10:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Spring graduation ceremonies at Bowling Green State University have taken place at Anderson Arena in Memorial Hall. The class of about 2,300 graduates represents 75 of Ohio's 88 counties, 41 states and 25 nations. Thirteen BGSU Firelands students will graduate with honors as well. Four students will graduate with high distinction and nine with distinction in recognition of their academic achievements. Berlin Heights: Frank A. Bolda, associate of applied science in human services; Heather J. Cromwell, associate of science; Collins: Sylvia Nealey, associate of science;
10:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two groups of St. Paul seniors raised about $4,300 to fight cancer and help kids last weekend through the Beating the Odds 5-kilometer run/walk event Saturday and a basketball 3-on-3 tournament Sunday. Ashley Smith, Melissa Kijowski, Caity Fitzgerald and Victoria Sparr spent several months organizing the 5-K event. They signed up 196 people, not counting the kids in strollers or the dogs that also completed the course at the reservoir, and raised about $4,000.
10:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Coincidence or a connection? Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund said the close proximity of three vehicle-related offenses in Norwalk Township leads him to be believe they might be related.
10:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following cases recently went through Huron County Common Pleas Court: Divorces
10:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Abigail Pregnancy Services will close its Willard location on May 16 and will move into the Norwalk office at 3900 Laylin Road. Laurie Jones, executive director, said the consolidation of offices will still allow the agency to service clients in the southern part of the county.
10:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - New London voters will be asked to pass a 3-mill, 5-year general operating levy during the Nov. 4 election if council passes all three readings of an ordinance introduced Monday. Administrator Shawn Tappel said the village has the lowest property taxes of any community in the county, and even with the 3-mill addition, it would still be among the lowest. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $91.88 a year.
10:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
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10:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
A judge has ordered two defendants accused of stealing four handguns not to touch or possess firearms once they are released from jail. Wellington residents Eric W. Resor, 18, and Eric R. Tamburin, 19, remain in custody at the Huron County Jail on respective bonds of $30,000 and $15,000. Resor was charged with burglary and theft of a firearm while his suspected accomplice faces one count of theft of a firearm. Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said the two defendants are accused of stealing four handguns worth a total of $1,000 Wednesday from a Butler Road, Wakeman, home. The prosecutor said there were other items stolen, including jewelry and prescription medication, but no charges have been filed in connection with those allegations.
10:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
A jury found a Toledo man guilty of helping ship 160 pounds of marijuana from Phoenix to Huron County after a two-day Huron County Common Pleas Court trial ended Wednesday. Several officers who testified Tuesday identified John E. Nunley Jr., 35, as the driver of a 2002 black Chevrolet pickup truck that carried four crates of marijuana from R & L Transfer on Sept. 20. 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.
10:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk native Theodore Heckelman was inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame Friday. Heckelman, 78, now resides in Bellingham, Wash.
10:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
A therapist once asked Theresa Flores to define "love." Her reply "I don't know what that is."
10:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Embattled ex-state Rep. Matt Barrett, who resigned April 24 over lying about a photo of a topless woman during a class presentation, won't be facing any criminal charges. "There will be no charges against Barrett,' Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara said.
10:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Sheriff Richard Sutherland was evasive Friday when asked if there are suspects in the theft of about 100 pounds of marijuana from a Shady Lane Drive storage area. "I'm not saying we do or don't, but I'm just waiting to get information back from BCI&I. Hopefully we do (have some suspects)," he said. The Ohio Bureau of Investigation and Identification (BCI&I) hasn't given Sutherland a timeline about when agents will provide information on their investigation.
10:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
MAY 2, 1925 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 83 years ago: Museum to get original phonograph and first organ of Old North Church It has been learned that Thomas Edison has promised to give the original phonograph, or one of the first phonographs, to the Firelands Museum of Norwalk.
10:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
Area residents gathered this morning at First Presbyterian Church in Norwalk as part of the celebration of the National Day of Prayer. The annual observance was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Truman. In 1988, President Reagan signed a bill into law decreeing that the National Day of Prayer should be held on the first Thursday of May.
10:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Everybody likes getting free stuff, right? Then mark your calendars for Saturday. That's when The Gamers Lounge, 127 E. Market St., joins thousands of other stores across the world to host Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). The Gamers Lounge is participating in its third FCBD, which has been held on the first Saturday of May since 2001. Store owner David Baum said he has ordered "extra books just in case people are not able to make it early, so we will have a reserve to give away after the initial 1,000 books are gone."
10:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
CASTALIA - It is Genius Day at Maple Crest Farms in Castalia. The 15th annual event will include activities for children of all ages, a performance by the Maple Crest drill team, information about the versatility of the Tennessee walking horse and the chance to make "mop ponies."
10:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Third graders from Pleasant Elementary were the first group to see the newest exhibit at the Firelands Museum memorabilia from presidential campaigns and terms from George Washington to George W. Bush. "Most of these items have been in storage for many years," museum curator Marilou Creary said. "We just don't have room to display everything we have." Since this is a presidential election year, the museum decided to bring out its banners, buttons, letters and other presidential items to show in the case used for rotating displays.
10:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
League Elementary kindergartners got a dose of good medicine Wednesday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center - the hospital isn't a scary place. Three classes of students toured the emergency room, an X-ray room and the holding area for surgery to familiarize themselves with what happens in hospitals. They also listened to presentations from nurses and technicians explaining exactly what would happen if they ever had to get hospital care such as blood drawn or X-rays or surgery.
10:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE n Found the source of an odor to be a faulty light ballast at 11:46 a.m. Thursday at 1 S. Old State Road. Firefighters disconnected the power to the unit and told employees to have the fixture repaired or replaced. Returned to station at noon.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
Considering all of the years I've been researching and the volume of newspapers I've scanned in search of historical material, stories still come to light which had never come to my attention earlier. The only problem with these stories is that one or two small points still escape me, which would enrich the narrative. This story starts with William W. Treadwell, a young man residing in Hudson, Mich. He had married Mary Hester in 1862. She was a daughter of Samuel Hester, who lived most of his life in Norwich Township in southwest Huron County. William's father was well-known in the Hudson community and so William was trusted by people.