10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk High School Principal Robert Duncan is resigning, effective July 31. But he won't be leaving the district. The Norwalk school board voted Tuesday to hire him as the director of student services for three years starting Aug. 1. The move is coming with about an $8,000 paycut: Duncan is making $96,627 as principal and will make $88,579 in his new position.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
More than 100 pieces of art were featured Saturday and Sunday at the 33rd annual Firelands Area Art League fine arts show, sale and festival. The event was held at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
"Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium' is a movie most families should enjoy. That's the conclusion my family reached after watching it last weekend. I had heard of the movie, but didn't know much about it, other than Dustin Hoffman played the lead role and it had something to do with toys.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Retail gas prices will peak near $3.60 a gallon in June, but prices at such lofty levels will make many Americans think twice about hitting the road this summer, the Energy Department said today. High prices and a weak economy are expected to cut demand for gasoline by about 0.4 percent during the peak summer driving season, the department's Energy Information Administration said in a monthly report on petroleum supplies and demand. Overall consumption of petroleum products will drop by 90,000 barrels a day this year. Previously, the EIA had projected petroleum consumption would rise by 40,000 barrels a day.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
April 7, 1905 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 103 years ago:
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com She wasn't the star, but Norwalk native Christy Harst did get her own trailer when she played the role of a waitress in "Smart People," a movie to be released nationwide April 11. The film, starring Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church and Ellen Page, casts Quaid in the role of a pompous college English professor children became emotionally distant with his children after the death of his wife. His brother, Church, wants him to loosen up. Parker plays Quaid's love interest. "It was so much fun," Harst, 31, said, even though she was only on the set for one day. "I had my own trailer with a star on it and the word 'waitress.' People kept coming in trying to do stuff for me."
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tom Carabin was sad when he heard Norwalk's Shoestring Players was disbanding; it would mean someone was going to miss out on a valuable learning experience. As a member during the 50s and 60s, Carabin not only honed his acting skills; he learned how to better work with people, present himself in front of others and communicate. Those learning opportunities, not to mention all the fun, are back and here to stay, members hope.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Two Monroeville High seniors are raising money for Abigail Pregnancy Center by hosting a dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday for Monroeville and St. Paul students. "We usually meet on the football field or the basketball court, but now we'll meet on the dance floor," Bethany Bercheck said. She and Natalie Beck decided to host the Spring Fling Benefit Dance as their senior project.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Lynn C. Leader, 19, of Bluffton, was charged with failure to control Friday after he went off the right side of U.S. 224 and hit a mailbox while attempting to hit another vehicle in the rear.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
In my youth, I pretty much ignored all warnings and safety messages. And I do not believe I was alone in this behavior. Somehow I was confident that my reckless actions were not going to harm me or anyone else. It is one of the ways young people can be stupid.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tammy Wallhead, 43, Willard Immediate family: Husband, Rick; children, Chad, 22, Courtney, 20, Caitlyn 11.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Roast anybody who would ever think about stealing money from a charity. A Willard woman is accused of misappropriating funds from the Monroeville Parent Council. Thirty-nine-year-old Tamera A. Kamann is charged with two felony counts of forgery and one theft charge in connection with incidents on June 28, March 2 and 5. Kamann is innocent until proven guilty, but even the thought of somebody stealing money from a charity is repulsing. Toast the Norwalk Teachers Association for giving back to the community. The group recently donated $300 to the Norwalk Police Department for the purchase of a new dog. Other donations have been to the Lefty Grove League and a proposed skate park, to name a few. NTA President Matt Lark should be commended for his leadership.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Foreclosure proceedings have cleared the way for sale of the abandoned Norwalk Foundry property, but it won't happen until at least May 19 because sheriff's sales are already booked until then. "It has been a long process," said Norwalk Council member Chris Mushett, in whose ward the property sits. "Mayor Sue Lesch and Bethany Dentler (economic development director) have done a fantastic job pushing the glacier along the line."
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Damage Assessment Team completed on-site damage assessments of the Bellevue flooding and submitted the findings to FEMA. As devastating as this disaster is, the damage sustained does not meet FEMA's criteria for assistance. Other assistance for disaster victims may be available by contact the following:
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
A new statewide program featuring pro bono work by attorneys for residents facing foreclosure was announced Tuesday and eight Huron County lawyers have already agreed to participate. Lisa Eschleman, associate director for pro bono work for the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, said the program is groundbreaking because Ohio is the first state to develop such a comprehensive program to handle the foreclosure crisis hitting communities across the nation. It is part of Ohio's Save the Dream program already in place to help residents facing foreclosure. With the foreclosure filings rate in Huron County showing a dramatic rise of about 1,300 percent in the past 12 years, local government and community leaders met in February to form the Huron County Save Our Homes Task Force.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
A new statewide program featuring pro bono work by attorneys for residents facing foreclosure was announced Tuesday and eight Huron County lawyers and 10 Erie County lawyers have already agreed to participate. Elizabeth Feick Wilbur, a Sandusky attorney, has represented clients facing foreclosure in both counties and has volunteered for the pro bono program.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Elaine Timmerman and Sonia Wallenstein were best friends from the time they were babies through graduation from Norwalk High School in 1965. Now their shared hobby of genealogy has reaped a great reward they're related. They originally met because their mothers were close friends. They each went their separate ways after graduation with Timmerman marrying Dennis Lochner and moving to a farm in Union, Ohio. Wallenstein married Barry Haley and moved to Newark, Ohio. But the two friends remained in touch and tried to coordinate their visits back to Norwalk so they could get together.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE - Charges against Art Price Jr., the Bellevue man caught on video having sex with a picnic table behind his home, were dismissed Monday in Bellevue Municipal Court. But that doesn't mean he's in the clear.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
APRIL 5, 1905 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 103 years ago:
10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
Bobbi Montoney believes her featured recipe, crock pot spaghetti, is a great dish to bring to potlucks. Plus, she said it's quick and easy to make. It must be she brought it Friday to work, at the Huron County General Health District.