6:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk mother accused of driving drunk with her three children in the vehicle entered "not guilty" pleas to driving under the influence, endangering children and reckless operation. Mimi L. Lee, 32, of 18 Cline St., spoke to Norwalk Municipal Judge John Ridge via closed circuit television Monday morning. She has been jailed since Wednesday's wreck in the 4800 block of Whittlesey Road.
6:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard woman accused of daily driving to Columbus for drugs had her bond revoked following three positive drug tests. Christina M. Perkins, 40, of 549 Kennedy Drive, had "three positive drug screens in 13 days," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand told the court Monday. The prosecutor mentioned Perkins tested positive for opiates during at least one drug test.
6:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man was convicted Monday of providing a 13-year-old girl with cigarettes in exchange for oral sex. Justin K. Loudy, 19, of 64 N. Hester St., pleaded guilty to an amended count of attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He will be sentenced Dec. 8 for the consensual incident that happened at the beginning of June.
6:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Due to higher than expected attendance at previous clinics, the Erie County Health Department has distributed all adult seasonal flu vaccine. The only remaining seasonal flu vaccine is for children ages 6 months through 18 years of age. A walk-in clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, as supplies last, at the health department, 420 Superior St., Sandusky. The cost of the children's vaccine is $10 and cash, Medicaid and Medicare will be accepted.
6:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Accused getaway driver Megan Lillo testified today she told her long-time boyfriend "it was a stupid idea" to rob Kaiser-Wells Pharmacy. Kurtis J. DeWitt is serving 15 years in prison for stealing 499 Oxycontin pills from Kaiser-Wells on April 15 while wearing Lillo's pajama bottoms fashioned into a mask and carrying a knife in his pants. Before the crime, Lillo said her boyfriend kept asking her to drive and then threatened her with a knife after pushing her onto a chair.
6:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
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6:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the next installment in a series of stories provided by Norwalk Economic Development Corporation Director Ellen Heinz, along with Main Street Program Manager Kristie Wert. George and Irma Schild moved their grocery business from Monroeville to Norwalk more than 50 years ago. Today, Schild's IGA is a second-generation family business owned by husband-and-wife team Dave and Marian Schild and can boast being an active part of the Norwalk community ever since 1955.
6:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Park committee member Gayle Harlan on Monday asked village council members why the proper procedure was not followed when Barry Overy was appointed to the committee. Overy had attended the previous meeting and asked to be appointed, a request which council approved. According to village ordinance, the committee makes a recommendation to council on member appointments, and council then takes action.
6:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
The first day of testimony in Megan Lillo's criminal case almost didn't happen Friday. The 22-year-old former Bank Street resident was transported to Fisher-Titus Medical Center between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. with what was reported to be contractions. With her trial supposed to start at 9 a.m., attorneys and Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway hadn't talked about what to do as of 9:15 a.m. The first juror had arrived about 40 minutes earlier.
6:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Two Wakeman women were injured in a traffic accident around 11:30 a.m. today on U.S. 20 just west of the village. Evelyn Edler, 68, was eastbound on U.S. 20 in a 2005 Honda Accord when she went left of center and collided with a westbound tractor trailer being driven by Timothy Elesky, 42, of Parma, according to troopers with the Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol.
6:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
He may be done as a coach and as a television broadcaster, but Mike Gottfried is anything but retired. Along with a couple of radio shows and speaking engagements, Gottfried spends much of his time with Team Focus, an organization he started to help out boys who don't have a father.
6:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk mother charged with endangering children and driving under the influence was scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Norwalk Municipal Court. Mimi L. Lee, 32, of 18 Cline St., was heading south when she went off the right and left sides of Whittlesey Road at 4:08 p.m. Wednesday. Trooper Joe Glascox, of the state Highway Patrol, said Lee's 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe hit a traffic sign and two mailboxes before rolling over onto its right side.
6:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
FREMONT State Highway Patrol troopers have charged a Marblehead man with operating a motor vehicle under the influence (OVI), his sixth lifetime OVI offense. Terrance Wharton, 51 was arrested Saturday after he was involved in a crash. Wharton was driving a 2010 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic north on Townline Road 174 north in Rice Township when he failed to negotiate a curve. He went off the left side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned, causing him to be ejected from the bike. He was taken to Physicians Choice Hospital. Wharton was scheduled to appear Tuesday in Sandusky County Court in Clyde.
6:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com FAIRFIELD Twp. Six candidates are competing for two seats on the Fairfield Township Board of Trustees in the Nov. 3 election. Running are incumbents Larry Coy and Edwin Woodworth, and challengers Edward Eden, Matthew Ott, Tina Patterson and Adam Smith. The winners will join trustee Don Sweeting and fiscal officer Amy Schwanger as elected officials in this township.
6:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com The Fix the Clock Committee has surpassed the halfway point. Huron County Treasurer Kathleen Schaffer, who also is the committee treasurer, said the group has collected around $16,000 so far. Estimates have come in at $25,000 to $30,000 to repair the courthouse clock and get the chimes working once again.
6:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Phoebe Simonds was overcome with emotions. She was thrilled to death about the makeover her house just got from a group of people most of whom she didn't even know. "I think it's just wonderful. I can't believe it ... the flowers in front are just gorgeous," Simonds said Saturday.
6:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Plew has a partner who has a nose for fighting crime. She rides in the very back of a specially converted sport utility vehicle. The seating arrangement is no power trip. You see, Bee is a 5-year-old certified police dog.
6:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
They thought it would never come to this. Several Norwalk city council were solemn Wednesday when asked about the pending layoffs within the police and fire departments.
6:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
What's worse, getting the H1N1 swine flu virus or worrying about getting it? This is the flu season and people are going to get sick. Deciding what kind of flu you have sometimes really doesn't matter.
6:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Murder suspect Steven J. Rodvold is asking to be represented by the public defender. Court papers claiming Rodvold cannot afford to hire his own attorney have been filed through Huron County Common Pleas Court in his behalf. Judge Jim Conway has yet to rule on the request.
6:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com GREENWICH Eight people will vie for four spots on Greenwich Village Council in the November race. Newcomer Steve Bovia, 62, said he has no previous public service "of note." However, the postal worker said he wants to make a difference. "I've always believed if something is bothering you, getting involved is the only way to make an improvement," Bovia said. "I'm tired of government that knows what's best for me instead of one that represents me. The only practical place to begin working toward insuring some form of representation is in my own backyard."