10:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE - The members of Chapter K2, Bellevue, would like to remind drivers that May is Motorist Awareness Month. Chapter members belong to the Gold Wing Road Riders Association of Ohio, Region D. To start the May is Motorist Awareness campaign, the members did a meet and greet at the Bellevue post office last week. This was in conjunction with the post office cancellation stamp in honor of Motorist Awareness. If you collect cancellation stamps and would like a copy, contact the Bellevue post office or Alice Schauss at (440) 839-2194. You can get a copy of the stamp until the end of May.
10:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Toledo man was sentenced this morning to a mandatory eight-year prison term for helping ship 160 pounds of marijuana from Phoenix to Huron County in the fall. Earlier this month, a Huron County Common Pleas Court jury found John E. Nunley Jr., 35, guilty of possession of marijuana for the Sept. 20 incident. Several officers involved in the investigation had testified Nunley drove his father's 2002 black Chevrolet pickup truck to pick up four crates of marijuana from R & L Transfer. Authorities from several agencies arrested Nunley and two suspected accomplices on U.S. 250 north of Milan after following the two vehicles from the rural Norwalk business.
10:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Announcements about upcoming events took up much of Monday's council meeting. Administrator Shawn Tappel said the New London Steering Committee meets at the village hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, and Fire Chief John Chapin announced the department's chicken barbecue begins at noon Sunday at the fire station. The Community Club's duck derby follows at 12:30 in the creek next to the station.
10:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
A rural Norwalk couple pleaded innocent Tuesday to stealing between $50,000 and $60,000 from an elderly couple to support their heroin habit. James E. Miller, 41, and his girlfriend Roberta D. Bisel, 31, both of 4303 Ohio 6O1, each were arraigned in Huron County Common Pleas Court on theft from the elderly. Miller's trial is scheduled for June 24 and his co-defendant goes to court exactly one week later.
10:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Craig Franklin and Eric Wlodarsky, the state troopers fired May 2 for their involvement in a KKK prank, are lobbying to get their jobs back. The Sandusky post troopers will appear at a Step 2 hearing within 20 days of the state receiving the grievances; union and state representatives also will be present. An attorney representing the Ohio State Troopers Coalition said the case probably will go to arbitration if the grievances are denied initially.
10:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Village council member Jason Kamann wants council to act before someone gets hurt or worse. Kamann proposed at Tuesday's council meeting a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Chapel and Broad Streets. Kamann said when it is difficult for motorists to see either way when school and church is in session. He added he witnessed two near misses last week.
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Theresa Wellman, 20, Norwalk Immediate family: Stepdad Steve, mom Ruth, sister Casey
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Are local residents being represented at the state level? Terry Boose doesn't think so.
10:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dan Wilkerson was nervous and shaky about noon Friday. The college student son of NHRA's Nitro Funny Car points leader, Tim Wilkerson, was introduced at a press conference the opening day of this weekend's Lucas Oil-sponsored North Central Region Series Meet at Summit Motorsports Park. "I am much more at home in the 220 mph alcohol funny car," Dan Wilkerson said after nervously fielding several questions from guests and the master of ceremonies, track president William Bader Jr. "I had better be getting used to it because it definitely is part of selling this sport."
10:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
At least one local pastor thinks the Ben Stein documentary regarding the evolution debate is healthy viewing. "Ben Stein is Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed' opens at 7 tonight at the Norwalk Main Street Theatre.
10:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler declined to say if or when employees of a Greenwich automobile dealership might be indicted. The suspects are accused of forging vehicle titles. "It's pretty safe to say it'll be a little while," Leffler said about taking the case to a grand jury. "There's stacks and stacks of stuff to go through."
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MAY 13, 1908 The top stories in The Evening Herald on this date 100 years ago:
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NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: David A. France, 34, 91 1/2 Foster St., Norwalk; theft; conviction date: Apr. 29; fine, $300; costs, $83; jail, 180 days, 150 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall not enter onto premises for two years; defendant shall pay restitution through court as directed by probation officer; defendant shall have no association or communication with victim for two years; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 120 days.
10:34 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two boys graduated from the Huron County Intervention Court Program last week, bringing the graduation total to 15 in three years. One graduate is from Norwalk and the other is a New London resident. The 16-year-old Norwalk boy, originally from Plymouth, was involved on and off for 18 months. The New London boy, 17, was in the program for about one year. Both boys graduated May 8.
10:33 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN It is time again for the National Lemonade Days sponsored by Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (a registered 501c3 public charity) is a unique foundation that evolved from a young cancer patient's front yard lemonade stand to a nationwide fundraising movement to find a cure for pediatric cancer. Since Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996 - 2004) set up her front yard stand at the age of four, more that $17 million has been raised toward fulfilling her dream of finding a cure for all children with cancer. The 5th Annual Alex's Lemonade Stand hosted by family and friends of Kylie Maddison Dupon-Houtchings will be held June 17 in Wakeman. From around 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., lemonade will be available unless weather or a rush on lemonade happens. The event will take place in the small park at the stop light on U.S. 20. Parking on the street and in the parking lot behind the park.
10:33 PM Jul 25, 2010
It was all sunshine at the inaugural Pleasant Elementary Fitness Fair on Saturday morning at Whitney Field. The event focused on student fitness and raising money to purchase new playground equipment at Pleasant. It also included a walk-a-thon as well as a challenge area where participants could see how many sit-ups or push-ups they could do and also test their ability at the shuttle run.
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In its bid to entice customers to consume its chicken offerings, McDonald's will be giving customers a chance to sample two new menu items Thursday. A participating restaurants, from 7 to 10:30 a.m., patrons can receive the Southern Style Chicken Biscuit with the purchase of any medium or large beverage. Then, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., patrons can receive a Southern Style Chicken Sandwich with the purchase of any medium or large beverage. Hours may vary by restaurant. There is a limit of one per customer per drink order, and the offer is not valid with any other offer, discount coupon or Extra Value Meal. McDonald's expects to give away more than 1 million Southern Style Chicken Biscuits and 5 million Southern Style Chicken Sandwiches during the national sampling event.
10:33 PM Jul 25, 2010
Susan Stackhouse Hazel, clerk of courts for Huron County and an active member of the Republican Women's Club for many years, received the Helen Lippert Mrs. Republican Memorial Award for 2008 Saturday. The award makes Hazel part of the first mother-daughter team of recipients for the annual award. Her mother, Ruth Stackhouse, won the honor in 2002.
10:33 PM Jul 25, 2010
"He's a good fit," Mayor Sue Lesch said of Joshua R. Snyder, P.E., who has accepted the position of public works director for the city of Norwalk. Snyder is currently the traffic engineer for the city of Sandusky. A registered professional engineer for nine years, he graduated from Tri-State University in Angola, Ind. with a degree in civil engineering.