8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Monroeville man was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison for driving under the influence Aug. 4. Victor A. Quillen, 36, of 41 Monroe St., also had his driver's license suspended for five years and was fined $800. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said the defendant could request to have his license reinstated after three years, but would have to have an immobilization device installed in his vehicle if the motion is granted.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk's Relay for Life co-chairs met recently with team captains and members at Sheri's Coffeehouse to plan for the 2008 Relay. This year's Relay will be held July 11 and 12 and the goal is to raise $95,000 in the fight against cancer. So far, five teams have registered to participate. Relay For Life is an event that brings people together "to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved one lost, and empower individuals and communities to fight back against this disease ... and raise much needed funds and awareness." This year teams or individuals can sign up on-line atwww.events.cancer.org/RFLnorwalkOH. Fundraising can also be done on-line.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Provisional ballots with missing information and the possibility that voters will demand paper ballots in March were the big topics at Wednesday's Huron County Board of Election meeting. Director Tom Gerrity said board employees didn't count 16 ballots in the November general election, six votes in the November primary and 23 votes in the December special election because the ballots didn't include all necessary information. Before absentee or provisional ballots are sent out, all required information is highlighted on the form. When the board gets back incomplete ballots, employees try to contact the voter.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford expects to prove a rural Norwalk woman's dog "was running around the neighborhood" and wasn't on her property. Jury selection began this morning in the Norwalk Municipal Court trial of defendant April Smith, 30, of 1066 Old State Road. She faces two charges of failure to confine dogs in connection with a Dec. 3 incident. Smith also was charged with one count each of no dog license and failure to display a dog tag.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Local author Eric Ebinger will be signing copies of his second book, "Running Standing Up,' at Lindale "M' Broidery and the Book Express from 11am to noon Saturday. "Running Standing Up' is a compilation of journal entries from his training to compete in the Cleveland Marathon last May. "This book is about setting a goal and sticking to it, a perfect message for January's New Year's resolutions,' Ebinger said. "The journal chronicles a new attitude towards achievement and getting back into shape. I lost 50 pounds in the process. It is inspiring, emotional and sometimes hilarious all at the same time.'
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS - Norwalk and Plymouth will cash in as part of the $4 million ODOT "Safe Routes to School" campaign for 2008. It is intended to encourage schoolchildren to walk or bike to school instead of riding in buses or private vehicles. ODOT will divide $1.2 million among 87 Ohio communities to develop School Travel Plans, a required outline of how those communities plan to promote walking or biking to school, according to information in The (Toledo) Blade.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk High graduate Chip Heyl returned Thursday evening to a library he frequented in the 1950s as a schoolboy and along with his classmate, Sue (Crossen) McCreery, delivered the first of what is expected to many book reviews across Ohio of the detailed history of the 135th Field Artillery Battalion, a battalion commanded by Crossen's father, Lt. Col. John R. Crossen. Heyl, who was known more for his golfing prowess while living in Norwalk, spent 10 years in the Central Intelligence Agency and 20 more years in U.S. Intelligence as a systems engineer. With this kind of background, he was a natural in following the lead of his classmate to research the campaigns of Crossen and his unit in the South Pacific.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
I recently visited Washington D.C, and due to a change in my itinerary, I was able to visit the Washington National Cathedral. The Cathedral the sixth largest in the world is a true Gothic architectural (stone resting on stone) structure made from Indiana limestone. The U.S. Congress selected a site for the new county's capital in 1791 that included a plan for a church. It wasn't until 1907 that the first stone was laid on Mount Saint Alban, the highest point in the District of Columbia, with the Bethlehem Chapel opening five years later.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 23, 1927 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 81 years ago: Hi school boy wins title contest; Wm. J. Angell awarded trip
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 24, 1927 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 81 years ago: Water barrier keeps youth from sweetie The following is the story of an unsuccessful effort of a young man to drive his car through three or four feet of water to reach his lady love, as told by a well-known resident of Sherman Twp.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - It's hard to write an autobiography about someone who is hard to figure out in the first place. The late composer George Gershwin was such a person.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Linda A. Crawford, 52, of 14 Westwood Drive, New London, was charged with failure to control Tuesday after her vehicle spun while heading north on an icy portion of Chenango Road. She went off the right side, and hit a utility pole with the left rear side of her car. Crawford wasn't transported for minor injuries.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mitch Albom's most recent article mentioned a name that I instantly recognized - Richard Knerr? As the article stated, it was he and Arthur "Spud' Melin who made their fortune inventing and mass producing outdoor summer games and toys under the banner Wham-O. My real only interest as I delved into the reading was what he would say about the Frisbee. I was eager to see if Mr. Albom would mistakenly claim that these two business men "invented' the plastic flying disc called the Frisbee.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
A few columns ago, I wrote about the horrifying movie "I Am Legend.' The best thing about that movie was the scenes of an abandoned New York City, with wild animals wandering through streets devoid of moving cars, with grass growing on the pavement. No people, except for Will Smith.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Catholic Schools will celebrate Catholic Schools Week Saturday through Feb. 3. The celebration will kick off with all weekend Masses featuring students. Special prayers will also be recited each day in the elementary, middle school and high school. The Early Childhood Center will feature an art show that will start on Monday and continue throughout the week. Students also will make placemats for Meals on Wheels. Elementary students will work on a "beams of light" project for school windows and junior high and high school students will kick off a week-long clothing drive. Tuesday will start with the young students at ECC wearing sunglasses to signify the week's theme of "light the way" and elementary students wearing hats for the "hats off to Catholic schools" theme.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man arrested Tuesday on gross sexual imposition charges is prohibited from having any association with anyone under the age of 18 once he posts bail.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Thanks to Lois Lane, reporters have been covering super heroes in comic books for the last 70 years.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
An open house has been scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Norwalk to celebrate the 75th birthday of Norwalk resident Fred Stanford, who might be better known locally as "Fritz the Clown." Gifts are optional. Call (567) 424-6414 for more information.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Senior Enrichment Services (SES) called last week's "Taste of Firelands Food Show" a big success. Residents from all over the Firelands area were treated to the best that Casa Fiesta, LaPatea, Berardi's, Gardners SuperValue, Pampered Chef and Tastefully Simple had to offer. The crowd enjoyed appetizers, sandwiches, entrees and desserts.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
An Akron man was sentenced Tuesday to 75 days in jail for a summer incident when his friend was seriously injured after falling off the hood of the defendant's vehicle.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Someone asked me recently if I had an absolute favorite outdoor sport, and it proved a tough question. As readers know, I love hunting and fishing of any kind, but when I thought a little more I had to say that skin diving (snorkeling) ranked extremely high. It's a wonderful sport, one that lets you see just what's going on under that mysterious surface of lapping waves, and puts you into a totally different environment, a new place with new rules. I fell into snorkeling almost by accident. During three summers spent at OSU's Stone Lab field station on South Bass Island, my professors quickly discovered that I knew something about the outdoors and could swim. So, I was soon being given jobs like "Martin, go get me a couple of dozen clams for tomorrow's dissection," and being handed a face mask and snorkel. Another professor often needed a partner to help him seek channel cat nests in caves under the island, so we'd use his tank and "buddy breathe" while we searched out nests at night with flashlights. Lake Erie was a little murky then, but on a good day often had six to eight feet visibility, and I still remember fishing for smallmouths along Peach Point in the Put-in-Bay harbor, catching nothing, and deciding to put on a mask to go down and see if there were any fish there. I saw dozens! Some of them were big, bronzed and red-eyed lunkers of four pounds or more, that came up and goggled right into my face plate. I swam back up to the boat, climbed in and fished some more. And caught nothing.