2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Note to Randy, Paula, Simon and the new chick: Your job isn't as easy as it looks on TV. I was a judge Saturday for the Miss Maple City pageant at Norwalk High School. I've been to most of the 18 local Miss Maple City pageants, but never front and center with the weight of the world (not really) on my shoulders. Sixteen young women competed for the title and a chance to move on and compete for Miss Ohio in June.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The hunt is on for a new football coach at Norwalk High School, and director of student activities Dave Rehnborg said "about 25 or 26" already have applied for the job. "We'll collect resumes until the end of the month," Rehnborg said this morning. "In the past we hired Jeff (Cole) in April and we'll shoot for the same thing."
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker is on medical leave for an undisclosed reason. Wakeman Mayor Chris Hipp confirmed the move this morning, but declined to elaborate because he said it was a personal issue.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bill Ommert, Huron County Emergency Management Agency coordinator, is keeping a close eye on the county's waterways. "At this time, it looks like we're in good shape,' Ommert said. "But I believe there will be some ice jams. Just how much and where we don't know.'
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville Mayor Sharon Miller is expected to appoint rural Norwalk resident Tony Ames to be the next village administrator at today's 7 p.m. meeting in the American Legion meeting room. Clerk/treasurer Bonnie Beck said council received more than a dozen applications and interviewed six people before deciding on Ames, who was unavailable for comment for today's paper.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
An Ohio State University Mansfield social work class, which includes a couple Huron County residents, is not letting a vandalism incident on Martin Luther King Jr. Day go by quietly. The class, along with on-campus student groups, will hold a peace rally at 4 p.m. today in Mansfield's downtown square to denounce the vandalism.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Keith Diebler does not worry about thing he has no control over. And that includes the fact that his Upper Sandusky Rams will be moving to a new league in two years.
2:20 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.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Senate today approved President Barack Obama's giant economic stimulus measure, part of a string of powerful government steps that could marshal close to $3 trillion in taxpayer and private money to revive the collapsing national economy. The 61-37 vote by the Senate was a key victory for the president but sets up difficult negotiations with the House, which passed a slightly different version than the $838 billion bill approved a week ago today.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Due to a personnel shortage, the four members of the Norwalk Police Department detective bureau were assigned to road patrol "on an infrequent and limited basis," according to the police annual report. The detectives also were assigned to work Monday arraignments in Norwalk Municipal Court.
2:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
First redesigned one-cent coin in 50 years to be launched at Lincoln's birthplace HODGENVILLE, Ky. The U.S. Mint on Thursday with introduce the first redesigned penny in 50 years at the National Park Service's Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site here in Hodgenville. The event held on the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth includes a coin exchange in which the public can exchange their currency for pennies bearing the new design. The United States Mint is mandated by Title III of Public Law 109-145 the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 to put into circulation a series of four different pennies in recognition of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth and the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln cent.
2:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Severe ice storms hit south-eastern portions of Ohio and northern Kentucky on Jan. 30, causing widespread power outages across the region. Two local utility workers assisted with the clean-up. Ice-laden trees and breaking limbs from the winter storm created a nightmare for electric utility crews working to restore power to consumers.
2:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Who deserves ‘Citizen of the Year' honors? The Norwalk Reflector again is naming a "Citizen of the Year' in the Firelands Area. Nominations will be taken through Feb. 13. Your letter of recommendation should be no more than 500 words and everyone nominated - along with the winner - will be featured in the Feb. 23 edition of Firelands Insight 2008. The Reflector will make a donation to a charity of the winner's choice. This will be the third "Citizen of the Year' honored by the Reflector. The first two winners were Scott Ford in 2007 and Reta Stark in 2008. E-mail your nominations to news@norwalkreflector.com, or send them to 61 E. Monroe St., Norwalk, Ohio 44857. For more information, contact managing editor Joe Centers at (419) 668-3771, ext. 234.
2:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - Introducing Abby Cadabby! The newest Muppet on Sesame Street joins Elmo, Zoe, Rosita and all of her furry and feathered friends in asking, "What do you want to be when you grow up?' as they prepare for a pageant on Sesame Street. Get ready to sing cowboy songs, ride the rails and more when Sesame Street Live "When Elmo Grows Up' performs at PlayhouseSquare's State Theatre from Thursday, Feb. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 22.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Could the music industry hear the return of The Thin White Duke? Legendary British rocker David Bowie, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 13 years ago, seems to have told his fans he's working on a new album through Twitter.com. As of Thursday, the singer had 2,937 followers on the networking Web site.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Edison and Plymouth were the top seeds at their respective sectionals as the boys' draw took place Sunday. The Chargers, 12-2 overall, await the Woodmore-Western Reserve winner at 6:15 p.m. March 6 for a Division III sectional title at the Norwalk site. Woodmore and Western are scheduled to play at 7 p.m. March 3.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The City of Norwalk this afternoon issued a floor advisory for Norwalk Creek within city limits. According to the National Weather Service, water from melting snow has caused river levels to rise across the area. Also, some movement of ice on the rivers may occur, causing minor ice jam flooding today and tonight on some streams and rivers.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The week before my father died, he and I had a conversation about what a brief visit we are all allowed on this earth. He was granted just 74 years.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bonnie Rippon doesn't measure anything when she works in the kitchen. "It's called seat-of-your-pants cooking," the Norwalk woman said. "My husband will ask, 'What's this?' (I'll say), 'Um, supper?'"
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
With job losses soaring nationwide, Senate Democrats reached agreement with a small group of Republicans Friday night on an economic stimulus measure at the heart of President Barack Obama's plan for combatting the worst recession in decades. Democratic leaders expressed confidence that the concessions they had made to Republicans and moderate Democrats to trim the measure had cleared the way for its passage. No final vote was expected before Monday.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 12-year-old Willard boy entered a denial Friday to hitting his school bus driver in the face with a snowball. The Quail Creek Drive youth was charged with a fifth-degree felony assault instead of a misdemeanor because the victim was a school official. Huron County Assistant Public Defender James Sitterly said the Jan. 8 incident happened "after my client got off the bus ... at my client's bus stop."