7:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County has earned another dubious title. This county ranked No. 1 among Ohio's 88 in terms foreclosure filings in 2009, statistics reveal.
7:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Toledo father and son currently are in custody at the Huron County Jail in connection with bringing 22 pounds of marijuana worth as much as $35,200 into the county Tuesday. Rene Cuellar, 53, and his son, Fidel, 27, were heading to Toledo in a 2004 Ford pickup truck that had a 500-pound wooden crate in the bed, Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin said. The crate contained a children's all-terrain vehicle (ATV), he said, and under the ATV was a "false floor' holding a "tightly-wrapped package of marijuana.'
7:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Maplehurst Elementary will be losing a highly-regarded veteran tutor to retirement. Wilma J. Lang's last day as a learning disabilities tutor will be May 31. The Norwalk school board approved her retirement at Tuesday's meeting.
7:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
I used to wonder why newspapers ran obituaries. That was when I was young, and I hadn't lived in Norwalk very long. I didn't know many people at all let alone people who had died. The years passed. We bought a house here. We had children. I did not move up to the New York Times or the Boston Globe. I stayed here. And I met more and more people Huron County people. I still didn't know a lot of people in the obituaries, but I occasionally read them. More and more often, they were people I had met, or the parents or grandparents of people I had met, or neighbors I once had. Mostly time goes by one second at a time, and it is gradual; it doesn't jar us with its passage. We can stand back and look at old pictures and see that we once looked different, and had four children under 6 years old running around the house. But gray hairs appear one at a time, and children graduate and leave the house one at a time, and the pounds come on ounce by ounce, and we don't change overnight.
7:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Toledo father and son currently are in custody at the Huron County Jail in connection with bringing 22 pounds of marijuana worth as much as $35,200 into the county Tuesday. Rene Cuellar, 53, and his son, Fidel, 27, were heading to Toledo in a 2004 Ford pickup truck that had a 500-pound wooden crate in the bed, Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin said. The crate contained a children's all-terrain vehicle (ATV), he said, and under the ATV was a "false floor" holding a "tightly-wrapped package of marijuana."
7:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
City of Norwalk water and sewer bills received in February for January consumption will reflect an increase in rates for customers using more than 1,000 gallons of water. The water rate for users within Norwalk city limits will increase from $5.80 per thousand gallons to $5.90 per thousand gallons and the sewer rate will increase from $6.60 per thousand gallons to $6.95 per thousand gallons.
7:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Weather-related delays don't screw up the schedule of Norwalk child-care provider Chrissy Davis. They create havoc for Monroeville parent Christina Yoder-Montgomery. Davis, a county-certified child-care provider, has been taking care of children in her Washington Street home for about the last 14 years. She said the only time delays are problems are when parents ask her if she can take their child because they have to get to work.
7:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Chuck Summers is recovering from a two-vehicle crash that totaled his cruiser Thursday afternoon. "The blessing is nobody died and cars can be replaced,' Sheriff Dane Howard said.
7:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
FLORENCE TOWNSHIP - One man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday on Ohio 60 south of Ohio 113 in Florence Township. The crash occurred at about 3:20 p.m. The Sandusky Post of the Ohio state Highway Patrol currently is investigating the accident.
7:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Greenfield Elementary will close effective next school year as part of a plan to reorganize the Willard City Schools district, necessitated by dwindling enrollment and finances. Superintendent David Danhoff made the announcement in front of a somber crowd of about 40 parents and others at the school.
7:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Norwalk firefighters pulled a 66-year-old man out of his burning home early this morning. Firefighters Curt Stang and Nate Brown got Stephen A. Roth out of his 89 Whittlesey Ave. home. Stang said the man wasn't conscious at the time. He didn't have any further information on any possible injuries to Roth, who was found on the floor of the dining room in the middle of the house.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD The First Cabin Fever/Sons of the American Legion Membership Drive will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight today at the Willard American Legion, 3096 Ohio 99 North. Entertainment will be provided by the Longshot Band. The cost is $10 per person and $15 per couple. Food is included with the admission cost. Cash bar will be available. All proceeds will be donated to charity. Please bring canned food goods. The event is open to the public.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
A new non-profit dedicated to discouraging people from using cell phones while driving says it will model itself on Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the organization that has been so successful in raising awareness about operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Called FocusDriven and sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the organization has several members who have lost loved ones in traffic collisions involving drivers who were distracted by their cellular phones.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
MEXICO CITY (MCT) - A mighty earthquake rocked the tiny, impoverished island nation of Haiti Tuesday, collapsing a hospital, the presidential palace and other buildings and triggering what one diplomat called a "catastrophe.' As night fell on the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and other towns, reports of extensive destruction were trickling out. Tsunami alerts were issued for Cuba, the Bahamas and much of the Caribbean.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - A rear-end collision involving a Western Reserve school bus led to a Wakeman driver being transported to a Cleveland hospital Monday morning. Charges are pending in the collision between the 1996 Geo Tracker driven by Robert M. Wiggins, 37, of 102 Franklin St., and bus driver Daniel N. Green, 60, of 776 Butler Road, New London.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners are ready to tackle 2010. Commissioner Mike Adelman said Monday, though, this task won't be easy.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council spent a good deal of Tuesday night's meeting discussing adult arcades. Council members are trying to decide what type of zoning best fits these businesses that house skilled games of chance. The discussion ranged from zoning to how these establishments are regarded by the city's comprehensive plan.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jim Detwiler said he should have been playing golf Monday afternoon in Florida. Instead, he was inside of his 40-foot motor home in the Sunshine State staying warm. "It's about 49 degrees right now," Detwiler said with a laugh, adding "it's warm in the motor home."
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) submitted orders for 288,000 doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week. The vaccine will be shipped directly to 638 enrolled medical providers, including physicians, federally qualified health centers and clinics. Also included were local health departments, hospitals, pharmacies and state institutions.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk school board accepted an estimated $9,000 donation at Tuesday's meeting to build a shelter house near the Norwalk Middle School tennis courts. The contributors are the Hipp family, Dr. James and Susan Kasten and Jude and Jeanette Ott. Norwalk High School boys' and girls' tennis coach Ray Scheid told the board the team is proud of and thankful for the generous donation.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The school board plans to ask district voters to renew an emergency levy already on the books that raises $1.2 million. The levy's renewal would not result in new taxes, board members stressed. The board's unanimous vote Monday was on a "resolution declaring intent to proceed with election of the question of renewal of an emergency tax levy."