Jul 26, 2010 (All day)
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The check's not in the mail because the bills are six years late. By Ohio Revised Code, Huron County and Sandusky County are required to pay for part of the court costs for Bellevue Municipal Court. Bellevue stopped sending invoices in 2002, but now the city is sending hefty bills to both Huron and Sandusky Counties $99,000 for Huron County and a reported $103,000 for Sandusky County. The Bellevue auditor's office didn't respond to phone calls Monday or Tuesday.
Jul 26, 2010 (All day)
NEW LONDON Cats, both wild and tame, are still free to roam at large in the village because New London council voted down the proposed cat ordinance Monday. Introduced at the July 28 council meeting, the ordinance would have required cats to be immunized, made it illegal for them to run at large and prohibited the feeding of wild cats. Resident Bill Terrell spoke in favor of the ordinance by saying, "Feral cats have ruined my life and cost me a fortune." He said he was against "irresponsible owners," not the cats themselves and was unable to keep bird feeders on his property or have a flower or vegetable garden because of cats. Gina Smith said although she was in favor of cats being licensed and wearing collars with indentification, she was against the ordinance.
Jul 26, 2010 (All day)
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Attorneys argued their positions Monday in the case against shaken baby suspect Jeffrey A. Resor again. On June 27, a jury acquitted Resor of murder and child endangerment in the death of the infant son of Resor's now ex-girlfriend. There was a hung jury on one count of involuntary manslaughter. Defense attorney K. Ronald Bailey, while supporting his motion to dismiss, said the murder and involuntary manslaughter charges cover the same offense. He further argued that sending Resor to trial on involuntary manslaughter is an example of double jeopardy.
Jul 26, 2010 (All day)
Tim Hinkle had everything going for him, or so one would have thought. The 45-year-old owned two successful businesses, a trucking company and a used car lot, had a beautiful wife and two healthy, handsome children; a big home in one of the most picturesque locales in West Virginia (and that's about as picturesque as it gets) and scads of friends. About two weeks ago, he went to work as usual, cleaned up his office (he was reportedly a little messy), paid all the bills for his business and home, went to the bathroom, folded a towel and placed it on the floor, laid down using the towel as a pillow, and shot himself in the chest. By the time he was found 30 minutes later he was dead. Tim's death rocked the little town of Summersville, W.Va., where I grew up. That night I received calls from people I had not seen or spoken to in years. Nobody saw it coming. Nobody could believe it.
11:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
AUG. 27, 1968 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 40 years ago: 14 girls seek festival crown Miss Melon Festival queen contestants have been announced by Mrs. Louis Weiss, Queen Contest chairman.
11:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
Some call him Bob, others call him John, but after Friday, you can call Bob Hester one more thing ... retired. Hester has been the face of Shipley's for more than 7 years since it opened in 2001 and had been making office supply deliveries years before for Ebert's. Hester wanted to keep going until he was 80, but he decided now is a good time so he can enjoy his retirement. He retired from New Departure, and years later started with Ebert's in the early 1990s. Hester delivered to Norwalk, Milan, Huron, Vermilion and Sandusky.
11:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
From local and wire reports CLEVELAND A pair Norwalk Furniture Corp. company-owned retail stores at Legacy Village in Lyndhurst and Crocker Park in Westlake have closed, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported today. In addition, area companies that supplied advertising and public relations services to the 106-year-old family-owned furniture maker and retail chain said they have not received payment for recent work and don't know whether they will. Calls this morning to both the Westlake and Lyndhurst stores went unanswered. The message at the Lyndhurst location said the store was temporarily closed for inventory.
11:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
The first Baines Party in the Park had its up and downs this past weekend. "The event went well, but there was not a lot of attendance," said Joe Lindenberger, Norwalk parks and recreation director. "Attendance was low on Friday, but we were going up against high school football and the race track," he said. "Attendance was better Saturday, but then it was 95 degrees out."
11:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
Local Democrats approve of Barack Obama's choice of Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware for vice-president, saying it adds to the foreign policy and military defense aspects of the campaign. "It's a good choice,' said Richard Hauser, Huron County chairman for the party. He said Biden shores up the areas in which the public perceives Obama to be weak. "I think Obama increased his chances,' Hauser said. "The polls show the two of them (Obama and Republican candidate John McCain) neck and neck for the last few weeks.
11:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk High School Class of 1968 held its 40th class reunion recently. And I was there. Not as a member of the class, of course, (I ahem am a little older) but as spouse to the girl formerly known as Charlynne Rew. Miss Rew/Mrs. Busek was asked to devise a way to award some prizes to the assembled classmates, and she opted for something more creative than Most Grandchildren or Changed The Least.
11:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Although their journey will begin in dozens of cities scattered throughout the nation, Roseville, Minn., Crozet, Va., and Fairfield, Calif., to name a few, they all have a common destination: a peninsula jutting into Lake Erie in Sandusky. Nearly 600 people, and growing every day, will be taking to the airways or the highways during Labor Day Weekend to attend the first "Back to the Point," a four-day reunion for employees who worked seasonally or full-time at the Cedar Point amusement park/resort. Families of employees also are invited to attend.
11:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com First, the film was "cursed." Now, the locally filmed horror movie, "Curse of the Flesh," is an award winner.
11:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
Students in Norwalk and in many school districts around the area reported for the first day of classes this morning. So far, so good.
11:56 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was immediately issued Friday after Shawn D. Randall Sr., 48, of 14 Greenwich East Townline Road, New London, swerved to avoid a cow while heading north on Fitchville River Road. He went off the right and left sides of the road and hit a utility pole and telephone box, when his pickup truck overturned. Randall reported minor injuries, but no further information was available. Aarron P. Tuttle, 24, of 116 Hayes St., Willard, was charged with failure to control and driving under the influence Sunday after he went off the right side of Whittlesey Road and hit a mailbox and tree stump. Tuttle and one of his two passengers, Corey E. Danhoff, 19, of 111 Hayes St., Willard, reported minor injuries, but weren't transported. NORWALK FIRE
11:56 PM Jul 25, 2010
Here is the result of Saturday's local high school game: St. Paul 51, St. Mary Central Catholic 7. Look for a story about this game in Monday's Reflector. Share observations with fellow fans at www.fandy.com.
11:56 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio's 2008 squirrel season will begin on Sept. 1, but it won't make much difference to most hunters, because not many seek the wary little bushytails these days. It wasn't like that when I was a kid in the hills of southern Ohio. In those days, the late 40's and 50's, there was little to hunt in the state other than rabbits, squirrels, the occasional grouse, and a few coveys of quail, so squirrel season was eagerly awaited by almost everybody. I have great memories of those early hunts made as a young boy, and one memory is typical of many. The season opened on Sept. 15 then, and on this hunt my mother allowed me to overnight with uncle Ernie at his home in Sciotoville so we could get an early start. I didn't sleep much that night on my couch and blankets. I remember being up at least three times to check my bolt action 20 gauge, oil it some more, look over my ammunition and make sure my boots and hunting coat were handy.
11:56 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com MILAN Police are encouraging residents to lock their vehicles and be more diligent after a rash of car break-ins in Milan and Berlin Township.
11:56 PM Jul 25, 2010
Voters in the county will decide on both tax increases and decreases in November with 25 issues slated for the ballot. Lyme Township, New London and Willard and the school districts of Bellevue, Berlin-Milan, Wellington and Willard are all going to the voters requesting new taxes. Voters in the Western Reserve district, on the other hand, will decide on two initiatives to repeal both a .75 percent and a .5 percent income tax. The two taxes make up the entire 1.25 percent the district uses for current expenses, totaling about $1.7 million in 2007. Other issues such as charter changes for Norwalk and Sunday sale of liquor in Willard are also on the ballot.
11:56 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Baines Party in the Park will run Friday through Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department. The three days will feature a softball skills challenge, cornhole tournament, softball tournament, 5-K run and fun run, kids zone and games for all ages, festival foods, dunk tank, pony rides, karaoke with DNA Entertainment at 7 p.m. Saturday and a live band from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday.
11:56 PM Jul 25, 2010
Here are the scores of Friday's local high school games. Look for stories about these games in Saturday's Reflector. Share observations with fellow fans at www.fandy.com. Edison 37, Norwalk 36
11:56 PM Jul 25, 2010
A deal is back in the works to save Norwalk Furniture. Investment firms IRG Capital Group and Blackbird Capital Partners signed a revised letter of intent to buy the assets of Norwalk Furniture on Thursday, as first reported on this Web site Thursday afternoon.