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."
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Applications for state funds for downtown revitalization work should be available to Willard businesses on May 11, city manager Brian Humphress said. He estimated rehabilitation work will be underway in June, with most of the work to follow during the summer months. The city will mail application forms to downtown property business owners, Humphress said.
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Despite media reports, Huron County does not have a possible case of H1N1 flu, a variant of swine flu, according to Huron County Health Commissioner Tim Hollinger. "I don't know where that came from," he said of the reports.
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Engineering for a new Mercy Hospital in Willard is 90 percent complete and groundbreaking could happen as soon as next spring. State Sen. Sue Morano (D-Lorain) and Huron County Commissioner Mike Adelman visited the site for the new hospital Monday after Morano toured the current Mercy Hospital to visit with hospital personnel.
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet" Remember that ad? Those were the good old days, when the U.S. car companies ruled the world and our economy was riding high. Every UAW worker in Michigan had three cars (all American), a nice house, a boat and a summer home "up north." Weekends in Michigan meant hitting I-75 and heading up to your weekend get-away. Once you got over the Zilwaukee Bridge and crossed the Saginaw River, the rest was a snap.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
MAY 6, 1845 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 164 years ago: Samuel R. Gibb's estate Notice is hereby given that the undersigned were, at the March term of the Huron Common Pleas Court, A.D. 1845, duly appointed and qualified as Executors of the last Will and Testament of Samuel R. Gibbs, late of the township of Peru, in said county deceased. All persons having claims against said estate are notified to present them to us for adjustment within six months from this date; and all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment to us forthwith. Samuel W. Bold, Olive I. Gibbs
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE The Monroeville Board of Education, school administrators and levy supporters will gather at LynMarie's Coffee on Main Street at 9 p.m. Tuesday to await levy results. Everyone is invited. Coffee is available for purchase and people are invited to bring appetizers to share.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN A Vermilion woman injured in a Butler Road crash Friday was treated at Fisher-Titus Medical Center and released. Pamela R. Hall, 55, first went off the right side of the road in Erie County, Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. Her 2007 Chevrolet Malibu then hit the Wakeman Township sign with her right bumper, he said, and then hit three trees. The Wakeman Township sign ended up pinned between the front of the car and the last tree Hall hit. "The vehicle was heavily damaged, probably totaled," Sigsworth said.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk boy got a shock - literally - while hanging on an electric meter Saturday night at 27 Bouscay Ave. Two Norwalk firefighters were called about an electrical problem at 35 Bouscay Ave. just before 8 p.m. The first-responders determined a child had been hanging on a nearby meter, making it pull away from the base and falling. The boy picked up the meter and tried to replace it in the base.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A 15-year-old Milan Township boy currently is in custody at the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center on an allegation he raped a 16-year-old Norwalk girl Sunday. "They are apparently acquaintances at a party on Mudbrook Road in Milan Township,' Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said.