6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
I'm still a little tired from the time change Sunday. Yes, I know I was granted an extra hour of sleep when Daylight Saving Time ended.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Murder defendant Steven J. Rodvold is saying Huron County Public Defender George Ford isn't doing enough to defend his case or honor. Rodvold, 26, of 92 N. Ohio 60, New London, submitted a letter to Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway in which he says he isn't satisfied with the services of the public defender's office and that defense attorneys simply "aren't interested in the case," Conway said.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Home sales activity throughout Ohio made significant strides toward a rebound in September, reports the Ohio Association of Realtors. In Norwalk, Realtor Scott Myers said it's too early to be getting overly excited, but he is optimistic.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Megan Lillo jury deliberated for about an hour and 15 minutes late Thursday afternoon before finding the defendant guilty on multiple robbery and drug felonies. The former Bank Street resident drove her red Pontiac Grand Am to Kaiser-Wells Pharmacy on April 15. Lillo's longtime boyfriend, Kurtis J. DeWitt, is serving 15 years in prison for stealing 499 Oxycontin pills from the Benedict Avenue business while wearing Lillo's pajama bottoms fashioned into a mask and carrying a knife in his pants.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - Applause rang out as Eric Ebinger jogged the few remaining steps of his 200-mile journey to the historical museum in North Fairfield. He stopped and bent over to catch his breath; the cold and the wind on Saturday "beat him up."
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
More than three million current and former Walmart employees from 30 states recently received final approval of an $85 million settlement. The last day for past or current Ohio Wal-Mart employees to submit a request for a cash payment is Nov. 9. All former and current employees are urged to submit a claim. Claim forms are available by calling (800) 677-5163 or by visiting the claim Web site at www.walmartmdl.com.
6:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
NOV. 3, 1959 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 50 years ago: Bloodmobile tops quota on visit here Local response to yesterday's visit of the bloodmobile unit from the Red Cross Regional Blood Center to Norwalk resulted in the collection of 156 pints 31 more than was needed to fill the quota, Mrs. Charles Price, chairman of the county's blood program, reported today.
6:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gone are the days when teens passed love notes in class. Today's adolescents have taken their notes electronic, in a form of flirting know as "sexting" that can have unwanted and even dangerous outcomes, according to an expert on teen sexual health at Baylor College of Medicine. Sexting refers to sending sexually explicit text messages and photographs over a cell phone. Teens also use social media sites like Facebook and Myspace as well as instant messaging to communicate things of a sexual nature. "This is a practice that sets young people up for consequences that they may not be emotionally ready to handle," said Dr. Peggy Smith, director of the Baylor Teen Health Clinic. "Teens need to realize that once they send something by text or into cyber space, it's there forever and they no longer have control over it."
6:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Some visitors to Quicken Loans Arena might have "weak stuff" (see announcer Austin Carr's famous quote "Get that weak stuff outta here"). Not the Willard High School Symphonic Choir. They have strong stuff when it comes to singing at tonight's game against the Charlotte Bobcats, according to Cavaliers officials.
6:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Five candidates are vying for four Norwalk city council at-large seats. The candidates are Republican incumbent Steve Euton, Democratic incumbent Shane Penrose, Independent incumbent Dwight Tkach, along with newcomers Jim Graves, an Independent, and Harry Brady, a Republican. Current at-large councilman Skip Wilde is not seeking re-election.
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
The absentee rate for Norwalk City Schools on Monday was a bit high but not a cause for panic, Superintendent Dennis Doughty said. District-wide, the rate of abscent students was about 9 percent Doughty said. He added that throughout the school year, the attendance rate runs about 93 to 94 percent. There are, however, times the rate falls below that.
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - LifeFlight helicopters flew two Wakeman women injured in a U.S. 20 accident to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo on Tuesday. The driver, Evelyn J. Edler, 68, of 3212 Fitchville River Road, was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit this morning, a hospital spokeswoman said. Her passenger, Ann E. Hoover, 62, of 88 Franklin Ave., was in fair condition.
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
Nothing says happy holidays like an old waterline or traffic sign from the city of Norwalk. Selling old items like these were just a couple of the many things mentioned at Tuesday night's city council meeting as ways to boost the 2010 budget.
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dave Light is Norwalk's new police chief. The announcement was made this morning by Mayor Sue Lesch.
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Commissioner Mike Adelman presented the board a tentative 2010 budget at Tuesday's meeting. Adelman said the proposed budget is simply a "starting point."
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
The race for Norwalk city council's first-ward seat is heading down the stretch drive with only a handful of days remaining until Tuesday's election. In one corner, there is Republican incumbent Scott Krichbaum. In the other, Independent challenger Jim Loughton. The two were asked a series of questions recently regarding city issues.
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
Receiving stolen property and drug-related charges and arrests are pending against the people who bought stolen items from a Norwalk burglary suspect. The defendant, Channing W. Waggoner, 23, of 23 Westwind Drive, is charged with three counts of burglary and one count of tampering with evidence. He has been unable to post a $70,000 bond since being booked into the Huron County Jail at 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
BRIMFIELD - A traffic stop led officers to discover that a Willard man allegedly has been compiling nude photos of patients from the medical facility where he worked. Jamie Aguirre, 43, of 68 Sandy Trail, was arrested late Sunday night and charged with four counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented materials, a second degree felony, Brimfield Police Chief David Blough said. Aguirre currently is in custody in the Portage County Jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond.
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
Grace Hutchinson feels now is the time to leave the Norwalk volleyball program. The veteran coach announced Friday she is stepping down as the school's varsity coach.
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Quadax employees in Norwalk, for the most part, were going to the dogs. Dalmatians to be exact, plus cats, a Snow Queen, a backwards skeleton, and the swine flu. (Front left) Carolyn Paterson, Becky Blanton, Lorna Sams, and Chelle Gulyas; (second row left) Becky Kimble, Beth Wendt, Alta Eads, and Jeanne Stieber; (back row left) Kathy Dearth, Heather Newkirk, Sue Langsdale, and Brenda Fannin.
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
Accused getaway driver Megan Lillo testified Wednesday she told her long-time boyfriend "it was a stupid idea' to rob Kaiser-Wells Pharmacy. Kurtis J. DeWitt is serving 15 years in prison for stealing 499 Oxycontin pills from Kaiser-Wells on April 15 while wearing Lillo's pajama bottoms fashioned into a mask and carrying a knife in his pants. Before the crime, Lillo said her boyfriend kept asking her to drive and then threatened her with a knife after pushing her onto a chair.