2:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
To each his own. I just spent a week with two of my daughters in Florida. They both will graduate in May and this was their last vacation before joining the real world.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Clerk of Courts Office and Senior Enrichment Center will be cooperatively recognizing "Passport Day." The U.S. Department of State is promoting a national passport outreach program to remind U.S. citizens of all ages that they must have a passport book or passport card by June 1 of 2009 to enter any of the U.S. land and sea borders. The last Saturday of March has been designated as "Passport Day." However, Huron County Clerk of Courts Susan Hazel is getting a jump on accepting applications by scheduling an after-hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at the Senior Enrichment Center at 130 Shady Lane in Norwalk.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - At Monday's board of education meeting middle school teachers Josh Montgomery, Mary Ann Wilson, Bobbi Hudberg and Brandon Risner shared some of the ideas they brought back from a recent conference. They, along with the rest of the teachers, attended the Ohio Middle School Association Conference Feb. 19 and 20 at Kalahari, and they thanked the board for the opportunity to learn and interact with other middle school teachers from around the state.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Last week, I told you the harrowing story of William McDaniel, a 32-year-old customer service manager at Norwalk Furniture Corp. who became locked out on his second-floor condo balcony at midnight during the March 2008 blizzard. Clad in only pajama bottoms, sneakers with no socks, and a light winter jacket, William yelled for help for about an hour before jumping from the balcony. He landed on an ice sheet, shattering his ankle.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The second in a series of forums to help unemployed Huron County residents deal with their situation is set for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Depot in Willard. The forum is sponsored by the Huron County Workforce Response Team, a group put together by Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch that includes representatives of local social agencies, educational institutions and business and government. Lesch was prompted to form the group late last year after a series of shutdowns and lay offs drove the local unemployment rate to new heights. In January the unemployment rate in Huron County hit 18.3 percent, the highest of any county in Ohio.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Pastoral Leader Notre Dame Sister Carroll Schemenauer calls the expansion and renovation of her church "our little capital campaign.' But in a time when Catholic churches are closing, there's nothing small about a $260,000 construction project. The renovation at Wakeman St. Mary Catholic Church, 46 E. Main St., could start as early as this month.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
After weekend services charged with anticipation and sometimes drama, the 750,000 Catholics in the Cleveland area have a clearer idea today where their church stands in the future of the Diocese of Cleveland. Some are saying prayers of thanks. Many of the faithful, especially members of urban parishes, wonder what happened to the church they knew, according to information in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man accused of biting the skin off a victim's left arm has been incited by a Huron County grand jury, charged with felonious assault. If convicted of the second-degree felony, Dwight L. Druckemiller, 37, of 185 W. Main St., Apt. 11B, faces two to eight years in prison. He currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
This Cook of the Week is a cook. Lee Wade, of rural Norwalk, fixes food for the Erie County Senior Center Meals on Wheels program, as well as the meals served in-house. Wade, who grew up in North Fairfield, has had many opportunities to find recipes for dishes. He grew up watching his two grandmothers cook and, for a period, lived in an area of Connecticut where Portuguese dishes were popular. They included kale and potato soup and Linguica, a Portuguese sausage.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
When Norwalk resident Kurt DeWitt's fiancé demanded the two get help to salvage their relationship, he consented. But, the couple didn't just go to any therapist or doctor.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Could you imagine going to or from school without a textbook? Thanks to advances in technology and more publishers supplying computer discs that include downloadable textbooks Norwalk City Schools officials believe it's possible. Some day. Curriculum director Sue Goodsite said the innovation depends on people having more computers and how comfortable students get with the online versions. The new kindergarten through fifth-grade language art books are on disc, so she said children won't have to take their books home if they have a computer at home.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
I'm sure that no one has ever kept a list of the unsolved crimes in our area, especially those which were (or appeared to be) homicides. Our forebears didn't have the modern detective tools that are available now, and there were times that evidence was misinterpreted and that wrongful assumptions were taken as truth. One such case was the death of Willis A. Gibson in Wakeman in 1899. Actually, I might call it the supposed death of Mr. Gibson since there were questions at the time of whether the few remains found after his death were even his. And, there were the usual rumors that he had staged an elaborate plot to fake his death and then disappear. However, his family accepted the story I'm about to tell and consider Mr. Gibson to be deceased.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The construction project intended to keep jail inmates from purposefully jumping from or falling off pod balconies just got a bit more expensive. Three-thousand four-hundred dollars to be exact.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some of the student-designed cars were slow and steady, some were speedy and some even popped wheelies. They all showed the creativity of fifth graders. Teachers, judges and students all termed the first World in Motion Jet Toy Car Design Review for Norwalk Catholic School a success. Class members broke into frequent applause as they watched their friends produce a successful run with the toy cars.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Charlie Ackers was the ultimate host Friday. "Help yourself,' he repeatedly urged those sitting near him Friday at the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MRDD) Awareness Breakfast.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard hopes his office will receive some money from the economic recovery legislation. About 20 Ohio sheriffs and police chiefs spoke to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and a law enforcement grant coordinator by telephone Thursday about the stimulus package. The main topic in the 15-minute conversation was agencies losing employees due to layoffs.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Authorities are investigating a suspected rape early Sunday morning in the 2000 block of West Ohio 113. The alleged victim, a 14-year-old Monroeville girl, attends Berlin-Milan Middle School and reported the Oxford Township offense to school officials Monday. The administration immediately contacted the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
2:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Collins man accused of running from authorities and using his vehicle to ram a sheriff's cruiser faces four felonies after being indicted by a Huron County grand jury Friday. Charles P. Ring, 39, of 2652 Collins Road, Collins, was charged with attempted aggravated vehicular assault, felonious assault, failure to comply with the order of a police officer and vandalism in connection with the Feb. 25 high-speed chase. Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker has said the pursuit lasted about 25 minutes and "went around in circles," with the top speed being about 80 mph. He also noted there were times when Ring was going under the posted speed limit.
2:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Pre-sale tickets for the Plymouth boys' regional basketball game at Bowling Green will be on sale from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Plymouth High School office. Plymouth advanced to the regionals by beating St. Paul 47-43 in a Division IV district championship game Friday at Willard High School. (Read the story here.)
2:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Willard resident Kris Simpson will be inducted into the Ohio 4-H Hall of Fame Saturday at the Columbus Convention Center. She will be the first woman ever to receive the award from Huron County.
2:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Attorney Doug Clifford is stepping outside of his personal box by delving into the world of acting. The Norwalk assistant law director and former assistant public defender will be playing the eldest son of Patrick James "Paddy" Finnegan. His Irish wake is the focus of "Finnegan's Farewell," playing this weekend at the Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave.