3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Thursday, May 7, 2009 1:34 PM EDT I won!
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Street resurfacing continues in Norwalk. Work is currently being done on Whittlesey Avenue and will also begin on Monday on Westwind Boulevard. Drivers should expect delays in these areas. Locals are encouraged to use alternate routes.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD The Willard High School Symphonic Choir, which recently won a superior rating at the state level, will give final performances of the year at 3 p.m. on May 17 and 7:30 p.m. on May 18 in the Rockin' Road Trip concert at the high school. Tickets are now on sale at the high school for the concert, which will highlight the talents of the entire WHS choral program. Judges from the Ohio Music Education Association gave the choir the top rating after the group performed in the state finals at Van Buren High School. The choir is under the direction of Mandy Frankart and student teach Ben Lupo. Suzanne DeVene is accompanist for the choir. The Symphonic Choir earned the slot at the state competition by receiving unanimous superior ratings from all four judges at the district competition held at Perkins High School in March.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD Summer is right around the corner, which means children will be anxious to ride their bicycles. To help educate children about bicycle safety, the Willard Police Department, Huron County Sheriff's Department and Mercy Hospital of Willard are working together to offer a Bicycle Rodeo from 9 a.m. to noon May 16, 2009 at the Willard Park for children in our community. Mercy Hospital of Willard recognizes that bicycle helmets saves lives. Each year in the United States, about half a million children are seriously injured in bicycle-related accidents, and most of those injuries could have been avoided if a properly fit helmet was worn. The Mercy Willard Volunteer Department purchased bicycle helmets for this event with funds from their fundraising events. Volunteers will be available during the event to distribute and properly fit bicycle helmets for children ages 3 to 11. The Willard Police Department will be offering a safety obstacle course with four stages. Children who pass all four stages of the safety obstacle course will receive a ribbon. Officers Chaffins and Slone will be visiting approximately 1,100 students in the Willard area this month to discuss bicycle safety.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A prominent landmark in North Fairfield is the old Congregational Church on North Main Street. It was built in 1849 and dedicated in 1850. For almost a century it was the Sabbath home of the Congregationalists, until they disbanded in 1946. The church was organized in 1841 at the home of Abijah Benson, who lived just north of the village on what was well-known later as the Rowley Farm, with its imposing brick house. Fire destroyed the Rowley house several years ago. The homes of various members hosted Congregationalist services until they bought a building lot in February of 1849. The constituent members in 1841 were Elijah and Freelove Benson; Phebe West; and Jonathan and Clarissa Fessenden. Even though the church was completed in 1850 it could not afford a bell until 1866. Most of the money to pay for it was raised by the young people of the community. It was cast by Jones & Co. "founders" in Troy, New York, and came to Norwalk by train. It was then hauled to North Fairfield and placed in the tower. At that time it was largest bell in Huron County, weighing in at 1,032 pounds. After the Fairfield Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons bought the church property in 1946 (I believe) they had the bell removed from the steeple and placed on the front lawn. I'm sure it was a heavy weight, even on that large building.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 17-year-old relative confronted the suspect about the video tape she found in his bedroom of her naked in the bathroom. "I'm very sorry,' defendant Daniel Nunez said.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Western Reserve student who assaulted a Huron County sheriff's deputy was released to his parents on electronically-monitored house arrest Monday. The 16-year-old Norwalk boy's mother exhaled audibly, as if she were glad to hear Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell's ruling.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The search for the next Norwalk City Schools superintendent could be drawing to a close. The school board met Wednesday at the district office to review the results of its search that started in February. Superintendent Wayne Babcanec will be retiring July 31 after more than seven years on the job.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A convicted Willard drug dealer was sentenced to 11 months in prison Tuesday. Thomas Hicks II, 30, of 1853 Thomas Road, also had his driver's license suspended for six months and ordered to pay $110 in restitution to the Willard Police Department for trafficking in heroin. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also fined him $250.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bellevue voters passed a renewal levy for ambulance service, but said no to the renewal of a one-half percent income tax and a new tax to expand the public library. Berlin Heights voters passed a renewal of a three mill levy by 155 to 53.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police arrested a Norwalk man found hiding in the back of a Woodlawn Avenue business building early this morning. Jason H. Turner, 29, of 138 E. Main St., Apt. B, currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail awaiting a Norwalk Municipal Court bond hearing on one count of breaking and entering.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two defense witnesses testified Wednesday the victim in a Bellevue voyeurism case talked to them about cutting herself and having suicidal thoughts. The victim had a different perspective when Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand asked her about an interview with a Bellevue police detective.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Charlie's Bar owner Tom Rice said his establishment was closed when a 37-year-old Norwalk man was stabbed during a fight early Sunday morning in the parking lot. "It happened outside. The door was locked," he said.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 19-year-old Monroeville drunk driver was sentenced Monday to up to six months in a community-based corrections facility for the Nov. 9 Ridgefield Township crash that killed his close friend. Nathan A. Taylor, of 62 Monroe St., also had his driver's license suspended for three years the same time frame as his community control sanctions. He pleaded guilty March 3 to aggravated vehicular homicide in the crash at the intersection of Settlement and Johnson roads that killed Zachary J. Norman, 19, of S. Ridge St., Monroeville.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A 15-year-old Milan Township boy is being held at the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center on an allegation he raped a 16-year-old Norwalk girl Sunday. The boy and girl were at a party on Mudbrook Road in Milan Township when the incident occurred, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARGARETTA TOWNSHIP - Two fisherman were enjoying the beautiful spring weather Monday at the Resthaven Wildlife Area, but their fishing was cut short when they discovered the burning body of an unidentified young woman. The men saw smoke and when they went to investigate they saw the burning body, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bellevue resident Daniel Nunez was found guilty this afternoon of all six counts of voyeurism. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand was pleased with the results of the three-day trial in Huron County Common Pleas Court. She praised the investigative work of the Bellevue Police Department and the Huron County Department of Job & Family Services.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bank stress tests are short on 'stress' Imagine you have a child in school. Final exams are coming up on which everything is riding with regard to whether the student passes or fails.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Supporters of the income tax for Monroeville schools were disappointed Tuesday night when they gathered at LynMarie's Coffee to hear news that the levy failed, but said the campaign has yielded some positive results. "I'm a little disappointed, but we've closed the gap,' said Steve Reer, president of the school board. "There are a lot of positives in this. It brought a lot of people together.' More than 20 people gathered at the coffee house to await news of the levy.
3:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council took the first step toward more funding for economic development Tuesday by passing an emergency ordinance to free up $5,000 for the Norwalk Economic Development Corp. In last week's work session, Mayor Sue Lesch and Ellen Heinz, NEDC director, said the money would be used to support existing manufacturing companies by helping them diversify their businesses, compete for new businesses and build on international connections Norwalk already has.
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio's lakes from Salt Fork to Grand Lake St. Marys and Pymatuning to Buckeye hold lots of fish, but they can be hard to come by. Bass fishermen, for example, need to find quick dropoffs, underwater structure like stump fields and drowned creek beds, and sunken islands where bass can lay up and find food without much travel. In a lake of a thousand acres or more, it just isn't easy. But farm ponds? That's another story. The average farm pond is about one acre, maybe two, maybe much less, and while such ponds often hold lunker bass, they're super easy to fish. In fact, you can cover the whole of an average pond in a mornings casting and cover it thoroughly. Which is why so many Huron County anglers like to fish them. Ponds vary a lot, but the average one is going to be deep at one end, usually at the dam, and gradually shallow up in the opposite direction. They'll run 10 to 12 feet in depth at the dam end, and shallow to just a few feet at the other. They'll almost invariably be stocked with largemouth bass and bluegill too, though some will have a few channel cats added and owners who like the exotic might even include a few northern pike, yellow perch, bullheads (they shouldn't) and crappie (again, shouldn't unless it's a BIG pond). Pond owners can make mistakes, too, like allowing bass which keep bluegills under control, to be taken by casual anglers to excess. Or not fishing bluegills, which can over populate. But in a good, well-kept and managed pond, fishing is both fun and an easy proposition. A week or two ago I visited a farm that had a nice one-acre pond. The landowner said "It isn't fished much, but I think there's a lot of bass there."