6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Eight Norwalk firefighters had Wednesday's blaze at 17 Grand Ave. under control in about 20 minutes. "The preliminary cause is a furnace malfunction," Chief Doug Coletta said. "Since there's a crawl space, the furnace was on the first floor." The date, age and condition of the furnace is unknown.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Columbus is the capital of Ohio. We recently celebrated Columbus Day, although not every employee has the day off to celebrate. I never gave Columbus Day much thought, other than to hope for a possible day off work. In elementary school, teachers made a big deal about "the man who discovered America." We would have Columbus Day pageants, with students each reciting a fact about Christopher Columbus. I can remember a song we had to sing about the man; the lyrics went something like this: "Columbus was a sailor and he could not rest, because he thought that India lay toward the west...and off he sailed in August 1492." Later, in high school, the only thing I remember about Christopher Columbus was that my Italian friends would proudly brag that the man who discovered America was actually Italian. But I never thought about what he did and why we celebrate him. I know there is some negative historical truth about how, after his first voyage, the Spaniards mistreated the natives. And that Columbus didn't "discover" America as if it was a vast wilderness in fact, native Americans were living here, and doing just fine, long before Columbus ever arrived.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com PERU TOWNSHIP Four candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for two trustee seats in Peru Township. Incumbents Ricky Schaffer and Nick Stang, along with newcomers Robert J. Smith and Robert Wilhelm are looking to join Brad Sparks on the board of trustees. Sparks is not up for election this year. Schaffer, of 2025 Hettle Road, and his wife Debora, are the parents of daughters Trisha and Lynsey.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
I have been a teacher for the Norwalk City Schools for more than 20 years. My entire teaching career has been with Norwalk. I have worked under numerous administrators and school board members. I first met Steve Linder as an involved parent of a student. I have since gotten to know Steve on a personal basis. He is a hardworking man of integrity. He will do right by the students, taxpayers and staff of Norwalk City Schools. Vote Steve Linder for Norwalk School Board. Michele Hershey McConnell
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
A LifeFlight helicopter flew a race car driver to a hospital from Summit Motorsports Park after the car hit a wall while going between 100 and 110 mph. Norwalk Fire Capt. Bill Knadler estimated the car was going 128 mph sometime before the car swerved into the wall at 9:08 p.m. Wednesday. His report indicates the crash happened between the 1/8 and 1/4 mile area.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
In these uncertain times many people are losing hope, as well as security and homes. The real danger here is this when a person loses hope this cuts to the very soul of the individual. The core energy of the person starts to dim. In these times of uncertainty in life, we must feed the soul so that it can surpass the ego (personality) and still illuminate the light within. When bad things happen, the ego helps it inside as fear and pain and diminishes the energy of the real you. The soul. We must all connect with this basic idea, and change the egos response to negativity. Find a way to look inside and change one concept at a time.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Five candidates will vie for two seats in the Sherman Township Trustee race next month. Incumbent Todd Bischoff will square off against challengers Andrew Bischoff, Timothy Gates, Ronald Myers and Richard Russell. Bischoff, 34, served eight years as a Sherman Township Trustee and two years as a Northern Ohio Rural Water board member.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Read this if you enjoy eating beef, pork, chicken, and eggs and drinking milk or if you want to support our local farmers, Issue 2 will protect our farmers from the United States Humane Society (please don't get this organization confused with our local Humane Society). The United States Humane Society wants to eventually get rid of livestock on farms or in other words they don't want us to butcher animals for meat. The first step that they want to take is to make it so we cannot put animals in cages which would obviously result as disastrous to farmers who depend on their animals for income and need to keep them from running lose everywhere. If we want citizens to have jobs, why would we let such a thing happen that would hurt many farmers, especially in an area like Huron County where a lot of people are farmers. Believe it or not, our country's economy does depend on our livestock. Without butchering animals, the price of food would go up in insane amounts and if the few lucky rich people who wanted meat would have to get it imported which is the last thing our poor economy needs. The more we import, the more money we give to other countries and the farther we go in debt. I am not saying caring for animals is a bad thing, but there is a fine line we cannot cross. The United States Humane Society will try to convince you that farmers are cruel to their animals. I can assure you that they are definitely not. People have lived off animals for many years. Don't let people with extreme ideas stop us now. Once again please vote "Yes" on issue 2 to protect our farmers.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Most Rev. Leonard Blair, Bishop of the Toledo Diocese was the Celebrant of the anniversaries of five Brother Knights Oct. 18 at the Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo. Sam and Mamie Giallombardo (65 Years) Dave and Robyn Rospert (Silver) Alvin and Gertrude Buggele (Golden)
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
There are few public services used more than the U.S. Postal Service. Day in and day out postal workers do a fantastic job of receiving, sorting, and delivering millions of pieces of mail each year. These under-appreciated and over-worked men and women render a real service to the nation. In particular, I'm writing to give special recognition to the postal workers here in our own Norwalk Post Office. I'm amazed at how well the window personnel move long lines of postal patrons as quickly as possible while always having a kind word or cheery hello for each customer. This is not easy to do. No one likes to wait in a line but out postal workers make it as tolerable as possible. Think of how rough some winter days are here in northern Ohio. Schools are closed, activities canceled, with many people forced to stay inside. Then, from down the block, comes the mail carrier making mail deliveries. On days that we just want to stay home, the mail carriers are out there continuing to do their jobs. No service or business is perfect. Mistakes are made. However, considering the volume of mail that our postal workers handle each year the quality of their work is truly outstanding. Thank you Norwalk postal workers for having such pride and dedication in your work. There are thousands of us out here in the public who really do appreciate all that you do but are guilty of not saying thank you enough. To all of our postal workers please accept our heartfelt thanks for the job that you do.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Monday Night Men's and Tuesday Night Women's pool leagues are hosting their annual fundraiser for area elementary schools and needy families. Items needed are hats, cloves, coats, sweatshirts, sweaters, boots and non-perishable food items. The following drop-off sites have been established with a cutoff date of Dec. 1. Ernsthausen Community Center, Norwalk.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk will have a special visitor this weekend. Lorenzo Abundiz and his Code 3 For A Cure Foundation will make two stops in the Maple City today at Summit Motorsports Park and Sunday at Bob Evans restaurant. "I think it's really neat having him here," said Norwalk Fire Capt. Bill Knadler. "I started talking to him about nine months ago. You have to contact them and tell them you have to have some fundraiser or a reason to stop. He only stopped in three cities in Ohio." Abundiz will appear all day Saturday at the Halloween Classic at Summit, then at 9 a.m. Sunday he will meet people at Bob Evans.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Students at South Central High School are performing "Bye-Bye Birdie." Tickets can be purchased by phone at (419) 744-2901 or by e-mail at dlpalm@accnorwalk.com.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
This letter is in support of Mrs. Janet Broz for the Norwalk City School Board. Her integrity as a person and as a current school board member is beyond reproach. Her qualities as a leader and her abilities to listen to parents' opinions have served the Norwalk community well. Her interests simply lie in improving your children's education without any personal agenda. Mrs. Broz is approachable with all paternal concerns. She will find answers to your questions. Her word is her bond and she is tenacious in helping with any school related problems. Her research might lead to an answer that you personally do not want to hear, but her opinion is honest and thoughtful. Norwalk City Schools has made tremendous progress during her tenure on the Board of Education. I believe our school and community is best serviced by retaining Mrs. Janet Broz for Norwalk City School Board of Education. Please vote for Mrs. Broz to continue our schools improvement into the future. David Heidelberg
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON About 50 people attended the school board candidates' forum Tuesday in the school cafetorium to listen to the eight candidates running for the three board seats. Former board member Bob Earl moderated the event, which started out with a statement by each candidate. Bill Given, who called himself "a very imperfect Christian man," said he has three children in school and he wants to help the community and the school be the best they can be.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
jcenters@norwalkreflector.com WAKEMAN TWP. Two incumbents and one newcomer are vying for two Wakeman Township trustee positions in the Nov. 3 election. Incumbents are Kenneth Tkach and Caroll Butler, while Sean Nolan is looking to unseat one of the veterans. The two winners will join trustee Bryon Dalton and fiscal officer Diane Wolf.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
In this era of skepticism and distrust of our elected officials and decision makers, it's refreshing to have someone like Janet Broz holding a seat of trust. Janet approaches each task and decision with independent thought and careful deliberation. She consistently demonstrates the kind of character and integrity needed to set aside friendships and personal relationships in order to always act in the best interest of the voters she represents and the students of the Norwalk City Schools. Please support Janet's bid for re-election to the Norwalk Board of Education. She's earned it. Dennis and Peggy Corrigan
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
BAYVIEW There will be a benefit for Donny Gee beginning a 2 p.m. today at 116 Portand Ave, in Bay Bridge, Bayview. The event is to assist with medical bills for the cancer patient. There will be a chicken, rib and hog roast. Pot luck and desserts will be appreciated. There will be an open cash bar. Dinner is a $7 donation for adults and children prices will be available. There will be take-outs.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mr. Scott Krichbaum is the man to re-elect for Norwalk's City Council seat. During his first term representing the first ward, I believe he has proven to his fellow representatives and, most importantly, to the people he represents, that he is the best choice in this upcoming election for council. Mr. Krichbaum is an attentive listener, is honest, can make tough decisions, and do what it takes to get a job accomplished that would benefit not only his ward but also the city of Norwalk. Having known Scott Krichbaum for over 15 years my only regret is that I do not live in the same ward; otherwise, he would have my vote.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Groton Township Firefighter's Auxiliary will be holding its annual pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Groton Township Complex, 9414 Portland Road, Castalia. This is an all-you-can eat pancakes, sausage, hash browns, scrambled eggs and beverage. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for children.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com GREENFIELD Twp. Incumbents Royden Smith and Dale Smith will face off against challenger Brandon Perry in the Greenfield Township race. Perry, 25, said he is running because he enjoys the work trustees do. "Growing up on our family farm and having different jobs that have gave me the experience and the knowledge to be good at the work a trustee does," he said. "I feel being younger I could bring a new point of view and be a good worker for the township.