2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Miss Maple City contestant Ashleigh Lemon sang "Wishing You were Somehow Here Again" from "The Phantom of the Opera" Saturday night. In the song, one of the characters longs for her father to be alive again. Lemon, a Muskingum College student and Caldwell resident, might as well have been singing about her late grandfather the only father the 23-year-old has ever known. If he were alive Saturday, he would have seen Lemon crowned Miss Maple City 2009, beating out 15 other young women. Each competed in four on-stage categories swimsuit, on-stage question, evening wear and talent along with a private interview in front of the seven judges.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
When he works at Walmart, 35-year-old Steve Machock serenades customers with songs. His boss, Lori Graham, is singing his praises.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's been a great winter for many snow enthusiasts. Skiers have had a field day, as have tubers, snowboarders, and others, but the sport has been less active for snowmobilers. Why? Because there are hardly any out there.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The Huron County Sheriff's Office is busy with budget-cutting moves. Sheriff Dane Howard said the multiple changes were done "to best protect and serve the citizens of this county in spite of the difficult financial times." He expects the moves to save "taxpayers as much money as possible." The sheriff said he is taking a goal-oriented, straightforward approach to the budget. Howard explained if something didn't show a "direct impact" for the county, it was cut.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The Huron County Sheriff's Office is considering renting jail bed space to the Lakewood Police Department. It's one of many moves Sheriff Dane Howard is making to cut the budget and possibly avoid layoffs. Lakewood has agreed to rent space in the 135-bed facility for $58 per day, a standard rate throughout the state. "Just short of $51 of that is profit," Howard said.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
A mandated homelessness study in January revealed there are four "unsheltered' people in Huron County. The same survey indicates there are about 25 "sheltered' residents. "That doesn't mean there are only four homeless people,' warned Pat Ulmer, the Catholic Charities director of parish community services.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Residents in households with a total income of $56,000 or less are invited to a free tax clinic at the Huron County Job Store, 185 Shady Lane Drive. The tax preparation service, held from 9 to 3 p.m. Feb. 14, is by appointment only. Those who are interested should call the Norwalk United Fund at (419) 668-0269.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk swept past Fremont Ross 57-16 and Port Clinton 54-20 Wednesday night in non-conference wrestling action. Fremont Ross beat Port Clinton 42-34 in the third match.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The North Central Conference unanimously voted Upper Sandusky to become a full member of the conference at a meeting held this morning. The Upper Sandusky Board of Education will now need to approve the move at it's Feb. 18 board meeting, which is a foregone conclusion. The board instructed athletic director Brad Ehrman to apply for membership to the NCC back in January.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 6, 1934 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago: Says heredity looms up as crime factor Inferiority of blood lines and poor bringing up, whether the boy comes from the hovel or from the so-called silk stocking class, are the chief causes of the landing of boys in reform farms.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Huron County employees are donating a week each to a co-worker who recently underwent surgery and has been out of work for more than a month. The county commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday to allow the maintenance staff to donate sick, vacation and compensatory time to a fellow member of ASFME Local 710, the union which represents them.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Edison pushed past Norwalk 48-43 Tuesday for a non-league girls' basketball win. The Lady Chargers improved to 6-9 overall and are scheduled to host Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic Thursday for a Sandusky Bay Conference game.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mail service would suffer if the U.S. Postal Service moves the area's processing center from Mansfield to Akron, a union representative told Norwalk City Council Tuesday. Vance DeWitt, vice president of Mansfield Area Local 903, told council the postal service has launched an Area Mail Processing study (AMP) that, if approved, would shift all cancellations and some mail processing from Mansfield to Akron.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
As soon as Jacob M. Armstrong collided head-on with the Monroeville school bus, his first thoughts were about the students. "I was real worried about the kids when it happened. I was like, 'Please be empty. Please be empty,'" the 17-year-old Norwalk boy said. "I was disappointed (it wasn't)."
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Information from a tipster led to Norwalk police detectives and the special response team (SRT) arresting four people early this morning in connection with a planned Carriage Court burglary. The informant said suspects Charles J. Martin, 18, and Robert E. Davis, 21, were supposed to meet at a 15-year-old Carriage Court girl's home "to commit the crime sometime after midnight," Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton wrote in his report. "This information was corroborated through the utilization of a confidential informant."
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - A long-time New London school maintenance supervisor has resigned due to allegations of inappropriate actions toward students and staff. Troy Webb, who was with the district for 14 years, wrote in his handwritten Dec. 15 letter to the school board that his resignation was because of "personal reasons." No telephone number was available for Webb, who made about $41,000 each year.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Gov. Ted Strickland is hoping to come up with money to help out the public schools in Ohio. Monroeville Superintendent David Stubblebine said don't forget about us.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Should Norwalk pursue St. Paul football coach John Livengood? Share your opinion and read those of others. http://forums.norwalkreflector.com/node/35
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
I hope Punxatawny Phil and Buckeye Chuck, rodent weather prognosticators, are no more accurate than their human counterparts. Both critters came out of the burrows Monday morning and said we were in for six more weeks of winter.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
These are tough times in Huron County and officials aren't going to take it sitting down. The Huron County Workforce Response Team is there to help. The group will hold an unemployed workers resource forum from 10 a.m. until noon Feb. 17 at Norwalk High School to help everybody who has lost a job.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com There's the dreaded phone call to break devastating news. And there's the rewarding call Barbara Miller has made many times. "There are no words to describe the feeling when you hear the tears of joy on the other end of the phone, then to see them go through the program and at the end of the process, share in their house dedication," the Huron resident said.