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
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
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
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.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tim Smith got his last wish to just be at home with his family around him. Diagnosed with leukemia in 2004, the 14-year-old gained remissions twice, but found out only last week the disease was so advanced he couldn't get a bone marrow transplant that could have saved his life.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
Christie Lane Industries' third annual "Eve of Destruction" document destruction event collected 12,271 pounds of documents that were were destroyed. On March 14, local businesses and area residents brought their records to Christie Lane Industries to be destroyed at no cost. The event's sponsors included Christie Land Industries, Summit Motorsports Park and Don Tester Ford. "This is a fun event for us and a chance for us to give back," said John Schwartz, Christie Lane Industries' director.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
No parking will be allowed on Ford Avenue beginning Monday because of construction on a new water main. Water service in the area may be interupted during construction, but prior notice will be provided. Construction is scheduled to last approximately one month.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLINVILLE - Berlin Township firefighters responded to this Berlinville house fire this morning at 13516 N. Ohio 61, one mile north of the Huron County line. As of press time, firefighters were waiting for a tanker from the Milan Township Volunteer Fire Department.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - A rural Berlin Heights man shot his wife and later turned the gun on himself in what authorities are calling a murder-suicide. Tommy Jensen, 42, and his wife, Melanie, 34, are dead.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk driver reported blacking out during a crash Thursday morning that nearly sent another vehicle into a West League Street home. About 11:10 a.m., Ted T. Geiger, 56, of 1151 Prairie Drive, lost control and went off the left side of West League Street. His 2003 Nissan Frontier hit the curb, drove through the tree lawn and hit the left rear side of the parked vehicle owned by Mary L. Glover, of 21 W. League St., Norwalk Police Officer Kevin Schaffer wrote in his report.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
Children from toddler age through fourth grade are invited to the Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department's community egg hunt Saturday. Children can get pictures taken with the bunny and collect prizes left behind. Wal-Mart provided 300 dozen eggs filled with candy and 200 prize bags. No child will leave empty-handed.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ralph Seward, public works coordinator, suggested two projects to City Council Tuesday water lines on Minard Place or Baker Street. Council is considering what projects to submit for federal funding.
9:49 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - A memorial fund for the Jensen girls has been set up at Citizens Bank at 24 Main St., Berlin Heights. Ciara, Marissa and Victoria Jensen were orphaned Friday after their father fatally shot their mother and then killed himself in their Berlinville home. The girls currently are staying with an aunt in Castalia.
9:48 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - In a brief meeting Wednesday, the Western Reserve Board of Education accepted the resignation of high school principal Tom Lehman, effective July 31. Lehman, who was not at the meeting, gave no reasons for his decision in his letter of resignation. The board also accepted the resignations of teachers William Shaffer and James Metzo, both of whom are retiring at the end of the school year.
9:48 PM Jul 25, 2010
The spring egg hunt sponsored by Norwalk Park & Recreation Department will be moved to Saturday, March 29. About 300 dozen eggs filled with candy and 200 prize bags will be given out and no child will leave empty-handed. Wal-Mart, Norwalk Jaycees and Carriage House are assisting with the event. Four hunts will be held by ages - 1 p.m., ages 2 and under; 1:15 p.m., 3-5-year-olds; 1:30 p.m. kindergarteners and first-graders; 1:45 p.m., second- to fourth- graders