Embattled Huron County Director of Job and Family Services Erich Dumbeck resigned today, effective June 1.
"I just felt it was time for a change, time to do something different,' he told the Reflector today.
Following several tumultuous years, Erich Dumbeck resigned Tuesday as director of the county department of job and family services after just three years at the helm, effective June 1.
"I just felt it was time for a change, time to do something different," Dumbeck said in an exclusive interview with the Reflector, which first reported his resignation Tuesday on this Web site.
There will be a party this week. There will be teenagers in attendance. There will be drinking and/or drug use.
Naturally, we hope we are wrong about that last prediction, but we're getting it from teachers and administrators who have a lot of breaks under their belts.
NEW LONDON James Renner, author of "Amy: My Search for Her Killer" will speak at the New London Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Ten-year-old Amy Mihaljevic was abducted from a public plaza in Bay Village in 1989, and her body was found four months later in a field in Ruggles Township in Ashland County, only a few miles from New London.
Three local individuals were arrested Friday on a variety of drug-related offenses.
Officers arrested Craigory McCoy, 28, of 520 Milan Ave., lot 57, Norwalk, Jennifer McCoy, 21, same address, and James Griggs, 30, of Bellevue.
Matthew J. Rennert, 18, of 1405 Ohio 18, was cited for reasonable control Saturday on Townline Road 51 after his vehicle exited the roadway, struck a barrel plate and field and then overturned. Rennert was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center by North Central EMS.
Gaymont Nursing Center
Residents celebrated the opening of the Major League Baseball season this week. Staff members were encouraged to wear team jerseys. "Peanut Butter and Jelly Day" was observed as residents with a sense of adventure tried some PB & J pizza. Stretching and flexing exercises were done to the rhythm of several old-time favorite songs and bingo was played on Tuesday and Thursday.
Norwalk believes it is most important to conduct stem-cell research, by a margin of more than 30 points, according to an online poll conducted by the Reflector.
Sixty-two percent favored the research, while 30 percent said it is more important not to destroy human embryos. Eight percent said they didn't know.
MILAN Kaitlyn Fischer proved to be a tough customer on Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic bats Monday in a Sandusky Bay Conference softball game.
The Edison freshman allowed just one hit in a 12-0 win. The Lady Chargers improved to 5-1 overall, 1-0 in the league and are scheduled to play Wednesday at Clyde.
The morning ended in hugs and tears of relief for Elaine Thompson and her supporters, after a judge ruled she would not be required to serve any jail time.
Thompson, 64, was the therapist who counseled the Gravelles, the Clarksfield Township couple recently convicted of child abuse for forcing some of their children to sleep in cage-like structures and other "harsh punishments."
Norwalk resident Sue Smith goes all out when she cooks.
Just for the Reflector's feature recipe today, she and her son Keith made marinated steaks with mushrooms, fresh-lettuce salad and stuffed baked potatoes.
William T. Kenny has qualified for membership in the Phi Society, a sophomore honor society affiliated with the Ohio Eta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The invitation is extended because of William's outstanding academic record at Ohio Wesleyan University and "in anticipation of the role he will continue to play in fulfilling the liberal arts mission of Ohio Wesleyan."
William is the son of Ben Kenny and Linda Williams of Norwalk. William participates in Ultimate Frisbee and Campus Crusade for Christ. He is majoring in physics.
NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court:
Michael A. Quiggle, 26, 714 Dale St., Willard. Violation date: March 11. Conviction date: March 27. Sentence: $600 fine, $55 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from March 27 to Sept. 11; defendant shall have vehicle released upon payment of towing and storage fees.
The Romans had an expression: "bread and circuses."
Members of the business press are a little overexcited. Everyone is predicting the future, presumably because we seem to be, already, in the midst of a presidential election a catastrophe in and of itself and because of the recent changes in Congress.
Roast snow in April. Mother Nature has been cruel to Ohio already this year, but now she's added insult to injury with her April snows totaling more than 2 feet in some areas, making the Easter drive treacherous for some and threatening the already-low bee population. Plus, the snow has wiped out every game on the Indians' home schedule so far.
Toast the Norwalk Rotary Club's annual Pizza Bakeoff. The event gets bigger every year, with more pizzas sold and people in attendance than the last year. The bakeoff is a fun event for Norwalk residents who love their pizza and we appreciate the Rotary and Norwalk CIty Schools for all the work they do.
Last week during a committee meeting we discussed customer service. One of the most outstanding experiences I have ever had was in Las Vegas many years ago in the Neiman Marcus Christmas store.
Even though I was obviously a tourist and not dressed for success, the salesperson took my coat so I could shop comfortably. Then a cup of coffee appeared, along with a small basket to carry the ornaments I selected. Every now and then Toni Watson would slide by, take the full basket and leave me with an empty one.
Huron County Common Pleas Judge Earl McGimpsey sentenced three men to 11 months in prison Monday for violating their individual community control sanctions.
Monroeville resident Jason A. Atkins, 30, of 169 North St., Apt. 2, failed to report to his probation officer as of October and tested positive for opiates, Oxycontin and marijuana, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said. He also failed to pay $250 in fines and $227 in restitution to a relative for a June 21, 2005 conviction on forgery, a fifth-degree felony.