9:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - It's been nearly 35 years since a tornado carved a path of destruction in the City of Blossoms. On May 10, 1973, a tornado which consisted of at least two and possibly three funnels, made its way eerily down U.S. 224, killing four people and injuring dozens of others in the process. Three mobile home parks that contained a total of 190 trailers had about 160 of those destroyed. Three-hundred people were left homeless.
9:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Not many people can say that they have worked for the same employer for four decades. Karen Ott of Norwalk can. The caring and compassionate nurse, who works for FTMC's Industrial Health Department, recently celebrated her 40th year as an employee at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. And, how did she celebrate this milestone? Ott completed all the requirements needed to become a registered nurse.
9:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's been more than 30 years since the Great Blizzard of 1978. The storm, which pummeled parts of the Midwest, including Ohio on Jan. 26, 1978, left a lasting impression on more than one generation.
9:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville's Fab Four Logan and Hunter Stieber, Cam Tessari and Chris Phillips were honored Tuesday afternoon at the school. The four captured state wrestling titles over the weekend in Columbus.
9:29 PM Jul 25, 2010
March 4, 1944 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 64 years ago:
9:29 PM Jul 25, 2010
Nobody knows the heart of a woman better than a woman. If so, then why did it take DC Comics so long to hire novelist Jodi Picoult to write Wonder Woman, easily the most recognizable female super hero?
9:29 PM Jul 25, 2010
In the classroom, one of Donald Klausing's favorite books to teach was the coming-of-age novel "Catcher in the Rye." Klausing liked the book because it shows how main character Holden Caufield finds himself and makes strides in his life.
9:29 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Brandon M. Leslie, 19, of 61 Hasbrock Road, was charged with failure to control Feb. 26 after he attempted to slow down while heading east on Ohio 103. His vehicle spun out of control and hit a road marker sign and utility pole. Leslie reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.
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NORWALK FIRE n Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 10:46 a.m. Monday at 189 W. Main St. Returned to station at 10:56.
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I would like to make you aware of a great program in our area. It is called Reach Our Youth (R.O.Y.) and pertains to mentoring our area youth.
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Two admission tickets: $26. Program and updated bracket: $6.
9:29 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville Police Chief Mike Ruggles gave it a lot of thought, but he has decided not to run for Huron County sheriff. "With 300-plus signatures on my petitions and an incredible number of callers and visitors urging me to run for sheriff of Huron County, I certainly needed to give it serious consideration, since I have lived in this county my entire life and I care deeply about the quality of life here," Ruggles wrote in a prepared statement. The chief weighed the pros and cons before deciding it wasn't in his family's best interest to participate in the election.
9:29 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Heroes can emerge when a need arises. Just ask 67-year-old Geneveive Hale. Her grandson, Ryan Hale, called 9-1-1 Dec. 21, 2006 when she was having a series of heart attacks. The Greenwich woman was vacuuming at the time and the defibrillator in her chest sent a jolt through her body.
9:29 PM Jul 25, 2010
Larry Silcox was emerging as the leader among three Republicans seeking to run for a county commissioner seat this November.
9:29 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County won't lose just one Sutherland when Sheriff Richard Sutherland retires at the end of the year. His twin brother, Chief Deputy Bob Sutherland, is also calling it quits. While Richard looks forward to relaxing at least at first and not working under the county's timetable, Bob will be doing a lot of traveling during his retirement. "I have a significant other in California, so I'll be commuting back and forth from California to Ohio," Bob said. With a slight smile, he quickly added: "You can't leave this good Ohio weather."
9:29 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Sheriff Richard Sutherland didn't hesitate when asked to recall his most noteworthy case. On May 11, 1990, members of the Erie County Drug Task Force led deputies to a Fayette Road address in Fitchville Township. There, authorities "uncovered a high-tech $1.5 million 'pot' growing operation inside a building disguised as a 'special foundry,'" according to the May 17, 1990 account in the New London Record. "I think this was one of the first (big) cases we had after I was elected sheriff. It pretty much put Huron County on the map," Sutherland said.
9:29 PM Jul 25, 2010
Colvin Tax Service is celebrating 50 years, but that's not the only history Doug Colvin wants to preserve. When he bought the former Norwalk Memorial Hospital 20 years ago and turned it into the Maple City Professional Services, Inc., he also got the building listed on the National Historic Register. Colvin rents out offices in the building to several other businesses. "We bought that big, old building and we filled up that big, old building," he said. "I'm sitting in the old maternity ward right now. I've been in the maternity ward for 20 years."
9:29 PM Jul 25, 2010
Gary Nardecchia got "the itch" of buying and selling when he was 9. The lifelong Norwalk resident used to be "the gofer" for the late Frank Cornwell, the former Hitching Post owner, when they went to garage sales, yard sales and auctions on the weekends. "They put that Pizza Post in a garage ... where he used to store all his antiques," Nardecchia said. "On the weekends, he'd have me pull stuff from the garage he'd bought and put it out front."
9:29 PM Jul 25, 2010
Linus Hahler will probably take the time to enjoy a couple of his hobbies when he turns 100 Wednesday, playing some hands of euchre and finishing a crossword puzzle. His family hosted a euchre party Saturday with five tables for family and friends to spend time doing something they all enjoy. "He loves to play euchre," said Connie Ott, Hahler's niece through marriage.
9:29 PM Jul 25, 2010
Barney, Bob the Builder and Thomas the Tank Engine have new DVDs hitting stores nationwide, beginning Tuesday. Here is a synopsis of each DVD:
9:28 PM Jul 25, 2010
If a very unscientific exit poll of voters this morning at five Norwalk precincts is any indication, Hillary Clinton and John McCain carry Ohio in today's presidential primary, while Chuck Furey will be the Republican nominee for county commissioner. To one man voting this morning in the Huron County Administration Building, patriotism means supporting the troops. But, it also means treating the middle class well.