4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Cooksey has been going back to school. After 16 hours of training this week at the Ohio Peace Officer Academy in London, Ohio, Cooksey will be certified as an evidence room technician. The 27-year veteran of the sheriff's office will be overseeing the evidence room, a responsibility which Sheriff Dane Howard and Capt. Ted Patrick have been handling temporarily.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Calvin Riley said he knew he was going to run away. Thursday in Huron County Juvenile Court, the rural Norwalk boy admitted to charges of inducing panic and theft of a motor vehicle stemming from incidents between May 12 and 13. In exchange, the state agreed to dismiss one count of theft of a firearm. Riley told Judge Timothy Cardwell he planned to run away starting in August or September.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
Convicted voyeur Daniel Nunez was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and fined $1,500. A Huron County Common Pleas Court jury deliberated for about four hours May 7 before convicting Nunez, 36, of 147 Sinclair St., of six counts of voyeurism. The victim, who was 17 at the time, testified she was looking for her TV-VCR combo Nov. 24 when she found a video tape that had several recordings of her showering in the machine in Nunez's bedroom.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The school district is accepting bids to replace the roof on the Monroeville Elementary School gymnasium. Bids will be accepted through July 24 and the board of education will award a contract at its July 27 regular meeting.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
To be closed or open? Norwalk runaway Calvin Riley's defense attorney, Jim Sitterly, wants further hearings in the Huron County Juvenile Court case to be closed to the public and media. The 13-year-old Norwalk boy faces charges of theft of a firearm, theft of a motor vehicle and inducing panic in connection with incidents from May 12 through 13.
4:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
This is the last column about my trip to Ecuador. I have been back in the USA for a few weeks, and my memories are fading, as has my stomach illness. I have my photographs and I also have a list of the things that struck me there as similar and different from life here. So I'll share that with you.
4:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com WAKEMAN The July 26 Wakeman Homecoming Firemen's Festival is fast approaching, with two candidates seeking the title of Festival Queen and seven girls running for Festival Princess. Western Reserve sophomore Tiffany Pleska, the daughter of Nicole and Michael Pleska, and junior Kelsey Wyant, the daughter of Larry and Christine Wyant, all of Wakeman, are the queen candidates. Princess candidates are:
4:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Schools' incoming assistant superintendent has a local connection. Current Berlin-Milan Middle School Principal Douglas Crooks will be taking over for Assistant Superintendent Michael Gordon, who is retiring July 31. The school board agreed to hire Crooks, of Milan, to a three-year contract that starts Aug. 1 during its regular meeting Tuesday.
4:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Shelby man was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday for robbing a Willard cash-advance store at gunpoint in 2007. Ron E. Morrison, 34, will serve a mandatory three years on a firearm specification before doing five years behind bars. He pleaded guilty May 1 to robbery for the Dec. 4, 2007 offense at Advance America, 240 W. Walton Ave.
4:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners made quick work of a relatively light agenda Tuesday morning. The majority of the meeting was spent hammering out some ideas between the board and Sheriff Dane Howard and Maj. Greg Englund.
4:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - A North Fairfield man is serving a 60-day sentence at the Huron County Jail after not paying thousands of dollars of child support. Reyes Gonzalez, 44, of 1421 Rome Greenwich Road, was arrested on a failure to report to jail warrant at his home about 3:15 p.m.
4:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council gave Mayor Sue Lesch the go-ahead Tuesday night to apply for a federal grant for the purpose of constructing a new fire station. After some discussion, the vote was unanimous. Just because the city applies, doesn't guarantee a thing, as 10,000 applicants are expected to apply, with only 100 approved.
4:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
I took a day off from work Friday. Reflector sports writer/legend Don Hohler had invited me several months earlier to join him and his son Jeff for a round of golf at legendary Firestone Country Club. Firestone is private, but the company for which Jeff works has a corporate membership so he was able to finagle the visit. I had been excited for weeks about putting my skills to the test, albeit a bit easier one than that which would face Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and just about every other top golfer in the world a month hence. As I've mentioned before here, at one time in my life I was a pretty fair golfer. I gave up the game for some time when I found I had difficulty carving out the 16 or so hours each week to keep my handicap in single digits. If I couldn't play well, I didn't really want to play at all.
4:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
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4:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
As Huron County enters the second half of 2009, the county commissioners continue to hold down the budget fort. "Our main concern still is budget and buildings," Commissioner Mike Adelman said.
4:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Columbus woman who claimed she was afraid of police refused to stop for a state trooper this weekend. "She didn't pull over for 2 1/2 miles," Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said.
4:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
They packed their entire lives in a moving van, boarded a plane, and just like that, they were gone. Joe and Mary Geoghan have been residents of Colorado Springs, Colo., for a little more than a week. After spending the last 57 years in Norwalk, the two decided it was time to spend the rest of their lives with their children.
4:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police have forwarded a report about "deplorable living conditions" on West Main Street to the Huron County General Health District and Huron County Adult Services. At 11:14 a.m. Friday, a Time Warner Cable employee who was working at 82 W. Main St. requested an officer check on the well-being of the 78-year-old female resident because of the odor, Norwalk Police Sgt. Mike Conney said.
4:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Korey Kaufman got more than he bargained for when he served a warrant over the weekend. Amanda Dixon, 28, of 185 W. Main St., jumped on the deputy's back as her boyfriend, Christopher M. Eads, was being escorted to a police cruiser, Maj. Greg Englund said. Kaufman had gone to Dixon's apartment about 11:30 a.m. Friday to serve a child support warrant on Eads, 37, of Columbus.
4:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - Disaster was avoided during a house fire Saturday night. The Townsend Township Volunteer Fire Department had the blaze at 3825 Hartland Center Road under control in about 15 minutes. The 13 firefighters were on scene about an hour.
4:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
What to do about the Huron County Courthouse clock? It may seem like a small item on the Huron County commissioners' agenda, but it's one residents have shown interest in.