1:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
ATTICA Mercy Hospital of Willard honored 29 employees for benchmark years of service at the annual employee recognition reception held Sept. 27 at Our Lady of Hope Social Hall in Attica. Robert Gospodarek, president & CEO, Mercy Hospital of Willard; Gary George, regional vice president, Mercy Health Partners; Jeff Ream, chairperson, board of trustees; and Dr. Chris Bohach, chief of staff, Mercy Hospital of Willard congratulated the employees and expressed their appreciation for their dedication to the hospital and the patients they serve. Members of the hospital administration and department managers presented awards.
1:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
"They're going to come through one door and all of their cardiovascular needs will be met right here," said Suzanne Inglis, R.N., director of cardiovascular services for Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Inglis is looking forward to the opening next summer of the $11.3 million, 22,000 square foot addition to FTMC of a heart and vascular center. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday on the south side of the FTMC campus.
1:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Bellevue police officer's testimony about an undercover drug deal will be allowed as evidence, a judge ruled Thursday. Officer Ashley (Carter) Brown said she rode with a confidential informant to make a controlled drug purchase July 10, 2006 at the Bellevue Public Library near a church. She testified she clearly saw suspect Sarah A. Black approach the passenger side window and give the informant money for some acid.
1:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Attached is a video of St. Paul's homecoming ceremonies.
1:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
If you haven't marked your calendars for Oct. 13 be sure to do so. The Huron County SWCD will once again present their annual fall fun fest at the Huron County fair grounds. This day has something for everyone from pumpkin decorating to the Chili Cook-off. It is a wonderful way to spend quality time with your family and it will not cost you a thing! This day is the best bargain in town. Free admission, free food, and lots of free fun. When you are at the event stop by the FSA display. The kids can make a grain mosaic and the whole family can enjoy carmel apples. Here are some agri-business notes from the Huron and Erie County Farm Service Agency:
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Squirrel season will arrive within a week or two, and frankly I can hardly wait. Some readers might say, "Wait a minute. Didn't it begin Sept. 1?" Technically it did, but the official opener was also the official opener of heavy mosquito population season, hot and muggy weather season, and very thick leaf cover season.
1:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
FITCHVILLE Marlene (Urich) Janeda, daughter of Barbara Urich of Fitchville, and her horse, Toblerone, have qualified for the Amateur Adult Jumper National Championships at both the Washington International Horse Show in Washington D.C. and the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, Pa. Both of these competitions only invite the top 30 riders/horses nationally to compete. Marlene and Toblerone have been showing in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky to obtain points so that they could qualify for these year-end championships. The Washington competition will be held Wednesday and the Pennsylvania competition will be held Oct 27. Both will be televised on ESPN channels. The format of the competition is to have two jumping rounds. Only riders who have no penalties in the first round are allowed to move to round two. Round two is a speed-jumping round and is the deciding round for the national championship.
1:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
St. Paul Episcopal This Sunday's 11 a.m. service will be the Order of Morning Prayer. The series of renewal classes will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday. At 11:15 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Margaret D'Anieri will celebrate communion at Twilight Garden and on Saturday morning the open air market is scheduled. The Ripley Church
1:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD POLICE The Sept. 24-30 Willard Police Department blotter had the following highlights:
1:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
What we learned these last two weeks watching the PBS documentary "The War" by Ken Burns was that America did a damn fine job of fighting World War II. Our country hasn't done quite as well so far in the war on drugs. From "Just Say No" to "This is Your Brain. ..." campaigns, we have all become increasing tolerant to the drug problem that infests our nation, to the point of lampooning the slogans time and again.
1:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Call it a divine coincidence or just plain luck. Either way, no one was injured after a Huron man rear-ended another vehicle and damaged the Norwalk Catholic School (NCS) elementary school building Wednesday. Robert Slattery, 74, hit the rear of a slowing vehicle while heading south on Milan Avenue about 20 feet north of the Marshall Street curve, Norwalk Police Capt. Dave Light said. Slattery's 1998 Toyota Camry went over the sidewalk, hit a brick planter and ran over a small tree, he explained.
1:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Cuyahoga County man admitted to raping a 12-year-old female relative and was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday. On July 1, Thomas J. O'Donnell Sr. sexually abused the girl while she was riding with him during various tow truck jobs in Erie County, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. The prosecutor said the "initial touching" led to sexual conduct that lasted through July 22 in Huron County. "It was utterly shocking. I've known him for seven years," the victim's mother told the court. "He's the last person I thought would harm a child."
1:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Three Willard defendants accused of committing an armed robbery each will have to post $60,000 before being released from the Huron County Jail. The three men are accused of entering an Austin Drive, Willard, apartment and brandishing a firearm "in an attempt to gain property and cash," Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said. Ryan M. Forte, 21, of 410 E. Walton St., Lot 23, was charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. His accomplices, Jason E. Maye 23, of 818 Main St., Apt. 3A, and Byron A. Lovo, 20, of 166 Second St., were charged with aggravated burglary and complicity to aggravated robbery.
1:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Three Willard defendants accused of committing an armed robbery each will have to post $60,000 before being released from the Huron County Jail. The three men are accused of entering an Austin Drive, Willard, apartment and brandishing a firearm "in an attempt to gain property and cash,' Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said.
1:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Cuyahoga County man admitted to raping a 12-year-old female relative and was sentenced to 10 years in prison during a hearing this afternoon. Thomas J. O'Donnell Sr., 40, of Eastlake, was labeled a sexual predator, meaning he will have to register his address with the sheriff's office for the rest of life on a quarterly basis. O'Donnell pleaded guilty to one count of rape during the same Huron County Common Pleas Court hearing.
1:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com CLARKSFIELD TOWNSHIP Pot and pornography paraphernalia. That's what the Huron County Sheriff's Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized while using a search warrant Thursday morning in the 4400 block of Seminary Street. Major Greg Englund, two deputies and five FBI agents were involved in the bust. "The purpose of the search was to locate and seize a computer that had been identified in a (FBI child) pornography investigation," Englund wrote in his report.
1:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Saturday after the U.S. 250, Greenwich Township, railroad tracks incident involving Donald A. Place, 76, of Clarkston, Mich. Place was stopped heading west waiting for a train and went across the tracks after the train cleared and the gates went up. The gates came back down and hit his sport utility vehicle and the mobile home trailer it was pulling. NORWALK FIRE Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 4:56 p.m. Thursday at 154 Whittlesey Ave. Returned to station at 5:10.
1:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n No citation was issued Saturday after the U.S. 250, Greenwich Township, railroad tracks incident involving Donald A. Place, 76, of Clarkston, Mich. Place was stopped heading west waiting for a train and went across the tracks after the train cleared and the gates went up. The gates came back down and hit his sport utility vehicle and the mobile home trailer it was pulling.
1:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Call it a divine coincidence or just plain luck. Either way, no one was injured after a Huron man rear-ended another vehicle and damaged the Norwalk Catholic School (NCS) elementary school building Wednesday.
1:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Thomas J. O'Donnell Sr. sexually abused the girl while she was riding with him during various tow truck jobs in Erie County, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. The prosecutor said the "initial touching' led to sexual conduct that lasted through July 22 in Huron County. "It was utterly shocking. I've known him for seven years,' the victim's mother told the court. "He's the last person I thought would harm a child.'
1:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and ... chop sticks? When the storied New York Yankees come to town, they bring quite a following.