8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
If you have had a chance to visit the Huron County Fairgrounds you will see that there has been a lot of work done. Fair board members, 4-H clubs and volunteers have painted, cleaned and planted during the summer. If you go to the fair, now it's time for you to do your part. Every piece of litter on the fairgrounds and in the camping and parking lots hurts. Every piece of gum, every sandwich wrapper, every cigarette butt just plain looks bad.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Got a rough truck? Prove it. The Huron County Fair's second annual "Rough Truck Contest" is slated for 7:30 p.m. Aug 17. The entry fee is $30 and the total purse is $3,000.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
No charges have been filed in the ongoing investigation involving a small aircraft that crashed Friday night on Laylin Road. The pilot, Shawn F. Kappner, 41, of Mainville, was the only occupant and was not injured. The crash happened about 9:30 p.m. Friday on Laylin Road about one-tenth of a mile south of U.S. 20 in Norwalk Township.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a $535,804 grant for the Norwalk-Huron County Airport, U.S. Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-Tiffin) announced Friday. These funds, made available by Congress, will be used to enhance overall safety and efficiency as well as improve the infrastructure of the Norwalk-Huron County airfield.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The acting chief of the Kipton Police Department is accused of embezzling more than $5,000 from an 84-year-old victim by using the power of attorney she granted him, authorities said. Milan resident Robert A. Wolfkill, 46, of 2011 S. Main St., befriended the woman and her late husband at a restaurant, bought the couple breakfast and later "betrayed their trust," Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said. The woman's husband died several months after the couple met Wolfkill, a former police officer in Milan, Wakeman and New London.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Two Willard men accused of assaulting a carnival worker July 2 were indicted by a Huron County grand jury Friday. Chad M. Flanders, 32, of 2818 Section Line Road 30, and Joshua D. Bartell, 27, of 3934 Walnut Road, were charged with one count each of aggravated robbery, robbery, felonious assault and kidnapping. Flanders faces two charges of failure to comply with the order of a police officer.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
School hasn't started yet, but 8-year-old Joseph Conway already knows he will be missing some time. That's hardly a reason to celebrate for the Norwalk boy: He must regularly go to the Cleveland Clinic to treat a brain tumor, located on his brain stem. Joseph was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2004, and to offset medical costs, Croghan Colonial Bank is holding a benefit chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Chef's Market.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
By and large, the public approves of council's recent refusal to allow Berry's to serve alcohol in a public park. In the Reflector's recent online poll, 60 percent of respondents checked the box approving council's action 45 percent because "there shouldn't be any alcohol in a public park" and 15 percent because "it is just wrong to lease a public park to a private company." Thirty percent said council should have granted Berry's request "a few beers just aren't that big a deal."
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
When leaders of an Indiana church set up a parsonage for its pastor, the Rev. Quentin Battiste and his wife Rachel, they included a vegetable garden with the property. "Neither one of us knew beans about gardening," said Rachel Battiste, who lives in Norwalk's Carriage House and is a member of its garden club. "At first it was overwhelming."
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Huron County grand jury indicted a Norwalk man accused of attempting to murder a co-worker during an East Ohio 61 stabbing. Victor M. Macias-Aguirre, 39, of 66 Cline St., was charged with one count of attempted murder and two counts of felonious assault. He has been in custody in the Huron County Jail since the June 28 incident.
8:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
First he was graphic designer. Then he was a logger. Now Norwalk native James Sitterly is a Huron County public defender handling juvenile cases.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
AUG. 3, 1968 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
"Bridges in America should not be falling down." So says Minnesota Senator Amy Klobucher, who represents the home of the I-35 West bridge that collapsed Wednesday in Minneapolis, killing at least five and possibly as many as 20 others who were still missing at the time of this writing.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
"Gentlemen.' The historian opened the morning's coffee-fueled conversation in an unusually formal manner. "I want you to realize that we have been witnesses to a fundamental process of government in these United States. Miss Schmidlapp, our civics teacher, would have utilized at least a full week studying the recent history of relationships between our city's governmental representatives and citizens.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Mansfield man was sentenced Wednesday to three months in the Huron County Jail and three years of probation for a roofing scam. Marvin M. Lewis, 43, "signed roofing contracts ... but never did the work," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said. The court ordered him to pay $10,175 in restitution to three victimized families and fined him $500. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A judge agreed to release a North Fairfield convict from custody Wednesday because he wasn't accepted at a prison which focuses on education and substance abuse treatment. Timothy West, 27, of 100 S. Main St., Lot 29, was sentenced June 12 to up to six months in a community-based corrections facility, but wasn't accepted due to prior mental health issues, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. The prosecutor suggested the defendant be released from the Huron County Jail, where he will be released Sunday after serving a contempt of court sentence. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A New Lexington man was classified as a sexually-oriented offender Wednesday and sentenced to five years of probation for a fall Internet police sting. Kyle R. Halsey, 26, was apprehended during an Oct. 25 traffic stop after driving to Wakeman for the purposes of sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl. Part-time Wakeman Police Officer Josh Rice was posing as the juvenile online when Halsey had a sexually-oriented conversation with Rice in a chat room.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Plymouth Fireman's Festival/Silver King Festival continues through Saturday with a variety of events. Following is a list of activities at the annual festival: Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
Neighborhood Ministries is putting on its "American Idol Back to School" program at 4 p.m. Saturday at McGuan Park. All children who attend will receive free school supplies. The event includes free hot dogs, chips and pop. Call (419) 660-8171 for details.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
St. Paul High School head football coach John L. Livengood has always been a stand-up guy. The coach, who is entering his 17th season at the helm of the Flyer program, talked Thursday evening about the citation he received Wednesday from Norwalk police for drinking on city property.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - This festival will take place at 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday in the village. Today's events include the Peach Princess and Queen Contest, fish fry, chain-saw carving, basket auction and the Ottawa County Blue Grass Band.