7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Gary Landis attended his last board of education meeting Monday as a member of the organization. Completing his third term in a row on the board, Landis served two terms in the 1980s for a total of 20 years. In addition, his late father Harold Landis was a four-year board member in the 1970s.
7:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Mansfield woman died Tuesday night after hitting a tree on U.S. 224 in Richmond Township. Ann Sanney, 54, was heading east on U.S. 224 when she went off the left side of the road. Her 2002 Nissan Altima hit a dirt mound, went airborne and hit a tree, said Trooper John Deptula of the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dec. 19, 1918 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 89 years ago:
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man remains in jail after a standoff with police and vandalizing an officer's cruiser Saturday. If convicted of felonious assault, William A. McKnight, 26, of 47B Cline St., could face three to 10 years in prison. Norwalk Police Sgt. Mike Conney wrote that he along with Officers Jim Montana and Chris Hipp responded to Pizza Brothers, 210 Milan Ave., where McKnight was accused of breaking into a car there. Police were called at 12:22 p.m. Saturday.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND Ozzy Osbourne is unable to perform tonight's show at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland due to an unforeseen personal family matter. Because of scheduling conflicts, the show is unable to be rescheduled. Refunds are available at point of purchase. A concert spokesperson said Osbourne "apologizes for the inconvenience to his Cleveland fans." No further information was available.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Benefit fund The Huron River Joint Fire District has established a fund to benefit the Jason Martin family. A fire heavily destroyed their Monroeville home about 5:45 p.m. Saturday. Martin and his three children were home when the blaze began. Nobody was hurt. Huron River Fire Chief Ronald "Shorty" Stang suspects the cause was electrical but said the state fire marshal's office will be investigating because "we just want to know what happened." Stang also said there is nothing suspicious about the blaze.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY Cedar Point amusement park/resort, in Sandusky, provides more than thrills for its guests. It also gives food and assistance to those who need it most during the holiday season. Cedar Point recently announced that it will donate nearly $6,800 from its 2007 Loose Change Fund to the Victory Temple Soup Kitchen in Sandusky. In addition to the monetary donation, Cedar Point has also donated two truckloads of kitchen hardware and food to the Victory Temple Soup Kitchen. In all, the donated goods totaled more than one ton of food and supplies. "We are extremely appreciative of the donations that Cedar Point has made," said Rev. Lonnie R. Walters, senior pastor of the Victory Temple Church. "These gifts definitely help us get through the year and provide much-needed assistance to the less fortunate people in the area."
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
PARMA Radio Disney AM 1260 Cleveland will host a Hannah Montana sing-a-long from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Toys R Us store at 8515 Day Drive in Parma. This event will include family-fun games, a Hannah Montana sing-a-long, Hannah Montana look-a-like contest, trivia, Radio Disney music, dancing and prizes. Listeners 14 and under can register to win a Hannah Montana prize pack including DVDs, CDs, t-shirt and poster. The winner's name will be drawn at 3 p.m., and he or she must be present to win.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
DEC. 20, 1918 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 89 years ago: Fr. F. Schneerer dies of flu at 5 p.m. Thursday After an illness of only about two weeks, Dr. Frederick W. Schneerer, one of the oldest physicians in the county, died at his home, No. 61. Seminary Street, Thursday at 5 p.m., aged 68.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
After successfully gathering enough signatures to force a vote on an increase in the real estate conveyance fee, Jim Sitterly decided to take on a new campaign. He plans to run against Gary Bauer for commissioner next year. Sitterly took out petitions Monday to run for the seat Bauer now holds. Both Republicans, Sitterly and Bauer will face off in the primary March 4 if those petitions are filed.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Christmas break can be a kid's dream freedom and fun with a break from the pressures of school. But an increase in unsupervised time isn't always positive. "The holiday season is a season of joy and celebration and parents are enticed to let their guard down in parenting their teenagers," Police Chief Kevin Cashen said. "I encourage all parents to know where your teenagers are, who they are with, have a curfew, wait up for them to return and inquire how their evening went." The Community Prevention Partners reminds parents that more freedom can increase a child's vulnerability to the dangers of drug and alcohol use. For information and tips on keeping kids drug and alcohol free, contact Jean King, executive director of the ADAMhs Board, at (419) 668-8649 or Angie Smith, director of health education at the Huron County Health Department, at (419) 668-1652.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE Norwalk and Bellevue firefighters assisted the Huron River Joint Fire District with extinguishing a Monroeville house fire Saturday night. Homeowner Jason Martin and his three children were home when the fire started at their 59 Monroe St. home about 5:45 p.m., Huron River Fire Chief Ronald "Shorty" Stang said.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n David K. Scott, 38, of 829 Woodbine Ave., Willard, was charged with failure to control Sunday after he went off the left side of Ohio 61 and hit several small trees.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Family First Night - New Year's Eve Party. That's right, the fourth annual event will be held for the entire family to celebrate in a fun, safe, tobacco and drug free environment. The American Lung Association and the Norwalk Parks & Recreation Department are bringing you a family friendly event full of games, bounce houses, swimming, door prizes, watching the ball drop on big screen, and much more. The event will be held at the Norwalk Ernsthausen Community Complex from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Admission is free, so gather all your family and friends and join us for a night of fun. Youth gymnastic and dance classes will start a new session on Jan. 7. Little Pikes is our all boys class for 5- to 7-year-olds. Register now for your spot in a class. Gymnastic/dance classes offer children a way to become more physically fit, develop coordination and self-confidence. Classes are available for children 3 years and older. Gymnastic costs are $28 for members, $33 for all others. Dance fees are $30 for members, $35 for all others. Call the Ernsthausen Community Center for more information on dates and times at (419) 663-6775, ext. 24.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - A Norwalk man must post a $50,000 bond before being released from the Erie County Jail in connection with a domestic altercation at a North U.S. 250 motel. Erie County sheriff's deputies responded to a fight in progress at 12:27 a.m. Sunday. Mark L. Stanford, 44, of 30 Ontario St., told Deputy Greg Hall he had consumed four to five beers and slapped his son, 16, when "he attempted to get his son to come home with him.' The man said he earlier had gotten a call from someone to pick up his intoxicated son from the motel.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
The race is on. Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard, 43, has filed petitions to run as a Democrat for Huron County Sheriff. Howard announced his intention to replace retiring Sheriff Richard Sutherland in August and filed his petitions Monday.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
The aftereffects of a winter snow storm that hit the Firelands during the weekend has forced districts to close or delay the start of school today. After first opting for delay, the following districts decided to close school today: Norwalk's public and parochial schools, Bellevue, Christie Lane School and Workshop, Monroeville public and parochial, New London, South Central, Western Reserve and Willard public and parochial. South Central also canceled its choir concert planned for today.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - It took the Robert Morris University brain trust just one year and a new coach to find out just how valuable Willard's Jimmy Langhurst is to their program. The sophomore sharpshooter got his chance when head coach Mike Rice took over the Colonials program at the start of the season. It goes without saying the 5-foot-10 guard made the most of the opportunity.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK – Instant offense. That's what St. Paul senior Ashley Smith provided Saturday afternoon in their 52-48 Firelands Conference victory over Plymouth.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dec. 18, 1918 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 89 years ago:
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
In the darkness of every school morning, seven children stumble their way through my bedroom and kiss me goodbye. Every afternoon, these same seven children get off the bus, and before they can even open their mouths, I know whether they've been good or bad, stressed, happy or sad, or just plain glad to be home. But no matter what, I'm happy they're home. All nine of my children are complete blessings to me. Randy, the oldest is everything I ever dreamed I'd be when I was his age. Heck, he's more. As a matter of fact, all of my kids are better than I ever was. How they got to be this way? I'll never know. But then again, maybe it's a thing called love. On my way to work every day, I pass by at least one, sometimes two homes where at the dinner table tonight, there's an empty seat. Be it due to suicide, a sickness, and accident, a knife, or a war, every time another child leaves our area, I cry. I'm a welder. An old Hank Jr. outlaw type. An ex-alcoholic. An ex-everything rough, rowdy, ragged and ...wrong. But still I cry. I get tired of putting myself behind the sad eyes of the parent, or even the child. Love makes you do that sort of thing. Monroeville, we're a small town with a big city "bad news" rate. I don't know what to say. I'm proud of my kids, and I'm proud of your kids. I used to tell my two sons in the marching band that I'd be glad when Monroeville lost and the driving them to the practices and games stopped. Yet, when I picked them up every night, in the darkness I'd smile when they told me we won the game. I'm a Billy Martin of old times man. Go for number one. I've seen the kids on myspace.com, and to tell you the truth, for the most part, I'm proud of my son's classmates. It's a good group in the school. I believe the best we've had in years.