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A Sandusky man was sentenced to prison Monday for violating his local probation because he was convicted of a new felony in Sandusky County. Troy T. Gurley, 28, will serve his local 11-month term at the same time he serves a year behind bars for the out-of-county sentence. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway credited the defendant with already serving nine months.
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man faces a driving under the influence charge after his Yamaha snowmobile broke off a gas line and hit a home early Monday morning. The blood-alcohol content level of Kelly W. Dellisanti, 23, of 4654 Medusa Road, was more than twice the legal limit for drivers during the incident in the 1400 block of Ohio 61, Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund said. The homeowner reported the accident at 2 a.m.
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WILLARD - The city will use state funds awarded for downtown revitalization to improve and repair the portion of Myrtle Avenue between Laurel and Emerald streets. City Manager Brian Humphress said he previously thought Willard had to use those funds for one of the other blocks in downtown area. Instead, the city will use the 2009 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation on the downtown portion. That will keep those funds available for the city's match portion of its downtown revitalization project. Earlier this year, city officials learned the state denied its application for $400,000 to revitalize its downtown. The money would have helped the city to pay for refurbishments to exterior buildings, street signs, streetscape improvements and administrative help to promote downtown.
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway stopped the guilty plea hearing for about 10 minutes Thursday after the defendant denied the allegations. After Todd E. Ganzhorn, 43, of 31B Washington St., met with his attorney, he pleaded guilty to an amended count of burglary and assaulting a police officer. In January, a grand jury indicted him on aggravated burglary, punishable by three to 10 years in prison.
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
MARCH 4, 1944 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 64 years ago:
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MARCH 5, 1975 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 33 years ago: Gas rates to go up again Columbia Gas Co. rates will go another four cents in April and there's no light at the end of the tunnel.
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
Times sure have changed in the 19 years since Harrison Ford last donned the signature fedora of thrill-seeking archaeologist Indiana Jones. The viral spread of the trailer for "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' is proof of that. To watch the trailer, click here: http://www.indianajones.com/site/index.html
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
I'll be honest with you: I can't keep up with how many superintendents Western Reserve Local Schools has had. And that's a shame for the students, not to mention the teachers and administrators. There's no way students can reach their potential if the district can't find a way to hold onto its superintendent. I'm sure there have been extenuating circumstances to each man leaving the position, but is anybody considering how the leadership changes in five years have impacted the students or the staff?
9:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
As local task force members discussed how to combat the high foreclosure rate, they decided their priority - organize information and get it into the hands of homeowners. "We need to stay on this and begin making plans,' Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch said. "We need to break through the inertia that paralyzes them. There's help out there.'
9:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
A North Fairfield man must post a $30,000 bond before being released on an allegation he stole a car from a Milan man indicted on an unrelated robbery. Jerry W. Gibson, 27, of 2168 S. Ridge Road, currently is in custody at the Erie County Jail on theft of a motor vehicle. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said the defendant is accused of stealing a blue 1995 Chevrolet Lumina from a Milan Township home Thursday night. Gibson was supposed to buy the car from Justin D. Owens, 19, of 13805 Riley Road, in exchange for putting up $2,000 to get Owens out of the Huron County Jail, Sigsworth said.
9:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Richland County sheriff's deputies have recovered a torched vehicle on Shale Road that was stolen from a Greenwich woman over the weekend. The East U.S. 224 victim discovered her 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer was missing from her driveway just before 10 a.m. Sunday when she let her dogs out. The sport utility vehicle (SUV) was parked outside of her garage.
9:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
To the young men gathered at a Wheelersburg, Ohio gas station, Norwalk resident Patrick Saunders was old for a motorcyclist. They let him know, and remarked he must have felt stiff.
9:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The Monroeville Eagles boys' basketball team honored longtime fan Harriett Schlessman at a Jan. 26 home game. The team presented her with a game ball signed by the team and a jacket embroidered with her name. Schlessman, a 1935 Monroeville graduate, has been a dedicated sports aficionado all her life.
9:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - It's been nearly 35 years since a tornado carved a path of destruction in the City of Blossoms. On May 10, 1973, a tornado which consisted of at least two and possibly three funnels, made its way eerily down U.S. 224, killing four people and injuring dozens of others in the process. Three mobile home parks that contained a total of 190 trailers had about 160 of those destroyed. Three-hundred people were left homeless.
9:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Not many people can say that they have worked for the same employer for four decades. Karen Ott of Norwalk can. The caring and compassionate nurse, who works for FTMC's Industrial Health Department, recently celebrated her 40th year as an employee at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. And, how did she celebrate this milestone? Ott completed all the requirements needed to become a registered nurse.
9:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's been more than 30 years since the Great Blizzard of 1978. The storm, which pummeled parts of the Midwest, including Ohio on Jan. 26, 1978, left a lasting impression on more than one generation.
9:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville's Fab Four Logan and Hunter Stieber, Cam Tessari and Chris Phillips were honored Tuesday afternoon at the school. The four captured state wrestling titles over the weekend in Columbus.
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March 4, 1944 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 64 years ago:
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Nobody knows the heart of a woman better than a woman. If so, then why did it take DC Comics so long to hire novelist Jodi Picoult to write Wonder Woman, easily the most recognizable female super hero?
9:29 PM Jul 25, 2010
In the classroom, one of Donald Klausing's favorite books to teach was the coming-of-age novel "Catcher in the Rye." Klausing liked the book because it shows how main character Holden Caufield finds himself and makes strides in his life.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Brandon M. Leslie, 19, of 61 Hasbrock Road, was charged with failure to control Feb. 26 after he attempted to slow down while heading east on Ohio 103. His vehicle spun out of control and hit a road marker sign and utility pole. Leslie reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.