2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The last match of the Firelands Challenge finals round Tuesday carried all the feeling of a high-stakes sports contest. Monroeville's mascot paraded around the elementary school gymnasium.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard woman won a new car as party of the Lucky Ducky fundraiser. On Feb. 27, more than 700 competitors gathered for what has been billed as the largest race of its kind in the United States. Thousands of yellow rubber ducks floated down Kalahari Waterpark Resort's indoor river, competing for the forth annual Rubber Duck Derby title. The Duck Derby is a fund-raising event benefitting the Sandusky Main Street Association and the United Way of Erie County, this year raising $90,000.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
If Tanner Murray took a problem-solving class, her teacher would be proud. The Norwalk Middle School seventh-grader identified a problem, came up with a plan, implemented it and saw it through.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
David Lee Roth, in the classic Van Halen song, sings: "You might as well jump." The Huron County Commissioners and jail administrator are saying: Not on our watch. The commissioners approved a resolution Thursday to have fencing installed to keep Huron County Jail inmates from purposefully jumping from balconies in the pods.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The recent Monroeville-St. Paul boys' basketball game was extra special. Not only were the senior Eagle boys' basketball players and cheerleaders recognized, but the packed house took time to honor Monroeville senior Katie Drown, who has been singing the national anthem at home events for several years.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A Willard woman remains in custody after authorities seized 63 balloons of heroin worth about $1,800 during a traffic stop Friday. Willard Police Chief Joe Daniel called the amount of drugs "pretty significant." The suspected heroin will be sent to the METRICH crime lab at the Mansfield Police Department for analysis.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - A Wakeman woman and the driver of a motorcycle in remain hospitalized after Sunday's crash in Florence Township. Cynthia J. Jenkins, 45, of 5810 U.S. 20 Lot 91, was in stable condition as of Monday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, said troopers with the state Highway Patrol's Sandusky post. A hospital spokeswoman said Monday afternoon the patient was in a "regular room," but she had no condition report available.
2:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The last match of the Firelands Challenge finals round today carried all the feeling of a high-stakes sports contest. Monroeville's mascot paraded around the school's elementary gymnasium.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
The case of a Norwalk man who ripped the skin off a man's left arm has been transferred to Huron County Common Pleas Court so it can be presented to a grand jury. Dwight L. Druckemiller, 37, of 185 W. Main St., Apt. 11B, was charged with felonious assault in connection with a Feb. 27 incident on Hickory Street. If convicted, he faces two to eight years in prison.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
If you like water today appears to be your day. Fresh off 2.36 inches of rain over the weekend in Norwalk, the Firelands area is readying itself to get dumped on again.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
C.J. Livengood is not your typical candidate to play a leading role in a high school production. He's only a freshman.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
AVERY- Jeremy M. Wetzel's former senior auto body instructor at EHOVE Career Center clearly remembers his student was a hard worker with a "real talent." "He was a great kid. He was a leader in our shop class," Jim Linder said about Wetzel, who was once student of the year.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Firelands area better dry itself out quick, because Mother Nature is just getting started. The Norwalk wastewater treatment plant reported 2.36 inches of rain fell on the Maple City over the weekend.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
LAND-O-LAKES, Fla. - Six children and one grandchild. Lukemia.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) has advocated his support for a local family whose home was raided and searched by armed police in December.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
A century ago, on March 17, 1909, an 8-year-old boy named William Whitla, commonly called Billy, was kidnapped in Sharon, Pa. A man called his school and told the teacher that Billy's father had sent him to take Billy home due to a family emergency. Mr. Whitla was a businessman but not wealthy, although a brother-in-law was an attorney and was considered to be wealthy. The kidnappers demanded $10,000 ransom, which Mr. Whitla paid according to instructions mailed to him. He was ordered to follow a complicated set of instructions leading from town to town in northeast Ohio. Once the money was delivered, the boy was put on a city streetcar with instructions to run around public square and back out Euclid Avenue before stopping at a hotel.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Monroeville's Fab 4 wrestling combination were indeed fabulous during the Division III finals of the 72nd annual state wrestling tournament, which concluded Saturday at the Scottenstein Center. For the second straight year, Hunter Stieber at 119 pounds, Logan Stieber at 125, Cam Tessari at 130 and Chris Phillips at 170 brought back individual state championships.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Attention ladies: Are you looking to clear major closet space of formal dresses and evening garments you no longer wear? Donate the dresses to EHOVE Career Center's student council prom dress drive today. With prom scheduled for April 4, there's no time to delay. Robin Miller, a junior from Western Reserve High School who serves as EHOVE student council secretary, is spearheading the collection of gently used dresses from now through March 25. She hopes to collect at least 50 dresses of various sizes to help defray the cost of prom for her peers. Students may rent the dresses for $20 to $25, which will cover drycleaning costs. Miller had the "perfect night" in the fuschia evening gown she wore to the prom as a freshman. She's hoping those good vibes will follow the dress to the next person who wears it.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
One year ago yesterday, March 8, the biggest blizzard of the year was raging here in northern Ohio. More than a foot of snow fell during the two-day storm, and overnight temperatures plummeted to the single digits.
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WILLARD Mercy Hospital of Willard is aware that patient safety is the first priority, which is why the nurses and staff are recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week, which runs through Saturday. "We feel it is important that health care providers listen to their patients, explain with basic terms, and encourage patients to be partners in their care," says Pam Napier, chief nursing officer at Mercy Hospital of Willard. "Patients should take ownership in their condition and care by asking questions and become a partner with their doctor and nurses in managing their healthcare." Mercy Willard is constantly looking for ways to improve patient safety. Recently the hospital installed hygiene stations. The purpose of the hygiene stations is to provide the public with information and tools to help protect themselves and patients from the spread of germs. The stations are located in emergency department waiting room, front lobby, second floor patient areas, the birthing center, and at the Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Mercy Willard has also recently implemented a rapid response team, which is a specially trained group of nurses and respiratory therapists, designed to immediately respond if a the nurse, patient or family feel that they patient's condition is worsening. This team goes to the patient bedside, assesses the patient and takes appropriate action. This patient will then be evaluated frequently by the team until the patient's condition stabilizes.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
On Sunday morning, millions of Americans lost something many might take for granted one hour of precious weekend sleep. Daylight Saving Time returned when the clocks "sprung forward" one hour in most states, which meant many already sleep-deprived Americans may suffer the consequences of an additional hour of lost shut-eye. "With the change of clocks, this is a time to remind people that losing sleep is an important health consideration," said Dr. Michael Leslie, medical director of Fisher-Titus Medical Center's sleep disorder lab and a neurologist with Advanced Neurologic Associates. "Sleep is as fundamental as diet and exercise to human health." According to a 2009 poll from the National Sleep Foundation, about 40 percent of Americans agree that sleep is as important as diet and exercise to overall health and well-being; yet, only 32 percent of Americans who report sleep problems discuss them with their doctor.