8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Three Norwalk Catholic School students won individual awards and the seventh grade placed fourth in a recent Power of the Pen competition. Emily Cardwell won second and Rachel Rhoad placed tenth in the seventh grade competition. Jacob Caprara tied for fourth place in the eighth grade division. Teams from 15 area schools participated in the competition, which consists of three 40-minute rounds of creative writing. A prompt is given for each round and students complete a story based on the prompt. Cardwell, Rhoad and Caprara will advance to the next level of competition, with seventh graders Samantha Pelham and Tim Cardwell and eighth grader Erika Ghazoul.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Detective Sgt. Dane Howard has announced two events to support his bid to be elected Huron County sheriff in November. Howard will be at Sheri's Coffee House from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 to meet people and discuss his candidacy. The public is invited to stop in and enjoy refreshments.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Council's safety committee has more work to do regarding a new fire station and council will also continue the discussion on exterior furnaces. "We have more research to do," said Mayor Sue Lesch after the meeting about the safety committee regarding a new fire station. "The conversation was about staffing."
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
This year's race for Huron County sheriff might include three candidates. Monroeville Police Chief Mike Ruggles got an application from Huron County Common Pleas Court late last week. After being fingerprinted standard procedure for a sheriff's candidate Ruggles met with Judge Jim Conway and Court Administrator Linda Stower late Monday morning.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Willard man was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday for separate charges of burglary and selling heroin. Jason E. Maye, 23, of 818 Main St., Apt. 3A, will serve an 11-month sentence on trafficking in heroin at the same time he is doing four years for an Oct. 3 armed robbery at an Austin Drive apartment. He also was fined $500 for the burglary. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss one count each of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary during a Dec. 13 plea hearing. Maye's heroin conviction was from an unrelated Aug. 27 incident.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
The attorney general's office has spoken, but Milan Mayor Robert Bickley isn't giving up in his quest to make state or federal officials pay for major repairs on U.S. 250. A severe thunderstorm last September uncovered extensive erosion along the side of the highway and Milan notified the Ohio Department of Transportation so the state agency could assist in repairs.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Defendant April Smith must submit proof to Norwalk Municipal Court that her male Rottweiler dog has been euthanized by Tuesday. Judge John Ridge also sentenced Smith, 30, of 1066 Old State Road, to five years of probation for two counts of failure to confine dogs. She also was fined $200 and had a 30-day jail sentence suspended for the Dec. 3 incident when her two dogs attacked her neighbor and later charged at two sheriff's deputies.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Award-winning chef Brian Polcyn and Dr. Raj Karnik took center stage Saturday at the Huron Country Heart Health Coalition as they presented the "Go Red for Women - A fun and Educational Benefit Luncheon' at the St. Paul Parish Center. Karnik, a member of the Fisher-Titus Medical Center's staff, talked about the signs of a heart attack, what to look for and the difference between heart attacks in men and women.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
High winds lashed Ohio early today, causing widespread power outages and property damage, blowing over a tractor-trailer on an interstate and apparently pushing a freight train off the rails into the Sandusky Bay. Utilities said tens of thousands of customers statewide were without power this morning because of winds that reached 66 mph in Cleveland and 58 mph in Youngstown.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
In just four years, Simply Business Cards and New Look Upholstery and Embroidery have grown from a garage to a warehouse to a larger location at 623 Ohio 18. Kyle Lisy and Matthew Raymond started with business cards, flyers and brochures as their main business and they did upholstery as a sideline for furniture and campers. About six months into the business, they bought an embroidery machine and added embroidery for items such as shirts, hats and bags.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - Mansfield St. Peter's edged Western Reserve 53-52 Tuesday night in non-conference action. Western, 10-6 overall, hosts Monroeville Thursday then travels to New London Saturday.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
It was all Norwalk Tuesday night at the Lady Truckers shut down Galion 46-12 in Northern Ohio League girls' basketball action. The Lady Truckers, 3-14 overall and 2-10 in the NOL, play again Friday night at Willard.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY- St. Mary's jumped out to an early lead and never looked back Tuesday night en route to a 67-40 non-conference girls' basketball win over Monroeville. The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 20-5 lead after one quarter and led 41-12 at the intermission.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 31, 1978 Editor's Note: This is the third installment in a look back at the Blizzard of 1978. The dates do not coincide because of a disrupted publication cycle in 1978.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON PD The New London Police Department blotter covering Jan. 21 to 27 had the following highlights:
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
I see on the local news channels that on Tuesday of last week a lady in Ohio was arrested and charged with abandoning her dog and its young puppies - which is against the law. What are the chances that on that same day other women in this state were at medical clinics aborting their young children - which is not against the law? Roger K. Smith
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
I am a smoker. I have smoked for years, and enjoy doing so. (I find it relaxing, and it calms my nerves). Yes, I realize smoking is bad for my health, so name me something that isn't. The fact is, we are dying from the day we are born. Nobody is exempt from death. With all the evil and injustice in this world, I cannot believe our major concern is to wage a "war" against smokers and second-hand smoke. The lawmakers have banned smoking in all buildings including bars (... how smart is that?) and forced the smokers to stand outside in the elements. Now they want to dictate where in the already polluted air we can stand.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
I see on the local news channels that on Tuesday of last week a lady in Ohio was arrested and charged with abandoning her dog and its young puppies which is against the law. What are the chances that on that same day other women in this state were at medical clinics aborting their young children which is not against the law? Roger K. Smith
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's been fascinating the past few days compiling the Blast from the Past and reading about the Blizzard of '78. I had heard bits and pieces of it over the past year - semi tractor-trailers being completely covered with snow and stuff like that - but had no idea of the intensity of the thing.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
First of all, I do not smoke cigarettes. I used to smoke a long time ago but quit many years ago. I feel smoking is a freedom of choice - it's a legal substance that is sold in stores and available to those who are of age and choose to smoke. Likewise, it should be the freedom of business owners to post "smoking allowed' signs on the entrance of their doors if they as the owner of that business chooses to allow smoking. It is also the right of those people who want to come into that business to choose to enter based on the knowledge that the owner of that business allows smoking within their business. Each owner and business should have the freedom to choose if they want to allow smoking and how that choice affects his or her business.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Twelve young women will be competing Saturday for the title of Miss Maple City 2008. The Miss Maple City 2008 Scholarship Program, sponsored by The Maple City Ice Co., will be held at 7 p.m. at The Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School in Norwalk. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 each, which include a reception for Miss Maple City 2008 after the pageant. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship, crown from Crider Jewelers, a night's lodging at The Econo Lodge in Norwalk, breakfast at Berry's Restaurant Sunday morning, a photo session at Moll Photography in Norwalk, a gift certificate from Theresa-Ann's in Lexington and the right to represent Norwalk at The Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant in Mansfield in June.