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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
"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.
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
The issue of local workers getting some of the business for projects at Norwalk Commons came up at city council's work session Tuesday. Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch is hoping the city and unions can work together. "Maybe you and I need to sit down and talk," she told Harry Brady, representative for Ohio and Vicinity Regional Council of Carpenters. "I would love to see some of our local contractors get some of this."
10:33 PM Jul 25, 2010
City and county employees will have several face-offs this week on the golf course, the volleyball court and on the hot seat in an "Are Your Smarter Than a Sixth Grader" competition. The competitions are all in fun and will be accompanied by several meals as part of Public Service Recognition Week.
10:33 PM Jul 25, 2010
Republicans from both Huron and Erie counties gave a standing ovation to John Kasich, speaker for a combined spring dinner for the women's groups for both counties, when he said he was considering a run for governor of Ohio. "I'm so frustrated with what's happening in Ohio that I'm thinking about running for governor of this state," he said. After his talk, however, he said he was a "long way away" from making a firm commitment to a campaign for the seat.
10:33 PM Jul 25, 2010
Police are searching for a male motorist who fled on foot from a pickup truck after hitting a utility pole and driving away from an officer early Saturday morning. Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton said the driver of a 1986 white Chevrolet Silverado was heading south on Milan Avenue when he attempted to turn right onto Franklin Street about 3:45 a.m. The driver lost control and left the road, hitting a nearby pole.
10:33 PM Jul 25, 2010
Andrew Watterson will be the speaker for the Green Team at 9 a.m. May 21 at Calvary Baptist Church, 99 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Watterson is the program director for Cleveland's sustainability program. He has been working in this position since May 2005 and advises the city on projects related to energy, buildings, fleet and purchasing. Cleveland's sustainability program's goals are to save the city money while reducing its ecological footprint, to use sustainability principles as a tool for economic development and to introduce sustainability principles to city employees through education. Cleveland's sustainability program has been successful at saving money and reducing the city's ecological footprint with new policies in energy, fleet and facility management. Watterson will make a 30-minute presentation, followed by the opportunity for audience questions. The public is welcome to attend. Regular business will be conducted following Watterson's presentation.
10:33 PM Jul 25, 2010
People attending Thursday's May Senior Celebration will find no shortage of things to do before the 2008 Huron County Senior of the Year is revealed. The business/trade show, scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m., will feature 37 tables occupied by vendors representing such industries as insurance, health care, senior housing and banking. Senior Enrichment Services will serve a lunch of Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable medley and strawberry cake at 11:30 a.m., followed by the senior of the year announcement at about noon.
10:33 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol is investigating a motorcycle crash that killed a 21-year-old Norwalk man early this morning on Milliman Road. Alexander R. Leimbach, of 664 Seminary Road, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash that happened just south of Ohio 113 in Erie County about 4:10 a.m. Troopers said Leimbach was wearing his helmet while driving a 2006 Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle north on Milliman Road.
10:32 PM Jul 25, 2010
Erie County General Health District staff will use a $49,742 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant to train staff at schools in four counties on the environmental health and safety requirements of Jarod's Law. It was one of nine grants awarded statewide for a total of $350,000. Jarod's Law was passed in 2007 after the death of a 6-year-old boy at his school. The law requires health departments to inspect public and nonpublic buildings and grounds to identify and correct conditions dangerous to public health and safety. The law includes a requirement to identify potential environmental hazards. The grant funds will help the Erie County agency provide training for school staffs and sanitarian inspectors in Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties about the law. It includes a follow-up session to debrief the first year implementation of the law. Information sheets will be developed for parents. Topics will include indoor air quality, presence of lead, asbestos or radon and proper use and storage of chemicals. Erie County is working with four counties' health departments, Bowling Green State University Firelands Campus, Erie County Department of Environmental Services, Erie-Huron-Ottawa Educational Services Center, Ohio Department of Health and 33 school districts.
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VERMILION - They like people, especially little ones. They come in colors such as white, brown, gray, black and multi-color. They'll eat carrots, apples, graham crackers, hay, grass and grain. They're popping up on a Vermilion farm and the owners wish to share the creatures with the public.
10:32 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man pleaded innocent this morning to biting the ear of a Huron County Jail inmate. Jameel A. Jawaad, 43, of 185 W. Main St., Apt. 1, is scheduled to go to trial June 24 in Huron County Common Pleas Court on felonious assault. Judge Jim Conway set a $40,000 bond.
10:32 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Greenwich man convicted of two sex offenses involving a 14-year-old New London girl failed to appear for his sentencing hearing this morning in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Judge Jim Conway issued an arrest warrant for Brian R. Goodrich, 40, of 11 Maple St., who pleaded guilty April 3 to two counts of importuning. In exchange, the state dismissed a third charge.
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MILAN - Police arrested a Sandusky woman on six Cuyahoga County warrants Saturday night after running a random license plate check. Charmaine L. Johnson, 36, was charged with two counts each of theft, forgery and identity theft. Milan Police Sgt. Bob Meister then transferred her to the Erie County Jail, where she is being held for Cuyahoga County authorities.