3:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in the Huron County Jail for stealing several items from a Whittlesey Avenue man in 2007. Jeremy L. Chaffee Sr., 22, of 18 1/2 State St., will serve the time on the work release program if jail officials determine his eligible. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered Chaffee to pay $106 in restitution to the victim for a stolen drill set during his three years of probation and fined him $250.
3:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) has introduced legislation to cut the salaries of all state elected officials by 5 percent. The bipartisan bill, jointly sponsored with Rep. Seth Morgan (R-Huber Heights), would decrease the salaries of members of the General Assembly and other state officials starting in their next term. It would not apply to local officials or members of the judiciary.
3:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sue Rogers didn't know what to do. The Pleasant Elementary Intervention Specialist's class was about to have a party, but there were no room mothers available to provide goodies, games and crafts. She'd have to buy them all herself.
3:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Biting victim Kenneth Mason showed the jurors Wednesday the large A-shaped scar that went from halfway up his left bicep down to his elbow. Above the clearly visible scar was a large, deep bruise, which has been there since a Feb. 27 altercation, Mason said. The Norwalk man was in the hospital for at least three days after the Hickory Street incident with defendant Dwight L. Druckemiller, 37.
3:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Denise Smith, a volunteer for Abigail Pregnancy Services, said she is amazed and gratified to see the number of youth in the area who volunteer for behind-the-scenes work and fundraising for the agency. "My passion is working with youth," Smith said. She wants to publicly acknowledge the efforts of many teens over the years and also to encourage others to help their community by helping Abigail. "There are several projects, especially in the summer, that a group could help with," Smith said. "I know from working with youth for over 20 years that teens with a heart for God are more than willing to serve him when they are given a chance."
3:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
A jury found defendant Dwight L. Druckemiller guilty this afternoon of biting Kenneth Mason's left arm during a Feb. 27 altercation on Hickory Street. "The bite was so serious. You can't have that going on. The jurors must have seen that,' Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said after the verdict was announced at 2:40 p.m.
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NAME: Sarah R. Weiss AGE: 27
3:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
I am not proud to admit that I don't pay a lot of attention to the news. As a former reporter and an American citizen, I should be more responsible about knowing what's going on in the world. The news trickles down to me through my husband, who avidly reads the newspaper and watches the television news and the talking heads, and then shares the news with me at least as much as I'm willing to listen to. Sometimes I catch the news on my own a quick glance at the newspaper, a few minutes watching the TV if something catches my eye. That's what happened recently when I was walking through the living room and the Obamas were on television. I am still thoroughly charmed that Obama won the election and is actually in the White House, and so I paused to watch.
3:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Fishermen can be a little too serious sometimes, working hard at their sport and missing the fun. I can be like that too, but often enough I go looking for fun, though always hoping for a good catch. Down through the years I've made several pure fun trips, and always to Charles Mill Lake, a spot well designed for a fun jaunt. Here's how I did it. Charles Mill has several things going for it. One, it's a prime catfish lake with some real whoppers swimming in its slightly murky waters, and two, the Division of Wildlife allows trotline fishing above Ohio 430. So, I toss an old mattress in the cap of my pickup truck, add a sleeping bag, two-burner stove, Coleman lantern, food and utensils, and a little canoe, and head for the Eagle Point campground there which is above Ohio 430. So, far I've always managed to get a campsite on the east side and right on the water, and with luck you will, too. It doesn't take much gear to fish here. I bought a 25 hook trotline from a large sporting goods store, and made up a dozen or so bank lines which are simply a 10- to 15- foot piece of heavy duty string, a one-ounce sinker and a sturdy hook. For bait I take along some fresh shrimp, nightcrawlers, creek chubs and minnows, but what I'm really hoping for is fresh gizzard shad and on all three trips I was able to wade out a few yards from my campsite with a six-foot seine and catch all the shad needed. Catfish love shad and a 4- to 5-incher cut in half for the bank lines and trotline hooks is a perfect bait. The trotline and bank lines have to be properly marked and set, and directions are waiting in your Ohio Fishing Regulations brochure under "Setlines, Banklines, Trotlines and Floatlines," but they're simple enough. With everything in hand, I set up camp, gather up my gear and bait and paddle north a few hundred yards. One end of the trotline is tied to the shore, gallon plastic jugs added along its length for boater visibility and to hold the line up, then the end is tied to a couple of heavy bricks and dropped to the bottom. I bait the lines, wish them well, then head here and there setting bank lines.
3:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A jury found defendant Dwight L. Druckemiller guilty this afternoon of biting Kenneth Mason's left arm during a Feb. 27 altercation on Hickory Street. "The bite was so serious. You can't have that going on. The jurors must have seen that," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said after the verdict was announced at 2:40 p.m. Mason's injury put him in the hospital for three days. The victim testified Wednesday he didn't think he landed a punch when he and Druckemiller were rolling around on the ground after Druckemiller sucker-punched him with a blow to the right side of his face.
3:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com For the second year in a row, Morgan Rarick, a seventh grader in Monroeville, has earned a national award for excellent handwriting. "It feels amazing," she said after accepting a Nintendo ds, a game package, a medal, an engraved pen and a $500 savings bond for her accomplishment. Rarick was named a national winner in the Zaner-Bloser competition. Neely Parsons, a sixth-grader at New London, and Leah Schwinn, an eighth grader at New London, were also named national champions.
3:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Catholic School has received full accreditation in grades K through 12 from the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association, NCS President Walk Klimaski said. "I applaud the willingness of the principals to make this happen as a system," Klimaski said. "It is definitely an accomplishment to be the first-system wide Catholic entity to accomplish this feat. I cannot be happier for and prouder of the teachers, principals and everyone connected with the school."
3:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Merchants on Norwalk's north side will hold a sidewalk sale and yard sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20. Merchants will set up in front of their stores. Meanwhile, space is available for area organizations wishing to participate in the yard sale. It will take place in the back and side of Arby's and any overflow will be moved to the K-Mart parking lot.
3:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
PERKINS TOWNWHIP - Roeder Harley-Davidson has re-branded itself as RoederCycles of Sandusky and has brought in one of the biggest names in the motorcycle industry for Ohio Bike Week. Easyrider Roadhouse is the apparel and accessory line of Easyriders. In addition to the Ohio Bike Week merchandise, they will be providing customers with the highest quality of Easyrider gear.
3:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - It is highly unlikely that inclement weather will ever catch Tim and Michelle Vanichek by surprise. They have their 12-year-old son, Jordan, to warn them.
3:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Tough times mean tough decisions for Berlin-Milan Local Schools. Beginning in the fall, Edison High School students will have to provide their own transportation to and from school. The district will cut back to the state minimum on busing, providing it only for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade for students who live more than 2 miles from school.
3:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Cutbacks announced Monday by the Berlin-Milan Board of Education are "mistakes," according to Superintendent David Snook. But, Snook added, board members had no other choice. "We believe all of these cuts are mistakes. And we all know there are some mistakes that are worse than others. We hope these mistakes will least impact the educational services on our children."
3:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The New London class of 2009 is getting ready to take its next big step into the real world. Eighty-nine seniors will get their diplomas Sunday, while getting ready for whatever life will bring them next.
3:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
A vicious assault or self-defense? That is what Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler and defense attorney David Longo want jurors to consider in the felonious assault case against defendant Dwight L. Druckemiller. The 37-year-old former West Main Street resident is accused of severely biting Kenneth Mason during a Feb. 27 party on Hickory Street held for people laid off from American Coating Specialists (ACS) earlier that day.
3:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man has been sentenced to 180 days of electronic-monitored house arrest for fondling a woman in a local nursing home. Jerry A. Albritton, 68, of 188 Collingwood Avenue, is classified as a Tier I sex offender and will be required to report to the Huron County Sheriff's Office once a year for 15 years. Albritton was accused of fondling a woman's chest and breast area while she was at the lunch table his mother shares.
3:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Motorists in Northeast Ohio will find the average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline soared upward 17.3 cents this week. The price at the pump is $2.625. Gas prices took another jump Tuesday, with the average price in Norwalk at $2.759