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.
9:28 PM Jul 25, 2010
March 3, 1933 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago:
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Making 16 cakes in one night can seem overwhelming, if not impossible - even with two people working. But 17-year-old Shaynna Coe was just doing something she loves.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n No citation was issued Wednesday after an object fell off a northbound commercial vehicle Wednesday and hit the windshield of Donna S. Reed, 42, of Shiloh, who was heading the opposite direction on Ohio 61.
9:28 PM Jul 25, 2010
You probably saw where the famous chess player Bobby Fischer died last month. What an eccentric guy.
9:28 PM Jul 25, 2010
Toast the Fab Four of the Monroeville High School wrestling team Hunter and Logan Stieber, Cam Tessari and Chris Phillips who all won state wrestling titles over the weekend. And toast all of 11 local wrestlers who made it to Columbus and competed in the state tournament. Toast all the snowplow drivers out there city, state, county, township and the private operators who have worked many hard, long hours keeping the roads clear so we can all motor our way to many places in our busy lives. It's a thankless job and it's hard to imagine anyone giving up a warm cozy house on a cold winter night or early-early morning to push snow or spread salt. They may all get paid, some working overtime hours, but winter is almost over (we hope) and they deserve our gratitude for what they do.
9:28 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Police Department will be hosting a Citizen's Police Academy, beginning March 26 and concluding May 28. The 10-week program will meet from 6 through 9 p.m. every Wednesday at the police department training room. "Our goal is to form a partnership with the community by increasing the understanding between citizens and police officers. We will focus on 17 different areas of law enforcement which will include active involvement and participation with the students," Capt. Dave Light said in a prepared statement.
9:28 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Area United Fund began more than 130 years ago as the Ladies Union Aid Society to "help the poor to help themselves" and "to help those who cannot help themselves." The organization thrives today with a much broader mission. Now the United Fund helps thousands of people each year through 32 organizations that provide medical, social, youth and community outreach programs. All money raised in Huron County is spent on local programs.
9:28 PM Jul 25, 2010
The unusually long march toward a Democratic presidential nominee continued today as Hillary Rodham Clinton looked to avoid her 12th consecutive loss to Barack Obama and Ohio elections officials prepared for potential record-breaking participation. Primary election polls opened at 6:30 a.m. amid forecasts for freezing rain in Cleveland, where U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich faced a challenge to continue his 12-year tenure in the House tenure in his solidly Democratic district. Other primaries stood to help determine whether Republicans would keep their 11-to-7 advantage in the state's U.S. House delegation.
9:28 PM Jul 25, 2010
If the number of absentee ballots cast is any indication, voter turnout will be high in Huron County for Tuesday's primary. "We had 450 absentee ballots cast in 2006," said Sharon Locke, deputy director. "We've got over 1,300 absentee ballots this year. That is usually a strong predictor of turnout."
9:28 PM Jul 25, 2010
MARCH 3, 1933 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago:
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CLEVELAND - No one is quite like Ace Frehley.
9:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD POLICE The Willard Police Department blotter covering Feb. 18 through 24 had the following highlights:
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NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: John J. DeJesus, 28, 49 E. Elm St., Norwalk. Violation date: Nov. 11, 2007. Conviction date: Feb. 22. Sentence: $600 fine, $120 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Feb. 22 to May 11.
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