12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Willard man must post a $30,000 bond before being released from custody in connection with breaking into a relative's home. Steven M. Smith, 34, of 3571 Austin Drive, is accused of stealing some power tools, one rifle and one long gun from a Willard home, Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said. Smith was charged with burglary and theft of firearms after Howard interviewed him Tuesday in connection with Sunday's incident.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Hartland Rack on Riders equestrian youth club will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the driveway of Dominoes Pizza in Norwalk to benefit saddlebred rescue. Payment is by donation.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Willard man must post a $30,000 bond before being released from custody in connection with breaking into a relative's home. Steven M. Smith, 34, of 3571 Austin Drive, is accused of stealing some power tools, one rifle and one long gun from a Willard home, Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said. Smith was charged with burglary and theft of firearms after Howard interviewed him Tuesday in connection with Sunday's incident.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Walter B. Johnston, 53, New London, hit a deer Wednesday on Ohio 60.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
When Bob and Jean Spettle headed to New York for a vacation, they never dreamed of nationwide publicity - especially for standing in the rain. After standing in the rain for more than two hours waiting to get into "LIVE with Regis and Kelly,' however, Bob has been immortalized as "Bob the Wet Guy' and winner of the Relly Award for Favorite Real Person: Male.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Christie Lane School will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special ceremony from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Formal ceremonies will acknowledge the individuals served, their families and supporters.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Chief Deputy Bob Sutherland grunted as he used a crow bar to open one of the wooden crates. Sutherland and Deputy Randy Chase were opening four crates, about 3 feet tall by 2 feet wide, in the sheriff's office garage just hours after a U.S. 250 traffic stop Thursday afternoon north of Milan. In the reinforced crates were eight large packages of marijuana, wrapped in several layers of plastic.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Swimming, bike-riding and playing in general are quintessential summer activities for children. Ten-year-old Norwalk resident Marianne DeWitt wanted to partake this summer, but couldn't. It's not that the Main Street School fifth-grader had misbehaved far from it.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
I just received some good news. The Cure have rescheduled their fall tour for late spring/early summer 2008.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's well-known in local history that the city of Willard was known as Chicago or Chicago Junction until 1917. A century or more ago there was a great deal of news from that corner of the county due to railroad activity bringing in so many strangers to the area. It was also the era when tramps were commonly found on trains and hanging around the yards. As soon as any crime took place, a railroad tramp was suspected and one was usually arrested and considered guilty until proven innocent. On Aug. 14, 1899, the John Miller family lived three miles west of Plymouth and south of Chicago (now Willard, that is). About midnight a daughter, Amy Miller, heard a noise and looked out the window. Four masked men were standing in the yard armed with two revolvers and carrying a large post. They smashed in the front door but could not find the staircase at first. They finally came upstairs even though another Miller daughter threw a carpet sweeper at them. They shot back and narrowly missed her.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
You remember the old saying, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink." That's the situation facing a group of people in Norwalk. Mayor Sue Lesch has established the performing arts task force, which is facing a two-fold question can you bring the arts to town, and if you do, will people come?
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
As many of you already know, I have a daughter who is spending the year in China. What you may be surprised to know is that I saw her on Saturday. No, I did not pay the $1,400 round trip airfare to travel to China. I saw her on my computer, thanks to a device known as a "Web cam."
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
The city of Norwalk will hold its household hazardous waste collection from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Huron County administration building, 180 Milan Ave. Identification showing proof of city of Norwalk residency is required at the collection site. No commercial drops will be accepted.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
The city of Norwalk fall brush pickup will take place the week of Sept. 24. The pickup is for residents living on streets dedicated to the city. Residents should place their brush on the tree lawn on their regular trash pickup days. Do not place entire large trees or bushes on the curb for pickup. This pickup does not include leaves. Leaf pickup will be scheduled for late October, early November, dependent on the weather.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD POLICE The Willard Police Department blotter covering Sept. 10-16 had the following highlights:
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Firelands Regional Medical Center has announced Rebecca Masimore has accepted the position of director of physician relations. As director of physician relations, Masimore is responsible for coordination and operation of physician liaison functions, the facilitation of positive physician relationships, identification of value-added services for physician practices and among other duties provide orientation and education relative to the Firelands Regional Health System including support for both new and established physicians.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Mercy Hospital of Willard held a recognition luncheon for their dedicated volunteers recently. Volunteers were individually recognized for the hours they contribute annually. The 40 volunteers worked 42,785 hours of service at Mercy Willard in the last year. Larry Foran logged the most volunteer hours with 473 total hours.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Girls' Night Out committee recently announced a change in the entertainment schedule for the upcoming third annual Girls' Night Out (GNO), a charity event to benefit local cancer programs. "We are sad to announce that Darryl & Allie had to cancel their performance at our event," said Douglas Studer, co-owner of Curves in Norwalk, Sandusky and Huron and co-founder of this event with his wife, Gretchen. "Yet, we want to assure women attending that we will still provide them high quality entertainment."
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Firelands Regional Medical Center staff will be on board the Erie County Care-A-Van at various locations throughout the months of September and October. While on board, staff will be providing free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. Lipid profiles will also be offered for $16. The lipid profile requires a 12 hour fasting period.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Navy Seaman Thomas P. Price II, son of Kimberly A. and Thomas P. Price of New London, recently reported for duty with Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light 45, San Diego, Calif. Price is a 2001 graduate of New London High School.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, other than skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 218,890 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States in 2007. The American Cancer Society recommends doctors offer the PSA blood test and DRE (digital rectal exam) yearly, beginning at age 50 to men who do not have any major medical problems and can be expected to live at least 10 more years. Men at high risk should begin testing at age 45. Men at high risk include African American men and men who have a close relative (father, brother, or son) who had prostate cancer before age 65. Men at even higher risk (because they have several close relatives with prostate cancer at an early age) could begin testing at age 40.