8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
When leaders of an Indiana church set up a parsonage for its pastor, the Rev. Quentin Battiste and his wife Rachel, they included a vegetable garden with the property. "Neither one of us knew beans about gardening," said Rachel Battiste, who lives in Norwalk's Carriage House and is a member of its garden club. "At first it was overwhelming."
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Huron County grand jury indicted a Norwalk man accused of attempting to murder a co-worker during an East Ohio 61 stabbing. Victor M. Macias-Aguirre, 39, of 66 Cline St., was charged with one count of attempted murder and two counts of felonious assault. He has been in custody in the Huron County Jail since the June 28 incident.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
First he was graphic designer. Then he was a logger. Now Norwalk native James Sitterly is a Huron County public defender handling juvenile cases.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
AUG. 3, 1968 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
"Bridges in America should not be falling down." So says Minnesota Senator Amy Klobucher, who represents the home of the I-35 West bridge that collapsed Wednesday in Minneapolis, killing at least five and possibly as many as 20 others who were still missing at the time of this writing.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
"Gentlemen.' The historian opened the morning's coffee-fueled conversation in an unusually formal manner. "I want you to realize that we have been witnesses to a fundamental process of government in these United States. Miss Schmidlapp, our civics teacher, would have utilized at least a full week studying the recent history of relationships between our city's governmental representatives and citizens.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Mansfield man was sentenced Wednesday to three months in the Huron County Jail and three years of probation for a roofing scam. Marvin M. Lewis, 43, "signed roofing contracts ... but never did the work," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said. The court ordered him to pay $10,175 in restitution to three victimized families and fined him $500. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A judge agreed to release a North Fairfield convict from custody Wednesday because he wasn't accepted at a prison which focuses on education and substance abuse treatment. Timothy West, 27, of 100 S. Main St., Lot 29, was sentenced June 12 to up to six months in a community-based corrections facility, but wasn't accepted due to prior mental health issues, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. The prosecutor suggested the defendant be released from the Huron County Jail, where he will be released Sunday after serving a contempt of court sentence. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A New Lexington man was classified as a sexually-oriented offender Wednesday and sentenced to five years of probation for a fall Internet police sting. Kyle R. Halsey, 26, was apprehended during an Oct. 25 traffic stop after driving to Wakeman for the purposes of sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl. Part-time Wakeman Police Officer Josh Rice was posing as the juvenile online when Halsey had a sexually-oriented conversation with Rice in a chat room.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Plymouth Fireman's Festival/Silver King Festival continues through Saturday with a variety of events. Following is a list of activities at the annual festival: Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
Neighborhood Ministries is putting on its "American Idol Back to School" program at 4 p.m. Saturday at McGuan Park. All children who attend will receive free school supplies. The event includes free hot dogs, chips and pop. Call (419) 660-8171 for details.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
St. Paul High School head football coach John L. Livengood has always been a stand-up guy. The coach, who is entering his 17th season at the helm of the Flyer program, talked Thursday evening about the citation he received Wednesday from Norwalk police for drinking on city property.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - This festival will take place at 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday in the village. Today's events include the Peach Princess and Queen Contest, fish fry, chain-saw carving, basket auction and the Ottawa County Blue Grass Band.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE Responded to a 53 Wooster St. oven fire at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters disconnected the gas and extinguished the fire. Returned to station at 9:13.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A fundraiser will take place tonight and Saturday to help local resident Cheryl Ott walk 60 miles for a cure at the Breast Cancer 3 Day in Cleveland Aug. 17 to 19. Tonght's fundraiser will be a luau party and breast cancer raffle drawing at 9 at the Monroeville American Legion. The event will include drinks, music, food, raffles and prizes.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
Some years ago, a New London school district bus driver was crossing a Fayette Road bridge when she noticed it felt different. She notified the district's transportation head who, in turn, called the county engineer's office. Officials determined the bridge needed to be replaced, and was within 10 months, said Carl Essex, assistant to the county engineer.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY- The state fire marshal's office is continuing to investigate Thursday morning's fire at Corso's Flower & Garden Shop in Perkins Township. No one was injured in the blaze that caused between $400,000 and $500,000 worth of damage. Perkins Township Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hodges confirmed the initial damage report was about $1 million, but the figure changed as the investigation proceeded. "It could go up and down as time goes by," he added.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
Starting today, local residents will be able to see what the weather is like in Huron County without looking out the window. The Norwalk Reflector is excited to announce we have our own weather station!
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - A southern Ohio man has been indicted in connection with a joint investigation by the Wakeman Police Department and the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children's Taskforce (OICAC). Scott D. Sims, 25, of McArthur, was charged with two felony counts of importuning, stemming from online conversations with Wakeman Police Officer Josh Rice who was posing as a 14-year-old girl. The indictment was handed down within the last two weeks by a Vinton County grand jury. Sims is the fifth suspect busted during the ongoing Wakeman online sex sting operation that started in October.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
HERSHEY, Pa. - I love chocolate. And my wife and three daughters love chocolate. So we could think of no better place to spend our next vacation than Chocolate Town USA, aka Hershey, Pa. We recently returned from our four-day exploration of that central Pennsylvania community built a century ago by Milton S. Hershey, founder of the chocolate company bearing his name. The company still operates three factories there the original, which remains the largest chocolate factory in the world, one built in 1990 that specializes in Hershey Kisses and a third that makes Reese's products.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
HERSHEY, Pa. Our debut at HersheyPark was not so sweet, but that had nothing to do with the park itself. As we approached the gate, delighted by the Tudor-style structures resembling a small village and the smell of chocolate in the air, Madeline, 8, began complaining of stomach discomfort, so much so that it brought her to tears. So we ducked into the guest services building. Two paramedics examined her, and then took her and her mom, Jodie, on a motorized cart to see a nurse (some way to enter the park, huh?). From there, a paramedic took Madeline and Jodie by ambulance to an after-hours pediatric clinic called Good Nights. It was determined Madeline had a urinary tract infection, so she received a prescription and then was transported, along with her mom, back to the park. The ambulance rides and nurse visit at the park cost us nothing, and the care at the clinic was outstanding. It should come as no surprise that this town would have good facilities for children. Its founder, although he and his wife could not have children, adored young ones. Hershey even built an orphanage/school and left his vast fortune to it.