10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
A little help would be nice. But help from his neighbors or not, Bill Bader Jr. is ready to go with this weekend's Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. Action in the four-day event kicked off today, with the big boys scheduled to take to the track for the first time at 4:45 p.m. Friday.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Manute Bol, who was one of the tallest players in NBA history and gained stature off the court for his efforts to save lives in his homeland of Sudan, has died. He was 47. Bol died Saturday at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, a spokeswoman said. She could not comment on a cause of death.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Three of the four area co-defendants in the April 1 vandalism incident at Milan Baptist Church have pretrial hearings scheduled for Friday in Huron County Juvenile Court. "It's possible they could enter a plea or they could discuss procedural issues," court administrator Chris Mushett said. On June 16, a 14-year-old Sandusky boy admitted to amended charges of attempted breaking and entering and attempted vandalism, both first-degree misdemeanors if committed by an adult. Mushett said the defendant's case was transferred to Erie County Juvenile Court for disposition.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
It looked like a giant had stepped on it - or maybe a dinosaur, escaped from Jurassic Park. The entire roof of the car was smashed down into the seats. The windshield was cracked in a pattern like a spider's web, bent in, and looked like if anyone tried to touch or move it at all, it would shatter into a million pieces. It was impossible to get into the car to try to drive it away, if, indeed, it could be driven.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - A man was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on two drug felonies in connection having marijuana shipped to him from Texas. Joe Rowser, 41, of Lorain, 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.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch appeared quite pleased Wednesday with the results from a series of meetings with community leaders. Lesch said the meetings, which were called "innovation forums,' started out as only one, but turned into four total get-togethers.
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com For the second straight month, sales tax collection in Huron County is up. Auditor Roland Tkach said Monday this news doesn't mean it's time to celebrate, but it beats the alternative. "We are up $90,551 over last year," he said. "On the short term, we are ahead of the estimate and that's a real good thing."
10:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOWNSEND TOWNSHIP - A Wakeman couple in their 70s suffered serious injuries after a car pulled into the path of the motorcycle they were riding, causing a collision. John Lopatkovich, 71, of 2665 Chenango Road, was driving a 2010 Harley-Davidson Trike motorcycle, with his wife, Corrine, 73, as a passenger, when the accident occurred at 3:11 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Ohio 18 and Hartland Center Road.
10:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com If Huron County Commissioner Larry Silcox has his say, the county airport won't get a nickel from the board. Silcox was out of town on vacation last week when the airport authority informally discussed sending a letter to commissioners requesting about $11,000 in advance money to purchase fuel. The airport would reimburse the commissioners as the fuel is sold. Commissioners Mike Adelman and Gary Bauer last week indicated they could live with this set-up.
10:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
The search continues for Abbi Obermiller, a 17-year-old North Fairfield girl who has been missing since June 7. Norwalk police were hopeful early Sunday morning after they received what they thought was a tip from an anonymous female caller.
10:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
By AARON KRAUSE Reflector Staff Writer akrause@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON Despite what some might think, New London Township Trustees are not responsible for upkeep of the cemetery on Ohio 60, just south of Cook Road, trustee Robert Harris said.
10:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Willard High School graduate Randy Adams feels he just got his first big break. When your first big break is co-producing the Tony Award winning best musical on Broadway, that's a nice one to have.
10:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN TOWNSHIP - A driver was killed today on the Ohio Turnpike after a truck tire flew across the median and hit his windshield, causing the vehicle to crash. Douglas L. Wise, 51, of Grove City, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Erie County coroner, said troopers with the state Highway Patrol's Milan post. His body was transported to Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.
10:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
MANSFIELD - Don't anyone tell 22 year-old Becky Minger that she can't get what she wants. For five years, she has "really, really wanted to be Miss Ohio," and this past weekend her wish finally came true. (NOTE - To see photos of Miss Ohio action, click here, here and here.)
10:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
A woman shopping at Miller Bros. Super Valu in New London reported seeing Abbi Obermiller in the back of her boyfriend's vehicle recently. However, an investigator said, the woman didn't notify authorities immediately because she didn't realize the 17-year-old North Fairfield girl was still missing.
10:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Step aside, Zhu Zhu Pets there's a new super fad in town. Kids, parents and grandparents are scouring stores and the Internet to get their hands on rubbery little bands shaped like monkeys, French fries, sea animals and princesses. While there are several companies that make the bands, the best known is Silly Bandz, from BCP Imports of Toledo, Ohio.
10:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake with an epicenter located on Canada's Quebec-Ontario border rocked the northeastern half of the United States early Wednesday afternoon, with the 10-second tremor being felt as far away as Huron County. The quake occurred at 1:41 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no reports of damage in Ohio.
10:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city officials discussed the tree located in front of the Uptown Cafe for the majority of Tuesday night's meeting. The tree has been in the spotlight lately as Uptown Cafe owner Miguel Lugo has requested the city remove it because he feels it blocks some signage.
10:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com It had been 12 years since Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick had participated in the Ohio Police and Fire Games. The 48-year-old deputy brought home the gold during the June 16 event in Toledo. He won the top medal for the shot-put event in the age division called Golden Masters, covering police officers and firefighters who are ages 45 to 49. Patrick threw the shot-put 42 feet, 4 inches.
10:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Cleveland man found himself in the Lorain County Jail Saturday after a traffic crash in Elyria involving a stolen car from Norwalk. Joseph D. McElroy, 41, of Cleveland, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property after troopers with the Elyria post of the state Highway Patrol detained him following a traffic crash in Elyria. The vehicle McElroy was driving was found to be stolen from a Falconcrest Drive residence in Norwalk.
10:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council will treat residents to a special session and work session at its meeting Tuesday night. It will be the final meeting for a bit, as council will not meet on June 29 or July 6, as it typically takes a break during the summer.