5:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man faces two counts of felonious assault in connection with attacking a 50-year-old man Aug. 1. Michael O. Gahagan, 50, of 8 Vinewod Drive, has been in custody at the Huron County Jail since Aug. 9. Two Norwalk police officers responded to the Fisher-Titus Medical Center emergency room in the early morning hours of Aug. 8 for a victim who had several lacerations on his face.
5:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Cedar Point. Perfect weather. Short lines. Good french fries. At one point, while the rest of our group was on the Millennium Force, I found a nice shady spot to sit down and listen to the Michigan State-Central Michigan football game on my transistor radio. A guy (not much younger than me) looked at my radio and had one simple question: "What's that?"
5:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Maribeth Taylor is the proud mother of twins kind of. Taylor, founder and operator of God's Little Critters, is nursing two little opossums at her wildlife rehab/learning center. "A delivery man found them on the road," Taylor said. "Mother was smashed in the road. They (the rest of the babies) were all dead except for the two who were sitting on top of her."
5:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
FITCHVILLE - A rural New London driver died this morning after a single-vehicle crash on Rome Greenwich Road just south of Crescent Road. Joseph P.L. "Joey" Asmus, 21, of 5152 Section Line Road 21, was heading south about 5:35 a.m. when he went off the left side of the road, said Trooper Rebecca Wellner, of the state Highway Patrol. Asmus re-entered Rome Greenwich Road, overcorrected and went back off the left side, hitting a ditch and tree, she said.
5:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk park board gave its blessing to the proposed legislation regarding the purchase of land for soccer fields on the city's north side at its meeting Monday evening at Ernsthausen Community Center. The vote was 4-0, with park commissioner Tim Freriks abstaining.
5:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - Norwalk residents Peg Corrigan and Ric Hills were glad they went to Washington, D.C. to protest health care reform Saturday. Though crowd estimates vary from as low as 60,000 to 70,000, according to ABC News, to a high of 2 million the London Daily Mail, photographs and videos of the march and rally demonstrate its enormity.
5:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Toledo and Central Michigan knocked off Big-12 and Big Ten opponents last weekend. Toledo exploded with a 54-38 win over Colorado Friday night and Central Michigan came from behind to defeat Michigan State in East Lansing, 29-27.
5:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail in connection with grabbing $140 from a Milan Avenue restaurant cash register drawer Sunday.
5:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Vargo's has been a family favorite in Norwalk since the 1950s. The Oley family owned it until it was purchased by the Vargo's in 1965. It is now owned by Karen Cassalinova.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
AVERY EHOVE Adult Career Center is co-sponsoring the Women's Network Luncheon Series with the Volunteer Center of Erie County. The series consists of six informal meetings held the third Wednesday of the month at the Sandusky Yacht Club from noon to about 1 p.m., beginning in October and running through April. This year's programs will focus on non-traditional careers for women. Local women are offered the opportunity to network with other professional women and enjoy presentations on a variety of topics. Membership is limited to 120. If you are a woman interested in networking with other women in the area, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Contact Gabriele Beck, of the Volunteer Center at (419) 627-0074 or via e-mail at: gbeck@thevolunteercenter.com or Melany Smythe, of EHOVE, via e-mail at: msmythe@ehove-jvs.k12.oh.us
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two months ago I had no idea what a blog was. But then my daughter decided to build me one, using outdoor articles from the past on everything from gardening to hunting, fishing and travel. I was amazed! People from all over the U.S. have visited the blog (outdoorswithmartin.com), and not only here, but from countries as diverse as China and Japan, Brazil, Denmark, Hungary, even Vietnam. Some wanted to read about farm ponds or coyote hunting or raising turnips or whatever, but the one choice that has stood out over all others was solunar periods. It crossed my mind that readers here might be interested in the subject too, so I'm offering an abbreviated version below. Many readers, especially younger ones, haven't heard of solunar periods, but lots of old veterans have and believe in them so fiercely that they plan hunting and fishing trips around the periods. For those unfamiliar with them, sol means sun and lunar means moon, and the basic idea is that the two together influence animal movements just as they influence tides and other earthly phenomena.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
If Joyce Huestis were a character in a movie based on Aesop's fable of the grasshopper and the ant, she would probably be cast as the ant because she knows the value of hard work and of being prepared for the winter. Born during the Depression, she was raised in Defiance County in a household of 11 people - her parents Gladys and Floyd Chase, a set of grandparents and six brothers and sisters.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Huron County residents in their early 20s were killed in unrelated traffic accidents during the last 12 hours. Kenneth Z. Inmon, 22, of Willard, died after his motorcycle wrecked on Ridge Road.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP - Two people were killed following a head-on collision Saturday night on Ohio 511.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Peg Corrigan wants to be a part of history. "Good, bad or indifferent," in the Norwalk resident's words. She is one of 56 Huron County residents who are at the nation's Capitol for The Taxpayer March on D.C. today. A local group of non-partisan political conservatives are there to demonstrate about health care reform.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Erie County Health Department, through a prevention grant from the Ohio Department of Health, is able to provide free HIV testing to the residents of Huron County. The HIV testing sites are located at the Huron County Health Department, 180 Milan Ave., Norwalk or the Willard Office, 221 Walton St., Willard. The testing can be done by: Blood draw, mouth swab, finger stick.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Let me guess: August wore you out. You could not seem to get everything caught up. You were tired all the time. Nothing went right. You felt like every day was Monday.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON Goodwill stores often get unusual donations, but the one in Huron received a sofa Thursday that literally was the cat's meow. A kitten somehow had gotten trapped inside the couch and its meows alerted store personnel to the young feline's predicament. "We heard meowing and didn't know where it was coming from," store clerk Kaila Voight said. "We finally figured out it was coming from the couch. We removed the cushions and out popped the kitten's head through a slit in the fabric covering the springs," she said.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com AKRON Sixteen-year-old leukemia patient Cory Martin smiled and told his mother, "Mom, it finally happened." "It" is the bone marrow transplant the Norwalk High School student had been waiting for since his Feb. 13 diagnosis. The transplant took place Aug. 27. The transplant helps infuse Martin with new, non-cancerous cells. The procedure is also infusing him and his family with hope.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley, the 14-year-old Old State Road boy who was arrested Thursday in Oak Harbor in a pickup truck stolen from a Moriah Road driveway, will remain in detention until his next Huron County Juvenile Court hearing. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand told Judge Timothy Cardwell this morning she made the recommendation in order to best protect Riley and the community. Defense attorney Jim Sitterly didn't oppose the state's request.
5:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com They are a third of the way there. That message was delivered by Fix the Clock Committee chairman Jim Ewell to the Huron County commissioners. "We've collected over $10,000 and still have checks coming in," Ewell said.