3:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk couple will pursue custody of their grandchildren following the death of their daughter, a former Western Reserve High School student. Carey A. Flores, 32, of Lorain, suffered fatal injuries in a one-car crash Tuesday night in Lorain. She died while being flown from Community Regional Medical Center to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Lorain Police Officer Rick Soto said.
3:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Lorain County Sheriff's Cpl. Jim Martin was at a distinct disadvantage. His "attacker' stood above him with a plastic knife; Martin lay on his back. The other man, Richland County Corrections Officer Christopher "Tank' Allen, held the fake weapon with two hands and plunged it toward Martin.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARQUETTE, Mich. - The icy water was surging three to four feet and Michael Davis' boat kept slamming against the rocks. The engine wouldn't start afterwards.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk school board has approved having six district employees retire only to be rehired for the next school year on a one-year contract. Effective July 1, the following employees will be retiring and rehired in August for the 2009-2010 school year: Elementary school librarian Linda Busco; Norwalk High School (NHS) guidance counselors Julia Gullett and Gilbert King; League Elementary School third-grade teacher Cynthia Hooker; League second-grade teacher Patricia Reda; and NHS Director of Student Activities David Rehnborg. That means those people will be collecting their respective retirement pay plus their salaries for one year.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Lorain County Sheriff's Cpl. Jim Martin was at a distinct disadvantage. His "attacker" stood above him with a plastic knife; Martin lay on his back. The other man, Richland County Corrections Officer Christopher "Tank" Allen, held the fake weapon with two hands and plunged it toward Martin.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - A Shiloh man who was walking along the Edwards and Lane roads railroad tracks is believed to have committed suicide when he was hit by a train Tuesday. Daniel B. Wireman, 21, was pronounced dead at 7:07 p.m. A CSX Railroad employee called 9-1-1 at 6:01 p.m. to say the conductor reported the train just hit someone and requested emergency personnel.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tim Meese, 40, of Peru Olena Road, is in critical condition at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center after volunteer firefighters found him unconscious in the woods. Huron County Sheriff's deputies started the search for Meese Monday evening when his family reported him missing. Fairfield Fire Department volunteers and Norwalk firefighters joined the search, but couldn't locate Meese Monday.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man faces a pending bond hearing today in connection with a suspected "drugs and sex party" involving two teenage girls and another man at a local motel Monday morning. Justin A. Morgan, 22, of 23 Newton St., Apt. C9, currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail on contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a minor. Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen said police found a 16-year-old Old State Road girl and a 17-year-old Franklin Street, Wakeman, girl in room 116 of the Norwalk Inn, 283 Benedict Ave., about 6:45 a.m.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com GREENWICH Levi Oney wants to be with his friends and classmates at South Central Junior High, where the 12-year-old is an A, B and C student. He wants to play football and baseball after school, like many boys his age. Instead, Oney is in an Akron Children's Hospital room and must be isolated from large crowds. He was asleep Monday morning, having experienced a rough couple of days. The seventh-grader has been diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Oney has been out of school since late March and will not be able to return this year.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
DAYTON - Darrell Moll, of Moll Photography in Norwalk, recently competed in the Professional Photographers of Ohio Print Competition at the Dayton Convention Center. Moll was one of the 80 photographers entered in the state-wide competition. Each photographer was permitted to enter up to six images. Moll tied for the top spot with Lynda Brown, of Defiance, and shared Ohio Photographer of the Year honors.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Erie County sheriff's deputies searched the area near a hit-skip accident Monday involving a stolen Norwalk car before learning the suspect got a ride from the scene. The crash, reported at 5:49 p.m., happened at 12116 Ohio 113 in Florence Township.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
We're still No. 1. And that's not a good thing. While Huron County's most recent unemployment rate dropped slightly from a month ago, it remains the highest in the state for the fourth straight month.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk school board has interviewed nine applicants over three sessions in its search to find the district's next superintendent. Board members will interview two more people today during a fourth session. Norwalk City Schools Superintendent Wayne Babcanec will be retiring July 31 after more than seven years on the job.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
The big news nationally last week was Thursday's release of three Bush Administration "torture" memos, that graphically, and some would suggest, dastardly, outlined interrogation techniques deemed permissible by the administration for the CIA to use in attempting to extract information from suspected terrorists. The memo showed one suspect was waterboarded 183 times in a single month. That's six times a day for 30 days. There's been no small amount of debate in the mainstream media about whether those who drew up the policy, as well as those who implemented it, should be investigated and, if found to have violated our nation's laws, be prosecuted.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ken Moore has been doing double-duty. The League Elementary School principal has been overseeing the same duties at Maplehurst Elementary School since April 6 because Maplehurst Principal Jackie Davis is on bed rest related to her pregnancy.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The New London board of education recognized three middle school students at Monday's meeting. Sixth-grader Emily Westcott won a contest last year sponsored by the Huron County Tobacco Coalition for designing a bookmark in their "Facts About Tobacco' contest, and these bookmarks are now available in libraries around the county.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two area residents accused of bringing heroin from Columbus to Willard were arrested during a traffic stop early this morning.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Come the middle of April, and most north central Ohio anglers are growing desperate to do a little fishing. Some will pig and jig for bass, seek early bluegills and crappie or maybe try their luck at the Fremont walleye run. But lots more just want to soak up weak sunshine, watch redwing blackbirds balance on a reed, and listen to early frogs peeping in ditches and swamps. Naturally, they want to catch fish too, fish that are sweet meated and delectable, but most have relaxation and lazy times in mind, as well as fishing. So, anglers of this persuasion tend to go seeking suckers. Suckers begin spawning in late March most years and continue the business through early May, moving up out of lakes and deep water holes in larger rivers into small tributaries to reproduce the next generation. The fish most sought are white suckers, large, buglemouthed, silvery fish that might reach 3 to 4 pounds. There are smaller black suckers too, along with buffalo, quillbacks, redhorse, and other lesser species. But whites are the chosen quarry. They tend to do their running at night, splashing up over shallow water riffles like little salmon in their march upstream, and they rest for the day in the deepest pools and long, smooth runs they can find. Which makes where to fish an obvious choice in Ohio streams and small rivers. You certainly don't need much gear.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Monday's proceedings in Huron County Common Pleas Court was supposed to be a pretrial for double shooting suspect Nicanor Garcia. Instead, Garcia pleaded guilty to two counts of felonious assault in connection with shooting his wife, Veronica, and his stepdaughter, Melissa Ruiz. Attorneys recommended Garcia, 33, of 5193 Bevier Road, Plymouth, serve a 20-year prison term when he is sentenced June 2 and the state dropped two charges of attempted murder.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Christie Lane Industries (A.K.A. CLI) is a non-profit business whose mission is to increase the earnings of workers with developmental disabilities. CLI is most known for the JIT (Just in Time) light assembly services that it provides to area businesses. Because it has become so hard to find enough assembly contracts to employ its 120-plus workers, CLI is actively pursuing new market niches. Many of the best new opportunities are green. In spring 2003, CLI launched CLI Document Destruction, offering certified secure document destruction to area businesses. CLI Document Destruction currently has more than 200 steady customers, including banks, hospitals and other professional offices. CLI Document Destruction securely shreds records, compresses the shredded paper into 1,000 pound bales, then trucks them to paper mills where they are pulped to become new paper. One hundred percent of all paper and cardboard collected by CLI Document Destruction is recycled. Last year, CLI recycled more than 184 tons of shredded paper.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The county's special response team found a Willard man hiding in his bathroom Sunday a little more than one day after the same suspect ran from a Huron County sheriff's deputy. Kippling Duncan, 19, of 250 Niver Road, fled on foot into the woods after Cpl. Jeff Kerber approached him outside of his New Haven Township home at 1:05 p.m. Friday. After searching the woods for about 1 1/2 hours, Kerber and three other deputies weren't able to find the suspect.