1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
There are many stories about a boy and his dog. Did you hear the local one about the teenager who was reunited with his snake? About a week before Amy Williams' family moved to Georgia, their 2-foot long snake named Taz went missing.
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was an inauspicious start to our trip. We had just headed south on U.S. 250. Our ultimate destination about 600 miles away was Raleigh, N.C., where our older son lives. It was about 7:30 in the morning, a half hour later than we'd hoped to leave. I was just starting to relax in the passenger seat and I was contemplating my breakfast coffee and a doughnut. I took my coffee cup out of the cup holder, and started to lift it to my mouth for that first sip, when the entire cup of coffee splashed out, all over the car floor. Apparently I didn't have the top fastened securely it was a twist top rather than a push-on top for my portable thermos mug and so there I was, coffee stains on my jeans, using tissues to mop up spilled coffee from the floor of the car.
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bellevue swept past Norwalk and Edison Wednesday in a high school wrestling tri-match in Norwalk. The Redmen topped the Truckers 39-21 and Edison 33-30, while Edison beat the Truckers 35-34.
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Willard voters will get another shot at getting help from the Ohio School Facilities Commission to build three new schools. School board members began the process Monday night to put another levy on the May 5 ballot.
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Huron County Common Pleas Court jury found a Lorain man guilty Wednesday of passing counterfeit money at a local McDonald's after a two-day trial. Brent R. Willis, 31, will be sentenced Jan. 27 for possessing criminal tools for the April 19 incident when he used a bogus $100 bill.
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
PHOTO BY GEORGE KOCHANIEC JR./THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS Toni Theisen, center, sings a song in French with senior students Tuesday during a French 4 class at Loveland High School. Theisen has been selected by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages as the 2009 Foreign Language Teacher of the Year. By GARY MASSARO Rocky Mountain News
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Defendant David M. Sherman apparently wanted to defend his relationship with a runaway teenage girl when he was arrested in January 2007 at a Norwalk motel, where he had been staying with her. The Greenwich man told police he would continue contacting the girl, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand said despite there being an active Huron County Common Pleas protection order prohibiting the two from associating. The court re-issued the order Sept. 12 when Sherman was arraigned in the case.
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com Not long after Orville Wright won the coin flip with his brother, Wilbur, on the sands of North Carolina's Kill Devil Hill, two Norwalk brothers had their own visions of flying. Paul and Josh Wilber were in the process of designing and then building what was known then as the "aeroplane" a gawky, unsteady, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants engine-powered air machine that would make a community of fewer than 8,000 part of Ohio aviation history. To put dates in perspective, the Wright Brothers got things off the ground for the first time in 1900 but it was not until 1905 that they managed to turn a glider into a engine-powered aeroplane that flew as far as 24 miles. Paul Wilber, on Oct. 7, 1912, made his maiden flight and shortly thereafter was making flights as far as New London.
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - One convicted embezzler down, one to go. On Tuesday, Scott L. Miller, the former president of the Monroeville Athletic Boosters, was sentenced to 90 days in jail on the work release program for stealing about $20,000 from the organization. He used the money to make his payroll at his construction business and has paid the full amount of restitution. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered him to perform 400 hours of community service and fined him $1,000.
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk resident Kristie A. Wert has been selected as the new Main Street program manager for the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation (NEDC), announced Ken Schafer, president of the NEDC board of directors. The action was made official by a vote of the Main Street Norwalk board of directors on Wednesday after a recommendation to employ Wert by the NEDC's Main Street search committee.
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Water and sewer rates in Norwalk have gone up. Water and sewer bills received in February for January consumption will reflect an increase in rates for consumers using more than 1,000 gallons of water. The water rate for users within Norwalk city limits will increase from $5.70 per thousand to $5.80 per thousand gallons and sewer rate will increase from $5.60 per thousand gallons to $6.60 per thousand gallons.
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
I've written before about my concern for "our' generation's (baby boomers) place in history. Our parents were part of "The Greatest Generation.' In what kind of regard will our kids hold us?
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - The Blue Ribbon Arson Reward Committee is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification of the person(s) responsible for a Nov. 23 arson at Progress Plastics Products. Eight fire departments responded to the 420 Monroe St. business. The nine-alarm fire started at 3:49 a.m. in the manufacturing company's warehouse.
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
GALION - The Norwalk boys' swimming team slipped past Galion 48-46 Tuesday in Northern Ohio League play. The Lady Tigers topped the Lady Truckers 54-40.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Janesville Acoustics laid off 91 full-time employees Monday. Plant manager Gary Eddy said the decision was made by seniority and the employees were notified in the second or third week of December. There was no information on the longest tenure of any of the workers.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Scott L. Miller, the former president of the Monroeville Athletic Boosters, was sentenced this morning to 90 days in jail and fined $1,000 for stealing about $20,000 from the school organization. What was most troubling for Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler was that Miller contended he borrowed the money to make his payroll at his construction business and didn't pay any of it back. Leffler said it's difficult for charities to get money and that makes what Miller did over several years a more serious crime.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk street department worker is accused of hiding his son, who was wanted on warrants, from police at several area hotels. Michael J. Canterbury, 54, of 4616 Whittlesey Road, is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Municipal Court today on a charge of obstruction of justice in connection with a Nov. 21 incident. If he waives his right to the preliminary hearing, his case will be transferred to Huron County Common Pleas Court for a possible grand jury indictment.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS State Representative Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) was sworn in Monday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. "I am really looking forward to representing the 58th House District in the Statehouse," Boose said. "We are facing challenging times and this district, in particular, has been hard hit economically. I am glad for the support I've received from so many people in the district because I will need the cooperation from many people to successfully bring us out of the economic slump." Boose earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Bowling Green State University and a master's degree in business administration from Texas Tech University. He served as Huron County Commissioner and was also a member of the Private Industry Council, Farmland Preservation Committee and Data Processing Board. In addition, Boose served as president of the Solid Waste District, and he is an active member of The Ohio State University LEAD Alumni Association, the Huron County Farm Bureau and the County Commissioners Association of Ohio. He is married with four children.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Erie Community Federal Credit Union, the Sandusky office of the FBI, and the city of Huron are offering a reward for any information in regard to the armed bank robbery of the Erie Community Federal Credit Union on Nov. 25. To be eligible for the reward, this information must lead to the arrest of the individuals responsible.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
David H. Battles, who served under three Huron County sheriffs as a special deputy, was appointed to be the new county jail administrator Monday. Battles, 63, became a deputy July 5, 1970 under Sheriff John Borgia. He was a road deputy under Borgia, Tom Dunlap and Richard Sutherland.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
The timing was perfect. The finished product was even better. Ashley and Fred Leber, of Norwalk, became the proud parents of Norwalk's first baby of 2009 when little Emmie Jane was born at 11:01 a.m. Saturday.