3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Martz looks forward to coaching his son Theron in football at Western Reserve High School. "I've been coaching out there for 11 years," said Martz, whose son will be an outside linebacker and running back as a freshman next year.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - The Easter Bunny struck again. Residents in Berlin Heights noticed paw prints outside "every single home in the village" Sunday morning, Police Chief Charity Schafer said.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
They're not career politicians. In fact, they've never held public office.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A new Monroeville business is banking on the racing theme in the area as The Speed Trap Bar.Grill.Fun will hold a grand opening Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. The new restaurant and bar, at 10 Monroe St., in the building formerly housing Kiley's, hopes to attract both casual diners and people from throughout the region with special entertainment on weekends.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Catholic School sixth-grade student, Jordan Mayer, portrays Jesus dying on the cross during the living re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross on Holy Thursday.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dreams are "the children of an idle brain." So says Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. Is that all dreams are? Children of an idle brain? And if so, even so, that is remarkable: that our brain is a busy thing, and even when idle, it creates dreams.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. - Craftmaster Furniture Inc. CEO Roy Calcagne has no problems taking advantage of his competitors that are struggling or closing their doors, including Norwalk Furniture Corp. (NCF). In fact, he recently told The Wall Street Journal his simple explanation for why his company is selling more love seats and sofas than previously.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A rural 14-year-old Monroeville girl who earlier reported being raped was found Monday at a friend's house in the village. The girl's parents reported her missing Sunday morning.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Molly Mahl and her fiancé, William Braker, were just beginning to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. The couple started rebuilding their 4840 Ohio 601 home in mid-January after a Dec. 21 chimney fire damaged all of the front part of the residence. Mahl, Braker and their relatives recently were starting to paint the completed dry wall.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Did Norwalk make the right choice with its new coach? Please share your thoughts on the Norwalk Reflector Forums (click this link to get there).
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com BELLEVUE Evelyn Woodruff said her family probably wouldn't have really chosen this economy to open a new restaurant, but since they found the perfect property last June they opened WoodShed Steakhouse. The restaurant opened in December. The restaurant, in the former Moose Lodge at 710 W. Main St., has been a dream for the Woodruff family for several years.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County will get federal stimulus funds for four infrastructure projects, but the Ohio Department of Transportation used 2-year-old unemployment figures in their consideration of submitted projects. Brian Stacey, public information officer for ODOT, said that department used unemployment figures from 2007 and 2008 in their consideration of potential projects for federal stimulus money. Those figures, which he said came from The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, list Huron County as having an 8.96 unemployment rate instead of the current rate of 18 percent, which is the highest in the state.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Brandon Biehl jumped into action when he saw someone in obvious need of help Wednesday. The Monroeville Elementary School physical education teacher was at Twist & Shout when he looked across the street and saw a trucker going back and forth from his tractor-trailer to another truck.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
A New London man must post a $30,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail in connection with bringing five balloons of heroin there. Clayton A. Richardson, 24, of 1631 U.S. 250, "was a passenger in a vehicle stopped in Richland County," Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara said. The suspect was arrested on three local contempt of court warrants and booked into the jail March 30.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard received approval this morning from county commissioners to apply for a three-year grant of $980,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to add five deputies to patrol the roadways of Huron County. "We're trying to better utilize what resources we have," Howard said. "I gave an order early on that we need more road patrol."
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to Monroeville. The horses will be part of Ohio Bike Week, the nation's fastest-growing motorcycle rally, held in Sandusky. They will be appearing for Family Thrill Night and The George Roeder Founder's Day Memorial Motorcycle Parade.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The dogs kept jumping and barking. If New London resident George Eastman, his son, Jordan and others weren't holding them back, they'd probably already be on their way, vying for the finish line of the 1,150-mile race. Few can say they witnessed the Iditarod in person, and even fewer can say they served as dog handlers. George Eastman can boast he did both this year. Dog handlers help get the animals to the starting line and hook them up to harnesses.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway gave defendant John P. Kerby a choice Thursday: Accept six months in prison that day or a chance on probation after a slightly shorter jail term. Kerby, 33, of 259A W. Main St., told the judge he was willing to be on community control sanctions because he has a job and is supporting his family, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. If he violates his three years of probation, he could face 11 months in prison.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
If there's an absolute favorite fish in Lake Erie it's got to be walleyes. Smallmouth bass have their aficionados, and some love to go perching, while a few even favor channel cats and other species. But walleye are king and if they have a problem it's that these tasty fish require a boat trip, headboat, charter or friend, and that can cost some money in these low income days. But there are a couple of places where a boat isn't needed, and the fishing can be very good at a cost of only gasoline and some cheap terminal gear. That's river fishing on the Maumee and Sandusky rivers.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Michael Osborn, the victim of an attack from a dog in his west-side neighborhood, believes the legislation regarding dangerous and vicious dogs that city council passed Tuesday will make Norwalk a safer place. Osborn was attacked last June by a German shepherd living seven houses from his Park Ridge Court home. He paid more than $1,000 for medical treatment and court fees in an attempt to get his neighbor to pay the bills, which still hasn't happened.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Interviews began today for a new superintendent to lead the Norwalk City Schools. It appears to be a good crop of candidates and I'm sure the selection committee will make the right choice. I, for one, cast my vote right now. Denny Doughty.