4:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tuesday was a day at the spa for the Budweiser Clydesdale team at the Huron County Fairgrounds exercise, shampoo, haircut, nails, grooming details on the massive scale of horses averaging 2,000 pounds, of course. Nick Dunham, one of the Clydesdale handlers with the St. Louis team, said even on days with no appearances, it takes at least eight hours to do everything necessary for the 10 horses that travel with each team. Tuesday was full-treatment day as the animals were reshoed, bathed and trimmed in addition to their daily grooming.
4:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - A proposed merger of Frontier Communication Corporation and Verizon Communications, Inc. that could affect 500,000 Ohioans' residential landline service requires scrutiny before being authorized in Ohio, a release from the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel (OCC) said Wednesday.
4:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk school board approved the resignations of two district administrators Norwalk High School Assistant Principal Brian Garverick and Main Street School Principal Kirk Pavelich during its meeting Tuesday. Garverick, whose last day will be July 31, will be the principal of Mansfield Senior High School, where he was once the assistant principal. Pavelich, whose resignation is effective Aug. 9, will be the North Royalton Middle School principal.
4:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ready, set, GOBA. More than 2,700 bicyclists from across the country and even overseas will converge on Norwalk June 20 prepared to pedal from 270 to 420 miles over six days in the 21st Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure.
4:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
A judgment filed Monday in Huron County Common Pleas Court ruled the county engineer can continue doing in-house work without bidding of up to $100,000 per project for county bridges. "It is a big ruling,' Commissioner Gary Bauer said of Judge Judith Cross' decision. "This is significant across the state' because a ruling against the county could set a precedent to keep all county engineers from doing such in-house work.
4:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
I love graduations. I have watched them from a variety of perspectives, some better than others. The Norwalk High School graduation I watched this past weekend was the best.
4:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
BY DON HOHLER Reflector Sportswriter news@norwalkreflector.com It very possibly was the end of an era at the Huron County Fairgrounds Friday afternoon. The 20th running of the Don Martin-George Roeder Memorial Race may well have been the last.
4:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
hazelwood@sanduskyregister.com CINCINNATI No more than two weeks ago, University of Cincinnati junior Kevin Johnson's life was going as planned. It was June 2 when the 2006 Willard graduate answered a phone call from a number he didn't recognize and discovered a professional scout from the Florida Marlins was on the other line and wanted to talk to him. "I wasn't expecting this at all," Johnson said after he was drafted in the 38th round (1,148th overall) by the Marlins in the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. "One of their scouts gave me a call and told me that there was some interest, but then I didn't talk to him again until the second day of the draft (Wednesday), and he told me they were leaning towards taking me later that day or Thursday."
4:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Next year's entire senior class at Norwalk High School will have laptop computers available for their use. On Tuesday, the school board approved the One-to-One Tablet proposal for the 2009-2010 school year. The projected cost will be $138,000 for the 115 total computers, an amount previously set aside in the district technology budget.
4:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com When Bill Bader of Summit Motorsports Park offered a chance for non-profit groups to earn up to $17,000 for four days of work, South Central Athletic Boosters and Monroeville Community Athletic League (MCAL) jumped at the opportunity. Now the two groups are quickly filling slots for about 50 people to act as ushers for the NHRA Nationals this month and the Night Under Fire in August. Each will make between $8,000 and $8,500 for their efforts. "I read the Reflector article and it took me all of about 10 seconds to make a call," said Theresa Leber, co-chair of MCAL with Jeff Collingwood.
4:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
School crossing guards could become a thing of the past in Norwalk because of city budget cuts. Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen alerted Norwalk City Schools Superintendent Wayne Babcanec of the pending matter via a letter Tuesday. Babcanec addressed the issue with the school board during Tuesday's meeting, prompting two elementary school principals, Janice Smith and Ken Moore, to say how needed school crossing guards are.
4:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Schools Superintendent Wayne Babcanec and Assistant Superintendent Michael Gordon are used to handing out honors and awards at school board meetings. They got a bit of their own medicine Tuesday twice. Both administrators, who are retiring July 31, were honored for their 35 years of dedicated service to the district by two state officials.
4:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Three local sisters were in the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., Wednesday when a man started shooting. A rifle-toting 88-year-old man with a history of anti-Semitism allegedly entered the crowded U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and opened fire, fatally wounding a security officer before he was shot and severely wounded as terrified tourists scurried for cover.
4:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Taking an option to buy the Home Lumber property after the business shuts down in the next few months was the big topic at Tuesday's city council work session. Home Lumber owners Harold Christel and William Dreyer have agreed to sell the 3.23 acres to an anonymous group of investors for $642,000, a significant decrease from the property's market value of $1.4 million.
4:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - Miley Cyrus has announced that her 2009 North American Tour, presented by Walmart and promoted by AEG Live, will arrive at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Sunday, Nov. 15. The concert, featuring special guest Metro Station, is part of the sensational singer's 45-date tour of major cities from coast to coast.
4:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Kalahari Resort, widely known as home to the largest indoor waterpark in the nation, is taking its African theme to new heights with the addition of its Safari Adventures Park, which is being billed as the largest wildlife animal park in the Midwest. On Thursday, renowned animal expert Jack Hanna will be visiting the resort to unveil Safari Adventures and give an educational presentation. The new park, which offers unique and interactive encounters with African animals, features a variety of activities including photos with the animals, rides, feedings and more. Look for pictures and video of Thursday's event atwww.norwalkreflector.com. A story will more details about Safari Adventures Park will appear in the Reflector later this week.
4:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Health Department Commissioner Tim Hollinger called reports in area newspapers of another possible case of H1N1 flu in the county "speculation and sensationalism." "We have someone who was around that child (a confirmed case of H1N1) and is either demonstrating some allergic reactions or flu-like symptoms so we obliged them," Hollinger said, explaining there are three classifications for cases suspected, probable and confirmed.
4:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE A 14-year-old Bellevue boy currently is in serious condition after being accidentally shot Monday morning. Sandusky County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. David Meyer said a 15-year-old boy had some friends at his home and accidentally shot the younger boy in the stomach with a .22-caliber rifle. The incident happened about 11 a.m. in the 1000 block of West Main Street.
4:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dwight L. Druckemiller was sporting something extra in addition to his red jail jumpsuit at Monday's hearing - a black eye. The puffy, red skin under his right eyelid wasn't there Thursday as his unrelated trial on felonious assault wrapped up in Huron County Common Pleas Court.
4:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
When seven-year-old Luke Smith of New London learned he was going to Walt Disney World, he, like most children, started keeping track of time: The youngster wanted to know when he was going and how many days until the trip.
3:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Plebe Parent Weekend was amazing we got a behind-the-scenes look at West Point, including a glimpse of just what challenges our son Weston faces. During a cadet's plebe, or freshman, year parents are given one chance to see the barracks, meet the academic and military instructors and get a look at the United States Military Academy that isn't available at any other time. Our other visits to West Point have included official reviews (cadet parades) and briefings, but this was a chance to get an inside look at just what our son faces in his quest for a West Point degree and a commission in the U.S. Army. We were suitably impressed.