8:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
PORT CLINTON (AP) - U.S. Coast Guard officials expect 10 or so cargo containers will be fished out of northern Ohio's Sandusky Bay today, a day after they tumbled off a train at a bridge. Norfolk Southern spokesman Rudy Husband says powerful winds most likely caused the train to derail as it crossed the bay.
8:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's a three-day weekend for area school children. Icy conditions caused by freezing rain forced most area schools to cancel classes today. That list includes Norwalk's public and parochial schools, as well as those in the Bellevue, Monroeville, New London, Plymouth-Shiloh, South Central, Western Reserve and Willard districts.
8:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - About 25 village officials, council members and village and area residents assembeled to share their ideas about New London. In the first of four consecutive Wednesday evening workshops, everyone present was given the opportunity to express ideas about what is right with New London and what should be kept and/or improved for future generations.
8:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Greenwich man accused of three sex offenses involving a 14-year-old New London girl is out of jail on bond. Brian R. Goodrich, 40, of 11 Maple St., was released Thursday from the Huron County Jail after posting 10 percent of a $5,000 bond. New London police officers had arrested the suspect the previous day on a Huron County Common Pleas Court warrant. Goodrich faces an April 15 trial on three counts of importuning. He pleaded not guilty Thursday.
8:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Municipal Judge John Ridge denied a defense attorney's stay to impose a sentence Tuesday for defendant April Smith. Her two Rottweiler dogs attacked a neighbor and then charged at two Huron County sheriff's deputies during a Dec. 3 incident on Old State Road. Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said the decision essentially delays "the putting down of the dog," which Ridge ordered Saturday after a jury trial.
8:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dick and Ronnie Rospert and the Rev. Dave Cirata share a table Thursday night at the Norwalk Catholic School Early Childhood Center and enjoy a spaghetti dinner in honor of Catholic Schools Week.
8:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
Defense attorney K. Ronald Bailey believes state law trumps a judge's decision to have a dog that attacked a Bronson Township man euthanized. On Saturday, Norwalk Municipal Judge John Ridge ordered Bailey's client, April Smith, 30, of 1066 Old State Road, to have her Rottweiler dog euthanized by Tuesday. The sentence, for two counts of failure to confine dogs, also included a $200 fine and five years of probation.
8:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - Soldiers from the 192nd Quartermasters Company will get a welcome home from their families at 1:30 p.m. Saturday after a year-long tour in Iraq. The soldiers, who are flying to Cleveland from their first stop in Missouri, will arrive at the unit's headquarters at 1119 W. Mason Road on buses. Because of limited space, only family members will be allowed into the facility.
8:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Catholic School students and athletes will have a new fitness center, possibly by next fall, thanks to generous donations from both parishioners, alumni and Pride One Development. Pride One, the company developing Norwalk Commons on the north side of town, has donated a building used formerly by Batesville Casket Company. Batesville moved to another location in the area. Pride One sold one of the company's buildings to John Riley and donated the other to NCS.
8:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County commissioners named Bill Duncan as interim dog warden today to fill the slot left open with the retirement of Melvin Eaton. Duncan has been assistant dog warden for several years.
8:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
The 2007 annual financial report for Bronson Township has been completed by fiscal officer Lee Ann Wetzel. The report has been filed with the state auditor's office and is available for public viewing. To arrange an appointment, contact fiscal officer Lee Ann Wetzel at (419) 663-3154.
8:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Knights of Columbus will present awards to students from Main Street School and Norwalk Catholic School at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the NCS convocation foyer. The KofC held a contest for posters on the theme of drug awareness. Mayor Sue Lesch will attend the awards ceremony.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
St. Paul topped Norwalk 44-12 Wednesday in a non-conference girls' basketball game. The Lady Flyers finish their season schedule with a 3-0 record.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE n Could not find the source of a lighter fluid-related odor during an investigation at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday at 102 Newton St. Firefighters suggested the owners go through some boxes in the basement, where the odor was the strongest. Returned to station at 3:30.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
I have always been a word person. Even though science occasionally fascinates me, and I appreciate the logic of mathematics, I have always thought the language arts are quite superior. After all, what could be more lofty and admirable than being able to compose a perfect Petrarchan sonnet? What could be more glorious than our innate ability to communicate with words? And what could be better than recording feelings and events in the code of language, for posterity to enjoy? A great novel or play is the epitome of human achievement - or so I thought. This year, I am teaching British literature. That means going back to the Anglo-Saxon days of Beowulf, and the Middle Ages when Canterbury Tales was written. I have been awed by the ability, even so many years ago, of human beings to create wonderful stories in such vivid language that breathes for us centuries later!
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following cases recently went through Huron County Common Pleas Court:
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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.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
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.