10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Valu King Food Market will be closing its doors for good in Norwalk on July 3. The announcement came this morning. The store had just opened Dec. 10.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - Did you the hear the one about the wife running over her husband's right leg? That's what happened to the Parrs late Saturday night as they were heading home to Canton from Ohio Bike Week.
10:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man convicted of possessing methadone was sentenced Tuesday to 11 months in prison. Jeffrey L. Collins, 36, of 230 Whittlesey Ave., Lot 50, pleaded guilty May 3 to possession of methadone in exchange for the state dismissing one charge of possession of morphine. During Tuesday's hearing, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway fined him $250 and suspended his driver's license for six months.
10:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk sanitation superintendent Jeff Montgomery laid it on the line Thursday morning. Montogmery covered about every trash topic, including the department's current and future budgets, leaf pickup, spring and fall trash pickup and the pending solid waste agreement between the city and Huron County. "I put in the budget for next year a spring pickup," Montgomery said.
10:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
An intoxicated Wakeman man accused of being combative during a May 4 traffic stop was indicted by a Huron County grand jury Wednesday. Matthew T. Grose, 25, of 2342 Fitchville River Road, pretended to pass out and reportedly refused to cooperate during the Woodlawn Avenue incident, police said. Norwalk Police Officer Timothy Skinner first reported seeing Grose head east without stopping for a stop sign near the intersection of Main and Foster streets.
10:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A local nurse practitioner died unexpectedly Friday. Patricia Ann (Freeman) Leavelle, 61, of Amherst, died at Amherst Hospital.
10:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com BERLIN HEIGHTS A rural Wakeman driver crashed into the front of the Burnham Orchards store Monday morning. Andrew R. Dalton, 21, of 4576 W. River Road, was behind the wheel of a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup that authorities said slid sideways through the parking lot before entering the front of the Ohio 113 building. "The front end of his truck went about 4 feet into the store," said Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth, who also guessed the truck was totaled.
10:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
MANSFIELD Miss Maple City Marisa Buchheit won a talent award Thursday night during Miss Ohio preliminary competition. Buchheit, 20, of Chicago, sang an opera number, besting eight others performing in the talent category Thursday the second of three nights of Miss Ohio preliminary competition. Each night a preliminary swimsuit winner and talent winner are named, based on judges' scores. Buchheit, a senior at Cleveland Institute of Music, receives a $500 scholarship for winning the talent award. Tonight she will compete in the swim wear category.
10:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - An Erie County crash that claimed the life of a Wakeman motorist Saturday near Sunset Avenue in White's Landing remains under investigation. Christopher J. Payne, 46, of 6353 Lincoln Road, died after the one-vehicle crash on Wahl Road in Margaretta Township reported at 4:20 p.m.
10:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk city councilman Harry Brady is pushing hard for the return of at least one large trash pickup in the city. "No, I'm not," Brady said when asked if he'd given up on the topic. "I know Dwight (Tkach, councilman) agrees with me on this, we need a pickup," he said. "I'm trying to get enough votes on council to go and do that."
10:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A 26-year-old bicyclist was transported to a Toledo trauma center after crashing her bike Monday afternoon. Huron River Joint Fire District Chief Tom Beck said the woman lost control while heading west down a Snyder Road hill. He said he assumes the bicyclist hit some gravel before losing control and landing face-first on the pavement.
10:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The unlicensed bus driver who was intoxicated when he wrecked while trying to take Columbus-area middle-school children to Cedar Point last month is scheduled to report to the Huron County Jail on Aug. 6. Ronald L. Williams, 46, of Columbus, has been sentenced to serve a total of 27 days behind bars for child endangering, driving under the influence (DUI) and operating a commercial vehicle without a commercial driver's license. He pleaded no contest June 7 in Bellevue Municipal Court to the three misdemeanors in exchange for the state dismissing one count of failure to control. Judge Kenneth Fox found Williams guilty and fined him $150 on both the child endangering and commercial driver's license charges. A court spokeswoman said Monday the judge suspended five months of a six-month jail term.
10:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - The Huron County Sheriff's Office pursued a Wakeman man all the way to his late grandmother's house Monday night. But authorities apparently came up short in their bid to apprehend Gerald J. Hunter, the suspect who is wanted in connection with an aggravated menacing complaint.
10:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Defendant Michael T. Robinson's assertion that he was doing everything he could to turn his life around fell on deaf ears. "I'm trying to do the best I can," he said in court Wednesday. "I'm doing everything I can to change my life."
10:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Councilman Chuck Furey said cooler heads will prevail when dealing with the controversial tree in front of the Uptown Cafe. The Uptown Cafe falls into the city's third ward, which is the section of the city Furey represents.
10:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - BP agreed Wednesday to set aside $20 billion in a fund to pay damage claims stemming from the ongoing oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, and President Barack Obama staked his own reputation on the claims being paid. "The people of the Gulf have my commitment that BP will meet its obligations to them," the president said after a four-hour meeting at the White House between company and administration officials.
10:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
McBeanne was shaking his head as he loaded his cup from the decaf urn using its orange handle. A black handle identifies the regular blend of delicious coffee. "They have switched the handles again. Our orange used to be on the right. Today it is on the left. Bless their hearts. Our charming ladies who prepare Mr. B's coffee also pay strict attention to sanitary cleaning of urns; especially the handles and nozzles. But when they reinsert them they sometimes exchange their positions. So I will make sure I don't have a caffeine coronary and check with them. They are always what the handles indicate, but at my age I don't want to get excited by my coffee...or almost anything else.
10:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Faith healing is often the subject of great debate. The story of a faith healing of a different type in Erie County has come to my attention. Ambrose S. Willard was a blacksmith by trade and came to Vermilion in the 1840s and opened a shop at the corner of Darrow and Cherry Roads (called Cherry-Tree Corners), southwest of the village.
10:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
This summer, there are no car-seat graduations for Ohio's 4-year-olds who top 40 pounds. Law-enforcement officers have begun ticketing parents who fail to use booster seats for children ages 4 to 8 who are shorter than 4 feet 9 inches.
10:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio permit holders cannot yet carry their handguns into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, but gun advocates say it's only a matter of time. The National Rifle Association, with assistance from a pair of state-based gun-advocacy organizations, is once again showing off its significant muscle in the Ohio legislature.
10:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday night used his first Oval Office address to try to change Americans' perceptions of his handling of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that's gushed out of control for nearly two months and to make the case that he and his team are finally in the driver's seat. "We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long as it takes,' Obama said in the 17-minute address he delivered hours after returning from his fourth Gulf Coast visit and on the eve of his first meeting with top BP officials.