2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Blaine L. Butler, 28, Sandusky. Violation date: March 2. Conviction date: May 1. Sentence: $600 fine, $65 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); on motion of the State of Ohio the charge was amended to a first offense DUI, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
On Oct. 9, 2000, my husband received the gift of life from a loving, caring person a liver transplant. I was married almost 42 years to a wonderfully successful, humble man who cared deeply, gave freely, gentle and kind. We had six years together after his transplant. He had leukemia and died Aug. 20, 2006. I am very thankful to his donor for the extra time we had together with our two terrific children and their delightful spouses and two wonderful, unique and gifted grandsons. April is Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month. Please take a moment to think about what you can do, save a life be a donor.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Wow. I am pretty sure I have never made it through a performance of the Edison High School Marching Band without exclaiming that word at least once.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
As you read this I'll either be in the air or already have landed in Chicago. Nick White, recently named Interactive Media Editor of the Reflector, and I will be attending a two-day Inland Press Foundation seminar on "Making the 24-Hour Newsroom Work." Times have really changed the last decade. No longer can we get that hot news story and hold it until the next day's paper. By then it's too late. People want their news now. And they like to add their two cents.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Toast Willard Middle School Principal Dan Major, who is calling it a career after 14 years as principal and 35 years in education 34 in Willard. Those in the community have lauded Major for his willingness to go out of his way for his students and their parents. We applaud Major for the school's academic achievements and awards during his tenure and wish him well in retirement. Roast Franklin County Common Pleas Judge David E. Cain for ruling private clubs cannot allow smoking, despite language in the statewide ban that appeared to permit the exemption. Both the ban and the specific exemption (private clubs with no nonmembers present whose employees were all members) are good ideas.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
We have seen the enemy, and they is us, my father likes to say. It's always true, of course, but sometimes it feels really true.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Joyce Garcia just wants to park next to her front door. This is against the law.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Pickett promoted to assistant VP
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Chamber was on the receiving end of some very special thank yous last week. Several of the classes from Pleasant Elementary wrote to express their appreciation for the work done by the Chamber to better the community. They think you're awesome, you're wonderful, and you're really great. I think you are, too! So much of what happens in our community is due to the vision of our members and your willingness to dedicate countless hours and numerous resources to make them reality.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
A dedication ceremony at the Huron County Veterans Memorial on Shady Lane Drive honoring those who have fought, are fighting or will fight in the global war on terror is set for 1 p.m. Sunday. A new stone will be added to the memorial, and Norwalk Police Officer Dave Ditz, a veteran of the war on terrorism, will speak. He and his wife recently returned from tours of duty in Iraq.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN The Wakeman community Memorial Day celebration will take place at 7 a.m. May 28 at the corner of Abbott and River streets. Parade participants will include the Boy Scout 242 and Cub Packs 238 and 246 and Girl Scout and Brownie troops, as well as the Western Reserve High School Band.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH The South Central Board of Education granted a three-year contract to Superintendent Ben Chaffee for school years 2008 to 2011 with a 4 percent increase. This will give Chaffee a salary of $81,120. Salary increases of 3.5 percent were given to Treasurer Shirley Oney ($64,363) and to assistant secretary Janet Weatherbie at Monday night's meeting.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man accused of stealing his parents' sports car is suspected of being intoxicated during a Lais Road crash early Monday morning. Matthew D. Fortner, 20, most recently of 28 Summit St., failed to negotiate a curve east of Whittlesey Avenue at 2:35 a.m. and went off the left side and hit a guard rail and tree before stopping in a ravine, state Trooper Phillip Clemons said in his report.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Three Norwalk boys are accused of stealing a car from Zenobia Road which authorities found in the Norwalk reservoir last week. On May 15, one diver from the Willard Fire Department discovered the 1990 Chevrolet Caprice in about 17 feet of water after searching Veterans Memorial Lake Park for 20 minutes, Assistant Chief Joe Reiderman said.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
PLYMOUTH The Crawford County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of equipment valued at $3,600 from a Plymouth church. The suspects are further accused of committing about $1,500 worth of vandalism. Lacella Lillo, the treasurer of the Pentecostal Holiness House of Fellowship, suspects the incident happened between 1 p.m. May 10 and 3 p.m. May 11. The church is located at 7907 Ohio 103, beside the Celeryville Reservoir.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN A 72-year-old motorcyclist has been released from the hospital after being involved in a fender bender with a car near his home. Milan resident Harold E. Maines, of 34 Broad St., suffered head, shoulder and leg injuries after the Edison Drive accident, Chief Jim Ward said. North Central EMS transported the patient to Fisher-Titus Medical Center after the collision at 12:38 p.m. Sunday.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS The Western Reserve Board of Education approved a new contract with Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE) last week, calling for a 1.75 percent across the board increase, which amounts to a 25 cents an hour raise in the base pay. The 1.75 percent is in line with raises other employees received this year. The contract is retroactive to July 1, 2006 and runs for two years.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
A 16-year-old Norwalk boy has been placed in a Sandusky community corrections facility for distributing pictures of his semi-nude ex-girlfriend via his cell phone. "It's generally an open-ended stay, but generally is in the range of six months," Huron County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Mushett said.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE PD Sara M. Eicher, 24, of 177 Tucker St., Norwalk, was charged with driving under the influence in connection with having a .153 blood alcohol content level during a May 10 traffic stop on Surrey Court. The Norwalk Police Department had advised officers Eicher left Norwalk after consuming alcohol with three children in her vehicle. Police forwarded a report to the Norwalk Law Director's office for the consideration of charging her with endangering children.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Bethellen A. Wilcox, 36, of 4430 E. Ohio 162, New London, was charged with failure to yield the right of way in the April 30 collision with the vehicle driven by Lynn A. Bradley, 44, of 67 S. Huron St., Milan, at the intersection of Fitchville River and Prospect roads. One of Bradley's two passengers, Kimberly A. Grosswiler, 44, of 384 Burras Road, North Fairfield, reported possible injuries, but wasn't transported.
2:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Gaymont Nursing Center As per tradition at Gaymont, residents kicked off National Nursing Home Week with the annual Mother's Day tea. More than 60 guests were treated to finger sandwiches, delectable deserts and several flavors of tea. Carnation corsages from West End Florist in New London were given to each mother in attendance and Patty Resor, daughter of Ileta Malcolm, won the door prize a gift certificate from Sheri's Coffee Hour, a teapot and a variety of teas.