7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Eight Refletor-area wrestlers were involved in the Division III championship quarterfinals today at The Ohio State University's Schottenstein Center. (The complete local results appear at the end of this story.) Six advanced to the championship semifinals, which starts at 6:30 p.m. today.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - Pro Bowl return specialist Josh Cribbs finally has a new three-year contract with the Cleveland Browns. Cribbs and Browns president Mike Holmgren announced the deal, a restructuring of the second half of the six-year, $6.77 million contract Cribbs signed in 2006.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Huron County grand jury today indicted 11 people. Six of the defendants face drug-related charges, while two others face burglary charges.
7:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city councilman Dwight Tkach said Wednesday he's spent his last council minute talking about adult arcades. Presently, council has three pieces of legislation tabled that deal with adult arcade zoning. "I don't think there is a problem with council," Tkach said. "I think everyone on council is trying to help a local businessman fill a hole in his shopping plaza. The problem is, there is a philosophical difference between council and the administration and the planning commission."
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
While I dug around for last week's column about automobiles, I found several other stories of a century ago. These prove that no matter what is devised to improve our life, someone finds a way to make a criminal tool of it and profit by it. Case in point in 1909 an affluent Fremont man went to New York City to purchase an auto imported from France. He reportedly paid $7,500 for it, which was an extremely high amount in those days for "wheels." The salesman was a "good fellow" and offered the services of an imported chauffeur to drive the new owner and his family back to Fremont. At the pickup point, the salesman and chauffeur appeared to never have met before. (Remember this point.)
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Making an impassioned demand for swift action on health care, President Barack Obama on Wednesday called on Congress to vote on sweeping legislation "in the next few weeks,' even if that requires Democrats to move forward without Republican support. "I believe the United States Congress owes the American people a final vote on health care reform,' Obama said Wednesday from the East Room of the White House.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville's Firelands Challenge team captured its second straight championship this morning, earning 59 points to Edison's 43 and South Central's 29. The final, cumulative score of all three championship matches is 173 points for Monroeville, 124 for Edison and 92 for South Central. Edison and South Central advisers and players praised Monroeville, and particularly team captain and senior Adam Mastroianni as a force in the academic challenge.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Does anyone believe a deal can be reached between Huron County and the city of Norwalk so a new solid waste plan can be put into place? "Yes, I do," said Pete Welch, solid waste district coordinator for the county. "I believe there will be a meeting of the minds."
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Eight Refletor-area wrestlers were involved in the Division III championship quarterfinals today at The Ohio State University's Schottenstein Center. (The complete local results appear at the end of this story.) Six advanced to the championship semifinals, which starts at 6:30 p.m. today.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city councilman Tom Stoll resigned this morning from his third-ward council seat. Stoll, a council member since 1999 and a local attorney, faces a 10 a.m. March 12 disciplinary hearing before the Ohio Supreme Court. Stoll is accused of not filing required paperwork in probate cases. The Erie-Huron Grievance Committee has taken the matter to the Ohio Supreme Court's Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline. Stoll faces 22 counts and admits responsibility in 19 of the cases, according to court documents.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Motorists should be aware of the likelihood of rising gas prices in the next 24 hours and through the weekend in Ohio. "I expect stations to increase prices to $2.75 to $2.85 by weekend with a majority of stations starting to raise prices as early as tomorrow morning,' said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Exactly one year ago, someone left Jeremey M. Wetzel on the side of Murray Road to die. Meanwhile, his family and friends have been waiting for the Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol to solve the hit-and-run case. A reward has been established to help find the person responsible for the death of Wetzel, 30, of Wakeman.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Job seekers may wish to race to the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center on Saturday. That's because Summit Motorsports Park will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon looking to fill about 500 seasonal positions. General Manager Debra Sue Tobak said the nationally-renown drag racing park is looking for ticket sellers, hostesses, customer service staff, parking attendants, food service crew members, track crew members and more.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARGARETTA TOWNSHIP - The state Highway Patrol responded to an alcohol-related injury crash Wednesday involving a Bellevue woman at the intersection of Mason Road and Ohio 4. About 6 p.m. a 2007 International tractor-trailer driven by James Lloyd Jr., 59, of Toledo, as traveling north on Ohio 4 approaching the Mason Road intersection. About that time, Elizabeth A. Jarvis, 41, of 10712 Bragg Road, was heading south in a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, also heading toward the intersection.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Addiction is usually a bad thing. The dictionary defines it as "The quality or state of devoting or surrendering oneself to something habitually or obsessively." Often, but not always, addiction refers to the need for a drug. I remember there was a popular book when I was younger called "Positive Addiction." So even though "addiction" is usually used in a negative way, it can have a positive connotation. My dictionary, in addition to the definition about drugs, gives the examples of being addicted to gambling or to reading.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The Norwalk Fire Department performed 1,032 runs in 2009. "That's down by about 80 runs from last year," Chief Doug Coletta said. When presenting his annual report to Norwalk City Council, Coletta noted that firefighters responding to North Central EMS calls is an important service.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Pleasant Elementary School Principal Janice Smith was excited to have State Superintendent of Public Instruction Deborah Delisle visit the district Wednesday. Delisle started her day, which included a tour of the various school buildings, by visiting Pleasant. Smith was impressed with Delisle. "She is so kid-friendly. She took the time to have (two students) sit down and read with her. ... She even invited them to have breakfast with her," Smith said.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Collins Boy Scout Troop 242 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Townsend fire hall, corner of U.S. 20 and Hartland Center Road. The cost is by donation and proceeds will go toward summer camp and troop supplies.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Despite two local men dying within 6 1/2 weeks of each other, Norwalk Fire Chief Doug Coletta firmly believes in the benefit of smoke detectors. James H. Harkness, 80, died of smoke inhalation in the Dec. 9 fire at 72 Glover Ave. Stephen A. Roth, 66, who was pulled from his Whittlesey Avenue home after a Jan. 14 fire, died 11 days later at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. There were smoke detectors in both homes. In each fire, inappropriate extension cord usage was the cause.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - The Smithsonian Museum says it doesn't want the suit O.J. Simpson wore when he was acquitted of murder charges, scuttling a compromised reached Monday in the long-running custody case. "The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will not be collecting O.J. Simpson's suit," the museum said in a statement. "The decision was made by the museum's curators together with the director."
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City councilman Harry Brady wants to give residents a chance to anonymously express their opinions about the adult arcade issue. To that end, he has organized a forum scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Sheri's Coffee House. Brady said he will attend and will try to get at least one other council member to come. Zoning for adult arcades has been a topic of discussion and debate at recent city council meetings.