5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Monroeville man who went from Columbus into the village with heroin was sentenced to 22 months in prison Tuesday. Nicholas A. Taylor, 22, of 62 Monroe St., also was fined $500 and had his driver's license suspended for six months. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered the defendant to pay $346 in restitution to the Huron County Sheriff's Office.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Grab your safari hat and get ready for a one-of-a-kind musical jungle adventure with Barney and his friends. The "Barney: Jungle Friends" DVD from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment hit store shelves Tuesday. In this all-new movie, Barney, BJ and Baby Bop laugh, dance and sing through an enchanted rainforest and learn about all of the amazing plants, animals and insects that call the rainforest their home. A targeted audience of children ages 2 to 5 can watch and learn as children play with monkeys, collect butterflies and search for the legendary Higgledy Piggledy Pear Tree in this super-dee-duper tale of friendship and fun. The feature run time is about 50 minutes.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
When you get older, sometimes it's hard to adjust to new things, even if they are an improvement. Take, for example, the new knives I bought over the summer. One of my former students had a summer job selling knives and even though my old knives were OK, I decided to buy some new ones.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Department of Job and Family Services might be needed now more than ever. With the economy struggling and many people out of work, JFS provides sort of a "safety net" for county residents. To better assist Huron Countians, JFS is opening a "satellite" branch called "The Southern Connection" in Willard.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gov. Ted Strickland made a quick stop in Norwalk this morning. Strickland, touring Ohio cities to talk about education, toured Norwalk Custom Order Furniture and then addressed a group of local dignitaries.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Steven J. Rodvold's preliminary hearing Thursday in Norwalk Municipal Court was done in less than a minute. "We waived it in return for discovery,' said Huron County Assistant Public Defender David Longo, who received evidence in the murder case from the state Thursday. "The case was going to be bound over anyway.'
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Alison Lykins touched the arm of her newborn, Clayton, at Fisher-Titus Medical Center on Sept. 11. The roughly 7-pound infant didn't respond. Little Clayton had been born through an emergency C-section and couldn't breath on his own. Doctors got an artificial breathing machine, which kept him alive.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard man is out on bond after police said they seized 13 individually wrapped doses of heroin during a traffic stop Monday. Justin Van Fleet, 25, of 9 Hayes St., was stopped in a red Ford pickup truck he was driving at 12:48 p.m., Willard Police Chief Joe Daniel said. After a detective obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and suspect, officers reported finding the suspect with the heroin and about $500 in cash.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLARKSFIELD TOWNSHIP - The Huron County Sheriff's Office is investigating a break-in at the Ohio 60 home where Keith R. Rodvold was murdered Sept. 17.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council members received a good dose of budget reality at Tuesday night's work session. Diane Eschen, city finance director, told council in her PowerPoint presentation how the budget breaks down and also what the future holds.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Members of Norwalk High School's graduating class of 1969 will celebrate their 40th reunion over Homecoming weekend, Oct. 2, 3 and 4. A pre-game dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Berry's restaurant will kick off a series of five gatherings. Following dinner, the former classmates and their guests will gather at Whitney Field to watch the NHS Homecoming game against Willard. A post-game celebration will be held at the Shamrock Tavern on Hester Street. Reunion plans continue on Oct. 3 at the home of Joe and Jan Turnley, 1 Quail Hollow Road, in Norwalk.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Crystal clear skies have hosted each of the first two Saturdays of The Firelands 200, an eight-week, eight-marathon tribute to the bicentennial of the settling of The Firelands. Saturday, Ebinger begins the historic 26-mile run in Wakeman at 7:45 a.m. He will then follow a series of back roads through Clarksfield and Collins before making a brief stop at Summit Motorsports Park before the final push into Norwalk. He plans to finish at the Firelands Museum around 1 p.m. "These marathons truly showcase the Firelands," Ebinger said after finishing week two in Plymouth. "We have run past the Confederate Cemetery on Johnson's Island, the oldest operating lighthouse in Ohio in Marblehead, the rich soil of the muck in Celeryville and the now famous Niver property in Willard where the 12,000-year-old sloth was recently discovered. And that's just the first two weeks." Ebinger designed each marathon to showcase the history of each area. Historical clubs have hosted special "pit stops" for Ebinger as he runs through each community.
5:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com The Huron County commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to supplement the jail operations budget by $167,000. The jail budget, which was cut drastically to begin the year anyway, has suffered in 2009 from sluggish sales tax and around $50,000 worth of medical bills inherited from the prior administration. Some of those medical bills were late in 2008 and it's not uncommon for those to slip into the next year's budget. Other medical bills from early 2008 that had not yet been paid fell into the "mystery category."
5:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com The H1N1 flu is cause for concern and caution, but not panic, said a New York physician. This particular strain, while very contagious, isn't very lethal, said Dr. Margaret Lewin, the medical director of Cinergy Health. She is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. Seasonal flu causes 30,000 deaths a year. Last year, 600 people died from H1N1 influenza and almost all had compromised immune systems, Lewin said.
5:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
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5:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Investigators recovered 30 firearms in the house shared by murder suspect Steven J. Rodvold and his father, Keith R. Rodvold, 51. Huron County sheriff's deputies and a state crime-scene investigator spent between 14 and 15 hours Thursday and Friday processing 92 N. Ohio 60, New London, for evidence. Capt. Bob McLaughlin, in a search warrant filed Tuesday in Norwalk Municipal Court, said authorities found six spent rounds at the scene and a bullet in the northern interior porch wall.
5:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Open Air Market will be hosting the Norwalk Police Department at 9 a.m. Saturday as officers provide free, state-of-the-art inkless fingerprinting for children. Along with the usual produce, mums, pumpkins, jam, artisan crafts and fair-trade coffee, marketgoers will enjoy live music with local musician Caren Allen. The Open Air Market is held Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon throughout the season on the Green at Saint Paul Episcopal Church, 87 W. Main St., in Uptown Norwalk to benefit the Huron County CAC Food Bank. More information can be found atwww.OpenAirMarket.org.
5:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Open Air Market in Norwalk will host the Norwalk Police Department at 9 a.m. Saturday. Officers will provide state-of-the-art inkless fingerprinting for children for free. Along with the usual produce, mums, pumpkins, jam, artisan crafts, and fair trade coffee, market goers will enjoy live music with local musician Caren Allen. The Open Air Market is held Saturdays throughout the season on the Green at Saint Paul Episcopal Church, 87 W. Main St. in Uptown Norwalk. It runs from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visitwww.OpenAirMarket.org
5:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com FITCHVILLE While some local organizations are scrambling for new members, the membership of the Fitchville Conservation Club "just keeps getting larger," according to club president Wayne Kiser. Kiser said the clubhouse, located at 2623 Jennings Road north of Fitchville, has been renovated inside and out, and lots of exciting programs and events are on the schedule. The club is one of the sponsors of the new archery program in the New London Schools, taught by instructor Dawn Leudy.
5:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Area officials were updated on the feasibility of an airport at the NASA/Plumbrook facility at Tuesday's county commissioners' meeting. Personnel from Bowling Green State University made the presentation. The construction cost alone could be $60 million to $85 million.
5:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, responding to a state lawmaker's request, has scheduled a public hearing in the Norwalk area to allow customers of Verizon Communications Inc. to comment on its proposal to sell its local landline telephone operation to Frontier Communications Corp. The commission plans a hearing at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Ernsthausen Community Center, 100 Republic St., Norwalk. In addition, the commission has scheduled hearings Oct. 6 in Troy and Oct. 7 in Athens.