5:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN Ten young women will vie for the Miss Melon Festival title Saturday during the village's annual Labor Day weekend festival. Here is a brief bio of each: Addison Spriggs is the daughter of Steve and Nicole Spriggs and the sister of Matthew, McKenzie and Alec. Her school activities include Soccer-captain, Key Club-president, Cheerleading, choir, show choir, French Club-secretary, Student Council, French Honor Society, National Honor Society-secretary, Enlightening, Peer Tutor and Thespian. Her hobbies include reading, sleeping, watching movies and spending time with family and friends. Spriggs participates in Buckeye Girls State, Camp Good Grief, Church Youth Group and works for the Norwalk Park and Rec as a dance and gymnastics instructor. In the future, she is hoping to go to a prestigious university to major in a medical or science field. She wants to be the Melon Festival Queen to "represent Milan in all the other festivals around the state and show how much Milan has to offer." Brittany Moyer is the daughter of Dave and Diane Moyer and the sister of Molly, 23, and Marc, 20. Her school activities include Volleyball, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Key Club and Spanish Club. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, shopping, reading and playing volleyball. She serves as an Alter server for St. Anthony's Church in Milan and baby-sits for 21-month-old twins Connor and Morgan. She plans to attend Firelands Community College to study Respiratory Therapy.
5:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com WAKEMAN Robert Tite seems to know everyone in the village. The 57-year-old owner of Wakeman Hardware & Supplies is quick with a smile and handshake to whomever comes by his West Main Street business. Don Harris, who lives on Chenango Road across from the 1970 Wellington High School graduate, has said "Bob Tite and Mike Tinney are the nicest people I've ever seen."
5:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Commissioners will begin advertising Friday for a new employee at the Huron County Dog Warden's office. "This is actually replacing an employee who resigned," dog warden Bill Duncan said. "It's just replacing a vacancy."
5:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Kelly Morman has taken volunteering to more than the next level. The 2007 Monroeville High School graduate and current Ohio Northern University student, is truly one-of-a-kind.
5:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Norwalk man was sentenced Wednesday to four months in the Huron County Jail for breaking into a Woodlawn Avenue auto dealership. Jason H. Turner, 29, of 138 E. Main St., Apt. B, also was fined $250 as part of his three years of probation. "I think there are warrants from other places," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said, referring to probation violations and contempt of court charges.
5:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com If you want to solicit door-to-door in Norwalk, you need to get a permit from city hall first. Norwalk Safety-Service Director Dale Sheppard encourages residents to call the Norwalk Police Department if solicitors can't produce their solicitation permits. Each permit, which comes with a picture ID, costs $18 per person. "They should be wearing theirs and if they're not, they should present them if anybody asks for them," Sheppard said.
5:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
A former Norwalk man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for firing one shot near a neighbor's property March 7. Justin Richmond, 19, most recently of Sandusky, pleaded guilty July 24 to having weapons while under disability. In exchange, the state agreed to dismiss felony counts of felonious assault and improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation.
5:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
MAC football enters its 63rd season of competition tonight and will hold its 13th championship game in 2009. Four games are on tap tonight, including Bowling Green hosting Troy and Kent State hosting Coastal Carolina.
5:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
I had the pleasure of attending last week's meeting among county commissioners and elected officials regarding Huron County's money woes. Theirs is a job I do not envy.
5:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Journal of the American Medical Association has reported that 90 percent of all suicides occur during or following a depressive episode. Awareness, education, and treatment are the keys to suicide prevention. The stigma associated with mental illnesses can prevent people from getting help. Your willingness to talk about depression and suicide with a friend, family member, or co-worker can be the first step in getting help and preventing suicide.
5:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Country music fans and judges in New York apparently adored Norwalk's Jamestown Tuesday night. The singing and guitar playing duo of Norwalk husband and wife Dave and Jill James won the New York state championship of the Colgate Country Showdown at the state fair's Mohegan Sun Grandstand.
5:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Foundry is scheduled to be demolished in the next few weeks. The foundry has was abandoned years ago by its owners following its closure.
5:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
After much discussion Tuesday night, Norwalk city council voted to table legislation regarding the purchase of 22 acres on the city's north side. The ultimate purpose of the land is to house a number of soccer fields.
5:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Willard Police Officer Joshua M. Dorsey was convicted Tuesday of a disorderly conduct charge in exchange for two counts of domestic violence being dismissed. Dorsey, 27, of 127 Crestwood Drive, Willard, was accused of holding a knife to his live-in girlfriend's throat and kicking in her in the stomach. He was charged with two counts of domestic violence in connection with the Aug. 6 incident and ordered by Chief Joe Daniel to turn in his department firearms or weapons. The chief, in an Aug. 7 letter to Dorsey, also prohibited him from performing "the duties and responsibilities of a Willard police officer" and restricted him to "non-police officer duties," such as being a dispatcher.
5:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tragedy 3,000 miles away hit home to a Norwalk family. Arnie Quinones, nephew of Jim McClain, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Norwalk, was one of the firemen killed Sunday night in California wildfires.
5:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk woman is home after she sustained a broken nose and a fractured left cheek following a horse-related incident at the family farm Sunday. A LifeFlight helicopter transported Marilyn Ellis, 51, of 1326 W. Washington Road, to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center after the incident between 4:30 and 5 p.m. She came home about 7 p.m. Monday.
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE In the spring, the Monroeville Junior High student council sponsored a pet walk for the Humane Society. The students collected donations for how many minutes they walked. Students lined up outside of Monroeville High School to walk their pets throughout Monroeville. The students earned over $200 dollars and even designed shirts for the special event. The council is hoping that with the donations they collected, the Humane Society can continue to protect dogs, cats and other animals at home and worldwide. The students hope their donation will be used to stop animal cruelty inflicted by individuals and institutions, to rescue and shelter animals during times of disaster, and so much more.
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEPT. 5, 1975 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 34 years ago: Pickets were 'encircling' car as teach hit Pickets were 'encircling" the car that was crossing the EHOVE teacher's picket line when teacher John Norquest was hit Thursday, the Erie County Sheriff's office reported today.
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
ANSTED, Mich. The 101st consecutive reunion of the descendants of John and Sarah (Wilcox) Rockwell was held in Ansted, Mich. on Aug. 23. Hosts for the event were Basil Rockwell, David and Mary Ann Rockwell, Tim and Janice Turnwald, and Pat and Joanne Harris. The 40 family members in attendance came from Lebanon, Ky.; Norwalk; Adrian, Ypsilanti, Addison, Clinton, Ansted and Tecumseh, Mich. The next reunion will be in Norwalk on Aug. 22, 2010.
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON The Ohio Watercolor Society is sponsoring a seminar entitled "Stretching Boundaries for Creative People VII" to be held April 21 to 24, 2010 at The Lodge at Sawmill Creek, 400 Sawmill Creek, Huron. Presenters include: Betsy Dillard Stroud (experimental art); Dale Laitinen (concept and design); Sandi D'Allessandro (experimental expressionism); Stephanie Rayner (printmaking and monotype); Joan Ashley Rothermel (color, line and shape); Donna Zagotta (simplified figurative forms); Monita Mohoney (marbling); and Nancy Richards Davis (encaustic).
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Effective Sept. 8, the day after Labor Day, the Huron County Title branch office in Willard will have new hours to serve the public. The title office will serve the public from the Willard desk from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, closing from 11 a.m. to noon.