11:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Job & Family Services is setting up a meeting, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, to help Norwalk Furniture employees apply for unemployment benefits while the local plant is closed. Bethany Dentler, Norwalk economic development director, said local and state officials are scrambling now to both find relief for the displaced workers and get the company back in business.
11:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol is investigating an Ohio 113 crash involving two motorcycles Saturday evening. The two-vehicle crash happened at Bellamy Road in Berlin Township. <p><em>Read the rest of this story in <a href="http://activepaper.olivesoftware.com/Default/Skins/Norwalk/Client.asp?Skin=Norwalk&amp;Daily=NRWK&amp;AppName=1">Today's Reflector</a>...</em></p>
11:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - Mmmm, mmmm good that was the consensus Saturday of local residents who sampled the gourmet fare offered by more than 30 nationally-acclaimed chefs at the 2008 Food & Wine Celebration in rural Milan. More than 1,200 people crowded in the tents set up at the Culinary Vegetable Institute on Ohio 13. The event was a fundraiser for Veggie U, the educational arm of The Chef's Garden, a farm run by Bob Jones, Sr., and his sons Lee and Bobby. The farm has established an international reputation for growing microherbs and specialty vegetables for gourmet restaurants without the use of pesticides and chemicals.
11:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Angela Sergent said her husband, Matthew, could be laid off permanently any moment from his job as a press operator at Tenneco in Milan. The economic situation at the company is rough, the 31-year-old New London resident said. Therefore, she said she can identify with the Norwalk Furniture employees who do not have a job today after the company suspended operations indefinitely Friday.
11:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
The St. Paul football team has been busy this summer, preparing for the upcoming season. Youth camp for grades five to eight concluded Thursday.
11:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Donald Hart, 55, 1586 Snyder Road, Willard; persistent disorderly conduct; conviction date: July 1; fine, &#036;150; costs, &#036;68.52; jail, 10 days, 10 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 60 days. Federico F. Flores, 31, 304 W. Pearl St., Willard; disorderly conduct and intoxication; conviction date: July 1; fine, &#036;100; costs, &#036;50. L. Michelle Moore, 41, 80 1/2 N. Foster St., Norwalk; disorderly conduct and intoxication; conviction date: July 1; fine, &#036;100; costs, &#036;50.
11:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk City Schools Alumni Association will hold its second annual reunion from 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at Norwalk High School. Special recognition will be given to the graduating classes of 1938, 1948, 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988 and 1988. On display will be group photographs from the school archives of many past graduating classes. Alumni who attend the reunion can purchase the photos. Admission is free and no reservations are required. The dress code is casual. Light refreshments will be available. "The reunion is open to all Norwalk High School alumni as well as anyone who attended Norwalk City Schools at any time. We also welcome former and present administrators, teachers, non-teaching staff and board of education members, past and present," said alumni association president Bob Mitchell.
11:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com It isn't pretty math. Summer weather + high gas prices = more motorcycles and scooters on roads = more accidents. Area safety officers said the increasing number of cycles combined with increased highway congestion and construction projects can mean disaster for individual riders. "There's no fault many times," said Lt. Jim Bryan, of the Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol, citing a 2007 motorcycle accident in Huron County when a deer ran into the driver's path. Cyclists and scooter riders are simply more vulnerable than motorists in cars, he said.
11:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
While most of the country was celebrating the Fourth of July, eight people were on the wagon. Eight friends traveled in covered wagons and made stops at eight different Amish homes in Wayne and Holmes counties.
11:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - More than 200 chefs and dozens of others from the culinary world flocked to rural Milan Friday to take part in the 2nd annual Chef Summit organized by The Chef's Garden. Lee Jones, the farmer who created Chef's Garden, The Culinary Vegetable Institute and Veggie U, invited chefs from across the nation to come to his property to share and learn. One chef even made a trip from Germany to attend.
11:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
Hundreds of students graduated from the various high schools in Huron and Erie counties in 1986. And think how much they have contributed to our society in the ensuing 22 years.
11:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Furniture officials announced late Friday night operations at plants in both Norwalk and Cookeville, Tenn., are suspended until further notice. "As we continue our business restructuring efforts in discussions with our lender, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend operations effective Monday,' a notice to employees stated. Employees were told they should not report for work Monday.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
New London head varsity football coach Brent Besancon has announced the starting date for two-a-day practices. Practices will begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
While most of the country was celebrating the Fourth of July, eight people were on the wagon. Eight friends traveled in covered wagons and made stops at eight different Amish homes in Wayne and Holmes counties.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Since the Maple City Heritage Festival last took place two years ago, Norwalk has been festival-free. The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department is going to change that with Baines Party in the Park, which will be held Aug. 22 through 24. This is the only Norwalk festival at this point,' said Recreation Director Joe Lindenberger. "We thought we'll have the softball tournament, add to that and get the family involved.'
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Three Norwalk teens got a few minutes of 'anonymous fame' this summer when the Cleveland Indians used a picture of them cheering for their team on a program and a billboard at the stadium. Andy Smith, Thomas Hackathorn and Alex Simon saw a team photographer when they went to a game last summer and he told them he'd take their picture the next time they cheered. They were attending the game with their classmate Andrew Missler and dads Joe Missler and Bob Simon.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
By EMILY ANDREWS Reflector Intern news@norwalkreflector.com Since the Maple City Heritage Festival last took place two years ago, Norwalk has been festival-free. The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department is going to change that with Baines Party in the Park, which will be held Aug. 22 through 24.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS The National Federation of Independent Business has endorsed the candidacy of Terry Boose for the Ohio House of Representatives. The NFIB/OH represents more than 25,000 members throughout the state of Ohio. "I am honored to have the support of NFIB," said Boose. "From Bloomville to Amherst, the 58th district is filled with small businesses and I'm pleased to have the support of so many of its members." Terry Boose, candidate for the 58th House District, is employed as a controller at Norwalk Concrete. Boose currently is the fiscal officer for Norwalk Township and has previously served two elected terms as a county commissioner. Terry and his wife Mary Lisa have raised their four children in Norwalk. "I am looking forward to working with the members of NFIB and to be an advocate for issues affecting all businesses," said Boose.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Tension filled Premiere Theatre 8 as on-screen, The Joker (the late Heath Ledger) put a knife in a gangster's mouth and told the crime boss how the clown-like villain got the scars on his face. That is the power of Ledger's chilling Clown Prince of Crime in "The Dark Knight" terrifying, charismatic, methodical, random and hysterical, sometimes all at once. Thanks to The Joker, the body count is high in the highly anticipated "Batman Begins" sequel. In real life, there was another high body count, with two standing room-only midnight showings in Norwalk. Several fans sported Joker or Batman T-shirts. One Monroeville resident, Alex Bird, put two small Batsymbols on her cheeks and wore a Batgirl Halloween costume, complete with a yellow utility belt and waist-length, black cape.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
The exact cause of last week's Cline Street fire could remain a mystery. "There are times we never find the actual cause, so it's possible we will not find out what caused this one," Norwalk Fire Chief Doug Coletta said this morning.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County health department is holding a car seat safety check with certified technicians from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays by appointment at the Huron County General Health District, 180 Milan Ave. The safety check is for anyone with children in a care seat or booster seat and is being held to help protect children in case of a car accident. During the safety checks, the technicians teach parents and caregivers how to properly install their child's car seat. It is important that parents come with the vehicle in which the child restraint is usually installed, the child restraint and the child for the safety inspection. Also, bring the manuals for the child restraint and the vehicle if you have them. There will be other opportunities available for car seat safety checks throughout the year if Tuesdays do not work for your family. Call the health department at (419) 668-1652, ext. 230, check out the Web site or look in the paper for upcoming events.