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.
1:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
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.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Miami Dolphins cut quarterback Daunte Culpepper last year because knee injuries kept him sidelined for most of the season. On Sunday, the QB led his new team, the Oakland Raiders, to a 35-17 victory over the Dolphins in Miami by rushing for three touchdowns and passing for two more. Local trainer Brian Siddall called Culpepper's recovery "significant." Sidall, the supervisor of athletic training at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, said most QBs can "come back to 90 to 95 percent of what they were" and that's the best they can hope for.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Women often have to juggle so many responsibilities at home and work that they forget one important aspect that helps them perform their tasks better-maintaining their health. As women, we worry about our children, spouse and our work responsibilities, but tend to put our health at the bottom of the priority list. But, it's also important that we take care of ourselves.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
OCT. 4, 1962 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 45 years ago:
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
I can't stress enough to my fellow comic book collectors how much an asset your local library is. Let's say you're interested in a recent run or limited series starring your favorite hero or written by someone getting critically favorable reviews. There's a good chance your library has a trade paperback in its collection or can get it through an interlibrary loan. The Huron and Sandusky libraries are part of the CLEVNET Library Consortium. That means you can borrow books from 31 Northern Ohio libraries if you have a card from just one of them.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
It looks like that concert break I was hoping for isn't going to happen. First, there's the Porcupine Tree show at the House of Blues in Cleveland on Oct. 22. That's a good start.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - About 1,626 eighth-graders in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties will visit through Oct.12 to explore and understand the relationship between academics and career opportunities. Norwalk is scheduled for Oct. 11. While on campus, students will take a tour and participate in numerous activities to help them discover specific requirements of each profession. EHOVE career specialist Becky Gainok coordinates the event.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
A lot of people think pruning is so complicated that they could never master the first rule. It's not. Here are a few easy rules that you can learn today: