4:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dwight L. Druckemiller was sporting something extra in addition to his red jail jumpsuit at Monday's hearing - a black eye. The puffy, red skin under his right eyelid wasn't there Thursday as his unrelated trial on felonious assault wrapped up in Huron County Common Pleas Court.
4:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
When seven-year-old Luke Smith of New London learned he was going to Walt Disney World, he, like most children, started keeping track of time: The youngster wanted to know when he was going and how many days until the trip.
3:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Plebe Parent Weekend was amazing we got a behind-the-scenes look at West Point, including a glimpse of just what challenges our son Weston faces. During a cadet's plebe, or freshman, year parents are given one chance to see the barracks, meet the academic and military instructors and get a look at the United States Military Academy that isn't available at any other time. Our other visits to West Point have included official reviews (cadet parades) and briefings, but this was a chance to get an inside look at just what our son faces in his quest for a West Point degree and a commission in the U.S. Army. We were suitably impressed.
3:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
This summer the Norwalk City Schools, in conjunction with the Norwalk Police Department and Main Street Norwalk, will be offering an Internet safety seminar. This seminar illustrates the potential dangers that are present particularly when students use the Internet in unsupervised situations. At this seminar, you will also be instructed on the installation and use of software that will allow you to monitor the Web sites that are accessed by your children. You will also have the capability of blocking offensive Web sites. The seminar will be presented at two different times at Norwalk High School. The first session will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 27. The second session will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 29. There is no charge for the seminar, but the software will be available for purchase.
3:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
A lot of readers aren't going to be taking major vacations this summer. Times are tough and money scarce for many, which means a trip to Myrtle Beach or wherever just isn't going to happen. But outdoor folk and their families still need a little time off, a chance to see something different, have some fun, maybe do a little fishing. And there's a place where you can do all of the above, either on day trips or for a few days in a rental cottage or campground. They call them the Bass Islands and even though they're amazingly close, I'm betting 90 percent of you readers have never been there. South Bass Island is a lovely place, emerald green, surrounded by blue water and rock-ribbed along its shoreline. The island is easily reached by ferry from the tip of Catawba Island or from downtown Port Clinton and it's a busy place with the little town of Put-In-Bay especially lively on weekends. South Bass Island State Park is here with good camping and a nice fishing pier. I like to fish the pier with larger than usual emerald shiners to discourage round gobies and I've caught everything from perch and small walleye to smallmouth bass and channel cats there.
3:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN The trustees at Edison Memorial United Methodist Church, 10 E. Church St., Milan, will be spreading part of the mulch around the church at 6:30 p.m. today. Anyone wanting to help is welcome to. Those attending should bring a rake.
3:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 2009 2nd Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest was sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts (N.A.C.D.) and the N.A.C.D. Auxiliary. The Huron Soil and Water Conservation District administers the local competition in conjunction with its second Grade Arbor Day Program that took place in April. Students were encouraged to follow the N.A.C.D. 2009 Stewardship them "Dig It! The Secrets of Soil." Ruby Ciappa of Sue Suhanic's second-grade class at Western Reserve placed first. She received a first-place ribbon and a Chantiler Pear tree planted in her school yard. She is pictured with the Huron S.W.C.D. District Manager Cary Brickner. Ruby will also receive at plaque at the Huron S.W.C.D. Annual Meeting and Banquet to be held Dec. 3.
3:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Washington, DC With only one day left until the digital television transition, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund (LCCREF) is sending the message that it is not too late for unprepared families to get ready for the DTV transition. Here are a few easy steps to making a successful transition: 1. It's not too late. If you have your converter box coupon, use it today and make sure your box, television and antenna work. 2. If you don't have your converter box coupon yet, apply today by calling (888) DTV-2009 or visitingwww.DTV2009.gov. It typically takes about nine business days to receive your coupons, so you won't receive it in time for Friday's transition. You may want to purchase and install at least one converter box, if possible, to maintain access to critical emergency alerts and news. Certified, local retailers have a plentiful stock of converter boxes.
3:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gaymont Nursing Center's first old-time carnival will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The event originally scheduled for May but rained out. The front lawn of Gaymont will transform into a carnival and the community is invited to enjoy a broad range of activities and food for just 25 cents apiece. "With the economy the way it is, we want to do a community event that doesn't cost much for families," said Sandy Boyd, marketing director.
3:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
The single case of H1N1 flu in Huron County is a 3-year old girl, but health department officials won't release any further information until an assistant county prosecutor decides if they legally can. "Obviously we're going to have to protect that person's identity," said Angie Smith, director of community health/epidemiology.
3:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Visits to 14 countries, life on a ship sailing around the world - Charlie House experienced more in one semester at college than many people do in a lifetime. House, a 2007 graduate of St. Paul High School, attends Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. He spent four months recently at the Semester at Sea program through the University of Virginia.
3:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
City council will consider taking out a six-year option to buy the Home Lumber property for a new fire station and applying for a federal stimulus grant to build a new station at tonight's work session. Mayor Sue Lesch said William Dreyer and Harold Christel, owners of Home Lumber, approached the city about buying the property. The 108 Whittlesey Avenue address of the property makes it an ideal location for a new station, Lesch said.
3:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
The first time my wife Jodie and I stayed in the Poconos, it was late November 2000 and we brought along our 18-month-old daughter. The region isn't the liveliest that time of year, with the weather being too cold for water activities but not cold enough for skiing and other snow-related fun. We spent most of the time in a cabin that included a heart-shaped hot tub, which little Madeline monopolized. Still, we enjoyed our brief stay there and hoped to return some day.
3:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Work on the last segment of Cline Street - from League Street to Spring Street - will begin this week and that area will be closed to through traffic for part of the work and completely closed to all traffic at other times.
3:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
This is a great time for high school seniors. Most have graduated and are preparing to enter the real world. In a few short months most will take off for college to further their education. But as they pack up and leave, what is their mindset? Will they come back? Norwalk City Schools Superintendent Wayne Babcanec posed that question at Sunday's graduation ceremony.
3:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Main Street School Principal Kirk Pavelich will be taking over as the North Royalton Middle School principal about Aug. 1. Pavelich has signed a three-year contract with North Royalton City Schools to be the administrator at a school of about 90 teachers and 1,400 students. The Norwalk school board is expected to act on his resignation during Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting.
3:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Willard City Schools Superintendent Dennis Doughty's resignation became official Monday after a unanimous vote by the school board. His last day is July 31. Monday's meeting marked a time of transition as athletic director Michael Lillo also resigned to become the district's transportation and buildings and grounds director. David Ball, who has taught technology at Willard for 11 years, will continue doing so - for half a day. The other part of the day, he will concentrate on his duties as the new athletic director.
3:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Alex Beres, the new director of the Huron County Development Council, attended the village council meeting Monday to introduce himself and meet council members. He said he is already working with village administrator Shawn Tappel and is looking forward to getting more involved in local matters.
3:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Now that summer is arriving, lemonade stands are starting to sprout on the street corners. And on Saturday, there will be a very special stand at Wakeman Community Park. As a part of National Lemonade Days, sponsored by Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, the Dupon-Houtchings family will be hosting the 6th annual Lemonade Stand in honor and memory of Kylie Maddison Dupon-Houtchings. The stand will open at 10 a.m. and lemonade will be served until 5 p.m., rain or shine. There will be parking available on the street and in the lot behind the park.
3:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Workforce Resources - Did You Know? The unemployment rates are so high! And with that unemployment notice comes so many questions. Where can I look for work in my field? Are there training dollars so I can improve my skills or change careers? What are my options for health care? What are red flags regarding my 401K? How can I prevent foreclosure on my home? What area resources are available?
3:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Biting convict Dwight L. Druckemiller was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for biting the flesh off a Norwalk man's arm during a Feb. 27 drunken melee. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also ordered the defendant to pay about $47,000 in restitution to cover medical bills. Victim Kenneth Mason was in Fisher-Titus Medical Center for three days after being sucker-punched by Druckemiller and then savagely bitten on his upper left arm.