3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Brandon Biehl jumped into action when he saw someone in obvious need of help Wednesday. The Monroeville Elementary School physical education teacher was at Twist & Shout when he looked across the street and saw a trucker going back and forth from his tractor-trailer to another truck.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
A New London man must post a $30,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail in connection with bringing five balloons of heroin there. Clayton A. Richardson, 24, of 1631 U.S. 250, "was a passenger in a vehicle stopped in Richland County," Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara said. The suspect was arrested on three local contempt of court warrants and booked into the jail March 30.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard received approval this morning from county commissioners to apply for a three-year grant of $980,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to add five deputies to patrol the roadways of Huron County. "We're trying to better utilize what resources we have," Howard said. "I gave an order early on that we need more road patrol."
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to Monroeville. The horses will be part of Ohio Bike Week, the nation's fastest-growing motorcycle rally, held in Sandusky. They will be appearing for Family Thrill Night and The George Roeder Founder's Day Memorial Motorcycle Parade.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The dogs kept jumping and barking. If New London resident George Eastman, his son, Jordan and others weren't holding them back, they'd probably already be on their way, vying for the finish line of the 1,150-mile race. Few can say they witnessed the Iditarod in person, and even fewer can say they served as dog handlers. George Eastman can boast he did both this year. Dog handlers help get the animals to the starting line and hook them up to harnesses.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway gave defendant John P. Kerby a choice Thursday: Accept six months in prison that day or a chance on probation after a slightly shorter jail term. Kerby, 33, of 259A W. Main St., told the judge he was willing to be on community control sanctions because he has a job and is supporting his family, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. If he violates his three years of probation, he could face 11 months in prison.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
If there's an absolute favorite fish in Lake Erie it's got to be walleyes. Smallmouth bass have their aficionados, and some love to go perching, while a few even favor channel cats and other species. But walleye are king and if they have a problem it's that these tasty fish require a boat trip, headboat, charter or friend, and that can cost some money in these low income days. But there are a couple of places where a boat isn't needed, and the fishing can be very good at a cost of only gasoline and some cheap terminal gear. That's river fishing on the Maumee and Sandusky rivers.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Michael Osborn, the victim of an attack from a dog in his west-side neighborhood, believes the legislation regarding dangerous and vicious dogs that city council passed Tuesday will make Norwalk a safer place. Osborn was attacked last June by a German shepherd living seven houses from his Park Ridge Court home. He paid more than $1,000 for medical treatment and court fees in an attempt to get his neighbor to pay the bills, which still hasn't happened.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Interviews began today for a new superintendent to lead the Norwalk City Schools. It appears to be a good crop of candidates and I'm sure the selection committee will make the right choice. I, for one, cast my vote right now. Denny Doughty.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The city's spring trash pick-up dates are as follows: April 24 and 25 as well as May 1 and 2. The city will have dumpsters in the lot at the corner of Myrtle and Woodbine/Woodland. The hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A Willard man is serving a 60-day jail sentence on a probation violation after police discovered stolen property belonging to the man's neighbor. The Willard Police Department served a probation violation warrant on Jason L. Muhr, 31, of 40 Spring St., when officers used a search warrant at his home about 11:30 a.m. March 27.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man who pushed a shopping cart with stolen items into a Walmart security officer was sentenced Tuesday to 17 months in prison. Justin Canterbury, 27, of 4616 Whittlesey Ave., pleaded guilty in mid-February to attempted robbery in exchange for the state dismissing a theft charge in connection with an Aug. 20 incident.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The turkey vulture landed on the hard street, but into the soft hearts of 13-year-old Katie Morrow and 14-year-old Ryan Gibson. The two siblings were taking a walk Friday evening when they witnessed the fall.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Cedar Point may be hiring fewer foreign workers as local residents are applying for seasonal positions at the amusement park in droves. Robin Innes, director of public relations for Cedar Point, said the first two interview sessions scheduled for the park attracted about 700 applicants. "That was much higher," he said. "In the past, we've gotten about a hundred each time." Seasonal positions begin before the park opens in May and last until November. The park pays $7.30 an hour for entry-level positions.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
More than 2,000 Norwalk-area Ohio Edison customers experienced brief power outages Monday evening.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Michael Gravelle didn't say a word as various reporters peppered him with questions as he headed into the lobby of the Huron County Sheriff's Office. The 60-year-old Sandusky man arrived at 8:15 this morning to report to the Huron County Jail.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
AVERY - Ned McElfresh knows he has it easy: If he needs groceries, he hops in his car and drives to the store. If he needs water, he either buys it or turns on the faucet. McElfresh, an EHOVE instructor, doesn't have to work around the clock for a couple months to dig a 90-foot well by hand.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. - The West Virginia drunk driver who hit and killed Norwalk bicyclist Daniel Duncan in the fall was sentenced to two to 10 years in prison Friday. Roger L. Harrison Jr. also was fined a mandatory $1,000. Harrison, 23, of French Creek, received a two- to 10-year term for driving under the influence contributing to a death. The court also sentenced him to three years behind bars for leaving the scene of an accident involving a death, which would be served at the same time.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man accused of firing one shot near a neighbor's property March 7 was indicted Friday on four charges. Justin Richmond, 19, of 5144 N. U.S. 250, Lot 71, was charged with felony counts of felonious assault, having weapons while under disability and improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A benefit spaghetti dinner has been scheduled for Patricia (Smith) Spears, a Milan resident and 1994 Monroeville High School graduate battling Stage IV ovarian cancer. The benefit is set for 5 to 8 p.m. April 17 in the Monroeville High School cafeteria. The cost is $5 per person.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A Bellevue man whose arm got trapped Tuesday while working at Barry Plastics is in fair condition.