6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - The South Central Junior High will again be having their annual food drive. The Junior High Student Council, Greenwich Rotary Club and East of Chicago Pizza, Greenwich, will be sponsoring the project. Students will begin collecting canned and packaged non-perishable food items beginning Monday, Dec. 10 and ending on Friday, Dec. 14.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
How do you make the decision to close school? As superintendent, making the decision to close school during inclement weather is often very difficult. A variety of factors are taken into consideration before a decision is made. When school is closed, many families are affected adversely and need to make alternative arrangements for child care. The safety of our students, however, is always the top priority in our decision whether or not to open or close our schools.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Nicole Ruffing has been named Monroeville High School's Kiwanis/Key Club "Student of the Month' for November. Ruffing, 17, is a senior who serves as treasurer of the school's key club and participates in many other clubs and organizations.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - EHOVE Ghrist adult career class is offering a new program to help boost a decline in the pool of employees skilled in machine trades. Machining technology is the new full-time program designed to prepare students for entry into the job market as machinists and to prepare the career-minded student to become proficient in a number of skills used in machine shops. Instruction covers programming and basic set-up and operation of manual and CNC machines, blueprint reading, shop mathematics, machine tool theory and safety. This program will encompass the following areas:
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - The EHOVE police academy is offering the next session beginning Jan. 9 and running through April 24, 2008. Completion of the class is a requirement to be eligible to sit for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certification test. John Majoy, a sergeant with the Huron Police Department, is the commander of the academy. The program is 630 hours in length, consisting of 558 hours of state mandated training, plus additional classes in radar and laser certification, advanced DUI detection and physical fitness training. This course is approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC).
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Thanksgiving was a little different for us this year. We drove to Florida.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Toast the Missouri Tigers and West Virginia Mountaineers for graciously stepping aside and allowing THE Ohio State University Buckeyes to play for the national championship Jan. 7 in New Orleans against LSU. After losing to Illinois and dropping to No. 7 in the polls, the Buckeyes set their sights on beating Michigan and playing in the Rose Bowl. They beat Michigan, then sat in the clubhouse for two weeks and watched everybody ahead of them drop like flies. Unlike last year when the heavily-favored Buckeyes were trounced by Florida in the title game, Ohio State goes into this year's contest as an early five-point underdog. No respect. This year the Buckeyes have something to prove. Toast the efforts of the Main Street Norwalk officials for Saturday's uptown holiday kickoff. The visit from Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland helped liven up the festivities, while Santa Claus was there for the children. It's too bad they had to scrap the parade, and we have to roast the lack of support for the uptown efforts. Where are all of the businesses and politicians who line up for the Fourth of July parade? Isn't there one school band out there that would like to participate in a parade? We thought everybody loves a parade.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
PLYMOUTH - A dropped cigarette was the cause of a Mulberry Street house fire Monday. The blaze caused about $50,000 worth of damage. "It can be redone, but it's not livable at this time,' Plymouth Fire Chief Tim Redden said Friday about the house. "I think it was accidental.'
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - Investigators found suspected Oxycontin on a male suspect while using a search warrant Thursday in the 5800 block of Ohio303. The man is not being named because he hasn't been charged or arrested. Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said officers found 39 pills in a prescription bottle with its label partially ripped when police were patting down the man. Howard said all charges are pending until the drugs are tested at a Mansfield police lab.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - New London's fifth annual Hometown Holidays is Saturday, with activities scheduled for the whole family. For the shoppers in the family, most local businesses will be offering specials such as drawings, sales and other in-store surprises. Also, the banquet room at Ella Maze restaurant will house a variety of holiday gift giving ideas from local home-based businesses, artisans and organizations.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
REYNOLDSBURG - Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs today expressed appreciation for the U.S Department of Agriculture's (USDA) designation of all 88 Ohio counties as natural disasters areas due to losses from this year's drought and heat conditions. "Ohio farmers experienced a multitude of extreme growing conditions this year, including the drought that launched our growing season,' Boggs said. "The disaster assistance from USDA is greatly appreciated and is a critical piece in helping farmers recover and offset their crop and livestock production losses.'
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - A pedestrian was charged with walking with the flow of traffic after being hit by a minivan Thursday morning outside of Milan. North Central EMS transported Vickie S. Resor, 46, of 4106 E. Ohio 13, Milan, to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries after the incident about 7:10 a.m.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
TOLEDO - Federal prosecutors wrapped up their case Friday late afternoon in the trial of a Norwalk man accused of selling marijuana and cocaine for more than four years.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Ila J. Banks, 57, of 208 Gregory Road, Willard, hit a deer Thursday on Townline Road 26.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
North Fairfield Public Library NORTH FARIFIELD - Sick of the Christmas wrapping paper you buy in the discount department stores? Pre-register for Make-it, Take-it Homemade Christmas Gift Wrap at 1 p.m. Saturday at the North Fairfield Public Library. Pre-register by calling (419) 744-2285.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Anne Harbert, 44, Norwalk Immediate family: Husband, Dale; step-daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Joe Walter; granddaughter, Sydney; son, Allen; daughter, Kate
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dr. Dee Zeffiro-Krenisky, superintendent of Christie Lane, denied the claim of a former employee that a climate of intimidation hangs over employees. "They are a cohesive team,' Zeffiro-Krenisky said of her employees, adding the work climate at the school and workshop for people with disabilities is "phenomenally wonderful.'
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
CEYLON - A Lorain man is accused of stabbing two local men during an altercation Friday morning in a field off Ohio 61. North Central EMS initially transported the Norwalk man, 22, to Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. A medical helicopter later flew him to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. There was no listing for him early Friday afternoon.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Welcome to Huron County, Governor. Here's the bill. That's the message Milan Mayor Robert Bickley will have for Gov. Ted Strickland at 1 p.m. today when Strickland arrives in uptown Norwalk.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
CEYLON - A drifter from Lorain is accused of stabbing two local hunters in a field near Ohio 61 on Friday morning. Mitchell Bellamy and Chad Rothgeb were hunting for deer when Tyrone Cash, 22, wandered through the field and reportedly became involved in an altercation with them, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. Cash fled the scene but was later apprehended and jailed.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
A new Subway restaurant will be opening on the south side of Norwalk, possibly as early as this month. Denny Camp is one of the members of Norwalk Professional Colony, which is leasing 257 Benedict, building A for the new restaurant. Camp said Resley & Resley Inc., of Huron, will operate the restaurant.