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.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE The 2010 edition of the Bellevue Community Days Festival Parade will step off promptly from Bellevue Ace hardware parking lot at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27. Entrants should register starting at noon. This year's route is exiting out the back drive of Ace hardware and turning left onto Northwest Street. The parade will continue down Northwest and turn left onto Oakland Avenue, past the High School, turn left onto Greenwood Heights and past Robert Peters Park. The judges' stand will be located at the arch of Robert Peters Park. The parade will turn right onto Union Street and proceed past the Bellevue Society for the Arts, where all floats and vehicles will be dismissed from the parade. Entries will be judged on: Workmanship, Appearance, Theme, Color and Personnel. Participants are still welcome and need only to show up and register at the Ace Hardware parking lot starting at 12 noon.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
COSHOCTON It's 17 and counting. It's also four and counting for Post 83, which won the Coshocton Tournament for the fourth straight year Sunday with its 14-2 win in five innings against Coshocton to run its record to 17-0. Post 83 had a 7-5 win in its first game Sunday against Tuscarawas County. Cody Koch homered for the third time in the past two days against Coshocton, hitting a two-run homer in the third inning the same inning he drove in an RBI with a double as Post 83 batted 15 players and scored 11 runs. Koch (Cincinnati/Perkins), who was 2-for-2, scored twice and finished with three RBIs. He was named the tournament's Most Valuable Performer.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
The annual Fourth of July fireworks will begin at dusk on Sunday at the Huron County Fairgrounds. A parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 5. The city compost facility will be closed on July 4, and Norwalk city offices will be closed on July 5 in celebration of Independence Day. The Reflector will not publish an issue on July 5 and its office will be closed that day, allowing its employees to spend the holiday with their families. The office will re-open July 6, and a paper will be published that day.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk High School graduate James Lynch plans to make his more than 60-foot tall statue of Jesus rise again. The familiar landmark near Monroe, in southwestern Ohio, burned to the ground after lightning struck it Monday night. The metal frame is all that remains of the Styrofoam and fiberglass statue, nicknamed "King of Kings" and "Touchdown Jesus" because its arms are pointed toward the sky.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rose Obermiller is hoping her missing teenage daughter, Abbi, isn't hurt. "That would be my first concern," the North Fairfield mother said.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The village's Dam Festival kicked off Friday with the crowning of a new royal court. (NOTE - To view pictures of the Monroeville Dam Festival, click here.)
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard woman who fled from a Greenwich police cruiser after a bar assault was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in the Huron County Jail. In late April, a Huron County Common Pleas Court jury found Stacey L. Duncan, 22, of 2560 Niver Road, guilty of escape after about 50 minutes of deliberation.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON Norwalk police used a search warrant early Thursday morning at the rural New London home of the boyfriend of a missing teenager. Officers were at the 408 Exchange Road home of Robert J. "Bobby" Young, 20, about 4:30 a.m. "According to the report, he (Young) was there, asleep at the time," Capt. Mike Conney said.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
MANSFIELD - Miss Maple City Marisa Buchheit won a swimsuit award Friday night during Miss Ohio preliminary competition, her second award in as many nights. (NOTE - To see photos of the local pageant winners in action at the Miss Ohio pageant, click here.)
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Details remain sketchy about the upcoming Rattlesnake Creek bridge replacement project. The bridge, which is located on U.S. 250 between Milan and Norwalk, will be replaced by Mosser Construction, from Fremont, which was awarded the bid at an amount of $1.57 million.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Valu King Food Market will be closing its doors for good in Norwalk on July 3. The announcement came this morning. The store had just opened Dec. 10.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - Did you the hear the one about the wife running over her husband's right leg? That's what happened to the Parrs late Saturday night as they were heading home to Canton from Ohio Bike Week.