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COLUMBUS - Retired Huron County Juvenile and Probate Court Judge Thomas Heydinger was to be sworn-in at 1:30 p.m. today during a House session at the Ohio Statehouse to fill the vacant 58th district seat. Rep. Matt Barrett resigned the elected position last month after it was discovered he was not truthful about how photos of naked women ended up on a computer he used during a fall Norwalk High School civics class PowerPoint presentation.
10:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Community Prevention Partners remind parents that graduation season brings with it an increase in the number of temptations for teens to use alcohol and drugs. It is a time for parents to increase their vigilance in keeping their children safe. Huron County Director of Health Education & Preparedness Angela Smith works with children every day.
10:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Construction season has already started and Norwalk City Council is planning more street and sidewalk work. "We might be manipulating it a little bit,' said Ralph Seward, public works director, of the list for paving parts of 11 streets in the city.
10:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
The grandfather of the 14-year-old sexually abused girl said this morning he would pray for defendant Charles E. Wireman. "He ought to know better. There was another victim whose family didn't come forward because they didn't want her to testify," said the grandfather who hoped Wireman would get some help in prison.
10:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Records released by the U.S. Department of Labor detailed proposed fines of $89,400 for Underground Utilities, Inc., of Monroeville, but the company is still negotiating with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over the size of the fines. "We've met with OSHA and we're going to meet with OSHA again," said Tom McGlaughlin, chief financial officer for the company.
10:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Records released by the U.S. Department of Labor detailed proposed fines of $89,400 for Underground Utilities, Inc., of Monroeville, but the company is still negotiating with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over the size of the fines. "We just got word they will contest the citations so it will go before a review board,' said Scott Allen, of the agency's public affairs office. He added it was "common' for OSHA to consider reducing fines if a company steps up and corrects problems as soon as possible. He said Underground paid fines of $3,000 in November 2007 after originally receiving two citations totaling $8,000.
10:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - The latest addition to the area's indoor waterpark industry promises to bring a slice of Hawaii to the shores of Lake Erie. The $30 million Maui Sands Resort project involves the massive renovation of two existing hotels, the Atrium Hotel and the Holiday Inn Express at 5513 Milan Road near the Ohio 2-U.S. 250 interchange, as well as the construction of a third facility and the creation of an indoor waterpark that connects all three. While parts of the project won't be finished until the fall, the waterpark will open later this month.
10:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS – Thomas E. Heydinger took the oath of office Wednesday to become the new State Representative for the 58th Ohio House District. Members of the Ohio House Democratic Caucus appointed the former Huron County Common Pleas Court Judge Tuesday night. Heydinger, a Plymouth native, served our country as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot and military lawyer during the Vietnam War. He then pursued his legal career, first as a Crawford County Court judge, then as Assistant Attorney General and Huron County Assistant Prosecutor. He was appointed by Governor John Gilligan to the Huron County Common Pleas Court's Probate and Juvenile Division, where he served for 28 years.
10:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
The driver in an April 4 multi-county high-speed pursuit has been charged with fleeing and eluding. Jerome Reyes, 28, of Syracuse, N.Y., remains at large after being accused of attempting to steal laptop computers from the Norwalk Wal-Mart.
10:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
MAY 20, 1967 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 41 years ago:
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M'VILLE POLICE
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What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas. Not necessarily.
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C'mon people. Don't let a good restaurant such as Casa Fiesta close over the salmonella scare. This could happen in any restaurant or even in our house. Casa Fiesta is a good place to eat. We need good places to eat in Norwalk.
10:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio 99, between Pontiac Section Line Road and County Road 40, will be closed starting today for a bridge deck overlay. The road will reopen June 3. The detour route for southbound motorists is Ohio 99 to east on U.S. 20. Drivers should then head south on Ohio 61 to west on Ohio 162 to Ohio 99.
10:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - The City of Blossoms is facing a tall order. Willard City Manager Brian Humphress reported to council Monday that code enforcement officer Jim Ludban has issued nearly as many "high grass" letters as he did all last year. Ludban has issued 47 letters, compared to 54 in 2007.
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MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue
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MILAN - St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center and University of Toledo LifeFlight program and North Central EMS invite the public to an open house for the new LifeFlight base in Milan. The event takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 12513 U.S. 250 N. The new site marks the fifth base for LifeFlight in the region, and is located at North Central EMS headquarters.
10:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
Area towns, cities and villages are offering a number of opportunities to memorialize fallen soldiers. What follows is a round-up of parades, speakers and events to commemorate Memorial Day. Here is a roundup of planned activities. BELLEVUE
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Huron County currently ranks fourth among the state's 88 counties when it comes to unemployment and the local Chamber of Commerce director said one big problem is employees who fail drug tests. "Unfortunately, Huron County has high unemployment. It is one of the toughest things employers have to face," Norwalk Area Huron County director Melissa James said. "I'd like to have the solution. We're trying to have people fill jobs that are open."
10:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
MAUMEE - Two Connecticut women are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 4.5 pounds of BC Bud marijuana, valued at more than $200,000 during a traffic stop Monday on the Ohio Turnpike in Lucas County. The driver, Hannah J. Bosworth, 20, of Centerbrook, Conn., and passenger, Nicole Hazuka, 20 of Deep River, Conn. were both charged with drug abuse and trafficking in drugs, both third-degree felonies.
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The investigation into the salmonella muenchen at Casa Fiesta might take another two weeks, according to Huron County Health Department Director Tim Hollinger. "We'll be releasing a press release as soon as anything new comes about," he said. "We're continuing our investigation on how the Casa Fiesta employees became contaminated with salmonella."