10:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
I had the privilege of viewing a real spectacle. It was Stan's home in Norwalk. The Garden Tour is in its fourth year now. Admission is free with a donation of a food item to the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is a grand organization. They have been helping victims for many years. My donation to them is in the mail every year. I also have a friend who is on the advisory board. It seems like there are more disasters now, the last one being the tornado in Millbury, Ohio. We drove out there to see if we could help. What a shock to many homeowners. Move over, Master Gardeners. Stan has a wood-fenced garden, a variety of trees, a vegetable garden, and a herb garden. You don't have to be a master gardener to enjoy gardening, just the time and will.
10:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A North Ridgeville man accused of driving intoxicated was released on bond Tuesday from the Huron County Jail. James W. Boyce, 38, faces his seventh driving under the influence (DUI) charge in connection with a Wakeman-area traffic stop Saturday. Trooper Thomas Halko, of the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post, reported stopping Boyce for driving without his headlights on while heading west on U.S. 20 near mile marker 28 at 11:41 p.m. At Boyce's bond hearing Tuesday in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge ruled that the defendant was prohibited from consuming alcohol or drugs of abuse and from driving if he posted his bond. Ridge also suspended Boyce's license for one year.
10:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
mroche@norwalkreflector.com A magnitude 5.5 earthquake with an epicenter located on Canada's Quebec-Ontario border rocked the northeastern half of the United States early Wednesday afternoon, with the 10-second tremor being felt as far away as Huron County. The quake occurred at 1:41 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no reports of damage in Ohio. Robin Charville, 40, of Huron, said her sisters two dogs and her dog were laying near her by the couch. Suddenly all three dogs instantly sat up and then Charville saw her television shake lightly for five to seven seconds.
10:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
It looked like a giant had stepped on it or maybe a dinosaur, escaped from Jurassic Park. The entire roof of the car was smashed down into the seats. The windshield was cracked in a pattern like a spider's web, bent in, and looked like if anyone tried to touch or move it at all, it would shatter into a million pieces. It was impossible to get into the car to try to drive it away, if, indeed, it could be driven. It was parked along the side of a street in Chicago's Hyde Park section. Passersby stopped to point and gape at the disfigured, mangled metal that once was a car. We assured curious onlookers that no one had been in the car at the time and so no one had been hurt. A blessing. But there was also no comprehensive insurance and no one to blame for the damage. It wasn't a giant who stepped on it. Not a dinosaur. It was a tree. A gigantic tree limb had fallen on that particular car and across two others as well, but none as totally destroyed as his was during a storm the night before.
10:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Recently we observed Memorial Day, honoring all military veterans who made the supreme sacrifice. June 6 was the 66th anniversary of D-Day, The Invasion of Normandy, those bloody battles helped the Allied Forces turn the tide of WW II, stopped Hitler and saved the world. The veterans who did not come home are buried all over Europe. Presently, WW II veterans live in every community, they attend Memorial Day services and take part in various ways. American people owe all veterans, including all military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, a huge debt of gratitude. On Memorial Day, President Obama chose to abandon the time-honored tradition of placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; instead he chose to speak at a Lincoln statue in Chicago. As Commander-in-Chief he should show more respect! After unaffordable Obamacare, it's unthinkable Obama is trying to push his pet Cap and Trade Bill through on the back of the oil spill in the Gulf, which cost 11 lives as well as devastation to the Gulf. And before the oil leak is stopped.
10:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County's unemployment rate took a significant drop in May. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported a 12.7 percent estimated unemployment rate for Huron County in May, down from April's 14.5 percent.
10:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Willard man wanted on Delaware County drug charges must post a $500 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail. James L. Burks, 37, of 4465 Willard West Road, was indicted on possession of heroin and possession of drug abuse instruments. "He hasn't been served the indictment until now," Huron County Assistant Public Defender David Longo said at Tuesday's hearing.
10:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com North Fairfield resident Heather Wireman took her first steps with the help of a walker Tuesday morning after being severely injured in a car crash earlier this month. The 18-year-old recent South Central High School graduate had to stop after a few steps because there was too much pain, said her grandmother, Wilma Wireman. Heather Wireman is in fair condition at the University of Toledo Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Aimee Falk said. But being listed in fair condition sounds deceiving.
10:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A woman shopping at Miller Bros. Super Valu in New London reported seeing Abbi Obermiller in the back of her boyfriend's vehicle recently. However, an investigator said, the woman didn't notify authorities immediately because she didn't realize the 17-year-old North Fairfield girl was still missing. As a result, police searched several New London locations within the last few days, but didn't find her.
10:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
First AID with CPR and AED SANDUSKY Firelands Regional Medical Center will sponsor a HeartSaver First Aid and CPR/AED Course from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 14 at Firelands Regional Medical Center South Campus in the Education Room, located on the first floor at 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. This course is ideal for anyone who needs to know the basics of first aid and be certified to perform CPR and AED. The course also addresses health and safety issues and blood-borne disease protection. The class fee is $75 per person, which includes a "take home" book. The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. For more information or to register, call Firelands Regional Medical Center at (419) 557-6740. Pediatric cardiology clinic
10:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor has announced tougher penalties against employers that illegally employ child workers. "Work is not child's play," Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis said. "When children do work, that work must be age appropriate, safe and positive, and, it must not interfere with their schooling."
10:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
PARIS TOWNSHIP - The state Highway Patrol is investigating the electrocution death of a Lake Erie Construction Company worker. Kevin R. Meyer, 26, of Grove City, was removing guardrails posts on U.S. 30 about 2:46 p.m. Thursday when a boom truck touched a live power line, electrocuting him, troopers said. Meyer was transported to Aultman Hospital by Smith Ambulance Service, where he was pronounced dead at 3:25 p.m.
10:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Other than some bruises on her right hip and limping a little, Cassidy Pfeiffer is doing OK after being hit by a driver who fled the scene Wednesday night. The 13-year-old pedestrian was crossing Milan Avenue about 10 feet south of Gallup Avenue about 6 p.m. when she was hit in her rear by a car. Norwalk Police Officer Jim Montana said the older-model, gray Oldsmobile Alero was driven "by a pudgy Hispanic male with very short hair" who left the scene southbound on Cline Street. "The light was red. Everybody was stopping, but the one car didn't," said Cassidy's mother, Dawn Pfeiffer.
10:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
While Lake Erie Construction is conducting an internal investigation into employee Kevin Meyer's death, the company has called a federal agency to conduct its own investigation, company president Dave Bleile said. Kevin Meyer, 26, of Grove City and originally from Bellevue, was killed when the boom of the company's drill/driver guardrail truck came close enough to an overhead electric service line crossing the road, to allow the electricity to arc to the boom coming down through the truck. Meyer was next to the truck helping to pull out old guardrail posts. He was electrocuted when he came in contact with the equipment.
10:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A Willard rental unit company found various Mercy Willard Hospital records being stored by a former ultrasound technician accused of voyeurism and child pornography at a Tiffin facility. However, Mercy CEO and President Lynn Detterman said there was nothing considered suspicious, pornographic or of a criminal nature in the storage unit once rented by Willard resident Jamie Aguirre.
10:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city councilman Dwight Tkach feels now is the time to address the entire tree situation in uptown Norwalk. Tkach suggested giving the uptown business owners a two- or three-month time frame to remove the trees in front of their businesses at their expense and then replace them with a new, smaller tree.
10:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
The state Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate an early Tuesday morning crash involving a stolen sports car that hit a propane tank. Authorities are searching for the driver who fled the scene of the accident. Trooper Thomas Halko responded to the intersection of Baseline and Fenner roads near New Haven at 3:24 a.m. "I got out of my car and noticed large amounts of gas being dispersed from a propane tank. Next to the tank was a red car flipped over on its top," Halko said.
10:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
FREMONT - The Sandusky Post of the state Highway Patrol investigated a fatal motor vehicle crash on Ohio 163 at Ohio 590 in Ottawa County. The crash occurred at about 4:18 p.m. Thursday.
10:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
As far as Erie County Fair Board President Bob McDowell is concerned, the bikers who came to this year's Ohio Bike Week are "more than welcome" to return to the Sandusky area. "They all conducted themselves well when they were at the fairgrounds. We had absolutely no problems," he said. "They didn't cause any problems at all."
10:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
Please separate the Shakespeare quote from the first line a bit. And, of course, put the title of the play in italics. Thanks. "Now is the winter of our discontent..." William Shakespeare, King Richard III It would be easy, I suppose, to consider this to be the spring and summer of our discontent.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON A Lorain man was scheduled to be arraigned today on two drug felonies in connection having marijuana shipped to him from Texas. Joe Rowser, 41, was charged with possession of marijuana and trafficking in marijuana after Erie County sheriff's detectives made a controlled delivery Thursday, Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. The defendant was being held without bond at the Erie County Jail until his hearing this morning in Huron Municipal Court. "The presumption is he was going to sell it," Sigsworth said. "The box was being shipped to Motel 6." Workers at the UPS shipping facility in Milan Township were trying to establish the correct address where the package was going to be mailed because one number was missing after the label was torn during delivery, Sigsworth said. The package was about 24 inches long, 12 inches high and 18 inches wide. Employees opened the box in order to see if there was a mailing address inside.