1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Gene Smith became the highest-ranking personnel executive in Jaguars history on Monday, when it was announced that team owner Wayne Weaver had promoted Smith, a Monroeville High School graduate, to the position of general manager, according to the jaguars.com Web site. It is one of four changes made within the Jaguars player personnel department.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Years from now, Mayor Sue Lesch will be able to proudly proclaim "I was there," when someone brings up Barack Obama's inauguration. Lesch was able to secure inauguration tickets for herself and family members through Sen. Sherrod Brown's office.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's a time when we bring out the best and brightest in our community. February is a time to shine.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - Leann Palm was elected president and Steve Gray vice president of the South Central Board of Education at Monday's organizational meeting. The meeting date will remain the same for 2009 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month in the high school library unless otherwise notified.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council will hear on first reading tonight an ordinance to advertise for and receive bids for the final phase of the Cline Street reconstruction project. The project's purpose is to improve traffic safety on Cline Street through better access management and stormwater drainage.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gary Bauer was elected to serve as president to the board of Huron County commissioners for 2009. Mike Adelman was elected to serve as vice president of the three-man board. Meetings will continue to be held at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 180 Milan Ave. Bauer and Adelman officially welcomed newcomer Larry Silcox to the board.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN Renowned for their fresh take on everyday cooking and the philosophy of sustainability, The Culinary Vegetable Institute is bringing in the New Year by inviting the public to join it in its promotion of positive eating habits through a series of classes designed to teach participants the recipes and techniques of healthy eating. An extensive look into the theory and practice of the fun, easy-to-prepare meals that compose the institute's concept of "Green Cuisine," the three-hour class sessions (10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) meet three times starting in the month of February at the price of $245 per person for each series. Hosted by award winning Executive Chef Johannes Klapdohr, the classes will focus on how to properly manage your kitchen through budget conscience shopping suggestions and innovative time saving techniques. Class Dates are as follows: Saturdays, Feb. 7, 21 and 28
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Mother Nature threw a curve ball to area school superintendents Friday afternoon, when a winter storm hit earlier than expected. Getting the students to school Friday morning was the easy part. Getting them home was a different story.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Firefighters still are investigating the cause of an Anna Drive fire that started just before 10 a.m. today. Fourteen firefighters responded to 2-B Anna Drive and discovered the front end of the home "heavily involved in fire," Capt. Don Helton wrote in his report.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk man knew something was fishy as soon the alleged UPS employee said he had a problem delivering a package for him. The man, who declined to be named, played it safe; he told the caller the person being sought was not available. He requested the caller leave a message and telephone number.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Round one is down. Round two is right around the corner. "It was an interesting weekend but the week looks like a hoot," said Carl Essex, administrative assistant for the Huron County engineer.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's amazing Norwalk Catholic School sixth-grader Lauren Ott has any time to cook at all. The 11-year-old is involved in Hartland Scramblers 4-H club, academic challenge, Math Counts, News Bowl and plays piano and trumpet.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Stop me if you've heard this one. On second thought, don't.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Brent Besancon has decided to leave New London as its football coach to take a similar position at Rittman High School. Besancon, who was hired in March 2007, is a dairy farmer who lives in Smithville.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man accused of inappropriately touching a female nursing home patient for sexual gratification was indicted Friday. Jerry A. Albritton, 67, of 199 Collingwood Ave., declined to discuss being charged with three counts of gross sexual imposition. Two Norwalk police officers, during a Dec. 10 Norwalk Municipal Court hearing, testified the defendant admitted the Nov. 23 incident gave him a brief "sexual thrill."
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Winter weather postponed Friday's boys' basketball games, including games from the Northern Ohio League, Firelands Conference and Sandusky Bay Conference. Those games in the NOL included Galion at Norwalk, Willard at Tiffin Columbian, Bellevue at Upper Sandusky at Shelby at Fostoria.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two retired sheriff's deputies are asking for nearly $29,000 in accrued benefits. Former Huron County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bob Sutherland, who retired Sunday, is requesting $3,842 in accrued sick and vacation time. That figure is significantly lower than the nearly $15,000 he told county commissioners in July he was owed.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Plymouth man accused of shooting his wife and stepdaughter on Christmas faces seven charges after being indicted by a Huron County grand jury Friday. Nicanor Garcia, 32, of 5181 Bevier Road, was charged with two counts of attempted murder, four counts of felonious assault - all with firearm specifications - and one charge of possession of criminal tools in connection with the Christmas Day incident.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Last week I mentioned the fact that this year marks the bicentennial of the settlement of several townships in our area. The townships were surveyed in 1808 and the sufferers' claims were allotted out late in 1808. This allowed a landowner to sell a farm to an actual settler. Actually, most of the first settlers who came here to the western edge of civilization were at first "squatters" who built a cabin and cleared a small farm on someone's land, and then tried to but the land when they could learn who owned it. This was commonly used, and sometimes they "squatted" on a tract of land with the approval of the absent landowner. I made the statement in the last paragraph that Huron and Erie counties were at the edge of civilization. Actually, they were several miles beyond the edge of civilization. The closest doctor was in Cleveland, and there was just one store south of Huron on the east side of the river. A number of the earliest residents came here in the spring, cleared and improved their little farm and then returned to the east for the winter season. It's difficult to determine exactly where and when the first settlement was made. When Americans arrived at Huron in 1809 they found a few people living there already, and John B. Flamand had his trading post along the river. There were Moravian Indians and their missionaries living at Milan even before 1808, and they welcomed the Americans in 1809.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The Monroeville High School academic challenge team is achieving historic success. For the first time, Monroeville placed first at the annual Firelands Conference Academic Challenge tournament, which took place at New London on Thursday evening.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - The Bellevue Police Department is investigating an armed robbery involving the theft of prescription narcotics Thursday from the Medicine Shoppe, 234 W. Main St. Chief Dennis Brandal said a white male suspect with his face concealed entered the pharmacy about 9:10 a.m., brandished a handgun and demanded the two clerks give him prescription narcotics. After the employees complied, the culprit fled the scene on foot, heading north out of the store. No one was injured.