2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
For Norwalk High School senior Miriam Fritz, it is time to celebrate the "good ol times." "I lost my marbles" usually carries a negative connotation, but in NHS senior Jeremy Miller's case, it is cause for rejoicing.
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Nick Tessari's cousin drove a tank in Iraq, looking for bombs and trapped wire. Tessari and other Monroeville High School art students had their own experience with a tank this week an authentic World War II Army tank.
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Robert Clasen enjoyed his years as both a student and administrator at Bowling Green so much he donated $150,000 to make a new welcome center at the Firelands campus a reality. "Bowling Green and Firelands were both very important in my development," Clasen said at the dedication ceremony Thursday. "Looking back, I learned so much."
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Alicia Hopkins, a brown-eyed 23-year-old with a rosy smile, sounded like she'd just woken up after a near sleepless night. For years, the Norwalk native has been alternately starving herself and purging, or forcing herself to vomit. Those episodes have taken a toll on the young woman and she admitted to feeling tired Monday. The thought of being curled up in a snugly bed probably sounded appetizing. But Hopkins, who said her father sexually and emotionally abused during her childhood, wasn't going to let him put her dreams to bed.
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - Playhouse Disney Live!, the first live touring stage production featuring favorite characters from four shows in Disney Channel's popular Playhouse Disney program block for preschoolers, is coming to Cleveland next Saturday, March 28. Performances are set for 11:30 a.m., and 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Wolstein Center.
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Council member Joe Gravenhorst suggested the village erect an event board to keep people from inadvertently scheduling two or more events at the same time. "This has been happening more and more," Gravenhorst said during Tuesday's council meeting.
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
The scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz" probably was never picky about what kind of brain he'd receive. But if the man made from straw could get ahold of this brain, he'd be in line way before his fellow travelers could step foot inside the Emerald City.
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
OLENA - The incident happened so fast the tractor-trailer driver said he didn't have time to hit his brakes. Truck driver John Pine was heading north on U.S. 250 about 12:15 p.m. on his way to his hometown of Muscoda, Wis. He said he was "three truck lengths' behind another semi and was hauling steel bars weighing 39,000 pounds to the Wisconsin plant.
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Four Huron County infrastructure projects will move forward with federal stimulus money and County Engineer Joe Kovach holds out hope that more will be funded. "This is good news that some of the money is coming to the county,' Kovach said. "I'm not giving up on the other ones. Hopefully there will be more coming our way in regards to this stimulus package money.'
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Twelve members of the law enforcement community have applied for the vacant New London police chief position. Village council expects to interview the top five candidates next week. The applicants with area connections are: Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Joseph A. Leroux, New London Police Officer Kevin F. VerBurg, former part-time New London Police Officer Kenneth M. Landberg and Perkins Township Police Lt. Adolphus "Al' L. Matthews.
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - A Wakeman driver is accused of having about $1,200 worth of marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon. The two-door 2001 Ford driven by Zachary D. Moomey, 23, of 5571 U.S. 20, was stopped about 1:50 p.m. for following another vehicle too closely on U.S. 20, said Lt. Jim Bryan of the state Highway Patrol. The incident happened east of Wakeman Townline Road near the Lorain County line.
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com WILLARD State investigators are processing the evidence in the March 18 suspected arson at a vacant Ohio 99 home and a possibly related Myrtle Avenue business break-in. "We are still working on the case," state fire marshal spokesman Shane Cartmill said. The Ohio Bureau of Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) processed the scene of a Myrtle Avenue business break-in about one mile away. That incident was reported about 15 minutes before the fire.
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
This year's summer concert season is taking on a different look. The current state of the U.S. economy has had a direct impact on the music industry.
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Everyone knows the housing market is in a huge slump, but both local brokers and the Ohio Association of Realtors (OAR) think a turn-around might be on the way. Scott Myers, a broker with Mike Myers Realty, said the local market has been hurting for more than six months, but low interest rates and the $8,000 tax credit for some homebuyers through the federal stimulus program should start to turn things around.
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard could be hiring some entry-level deputies. That is, if his office receives a COPS grant. The personnel grant would pay for the deputies' entire salaries and benefits for the first three years. After that time frame, the county would be obligated to pick up a minimum of 12 more months of pay for each officer.
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON Lindsey Miles is on her way to Disney World for the first time. She's not, however, a young child who will stare wide-eyed at Mickey Mouse and perhaps cower when the big rodent moves to hug her. Miles is a New London High school senior who, along with 70 of her peers, is about to arrive in Disney World to learn and perform for the theme park's crowds.
2:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
I realize that, as a cook, I've gotten lazy. How do I know? Well, I took my husband to the grocery store recently. I used to be the one who did the grocery shopping; I can remember what fun it was when the kids were little, having them sit in the little front seat of the shopping cart and chatting with them as I shopped.
2:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Eric Ebinger was recently interviewed on Mansfield's talk show, "I Love My Job." The popular local talk show will air at 2 p.m. Sunday. Ebinger was originally scheduled to appear as a special guest of Mike Hocker, the executive director of the Ohio Lincoln Highway Historical Byway, who was the original focus of the show. Unfortunately, Hocker came down with laryngitis and Ebinger became the sole topic.
2:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
A spark from a brush fire Tuesday spread to a neighbor's adjoining yard, burning the northern end of the man's garage, two abandoned trucks and three pine trees. "It came in originally as a house fire. They weren't sure. That's another reason we called for mutual aid," Norwalk Fire Chief Doug Coletta said.
2:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
I obsess with things. Whether it's golf, bass fishing, politics, etc., once I glom onto something, I can't let it go until I wear it out, neglecting friends, family, and my physical and emotional health and well-being until I wind up utterly repulsed by its very mention. One such obsession of mine was eBay. I had, of course, heard of eBay but never ventured to it before early last spring when I was in the market for new golf clubs. I had fallen in love with a brand called Tour Edge that none of the pro shops in the area seemed to carry.
2:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
City council got a look at proposed legislation to buy a portion of the city's water from Northern Ohio Rural Water for the next 40 years at Tuesday's work session. Council will consider the proposal at the next regular meeting on April 7. "Louis Frey in heaven is smiling down on me," said Mayor Sue Lesch, referring to the former mayor's long campaign to provide an alternative source of water for the city. "He was always adamant that this was one of the things we should do."