1:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sue Lesch, Mayor of Norwalk, was once again kind enough to answer some of the questions that have been on my mind lately. What is your "signature" Christmas dish the one that the family says "I hope mom/grandma/Mayor Lesch makes for us this year again"?
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORWALK FIRE Assisted North Central EMS at 11:51 p.m. Sunday at 31 E. Washington St. Returned to station at 12:19 a.m. today. Responded to 205 Industrial Parkway at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for a false alarm. Returned to station at 2:48. Assisted North Central EMS at 6:13 a.m. Sunday at 62 Wooster St. Returned to station at 6:45.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Plymouth erupted for 28 points in the second quarter and downed Lucas 69-50 Friday for a boys' basketball win. The Big Red improved to 5-1 overall on the season and return to Firelands Conference play Tuesday, hosting New London.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
CAMP TAJI, Iraq For the first time in 26 years, Capt. Michael Ryan Beissinger of Winter Haven wasn't home for Christmas. The young Apache attack helicopter platoon leader, along with 32 other members of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade's "Peacemakers" Company, spent their holiday season at Camp Taji, Iraq, a large Coalition military base located about 15 miles north of Baghdad and more than 3,500 miles away from the eastern seaboard.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's the day after Christmas, so I'll present some lighter fare and save the ax murders and arsenic for another time. I don't have a Christmas story but I do have a story easily digested. Area residents a century ago were very familiar with the name and image of Charles W. Manahan. Mr. Manahan lived in Norwalk for more than 50 years and contributed a great deal of time, effort and money to the town in those decades. He was operating a general store at Olena in 1862 when he was elected county treasurer, and moved his family to Norwalk. He also had an interest in a store in Norwalk opposite of East Main and Whittlesey in 1872.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Federal authorities went to a Huron County farm after being told that drug money from marijuana sales in central Ohio was buried there. They found seven metal ammunition boxes buried in one spot that contained a total of $1.6 million in cash, Assistant U.S. Attorney Dave DeVillers told the Columbus Dispatch. The money was in various denominations, he said, including $20, $50 and $100 bills.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOWNSEND TOWNSHIP - A young man who will be remembered as someone who "always had a smile on his face and he was willing to do anything for anybody' died early this morning in a one-vehicle crash on DeRussey Road. James W. Boyce Jr., 19, of 2657 S. Railroad St., Collins, was driving a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am that was traveling southbound on DeRussey Road at 3:50 a.m. today, troopers said.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Bevier Road man was formally charged with two counts of attempted murder after shooting his wife and step-daughter Thursday evening. Nicanor Garcia, 32, of 5181 Bevier Road, Plymouth, appeared via teleconference at Norwalk Municipal Court Friday afternoon live from the Huron County Jail.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW HAVEN TOWNSHIP - Two females sustained life-threatening injuries after being shot at a Bevier Road location Thursday evening. At 7:03 p.m. Thursday, the Huron County Sheriff's Office was notified of a domestic situation at 5181 Bevier Road near Plymouth.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Kim Gentzel remembers the pictures her son Eric e-mailed her last Christmas morning. He was in Iraq, sitting alone on a cot in a tent with three small packages she'd sent him. "It was so sad, really depressing," said Kim Gentzel, of Norwalk.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
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1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two people were jailed Monday night after driving away from Wal-Mart with children's clothes in a white bookbag carried by a young girl seen with the couple. Norwalk Police Officer Ty Keefer and several other officers were dispatched to the Westwind Drive store at 7:05 p.m. A dispatcher reported the two adult suspects, who were seen shoplifting with "two young girls," fled in a tan four-door car.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Not many teenagers can claim they were the impetus behind a congressional bill. Nineteen-year-old Norwalk resident Scott Gerken can boast just that.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 13-year-old boy did some quick thinking and saved the day. He put water on a fire near a ceiling fixture and turned off the circuit breaker. By the time Norwalk firefighters arrived, Capt. Tom Frey said the fire "was in check when we got there.'
1:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mayflower Vehicle Systems Inc. workers approved a new contract Monday to help the company weather the tough economic future of the commercial vehicle industry. George Codeluppi, a 31-year employee and bargaining chairman for United Autoworkers' Local 1379, said it was the right thing to do.
1:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Lady Truckers put an end to a four-game losing streak with a big win over the Lady Tigers. Norwalk led 10-9 after one quarter and 29-21 at the half.
1:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Twelve years ago today, Katherine Perkins' father died. Despite the Christmas season being a difficult one for her, the New London woman has hope. Like the story of Jesus' birth in the Scriptures, an infant's presence accompanies a sense of promise.
1:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Motorists will need to be mindful where they park. Council voted Tuesday to pass an ordinance establishing no-parking zones on various streets within the village. The list appears on Page A-3 of the print and electronic editions of Wednesday's Norwalk Reflector.
1:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Goodwill employees got a rude Christmas Eve awakening when they reported to work this morning - there had been a break-in. "It doesn't appear to be a lot of damage. There appears to be an undetermined amount of cash missing,' Norwalk Police Capt. Eric Hipp said.
1:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The statewide primitive weapons season will open on Dec. 27 and run through Dec. 30. This late season, black powder and archery hunt is always tough, but this year will be even more challenging than usual. Ohio started this fall with about 700,000 whitetails roaming inside its borders, a goodly number, but archers, young gunners, and regular season gun hunters bagged many thousands this year. Those animals remaining, about 530,000, still add up to a substantial herd, but they've been still hunted, driven and tree stranded until the dumb ones are mostly dead, and the remainder are smart, wary and super cautious. They won't come easy, and any who bag a buck or doe will be either lucky or much wiser than the animals they're hunting. Driving deer will still be the most popular way of taking venison, and all too many blackpowder folk will try the same methods used during gun season, lining up hunters to drive through to standers at the far end. After the first couple of hours of opening morning, this will be a poor tactic. Because deer now KNOW that hunters are waiting, and most will slip out the sides. That's where your standers should be, with just one or two at woods end. They'll circle too, if cover is heavy, and end up behind the drivers, safe for the moment. And drivers should be diligent about checking out every bit of brush along their route, because whitetails now will hold tight as any rabbit in available cover. Several years ago I jumped an eight point from a patch of briers and brush that was scarcely eight feet across. Most drivers wouldn't have taken the trouble, assuming that if they walked close by that cover, any deer would flush. But this one had literally burrowed under a small fallen tree, and had nerves of steel. He didn't come out until I was actually in the thicket. Still, hunters will find good hunting during the muzzleloader season, but only if they pick their spots with care. Keep in mind that once the drives and shooting begin, most deer are going to head for the thickest sanctuary they can find. And it's along pathways leading to such cover that you'll have best luck, whether it be muiltiflora rose, swamps, standing corn, or heavy brush. Those animals remaining, about 530,000, still add up to a substantial herd, but they've been still hunted, driven and tree stranded until the dumb ones are mostly dead, and the remainder are smart, wary and super cautious. They won't come easy, and any who bag a buck or doe will be either lucky or much wiser than the animals they're hunting. Driving deer will still be the most popular way of taking venison, and all too many blackpowder folk will try the same methods used during gun season, lining up hunters to drive through to standers at the far end. After the first couple of hours of opening morning, this will be a poor tactic. Because deer now KNOW that hunters are waiting, and most will slip out the sides. That's where your standers should be, with just one or two at woods end. They'll circle too, if cover is heavy, and end up behind the drivers, safe for the moment. And drivers should be diligent about checking out every bit of brush along their route, because whitetails now will hold tight as any rabbit in available cover. Several years ago I jumped an eight point from a patch of briers and brush that was scarcely eight feet across. Most drivers wouldn't have taken the trouble, assuming that if they walked close by that cover, any deer would flush. But this one had literally burrowed under a small fallen tree, and had nerves of steel. He didn't come out until I was actually in the thicket. Still, hunters will find good hunting during the muzzleloader season, but only if they pick their spots with care. Keep in mind that once the drives and shooting begin, most deer are going to head for the thickest sanctuary they can find. And it's along pathways leading to such cover that you'll have best luck, whether it be muiltiflora rose, swamps, standing corn, or heavy brush.
1:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Mill Street Bistro Bar will hold a New Year's Eve event from 5 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31. A four-course dinner with the choice of four different entrees will be served with selected wine and a champagne toast. Cost for dinner is $50 per person. Entertainment will be by Carlyle Smith with his acoustic guitar and vocals. A customer appreciation will be held Jan. 2 and 3 with $10 entries and other specials. For more information call (419) 663-3663.