A Tiffin man was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for jumping out of a Bellevue motel window during a fall drug bust.
Derek W. Good, 29, was caught Nov. 21 by the Bellevue Police Department with 12 grams of cocaine and was apprehended soon after escaping, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said.
Richard E. Stegman Jr., 50, of 408 W. Main St., Bellevue, was charged with a violation of a driver's duties related to railroad crossings in the Feb. 16 collision with a train on Sandhill Road.
Who pays attention to the illustrations in children's books except kids? Well, librarians, teachers, home schooling parents, other authors and illustrators as well as the judges of the Caldecott Medal Award look carefully at words but also illustrations in books for kids.
This panel of children's and school librarians has been awarding the medal to the artist who had created the most distinguished picture book of the past year since 1938. This year's winner, "Flotsam" was written and illustrated by David Wiesner. Two honor books were also selected: "Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet" by David McLimans and "Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom" written by Carole Weathford and illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Check out these and other Caldecott Medal winners from the Children's Room, soon.
Lapatea wine-tasting event
The Lapatea restaurant in Norwalk will hold a wine-tasting event, featuring free wine and Lapatea food. This is a reservations only event, and tickets are $6 each. The ticket fee covers the cost of the food. Call (419) 663-1310 for more information.
Research on embryonic stem cells has been a political ping pong ball since President Bush took office.
In 2001, the president restricted testing to only those strains of stem cells already in the lab. Immediately members of the scientific community criticized the ban on one of medicine's most promising fields of inquiry.
MANSFIELD - The Renaissance Performing Arts Association will stage the Broadway musical "Wonderful Town," at 3 and 7 p.m. April 15.
It is the delightful tale of two sisters, Ruth and Eileen. They're fresh off the bus from Ohio, ready to follow their dreams, fall in love and take New York by storm. The score includes songs by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
NORWALK - The following cases recently went through Huron County Common Pleas Court:
Chase Home Finance LLC, San Diego, Calif., vs. Stephen G. Bryant aka Stephen Bryant, 2624 Laylin Road, Norwalk; Jane Doe, unknown spouse if any of Stephen G. Bryant aka Stephen Bryant, 2624 Laylin Road, Norwalk; Creditors: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company fka Bankers Trust Company of California NA trustee, Santa Ana, Calif.; Treasurer of Huron County, 16 E. Main St., Norwalk; plaintiff's notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice; costs to plaintiff.
Now is the time for one of Norwalk's many wonderful, civic-minded organizations to step up and go above and beyond the normal scope of their work.
Norwalk is in danger of going through the Fourth of July celebration without fireworks this year. The Jaycees announced in January that because the burden raising the $13,000 it takes to put on the fireworks display is too great (even with $3,000 guaranteed from the city) it would be moving in a different direction. Since then, the city has contacted several service organizations in hopes their patriotic sensibilities would be stirred and they would serve as the cavalry, riding to the city's rescue.
The Huron County Chapter of IRN (International Referral Network) is a networking group that meets weekly to exchange qualified referrals that turn into perpetual business for its members.
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• Dennis W. Spooner, 33, of 4657 Prospect Road, New London, was charged with failure to control Wednesday after he went off the right side of Ohio 60, overcorrected and went off the left side. His pickup truck hit a utility pole and overturned onto its right side in the ditch. Firelands Ambulance transported him to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries.
Norwalk Public Library will present children's author R. Friend at 7 p.m. April 5 at the Norwalk Salvation Army.
Her program "P. U. You Stink!" is a combination of stories, songs and fun for all ages.
Friend's book series, "Down on Friendly Acres," takes a humorous look at her childhood days on her family farm in Ohio.
This program is free. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and books will be available for purchase.
2DLt. Aric F. Wagner has graduated from Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas as a pilot in the United States Air Force.
Aric is the son of Connie Wagner of Norwalk and Edward and Krista Wagner of Collins.
David W. Youngman, 24, of Norwalk, tow motor driver and Heather M. Myers, 29, of Norwalk, library assistant. Charles F. Love, Jr., 40, of Norwalk, carpenter and Dawn M. Miller, 34, of Monroeville, factory worker.
The city is considering a move that would allow residents to dispose of "hazardous waste" once a year in Norwalk.
Safety-Service Director Dale Sheppard said he has talked with three companies that do hazardous waste collections about having a four-hour, one-day "Household Hazardous Waste" pickup in the city. The city's sanitation department does not have the resources, training or licenses needed to dispose of hazardous waste.
A decision on drug testing in Norwalk schools is one step closer after a divided discussion at Wednesday afternoon's work session.
The board met to discuss the findings of the exploratory committee on random drug testing.