3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Roeder Harley-Davidson's doors may be shut, but Ohio Bike Week events will still go on at the Perkins Township property and organizers hold out hope that the store's doors may be open for the event.
3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Northeast Ohio gas prices rose 1.1 cents this week. The average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline is currently $2.319 at the pump. According to the AAA Fuel Gauge, gasoline and oil prices resumed their climb on optimism for the economy and in advance of the summer driving season. Crude oil prices alone jumped over two and a half dollars to pass the $59 per barrel mark. At the close of trading on Monday oil prices stood at $59.02 per barrel.
3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mayor Sue Lesch told council members the city's request for stimulus funding for water projects have been turned down, but the city will submit more requests. "It would appear three stimulus projects one for water and two for wastewater did not make the first cut," Lesch said. "We will try again."
3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
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3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
AVERY The John Birch Society will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Maw's Place in Avery.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
They say that if you're trying to sell your home, when a potential buyer is coming to look at it, you should have a freshly-baked loaf of bread sitting on the kitchen counter. The smell of the bread alone will make people like your house and want to buy it. I don't know about that, but I've been thinking a lot about bread lately. Bread is a slang word meaning money. The word "dough" is also a slang word for money. And money makes the world go around ... just like bread. Bread is important. How do I know? Well, in just about every grocery store I've ever been to, there is an entire aisle devoted to bread. Breads of all kinds. Store brand and name brands. White, wheat, rye, oatmeal, 7 grain, 12 grain, 15 grain (what, exactly, is the difference, anyway?). Bread comes in many shapes and forms long, narrow loaves; circles; braided; and the traditional "loaf." And then there are rolls dinner rolls, hot dog rolls, hamburger rolls, Kaiser rolls, sweet rolls, knot rolls, pecan swirl rolls. ... And then there are the breads with special things in them, like cinnamon bread and raisin bread and cinnamon-raisin bread. And the bread-related items like English muffins, donuts, tortillas, bagels, croutons, pita bread ... and the breads of different nationalities, like French bread and Italian bread. A dizzying array of breads.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Work on culverts on Medusa Road, originally scheduled for this week, has been delayed so the road will not be closed until Tuesday. The road will be closed for about 15 days between Ohio 20 and Collins Road.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some years ago an old friend retired and was given a fishing rod and box of tackle, instead of a watch. "I've always wanted to learn to fish," he said, "and now I've got the time." He made several visits to a local lake, caught nothing, and gave his equipment away. "I just didn't know what to do." he said. Lots of other people are in the same boat, old, young, in-between, would-be anglers who don't know what to do, and are simply confused by fishing jargon (crankbaits, pig and jig, working structure, etc.). So, here are the absolute nuts and bolts of learning to fish, the sport boiled down to its simplest terms. Cut this column out, hang it on the wall, pass it on to a relative or friend. If they follow these instructions, they will catch fish. At least most of the time. The first thing you'll need is basic gear, and the place to buy it is at a good sporting goods store or a department store that specializes in sport gear and has clerks that know their business. Getting it from a place where the salesperson can't tell a rod from a 12-gauge shotgun is pointless. You'll need a rod and reel first, and the best for beginners is a combo kit that has rod, reel, and line already in place. Get a closed face reel, because they're simple to cast. Just squeeze the lever and release it as you whip the rod forward. A clerk can demonstrate this. You'll need two kinds of very inexpensive gear, one set for float and a second for bottom fishing. The float should be one of the thin pencil types, not a round red and white one that offers resistance to biting fish. Buy a small packet of No. 6 hooks and a small packet of splitshot that are a little smaller than a dried pea. Tie the hook on line's end, clamp a splitshot about six inches above, and clip on the float about 3 to 3 1/2 feet above that. You're in business.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two new DVDs featuring popular children's shows will be released May 19. The beloved animated children's series "Thomas & Friends" has a new look, new engine friends and a new live-action host, Mr. Arkwright, waiting with a warm smile and a tip of the hat to welcome you to the Island of Sodor. Teaching timeless life lessons such as friendship, cooperation and respect for others, Thomas & Friends invites children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Children can enjoy thrilling new stories when "Thomas & Friends: Team Up With Thomas" steams onto DVD May 19 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - Eight people were arrested after a fight outside of Hunter's Brew, 27 Main St., early Saturday morning. "An officer was flagged down and 20 to 25 people were fighting on the sidewalk," Greenwich Police Chief Steve Dorsey said. "No one was injured."
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
They call it OJT on the job training. And for Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard, he got plenty of that OJT this past week. You all know the story. A 13-year-old Norwalk Catholic School seventh-grader steals a truck, a couple of guns, some ammunition and takes off. He leaves behind a list of names in his school locker and all of a sudden you have a crisis on your hands. Singularly, events like that happen quite often in this area. Children run away from home all of the time. Some of them steal vehicles. Some take guns. And some have "hate lists." Those don't make the headlines.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Five residents will vie for four at large seats for Norwalk City Council and a political newcomer will run against a one-term councilman for the first ward seat next November. Skip Wilde did not file for re-election to an at-large seat, but Steve Euton, Dwight Tkach and Shane Penrose are hoping to retain their seats. Harry Brady and Jim Graves will be competing with those three current councilmen for the four seats available.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
You can travel a lot of miles in 100 years. Mary Elizabeth Rogers Baqué, who is celebrating her 100th birthday today, has traveled all around the continental U.S., and now resides in Florida, but she's never forgotten what she loves about her home state.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
VIDEO - Calvin Riley will remain in custody at the Sandusky County Juvenile Detention Center until the results of a court-ordered psychological evaluation is available. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand requested the evaluation because she said the state wants to know the 13-year-old Norwalk boy's frame of mind when he fled the state in a white 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck with a stolen a .22 caliber rifle. Riley surrendered himself to Dayton, Tenn. police May 13.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - In just under five hours Sunday, Hannah Duncan, 18, accomplished one of her life goals finishing the full 26-plus miles of the Cleveland Marathon. "I was nervous. I was kind of sick to my stomach and I couldn't sleep well because I'd never done it before and didn't know what to expect," the Norwalk High senior said.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Does throwing a Frisbee-like disc around at the Veteran's Memorial Lake Park on sunny days sound like fun? Like a little competition? The disc golf clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the disc golf course at the reservoir would be a great place to learn about the popular sport.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD Willard has jumped on the Twitter bandwagon and will use the Internet site to communicate with residents. "I can foresee the city using Twitter to make announcements about trash pickups, recycling and hydrant flushing," said Susan Wiles, administrative assistant. "Or anything from reminders about the Concert in the Park series to emergency announcements and anything in between. It will be useful to give short spurts of information in a quick and timely way." Twitter posts, called tweets, are limited to 140 characters.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The Board of Education dealt with several personnel issues Monday, including accepting the resignation of Jim Van Sickle as testing coordinator, a position he has held for 10-and-a-half years. Van Sickle, a former New London band director and high school principal, received many accolades over the years for the strides the school made in its student test scores in the time he served as testing coordinator.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Every year at this time I feel compelled to remind you that regardless of the weather today or tomorrow, in the next three weeks you will be experiencing some of the best days of the year here in Norwalk, Ohio. There are several reasons why this is so.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLARKSFIELD TWP. - A Wellington man was listed in critical but stable condition this morning in a Cleveland hospital after a one-vehicle crash Sunday in Clarksfield Township. Troopers with the state Highway Patrol said they suspect alcohol was a factor in the Ohio 18 crash involving Aaron M. Cuson, 23.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man was sentenced Friday to 17 months in prison for selling cocaine near League Elementary School last year. Thomas L. Senich, 53, of 3 Lee Ave., also was fined $500 and ordered to pay $150 in restitution to the Norwalk Police Department. The April 10, 2008 offense involving a confidential informant was 865 feet from the school.