3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
If you are a teacher, your life revolves around the school year calendar. If you are a coach, you plan the key events of your life to occur before or after "the season." And if you are in the furniture business, there are only two times of the year. The time before Market. And the time after Market. "Market" is industry shorthand for the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C. There are other furniture markets, but High Point is the worldwide industry trade show, and it occurs each April and October.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE About six months before being killed in a Canton-area crash, Donald J. Gravenhorst bought some land near his parents' rural Monroeville home from his uncle. Gravenhorst was ready to build. He was going to share the home with his live-in fiancee, Anna Harmon, and their 11-year-old daughter, Laura. "He wanted to be there," Harmon said, to help his aging parents.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Rain, snow, sleet and hail may fall, but people can still swim at the Berlin Heights Holiday Park. Swimmers aren't the only ones to benefit from the dome installed over the pool a year ago. The water is clearer and the owners' wallets are thicker.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Lions Club awarded trophies to two teams in the wrap-up for the 2009 Swim for Diabetes fundraiser held at the Ernsthausen Community Center. The Norwalk High School/Kiwanis team raised the most money at the event and the St. Paul High/Knights of Columbus team swam the most laps. The Rev. Mark Bogen, pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church, and Kara VanVlerah accepted the award for the NHS/Kiwanis team, which raised more than $1,300. Van Vlerah raised $587 for the benefit. Dick Boose, of the Knights of Columbus, and Gerod Rospert, St. Paul swimmer, accepted the award for that group. St. Paul swimmers logged 1,510 laps for the benefit.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
One rural roadway in Huron County will be a little safer soon - that was the announcement U.S. Rep. Robert Latta (R-Bowling Green) made today at Berry's Restaurant. Greenwich Milan Townline Road will become one of the first rural roads in Ohio to receive funding from the Federal Highway Administration's high risk rural roads program. Improvements estimated at $1.5 million will be made on the road's two-mile section between Zenobia Road and Court roads.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Since being robbed Wednesday, Kaiser-Wells Pharmacist Lisa Nestor has been more "detail-oriented' about noticing customers' clothes and body language. "I'm still in protective mode,' said the co-owner of the family business.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk girlfriend and boyfriend charged in connection with a pharmacy robbery are accused of bringing some of the stolen Oxycontin pills to the Huron County Jail. Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said a search of the premises Thursday revealed 21 to 24 pills in the jumpsuit pocket of Megan R. Lillo, 21, of 25 Bank St. He also said the defendant is accused of hiding the pills in her "feminine area.'
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's that time of the year again - Tool Time. For the fifth year in a row, more than 70 companies have donated about $5,000 worth of tools that will be passed out from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the St. Paul Convocation Center to lucky winners.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
OLENA - To many people, Olena is just a blip on U.S. 250 on the way from all points south to Lake Erie, but a group of residents wants to restore the sense of community that defined the area a generation ago. The stagnant economy has hit Olena just as hard as it has other communities. The Erie Trail store, which included a gas station, convenience store and small diner, has closed. But other businesses are surviving through good customer service and use of the latest technology on the Internet.
3:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
There always something special about a season opener. And, believe it or not, this was the 16th season opener at Progressive Field. While the name has changed, the feeling that comes with that first home baseball game of the season doesn't.
3:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The man accused of robbing Kaiser-Wells Pharmacy on Wednesday must post a total bond of $350,000 before being released from the Huron County Jail. Kurtis J. DeWitt, of 25 Bank St., was charged with aggravated robbery, possession of Oxycontin and theft of drugs. His girlfriend and suspected getaway driver, Megan R. Lillo, 21, of the same address, faces one count of complicity to aggravated robbery. She is being held on a $200,000 bond. Norwalk Municipal Judge John Ridge, during Thursday morning's hearing, prohibited the two defendants from going on the premises of the 251 Benedict Ave. business if they post bail.
3:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
TRACI CALDWELL Special to the Reflector news@norwalkreflector.com PIPO, Inc., located at 75 Ontario St. in Norwalk, is a recycler of industrial plastics.
3:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - James B. Sauers, 78, of 1590 E. U.S. 224, Greenwich, was killed Wednesday after he ran a red light at the corner of U.S. 224 and Ohio 13 in Greenwich Township. The Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident, which occurred at 8:21 a.m.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
The name Bob Motz immediately brings to mind visions of huge fireballs leaping out of the back of the "World's Fastest Jet Semi,' but that famous truck is only the latest in a long line of his racing vehicles. Like many racers, Motz's origin was completely different than the present reality. He has, in fact, one of the most diversified backgrounds in racing.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man and his girlfriend currently are in custody at the Huron County Jail pending formal charges in connection with a robbery at Kaiser Wells Pharmacy, 251 Benedict Ave. Kurtis J. DeWitt, of 25 Bank St., is charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony punishable by one to 10 years in prison. His girlfriend, Megan R. Lillo, 21, of the same address, faces one count of conspiracy, punishable by two to eight years behind bars.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
More than 200 people gathered Wednesday afternoon in front of the Huron County Courthouse to take part in the Tax Day Tea Party. The Tax Day Tea Party was a national collaborative grassroots effort organized by Smart Girl Politics, Top Conservatives on Twitter, the DontGo Movement and other online groups/coalitions. It began early this year when Rick Santelli, the On Air Editor for CNBC, complained about President Obama's stimulus bill and budget.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Dick Gaither, a nationally renowned motivational speaker and employment professional, is returning to Norwalk Friday for two sessions to help people find work. Donna Heilmann, of Collins, attended Gaither's first session in November and said she learned so much she's going back. "It was dynamic, informative absolutely it helped," she said. If fact, she's starting a full-time course Monday at EHOVE on a business-career track based on Gaither's recommendation that many people need to update skills or get new training.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS The Western Reserve board of education heard Wednesday about the donations and gifts the school has recently been given. Treasurer Brett Robson said the baseball program received an anonymous donation of $500, the Principals' Fund received $1,000 from the Elementary PTA and the art program received a variety of ceramic molds from Judy Jenkins. The Senior Citizen Prom was the recipient of donations from the Wakeman Eagles, OAPSE, Fisher-Titus Medical Center and WR PIE and $3,335 was donated to establish the J.J. Boyce Memorial Scholarship. Shear Paradise Salon and Tanning, Wakeman Barber and Styling, Barbara Krupp Studio, Dauch Concrete, KeyBank and Morman Funeral Homes donated incentives to students taking the Ohio Graduation Test.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Spring break turned ugly Wednesday afternoon for two Norwalk teenage girls as both were arrested after a fight broke out at the corner of Rule and Foster streets. The girls were released after questioning. The teens face charges from Huron County Juvenile Court and the Huron County Prosecutor's Office. Teenage witnesses said several neighborhood kids were hanging around at a corner of the two streets when another girl walked up and attacked one of the girls in the group. Another group of witnesses said the fight was over a teenage boy.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
April 16, 1935 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 74 years ago: Huron County seeks OK on 78 relief projects All records for public improvements will be broken in Huron County this year as the result of the vast amount of federal funds to be spent as a part of President Roosevelt's national $4,880,000,000 relief program.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
City council gave initial approval at Tuesday's work session for four pieces of legislation to be discussed at next week's regular meeting. Another grant to continue cleaning up the Norwalk Foundry, state grants totaling up to $555,000 for residents to make home renovations, a request to vacate a portion of a public roadway that has never been built and a proposal to seek federal or state funds to hook up Norwalk Ohio Rural Water with the city's water supply all will be on the agenda next week.