11:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk resident Terry Boose finds himself in a peculiar situation. For the third time in less than three months, Boose, the Republican candidate for the General Assembly's 58th District, will face a different opponent in November's election.
11:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Chase Appraisal broke through in the seventh inning to top Jim's Pizza Box 10-9 in women's softball play Tuesday at Baines Park. With the game knotted at 8-8, Chase tallied twice in the seventh as Lea Elmer and Kari Smith both touched home plate.
11:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man was life-flighted to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center with serious injuries after an accident Tuesday at the intersection of West Main Street and Sycamore Drive. Robert F. Garrison, 66, of 165 E. Main St., was listed in serious condition today at St. Vincent.
11:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The state fire marshal's office has said Friday night's Cline Street fire appears to be accidental. The cause, however, remains under investigation. "The fire on Friday originated in the kitchen near the microwave. A final determination on the cause of the fire can not be made until investigators can speak with the occupant," fire marshal spokesman Shane Cartmill said via e-mail.
11:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - The school board will hold a work session July 24 to discuss possible ballot items for the November election in connection with the district's plans to build new school buildings. The workshop is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. in the Willard board of education office. In addition to possible ballot items, the board will consider locally funded initiatives for the project.
11:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE A Bellevue biker was hospitalized with a possible broken leg Monday morning after losing control on an Ohio 547. The accident involving Gerard S. Missler, 41, of 3968 Ohio 269, happened about two miles west of Monroeville and just east of Williams Road. Missler was heading east when he lost control on a curve and overturned in the road, said Trooper Ryan Thomas of the state Highway Patrol. The crash ejected Missler, who was wearing his helmet, from his 2008 Harley-Davidson.
11:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Jen Stephens feels like she's pregnant. She's nervous, excited and overwhelmed. But, the 1994 Monroeville High School graduate's belly isn't swollen, and her condition is nothing a physician can confirm.
11:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
Thyroid cancer survivor Orville Platt has walked in Relay for Life for the past six years. "This gives people an awareness,' the Norwalk man said about the seventh annual event that started Friday at Whitney Field. "People don't think of the number of people who have cancer … until it affects them.
11:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
Cardiologist Dr. Raj Karnik praised the convenience of the new Snyder/White Heart & Vascular Center. His office is about 40 feet from the farthest examination room. The cardiac stress testing room is on a parallel hallway, only a "shout" away.
11:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk woman remains hospitalized at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo after a fire in her apartment Friday night. The cause remains under investigation.
11:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL James L. Adams, 43, of 904 Dogtown Road, Monroeville, was charged with failure to control Friday after he went off the north side of Pontiac Section Line Road and hit a guardrail and ditch. North Central EMS transported him to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with possible injuries. He was treated and transferred to an undisclosed facility. William R. Weilnau, 36, of 4730 Sand Hill Road, Bellevue, was charged with a passing vehicle violation in the Ohio 601 collision Saturday with the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) driven by Roger J. Parker, 49, of Huron. Parker attempted to turn left into a driveway while Weilnau attempted to pass him, hitting the right rear of the ATV. The ATV overturned on the east side of the road. Parker, who was charged with a turn signal violation, reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported. NORWALK FIRE
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
I stopped by to visit an old friend in Chicago last Sunday, and by "old" I mean 96 years but with all his faculties intact, which makes him a natural wonder you could exhibit on the carnival circuit for two bucks a head, children under 10 admitted free with a parent: SEE MAN BORN ON DAY TITANIC WENT DOWN HE TALKS, HE MAKES SENSE. The Wonder was sitting in a deep chair under an Einsteinean burst of white hair, nibbling blueberries, his walker handy and a bottle of J&B, when I arrived around noon. Newspapers were strewn on the floor which the Wonder reads to keep close tabs on the Cubs and Barack Obama. I offered to show him how to read the paper online. "That'd be like trying to bounce a meatball," said his son, across the room. "You think Obama can do it?" the Wonder asked me. "It's in the bag," I said. He frowned. He's worried. Too good to be true. I got the idea that he was planning to hang on until November and find out for himself. How does it feel to be 96? "Lousy!" says the guy who knows. "I'd like to check out." His legs are gone, his bowels are cranky, and all his old friends are dead. But he still has plenty to say, which is good if you're deaf and can't tune in to the conversation. You had better seize the floor, otherwise you'll turn into a potted palm. So he was recalling with relish the days of Prohibition when Capone and Bugs Moran ran Chicago and a cop wouldn't bother you if you slipped him a tenner and a Smith & Wesson was considered standard wearing apparel. That was the modus operandi. The old man loved to say "modus operandi" and drew out the syllables in a style suggestive of Edward G. Robinson. He had Robinson nailed. As he yakked, I studied him to see what 96 is like since I'm thinking about going there myself and not stop along the way. All the folks who hang out in gyms ought to stop in at the Wonder's house and pay the two bucks and have a look. He'd tell them how much he loves cigars and Scotch, and that his only exercise was sex and carrying a suitcase. The irony is that when you're old you feast on your memories and if you spend too much time on exercise, you may get old and not have many.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
There was an interesting little story in The New York Times last week entitled "The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating." The article was actually a list distilled from a book by nutritionist Dr. Jonny Bowden called "The 150 Healthiest Foods On Earth." It turns out that many of those 150 foods are obscure or not readily available to the typical consumer. So the Times reporter asked Dr. Bowden to share his 11 favorite and easy to find foods. And here they are: 1. Beets 2. Cabbage
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
AMHERST State Rep. Thomas Heydinger will not be hosting the town hall meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at Main Street Amherst. Call Heydinger's Columbus office at (614) 466-9628 with questions or concerns.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Loretta Meacham freely admits her life revolves around her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. "That's what my food is geared after also," the 71-year-old Bellevue woman said. "If they're hungry, they get it." Meacham, who said she "loves to fix breakfast meals," chose breakfast strata as her featured recipe. She learned to make it after a 1982 spiritual retreat and has made it every Christmas and about twice a year since then.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Three accomplices were indicted Friday in connection with stealing a credit card. A third co-defendant has been charged with stealing a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier that caught on fire. Ryan E. Frydrychowski, 18, of Mansfield, and Alan R. Morrison Jr., 19, of Ashland, each are charged with receiving stolen property. Morrison's first cousin, Ashland resident Brandon J. Morrison, 19, faces one count of theft of an automobile also in connection with a June 9 incident. Authorities have said the suspects are accused of stealing a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, TV set, liquor, money and a couple of purses from an Omega Road home.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk woman who promoted drug testing in Norwalk City Schools has been indicted for selling heroin. A Huron County grand jury on Friday indicted Stephanie L. Broz, 22, of 154 W. Main St., Apt. C1, on three counts of trafficking in heroin and one charge of possession of heroin. She had been arrested June 5 during a traffic stop on Benedict Avenue. Officers located a significant amount of suspected heroin in Broz's possession.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
A LifeFlight helicopter flew a Cline Street woman to an area hospital as a precaution after a fire in her apartment Friday night. "They're not classifying it as suspicious," Norwalk Police Sgt. Mike Conney said about the fire's origin. North Central EMS did a "quick assessment" of the patient, whose name was unavailable, Conney said, and then flew her to an undisclosed hospital. He noted a state fire marshal investigator was sent to the scene because someone was hurt. The fire marshal investigator was expected to arrive around 11:20 p.m.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Breast cancer survivor Mary Ann Hohman feels a kinship with others when she does a survivors' lap to officially start each year's Relay for Life. She calls it a brotherhood and sisterhood. "You're all there together and know what it's like," the 48-year-old Norwalk woman said Friday evening as the event got under way at Whitney Field. It will end with the closing ceremony at noon today.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
LEXINGTON - Joe Graziani and Brian Mahl played instrumental roles in the North's 25-18 win over the South during Saturday's North Central Ohio Football Coaches Association All-Star Classic at Lexington High School. Graziani, a St. Paul graduate, scored the North's - and game's - first touchdown on a 9-yard run in the first quarter. A Greg Berkshire extra point and the North led 7-0 with 5:46 left in the first quarter.
11:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Several weeks ago the house at 40 North Foster in Norwalk was damaged by fire to the extent that it had to be razed. As noted in the Reflector, this house had association with one of the several citizens who have called Norwalk "home." The original house on this lot contained the saloon and living quarters of Peter Troendle and his wife, Pauline Seifert. They were Germans by birth, and married in Norwalk in 1876 as members of the old German Lutheran Church at 92 North Prospect. "Pete" bought the property at 40 North Foster in 1880 and established the family home and his saloon in the building thereon. One of the several Troendle children born in this original house was George Washington Troendle, born there on July 4, 1884. I will add right now that as an adult George spelled his surname as Trendle. George was 3-years-old when a falling stovepipe in the saloon set the building on fire, on Feb. 16, 1888. The house and contents were nearly destroyed. A sidelight to this fire was that the next morning several students from St. Paul's and the public schools explored the ruins and became intoxicated on beer they found in the ruins of the cellar. Two boys were expelled from Norwalk High School in what the newspaper called a "sad and touching story" of teenagers gone wrong.