3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Western Reserve student who assaulted a Huron County sheriff's deputy was released to his parents on electronically-monitored house arrest Monday. The 16-year-old Norwalk boy's mother exhaled audibly, as if she were glad to hear Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell's ruling.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The search for the next Norwalk City Schools superintendent could be drawing to a close. The school board met Wednesday at the district office to review the results of its search that started in February. Superintendent Wayne Babcanec will be retiring July 31 after more than seven years on the job.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A convicted Willard drug dealer was sentenced to 11 months in prison Tuesday. Thomas Hicks II, 30, of 1853 Thomas Road, also had his driver's license suspended for six months and ordered to pay $110 in restitution to the Willard Police Department for trafficking in heroin. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also fined him $250.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bellevue voters passed a renewal levy for ambulance service, but said no to the renewal of a one-half percent income tax and a new tax to expand the public library. Berlin Heights voters passed a renewal of a three mill levy by 155 to 53.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police arrested a Norwalk man found hiding in the back of a Woodlawn Avenue business building early this morning. Jason H. Turner, 29, of 138 E. Main St., Apt. B, currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail awaiting a Norwalk Municipal Court bond hearing on one count of breaking and entering.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two defense witnesses testified Wednesday the victim in a Bellevue voyeurism case talked to them about cutting herself and having suicidal thoughts. The victim had a different perspective when Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand asked her about an interview with a Bellevue police detective.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Charlie's Bar owner Tom Rice said his establishment was closed when a 37-year-old Norwalk man was stabbed during a fight early Sunday morning in the parking lot. "It happened outside. The door was locked," he said.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 19-year-old Monroeville drunk driver was sentenced Monday to up to six months in a community-based corrections facility for the Nov. 9 Ridgefield Township crash that killed his close friend. Nathan A. Taylor, of 62 Monroe St., also had his driver's license suspended for three years the same time frame as his community control sanctions. He pleaded guilty March 3 to aggravated vehicular homicide in the crash at the intersection of Settlement and Johnson roads that killed Zachary J. Norman, 19, of S. Ridge St., Monroeville.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A 15-year-old Milan Township boy is being held at the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center on an allegation he raped a 16-year-old Norwalk girl Sunday. The boy and girl were at a party on Mudbrook Road in Milan Township when the incident occurred, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARGARETTA TOWNSHIP - Two fisherman were enjoying the beautiful spring weather Monday at the Resthaven Wildlife Area, but their fishing was cut short when they discovered the burning body of an unidentified young woman. The men saw smoke and when they went to investigate they saw the burning body, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bellevue resident Daniel Nunez was found guilty this afternoon of all six counts of voyeurism. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand was pleased with the results of the three-day trial in Huron County Common Pleas Court. She praised the investigative work of the Bellevue Police Department and the Huron County Department of Job & Family Services.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bank stress tests are short on 'stress' Imagine you have a child in school. Final exams are coming up on which everything is riding with regard to whether the student passes or fails.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Supporters of the income tax for Monroeville schools were disappointed Tuesday night when they gathered at LynMarie's Coffee to hear news that the levy failed, but said the campaign has yielded some positive results. "I'm a little disappointed, but we've closed the gap,' said Steve Reer, president of the school board. "There are a lot of positives in this. It brought a lot of people together.' More than 20 people gathered at the coffee house to await news of the levy.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council took the first step toward more funding for economic development Tuesday by passing an emergency ordinance to free up $5,000 for the Norwalk Economic Development Corp. In last week's work session, Mayor Sue Lesch and Ellen Heinz, NEDC director, said the money would be used to support existing manufacturing companies by helping them diversify their businesses, compete for new businesses and build on international connections Norwalk already has.
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio's lakes from Salt Fork to Grand Lake St. Marys and Pymatuning to Buckeye hold lots of fish, but they can be hard to come by. Bass fishermen, for example, need to find quick dropoffs, underwater structure like stump fields and drowned creek beds, and sunken islands where bass can lay up and find food without much travel. In a lake of a thousand acres or more, it just isn't easy. But farm ponds? That's another story. The average farm pond is about one acre, maybe two, maybe much less, and while such ponds often hold lunker bass, they're super easy to fish. In fact, you can cover the whole of an average pond in a mornings casting and cover it thoroughly. Which is why so many Huron County anglers like to fish them. Ponds vary a lot, but the average one is going to be deep at one end, usually at the dam, and gradually shallow up in the opposite direction. They'll run 10 to 12 feet in depth at the dam end, and shallow to just a few feet at the other. They'll almost invariably be stocked with largemouth bass and bluegill too, though some will have a few channel cats added and owners who like the exotic might even include a few northern pike, yellow perch, bullheads (they shouldn't) and crappie (again, shouldn't unless it's a BIG pond). Pond owners can make mistakes, too, like allowing bass which keep bluegills under control, to be taken by casual anglers to excess. Or not fishing bluegills, which can over populate. But in a good, well-kept and managed pond, fishing is both fun and an easy proposition. A week or two ago I visited a farm that had a nice one-acre pond. The landowner said "It isn't fished much, but I think there's a lot of bass there."
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Pictured (from left) Jean Miller, 45 years of service; Chuck Stark, president and CEO of Firelands Regional Medical Center, and Dolores Ritzenthaler, 45 years of service. SANDUSKY More than 250 volunteers recently were honored for their hours of service at the annual Firelands Regional Medical Center 2009 Volunteer Recognition Dinner. The dinner included remarks from Ryan Chandler, vice president, Operations; Anne McGookey, director, volunteer services; John O. Bacon, Chair, board of trustees; William Springer, vice-chair, board of trustees; and Chuck Stark, president and C.E.O. The Edison Show Choir provided entertainment. Anne McGookey presented certificates and gifts to volunteers in acknowledgment of giving over a combined total of 32,000 hours of service in 2008. Special recognition was given to anniversary award recipients:
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
AVON LAKE The 2009 St. Jude Dream Home, 32025 Kossuth in Avon Lake's Currant Village subdivision, opens for public viewing Saturday. The public is invited to tour the 3,238-square-foot house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays every weekend through June 21. Open house visitors will be able to register for a $5,000 shopping spree at Value City Furniture. A limited number of $100 tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway also will be available during the open houses. The St. Jude Dream Home house is valued at $370,000 and features three bedrooms as well as 2.5 baths, a two-car garage, granite countertops and a first-floor master suite. Other prizes to be awarded include a $1,000 dip certificate to the Melting Pot; a Cleveland Indians outfield suite for 12, courtesy of the Cleveland Indians; flowers for a year, courtesy of Silver Fox Florist; a $1,000 Chili's gift card; and a $1,000 Visa gift card, courtesy of Krista Spohn of Russell Realty Services. Tickets are available at Reehorst Cleaners or any Cleveland-area Value City Furniture location, by calling toll-free (800) 834-5786 or by visitingwww.stjudedreamhome.org. The giveaway will be aired live on WOIO Action News 19 on June 28.
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS The Berlin Heights Basket Festival will be held Aug. 1 and 2 in town. It is a family-friendly celebration of 151 years of basket making, featuring basket making demonstrations from local manufacturers and hobby guilds. The celebration also includes a flower show, two parades, food vendors, local organizations' fetes, an antique tractor show at the conservation club, crafts, contests, games and live entertainment. Admission is free.
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
WELLINGTON Wellington's 11th annual gazebo garden walk will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. A mix of 100 dealers specializing in antiques, garden furniture, hanging baskets, herbs, perennials, wood crafts, folk art, stained glass designs, bird houses, and jewelry will be on hand. The show is located in Howk Park, inside the ornate and historic town hall, and in the fire station. "This show had grown to be one of the most popular events in the area," said Mike Eppley, executive director for Main Street Wellington, Inc. "It is the perfect place to pick up a Mother's Day gift as well as gather ideas on how to add color and variety this season to a favorite garden."
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
MAY 7, 1977 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 32 years ago: Pat Bess relieved of fine Crusty Pat Bess, the 82-year-old former Detroit police officer who has been battling with Judge Robert W. Smith over a fine levied for running an "illegal junkyard," won a partial victory this morning.
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Athletic activities such as swimming, tennis and weightlifting or everyday activities like washing walls, hanging curtains and gardening can sometimes cause shoulder injuries. "Excessive, repetitive, overhead motion is most frequently the reason for shoulder injuries," said Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Steven B. Shine of NOMS Access Orthopaedics. "Many shoulder problems involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones." Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. "It is important not to ignore shoulder pain or 'play through' the injury," Shine said. "This may only aggravate the condition and possibly cause more problems."