11:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
Nothing says summertime like a festival. And the Firelands area has plenty, continuing this weekend with the St. Alphonsus Parish Festival on Sunday.
11:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - The city is inching closer to its goal of $200,000 to build a soccer complex. City Manager Brian Humphress told council at its meeting Monday Willard has about 40-percent of the needed funds. Most recently, the state awarded the city $75,000 from Ohio's Capital Improvement fund when Gov. Ted Strickland signed the Buckeye state's budget bill. The funds will be used for the development of the proposed soccer complex off Keefer Street by the Wastewater Treatment Plant lagoon. "This is a big step in the effort to make this complex a reality," Humphress said. "We are still waiting to hear from a number of other grants we applied for, and the local fundraising effort still must be completed for us to start work on the project."
11:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
A cold front was moving southward over the upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes regions early today, triggering severe storms including heavy rain, strong winds, hail and possible tornadoes. In Norwalk, forecasters are calling for mostly cloudy skies tonight, with showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 60s. It's supposed to be partly sunny Wednesday, with highs in the lower 80s and lows in the upper 50s.
11:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man accused of stabbing a Vermilion man last year will be evaluated again to determine if he is competent to stand trial Sept. 15. Victor M. Macias-Aguirre, 40, rocked in his chair in Huron County Common Pleas Court throughout Monday's hearing, staring ahead. Judge Jim Conway requested the defendant's interpreter ask him if he understood what was happening in the courtroom. The man continued rocking back and forth. He didn't respond.
11:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
A grandfather has been found guilty of threatening the person who is accused of killing his grandson. Mitchell P. Case, 35, of 25 Reed St., pleaded no contest to aggravated menacing June 30 in Norwalk Municipal Court. Judge John Ridge found him guilty and fined him $250, which the defendant must pay within 60 days.
11:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Area residents can take heart in knowing that as of Monday, Fisher-Titus Medical Center health professionals will offer all cardio and vascular related services in one location. No longer will the heart and vascular services be spread out. Monday is when the $11.3 million Snyder/White Heart & Vascular Center will be open for patient care after nearly two years of planning. Members of the public can preview the center during a ribbon cutting ceremony from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tours will follow from 1:30 to 3.
11:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue Burley and Gloria M. Burkhart to Gloria m. Burkhart, Castalia Street. Nicholas A. Gaudiello to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 112 Sheffield St.
11:17 PM Jul 25, 2010
w/pic Furey lends experience to new broker training PHEONIX Stephen Furey of the financial services firm Edward Jones recently shared his experience with less-experienced financial advisers at the firm's Tempe campus in this Arizona city.
11:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
An Amherst man will be sentenced Aug. 6 for selling crack cocaine in Wakeman. Edward A. Warmus, 46, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Huron County Common Pleas Court to trafficking in crack cocaine. In a plea deal, the state agreed to dismiss one charge of trafficking in hydrocodone.
11:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
A six-person committee will meet to fill the ballot vacancy created by the resignation of Matthew Barrett, the former 58th district state representative. The committee, which will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the United Auto Workers Hall, 119 N. Pleasant St., likely will place Thomas Heydinger's name on the November ballot.
11:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Final preparations are now being made for next week's open house festivities of the $11.3 million Snyder/White Heart and Vascular Center at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Members of LOF Graphics recently placed sign letters on the facility. The community is invited to a special ribbon cutting ceremony of the Snyder/White Heart and Vascular Center at Fisher-Titus from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tours will follow from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the center, located on Fisher-Titus Parkway off Shady Lane Drive.
11:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Logan Cooke came away with top-finishes in Division D of the last two Lake Erie Junior Golf Association tournaments. The New London graduate won the Mohawk Open at Mohawk Golf & Country Club in Tiffin and finished second in Monday's Red Hawk Run Open at Findlay.
11:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew P. Montana has been on paid leave since June 24 on allegations he has been stalking a Norwalk Municipal Court employee with whom he had a relationship. Sheriff Richard Sutherland warned Montana, a deputy since January 2001, he would be disciplined if he didn't stop all communications with her including text messages, telephone calls and visits during and after working hours, according to documents in Montana's file. The victim, who declined to comment, filed a petition for a "civil stalking or sexually-oriented offense" protection order Thursday in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Major Greg Englund served Montana with a summons the next day for a July 10 hearing on the matter.
11:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk celebrated Independence Day in fine fashion Friday with its 38th annual Lions Club parade. Mother Nature set the stage with a near-perfect, 70-degree morning and early afternoon.
11:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Disc golf enthusiasts descended upon the Norwalk area today as part of the "Fire in the Sky" amateur and professional tournament. "We hope to have about 50 people show up," said Pat Brown of Norwalk, a local disc golf player.
11:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - Food lovers and chefs, both professional and amateur, get ready. A special opportunity is coming up from 4 to 9 p.m. July 19 the chance to sample creations of more than 30 of the nation's top chefs at the 2008 Food & Wine Celebration. The event is an annual benefit featuring gourmet cuisine from chefs all over the country, wine from top vineyards nationwide, musical entertainment, a silent auction and cooking demos. It will be at The Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 Ohio 13 in Milan.
11:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Largemouth bass fishing can be lots of fun. They're good fighters, high jumpers and sometimes come in sizes of five pounds or better weight that can put a respectable bend in your rod and send your adrenaline soaring. If there's a problem, it's that a lot of would-be bass hunters are intimidated by the fish and those who fish for them, decide that the sport is just too complicated and spend their time seeking crappies or pier yellow perch. Ever hear a gathering of bass anglers talk? They sprinkle in words like crankbaits and spinnerbaits, surface poppers, pig and jig combinations, structure, wood, and toss in statements like "I wormed that four-pounder out from under a shoreline stump." Definitely intimidating.
11:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia was traded today from the Cleveland Indians to the Milwaukee Brewers for four prospects. Sabathia, eligible for free agency after the season, went 19-7 with a 3.21 ERA last season and gives the Brewers another power pitcher to pair with Ben Sheets as Milwaukee tries to make the playoffs for the first time since 1982.
11:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Home invasion victims Brandon Taft and April Spain hugged when the judge announced the verdict. Taft leaned over and gave his girlfriend a kiss on her forehead. A few minutes later, Spain hugged the primary investigator, Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard. After a three-day trial and about 45 minutes of deliberation, a Huron County Common Pleas Court jury convicted defendant Eric D. Cover, 20, of Ashland, of seven felonies for a March 18, 2007 home invasion. He was found guilty of two counts of kidnapping plus one charge each of aggravated burglary, burglary, aggravated robbery, robbery and conspiracy. The jurors acquitted him of felonious assault.
11:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com The 10-year-old boy known as "The Lil' Instigator" maintained a serious, business-like demeanor as he sat in a conference room while a reporter peppered him with questions. He uttered few words; perhaps he simply wanted to plop himself back behind his car, rev up his engine and speed down the track in excess of 70 mph. What goes through his mind as he sits behind the wheel of his junior dragster before a race?
11:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Sheriff Richard Sutherland is waiting until after a mental health assessment Wednesday for Deputy Andrew P. Montana, who is accused of stalking a local woman, until deciding to take possible disciplinary measures. "He's looking at disciplinary action from the (sheriff's) office for the incident. We're going to wait until after the appointment to see how far to take it as far as disciplinary action," the sheriff said. On May 28, Sutherland spoke to Montana, a deputy since January 2001, and told him to have no association with the woman, a Norwalk Municipal Court employee. The couple broke up in August 2007 after a four-year long relationship, but she said they "maintained regular contact."