3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Buying local helps Huron County finances and the January sales tax figures show residents are trying to boost the economy. "I've heard on the street some people are getting the message to buy locally. This proves that," Huron County Commissioner Larry Silcox said of the increase the county is getting from 2009 sales compared to 2008 sales.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
When it came to the love of Norwalk, there was no race - and it was never a contest. Bill Bader Jr. and his crew at Summit Motorsports Park kicked off the 2009 drag racing season Saturday but not before honoring late Norwalk Mayor Louis Frey.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Teacher Kacey Opper got the idea to bring in Martha Roesch and Lori Wagner, grandmother and mother to two of her students, after reading an answer on a survey she gave. In a questionnaire for each student, the St. Paul educator inquires about a person's first memory of food.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
An accused pharmacist robber is now under constant supervision at the Huron County Jail after being hospitalized this weekend for hiding the stolen Oxycontin pills in his own body. Authorities said Friday's incident is the second in as many days for prisoner Kurtis J. DeWitt, 23, of 25 Bank St. Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said the inmate, who already was in isolation, told him the stolen pills had been placed in his rectum when police had his home surrounded Wednesday night after the robbery.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
LYME TOWNSHIP - Madge Lehnert had only taught at Lyme School once a week for a year in 1946. But Lehnert, who at the time was quitting her music teaching job at Lyme to get married, was still sad. The students' parents and farmers near the rural Bellevue school had been so supportive; if she needed supplies for her classroom, all she had to do was ask somebody in the community and they would deliver.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY The Sandusky State Theatre will hold auditions for its 2009/2010 season from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 5 and 6 at the theater. Call backs will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 7. Staff will hold auditions for the following: "Grease," "Mario and Mary's Wedding" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer." All roles are open to the public. The theater is seeking performers ages 15 to 75. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing 16 measures of a song that sells their talent. Readings will be provided. "Mario and Mary's Wedding" show dates will be June 5, 6, 12, 13 as well as July 9-11. "Grease" will be on stage from July 23 to Aug. 2 and "Rudolph's" show dates will be Dec. 10 to 12.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Since becoming part of Commercial Vehicle Group, we have stepped up our efforts to become even greener. As a long time manufacturer of heavy truck cab chassis it's a fair question we weld, we grind, we sand, we paint and we assemble metal into truck cabs. How green can that be? Like many other companies, we already do the easy stuff, like recycling copier paper, batteries, light bulbs, and such. But there is other industrial greening we've been up to.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com 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." "They were conveyed to others in the jail," Clifford said, but declined to say how many prisoners that might involve.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
April 18, 1935 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 74 years ago Faithful dog guards coat of master If any one sees a small man wandering about Norwalk or vicinity in his shirt sleeves, Police Chief R. Remington should be notified.
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
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
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.