8:56 PM Jul 24, 2010
This week marked the four-year anniversary of the launch of the Iraq War, and Maj. Dave Ditz said he thinks the United States did the right thing, despite the change in public support. Ditz, who served in Iraq with the 216th Engineer Battalion in Tikrit, said four years might seem like a long time longer than some Americans expected but it takes time to change a culture that was under an "extreme, brutal dictator."
8:56 PM Jul 24, 2010
Denzil Stover, the biological grandfather of 11-year-old Connre Dixon, is surprised her foster father only got three years in prison for stabbing her to death. Monroeville resident Paul Efaw, 60, is serving his sentence at the Hocking Correctional Facility for the Oct. 18, 2004 incident. Testimony during his trial established Dixon threatened Efaw and others with a knife, leading to the fatal confrontation.
8:55 PM Jul 24, 2010
The top stories in the Evening Herald on this date 100 years ago: Girl is a suicide
8:55 PM Jul 24, 2010
Managing editor Joe Centers mentioned attending a Newspaper Next training meeting in Toronto in his column Tuesday. I've written a little about it here before, too. Newspaper Next, you might recall, is the industry-sponsored effort to plot a course for newspapers so that they remain vital in the future. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
8:55 PM Jul 24, 2010
The death of 18-year-old Greg Jacobs is a tragic accident. But it was just that an accident. Jacobs, a Monroeville High School senior, died in an Erie, Pa. hospital from injures he suffered during a snowboarding fall at Peek 'n Peak ski resort in New York during the school's senior class trip.
8:55 PM Jul 24, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Louis A. Fuselier, 49, of Elmore, was charged with failure to control Monday after he went off the right side of U.S. 250 and stopped in a ditch.
8:55 PM Jul 24, 2010
COLLINS It was a sad day Monday at Western Reserve High School. A former student, Michael W. Allgyre, died Sunday night from injuries he sustained as the passenger in a one-vehicle accident several hours earlier on Greenwich Milan Townline Road.
8:55 PM Jul 24, 2010
Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch did not have to look far to find the city's next law director Assistant Law Director Stuart O'Hara. O'Hara beat out Douglas Clifford, of the Huron County Public Defender's office, and two unnamed candidates to succeed Jim Conway, who will leave the position May 11 to take over as Huron County Common Pleas Court Judge.
8:55 PM Jul 24, 2010
The Department of Job and Family Services is accused of ignoring evidence of the "bizarre and disgusting" behavior of a foster parent when it placed a girl, whom he later killed, into his custody. Attorneys representing Connre Dixon, an 11-year-old girl killed in 2004 at her Monroeville foster home, in a wrongful death lawsuit against the Huron County Department of Job & Family Services (HCDJFS) and the county commissioners presented their opening statements and first witnesses Tuesday.
8:55 PM Jul 24, 2010
Motorists in Northeast Ohio are paying 2.9 cents less this week for a gallon of fuel. The price of a gallon of regular, unleaded, self-serve gasoline currently costs $2.471 at the pump. According to the AAA Fuel Gauge, although crude oil prices have moved below $60 per barrel in the last week and are currently near $57, the nationwide average gasoline price is still at a high level $2.55 per gallon and is not expected to drop even with the lower oil price.
8:54 PM Jul 24, 2010
MARCH 20, 1907 The top stories in the Evening Herald on this date 100 years ago:
8:54 PM Jul 24, 2010
How many times do you hear people say there is nothing to do in Norwalk? I've always said if you look hard enough, you'll find something. Sometimes it just takes a little imagination.
8:54 PM Jul 24, 2010
President Bush called for patience in Iraq Monday, the fourth anniversary of the start of the war, which has claimed the lives of more than 3,200 U.S. troops. Americans have been very patient with the war. Patience is not what we need. We need a strategy. After voters sent a clear message in November that they wanted to see changes in Iraq, reports of sectarian violence and American deaths pour out of Iraq every day, and a stable Iraqi-led government still appears nowhere in sight.
8:54 PM Jul 24, 2010
GREENWICH The South Central Board of Education president Jeff Oney presented a plaque to custodian Tim Hall for saving the life of elementary student Noah Radcliffe. The presentation was made at Monday's board meeting.
8:53 PM Jul 24, 2010
A 15-year-old Gallup Avenue boy was convicted Monday of sexually molesting an 8-year-old Huron boy during a Huron County Juvenile Court hearing. The boy admitted to three counts of rape, first-degree felonies if committed by an adult, in connection with two incidents March 3 and one the next day, court administrator Chris Mushett said.
8:53 PM Jul 24, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Joan L. Valentine, 58, of Ashland, was charged with improper use of turn and stop signals Saturday in the collision with the vehicle driven by Gregory M. Zak, 61, of Vermilion, on Ohio 60. Valentine attempted to pass a northbound vehicle and hit the right side of Zak's car, which was parallel to her car.
8:53 PM Jul 24, 2010
Twilight Gardens Home The Rev. Francis Speier, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church held a Catholic Mass. People, who weren't able to attend were visited in their rooms. Easter will be here sooner than you can shake a rabbit's tail at, and people are hard at work making plastic canvas Easter baskets. It's a slow process, but it's going well.
8:53 PM Jul 24, 2010
A 17-year-old Milan Avenue boy is accused of selling heroin over the weekend near his home, Huron County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Mushett said. The Norwalk Police Department arrested the boy in connection with a Milan Avenue incident Sunday, Mushett said. He was charged with trafficking in heroin, a fourth-degree felony if committed by an adult.
8:53 PM Jul 24, 2010
GREENWICH The Huron County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rural Greenwich burglary late Sunday night in which a Fitchville Township couple were assaulted. Two or three masked male suspects entered the Greenwich Milan Townline Road home by force about 11:30 p.m. and assaulted the two victims, a man and his fiance, Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said. Both victims are in the early 20s.
8:53 PM Jul 24, 2010
Want a chance to win $500 in Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificates? Of course you do. And you can give yourself that chance by picking up a copy of Monday's Reflector and entering the March Madness Sweet 16 contest. Fill out your blank entry form in today's paper and pick the 2007 NCAA Men's Division 1 national champion from the 16 teams remaining in the tournament. Completed forms can be dropped off at one of the area locations listed on the form. The deadline to submit your form is 4 p.m. Thursday. It's free to enter and hey, you have a 1 in 16 chance of getting it right.
8:51 PM Jul 24, 2010
Denise Waaland cooks all day long for dozens, sometimes hundreds of people. But she still cooks at home. Waaland is also the chairperson of the Maple City Heritage Festival, a mother of two and a grandmother of another two. In what spare time that leaves her, she likes to garden. And she grows everything vegetables, herbs and flowers.