12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The new plant in Mexico built by Commercial Vehicle Group will have no effect on local operations for Mayflower, according to a company official. John Hyre, director of investor relations and corporate communications, said the new plant in Mexico is for another one of the 13 companies the corporation owns.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
St. Paul and Monroeville will meet for a third time this team for a berth in the Division IV district final. The Firelands Conference schools will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the convocation center. The Lady Flyers topped the Lady Eagles, 20-4, in both regular-season matches 25-12, 25-21, 25-13 Sept. 16 and 25-23, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21 Oct. 9.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The top Democrat in the county is grateful for Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, but the local head of the Republican party doesn't think it will make a difference. "We always appreciate it when a high-profile Republican endorses our candidate,' said Richard Hauser, head of the Huron County Democratic party.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Richard Marett is trying to lose weight. There's a slight problem. His friend, Craig Coon, plans to inundate him with catered food and possibly throw in some doughnuts.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
A North Fairfield woman accused of stealing almost $700 from her Monroeville employer appears to be taking her chances with a grand jury. Kimberly R. Paynter, 35, of 100 S. Main St., waived her right to a Norwalk Municipal Court preliminary hearing Friday. Judge John Ridge transferred the theft case to Huron County Common Pleas Court for a possible grand jury indictment.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
For many years, I was the self-proclaimed Acting Mayor of East Townsend. In that role, I occasionally used this space to discuss life in the Greater East Townsend-Collins metro area. At the time, our largest revenue producing business was the pay phone at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Hartland Center Road.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed an earlier ruling ordering the Ohio secretary of state to check possible voter fraud in the state so about 200,000 voter registrations will be valid. The Supreme Court did not give an opinion on whether the state is properly implementing the Help America Vote Act.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARYSVILLE - A Detroit woman wanted on a local probation violation is serving six months in prison. On Friday, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway sentenced Kimberly A. Torres, 28, to six months in the Ohio Reformatory for Women for absconding supervision since 2005.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Shoestring Players will hold its fall festival from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Bronson Norwalk Conservation Club, 295 Townline Road 151, Norwalk. A meal will be served at 4:30 p.m. and feature a hog roast/chicken dinner. The cost is $5 for children, $7.50 for adults or a family of five for $25. Activities will include a costume contest with prizes for children and cash prizes for 16 and above; karaoke by Ray Sizemore, Clydesdale drawn Hay Rides, face painting, pumpkin carving and a bounce house. In other Shoestring Players' news, auditions for the group's next production, the murder mystery "Death By Dessert," are set for 7 p.m. Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 at the Ernsthausen Recreation Center Community Room. Connie Morsher is directing "Death by Dessert" and Therese Storer is producing the show.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - In the theater, it's rarely "all er nothing,' as the song from the beloved musical "Oklahoma!' goes. Productions are rarely all good or all bad - and the Bellevue Society's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which plays through the weekend, isn't simply black or white either.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Wednesday after an unknown vehicle failed to yield the half of Rome Greenwich Road while heading south. Noah R. Beck, 17, of 2393 Omega Road, Greenwich, went off the right side to avoid a collision. His vehicle overturned and hit a stump, utility pole and junction box. Beck and his passenger, Paige R. June, 15, of 3031 Alpha Road, Greenwich, reported injuries, but weren't transported. No citation was issued Friday immediately after an unknown vehicle hit the rear of the school bus driven by Robert E. Hamons, 64, of 528 Myrtle Ave., Willard, who was stopped heading east on U.S. 224. The other driver fled the scene. There were no passengers in the bus. Troopers are investigating a Washington Road crash Friday in which the unknown driver of a gray Mercury Tracer drove through the T-intersection with River Road, hit a guardrail and traffic sign and fled the scene. A Rule Street woman later brought the vehicle in question to the crash site.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Please share your thoughts about the involvement of the old Norwalk Furniture Corp. employees' union with the new Norwalk Custom Order Furniture company.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - Authorities are searching for a Clyde man accused of fleeing with his 2-year-old son after a domestic altercation Thursday. The suspect, David S. Turpin, 35, while on foot, returned the child Friday morning to a home in the 5200 block of County Road 177. The infant then was returned to his mother, a Bellevue woman.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
If the Pleasant Elementary youngsters clapped any harder Thursday, their hands would've been as red as the lips of the white-faced man performing for them. The students clapped furiously and laughed heartily to show their appreciation for Tom Johnson a mime who helps students learn by acting out stories they've written. And yes, he spoke to the students just not when he was performing.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
We are fast approaching the bicentennial of several facets of Firelands history. Had we been interested in the development of our home area 200 years ago we'd have rejoiced that the surveying of it had been complete finally and correctly. The Firelands, where we live, is 500,000 acres of land off the west end of the Connecticut Western Reserve. That state's legislature gave it as compensation to civilians who lost property during the American Revolution. Nine Connecticut towns were invaded and badly damaged or destroyed by British troops during that war. Through the years a number of researchers have become convinced that the Firelands was land given to veterans as compensation for serving in the Continental Army. These suffering civilians submitted their claims and in 1792 were given the area which is now Huron and Erie counties. This sounds generous until one considers that the tract was located at the very western end of the American Frontier and was still "owned" by several Indian tribes. It hadn't even been surveyed. Still, though, Connecticut levied taxes on the value of each claim, causing many of the sufferers to give up their claims and let them be sold for the delinquent taxes. Eventually most of the Firelands ended up in the hands of land speculators who sold farms to the actual settlers. The Indians ceded their claims to the Firelands by a treaty signed at Toledo on July 4, 1805, and surveying began the next year. The federal government hired a surveyor to establish the southwest corner of the Western Reserve, which is now the southwest corner of Huron County. By accident or design, he started not on the Pennsylvania boarder but at a point west of it, and thus established the southwest corner too far into what is now Seneca County.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Here are the scores from local games in Week 9 of the high school football season: Monroeville 40, Mapleton 14
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Most Huron County outdoorsmen are more concerned with shotguns and archery gear these days then fishing rods. The bow season is going well with some large bucks already taken and more to come once the rut is on full. Rabbit and pheasant season will begin soon, squirrel hunting is still good, and the list goes on. But it was a fairly hot summer with fall just beginning and inland lakes are cooling slowly. That cooling water sends a signal to fish to feed up for a nearly dormant winter, to eat fast and eagerly and put on some fat for frigid days to come. Muskies are a typical example. They are hitting right now in lakes all over Ohio, and doing so in a surrounding of beautiful fall foliage and blue water that is as pretty as you are likely to find. A better than usual time to catch one or two, especially since fall has traditionally been the season to take real lunkers. There are several ways to go for autumn muskellunge and the traditional way is to troll for them just as anglers do all spring and summer. Trolling has one great advantage lures are in the water non-stop and working for a catch, while casters have their offerings out of the fish zone as often as not and sometimes in the air flying out for another cast. Veteran trollers traditionally fish with four lines (two anglers), and run two at fair depth and well behind the boat, another at mid-depth and closer, and the fourth not far behind the prop wash. They all keep the lures clean, too, watching for weeds that cause changes in lure action and an eye on a fish finder if they have one looking for big blips at a particular depth, then changing a line or two to that depth. Lures should be changed every half hour or so, and that means size, color and action until something works.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
A New London man was indicted by a Huron County grand jury Friday in connection with stealing about $200 after brandishing a knife at a pizza delivery person. Billy J. Craft, 20, of 1696 Murray Road, is charged with aggravated robbery stemming from the Sept. 2 incident on Newton Street. He has been in custody at the Huron County Jail since his North Hester Street arrest about an hour after the offense.
12:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk was rocking. The autumn air was crisp outside, but the heat and passion of several hundred screaming Dave James and the Twang Factor fans were evident inside.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The city of Norwalk is working with United Fund to open another new resource center to help displaced workers struggling with a gap in medical insurance. Mayor Sue Lesch and Linda Bersche, director of the United Fund, said the resource center will be staffed entirely by volunteers. People in need of help should call city offices at (419) 663-6700 to schedule an appointment, which will be held at Abigail Pregnancy Services at 3900 Laylin Road, Norwalk.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - If you get a lemon, turn it into lemonade. That's the thought among supporters of the Western Reserve Local Schools as they work toward the Nov. 4 election.