5:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Elections were held for directors at this year's Huron County Fair. Here are the results: At Large 9 Steve Eden 94, Bill Baker 49. At Large 10 Evan Clemons 52, Rich Marett 50, William Cleavenger 23, Merle Enzor 18.
5:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Former congressman and U.S. Senate hopeful Rob Portman continued traveling north-central Ohio, meeting with voters and supporters at the Huron County Fair on Friday. Portman also met with local elected officials and community leaders to discuss how to best help Huron County begin an economic recovery to bring down its 15 percent unemployment rate by pushing pro-growth policies that will help create jobs.
5:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio's unemployment rate was 11.2 percent in July, up slightly from 11.1 percent in June, according to data released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio's non-farm wage and salary employment increased 9,800 over the month, from 5,113,100 in June to 5,122,900 in July.
5:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Kirsten Bumb said the hardest animal for her to show in Friday's Showman of Showmen contest was a goat. Then again, none of the goats seemed to want to cooperate with the contestants or even be in the show ring; they often fidgeted and made constant noise.
5:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Don't ever underestimate the determination of Huron County residents. Angie Smith, director of community health for the county health district, reinforced this notion Thursday afternoon.
5:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the 10th part of a 10-part series on Norwalk city council races, both contested and uncontested. East Main Street resident Jim Graves likes to stay involved.
5:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Fair in Norwalk opened this morning to warm weather and clear skies. However, rain began to fall just before 5 p.m. and continued at least an hour. The Reflector will be covered many of the events this week. Visit ReflectorCam 2.0 on this Web site to view hundreds of pictures from various events posted throughout the week. Video of selected events also will appear on this Web site.
5:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Cassandra Luna, 30, of Willard, was arrested Thursday in her home, where police found drug paraphernalia and a small amount of suspected heroin. Detective Adam Strong of the Willard Police Dept. obtained a search warrant for Luna's residence at 223 W. Pearl St., located directly across the street from Central Elementary School.
5:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the ninth story in a 10-part series involving Norwalk city council races, both contested and uncontested. East Main Street resident Harry Brady has decided to run for Norwalk city council.
5:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard High School student who already admitted to bullying a student while naked has been suspended indefinitely from the football team in connection with a separate incident. The 17-year-old Woodbine Street boy was at a football camp June 22 in Ada when he "thought it would be funny" to chase a student while running naked down the hallway into a coach's room, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Dina Shenker said.
5:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
A London, Ohio man must post a $10,000 bond before being released from custody in connection with having heroin and drug paraphernalia during a Wakeman traffic stop. Robert E. Blazer, 38, is accused of having seven balloons of heroin as well as several needles, spoons and prescription pills under the driver's seat Sunday, Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker said. Blazer was charged with possession of heroin, possession of a dangerous drug instrument and driving with a suspended license.
5:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A familiar face has returned to the corner of the Milan Square. The Invention restaurant has opened its doors once again and this time with new owners. Mike and Suzie Huston, of Milan, opened the restaurant Monday with the help of a previous owner, Ken Peterson. The two have made many new changes, but also hope to bring back the same locals that visited the restaurant before it closed last year.
5:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Students of western American history no doubt are familiar with the Bender Family. The Benders lived in Labette County, Kansas in the 1870s. There were the parents and two children (who may or may not have been biological children of the Benders). They came to Labette County with a group of Spiritualists after the Civil War and when the other families moved on, the Benders stayed.
5:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Scott Truxell said it is time to step aside and let somebody else take over. Truxell, 41, said today he will not seek another term on the Norwalk City Schools Board of Education.
5:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard police officer accused of assaulting the mother of one of his children is scheduled to appear for a pretrial hearing Tuesday in Norwalk Municipal Court. Joshua M. Dorsey, 27, of 127 Crestwood Drive, is charged with two counts of domestic violence in connection with an Aug. 6 incident. If convicted of the first-degree misdemeanors, he could face up to six months in the Huron County Jail and a $1,000 maximum fine on each charge.
5:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A Willard man was flown by medical helicopter to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo after a one-vehicle crash early this morning. Brian L. Yacob, 18, of 204 Spring St., was operating a 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass, heading westbound on Townline Road 12, when troopers said he swerved to miss a deer, lost control, went off the right side of the roadway, striking a mailbox and two trees.
5:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rain, rain go away. And don't come back. The Huron County Fair got its fair share of the rain late Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon.
4:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the eighth story in a 10-part series on the Norwalk city council races, both contested and uncontested. Don't let Norwalk city councilman Dwight Tkach's soft-spoken manner fool you.
4:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Fair is for the children. Just look at all of the smiling faces on the midway and in the barns. But it isn't always easy. The fair can also bring with it high heat and humidity.
4:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
By the time Doug Coletta joined the Norwalk Fire Department in 1977, firefighters were no longer using the pole to go from the upstairs bedroom to the middle of the station. Coletta, who was a part-time firefighter for his first six years, said the department stopped using the pole because of sprained ankles.
4:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was hot Wednesday at the Huron County Fair and not just with the temperature. It was kids' day and veterans' day and the fairgrounds were hopping.