7:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Make it happen." That's Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard's favorite phrase for his employees. And he praised those employees Friday during the first sheriff's office awards banquet since 1988.
7:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Who wants to be a millionaire? Well, everybody. However, 1997 Bellevue High School graduate Steve Evert didn't just talk about earning $1 million. He went out and tried to earn it on the popular television gameshow "Who Wants to be a Millionaire."
7:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rachel's Challenge, a school program focusing on the diaries and personality of a slain Columbine High School student, has been rescheduled for Feb. 26. The program was originally set for today. The program's basis is the kindness of 17-year-old Rachel Scott, the first person killed at the school on April 20, 1999. The program includes video and audio footage of Scott's life. Nicole Nowlen, a former Columbine student who was shot in the library, will speak.
7:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today approved the application filed by Frontier Communication Corporation, New Communications Holdings, Inc. (NCH) and Verizon Communications, Inc. seeking PUCO approval of a change in ownership. The Commission approved the merger after reviewing the application, the evidence and the stipulations filed. In reaching its decision, the Commission considered several issues including transactional synergies and financial considerations, in-state presence, quality of service and competition and wholesale operations. The Commission also considered Frontier's broadband commitment.
7:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
After back-to-back snow days, area children returned to school today. Most of the schools began classes at the normal times, although Bellevue started after a two-hour delay.
7:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Local un-sung heroes are people to look up to. The American Red Cross will honor 19 local heroes at the sixth annual Firelands Hero Awards on Feb. 27 at the Nia Center at Kalahari Resort.
7:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
The involuntary manslaughter case against shaken baby suspect Jeffrey Resor is coming back to Huron County Common Pleas Court. On June 27, 2008, a jury acquitted Resor of murder and child endangerment. There was a hung jury on one count of involuntary manslaughter. The charges were in connection with the death of Resor's now former girlfriend's 10-month-old son, Donavan Lykins.
7:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
ASHLAND - An 8-year-old Ashland girl with local family ties died after falling into a hole she dug while playing in the snow. Emily Kramer, of 227 Lindale Ave., dug a hole in the snowbank and fell into it head-first Sunday, Ashland police Sgt. Steven Hoover said.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." James Beard There was much talk last week when fried chicken, collared greens and cornbread were served at the NBC commissary in New York, with a menu proclaiming "In honor of black history month." It must have been a good meal because comedian Wanda Sykes said she liked it. Bowling Green State University professor Dr. Lucy Long describes the concept of our common journey with food in her book, "Culinary Tourism." She offers the argument of Donna Gabaccia that "As food items were introduced to new consumers and became 'American,' they sometimes lost their original meaning as markers of ethnicity." Reading this, I asked myself: Is it my German-Irish ethnicity that compels me to eat meals comprised of "starch on top of starch," such as beef and noodles on mashed potatoes? Or do I eat too much of such foods simply because they taste good?
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
On Wednesday, I tasted the most amazing fruit ever. I thought I had seen every kind of fruit there is, but when shopping at a local store recently, we saw a stack of some fruits that were very strange-looking. They were round, yellow and gigantic. They looked like grapefruit, only much bigger. The fruits were priced at $2.50 each, so we took the plunge, gambled and bought this odd-looking overgrown grapefruit, thinking it was worth a try. We decided it should be stored in the refrigerator, and there it stayed, untouched, for more than a week. Neither of us had the nerve to cut it open. But a few days ago, at breakfast, my husband sank a knife into its flesh. I wasn't home at the time, but when I got home from work, he told me about how delicious it had been. He described the taste as "like a grapefruit, only sweeter."
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
I'm not a big professional football fan. I love football and can be found most Saturdays during the fall watching college football all day and night. I just find the college game more exciting. It wasn't always like that. I was a pro football fanatic as a kid. Being a distant relative of Johnny Unitas, I lived and breathed the Colts. I knew everything about them and I will go to my deathbed believing that the fix was in for Super Bowl III. When the Colts' owner backed the trucks up to old Memorial stadium in Baltimore in the middle of the night in 1980 to sneak the team out of town, he took more with him to Indianapolis than players and equipment. He took my heart as well as my devotion to the game. I've tried to get into it every few years since then but it never seems to take. A few dollars on a parlay card helped some, but without a team to cheer for, it will just never be the same.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city officials on Monday began bracing residents for the snowstorm that begin this morning. They also are trying to set the record straight when it comes to their response to the storm that occurred over the weekend.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk driver was issued a driving under the influence summons Monday in connection with hitting a mobile home with his car early that morning. Blaimir Morales, 19, of 103 Jefferson St., Lot 23, was going 23 mph while heading south in the "western drive" when he hit the front corner of the mobile home of his next-door neighbor at lot 34, Norwalk Police Officer David Ditz said. The blood-alcohol content level for Morales was .203 after the accident at 2:56 a.m., Ditz said. That is more than twice the legal limit for drivers.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
By ASHLEY BETHARD ashley@funcoast.com SANDUSKY Forget the Oscars. Why fixate on the unrealistic world of Hollywood when you've got some of the best food, drinks and businesses in our own backyard? Who decides? You do! For Funcoast, knowing where to grab the juiciest hamburger, down the best margarita or dig into the best breakfast in town is a little more important than knowing who went home with a statuette.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland trip to New Horizons Baking Company in Norwalk to announce Ohio Department of Development's Targeting Energy Efficiency grant award recipients was a special stop. Strickland announced that the New Horizons Baking Company's Targeting Industry Efficiency grant application was awarded $1 million one of the largest awards received by any Ohio company.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
"At Last" was one of the songs featured at the Miss Maple City 2010 Scholarship pageant Saturday night. While Marisa Buchheit wasn't the young lady who sang it, she can now proudly proclaim the two words of the song's title: The 20-year-old Cleveland Institute of Music student was crowned Miss Maple City Saturday night the third year in a row that she has competed in the local scholarship pageant.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mother Nature put the brakes on Tuesday night's Norwalk city council meeting. Another 4 inches of snow fell on the Norwalk area Tuesday, canceling schools and bringing just about everything to a halt.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A rural Willard man was released on bond Sunday from the Huron County Jail in connection with breaking into cars in the city. Willard Police Officer Chris Williamson and Detective Adam Strong were patrolling the 500 block of Dale Avenue about 3:15 a.m. when they found John W. Hargrove, 18, of 4319 Willard West Road, breaking into various vehicles, Chief Joe Daniel said.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A Willard man with previous drug convictions is out on bond after being caught with about a quarter pound of marijuana Friday. Marion Lindsey Jr., 25, of 2805 Ohio 162, was released late Monday afternoon from the Huron County Jail after posting 10 percent of a $5,000 bond on trafficking in marijuana. He was arrested after a Neal Zick Road incident about 9:45 p.m. Friday when Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard and Special Deputy John Harris were checking the road conditions in New Haven Township.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
It has been called "One of the most life-changing school programs in America" and it is coming to Norwalk High School on Thursday. The program's basis is the kindness and compassion and material in the six diaries of 17-year-old Columbine High School student Rachel Scott, the first person killed at the school on April 20, 1999.
7:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tell the world how you feel when you print your Valentine's Day greeting in the special Love Lines edition of the Reflector classifieds on Feb. 13. The cost is only $1.50 per line, with a minimum of two lines. Isn't your Sweetie worth at least $3?