6:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOUISVILLE Lauren Ott and Macie Ott, both of Norwalk, have entered market lambs in the Sheep Market Lamb division of the 36th annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). Caleigh Ott, also of Norwalk, has entered a market steer in the Beef division. The NAILE is recognized as the world's largest purebred livestock show with more than 22,000 entries and nearly $700,000 in prizes and awards. Scheduled for Nov. 7 to 20, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville.
6:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - Don't ask Jody Chaffee to make homemade lasagna. "As an Italian, I should be able to make lasagna, but I fail every time. … I'm terrible,' said the homemaker whose great-grandparents moved to the United States from Italy between 1900 and 1910.
6:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The churches of Huron County are joining forces to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The fundraiser, which will be hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, 121 Broad St., Monroeville, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
6:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
OCT. 19, 1934 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago: Death calls M.T. Doane at age of 60 When death came to Manny T. Doane, 60, at his home in Hartland last night, the county was deprived of one of its most cherished citizens and many lost a beloved and highly-prized friend.
6:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Editor's note: This is the next installment in a series of stories provided by Norwalk Economic Development Corporation Director Ellen Heinz, along with Main Street Program Manager Kristie Wert. Maple City Rubber was founded in 1915 as the "Red Cross Rubber Company" by Claude Martin Sr. and Charles H. Switzer at its present location. At the outset of World War I, the company was asked to change its name and hence became "Maple City Rubber Company." The two owners worked in the factory as well as the office as they built the company. During "The Great Depression" the company struggled, but was able to stay open even as many other factories were closing. After the start of World War II, balloon manufacturing at the Maple City Rubber Company ceased and all production was directed to the war effort by manufacturing football bladders, battery covers, gun gussets and other necessary items.
6:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com WAKEMAN Leroy Stober is challenging four incumbents for one of four seats on Wakeman Council. Stober is a former six-year council member and has served 20 years on the county Board of Elections. He has also been on the Veterans Service Commission for almost 10 years. Stober said he feels the village needs to be more financially conservative. He also wants village officials to get more involved with groups such as the Huron County Development Council to promote the area.
6:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Steven J. Rodvold faces one charge each of murder and aggravated murder in connection with shooting his 51-year-old father to death Sept. 17 after being indicted Wednesday. Speaking in general terms, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said the difference between the two charges is aggravated murder, as defined by the Ohio Revised Code, "requires prior calculation and design." Woodruff said it's similar to the concept of premeditated murder.
6:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Miss Flame. The title might conjure up the image of a fire-breathing villianess out to spread the choking fumes of smoke, engulfing structures and lungs. But Miss Flame's task is heroic and it isn't a job that requires the abilities of someone with superpowers. The Willard Fire Department named Ashley Chandler its 2009 Miss Flame after a brief ceremony Wednesday honoring National Fire Prevention Week.
6:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
GROTON TOWNSHIP A two-vehicle injury crash in this township remains under investigation by the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol. The two drivers, Gus Secor, 48, of Willard, and Roy Gardner, 56, of Huron, reported being injured, but both men refused treatment at the scene of the Thursday evening crash at the intersection of Ohio 99 and Harris Road. A LifeFlight helicopter transported Secor's passenger, Rich Elmlinger, 70, of Willard, to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo with serious injuries. A hospital spokeswoman said Elmlinger was in fair condition Friday night, an upgrade from when the patrol determined he was in stable condition Thursday. Gardner, who was eastbound on Harris Road, failed to yield from the Ohio 99 stop sign and was hit by Secor, who was heading south on Ohio 99, troopers said. Both vehicles stopped off the southwest corner of the intersection.
6:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
new@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON Voters will select four council members Nov. 3 from among seven candidates. Four of these, Stuart Cooke, Laura Davidson, John Martin and Janice Myers are incumbents finishing their first term. Cooke has been in business for himself for more than 30 years. He said with a background in the construction industry, he feels he has the experience and knowledge necessary to be a useful council member. Cooke said he believes the next four years are going to be even tougher than the past four because costs are going up for every village department. He said he wants to see the Prospect Street bridge project completed, as well as storm sewer improvements.
6:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND The 2009-2010 Cavalier Girls Calendar is almost ready to hit the stands, but before this 16-page pictorial goes to print, there's one more shot that needs to be chosen. Fans can visit cavs.com now through Oct. to vote for Katie, Cassandra or Toni as their pick to be the cover girl that will be the face of one of the hottest selling items in the Cavaliers Team Shop. Cassandra is a 2006 Norwalk High School graduate. Fans who vote will automatically be registered to win a grand prize that includes tickets to a Cavaliers game and a meet and greet with the Cavalier Girls. Every fan who votes will automatically be entered to win:
5:59 AM Jul 26, 2010
Before Norwalk City Council voted Tuesday to purchase land for soccer fields, Councilman Robert Carleton suggested he had a duty to vote "Yes." "I feel I would be shirking my responsibility as a councilman if I did not," he said.
5:59 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - Through the mystery of magic and the mastery of skill, audiences will be spellbound as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents "Zing Zang Zoomsm,' a thrill-filled, mind-blowing circus spectacular where family fun is no illusion. (NOTE - To view 50 photos of the circus, click here.)
5:59 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - With several wineries and vineyards dotting the northern Ohio landscape between Toledo and Cleveland, the up-and-coming Lake Erie Shores & Islands Wine Trail is gaining recognition. As part of an effort to promote that wine train, Lake Erie Shores & Islands east and west visitor bureaus, along with the Lorain County Visitors Bureau and the Ohio Wine Producers Association (OWPA), is hosting a media tour this week.
5:59 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Schools Superintendent Dennis Doughty's goal is "stopping the bleed," especially with finances and students leaving the district. "There's no question we're in deficit spending," he said during the school board's finance meeting Tuesday.
5:59 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Lake Erie Shores & Islands Wine Trail made a stop in Norwalk on Thursday afternoon and local merchants welcomed them with open arms. The group of writers and promoters stopped for lunch at Mill Street Bistro, then toured the new D&D Smith Winery LLC, 401 W. Main St., just across from the Norwalk Armory.
5:59 AM Jul 26, 2010
There are trustee races in 12 of Huron County's 19 counties in the Nov. 3 election. There is just one person running for fiscal officer as Bridget Musso is the lone candidate for the spot in Norwalk Township vacated by Terry Boose.
5:59 AM Jul 26, 2010
The driver who ran an Ohio 601 stop sign this morning was transported to an area hospital by a LifeFlight helicopter after a collision with a tractor-trailer on Ohio 18. The crash happened about 6 a.m. on Ohio 18 just west of Ohio 601 nearly in front of Summit Motorsports Park. The truck went off the left side of Ohio 18 and crossed a ditch. The truck went up a slight embankment and flipped onto its right side on the grass just past the Ohio 601 intersection. There were deep tire ruts in the grass tracing its movement.
5:59 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A former Norwalk man was sentenced Wednesday to 17 months in prison for traveling out-of-state to obtain drugs. Ryan L. Rang, 25, of Oberlin, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine. On Wednesday, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered Rang to pay $550 in restitution to the Norwalk Police Department and fined him $500. Rang went to another state where the drugs were being cooked "fairly often," Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said in July. Police bought "crystal meth" twice from the defendant at his former home in the 100 block of Benedict Avenue.
5:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - The Wakeman Police Department is investigating the suspected intentional poisoning of at least 20 cats. Police have found carcasses on Verlin and Pearl streets as well as behind the old fire station. Officers started receiving the reports about mid-September.
5:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County General Health District has scheduled the Norwalk and Bellevue drive-thru seasonal flu shot clinics. Pneumonia vaccine will also be available at the "drive-thru clinics' or by appointment at a health district office.