5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Huron County grand jury indicted five suspects in connection with separate crimes Friday. Those defendants are: Kurtis L. Englund, 32, of Mansfield, on failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer in connection with a July 29 incident. Michael W. Highlander, 25, of 304 Northwest St., Bellevue, on receiving stolen property in connection with an Aug. 11 incident involving credit cards.
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The village's Dam Festival committee currently does not have enough money to operate a festival next year. But, the founder of the village's Dam Festival said she is confident that with donations, there will be a dam festival in 2010.
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
SULLIVAN U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will hold a citizens forum from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Black River Education Center auditorium, 257 County Road 40, Sullivan. Constituents of Ohio's 5th district, which includes Huron County, will have the opportunity to discuss with him issues important to them.
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ken Leber is hoping one time is all it will take. The city's skate park was closed earlier this month due to excessive trash on the grounds and foul language.
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rain could greet the opening of the 2009 high school football season tonight. Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast. The games still will take place if it rains. However, if lightning is spotted, a game will be suspended for a minimum of 30 minutes.
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Denied again. The Ohio Supreme Court, by a vote of 5-2, ruled Wednesday to refuse to hear the latest appeal of Michael and Sharen Gravelle. The estranged Clarksfield Township couple reported April 6 to the Huron County Jail to begin serving their respective two-year terms in state prison after the 6th District Court of Appeals upheld their late 2006 convictions on multiple child abuse and child endangerment charges.
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rural Wakeman resident Robert M. Tite was acquitted by a jury Wednesday of an altercation with a sheriff's deputy after driving a bulldozer while reportedly intoxicated and damaging his neighbor's yard. The Norwalk Municipal Court jury found Tite, 57, of 2785 Chenango Road, not guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) and resisting arrest after a full day of testimony. Two other charges from the June 26 incident, criminal damaging and reckless operation, were dismissed before the trial started.
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Parents shouldn't be surprised if their children come home from school with a sickness. Huron County Health Commissioner Tim Hollinger said every parent should know students likely will return home from school with "something" they got from another pupil that will be passed to siblings and parents.
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Council learned Monday seven juveniles were responsible for the recent vandalism in the restrooms at the Recreation Park. Police Chief Mike Marko said he would prefer not to charge them with vandalism because it is a felony. Instead, he wants to give each one 20 hours of community service, if the parents agree.
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County is moving closer to fixing the courthouse clock. Kathleen Schaffer, county treasurer, said today $8,050 has been collected so far through donations to the Fix the Clock Committee.
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Plans are made to raise sufficient funds to repair and restore the "town clock" in the tower of the county Courthouse in Norwalk. It will be good to hear it strike again and to see each face working and showing the correct time. This concept of a "town clock" has a long and interesting history. The present clock was put in place in December 1914, and first struck the hour at noon on Dec. 22, 1914. It is a Seth Thomas clock and a crew from that company spent almost two weeks assembling and installing the clock parts and the striking assemble for the new bell.
5:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLARKSFIELD - James Leighty is not a city planner, but he might as well be. The number of cities the Clarksfield man has drawn are enough to fill a large state or a small to mid-size country. Leighty's canvass: newspaper.
5:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners decided today to close county offices each week at noon Friday, effectively changing the work week from 40 to 36 hours. This change will begin on Sept. 4.
5:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
jcenters@norwalkreflector.com COLUMBUS If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Cleveland Indians fans have been complaining (what's new?) lately because of the team on the field. After the front office's trading frenzy earlier this year, the team on the field looks more like a Triple A club. So why pay Major League prices to see a Triple A team?
5:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
We approached the pay booth at the South Rim entrance to the Grand Canyon with a moderate degree of enthusiasm. Yes, we wanted to go there we'd never seen it before. But it was one more stop on a 2,000-plus-mile, arduous drive from Norwalk to Los Angeles. Years ago, I wrote about our family's road trip from Norwalk to Oregon with four little ones at that time, my youngest celebrated his fifth birthday in Portland and my oldest was 11.
5:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) has returned to Norwalk. The program offers grants to residents who qualify for a variety of home issues, such as repairs, rehabilitation and emergency housing assistance. It is administered through WSOS. Those interested in applying should contact city hall at (419) 663-6700.
5:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Preschoolers are starting classes for the first time, ninth graders are beginning high school and college freshmen are launching a new chapter in their lives. This is also a time of change for Jack Jump, director of the environmental division for the Huron County General Health District. But while many students are marking a beginning, Friday will mark an end for Jump.
5:03 AM Jul 26, 2010
A couple of new additions to Reflector online that warrant your attention: The first is Reflector Roundtable. Joe Centers, Don Hohler, Mike Greco, Matt Roche and Scott Seitz, spend about 25 minutes sitting around the table in my office (the only round table we have), talking about high school football.
5:03 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners decided today to close county offices each week at noon Friday, effectively changing the work week from 40 to 36 hours. Read more here.
5:03 AM Jul 26, 2010
League Elementary teacher Robyn Rogers stopped into new principal Corey Ream's office Tuesday, the first day of school. Her password to log in to a computer system had expired and she needed Ream's help.
5:03 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County continues its slide, and that's a good thing. For the first time this year, Huron County's unemployment rate dipped below 15 percent.