8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN Results from the Wakeman Homecoming Firemen's Festival. Baby Contest 0 to 6 month Girl, Kadense Zellnr; Boy, Cooper Allon Zunis. 7 to 12 month Girl, Lillian Harrington; Boy, Chad White.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Are you getting tired of humdrum sports? Of catching the same bass in the same farm ponds? Or shooting just one more woodchuck? Or loafing along a creek trying for bullheads and sundaubers? If that's your problem well into this long, hot summer, there's a sport that's not only exciting, but just a little dangerous and not for the faint of heart. They call it turtle grabbing.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Jeff Franklin believes he can strongly influence the direction of a new library in Arizona. And for good reason: The former Norwalk resident is the first-ever librarian of the newly opened Dewey-Humboldt Library, in the town 85 miles north of Phoenix. Franklin worked at the Norwalk Public Library for 12 years and moved to Arizona earlier this year. He has been Dewey-Humboldt's librarian for about a month, and is preparing for the library's grand opening. In addition to Franklin, whose position is paid, eight volunteers currently help out in the library. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Jeffrey I. Adams, 45, of 726 Myrtle Ave., Willard, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way Thursday in the collision with the vehicle driven by Sharon Jeffreys, 40, of 410 E. Walton St., Willard, at the intersection of Ohio 4 and Pontiac Section Line Road.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
It's Huron County Fair time again. Like the 4-H and FFA student exhibits and animal judging events, the library also shows stuffed animals and winning floral arrangements. The Town and Country Garden Club has been decorating the library's Christmas tree and mantelpiece over the holidays for over 30 years. Younger library patrons give the garden club's bear in the children's room first prize over our many stuffed storybook characters. At the beginning of summer "Reda" was wearing a yellow polka-dot bikini and now "Browser" is dressed as a detective with a deerstalker hat, trench coat and magnifying glass representing our "Get a Clue@Your Library" mystery summer reading program.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The field for Huron County Junior Fair King and Queen is crowded this year as nine young women and six young men are competing for the titles. Here are profiles of the candidates, beginning with those seeking the queen's crown:
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
It might be goats not girls gone wild at the Huron County Fair as one club alone is bringing more than 100 goats for 4-H projects this year. Diane Sergalis, advisor for Hartland Haybusters, said the 13 members of the club will bring in about 105 goats, almost double the 60 animals club members brought last year.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
MONDAY, AUG. 13 8 a.m. Fair opens (entries must be in place)
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
North Fairfield Public Library NORTH FAIRFIELD North Fairfield Public Library presents "Books Meet the Big Screen."
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
With true 4-H spirit, Maria Zimmerman got an idea and then made it happen. Thanks to her efforts, 2007 fairgoers can move to the music of the new Huron County 4-H band. Zimmerman, a Western Reserve senior in the Hartland New Horizons club, has played saxophone since fifth grade. When her family attended the Lorain County Fair last summer, they noticed a sign advertising a 4-H band.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
While Huron County 4-Hers spend thousands of hours collectively working on various projects, many people donate hundreds of hours each summer getting the fairgrounds all spruced up for the annual fair. Most volunteers work on regular maintenance projects or flowers, but at least one group has raised almost $12,000 to pay for a major addition. The Horse Council, spurred on by a suggestion of the Rocking H 4-H club, has worked since last summer to buy and install a new two-story announcer's booth for the Weisenberger Arena.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
If you have had a chance to visit the Huron County Fairgrounds you will see that there has been a lot of work done. Fair board members, 4-H clubs and volunteers have painted, cleaned and planted during the summer. If you go to the fair, now it's time for you to do your part. Every piece of litter on the fairgrounds and in the camping and parking lots hurts. Every piece of gum, every sandwich wrapper, every cigarette butt just plain looks bad.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Got a rough truck? Prove it. The Huron County Fair's second annual "Rough Truck Contest" is slated for 7:30 p.m. Aug 17. The entry fee is $30 and the total purse is $3,000.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a $535,804 grant for the Norwalk-Huron County Airport, U.S. Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-Tiffin) announced Friday. These funds, made available by Congress, will be used to enhance overall safety and efficiency as well as improve the infrastructure of the Norwalk-Huron County airfield.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
No charges have been filed in the ongoing investigation involving a small aircraft that crashed Friday night on Laylin Road. The pilot, Shawn F. Kappner, 41, of Mainville, was the only occupant and was not injured. The crash happened about 9:30 p.m. Friday on Laylin Road about one-tenth of a mile south of U.S. 20 in Norwalk Township.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Two Willard men accused of assaulting a carnival worker July 2 were indicted by a Huron County grand jury Friday. Chad M. Flanders, 32, of 2818 Section Line Road 30, and Joshua D. Bartell, 27, of 3934 Walnut Road, were charged with one count each of aggravated robbery, robbery, felonious assault and kidnapping. Flanders faces two charges of failure to comply with the order of a police officer.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The acting chief of the Kipton Police Department is accused of embezzling more than $5,000 from an 84-year-old victim by using the power of attorney she granted him, authorities said. Milan resident Robert A. Wolfkill, 46, of 2011 S. Main St., befriended the woman and her late husband at a restaurant, bought the couple breakfast and later "betrayed their trust," Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said. The woman's husband died several months after the couple met Wolfkill, a former police officer in Milan, Wakeman and New London.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
School hasn't started yet, but 8-year-old Joseph Conway already knows he will be missing some time. That's hardly a reason to celebrate for the Norwalk boy: He must regularly go to the Cleveland Clinic to treat a brain tumor, located on his brain stem. Joseph was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2004, and to offset medical costs, Croghan Colonial Bank is holding a benefit chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Chef's Market.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
By and large, the public approves of council's recent refusal to allow Berry's to serve alcohol in a public park. In the Reflector's recent online poll, 60 percent of respondents checked the box approving council's action 45 percent because "there shouldn't be any alcohol in a public park" and 15 percent because "it is just wrong to lease a public park to a private company." Thirty percent said council should have granted Berry's request "a few beers just aren't that big a deal."
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
When leaders of an Indiana church set up a parsonage for its pastor, the Rev. Quentin Battiste and his wife Rachel, they included a vegetable garden with the property. "Neither one of us knew beans about gardening," said Rachel Battiste, who lives in Norwalk's Carriage House and is a member of its garden club. "At first it was overwhelming."
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Huron County grand jury indicted a Norwalk man accused of attempting to murder a co-worker during an East Ohio 61 stabbing. Victor M. Macias-Aguirre, 39, of 66 Cline St., was charged with one count of attempted murder and two counts of felonious assault. He has been in custody in the Huron County Jail since the June 28 incident.