8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - Authorities are in the midst of a sexual harassment-related investigation of Doug Solet, Western Reserve's superintendent. Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund wouldn't talk about the specifics of the probe.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Municipal Court has seen more than a 10 percent drop in the number of driving under the influence cases filed in the last year. Judge John Ridge considers that decrease a positive aspect to his annual report. In 2006, there 452 DUIs filed. Last year, it was down to 405. "I think this is tied for the lowest number of DUIs since I have been judge in 1988," Ridge said.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Western Reserve Land Conservancy has one goal preserve open space and productive farmland in 14 counties in northeastern Ohio. Eventually, the group would like to see a lot more land protected.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Croghan Colonial Bank announces its new Norwalk office location will open for business Tuesday. The bank was previously located in downtown Norwalk, in the building that used to house Paul's Hobbies. The new location is just around the corner at 60 Whittlesey Ave.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 19, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 36 years ago: Mr. Wiggs is denied utilities Opponents of the proposed Mr. Wiggs department store came loaded for bear at Norwalk City Council Tuesday night
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Kelly Burrows, 29, Norwalk Immediate family: Seven-year-old twin daughters Chanel and Raeann, Jacob, 5, and Joshua, 4.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man was not injured after being shot multiple times in the leg by a passing motorist with a spring-loaded gun early this morning. "It looks like he (the suspect) used that Air Soft stuff," Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen said. Just after midnight, the 34-year-old victim was walking south on North Hester Street when he noticed a red Volkswagen slowing down beside him, Capt. Dave Light wrote in his report.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 21, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 36 years ago: McGuckin is acting fire chief Fire Capt. Elmer McGuckin this morning was appointed acting fire chief by mayor Wayne Goodsite.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
George Bogan, who serves on the Huron County Services for Aging board, attended the county commissioners meeting this morning to bring up the possibility of a levy to fund a new building for the group. Bogan said the board has been considering a new building, probably out near the Shady Lane complex, for about a year, but probably will not be able to afford it without a levy. Commissioners said they needed more information before they could support any new levies.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Former Norwalk mayor Wayne Goodsite died Wednesday evening. He was 82. He served as mayor from 1972 to 1983 and also was a member of Norwalk city council during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. "Wayne was a great guy,' said local attorney Reese Wineman, who was hired as law director under Goodsite in October 1980. "He had a lot of integrity and served the city well for a long time. He inter-related with people well from all walks of life.'
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
When Linda Johnston was tallying the money collected at the benefit for her son, Jim Kimberlin, and his kidney donor, Jack Kuhlman, she found a welcome surprise - an envelope containing 20 $100 bills. No name, just $2,000 donated anonymously.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Leo Didion saved three lives, but he shrugs off praise and said he just did what anyone would have done. Didion was driving on Green Road near Wakeman about 5 a.m. as he does every day to deliver the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram when he saw smoke rolling out of a garage. "I saw smoke blowing across the road," he said. "So I called 911 on my cell phone. Then I went and pounded on the door."
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Members of the Performing Arts Task Force toured the old Mihali studio Thursday, hoping to land a home for a new arts center in uptown Norwalk. The building was owned by Julius Mihali, a longtime photographer in town. His old darkroom is still set up in the building.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Firelands-area residents should brace themselves this weekend for extreme cold. Saturday appears to be when the deep-freeze will begin, as the forecast calls for a high of 20 degrees early in the day, dropping to 13 by mid-afternoon.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Slang Smack, Horse, Mud, Brown Sugar, Junk, Black Tar, Big H, Dope, Skag Heroin affects your brain. Heroin enters the brain quickly. It slows down the way you think, slows down reaction time, and slows down memory. This affects the way you act and make decisions. Heroin affects your body. Heroin poses special problems for those who inject it because of the risks of HIV, hepatitis B and C, and other diseases that can occur from sharing needles. These health problems can be passed on to sexual partners and newborns. Heroin is super-addictive. Heroin is highly addictive because it enters the brain so rapidly. It particularly affects those regions of the brain responsible for producing physical dependence.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - The Willard Community Diversity Council is again inviting the entire community Sunday to join in celebrating the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a pancake breakfast. King was the most visible leader of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. He believed in a brotherhood of mankind, and he fought to break down barriers between races. His non-violent activities to help bring about cultural acceptance and improvements for the poor led to him becoming the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 18, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 36 years ago:
8:26 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.
8:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Warren Ruggles, who has served on the Erie Huron Ottawa Educational Service Center (EHOESC) board for 6 years, said one of the two seats traditionally reserved for Huron County on the Erie Huron Ottawa Vocational Education (EHOVE) board has been filled by an Erie County resident. But Paul Lockwood, EHOVE board president, said board members don't represent specific counties so it doesn't matter which of the three counties the members call home.
8:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Collins man was sentenced to four months in jail with possible work release Thursday and fined $500 for stealing from CSX Railroad in Willard.
8:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
A New London heroin dealer was sentenced to a year in prison Thursday for two March incidents near the St. Paul social hall.