7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
The race is on. Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard, 43, has filed petitions to run as a Democrat for Huron County Sheriff. Howard announced his intention to replace retiring Sheriff Richard Sutherland in August and filed his petitions Monday.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - A Norwalk man must post a $50,000 bond before being released from the Erie County Jail in connection with a domestic altercation at a North U.S. 250 motel. Erie County sheriff's deputies responded to a fight in progress at 12:27 a.m. Sunday. Mark L. Stanford, 44, of 30 Ontario St., told Deputy Greg Hall he had consumed four to five beers and slapped his son, 16, when "he attempted to get his son to come home with him.' The man said he earlier had gotten a call from someone to pick up his intoxicated son from the motel.
7:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
The aftereffects of a winter snow storm that hit the Firelands during the weekend has forced districts to close or delay the start of school today. After first opting for delay, the following districts decided to close school today: Norwalk's public and parochial schools, Bellevue, Christie Lane School and Workshop, Monroeville public and parochial, New London, South Central, Western Reserve and Willard public and parochial. South Central also canceled its choir concert planned for today.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - It took the Robert Morris University brain trust just one year and a new coach to find out just how valuable Willard's Jimmy Langhurst is to their program. The sophomore sharpshooter got his chance when head coach Mike Rice took over the Colonials program at the start of the season. It goes without saying the 5-foot-10 guard made the most of the opportunity.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK – Instant offense. That's what St. Paul senior Ashley Smith provided Saturday afternoon in their 52-48 Firelands Conference victory over Plymouth.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dec. 18, 1918 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 89 years ago:
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
In the darkness of every school morning, seven children stumble their way through my bedroom and kiss me goodbye. Every afternoon, these same seven children get off the bus, and before they can even open their mouths, I know whether they've been good or bad, stressed, happy or sad, or just plain glad to be home. But no matter what, I'm happy they're home. All nine of my children are complete blessings to me. Randy, the oldest is everything I ever dreamed I'd be when I was his age. Heck, he's more. As a matter of fact, all of my kids are better than I ever was. How they got to be this way? I'll never know. But then again, maybe it's a thing called love. On my way to work every day, I pass by at least one, sometimes two homes where at the dinner table tonight, there's an empty seat. Be it due to suicide, a sickness, and accident, a knife, or a war, every time another child leaves our area, I cry. I'm a welder. An old Hank Jr. outlaw type. An ex-alcoholic. An ex-everything rough, rowdy, ragged and ...wrong. But still I cry. I get tired of putting myself behind the sad eyes of the parent, or even the child. Love makes you do that sort of thing. Monroeville, we're a small town with a big city "bad news" rate. I don't know what to say. I'm proud of my kids, and I'm proud of your kids. I used to tell my two sons in the marching band that I'd be glad when Monroeville lost and the driving them to the practices and games stopped. Yet, when I picked them up every night, in the darkness I'd smile when they told me we won the game. I'm a Billy Martin of old times man. Go for number one. I've seen the kids on myspace.com, and to tell you the truth, for the most part, I'm proud of my son's classmates. It's a good group in the school. I believe the best we've had in years.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Now that the post-Katrina emotional fury has abated, we need to get more factual. First, the city administration of New Orleans saved thousands of lives by channeling citizens to the convention center and dome. Actually, these lives were saved twice over because a second disaster, a flood, followed the passage of a hurricane. Not one word of thanks has been offered. Second, post flood, some citizens tried to flee the city and were prevented, forcefully, from entering adjoining municipalities. If a bio-terror or dirty bomb attack occurs on Public Square in Cleveland, no one from the inner city will be allowed into a suburb. Upfront, everyone must realize this. Third, if a city administration is overwhelmed, and perhaps even its state, there will be difficulties getting organized to help. It will take time. But, this does not excuse the late response to those stranded at the dome and convention center.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ellen: What are you looking at? Clark: Oh, the silent majesty of a winter's morn... the clean, cool chill of the holiday air... an *$@&* in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer... [Eddie, in the driveway, is draining the RV's toilet] Eddie: ****er was full.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Lang's Body Shop, which has customers in both Huron and Erie counties, was honored Thursday by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Lang's has been a NFIB member since 1946, longer than any other Ohio business. Robin Lang now runs the business, which is the oldest family-owned body shop in Ohio. His grandfather Emil A. Lang Sr. opened the shop in 1936 and passed it down to his son Emil, also called Sonny Lang, in 1968. Robin Lang took over in 1999. He said his mother Mary Lang has been a big help in the business. Lang said NFIB, which represents 434 small businesses in Huron and Erie counties and 25,000 in the state, takes issues his business faces directly to state and federal legislators.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Travis Kovach, 23, of 2628 Collins Road, Collins, was charged with failure to control Friday after he went off the left side of Ogan Road and hit a culvert. His car overturned and hit a tree and fence before stopping in a field. Kovach is accused of fleeing the scene. He reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Twilight Gardens The recent bazaar appeared to be a success. There were several vendors selling goodies, jewelry, handmade Christmas knick-knacks, jellies, jams and rock candy. Lunch was sold both days as were pies.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Musical performances slated Sunday's performances of Curtain Call Productions' "The Nuttiest Christmas Story" have been rescheduled due to weather. The make-up performances are at 7 p.m. today and Thursday at the Norwalk Theatre. If you had tickets for either of Sunday's performances, you can use them either day. Harbor Life Ministries event set
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mary and her husband Jim had a dog, Lucky. Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit, they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy. Inevitably, someone would forget, and something would come up missing. Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement and there the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky's favorite toys. Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy box. He was very particular that his toys stay in the box.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Christmas in the air at Willard Memorial Library. During the Christmas holiday season the library will be holding a raffle to help raise funds for programming in the youth services department. Patrons may purchase on raffle ticket for $1 or 6 tickets for $5. A drawing to win a staff cookbook, a DVD player, or a beautiful book tote and book will be held on Friday. With rising gas prices, try shopping for Christmas from your computer. Not only will you save on gas but you will also help support the library. Shop online at the Willard Library's Cyber Mall at http://willardlibrary.oplin.org/mall.htm.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Lang's Body Shop, which has customers in both Huron and Erie counties, was honored Thursday by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Lang's has been a NFIB member since 1946, longer than any other Ohio business.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
One of Firelands Rails to Trails completed projects this year was the addition of 3.25 miles west of Monroeville. The extension is one of several plans the nonprofit organization put into place this year. It provided half of the 30 percent local match for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources grant to build the extension
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Rupp's Place will get support from both the Norwalk-Huron County Chamber of Commerce and the Main Street Norwalk association at Tuesday's city council meeting. Melissa James, head of the Chamber of Commerce, said she will ask council to reconsider objecting to renewal of the bar's liquor license.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Harbor Life Ministries, which provides homes for pregnant teenagers in the Norwalk area, has announced plans to build a new facility to house up to six girls at a time. Karla and Doug Eberle started Harbor House as part of the ministry 17 years ago in Celina, a city of 10,000 in west-central Ohio.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
ELYRIA - The big guns of Monroeville did as expected at the McNulty Invitational. So it was up to the other guys to step up, which they did leading the Eagles to the team title at the two-day event at Elyria Catholic High School.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE - Edison placed sixth and St. Paul was 10th Saturday at the Bob Bailey Bellevue Wrestling Invitational. It was the first action of the season for the Flyers, who got a late start due to the school's success in the football playoffs.