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.
2:34 PM Aug 19, 2010
A Clyde man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash Tuesday in Sandusky County. Motorcyclist Nicholas R. Darr, 24, was pronounced dead after being ejected from the collision that happened about 10:15 p.m. on Ohio 101, said Sgt. Matthew Crow, of the Fremont post of the state Highway Patrol. Crow said troopers still are trying to determine if Darr was wearing a helmet.
2:30 PM Aug 19, 2010
The Sandusky motorcyclist who fled the scene of a critical-injury accident turned himself into the Erie County Sheriff's Office the next day. The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol is handling the two bike crashes that happened at the same time about 10 p.m. Monday as separate investigations. The accidents happened on Mason Road west of U.S. 250.
2:22 PM Aug 19, 2010
A truck hauling a roll of steel lost its load Wednesday afternoon in Monroeville. Nobody was injured. The driver, Lloyd Pugh, of Salem, Ohio, was heading east on U.S. 20 and stopped at Ohio 99 when the roll of steel came off the truck. It rolled through Ohio 99 and came to stop in the median of U.S. 20 about 100 feet down the road. "I don't know what happened," Huron River Joint Fire District Chief Tom Beck said. "We really don't know what happened. We are still investigating. It, obviously, was an unsecured load."
2:11 PM Aug 19, 2010
I speak English, a bit of Spanish and a bit of German. But I've recently discovered there is another language, and I am totally fluent in it: the language of food. You don't think food is a language? I realized it is when, last week, I had a horrible argument with my younger son. After I'd calmed down, I knew the argument had been partly my fault, but I couldn't find the right words to explain and apologize -- and I wasn't sure he'd want to listen to my words anyway. So what did I do? I baked his favorite cookies. I was speaking the language of food.
2:03 PM Aug 19, 2010
Police had probable cause to use a search warrant to find Abbi Obermiller, a judge ruled Wednesday. Norwalk Municipal Judge John Ridge heard about 30 minutes of testimony from Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton. The hearing was part of a motion to suppress evidence in the case against defendant Robert J. Young, 20, of 408 S. Exchange Road, New London.
1:49 PM Aug 19, 2010
Several North Garden Street residents were distraught after a rash of vandalism in their neighborhood Wednesday morning. Someone slashed the liner of one above-ground pool, causing it to lose about half of its water. "It makes you sick," said the owner, Vincent Kessler, of 11 N. Garden St. A woman who lives a couple houses away at 15 N. Garden St. had someone rip through virtually all of the floor of the trampoline in her back yard.
1:44 PM Aug 19, 2010
Norwalk will welcome a new automobile parts store in the upcoming months. AutoZone has submitted plans to build a 7,381-foot building at 196 Milan Ave., the former site of Casa Fiesta and a number of restaurants before that, according to the city zoning office. As part of the permit, AutoZone had 30 days to demolish the restaurant, which most recently housed the short-lived Taco Loco. That demolition took place Tuesday.
10:11 AM Aug 18, 2010
Bill Sinkus wasn't surprised to hear his half-brother had murdered his wife.