6:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A decision on alcohol in Bresson Park will be one step closer after tonight's city council meeting. Tonight's meeting, which begins at 7:15 p.m. in council chambers of the Norwalk Municipal Court building, will be the first of two readings of the legislation. After the two readings, council may vote on whether to allow alcohol in the public parks.
6:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Authorities have determined the person found dead Sunday night in this city was Robert K. Meiners, 48, of Park Street. Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood said people last saw Meiners June 19 and his family reported him missing two days later. The coroner said relatives hadn't heard from Meiners since he left and noted the man had no previous history of leaving unexpectedly.
6:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
The state Highway Patrol suspects the driver in a Thursday morning crash on Ridge Road that killed a Monroeville man was under the influence of alcohol. Trooper Steve Drew, in his report released today, said there was a blood test performed on the driver, Timothy A. Brant, 26, of 330 Peru Center Road, Monroeville. Brant's brother and passenger, Michael D. Brant, 29, of 2612 Ohio 162, was pronounced dead at the scene by Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood.
6:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A special prosecutor has determined there will be no charges filed against Norwalk attorney Greg Shell in connection with a March 26 suspected road rage incident. R.J. Budway, of Lorain, called Shell's behavior "overly excessive and offensive" in a letter, according to published reports.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 9, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 50 years ago:
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Toast the Norwalk Lions Club for putting on another outstanding Fourth of July Parade. An event like that takes hours and hours of preparation and the Lions always are there to step up. And it doesn't stop there. The Lions sell beer at Summit Motorsports Park as a fund-raiser, using much of the money to help distribute eyeglasses to the needy. The club collects, measures, labels and packages eyeglasses to distribute. A trip is planned to Nicaragua in May of 2008 by the local club. Roast the city of Norwalk for the condition of the access road off Executive Drive at Veterans Memorial Lake Park. The park has much to offer, and was full of activity Saturday with a fishing derby and a disc golf tournament. But the road leading to the back of the park is a mess. We don't want to make it a racetrack, but a few speed bumps would keep everything in check. Hopefully, once the new Cline Street extension opens Wednesday, the city can turn its attention to the park.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Have you noticed that it is now impossible to read a newspaper or magazine that does not have the word "green" in at least one headline? Green in this context, of course, means environmentally friendly.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
It is commonplace in this post-modern age to bemoan the decline of civil society. Of course, the older generations have always claimed that society is not as civil as it once was. But researchers, most notably the unparalleled Robert Putnam, have shown that today this complaint is not merely nostalgia. For once, your grandparents are right.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
State Sen. Sue Morano (D-Lorain) recently met with several chamber businesses and other interested community members at an event sponsored by the Firelands Electric Cooperative. The Senator gave a review of the first six months of activity within the state legislature and then took questions from those businesses in attendance. One item of concern is the Healthy Families Act petition being circulated within the state. An area business ran the numbers to assess the cost to the business should this mandated paid leave become law. The results are staggering more than $600,000 in additional costs. No way is this a good thing for Ohio businesses. It will cost jobs, maybe entire business, to relocate out of the state.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - Two people were hospitalized Saturday after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 250 in Erie County. Jesus S. Morales, 21, of Columbus, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way in the collision with the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Mark A. Wikel, 48, of 74 Lockwood Road, Milan, said troopers with the state Highway Patrol's Sandusky post. Troopers charged Wikel with driving under the influence, but test results of his blood-alcohol content level are pending. Milan Township firefighters transported Morales to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries. There was no further information on his condition this morning.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
State troopers determined a Wakeman motorist had a trace of alcohol in his system when he was killed in a crash about four months ago. The blood-alcohol content (BAC) level of Michael T. Cooksey, 28, of 2658 Chenango Road, tested at .009 percent, Trooper Montei Sexton said in his report released today. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Tuesday immediately after Eugene M. Robinson, 48, of Vermilion, lost control on a right-hand curve while heading north on Ohio 60. He went off the left side, hit a culvert, causing the motorcycle to go airborne and ejecting Robinson, who was not wearing a helmet. Citizens EMS transported him to Allen Medical Center in Oberlin with serious injuries. No further information was available.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Movie at library The Norwalk Public Library staff will be showing the movie "Harry and the Hendersons" at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The movie is rated PG, making it suitable for children in grades 6 through 12. No registration is required and the program is free. There will be free drinks and popcorn. For more details, call (419) 668-6063. Play auditions
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Erin Preston, 21, Norwalk Immediate family: My parents, three sisters and three brothers
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Food is supposed to provide nutrients so that those who partake in it can maintain health and grow stronger. The recall of melamine-spiked pet food a few months ago has many owners wondering what, if any, steps are taken to ensure the quality and safety of commercial pet food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine is tasked with regulating that can of cat food, dog food, or box of dog treats in your cupboard. The pet food industry is a multibillion dollar industry.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Are you an Ohio State fan or a coffee fanatic? Then, FTMC's Relay for Life team Elvis' Angels has something for you. The team will be selling tickets for a basket raffle from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today through Friday in FTMC's Shady Lane Caf in the Patient Pavilion, Fisher-Titus Parkway off Shady Lane Drive. In addition, the team will have a candle sale and anyone interested can purchase Relay for Life luminaries.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Monroeville man remains in custody at the Erie County Jail in connection with stealing a sports car a vehicle he said he believed was a rental. Ronal Preece, 56, of 50 Manchester St., must post a $50,000 bond before being released from jail, where he has been since Tuesday, a corrections officer said. Preece is charged with theft of a motor vehicle
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
If you have photographs of John Ernsthausen, stories to share about him or interesting facts about his life, a group planning a tribute to the late philanthropist wants to hear from you. The Norwalk Kiwanis wants to work with the Maple City Heritage Festival and Norwalk Garden Club to construct a tribute to Ernsthausen at Bresson Park located within a half block of his first business on West Seminary Street.
5:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Toddler skate SANDUSKY - Skateworld at 3319 Milan Road offers a toddler skate from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday. Admission during that time is $3 for parents and free for toddlers. For more information, call (419) 625-0212 or visit www.skateworldsandusky.com.
5:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story is written from the perspective of a small child. From the very beginning I am learning what is expected of me from those around me. You, my caregivers, have the challenging chore of teaching me behavior that is socially acceptable in today's society.
5:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Hartland Progressive Farmers The Hartland Progressive Farmers' fifth meeting was held May 12 at Doughty's house.