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.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
All over the United States, members of the American Rose Society (ARS) are available for presentations about rose-growing. One of their members, Anita Solarz of the Cleveland area, presented a wonderful program about roses at the recent meeting of the Huron County Master Gardeners. Besides giving information about garden conditions necessary for growing roses, Solarz gave a few rules about pruning roses. The first step is to cut off all damaged, spindly and diseased canes and those canes that rub against each other. Do this any time.
9:59 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - You might have daydreamed through a discussion of "The Crucible' during your high school American Literature class. That's O.K.; you have another, even better chance to fully grasp the dramatic power of playwright Arthur Miller's riveting play about the Salem Witchcraft trials.
9:59 PM Jul 25, 2010
Most 13-year-olds probably have never even heard of Azerbaijan, let alone know its location. Ask Norwalk Catholic School eighth-grader Jacob Caprara, and he'll tell you the country is in Asia.
9:59 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAYCROSS, Ga. - A group of children ages 8 to 10 apparently were mad at their teacher because she had scolded one of them for standing on a chair, authorities say. That led the third-graders, as many as nine boys and girls, to plot an attack on the teacher at Center Elementary School in south Georgia.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Lori Leis, co-owner of Leis Furniture in Monroeville, said Tuesday the business has no intention of closing down or leaving the village. "We plan on staying because this is where we obviously want to be,' Leis said. She runs the business with her father, Leroy, and her sister, Kara.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mayor Sue Lesch gave Norwalk Council news it didn't want to hear Tuesday night - Rick Brown, superintendent of both the city's water treatment department and wastewater treatment department, is retiring on May 31. "Rick is exceptional. He will be missed,' the mayor said, adding he has worked for the city for more than 30 years. She said Brown holds six certifications to do his job so it might not be easy to find a replacement. Lesch said most cities don't have one person to handle both departments, but the city will advertise the position both internally and for applicants not currently working for Norwalk.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
A New London woman accused of neglecting multiple animals is going to trial May 9 in Norwalk Municipal Court. Donna Dennis, 41, of 1056 Ohio 60, faces four counts of cruelty to animals. Investigators found a slew of dead and neglected animals at her home when they used a search warrant Feb. 19. Authorities took custody of four dogs two days later because they were considered to be in the worst shape.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - The Wakeman Police Department has installed an in-car digital video system into one of its cruisers using a &#036;5,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Criminal Justice Services. "The village has to add 10 percent to that," Chief Tim Hunker said.