12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - In the theater, it's rarely "all er nothing,' as the song from the beloved musical "Oklahoma!' goes. Productions are rarely all good or all bad - and the Bellevue Society's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which plays through the weekend, isn't simply black or white either.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Wednesday after an unknown vehicle failed to yield the half of Rome Greenwich Road while heading south. Noah R. Beck, 17, of 2393 Omega Road, Greenwich, went off the right side to avoid a collision. His vehicle overturned and hit a stump, utility pole and junction box. Beck and his passenger, Paige R. June, 15, of 3031 Alpha Road, Greenwich, reported injuries, but weren't transported. No citation was issued Friday immediately after an unknown vehicle hit the rear of the school bus driven by Robert E. Hamons, 64, of 528 Myrtle Ave., Willard, who was stopped heading east on U.S. 224. The other driver fled the scene. There were no passengers in the bus. Troopers are investigating a Washington Road crash Friday in which the unknown driver of a gray Mercury Tracer drove through the T-intersection with River Road, hit a guardrail and traffic sign and fled the scene. A Rule Street woman later brought the vehicle in question to the crash site.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Please share your thoughts about the involvement of the old Norwalk Furniture Corp. employees' union with the new Norwalk Custom Order Furniture company.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - Authorities are searching for a Clyde man accused of fleeing with his 2-year-old son after a domestic altercation Thursday. The suspect, David S. Turpin, 35, while on foot, returned the child Friday morning to a home in the 5200 block of County Road 177. The infant then was returned to his mother, a Bellevue woman.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Here are the scores from local games in Week 9 of the high school football season: Monroeville 40, Mapleton 14
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
If the Pleasant Elementary youngsters clapped any harder Thursday, their hands would've been as red as the lips of the white-faced man performing for them. The students clapped furiously and laughed heartily to show their appreciation for Tom Johnson a mime who helps students learn by acting out stories they've written. And yes, he spoke to the students just not when he was performing.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
We are fast approaching the bicentennial of several facets of Firelands history. Had we been interested in the development of our home area 200 years ago we'd have rejoiced that the surveying of it had been complete finally and correctly. The Firelands, where we live, is 500,000 acres of land off the west end of the Connecticut Western Reserve. That state's legislature gave it as compensation to civilians who lost property during the American Revolution. Nine Connecticut towns were invaded and badly damaged or destroyed by British troops during that war. Through the years a number of researchers have become convinced that the Firelands was land given to veterans as compensation for serving in the Continental Army. These suffering civilians submitted their claims and in 1792 were given the area which is now Huron and Erie counties. This sounds generous until one considers that the tract was located at the very western end of the American Frontier and was still "owned" by several Indian tribes. It hadn't even been surveyed. Still, though, Connecticut levied taxes on the value of each claim, causing many of the sufferers to give up their claims and let them be sold for the delinquent taxes. Eventually most of the Firelands ended up in the hands of land speculators who sold farms to the actual settlers. The Indians ceded their claims to the Firelands by a treaty signed at Toledo on July 4, 1805, and surveying began the next year. The federal government hired a surveyor to establish the southwest corner of the Western Reserve, which is now the southwest corner of Huron County. By accident or design, he started not on the Pennsylvania boarder but at a point west of it, and thus established the southwest corner too far into what is now Seneca County.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Most Huron County outdoorsmen are more concerned with shotguns and archery gear these days then fishing rods. The bow season is going well with some large bucks already taken and more to come once the rut is on full. Rabbit and pheasant season will begin soon, squirrel hunting is still good, and the list goes on. But it was a fairly hot summer with fall just beginning and inland lakes are cooling slowly. That cooling water sends a signal to fish to feed up for a nearly dormant winter, to eat fast and eagerly and put on some fat for frigid days to come. Muskies are a typical example. They are hitting right now in lakes all over Ohio, and doing so in a surrounding of beautiful fall foliage and blue water that is as pretty as you are likely to find. A better than usual time to catch one or two, especially since fall has traditionally been the season to take real lunkers. There are several ways to go for autumn muskellunge and the traditional way is to troll for them just as anglers do all spring and summer. Trolling has one great advantage lures are in the water non-stop and working for a catch, while casters have their offerings out of the fish zone as often as not and sometimes in the air flying out for another cast. Veteran trollers traditionally fish with four lines (two anglers), and run two at fair depth and well behind the boat, another at mid-depth and closer, and the fourth not far behind the prop wash. They all keep the lures clean, too, watching for weeds that cause changes in lure action and an eye on a fish finder if they have one looking for big blips at a particular depth, then changing a line or two to that depth. Lures should be changed every half hour or so, and that means size, color and action until something works.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
A New London man was indicted by a Huron County grand jury Friday in connection with stealing about $200 after brandishing a knife at a pizza delivery person. Billy J. Craft, 20, of 1696 Murray Road, is charged with aggravated robbery stemming from the Sept. 2 incident on Newton Street. He has been in custody at the Huron County Jail since his North Hester Street arrest about an hour after the offense.
12:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk was rocking. The autumn air was crisp outside, but the heat and passion of several hundred screaming Dave James and the Twang Factor fans were evident inside.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The city of Norwalk is working with United Fund to open another new resource center to help displaced workers struggling with a gap in medical insurance. Mayor Sue Lesch and Linda Bersche, director of the United Fund, said the resource center will be staffed entirely by volunteers. People in need of help should call city offices at (419) 663-6700 to schedule an appointment, which will be held at Abigail Pregnancy Services at 3900 Laylin Road, Norwalk.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - If you get a lemon, turn it into lemonade. That's the thought among supporters of the Western Reserve Local Schools as they work toward the Nov. 4 election.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk closes the home portion of its 2008 season Friday with a visit from the Fostoria Redmen. Fostoria is tied for first in the league with both Bellevue and Tiffin Columbian at 4-1.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk Catholic School student was released from Fisher-Titus Medical Center after being hit by a sport utility vehicle Friday morning. The accident involving pedestrian Robin Stephen, 16, of 8 Corwin St., and driver Marcia K. Grose, 49, of 42 Homewood Ave., happened at 7:55 a.m. at the intersection of East Main Street and Woodlawn Avenue.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The FBI is investigating ACORN and the Associated Press said one in every three newly-registered Ohio voters could have some discrepancy in their records, but the Huron County board of elections doesn't see those conflicts. "We haven't had any problems," said Sharon Locke, director of the board. "We haven't had any challenges."
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Kevin DeWine, deputy chairman of the Ohio Republican Party; Mike Crites, candidate for attorney genera; and Bob Latta, the district's representative in Washington, D.C.; all showed up in Huron County Thursday to address the party faithful before next month's elections. Richard Sutherland, outgoing sheriff, was honored with the Outstanding Republican Award by Jamey Bracken, a candidate hoping to succeed him.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Norwalk man accused of stabbing a Vermilion man during an employees meeting has been ruled to be mentally competent to participate in his own defense. Victor M. Macias-Aguirre, 40, has been at the Northcoast Behavioral Center in Toledo twice in less than a year. On Nov. 21, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway committed the defendant to the mental health facility, where he remained until Feb. 7. After returning to the Huron County Jail, the defendant went to Northcoast again in late June or early July and returned last week. "I think it's fortunate he's been found competent so the case can progress," defense attorney Denise Demmitt said, describing her client as "more lucid than he appeared to be in the past."
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
I have walked in many beautiful places. I have been to the Rocky Mountains twice, and have hiked along those trails. I have been to Acadia National Park in Maine, where mountains and ocean meet. Closer to home, I have hiked at Mohican and East Harbor state parks here in Ohio, and I have strolled along the Olentangy River in Columbus. I have walked at the Norwalk and Willard reservoirs. There are truly many beautiful places to walk and enjoy nature.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Three-year-old Jon Olien never knew his father, Dan. The elder Olien died in 2006 at age 37 of a brain tumor.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Kelly Snay is at her wit's end her husband is out of a job and, even though insurance costs were deducted from his last paychecks from the failed Norwalk Furniture Corp., claims from June through August have been denied by Medical Mutual.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Oberlin is one of 10 semifinalists in the 2009 "Great American Main Street Awards" (GAMSA) competition. A national jury composed of former award winners, community development professionals, representatives from government and foundations, and journalists who are active in community economic development and historic preservation, will evaluate the semifinalists and select five winners.