8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk City School's Adult Basic and Literary Education program has partnered with Norwalk Catholic School's Early Childhood Center. The two will be offering "Beginning English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages" from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The class is free of charge and it will held at the Early Childhood Center at 77 State St. in room 5 down the hall from Kindercasa. For details call (419) 668-2779. ext 245.
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GREENWICH - Two drivers were charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance in a three-vehicle rear-end collision Monday afternoon on East U.S. 224. Three of four people with injuries went to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Shirley A. Fulton, 52, of 3764 E. U.S. 224, Greenwich, slowed to make a left turn when Thelma B. Chapman, 82, of Jeromesville, hit her 1997 Dodge Intrepid in the rear. As that collision was happening, the 1997 Nissan Altima driven by Lloyd E. Ringley, 37, of Ashland, hit the rear of Chapman's 2000 Chevrolet Malibu, said Sgt. Mary Mack of the state Highway Patrol.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
The sixth annual Give Kids a Smile Day will be held in Huron County from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at the Huron County General Health District's Norwalk Office. Give Kids a Smile Day in Huron County is sponsored by the North Central Ohio Dental Society. Local dentists are teaming up to provide free dental screenings to children up to 18 years of age. The screenings are intended to serve children who do not have access to a dentist. The screening will include pre-cancer screening, soft and hard tissue inspection, and oral hygiene instruction on brushing and flossing. Those with an immediate need for dental services and an inability to pay for the needed follow-up care are referred to the Dental Options program.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Three Norwalk Catholic School students won individual awards and the seventh grade placed fourth in a recent Power of the Pen competition. Emily Cardwell won second and Rachel Rhoad placed tenth in the seventh grade competition. Jacob Caprara tied for fourth place in the eighth grade division. Teams from 15 area schools participated in the competition, which consists of three 40-minute rounds of creative writing. A prompt is given for each round and students complete a story based on the prompt. Cardwell, Rhoad and Caprara will advance to the next level of competition, with seventh graders Samantha Pelham and Tim Cardwell and eighth grader Erika Ghazoul.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Detective Sgt. Dane Howard has announced two events to support his bid to be elected Huron County sheriff in November. Howard will be at Sheri's Coffee House from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 to meet people and discuss his candidacy. The public is invited to stop in and enjoy refreshments.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Council's safety committee has more work to do regarding a new fire station and council will also continue the discussion on exterior furnaces. "We have more research to do," said Mayor Sue Lesch after the meeting about the safety committee regarding a new fire station. "The conversation was about staffing."
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
This year's race for Huron County sheriff might include three candidates. Monroeville Police Chief Mike Ruggles got an application from Huron County Common Pleas Court late last week. After being fingerprinted standard procedure for a sheriff's candidate Ruggles met with Judge Jim Conway and Court Administrator Linda Stower late Monday morning.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Willard man was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday for separate charges of burglary and selling heroin. Jason E. Maye, 23, of 818 Main St., Apt. 3A, will serve an 11-month sentence on trafficking in heroin at the same time he is doing four years for an Oct. 3 armed robbery at an Austin Drive apartment. He also was fined $500 for the burglary. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss one count each of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary during a Dec. 13 plea hearing. Maye's heroin conviction was from an unrelated Aug. 27 incident.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
The attorney general's office has spoken, but Milan Mayor Robert Bickley isn't giving up in his quest to make state or federal officials pay for major repairs on U.S. 250. A severe thunderstorm last September uncovered extensive erosion along the side of the highway and Milan notified the Ohio Department of Transportation so the state agency could assist in repairs.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Defendant April Smith must submit proof to Norwalk Municipal Court that her male Rottweiler dog has been euthanized by Tuesday. Judge John Ridge also sentenced Smith, 30, of 1066 Old State Road, to five years of probation for two counts of failure to confine dogs. She also was fined $200 and had a 30-day jail sentence suspended for the Dec. 3 incident when her two dogs attacked her neighbor and later charged at two sheriff's deputies.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Award-winning chef Brian Polcyn and Dr. Raj Karnik took center stage Saturday at the Huron Country Heart Health Coalition as they presented the "Go Red for Women - A fun and Educational Benefit Luncheon' at the St. Paul Parish Center. Karnik, a member of the Fisher-Titus Medical Center's staff, talked about the signs of a heart attack, what to look for and the difference between heart attacks in men and women.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
High winds lashed Ohio early today, causing widespread power outages and property damage, blowing over a tractor-trailer on an interstate and apparently pushing a freight train off the rails into the Sandusky Bay. Utilities said tens of thousands of customers statewide were without power this morning because of winds that reached 66 mph in Cleveland and 58 mph in Youngstown.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
In just four years, Simply Business Cards and New Look Upholstery and Embroidery have grown from a garage to a warehouse to a larger location at 623 Ohio 18. Kyle Lisy and Matthew Raymond started with business cards, flyers and brochures as their main business and they did upholstery as a sideline for furniture and campers. About six months into the business, they bought an embroidery machine and added embroidery for items such as shirts, hats and bags.
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COLLINS - Mansfield St. Peter's edged Western Reserve 53-52 Tuesday night in non-conference action. Western, 10-6 overall, hosts Monroeville Thursday then travels to New London Saturday.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
It was all Norwalk Tuesday night at the Lady Truckers shut down Galion 46-12 in Northern Ohio League girls' basketball action. The Lady Truckers, 3-14 overall and 2-10 in the NOL, play again Friday night at Willard.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY- St. Mary's jumped out to an early lead and never looked back Tuesday night en route to a 67-40 non-conference girls' basketball win over Monroeville. The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 20-5 lead after one quarter and led 41-12 at the intermission.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 31, 1978 Editor's Note: This is the third installment in a look back at the Blizzard of 1978. The dates do not coincide because of a disrupted publication cycle in 1978.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON PD The New London Police Department blotter covering Jan. 21 to 27 had the following highlights:
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
I see on the local news channels that on Tuesday of last week a lady in Ohio was arrested and charged with abandoning her dog and its young puppies - which is against the law. What are the chances that on that same day other women in this state were at medical clinics aborting their young children - which is not against the law? Roger K. Smith
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
I am a smoker. I have smoked for years, and enjoy doing so. (I find it relaxing, and it calms my nerves). Yes, I realize smoking is bad for my health, so name me something that isn't. The fact is, we are dying from the day we are born. Nobody is exempt from death. With all the evil and injustice in this world, I cannot believe our major concern is to wage a "war" against smokers and second-hand smoke. The lawmakers have banned smoking in all buildings including bars (... how smart is that?) and forced the smokers to stand outside in the elements. Now they want to dictate where in the already polluted air we can stand.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
I see on the local news channels that on Tuesday of last week a lady in Ohio was arrested and charged with abandoning her dog and its young puppies which is against the law. What are the chances that on that same day other women in this state were at medical clinics aborting their young children which is not against the law? Roger K. Smith