3:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Ronnie L. Canterbury, 44, of 11 1/2 S St., Berlin Heights, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way Sunday after hitting the vehicle driven by Kathy R. Dearth, 47, of 5810 U.S. 20, Wakeman on Ohio 162.
3:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
Community garage sale MONROEVILLE The village of Monroeville is having its fourth annual community-wide garage sale June 15 and 16. Maps and a listing of registered participants are available at the village administrative office, 2 S. Main St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. One Alone Club This group will meet June 21 at Sugarcreek in Norwalk. Call (419) 465-2619 by June 15 for reservations.
3:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Department of Job & Family Services has a 100 percent accuracy rate for cases selected for federal food stamp case reviews through Feb. 28. There have been 12 cases reviewed since the beginning of the federal fiscal year 2007. Overall, the state of Ohio's error rate is at 7.32 percent. In order for the state to be in compliance with federal mandates, the overall error rate for the state must be at or below 6 percent. The items that are reviewed include household composition, earned income, unearned income, shelter expenses and medical deductions. Cases are chosen at random from the state computer system. Program teaches students about character
3:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
Parents concerned their children might be taking drugs now have a new weapon in their arsenal drug tests. No, random drug testing hasn't come to Norwalk City Schools. But free drug tests are now available to parents throughout the county.
3:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk truck driver died Thursday after his tractor-trailer went off the Indiana Toll Road and into a homeowner's back yard before hitting a tree. Frank W. Epperley, 55, of 251 W. Main St., was heading west about 12:30 p.m. two miles east of Indiana 49 when his tractor-trailer left the road. The truck, carrying several passenger vans, careened into the back yard before coming to a stop about 100 feet from the road.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
JUNE 7, 1956 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago:
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
About 700,000 Americans each year suffer a new or recurrent stroke, according to the American Stroke Association. That means, on average, a stroke occurs every 45 seconds. With these statistics, it is important to educate people on the symptoms and warning signs of the nation's third leading cause of death. Stroke is a type of cardiovascular disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it starts to die. The brain is an extremely complex organ that controls various body functions. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a particular body function, that part of the body won't work as it should.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Do you think you have the lungs that could compete with the likes of actresses Janet Leigh or Jamie Lee Curtis? If so, you need to come to the Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Road, Sandusky, to audition in the "'Curse of the Flesh' Scream Queen Competition." The contest will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and again June 15.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
This column almost never happened. Every single person at my house has had the stomach flu in the past few days. Trust me, it was not pretty. And on top of that, my eldest daughter has the chicken pox to go along with the flu.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY Harlequins Community Theatre in Sandusky will present a 30-minute excerpt from Charlie Cox Runs with Scissors at the Northwest Regional OCTAfest, the Ohio Community Theatre Association's annual competition. The performance will take place at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Port Clinton High School.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Historical Society and Huron County Master Gardeners are planning their annual Norwalk garden tour for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21. Six wonderful and different gardens have been selected for the tour. Some feature a wide collection of plants, trees and vines. Some use common plants in an uncommon way with great appeal. Some have great landscape features. Some are homey and comfortable.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron Playhouse will hold open auditions for four of its five productions of the 2007 season. Auditions for the season opener, "Kiss me Kate" will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the auditorium of McCormick School on Ohio Street in Huron. The "Kiss Me Kate" auditions will be for male and female singers, as well as dancers of high school age and above.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
MANSFIELD Miss Maple City 2007 Roberta Camp of Grove City and a student at The Ohio State University will represent Norwalk and Huron County at The Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant at The Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. The 21 contestants will arrive Friday in Mansfield from all over the state vying for the Miss Ohio 2007-2008 title and the right to represent Ohio at The Miss America Pageant.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - As a reward for making good behavior choices during the fourth grading period, the students at South Central Elementary were treated to a special assembly program. Bill Gang from Dynamic School Assemblies Inc. is a professional magician who travels within a five-state area to deliver a message which is close to his heart, "Do not waste our natural resources."
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Eleven members of the graduating Class of 2007 are recipients of the seventh annual Mike and Melodie Adelman Scholarships. The students receiving the $500 scholarships are:
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Few topics are as distressing to state officials right now as the looming onslaught of home foreclosures in Ohio. Our rate of home foreclosure is the highest in the nation, and experts expect the problem to grow as the variable interest rates on many sub-prime mortgages increase upon their reset dates. Too many people are on the verge of being priced out of their homes and too many more are only one job-loss, one divorce, or one unexpected illness away. Gov. Ted Strickland recently established the Foreclosure Prevention Task Force to address this topic in Ohio. As a member of that task force, I can tell you that we are working hard to find solutions to help as many people as possible to save their homes.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
In case you missed it under your rock, the Cavaliers have reached the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. It is at once a brand new and yet very familiar situation. The new: The transcendent, mega-hyped superstar wears a Cleveland uniform and rips the hearts out of other cities.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
I read with amusement Joe Centers' column earlier this week. I, too, have experienced being in the passenger seat during a harrowing journey with a big city taxi driver at the wheel. In my case, the taxi driver was taking me to La Guardia Airport, and he was listening to the traffic report blasting on the radio as we approached the George Washington Bridge, which connects New Jersey and New York, changing lanes rapidly while he decided whether to go on the upper level or the lower level of the bridge based on which one had fewer accidents blocking traffic. I, too, am not surprised by the statistic that the average household now has slightly more cars than drivers. When I first came to Norwalk, I was amazed by the fact that we have no mass public transportation system here no buses, no trains, no subways, though there's some taxi service and those county transit vehicles now. But it's still important to have a car preferably at least one car for each driver, if not more.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The city and county are working together to try and repair the damaged waterline for the Eagle Creek subdivision. "We're trying to get this done as quickly as possible for the safety of the residents," said James Sawyer, the city's public works director.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Ohio Graduation Test is a five part exam that, starting with the class of '07, all students must pass in order to graduate. The test covers reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. Students first take the OGT spring of their sophomore year and can continue to take it in the fall and spring of their junior and senior years and during the summer. Students have two and a half hours to complete each section, which consists of about 35 multiple-choice questions and up to eight written response questions.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
An Attica man was sentenced to one year in prison Wednesday for burglarizing a Huron County junk yard. James Sampson Jr., 23, will serve the burglary term after he finishes serving six months at the Lorain Correctional Institution for a probation violation. Seneca County authorities had been doing "courtesy supervision" when Sampson failed to report to his probation officer, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said.