8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Scott A. Ditslear, 39, of Toledo, was charged with failure to control Tuesday after he attempted to turn right onto Ohio 303 from Ohio 60. His trailer slid into a ditch, causing both the tractor and trailer to roll onto their side.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
Scott Brutsche is torn as he sits down to write or play music. On the one hand, the 28-year-old Norwalk resident loves his hobby. But he wonders: Maybe he should use his time finding a good job and starting a family.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Calling 2007 "a crazy, turbulent year," Home Savings & Loan's Richard Swerbinsky explained the whys and wherefores of the nation's mortgage crisis to those attending the Huron County Development Council 12th annual lunch Jan. 12 in the Hileman Building in New London. Around 60 community officials and others from around the county learned the stage for this crisis was set with the bursting of the dot.com bubble in the late '90s and the attack on the Twin Towers in 2001.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Authorities have been urged to use caution while searching for a rural Plymouth man who is considered armed and dangerous. The Plymouth Police Department reported there was a potentially suicidal male early Sunday morning at 1784 Baseline Road. When the sheriff's deputy arrived, the mother of the person in question, Vernon W. Felty, 31, said her son wasn't there and she hadn't seen him since Friday, Major Greg Englund said. Two days later, the deputy spoke to the mother again. She said she feared Felty, who had a gun when he left home on foot Monday, might commit suicide, Englund continued.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - Robert Morgan was elected president and Bryan Hamman, vice president, at the organizational meeting of the South Central school board held prior to the annual budget hearing and regular meeting Monday evening. The meeting night will remain the same the 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the high school library.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County commissioners meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. today in Detroit was canceled. The meeting will be rescheduled, but no more details were available at press time.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - The Willard community has spoken regarding what it feels Willard City Schools needs to do to improve its facilities. Now, members of committees within the Willard City Schools district will sort through the comments, and narrow them down to two or three master plans.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON The New London School District has started the search for a new superintendent following the surprise resignation of Jim Eibel Monday. In a letter to the board, Eibel said, "The superintendent position has left me with a longing to be closer to students and teachers. I miss the daily interaction with students and desire to move to building level administration again." Eibel took over the job of superintendent almost exactly a year ago, replacing long-time superintendent Gary Graham. Prior to that he had first served as elementary principal and then as assistant superintendent for the district.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
Bill Davis, of Wakeman, sleeps just a little easier now. His son John, who grew up in Wakeman and now lives in Plano, Texas, just returned from a year-long tour of duty in Afghanistan. John, who had retired after a 22-year military career, volunteered for the job of guide and bodyguard for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates when he toured the area.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jan. 16, 1940 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 68 years ago:
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JAN. 14, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 78 years ago:
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Why wasn't the court system concerned about the strict confidentiality of information for juveniles when the story broke in 2005 and why did Judge Cardwell allow the media to be present during the juvenile hearings? Confidentiality of information was just as important then as it is now. The Gravelles, knowing that it would be detrimental for their case, didn't divulge private, confidential information about their children because they loved them too much to tell the public about the behaviors that made them build enclosures around bunk beds and take other measures to control their behaviors. They didn't want the children to have to live with that information for the rest of their lives. Too bad the county wasn't so concerned. How did the information about a Gravelle child being adopted make the news anyway? Is the county trying to show people that it can adopt out the Gravelle children? Unfortunately, most of the children won't be adopted. They will linger in the foster care system and when they reach 18 and the foster parents don't receive money for them anymore, they will be out the door and on their own with no place to go and no family.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
As we begin to delve deeper into home improvement we pick up skills, confidence and plenty of tools along the way. After awhile we find that we have a bounty of all three, but only one needs storage space. If you're an avid do-it-yourselfer, you may find that your tools have taken over a portion of your home or garage. Having a collection of tools with no place to call home can be very frustrating. Not to mention with every job comes a new stash of nails, screws, sandpaper and other such sundries. And who wants to rustle around in a duffel bag stuffed with screwdrivers, wall anchors and speaker wire just to find the right size screw? This kind of disorganization can make you frustrated with your project before you even get started. So, even if your garage looks like a major storm has just blown through, trust us, you can recover.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
The 2008 Miss Maple City Scholarship Program, a preliminary to the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program and the Miss America Program, sponsored by Maple City Ice Co. of Norwalk will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center of Norwalk High School. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the door or by sending a check made payable to the Miss Maple City Scholarship Program. c/o Dolly Ruffing, 146 E. Main St., Norwalk, Ohio 44857.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
Don't just throw away your used batteries. Erie MetroParks now has a convenient drop-off point. Stop by the Osborn Park's Frost Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and turn in used batteries for recycling. Only the smaller, common use batteries from an office/home environment will be accepted: AAA, AA, C, D, 9-volt, Button (hearing aid, watch), Ni-Cd (rechargeable batteries found in cellular phones and small power tools), lithium (usually used in high drain devices like digital cameras etc.). No large or wet cell batteries like those from vehicles, boats, lawn mowers, etc. will be accepted.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 16, 1940 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 68 years ago:
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GREENWICH - An Ashland County woman was charged with failure to control after a head-on collision Monday morning with a South Central school bus. Patricia A. Peppard, 67, of Nova, was heading west on U.S. 224 when she attempted to stop and lost control on the icy road, Trooper Brian Gockstetter of the state Highway Patrol wrote in his report. The 2002 bus driven by Jennifer L. Stevens, 39, of 3050 Ohio 13, Greenwich, was stopped heading east with its red lights flashing, preparing to load students.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
For some time I've been researching the story of a Norwalk man who "made good" with his musical talent, but never rose as high as he might have, probably due to the times in which he lived. I speak of Jay W. Noble, born as Jacob Noble, Jr., in Norwalk on April 23, 1874. His parents were Jacob Noble and Charlotte Scott, who lived at 185 Milan Avenue in a house which has been moved to 15 W. Willard. Both Jacob and Charlotte had been born in slavery and settled in Norwalk after escaping their bondage.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY The EHOVE Board of Education elected Paul Lockwood as president and Carole Kuns as vice president at the organizational meeting. Nancy Bulea joined the board for her first meeting. Lockwood was appointed legislative liaison and Scott Truxell was named student achievement liaison. The board accepted donations totaling $2,750 from Mark Schaffer Excavating, Thayer Family Farms, Modern Builder Supply, Inc., Linda Ortman, Kathryn Smith and Ginger Packert for the engineering industrial tech program; equipment from Federal Aviation Administration for computer network tech program; and materials for other programs from Thomas Kneisley, Mylander Foundation, Nancy Stewart, Parks Building Supply, Schwab Machine Inc., Ryan Mizener and South Shore Transportation. The Ghrist Adult Career Center nursing department also received a grant from the Mylander Foundation for equipment such as new hospital beds. Indiana Insurance Company gave a $1,000 safety award to EHOVE.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
It might seem that hunting is essentially over for the year. Nearly all of the deer seasons have gone, fall wild turkey is only a memory, and some other hunts have passed into history. But there's one season that Buckeye hunters can still enjoy, a season that will see you in the woods alone or nearly so, and that's early winter squirrel hunting. Ohio's 2006 bushytail season began Sept. 1 and will end Jan. 31 with a six-animal limit, but the last weeks draw few hunters.
8:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Joshua D. Kaufman, 19, of 6282 Bauer Road, Bellevue, was charged with failure to control Monday after he went off the left side of Section Line Road 30, which was icy, hit a ditch and overturned. The pickup truck landed on its wheels in a field. He reported possible injuries, but wasn't transported.