9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Are you thinking about bringing home a live bunny as an Easter gift this year? Did you know that pet rabbits can live from 7 to 10 or more years and require the same long-term care as cats and dogs? Additionally, contrary to belief, rabbits are not low-maintenance pets. They have specific dietary and veterinary needs and must be handled with care. Unfortunately, people don't realize these facts and thousands of ex-Easter bunnies are abandoned to shelters or into the wild each year. This is a subject that I can speak personally about. Our family has three rabbits. I have talked about Humperdink and Penelope in the past. Benjamin joined us last spring. All three of our rabbits came from the Huron County Humane Society. Humperdink and Penelope were pets that were tossed outside to fend for themselves after someone got tired of them. Contrary to popular belief, domestic rabbits do not have the ability to survive in the "wild."
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Eagle Creek golf course and club will be able to sell liquor on Sundays after voters in the Bronson Township precinct approved a referendum in Tuesday's election. Voters in the Bronson Township's No. 2 precinct approved the local option by a 273-106 margin.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE A 12-year-old rural Monroeville girl is listed in fair condition at a Toledo hospital after accidentally being shot by her sibling Thursday. "It was a wound to the neck," Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund said. "It was the 13-year-old brother who picked up the gun, accidentally discharging (it) and hitting her in the neck."
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Due to the Inclement weather, the Jamestown concert scheduled for Saturday was postponed. The new concert date will be announced. If you have already purchased a ticket, it will be honored for the new date.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Catholic School Early Childhood Center open house/clothing sale that has been advertised for Saturday has been rescheduled for April 5. Also, the Football Mom's barbecue chicken dinner for Sunday has been postponed until noon to 3 p.m. March 16.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
LL Bean is recalling Faux-Shearling Infant Booties sold by LL Bean from July 2006 to December 2006. A small metal zipper tab on the infant booties can detach posing a choking hazard. The booties are sold in infant sizes 1-6. The booties were sold in a tan or pink suede. They have rubber soles and a zipper closure at the ankle. "L.L. Bean" is printed in white letters on the soles of the booties. The size and stock BNK1 are printed on a tag inside the booties.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Catholic School (NCS) was on a lockdown Friday after the report of a male pedestrian on Whittlesey Avenue with a shotgun. Amy Hurst, the director of early childhood education, received a tip about the alleged incident from police just after 9 a.m. She said the dispatcher provided the information so she could lock down the NCS Early Childhood Education Center. "One of the dispatchers called the building and my secretary talked to her," Hurst said.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Verizon North Inc. has been fined $250,000 for not restoring customers' home telephone service promptly, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio announced last week. It's the second such fine within a year, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
FLORENCE TOWNSHIP - A Wakeman man is accused of raping an 8-year-old girl between Nov. 1 and Feb. 26. Brian C. Barnhill, 24, of 10519 Harrison Road, has been held at the Erie County Jail since 6:22 p.m. Thursday on rape, a jail spokeswoman said. If convicted, he could be sentenced to three to 10 years in prison and fined up to $20,000.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD Shelli Loy, pharmacy manager at Mercy Hospital of Willard, recently completed the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program at The Ohio State University. According to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, only 20 percent of all licensed pharmacists in the state of Ohio have completed the PharmD program. Loy has been a member of the Mercy family for six years. "We are proud of Shelli for her accomplishments throughout her career with Mercy Willard," said Bob Gospodarek, president and CEO of Mercy Hospital of Willard. "We are especially excited about her completion of the PharmD program, as it will enhance the already excellent quality of care our pharmacists provide to our patients." The evolution of the pharmacy profession toward the provision of patient-focused pharmaceutical care requires a high level of clinical knowledge and skill on the part of practitioners. It is important to Mercy Willard to have high qualified professionals, like Shelli, on the Mercy Willard staff.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Kim Arter, 47, Milan Immediate family: husband Doug, children Tosha, Joshuah, Brian, Rena, Brandon, Jenna, Lindsay
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
With the snow expected to continue through tonight, area snowplow drivers are back into 24-hour mode. Huron County drivers are working overtime to provide continuous plowing, Glenn Higgins, foreman for the county Engineer's office, said Friday evening. Both night and day crews work an extra four hours so that trucks are continuously working on county roads.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
A woman has been charged after authorities found a slew of dead and neglected animals at her rural New London home. There were 25 dogs outside and 17 inside, along with numerous cats, hamsters and birds when three Huron County Humane Society investigators and two deputy dog wardens went to the home at 1056 Ohio 60 on Feb. 19.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Kindergarteners can be a tough audience, but a Norwalk dentist and his assistant managed to teach a good lesson, talk with the children and pass out goody bags in just about 15 minutes recently. The success of the visit was due to both the work of Dr. Adam Sommers and dental assistant Cindy Hahn and that of Donnelle Orzech, a kindergarten teacher at Pleasant Elementary for four years.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's a message students repeatedly hear from educators academics come before athletics, not the other way around. Pleasant Elementary School students recently heard it from student athletes themselves. Principal Janice Smith invited Norwalk High School basketball players to encourage students to stay in school and put academics first.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
St. Paul High School students (from left) Melissa Kijowski, Michael Kaple and Jolynn Thomas, rehearse for the upcoming musical, "Crazy For You'. Performances will be at the Convocation Center March 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and March 9 at 3:30 p.m. Limited tickets are still available.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
Technology created a temporary blip, but students from Maplehurst Elementary School shared a long-distance learning lesson with students from West Memorial Elementary in Katy, Texas on Monday. As part of Read Across the Planet, Wilma Jean Lang's and Emily Stoll's fourth grade class waited expectantly to be connected to the Texas class. The Norwalk students were all wearing Maplehurst Elementary T-shirts, thanks to the parent-teacher organization.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Kenneth D. Smith, 57, of Tucson, Ariz., was charged with failure to control Monday after he went off the right side of U.S. 224 and hit a utility pole and ditch. The tractor-trailer overturned onto its right side. Smith wasn't injured.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
This week is Ohio 4-H Week (March 3 to 9). In celebration of the week, we would like to acknowledge all of the people who support 4-H and the youth of Huron County. There are 1,040 4-H members in Huron County. 4-H's motto is "to make the best better.' We feel that is just what 4-H does . . . making the youth of Huron County better! Our county extension office offers a wonderful opportunity for the youth of our county to learn, grow, and succeed. 4-H helps children learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H is a balance among 4-H project work, involvement in the 4-H club, participation in county 4-H activities and events, and most importantly working towards one's personal growth.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
The sport of basketball was hardly a decade old when it made its appearance in Norwalk in 1900. Just three years later it was part of the athletic program at Norwalk High and has continued thus for more than an century. NHS had had a good football team in the 1916 season, and several people were inspired to have as good a basketball team. There was no faculty member designated to coach the team, so John H. Coxe volunteered. He had played college basketball in Connecticut and was remembered as "a strict disciplinarian and a good coach.' His volunteering carried over into the 1917 season and we'll soon learn the results.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
When Tilmon "Tim" Brown walked into an office at New Horizons Baking Company in Norwalk, he thought he was entering a product scoring session. He didn't expect to find Moondog, the Cleveland Cavaliers' mascot, throwing confetti...or the Cavalier Girls holding a sign proclaiming him a winner. But, that's what Brown discovered as he entered an office recently at New Horizons. Brown, the company's president and chief executive officer, won a trip for two to a Cavaliers away game on the team airplane. Brown won through an online ticket season renewal contest that began Feb. 11 and runs through March 21. Season ticket holders who renew by the weekly deadline become eligible to be entered into that week's drawing.