12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Oct. 15 deadline to file a 2007 income tax return and receive an economic stimulus payment this year is fast approaching. This deadline is for the estimated 4.3 million retirees and disabled veterans nationwide who may be eligible to receive a stimulus payment but who normally don't file a tax return. It's also the deadline for the approximately 10 million people who earlier this year received extensions to file their 2007 income tax return. The IRS has accounted for nearly 80 percent of the Social Security and Veterans Affairs beneficiaries initially identified as potentially eligible. "While the majority of people eligible for a stimulus payment have filed a return, there are still about 165,000 seniors and veterans in Ohio and 34,000 in West Virginia who have not filed to claim their stimulus payment," IRS Spokesperson Eric Erickson said. The IRS sent two packages to this group which included a Form 1040A, a sample tax form and instructions for sending the tax return to the IRS. If these instructions have been misplaced, the fastest way for a taxpayer to obtain a Package 1040A-3 is to visit IRS.gov or their local IRS office. A return also can be prepared and submitted for free through Free File which is available at IRS.gov.
12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Ten-year-old Edward Morman was pleased when his family received a care basket Tuesday from Wakeman Police Officer Julianna Trunko. "We got this because of me," the autistic boy said.
12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's been almost a year since the city passed a moratorium on any new outdoor furnaces in the city and the mayor wants it extended. Mike Hemenway, who sells the furnaces, wants the city to let the moratorium expire.
12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County faces a small jump in the price of road salt, but the city of Norwalk will see an increase of 75 percent in salt costs this year. Diane Eschen, finance director, told council in a work session Tuesday the bid she received for road salt is more than $74 a ton, compared to $42 last year.
12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
GALION - Four years into the program, the St. Paul girls' golf team advanced to the district tournament. The team co-coached by Nancy Tinker and Dave Weisenberger finished second to Sandusky Bay Conference champion Edison Tuesday at Valley View Golf Course in the Division II sectional.
12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Despite Jim Gerken's assurance that COBRA insurance information was mailed last week, at least one former Norwalk Furniture employee hadn't received it as of Tuesday afternoon. In an e-mail to the Reflector, Gerken said the COBRA notices were mailed out Tuesday afternoon.
12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
I was stricken early this week with a bout of flu. As such, at home recovering, I was able to watch Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testify before some powerful senators about the $700 billion they want to bail out their buddies on Wall Street. Two other guys, apparently co-conspirators of some sort, were also offering their opinion on why it was necessary to give Paulson the money with no strings attached to do with as he sees fit.
12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - Authorities found a convicted area sex offender in Florida after the Erie County Sheriff's Office entered the Bellevue's man personal information into a national search database. Wayne M. Schnee, 52, formerly of 293 1/2 Southwest St., was arrested over the weekend on two Erie County Common Pleas Court warrants. Capt. Paul Sigsworth said Schnee was charged with absconding the supervision of the Adult Parole Authority and failing to appear for an Aug. 28 sentencing for two counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.
12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEPT. 25, 1979 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 29 years ago: EHOVE teachers ratify pact AVERY Striking teachers at EHOVE Joint Vocational School ratified a proposed two-year contract Monday and are hoping the school board will approve it tonight so they can be back in the classroom Wednesday.
12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Outdoor kitchens are becoming more and more popular and Bill Miller, of Miller's Landscaping, is finishing up with the fourth outdoor kitchen he's installed in the area. In a 2005 survey taken by the Hearth, Patio & Barbeque Association, Americans spent nearly $150 billion on home remodeling and one-third of that went toward outdoor living areas. Miller likes the idea so much he installed a model for his business and another for his home. The model at the store features a gas grill, but he chose to go with charcoal for his house.
12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Furniture has a new owner - if the deal is completed - and work could resume as early as this week. Local investors purchased the property and they are waiting for the paperwork to go through, said Jim McTevia, of McTevia and Associates, Management and Financial Consultants.
12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
FREMONT - The state Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday at Township Road 122 in Seneca County. Nathaniel A. Schroth, 21, of Tiffin, was westbound on 122 in a 1998 Ford Escort when he failed to stop at the posted stop sign on 18 and collided with a northbound 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass being driven by Evan Ebersole, 52, of Republic, said troopers with the Patrol's Fremont post.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Brad Helman, of Norwalk, tried to sell a special item on eBay recently - his vote for president. He quickly found out it was illegal to offer to sell a vote and the item was pulled from the Web site.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
The jobless rate in Huron County dropped nearly two percentage points from July to August, according to figures released by the state today. The percentage of unemployed county residents last month was 8.9 percent, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (JFS) said. That compares with the 10.7 mark in July, a number that ranked Huron County third among the state's 88 counties in terms of umployment.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - There are a new crop of New London Wildcat football players taking to the field, thanks to the efforts of parents and volunteer coaches. The Junior Wildcats are made up of fifth- and sixth-graders coached by Mike Laney. He is assisted by Chris Wise, Aaron Matthews, Gary Obermiller and Brennan Gregory.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - A call from a victim's advocate led to the Greenwich Police Department re-opening a suspected sex offense that happened about 19 months ago. That led to the indictment of a convicted sex offender. David M. Sherman, 28, of 34 Orchard St., Greenwich, faces a Dec. 2 trial on unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He has been unable to post a $20,000 bond since being taken to the Huron County Jail on Sept. 12.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Council did not shed itself of cat problems when members recently turned down the proposed ordinance regulating the animals. Resident Denver Moore, who protested the defeat of the measure at the Sept. 8 meeting, again appeared before council Monday to say he has spoken to several organizations, including the Humane Society and the county health department about the problem.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
A buyer has been found for Norwalk Furniture. Details will be published in a story on this Web site.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
All the talk heading into Saturday's showdown between Ashland Crestview and St. Paul was about the Cougars' defense. But after the smoke cleared, it was the Flyer defense that stood tall, blanking Crestview 47-0 in front of a homecoming crowd at Whitney Field.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
My grandfather was a plumber for more than 40 years. My father was a plumber for more than 40 years.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Julian Go and Kayle Mowry and were named king and queen of the 2008 Pet 'N' Pup parade this morning in Norwalk. Julian, 8, is the son of Tino and Kim Go of Norwalk and a third-grader at Pleasant Elementary.