4:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard man charged in connection with the April 28 death of a fellow Ohio University student was released on bond Wednesday night. James T. Wagers, 20, of 702 Spangler St., was in custody when he appeared Wednesday morning in Huron County Common Pleas Court to address possible extradition to Athens County.
4:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - A 15-year-old Edison student accused of forcing a 16-year-old girl to have sex with him at a prom-night party was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center. Since he's been in custody for 87 days, he will serve three more days before being placed on 90 days of electronically-monitored house arrest. The defendant also was classified as a Tier III sexual offender. That means he must register his address with the sheriff's office overseeing where he lives every 90 days for the rest of his life.
4:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Maybe it was something in the drinking water at the Huron County auditor's office. Both former auditor John Elmlinger and current auditor Roland Tkach watch television the old-fashioned way.
4:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
STEUBEN - When members of Church of the Master wish to erect a new Biblical phrase or welcome message on their sign, they don't have to use hand-held letters or paint. The church has entered the high-tech age by installing a digital sign one that can program more than 100 messages at once, said Cindy Dorsey, chairwoman of the board of trustees.
4:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
We've been bombarded this year with news and more news concerning octuplets born to a California woman. That story is all too true, but 1859 incident here in northern Ohio concerning purported octuplets must have started as a cruel joke. A letter was printed as genuine by the New York Tribune in the summer of 1859, the letter averring that eight children had been born on Aug. 2, 1859, to Eunice Mowery, the wife of Timothy Bradley. They had been married six years and has two sets of twins born already making 12 children born in six years. The Bradleys lived at Johnson in Trumbull County, Ohio. The letter writer also told the world that Eunice Bradley was "a twin of three" her mother and father both were twins; and her grandmother bore five sets of twins in her time. The Bradleys were alleged to have named her sons after prominent local citizens who then gave them land in one case, and a cow in another. Mr. Bradley said he was happy with his family since the neighbors have provided clothing for twins ever since they were born. As it turned out, the only truth to the above paragraphs was that there was a Timothy Bradley and Eunice Mowery married and living in the town of Johnson. They only had one child born to them, a daughter named Mary, in 1867.
4:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - Bud Martin and Darrell Hykes are not going down without a fight. Hykes has appealed his firing by the Bellevue City Schools' board of education. Hykes, the former assistant superintendent, was fired along with the superintendent, Martin, earlier this month in light of sexual harassment allegations.
4:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Investigators have identified the male suspect who escaped from a sheriff's cruiser June 23. Police said the same man is "a person of interest' in a New London burglary about two weeks ago. Randall C. Cain II, 37, of 1900 Ohio 18, Wakeman, was charged Monday with escape and stolen property. Sheriff Dane Howard said today he's confident the suspect is in southern Ohio near the river and authorities there are tracking him down.
4:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Former Norwalk fire chief Elmer J. McGuckin was laid to rest Friday. McGuckin, 84, died Wednesday at Gaymont Nursing Center.
4:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Baumann Auto Group, 339 Milan Ave., had a great week of business - thanks to the federal government's so-called "Cash for Clunkers' rebate program. "It's been a good success,' said sales manager Jeff Miller, whose business has had at least 50 or 75 people inquiring about rebates for 2009 fuel-efficient vehicles this week.
4:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Western Reserve assistant varsity football coach Mike Martz wasn't sure why he was being called out to Summit Motorsports Park. When he arrived and read the letter one of his players, Cody Webb, had written to Bill Bader Sr., he was shocked - and moved.
4:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Collins man was ordered Wednesday to pay $4,219 in restitution for ramming a deputy's cruiser during a Feb. 25 pursuit. Charles P. Ring, 39, of 2652 Collins Road, Collins, also must pay a $500 fine during his three years of probation for failing to comply with the order of a police officer. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway gave the defendant an Aug. 28 report date to serve 80 days of a 120-day sentence at the Huron County Jail. The judge credited Ring with already serving 40 days behind bars. Conway also suspended Ring's driver's license for three years, the minimum required for the third-degree felony.
4:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The good news is the wolf hybrid which was loose on Yingling Road was captured. The bad news is he got out just as quickly. "The owner caught it. He didn't elaborate how. I guess it went into the kennel," Huron County Dog Warden Bill Duncan said.
4:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The face of the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post is about to change. Lt. Jim Bryan's last day there is Friday. He is taking a voluntary demotion to sergeant to transfer to the Mansfield post, where he had his first assignment as a state trooper starting in late 1990.
4:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
St. Paul Festival patrons will get a sneak preview of the new Flyer Fitness Center this weekend. Booster president Gregg Smith will provide tours of the new facility, which is nearing completion. Jim and Mike Wasiniak laid the final bricks about noon Tuesday and all that remains outside is some cleanup work, new sidewalks and landscaping.
4:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
In an effort to save jobs at the Norwalk Public Library, director Martin Haffey has agreed to step down, effective Sept. 1. Haffey's assistant, Sarah Contreras, will serve as interim director.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
I was pleased to see that my fellow columnist Jim Busek wrote about the Huron Playhouse production of "Our Town" in his column earlier this week. I, too, love that play. And I, too, have a long history with it.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Public Library Director Martin Haffey has agreed to step down effective Sept. 1 as a cost saving measure. Haffey's assistant, Sarah Contreras, will serve as interim director.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Most fishing readers would like to catch a serious largemouth bass a three-pounder, four, or even (dare we hope) five. But probably well over half don't know how to go about it. They read about crankbaits, spinnerbaits, pig and jigs, structure, wood, and other mystic words thrown around by veteran bass hunters, and haven't the faintest idea what they mean. But they would still like to catch a nice bass. If that's your situation, I have an answer, the simplest possible seek them with live bait.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Western Reserve assistant varsity football coach Mike Martz wasn't sure why he was being called out to Summit Motorsports Park. When he arrived and read the letter one of his players, Cody Webb, had written to Bill Bader Sr., he was shocked and moved. Webb, a 16-year-old junior at Western who works at the track, had asked for Bader's help in honoring Martz for helping him with his conditioning.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Investigators have identified the male suspect who escaped from a sheriff's cruiser June 23. Police said the same man is "a person of interest" in a New London burglary about two weeks ago. Randall C. Cain II, 37, of 1900 Ohio 18, Wakeman, was charged Monday with escape and stolen property. Sheriff Dane Howard said today he's confident the suspect is in southern Ohio near the river and authorities there are tracking him down. About 11 p.m. June 23, several employees at Expressions Gentlemen's Club, 1301 U.S. 250, reported someone was stealing from inside of several nearby vehicles. The suspect was gone when two deputies arrived.
4:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
All's well that ends well? That could be the final slogan for the case of the felled trees on South Norwalk Road. Sarah Gomez, who lives on Ridge Road, called the Reflector recently to report that trees, branches and bushes were down. The mess began on the corner of Ridge Road and South Norwalk Road and extended all the way down South Norwalk Road.