5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
No one knows quite what to expect from tonight's Norwalk city council meeting. One thing's for sure, legislation regarding the purchase of property in the Old State Road/Gallup Avenue area will receive its first reading. The property will eventually be used, if the purchase goes through, for soccer fields. The city can use funds about $96,000 from money specifically earmarked for greenspace development.
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The Huron County Sheriff's Office and Monroeville Police Department responded to a suicide by gunshot Sunday morning on Webb Settlement Road. Anthony F. Rossi, 18, of 7870 Ohio 18, Bellevue, was found dead laying in the back seat of in a silver 2007 Toyota RAV4 with a .22 caliber handgun on the floorboard, Officer Wallace Johnson wrote in his report. The gun was directly under Rossi's right side.
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
A botched snap, a missed block, an errant pass -- whatever the miscue, the outcome is never good. So it goes with Week 2 of the Norwalk Reflector's new football show, Reflector Roundtable. While the show was taped and edited Monday, technical difficulties have prevented us from posting it on our Web site. We hope to have the problem fixed as soon as possible, and we will post a notice when the show is finally available for viewing here on this Web site.
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
AAA projected the number of Americans traveling on vacation this Labor Day weekend will be heavily impacted by when Labor Day falls on the calendar. About 39.1 million travelers are expected to take a trip of 50 miles or more away from home, a decrease of 13.3 percent from 2008. Labor Day fell on Sept. 1 last year allowing for a long weekend trip before a new school year started in many regions of the country.
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
I don't personally know Scott Krichbaum, but I really kind of like the guy. I met him once when he was running for first-ward council. He actually trailed Lynn Chapin when the votes were counted on election night, but he eventually won once the provisional and absentee votes were figured in. And that's the last time I really heard about him. There's not a whole lot we do over here in the first ward that gets us too excited. That all changed last week when Krichbaum stepped up to the plate for us.
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
Monday was the end of an 18-year-long era for the Huron County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). Bill Ommert, the director since January 1991, was retiring. His assistant director since July 2006, Jason Roblin takes over today as the acting director while the county goes through the application process.
5:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Editor's note: This is the second of a series of stories provided by Norwalk Economic Development Corporation Director Ellen Heinz, along with Main Street Program Manager Kristie Wert. Sheri and Bill Thomas opened Sheri's Coffeehouse on Whittlesey Avenue in 2004. The couple loved the coffeehouse experience and Sheri had always wanted her own business.
5:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A former Norwalk man must post a $50,000 bond before being released from the Erie County Jail in connection with a Milan burglary. Kyle A. Reed, 23, of Huron, is accused of trespassing in an occupied Berlin Street home and stealing a 32-inch flat screen television valued at more than $500, police said.
5:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
BISMARK - Pauline (Wise) Faulhaber checked out the pictures and found herself in the St. Sebastian eighth-grade class of 1949. It brought back some fond memories for the Willard woman. There were many others just like Faulhaber Sunday at the grand opening celebration of the Bismark Senior & Community Center. It also was a celebration of 140 years for the Sisters of St. Francis.
5:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
As mentioned previously in this space, I love my Global Positioning System (GPS) device. I can enter an address in it, and it will show me a map with the best route, speak to me every time I need to make a turn, indicate how far I am from my destination and make an uncannily accurate estimate of my arrival time.
5:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tragedy 3,000 miles away hit home to a Norwalk family. Arnie Quinones, nephew of Jim McClain, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Norwalk, was one of the firemen killed Sunday night in California wildfires.
5:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - The South Central school district honored Shirley Oney with a retirement party Sunday afternoon. Oney has been treasurer of the district the past 35 years. He last day of service was today.
5:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
By JEREMY WIEDLE Special to the Reflectornews@ news@norwalkreflector.com America's veterans help protect their country and both them and their families deserve care when they are in time of need.
5:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
BEREA - The Cleveland Browns have placed offensive lineman Ryan Tucker on injured reserve.
5:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
A woman is in the intensive care unit of St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center after she fell off a horse Sunday on Washington Road. The woman's identity, personal information and medical condition were unavailable at press time. North Central EMS Executive Director Don Ballah said the call came in as a pedestrian-horse accident.
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Students continue to make strong gains in academic achievement, according to the 2008-2009 report cards results released today by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). "Educators continue to help students achieve at higher levels and, in many cases, surpass the rigorous academic standards that have been laid before them," said Deborah S. Delisle, superintendent of public instruction. "More districts have earned a rating of effective or higher on their 2008-2009 report cards than in previous years."
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A new show focusing on high school football has debuted on this Web site. Reflector Roundtable focuses on local teams competing in the Northern Ohio League, Firelands Conference and Sandusky Bay Conference, and also touches on the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns. Participating in the weekly discussions are Reflector Managing Editor Joe Centers, Sports Editor Michael Greco, veteran sportswriter Don Hohler, News Editor Matt Roche and staff writer Scott Seitz.
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A foster parent of two Norwalk City Schools students recently paid the older boy's class fees: $50 for two of his classes. The man just learned he's getting his money back.
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The CARS program came to a close Tuesday night with nearly 700,000 clunkers taken off the roads, replaced by far more fuel efficient vehicles. Rebate applications worth $2.877 billion were submitted by the 8 p.m. deadline, under the $3 billion provided by Congress to run the program. Cars made in America topped the most-purchased list, from the Ford Focus to the Toyota Corolla to the Honda Civic. "American consumers and workers were the clear winners thanks to the cash for clunkers program," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "Manufacturing plants have added shifts and recalled workers. Moribund showrooms were brought back to life and consumers bought fuel efficient cars that will save them money and improve the environment."
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Friday nights mean high school football. Concession stands can't be too far behind.
5:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com MILAN Leon McCoy is sure he's going to be looking for a new job after the tractor-trailer he was driving flipped over Friday as he attempted to enter Milan. McCoy had been working two days for Gregory Trucking in Elyria. "No doubt I'm fired," he said.