6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Nov. 5, 1959 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 50 years ago: Laundry has new owner The Norwalk Laundry Co., the oldest business in this city in continuous operation, was sold today by Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Oetzel who have operated it for the past 23 years.
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Editor's note: This is the next installment in a series of stories provided by Norwalk Economic Development Corp. Director Ellen Heinz, along with Main Street Program Manager Kristie Wert. Americraft Carton, Inc., started its Norwalk business in 1984. Originally the company started out as Kerr Printing and the work evolved over time into printed paperboard packaging. Americraft purchased Kerr in 1999. Americraft Carton, Inc. is privately owned. Norwalk is one of six locations with sales totaling more than $140 million annually.
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Cuyahoga County man will be sentenced next month for buying the 1964 red and white prop plane that brought marijuana from New Mexico to Huron County. Frederick C. Patterson, 46, of Orange, pleaded guilty Oct. 27 in Medina County Common Pleas Court to possession of marijuana. He will be sentenced Dec. 17. Pilot Ryan C. Thomas, 48, and passenger Greg J. Baca 47, both of Albuquerque, are serving separate three-year prison terms for the June 17 incident. Baca threw a nylon bag containing about 20 pounds of marijuana from the plane when it was near Willard. Local authorities recovered the bag and drugs from a New Haven Township ravine near a U.S. 224 railroad crossing.
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio voters said yes to veterans, farm animals and gambling. The unofficial election results as provided by Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner's office shows all three state issues on today's ballot passed.
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Automobile prices, customer loyalty and car styles might have changed in the 41 years George Beatty was a car salesman. But at least one thing has remained constant for Beatty, who retired Friday from Baumann Auto Group in Norwalk: Beatty's "Golden Rule," which he has emblazoned on golden-colored rulers: "Putting Your Customer First."
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
It won't be difficult to locate Norwalk city council members when the Election Day results start rolling in tonight. That's because they'll be meeting and meeting and meeting. The city braintrust has placed 18 pieces of legislation on tonight's agenda, which some council members thought might be a record.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Board of Elections Director Sharon Locke estimated 30 to 35 percent of the county's voters will participate in today's election. Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. today and so far, things have been "a little busy but pretty good,' Huron County Board of Elections Director Sharon Locke said. She added there haven't been any problems.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
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6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man remains hospitalized with serious injuries after hitting a Milan Avenue tree early Sunday morning. Brett T. Ziemke, 20, of 94 Old State Road, was in critical condition in the intensive care unit of St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said this morning. A LifeFlight helicopter transported him to the Toledo hospital from Fisher-Titus Medical Center after the crash reported at 12:57 a.m.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
This is a story about three coaches. And I don't even have to focus on a specific game, a season or score. These three mean much more than that. In terms of what they did for the people they worked with, they are bigger than life. Grace Hutchinson. Steve Ringholz. Mike Gottfried.
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Richmond Elementary School has joined Central Elementary School in the Willard Local Schools district as "Schools of Promise" for the 2008-2009 school year. In order for a school to be named a School of Promise, it must demonstrate a commitment to closing the achievement gap by helping all students achieve at higher levels in reading and math. Such schools must also have a free and reduced lunch count of 40-percent or more, maintain a 75-percent passage rate or higher in reading and math and meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
6:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Valu King Food Market officials aren't saying much about the renovation of the former Giant Eagle building located on Whittlesey Avenue. About the only new information a company spokesperson would release is the store might open in December, but that is unofficial.
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
TOLEDO (MCT) - A second Toledo police officer in as many weeks was drunk on the job and is now facing criminal charges, Chief Mike Navarre said Monday. Officer Donald Mitchell, who has been on the force since 1997, is accused of showing up intoxicated for work Saturday afternoon.
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.