3:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
A trio of suspects face identical charges in connection with an October armed robbery at a Willard apartment. The following defendants each face two counts of aggravated burglary and one charge of aggravated robbery: Ryan M. Forte, 21, of 410 E. Walton St., Lot 23, Willard; Byron A. Lovo, 20, of Columbus; and Jason E. Maye, 23, of 818 Main St., Apt. 3A, Willard. A Huron County grand jury indicted the men Friday in connection with an Oct. 3 incident.
3:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - A Seneca County woman is accused of selling heroin from a Willard motel this week. METRICH authorities seized 10 balloons of heroin plus multiple syringes, spoons and other drug paraphernalia during the Tuesday night incident at an East Walton Street motel. There were no arrests made at the time.
3:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The village's public school district will not ask voters to approve additional taxes in November. Instead, two levy renewals will appear on next month's ballot; a permanent improvement levy for purposes of remodeling and additions and an emergency operating levy to fund general operations.
3:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk resident Steve Linder said he will focus on teamwork, accountability, integrity and open communication if he wins a seat on the Norwalk Board of Education. Linder has attended board meetings over the last four years, and he said he thinks the board has a problem in communicating with the public. "There's a pile of miscommunication in the administration end of things,' he said.
3:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE - Information related to Thursday's bomb threat that closed Bellevue City Schools has been forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI Cleveland division assisted local authorities after the FBI Toledo office received a call about the situation Thursday morning. Bellevue Police Chief Dennis Brandal said his department is in the midst of a joint investigation with the FBI and Sandusky Police Department.
3:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
After 30 years as a middle school teacher, 15 years as athletic director and four years on school board, Michael Grose thinks he brings a necessary perspective to the Norwalk Board of Education. Grose said he looks at every decision before the board with three concerns in mind - students, staff and the community. "I take them all into account,' he said.
3:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
The St. Paul Flyers won the Firelands Conference outright Saturday night with a 21-6 win over Monroeville at Whitney Field. The Flyers took a 7-0 first-quarter lead on a 62-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Eric Scwwieterman to Joe Graziani. Wes Stein added the extra point.
3:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
After almost 12 years on the school board, you might think John Lendrum has accomplished everything he wants to. Not so. That's at least partly a result of the fact that education, as he sees it, has changed dramatically over the last 10 years and it will change just as dramatically over the next 10 years.
3:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Rita Daniels, Kris Simpson and Bonnie Malone joined more than 500 adult and youth 4-H volunteers and staff from throughout the Midwest at the North Central Region Volunteer Forum Oct. 12 to 14 in Milwaukee, Wisc. The forum, with its "Capture the 4-H Spirit" theme, brought participants together to network and learn about innovative programs that will help bring fresh perspectives and activities to 4-H programs across the 12-state region, including Ohio.
3:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County commissioners approved an increase in the county's real estate conveyance fee Thursday, which should bring in about another $50,000 to $60,000 that will be spent on economic development and tourism. Commissioner Mike Adelman said the board raised the fee from $2 to $3 for every thousand dollars of a home's value. That means the buyer of a $100,000 home will now have to pay another $100, Adelman explained.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
The MILCX program ended on Sept. 30. Although reauthorization of the program is anticipated under the forthcoming Farm Bill we have no guarantee of that happening at this time. Producers wishing to participate in the MILCX Program had to submit the appropriate contract by the deadline. To receive payment, verifiable production evidence that confirms the dairy operation's eligible production and commercial milk marketing's must be provided to the county office by Nov. 1. Any dairy operation that cannot provide the required documentation will be ineligible for MILCX benefits. * * *
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
OCT. 26, 1953 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 54 years ago:
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Morning coffee was still steaming when the Cheap Coffee Club Historian started talking. He was steaming too. "What ever did Missus Pelosi have on her mind when she took a shot at our Turkish allies? She had been warned in advance that the Turks would be very upset if we kept promoting a Congressional Resolution about a mass killing of Armenians in 1915 ... that's more than 90 years ago. She talks about caring for the troops. Doesn't she realize that a high percentage of supplies for our forces in Iraq flow through Turkey? Why are Congressional politicians considering this question after nine decades? It's a point for historians to debate." "It sure seems she is following one dumb idea after another. There have been poor choices about where to stand on some important principles. Those important principles such as ending the war and getting our service people home got her party elected not very long ago. Has the hot air of the last election vanished in the reality of weak commitment? Did we suddenly forget countries that stand with us as we continue an unprovoked invasion in Iraq?" answered the philosopher.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Community reinvestment program launched Dave Gulden, Main Street Norwalk manager, hopes to continue progress in downtown investment through a Community Reinvestment Area program. "It spurs investment in the downtown area," Gulden said. He said Wooster has a very successful program.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Seventeen-year-old James Griggs, of Norwalk, is within $2,400 of reaching his fundraising goal for a service dog he needs due to several conditions. His family will hold a spaghetti dinner benefit from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Eagles, 151 Cline St. Tickets for adults are $7, while children 4 to 12 will be admitted free.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
From now until February, you can help those residents who need some warmth during the cold weather. The Clothing Bank is seeking contributions of "gently used" and new coats of all sizes. "Children's coats are needed the most because many people come in to get children clothing," manager Jean Row said.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Light Up Norwalk returns this year to Uptown Norwalk on Saturday, December 1, and the holiday fun begins with a parade starting at 10:30 a.m. Groups interested in participating in the parade should contact Main Street Norwalk by November 16. After Santa arrives in the parade, he will greet children at the Norwalk Public Library until 1 p.m. Details of the day's other events are coming soon, but The Light Up Norwalk festivities will culminate with a tree lighting ceremony in Bresson Park at 5:30 p.m.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Ashland County Sheriff's Office bomb squad is on call 24 hours, seven days a week for a six-county area. "The unit handles an average of 30 calls per year. These calls include responding to bomb threats, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), improvised incendiary devices, military ordinance, commercial explosives and hazardous chemicals that are explosive in nature," according to the sheriff's office Web site.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Retired Ohio Supreme Court State Justice Clifford Brown, 91, is continuing on his independent campaign to win the open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives 5th District. The seat has been open since the unexpected death of Paul Gillmor (R-Tiffin), who was found dead from injuries suffered in a fall in his suburban Washington residence Sept. 5.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN The Elyria Police Department arrested a Lorain County man Tuesday afternoon in connection with stealing two four-barrel carburetors. Michael J. Lester, 23, is accused of stealing the auto parts from a manifold located inside a Wakeman business "and possibly a third involvement," Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker said. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Through the years I have tried to write articles marking a special anniversary of an event. One I missed was the centennial of the 10 bells which reside in the tower of Norwalk's St. Paul Catholic Church. The church was completed and dedicated early in 1893, but may not have had a bell in the tower until 1907. I could find no record of it, except a statement that the bell used since 1876 in the first St. Paul Church at Wooster and Monroe was still calling worshipers to services in 1899. I believe that this 1876 bell was eventually sold to the German Lutherans and placed in their church at 92 N. Prospect St.