8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Board of Elections is reminding citizens that they must register to vote or change their name or address by Feb. 4, in order to be eligible to vote in the March 4 primary election. You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements: 1. You are a citizen of the United States. 2. You are 18 years old, or will be on or before the day of the election.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Public Library will host Chip Heyl and Sue (Crossen) McCreery at this month's "Meet the Author" program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. McCreery found the notes and letters of her father, Lt. Col. John R. Crossen, taken from July 4, 1943 to June 29, 1945 while he was in the Philippines. McCreery shared the notes with Heyl, her former Norwalk High School classmate, and together they compiled a detailed history of the 135th Field Artillery Battalion complete with photos and illustrations from World War II. McCreery said this is one of only a few published histories of artillerymen from the Pacific Theater, especially of commanding officers.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Council members learned about 100 homes in Norwalk need work to meet mandates on storm water from the Environmental Protection Agency and a new city park might be possible if an anonymous donor agrees to buy two homes vacant on Elm Street since the June 2006 flood. Mayor Sue Lesch said letters are going out to property owners if storm water from their property enters the sanitary sewer system against EPA standards. She said the city and Huron County will also have to do some work to meet the standards.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his home after detectives said they seized a "sizable amount' of child pornography last Thursday. The arrest of Robert Miller, 37, of 18 1/2 S. Garden St., was the result of a joint investigation by the Norwalk Police Department and authorities with the U.S. Postal Service. Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said investigators suspect Miller has abused several children in the Norwalk area.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man has been indicted in connection with a Dec. 8 sex offense with a 30-year-old female victim. Timothy M. Adkins, 24, of 28 Chatham St., is accused of engaging "in sexual conduct with another who is not his spouse when he coerced the victim to submit by any means that would prevent resistance,' his indictment states. He is further accused of committing the offense when "he knew the victim's ability to appraise the nature of, or control her own conduct, is substantially impaired.'
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - A committee appointed by the city manager to look at the possibility of developing a soccer field in Willard has returned with suggestions. Committee members are proposing a multi-use facility, primarily for soccer and youth football, that would have one main field and four practice/youth fields. The facility would have off-street parking, a building housing restrooms and small concession stand, a few bleachers and a small picnic area.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
A rural Plymouth man, considered armed and dangerous when he was missing last week, has been located. The mother of Vernon W. Felty, 31, called the sheriff's office Thursday to say her son had been admitted to MedCentral Health System in Mansfield. Major Greg Englund said the woman didn't indicate if Felty had psychological problems and described her as being "very vague."
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Council members plan to discuss tonight whether to apply again for a downtown revitalization grant. The city learned last month the state denied its application for $400,000. It would have helped the city to pay for refurbishments to exterior buildings, street signs, streetscape improvements and administrative help to promote downtown.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The village's aged sanitary sewer system might need major improvements in the near future to comply with more stringent regulations, council learned Tuesday. "The regulations are only going to get more and more stringent," Water Superintendent Wes Brewer told council. "It's a challenge but we're currently meeting it."
8:28 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jan. 23, 1927 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 81 years ago:
8:28 PM Jul 25, 2010
Some spring and summer concert announcements are beginning to trickle in. Rush is going back out on tour in support of the May 2007 release "Snakes & Arrows.'
8:28 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Darrick L. Siman, 20, of 1081 Delta Road, North Fairfield, hit a deer Tuesday on Greenwich Milan Townline Road.
8:28 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.
8:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
With the stock market staggering and bond prices dropping, a local banker said long-term investors should be all right if they don't panic. "You don't want to be in for a short period of time," said Scott Scavuzzo, mortgage banker at National City Bank.
8:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Dr. Jeffery B. Stoller's license to practice was indefinitely suspended, effective Jan. 9, according to the Ohio State Dental Board. He operated his practice at 4 E. Main St. on the village square. Information appeared in the Mansfield News Journal.
8:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
Marchers gather around the Huron County Courthouse in Norwalk on a frigid Sunday afternoon during the annual Huron County Right to Life March. The event started at the St. Paul Convocation Center, then everyone marched to the courthouse for a brief ceremony.
8:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk elementary students can start preparing now for annual achievement tests. V. Janice Smith, principal of Pleasant Elementary, said Ohio Reading and Mathematics Achievement Tests don't test a child's intelligence, but test them on how well they have learned the reading and math concepts in Ohio's academic content standards.
8:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - A Western Reserve "classified employee" is the alleged victim who has accused Superintendent Doug Solet of sexual harassment, a school official said this morning. Cheryl Fannin, the school board president for the last two years, said board members received the complaint in early January. She also said "an outside agency" HR On Call from the Cleveland area is handling an investigation on behalf of the board.
8:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The three Norwalk Middle School seventh-graders were enjoying their day off Monday with coffee at Sheri's Coffee House, but all said a day to honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. decades before their births was more than just a free day. Bryce Goodwin, 12, said the only two people he likes to study in American history are King and President John F. Kennedy. "Its more than just a day off school," Goodwin said. "He was very important to our country."
8:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
The defense attorney of a Norwalk man accused of shaking a 10-month-old boy to death wants the charges against his client to be dismissed. K. Ronald Bailey, who represents defendant Jeffrey A. Resor, has accused the state of withholding crucial documents in the case, such as the medical records of the boy, covering three months prior to his birth to "all records of his death and burial preparation."
8:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 22, 1927 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 81 years ago: Norwalk noses out Bellevue in hair-raising contest here Norwalk High School 42, Bellevue High School 40