10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Community Health Partners (CPH) will soon join the growing list of Ohio hospitals and businesses that have adopted a tobacco and nicotine-free hiring policy. Beginning Sept. 1,CHP will hire only individuals who do not engage in the use of tobacco or nicotine products. The new policy will not impact current associates.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
The Willard school board will issue a ruling on the Melodie Adelman case at its next regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 13, attorney Dan Mason said. Mason, who took over the case from school board attorney Michael Loughman, said the board deliberated on one afternoon and two evenings. Mason was asked about how long each session lasted. However, the attorney, who is in the same firm with Loughman, declined to comment. He said he wasn't sure how much information he could divulge without violating the privacy of the deliberations.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Thursday saw 8,361 people attend the Huron County Fair. That number is up from 5,949 in 2009 and 6,655 in 2008. The Showman of Showmen contest is scheduled for 5 p.m. today. Other activities will include a sheriff's K-9 demonstration at 6, square dances at 6:30 and 7:30 and a rough truck competition at 7:30. The large livestock sale is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday while the demolition derby and barn dance are at 6 p.m.
12:42 AM Aug 23, 2010
DALLAS -- A Georgia teenager says that less than an hour before Patrick Sharp tried to set off a massacre outside the McKinney, Texas, police headquarters, he contacted her online. "Killers like to share their thoughts, seek attention," read a message the girl says Sharp sent her Tuesday morning on Facebook. "I like to scare people. I enjoy watching people beg for their life. I like watching them drown. When they take their last breath, oh it's amazing."
12:38 AM Aug 23, 2010
When I am in the mood, I can spend an entire evening shopping for an item or two of clothing I need. But usually I would prefer to get it over with as quickly as possible. A couple of years ago, for instance, my wife accompanied me to shop for a new sport coat. As we were walking into the mall, I saw a color I liked on the rack, tried on the coat and bought it. The whole thing was over in 10 minutes. Char was thunderstruck: "I thought we were here to shop," she said. "I shopped and I'm done," I said. "Let's go."
12:35 AM Aug 23, 2010
With 380 million eggs under recall, U.S. consumers may be anxious about eating any egg or food product containing eggs. Here's the upshot: Thoroughly cooked eggs are safe, but cross-contamination could be a problem. Here's more about the recall and food safety. Question: Which eggs are included in the voluntary recall?
12:30 AM Aug 23, 2010
WASHINGTON - After weeks of public protest over its financial support of a company that backed a GOP gubernatorial candidate opposed to gay rights, Target Corp. now faces a new form of pressure: demands from institutional shareholders that it revamp its donation process to avoid the chance of additional backfires.
9:23 PM Aug 22, 2010
As Norwalk braces itself for the closure of U.S. 250 at Rattlesnake bridge, the city has received a bit of good news. Mayor Sue Lesch, along with Josh Snyder, public works director, and officials from the Ohio Department of Transportation and Mosser Construction from Fremont, met to hammer out some details on the project Wednesday. Rattlesnake bridge is located between Norwalk and Milan, almost right on the Huron-Erie county line.
9:22 PM Aug 22, 2010
It's time for the older generation to shine. The first Gallery 55 Art Show and Sale will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center art gallery. There will be 19 artists, ranging in age from 56 through 83, showcasing their talents. While attendees should expect to see a lot of framed artwork, the mediums represented are acrylics, pastel, watercolor, pen and ink, photographs, photo collages, different kinds of jewelry, wooden bowls, mosaics and wood carvings. Read the complete story in Saturday's issue.
9:21 PM Aug 22, 2010
A 79-year-old Bellevue man was arraigned today in connection with murdering his wife. Clifford W. Beach, of 166 Walnut St., was being booked into the Huron County Jail as of about 3:20 p.m. Read the complete story in Tuesday's Reflector.
9:21 PM Aug 22, 2010
A former area police officer accused of molesting a 13-year-old female pleaded guilty Friday in Huron County Common Pleas Court to two of five felony charges. Judge Jim Conway set sentencing for 8:45 a.m. Sept. 30 for Colonel G. Willis Jr., 50, of 55 State St.
9:12 PM Aug 22, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) -- The "American Idol" judges table is beginning to take shape: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has signed a deal to join the Fox talent competition for Season 10. A source close to the negotiations has confirmed reports that Tyler has signed on the dotted line to fill one of the vacancies left by Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres. Fox declined to comment.
9:11 PM Aug 22, 2010
Visitors this week to the Huron County Fair approve almost three to one spending $30,000 to repair the courthouse clock, but voted five to one against the job President Barack Obama has done while in office. Most people said repairing the clock at the Huron County Courthouse was a worthwhile project. "Yes. Yes. Yes," said one commenter. "(It) shows people in Huron County care. How about the jail for the next project?" "Yes -- we need to preserve the history of Norwalk," wrote another commenter.
2:04 PM Aug 22, 2010
MILAN - An Upper Sandusky High School student was transported by medical helicopter to a local hospital after she passed out during a three-way scrimmage Saturday. The girl, whose personal information was unavailable, was videotaping the scrimmage involving Upper Sandusky, Edison and Lutheran West high schools. It's unknown why she passed out. Edison Principal Jeff Goodwin said the girl was standing on a platform, often used by band directors to observe rehearsals, when she passed out and fell about six and eight feet between the middle railing.
12:19 PM Aug 22, 2010
There has been much talk around Norwalk for some time about the 2011 mayoral race. Democrat Sue Lesch has held the job since January 2004. She defeated Republican incumbent Brooks Hartmann in November 2003 and ran unopposed in 2007. Though the filing deadline isn't until early 2011, talk about who is running and who isn't is swirling around the Maple City. Lesch hasn't come right out and said she will run, but she has said she's "made promises" about running next year.
12:19 PM Aug 22, 2010
The Huron County grand jury indicted 17 people Wednesday, including a pair for trafficking in heroin. Here is a list of those indicted and their charges: Joseph J. Fusko III, one count of possession of heroin and two counts of trafficking in heroin. Melissa M. Hall, one count of possession of cocaine. Terry L. Trushel, one count of burglary. Jerry W. Gibson, one count of theft. Larry C. Tipple, one count of theft. Rebecca A. Hale, one count of forgery and one count of receiving stolen property.
11:42 AM Aug 20, 2010
This cat might have lost its owners, but it's not homeless. A volunteer with Providence Baptist Church found a black cat Thursday at the home of Clifford and the late Linda Beach, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. The authorities were done processing the Bellevue home as a crime scene at the time.
11:32 AM Aug 20, 2010
Joanne Clones and Hubert Conley, residents of Willard's Hillside Acres, are the 2010 Senior Queen and King of the Huron County Fair. Queen Clones grew up in Indiana on a dairy farm and one of her favorite memories is taking a tin cup out to the cows and filling it with milk. When the subject of outhouses came up, she laughed and said she remembers how handy catalogues were.
2:52 PM Aug 19, 2010
- Historic Lyme Village will hold Pioneer Days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 11 to 12. Experience various aspects of life in the 1700s and 1800s with more than 150 re-enactors, craftsmen and musicians. Visit Revolutionary and Civil War camps, but be sure to take cover about 4 p.m. Tours of the 1882 Wright Mansion will be offered by the Victorian Guild for the benefit of the Mansion Restoration Fund. Admission is $2 for adults, and free for children 12 and younger when accompanied by an adult.
2:50 PM Aug 19, 2010
Several young ladies will vie to become the new Milan Melon Festival Queen at the event held over Labor Day weekend. Here is a short biography of each candidate: Name: Samantha Imus Parents: Dan and Donna Imus Siblings: Older brother Daniel and younger sister Chelsea Activities: Member of the varsity tennis team, drama club, choir, Spanish club, thespian society and church youth group. Also participated in solo and ensemble competition and currently holds two part time jobs at Kalahari Resort and the Coffee Station.
2:48 PM Aug 19, 2010
Huron County veterans were honored Wednesday at the county fair with special events along with a discounted admission price of just one penny. "This fair is outstanding, I'm from Florida and have seen some pretty good fairs down there and this has to be just as good," Orville Wyatt said. Wyatt is visiting his brother Arnold who lives west of Townsend. Both are veterans of the Vietnam War. "I think its great that the fair does this for the vets, its nice to be recognized once in awhile," Wyatt said.