10:28 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Tony J. Moore, Jr., 29, Northwood; open container; conviction date: Apr. 15; fine, $30; costs, $50.
10:28 PM Jul 25, 2010
MAY 6, 1959 The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on this date 49 years ago:
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More than 150 firefighters from across northern Ohio spent six hours in the rain and mud Saturday tearing apart dozens of vehicles as training for heavy equipment rescue extrication. One man even came from Pennsylvania to be both a teacher and a student..
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
MAUMEE Annette Orth and Tyler Lauber, both of Maumee, have announced their engagement. The bride-elect, daughter of Jim and Debbie Orth of Norwalk, is a 2002 graduate of Norwalk High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Toledo. She teaches seventh and eighth grades at St. Rose School, Perrysburg. The groom, son of Ron and Marcy Feeney of Defiance and Arin Lauber of Wauseon, is a 2003 graduate of Tinora High School in Defiance and a 2007 graduate of University of Toledo. He is a VOSE teacher at Four County Career Center in Archbold. They met at the University of Toledo in the spring of 2004 in a co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
The 82nd Airborne Division has returned to Fort Bragg, N.C. after serving two years in Iraq and Afghanistan. This Division has been America's No. 1 fighting unit since World War II. There are more than 100 chapters across American and 30,000 active members. Chapters hold regular meetings, picnics, dinner-dances, mini-reunions, a national convention, march in local parades and a special school program about World War II for history classes. Chapters feature veterans from the 11th, 13th, 17th, 82nd, 101st, and today's Special Forces. There are more than 80,000 veterans eligible in the U.S.
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
A woman who works in another Norwalk food service establishment and got sick after eating at Casa Fiesta last month, missed a week-and-a-half of work and plans on a lawsuit against the restaurant. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous because she is a food service worker, ate at the restaurant April 25. She originally thought she had the flu, but went to Fisher-Titus Medical Center on April 29 because she was dehydrated. The hospital confirmed she had Salmonella poisoning.
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
An electrical problem was the cause of a Grand Avenue fire early this morning that resulted in about $25,000 in damages. "I think it was a ceiling fan or light,' Norwalk Fire Chief Doug Coletta said.
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's a magic time of year for Huron County anglers who love their Lake Erie smallmouth fishing. Water temperatures usually reach 55 degrees sometime in May, and that temperature sends these bronze colored, red-eyed, hard-fighting, high-leaping gamesters into shallow water for their yearly spawning ritual. Fishing this spring will be just for fun, since the Division of Wildlife has a closed season on smallies from May 1 through June 29. That's no problem for most anglers since these bass aren't that great on the table anyway. But they are indeed fun to catch, and then release. See one doing a hula dance against a Lake Erie sunrise, and it's easy to become an addict. Smallmouths are caught the length and breadth of Lake Erie, and they can be had as easily off Toledo as Conneaut, but there's no question that the western basin with its multiple islands, reefs, rocky shoals, and riprap shorelines are the peak spot for a day of pure pleasure. And there are several ways to enjoy that day, again depending heavily on water temperature. If bass are still pre-spawn with water temperatures hovering around 50, a classic tactic is to drift and cast. Find yourself a good section of rocky shoreline, move out into 20-foot depths and start casting anything from chartreuse tube jigs to twistertail jigs in black or brown, bumping them slowly along the bottom. If nothing turns up, move into 15 feet, and drift some more, then 10 feet. You should find them eventually, then it's just a matter of holding to that depth and having great fun fighting it out with fish that might reach 4 pounds plus. When temperatures reach that vital 55 degrees, bass move in close to shore, some into just 3 to 4 feet of water, more into depths of 5 to 8 feet, and fan out nests in rocky areas, gravel, on reefs, riprap shorelines, and other areas holding a good mix of rock and silt.
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
MAY 9, 1908 The top stories in The Evening Herald on this date 100 years ago: New factory in operation Norwalk's newest industry, the excelsior factory started by Owen Daugherty in the wooden structures at the end of West Water Street, is now in operation with four machines and fair, when in ample running order, to rank as one of the city's prosperous industries.
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Two state Highway Patrol troopers have now lost their jobs over a prank involving what looked like a Ku Klux Klan outfit. A patrol spokesman announced Monday that Craig Franklin and Eric Wlodarsky of the Sandusky post were terminated. Lt. Tony Bradshaw also says there was just cause for discipline.
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The Huron County Department of Job & Family Services will be implementing a new telecommunications system Monday. The new phone system, complete with the ability to record incoming and outgoing phone calls, will enhance services provided to the community by quickly moving customer calls through a directory to the right department, Director Lowell Etzler said.
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
The new Snyder/White Heart & Vascular Center was officially dedicated Tuesday afternoon before a crowd of about 150 people. Both Alice White Rau and her brother, Dudley A. White Jr., were on hand to explain their $1 million donation to the project in honor of their parents, Dudley A. and Alice Snyder White, and their grandparents, Reginald C. and Alice Mack Snyder.
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
Plans continue for growth at Norwalk Commons as developer David Conwill started annexation proceedings for the site of the old Batesville Casket Company on U.S. 250 from the township into the city. He also plans to add townhome apartments available for rent by September. Mayor Sue Lesch explained that many annexations come into the city as residential zoning, but the rest of Norwalk Commons is zoned for manufacturing and business. Planning Commission members attended to hold a hearing on the annexation and zoning change and had no objections. Conwill is asking for 4.2 acres be annexed into the city.
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Bellevue man convicted of a church break-in was sentenced Monday to up to six months in a community-based corrections facility after admitting to violating his probation twice. On Jan. 17, Benjamin T. Dorsey, 19, of 215 Wood St., was sentenced to three years of probation and was fined $500 for breaking into the Bellevue Revival Center on Oct. 5. He along with Bellevue co-defendants Anthony R. Dodson III, 19, of 118 Belle Ave., and Dylan J. Natole, 19, of 7135 County Road 175, removed an air conditioning unit and stole two guitars, prosecutors said.
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville Junior High School TEAM teachers have instigated a new program to help their students achieve success and also become responsible, active members of the community. The students are divided into small groups known as "STARS," an acronym for: Students Together Achieving Responsibility and Success. There is an emphasis on community service. Their first big project will took place Saturday, when about 50 students landscaped around Monroeville Local Schools. When a student earns 50 community service hours, the youngster will receive a T-shirt, courtesy of Scott Miller of Miller Building and Remodeling.
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
I am writing this letter to the editor at the John Birch Society meeting at Maw's Place in Avery. I currently hold the office of assistant chapter leader and also belong to the Birch Society's Life Membership Council. I also have an officers commission from the office of Secretary from the Navy, James Forestal.
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
I read your article on Matt Barrett resigning. May I just say this: I know Matt. He is a good man and would never intentionally do the things they are accusing him of doing. He has always been one to try and help others. I think he would have been a good leader. Fred Meyer
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WAKEMAN - Bob Matus' work involves several different jobs, all rolled into one career. But people won't hear any whining from Matus, the owner and multi-tasker at Matus Winery in rural Wakeman.
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WILLARD - The Willard Police Department is investigating the theft of about $1,900 in cash after a robbery Friday night. An attendant at Willard Marathon & Car Wash, 110 W. Walton Ave., reported the incident about 10 p.m. "The suspect is alleged to have threatened the clerk by stating that he had a gun, although no weapon was seen," Chief Joe Daniel said in a prepared statement. "The suspect left the area running on foot."
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS (AP) - The political battle over whether Attorney General Marc Dann should leave office has taken on the feel of a standoff. Dann, 46, holed up in his outpost in Youngstown refusing to surrender to demands by an army of Democratic leaders who said fallout from an admitted affair and a sexual harassment scandal at his office have made it impossible for him to do an effective job for Ohioans.
10:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
Twilight Gardens Labelle shared her gift of oral reading. Her loyal followers greatly enjoy her weekly readings and always anticipate what will happen in each week's installment.