10:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON Police recovered a knife Tuesday night from one of several juvenile suspects accused of slashing tires in the village. During the course of the initial interviews, the juveniles admitted to cutting several tires, New London Police Chief Mark Holden said. Police found the group at the New London Recreation Park and interviewed them about the damage. If you have received damage to your vehicles in the past several days and have not reported it, contact the New London Police Department as soon as possible at (419) 929-3504. If you have had your vehicle repaired already, furnish a copy of the receipt.
10:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
Joyce A. Bolen will be heading back to Greenwich. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway indicated in a hearing Thursday afternoon the former 46 E. Main St. resident should be released from Northcoast Behavioral Health Center in Toledo. Bolen, 47, has been at the mental hospital since about Feb. 8, 2006, when she was ruled insane during a September 2005 incident when she threatened a neighbor with a knife.
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NEW LONDON - Jim Eibel, superintendent of New London schools, said the district has brought in additional counselors to help students and staff cope with the unexpected loss of Jonathan Kistler, 9, a third-grader. "We're deeply saddened as a school community by the loss and our hearts go out to the family in their time of need," Eibel said. He said the district's counselors have been joined by counselors from Willard schools and from Firelands Counseling Center in Norwalk. Jonathan was the son of Hans and Misty Kistler, of New London. An obituary is on Page A-3.
10:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
Joyce A. Bolen will be heading back to Greenwich. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway indicated in a hearing Thursday afternoon the former 46 E. Main St. resident should be released from Northcoast Behavioral Health Center in Toledo. Bolen, 47, has been at the mental hospital since about Feb. 8, 2006, when she was ruled insane during a September 2005 incident when she threatened a neighbor with a knife.
10:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
A suspected Norwalk sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday to a related burglary and was sentenced to a community-based corrections facility. Timothy M. Adkins, 24, of 99 Norwood Ave., will spend up to six months in a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered him to undergo drug and alcohol evaluation and enroll in a sex offender treatment program.
10:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
Patty Ringholz is being mourned not just in Monroeville, where she had been very active for many years in the schools, sports and the community. Even though she retired five months ago from Fisher-Titus Medical Center, her death still leaves a void because of the example she set there as a licensed pediatric physical therapist.
10:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
There are plenty of tickets remaining for Saturday's Phi Dirt and the Dozers concert. Hundreds of tickets remaining for the 7:30 p.m. concert at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center. The musical group will perform as the first of a series of fundraisers for Senior Enrichment Services. Lucinda Smith, executive director of the nonprofit organization, said a decline in state and federal funding has necessitated fundraisers. All proceeds will go to the organization, whose mission is to help seniors remain in their homes. Senior Enrichment Services, which has offices in Norwalk and Willard, delivers meals and provides transportation and activities for seniors.
10:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
The 2008 drag racing season opens this weekend at Summit Motorsports Park with the 25th Anniversary PIPO Season Opener presented by the Norwalk Reflector and Donald M. Graham & Associates. Free admission tickets appear in today's and Wednesday's editions of the Norwalk Reflector. The coupon appears on Page B-1 today. It will be on Page B-10 on Wednesday.
10:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com After a $7.2-million expansion project last year, Summit Motorsports Park is concentrating on improving the racing surface and traffic patterns in 2008. Owner Bill Bader, Jr. said the track improvements won't be as noticeable to the fans, but he hopes the drivers will recognize it as the best in the nation. "It is a top-five surface right now, but we want to be first," he said.
10:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Melissa James, director of the Norwalk Area/Huron County Chamber of Commerce, said Norwalk Furniture's offer to make up any concessions employees agree to shows the company is committed to treating employees fairly. "The loss of the business would be monumental,' James said, "but it is a testament to the integrity of the Gerken family that if they do have to relocate that they would make up to those employees what they've asked them to concede.'
10:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
A suspected drug dealer was arrested Wednesday night after police said they bought 32 doses of heroin from the suspect who ran from officers. Charles Thomas, 31, of Lorain, currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail and awaiting a Norwalk Municipal Court bond hearing. Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said the heroin has a street value of $900 and Thomas is accused of selling heroin and cocaine worth another $1,220. Thomas ran from officers after he pulled his vehicle into a Milan Avenue gas station. Temple said authorities believed the suspect might flee because of his past criminal history includes weapon violations and assault charges. "A couple of the (special response team) guys caught him a couple blocks away," the detective said. "We thought this guy would run, so we had Erie County and Milan PD be on the north end with stop sticks.
10:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Students explore outer space without ever leaving school grounds when COSI, Columbus' science center brings its traveling science program Launch Into Space to League Elementary on Friday. The innovative, interactive program helps stimulate the imaginations of the next generation of astronauts and aerospace engineers. The program is just one of six traveling demonstrations from COSI. The day begins with a 45-minute interactive assembly introducing the students to the basics of exploration into the final frontier. Students will take a roundtrip voyage to space, explore rocket launches, life in space, and the trip back to Earth. This fun, educational assembly is followed by hands-on activities during which the students will discover the chemical make up of stars, explore space food and launch cork rockets. COSI is a hands-on science center located in Columbus. Each year more than 350,000 students take part in one of the COSI on Wheels programs.
10:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
APRIL 17, 1912 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 96 years ago: 1,600 may have perished when Titanic dove to the bottom of Atlantic Ocean New York - At least 1,400 and possibly 1,600 persons perished when the giant liner Titanic dove to the bottom of the Atlantic, 500 miles off Cape Race at 2:20 o'clock on the morning of April 15.
10:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY Ohio Bike Week is back with 10 full days of action June 6 to 15. This annual event features daily live entertainment, vendors and many more terrific shows and attractions. Here is the schedule: Friday, June 6 Kick Start Party featuring Full Contact Musical Chairs with the Burning River Roller Derby Girls, live bands and bike builders at Roeder-Harley Davidson on U.S. 250 in Sandusky. Another attraction is the "Battle of the Bands" at the Erie County Fairgrounds' Broken Spoke Saloon.
10:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk residents filing their city taxes at the last minute Tuesday at around noon got a treat while they waited in line free Domino's pizza and a free Norwalk Reflector.
10:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Robert Carleton got some advice he intends to take about his phone dilemma, but not from the phone company. "Some guy stopped me on the street in front of Berry's and told me about porting," Carleton said. Porting means he can have his cellular phone company change his cell number to the number he used for his land line (419) 668-0519.
10:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Don't worry, they speak English. Someone might offer this assurance to a person traveling to vacation spots such as Cancun, Mexico or one of Cuba's resorts. But if you're planning a visit to Miami, let me be the first to assure you people DO speak English in this city one could mistake for a Hispanic country.
10:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
More than 450 people attended the annual "A" Grade banquet Monday to celebrate the success of last year's 4-H programs. After special awards were given and many 4-Hers were recognized for exceptional performance at last year's county and state fairs, the guests were treated to a performance by The Ohio State University spring athletic band.
10:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
APRIL 16, 1922 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 96 years ago:
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WILLARD The public school district has been honored by the Bureau of Worker's Compensation for its safety record. The bureau's Division of Safety and Hygiene recognized the district for operating without a lost-time accident from Dec. 19, 2005 through Dec. 31, 2007. That amounts to 698,529 hours employees worked without a lost-time accident. "We've made a concerted effort to make sure our buildings are safe," superintendent Dennis Doughty said. In other business at Monday's meeting:
10:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Carol Starre-Kmiecik brings history alive as she portrays seven women from American history. In a recent performance for the Town and Country Garden Club, Strarre-Kmiecik appeared as Dorothy Fuldheim, a Cleveland journalist and the first woman in the nation to anchor a news program.