5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - The student body of South Central High School was evacuated from the building for about 2 1/2 hours after a false bomb threat Monday morning. Deputies seized a handwritten note as evidence and will have it analyzed. Huron County Sheriff's Maj. Greg Englund declined to say if there were any suspects, citing the ongoing investigation.
5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 13-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car while inline skating Monday night on Strub Road in Perkins Township. Michael Gisondi of Sandusky was skating west on Strub just east of Campbell Street at 7:47 p.m. when a westbound 2001 Oldsmobile Alero driven Deborah J. Lane, 58, of Castalia, came upon him, said troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol.
5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
LORAIN - An Illinois man is facing felony drug charges after state Highway Patrol troopers seized 31 pounds of BC Bud marijuana, valued at more than $124,000, during a traffic stop Monday on the Ohio Turnpike in Amherst Township in Lorain County. Troopers stopped a 2009 Toyota Prius with New York registration for speed and marked lanes violations westbound on the Ohio Turnpike near milepost 149 at 4:23 p.m. Troopers observed criminal indicators and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 31 pounds of BC Bud marijuana in the trunk.
5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk man accused of raping a 15-year-old boy must post a $100,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail. Michael C. Miller, 41, of 3051 S. Ohio 61, is charged with rape, which is punishable by three to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 maximum fine. During Monday's Norwalk Municipal Court bond hearing, Judge John Ridge prohibited Miller from having any association with non-relatives younger than the age of 18 if he posts his bail.
5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bob Hart had two loves in his life his wife, Mary Lou, and football. And he couldn't have had one without the other. Hart, who coached the Norwalk Truckers to their 1974 state championship, will attend the 50th anniversary of the 1959 Syracuse University national championship football team Saturday. It was a great time in Hart's life, but the road from Bellevue, Ohio, to upstate New York was a tough one.
5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police are looking for a "quick change artist" who purchased a $245 stereo at Walmart and left with another $445 Monday night. Asset Protection Officer Brad Hackedorn reported the suspect purchased an undisclosed "smaller item" after the stereo transaction and "then started asking for change for different denominations," Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton wrote in his report.
5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
If you spot a familiar face among the Cavalier Girls this year at Quicken Loans Arena, that's because she's from Norwalk. Cassandra Conley, a 2006 Norwalk High School graduate, has made the squad of dancers who entertain during home Cleveland Cavaliers games.
5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Nathan Perani, the director of court services and intervention court coordinator for Huron County Juvenile and Probate Court, was one of 37 Ohio court professionals who graduated Friday from a three-year course that updates their skills and helps them perform their jobs better.
5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Northern Ohio, including Huron County, remains under a wind advisory until 5 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service reported. Winds up to 25 to 30 mph are coming from the west. However, gusts of up to 45 or 50 mph could be produced, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at Hopkins International Airport.
5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sixteen-year-old Thomas Clark recently went into the wild blue yonder in a Cessna 172 alone. The Civil Air Patrol Cadet, of Norwalk, performed two "touch and gos" as well as a final landing recently.
5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bikers rolled into the parking lot at Fisher-Titus Medical Center for Saturday's Margo Welfle Memorial Teddy Bear Run on Saturday. Riders visited Firelands Regional Medical Center and then FTMC, dropping off stuffed animals to be distributed to children who are patients at the hospitals. Despite the rain, about 50 riders participated.
5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Eric Ebinger's third marathon in The Firelands 200 series Saturday morning hit a deluge in the first eight miles. He was asked Sunday afternoon if he it crossed his mind to quit. "Somewhere in the middle of the fifth mile, completely soaked and no end in sight to the downpour," Ebinger said. "I thought about stopping. And then I thought of the settlers who came from Connecticut, cleared the land and built their homes. They didn't stop because of a little rain. They didn't give up. So I kept running."
5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Toledo's high-powered offense returned in a 41-31 road win at Florida International as the Rockets rolled up 566 yards of total offense, which marked the second time this year to elipse 500 yards of offense (624 yards vs. Colorado). (NOTE - To download the weekly Mid-American Conference football release will all sorts of facts, figures, standings and other statistics, click here.)
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Police Department is investigating the suspected rape of a 15-year-old boy. Michael Miller, 41, of 3051 Ohio 61, is charged with rape, which is punishable by three to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 maximum fine.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Soccer fields are at the top of the city of Norwalk's agenda this week. First, Norwalk city council will discuss the proposed fields for the city's north side at its work session at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was a big week for Norwalk Custom Order Furniture. On Thursday, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland toured the plant and called it an "incredible story" the way investors stepped forward and revived the old Norwalk Furniture Corp., which went bankrupt after 106 years in the furniture business. Then Saturday, local residents turned out in full force to tour the plant and celebrate its one-year anniversary.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEPT. 29, 1944 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 65 years ago: Fr. Malone offers mass for Marines fallen on Peleliu Under heading "Mass for the dead on Peleliu Island," in the Home Magazine section of yesterday's Cleveland News, is an exceptionally fine picture of Lt. (J.G.) John J. Malone, USN, of Norwalk, O., Catholic Chaplain with the 7th Regiment of the 1st Marine Division, saying mass for the Leathernecks who fell during the invasion operations against Peleliu Island. The altar and its small white cross stands in the midst of naked shattered trees, which reveal the terrific bombardment the island underwent. Father Malone and one Protestant Chaplain are the only Chaplains with the 7th Regiment on Peleliu.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
A bomb threat led South Central officials to put the school in lockdown mode this morning and calll in authorities to investigate the Greenwich-area school. A story will appear on this Web site this afternoon and in the print edition of Tuesday's Norwalk Reflector.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - The U.S. Army has a date for the case against four Multi-National Division South soldiers charged with abusing and degrading U.S. Army Pvt. Keiffer P. Wilhelm and possibly other soldiers. However, military officials aren't saying a lot about when the next hearing is scheduled.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com Fred Linder always wanted to have a lake and recreation area on the farm he and his family have worked for decades. He had the spot in mind and the plan in his head.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Robert M. Tite won't be going to trial Friday. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving under the influence (DUI) and driving without license in Norwalk Municipal Court. Tite, 57, of 2785 Chenango Road, Wakeman, originally was charged with DUI, DUI refusal, failure to control and driving with a suspended license for driving a small, yellow front-end loader through the village while intoxicated.