4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Catherine A. Hart, 22, 1518 Settlement Road, Norwalk. Violation date: Oct. 12. Conviction date: Oct. 22. Sentence: $600 fine, $55 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP) and payment of $350 fine and costs within 90 days; defendant shall have limited driving granted only on proof of insurance and occupation from Oct. 27 to April 12; limited driving to include educational purposes; defendant shall pay fine and costs within 90 days.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
More than 30 earthquakes have occurred in and around Ohio since 2002, spurring the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Geological Survey to publish an updated map that pinpoints the location and approximate magnitude of these recent seismic incidents. The revised map also includes new information about historic earthquakes in the region. More than 200 earthquakes with a magnitude of 2.0 or greater have occurred in the Ohio region since 1776. While it may seem like earthquakes are occurring more frequently in recent years, ODNR's Ohio Seismic Network attributes this perceived change to improved technology and communication among people who experience the earthquakes. The new map, which includes all of Ohio's recorded earthquakes, shows a concentration of earthquake epicenters in two areas of the state: western Ohio in the vicinity of Shelby County, and along the Lake Erie coast in Lake County at Painesville.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - A Wakeman man faces a bond hearing Tuesday in connection with an assault at an East Ohio 113 business Saturday. A 34-year-old Berlin Heights woman accused David W. Gilbert Jr., 37, of 19 North St., of pulling her out of his truck while she was getting cigarettes, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Attention grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and other caregivers. Did the court award you custody of the child after July 1, 2005? There may be a program able to help you called Kinship Permanency Incentive. Eligible families will receive an initial payment of $1,000 per child to help defray the cost of initial placement. Families may receive $500 additional per child at each six-month interval to support the stability of the child in your home, up to a maximum of $3500.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Sandusky woman was sentenced Wednesday to 17 months in prison for selling ecstasy. Diana Pettis, 32, pleaded guilty in September to two counts of trafficking in drugs for the April 27 and May 2 incidents at a Norwalk business.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com New London resident Jeremy Holmberg, 27, was sentenced Friday morning to 13 years in prison for masterminding a violent home invasion in March. Holmberg had walked away from a "halfway program" before the crime on Greenwich Milan Townline Road. He had told people he "wanted to do some big crimes ... before settling on this hair-brained scheme," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. Three masked suspects entered the home and assaulted Brandon Taft, hitting him multiple times with a hammer. Testimony indicates they demanded to know where Taft, a suspected drug dealer, kept some money and marijuana.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Eighteen St. Paul seniors recently got a taste of the local job market with a visit to the Job Store at Huron County's Job and Family Services. "It was very interesting," senior Alicia Hammersmith said. "It helped a lot. I've never had to go through an interview before." Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...<>/p>
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol selected Brian Gockstetter as its 2007 trooper of the year and Scott Robenalt as its dispatcher of the year. Both 33-year-old Norwalk residents have won their respective awards multiple times. Gockstetter earned trooper of the year honors in 2002 and 2004. Three years ago, he was the Bucyrus district trooper of the year. Gockstetter earned the patrol's safe driving ribbon in 2000 and 2003 as well as the physical fitness award in 2000.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Karl D. Lengyel, 30, 166 W. Broadway St., Plymouth; no dog license; conviction date: Oct. 22; fine, &#036;25; costs, &#036;70; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 30 days.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Gary Austin Rash, formerly of Norwalk, has lost his home to a fire Tuesday. The Milan home was destroyed in a fire that began in the garage. The cause is undetermined at this time.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk High School students are getting a more personal reminder of the sacrifices made by U.S. troops. Pictures of several Trucker graduates serving in Iraq or Afghanistan are arranged in a display case across from the office. Accompanying the photographs are their name, rank, graduation year and any memorabilia. Gerken Center aide Kim Gentzel came up with the idea in time for Veterans Day. Her 24-year-old son Eric, a 2001 NHS graduate, is serving in the Army in Iraq.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
DETROIT Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Todd Corbin will be the guest of honor tonight at the Marine Corps Ball, speaking to all the Marine recruiting stations in Ohio. President George Bush honored Corbin and 11 other officers with the Navy Cross during a May breakfast at the White House. The Norwalk man saved the lives of several men in his unit during a May 7, 2006 attack in Iraq. Corbin, 33, is a 1993 Willard High School graduate. He joined the sheriff's office in March 1998 as a corrections officer before becoming a full-time deputy. Corbin enlisted with the Marines in 2001.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
NorthFairfield library NORTH FAIRFIELD - Pockets, Pockets is the theme for Tiny Tots storytime at the North Fairfield Public Library for November. Come to the library at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday or at 11 a.m. Nov. 21 to join in on the fun.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
'Tis the time of year when the U.S. Marine Corps tries to brighten youngsters' Christmas. The effort is called the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. This year, Marine Corps Reserve units assisted by local community organizations will collect more than 15 million toys and distribute them to more than 6.6 million children. Locally, the program is in its 11th year.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
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4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Once a year at 3 a.m. or so, John Loose works in the kitchen at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, cooking turkeys for strangers. He starts so early so that by 10:30, the cooked birds are bound for Norwalk Catholic School, where a crowd awaits their Thanksgiving meal.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jeremy Holmberg came to his sentencing hearing Friday with his right hand heavily wrapped in gauze. He had been discharged from Fisher-Titus Medical Center that morning after being treated for injuries he sustained in a Huron County Jail assault. "He assaulted another inmate during the (Oct. 30) church service,' Sgt. Christopher Stanfield, a jail supervisor, said earlier. "He ended up with stitches in his hand from striking the victim. ... He is being treated for complications.'
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk High School students are getting a more personal reminder of the sacrifices made by U.S. troops. Pictures of several Trucker graduates serving in Iraq or Afghanistan are arranged in a display case across from the office.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Light Up Norwalk returns this year to Uptown Norwalk Dec. 1, and the holiday fun begins with a parade starting at 10:30 a.m. Groups interested in participating in the parade should contact Main Street Norwalk by Friday. After Santa arrives in the parade, he will greet children at the Norwalk Public Library until 1 p.m. Details of the day's other events are coming soon, but The Light Up Norwalk festivities will culminate with a tree lighting ceremony in Bresson Park at 5:30 p.m.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Bernie Grosswiler II was seriously injured serving in Iraq last April, but he's back at his base in Alaska and his parents will be on hand when he receives a Purple Heart in December. Bernie and Shelby Grosswiler plan to travel to Alaska for the homecoming ceremony for the Third/509th Airborne, their son's unit.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Eighteen St. Paul seniors got a taste of the local job market Monday with a visit to the Job Store at Huron County's Job and Family Services. "It was very interesting,' senior Alicia Hammersmith said. "It helped a lot. I've never had to go through an interview before.'