11:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ashley Franklin, of Huron, remains in critical condition at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center from injuries she received in a boating accident last weekend, but she has begun to respond. "She opened her eyes yesterday,' Stephen Miller, whose son Ben was killed in the accident on Sandusky Bay, said this morning.
11:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two Norwalk men are accused of stealing multiple items from a rural Wakeman home while the victim was out of state. Zach J. Mesenburg, 24, and Kyle E. Smetzer Jr., 22, both of 95 Woodlawn Ave., are charged with robbery. A Huron County Jail spokeswoman said Mesenburg was released from custody after posting a $20,000 bond Friday afternoon while Smetzer remains in jail on a similar bail.
11:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Bill Bader Jr. may have lost the battle, but he has his eyes on the bigger prize. Bader lost his bid with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to secure the Huron County Airport this weekend to help with traffic flow during the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
11:09 PM Jul 25, 2010
The news just keeps getting better. The House of Blues in Cleveland has announced Boy George will perform at the venue at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9.
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
Because of faulty enrollment projections, some local schools will have to repay funds handed out in 2007-08 and others are getting more money. Schools that will have to repay money are Norwalk ($7,107), New London ($2,209) and South Central ($1,027). The money will be deducted from the three payments the state will make for the upcoming school year. Schools that will see additional funds next year are Bellevue ($384,422), Willard ($119,634), Monroeville ($55,916) and Western Reserve ($10,356).
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
A man caught in an online sex sting by Wakeman police has pleaded guilty to three felony charges. Thomas E. Marquis, Jr., 26, of Bellefontaine, was indicted earlier this month on six counts of importuning and four counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles in connection with Internet chats that took place over a seven-month period.
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
"Jeff Resor admitted he shook this child." That was the message Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler had for the jury in his closing argument Thursday morning.
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
JUNE 25, 1984 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 24 years ago: Milan native accused of heading international drug ring A former rural Milan man wanted for allegedly leading an international marijuana smuggling ring, has been apprehended in the Netherlands after a two-year search.
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
JUNE 26, 1984 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 24 years ago: North Fairfield bank robbery suspect caught The prime suspect in Friday's robbery of the First Buckeye Bank branch in North Fairfield was arrested near Brigham City, Utah, Monday afternoon after he allegedly held up a drug store and kidnapped two people.
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
Berlin-Milan Middle School eighth grader Lindsay Bolding has two dogs and two cats. She feels her experience as an owner of animals will come in handy when she cares for a pig beginning Thursday, and continuing through Saturday. The pig she will care for is Wilbur (portrayed by a human being), one of the characters in the children's fairytale "Charlotte's Web,' which area youngsters, including Bolding, will perform at the Harlequins Community Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
The first free Wednesday concert was a big success said Liz Truxell, public relations at Senior Enrichment Services. Performing at last week's opening concert was Dan Fester. "It was great," Truxell said. "There were over 100 people in attendance. People were singing and dancing. The crowd ranged from babies to teenagers to seniors. It was a great success." This week's second in a series of free concerts held on Wednesdays at Veteran's Memorial Lake Park will feature Chris Castle.
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Cure didn't disappoint Wednesday night in front of about 6,500 fans at the Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center. After the English band 65 Days of Static lulled the crowd to sleep with its 30-minute opening set, The Cure hit the stage at 8:20 and hammered those in attendance with three hours of music, finishing just before 11:30 p.m. The Cure performance included 36 songs total.
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
What a great night. Last Thursday, friends and family traveled to Blossom Music Center for the Iron Maiden concert.
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - Oh, what a night indeed. A night out watching the hit musical "Jersey Boys' is a night of exhilaration, heart ache, triumph, goosebumps, and redemption. The multi-Tony Award winning show is playing the State Theatre at Cleveland's Playhouse Square Center through July 20.
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Catholic School Governing Board has approved the hiring of Cindy McLaughlin as director of the Norwalk Catholic School Early Childhood Center. McLaughlin replaces Amy Hurst who will be teaching kindergarten at the ECC in the fall. Walter Klimaski, Norwalk Catholic School president, recommended McLaughlin for this position after a local search. McLaughlin will manage the staff and activities at the Early Childhood Center including the daycare program which is available to Norwalk Catholic School families for their pre-3 to sixth-grade students. McLaughlin graduated from Parma High School. She received her bachelor's degree in home economics education and pre-kindergarten from Bowling Green State University, and her master's degree from Loyola University/New Orleans. She has extensive experience in Catholic education having taught pre-school at St. Joseph Catholic School in Monroeville, consumer science at St. Paul High School, Norwalk, and the young 5's program at the Norwalk Catholic School Early Childhood Center. McLaughlin is looking forward to her new position saying, "It is such an honor to be able to serve the Early Childhood Center families as the director. I am looking forward to the challenges of bringing the Catholic faith alive for small children by continuing my work with the Good shepherd program. I am also excited about working with the staff to promote academic excellence for the young."
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK The following cases recently went through Huron County Common Pleas Court: Foreclosures Matrix Financial Services Corporation, Lake Zurich, Ill., vs. Tarry White, aka Terry J. White, and Vickie White, aka Vickie L. White, 5048 Ohio 601, Norwalk; Creditors: Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky; Stephen D. Austin and Rose E. Austin, 501 Seminary Road, Norwalk; plaintiff's notice of voluntary dismissal prejudice at plaintiff's cost. Citimortgage, Inc., OFallon, Mo., vs. John R. Adcock and Jane Doe, unknown spouse of John R. Adcock, 2400 Collins Road, Collins; Creditor: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Ocala, Fla.; plaintiff's notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice at plaintiff's costs.
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Kori L. Lewis, 18, of 2407 U.S. 250, hit a deer Friday on Townline Road 131.
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
Incorrect information ran in last week's coverage of the Jeffrey A. Resor murder trial. Timothy Adkins was a witness for the state Friday. J. Ronald Bowman is a retired Lucas County Common Pleas judge.
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
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11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
Last week I told the story of the village of Wakeman being legally incorporated in the 1920s. A story to go along with that concerns the bringing of electric lines to Wakeman for lighting streets and buildings. Some men appeared at that time and claimed to represent a Cleveland electrical firm which would wire private homes for electricity. Five Wakeman men signed up with them, the work was done and the bills were paid. About six weeks later each of the five men received word from a Cleveland bank that it held a note due from each man for $175 he had borrowed to purchase an electric washing machine.
11:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
I mentioned in a recent column that I had taken a trip to Las Vegas for a newspaper meeting. It just so happened that my niece, a pharmacist, had a conference there at the same time and her mother, my sister, was going with her. Once they found out we were going, my other sister in South Carolina and mother in West Virginia decided to go, too. Once he heard we were all going to be there, my brother in California and his family came, too. So it turned in to an impromptu family reunion. My sister arranged for us to all go to a show "Jersey Boys." From what I could tell, it was pretty good, but it's difficult for me to say. My sister, who's about 10 years older than I, sat beside me. The Four Seasons were her favorite group growing up and she sang every number at the top of her lungs along with the actors.