODOT doesn't expect there to be major impacts to traffic, but motorists are reminded to use caution when approaching the construction work zone.