6:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Changes are in store for the 2010 Huron County Fair. Among the changes are switching free day (until 3 p.m.) from Wednesday to Tuesday, and making Kids' Day on Tuesday as well.
6:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Megan Lillo was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison for being the getaway driver for the April 15 Kaiser-Wells Pharmacy robbery and smuggling the stolen Oxycontin pills into the jail inside of her body. Her accomplice, Kurtis J. DeWitt, is serving 15 years in prison for similar offenses. He entered the Benedict Avenue business wearing a mask fashioned out of Lillo's pajama pants with a knife in his pocket and left after the pharmacist gave him 499 Oxycontin pills.
6:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County General Health District will be offering H1N1 swine flu vaccinations from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Norwalk Catholic School Early Childhood Center, 77 State St. The free, first-come, first-served clinic will be available to pregnant woman and all children up to the age of 18. The vaccinations also will be available to the parents, caregivers, grandparents and siblings of children younger than 6 months old.
6:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
St. Paul is pre-selling tickets for its Division VI, Region 21 regional semifinal football game. Tickets are on sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the athletic office and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the high school office.
6:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk driver was charged with failure to yield from a private driveway after his Jeep collided with a motorcycle Friday near the entrance to Rustic Hills Mobile Park. The driver of the 1997 Jeep Cherokee, Tass E. Love, 32, of 11 W. Chestnut St., was wearing his seat belt and not injured. However, a LifeFlight helicopter transported the biker, Christopher L. Slyker, 39, of 107 S. Linwood Ave., who was wearing a helmet, to a Toledo hospital with serious injuries; no further information was available on his condition as of press time.
6:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - With the passage of the earned income tax on Tuesday, Monroeville school officials took the first step in fulfilling campaign promises. Wednesday, school treasurer Elise Gray sent a request to the auditor's office to stop collection of a $250,000 emergency levy beginning Jan. 1.
6:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's time to get serious about the Huron County Courthouse clock. "Due to the generosity of the citizens of this great community, we are over $20,000,' said Jim Ewell, Fix the Clock Committee chairman.
6:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
CASTALIA - A suspected drunk driver caused two separate crashes Thursday afternoon, resulting in a trip to the hospital for him and the loss of power from some Erie County residents. James H. Fields, 41, of Sandusky, was southbound on Ohio 101 just past Ohio 2 in Margaretta Township about 3:30 p.m. when he ran into the back of a 1997 Buick LeSabre driven by Ernest Erdman, 84, of Norwalk, said troopers with the state Highway Patrol. After the collision, Fields passed Erdman's car by driving off the right side of the road, through a ditch and then hitting a mailbox before fleeing the scene, troopers said.
6:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
RIDGEFIELD TOWNSHIP - Local, state and federal officials are dealing with an extremely rare problem. The oil shale, located near River Road, north of Monroeville in Ridgefield Township, has actually caught on fire. Just under the surface, the shale on the cliff is "red-hot."
6:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police are investigating a break-in at Chef's Market & Deli in which the culprits stole a safe sometime between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Norwalk Police Sgt. Dave Smith said investigators first assumed the suspects entered through a door. However, police later determined the suspects climbed the roof of the restaurant/catering business at 50 N. Prospect St. and entered through an exhaust fan opening.
6:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dave Light was sworn in as the new Norwalk police chief at a ceremony Friday afternoon at Norwalk Municipal Court. Light was sworn in by Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch in front of a packed house and was the recipient of several rounds of applause.
6:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
The date of St. Paul's football game has been changed. The Flyers were originally scheduled to play Mogadore at 7 p.m. Saturday at Medina Ken Dukes Stadium in a Division VI, Region 21 semifinal game. But this morning, it was announced that the game will be moved to 7:30 p.m. Friday. St. Paul's volleyball team is playing in the state tournament.
6:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - Erie County sheriff's detectives and state crime scene investigators used two search warrants Sunday to examine two homes related to the suspected murder of a Huron woman. Carla Westhofen, 58, "was last seen Thursday at about 9:15 p.m. by some friends in a bar in Perkins Township,' Capt. Paul Sigsworth said.
6:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The date of St. Paul's football game has been changed. The Flyers were originally scheduled to play Mogadore at 7 p.m. Saturday at Medina Ken Dukes Stadium in a Division VI, Region 21 semifinal game.
6:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
TWINSBURG - It's back to the big show for the St. Paul volleyball team. Nancy Miller's club needed less than hour to dispose of the final hurdle that stood in the way of a sixth appearance at the Wright State Nutter Center in the last seven years. Her veteran squad handled Berlin Center Western Reserve in the regional finals Saturday afternoon at Twinsburg High School, 25-10, 25-13, 25-18.
6:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Election Day was a breeze for the Huron County Board of Elections. "Everything went really well,' said Sharon Locke, board of elections director.
6:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com The Huron County commissioners covered a variety of topics at their meeting Tuesday. The first item was the 2010 budget. Commissioner Mike Adelman had prepared a "rough draft" budget for 2010 last week. The board has looked it over and made a small change so far.
6:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Opiates addict Stephanie L. Pack promised Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway she will "stay clean." Pack has been in a Cleveland out-patient treatment program for the past six months. She said she is currently on 80 mg of methadone, which is used for opiate dependency. "I don't want to be addicted to something else," Pack said during Tuesday's hearing.
6:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Caught red-handed. "A gentleman entered an unlocked home ... through an unlocked rear door. The homeowner came home and actually caught the burglar leaving the residence," New London Police Chief Michael Marko said.
6:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Crime never pays, as the saying goes. In the case of Jeremy S. Robinett, being sick at least helped delay the punishment he'll receive for possessing heroin. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway said the defendant had "a touch of the flu" Tuesday, so the court postponed his sentencing hearing until Nov. 17.
6:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Megan Lillo was sentenced today to nine years in prison for being the getaway driver for the April 15 Kaiser-Wells Pharmacy robbery and smuggling the stolen Oxycontin pills into the jail inside of her body. Her accomplice, Kurtis J. DeWitt, is serving 15 years in prison for similar offenses. He entered the Benedict Avenue business wearing a mask fashioned out of Lillo's pajama pants with a knife in his pocket and left after the pharmacist gave him 499 Oxycontin pills.