5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
June was the traditional month for weddings for many decades, but the facet of life has changed just as so many other facets have. I suppose we could consider weddings to be "a work in progress" just as so many other things are. In pioneer times here in northern Ohio, courtships and weddings were often short and sweet and to the point. If all conditions were favorable the couple would be married by a justice of the peace, and if they were really lucky there was a settled clergyman in the neighborhood. Afterward there might be a meal prepared and served to the assembled guests, after which the furniture would be moved out of the house and there might be dancing until the early hours of the morning. At the end, the house was put back in order and everyone returned home to resume their chores and duties of the new day.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Two Willard men must post a $10,000 bond each before being released from custody after a being accused of a South Conwell Avenue break-in Thursday. George D. McMillion, 33, of Crestwood Drive, and Lowell T. Vanderpool, 37, of 536 Dale Ave., are charged with breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools. Vanderpool also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
PERU - St. Alphonsus Parish, on Settlement Road, Peru, will hold its annual festival July 8 featuring chicken and ham dinners and homemade pie. The chicken will be prepared by Jerry Gravenhorst of Monroeville. Serving begins at 11 a.m. and continues throughout the day in an air-conditioned hall. Take-out dinners also are available.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL No one was injured Monday when a train hit the rear of a car Monday on Boughtonville Road. The unspecified person had exited the vehicle prior to impact.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Firelands Computer Club will meet Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Blvd., Norwalk. Social time and refreshments will be at 6:40 p.m. with time to visit before the main meeting which runs 7 to 8:30.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - Dave Connolly and Hillary Will are making appearances at their "home" track this week. Connolly, from Elyria, will be driving the Evan Knoll-owned Torco Racing Fuels/Seelye Wright Automotive Group Chevy Cobalt during this weekend's Inaugural Summit Racing Equipment NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
A 28-year-old Vermilion man is hospitalized at the Medical University of Ohio Medical Center in Toledo after being stabbed six times Thursday morning on East Ohio 61. The man had been treated and released from Fisher-Titus Medical Center and came to the sheriff's office for a more detailed interview about the incident in the 700 block of East Ohio 61, Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
A proposed levy that could be on the county-wide ballot would pay for the start of a dental clinic as well as a new location for the health department. The Huron County General Health District is seeking to get a 10-year, nonrenewable 0.3 mill levy on the ballot, which would generate $279,000 per year for a total of $2.79 million. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $9.19 annually. More than $1.4 million of revenue from the levy would pay for a new location at 48 Executive Drive for the health department, said administrator Tim Hollinger.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
It wasn't a long vacation, but it sure was productive. A couple weeks ago I flew solo to Atlanta for the opening night of Rush's "Snakes & Arrows" tour. Also, when I was in town, I hung with my wife's cousin, Dustin Warner, who has lived there for eight years, and toured the city and surrounding area. He's a Sandusky native.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
JUNE 28, 1947 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 60 years ago:
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
HURON - You might want to frequently fan yourself while witnessing the searing Huron Playhouse production of "Kiss Me Kate," which opened Tuesday night to kick off the season. This rousing Cole Porter musical is already a blazing one, with one of the songs titled "Too Darn Hot." The battle of the sexes rages on-stage and off in the multi-Tony Award winning "Kate."
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
The countdown is now less than a week for "Transformers" fans. One of my co-workers is about to burst with excitement for the July 3 film. I've made no excuses about saying the teaser trailer, released in mid-May, didn't get me excited, much less interested. It reeked of the movie studio rushing to scrape together whatever material they had to promote the potential blockbuster as soon as possible.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
I Just got word that Norwalk Theatre will host "War of the Bands" on July 28. Entry submissions can be picked up at the Norwalk Theatre box office, 57 E. Main St.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Bucyrus woman and Willard man were sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and up to six months in a community-based corrections facility for separate cases. Jennifer S. Tuttle, 30, pleaded guilty May 16 to possession of heroin for a July 31 incident in Willard, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
Last weekend, my dad and I spent some time at the Herb Fair. Neither of us are named Herb, but I thought it might be interesting anyway. A lot of people go to that big "twin" festival in Twinsburg who aren't twins, so why not try something new. There was a young boy collecting the $5 entrance fee as we entered the parking lot. So I asked him, "So Herb, how many Herbs are you expecting to be here today?" He said, "They're all here!" Turning to my father I said smugly, "Well Dad, I guess it's a good thing I made us these name tags then, isn't' it?"
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
It is hard to pick a movie, because there are so many to choose from. Besides, everyone's taste is different. A movie I say is great another person might consider horrible. A movie that I find riveting might put you to sleep. A movie I think is funny might be, according to someone else, a movie that is vulgar and in poor taste. And so I hesitate to recommend a movie. But I did see one recently I want to tell you about. It's "A Mighty Heart" starring Angelina Jolie. Now, I have to admit that the reason my husband was willing to see this movie was because it has a beautiful main character. Whatever. He was willing to see my movie choice, and we didn't have to fight over which movie to see.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
The city asked for help. We asked for help. The community asked for help. And the Norwalk Veterans of Foreign Wars stepped up, as its members have done so many times in so many different ways over the years. When the Jaycees decided they needed to go in a different direction and would no longer be responsible for raising the $10,000 that, along with $3,000 from the city, paid for the annual fireworks display it appeared as if Norwalk would be devoid of the treat this year.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Berlin Heights man, charged twice earlier this month with stalking charges, is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend's lover during a burglary. The woman attempted unsuccessfully to get between her current boyfriend and Troy J. Carroll Sr., 35, early Monday morning after she found Carroll standing over the sofa where the couple had been sleeping, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
At 9 this morning, Bill Bader Jr. became the second-most important person at Summit Motorsports Park. The new top dog is Rick Stewart, the National Hot Rod Association's national event starter.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A 16-year-old Norwalk boy was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance in connection with a five-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon. Tyler R. Miller, of 99 Corwin St., was going about 30 mph when the 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix he was driving hit the rear of the stopped vehicle driven by Meghan M. Lukcso, 25, of Parma, in the 300 block of Milan Avenue.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Brandon L. Shepherd, 21, of 71 Norwood Ave., was charged with failure to control Friday after he went off the right side of Ridge Road near Dublin Road, re-entered the road and went off the left side, where pickup truck overturned onto its side. North Central EMS transported him to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries. He was treated and released.