8:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
A traffic accident sent a vehicle into an uptown Norwalk storefront on Friday afternoon. Gloria Beck, 76, of 156 S. Main St., Monroeville, was charged with a red-light violation in a crash at the intersection of Whittlesey Avenue and Monroe Street. Also involved in the accident was a red Chevrolet Silverado.
8:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's been about as smooth as a transition can be. Roland Tkach, Huron County treasurer from 2001 to 2007, was elected county auditor in November 2006 and assumed that post in March 2007.
8:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 12, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 78 years ago:
8:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Clerk of Courts department issued 55 passports and collected $30,680 in clerk fees in December. The fees were split between $17,027 in title fees, $1086 in 4-D fees and $12,566 in legal fees. The office also noted that 113 cases were filed in Common Pleas Court in December 72 civil cases, 20 domestic relation cases and 21 criminal cases. The court granted 18 divorces and six dissolutions last month. The clerk reported that 2,031 certificates of title were issued, along with 595 notations of lien, 474 memo certificates, 106 duplicate certificates and 18 salvage.
8:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Bruce O. Briggs, 56, 4195 New State Road, Willard. Violation date: Nov. 10, 2007. Conviction date: Jan. 8. Sentence: $600 fine, $55 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); defendant shall have limited driving on proof of insurance and occupations from Jan. 8 to May 10. Willie F. Reagan, III, 44, 204 South Old State, Norwalk. Violation date: Nov. 24, 2007. Conviction date: Jan. 3. Sentence: $600 fine, $55 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of AIP. Aaron M. Fishbaugh, 25, 45 S. Kniffin St., Apt. 1, Greenwich. Violation date: Sept. 15, 2007. Conviction date: Jan. 8. Sentence: $600 fine, $65 costs, six-month license suspension and six days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of AIP; defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Jan. 8 to March 15 valid only with restricted plates.
8:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Trent McCullough, 44, 5844 Ohio 303, Wakeman; failure to wear dog tag; conviction date: Dec. 26, 2007; fine, $25; costs, $45; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 60 days. Carol L. Schaffer, 45, 5321 Ohio 99 North, Monroeville; no dog license; conviction date: Dec. 31, 2007; fine, $75; costs, $45; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 60 days. Jeffrey A. Heinold, 54, 2211 Ohio 18, Wakeman; no dog license; conviction date: Dec. 28, 2007; fine, $25; costs, $45.
8:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - The holidays may be over and the boating season still months away, but fans of the water have many reasons to be happy knowing the Cleveland Boat & Waterfront Lifestyle Expo is ready to open. The event takes place at the I-X Center Friday to Jan. 20. The 51-year-old expo was revamped last year to include waterfront living features with the boat exhibits.
8:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Storms downed trees and flooded roads overnight in Huron County. Some Norwalk residents lost power and experienced damage to their property.
8:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Family fun will be "out of this world' at Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky when Planet Snoopy debuts this summer as the park's newest children's area. Featuring a Peanuts-themed environment, Planet Snoopy will spin into orbit at the former Peanuts Playground. Planet Snoopy will feature seven rides, including a mini-tea cup-style ride, miniature train, 4-by-4 trucks, a bouncing tower, spinning balloons, rocket ships and a crazy sub ride. Planet Snoopy will also feature games, themed décor showcasing Snoopy's worldly travels and special live appearances by the Peanuts characters. Planet Snoopy's 1.25 acres will also feature a family center with changing stations and private areas to feed children in a quiet atmosphere.
8:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Negations are set to begin next month between the Norwalk City Schools and its teachers. Superintendent Wayne Babcanec reported at Tuesday's school board meeting the schools are doing well financially, and he wants to keep it that way. Treasurer Kenn France reported a total balance of $17,893,761 heading into 2008.
8:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
A former Huron County sheriff's detective accused of stealing between $1,000 and $20,000 from the evidence room agreed to a plea bargain with prosecutors Friday afternoon, thus avoiding a trial that would have started Monday in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Matthew S. Spencer, 34, most recently of 420 High St., Willard, entered an "Alford plea' to several felonies. In this plea, the defendant does not admit the act and asserts innocence, but admits that sufficient evidence exists with which the prosecution could likely convince a judge or jury to find the defendant guilty.
8:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Sandusky Bay Area Chefs Association (SBACA) has scheduled their eighth annual scholarship dinner for Jan. 26 at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron. Area chefs and culinary arts students from EHOVE Career Center's high school and adult programs collaborate to plan, prepare and serve elaborate gourmet menu for members of the public who wish to support the scholarship fund at $45 a ticket.
8:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Thirty more seconds or so, and Donna Ratliff could have been seriously hurt or worse. The Norwalk High School senior was asleep early Tuesday morning, when she heard a noise that sounded like falling hail.
8:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
In her State of the City speech Tuesday night, Mayor Sue Lesch touted capital improvement planning as one of the city's major accomplishments. "Now we have an idea of what we have to do," she said. She added that the plan was prompted by mandates of the Environmental Protection Agency and provides direction for the next 10 to 15 years for infrastructure needs. The plan received an award at the Ohio Planning Conference last summer for its quality.
8:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
No one was injured in a house fire at 3969 Ohio 601 Wednesday. Norwalk firefighters suspect the probable cause was an unattended candle left burning on the living room coffee table. The Huron County Sheriff's Office received a call at 2:24 p.m. and dispatched firefighters and North Central EMS. A dispatcher, soon after the call, said "it was going pretty good."
8:18 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ice fishing season will be upon us just as soon as area lakes and farm ponds reach a safe ice thickness, and that means it'll be time to catch those first of the winter meals of bluegill and crappie fillets. Coming out of ice water they'll be unusually tasty. But after four or five trips for panfish, it can get a little dull. You know where they are and what they'll bite, and shortly you'll be looking around for something new and different. Rainbow trout are definitely new and different.
8:18 PM Jul 25, 2010
Time is running out to register for the "Annie' project There are just a few spots left for the "Annie's Project' series that will be presented by the Ohio State Extension Service of Erie County.
8:18 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 14, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 78 years ago:
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JAN. 12, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 78 years ago:
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JAN. 11, 1966 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 42 years ago:
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JAN. 11, 1966 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 42 years ago: