6:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Talk to anybody who has won a state championship and they will tell you it didn't come without a price. There are no shortcuts to success. There are no easy ways to be a winner. St. Paul coach John Livengood is on the doorstep of reaching that final goal he and his team set out to reach every season a state championship. If he gets it, nobody will be able to say he didn't earn it.
6:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
May 23, 1924 Nov. 30, 2009 WAEKMAN Martha Marie Kinsley, 85, of Florence, died Monday after a long illness. Survivors include daughter-in-law Kathleen Kinsley of Wakeman. Those preceding her in death included her husband of 49 years, Lyle Kinsley, and a son, John Allen Kinsley.
6:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
This column was written by Dr. Jeff Harwood. He practices in Norwalk and is president of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians. Flu season 2009 has injected words like "epidemic" and "pandemic" into the news. But a national report just released points to another health epidemic, with alarming results for Ohio. The report, "The Future Cost of Obesity," was written by Ken Thorpe, executive director of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. He paints a sobering picture of the economic impact obesity will have on national health care costs during the next 10 years. If current trends continue, 103 million American adults 43 percent of the population will be obese by 2018. The news is even worse for Ohio.
6:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Feb. 27, 1925 Nov. 29, 2009 WILLARD Marilyn (McFadden) Thornton, age 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 29, 2009, in her home at 710 Ash Street in Willard, Ohio. Surrounding and lovingly embracing her were all five of her children. Marilyn was born on February 27, 1925, in Willard, the only child of Irva Irene (Moomaw) McFadden and Robert Henry McFadden, who preceded her in death in 1989 and 1963. Except for a few years after World War II, Marilyn was a lifelong resident of Willard. Marilyn married Martin Kenneth Thornton on September 27, 1943, while Kenneth was serving in the Navy during World War II. Kenneth preceded her in death on March 24, 2006. Marilyn is survived by her eternally loving children Martin Robert (Betty) Thornton of Atlanta, Georgia; Susan Kathryn (Paul) Zdroik of Willard; James Clay (Kathleen) Thornton of Stuart, Florida; Joan Marie Thornton of Columbus, Ohio; and Melissa Jane (Ronald) Butler of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are her grandchildren Sarah Elizabeth Thornton; Paul Adam, Lauren Kathryn, and Scott Kenneth Zdroik; Jay David Thornton, Colleen Aubrey Costea, and Maura Megan (Costea) Buck.
6:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS Sgt. Raymond C. Durant, of the state Highway Patrol's Canton post, has transferred to the public affairs unit as part of a 90-day program, in which he will temporarily serve as a patrol spokesman. Durant joined the patrol in May 1989 as a member of the 118th Academy Class. He was commissioned that November and assigned to the Milan post on the Ohio Turnpike. In November 1992, he transferred to the Berea District's Office of Investigative Services, where in 1995 his peers named him Post Trooper of the Year. In March 1998, he transferred to the Medina post. Durant was promoted to sergeant in May 2001 and transferred to the Wapakoneta post to serve as an assistant post commander. In July 2002, he transferred to his current assignment at the Canton post.
6:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Deer hunters across Ohio took to the woods this morning in search of that trophy buck. And while the hunters were out doing their thing, others in the state were looking for their prize a little piece of the financial pot of gold that goes with it.
6:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Provisional numbers released today by the state Highway Patrol indicate that crashes and felony arrests increased this year, while the number of OVI arrests decreased over the Thanksgiving Holiday. During the holiday reporting period, which began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ran through midnight Sunday, troopers arrested 20 people for felonies, as compared to 17 last year. Crash numbers rose from 469 crashes in 2008 to 590 this year, an increase of 26 percent. OVI-arrests decreased from 362 last year's holiday to 304 this year.
6:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
St. Paul is preselling tickets for its state final football game. Tickets are available until 3 p.m. today, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
6:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sears opened its doors at 4 a.m. Black Friday. Most other Main Street businesses kept their usual opening times.
6:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The teenage stabbing victim didn't want his attacker to be put behind bars. On the other hand, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said he takes stabbings seriously and "asked for some prison time.'
6:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - About 15 firefighters were on-scene a couple hours this morning handling a fire contained to a grain dryer. The incident at Dale Smith's farm, 2845 Ohio 162, was reported about 5:30 a.m.
6:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Most of my Thanksgiving memories have a Wakeman connection. That is to be expected, of course.
6:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's a busy time of the year at the Huron County auditor's office. Auditor Roland Tkach said the first big thing is the 2008 real estate valuations are now complete and open for public inspection at the auditor's office, 12 E. Main St.
6:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - The Virginia couple who crashed this week's state dinner at the White House met face to face with President Barack Obama in the event's receiving line, officials acknowledged Friday, as the Secret Service began investigating whether the couple broke any criminal laws in getting inside without an official invitation. A Secret Service spokesman confirmed the agency is conducting a two-pronged inquiry establishing whether the couple, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, engaged in any "misconduct," while also determining how the president's bodyguards came to let them inside. In a picture released by the White House on Friday, Michaele Salahi is shown clasping Obama's hand as the president greets guests in the Blue Room. Both are smiling. Her husband is shown looking on. Pictures posted on Michaele Salahi's Facebook page also showed the couple standing next to a smiling Vice President Joe Biden and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
6:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
ASHLAND - The clock struck midnight for Grove City Christian Saturday evening at Ashland Community Stadium. The St. Paul Flyers, now 14-0, dominated all phases of the games in a 52-7 pasting of the Eagles in Division VI, state semifinal action.
6:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Firelands Historical Society presents its Holiday Homes Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Welcome in the season by: Visiting vintage homes in Yule decor on or near West Main Street. Seeing a second empire home brought back to life after a tragic fire.
6:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The state of Ohio recently delivered an early Christmas present to Huron County. It may as well be a lump of coal!
6:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Main Street Norwalk announces its schedule for Saturday's Deck the District: 11 a.m. Santa Claus arrives at Snowflake Drive (14 W. Main St.). 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids' Karaoke at Lindale M Broidery. Noon to 2 p.m. A taste of District eateries along Candy Cane Lane (East and West Main Street).
6:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
AVERY - No room at the inn ... make that no room at the bin. If you are driving through Avery and see a huge pile of field corn in the parking lot of the old Wolohan Lumber Co., don't be surprised - Jeff Finchum said it has to go somewhere.
6:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com SANDUSKY The state Highway Patrol's Sandusky post has honored two of its own. Dispatcher Melissa "Missie" M. Burrier won the 2009 Ohio State Highway Patrol Telecommunications Award for her work at the Sandusky Dispatch Center. Trooper Shane R. Zehnder was selected as the 2009 Trooper of the Year, his seventh such honor at two different posts. Troopers, dispatchers and communication technicians chose Burrier based on her technical job knowledge and ability, enthusiastic work attitude, teamwork and prompt and courteous response to the public's requests for information and assistance.
6:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Valu King Food Market officials said Tuesday the Norwalk store will open on Dec. 10. Valu King, which is a subsidiary of Giant Eagle, will use a good portion of the former Tops/Giant Eagle building on Whittlesey Avenue.