2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Its present storage site does not dignify its lofty spot in Ohio aviation history. It's in pieces. The front wheel probably would not run really straight. Its ribs no longer shine. Tape hangs on some of its skeleton. The engine has gone on to Washington, to a place called The Smithsonian. Although disassembled, the Wilber-Curtiss plane, built in Norwalk by Paul and Josh Wilber in the early 1900s, is dry and safe, like many historical objects, stowed away in the collection facility of the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus. They all await funding - money that would allow the plane to be re-assembled and go back on display.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
More than 30 years ago, this newspaper ran a series of stories I wrote about learning to downhill ski. Personally speaking, it was one of my better ideas. I had never skied. The Reflector agreed to pay me to write the series. And, when I told the people at Snow Trails Ski Resort in Mansfield what I was planning to do, they gave me five lessons and all my equipment at no charge. I learned to ski, and got paid for it. What a country.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A Monroeville man is in custody in connection with attacking a police officer while being arrested at his home Thursday afternoon. James L. Harmon, 19, of 66 1/2 Monroe St., must post a $20,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail. If convicted of the fourth-degree felony, he could face six to 18 months behind bars and a $5,000 maximum fine.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
For the record, Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen doesn't think the intersection with the most crashes should be labeled dangerous. And for the second year in a row, the intersection of Whittlesey Avenue and League Street took the top spot. There were eight crashes there in 2008.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Contempt of court. Failure to pay fines and costs. These are familiar phrases in the Norwalk Police Department reports when people are served warrants. Norwalk Municipal Judge John Ridge said there are a large number of people who pay their fines immediately on traffic tickets or disorderly conduct charges and don't have to go to court.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - A Norwalk man convicted of a sex offense currently is in custody at the Erie County Jail in connection with failing to register properly as a sex offender. Arthur W. Miller, 61, most recently of 10 1/2 Minard Place, is awaiting an Erie County Common Pleas Court hearing Tuesday. A jail spokeswoman said the defendant is being held without bond until the hearing on the failure to register charge and contempt of court.
2:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 17, 1977 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 32 years ago: Norwalk Chamber Hires A Manager Howard A. Sawyer will become the executive director of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, it was announced this morning.
2:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Despite his life's activities and his interesting career, a Norwalk boy's death and burial in 1937 were about as low-key as they could be. Countless well-known cartoonists and illustrators perfected their skills by taking a correspondence course from The Landon School of Illustrating and Cartooning in Cleveland, which was opened in 1909. The originator of this school was Norwalkian Charles Nelson Landon, who awaits Judgment Day in Woodlawn Cemetery. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., in 1878, and came to Norwalk with his family at the age of 6. After graduating from Norwalk High School in 1897, he moved to Cleveland to work for the Cleveland Press newspaper. He eventually managed its art department, where he learned to develop new talent. During his twelve years with the Press, he made more than 10,000 drawings for the paper, including political, news, and sports cartoons. I believe some of his teen-age drawings can be found in the Norwalk newspapers of the 1890s.
2:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
A reader's letter published in this newspaper last week raised some issues about the Bible. While all are entitled to their opinions, it seems many critics have not bothered to read the entire Bible. Or, they haven't prayed for God's holy spirit to help them understand what they've read. Still others haven't made the effort to do research to find answers to their Bible questions.
2:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tiffin Columbian dug itself a big hole Friday night at Norwalk High School. But after the smoke cleared, the Tornadoes were able to climb out, battling back to top the Truckers 43-34 in Northern Ohio League play.
2:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - As he watched the news coverage of US Airways Flight 1549's crash into the Hudson River, Willard resident Arlyce Amrhien's mind flashed back 35 years. The small plane in which he was flying wobbled shortly after takeoff from Burke Lakefront Airport, bound for Willard.
2:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Commissioners received some good news from the auditor's office Thursday. February's report shows the collection of sales tax was $623,677 - a 9 percent increase compared to February 2008, when it was $575,184. Commissioner Mike Adelman, who is guardedly optimistic, said the latest figures cover sales tax from December.
2:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Unemployed workers in Huron County have a place to look for some help.
2:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Kelly Caldwell called Missouri home for part of her life. The Norwalk senior is going back to the Show Me State for academics and to play soccer at Missouri State University. "I was born in Missouri, my mom is 45 minutes from Springfield and my dad was born in St. Louis,'' Caldwell said. "My mom went to school there and I have family that lives close to there.'' But that's not the only draw for Caldwell to Springfield.
2:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mother nature hit Huron County hard between Wednesday night and early this morning. Norwalk firefighters responded to a downed wire and a utility pole across the street blocking traffic at 12:38 a.m. today at 243 W. Main St. between Valley Park Drive and Marian Avenue. Norwalk Police Dispatcher Deb Wagner, in her report, told an officer to make sure the street department brought sandbags so the barricades wouldn't blow over.
2:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com David Whyde wants to know who has been spray-painting his Wash-n-Wax business twice in the last three or four months. That's why he's offering a $100 reward for the identification and conviction of the culprits. During the first incident, the vandals spray-painted the two end bays on the west side of the business.
2:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Workforce Response Team is sponsoring an Unemployed Workers Resource Forum from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Norwalk High School in the Fisher-Titus Learning Center. The forum will provide information on The Job Store, the "Ohio Means Jobs' Web site, budgeting, area resources, foreclosure and other topics. Speakers will be available after the presentation for questions.
2:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A pile of insulation that caught fire early Wednesday morning at Tusing Builders is being investigated as suspicious. Huron River Joint Fire Chief Ronald Stang said there were gas and diesel fuel tanks between 4 and 5 feet behind the pile of burning insulation, which was next to a trailer. He suspects someone vandalized the tanks by prying open the locked lid for the controls.
2:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Eileen Pheifer of New London shows her hearts this morning, as she works out in Fisher-Titus Medical Center's cardiac rehabilitation housed in the Snyder/White Heart & Vascular Center. Pheifer, who has been participating in cardiac rehabilitation for more than a year, dresses up for each holiday. Her son-in-law Bill Mesenburg of Collins, also a member of cardiac rehab, is pictured in the background. FTMC's cardiac rehabilitation program offers heart patients complete state-of-the-art rehabilitation services. The program focuses on education, physical reconditioning, group support and physician involvement to help patients get back to a healthy lifestyle.
2:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - With its high-end exhibits, accessible expert advice and sophisticated project ideas, hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to attend the 66th annual Fifth Third Bank Home & Garden Show Feb. 7 to 15 at the I-X Center in Cleveland. During the 2009 event, the largest home and garden show in the country will celebrate "The Romance of France' along with a new title sponsor
2:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
All Americans are required to switch to digital television by June 12. But just what does that mean?