2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A lack of funding at the Huron County Sheriff's Office has cost four corrections officers and a dispatcher their jobs. "This is the first cut. We're hopeful it's the last as well," Sheriff Dane Howard said. "Obviously, this is not something we wanted to do. We don't have the funding to support the manpower we had."
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The St. Paul Lady Flyers took care of business Tuesday night at Norwalk High School, downing South Central 67-22 in a Division IV girls' basketball sectional semifinal contest. St. Paul (12-9) advances to play Danbury at 6:15 p.m. Saturday in the sectional final back at NHS.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Women's Summer Volleyball League will begin sign-ups beginning Monday. Packages will be available at Ernsthausen Community Center. For more information, call Ludi at (419) 668-3502.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 26, 1905 The top stories in The Evening Herald on this date 104 years ago: "Wild Boy" of Plymouth smoked out of his home Pompey Brown, better known at Plymouth and surrounding country as the "wild boy," was brought to this city Saturday night by Sheriff Snyder. The sheriff unearthed a condition of affairs that beggars description.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENVILLE Preservation, revitalization and buy local. Heritage Ohio understands that growing strong communities means keeping our local money local, which is why they're offering the Nourishing Downtown daylong workshop on April 1 sponsored by Farm Credit Services of Mid-America. "Setting up downtown farmers' markets and encouraging restaurants to reach out to local growers is another way to strengthen our community's economic networks," says Jeff Siegler, Downtown Revitalization director of Heritage Ohio. "It's also healthier for us and for the environment." The Nourishing Downtown training will be held in the Main Street Community of Greenville, one of the state's top agricultural communities. Speakers include Leslie Schaller, Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet), Athens, Ohio; Dave Wible, North Market, Columbus; Brian Raison, Miami Valley Grown, Montgomery County; Mike Kunzer, Great Lakes Brewery, Cleveland; and Dan Kremer, E.A.T. Food For Life, Yorkshire. The agenda will focus on how local foods can make the connection to a downtown market. The training is designed for restaurateurs, growers, producers, market vendors, downtown managers, city representatives, extension agents and grow local advocates. Workshop leaders will uncover the tools necessary to successfully bring local foods to the heart of Ohio communities. It will explore different avenues to create and appreciate what the local soils and farmers do to enrich and nourish Ohio downtowns. For a complete training agenda and registration, visitwww.heritageohio.com. Deadline to register is March 25.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Ford Motor Company began production of the famed Model T in 1908, a centennial we celebrated with little fanfare last year. By the time production ended in 1927, there were 15 million Tin Lizzies on the road and all of them were painted black. The company would probably still be producing those cars today, if Henry Ford had had his way, on the assembly line he perfected at the Rouge River plant in Dearborn, Mich. But when customers complained about the dated styling of the "T", the decision was made to switch production to the Model A - and the plant was idled for a year to retool. Ford and American industry knew nothing of "Just in Time" (JIT) inventory theories back then, so when production of the Model T stopped, the company had huge quantities of all the parts needed to make the car. The decision of Henry Ford was to divide up all the parts and ship them - C.O.D. - to their dealers, without telling the dealers in advance. Many of those dealers did not stay in business, partly because of the large outlay of cash forced on them for the parts shipments and partly because they had no cars to sell for a year. When the Model A did arrive on the showroom floor, such as it was in those days, Ford only sold about 600,000 of the units, compared to almost 1.2 million of the more reliable Chevrolet.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN Western Reserve Land Conservancy will present a program at 7 p.m. March 11 for landowners who want to learn about the tax incentives available to those interested in preserving their land. The program will be held at the Wakeman Community Library, 33 S. Pleasant St. in Wakeman. Andy McDowell, director for the Land Conservancy's Firelands Field Office, and Ed Meyers, the Land Conservancy's legal counsel, will talk about the tax incentives for farmers and other landowners choosing to protect their land with conservation easements. In 2008, The Land Conservancy was part of a broad coalition representing farmers, sportsmen, and other conservationists that convinced Congress to renew conservation easement tax incentives for an additional two years. These tax incentives have already helped thousands of families conserve their land while realizing significant tax savings. The increased tax incentives for land preservation will expire Dec. 31. For conservation easements donated in 2009 the basic tax benefits of the new law include:
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County sheriff's deputies have been going back to school. The three recent seminars attended by six officers follows through with Sheriff Dane Howard's emphasis on training he had during his campaign. Howard himself also has been hitting the books; he has done 80 hours of study at a sheriff's college in Columbus sponsored by the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A lack of funding at the Huron County Sheriff's Office has cost four corrections officers and a dispatcher their jobs. "They're getting a 14-day notice,' Capt. Ted Patrick said. "Once they are served with the notice, they'll be employed 14 more days.'
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - The state Highway Patrol will be discontinuing its (888) 2-OH-ROAD weather/road condition hotline starting Sunday due to the lengthy update process for dispatchers and the lack of use by the public.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - The old adage "It's where you finish that counts" proved true for Monroeville's Firelands Challenge Team Monday. The team was down 18 points to Edison and nine points to Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic at the beginning of Round III of the first championship match. It was held at St. Mary.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
There were a couple of big events over the weekend that were near and dear to my heart. The 1979 Michigan State national championship basketball team was honored Sunday for its memorable win over Indiana State and Larry Bird in the title game. Those were the days - Magic Johnson & Co. gave me a ride I'll never forget.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Council accepted New London Police Chief Mark Holden's resignation Monday with regret. Holden, who has accepted a job as assistant chief with the Willard Police Department, said the only reason he is leaving is because of job security. Eliminating the police department was one of the options discussed by council because of the budget crunch.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
POWELL - New school. New athletes. New challenge. That's what faces former Willard basketball coach Greg Nossaman in his new position as the head coach at Olentangy Liberty, a six-year-old high school in the Columbus suburb of Powell.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 19-year-old Wakeman woman was flown by medical helicopter to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center Sunday after her car went through a ditch and struck a utility pole. A hospital spokesperson said Sarah Haynes was listed in good condition this morning.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Have you ever told your child that you wish you had a dollar for every time they asked you a certain question? In our house, when the kids were little, it was "Whatcha doin'"? In my first few weeks as the Main Street Norwalk program manager, I have one of those questions that it seems every other person asks me. "What is Main Street Norwalk?" It has quickly become clear to me that I need to reacquaint residents and district business owners with our program. Main Street Norwalk has is roots in Norwalk as far back as 1996 when the Norwalk Revitalization Corp. was established. In 2003, that non-profit corporation reorganized and became the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation (NEDC). Main Street Norwalk is a program of the NEDC which serves the Uptown Norwalk Historic District (aka "the District"). The mission of Main Street Norwalk is to preserve, improve and promote the district as a commercial, cultural and social center. The vision of the program is to engage the broader community to define, preserve and enhance the district. We are hoping to create an uptown business district that is the ultimate destination of our community and of tourists. We hope that you will come to see the uptown district as you do your living room the center of the action. In 2009, Main Street Norwalk hopes to help show the community and business owners the benefits of shopping in our locally-owned businesses as well as increase the awareness of the program in our business district and in our community. Through our upcoming events and activities and through our new monthly newsletter "Welcome Home" we will work on promotion and education of business owners and residents.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Save our Homes Task Force will host a Home Preservation Seminar Tuesday for residents of Huron County. The event will be held at St. Paul Parish Center located at 91 E, Main St. The Parish Center is located between the church and the high school. The purpose of the event is to assist homeowners who are experiencing a reduction in income, having trouble paying bills, having trouble paying their mortgage or are at risk of foreclosure. Local groups will be on hand to share resources as well as HUD approved housing counselors will be present to meet with homeowners to discuss their mortgage options. Homeowners have the choice of attending two sessions. The first session will be held from 10 a.m. until noon and the second session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Group sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Individual counseling sessions will begin at 10:30 and 6:30. The group session will cover such topics as budgeting, foreclosure basics, local assistance programs and avoiding foreclosure rescue scams. Homeowners who wish to meet with a housing counselor should bring recent pay stubs or proof of income and their mortgage statements or letters. A Spanish-speaking housing counselor will be available and child care will be provided to those who need it.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Area Hispanic Task Force will hold a cultural diversity workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 at the Bronson-Norwalk Conservation Club. The workshop will feature a presentation by Ezra Escudero, director of the Ohio office of Latino Affairs for the Ohio Commissioner on Hispanic/Latin Affairs. Escudero's topic will be "How to Better Serve the Hispanic Community and an Introduction to OCHLA, the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs." The workshop will also include a panel discussion with local business people on serving the local Hispanic community. Information from local resources will be on display as well. The cost of the seminar is $10 and includes lunch. To register, call Norwalk City Hall at (419) 663-6700 or cityofnorwalk@accnorwalk.com. The cutoff date for registration is March 4.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Both Dick (Chaney) and (George) Bush have severely broken the laws and should be punished like anyone else. They are responsible for thousands of deaths and should be held accountable for every one. We need to extend the statute of limitations and get a good and impartial prosecutor to investigate thoroughly all of the wrongdoings these two did and then prosecute them to the fullest extent. Do it now. Kay Ortner Norwalk
2:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Sheriff's Office is the first law enforcement agency in the county to activate a regional Missing Adult Alert. And there's already been a success story. On Dec. 29, Bellevue-area relatives reported being concerned about the well-being of a 93-year-old man in frail health who recently was diagnosed with dementia. He was last seen in his driveway at his Ohio 113 home east of Bellevue.
2:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - About 250 people witnessed a lot of excitement, nerves and talent Sunday afternoon at the Firelands Idol competition held at Edison High School. Eighteen contestants battled in four categories Sunday to see who could advance to participate in the Elvis Presley tribute show "One Night With You" which will take place April 18 at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center. The winners each will receive cash awards of at least $100.