Fabriweld Secures Significant Order Fabriweld Corporation of Norwalk, Ohio has received an order to manufacture nine hydraulic presses for a tier one automotive interior manufacturing company in North Carolina.
A visiting judge has ruled to admit part of the statements made by a Norwalk man accused of shaking a 10-month-old boy to death. However, the state will have to redact "certain parts" in which the coroner and police referred to Jeffrey A. Resor, 26, as "a killer," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said.
A Wakeman man was sentenced Monday to 120 days in the Huron County Jail and three years of probation for stealing automobile parts with a Marblehead man. Ryan P. Burch, 19, of 4815 W. River Road, could be eligible for the work release program, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway decided not to fine Burch because he wanted the defendant instead to make restitution, which Woodruff said "could be considerable."
His face is a mass of deep cuts, as are his shoulders and neck. Both of his front legs have been broken, but Mighty Max isn't ready to quit. At the referee's signal, his master releases him, unable to support himself on his front legs, he slides on his chest across the blood and urine stained carpet, propelled by his good hind legs, toward the opponent who rushes to meet him. Driven by instinct, intensive training and love for the owner who has brought him to this moment, Mighty Max drives himself painfully into the other dog's charge. Less than twenty minutes later, rendered useless by the other dog, Mighty Max lies spent beside his master, his stomach constricted with pain. He turns his head back toward the ring, his eyes glassy, searching for a last look at the other dog as Mighty Max receives a bullet to his head.
March 8, 1925 - Aug. 20, 2007 NORWALK Lucille Marie (Sandwisch) Bahnsen, 82, of Norwalk, died Monday at the home of her daughter in Minford.
HIGHWAY PATROL Jacqueline M. Smith, 58, of Moreland Hills, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way Friday in the collision with the vehicle driven by Thomas I. Romell Sr., 67, of 4827 Pontiac Section Line Road, Monroeville, at the intersection of Peru Center Road and Townline Road 12. After the collision, Smith's Chevrolet Uplander went off the left side of Peru Center Road and into a corn field. Willard EMS transported Smith and her passenger, Bridget J. Galas, 30, of Cuyahoga Falls, to Mercy Hospital of Willard, both with serious injuries. Also transported were Romell and his passenger, Patricia A. Romell, 62, with minor and possible injuries respectively. All four victims were treated and released.
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Norwalk City Council took a step toward cleaning up the city Tuesday night by appropriating money to demolish an abandoned house. Still, council hopes the property sells before the city has to take action. "What we want is the teeth to move forward," Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch said. She explained that the property on Pleasant Street has been a concern for some time, but might be sold soon so the new owner would be responsible for fixing up the home.
HURON TOWNSHIP - Robin and Michael Kennedy, as well as Raynelle Reynolds, feel they have just the place to give area residents a place to gather in an intimate, affordable and safe setting: The Fun Zone, the area's newest arcade/eatery that opened Saturday and is preparing for its grand opening Sept. 8. The event, beginning at 11 a.m., will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony and the girl band G-Force. "We've been working on this place for a long time so I'm very excited,' said Reynolds, of Greenwich.
A Collins man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a 4-year-old New London girl. Joseph B. Chairez, 26, of 774 Hartland Center Road, pleaded guilty July 3 to one count of rape in exchange for the state dismissing two similar charges. The offenses occurred in May and June 2006, when Chairez baby-sat a friend's daughter.
AUG. 21, 1975 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 32 years ago:
To some of the persons who wrote about the sisters: As the great-grandmother of Savannah and Gerald's baby, I feel as if I should set the record straight. It is obvious that you do not know this young couple. You are speaking in generalities, but are making it very personal with your derogatory remarks.
For those folks that don't know Marla White, let me tell you about her. Marla began her remarkable 20 year career at Huron County Job and Family Services as a social worker investigating child abuse. Through hard work, she advanced to supervise Children's Services and established the first Child Abuse Task Force, which became a model for other counties. After 10 years, Marla took on the protection of the elderly by establishing the Elder Abuse and Exploitation Task Force. More victims were served by Marla's creation of a Stalking and Menacing Prevention program, which was also adopted by other agencies in the state. For her efforts, she received an award for outstanding service to victims of crime.
Are you ready for some football? The 2007 high school football season kicks off Friday night and we'll be right there to bring you the action. Sports Editor Mike Greco, with help from writers Don Hohler and Scott Seitz and photographers Lou Reda, Jeff Van Natta and Jerry "Chopper" Harrington, created this year's preview tab.
On Aug. 15 Rodger and Denise Stine asked some very good questions concerning the health levy. The idea of working together on a dental clinic had been previously discussed by both Huron and Erie counties, with a plan that had similarities to the Stine's proposal. The merger of two county dental clinics, let alone two county health departments, leads to the problem of fair and equitable administration of tax dollars for the services of the less populated county. This fairness issue becomes exaggerated when you consider the driving distance from the southern part of Huron County to the shared facility.
McNutt hired by Bauman Insurance Greg Bauman, president of Bauman Insurance Services, announced that John "Duke" McNutt has joined Bauman Insurance Services as a Life Insurance and Annuity Specialist.
The Rev. Bertrand Shenk thinks he has had the perfect job for 70 of his 95 years Catholic priest and servant of God. "I never wanted to do anything else," Shenk said of his decision to become a priest when he was in second grade.
WELLINGTON - The Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival, held Aug. 11 at Bonnie Brae Farms, drew more than 1,200 quilt enthusiasts to view about 400 quilts displayed on century-old buildings. The largest outdoor quilt festival in the eastern United States, the Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival attracted quilts from eight states, including Ohio. Harriet Wise, of New London, won first prize in the voting for most popular quilt with her quilt of appliqud roses.
AUG. 22, 1975 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 32 years ago: Collects plates from around nation
WILLARD - Model airplanes will invade the city's air space Sept. 1 and 2 for the third annual Willard 07 Radio Controlled Model Aircraft Fly-in. There will be demonstration flights of radio-controlled airplanes, jets, helicopters and other flying objects. The event will also feature contests and door prizes, along with concessions.
NEW LONDON - After a moment of silence in memory of Kenneth Laborie, a long-time New London school district teacher who recently died, administrators told the board of education Monday they and their staffs are ready and eager for school to start. As Dennis Gable, the new middle school principal, put it, "I think it's going to be a very exciting year."