11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Even with some extremely rainy weather, area farmers are reporting a good wheat crop and some have even finished harvesting already. Mark Schaffer, of Mark Schaffer Farms, based in Bronson Township, was busy bringing in the last of his 2,000 acres of wheat today.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
By EMILY ANDREWS Reflector Intern news@norwalkreflector.com While most of the country was celebrating the Fourth of July, eight people were on the wagon.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE "Camp Can" ended on an exciting note for campers Thursday at the Bellevue Community Center. The day camp, which was extended to two weeks this year, served special needs youngsters and young adults this year with a variety of activities. Campers came from Fremont to Vermilion and Sandusky to Norwalk. Beyond the normal swimming, hiking, fishing and arts and crafts, each day was set aside to celebrate a different interest. Patty Lee, associated with the Fremont Easter Seals Office, was the camp director. Topics for the one-day celebrations included safety, nature (bugs and snakes) summer Olympics, music, the Earth and recycling and Christmas in July (singing of carols, decorating cookies and making tree ornaments).
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tom Pusateri's life-long dream to appear on "Jeopardy!," which recently came true, began somewhere between Ocala, Fla. and Norwalk. As a youngster, he and his family traveled to Norwalk countless times to visit family.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man was life-flighted to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center with serious injuries after an accident Tuesday at the intersection of West Main Street and Sycamore Drive. Robert F. Garrison, 66, of 165 E. Main St., was listed in serious condition today at St. Vincent.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man is accused of pushing his way past a loss prevention officer Monday before fleeing the Westwind Drive store. Victor L. Poland, 20, of 39 Jefferson St., was charged with robbery, which is punishable by one to five years in prison and a $10,000 maximum fine. The officer told police the suspect grabbed his arms, pushed him and fled the store after stealing several undisclosed items from the electronics department.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
A man convicted 22 years ago of killing his parents has filed a lawsuit against Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler and Huron County Sheriff Richard Sutherland. James E. Young Jr., 41, is asking for about $6 million in damages. In Huron County Common Pleas Court records filed May 16 and June 23, he accuses Leffler of violating his code of professional conduct by now being the prosecutor after representing him as the public defender.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tension filled Premiere Theatre 8 as on-screen, The Joker (the late Heath Ledger) put a knife in a gangster's mouth and told the crime boss how the clown-like villain got the scars on his face.
11:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Mercy Willard Hospital Foundation annual charity golf outing took place recently at Eagle Creek Golf Club. Mercy Willard hosted a record number of 34 teams and the outing raised slightly more than $35,000. The proceeds benefit the Mercy Willard Hospital Foundation.
11:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk resident Terry Boose finds himself in a peculiar situation. For the third time in less than three months, Boose, the Republican candidate for the General Assembly's 58th District, will face a different opponent in November's election.
11:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Chase Appraisal broke through in the seventh inning to top Jim's Pizza Box 10-9 in women's softball play Tuesday at Baines Park. With the game knotted at 8-8, Chase tallied twice in the seventh as Lea Elmer and Kari Smith both touched home plate.
11:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man was life-flighted to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center with serious injuries after an accident Tuesday at the intersection of West Main Street and Sycamore Drive. Robert F. Garrison, 66, of 165 E. Main St., was listed in serious condition today at St. Vincent.
11:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The state fire marshal's office has said Friday night's Cline Street fire appears to be accidental. The cause, however, remains under investigation. "The fire on Friday originated in the kitchen near the microwave. A final determination on the cause of the fire can not be made until investigators can speak with the occupant," fire marshal spokesman Shane Cartmill said via e-mail.
11:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - The school board will hold a work session July 24 to discuss possible ballot items for the November election in connection with the district's plans to build new school buildings. The workshop is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. in the Willard board of education office. In addition to possible ballot items, the board will consider locally funded initiatives for the project.
11:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE A Bellevue biker was hospitalized with a possible broken leg Monday morning after losing control on an Ohio 547. The accident involving Gerard S. Missler, 41, of 3968 Ohio 269, happened about two miles west of Monroeville and just east of Williams Road. Missler was heading east when he lost control on a curve and overturned in the road, said Trooper Ryan Thomas of the state Highway Patrol. The crash ejected Missler, who was wearing his helmet, from his 2008 Harley-Davidson.
11:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Jen Stephens feels like she's pregnant. She's nervous, excited and overwhelmed. But, the 1994 Monroeville High School graduate's belly isn't swollen, and her condition is nothing a physician can confirm.
11:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
Thyroid cancer survivor Orville Platt has walked in Relay for Life for the past six years. "This gives people an awareness,' the Norwalk man said about the seventh annual event that started Friday at Whitney Field. "People don't think of the number of people who have cancer … until it affects them.
11:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
Cardiologist Dr. Raj Karnik praised the convenience of the new Snyder/White Heart & Vascular Center. His office is about 40 feet from the farthest examination room. The cardiac stress testing room is on a parallel hallway, only a "shout" away.
11:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk woman remains hospitalized at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo after a fire in her apartment Friday night. The cause remains under investigation.
11:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL James L. Adams, 43, of 904 Dogtown Road, Monroeville, was charged with failure to control Friday after he went off the north side of Pontiac Section Line Road and hit a guardrail and ditch. North Central EMS transported him to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with possible injuries. He was treated and transferred to an undisclosed facility. William R. Weilnau, 36, of 4730 Sand Hill Road, Bellevue, was charged with a passing vehicle violation in the Ohio 601 collision Saturday with the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) driven by Roger J. Parker, 49, of Huron. Parker attempted to turn left into a driveway while Weilnau attempted to pass him, hitting the right rear of the ATV. The ATV overturned on the east side of the road. Parker, who was charged with a turn signal violation, reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported. NORWALK FIRE
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
I stopped by to visit an old friend in Chicago last Sunday, and by "old" I mean 96 years but with all his faculties intact, which makes him a natural wonder you could exhibit on the carnival circuit for two bucks a head, children under 10 admitted free with a parent: SEE MAN BORN ON DAY TITANIC WENT DOWN HE TALKS, HE MAKES SENSE. The Wonder was sitting in a deep chair under an Einsteinean burst of white hair, nibbling blueberries, his walker handy and a bottle of J&B, when I arrived around noon. Newspapers were strewn on the floor which the Wonder reads to keep close tabs on the Cubs and Barack Obama. I offered to show him how to read the paper online. "That'd be like trying to bounce a meatball," said his son, across the room. "You think Obama can do it?" the Wonder asked me. "It's in the bag," I said. He frowned. He's worried. Too good to be true. I got the idea that he was planning to hang on until November and find out for himself. How does it feel to be 96? "Lousy!" says the guy who knows. "I'd like to check out." His legs are gone, his bowels are cranky, and all his old friends are dead. But he still has plenty to say, which is good if you're deaf and can't tune in to the conversation. You had better seize the floor, otherwise you'll turn into a potted palm. So he was recalling with relish the days of Prohibition when Capone and Bugs Moran ran Chicago and a cop wouldn't bother you if you slipped him a tenner and a Smith & Wesson was considered standard wearing apparel. That was the modus operandi. The old man loved to say "modus operandi" and drew out the syllables in a style suggestive of Edward G. Robinson. He had Robinson nailed. As he yakked, I studied him to see what 96 is like since I'm thinking about going there myself and not stop along the way. All the folks who hang out in gyms ought to stop in at the Wonder's house and pay the two bucks and have a look. He'd tell them how much he loves cigars and Scotch, and that his only exercise was sex and carrying a suitcase. The irony is that when you're old you feast on your memories and if you spend too much time on exercise, you may get old and not have many.