Reporters' Notebook: Perkins police chase down some doughnuts

Perkins police chased down some doughnuts April 3. At 8:33 p.m. that day, police received a complaint about two vehic
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

Perkins police chased down some doughnuts April 3.

At 8:33 p.m. that day, police received a complaint about two vehicles backed up to one another at Pro Clean Laser Wash on Milan Road. The caller suspected they could be exchanging drugs.

Upon arrival, Officer Martin Curran talked with the driver of one of the vehicles. The tourist, from Indiana, said they were simply unloading doughnuts from one vehicle to another.

Cheryl Welch

Family still searching for jobs

A few weeks ago, this newspaper profiled the job hunt being carried out by local residents Gary Sibigtroth, his daughter, Amanda Prine, and Prine’s fiance, Arlin Ash.

All three stood in line for hours, from 9:15 a.m. to about 6 p.m., to apply for jobs at Menards, the new hardware store that’s opening tomorrow.

Sibigtroth said last week that although he got a second interview, none of the three were hired by Menards.

Ash has gotten a job as a lifeguard at Kalahari, but the other two are still looking.

Tom Jackson

A lot of time on this dime

“Here’s a dime, call someone who cares” could have been my theme song Friday.

When I was heading out for work, I noticed a shiny silver object right next to my car. It was a thin dime, minted in 1898.

Seemed like a lucky piece to me, so I pocketed it. An Internet search revealed its true value to be about $1, but I think I’ll hang on to it. Just imagine what journeys that dime has been on in 111 years.

Kathy Lilje

He’s not THAT Carlos Torres

Carlos A. Torres, 31, of Sandusky wants everyone to know he’s not the Carlos Torres of Toledo who was sent to prison for large-scale drug possession.

Carlos A. Torres is a local electrician who graduated from Sandusky High in 1997.

Carlos C. Torres Jr. is serving an eight-year stint in the Mansfield Correctional Institution on a drug charge.

Carlos A. brought the matter to our attention last week after Carlos C. was mentioned in a front page story in the March 30 Register about marijuana that went missing in Huron County.

It’s nothing new for Carlos A. to be confused with the other Carlos. When Carlos C. Torres was first arrested on the drug charge, Carlos A. Torres’  phone rang off the hook with friends and business associates.

“We received a lot of phone calls then with people concerned about me, making sure I was OK or if was in trouble. I guess it’s just kind of a fluke that he has the same last name as me,” Carlos A. said.

 Compounding the problem is that Carlos A. owns his own business, CT Electrical Services. He’s worried potential clients could confuse him with Carlos C.

“My name is my reputation,” he said. “It’s unfortunate this guy has the same name as me.”

Mike Fitzpatrick

... And you’ve got us eatin’ all right

When we posted a simple photo and the announcement of the gyro cart’s opening on sanduskyregister.com, we figured it would be some welcomed good news. But apparently we underestimated the creativity of some of our readers. People began posting not only an outpouring of excited comments but clever poems and even an original song by “Gyro Cart Guy.” Here’s an excerpt from it, to the tune of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”:

“It’s 12 o’clock on a Friday

Regular crowd shuffles in

There’s an old man standing next to me

With cucumber sauce on his chin

He says, Jill, can you make mine with extra meat?

The aroma is tempting my nose

But its hot and its sweet and when I get to eat

I try not to spill on my clothes...

Make us a gyro, you’re the gyro cart girl

Stuff it with goodies just right

We’ll eat it right here or back at work

If you wrap it in foil just right

Now John at the popcorn stand is a friend of mine

He gets me my corn for free

And he’s quick with the salt, but it’s not his fault

That there’s something that he’d rather be

He says, Jill, with her customers is killing me

As the smile ran away from his face

Sometimes her lines wind clear over here

I wish I could just take her place...”

We couldn’t have said it better.

Annie Zelm