2:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Luck was on Cheryl King's side. She won $150,000 Tuesday when she randomly bought a Fantastic Five lottery ticket at Friendship Food Stores. The longtime Wakeman resident, who lives next door to the East Main Street convenience store, was there to buy a Mega Millions ticket for her elderly mother.
2:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com People cannot choose their relatives. And FIRST Robotics team members can't choose their alliances. The mission of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills. Steve Spriggs, one of the team advisors for EHOVE's robotics team, attributed its recent loss in the Buckeye Regional, in part, to weak alliances.
2:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
A total of 39 people have applied for the head coaching position at Norwalk High School. Jeff Cole resigned as coach in January after four years as head coach. Cole was hired by Norwalk in April 2005, coming from Crestline.
2:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
St. Joseph School sixth-grader Mitchell Ott learned a particular fact about Cleveland Browns namesake Paul Brown and "my eyes tripled in size. I was just shocked." The house at 7 Elm St. in Norwalk blends in with the others in the residential neighborhood. Ott has passed it several times while on the way to visit his cousins and never thought anything of it. But the residence carries more meaning for him now that Ott has learned Brown was born and lived there.
2:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
On Sunday morning, millions of Americans may lose something they take for granted - one hour of precious weekend sleep. That's right. Daylight Saving Time returns on Sunday when clocks "spring forward' one hour in most states and 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.'
2:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
HARTLAND TOWNSHIP - A Wakeman pedestrian was killed Wednesday night after a hit-skip accident on Murray Road. Jeremy M. Wetzel, 30, of 4819 Ohio 18, was pronounced dead at the scene by Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood. The incident happened about 8:45 p.m. about a third of a mile east of Hartland Center Road.
2:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARCH 6, 1924 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 85 years ago: Jury gives $2,000 to Mrs. Waldron in injury case Mrs. Eva E. Waldron yesterday afternoon was returned a verdict of $2,000 against the city of Norwalk in a personal injury case. The jury deliberated about an hour. Mrs. Waldron filed suit on the grounds she was injured when she fell on a defective sidewalk on Norwood Ave. a few years ago.
2:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County's unemployment rate jumped to a shocking 18.3 percent in January, keeping it atop the state's 88 counties in that dubious category. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (JFS) released the county-by-county labor statistics this morning.
2:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
On Monday I had decided to take a week off from writing this column. I'm tired of writing about bad things all the time and don't want to become the prince of darkness. It seems like everything I read or watch is about how crummy things are and it's hard to focus on much else than how bad the economy is and how much worse it's going to get.
2:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
BIRMINGHAM - A fire destroyed the century-old building that houses a restaurant and the post office in this Erie County community on Tuesday. Firefighters from a dozen departments, including the Florence Township, Wakeman, Vermilion, Berlin Township and Milan, fought the fire in the Ohio 113 building from about noon to 8 p.m.
2:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Greenwich man was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison and fined $500 for growing marijuana in his mobile home. On Aug. 11, the Tri-Community Joint Fire District responded to the home of Jeremy L. Duposki, 28, of 3764 U.S. 224, Lot 32, for a bathroom fire. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said firefighters discovered a "growing operation."
2:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The city will not pursue its plan for a new fire station until 2010. Norwalk's "Blue Ribbon Committee" met in February to review its 2008 recommendations and decided to hold off on the plan.
2:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners this morning were considering a $23,000 request to make the Huron County Jail a safer place to spend time. The sheriff's office is asking for the money to install fencing along a balcony and a staircase to keep inmates from jumping as far as 16 feet to the floor below. At least three incidents of that sort occurred last year.
2:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
FREMONT - A Bellevue man will serve more than two years in prison on multiple sex convictions after he serves 18 months for an unrelated break-in. Benjamin M. Blausey, 21, of 6075 Ohio 547, was sentenced Friday in Sandusky County Common Pleas Court to 18 months in prison on each of four counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
2:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
You didn't hear all those horns in front of the Norwalk Post Office because of an accident or traffic jam Tuesday afternoon. Those blaring their horns were responding to the volunteers wielding signs, hoping to "Save Our Service.'
2:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
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2:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Every garden magazine seems to have pictures of clever little garden houses. Some use salvage materials and add window boxes, shutters and other embellishments. Others are regular little barns that you can buy at the lumber yards or 'big-box' stores. Still others are original designs like Don and Debi Helton's delightful garden house at 40 Maple St. Inside is a comfortable couch and lots of reading material mostly garden magazines. Just the place to curl up and hide from the telephone on a lovely summer day. It's not summer yet, but you can get a start on building your own little garden treasure with a trip to Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Avery at the former Outlet Mall to see what goodies you can find. A few weeks ago, a lovely garden table and chairs were a steal at $100 and someone else got a nice bunch of bargain-priced concrete paving stones. The ReStore has all kinds of used building materials that would get you started. Not only big and small windows and doors of your choice, but paint, too.
2:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
An incident Friday night on Hickory Street sounds like something from "The Silence of the Lambs." Dwight L. Druckemiller, 37, of 185 W. Main St., Apt. 11B, was charged with felonious assault after being accused of biting someone during an altercation at a party with several co-workers, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said. The incident happened about 9:15 p.m.
2:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (HCDJFS) is working with American Coating Specialists, Inc. to provide assistance for the roughly 57 people recently laid off from the company, HCDJFS executive director Teresa Alt said.
2:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Medina County man was charged with assault in connection with an early Thursday morning altercation at a Wakeman bar. Michael S. Campbell, 24, of Spencer, had been at large as of last week. He turned himself in Thursday to Norwalk Municipal Court the day the warrant was issued, which probation officer Dean Strimple served, court records show. Judge John Ridge scheduled a March 12 trial date and Campbell was released after posting 10 percent of a $5,000 bond.
2:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was a sure sign spring was right around the corner. Norwalk Reflector Business Manager Richard Russell eyeballs the ice cream stand on the west side of town each day to and from work. The day it opened he suggested we get there for what has become a favorite for the two of us a foot-long Coney dog (with mustard and onions on the bottom). It was still too cold to eat outside so we got the food and brought it back to work.