6:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
Mark Walter has taken over command of the 1st Maintenance Battalion at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The ceremony was held Tuesday in California.
6:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
A group of cyclists from the District 6600 Rotary Tour for Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad Project (MESA) were welcomed Friday afternoon for lunch at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. The group was on the final leg of a six-day, 400-mile bike ride that began Sunday in Elyria and finishing there late Friday afternoon.
6:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch admitted she struggled this week with what she was going to say to the participants of this weekend's Relay for Life. After all, her brother, Dave, died from cancer in late April. "I lost my beloved brother a few months ago," she told the crowd Friday night at Whitney Field.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 13, 1913 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 94 years ago:
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Last week I discussed the fire which damaged the Huron County Courthouse just 95 years ago, on July 9, 1912. This courthouse was the third one on the same site in Norwalk, but I want to first go back to the beginning of Huron County government. Our county was formed by an Act of the Ohio Legislature in 1809, but lacked sufficient population to function independently until 1815, after the War of 1812 ended and the Ohio frontier was a safe place to settle. The county then included all of the original Firelands, mainly what is now Huron and Erie counties. In 1815 several of the townships had no population; the majority of the residents lived along the lake shore and the rivers.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
During the past few months, the Toledo field office of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has completed both a limited review and an annual review regarding the performance of the Children Services Unit within the Huron County Job and Family Services Agency. The summary of the limited review highlighted "significant improvements in ensuring the availability of supervisory staff to make certain both appropriate and timely screening decisions are completed as well as the thoroughness of investigatory activities. Significant improvements have been made in the provision of line supervision to ensure casework issues are promptly addressed so that casework staff is equipped and able to manage cases effectively and appropriately."
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
A two-year planning process has culminated with formal approval of the new Huron County Comprehensive Land Use Plan by the Huron County Commissioners. The commissioners had served on a county-wide steering committee that has guided the discussion and shaped the recommendations included in the 110-page document, which was reviewed and approved by the County Planning Commission earlier this year. The steering committee also included representatives and officials from Huron County Development Council, the county engineer, auditor, treasurer, Soil and Water Conservation District, County Emergency Management Agency, County Health Department, Erie Basin RC&D, Northern Ohio Rural Water, Fisher-Titus Medical Center, the county's three cities and many of its villages and townships.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Mansfield man was sentenced to one year in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting his 13-year-old girlfriend. Benjamin T. Myers, 21, was classified as a habitual sex offender, meaning he will have to register and update his address with the sheriff's office where he will live after his prison term. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said schools and neighbors will be alerted about Myers being a registered sex offender.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW HAVEN - Authorities believe a New Haven man died early Thursday morning after tripping and falling through an open French door to the ground below. A co-worker found David Albright, 55, of Klein Road, lying in his backyard under the open door which has no porch underneath it, Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund said.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Wakeman Township residents soon will have a new bridge, funded as part of financial package worth more than $650,000. Huron County's newest bridge dollars were authorized by the legislature July 1. The Zenobia Road structure will be the first of three bridges to be replaced with financial assistance from the Ohio Public Works Commission. Demolition crews will begin Monday removing the old steel truss bridge just west of Ohio 18. The old bridge spans 113 feet across the Vermilion River and, "is no longer able to accommodate today's wide, heavy farm and commercial traffic," Huron County Engineer Joe Kovach said.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Fair office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday, up until the 86th Huron County Fair Aug. 13 to 18. The office is taking applications for camping, which is available on the newly remodeled campgrounds. It can accommodate 144 campers. The office is also selling tickets for all the shows during the fair. In addition, those wishing to enter an item in Open Class must turn in entry forms to the office by July 31.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Hey area high schoolers: We want to build you a Web site Come eat free pizza and tell us what you want.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help pack bags of food Thursdays for the Summer Feeding Program or donate food to go into about 100 bags each Friday until the program ends on Aug. 10. If you wish to help, call Deb or Marilyn at (419) 668-4090.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD POLICE The Willard Police Department blotter covering July 2-8 had the following highlights:
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
An Ashland man is accused of committing multiple sex acts with two boys in Greenwich Township. Jeffrey M. Siron, 18, currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail on a charge of sexual battery. He first denied committing the offenses, but "eventually confessed to these sex acts," Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said.
6:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Fire Chief Doug Coletta is "very pleased" that Norwalk City Council has appropriated $10,000 from the city's general fund for a study to determine the need for a new fire station. The Ohio Fire Chiefs Association (OFCA) will be doing the two-month study.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
July 21 is The Big Day for Harry Potter fans. That's when readers can finally get their hands on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Gallows." For 16-year-old Shaynna Coe, Harry Potter has become an obsession. When she discovered the release date on the Web sitewww.mugglenet.com, she drove to Sandusky to reserve her copy.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Once British author J.K. Rowling puts her spell on you, it's hard to resist the adventures of Hogwarts student Harry Potter, his classmates, teachers and enemies. Just ask North Fairfield resident Chantal DeYoe and English teacher Kellie Pancost, of Wakeman. DeYoe first ignored the Potter books, as she admittedly does to "most things that are wildly popular, actually." Her curiosity was peaked when she saw a TV character who was a closet Potter fan.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 12, 1913 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 94 years ago:
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
You have an opportunity to meet Harry Potter and his friends before today's 7 p.m. showing of "Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix" at the Norwalk Theatre. Before settling down to see the show, meet Harry (played by recent Perkins High School graduate Rilley Polley); Ron (Alex Grant, a Perkins High School sophomore); Hermoine (Amber Grant, Alex' sister and a recent Perkins graduate); Professor McGonigal (Kelley Polley, a Perkins senior and Rilley's sister) and Professor Trelawney (Morgan Noon, a Perkins High School senior).
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - The fourth annual Toast of Ohio will take place in Sandusky on Saturday, Aug. 18 with help from the Ohio Grape Industries Committee. This year's event moves to a larger venue, the Sandusky Bay Pavilio at 605 E. Water St., located near Meigs Street, to allow for a more open and comfortable festival atmosphere. In addition, fabulous musical entertainment and family fun activities at local museums will be featured for the Toast of Ohio wine heritage festival, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.