HIGHWAY PATROL Loretta L. Harp, 41, of 234 Concord Court, was charged with failure to control Saturday after she went off the right side of U.S. 250 into a business parking lot and hit three parked cars.
Norwalk Public Library Beginning knitting and beyond is back at the Norwalk Public Library.
Today and Saturday, authorities will be targeting drunken drivers in Huron and Erie counties to prevent injuries and fatalities. Joining Norwalk-area state troopers in the Huron County special enforcement will be the sheriff's deputies and police from Bellevue, Greenwich, Monroeville, New London, Norwalk, Wakeman and Willard. Erie County sheriff's deputies will be using a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grant to work overtime voluntarily to combat impaired driving.
If you've been paying (very close) attention uptown, you may have noticed the new number signs on the buildings - both of them. New number signs have been going up all over Norwalk's central business district. And yes, there are two competing designs.
WILLARD Miller Road resident Leeanna Roth wondered why the fire trucks were heading a half-mile past her house Wednesday night. "Then we saw an ambulance go by," she said.
JULY 5, 1979 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 28 years ago:
CLEVELAND - What time is it? It's time to celebrate for 18 world-class skaters who will heat up the ice with a live fusion of songs, dance and team-spirited fun in Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour inspired by the pop-culture sensation and Disney Channel Original Movie, "High School Musical," and this summer's highly anticipated "High School Musical 2." These skaters will form the principal cast in the show's three separate touring productions and perform in the highly-coveted lead roles of East High's own Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad and Taylor.
HURON - There's a scene in "I Remember Mama" in which gruff Uncle Chris forbids his niece from marrying the man she wishes to wed. As I watched the scene unfold, "Fiddler on the Roof," in which tradition-bound Tevye at first forbids his eldest daughter from marrying, sprung to mind.
MILAN - The Milan Lions Club named Zoe Gastier and Kayli McCarthy as Berlin-Milan Middle School students of the month for April and May. Zoe, daughter of Mike and Kathy Gastier, has made honor roll all through middle school. She has also represented the school at the academic challenge competitions.
Western Reserve High School recently announced about 20 teachers would be let go because of financial strains. In nearby Lorain, the number was more than 200. Expect more such announcements, probably many more, before anything is done on a state level to alleviate the school funding situation.
I think I've figured out why I haven't seen any stray cats out my way lately. It may have something to do with the enormous, bloodthirsty monster that was sighted near my home by a brave animal lover last Friday. One of these creatures was dangerously close to the edge of the road and she was trying to move it to a safer location when I noticed her from my picture window. I could see that whatever she was reaching for did not want to be grabbed because she kept jumping back, like those guys on TV who try to catch alligators or rattlesnakes with their bare hands. So I ambled over to see if I could help her, expecting to see an injured cat or dog. Instead, I discovered the animal she had been trying to wrangle was the biggest, nastiest, snapping turtle I've ever seen and it's mad ... mad enough to eat a cat. I called over to my husband, (who, by the way, was still working on our broken riding lawn mower), in hopes that he would deal with this ill-tempered beast, which he reluctantly did.
They say a child's basic personality is formed by the time that child is 5 years old. Sometimes I wonder if that is true, but after this past vacation trip, I have no doubt about it. That's because we traveled to my husband's boyhood home in Omaha, Neb. While there, one of the first things his father did was to present us with a packet of my husband's old report cards - and I mean old! These were report cards from elementary school, back to kindergarten.
BERLIN HEIGHTS - Two people were taken to different hospitals after the collision Tuesday night between a Dodge Neon and motorcycle at the intersection of Arlington Road and Ohio 113. The driver of the Neon, Megan L. Bell, 20, of 14520 Ohio 61, was not injured after she pulled from an Ohio 113 stop sign. Sandusky state troopers said this caused the bike driven by Mitcheal L. Windom, 44, of Milan, to hit the Neon's left rear fender.
A Collins man pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually abusing a 4-year-old New London girl. Joseph B. Chairez, 26, of 774 Hartland Center Road, will be sentenced Aug. 21, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. Leffler and defense attorney John Allton agreed to recommend the defendant serve 10 years in prison and be classified as a sexual predator, which means a lifetime of address registration and verification.
Its reservoir is not overflowing and it's not on national television for helping to flood the city of Norwalk, but Veterans Memorial Lake Park is still bursting with activity. "The biggest thing is walkers," said Joe Lindenberger of the Norwalk Park and Recreation Department.
FLORENCE TOWNSHIP - Ohio 113 was closed for two hours Wednesday while firefighters contained a natural gas line leak after a one-vehicle accident. A medical helicopter flew Norwalk motorist Brett W. Burras, 26, of 17 W. Washington St., to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center with serious injuries after he climbed out of his 1995 Ford Ranger pickup truck. The hospital and Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol had no information on his condition this morning.
Is Eagle Creek getting easier? Probably not. But, holes-in-one are certainly coming at a faster pace.
AMHERST - The 34th annual Old-Time Jamboree will take place July 13, 14 and 15 in the city parking lot on Park Avenue across from the old post office. There will be entertainment throughout the entire weekend featuring Buckshot, Haywire, Terry Lee Goffee with the Train of Love, Patriots Community Band, G-Force and The Cherry Flavored Elevator Band. Take a ride back in time with Euclid Beach Park's "Rocket Ship Car."
Garden lovers, get your tickets for the July 21 self-guided Norwalk Garden Tour presented by the Firelands Historical Society and Huron County Master Gardeners. Tickets, which cost $10, will be available starting Friday at Mak's Art Studio, Schild's IGA Supercenter and the Firelands Museum. On tour day, July 21, tickets are available at 9:30 on the porch of the Firelands Museum and at Schild's IGA.
HIGHWAY PATROL Zachary D. Moomey, 21, of 5571 U.S. 20, Wakeman, was charged with failure to control June 21 after he went off the left side of Old Ohio 18 near a curve and hit a ditch and some trees. One of Moomey's relatives took his passenger, Jenna J. Terlizzi, 18, of 5180 U.S. 20, Wakeman, to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries. She was treated and released.
The movie industry loves to hit the public with big movies in the summer. This year is no exception. One movie (called the most expensive comedy ever made) is "Evan Almighty" the sequel to "Bruce Almighty." The movie has an ongoing theme of respect for the environment and the planet, a lesson the director Tom Syadyac does not want missed by the movie makers. A "Green" movie is born.