5:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON BGSU Firelands reached a new milestone with a fall 2009 headcount enrollment of 2,416 the largest headcount in the college's history. BGSU Firelands had increases in all undergraduate categories. The college experienced double-digit growth in freshmen and sophomores, 14.4 and 11.3 percent, respectively. Juniors increased 0.4 percent and seniors by 8.5 percent. The fall 2009 numbers no longer include master's students since they are now counted in their college of study at BGSU. "We are delighted with our growth, particularly in the numbers of undergraduate students who have chosen BGSU Firelands as their college. Our growth is particularly satisfying since we have lost approximately 113 undergraduate non-degree students due to the discontinuation of the statewide dual enrollment program. We are also exceptionally proud of our work with developmental students and our lowest tuition among Ohio's regional campuses. They speak directly to the issues of access and affordability that are hallmarks of the Chancellor's plan for higher education across the state," said Dean Balzer.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Breakfast in Monroeville MONROEVILLE The Monroeville Knights of Columbus will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at 131 S. Main St., Monroeville. The cost for adults is $6, children $2 and the event is free for children younger than 6. The public is welcome. Club meeting
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
By MISTI CRANE The Columbus Dispatch (MCT) With all eyes on swine flu, health experts hope they can steer attention to a known killer for which they have an already-available defense: seasonal flu.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Ohio Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to "slow for the cone zone," the name of its latest safety campaign. "There are a lot of variables in work zones: The cones, signs, equipment and workers. With reduced speed limits and traffic lane shifts, it's important to drive responsibly and be aware of your surroundings in a work zone at all times of the day for everyone's safety," spokesman Brian Stacy said in a prepared statement. Motorists should keep all that in mind when driving near these Huron County construction sites: Ohio 60, from the northern corporation limit of the village of New London to U.S. 20, is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic for finalization work as part of a paving project.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The village is in the process of collecting surveys from residents to determine Monroeville's median household income. Village officials need that information in order to receive financial assistance for its wastewater treatment plant project.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some Norwalk city council members were startled after public works director Josh Snyder updated them on the condition of the Linwood bridge. Snyder told council at Tuesday's work session the bridge will need repairs because the city's new inspectors discovered an area near the expansion joints where a cap was missing and water had seeped in. Snyder added to his remarks at city hall Wednesday.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Juvenile Court officials are preparing to file a probation violation against Calvin Riley as well as a warrant for his arrest. Court administrator Chris Mushett said the process started soon after the court received reports from the Huron County Sheriff's Office this morning.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Megan Cornoyer has left her "Hiding Place" way behind and she's not looking back. The 2005 Norwalk High School graduate is no longer the shy youngster who retreated into a shell. She is now the winner of a local contest of the Colgate Country Showdown who is preparing for Saturday's state competition at the Taste of Clermont Music Festival in Batavia, near Cincinnati.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley is on the run again. Riley made national headlines in May when he stole a truck, took a rifle and fled the state, leaving behind a letter with perceived threats to fellow students and classmates. He made it as far as Tennessee before turning himself in the next day.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Last weekend, I spent a few hours full of tension and suspense. It wasn't because of anything real and threatening; I chose to put myself in that position. I watched a movie.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Based on the circumstances of May 12-13 involving runaway Calvin Riley, Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said he suspects the 14-year-old boy is in the same vehicle reported stolen this morning. Riley's parents reported him missing at 6:33 a.m. today. He is believed to have stolen a 1994 GMC pickup truck from a Moriah Road residence about 1 1/2 miles away from his Old State Road home, authorities said.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley apparently is on the run again. Authorities say the 14-year-old Norwalk boy stole a 1994 GMC pickup truck from a Moriah Road residence last night. His parents called the Huron County Sheriff's Office this morning to report he is missing.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
For the second year in a row, Fisher-Titus Medical Center has been selected among the nation's top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. The hospital was the only one in Ohio to receive the award two consecutive years and one of only two Ohio hospitals named among the top 100. Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare program identifies and recognizes health-care organizations that have successfully built workplace excellence and enabled employees to perform at their optimal level. "This honor reflects what we know: Our employees are our greatest asset," said FTMC President Patrick J. Martin. "I am very proud of all of them and everything they do every day taking care of our patients in the hospital and our residents at Norwalk Memorial Home and The Carriage House. Fisher-Titus Medical Center welcomes our neighbor Firelands Regional Medical Center to this year's list."
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 6xth District Court in Toledo upheld the convictions of two Toledo men who helped smuggle marijuana into Huron County. The decision means John E. Nunley Jr., 37, and Carlos C. Torres Jr., 32, will have to continue serving their eight-year prison terms for helping ship 160 pounds of marijuana from Phoenix to a rural Norwalk loading dock. Huron County Common Pleas Court juries convicted them separately after their respective trials in 2008.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com COLLINS When Jay Banks was a youngster, he knew Sally the Chihuahua didn't like him or his siblings. Banks felt the little dog could see them, hear them passing by its house on their way back from the grocery store. Sally barked up a storm on such an occurrence. The Banks children were visibly afraid and the dog probably sensed it.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley was arrested in a church park in Ottawa County just before 3 p.m. today. The story will appear on this Web site shortly.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley apparently is on the run again. Authorities say the 14-year-old Norwalk boy stole a 1994 GMC pickup truck from a Moriah Road residence last night. His parents called the Huron County Sheriff's Office this morning to report he is missing.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The father of Keiffer Wilhelm, the 19-year-old Plymouth soldier who killed himself Aug. 4 following alleged bullying by fellow servicemen, is trying to raise about $17,000 to fund a trip to attend the military inquiry in this case. The Sandusky Register has a story about Adrian Wilhelm's fundraising efforts in today's paper. Click here to read the story.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
SHELBY - A well-known Shelby businessman died Tuesday at the Cleveland Metro Health Hospital following a weekend motorcycle accident in Millersburg. After Phillips purchased the St. Sebastian School in Bismark in November, volunteers got busy refurbishing the building. Phillips died a little more than a week after dedication of the new Bismark Senior & Community Center.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Greenwich man was sentenced to a community-based corrections facility Tuesday for his role in a May 1 burglary at his neighbor's residence in Woodlyn Acres Mobile Home Park. Donovan A. Wade, 18, of 3764 E. U.S. 224, Lot 101, also was ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution as part of his three years of probation. His accomplice, Raymond L. Zickefoose, 46, of Lot 100, will be sentenced Sept. 16 in Huron County Common Pleas Court. The pair lived in the same complex as the victim.
5:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Numbers don't lie. I don't like to use this space to brag, but if we don't tell our story, who will? We recently engaged an outfit called Belden Interactive to survey our Web site users so that we could find out things like who was reading norwalkreflector.com, when, what they were reading, what they were not, etc.