12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk Catholic School student was released from Fisher-Titus Medical Center after being hit by a sport utility vehicle Friday morning. The accident involving pedestrian Robin Stephen, 16, of 8 Corwin St., and driver Marcia K. Grose, 49, of 42 Homewood Ave., happened at 7:55 a.m. at the intersection of East Main Street and Woodlawn Avenue.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The FBI is investigating ACORN and the Associated Press said one in every three newly-registered Ohio voters could have some discrepancy in their records, but the Huron County board of elections doesn't see those conflicts. "We haven't had any problems," said Sharon Locke, director of the board. "We haven't had any challenges."
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Kevin DeWine, deputy chairman of the Ohio Republican Party; Mike Crites, candidate for attorney genera; and Bob Latta, the district's representative in Washington, D.C.; all showed up in Huron County Thursday to address the party faithful before next month's elections. Richard Sutherland, outgoing sheriff, was honored with the Outstanding Republican Award by Jamey Bracken, a candidate hoping to succeed him.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Norwalk man accused of stabbing a Vermilion man during an employees meeting has been ruled to be mentally competent to participate in his own defense. Victor M. Macias-Aguirre, 40, has been at the Northcoast Behavioral Center in Toledo twice in less than a year. On Nov. 21, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway committed the defendant to the mental health facility, where he remained until Feb. 7. After returning to the Huron County Jail, the defendant went to Northcoast again in late June or early July and returned last week. "I think it's fortunate he's been found competent so the case can progress," defense attorney Denise Demmitt said, describing her client as "more lucid than he appeared to be in the past."
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
I have walked in many beautiful places. I have been to the Rocky Mountains twice, and have hiked along those trails. I have been to Acadia National Park in Maine, where mountains and ocean meet. Closer to home, I have hiked at Mohican and East Harbor state parks here in Ohio, and I have strolled along the Olentangy River in Columbus. I have walked at the Norwalk and Willard reservoirs. There are truly many beautiful places to walk and enjoy nature.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Three-year-old Jon Olien never knew his father, Dan. The elder Olien died in 2006 at age 37 of a brain tumor.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Kelly Snay is at her wit's end her husband is out of a job and, even though insurance costs were deducted from his last paychecks from the failed Norwalk Furniture Corp., claims from June through August have been denied by Medical Mutual.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Oberlin is one of 10 semifinalists in the 2009 "Great American Main Street Awards" (GAMSA) competition. A national jury composed of former award winners, community development professionals, representatives from government and foundations, and journalists who are active in community economic development and historic preservation, will evaluate the semifinalists and select five winners.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk boys' soccer team moved into the next round of the Division II sectional tournament Thursday with a 3-0 decision over Edison at the Norwalk Soccer Complex. The Truckers, 12-2-3, will meet Port Clinton at 7 p.m. Monday after posting a 3-0 win over the Chargers.
12:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A New London man was indicted Friday in connection with stealing about $200 after brandishing a knife at a pizza delivery person. Billy J. Craft, 20, of 1696 Murray Road, is charged with aggravated robbery stemming from the Sept. 2 incident on Newton Street. He has been in custody at the Huron County Jail since his North Hester Street arrest about an hour after the offense. "We think he was the one who called (the pizza) in," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Three months after opening, the Mill Street Bistro is holding a full week of special activities beginning on Monday to celebrate it's grand opening. "It is all coming together now," owner Joe Nagy said. "Its only been three months, but we feel like it is a part of us like its been part of our lives for years. We must be having fun." The new restaurant owner said he wanted time to get the business up and running and make some revisions on the menu before holding the grand opening. Now not only is the restaurant busy, but he's successfully launched Bistro Catering, (419) 663-FOOD (3663).
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bethany Dentler, economic development director for Norwalk, is leaving to take charge of economic development for Medina County. Medina County has about 170,000 residents, as opposed to Huron County's 60,000. Dentler said she will also be working with economic development directors from three cities in Medina County.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Running a relative's pickup truck into an Avery motel room netted the driver 10 years in prison last week in Erie County Common Pleas Court. Joel DeLeon, 33, of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 27, was sentenced to serve five years each on two counts of felonious assault for the Feb. 2 incident. Erie County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Mary Ann Barylski said the victims requested a 10- to 16-year prison term.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
NELSONVILLE - Paul Efaw, convicted of stabbing his foster daughter to death, is being released today from Hocking Correctional Facility. The Monroeville man spent three years in prison for voluntary manslaughter for the Oct. 18, 2004 altercation. "It was one of the most horrible cases with an 11-year-old (girl) with a knife sticking out of her chest in a barn," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said this morning.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Cleveland Browns cornerback Eric Wright was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Wright had three solo tackles, two passes defensed and one interception returned for a touchdown in Monday Night's 35-14 win over the New York Giants. In the contest, Wright's fourth quarter interception sealed the victory as his 94-yard interception return for a touchdown turned a 13 point advantage into the 35-14 final. The interception return also was the fourth longest in club history.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
By ELLEN SIMMONS
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS The new rail-trail is now open in Collins. The tree-lined path runs 1.3 miles on the corridor of the former Penn Central railroad between Hartland Center Road and DeRussey Road. The trail is perfect for biking, walking, jogging, riding a horse, and in the winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. A grand opening celebration will introduce the trail to residents from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hartland Center Road trailhead in Collins. Refreshments will be available.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk school board showed its support for the EHOVE Career Center by declaring the school's importance to the district and its students during the board meeting Tuesday night. The proclamation was in response to the one-half mill levy EHOVE is placing on the Nov. 4 ballot. The school is seeking a five-year renewal to cover operating expenses. Passing the levy wouldn't be a new tax.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Custom Order Furniture has a management team in place and now the new investors, 12 area families, want to carve their own niche in the fine furniture market. "In many ways, we are better off than many companies because we don't need credit," said Dan White, an investor who is also serving as interim president for the new company. "We have a radically different balance sheet than our predecessor, are well capitalized with virtually no debt and are already back in production with sufficient assets to offer assured delivery of previous Norwalk product lines."
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
ATTICA The Oak Ridge Festival returns this weekend for its annual two-day fall run in Attica. The outdoor family festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is free parking and shuttle rides. The event features more than 170 quality vendors, along with food, live entertainment, kids' activities, living history and antique farm equipment displays and demos. The event is located off Ohio 4 just north of Attica. For more information call (419) 426-0611 or log onto orf97@yahoo.com.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Get out those Ouija boards, disguises and brush up on your best moaning and howling sounds: Halloween is fast approaching and for many costume-clad youngsters, that means it's Trick or Treat time. Here is the Trick or Treat schedule for area communities: BERLIN HEIGHTS Trick or Treat is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. A canned food drive will be going on at that time. People can drop off items at the Citizens Bank parking lot.