7:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mother Nature started her annual wintertime battle Thursday with the Firelands area. In Norwalk, a total of 3 inches of snow was reported at the wastewater treatment plant, while around Huron County, as many as 6 inches of the white stuff fell in the southern half.
7:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Ohio Department of Health launched the Ohio Hospital Compare Web site, giving people a chance to compare hospitals around the state - from heart surgery to surgical care. The site at www.odh.ohio.gov, launched Monday, compares state hospitals on more than 100 different performance measures.
7:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
There's a story behind one of the wine glasses Hasbrock Road resident Bob Germond made for Gallery 55. The other glasses sit upright on their carob wood stems. One is slightly askew.
7:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk resident Roger Knight believes in the system at the roughly 350-student Butler Elementary School. Knight, the school's principal, said he feels the system he put in place at Butler, part of the Clear Fork Valley Local Schools, helped it win the National Blue Ribbon Award, the highest honor an American school can achieve. Knight said that out of 173,000 public and private schools in the U.S., about 320 schools earned the designation, including 19 in Ohio.
7:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tony Jameson, an 18-year-old who was born and raised in Norwalk, is paralyzed after falling down a ladder during work. The son of James and Angel Jameson has a spinal injury and cannot move his hands, fingers or legs, said Tony's grandmother, Barbara Jameson. She said doctors expect a "very, very slow" recovery process. Jameson is a sophomore at Ohio State and performing house siding jobs. He and his family left Norwalk when he was in seventh grade and moved to Austintown. Well-wishers can send cards to St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, Ohio, 44504-1006.
7:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
We are looking for some history. Part No. 1 of The Firelands Insight '10 will focus on the history of businesses in and around the area. We are looking to feature local businesses around the county from Plymouth to Berlin Heights and from Wakeman to Monroeville.
7:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city officials remind residents and property owners of premises located in city limits must make their front, sides and rear sidewalks safe for travel within 12 hours after a snow event ends. Failure to comply may result in a citation for a minor misdemeanor. Any such violation will constitute a separate offense on each successive day continued. Street parking bans will be issued n the city when the snow on the ground reaches a depth of two inches. Residents are required to move their vehicles off city streets so that snowplows can clear the streets. Snow bans will be posted on the city's Web site atwww.norwalkoh.com and also provided to local radio stations. The city asks residents to use common sense in parking on-street during snowfalls.
7:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - The Wakeman Police Department is seeing an ongoing problem with the distribution of prescription medication in the Riverview Mobile Lodge. "People (who) you wouldn't normally suspect are selling their meds to cope with a crippling economy and of course, even giving your meds to someone is illegal," Chief Tim Hunker said.
7:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
jcenters@norwalkreflector.com The Ohio Department of Health launched the Ohio Hospital Compare Web site, giving people a chance to compare hospitals around the state from heart surgery to surgical care. The site atwww.odh.ohio.gov, launched Monday, compares state hospitals on more than 100 different performance measures. The patient satisfaction portion of the site is based on the results of patient surveys, of which at least 300 were completed at each hospital. Patients were asked questions about communication with doctors and nurses, pain management, responsiveness of hospital staff and cleanliness and quietness of the hospital environment.
7:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department is hosting Skate Night at the community center for youngsters age 6 to 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday nights. The event features music, games, glow lighting, pop and pizza. Admission is $3 each week but bring a couple extra dollars for pop and pizza.
7:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Are you ready to do some spring house cleaning and want to get rid of some things you no longer need or use? You don't have to haul it away. Call us. We will pick it up for you. The Bismark Senior and Community Center, 5582 Bismark Road, Bellevue will pick up good used furniture, household items, shop tools, good used clothing, etc. We will bring it back to our center, sort and separate everything. Sometime this summer, we will have a rummage sale to raise funds for our center. If you would like to donate your good used items you no longer need, call Jerry Phillips at (419) 935-0337, Howard Smith at (419) 465-2167 or Joan Schaffer at (419) 935-1934.
7:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk resident Roger Knight believes in the system at the roughly 350-student Butler Elementary School. Knight, the school's principal, said he feels the system he put in place at Butler, part of the Clear Fork Valley Local Schools, helped it win the National Blue Ribbon Award, the highest honor an American school can achieve. Knight said that out of 173,000 public and private schools in the U.S., about 320 schools earned the designation, including 19 in Ohio. "It's like winning the national championship," Knight said.
7:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
SHENANDOAH - Smoke inhalation caused four deaths in a trailer fire Saturday at Pin Oaks Estates, Richland County Coroner Stewart Ryckman reported his preliminary findings Monday. (NOTE - To see additional pictures related to this story, click here. To watch related video, click here.)
7:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council members debated a number of issues at Tuesday night's meeting. The biggest topic was adult gaming devices and those sort of establishments. Specifically, the kind of businesses that house skilled games of chance. Council is trying to figure out what type of zoning best suits these businesses.
7:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was a tough year for many in 2009. Plant closings and a lousy economy forced many people to either lose their jobs or take a cut in hours. And it doesn't appear the end is in sight. But through it all, people in this area again stepped up and did their part to make life better for others.
7:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - Two Huron County high school students have been nominated to U.S. military academies. If accepted, South Central High School student Kyle Hall, of Greenwich, will attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., while Willard High School student Anderson Showman, of Willard, will go to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in West Point, N.Y.
7:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk High School's athletic schedules will take a very different look starting with the 2011-12 school year. With Galion, Fostoria and Upper Sandusky leaving the Northern Ohio League after next year and Sandusky coming in, things are about to change.
7:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
When Norwalk City Schools educator Sue Goodsite traveled to China recently, she brought letters from Pleasant Elementary third-grade students and teachers. It was one step Goodsite took to help foster communication between Chinese and American students and educators.
7:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Ohio Department of Insurance Director Mary Jo Hudson issued an order Tuesday to immediately suspend the business of Chesapeake Life Insurance Company (Chesapeake) in Ohio for failure to file premium rates and forms for open enrollment coverage in accordance with and within the time period required by Ohio law.
7:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
JAN. 7, 1968 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 42 years ago: Ex-patrolman here injured Ray Ackerman, former Norwalk patrolman who moved to Michigan a few years ago, suffered a serious leg injury last week in a fall and is confined to War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., it was learned today.
7:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - It's official. After much speculation, Monroeville head football coach Steve Ringholz said Tuesday afternoon he is retiring at the end of the school year. By retiring, he means no more teaching or coaching.