2:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
A new section of the Rails to Trails project in northern Ohio was opened late last year from the village of Collins east to DeRussey Road. This follows the right of way of what was originally the Toledo, Norwalk and Cleveland Railroad, which was chartered in 1850. The T, N & C ran from Toledo east through Fremont to Bellevue, Monroeville, Norwalk, Collins, Wakeman and on east to join with the CCC rail line at Grafton. A few years later, it was completed to Cleveland. In January of 1853, the first train ran from Grafton to the Maumee River at Toledo. This completed the railroad link from New York City to Chicago and eventually became part of the transcontinental rail span after the Civil War. I've written the story of those early railroad days several times before.
2:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A packed house of appreciative supporters provided a heroes' salute to the Monroeville High School 1984 boys' state championship basketball team Friday night. The recognition ceremony took place prior to the Eagles' game with South Central.
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 23, 1977 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 32 years ago: City Rehires 5 It Had Laid Off Five regular city employees returned to work Tuesday for the first time since they were laid off Jan. 1 because of Norwalk's money problems.
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
The finalization of the Alltel-Verizon Wireless merger won't have any effect on local Alltel customers for now. Jack Luciani, regional vice president for Alltel, said Wednesday afternoon after regulators reviewed the merger, it was determined that Verizon would need to sell 105 wireless markets throughout the nation, which included portions of Ohio and the Norwalk market. This decision was made in the best interest of competition, Luciani added.
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY Monroeville captured top honors in the 2008-2009 Firelands Challenge regular season. The Eagles battled through six rounds and 12 opponents to finish with a whopping 378 total points the highest cumulative total in almost three decades. Monroeville acquired 59 points more than the next competing team. Monroeville has consistently had some of the highest scores in the history of the Firelands Challenge. In two of its regular season matches, the Eagles had scores of 70 and 74. Only one other time in the history of the Firelands Challenge has a team scored more than 70 points in a single match and the Eagles accomplished this task twice in one season. In two other matches, they scored in the 60s and in the other two regular season matches, they scored in the 50s. The average score for the Eagles in the 2008-2009 season was 35 points.
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Open....close. It's one of the first concepts babies understand when they are learning to talk. Open the door; shut the door. Open your mouth (here comes the food); close your mouth. Isn't a simple matter also called an "open and shut case?"
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Residents of Ohio's 5th Congressional District are concerned not only with the dire economy, but President Barack Obama's recently-implemented stimulus package, U.S. Rep. Bob Latta said Thursday. Latta, a Republican, represents the 5th district, which includes Huron County. He is on a week-long swing through seven counties that fall under his district to meet one-on-one with constituents and hear their concerns.
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Columbus woman earlier convicted in federal court as part of a counterfeit check ring was sentenced Wednesday for a similar, local crime. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said he considers Kristi L. Logan, 22, "the work horse" for cashing bogus checks in an "elaborate cash-checking scheme."
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard is considering having inmates do some maintenance work in the jail and possibly in the townships, when the weather breaks. But he wants to emphasize one thing: He doesn't want to implement anything that would take away work from county employees. Howard stressed he doesn't want to circumvent or "cut out" any of the county employees' workload.
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Police Department special response team (SRT) conducted a search warrant Wednesday on Spring Street, resulting in the arrest of an adult and a juvenile. Capt. Dave Light said police started searching for the adult suspect about 2 1/2 weeks ago when he was considered a runaway juvenile. David A. Burrows, who turned 18 in January, of 47 Welton Ave., currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail on a Huron County Juvenile Court failure to appear warrant.
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A slow economy has started hitting RR Donnelley & Sons. Willard City Manager Brian Humphress said the book printing company informed him late last month "there will be temporary layoffs," voluntary layoffs and "some retirements through attrition."
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dave Schild thinks one of Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen's department goals this year of targeting shoplifters is worth pursuing. "I think it's a worthy goal," said the owner of Schild's IGA.
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
STAMFORD, Conn. - The frantic owner of a 200-pound chimpanzee that went berserk in Connecticut pleaded with police over the phone to help her stop the animal from mauling her friend, begging them to "Hurry, please! He ripped her face off.'
2:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - In a brief meeting Wednesday, the Western Reserve board of education hired a volleyball coach and approved the expenditure of the $5,000 grant from Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Assistant Superintendent Rodge Wilson said the money will be used for technology items for the science program.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
U.S. Marshals were in town this morning to arrest Thomas L. Root, a Norwalk defendant in a tax evasion case. Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen confirmed U.S. Marshals were in the Maple City between 8:30 and 9 a.m. today.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
These days, an unexpected check in the mail is about the best thing that can happen. But if the check is for winnings from a lottery you never entered, it's probably be too good to be true. That's what happened to Eileen Arnold when she received a check in the mail for $4,901. The letter that came with the check claimed she had won a large amount of money in a lottery. The money was being held in an escrow account, waiting to be claimed.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 6th District Court of Appeals in Toledo has upheld a search warrant that led to a 16-month prison term for a Willard man. Lorenzo Nunez Jr., 29, of 214 E. Tiffin St., had his prison term suspended after he was sentenced Jan. 12 in Huron County Common Pleas Court. At the time, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said it was possible there wasn't enough information related to the six-month investigation by METRICH, a multi-county drug task force, that led to the Jan. 10, 2007 drug bust at the defendant's home.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was best not to bother FedEx workers too much Tuesday. They were busy shipping 2,000 robots to competition sites.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
The city wants to acquire property with the goals of acquiring more green space and to enter into partnership with the Huron County Youth Soccer Club to build and maintain a permanent field. But a number of local residents are essentially saying "Not in My Backyard." There were a few back and forth exchanges.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Village residents located at Horseshoe Drive, Surrey Court and River Road to the corporation limit, due to a water leak, a boil advisory for human consumption is in effect until further notice. Residents will be notified by flyer when the boil advisory is lifted. Call (419) 465-4182 or (419) 465-2922 with questions.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's never easy to cut a budget especially when you are talking 20 percent. But that's what the Huron County Commissioners are trying to do right now. The commissioners needed to slash $1.7 million this year and they are just about there.