10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - A woman sat on the ground sobbing while another woman kneeled down and comforted her. Streams of water trickled down the gravel driveway from the fire trucks toward the gutted house and the rear of the property. About 100 feet away from the women, firefighters steadied a large yellow hose as another firefighter doused the interior of 5507 E. U.S. 20 to put out hot spots. Smoke poured from the charred skeleton of the back of the home that overlooks the Vermilion River.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
U.S. 250 will have intermittent single lane closures until fall 2009 during a railroad grade separation project. The closures on U.S. 250, just south of Townline Road 12, will be for short periods of time as Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) crews mobilize heavy hauling equipment. ODOT doesn't expect there to be major impacts to traffic, but motorists are reminded to use caution when approaching the construction work zone.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
All over the United States, members of the American Rose Society (ARS) are available for presentations about rose-growing. One of their members, Anita Solarz of the Cleveland area, presented a wonderful program about roses at the recent meeting of the Huron County Master Gardeners. Besides giving information about garden conditions necessary for growing roses, Solarz gave a few rules about pruning roses. The first step is to cut off all damaged, spindly and diseased canes and those canes that rub against each other. Do this any time.
9:59 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - You might have daydreamed through a discussion of "The Crucible' during your high school American Literature class. That's O.K.; you have another, even better chance to fully grasp the dramatic power of playwright Arthur Miller's riveting play about the Salem Witchcraft trials.
9:59 PM Jul 25, 2010
Most 13-year-olds probably have never even heard of Azerbaijan, let alone know its location. Ask Norwalk Catholic School eighth-grader Jacob Caprara, and he'll tell you the country is in Asia.
9:59 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAYCROSS, Ga. - A group of children ages 8 to 10 apparently were mad at their teacher because she had scolded one of them for standing on a chair, authorities say. That led the third-graders, as many as nine boys and girls, to plot an attack on the teacher at Center Elementary School in south Georgia.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Lori Leis, co-owner of Leis Furniture in Monroeville, said Tuesday the business has no intention of closing down or leaving the village. "We plan on staying because this is where we obviously want to be,' Leis said. She runs the business with her father, Leroy, and her sister, Kara.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mayor Sue Lesch gave Norwalk Council news it didn't want to hear Tuesday night - Rick Brown, superintendent of both the city's water treatment department and wastewater treatment department, is retiring on May 31. "Rick is exceptional. He will be missed,' the mayor said, adding he has worked for the city for more than 30 years. She said Brown holds six certifications to do his job so it might not be easy to find a replacement. Lesch said most cities don't have one person to handle both departments, but the city will advertise the position both internally and for applicants not currently working for Norwalk.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
A New London woman accused of neglecting multiple animals is going to trial May 9 in Norwalk Municipal Court. Donna Dennis, 41, of 1056 Ohio 60, faces four counts of cruelty to animals. Investigators found a slew of dead and neglected animals at her home when they used a search warrant Feb. 19. Authorities took custody of four dogs two days later because they were considered to be in the worst shape.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - The Wakeman Police Department has installed an in-car digital video system into one of its cruisers using a $5,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Criminal Justice Services. "The village has to add 10 percent to that," Chief Tim Hunker said.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway sentenced two men to a community-based correctional facility for two separate crimes this week. Both Collins E. Lindsey, 18, of Sandusky, and Carlos Contreras, 28, of 82 N. Foster St., were sentenced to a prison focusing on substance abuse counseling and education for their unrelated crimes as part of their three years of probation. They also were fined $250 each.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Joseph Conway, who has been fighting a brain tumor for almost half his young life, is being honored by The Cleveland Clinic for the spirit and bravery he has displayed throughout his illness. Conway, 8, a third-grader at Norwalk Catholic School (NCS), will receive a Courage Award at the black-tie HeartThrob Ball on Saturday at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland. The son of Dave and Wanda Conway will receive a trophy and even gets to bring his best friend, Aaron Smith, to join his family at the event. Conway's grandparents, William and Nancy Conway and Sherry Laing, all of Norwalk, are going to the event. His sister Emily, 10, also will attend. One drawback, in his mind - Conway has to wear a tux.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Three Norwalk High seniors planted 267 pinwheels at Fisher-Titus Medical Center this morning as a visual reminder of the problem of child abuse in the county. Michele Szilagy, Flora Watson and Rob Johnson chose Pinwheels for Prevention as their senior service project. April is child abuse prevention month.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
MANSFIELD - Dave Williamson, former South Central superintendent and current Madison Local superintendent in Mansfield, was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday after being arrested for two counts of sexual imposition on school property. According to the Mansfield News Journal, Williamson is in his third year as superintendent in Mansfield and was arrested Wednesday afternoon, but was not in jail Wednesday night.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
APRIL 1, 1960 The following stories appeared in the Norwalk Reflector 48 years ago today: Recreation Round-Up takes place tomorrow
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
April 3, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 36 years ago:
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APRIL 2, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 26 years ago: Health board may vote on digester resolution A Huron County Health Board member plans to ask the board to take action to prevent Leon Riley from bringing liquid industrial wastes into Huron County for disposal.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tom Carabin was sad when he heard Norwalk's Shoestring Players was disbanding; it would mean someone was going to miss out on a valuable learning experience. As a member during the 50s and 60s, Carabin not only honed his acting skills; he learned how to better work with people, present himself in front of others and communicate.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Residents could contribute to a new school building and receive a break from taxes under a parent's proposal. Elise Horner told the school board Monday it might be a good idea to form a Web site through which people could donate money toward a new building. The Web site might include information about the school district's needs and provide a link for donations, Horner said. "This way it's also a tax deduction," Horner said. "People are always looking for tax write-offs.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Allen Cindrak, 23, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., was charged with failure to follow the rules for starting and backing Monday in the Ohio 4 collision with the vehicle driven by Gail L. Pullano, 53, of Sandusky.
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
When I think about scouting, I think about all of the skills that each one of these boys in Scouts and I get from the program. It is quite amazing to see a scout grow. I have looked back to see myself grow from the rank of Tiger, achieve arrow of light, the highest ranking in Cub Scouts, start Boy Scouts and gain the ranking of Life Scout. When people talk about Eagle Scouts and say that it is a very honorable, prestigious rank, they are telling the truth. The percentage of Scouts that make it to the rank of Eagle is extremely low.