7:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
When Norwalk City Schools educator Sue Goodsite traveled to China recently, she brought letters from Pleasant Elementary third-grade students and teachers. It was one step Goodsite took to help foster communication between Chinese and American students and educators.
7:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Ohio Department of Insurance Director Mary Jo Hudson issued an order Tuesday to immediately suspend the business of Chesapeake Life Insurance Company (Chesapeake) in Ohio for failure to file premium rates and forms for open enrollment coverage in accordance with and within the time period required by Ohio law.
7:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
JAN. 7, 1968 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 42 years ago: Ex-patrolman here injured Ray Ackerman, former Norwalk patrolman who moved to Michigan a few years ago, suffered a serious leg injury last week in a fall and is confined to War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., it was learned today.
7:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - It's official. After much speculation, Monroeville head football coach Steve Ringholz said Tuesday afternoon he is retiring at the end of the school year. By retiring, he means no more teaching or coaching.
7:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Year after year, James Hong's science students at South Central High School ask him where he gets his hands-on instructional equipment. Fisher-Titus Medical Center funds it, he tells them.
7:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN- Scott J. Fridge's lighter may have resembled a gun more than a lighter, put police said Mickey Mart customers felt threatened enough to call authorities. "It looked a like a small caliber gun," Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker said, explaining that the "lighter gun" shoots out a red laser when the user pulls the "trigger."
7:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The White House announced today that President Obama will travel to Lorain County in Ohio on Friday, Jan. 22 for the next stop on the White House to Main Street Tour. During the visit, President Obama will meet with Ohio workers, local CEOs, small business owners, and local leaders about ideas for continuing to grow the economy and put Americans back to work. President Obama will spend the day in the Lorain County area speaking to Ohioans about the challenges they are facing and listening to their ideas for how we will continue to work together to turn the economy around.
7:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - An AWOL soldier was arrested without incident this morning at 1832 Hanville Corners Road. Ronald E. Smith, 27, was arrested at 8:36 a.m. by Huron County Sheriff's Maj. Greg Englund, Capt. Ted Patrick and Deputy Steve Shupp. Englund said the sheriff's office used three officers because the military warrants often include an indication AWOL soldiers who are arrested may be a flight or escape risk.
7:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Now that Jessica Dietrich and her newborn son have survived an emergency C-section and a life-threatening situation, the Norwalk woman can think happier thoughts. The 21-year-old Norwalk woman can muse, for example, about the fact that Ramsey William Koebel, her first child, is this year's first New Year's baby at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He was born at 12:45 p.m. Friday just about 10 minutes after the emergency C-section to save his and his mother's life. Ramsey, who weighed five pounds and 14 ounces, wasn't due until Jan. 27. But Dietrich said she had high blood pressure and was at risk for toxemia. The condition, if left undiagnosed and untreated, can lead to deadly complications for mother and baby.
7:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
A suspected Willard heroin dealer who was arrested last week during a heroin-related traffic stop is no longer in custody. Todd L. Picklesimer, 40, of 312 S. Main St., Willard, was released from the Huron County at 12:20 p.m. Saturday due to undisclosed medical issues, a corrections officer said. While jail records indicate the suspect was behind bars on a probation violation, a Norwalk Law Director's office spokeswoman said at press time prosecutors haven't filed any formal charges in Norwalk Municipal Court because they haven't received any reports in connection with Thursday's incident.
7:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council welcomed aboard new member Harry Brady at Monday's reorganizational meeting. Brady, who was elected in November, had attended meetings for nearly a year and not been afraid to voice his opinion or ask questions from the audience.
7:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Editor's Note: This is the latest installment in a series of articles provided by Norwalk Economic Development Corp. Director Ellen Heinz, along with Main Street Program Manager Kristie Wert. Mannino's on Main, Antiques, Etc., is the oldest antique shop in Norwalk. The business was established in 1999 with customers located coast to coast and has received great support from local patrons. Owner Denise Mannino said she is happy to be in Norwalk. "It has been a life-long dream of mine to have an antique shop," she said. "I owe it to my grandmother who used to take me to garage sales at the age of 4.
7:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
SHENANDOAH - "May God's grace and peace be with you at this time from your neighbors." It was a sad reminder of a horrific event. On a cold, blustery Sunday morning, a simple memorial on a swingset was all that remained from a house fire in rural northern Richland County that claimed the life of four people early Saturday morning.
7:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - A Wakeman teen pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter for the April death of youth prison guard William Hesson. Hubert Morgan, 18, was convicted after a plea deal in which Cuyahoga County Assistant Prosecutor Patrick Thomas agreed to drop charges of murder and felonious assault. Morgan faces anywhere from community control sanctions to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced Feb. 2 in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Western Reserve Local Schools Board of Education will hold its Organizational Meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 12 in the high school library. This meeting will be immediately followed by the Tax Budget Hearing, and the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
On behalf of the Willard High School Student Council, we would like to acknowledge all Willard students, teachers and area residents who participated in and contributed to our Christmas service project, "Operation Thank-a-Soldier." Our original goal was to send 50 packages to American service men and women stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan; however, because of everyone's generosity, we shipped 68 Christmas packages that we chock full of all kinds of goodies. We would especially like to acknowledge the Willard Rotary Club whose generous donation helped to cover the cost of postage; the employees of the Willard Post Office who were so helpful in processing all the boxes and getting them shipped out quickly; Mr. Rod Cok for allowing us to solicit donations on Dec. 5 at Drug Mart, and the area residents who contributed to our project there; as well as the students and teachers who helped to sort, pack and address boxes after school on Dec. 10. This truly was a community effort and together, we proved that if everyone does a little bit, we can accomplish so much. We have made this season shine a little brighter.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) today announced his nomination of 40 Ohio students to U.S. Military Service Academies. Appointments to the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, the Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy all require congressional recommendations. "These Ohioans represent some of our state's outstanding young men and women," Brown said. "I am honored to nominate these talented students, and I applaud their commitment to serve our country." Brown nominates up to 10 students each year to each academy. The nominations are based on the recommendation of a Service Academy Selection Advisory Committee assembled by Brown. A nomination, however, does not guarantee acceptance into a service academy. The final decision and appointment rests with each academy's admissions board. Nominated from Huron County are:
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS Gov. Ted Strickland swore in state Highway Patrol Capt. David W. Dicken, 48, as the superintendent during a ceremony at the patrol academy today (Wednesday). Dicken succeeds interim Superintendent Capt. Kevin Teaford who has led the patrol since the Sept. 18 retirement of Col. Richard H. Collins. A 19-year veteran of the patrol, Dicken most recently served as executive officer of the Office of Finance and Logistic Services. He was responsible for the preparation, implementation and management of the patrol's biennial operating budget, as well as the biennial capital budget. Dicken worked in various capacities with the same office since 2000, earlier serving as the executive officer and commander of the fiscal services unit. He began his patrol career in 1990 as a trooper and was a member of the 120th Cadet Class.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The board of education elected Steve Reer as board president and Robin Reed as vice president during its organizational meeting Monday. Reer, however, said a board of education isn't a one-person operation. "I do feel it's a group effort," he said.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A rural Milan man who had been reported missing by friends died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound. James M. Reed, 56, of 304 W. Ohio 113, first was reported missing to the Erie County Sheriff's Office at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Fire victim Susan Sokolowski suspects suspicious wiring or leaking propane gas led to a blaze gutting her rural Norwalk mobile home. "It was one of the two that did it,' she said.