7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
A call about suspicious activity in a Norwalk mobile home park led to the arrests of two vehicle break-in suspects this weekend. Norwalk Police Officers Dave Ditz and Chris Kelley responded to the Milan Avenue mobile home park at the request of the Huron County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said Deputies Janet Lichoff and Joe Leroux "were a ways away' when dispatchers received the call at 12:36 a.m. Saturday.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
jcenters@norwalkreflector.com BOWLING GREEN Dale Marschall has spent a good share of his life following basketball first as a coach and now as a father. He's done a pretty darn good job at both. Marschall's son, Erik, is a fifth-year senior playing for Bowling Green State University. Prior to that, Marschall a 1974 graduate of New London High School coached his son at his alma mater.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The Richmond Township trustees will be hearing New to You business owner Judy Smith's request to have part of U.S. 224 rezoned to be commercial. The township's zoning commission has recommended to decline the change. The trustees are meeting at 7 p.m. today to decide whether to uphold the recommendation or go against it.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
Details remain sketchy about area Internet outages that began Sunday and continued into Monday. "To the best of my knowledge, something happened with ACC's (Advanced Computer Connections) wireless equipment at Cedar Point," said Keith Veleba, systems manager for the Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - The shooting death of former Olympic shot-putter Dave Laut took a surprising twist over the weekend when police arrested the bronze medalists wife on suspicion of gunning him down at their Oxnard, Calif., home and her attorney claimed that she had been a longtime victim of domestic abuse. Jane Laut, 52, was taken into custody Saturday and remains in Ventura County jail on a $3 million bond, said her attorney Ron Bamieh. Prosecutors are preparing to charge her with murder and firearms charges this week, according to a report Monday in the Ventura County Star.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com "This night is for the deputies," Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said at his first awards banquet Friday. The sheriff stressed he wanted to honor the "great number of employees" who made sacrifices and pulled together as a team during a challenging 2009 Howard's first in office. Howard, Chief Deputy/Huron County Jail Administrator Dave Battles and chief financial officer Tammy Schaffer honored these sheriff's office employees as well as others mentioned in previous Reflector stories:
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 17, 1965 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 45 years ago: Council, chamber will discuss Master Plan The Norwalk City Council, the Chamber of Commerce and the Planning and Zoning board will meet jointly to discuss the city's proposed master plan at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk High School boys' basketball game scheduled for tonight against Shelby has been moved to Wednesday at NHS. The NHS girls' game slated for this evening at Fostoria also has been moved to Wednesday due to the weather.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
DETROIT (MCT) - With a keen musical ear and an early love of the stage, Fieger was a student at Oak Park, Mich.'s Clinton Junior High when he started his first professional band - launching the path that would ultimately lead him to the top of the pop charts. Fieger, best known as the founding vocalist-guitarist of the Knack, died Sunday morning at home in Woodland Hills, Calif., after a six-year battle with cancer. He was 57.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
State Highway Patrol troopers are responding to a crash involving dozens of vehicles on I-71, near U.S. Route 36 in Delaware County. As a result, I-71 southbound is closed. Motorists are encouraged to use Ohio 61 as an alternate route.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Don't give up hope. There is help out there. That is the message of local Realtor Kim More, who said help is available for those facing foreclosure.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some familiar faces are back on Team USA - Shawn White, Apolo Ohno, Gretchen Bleiler - but here are five Americans who stand a good chance of becoming famous in the next few weeks. TANITH BELBIN, pairs ice dancing: Belbin, born in Canada but a resident of Detroit, skates with partner Ben Agosto. The team took silver four years ago in Torino.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local gasoline prices dipped about 10 cents in the past week, according to fuelgaugereport.com. A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline checked in today at $2.458 in Huron County, down from $2.559 a week ago.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - First there was the "tea party' protester. Now, meet the Tea-publican. Conservative activists who once protested the political establishment are now flooding the lowest level of the Republican Party apparatus hoping to take over the party they once scorned - one precinct at a time.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
ORLANDO (MCT) - Chrysler dealers emerged from their meeting with the automaker Sunday optimistic, but acknowledged they face several more difficult months before new product hits their showrooms. It's the first meeting at the National Automobile Dealers Association annual convention since the automaker came under the control of Italy's Fiat and the new management team came on board.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Being named Deputy of the Year caught Huron County Sheriff's Sgt. Chris Stanfield off-guard. "This is a big honor,' the Huron County Jail senior sergeant told Sheriff Dane Howard and Chief Deputy Dave Battles.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council will give it another shot Tuesday night when it will hold a combination regular/work session. Last week's meeting was snowed out and weather forecasters are predicting more of the white stuff for today and Tuesday. Council will plow forward regardless.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The Willard Board of Education has voted unanimously to implement a plan to restructure the district, which includes closing Greenfield Elementary School at the end of the year. Under the plan, Central will house kindergarten through second-graders, while New Haven and Richmond will house third- and fourth-graders, based on where they live.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Dick Cheney sparred Sunday from the safe distance of separate talk shows, disagreeing on the greatest threat to the U.S., the use of torture and going to war in Iraq. The Democratic vice president - and the Republican he replaced - found little common ground in a spectacle that played out over three morning-TV programs.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - It was slightly more than a year ago that Todd Fox resigned as the Willard High School wrestling coach. On Nov. 30, Fox filed a lawsuit in Huron County Common Pleas Court against the parents of a bullied wrestler. The couple, who aren't being named in order to protect the identity of their son, are charged with defamation, "civil conspiracy" and intentionally inflicting emotional distress. Fox is seeking in excess of $25,000 on each count.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
OK, it's Presidents' Day so you know that George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were born in February. Congratulations. Now try this one: The man who is in many respects the greatest American ever was born this month, as well. Who is he and when was his birthday?