1:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
This week features what has historically been one of the best days of the year. Yes, I'm talking about the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
1:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio's deer gun season will be with us shortly, opening on Dec. 1, and from all indications it will be a good one for Norwalk area hunters. The Division of Wildlife is predicting an excellent season, maybe a record one, so a fair number of local hunters will be drawing down on a fine buck or doe either near home or elsewhere around the state, and hopefully dropping it for the count. The next question is what do you do with it then? Several years ago I downed a nice nine point on the first hour of opening day, took it to the nearest check station, then my favorite meat cutter, and having little else to do that day, hung around the check station for a few hours to see what other hunters brought in. It was a revelation! Pickup truck after pickup truck drove in, some with a single deer and some with several, and I looked carefully to see how they were dressed. A modest number had been correctly gutted and cleaned, but a surprising number had been butchered, almost literally.
1:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Greenwich man accused of breaking into several Pepperidge Farm employee vehicles was one of four people indicted by a Huron County grand jury Friday.
1:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk has never been considered a center of the auto industry, even though the Fisher Brothers grew up here and learned their manufacturing skills in their father's carriage shop. However, research reveals at least two early attempts locally at manufacturing auto parts. In December of 1921 there was formed here a company known as the Motor Products Company. J. G. White of Wakeman was president, J. W. Hawley of Norwalk was vice-president and general manager. Mr. Hawley had devised a turn signal system for autos, which worked just as turn signals do now. A light was placed on each front fender and one on the back of the car. A lever on the steering column controlled the signals so that the driver could give warning in advance of his pending turn and so didn't have to use hand signals.
1:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Three lots in Willard and Greenwich that have been abandoned will be sold by the Huron County auditor's office at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the sheriff's office. Dina Shenker, assistant county prosecutor, has been working for more than two years to clean up unpaid property taxes in the county so she scheduled the first auditor's auction in about 10 years for Huron County.
1:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
'Tis the season for our special Web site, Firelands Christmas. FirelandsChristmas.com returns even bigger and better than last year. This site offers many ways to help you this holiday season. It includes an events calendar, recipes, information about holiday savings, charities and tree farms and, of course, letters to Santa. The site also features a house decorating contest in which users submit and vote for pictures of area homes, with the grand prize winner receiving a $500 gift certificate from Diamond Collection.
1:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Most of the 11 children taken away from Michael and Sharen Gravelle in the infamous caged children case are now in permanent homes. Seven of those children have been formally adopted by families with whom they had been placed, Judge Timothy Cardwell announced following Thursday's dispositional hearing.
1:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
WIDOWVILLE - An Ashland University student was injured Thursday morning when here car collided with a dump truck on Ohio 511 South. Although her injuries were not considered life-threatening, she was taken by LifeFlight to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.
1:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Willard has received more than $26,000 from the state toward a future soccer complex, bringing the city to almost two-thirds of its goal, city manager Brian Humphress said. Humphress said the out-of-pocket costs will total about $220,000 for the complex. Construction should begin in the spring, and the fields should be ready for use next fall, Humphress said.
1:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Natalie Livengood spends about half of every year taking up the slack at home as her husband, John, spends countless hours coaching football for St. Paul. But she wouldn't have it any other way. "John's gone for so long each year," she said, "but I wouldn't be anywhere else. It has been a part of our whole marriage."
1:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Christmas Tour of Homes will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, featuring four houses, an upscale downtown apartment, the former Huron County Jail, Norwalk Public Library and Firelands Museum. The event is sponsored by Firelands Historical Society. Tickets at $15 each may be purchased in advance at Berry's Restaurant, the Diamond Collection, Colonial Flowers & Gift Shoppe and Mak's Art Studio; in Sandusky at Tux World; and the day of the event at Firelands Museum and Berry's Restaurant. When Jeffrey and Deborah Sutton left the Cleveland area, they found 55 W. Main St. on the Internet, available for restoration. Deborah has brought this 1867 home into the 21st Century with stenciled walls, old and new style paintings and a collection of vintage furniture; Jeffrey built additional book shelves to hold their many keepsake volumes and updated heating and plumbing. Duane and Joanne Woods, also from the Cleveland area, chose the Queen Anne house at 132 W. Main St., built in 1879. Porches and portico were added around 1900. A beautifully tiled entry with leaded glass windows leads to a room-sized foyer and a formal dining room, both with hardwood floors, and two comfortable living rooms. Nativity scenes collected by Joanne and her mother will be the featured display.
1:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Parents of Norwalk football players accuse coach Jeff Cole of calling one student "a pussy" after the boy had a 2 1/2-hour shoulder surgery and of mistreating injured players. Junior Nathan Alvord, a long snapper and fullback, had the surgery four weeks ago from injuries he sustained playing football and baseball. The boy's father said Cole "chose to ignore" the recent surgery and "hit my son in the shoulder."
1:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
How do you get fifth-graders interested in the stock market? Gather some accountants eager to share the nature of their job, pairs of dice, the Portfolios Jr. Game and... Viola!
1:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jamie Castle said if he sold milk and bread, he wouldn't be that concerned about the economy's effect on his business: To survive, people need the basic necessities. Castle, however, isn't in the business of selling life's essentials; people could survive without the musical instruments and related merchandise he sells at Castle Music Store in Norwalk.
1:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Starting today the Reflector will be running a weekly feature called "Huron County's Most Wanted." Check this spot every week for the featured defendant and help the Huron County Adult Probation Department bring these people to justice. NAME: Deborah D. Alsept, aka Deborah Warren AGE: 48 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3022 Ohio 99, Willard
1:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
State mandates mean another $22,000 must be found for the recent election in Huron County and county commissioners aren't happy about the expense. "They were forced by Jennifer Bruner's office to print 9,000 paper ballots," said Commissioner Gary Bauer. "They used 400. People chose to stand in line rather than use paper ballots."
1:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk school board honored Norwalk High School senior Clayton Walter as a commended student in the National Merit Scholarship Program during its regular meeting Tuesday. Walter is one of about 34,000 students in the nation who placed in the top 5 percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2009 competition. Those pupils did so by taking the 2007 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
1:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
A convicted heroin dealer and another man who nearly overdosed on the drug were punished for their separate offenses Wednesday. In one case, Chester Tuttle, 50, of 2948 Neal Zick Road, Lot 41, Willard, was sentenced to 11 months in prison for trafficking in heroin. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said the defendant received a prison term because he was convicted in November 2004 of selling heroin.
1:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
A couple of months ago, Jack Schaffer was having a bad day. The Sandusky gym where he wanted to work out was closed.
1:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Milan man had his driver's license suspended for three years for driving under the influence. Richard C. Chylik, 26, of 24 Bond St., also was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. He also was fined $1,000 as part of his three years of intensively supervised probation.
1:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council discussed a $21 million budget for 2009 Tuesday night, but final approval will come later. Council met in executive session after its regular meeting to discuss collective bargaining. Both the police and fire departments currently are negotiating contracts.