4:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Longtime readers of this column know the importance of homegrown tomatoes in my life. I have run contests in this newspaper, rewarding individuals who were able to show a ripe tomato in their gardens before I had one in mine. I have celebrated the tomato for its colorful and tasty role in assembling a BLT. And I have mocked so-called gourmet tomatoes grown in California because well I didn't grow them myself.
4:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The sideline just won't be the same at Marsh Field. Steve Ringholz, head football coach at Monroeville since 1978, said Monday afternoon he is retiring from teaching at the end of the upcoming school year and will likely retire from coaching football as well.
4:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Mother Nature turned up the heat on the St. Joseph parish festival Sunday. (NOTE - Pictures of the festival appear in a ReflectorCam 2.0 gallery on this Web site. Click here to view them.)
4:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Sunday evening's Monroeville school board meeting involved more than just announcing the earned income tax earmarked for the November ballot. Yes, there is a 1.5 percent earned income tax issue that voters will decide on come November, but there is more going on at the school and community than just that.
4:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - At 4 p.m. Thursday, Willard police officer Joshua M. Dorsey, 28, was arrested and taken into custody after an investigation of an alleged domestic violence assault involving a household member. The alleged assault occurred while off duty at his residence at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Dorsey was transported to the Huron County Jail and the reports have been forwarded to the law directors, Thornton, Harwood and Weisenberger's Norwalk office for review.
4:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Norwalk police officers responded to the Fisher-Titus Medical Center emergency room early Sunday morning for a victim who had several lacerations on his face. Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton said he and Jared Ferris responded and learned the 50-year-old man had been assaulted by Michael O. Gahagan, 50, in the driveway of 8 Vinewod Drive.
4:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - At 19, Monroeville resident Kayla Beck is already an award-winning cook. Beck, currently a sophomore at Heidelberg University, won first place at the Dam Festival back in June for her Mint Chocolate Cake recipe. That's the one she chose to share with readers.
4:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Army Pvt. Keiffer P. Wilhelm, the local soldier who died Tuesday in Iraq, will be honored later this week. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard. Military Honors will be rendered at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Thursday.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Scott Krichbaum is wrapping up his first term as a Norwalk city councilman. Krichbaum, 37, of 163 Gallup Ave., serves the city's first ward. Krichbaum, a Republican, will face Independent Jim Loughton in November's election.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County is moving closer to having its own child advocacy center. Teresa Alt, Job and Family Services director, updated the county commissioners on the matter Thursday, informing them that the former "Ruffing" property at 57 Christie Ave. has been donated to the Sisters of St. Francis. JFS will eventually work with the sisters and local law enforcement in running the advocacy center, Alt said.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - Ruth and Jerold Earl don't go anywhere on Sundays during the summer they might need to man the North Fairfield Historical Association museum if nobody else is available. You might find the rural North Fairfield couple in the museum any day of the week. Or, you might find them driving to Columbus to hand deliver brochures to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) about the Firelands. State officials distribute the brochures to rest stops and other places throughout the state. That way, people will know about the Firelands, which includes North Fairfield.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Wakeman man who broke into his neighbor's duplex while intoxicated was sentenced Wednesday to one year in prison and fined $250. Michael A. Fitch, 45, of 13A Railroad St., was "too drunk" during the April 15 incident to remember where he lived and entered through his neighbor's window, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. The defendant's blood alcohol content is unknown.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - In 1984, Milan Mayor Robert Bickley was invited to an event honoring famous native son Thomas Edison. The event's location: Yawata, Japan.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Police suspect the older of two brothers-in-law was the triggerman who killed local resident Adonnis Whitehead on July 27, court documents show. Whitehead, 21, of Cheyenne, attended elementary and middle school in Norwalk, Ohio.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
The first seven months of Terry Boose's term as state representative could best be described as a "roller coaster." Boose (R-Norwalk), represents the 58th district, which covers all of Huron County and portions of Lorain and Seneca counties.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - The body of Army Pvt. Keiffer P. Wilhelm, who died Tuesday in Iraq, arrived late Thursday night at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Wilhelm, 19, of Plymouth, died as the result of a non-combat situation the Army is continuing to investigate. Department of Defense officials have said his death was from a gunshot wound related to a "non-combat incident," but declined to provide further details.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
The parents of Daniel B. Wireman received some news Thursday that will give them closure on their son's tragic death. Wireman, 21, of Shiloh, died April 21 after being hit by a CSX train along the Edwards and Lane roads railroad tracks. Investigators initially told the Reflector the victim "had a history of despondency" and his death was the result of a suspected suicide.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Alexandra Fresch radiates excitement when she talks about glass. Listen to her, and you immediately believe her love of and commitment to the glass arts is as strong as glass is breakable. She's spending this summer blowing glass at Cedar Point, getting paid for doing what she loves. And she might get class credit.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Probably sooner rather than later, a female firefighter will be part of the Norwalk Fire Department. The question is, can the department handle it?
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
The outdoor pool at the Ernsthausen Aquatic Center will close a week early this year. Ken Leber, parks and recreation department superintendent, said the pool will normally remain open right up until the start of school, but this year will close on Aug. 16.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Parks and Recreation Director Joe Lindenberger puts a lock on the gate Wednesday afternoon, closing the skate park on St. Mary's Street. Lindenberger said skaters have not been taking care of their park, leaving trash everywhere. "We'll close it for a couple of weeks and see what happens,' Lindenberger said. "The place is a mess. They need to keep better care of their park.'