SANDUSKY - A fire early this morning caused about $1 million in damage at Corso's Flower & Garden Center, located south of Sandusky on U.S. 250. Scene commander Dan Yost of the Perkins Township Fire Department said firefighters got the call at 5:55 a.m. today. "It took us 2 minutes to get there, if that," Yost said.
The Norwalk Reflector is updating its online comment policy. Any future comments using the seven words prohibited by the FCC, or any Internet-savvy variation thereof, will be automatically deleted, regardless of content. The previous standard - that all libelous or overtly threatening comments will be removed - also still stands. We want to provide a forum for vigorous debate, but we also want everyone to feel welcome. It is a difficult balance to strike and one we are still working towards.
St. Paul High School head football coach John L. Livengood was one of 12 people cited by Norwalk police Wednesday evening for alcohol-related offenses at Baines Park. The following people, whose addresses were not available, were issued misdemeanor citations for possessing or consuming an open container of beer or intoxicating liquor on city property: John L. Livengood, 41; Lawrence A. Fisher, 35; Emily J. Mira, 34; Jason T. Green, 26; Susan M. Caprara, 43; Anthony P. Caprara, 44; Bradley T. Clark, 25; Christopher N. Harkness, 40; Juliana M. Mapus, 24; Robert C. Wilkerson, 38; Kevin M. Hay, 29; and Steven C. Popke, 30.
WAKEMAN - A Vermilion man was arrested late Tuesday afternoon after an eight-mile pursuit that started in Wakeman and ended in Lorain County. Matthew R. Machock, 25, is accused of passing another motorist recklessly at speeds more than 55 mph and failing to stop for a stop sign, Police Chief Tim Hunker said. The eight-mile pursuit began on East Main Street in a 35 mph speed limit zone when Officer William Hodge checked Machock's license plate and determined the suspect was wanted on a felony warrant, police said.
AUG. 1, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 77 years ago:
It sure is a crazy market. Not two months ago, we here in Ohio were paying more than anyone in the country outside of California for gasoline.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Andy Prutsok's column will not appear this week. In its place we are substituting this one written by Stan Obrenovich. This is the 22nd year I have been involved in uptown Norwalk.
NORWALK FIRE Assisted North Central EMS with a patient having difficulty breathing at 7:54 a.m. Tuesday at 100 Furniture Parkway. Returned to station at 8:10.
The Huron County Humane Society has announced that a low cost feline spay/ neuter clinic is coming to Norwalk.
After careful discussion, the Maple City Heritage Festival committee has decided to postpone its festival until next year, the committee announced in an e-mail this morning. The target date for the postponed festival is now Sept. 20 and 21, 2008. Several factors contributed to the decision to adjourn the festival until 2008. The committee is thankful for the support given by area businesses and organizations and they welcome further community support.
An attorney representing the court-appointed advocate for the 11 formerly adopted Gravelle children said the youngsters remain in various foster homes, which he called "appropriate home situations." Jack Landskroner, the lawyer for guardian at litem David Brown, declined to say how many foster homes were involved, citing the safety and rights of the children. He said some the children have been moved to other foster homes since the initial removal, but all of them have been in their current homes for at least several months.
A New Lexington man was classified as a sex offender this afternoon and sentenced to five years of probation for a fall Internet police sting. Kyle R. Halsey, 26, was apprehended during an Oct. 25 traffic stop after driving to Wakeman for the purposes of sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl. Part-time Wakeman Police Officer Josh Rice was posing online as the juvenile when Halsey had a sexual conversation with Rice in a chat room.
WAKEMAN - A Vermilion man was arrested late Tuesday afternoon after an eight-mile pursuit that started in Wakeman and ended in Lorain County. Matthew R. Machock, 25, is accused of passing another motorist recklessly at speeds more than 55 mph and failing to stop for a stop sign, Police Chief Tim Hunker said. The eight-mile pursuit began on East Main Street in a 35 mph speed limit zone when Officer William Hodge checked Machock's license plate and determined the suspect was wanted on a felony warrant, police said.
Seniors may be unaware a local ophthalmologist provides free eye examinations and follow-up care under a national eye care program. The service is under the umbrella of EyeCare America the public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, committed to the preservation of sight, accomplishing its mission through public service and education.
JULY 31, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 77 years ago:
HURON Sixteen local residents will participate in a special pinning ceremony in conjunction with their recent graduation of an associate of applied science degrees in radiologic technology. The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands. Dr. James M. Smith, interim dean; Dr. Cynthia L. Miglietti, chair of applied sciences; Sylvia E. Hermo-Fedro, program director and Valerie Glowacki, clinical coordinator, will present a special welcome to the graduates. The graduates are: Kristine Baptista, of Bellevue, Amy Finch, of Norwalk, Kimberly Fleenor, of Port Clinton, Patricia Galvin, of Port Clinton, Bryce Hargrove, of Sandusky, Bambi Hicks, of Bellevue, Aubrey King, of Attica, Christa Lane, of Castalia, Calista Locke, of Sandusky, Georgina Nolan, of Norwalk, Luz Reyes, of Fremont, Angie Sanchez, of Bellevue, Chelsea Savage, of Norwalk, Beth Sberna, of Bellevue, Bridgitee St.Clair, of Marblehead, and Teresa Weagraf, of Port Clinton.
Friday was work as usual but as always there was a twist. I went out the back door to check out a noise only to find a small kitten that someone apparently dumped and the children from the feeding program brought her in as well as an older kitten onto the property. By the time I went home, we had to take the smaller one, a precious little female, to be put to sleep. Apparently it got into some sort of concoction that made her quite ill. The other went home with me. It is a shame that this precious gift from God had to die because people weren't able to care for her and dumped her like trash.
In Charlie Reese's article recently about Iran having no desire to acquire nuclear weapons and has never threatened Israel or U.S. or anyone else is a mis-statement. Mr. Reese needs to read more newspapers such as the reports in European, French, London and German newspapers.
It happens in every community throughout Ohio and most of the country. If you look or listen hard enough Thursday morning, you'll know what I'm talking about. As we prepare for festival time in Huron County beginning this week with celebrations at St. Paul, North Fairfield, Berlin Heights and Plymouth the sights and sounds of high school football season will pop up early Thursday morning.
Pretto graduates from hair academy Rhiannon Pretto, daughter of John and Jean Pretto of Monroeville, has recently graduated from Tiffin Academy of Hair Design. Upon receiving her license from the State Board of Cosmetology, she is planning employment in one of the area salons.