3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Six of the nine Norwalk businesses checked for compliance of local liquor licenses failed to ask an underage confidential informant for identification Friday. Those businesses were: Austin's Westside Sunoco, 288 W. Main St.; Charlie's Bar, 54 Benedict Ave.; Jo & Ed's Carry Out Inc., 155 Whittlesey Ave.; Mickey Mart, 331 Milan Ave.; Norwalk Beverage Center, 17 St. Mary's St., and Waldo's Bar, 46 Benedict Ave. Six Norwalk police officers and four investigators with the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) made the sweep between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m.
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
On her first day of business, uptown's newest store The Bargain Bin attracted dozens of people, many walking out with purchases. The store is located at 46 E. Main St. Jennifer Saunders opened an on-line overstock business in 2005, but decided to switch to a storefront to get more local business.
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Saturday was a big night of honors at the North American Martial Arts Institute of Norwalk. NAMAI owner John Orndorff was presented with a plaque in honor of his qualifying for his fifth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. With his new level, conferred on him by his trainer, Gerald Hill, Orndorff may now be called master instructor.
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's funny how little things can stick with you and mean so much. For me, it was a futon. It doesn't seem like much, but I can track my daughter's four years at Bowling Green State University through a $120 piece of furniture. This was graduation weekend for the Centers family. Our youngest, Ryan, graduated Friday night from Owens Community College in Toledo. Our middle daughter, Megan, graduated Saturday afternoon from BGSU.
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
I receive a fair number of phone calls and e-mails each month asking about this or that, and each spring I can be certain that most of those calls will deal with one subject groundhogs. A typical call would be "I've got a groundhog digging under my house (barn, outbuilding, etc.) What can I do about it?" Possible answers are always extremely limited. Woodchucks are simultaneously both the smartest and dumbest animal around. They're super smart and wary because for tens of thousands of years every hand, paw, and claw has been raised against them. They've been killed and eaten by cougars, wolves, coyotes, bears, and every Indian kid old enough to hold a bow. It's been survival of the fittest, and the unfit have died en masse, leaving survivors whose caution is practically bred into their genes. The dumb part comes when a young chuck is forced to go walk-about and look for a new home. If he decides to dig under your garage, nothing will stop him. When he gets a location locked in his little pea brain, he's going to dig there. Or else. People have tried everything to send them away. Stink bombs, moth balls down the holes, you name it. They come back. Traps almost never work. I've tried big Hav-A-Hart live traps baited with everything you can imagine, and even covered with grass and straw. Never caught one yet. An old farmer told me that he got rid of his woodchuck problem by purchasing something at a grain elevator or equity that could be put down the hole, then each of their several exits covered and the animals gassed. That might be something to look into. But the one method that really works, at least if you live in the country, is to shoot them. That gets results every time. But even this can be difficult to do.
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
The next Norwalk City Schools superintendent is a familiar face with deep roots in Huron County. Willard City Schools Superintendent Dennis Doughty has accepted the school board's offer for a three-year contract starting Aug. 1. The 1972 St. Paul High School graduate was born in Willard and grew up in Norwalk.
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
As you're probably aware, it'll cost you 44 cents to send a letter beginning today. But if you planned ahead you could have purchased Forever Stamps which are good indefinitely for the First-Class Mail one-ounce letter price. First sold in April 2007, Forever Stamps are designed to ease the transition during price changes so that customers won't need to worry about buying additional postage to mail a letter when the cost of stamps changes.
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Have you seen the movie "The Soloist"? Me neither.
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Reese M. Wineman doesn't know when he became an alcoholic. "It's hard to tell exactly, but I probably drank too much over the years," the Norwalk attorney said.
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
About 200 people made a stready stream to see the unveiling of Kasper Chevrolet Buick's first 2010 Camaro Saturday and two people are coming back today with possible trade-ins to buy the sleek silver model. "Chevy's done a great job of designing this car," said Dennis White, sales manager for the dealership. "They went back to their heritage … a lot of this model is copied from the late '60s."
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County commissioners will meet with the group from Bowling Green State University Tuesday morning to learn the progress of the economic impact an airport at NASA Plum Brook could have on Huron County. "My understanding is they're coming in to talk to us about it, but it won't be the final product," said Commissioner Larry Silcox.
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County has been chosen to receive $32,460 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. These funds have been made through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
ASHLAND - Greenwich resident Courtney Asmondy was named salutatorian at Ashland University during commencement exercises Saturday. Asmondy graduated summa cum laude, Gamma Alpha Kappa, with a bachelor of science in education degree with a major in middle grades education. An Ashbrook scholar, she also earned a bachelor of arts degree with a major in history.
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Greenwich men must post a $20,000 bond before being released from jail on an allegation they broke into a neighbor's mobile home. Donovan A. Wade, 18, and Raymond L. Zickerfosse, 46, both of 3764 E. U.S. 224, are charged with burglary in connection with a May 1 incident at Woodlyn Acres Mobile Home Park. Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said Wade, of lot 97, and Zickerfosse, of lot 100, live in the same complex as the victim.
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORWALK Jobs at the Huron County offices uptown went to the crapper earlier this week. Giant fans were brought in to help dry out the Recorder's office on the first floor and the second floor as a toilet overflowed over the weekend on the second floor in the adult probation department. The recorder's staff stayed open until noon on Monday, but couldn't file any documents because the electricity had to be turned off until the water could be cleaned up, Recorder Karen Fries said. Fries closed the office at noon and the staff went home a few hours later, she said.
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk resident discovered what suspected to be a human knee joint in his garage on Thursday. Mark Shope was returning home from a fishing trip when he discovered the bone on the floor of his garage.
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Sandusky man was arrested in Kentucky and charged with the death of Charlotte Evans, a 32-year-old woman whose body was found burning in Resthaven Wildlife Area in Margaretta Township Monday. Timothy K. Tyree, 50, whose last known address is Venice Road in Sandusky, is being held in the Lechter County Jail in Kentucky. Erie County has filed extradition papers to return him to Erie County to face trial.
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A prominent landmark in North Fairfield is the old Congregational Church on North Main Street. It was built in 1849 and dedicated in 1850. For almost a century it was the Sabbath home of the Congregationalists, until they disbanded in 1946.
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Handwriting is becoming a lost art. How many of you even remember the proper way to write an upper case 'Q'? How many of you still put little curly-cues on the ends of your upper case 'W's' or 'M's?
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - After passing a renewal property tax and losing a bid for an earned-income tax, the Berlin-Milan superintendent said the district will search for further cuts and consider future tax proposals. "Our next step is simply to give it careful consideration," Superintendent David Snook said. "We know we will have to institute some deeper cuts and decide when we will go back to the ballot."
3:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bellevue resident Daniel Nunez was found guilty Thursday of all six counts of voyeurism. The 18-year-old victim sat in court holding hands with her mother as the jury announced its verdict. Both women declined to comment afterward.