2:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Friends of the Milan-Berlin Township Library will hold their first books sale for 2009 on Feb. 20, 21 and 22 in the Berlin Township Library. It will feature books, VCR movies, audio books and music CDs. The Friday sale hours are 6 to 8 p.m., and the sale is limited to members of the Friends. The Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday sale hours are 1 to 3 p.m. The Saturday and Sunday sale is open to the public. The Friends hold four book sales each year, two in Milan, and two in Berlin Heights. The Milan sales are during the Antique Festival and the Melon Festival and are on the front lawn of the library. The two in Berlin Heights are inside the library in February and outside during the Basket Festival. You may join the Friends during the sale; the dues are $10 per year for individuals.
2:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Main Street Theatre will hold a rummage sale from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday to sell old equipment. The sale will give collectors a chance to add to their "movie house memorabilia" collections and allows the theater to clean out the basement and upstairs. Old props, sound equipment, movie posters, film reels, seats and more will be available. All money raised will go toward repairing the roof.
2:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Ray Sizemore resembled an angry prizefighter backstage at the Bellevue Society for the Arts. He breathed hard, punched walls, performed push-ups and glared at everyone and everything. People stayed out of his way.
2:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk Municipal Court saw a 26 percent decrease in driving under the influence charges filed from 2007 to 2008. Last year, there were 299 DUI cases filed compared to 405 in 2007. Statistics from the annual report indicate there was a 38 percent drop between last year and 2004, when there were 486 cases filed. "That's the lowest in the 32-year history of the court," Judge John Ridge said about the 2008 figure.
2:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife's Fish Ohio program was inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame for 2009. The Fish Ohio program is the only honoree for 2009 and joins a prestigious group of 36 past award winners in the Organizational/Corporate or Government Entity category. The Fish Ohio program was designed to honor anglers for noteworthy catches of Ohio's fish. Since its inception in 1976, more than 400,000 anglers have been recognized for catches of fish of qualifying length in one of 19 species categories. Each angler with a qualifying catch receives a certificate and lapel pin. Each year's pin depicts a different species along with the year. There is also a Master Angler category for anglers who catch four Fish Ohio-qualifying fish in a single year. The Master Angler pin is the same as the Fish Ohio pin, except it is gold in color. The first pins were issued in 1979 and displayed largemouth bass. ODNR Division of Wildlife began to administer the program in 1980 and developed the first Master Angler pins in 1982. These pins featured the black crappie.
2:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Strong winds gusting to 60 mph blew through the area last night causing numerous, scattered power outages for members of Firelands Electric Cooperative. Starting about 9 p.m. Wednesday and extending through the night and early today, about 800 members were without electricity at various times due primarily to tree limbs hitting the power lines. Most of these outages involved individual or small groups of homes, and were restored relatively quickly.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has opened a shelter for area residents still without power. The shelter is open at St. Paul Lutheran Church on the corner of Benedict Avenue and Executive Drive in Norwalk. "There are 500 homes without power, so we have about 2,000 people," EMA Director Bill Ommert said. "It's all over the county, unfortunately. We have them (outages) in Monroeville, Norwalk, Collins, Wakeman, Clarksfield and Greenwich.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
There comes a time for instance when all the patient's vital systems have collapsed that the merciful thing to do is let the patient die. You can hook it up to machines and give it regular, expensive injections, but it will likely be in agony, it's never going to be the way it was and it's going to die eventually anyway. Such is the case, I think, with Wall Street and our current financial system. It has failed. It's model is no longer viable, if it ever was without the market manipulations of Alan Greenspan and the cash infusions courtesy of you and me of Ben Bernanke and Henry Paulson.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Willard voters will not see a levy on the May 5 ballot. "The board decided to take no action," Willard Superintendent Dennis Doughty said about Monday night's meeting. "Essentially, what that means because of the overall economic environment ... we've had a lot of layoffs and cutbacks in Willard we respect the condition our community is in.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council discussed at a work session Tuesday several possible solutions to the Uptown parking dilemma. The suggestions included: Increasing fines, implementing a customer courtesy parking pass and opening up the two parking spots in front of the Norwalk Main Street Theatre that are currently reserved for loading purposes. The spots by the theater could be open during non-loading times. When loading is taking place, city officials could place cones there indicating loading zones. The two parking spots by the new Sears store uptown could also increase parking space, council members said.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Police Department sees the most action on Fridays and Saturdays. On Fridays in 2008, police had more than 2,700 calls for service and slightly more than 2,600 on Saturdays. Mondays and Wednesdays had about the same amount of calls at about 2,500, according to the annual report.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Plymouth's Dylan Brown probably won't make the All-Firelands Conference first team but what he did Tuesday night in a 67-45 Firelands Conference boys' basketball win over St. Paul was valuable enough to assure his team of no less than a tie for the conference title. The win improved the Big Red to 15-1 overall, 11-0 and at least a share of the league crown. They are scheduled to host Mapleton Friday.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has opened a shelter for area residents still without power. The shelter is open at St. Paul Lutheran Church on the corner of Benedict Avenue and Executive Drive in Norwalk.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Council member Bob Simon said he feels a disservice has been done to village's citizens. Simon was one of two council members who voted Tuesday night not to hire rural Norwalk resident Tony Ames as the new village administrator. Councilman Jason Kamann also voted "No," saying this morning, "I think we let ourselves down and we let the people of the village down."
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk school board has hired the Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) to assist in the search for a new superintendent. "This service will be $5,400," OSBA Education Management Consultant Kendall Lee said.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - A Norwalk man pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide in connection with being the pilot during a June 15 crash that killed a Berlin Heights man. Kevin Lake, 24, of 845 Lais Road, is believed to be one of three people aboard a 21-foot Sea Ray that collided with a 41-foot formula driven by Phil Steinle, a Sandusky auto dealer. Steinle was headed back to the Venetian Martian when reports say the U.S. Guard stopped him to say his boat needed a stern light.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, 27 people had applied to be the new Norwalk High School football coach. NHS Director of Student Activities Dave Rehnborg said those are appropriate numbers.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Many people, like the Readers' Forum writer (Dec. 30), find Biblical scripture confusing and it is. The more confusing, the better to conceal the truth, which Jesus said can make all free. The religious proclaim that the Bible is the Word of God, but whose God? Thus anyone determined which part of scripture is of the so called God of this world, mentioned in 2 Cor. who is blinding minds through the bible concerning truth of Jesus. Jesus' way is love and love is feeling of the spirit, not a word in a book, but people are led to believe that the only place they can find Jesus is in their religious books. Try looking for Jesus in the love of a parent who would not put a book of words before their child, and neither would Jesus. It's true that Jesus, has a part in the Bible, bought through a bloodshed pact (Jesus' crucifixion) with this world's gold, so that the world may know who Jesus us and have hope for a better life to come, when its time for Jesus to reign over all. But the work today as back then, is still confused about Jesus. Try looking at Jesus' example. Was Jesus unkind to anyone? Did Jesus harm or destroy life? Actions should speak louder than words, but with religion it seems to be more a word power thing, they lump Jesus in the same category as the vengeance seeking God of Moses and other Biblical characters (voice in the dark Gods) who harmed and destroyed lives.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Note to Randy, Paula, Simon and the new chick: Your job isn't as easy as it looks on TV. I was a judge Saturday for the Miss Maple City pageant at Norwalk High School. I've been to most of the 18 local Miss Maple City pageants, but never front and center with the weight of the world (not really) on my shoulders. Sixteen young women competed for the title and a chance to move on and compete for Miss Ohio in June.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The hunt is on for a new football coach at Norwalk High School, and director of student activities Dave Rehnborg said "about 25 or 26" already have applied for the job. "We'll collect resumes until the end of the month," Rehnborg said this morning. "In the past we hired Jeff (Cole) in April and we'll shoot for the same thing."
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker is on medical leave for an undisclosed reason. Wakeman Mayor Chris Hipp confirmed the move this morning, but declined to elaborate because he said it was a personal issue.