8:32 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY (AP) - A nightshift nurse suspected of sexually abusing at least two dozen elderly or disabled patients at a nursing home was being held in jail Wednesday, authorities said. Many of the alleged victims at Concord Care and Rehabilitation Center were unable to report the abuse because of their conditions, said Perkins Township Police Chief Tim McClung. Some have since died.
8:32 PM Jul 25, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Three men were arrested on heroin-related charges at a Plymouth mobile home Wednesday afternoon. Willie S. Dye, 39, of 4100 Niver Road, Willard, was charged with complicity to possession of heroin. His nephew, Brandon Northcut, 25, of 4265 Ohio 61, Lot 30, Plymouth, was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments while another suspect, Dennis Pugh, 48, of the same address, faces one count of possession of heroin.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Deputy Dog Warden Gary Ousley recalled defendant April Smith saying she didn't think one of her rottweilers would attack anybody. Ousley came to Smith's home at 1066 Old State Road on Dec. 3 after the two dogs attacked her neighbor and later charged at two sheriff's deputies. He said he had to "put down" the female dog after Detective Sgt. Dane Howard shot it twice with his service revolver.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS - Norwalk and Plymouth will cash in as part of the $4 million ODOT "Safe Routes to School' campaign for 2008. It is intended to encourage schoolchildren to walk or bike to school instead of riding in buses or private vehicles. ODOT will divide $1.2 million among 87 Ohio communities to develop School Travel Plans, a required outline of how those communities plan to promote walking or biking to school, according to information in a northwest Ohio newspaper.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Cleveland Indians press tour descended on Sandusky Wednesday, one of many stops designed to get fans excited about the 2008 baseball season. Players such as pitchers Rafael Betancourt and Aaron Laffey were on hand to sign autographs and field questions from fans, as well as the media.
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EHOVE Honor Roll
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HIGHWAY PATROL Ronald Ruff, 48, of 2560 Niver Road, Willard, was charged with failure to follow the rules about passing vehicles and driving under the influence Tuesday in the Ohio 61 collision with he vehicle driven by Steven A. Leonard, 17, of 532 Park St., Willard. Leonard attempted to turn left onto Skinner Road and when Ruff attempted to pass him heading south, he hit Leonard's car on the left side.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLARKSFIELD The 2007 annual financial report for Clarksfield Township has been completed and filed with the state auditor and is available at the office of the fiscal officer Jane Gray.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Local author Eric Ebinger will be signing copies of his second book, "Running Standing Up," at Lindale "M" Broidery and the Book Express from 11am to noon Saturday. "Running Standing Up" is a compilation of journal entries from his training to compete in the Cleveland Marathon last May. "This book is about setting a goal and sticking to it, a perfect message for January's New Year's resolutions," Ebinger said. "The journal chronicles a new attitude towards achievement and getting back into shape. I lost 50 pounds in the process. It is inspiring, emotional and sometimes hilarious all at the same time." "Running Standing Up" is Ebinger's second book, following the 2004 release of his Childhood Christmas memoir, "Stringing Up the Lights." Ebinger launched a Web site in March 2007 to promote his writing projects,www.ericebinger.com. This year, his goals include a collection of Ohio narratives titled, "An Ohio Odyssey," as well as the completion of his second childhood memoir, "Kids Called Me Dork: A Reflection of Fourth Grade," currently a blog on his Web site. Ebinger plans to continue long distance running with a run across the state of Ohio over Labor Day Weekend this year. For more information visit his website or call him at (419) 668-7671.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler wanted additional prison time for Willard defendant Joshua D. Bartell, but said he couldn't persuade the judge. The court credited Bartell with serving 29 days in jail instead of a possible 200.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE Bellevue Music Boosters are hosting a chicken noodle soup dinner, with rolls and drinks, before the Norwalk vs. Bellevue boys' basketball game at Bellevue High School on Friday. Food will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinners cost $5 and carryouts will be available. For more information call Don Reiderman at (419) 217-0173.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
SHILOH American Legion Post 503 has been a longtime gathering spot for members and the community in Shiloh. Garrett-Riest Post 503 was started by veterans of World War I and has continued by work of veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War. In addition to holding observances of Memorial Day and Veterans Day, the Legion has a steak dinner on the third Saturday of each month from September through May. Also affiliated with this post are Unit 503 of the American Legion Auxiliary and Squadron 503 of the Sons of the American Legion. These groups also assist with patriotic observances and sponsor dinners.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The Daughters of Isabella, an organization for Catholic women, has been meeting locally for almost 100 years, but if facing the issue of an aging membership. "We're down to about 60 now," said Jane Schaffer, regent for the group. "We lost seven members just last year." She said she has enjoyed being part of the group for 35 years for the spiritual fellowship and the opportunity to help others.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Monroeville man was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison for driving under the influence Aug. 4. Victor A. Quillen, 36, of 41 Monroe St., also had his driver's license suspended for five years and was fined $800. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said the defendant could request to have his license reinstated after three years, but would have to have an immobilization device installed in his vehicle if the motion is granted.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk's Relay for Life co-chairs met recently with team captains and members at Sheri's Coffeehouse to plan for the 2008 Relay. This year's Relay will be held July 11 and 12 and the goal is to raise $95,000 in the fight against cancer. So far, five teams have registered to participate. Relay For Life is an event that brings people together "to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved one lost, and empower individuals and communities to fight back against this disease ... and raise much needed funds and awareness." This year teams or individuals can sign up on-line atwww.events.cancer.org/RFLnorwalkOH. Fundraising can also be done on-line.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Provisional ballots with missing information and the possibility that voters will demand paper ballots in March were the big topics at Wednesday's Huron County Board of Election meeting. Director Tom Gerrity said board employees didn't count 16 ballots in the November general election, six votes in the November primary and 23 votes in the December special election because the ballots didn't include all necessary information. Before absentee or provisional ballots are sent out, all required information is highlighted on the form. When the board gets back incomplete ballots, employees try to contact the voter.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford expects to prove a rural Norwalk woman's dog "was running around the neighborhood" and wasn't on her property. Jury selection began this morning in the Norwalk Municipal Court trial of defendant April Smith, 30, of 1066 Old State Road. She faces two charges of failure to confine dogs in connection with a Dec. 3 incident. Smith also was charged with one count each of no dog license and failure to display a dog tag.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Local author Eric Ebinger will be signing copies of his second book, "Running Standing Up,' at Lindale "M' Broidery and the Book Express from 11am to noon Saturday. "Running Standing Up' is a compilation of journal entries from his training to compete in the Cleveland Marathon last May. "This book is about setting a goal and sticking to it, a perfect message for January's New Year's resolutions,' Ebinger said. "The journal chronicles a new attitude towards achievement and getting back into shape. I lost 50 pounds in the process. It is inspiring, emotional and sometimes hilarious all at the same time.'
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS - Norwalk and Plymouth will cash in as part of the $4 million ODOT "Safe Routes to School" campaign for 2008. It is intended to encourage schoolchildren to walk or bike to school instead of riding in buses or private vehicles. ODOT will divide $1.2 million among 87 Ohio communities to develop School Travel Plans, a required outline of how those communities plan to promote walking or biking to school, according to information in The (Toledo) Blade.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk High graduate Chip Heyl returned Thursday evening to a library he frequented in the 1950s as a schoolboy and along with his classmate, Sue (Crossen) McCreery, delivered the first of what is expected to many book reviews across Ohio of the detailed history of the 135th Field Artillery Battalion, a battalion commanded by Crossen's father, Lt. Col. John R. Crossen. Heyl, who was known more for his golfing prowess while living in Norwalk, spent 10 years in the Central Intelligence Agency and 20 more years in U.S. Intelligence as a systems engineer. With this kind of background, he was a natural in following the lead of his classmate to research the campaigns of Crossen and his unit in the South Pacific.