4:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A former Norwalk man accused of traveling out-of-state to get methamphetamine was indicted Friday. Ryan L. Rang, 25, of Oberlin, is accused of going to another state where the drug was being cooked, Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said. The investigator declined to identify the state.
4:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
The reported demise of the popularity of the psychedelic drug LSD in the area has been greatly exaggerated. On Tuesday, Jeffrey R. Adkins Jr., 24, of 900 N. Thomas Road, Monroeville, was sentenced up to six months in a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on education and substance abuse treatment, for two counts of trafficking in LSD. The state dropped two similar charges when he pleaded guilty May 22.
4:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
When John Evans was a youngster, he had nightmares that roused him from sleep. Who and where were his five siblings? Why was he removed from his home? Who were his parents and where were they?
4:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Discussing Norwalk's centennial last week reminded me that Milan had a similar celebration the next year in 1910. Like so many communities before World War I, Milan's committee labeled theirs Milan Home Coming and Normal School Reunion. Most of these community homecomings ended with World War I and the advent of the auto and improved roads, but Wakeman (for example) continued holding an informal homecoming and community picnic for many years after the war. Milan's celebration produced a fine souvenir booklet which acknowledges the first American settlement of Milan Township in 1809 by Jared Ward. The village of Milan was platted in 1816 by Ebenezer Merry. It is sometimes difficult to say exactly when a community was founded, since there were Moravian missionaries working in Milan Township as early as 1787. They created a village called New Salem or New Jerusalem in the north part of the township on the east side of the river. In 1804 they returned to a new town on the very site of Milan Village, which they called Petquotting (or some spelling variation thereof). Several of these gentle people and their missionary leader were still living there in 1809 when the first Americans arrived. Returning to 1910, we find that some 4,000 former residents and interested persons crowded Milan for the two-day celebration on Aug. 17 and 18. The 17th featured music by Ackley's Orchestra from Sandusky and an afternoon of picnicking and orations at the site of the old Huron Institute/Normal School which stood very near the present cemetery entrance at the end of Broad Street. That evening there was an open house/reception in the opera house for all interested persons. Thursday featured a number of events such as a barrel race, wheelbarrow race, and a fire department water fight on North Main. There were also baseball games and more band concerts to entertain the crowds.
4:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's natural to associate the Fourth of July with fireworks. An Independence Day fireworks complaint on Fairwood Avenue nearly got a state trooper, who is a district supervisor with the Bucyrus post, in hot water.
4:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Hospitals just want their dollar back. The problem is the state isn't giving it to them. Fisher-Titus Medical Center President Pat Martin said the state, in attempting to access federal stimulus money, created a "franchise fee," which would bring $711 million in revenue over the next two years.
4:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Willard woman was sentenced Monday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to two heroin charges. Misty N. Hartschuh, 30, of 425 N. Main St., pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and trafficking in heroin. In exchange, the state agreed to dismiss one tampering with evidence charge and three counts of trafficking in heroin. "The judge may let her out at a CBCF (community-based corrections facility) after a year," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said.
4:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The United Fund announced last week it received $10,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to help residents of northern Huron County pay their utilities bills and rent. So far, the non-profit has received more than 70 calls asking for help.
4:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
This is the 40th anniversary of two big events the first man on the moon and Woodstock. What are your memories? Let us know and we'll print some of the best responses we get. The anniversary of the first moon walk is Monday.
4:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The parishes of St. Joseph's Church in Monroeville and St. Alphonsus Church in Peru are getting more than a new priest. They're getting a movie star. The Rev. Bill Pifher, formerly of Sacred Heart Parish in Fremont, will be trading places with the Rev. Ken Lill on July 25. He brings with him 15 years of experience and a resume that includes an eight-second appearance in the movie Rudy.
4:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk officials are moving forward on the search for a new police chief. City council decided Tuesday night to give citizens a chance to participate on the search committee. Current chief Kevin Cashen is retiring in August. Capt. Eric Hipp will fill in as chief until a new chief is selected.
4:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - A trucker driver said he is 'lucky to be alive' after a train smashed his rig, splitting it in half. The accident occurred just after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the train tracks at New State Road in Ripley Township.
4:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County engineer's office and highway department already have plans for the nearly $700,000 of federal stimulus money it will be receiving. On Monday, workers will start construction of the nearly $220,000 in bridge work on Ogan Road in Wakeman Township. The other two projects are on Gibbs Road in Norwalk Township (a $300,000 project) and North Street in Plymouth (estimated at $225,000).
4:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
I recently picked up my nephew from the airport in Cleveland. On the way there, I heard a radio advertisement asking me if I had enough food and bottled water in my home in case of an emergency. Do I? I vowed to purchase more bottled water and canned food. Then, at the airport, I noted a sign which read that the threat level for domestic and international flights is orange, which means there is a significant risk of terrorist attack. Did this upset me? No. I continued on my way to pick up my nephew and didn't even think about terrorists. Should I have? We are bombarded with warnings about threats to our safety. If we paid attention to these in a serious way, we wouldn't ever leave our houses. We eat foods even though they may cause cancer; we sit lethargically in front of our TVs, even though lack of exercise is not healthy. We live in a truly dangerous world, and we have our little routines that give us a false sense of security. Remove your shoes, pass through a metal detector, and your plane won't be blown up.
4:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE From the side of the road, Shawn Houck's unharvested wheat fields look typical. But a closer look reveals small green plants peeking out from around the golden wheat. Houck, 39, is the owner of Triple H Farms, 2288 U.S. 20 W., a 3,000-acre family farm in Monroeville. He and his father Dick, 72, are two of about a dozen farmers in Huron County growing wheat and soybeans at the same time, a process known as modified relay intercropping. Soybean seeds are planted in standing wheat fields and the two crops share the same field for about four weeks. Shawn and Dick planted this year's winter wheat in September and put in soybeans in June. They will finish harvesting the wheat this week but the soybeans won't be harvested until October.
4:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - Bellevue City Schools superintendent Bud Martin and assistant superintendent Darrell Hykes remain suspended with pay. The school board met this morning to officially approve the recommendation made by board president Ted Clark and vice president Martin Shelly that Martin and Hykes being suspended for alleged violations of board policies.
4:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A little piece of Milan is coming back to life. The downtown gas station, which has been closed for nearly three years, will open again in August thanks to the efforts of village resident Todd Sebolt and family.
4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Cheap Coffee Club discussion was opened by the merchant who had a worried look on his face.
4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - An adjunct instructor at BGSU Firelands is planning a 24-hour, 1,500-mile motorcycle "Bun Burner Gold" Iron Butt ride to raise dollars to help college students at BGSU Firelands College purchase books. Patrick Saunders has taught at BGSU Firelands since the fall of 2003, established a book scholarship fund in 2007 at Firelands, and it has already awarded four scholarships of $250 in '07, '08 and with two more for fall 2009.
4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Do any lawmakers in our government believe God is running the world and it's working exactly like God designed it to work. I do. The science and history channels prophesied all doom fear and destruction and we must act now to save the world from certain destruction. Beware of false prophets. Look at the Bible, Matthew 7:20. What has our Congress done recently for America or Americans or anyone else. Google the Australian for science monitering change in climate other than United States science. Raymond Burton Norwalk
4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
BENTON TOWNSHIP - A Norwalk tractor-trailer driver was treated and released from an Oregon hospital after colliding with a car that went left of center on Ohio 2 Monday. The car driver, Nicole Spino, 27, of Oak Harbor, went left of center while heading east and hit the driver's side "steer tire" of the 2003 International truck driven by Rodrigo Barrientes, 50, of Norwalk, said troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol. The crash happened at 8:25 a.m. on Ohio 2 west of Ohio 590 in Ottawa County.