5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP - Two people were killed following a head-on collision Saturday night on Ohio 511.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Peg Corrigan wants to be a part of history. "Good, bad or indifferent," in the Norwalk resident's words. She is one of 56 Huron County residents who are at the nation's Capitol for The Taxpayer March on D.C. today. A local group of non-partisan political conservatives are there to demonstrate about health care reform.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Erie County Health Department, through a prevention grant from the Ohio Department of Health, is able to provide free HIV testing to the residents of Huron County. The HIV testing sites are located at the Huron County Health Department, 180 Milan Ave., Norwalk or the Willard Office, 221 Walton St., Willard. The testing can be done by: Blood draw, mouth swab, finger stick.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Let me guess: August wore you out. You could not seem to get everything caught up. You were tired all the time. Nothing went right. You felt like every day was Monday.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON Goodwill stores often get unusual donations, but the one in Huron received a sofa Thursday that literally was the cat's meow. A kitten somehow had gotten trapped inside the couch and its meows alerted store personnel to the young feline's predicament. "We heard meowing and didn't know where it was coming from," store clerk Kaila Voight said. "We finally figured out it was coming from the couch. We removed the cushions and out popped the kitten's head through a slit in the fabric covering the springs," she said.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com AKRON Sixteen-year-old leukemia patient Cory Martin smiled and told his mother, "Mom, it finally happened." "It" is the bone marrow transplant the Norwalk High School student had been waiting for since his Feb. 13 diagnosis. The transplant took place Aug. 27. The transplant helps infuse Martin with new, non-cancerous cells. The procedure is also infusing him and his family with hope.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley, the 14-year-old Old State Road boy who was arrested Thursday in Oak Harbor in a pickup truck stolen from a Moriah Road driveway, will remain in detention until his next Huron County Juvenile Court hearing. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand told Judge Timothy Cardwell this morning she made the recommendation in order to best protect Riley and the community. Defense attorney Jim Sitterly didn't oppose the state's request.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com They are a third of the way there. That message was delivered by Fix the Clock Committee chairman Jim Ewell to the Huron County commissioners. "We've collected over $10,000 and still have checks coming in," Ewell said.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk woman was arrested after reportedly being seen hiding drug paraphernalia behind a Milan Avenue business trash can Thursday. Andrea M. Mason, 26, of 212 Old State Road, then was found in possession of three or four balloons of heroin during her subsequent arrest, Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara said. She currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail in lieu of a $15,000 bond on possession of heroin and tampering with evidence. In a separate case, Jodi L. Isaacs, 35, of 28 Milan Ave., is accused of embezzling about $6,000 from Walmart during the month of August, O'Hara said. The prosecutor declined to elaborate on the allegation. Isaacs was released from jail late Friday afternoon after posting a $5,000 bond on a theft charge.
5:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Editor's note: The 2010 Fundraising Campaign for the Monroeville-Norwalk-Wakeman United Fund begins this week. The group has provided stories to promote its efforts: For United Fund Board President Ken Russ, it's all about changing lives including his own. "I read once that the only way to live a life of value was to spend time adding to the lives of others," he said. "I didn't want my life to be all about me, or just about stuff and getting more of it. You have to go beyond just thinking about yourself and your own needs." So Russ asked himself, what would it mean to look back and know at least some part of his life had been about reaching out and giving a neighbor a helping hand? What would it mean to his son to know that his dad was the kind of man who used his life to make others' lives better?
5:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEPT. 15, 1964 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 45 years ago: Huron County Fair ready to open tonight Concessionaires are ready for hungry and thirsty customers, rides are waiting for screaming youngsters, cows are washed down and spruced up for judging, exhibits are in place for viewing, grandstand gates are unlocked.
5:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON U.S. District Judge James Carr has ruled the Erie MetroParks staff and board members cannot be sued in an individual capacity. The plaintiffs, some of whom have repeatedly filed lawsuits against Erie MetroParks, alleged the staff and board members created a conspiracy to take their property and violated their civil rights. The plaintiffs sought more than $2 million from Erie MetroParks, plus $1 million from the defendants as individuals. Those defendants were Erie MetroParks, executive director Steve Dice, former director-secretary Jon Granville, three current and three former park commissioners, Buffalo Prairie, Ltd. and five individuals. The decision about the remainder of the case as a whole isn't complete yet. For more information, contact Erie MetroParks at (419) 621-4220 ext. 22.
5:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County General Health District will offer several ways for residents to receive their seasonal influenza vaccine this year. There will be five "drive-thru" clinics, and shots can be scheduled at any of the Health District's five clinic locations Norwalk, Willard, Greenwich, New London and Bellevue. Pneumonia vaccine will also be available at the "drive-thru clinics" or by appointment at a health district office. The seasonal flu shot does not vaccinate against the H1N1 pandemic flu. A separate vaccine is being produced for H1N1 pandemic flu. H1N1 vaccine is expected to be available beginning in mid to late October. The first "drive-thru" clinic will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Willard Alliance Church, 1609 S. Conwell Ave., Willard. The second "drive-thru" clinic will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church, 432 Park Ave., New London. The third "drive-thru" clinic will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 at St. Mary's Church, 46 E. Main St., Wakeman.
5:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Norwalk passenger in a Sept. 1 Berlin Township crash died early Friday morning from the injuries she sustained. Ingeborg M. Mackin, 84, of 13 Marion Drive, died at 4:35 a.m. at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, the Lucas County Coroner's Office reported. North Central EMS transported her from the crash site at the intersection of Mason and Berlin roads to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with serious injuries. A Fisher-Titus clinical coordinator said the patient was transferred the night of the accident. Coroner's investigator Steve Kahle said the autopsy was completed Friday and Mackin's cause of death was "complications of multiple blunt force trauma."
5:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - In an awards ceremony held Thursday night in California, Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky was named as the "Best Amusement Park in the World' for the 12th consecutive year in the prestigious Golden Ticket Awards presented annually by Amusement Today newspaper. The Golden Ticket Awards are given to the highest rated parks in approximately two dozen categories as ranked by a panel of experienced amusement park fans from around the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, Amusement Today is an international publication that covers amusement and waterpark news and trends.
5:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley, the 14-year-old Old State Road boy who was arrested Thursday in Oak Harbor in a pickup truck stolen from a Moriah Road driveway, will remain in detention until his next Huron County Juvenile Court hearing. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand told Judge Timothy Cardwell this morning she made the recommendation in order to best protect Riley and the community. Defense attorney Jim Sitterly didn't oppose the state's request.
5:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY In an awards ceremony held Thursday night in California, Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky was named as the "Best Amusement Park in the World" for the 12th consecutive year in the prestigious Golden Ticket Awards presented annually by Amusement Today newspaper. The Golden Ticket Awards are given to the highest rated parks in approximately two dozen categories as ranked by a panel of experienced amusement park fans from around the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, Amusement Today is an international publication that covers amusement and waterpark news and trends. "This year's award means as much to us as the first one and all the ones in between," said John Hildebrandt, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. "This is a tribute to our overall entertainment package and all of our employees who work hard to make it special for all of our guests." Cedar Point was also well represented in the "Best Steel Roller Coaster" category, with three of its coasters rated in the Top Ten and two others ranked in the Top 25.
5:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY Cedar Point has announced that it has expanded its operating schedule for the upcoming weekend. The amusement park/resort will now be open Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. During this bonus weekend, the park will offer special in-park and online discounts on admission tickets, food and games. It will also launch its 2010 season pass campaign with the lowest prices of the season only available at the park. On Friday, Cedar Point will be open from 6 to 11 p.m. (limited ride availability), noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
5:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
AKRON - How many readers remember Brown's Grocery on State Street? It was one of a number of neighborhood grocery stores spotted throughout Norwalk back in the 1950s. Of the half-dozen or so, none was more popular.
5:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rural Norwalk runaway Calvin Riley is in custody of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office. He was apprehended in a church parking lot just before 3 p.m. today, Oak Harbor Police Chief Steve Weirich said. Earlier a detective saw the 1994 GMC pickup truck, reported stolen from a Moriah Road residence, east of Oak Harbor, he said, and asked for deputies to respond once the vehicle was ID'd.
5:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ashley Lichoff got the easy delivery she was looking for. Dave Lichoff got his first grandson. Kearstin Hartman got a little brother to play with. And Dr. James Kasten got another one right on the money. There were smiles all around Wednesday afternoon as Ashley Lichoff showed off her new son, Trenton, in their room at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Trenton, the son of Ashley Lichoff and Jerico Hartman of New London, was born at 9:09 a.m. on 9-9-09.