3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
DAYTON - Darrell Moll, of Moll Photography in Norwalk, recently competed in the Professional Photographers of Ohio Print Competition at the Dayton Convention Center. Moll was one of the 80 photographers entered in the state-wide competition. Each photographer was permitted to enter up to six images. Moll tied for the top spot with Lynda Brown, of Defiance, and shared Ohio Photographer of the Year honors.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Erie County sheriff's deputies searched the area near a hit-skip accident Monday involving a stolen Norwalk car before learning the suspect got a ride from the scene. The crash, reported at 5:49 p.m., happened at 12116 Ohio 113 in Florence Township.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
We're still No. 1. And that's not a good thing. While Huron County's most recent unemployment rate dropped slightly from a month ago, it remains the highest in the state for the fourth straight month.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk school board has interviewed nine applicants over three sessions in its search to find the district's next superintendent. Board members will interview two more people today during a fourth session. Norwalk City Schools Superintendent Wayne Babcanec will be retiring July 31 after more than seven years on the job.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
The big news nationally last week was Thursday's release of three Bush Administration "torture" memos, that graphically, and some would suggest, dastardly, outlined interrogation techniques deemed permissible by the administration for the CIA to use in attempting to extract information from suspected terrorists. The memo showed one suspect was waterboarded 183 times in a single month. That's six times a day for 30 days. There's been no small amount of debate in the mainstream media about whether those who drew up the policy, as well as those who implemented it, should be investigated and, if found to have violated our nation's laws, be prosecuted.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ken Moore has been doing double-duty. The League Elementary School principal has been overseeing the same duties at Maplehurst Elementary School since April 6 because Maplehurst Principal Jackie Davis is on bed rest related to her pregnancy.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The New London board of education recognized three middle school students at Monday's meeting. Sixth-grader Emily Westcott won a contest last year sponsored by the Huron County Tobacco Coalition for designing a bookmark in their "Facts About Tobacco' contest, and these bookmarks are now available in libraries around the county.
3:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two area residents accused of bringing heroin from Columbus to Willard were arrested during a traffic stop early this morning.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Come the middle of April, and most north central Ohio anglers are growing desperate to do a little fishing. Some will pig and jig for bass, seek early bluegills and crappie or maybe try their luck at the Fremont walleye run. But lots more just want to soak up weak sunshine, watch redwing blackbirds balance on a reed, and listen to early frogs peeping in ditches and swamps. Naturally, they want to catch fish too, fish that are sweet meated and delectable, but most have relaxation and lazy times in mind, as well as fishing. So, anglers of this persuasion tend to go seeking suckers. Suckers begin spawning in late March most years and continue the business through early May, moving up out of lakes and deep water holes in larger rivers into small tributaries to reproduce the next generation. The fish most sought are white suckers, large, buglemouthed, silvery fish that might reach 3 to 4 pounds. There are smaller black suckers too, along with buffalo, quillbacks, redhorse, and other lesser species. But whites are the chosen quarry. They tend to do their running at night, splashing up over shallow water riffles like little salmon in their march upstream, and they rest for the day in the deepest pools and long, smooth runs they can find. Which makes where to fish an obvious choice in Ohio streams and small rivers. You certainly don't need much gear.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Monday's proceedings in Huron County Common Pleas Court was supposed to be a pretrial for double shooting suspect Nicanor Garcia. Instead, Garcia pleaded guilty to two counts of felonious assault in connection with shooting his wife, Veronica, and his stepdaughter, Melissa Ruiz. Attorneys recommended Garcia, 33, of 5193 Bevier Road, Plymouth, serve a 20-year prison term when he is sentenced June 2 and the state dropped two charges of attempted murder.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Christie Lane Industries (A.K.A. CLI) is a non-profit business whose mission is to increase the earnings of workers with developmental disabilities. CLI is most known for the JIT (Just in Time) light assembly services that it provides to area businesses. Because it has become so hard to find enough assembly contracts to employ its 120-plus workers, CLI is actively pursuing new market niches. Many of the best new opportunities are green. In spring 2003, CLI launched CLI Document Destruction, offering certified secure document destruction to area businesses. CLI Document Destruction currently has more than 200 steady customers, including banks, hospitals and other professional offices. CLI Document Destruction securely shreds records, compresses the shredded paper into 1,000 pound bales, then trucks them to paper mills where they are pulped to become new paper. One hundred percent of all paper and cardboard collected by CLI Document Destruction is recycled. Last year, CLI recycled more than 184 tons of shredded paper.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The city of Norwalk's water and wastewater treatment plants each process, on average, about 2 million gallons of water per day. The processes used in treatment of both water and wastewater are essentially the same, with the desired result being a product which has been made clean and environmentally safe. At the treatment facilities, we pride ourselves in our ability to provide water of exceptional treatment quality as we consistently meet, and more frequently, exceed the stringent requirements set by Ohio and the U.S. EPA. You can tour the plants from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The county's special response team found a Willard man hiding in his bathroom Sunday a little more than one day after the same suspect ran from a Huron County sheriff's deputy. Kippling Duncan, 19, of 250 Niver Road, fled on foot into the woods after Cpl. Jeff Kerber approached him outside of his New Haven Township home at 1:05 p.m. Friday. After searching the woods for about 1 1/2 hours, Kerber and three other deputies weren't able to find the suspect.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
An accused pharmacist robber is now under constant supervision at the Huron County Jail after being hospitalized this weekend for hiding the stolen Oxycontin pills in his own body. Authorities said Friday's incident is the second in as many days for prisoner Kurtis J. DeWitt, 23, of 25 Bank St. Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said the inmate, who already was in isolation, told him the stolen pills had been placed in his rectum when police had his home surrounded Wednesday night after the robbery.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Summit Motorsports Park President Bill Bader Jr. is asking the Huron County Airport for permission to use the strip as an exit for four hours on each of the following dates June 26, 27 and 28 for the third annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals and Aug. 1 for the Night Under Fire. Four days - 16 total hours. Last year the racetrack was shot down at the last minute, because paper work was not turned in on time. Bader didn't let that happen this year.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - "Fair" is one adjective people have been using to describe Monroeville Local Schools' proposed income tax measure, Superintendent David Stubblebine said. The schools chief said he has heard many positives and few negatives about the measure. Under it, the district's three emergency levies would be allowed to expire this year, in 2013 and 2014 for a total of $841,000 in property tax relief. One of the district's three existing property tax levies that is not collecting any money also would be phased out.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - A LifeFlight helicopter transported a Wakeman teenager to a Cleveland hospital Sunday after she dropped her cell phone while heading east on Ohio 18 and crashed her car while reaching for it.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
One man's junk is another man's treasure. I've thought of that many times the last couple of days as Norwalk residents started preparing for spring trash week. The treasure seekers have been out in full force. I've seen guys stopping at each house, looking for something they need. I saw one guy jump out of his pickup, throw in three metal shelves and never miss a beat. He should be working for a NASCAR pit crew.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP - Firefighters from Fairfield and Norwalk resumed their search this morning for a man missing from his Peru-Olena Road home. Tim Meese, 40, was last seen Monday evening wearing jeans, a sweatshirt and Doc Martin boots. He might also have a Carhart jacket. Meese is 6-foot-2 and weighs about 210 pounds.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Third-graders at Maplehurst Elementary are taking their Earth Day message to the community by decorating paper bags for Schild's IGA. Reduce, reuse and recycle was the theme students had in mind when they came up with their own designs for the bags. "We're trying to do our own part, however small," said teacher Olivia Gamble. She remembered a similar project from her days as a student and decided to use the idea in her classroom. "It is something different and fun."
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD The city's tree commission will celebrate Arbor Day at 2:15 p.m. Friday by planting two Autumn Blaze Maples along Emerald Street by the Willard Library. The tree commission will be joined by the third-grade classes of Central Elementary School. The public is invited. Friday also will mark the start of Willard's spring trash pickup. It will continue on Saturday as well as May 1 and 2. Dumpsters will be available in the lot at the corner of Myrtle and Woodbine/Woodland and residents can bring the items they wish to discard there. The hours of collection will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The city will also pick up "white goods" that are set out in front of the residents' homes during the weeks of the pickups. In addition, the city will collect tires and items that contain or once contained Freon that people need to dispose provided residents pay the fee associated with the disposal costs charged to the city. At 6 p.m. Thursday, City Manager Brian Humphress will present the "State of the City" address at the Willard Area Chamber of Commerce meeting at the depot. In other news: