MONROEVILLE This year's Monroeville Dam Festival promises to be bigger, longer and more action-packed than last year's. So big, in fact, that another day of celebration had to be added to contain it all. Monroeville's Marsh Field will be filled Friday, Saturday and Sunday with all sorts of tournaments, attractions and events. The previously two-day event now spans an entire weekend as the Dam Festival commemorates the 60th anniversary of the construction of Monroeville's Dam.
There might be a second independent candidate for Norwalk City Council who may be ineligible. A Huron County Board of Elections' letter to Republic Street resident Stan Obrenovich contends that the first-ward candidate may be a member of the Huron County Democratic Party Executive Committee.
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Sssshhh. Keep this under your hat. "This isn't going to look good for the ADA," Bartt Colahan said of his potluck special: brownies.
Todd Froelich is pastor at Hartland Center Community Church and is a periodic contributor to the Lifelines column in this newspaper. One of those columns concerned the passing of his father. I was touched by the story, saved it in my files and asked Rev. Froelich if he would update it and allow me to run it here as my Day-After-Father's-Day column. He agreed, and I think you will enjoy his warm tribute. My father died last July in Erie, Pa. at the age of 85 because of complications following a car accident.
Toast Roberta Camp, formerly Miss Maple City, now Miss Ohio. The Grove City resident was Norwalk's representative in the statewide competition and she did the area proud. Camp will move on and try to add Miss America to her impressive collection of crowns. It's nice that Norwalk can make the state news for something other than a virus outbreak or caged children. Roast: the Ohio policy that had allowed an intern in the Office of Budget and Management to have access to the Social Security numbers of all the state's 64,000 employees as well as more than 84,000 welfare recipients. A device with the information was stolen from the intern's car he had taken it home as part of a since eliminated protocol. The state continues to fail to adequately understand the threat of identity theft perhaps this incident will finally spur the state to action.
OBC selected as proctor site SANDUSKY Ohio Business College recently was named as a national certified proctor site for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).
PFC Steven G. Mockler recently graduated from the United States Marine Corps Basic Training at Parris Island, SC. He served as the Recruit Religious Lay Reader for his company.
MILAN School personnel recently named Edison High School students "Student of the Quarter." The students were: Bailey Bixler, art; Tom Knight, business; Kaitlin Davis, Katie Ferman, Matt Hoffer, Brittany Dillender and Katie Schwab, language arts; McKenzie Spriggs, French; and Caitlin Smith, Spanish; Nathan Seamans, Luke McCoy and Sophia Johnson, health/physical education; Keyanna Wolfkill, Brianne Bolding, Cody Noon and Evan Cornell, math; Myles Farais, music; Addison Spriggs, Lisa Elmlinger and Cory Schmidt, science; Mat Koelsch, Katie Ferman and Sarah Dunnavant, social studies; and Jeri Coburn, work and family life.
Police pursued a Vickery motorist for about a half-mile early Sunday morning. One of his two passengers, suspected of being wanted on felony warrants, fled from the vehicle near Whittlesey Avenue. Norwalk Police Capt. Eric Hipp said the male passenger, who was wearing a red shirt, is still at large. "It doesn't look like they know who it is," he added.
Karen Kuhn, 63, of Norwalk. Occupation: Nurse Aide at Norwalk Memorial Home for six years. Previously worked at Milan Nursing Home for 13 years. Personal care, ambulate residents and provide any care that they need.
NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Robert J. Herold, 20, 46 W. Main St., Wakeman. Violation date: March 18. Conviction date: May 22. Sentence: $600 fine, $65 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from May 23 to Sept. 18.
HIGHWAY PATROL Annette Baxter, 43, of Tiro, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Thursday after she hit the rear of the vehicle driven by Bernard C. Brose, 72, of Fostoria, who was slowing down to turn right into a U.S. 224 private driveway. Patricia A. Robinson, 50, of 6001 Bullhead Road, Willard, attempted to swerve right to avoid the crash, but sideswiped the right side of Baxter's minivan. Brose and Baxter's passenger, Nickolas B. Baxter, 5, reported minor and possible injuries respectively, but weren't transported.
Rumors abound that the Norwalk Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership on Milan Avenue could be headed for new ownership. A sales manager at the location, who declined to be identified, confirmed that he had heard rumors of a buyout of the 226 Milan Ave. car dealership, but said there have always been rumors and nothing official has been announced.
Norwalk police arrested a local man Sunday night after conducting an almost month-long investigation involving the possession of child pornography. Officers seized three computers and "all sorts of various pornographic materials" when using a search warrant at the 213 W. Main Street home of David R. Power, Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said.
MANSFIELD - Miss Maple City Roberta Camp became the exception that proved the rule Saturday night as she ended a legendary "curse" at the Miss Ohio finals. In the last 10 years, no double preliminary winner has gone on to claim the title of Miss Ohio. Camp, representing Norwalk under the title Miss Maple City, ended the curse when she was crowned Miss Ohio 2007.
A Norwalk man has been charged with insurance fraud and identity fraud felonies in connection with trying to pass off his friend, who was wanted on unrelated warrants, as himself. The injured 33-year-old friend didn't feel comfortable with the situation in which Robert A. Strader, 52, of 23 Newton St., Apt. D8, offered to have him use his identification, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said.
A Wakeman woman was killed Friday in a Brownhelm Township motorcycle accident. The driver remains hospitalized. The passenger, Tara M. Redmond, 22, of 13512 Florence Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Vermilion Road crash. Dispatcher Jennifer Hovinetz of the state Highway Patrol's Elyria post said Redmond and the driver, Jody L. McKinney, 32, of Vermilion, were not wearing their helmets when they were ejected from the bike into a wooded area.
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The 2006-2007 Ohio Cattlemen's Association BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) Program wrapped up on June 9 with its Annual Awards Banquet held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. The following Huron County youngsters claimed high honors in their respective divisions: Lauren Ott, of Norwalk, was the eighth Overall Beginner Showman for 2006-2007. Lauren is the daughter of Jude and Jeanette Ott. Richard Bolden, of Wakeman, was recognized for attending all 13 shows. Richard is the son of Richard and Anita Bolden.