The bad news is, water and sewer rates are going to go up every year for the next five years. The good news is, the size of the increases will not be larger than residents are already seeing on average.
Norwalk City Council heard a presentation Tuesday night from its consultant on the long-term capital improvement plan, Prism Municipal Advisors. The city is facing many Environmental Protection Agency mandated sewer and water projects and is exploring options to finance these projects, which will total more than $15 million.
A Wakeman woman was sentenced Tuesday to 17 months in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old relative and was classified as a habitual sex offender.
Vickie Todd, 34, of 4467 Seminary St., will be required to register and update her address annually with the Huron County Sheriff's Office for the next 20 years after serving her prison term. She pleaded guilty April 4 to an amended count of attempted sexual battery for the offense that happened about Jan. 1, 2006.
Ohio voters' have hit the jackpot at least on the issue of gambling. Rather than have a government that ignores the clear will of its citizens, Gov. Ted Strickland has followed the voters' lead and taken a hard-line stance against gambling.
In November, voters overwhelmingly shot down a proposal to allow slot machines at the state's seven race tracks. At issue recently have been video game consoles found at some bars and restaurants that work like slot machines with potential payouts.
Semper Fi, times two.
Jean Vanderpool and her husband, Bob, have had quite a spring. Jean's 21-year-old son, Steven, graduated May 18 from Parris Island, S.C., and the new Marine is now at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
County treasurer to visit Willard
WILLARD For Willard residents wishing to pay property taxes in person without driving to Norwalk, Huron County Treasurer Kathleen Schaffer will be at the Willard Senior Center, 315 E. Tiffin St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26 for collection.
You are asked to pay with a check or money order. No credit/debit card will be accepted. The tax bill must be presented at the time of payment. This is the only day the treasurer will be in Willard. Second-half property taxes are due by 4:30 p.m. July 13. The treasurer's office is located at 16 E. Main St. in Norwalk.
N.L. spring cleanup
NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding:
Jeremy D. Kelsey, 23, 4453 Ohio 60, Wakeman; two counts dog at large; conviction date: June 6; total fines, $50; total costs, $66.
COLLINS - Western Reserve Alumni Association met June 9 for the annual meeting and banquet. Out-of-state members and guests came from California, Texas, Maryland, Connecticut, Florida, West Virginia and Kentucky.
President Leon Yun called the meeting to order after the Boy Scout Troop 242 presented the colors.
A Norwalk man has been charged with insurance fraud and identity fraud felonies in connection with trying to pass off his friend, who was wanted on unrelated warrants, as himself.
The injured 33-year-old friend didn't feel comfortable with the situation in which Robert A. Strader, 52, of 23 Newton St., Apt. D8, offered to have him use his identification, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said.
NEW LONDON - More than 200 alumni and friends gathered Saturday for the 116th New London High School Alumni Banquet, held in the school cafetorium with the dinner provided by Catering by Design.
Alumni Association President Stu Cooke conducted the proceedings, and New London Superintendent Jim Eibel was the speaker.
NEW LONDON - Dennis Gable is the new middle school principal for the New London Schools and was given a two-year contract at a salary of $62,000 at Monday's board of education meeting.
Gable was hired as interim assistant high school/middle school principal Jan. 1 to replace Jim Eibel, who was promoted to superintendent. Gable had previously retired as assistant superintendent of the Clyde Schools.
Norwalk Memorial Home
Father's Day celebrations abounded throughout this great country and the folks at Norwalk Memorial Home were no exception. Family members gathered with their loved ones to celebrate with a delicious family picnic in the beautiful courtyard at the home. A contest to see who could tie a tie the fastest was held and the great prizes also included the ties that were used for the contest. Two guitarists entertained.
WILLARD - Authorities are looking for a Hispanic male accused of stabbing a rural Willard man once in the chest Sunday night.
The victim, Steven M. Smith, 34, said he was walking in Willard Park when the suspect said something threatening in Spanish and then stabbed him on the left side of his chest "right above the heart." The doctors at Mercy Hospital of Willard haven't told Smith how far the wound was from his heart.
MONROEVILLE This year's Monroeville Dam Festival promises to be bigger, longer and more action-packed than last year's. So big, in fact, that another day of celebration had to be added to contain it all.
Monroeville's Marsh Field will be filled Friday, Saturday and Sunday with all sorts of tournaments, attractions and events. The previously two-day event now spans an entire weekend as the Dam Festival commemorates the 60th anniversary of the construction of Monroeville's Dam.
There might be a second independent candidate for Norwalk City Council who may be ineligible.
A Huron County Board of Elections' letter to Republic Street resident Stan Obrenovich contends that the first-ward candidate may be a member of the Huron County Democratic Party Executive Committee.