5:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
After much discussion Tuesday night, Norwalk city council voted to table legislation regarding the purchase of 22 acres on the city's north side. The ultimate purpose of the land is to house a number of soccer fields.
5:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Willard Police Officer Joshua M. Dorsey was convicted Tuesday of a disorderly conduct charge in exchange for two counts of domestic violence being dismissed. Dorsey, 27, of 127 Crestwood Drive, Willard, was accused of holding a knife to his live-in girlfriend's throat and kicking in her in the stomach. He was charged with two counts of domestic violence in connection with the Aug. 6 incident and ordered by Chief Joe Daniel to turn in his department firearms or weapons. The chief, in an Aug. 7 letter to Dorsey, also prohibited him from performing "the duties and responsibilities of a Willard police officer" and restricted him to "non-police officer duties," such as being a dispatcher.
5:10 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.
5:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk woman is home after she sustained a broken nose and a fractured left cheek following a horse-related incident at the family farm Sunday. A LifeFlight helicopter transported Marilyn Ellis, 51, of 1326 W. Washington Road, to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center after the incident between 4:30 and 5 p.m. She came home about 7 p.m. Monday.
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE In the spring, the Monroeville Junior High student council sponsored a pet walk for the Humane Society. The students collected donations for how many minutes they walked. Students lined up outside of Monroeville High School to walk their pets throughout Monroeville. The students earned over $200 dollars and even designed shirts for the special event. The council is hoping that with the donations they collected, the Humane Society can continue to protect dogs, cats and other animals at home and worldwide. The students hope their donation will be used to stop animal cruelty inflicted by individuals and institutions, to rescue and shelter animals during times of disaster, and so much more.
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEPT. 5, 1975 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 34 years ago: Pickets were 'encircling' car as teach hit Pickets were 'encircling" the car that was crossing the EHOVE teacher's picket line when teacher John Norquest was hit Thursday, the Erie County Sheriff's office reported today.
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
ANSTED, Mich. The 101st consecutive reunion of the descendants of John and Sarah (Wilcox) Rockwell was held in Ansted, Mich. on Aug. 23. Hosts for the event were Basil Rockwell, David and Mary Ann Rockwell, Tim and Janice Turnwald, and Pat and Joanne Harris. The 40 family members in attendance came from Lebanon, Ky.; Norwalk; Adrian, Ypsilanti, Addison, Clinton, Ansted and Tecumseh, Mich. The next reunion will be in Norwalk on Aug. 22, 2010.
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON The Ohio Watercolor Society is sponsoring a seminar entitled "Stretching Boundaries for Creative People VII" to be held April 21 to 24, 2010 at The Lodge at Sawmill Creek, 400 Sawmill Creek, Huron. Presenters include: Betsy Dillard Stroud (experimental art); Dale Laitinen (concept and design); Sandi D'Allessandro (experimental expressionism); Stephanie Rayner (printmaking and monotype); Joan Ashley Rothermel (color, line and shape); Donna Zagotta (simplified figurative forms); Monita Mohoney (marbling); and Nancy Richards Davis (encaustic).
5:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Effective Sept. 8, the day after Labor Day, the Huron County Title branch office in Willard will have new hours to serve the public. The title office will serve the public from the Willard desk from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, closing from 11 a.m. to noon.
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.