4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council took the first step Tuesday to place a .8-mill renewal levy on the November ballot for the Parks and Recreation Department. The measure, which would not result in new taxes, raises about $140,000 annually, city finance director Diane Eschen said. She said she's not sure how long the measure has been on the books, but it has been a "long time."
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
School officials are in the second round of interviews to replace Norwalk High School Assistant Principal Brian Garverick. "They've brought in three (people) for the second round of interviews," Norwalk City Schools Assistant Superintendent Michael Gordon said.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
According to a study released recently by an outfit called Feeding America, one in six children live on the brink of hunger in 26 states in the U.S. The rate of food insecurity (I don't know what that means exactly, but it doesn't sound good) in young children is 33 percent higher than in U.S. adults, where one in eight live at risk of hunger. That's 3.5 million children ages 5 and under who may or may not get enough to eat today.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Eighteen individuals from Norwalk or with Norwalk connections took a special trip to Germany last Month in search of their European relatives and heritage. Norwalk resident John Schumm organized the tour and arranged for all transportation as well as a local guide.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - Western Reserve honored retirees Carol Manfull and Mark Gagyi Wednesday with a reception prior to the board of education meeting. Manfull, a Western Reserve graduate with 40 years as an educator and 23 of those at Western, is retiring as a third-grade teacher. She called her years at Western "a good run and a ton of fun." She said, "The 23 years I had here were the best ever," and she praised her fellow teachers, the kids and everyone else she worked with.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Casey Higgins showed up at the Norwalk/Huron County Chamber of Commerce in jeans and a T-shirt with his long hair in a ponytail that reached past his waist. He left less than three hours later in a suit and tie with a stylish haircut suitable for any office. His business makeover was thanks to the Chamber of Commerce and Christian Roberts Salon & Spa in preparation for starting an internship with the Erie County Auditor's office.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sandy and Steve Woosley came to Norwalk to celebrate their anniversary and a tradition riding hundreds of miles across Ohio roads as part of GOBA, the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure. The couple met at the first GOBA 21 years ago and hit the road again every year to celebrate. They now live in Elyria and, as part of the Lorain County Silver Wheels bike club, also have biked to Norwalk to eat at Berry's Restaurant.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Note to Jared from Subway: Don't aim any advertisements at Monroeville resident Joshua Mark. The 2009 Monroeville High School graduate has had enough of Subway to last him three months. Oh, and he probably doesn't want his share of the $100 in Subway cash cards his team won at Saturday's sub eating contest, which made its debut at this year's festival.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Barry Kaufman was chosen Monday to fill the council seat vacated by the recent death of Larry Hall, and he will be sworn in at the July 13 meeting. Kaufman is a former principal and teacher in the New London school system and currently works as a paraprofessional in the Amherst school system. He and his wife Chris, who works at the New London Library, have three sons.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
MANSFIELD - Twenty-three contestants from across the state spent the last week in Mansfield striving to claim the title of Miss Ohio 2009, but only one would finally walk away with the crown. When the fog cleared the stage, Erica Gelhaus, Miss Clayland, was the choice of the six-member judges panel. Miss Maple City 2009, Ashleigh Lemon, was recognized with a $400 scholarship as a non-semifinalist talent winner and a $500 Paul Herlihy Spirit Award, which was selected by the hostesses and chaperones of the contestants.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jessica Heydinger, a 2009 Norwalk High graduate, is well on her way to a career in civil engineering thanks to classes at EHOVE, BGSU Firelands and an internship at the Huron County engineer's office. Heydinger said her internship is the culminating step in the training she has received by taking post-secondary classes and the tech-prep program. She already has 50 college credit hours on her résumé.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
The percentage rate and ranking continue to drop, and the labor force has increased. That is what the latest unemployment statistics reveal for Huron County.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
I learned long ago from my first boss to be very careful when you write first, last, worst or best. Jack Brown, who hired me 30 years ago last week, questioned me after I wrote a story about the 1979 Norwalk High School volleyball team.
4:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Fathers of the world, take note: whether you know it or not, your children are busy remembering almost every thing about you. And long after you have turned your children out of the nest, maybe even years after you have passed from this earth, on Father's Day they will be recalling the darndest things about you.
4:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com GREENWICH Cory Herman has known about his trip this summer since about the end of his sophomore year. It still has not sunk in. The South Central/EHOVE senior will be playing with the Ohio Ambassadors of Music Honor Band and Chorus in seven European countries over 16 days.
4:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - An 15-year-old Edison High School student is awaiting a disposition hearing after pleading guilty to one count of sexual battery Thursday. His victim is "trying to put her life back together,' Erie County Assistant Prosecutor Cheryl Goodrum said.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
JUNE 23, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 37 years ago: Photographer films 'Friendly Town' in city This week some Norwalk families are being filmed as part of a story on the "Friendly Towns" program.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jessica Heydinger, a 2009 Norwalk High graduate, is well on her way to a career in civil engineering thanks to classes at EHOVE, BGSU Firelands and an internship at the Huron County Engineer department. Heydinger said her internship is the culminating step in the training she has received by taking post-secondary classes and the tech-prep program. She already has 50 college credit hours on her resume.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - A Lawrence Street garage fire early Wednesday morning remains under investigation. The blaze, believed to be at 537 W. Main St., was reported to the Bellevue Fire Department at 12:54 a.m. Lt. Tony Schaffer said firefighters didn't find a fire in the garage or the nearby house when they arrived, but still smelled smoke.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
An 8-year-old Norwalk boy broke his arm after the bicycle he was riding hit the back driver's side of a parked passenger van Thursday. North Central EMS transported the victim, whose name was not released, to Fisher-Titus Medical Center after the accident about 12:20 p.m. The collision happened in the 200 block of Key Drive just past the South and North Duplex intersection.
4:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Three illegal immigrants from Norwalk were released to the U.S. Border Patrol after a traffic stop Thursday west of Shawmill Road. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said he stopped a vehicle for having an expired registration at 5:24 p.m. on Shawmill Road. He said the driver, Louis D. Hernandez, 22, of 107 E. Main St., Apt. 3, couldn't produce a driver's license.