3:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
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3:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The search is on for Willard City Schools Superintendent Dennis Doughty's replacement. The board voted unanimously to contract with the Tiffin-based North Central Educational Service Center (ESC) to search for a new superintendent.
3:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some 300 Norwalk-area senior citizens were feted Friday morning by the city and a local bank. It was the 16th years that National City Bank was the primary sponsor of the annual Senior Breakfast held at Norwalk Middle School. The event doubled this year as a send-off for Norwalk Superintendent Wayne Babcanec, who will retire soon after seven years at the helm of the local school district.
3:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The Huron County Transfer Station could be selling methane gas within two years. Pete Welch, building and grounds supervisor and director of the county's solid waste management district, told county commissioners Tuesday his department is getting a $20,000 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for design plans for a system to turn the methane at the former landfill into energy. Welch said he can pay the $10,000 in matching funds for the grant from his solid waste district funds.
3:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
No charges will be filed in the case of a Norwalk girl who accused a Milan Township boy of rape after a camp-out on the night of Edison High School's prom. "We will not be pursuing any charges on that case,' said Cheryl Goodrum, an Erie County assistant prosecutor who handles juvenile cases. The accused boy is 15 and the girl is 16.
3:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The front lawn of Gaymont Nursing Home will transform into an old-time carnival Saturday afternoon and the community is invited to enjoy a broad range of activities and food for just 25 cents apiece. "With the economy the way it is, we want to do a community event that doesn't cost much for families," said Sandy Boyd, marketing director.
3:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Police Officer Janet Lichoff made department history Friday. Lichoff, 39, became the agency's second full-time female officer ever when she was sworn in as a full-time officer. The first female officer was Mary Johnson in the 1980s.
3:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkrelector.com After a long 21 days of waiting, it finally happened over the weekend four of the 10 chicken eggs hatched in the kindergarten classroom at Norwalk Catholic School. Teacher Amber Missler said the students were thrilled to learn about their new little charges when they came to school Monday morning. "They were so excited," she said. "A couple of the kids came up over the weekend as we checked on them. Since day one they've been waiting."
3:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
We have an internal clock in our brains. We all do. For example, even if we're not wearing a watch, we have a sense of how much time has passed. Is it because our hearts beat in a regular pattern? Is it because we have been on this earth and watched time pass for days and days, so we know how it goes? Whatever the reason, we estimate time even when we don't know for sure.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS From money management to environmental stewardship to good gardening practices, Ohio State University Extension Master Gardeners are finding ways to be more "green." They will showcase their efforts during Master Gardener Volunteer Program Week May 17-23. The week-long celebration, which began last year, honors the hard work and dedication of master gardener volunteers throughout Ohio and recognizes OSU Extension's efforts in promoting the Master Gardener volunteer program. The program provides leadership and educational development to individuals interested in gardening and giving back to their communities. "Master Gardeners Volunteers Teaching 'Green'" is this year's theme for Master Gardener Volunteer Program Week and activities and programs will be held throughout Ohio's counties emphasizing that theme. "Master Gardener volunteers have been green for a long time and we just keep getting better. We are the go-to source for non-biased gardening information in Ohio communities," said Pam Bennett, OSU Extension statewide Master Gardener Volunteer coordinator. "Volunteers are helping communities and residents learn about and implement projects such as rain gardens, low-impact pest management strategies, best plant selection options for minimal input, backyard vegetable gardens, and much more."
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley, the 13-year-old Norwalk Catholic School Student who who took a rifle, stole a truck and left the city, leaving a "hit list' of teachers and students, has turned himself into authorities in Dayton, Tenn.. A story will appear on this Web site shortly.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com A runway at NASA Plum Brook is a "very viable project" to spur economic development in Huron County, according to officials from Bowling Green State University. Michael Carroll, associate professor of economics and director of BGSU's Center for Regional Development, told Huron County commissioners Tuesday an 8,000- to 9,000-foot runway NASA wants to bring in large equipment for testing could help existing businesses grow and bring in new companies. Carroll said a 2007 study estimated the cost of a NASA runway at $80 million and NASA would have to come up with funding for that project. His study, paid for with an $80,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Development, looks at the economic development in both Huron and Erie counties.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
After a Norwalk Catholic School eighth-grader left a diary with threats against faculty and students and then left home with a gun and possibly a neighbor's truck, NCS canceled classes. Authorities are now searching for the boy. NCS President Walt Klimaski said he has been in contact with the Huron County Sheriff's Office since midnight. "We are trying to be cautious,' Klimaski said. The Reflector does not usually release names of juvenile suspects, but in this case is identifying Calvin Riley, 13, for his own safety as well as that of the community.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk school board made it official Tuesday. Board members unanimously approved current Willard City Schools Superintendent Dennis Doughty to be Norwalk's next school chief effective Aug. 1. His $106,000 contract is for three years. Current Superintendent Wayne Babcanec is retiring July 31 after seven years in the position.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - The Magnum XL-200's 20th anniversary celebration and several other special activities will highlight opening weekend at Cedar Point when the park opens for its 140th season on Saturday. In addition to Magnum's anniversary celebration, the park also will have a skydiver, scavenger hunt, an opportunity to win a John Deere tractor and special live musical presentations throughout the weekend.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - It was a scene no one ever wants to see. Students at Western Reserve High School watched their friends being pulled from a pair of crushed cars by police and firefighters. A sobbing driver was given a field sobriety test by an officer, and then led away in handcuffs. Some of the passengers were shuttled into waiting ambulances, while others remained, covered with blankets - "dead' at the scene.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Friends and relatives of Calvin Riley, the 13-year-old boy missing from Norwalk, posted messages on Facebook that he was safe in Tennessee, close to the Georgia border. Riley was taken into custody by the Rhea County Sheriff's office in Tennessee this evening. Officials with that agency refused to comment on the case, saying a statement would be released in the morning.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley, the missing 13-year-old Norwalk Catholic School Student who disappeared leaving a "hit list' of teachers and students, made a call to someone in the area from Kentucky this afternoon. "We're concerned with not only Calvin's safety, but as well as everyone on this,' said Capt.. Ted Patrick, of the Huron County Sheriff's office.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk VFW Post 2743 and the city have agreed to pay $6,000 toward cost of fireworks for the city's annual July 4 celebration, but they need another $9,000 for the event. Businesses and individuals who would like to donate toward the cost can contact Dave Russell at (419) 668-8841or Councilman Dwight Tkach at (419) 668-4197. Donors can also mail checks to the VFW at 140 Milan Avenue, Norwalk.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - None of the 44 students on a Monroeville Local Schools bus was injured after a Westerville driver hit the rear of the school vehicle Tuesday afternoon on Ohio 99. Donn V. Stoutenburg, 80, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance in the crash that happened at 3:10 p.m. just south of the Monroeville village limits. He was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette that hit the rear of the 2002 International school bus driven by Cynthia A. Smith, 50, of 3200 Snyder Road, Monroeville.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County fourth-graders scrunched together, following forester Mark Suhanic's instructions. "If you were a tree and had to grow like this for 100 years would that be very comfortable?' forester Mark Suhanic asked them.