By EMILY ANDREWS Reflector Intern news@norwalkreflector.com COLLINS Sixty-seven children spent last week planning how to get their spaceship back to Earth, designing a new roller coaster and much more at Camp Invention held at Western Reserve Elementary School.
MONROEVILLE - If you graduated from Edison High School in 1989, chances are you know or at least heard of the new Monroeville Jr. High/High School principal. That's because it is James Kaczor. He will succeed David Stubblebine, who is taking over as Monroeville's superintendent to replace Carol Girton. She has accepted the superintendent's position at New London.
HIGHWAY PATROL n James K. Kegyes, 16, of 3577 Old State Road, Greenwich, was charged with failure to yield at a stop sign Sunday after the collision at the intersection of U.S. 224 and Edwards Road with the vehicles driven by Elmer L. Sherwin Jr., 45, of Creston, and Tiffany M. Fenton, 28, of Shelby. North Central EMS transported the following patients to Mercy Hospital of Willard with minor injuries: Kegyes; his passenger Michael V. Kegyes, 15, of 3641 Old State Road, Greenwich; Sherwin; and Fenton's passenger Mary E. Holbrook, 18, of 580 Ridge Road, Willard.
It's been a tough week for Katy Ruby and four others at the American Lung Association Northwest Region office in Norwalk. Five of the 11 jobs in the office will disappear Monday because of the state's decision to divert $230 million in anti-tobacco funds to a $1.57 billion economic stimulus package.
The Internal Revenue Service this week announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2008. Taxpayers may use the optional standard rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. The rate will increase to 58.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven from July 1, 2008, through Dec. 31, 2008. This is an increase of eight cents from the 50.5 cent rate in effect for the first six months of 2008. In recognition of recent gasoline price increases, the IRS made this special adjustment for the final months of 2008. The IRS normally updates the mileage rates once a year in the fall for the next calendar year.
Norwalk resident Rob Duncan has been appointed to the Huron County Board of Elections. Duncan, 44, will fill the remainder of Susan Ruggles' term, which expires Feb. 28, 2010.
NEW LONDON Ohio 60, just north of Ohio 162 in the village of New London, is now open. The road was closed earlier for the installation of new railroad crossing panels.
A New London man who served a lengthy prison term for attempted murder was the first witness to testify Monday on behalf of shaken baby suspect Jeffrey A. Resor. William McCullough, 63, said he spoke to three different inmates at the Huron County Jail at different times about how they were going to testify for the state. McCullough currently is in jail on assaulting a police officer and carrying a concealed weapon.
Did a black widow, with five dead husbands left in her wake, start a killing spree in Huron County 56 years ago? Relatives of Clarence Malone, the first husband of Betty Neumar, now 76, said he was shot to death while working in a garage in Huron County in 1952 and the culprit was never found.
Two findings of not guilty and a hung jury. After about eight hours of deliberation between Thursday afternoon and Friday, a Huron County Common Pleas Court jury acquitted defendant Jeffrey A. Resor of one count each of murder and child endangerment. He is accused of shaking 10-month-old Donavan Lykins to death while caring for him Feb. 24, 2007.
After about an hour and 15 minutes of closing arguments, the murder case against Jeffrey A. Resor went to the jury before lunchtime today. Juror received instructions from retired Lucas County Common Pleas Judge J. Ronald Bowman, who is presiding over the trial. They begin deliberations at 1:15 this afternoon.
Norwalk Fire Chief Doug Coletta said the use of the city's outdoor sirens for tornado warnings should carry an immediate message to anyone who hears it get inside immediately. The sirens are different from watches or warnings released by television and radio stations, Coletta said.
Several merchants on the northside attended Tuesday's city council work session to protest an engineering study that calls for a new traffic signal to be installed at the soon-to-be-built entrance for Norwalk Commons instead of Stower Lane. Patrick Schwan, an engineer for Richland Engineering Unlimited, presented a study based on Ohio Department of Transportation recommendations. It focused on traffic patterns and access to U.S. 250 from Lais Road to Westwind Drive.
A Norwalk woman is accused of having more than $2,000 worth of heroin she intended to sell Tuesday afternoon at McGuan Park. Two Norwalk police detectives used information from Erie County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Robert Lippert and Detective Jared Oliver to arrest Michelle J. Ganzhorn, 24, of 39 W. Seminary St., about 1 p.m. Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said the officers found Ganzhorn with 52 balloons, or doses, of heroin.
Ashley Franklin, of Huron, remains in critical condition at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center from injuries she received in a boating accident last weekend, but she has begun to respond. "She opened her eyes yesterday,' Stephen Miller, whose son Ben was killed in the accident on Sandusky Bay, said this morning.
Two Norwalk men are accused of stealing multiple items from a rural Wakeman home while the victim was out of state. Zach J. Mesenburg, 24, and Kyle E. Smetzer Jr., 22, both of 95 Woodlawn Ave., are charged with robbery. A Huron County Jail spokeswoman said Mesenburg was released from custody after posting a $20,000 bond Friday afternoon while Smetzer remains in jail on a similar bail.
Bill Bader Jr. may have lost the battle, but he has his eyes on the bigger prize. Bader lost his bid with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to secure the Huron County Airport this weekend to help with traffic flow during the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
The news just keeps getting better. The House of Blues in Cleveland has announced Boy George will perform at the venue at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9.
Because of faulty enrollment projections, some local schools will have to repay funds handed out in 2007-08 and others are getting more money. Schools that will have to repay money are Norwalk ($7,107), New London ($2,209) and South Central ($1,027). The money will be deducted from the three payments the state will make for the upcoming school year. Schools that will see additional funds next year are Bellevue ($384,422), Willard ($119,634), Monroeville ($55,916) and Western Reserve ($10,356).
A man caught in an online sex sting by Wakeman police has pleaded guilty to three felony charges. Thomas E. Marquis, Jr., 26, of Bellefontaine, was indicted earlier this month on six counts of importuning and four counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles in connection with Internet chats that took place over a seven-month period.
"Jeff Resor admitted he shook this child." That was the message Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler had for the jury in his closing argument Thursday morning.