7:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - Erie County sheriff's deputies are continuing their search for a male suspect who fled an Old Mudbrook Road home when the homeowner entered her driveway Monday afternoon. Authorities suspect a second, similar incident Wednesday about a mile away may be related. Three deputies searched the area in the 13000 block of Old Mudbrook Road for about 30 minutes after the incident at 4:34 p.m. Monday. Deputies increased their patrols Tuesday.
7:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
Michael and Sharen Gravelle have raised about $4,000 to go toward their appeal on convictions for keeping their 11 formerly adopted children in cages. "This was significant because it allows them to go to the next step in the process," defense attorney Ken Myers said, noting there are "a great many people" who oppose the Gravelles' efforts.
7:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Police are searching for the vandals who damaged the 110-year-old War Memorial monument Tuesday night. The rifle that the Civil War-era soldier is holding was broken into several pieces, most of which had been taken away. Police were able to recover only a few smaller pieces of the marble statue, located at Memorial Park off Kirk and North Main streets.
7:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
PLYMOUTH Authorities returned to a home at 4283 Ohio 61, Plymouth, with a search warrant Tuesday night on an allegation two Detroit-area suspects have been selling crack cocaine and heroin. The Huron County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team (SRT) assisted in using a warrant at the same address last week. No arrests were made Tuesday when Capt. Bob McLaughlin, Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Todd Temple and three other officers affiliated with METRICH, a regional drug task force, went to the home, McLaughlin said. The investigator declined to say how when the ongoing investigation began.
7:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Jeff Henderson hasn't had a birthday cake in 19 years. After a demonstration Friday at the Culinary Vegetable Institute's Chef Summit in Milan, Lee Jones, a host of the event, presented "Chef Jeff' with a birthday cake. Standing on stage in front of a group of his peers, media and hospitality industry movers and shakers, Henderson was visibly overcome for a moment.
7:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Drinks won't be allowed for The Dinky's patrons in Bresson Park anytime soon as council voted four to two to deny a resolution to sell alcohol on city property. Steve Euton, council president, indicated the matter was settled. "There are no further items on the council agenda or in committee," he said after the meeting Tuesday night. Council members Robert Carleton and Dwight Tkach voted for the proposal, while Chris Mushett, Tera Thornhill, Shane Penrose and Skip Wilde voted against the measure. Tom Stoll was excused from the meeting.
7:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk City Council voted four to two to deny a resolution to allow alcohol in city parks so Berry's could sell drinks in Bresson Park. Steve Euton, council president, indicated the matter was settled. "There are no further items on the council agenda or in committee," he said after the meeting Tuesday night. Council members Robert Carleton and Dwight Tkach voted for the proposal, while Chris Mushett, Tera Thornhill, Shane Penrose and Skip Wilde voted against the measure. Tom Stoll was excused from the meeting.
7:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 24, 1915 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 92 years ago:
7:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
There's a party planned at 1 p.m. Aug. 26 at Ray and Deb Lucal's house, but don't expect it to be a pity party. The Rev. Francis Speier will be on hand for a blessing and an ice cream social will follow. It will be a good old-fashioned celebration at 20 Katherine Way.
7:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - In a brief meeting Monday night, New London Council members were given a tentative schedule for the Labor Day Firelands Festival scheduled for Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. Highlights of the festival will include the HTV/mini tractor pull, a sand volleyball tournament, a demo derby, tractor pull, extreme ATV mud bog, parade, fireworks by Terry Granneman and dozens of other attractions.
7:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
The roar of hundreds of motorcycle engines will return to Erie County on Saturday as Roeder Harley-Davidson teams up with the Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross to "Ride For The Red." The ride will raise funds for local disaster operations and health and safety programs in Erie and Huron counties offered by the Firelands Chapter.
7:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - The case of suspected misconduct of two Greenwich police officers has been handed over to a special prosecutor, Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara, for review. Greenwich Mayor Gary Sprague spoke to Greenwich Law Director Steve Palmer about the matter Monday afternoon.
7:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Brennan E. Warrick, 17, of 4511 Ohio 13, Greenwich, hit a deer Sunday on Plymouth East Road.
7:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Memorial Home Throughout the week Norwalk Memorial Home celebrated Christmas in July.
7:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Will Berry's Restaurant be allowed to serve alcohol in the park? The question should be resolved this evening, but it is still up in the air whether the measure will pass or fail. Bob Carleton said he expects it to be a margin of one vote, either way. Carleton said he sponsored the ordinance change to allow alcohol because he thought Berry's deserved to have issue resolved, one way or the other. Owner Doug Berry first proposed selling alcohol more than a year ago.
7:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - Natasha Scott was in the water at Hostile Valley Park when her uncle, Ronald T. Link, of Wakeman, started bobbing up and down about 150 to 175 feet away. Scott heard two relatives say, "Look at Ron."
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio has had some weird weather in recent years. Far too much rain, enough to cause serious flooding, droughts that last for weeks, even longer, storms that turn larger lakes and Lake Erie into mud holes. Such weather has caused many an area angler to lay down his or her fishing rods and decide to mow the grass. But there's no need to go to such extremes, because scattered around the northern half of our state are some top quality fishing holes that are always clear and fishable, have dandy walleyes, yellow perch, large and smallmouth bass, and nice panfish, and easy access. They call them upground reservoirs. I've fished a fair number within reasonable driving distance of home, and learned some techniques that provide good catches most days. They're very simple tactics. When planning to fish a new upground, my first step is to type in "Ohio Division of Wildlife' on my computer, then hit "Lake Maps.' Many of the state's upgrounds are listed there, and the maps give not only directions and launch ramp locations, but placement of reefs, stump beds, and other fish attractors.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
FSA's 2007 national compliance and spot-check review FSA is committed to delivering accurate program payment to America's agricultural producers. The accuracy of the payments not only benefits farmers and ranchers, but also maximizes taxpayer dollars and government efficiency. As part of the 2007 National Compliance Review, FSA's National Office is requiring local FSA county offices to conduct compliance reviews and spot checks of certain producers selected by the national office through a statistical sampling method. A statistical sample of FSA employees, County Committee (COC) and State Committee (STC) members have also been selected for review using this same process. If your operation has been selected for this review a representative of FSA will contact you and arrange an appointment to review your operation. FSA may review a producer's operations in multiple states and counties, depending on the scope of the producer's operations. FSA will review both the accuracy of the representations made by the selected producers in connection with participation in FSA programs as well as the producer's compliance with applicable program requirements. The reviews may need to be conducted at various times through the year depending on the FSA programs in which the producer is participating.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
n Northside Country Kids The club met July 1 at St. Alphonsus Church. Members painted clover-shaped yard signs. Gavin Blanton and Simon Gravelle shared their experiences at Cloverbud Camp. Members also worked on the club quilting project.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 23, 1950 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 57 years ago:
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - Members and friends of the Wakeman Congregational Church will celebrate Sunday's worship service at 10:30 a.m. at historic Lyme Village at 5001 Ohio 4 near Bellevue. Carpooling is encouraged and rides will be available to all who do not have transportation by calling Bernie Wolfe at (440) 839-2157.