4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
The percentage rate and ranking continue to drop, and the labor force has increased. That is what the latest unemployment statistics reveal for Huron County.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
I learned long ago from my first boss to be very careful when you write first, last, worst or best. Jack Brown, who hired me 30 years ago last week, questioned me after I wrote a story about the 1979 Norwalk High School volleyball team.
4:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Fathers of the world, take note: whether you know it or not, your children are busy remembering almost every thing about you. And long after you have turned your children out of the nest, maybe even years after you have passed from this earth, on Father's Day they will be recalling the darndest things about you.
4:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com GREENWICH Cory Herman has known about his trip this summer since about the end of his sophomore year. It still has not sunk in. The South Central/EHOVE senior will be playing with the Ohio Ambassadors of Music Honor Band and Chorus in seven European countries over 16 days.
4:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - An 15-year-old Edison High School student is awaiting a disposition hearing after pleading guilty to one count of sexual battery Thursday. His victim is "trying to put her life back together,' Erie County Assistant Prosecutor Cheryl Goodrum said.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
JUNE 23, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 37 years ago: Photographer films 'Friendly Town' in city This week some Norwalk families are being filmed as part of a story on the "Friendly Towns" program.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jessica Heydinger, a 2009 Norwalk High graduate, is well on her way to a career in civil engineering thanks to classes at EHOVE, BGSU Firelands and an internship at the Huron County Engineer department. Heydinger said her internship is the culminating step in the training she has received by taking post-secondary classes and the tech-prep program. She already has 50 college credit hours on her resume.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - A Lawrence Street garage fire early Wednesday morning remains under investigation. The blaze, believed to be at 537 W. Main St., was reported to the Bellevue Fire Department at 12:54 a.m. Lt. Tony Schaffer said firefighters didn't find a fire in the garage or the nearby house when they arrived, but still smelled smoke.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
An 8-year-old Norwalk boy broke his arm after the bicycle he was riding hit the back driver's side of a parked passenger van Thursday. North Central EMS transported the victim, whose name was not released, to Fisher-Titus Medical Center after the accident about 12:20 p.m. The collision happened in the 200 block of Key Drive just past the South and North Duplex intersection.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Three illegal immigrants from Norwalk were released to the U.S. Border Patrol after a traffic stop Thursday west of Shawmill Road. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said he stopped a vehicle for having an expired registration at 5:24 p.m. on Shawmill Road. He said the driver, Louis D. Hernandez, 22, of 107 E. Main St., Apt. 3, couldn't produce a driver's license.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY No further charges will be filed against any juvenile in the case where a 15-year-old Edison High School boy admitted to one count of sexual battery against a 16-year-old girl at an outdoor sleepover May 2. However, authorities haven't decided if any charges will be filed against any adults in connection with the incident. The boy, who originally faced two counts of rape, admitted as part of a plea bargain both he and the girl had consumed alcohol and used marijuana at the party. "We're not going to victimize our victim anymore," Erie County Assistant Prosecutor Cheryl Goodrum said.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - A Hatfield marrying a McCoy? What was unthinkable in the middle of the most infamous feud in American history will happen Saturday in North Fairfield. Kara McCoy and Randy Hatfield don't know if their families are related to the clans involved in the infamous Appalachian feud, but said both families are enjoying jokes about the coincidence of their surnames.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Not so fast. That's the message a state regulatory agency has sent to Verizon and Frontier regarding their proposed merger. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has suspended the application filed by Frontier Communication Corporation, New Communications Holdings, Inc. (NCH) and Verizon Communications Inc. that seeks PUCO approval of a change in ownership.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - When Amelia Ott didn't win at last year's Monroeville Dam Festival Royalty Pageant, she decided to give it another try. Not only that, Ott tried to talk her brother into running with her.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two New Mexico men were arrested Wednesday night in connection with flying more than 20,000 grams of marijuana into Huron County. Ryan C. Thomas, 47, of Albuquerque, and Greg J. Baca, also 47, of Los Alamos, each are charged with trafficking in marijuana. The second-degree felony is punishable by two to eight years in prison and a $15,000 maximum fine.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Saturday should be an exciting day in uptown Norwalk. In addition to several hundred bicyclists in town for the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA), The Norwalk Area Council for the Arts is sponsoring an Art Walk on Main Street. More than a dozen area artists will be showcasing their varied works at 11 locations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. "This is going to be a really wonderful event," Arts Council chairman Jon Ditz said. "It is our first activity since becoming a standing committee of Main Street Norwalk so Main Street makes a fitting location. And I think it is going to be a pleasure for people to see the kind of artistic talent we have in this area."
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - The local man accused of killing a woman at a Margaretta Township wildlife area and setting her body on fire has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Timothy Tyree, 50, appeared Wedneday in Erie County Common Pleas Court, where he entered pleas of not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of aggravated murder, murder, aggravated robbery, receiving stolen property, aggravated arson, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
A boy was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center Friday afternoon after riding his bicycle into a car at the corner of Whittlesey Avenue and Monroe Street. The 9-year-old boy, Keiten Christie, of 35 Courtland St., ran into the front passenger side of a vehicle driven by Cindy Horner, 46, of 11 N. Pleasant St. Horner said the boy flipped onto the hood of her vehicle and then fell into the street.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A former Norwalk man has died from injuries he sustained in a Virginia shooting incident earlier this week. Christopher Bailey, 22, of Portsmouth, Va., was shot by several suspects in the 3000 block of Kemet Road in Chesapeake about 11:30 p.m. Monday. First-responders transported him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he died late Wednesday afternoon.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Rev. Eric Mueller wasn't on the fast track for the priesthood he worked as a chemical engineer and a substitute teacher before going back to school to become a priest. The new priest for St. Paul parish, 32, said he had a conversion after he joined a running group and met The Rev. Mike Dandurand.
4:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Kalahari Resort teamed with renowned animal expert Jack Hanna to unveil its Safari Adventures animal park Thursday afternoon. The park allows for interaction with several kinds of animals, including giraffes and kangaroos. Visitors can feed those and other creatures, as well as take camel and pony rides and pose for keepsake photos.