5:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS The state Highway Patrol released statistics today that illustrate during 2006 to 2008 speed was a factor in 58 percent of the crashes that were caused by juvenile drivers. During this three-year period, juvenile drivers were at fault in 61,784 traffic crashes, resulting in 27,838 injuries and 212 deaths on Ohio roadways. Troopers issued 34,921 citations to juvenile drivers over the three-year period. Of these citations, 1,199 were in Clermont County and 1,144 in Stark County. Rounding out the top five counties were Portage with 887 citations, Fairfield with 879 and Scioto with 874. Through July of this year, there were 8,018 crashes caused by juvenile drivers, resulting in 2,315 injuries and 16 deaths. During this time troopers have issued 5,133 citations to teen drivers, with 18 percent being for driving 20 mph or more over the posted speed limit.
5:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gibbs Road between Sand Road and Laylin Road, will be closed Friday so workers can replace a culvert. The section of road will re-open at 5 p.m. Friday.
5:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio early teal season will open Sept. 1, and most area waterfowl hunters won't even notice. Teal are little ducks that flee the north early because apparently they hate cold weather. You can find them on little ponds choked with weeds and cattails, on swamps with water here and there and long drainage ditches that have the same weeds they love to probe for insects and other edibles. Why should you hunt these fast flying little ducks? I could say that they're challenging to hunt and hit, which is true, but the main reason is that in my opinion they're the tastiest of all waterfowl. I've shot lots of the blue winged teal and a few of the green-wing variety and came to call them "Butterballs" because their tender meat just melts in your mouth. If you take my word on this and go out and bag some, you can broil or bake them in your oven or you can try a couple of their breasts in the following manner. Brown the breasts in butter in a skillet, then transfer them to a deep pot. Add flour to the skillet and brown it well in the butter before stirring in a cup of red wine, two cups beef bullion, salt, pepper, a couple of small onions sliced thin, a bay leaf and a couple of whole cloves. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for five minutes stirring frequently. Pour this sauce over the duck breasts, cover the pot and simmer for about an hour and a half until the teal breasts are tender. I think you'll like it just fine.
5:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Aug. 29, 1967 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 42 years ago: Feds open probe of tragedy OBERLIN National Transportation Safety Board officials arrived here Monday evening to search for the mistake that caused 19 skydivers to jump into Lake Erie Sunday.
5:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police have determined the Clyde motorcyclist who died after an accident early Sunday morning wasn't speeding and failed to negotiate the right curve at the intersection of East Main Street and Cleveland Road. Artis E. Gooslin Jr., 34, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash reported about 3:30 a.m. He was heading west on Cleveland Road when he crossed the eastbound lane and hit the curb, Norwalk Police Sgt. David Smith wrote in his report.
5:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
We asked, and you answered. People are looking for more from the Huron County Fair. The question: What could be added to the fair to make it better? Here are some of the top responses:
5:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Soccer fields will be the main topic tonight at Norwalk city council's work session. The idea is to build the fields in the Old State Road/Gallup Avenue area.
5:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police were unable to find a masked suspect who fled the Friendship Marathon, 275 Milan Ave., without asking the employee for any money this morning. The employee reported the subject entered the north side store dressed in all black with socks on his hands and a ski mask covering his face about 1:20 a.m., Norwalk Police Officer Kenneth Stiert said in his report.
5:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Enough is enough. Friday's story about the death of Pvt. Keiffer P. Wilhelm, of Plymouth, was the final straw. I think hazing should be outlawed. Period. It should be outlawed in high school locker rooms. It should be outlawed at band camps. It should be outlawed on job sites. It should be outlawed in the military.
5:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
The average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline in Northeast Ohio remained the same as last week. The price at the pump was still $2.541. According to the AAA Fuel Gauge, crude oil futures closed at $74.20 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Monday – a new closing high for 2009.
5:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - First-responders faced a trapped motorist in a minivan on its top with hot and inactive electrical wires hanging nearby in Sunday's crash at Riverside Cemetery. Anthony H. Kaczmarek, 70, of Bloomington, Ind., was charged with failure to control Sunday after he went off the left side of U.S. 20. Trooper Joe Glascox, of the state Highway Patrol, said the driver's red 1999 Dodge Caravan crossed the median and eastbound lanes, continued off the road and hit a utility pole before turning over.
5:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
In the weeks before this year's Huron County Fair, members of the Junior Fair Board worked several evenings to replace interior walls in the Miscellaneous Still Projects building at the fairgrounds.
5:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
If you were looking for sibling rivalry between Bellevue residents Sarah and Megan Hunker Saturday, you were out of luck. (NOTE - More than 1,400 pictures of the 2009 Huron County Fair appear in ReflectorCam 2.0 galleries on this Web site. To view them, click here.)
5:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 34-year-old Clyde motorcyclist died after an accident early Sunday morning at the intersection of East Main Street, Cleveland Road and Schauss Avenue. Artis E. Gooslin Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash reported about 3:30 a.m.
5:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Home sales throughout Ohio showed significant signs of stabilization in July, with activity nearly mirroring the level posted during the preceding month, reports the Ohio Association of Realtors. Home sales were up 6.3 percent in the Firelands area.
5:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard driver and his three passengers were injured after a single vehicle crash early Friday morning. Brian L. Yacob, 18, of 204 Spring St., was heading west on Townline Road 12 when he swerved to miss a deer, said Sgt. Mary Mack of the state Highway Patrol. Mack said his vehicle crossed the center line, went off the right side and hit a mailbox and two trees.
5:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
For Christmas, 1972, I received one of the most useful gifts ever. It was a set of Craftsman tools, complete with toolbox.
5:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
"We're looking forward to talking football,' Sports Editor Michael Greco said. "We talk football every day during the season, so why not talk football to our readers? This is an exciting project - to give our thoughts on the people and games that are important in our area about high school, college and pro football.''
5:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's getting real close to tough-decision time for Huron County's elected officials. At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the administration building, all the county's elected officials will gather to discuss the current budget crisis.
5:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Did you want to do more to help during 9/11, Hurricane Katrina or the Norwalk flooding of 2006? The Huron County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is registering local volunteers to help during emergencies. The first training course takes place Monday.
5:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
You may have ordered french fries or a cold drink from them this week at the Huron County Fair, but you probably didn't realize how far they traveled to be here. How about 4838 miles? Or 7,786 kilometers, as they would tell you.