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.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
There was an interesting little story in The New York Times last week entitled "The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating." The article was actually a list distilled from a book by nutritionist Dr. Jonny Bowden called "The 150 Healthiest Foods On Earth." It turns out that many of those 150 foods are obscure or not readily available to the typical consumer. So the Times reporter asked Dr. Bowden to share his 11 favorite and easy to find foods. And here they are: 1. Beets 2. Cabbage
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
AMHERST State Rep. Thomas Heydinger will not be hosting the town hall meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at Main Street Amherst. Call Heydinger's Columbus office at (614) 466-9628 with questions or concerns.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Loretta Meacham freely admits her life revolves around her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. "That's what my food is geared after also," the 71-year-old Bellevue woman said. "If they're hungry, they get it." Meacham, who said she "loves to fix breakfast meals," chose breakfast strata as her featured recipe. She learned to make it after a 1982 spiritual retreat and has made it every Christmas and about twice a year since then.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Three accomplices were indicted Friday in connection with stealing a credit card. A third co-defendant has been charged with stealing a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier that caught on fire. Ryan E. Frydrychowski, 18, of Mansfield, and Alan R. Morrison Jr., 19, of Ashland, each are charged with receiving stolen property. Morrison's first cousin, Ashland resident Brandon J. Morrison, 19, faces one count of theft of an automobile also in connection with a June 9 incident. Authorities have said the suspects are accused of stealing a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, TV set, liquor, money and a couple of purses from an Omega Road home.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk woman who promoted drug testing in Norwalk City Schools has been indicted for selling heroin. A Huron County grand jury on Friday indicted Stephanie L. Broz, 22, of 154 W. Main St., Apt. C1, on three counts of trafficking in heroin and one charge of possession of heroin. She had been arrested June 5 during a traffic stop on Benedict Avenue. Officers located a significant amount of suspected heroin in Broz's possession.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
A LifeFlight helicopter flew a Cline Street woman to an area hospital as a precaution after a fire in her apartment Friday night. "They're not classifying it as suspicious," Norwalk Police Sgt. Mike Conney said about the fire's origin. North Central EMS did a "quick assessment" of the patient, whose name was unavailable, Conney said, and then flew her to an undisclosed hospital. He noted a state fire marshal investigator was sent to the scene because someone was hurt. The fire marshal investigator was expected to arrive around 11:20 p.m.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Breast cancer survivor Mary Ann Hohman feels a kinship with others when she does a survivors' lap to officially start each year's Relay for Life. She calls it a brotherhood and sisterhood. "You're all there together and know what it's like," the 48-year-old Norwalk woman said Friday evening as the event got under way at Whitney Field. It will end with the closing ceremony at noon today.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
LEXINGTON - Joe Graziani and Brian Mahl played instrumental roles in the North's 25-18 win over the South during Saturday's North Central Ohio Football Coaches Association All-Star Classic at Lexington High School. Graziani, a St. Paul graduate, scored the North's - and game's - first touchdown on a 9-yard run in the first quarter. A Greg Berkshire extra point and the North led 7-0 with 5:46 left in the first quarter.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Several weeks ago the house at 40 North Foster in Norwalk was damaged by fire to the extent that it had to be razed. As noted in the Reflector, this house had association with one of the several citizens who have called Norwalk "home." The original house on this lot contained the saloon and living quarters of Peter Troendle and his wife, Pauline Seifert. They were Germans by birth, and married in Norwalk in 1876 as members of the old German Lutheran Church at 92 North Prospect. "Pete" bought the property at 40 North Foster in 1880 and established the family home and his saloon in the building thereon. One of the several Troendle children born in this original house was George Washington Troendle, born there on July 4, 1884. I will add right now that as an adult George spelled his surname as Trendle. George was 3-years-old when a falling stovepipe in the saloon set the building on fire, on Feb. 16, 1888. The house and contents were nearly destroyed. A sidelight to this fire was that the next morning several students from St. Paul's and the public schools explored the ruins and became intoxicated on beer they found in the ruins of the cellar. Two boys were expelled from Norwalk High School in what the newspaper called a "sad and touching story" of teenagers gone wrong.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
NHRA has released its 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule featuring 24 events. The third annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk is scheduled to take place June 25 to 28. It will include the pro motorcyle stock class.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Recently, I visited the children's room at the Norwalk Public Library. I hadn't been there in quite some time, and warm memories flooded through me - moments of peace while my little ones sought books to take home, or sat peacefully at "story time.' I remembered watching my little ones hard at work at a slanted "puzzle table' which is no longer there - it has been replaced by a desk. "That puzzle table has been gone for about 20 years,' one of the librarians told me. Twenty years? Really?
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
TOLEDO - A federal judge has ruled against granting any compensation for Spin to Win owner David Pugh for the city's actions against the now defunct Water Street gambling parlor. Pugh, 58, of 32 N. Old State Road, isn't entitled to any damages, ruled Judge James Carr, of the U.S. District Court in Toledo, which covers the Northern District of Ohio. Pugh, in his federal lawsuit, said multiple zoning violation citations hurt his business. He said the charges "constituted malicious prosecution, selective and vindictive enforcement of the law and ursurpation of the legislative function."
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
State Rep. Thomas Heydinger (D-Norwalk) has decided not to run for a full term this fall, the Reflector learned this afternoon. Heydinger was appointed in May to finish out the term of former state Rep. Matt Barrett (D-Amherst). Barrett resigned in April after he was not truthful about how photos of naked women appeared on his computer during a PowerPoint presentation to a civics class at Norwalk High School in October 2007.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Times have been tough, financially, for many readers over the past year or so. Lost jobs, fewer raises, and pay cuts have made money more important than it used to be. Add in higher gas prices, heavier tolls for even milk and bread, and experts that say we're in a full recession now, and money gets even more important. So, buying bait can hurt a little when minnows are often $1.50 a dozen or more, nightcrawlers equally costly, and such things as soft craws and leeches almost out of sight. There's a way to save plenty of dollars when fishing time comes around though, and that's to find your own live bait. It's a lot easier than you might think. Take nightcrawlers, for example. Most of what you buy in a bait shop comes from Canada, but there are millions of the little critters right here. If you live in an older home that has a good lawn with well-aged soil, they might be just yards away, and if not, the local cemetery, golf course, or other public area might give you permission to hunt worms. To catch some, you'll need just two pieces of equipment, a flashlight, hopefully one with a fairly weak battery, and a container to hold your catch.