6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Voters in the Monroeville Local School District said yes to the earned income tax issue on today's ballot. Passage of the 1.5 percent earned income tax means the Monroeville district will receive its first new source of funding in 11 years.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com The Norwalk city council will welcome one new face as Republican Harry Brady will be joining the ranks in January. Brady, along with Independent incumbent Dwight Tkach, Republican incumbent Steve Euton and Democratic incumbent Shane Penrose were elected Tuesday in the at-large council race. Independent candidate Jim Graves came in fifth.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - An ultrasound technician, accused of taking and compiling nude photos of patients, used to work at Mercy Willard Hospital. However, there is no evidence Jamie Aguirre committed illegal acts here, Willard hospital officials said.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
City of Norwalk voters will consider the design-build option on Tuesday's ballot. According to an online definition, design-build is a construction project delivery system where, in contrast to "design-bid-build" or "design-tender," the design and construction aspects are contracted for with a single entity known as the design-builder or design-build contractor.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
For area sports fans, it was a smorgasbord weekend. The action was on two fronts Friday night. Whitney Field fans went ballistic when Chris MacFarland's boys broke through with a season-ending overtime win. At the same time, the 1969 St. Paul championship team was holding a 40th reunion dinner at the parish's gathering space.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk native Cassandra might not have won the cover girl contest, but she's Miss November nonetheless. The 2009-10 edition of the Cavaliers Girls annual calendar has hit the stands and from the looks of it, the popular publication will again be one of the top-selling items in the Cavaliers Team Shop for the sixth consecutive year.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
I'm still a little tired from the time change Sunday. Yes, I know I was granted an extra hour of sleep when Daylight Saving Time ended.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Murder defendant Steven J. Rodvold is saying Huron County Public Defender George Ford isn't doing enough to defend his case or honor. Rodvold, 26, of 92 N. Ohio 60, New London, submitted a letter to Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway in which he says he isn't satisfied with the services of the public defender's office and that defense attorneys simply "aren't interested in the case," Conway said.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Home sales activity throughout Ohio made significant strides toward a rebound in September, reports the Ohio Association of Realtors. In Norwalk, Realtor Scott Myers said it's too early to be getting overly excited, but he is optimistic.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Megan Lillo jury deliberated for about an hour and 15 minutes late Thursday afternoon before finding the defendant guilty on multiple robbery and drug felonies. The former Bank Street resident drove her red Pontiac Grand Am to Kaiser-Wells Pharmacy on April 15. Lillo's longtime boyfriend, Kurtis J. DeWitt, is serving 15 years in prison for stealing 499 Oxycontin pills from the Benedict Avenue business while wearing Lillo's pajama bottoms fashioned into a mask and carrying a knife in his pants.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - Applause rang out as Eric Ebinger jogged the few remaining steps of his 200-mile journey to the historical museum in North Fairfield. He stopped and bent over to catch his breath; the cold and the wind on Saturday "beat him up."
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
More than three million current and former Walmart employees from 30 states recently received final approval of an $85 million settlement. The last day for past or current Ohio Wal-Mart employees to submit a request for a cash payment is Nov. 9. All former and current employees are urged to submit a claim. Claim forms are available by calling (800) 677-5163 or by visiting the claim Web site at www.walmartmdl.com.
6:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
NOV. 3, 1959 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 50 years ago: Bloodmobile tops quota on visit here Local response to yesterday's visit of the bloodmobile unit from the Red Cross Regional Blood Center to Norwalk resulted in the collection of 156 pints 31 more than was needed to fill the quota, Mrs. Charles Price, chairman of the county's blood program, reported today.
6:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gone are the days when teens passed love notes in class. Today's adolescents have taken their notes electronic, in a form of flirting know as "sexting" that can have unwanted and even dangerous outcomes, according to an expert on teen sexual health at Baylor College of Medicine. Sexting refers to sending sexually explicit text messages and photographs over a cell phone. Teens also use social media sites like Facebook and Myspace as well as instant messaging to communicate things of a sexual nature. "This is a practice that sets young people up for consequences that they may not be emotionally ready to handle," said Dr. Peggy Smith, director of the Baylor Teen Health Clinic. "Teens need to realize that once they send something by text or into cyber space, it's there forever and they no longer have control over it."
6:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Some visitors to Quicken Loans Arena might have "weak stuff" (see announcer Austin Carr's famous quote "Get that weak stuff outta here"). Not the Willard High School Symphonic Choir. They have strong stuff when it comes to singing at tonight's game against the Charlotte Bobcats, according to Cavaliers officials.
6:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Five candidates are vying for four Norwalk city council at-large seats. The candidates are Republican incumbent Steve Euton, Democratic incumbent Shane Penrose, Independent incumbent Dwight Tkach, along with newcomers Jim Graves, an Independent, and Harry Brady, a Republican. Current at-large councilman Skip Wilde is not seeking re-election.
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
The absentee rate for Norwalk City Schools on Monday was a bit high but not a cause for panic, Superintendent Dennis Doughty said. District-wide, the rate of abscent students was about 9 percent Doughty said. He added that throughout the school year, the attendance rate runs about 93 to 94 percent. There are, however, times the rate falls below that.
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - LifeFlight helicopters flew two Wakeman women injured in a U.S. 20 accident to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo on Tuesday. The driver, Evelyn J. Edler, 68, of 3212 Fitchville River Road, was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit this morning, a hospital spokeswoman said. Her passenger, Ann E. Hoover, 62, of 88 Franklin Ave., was in fair condition.
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
Nothing says happy holidays like an old waterline or traffic sign from the city of Norwalk. Selling old items like these were just a couple of the many things mentioned at Tuesday night's city council meeting as ways to boost the 2010 budget.
6:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dave Light is Norwalk's new police chief. The announcement was made this morning by Mayor Sue Lesch.