9:51 PM Jul 25, 2010
n St. Mary/St. Anthony The blessing of Easter food will take place at 1 p.m. today at St. Anthony.
9:51 PM Jul 25, 2010
n Berlin Heights resident Dr. Rachel Wlodarsky has been promoted to associate professor of education at Ashland University following the action of the AU Board of Trustees. The promotion will take effect on July 1, the beginning of the institution's 2008-2009 academic year. Wlodarsky joined AU as director of academic advising in 2001 and moved to the faculty in 2003 after earning her Ph.D. in urban education with a specialization in educational administration from Cleveland State University.
9:51 PM Jul 25, 2010
It was a mighty nice afternoon for the end of March, and that 60 degree temperature built a Saturday-morning itch that only a trip to Lake Erie would satisfy. So, I loaded my Chevy pickup with a couple of rods, some lunch, a thermos of coffee in case the temperatures dropped again, and a can of worms from beneath the compost pile. Then headed north.
9:51 PM Jul 25, 2010
Incorrect information was in Friday's issue about the current address for defendant Chad M. Willard, 21. An Erie County Municipal Court clerk said Friday an Erie County sheriff's report lists Willard as "staying" at 22 E. Elm St. Willard said he is living at 1 Tomahawk Drive.
9:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
When Barb Brown moved Robert's Art Gallery down the street to 9 E. Main, she had room for an addition a custom window treatment business. Brown opened her art gallery about 10 years ago on East Main and has since expanded from custom framing and art into home decor, pottery and jewelry. Now she has about three times as much room so she's still hanging pictures as she enjoys the architectural details of her new space. "I haven't even filled the walls yet," she said.
9:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Friends of the Norwalk Public Library will hold its spring book sale April 16 to 19 at the library. Donations of "lightly used" books, music CDs, DVDs, videocassettes, games, puzzles, PC hardware and software for the sale are welcomed and can be brought to the library, starting March 31.
9:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE - Historic Lyme Village Association will feature another pancake and sausage breakfast from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. April 4 in the Carriage House Cafe, located in the village.
9:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week is Sunday through March 29 with the statewide tornado drill at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday. Residents interested in learning which weather conditions and cloud formations trigger tornadic activity can attend the free Skywarn Tornado Spotter's Program scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 16 at the Huron County Jobs and Family Services Building, Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk.
9:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Honesty and keeping a barricaded person talking are two important aspects to crisis negotiations. "I think that's very important," Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard. He has been the crisis negotiator for the last seven years for the special response team (SRT). Major Greg Englund approached Howard about the responsibility and then had the deputy train for a week with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
9:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
A New London woman accused of neglecting multiple animals released 14 dogs, four turtles and two hamsters to the Huron County Humane Society on Monday. Animal investigators found a slew of dead and neglected animals at Donna Dennis' 1056 Ohio 60 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.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
Week of March 24 to 28 (All meals served with milk)
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
One of our presidential candidates has stated that it takes a community to raise a child. The Search Institute in Minneapolis, Minn., believes that it also takes a community to instill and nurture developmental assets in our children. This April, a coalition of agencies in Huron County has scheduled community meetings to explore strategies needed to build a Developmental Assets Program for Huron County. The coalition includes all of the school districts in the county, the Children and Family First Council, the ADAMhs Board, Willard C.A.R.E. group, and the Community Action Partners in Norwalk. The Search Institute has surveyed over two million youth across the United States and Canada since 1989. Researchers have learned about their experiences, attitudes, behaviors, and the number of developmental assets at work for these young people. As the result of this research, the Search Institute has identified 40 developmental assets. They have organized these assets into two groups, external and internal. The external assets include relationships, experiences, and opportunities provided by nuclear and extended families, caring adults and peers, neighborhoods, and institutions within communities. The internal assets focus on the commitments, values, skills, and outlook on life that guide young people's choices.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
Sometimes, accidents happen in the heat of battle. That holds true for a variety of contests including robot competitions. This past weekend in Pittsburgh, EHOVE's robotics team crashed its robot into a wall. The impact broke the lifter arms off the robot, and despite trying, the Mavericks could not recover.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Troopers are investigating an incident Thursday on Ridge Road when a motorist in a red car went left of center while heading north. This caused Charles J. Seidel, 27, of 822 Dale Ave., Willard, to take evasive action. He lost control, went off the left side and hit a fence. The other motorist fled the scene.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
U.S. Sen. John McKain will be the nominee of the Republican Party for president of the United States in 2008. Where does he stand? He is a business as usual conservative. That was confirmed several weeks ago when President George W. Bush stood beside him in the White House and advocated his election as president before T.V. audiences. Several weeks earlier the president's father, former President George Herbert W. Bush, similarly endorsed McKain for president.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
Kudos to our city street department for the wonderful job they've done with the snow - and are still doing - hauling it away. Many, many thanks! Also, thanks to Editor Joe Centers for his great column on global warming (March 11) whether "tongue in cheek' or not, I agree with every thing he said. Al Gore made a horrific mistake writing his unscientific global warming book and scaring our children to death. How ridiculous!
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
If we could travel back to Norwalk in the 1920s and 1930s, we would find that "the' building contractor was Gust Henry Moehlman, known to most people as "Gus.' Mr. Moehlman built or remodeled a number of local buildings. No doubt an architect designed these buildings, but they show real skill in creating the details of the final product. I don't have a complete list of Mr. Moehlam's work, but in my research I have found mention of many of his buildings. I'll give them by category:
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
Defendant John D. Marsillett got his wish Wednesday 10 months in prison. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said he was going to request the Norwalk man be placed in a community-based corrections facility (CBCF) for drug treatment, but Marsillett had other plans. CBCFs are a form of prison which focus on education and substance abuse treatment. The defendant spoke to Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway about what he wanted before his defense attorney had the chance. "Apparently, he didn't want to be supervised (after being in the CBCF) and he wanted to do his time," Woodruff said.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLINVILLE - A suspected electrical fire caused about $100,000 worth of damage to a Berlin Township home Thursday morning and displaced the family. Eleven Berlin Township firefighters responded to 13516 N. Ohio 61, one mile north of the Huron County line, at 10:12 a.m. The fire started in a room in the southeast corner of the two-story house.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
Lexi is the kind of dog that might prompt a rhetorical question from the musical "Crazy for You." "Who could ask for anything more?"
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - A neighbor was very surprised to learn of Friday's murder-suicide, saying he thought Tom and Melanie Jensen were about to reconcile after marital problems. "He had such plans,' said Jim Adcock, who lives across the street from the couple's home at 5903 Ohio 113 in the rural Berlin Heights community of Berlinville.