9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Three suspects were charged with trafficking in heroin over the weekend in connection with an investigation by METRICH, a multi-county drug task force. Holly M. Snyder, 25, of Butler, and Joshua D. Blanton, 24, most recently of 1711 Ohio 99, Willard, were arrested during a "buy/bust" late Saturday night at the intersection of Ohio 99 and Ohio 113 north of Monroeville. Travis S. Rowe, 27, of 4456 Townline Road 12, Willard, was arrested during an early Sunday morning "buy/bust" incident at a Bellevue motel, Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - The seed for Sandusky's newest museum, slated to open in March, began as a promise to a dear friend. After that friend's 15-year-old son died in an alcohol-related car accident 27 years ago, Sandusky native Medric Sydnor, 43, promised he would memorialize the youth in some way. The teenager was a passenger in the car that crashed. The boy's father and Sydnor were childhood friends, and Sydnor, who is black, said the youngster's family was close to him at a time when racism was widespread.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
BERLINHEIGHTS- The Berlin Heights Garden Club Flower Show was held Aug. 4 and 5 during Berlin Heights Basket Festival:
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
When Marj Girosky saw someone at the fair who needed a quick sewing favor, she gladly leant a hand and refused payment. But she ended up with a CD signed by county music star Rodney Atkins for her hospitality. Girosky owns Sewing Connection in Milan and spends every fair week in a booth underneath the grandstand. She said Monday a man walked past her booth, did a double-take, then came in and asked for help.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Ryan L. Rang, 23, 24B Ontario St., Norwalk; failure to confine a dog; conviction date: Aug. 7; fine, $25; costs, $45; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 30 days.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
FREMONT- The Sandusky County Fair opens Tuesday in Fremont. The fairgrounds are located at Ohio 20 and Ohio 53.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - Western Reserve High School open house will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Student schedules, locker information, and other paperwork will be available for pick up in the school auditeria. The building will be open for tours as well. At 7 p.m. there will be a fall sports parent meeting with the introduction of fall sport seniors to follow.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Huron County sheriff's deputies responded to a complaint about an accident Sunday night and discovered 32 marijuana plants at a rural New London address. Major Greg Englund said the plants, some of which were more than seven feet tall, were "growing along the side of the house" in the 6400 block of Leroy Road.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
SHERIFF'S OFFICE An area resident reported being assaulted Aug. at an Ohio 18 business and began experiencing pain and discomfort in his neck and back early last week.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
North Fairfield library NORTH FAIRFIELD - The the "Books Meet the Big Screen," event, the winners were "How to Eat Fried Worms" and "Ella Enchanted."
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James Thill/52/Monroeville Immediate family: Wife, Ramona; two daughters, Lindsey and Amanda.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Due to heavy rain today and flooding in Bellevue, U.S. 20/Ohio 113 was closed at Ohio 4 on Bellevue's east side. It was one of many roads closed today due to the flooding. Valley Beach Park in Norwalk was under water and a park official said today the park would be closed for the season.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Just in case you missed Saturday night's main event at the Huron County Fair, we've assembled a few highlights!
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Even though the Huron County Fair Board had to deal with swine flu in the pig barn, president Bob Morgan said the fair was "a beautiful week" and gate receipts were up about $18,000 over last year. He said pigs are still in the barns today because the board decided to go above and beyond recommendations from county and state departments and take additional samples late last week to make sure the pigs were completely over the flu before they were shipped to market. Animals are usually shipped out on Sunday.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
All employees in all departments of the Norwalk Reflector have new email addresses. Each individual's email is now his first initial followed by his last name at the domain "norwalkreflector.com". For example, John Smith's email would be jsmith@norwalkreflector.com. The lone exception is circulation director Carol McLaughlin whose email is simply carol@norwalkreflector.com.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Veteran 4-H exhibitor Katie Sparks was "ecstatic" when Ralph Walcher, the owner of Walcher's Peach Orchard, bought her market steer beef carcass for a whopping $4,100. "I was thrilled," said the 19-year-old Norwalk resident, who is in her 12th and final year of showing market steers.
9:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
"It was fantastic. It was just wonderful." Organizer Tom Lane said Sunday's first Norwalk Alumni Association reunion at the high school was a huge success and something that was long overdue.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Big Idea, Inc, creators of the best-selling VeggieTales children's video series, welcomes a new DVD to their popular franchise "VeggieTales God Made You Special." The 75-minute running time DVD, which was released Tuesday, sells for $14.99.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Last week I wrote about charter boat fishing in Lake Huron and made the point that the lake is not dead, but thriving. But it's worth pointing out that our northern neighbor has more to do than seek trout and salmon on big water. Many readers head north on a routine basis this (hot) month and next seeking clear water, cooler nights, and pretty lakes surrounded by white barked birch and cedar, and there's plenty to do for fisherman and non-fisherman alike.
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced that farmers may use the "FSA Hay Net" to find hay. The FSA electronic Hay Net Ad Service is an Internet-based service allowing farmers to share 'Need Hay' ads and 'Have Hay' ads online. Farmers have suffered pasture and hay losses due to a late freeze in April and drought conditions which began in May. The counties mentioned in the previous article have been approved for Emergency Haying and Grazing of CRP land in our area. Anyone wishing to place an ad must complete a one-time registration process. The process is easy and only requires creating a user ID and password and confirming your email. Others who only wish to view the ads placed online can browse the site without creating a user account. The website can be found atwww.fsa.usda.gov. At the bottom of the screen, click on "FSA Hay Net."
9:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS Biologists with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife estimate 56 young peregrine falcons fledged from 19 successful nests across the state this year. In 2006, a record 60 peregrine falcon chicks fledged from 18 nests. "We had a record-high number of successful nests this year," said Dave Scott, peregrine falcon project coordinator for the ODNR Division of Wildlife. "However, eggs at some nests did not hatch and this reduced our total production compared to last year."