10:51 PM Jul 25, 2010
PLYMOUTH - A former Willard resident accused of bringing drugs from Michigan died early Sunday morning after hitting a tree in a single-vehicle crash. Tysean S. Winfield, 27, of Shelby, was pronounced dead at the scene of the New Haven Township crash site by Plymouth paramedics. Troopers with the state Highway Patrol said Winfield, the only occupant, was wearing his seatbelt and was heading south on Ohio 61 when he went off the east side and hit a tree.
10:51 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - The city's annual free Concert in the Park series begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday with a performance by Rocking Chair Rangers. The concert series will run every Tuesday, with each concert beginning at 7 p.m. The series will feature a variety of musical styles, including country, classical, bluegrass and German.
10:51 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville High School's top-five students know the future is right around the corner. "High school started slow, but is flying by toward the end," said Nicole Ruffing, ranked first in the class of 2008.
10:51 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - The Berlin Heights Marathon clerk working when a beige lock box containing about $400 was stolen Thursday night remembers seeing the two suspects beforehand. "I have seen the girl over the 10 years I have worked at the Marathon, but I don't know her name. The boy has been in the store with her once or twice that I know of," Linda Catri told Berlin Heights Police Officer Daniel Vladiff.
10:51 PM Jul 25, 2010
JUNE 3, 1916 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 92 years ago:
10:51 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - The Willard Police Department is continuing its 40th annual child safety and drug education program for children ages 5 through 14 throughout the Willard area. "This year we are again including Internet safety materials designed to keep children safe while exploring the world-wide net and chat rooms," Chief Joseph Daniel said. "This is fast becoming a problem that reaches into our homes."
10:51 PM Jul 25, 2010
Paul Gross was walking around in a daze, hardly believing his eyes. As people gathered around the North Foster Street home watching as firefighters did their job, Gross could only stand there and watch with them as fire took away a huge (albeit new) part of his life.
10:51 PM Jul 25, 2010
This Saturday will be our Antique Motorcycle Show on West Main Street in downtown Norwalk from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last year's show featured some outstanding examples of Hill Climbers, Indians, a BMW many more. With cooperation from Mother Nature, we expect another grand showing of old-time bikes.
10:51 PM Jul 25, 2010
Disbarred Norwalk attorney Thomas L. Root said he "can't help the fear" of his looming sentencing on federal convictions for conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion. He may have to wait longer than the original June 13 date; the sentencing has been delayed as the government responds to motions filed about March 31 requesting an acquittal and a new trial. No date has been set.
10:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
A 19-year-old man went to the emergency room Tuesday morning after sustaining groin and forehead injuries while shooting a toy cannon in his apartment. The patient told police he sustained the undisclosed injuries from an explosion after he cut apart a 20-gauge shotgun shell and poured gun powder into the "Civil War cannon,' Norwalk Police Sgt. Dave Lichoff said. After the gunpowder ignited, the device exploded into numerous pieces.
10:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville Local Schools Superintendent Carol Girton has distanced herself from the Monroeville Athletic Boosters treasurer accused of stealing about $21,000 from the organization. Village resident Scott L. Miller, 45, of 175 North St., was released late Monday afternoon from the Huron County Jail on a personal recognizance bond. That means he signed a document saying he promised would come to Norwalk Municipal Court for his June 11 preliminary hearing.
10:48 PM Jul 25, 2010
June 16, 1916 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 92 years ago:
10:48 PM Jul 25, 2010
When Linda Corrick was a single mother with children, the Salvation Army came to her aid. Now, she's returning the favor. If you or your children plan to take advantage of the Norwalk Salvation Army's feeding programs, the West Virginia native will be the cook.
10:48 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Michael Rayber, 39, of Dundee, was charged with speeding and failure to maintain assured clear distance Friday after he hit the rear of the vehicle driven by Steven E. Rister, 35, of Lagrange on Ohio 58 in Lorain County.
10:48 PM Jul 25, 2010
It is sad to see the deception portrayed by the pro-Ohio Lottery add in the paper Friday, May 23. It portrayed a smiling young boy playing (I assume) video games in his room. It went on to say lottery ... provided over $669 million to Ohio schools. 1. By implication it says one of the ways to support our schools is to gamble ... that's a losing bet!
10:48 PM Jul 25, 2010
Toast Norwalk Middle School teacher Mary Cillo for being named local "Teacher of the Year" by her peers. Cillo, in her 31 years as a teacher, simply said "Kids can teach us a lot if we let them." And as a special treat at her presentation, Cillo's brother, Fisher-Titus Medical Center President Pat Martin, also was honored with the "Friendship of Education Award." Roast Huron County health department director Tim Hollinger's suggestion of a county-wide rating system to give "grades" posted at the entrances of restaurants. While having some merit, the grading system could be too subjective to be fair and would only create another posting requirement for the eateries. The difference between an "A" and a "B" could be devastating to the customer base of a restaurant and probably wouldn't have prevented the recent salmonella outbreak at Casa Fiesta. All actual inspection reports, showing major and minor infractions, are published in the Reflector for everyone to see and make their own opinions.
10:48 PM Jul 25, 2010
Now THAT was a great month of May! OK, maybe the weather was a little chilly. And the weekends weren't the best.
10:48 PM Jul 25, 2010
Five suspects were arrested on drug charges Friday when two special response teams used a search warrant in the 4900 block of Plank Road. "During the search, deputies found six handguns and ammunition as well as $10,291 in cash," said Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin, the county's contact person for METRICH, a 10-county drug task force. "There were five people in the residence at the time of the search two females who were questioned and released and three males including the landowner."
10:48 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com SANDUSKY Thousands of people took advantage of NASA Plum Brook's open house over the weekend to tour facilities that are developing the newest technology for America's space program. Visitors also had the chance to meet an Ohio astronaut that returned from a space shuttle mission in March. The line to meet Captain Michael J. Foreman, who performed three space walks between March 11 and 26 as the space shuttle delivered equipment to the international space station, was long. Both children and adults were anxious to meet a man who traveled around the earth 250 times in his latest mission.
10:48 PM Jul 25, 2010
FITCHVILLE - After the initial firestorm of controversy with the news that Freedom Valley Campground would be the state's first all-male campground catering to gays, the new owners were a little concerned about the community's reaction. Their sexual orientation wasn't a big deal in Cleveland, but they had chosen a rural, conservative area and a gay campground in Fitchville was a big change.
10:48 PM Jul 25, 2010
Police arrested two male suspects Friday in connection with a break-in at the former Huron County administration building. Officers set up a surveillance detail at 90 Benedict Ave. because of a recent rash of break-ins there to steal copper pipe and wiring, Norwalk Police Sgt. Dave Lichoff said. Police saw Jeremiah M. Meacham, 19, of 42 Wooster St., and Nicholas L. Wright, 18, of 1 Manahan Ave., enter the building through a broken window at 5:30 carrying a hacksaw and flashlight.