The American Red Cross, Firelands Chapter, held its annual Volunteer Recognition event Aug. 25. The Good Neighbor Award for Huron County was presented to The Fund for Huron County for its outstanding support of various services offered by Firelands Chapter.
Two Norwalk women received the same sentence this week for a related drug transaction. Both Barbara A. Hardy, 46, of 5144 N. U.S. 250, Lot 57, and Carolyn S. Horner, 50, of 5172 N. U.S. 250, were sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in the Huron County Jail and three years of probation. Both women also were fined $500 and ordered to pay $80 in restitution to the Norwalk Police Department.
The Milan Avenue boy who fled from a sheriff's deputy in July will stay in the same state correctional facility to which he was sentenced originally. His older bother, accused of keeping the boy at his home, remains in jail. Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton said information from a confidential informant about the boy's whereabouts led to the his arrest early Wednesday morning. Fulton said the tip came "the day before we did the search warrant" on State Street.
SANDUSKY - It has become a labor of love for Doug Studer. The third annual Girls' Night Out will be held from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Nia Center at Kalahari. Tickets are $30 and everyone who purchases their ticket before Oct. 1 will be entered into a drawing for a two-night stay at Kalahari.
MILAN - Zachary Rospert wants to build a lasting tribute to a man who instilled confidence in him, always made him smile and served as his mentor and friend. Rospert, a Milan resident and a 2007 Edison High School graduate, knew Keith Ostheimer for most of his life through their affiliation with the Berlin-Milan Youth Sports League (BMYSL). They became especially close two years before Ostheimer's death at age 46 from a heart attack more than a year ago.
Recent polls say Ohioans are getting bigger in the waistlines. Obesity is a nation-wide problem, and it costs us all in many ways most notably in quality of life and higher insurance rates.
The city of Norwalk marks its 190th birthday this week. That is, Platt and Sally DeForest Benedict with their five children, arrived on Sept. 9, 1817, to settle on the village plat, which had been surveyed the year before. Their arrival meant that the village actually had permanent residents. However, when they reached the Lockwood and Gibbs cabins on Old State near Gallup, they learned that their log cabin, built earlier in the year, had burned during the summer. Platt had been in Ohio early in the year, built a cabin and hired a man to look after it and clear some land. By accident the cabin was destroyed and a new one had to be built when the Benedicts arrived.
SEPT. 7, 1929 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 78 years ago:
The co-defendant in an April drug deal was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison. Marcus T. Legrant, 25, of Tiffin, had about six grams of cocaine on him as a passenger during the April 27 incident, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. Legrant pleaded guilty July 17 to possession of cocaine.
The attorney for a 17-year-old Milan Avenue boy who escaped from custody in July entered a denial to the charge Thursday. Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said the same boy and a 15-year-old State Street accomplice also are accused of stealing four vehicles and suspected of stealing up to 12. Three of the vehicles have been recovered.
HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Sunday immediately after Kyle J. Hummel, 21, of 4290B Ohio 601, Lot 211B, swerved to miss a car pulling in front of him from Greenwich Milan Townline Road. Hummel spun around and slid off the south side of Ohio 18, flipping the car which stopped on its top.
The Firelands Civil War Roundtable will have its opening meeting Saturday at Berry's Restaurant. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. with the meeting following dinner.
After two workers have been accidentally stuck with used needles carelessly left in trash, the city wants residents to understand both the costs and the penalties for putting bare needles in bags. "We've had two sticks in the last three years and that is a couple too many," Norwalk Safety-Service Director Dale Sheppard said. It cost Norwalk more than $8,000, not counting time off for medical testing, when one sanitation worker was accidentally stuck with a needle while picking up trash. The worker is now healthy, but only found out he wasn't infected with any of several possible diseases after months of testing and worry.
CLEVELAND Thousands of convicted sex offenders could be affected by a federal court ruling striking down a portion of an Ohio law which barred them from living within 1,000 feet of a school. In a decision Tuesday, Judge James S. Gwin in Akron ruled the law cannot be applied to anyone who committed a crime before July 31, 2003. That is the effective date of the Ohio Legislature's ban on offenders living within 1,000 feet of school property.
As expected, Norwalk Councilman Dwight Tkach will run in November as a write-in candidate for an at-large seat. Former councilman Stan Obrenovich, who initially wanted to run as an independent in Ward 1, decided not to file. An Ohio court earlier ruled candidates who had party affiliations could not run as independents. Obrenovich has ties to the local Democratic Party forcing him to run as a write-in candidate.
The acts of lying down and sitting are usually associated with comfort. But for people who have a condition called restless legs syndrome (RLS), remaining stationary in those positions can be a pain. The "creepy crawly" sensation associated with RLS can make you feel like getting up and walking around. RLS can affect quality of sleep, which in turn can interfere with daytime activities.
You might want to exercise if you are taking a long trip, or know that you will be sitting for a long time it could save your life. Whether you are on an overseas flight, cross-country train trip or simply doing a lengthy stationary activity, sitting tight for extended periods of time could lead to a potentially life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis. When that happens, a blood clot forms in the body's deep veins, particularly in the legs. Sometimes the clot breaks off, travels through the bloodstream and a vessel in the lungs, restricting blood flow. This condition, called a pulmonary embolism, damages tissues and causes poor lung function, which can be fatal.
SEPT. 6, 1941 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 66 years ago:
If only every week could be like that. Last Tuesday, as you know, I attended the Rush concert at the DTE Energy Music Theatre north of Detroit.
At Tuesday night's Norwalk City Council meeting, Jim Bowling of Arcadis presented the results of a study of last year's flood. The results were, we discovered, not surprising. A similar study in 1978 predicted the whole thing. Yet since 1978, nothing has been done to improve things for the 31 buildings that lie in a flood plain that has been there for eons.