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.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Journalists working for Recharge Ohio, the organization governor-hopeful John Kasich started to promote innovation, lower taxes and smaller government in Ohio, are looking for area residents to interview. Kasich, a probable Republican candidate for governor in 2010, started the campaign because he believes the state can only turn around the current economic situation by becoming business-friendly. "Our taxes are too high, our regulations are too cumbersome, our spending is too wasteful and our bureaucracy is too out of touch," Kasich said. "As a result, Ohio isn't just losing jobs to India and China, but also to our neighbors Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia."
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The local Salvation Army's major fundraiser of the year, the annual dinner and benefit auction, will be held on April 24 at The Colonnade in Avery. "We're hoping for $30,000," said Martin Haffey, co-chair for the event. "We have had great sponsorship from our community partners. We'll put this money into Salvation Army programs like the Learning Zone for kids, the soup kitchen, our summer feeding program for our youth and our Christmas castle." Bill Gerken and the Mudbones will provide entertainment for the event, which celebrates the Salvation Army's 121st year in the Norwalk area. Tickets are $50 each and can be bought by calling the Salvation Army office at (419) 668-4090.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ulrich "Uli" and Margaret Mangold got a true blast from the past from the Norwalk Reflector recently. They saw a feature article mentioning the ocean liner they spend their honeymoon on in 1954 when they immigrated from Germany to the United States.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sunday's Swim for Diabetes fundraiser at the Ernsthausen Recreation Center was a win-win for Candice Lopez and her daughter, Sara Ruckman. They raised money to fight the diabetes that Ruckman faces daily and also met another local family who faces the same challenge. More than 50 swimmers turned in $1,600 and donations are still coming in. Lopez said more money was collected on line and she will have a final total in June. She can be reached at (567) 219-0185 for donations.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Now and then I will hear stories of parents having to nag their 17- and 18-year-old children to get their driver's license. I am always dumbstruck when I hear such stories.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some of the area's finest artists put their work on display this weekend at the Firelands Area Art League's 34th annual Fine Arts Festival at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center. "Artists of all abilities and all media," said Lynda Stoneham, interim president of the arts league. "I have seen a lot of people coming in and enjoying the exhibits. Yesterday was an exceptional."
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Joshua A. Hall, 28, 416 Easy St., Willard. Violation date: Feb. 20. Conviction date: Mar. 24. Sentence: $750 fine, $70 cost, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP). Jason A. Kirst, 38, Mansfield. Violation date: Feb. 28. Conviction date: Mar. 24. Sentence: $1000 fine, $80 cost, one-year license suspension and 120 days in jail; defendant shall have 100 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall show proof of six month alcohol counseling by Nov. 15.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Christopher R. Wallen, 26, 5814 Fayette Road, New London; one count of passing bad checks; conviction date: Mar. 17; fine, $150; costs, $109; jail, 30 days, 30 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall show proof of restitution for both checks within 30 days; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 60 days. Jason P. Starkey, 29, 19 Hollister St., Monroeville; telephone harassment; conviction date: Mar. 17; fine, $300; costs, $115; jail, 180 days, 150 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall have no association or communication, direct or indirect with victim for two years; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 120 days. Scott D. Gerken, 19, 200 E. Main St., Norwalk; disorderly conduct; conviction date: Mar. 17; fine, $250; costs, $117; jail, 30 days, 30 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall have no communication or association, direct or indirect with victim for two years; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 90 days.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - Rodge Wilson will take over the helm Aug. 1 of Western Reserve Local Schools from Mark Gagyi, who has been serving as interim superintendent since Doug Solet was suspended without pay in February 2008.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Don't even think about telling John "J.J.' Aiello or his 18-year-old daughter, Chelsea, that Friday the 13th is unlucky. That was the day a relieved Aiello got a call that melted his tension and anxiety about his end-stage liver failure.