12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Commissioners Mike Adelman and Gary Bauer have both agreed to forego pay raises authorized by the state legislature for 2009 and urge other elected officials to do the same. Democrat Adelman has two more years in his term. Republican Bauer is running for re-election in November against Independent Jim Sitterly. Both commissioners said they would not take expected raises because of the tight budget. The state legislature is still working on a pay bill for elected officials for 2009.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen believes in the idea of "the more, the merrier" when it comes to patrolling the city. The state Highway Patrol brought in a canine unit when the Norwalk post collaborated with police for a criminal road patrol blitz focusing on illegal drug activity late last month. "We're glad to have another law enforcement agency in the area to help us. I'm of the opinion, the more sheriff's deputies and highway patrolmen in the area, the better," Cashen said.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Huron County Commissioners Mike Adelman and Gary Bauer have both agreed to forego pay raises authorized by the state legislature for 2009 and urge other elected officials to do the same. Democrat Adelman has two more years in his term. Republican Bauer is running for re-election in November against Independent Jim Sitterly. Both commissioners said they would not take expected raises because of the tight budget. The state legislature is still working on a pay bill for elected officials for 2009. Salaries for commissioners across the state are set by the state legislature based on the county's population. They include annual cost of living raises of up to 3 percent based on a formula including the Consumer Price Index.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
The traffic light in front of the former Tops/Giant Eagle building will switch to blinking lights on Monday. The light will flash yellow for caution to drivers on Whittlesey Avenue and will flash red for drivers turning onto Whittlesey. Josh Snyder, public works director, said it will make for a more efficient intersection by reducing the amount of time drivers have to wait to turn left. He said when a new tenant is found for the empty grocery store, the city would reconsider use of the light. "We anticipate a new tenant in the former Tops/Giant Eagle building will provide additional traffic to the intersection that will resume normal operation of the signal to benefit all users of this intersection," he said.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Vinnie is a priest's best friend and writing partner. The Rev. Joseph Kraker and his roughly 10-year-old black Labrador/golden retriever mix have been together nearly all of Vinnie's life.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
OCT. 13, 1970 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 38 years ago: Summerlin appeals to high court The conviction of Norwalk news dealer Robert Summerlin for selling an obscene book has been appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city hall will be closed Monday in celebration of Columbus Day. Trash pickup will not be delayed.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Redwood Village Luxury Suites is holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to show off their new properties. At 230 Stower Lane, the luxury suites are part of the Norwalk Commons development on the north side of town. The gated community with apartments of about 1,200 square feet and attached garages, will rent the units from $775 to $850 monthly.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Western Reserve Land Conservancy has permanently protected two more properties totaling 66 acres in Lorain County. They include a tract originally owned by Amherst's first settler and a farm adjacent to where a fossilized mastodon skeleton was unearthed in the 19th century. In Amherst, the Historic Shupe Homestead, owned by William, Diane and Matthew Nahorn, was permanently preserved through the donation of a conservation easement, according to Andrew McDowell, director of the Land Conservancy's Firelands field office. The 15-acre property can trace its history back to 1816, when the first settler in Amherst, Jacob Shupe, purchased property on the banks of Beaver Creek. Designated as a Lorain County historical landmark and listed on the Ohio History Inventory of Historical Properties, the property contains critical floodplain forest and older growth forest. It plays an important role in maintaining the water quality of Beaver Creek. The Schupe house, constructed in 1810 in Greek Revival style, is still used as a residence. It is the oldest frame house in Amherst and an Amherst historical landmark.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
mroche@norwalkreflector.com NEWPORT, Ky. Sharks swimming above your head. Alligators trolling under your feet. Birds eating out of your hand. These are some of the experiences in store for visitors at the Newport Aquarium. My wife Jodie and I recently took our three daughters to this place, which bills itself as "a million gallons of fun." Facing Cincinnati on the opposite side of the Ohio River, the aquarium is located in Newport on the Levee a bustling and sophisticated shopping/dining complex. The aquarium is divided into themed sections that are connected by tunnels, some of which are underwater, allowing visitors to watch fish and other aquatic life swimming about.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Nick Ezzone may no longer be affiliated with the North Coast Concert Band, but special times from his 24 years with the band linger in his memory. Performing patriotic music on the Toledo riverfront just before dark, with thousands listening and applauding.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Fittingly, there should be a "sterile cockpit" meaning there's no talking when a LifeFlight helicopter takes off and lands so the pilot can concentrate. "I think it's common sense. Landing and taking off are the two most dangerous parts of flying," said flight paramedic Rick Shields, also the North Central EMS operations manager.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Maple Heights man accused of stealing a laptop computer from a Cleveland Road business waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday. That means Norwalk Municipal Judge John Ridge transferred the case against defendant Willie J. McCall Jr., 40, to Huron County Common Pleas Court for a possible grand jury indictment. He is charged with one count each of theft and breaking and entering in connection with a Sept. 4 incident.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Willard woman accused of hitting her 3-year-old son Tuesday will have supervised visits with the toddler two hours each day. The son of Apryl A. Kilgore, 20, of 3233 Austin Drive, Apt. 3, has been released to the custody of his paternal grandmother. Her other son, who is 16 months old, is in the custody of his maternal aunt.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
With no suspects or motives and no idea how many people are involved, one could say detectives' leads into the vandalism discovered Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery are dead. That's why the Norwalk Police Department is seeking the public's assistance. Anyone with information is encouraged to call (419) 668-3311 or 663-6780.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
A big Northern Ohio League volleyball battle between Norwalk and Tiffin Columbian went five games Tuesday at Norwalk High School. In the end, the visitors escaped with a 25-20, 17-25, 25-20, 20-25, 15-13 to win the league title.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Aug. 13, 1945 - Oct. 8, 2008 GREENWICH - Mary Grace Cruey, age 63, of Greenwich, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at her home after a brief illness.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
LORAIN - A former reserve Wakeman police officer was sentenced Monday to one year of probation and fined $100 for a racially-motivated attack in the spring. On April 18, William C. Hodge, 35, of Lorain, threw his police badge at his ex-girlfriend and grabbed the shirt of a 26-year-old Lorain man sitting in the driver's seat of a Chevrolet Astrovan, Lorain County Sheriff's Deputy Byron Herndon wrote in his report. Herndon said Hodge jumped into the passenger side and tried to punch the man, reportedly telling him, "You're dead, n----r.'
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A Willard woman is behind bars after allegedly hitting her 3-year-old son. Apryl A. Kilgore, 20, of 3233 Austin Drive, Apt. 3, was arrested and charged with domestic violence after being interviewed by Huron County sheriff's deputies and Huron County Children Services.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk council's first look at a 2009 budget wasn't positive. Officials have already cut $450,000 in potential costs, but still face a potential $1.1 million deficit. "Unfortunately, the issue is decreasing revenues,' said Diane Eschen, finance director. Lower income tax revenues and lower interest rates put the city in a bind, she said.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The Air Force may have saved Andrew Metz's life. The 18-year-old's stepmother, Vanessa, is sure of it. Metz thinks so, too.