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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.
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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.
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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.
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The case of a Norwalk man who ripped the skin off a man's left arm has been transferred to Huron County Common Pleas Court so it can be presented to a grand jury. Dwight L. Druckemiller, 37, of 185 W. Main St., Apt. 11B, was charged with felonious assault in connection with a Feb. 27 incident on Hickory Street. If convicted, he faces two to eight years in prison.
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If you like water today appears to be your day. Fresh off 2.36 inches of rain over the weekend in Norwalk, the Firelands area is readying itself to get dumped on again.
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C.J. Livengood is not your typical candidate to play a leading role in a high school production. He's only a freshman.
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The Firelands area better dry itself out quick, because Mother Nature is just getting started. The Norwalk wastewater treatment plant reported 2.36 inches of rain fell on the Maple City over the weekend.
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AVERY- Jeremy M. Wetzel's former senior auto body instructor at EHOVE Career Center clearly remembers his student was a hard worker with a "real talent." "He was a great kid. He was a leader in our shop class," Jim Linder said about Wetzel, who was once student of the year.
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LAND-O-LAKES, Fla. - Six children and one grandchild. Lukemia.
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COLUMBUS - State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) has advocated his support for a local family whose home was raided and searched by armed police in December.
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A century ago, on March 17, 1909, an 8-year-old boy named William Whitla, commonly called Billy, was kidnapped in Sharon, Pa. A man called his school and told the teacher that Billy's father had sent him to take Billy home due to a family emergency. Mr. Whitla was a businessman but not wealthy, although a brother-in-law was an attorney and was considered to be wealthy. The kidnappers demanded $10,000 ransom, which Mr. Whitla paid according to instructions mailed to him. He was ordered to follow a complicated set of instructions leading from town to town in northeast Ohio. Once the money was delivered, the boy was put on a city streetcar with instructions to run around public square and back out Euclid Avenue before stopping at a hotel.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Monroeville's Fab 4 wrestling combination were indeed fabulous during the Division III finals of the 72nd annual state wrestling tournament, which concluded Saturday at the Scottenstein Center. For the second straight year, Hunter Stieber at 119 pounds, Logan Stieber at 125, Cam Tessari at 130 and Chris Phillips at 170 brought back individual state championships.
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Attention ladies: Are you looking to clear major closet space of formal dresses and evening garments you no longer wear? Donate the dresses to EHOVE Career Center's student council prom dress drive today. With prom scheduled for April 4, there's no time to delay. Robin Miller, a junior from Western Reserve High School who serves as EHOVE student council secretary, is spearheading the collection of gently used dresses from now through March 25. She hopes to collect at least 50 dresses of various sizes to help defray the cost of prom for her peers. Students may rent the dresses for $20 to $25, which will cover drycleaning costs. Miller had the "perfect night" in the fuschia evening gown she wore to the prom as a freshman. She's hoping those good vibes will follow the dress to the next person who wears it.
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One year ago yesterday, March 8, the biggest blizzard of the year was raging here in northern Ohio. More than a foot of snow fell during the two-day storm, and overnight temperatures plummeted to the single digits.
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WILLARD Mercy Hospital of Willard is aware that patient safety is the first priority, which is why the nurses and staff are recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week, which runs through Saturday. "We feel it is important that health care providers listen to their patients, explain with basic terms, and encourage patients to be partners in their care," says Pam Napier, chief nursing officer at Mercy Hospital of Willard. "Patients should take ownership in their condition and care by asking questions and become a partner with their doctor and nurses in managing their healthcare." Mercy Willard is constantly looking for ways to improve patient safety. Recently the hospital installed hygiene stations. The purpose of the hygiene stations is to provide the public with information and tools to help protect themselves and patients from the spread of germs. The stations are located in emergency department waiting room, front lobby, second floor patient areas, the birthing center, and at the Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Mercy Willard has also recently implemented a rapid response team, which is a specially trained group of nurses and respiratory therapists, designed to immediately respond if a the nurse, patient or family feel that they patient's condition is worsening. This team goes to the patient bedside, assesses the patient and takes appropriate action. This patient will then be evaluated frequently by the team until the patient's condition stabilizes.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
On Sunday morning, millions of Americans lost something many might take for granted one hour of precious weekend sleep. Daylight Saving Time returned when the clocks "sprung forward" one hour in most states, which meant many already sleep-deprived Americans may suffer the consequences of an additional hour of lost shut-eye. "With the change of clocks, this is a time to remind people that losing sleep is an important health consideration," said Dr. Michael Leslie, medical director of Fisher-Titus Medical Center's sleep disorder lab and a neurologist with Advanced Neurologic Associates. "Sleep is as fundamental as diet and exercise to human health." According to a 2009 poll from the National Sleep Foundation, about 40 percent of Americans agree that sleep is as important as diet and exercise to overall health and well-being; yet, only 32 percent of Americans who report sleep problems discuss them with their doctor.
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Beth and Jim Lambright make a good team because he likes to cook and she likes to bake so the two of them come up with some first-rate meals. Residents of Hartland Township, the Lambrights live in a home they built themselves and are still finishing in their spare time. Beth is the circulation supervisor at the New London Library, and Jim is a machinist at Siemens, also in New London. Their 18-year-old son Jevon is studying engineering at the University of Cincinnati and 14-year-old daughter Cicely attends Western Reserve. When the two were first married 22 years ago, the deal was the first person home fixed supper, so according to Jim the result was, "We both took a long time getting home."
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The Norwalk Post of the state Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal hit-skip crash involving a pedestrian. The crash occurred on Murray Road three tenths of a mile east of Hartland Center Road, at about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.
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news@norwalkreflector.com MILAN Bring up Jessika Otto in conversation and the adjectives flow freely determined, kind, self assured, impressive, confident. Those are just a few words sure to be mentioned in connection with the 17-year-old Edison High School junior. There's another adjective that may, on the surface, describe Jessika, but it certainly doesn't define her. Jessika is disabled. Her left leg is about 12 inches shorter than her right. She wears a prosthetic leg to keep her balance. Her mother, Nenette, said they still don't know what caused the disability.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com She had been a fugitive of justice since November 2007. Now, Jean Boehler is serving a 10-month prison term at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. On Jan. 9, 2008, the state filed a probation violation on Boehler, now, 36, in Huron County Common Pleas Court for absconding supervision. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said the former Bellevue resident had left the court's jurisdiction about one month earlier. "About a year later, we found out she moved out of state," Kasper said.
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A 19-year-old Monroeville driver will be sentenced May 18 for the Nov. 9 Ridgefield Township crash that killed his passenger and close friend. Nathan A. Taylor, of 62 Monroe St., pleaded guilty on a bill of information Tuesday to aggravated vehicular homicide in Huron County Common Pleas Court. A bill of information is a court document that bypasses the grand jury process. Taylor, who is free on bond, faces one to five years in prison and a $10,000 maximum fine.