1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Apple's store in Norwalk will close by the end of the year when the company's five-year lease for the 205 Milan Ave. building ends. "We can't weather the storm any longer,' co-owner Steve Krakomperger said.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE Village residents going out to breakfast next Saturday morning might notice some familiar faces in Monroeville's popular truck-stop restaurant on U.S. 20. Monroeville Village Council, the board of education and the park board will hold a joint informal meeting at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at Vanson's Restaurant to discuss various issues. No decisions will be made, village clerk/treasurer Bonnie Beck said. Topics of discussion will include the possible development of a baseball field at Clark Park and how to use the school district's newly acquired property from a sheriff's sale.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A theft and forgery case involving the former president of the defunct Monroeville Parent Council created a paper trail that was difficult for authorities to track. But, there finally is a conviction.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
For several months now a link to a blog created by employees of the former Norwalk Furniture Company has been featured on the home page at norwalkreflector.com. Employees started the blog shortly after the plant's travails became public in July (Can you believe it's been that long ago already?) ostensibly because of the lack of communication from management. The blog has been inactive since early October, and now that Norwalk Furniture Company is a part of this area's history, we'll be taking down the link.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County commissioners agreed to give another $22,000 to the board of elections Tuesday to cover expenses for the November election.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
For the second year, Norwalk's Clothing Bank will benefit from a gift basket auction organized by the Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce. Almost 70 baskets are already on display and Melissa James, director of the chamber, said more are coming in. The baskets are displayed at the chamber office at 10 W. Main Street. People can bid on the baskets there and final bids will be taken at the chamber's after-hours social meeting on Dec. 11 at the Elks Lodge at 2949 U.S. 250 S.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Friday will be the last day city workers will pick up leaves. After that, residents may not rake leaves into the street; if they do they will be subject to being cited to court.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County General Health District and the Ohio Department of Health will offer lead liability training at a free luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Huron County Department of Job & Family Services, 185 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk. Registration will take place 15 minutes prior to the event. There is no cost to attend. Rental property owners and managers are encouraged to attend the informational luncheon. Participants will learn about the new EPA guidelines on essential maintenance practices that were passed in April 2008. The new regulations will take effect in April 2010.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Child pornography investigations by the Wakeman Police Department have netted convictions for two defendants. Michael Latham, 28, of Nacogdoches, Texas, could face more than 10 years in a federal prison when he is sentenced early next year in Texas Federal Court.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Don't call him a snob or elitist Matt Lark's background is about as blue collar as it comes. The Norwalk High School teacher and president of the local teachers' union received harsh backlash for an earlier statement that could be perceived as demeaning to secretaries and janitors. In mid-August, in the midst of testy negotiations between the Norwalk City Schools and the Norwalk Teachers' Association (NTA), Lark was asked about the agreement reached between the board and the district's other union, chapter 269 of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE).
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Jim Lewellen is a standout even in a program with dedicated volunteers. By the end of the year, he will have delivered for Meals on Wheels for 139 days in 2008. He broke the record set last year, his own, of delivering for 100 days. Some Meals of Wheels programs are having trouble finding volunteers to deliver meals, but Huron County's program has a strong group that has even refused to take gas vouchers.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Santa will be at the North Fairfield Fire House from 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 20. There will be treats for the children. Santa's visit is being sponsored by the North Fairfield Lions Club.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Peaches the therapy pony arrived in the FTMC Kids' Place for Therapy and Learning just in time for the annual pediatric therapy Christmas party Tuesday. Dr. Teresa Ghazoul, who organized the Metamorphosis fund-raiser last spring which helped fund Peaches, unveiled the therapy pony as its creator Frank Lovato, Jr. looked on. Joyce Hill, FTMC's director of rehabiltation, said the pony's name was chosen because Ralph Walcher, who donated money for the hospital's rehab center, grew peaches on his North Fairfield farm. "Because the Walcher family was well-known for their peach farm, we thought it would be a great way to recognize them for their contribution to our community," Hill said.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Area wrestling fans will not be watching the nation's No. 1 ranked 125-pound high school wrestler, Monroeville's Logan Stieber, for at least eight weeks. The two-time state champion broke the meta-tarsal bone in his left hand at a practice session Friday morning.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Double your order. Do it now ... If I were you, I would not only be a customer but understand this is a company you should be with the next 100 years." It was a great day, it seemed, at the time. Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher was in Norwalk this summer announcing the purchase of Norwalk Furniture by IRG and Blackbird.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com The trick is to dress warm and be patient, said 20-year deer hunter Mike Speer. Perhaps that explained why, in the early going Monday, the first day of Ohio's deer gun season, things were quiet at the West Side Sunoco deer checking station in Norwalk. As of about 10 a.m., only one hunter had come in to check his deer. And at Fisher's Market by Valley Beach, three hunters came by Monday morning. After 10 a.m., a number of hunters stopped by the West Side Sunoco, their kills resting on the back of their trucks.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Auditor Roland Tkach has been awarded with the Distinguished County Auditor award, presented by the County Auditors' Association of Ohio. The award recognizes county auditors who have completed 100 or more hours of continuing education during their term of office.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
BOWLING GREEN On the University's campus, students of all ages have discovered the wonder of time travel without The Magic School Bus. Nestled right next to Common's Marketplace and Kohl Hall is a little red schoolhouse, built in 1875 in Norwalk. The schoolhouse was transferred to the university in 1975 and became a living history museum for schools in the area and education majors. The building was located at the edge of a farm property in Huron County and was already 100 years old before they started moving it brick by brick, said Deb Leuck, secretary to the Dean of Education. It took nine full weeks to completely restore the center on the University's campus. "Only 12 colleges or universities in the whole United States have this type of schoolhouse on its property," she said. "It was a great gift for all kinds of students and helps make our education programs a little more unique."
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Remember passing notes in school? In retrospect, of course, they were innocent little missives essential to relieve the boredom of school and enhance our interpersonal growth.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dick Gaither, a nationally renowned motivational speaker and employment professional, will hold a seminar on resumes and interviewing from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Main Street School. The meeting is open to anyone 18 or older and is geared to help people looking for a job or facing layoffs prepare for a job search.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Mayor Chris Hipp has won one fight to continue a 1 percent income tax for residents, but he still faces an uphill battle. Hipp needs one more vote from council to approve the continuance of a 1 percent income tax as an emergency if at least 36 local voters object to the village council's decision this week to override a public vote rejecting the tax.