10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
APRIL 11, 1979 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 29 years ago: City on verge of growth breakthrough Norwalk will experience unprecedented growth in the next five years, Mayor Wayne Goodsite told the Lions Club Thursday night.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
Steuben UCC STEUBEN - The Easter celebration of Christ's resurrection continues at Steuben Church. Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Easter. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "Life Abundant,' are Acts 2:42-47, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2:19-25, and John 10:1-10. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print and young peoples' bulletins will be available. Come early for the coffee and tea fellowship before the service!
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
The concert news just keeps rolling in. Radiohead has just announced an Aug. 4 date at Blossom Music Center, located near Cuyahoga Falls.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jane Austen would be proud. Not proud as in smug, but happy that her beloved 1800s novel "Pride and Prejudice' has been adapted faithfully and in a thoroughly entertaining manner by playwright James Maxwell.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - "Families rule.' That's the mantra at Cedar Point this summer. Before adding anything further about 2008, park public relations coordinator Bryan Edwards reflected on the past.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
M'VILLE POLICE n Conducted a random license plate check while checking on the security of the restrooms Wednesday on Marsh Field. Andrea M. Adkins, 39, of 29 Milan Ave., Monroeville, was arrested on passing bad checks warrant. She was released Thursday after posting bond at the Huron County Jail.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
When I'm asked what is my favorite period of history, I usually reply that my favorite time is the early pioneer days when our area was first settled. My only reservation is that I would enjoy visiting for a day, but not to "live' in that era. We must remember that there was no air conditioning then and no hot showers!
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
"Last week was surely important for one of our state officials,' offered the merchant to his coffee slurping cohorts. Senior gents had gathered at a cozy Cheap Coffee Club rustic hot beverage haven. "As much as we believe in democracy and voters rights, we should take our hats off to Ohio's Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner. "She was selected as the recipient of the annual ‘Profile in Courage Award' by the John F. Kennedy Foundation. The prize is given for those office holders who do their jobs correctly even though a decision might not make politicians happy.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
Police responded to the Fisher-Titus Medical Center emergency department Thursday after a potential threat to the safety of a patient, family and staff. Hospital spokeswoman Johnna Young said "safety measures were put in place" about 1 p.m. to ensure the safety of Fisher-Titus patients, visitors and employees. All of the entrances to the hospital were placed on a lock down for about an hour. Officers determined the threat was unfounded. Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen was unavailable for comment. "Because of HIPPA privacy laws, I cannot elaborate," Young said.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two Norwalk residents want to help other women navigate life's challenges. To that end, Suzie Skoglund and the two have organized the first Godgirls in Motion, slated for 7 to 9:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Kalahari's NIA Center. The Christian-oriented conference, which will become an annual event, is designed to help women find joy in their every journey.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
Michael Gravelle has agreed to stay 100 feet away from his wife for the next year or until their divorce is complete. Mansfield attorney Jennifer Keller, who represents Michael, said the Clarksfield Township couple hasn't filed for divorce yet, but Sharen's attorney plans to do so "in the near future.'
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Norwalk man is accused of forcing his way into a North Pleasant Street home and possessing heroin in the jail during two separate cases. Mark A. Noller Jr., 32, was indicted Friday in connection with stealing an iPod, cell phone and some loose change during a June 17 burglary, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said. The defendant is further accused of rifling through the victim's vehicle after finding the "clicker." The next day, a neighbor found the victim's phone, which contained a call Noller made to a local taxi service, Woodruff said.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - An area tradition now in its 19th season, the I-X Indoor Amusement Park will be open through April 13. More than 20 acres of family-filled fun await, including the return of popular attractions such as high-flying spinning rides Freakout and Skater, and the Wacky Worm kiddie coaster.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
A rural Norwalk couple are accused of stealing between $50,000 and $60,000 from an elderly couple. Investigators said the defendants used the money to support their heroin habit. James E. Miller, 41, and his girlfriend Roberta D. Bisel, 31, both of 4303 Ohio 601, each must post a $30,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail. Both suspects are charged with one count of grand theft with an elderly person specification.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk High School Principal Robert Duncan is resigning, effective July 31. But he won't be leaving the district. The Norwalk school board voted Tuesday to hire him as the director of student services for three years starting Aug. 1. The move is coming with about an $8,000 paycut: Duncan is making $96,627 as principal and will make $88,579 in his new position.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
April Smith, who was convicted by a jury of failing to confine dogs, was arrested Wednesday morning on a probation violation warrant. Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund saw a rottweiler dog in the dining room when he came to Smith's 1066 Old State Road home about 10:30 a.m. He was there with Sgt. Mike Martz and Huron County Dog Warden Bill Duncan. "The other (dog) was at the door, but it wasn't causing a problem. She was more concerned about the rott," Englund said.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
Len Riemersma did not mind losing Thursday night as long as the youngsters won. Thursday night's main event at Willard Middle School was titled "Are You Smarter than a Middle School Student?"
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - If you watched Kelsey Telquist at work Wednesday during a dress rehearsal for "Guys and Dolls," you wouldn't think she was a theater novice. The Western Reserve High School sophomore sat in a chair off-stage, usually reserved for the most experienced director, wearing a headset and following along with a script.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - A Willard teenager wrestled with sheriff's deputies Wednesday night after he cut off his court-ordered ankle monitor. Deputies responded to the report of a removed ankle monitor at 6:55 p.m. at 4248 Ohio 103, the home of Ronald T. Babione, 18.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Mark R. Young, 57, of Jenera, was charged with failure to control Wednesday after he failed to negotiate a left curve on Ohio 547 and went off the right side, causing yard damage and hitting a driveway embankment.
10:06 PM Jul 25, 2010
Recently, representatives from the Huron County EMA were in the area going door to door in order to assess the damage from the flooding that still plagues us to this day. When I found out they were coming I thought "Thank God' someone is going to help us with the thousands and thousands of dollars in damages we have all suffered. The gentleman arrives at my house and asked what damages we have? We asked him if he would like to come in and inspect the damage himself to which he replied "That will not be necessary,' Not Necessary? How can anyone assess damage unless they actually see it? They did not step foot in any home! But can say that the damage wasn't severe enough for us to receive help?? If he had actually inspected the damage he would have found that my basement floor is now a spider web of large cracks that have water spouts coming out of them every where, he would also have seen that one of the walls has started to buckle in from the pressure, or that parts of the foundation around my house has cracked and the foundation has shifted is several spots, or that my front porch has cracked down the center and has shifted. The list goes on and is true for pretty much everyone this flooding has affected.