12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Here are the scores from local games in Week 9 of the high school football season: Monroeville 40, Mapleton 14
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Most Huron County outdoorsmen are more concerned with shotguns and archery gear these days then fishing rods. The bow season is going well with some large bucks already taken and more to come once the rut is on full. Rabbit and pheasant season will begin soon, squirrel hunting is still good, and the list goes on. But it was a fairly hot summer with fall just beginning and inland lakes are cooling slowly. That cooling water sends a signal to fish to feed up for a nearly dormant winter, to eat fast and eagerly and put on some fat for frigid days to come. Muskies are a typical example. They are hitting right now in lakes all over Ohio, and doing so in a surrounding of beautiful fall foliage and blue water that is as pretty as you are likely to find. A better than usual time to catch one or two, especially since fall has traditionally been the season to take real lunkers. There are several ways to go for autumn muskellunge and the traditional way is to troll for them just as anglers do all spring and summer. Trolling has one great advantage lures are in the water non-stop and working for a catch, while casters have their offerings out of the fish zone as often as not and sometimes in the air flying out for another cast. Veteran trollers traditionally fish with four lines (two anglers), and run two at fair depth and well behind the boat, another at mid-depth and closer, and the fourth not far behind the prop wash. They all keep the lures clean, too, watching for weeds that cause changes in lure action and an eye on a fish finder if they have one looking for big blips at a particular depth, then changing a line or two to that depth. Lures should be changed every half hour or so, and that means size, color and action until something works.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
A New London man was indicted by a Huron County grand jury Friday in connection with stealing about $200 after brandishing a knife at a pizza delivery person. Billy J. Craft, 20, of 1696 Murray Road, is charged with aggravated robbery stemming from the Sept. 2 incident on Newton Street. He has been in custody at the Huron County Jail since his North Hester Street arrest about an hour after the offense.
12:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk was rocking. The autumn air was crisp outside, but the heat and passion of several hundred screaming Dave James and the Twang Factor fans were evident inside.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The city of Norwalk is working with United Fund to open another new resource center to help displaced workers struggling with a gap in medical insurance. Mayor Sue Lesch and Linda Bersche, director of the United Fund, said the resource center will be staffed entirely by volunteers. People in need of help should call city offices at (419) 663-6700 to schedule an appointment, which will be held at Abigail Pregnancy Services at 3900 Laylin Road, Norwalk.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - If you get a lemon, turn it into lemonade. That's the thought among supporters of the Western Reserve Local Schools as they work toward the Nov. 4 election.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk closes the home portion of its 2008 season Friday with a visit from the Fostoria Redmen. Fostoria is tied for first in the league with both Bellevue and Tiffin Columbian at 4-1.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk Catholic School student was released from Fisher-Titus Medical Center after being hit by a sport utility vehicle Friday morning. The accident involving pedestrian Robin Stephen, 16, of 8 Corwin St., and driver Marcia K. Grose, 49, of 42 Homewood Ave., happened at 7:55 a.m. at the intersection of East Main Street and Woodlawn Avenue.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The FBI is investigating ACORN and the Associated Press said one in every three newly-registered Ohio voters could have some discrepancy in their records, but the Huron County board of elections doesn't see those conflicts. "We haven't had any problems," said Sharon Locke, director of the board. "We haven't had any challenges."
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Kevin DeWine, deputy chairman of the Ohio Republican Party; Mike Crites, candidate for attorney genera; and Bob Latta, the district's representative in Washington, D.C.; all showed up in Huron County Thursday to address the party faithful before next month's elections. Richard Sutherland, outgoing sheriff, was honored with the Outstanding Republican Award by Jamey Bracken, a candidate hoping to succeed him.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Norwalk man accused of stabbing a Vermilion man during an employees meeting has been ruled to be mentally competent to participate in his own defense. Victor M. Macias-Aguirre, 40, has been at the Northcoast Behavioral Center in Toledo twice in less than a year. On Nov. 21, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway committed the defendant to the mental health facility, where he remained until Feb. 7. After returning to the Huron County Jail, the defendant went to Northcoast again in late June or early July and returned last week. "I think it's fortunate he's been found competent so the case can progress," defense attorney Denise Demmitt said, describing her client as "more lucid than he appeared to be in the past."
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
I have walked in many beautiful places. I have been to the Rocky Mountains twice, and have hiked along those trails. I have been to Acadia National Park in Maine, where mountains and ocean meet. Closer to home, I have hiked at Mohican and East Harbor state parks here in Ohio, and I have strolled along the Olentangy River in Columbus. I have walked at the Norwalk and Willard reservoirs. There are truly many beautiful places to walk and enjoy nature.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Three-year-old Jon Olien never knew his father, Dan. The elder Olien died in 2006 at age 37 of a brain tumor.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Kelly Snay is at her wit's end her husband is out of a job and, even though insurance costs were deducted from his last paychecks from the failed Norwalk Furniture Corp., claims from June through August have been denied by Medical Mutual.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Oberlin is one of 10 semifinalists in the 2009 "Great American Main Street Awards" (GAMSA) competition. A national jury composed of former award winners, community development professionals, representatives from government and foundations, and journalists who are active in community economic development and historic preservation, will evaluate the semifinalists and select five winners.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk boys' soccer team moved into the next round of the Division II sectional tournament Thursday with a 3-0 decision over Edison at the Norwalk Soccer Complex. The Truckers, 12-2-3, will meet Port Clinton at 7 p.m. Monday after posting a 3-0 win over the Chargers.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A New London man was indicted Friday in connection with stealing about $200 after brandishing a knife at a pizza delivery person. Billy J. Craft, 20, of 1696 Murray Road, is charged with aggravated robbery stemming from the Sept. 2 incident on Newton Street. He has been in custody at the Huron County Jail since his North Hester Street arrest about an hour after the offense. "We think he was the one who called (the pizza) in," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Three months after opening, the Mill Street Bistro is holding a full week of special activities beginning on Monday to celebrate it's grand opening. "It is all coming together now," owner Joe Nagy said. "Its only been three months, but we feel like it is a part of us like its been part of our lives for years. We must be having fun." The new restaurant owner said he wanted time to get the business up and running and make some revisions on the menu before holding the grand opening. Now not only is the restaurant busy, but he's successfully launched Bistro Catering, (419) 663-FOOD (3663).
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bethany Dentler, economic development director for Norwalk, is leaving to take charge of economic development for Medina County. Medina County has about 170,000 residents, as opposed to Huron County's 60,000. Dentler said she will also be working with economic development directors from three cities in Medina County.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Running a relative's pickup truck into an Avery motel room netted the driver 10 years in prison last week in Erie County Common Pleas Court. Joel DeLeon, 33, of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 27, was sentenced to serve five years each on two counts of felonious assault for the Feb. 2 incident. Erie County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Mary Ann Barylski said the victims requested a 10- to 16-year prison term.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
NELSONVILLE - Paul Efaw, convicted of stabbing his foster daughter to death, is being released today from Hocking Correctional Facility. The Monroeville man spent three years in prison for voluntary manslaughter for the Oct. 18, 2004 altercation. "It was one of the most horrible cases with an 11-year-old (girl) with a knife sticking out of her chest in a barn," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said this morning.