10:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Bryan K. Rogers, 36, 16 1/2 W. Main St., Wakeman; no dog license; conviction date: Mar. 25; fine, $30; costs, $50. Michelle Jones, 36, 110 W. Emerald St., Willard; no dog license; conviction date: Mar. 31; fine, $30; costs, $50. Thomas R. Bennett, 21, 19 Cooper St., Wakeman; dangerous dog; conviction date: Mar. 31; fine, $100; costs, $60; jail, 30 days, 30 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall show proof within 14 days that the dog has been euthanized or that the defendant has a locked topped pen for the dog and $100,000 liability insurance covering the dog; defendant shall pay dine and cost within 60 days.
10:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man faces multiple misdemeanor charges on allegations he failed to stop for a state trooper and then struggled with officers Saturday. Seth Cochran, 25, of 184 W. Main St., is accused of driving away from the state Highway Patrol when ordered to stop while driving recklessly on Main Street, Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara said. After the driver stopped, he reportedly refused to leave his 1991 two-door Chevrolet car and struggled with troopers, who later found a marijuana pipe in the center console, O'Hara said.
10:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Sometime around the end of February, a dog infected with parvo came into the Huron County dog pound and despite daily disaffection about 20 dogs have had to be put down since then. Bill Duncan, dog warden, told county commissioners Tuesday the problem is the poor condition of the kennel's floors and walls. Parvo is a very aggressive and easily communicable disease that causes death without treatment, which Duncan said is expensive. According towww.workingdogs.com, dogs with parvo that don't get treatment die of dehydration and only about 50 percent of dogs survive with treatment. Even with treatment, dogs with parvo should be kept completely separate from all other dogs for at least a month, the Web site said. Duncan said the incubation period for parvo is five to seven days.
10:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Tracy Haynes, 190 N. Ridge St., Monroeville; two counts of failure to file Monroeville city income tax; conviction date: Mar. 24; fine, $100; costs, $100; defendant shall pay fines and costs within 30 days.
10:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Village council finalized an ordinance Monday to submit a request for a three-mill, five-year operating levy to the county auditor, who will determine how much money it will generate. Once council receives that information, steps will be taken to put it on the November ballot. Clerk Jonna Rowland said if passed, the levy should bring in around $90,000 a year.
10:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Senior Health Fair, sponsored by businesses from local communities and Senior Enrichment Services, will take place at the following locations: Willard Enrichment Center, 315 E. Tiffin St., Willard, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday.
10:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
The National Weather Bureau is once again offering the free Skywarn training program for area residents. The course will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Department of Job & Family Services. This program trains residents to watch for funnel clouds and tornado conditions.
10:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Sandusky State Trooper Eric Wlodarsky, involved in a KKK prank, said he is not a racist, but admitted he was "counseled previously for racial gestures or slurs." Wlodarsky used a cell phone camera to snap a photo of Trooper Craig Franklin wearing KKK-like garb while both were on duty at the post Jan. 20 just one day before Martin Luther King Day. Wlodarsky then forwarded the photo to Sgt. Jason Demuth of the Norwalk post.
10:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Willard City Schools students could be studying in three new buildings by the 2011-2012 school year. School officials, after three community meetings to get input from residents, have decided the district should take advantage of state money offered to the district by constructing three new buildings a new elementary school, housing pre-k through second-grade students, a new middle level school housing third- through sixth-grade students and a new middle/high school housing seventh- through 12th graders.
10:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
HURON - A benefit recently for Drew and Susan Gundlach got a surprise visitor - Kevin Shaffer, starting right tackle for the Browns. Drew has throat cancer and Susan is now staying at a long-term care facility after breaking both of her legs in an accident. A community effort between the Browns Backers, chapter 421, and many local businesses, the benefit raised almost $10,000 to help the couple.
10:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
April 15, 1922 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 86 years ago:
10:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
Pretty soon, John Byrne won't have any other comics character left to write, draw or ink. Considering he has handled everything from "Alpha Flight' to "Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch,' you shouldn't be surprised the comics legend will be playing in Gene Roddenberry's universe.
10:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD POLICE The Willard Police Department blotter covering March 31 through April 6 had the following highlights:
10:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk School Board is considering making bowling a varsity sport at Norwalk High School. I would encourage the board members, Rob Ludwig, Janet Broz, John Lendrum, Mike Grose and Scott Truxell to vote for this measure. Per United States Bowling Congress, 60 to 90 percent of students who participate in high school bowling do not compete in any other sports. Many studies have shown that students who participate in extracurricular activities are much more likely to attain higher grades and they have lower drop-out rates than students who do not participate in any extracurricular activities.
10:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
A follow-up to Mr. Richard J. Rees's letter of April 8: There are more of us out here who think as he does. We need to see the politicians for who they really are. In the past I thought at least some of them were good people who ran for elected office because they loved and wanted to better our country, but have come to the conclusion almost all of them run for two reasons: 1. to enrich themselves (do you know any who are poor?) 2. Power, pure and simple.
10:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk City Schools Superintendent Wayne Babcanec remembers the day when he used to take visitors through Norwalk on a tour of the schools. They were looking for a place to move and he was trying to sell the town and the school system.
10:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
Photo captions Atwood Lake, Atwood Lake Resort and Zoar Village It might be a tough summer for local fishermen. Gas is predicted to hit $4 a gallon, and that's going to just about eliminate chances for most of us to head for South Dakota, Santee Cooper, or the Texas coast. It'll be close to home or not at all, and if that's your situation, I've a recommendation head for Atwood Lake in southeast Ohio. Atwood is a 12,549-acre lake not far east of New Philadelphia and just off Ohio 212. It belongs to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, a lake that was once upon a time mediocre for fishing of any kind. But in the last 10 years or so it's improved tremendously and now is one of the top saugeye waters in the state, thanks to repeated stocking by the Division of Wildlife. I'm just back from Atwood, staying as I usually do at the newly renovated Atwood Lake Resort there. The resort has everything from indoor and outdoor pools to a good restaurant, bar, golf course and more. But there are also cottages here and a nice campground. The lake has two marinas with rental boats and launch ramps, and when I go it's usually to fish for saugeye. There are several ways to do it in spring and early summer.
10:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
First Presbyterian Church members celebrated their Habitat for Humanity mission Sunday with a sunny groundbreaking ceremony at 3 Fuller Drive in Norwalk. First Presbyterian began in spring 2007 to take member pledges, and with matching funds from an anonymous church member, the money needed for the Habitat Build was raised by summer's end. Many members and supporters joined Sunday for the first breaking of ground.
10:08 PM Jul 25, 2010
The local Girl Scouts are hosting My Gal and Me Luau for Girls Scouts and a significant woman in their life such as a mother, grandmother, aunt, sister or friend from 1 to 3 p.m. May 4 at the Bronson Norwalk Conservation Club, 295 Townline Road 151, Norwalk. The cost is $15 per couple and $5 for each additional Girl Scout or woman. RSVP to Rita Hyre, 57 E. League St., Norwalk, 44857, or call (419) 663-4517 by April 30.
10:07 PM Jul 25, 2010
April 14, 1922 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 86 years ago:
10:07 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE n Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 4:35 p.m. Friday at 24 Bouscay Ave. Returned to station at 4:49.