3:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
LYME TOWNSHIP - Native Americans from many tribes came together at Lyme Village over the weekend to share their heritage and culture. Quietheart and Joyfulheart, Cherokee sisters known to the broader world as Vedda Potts, of Michigan, and Naomi Dyson, of Cincinnati, enjoyed the chance to wear their regalia and talk about their heritage.
3:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
I've often heard people say there is nothing for kids to do in Norwalk. Are you kidding me?
3:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Another resource forum for unemployed workers will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Fisher-Titus Learning Center at Norwalk High School. Participants will receive a bag of resource materials and topics will include information on job searches, resumes, financial assistance for training and education, budgeting, foreclosure information and health insurance information. Drawings for local gift certificates and two Indians tickets will be held at the event.
3:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON A large crowd turned out Monday for the service in Memorial Park to hear Sue Majzun give the Memorial Day address. A retired major in the Air Force Reserves, Majzun said she came from a military family that included a father who retired from the Air Force a four-star general, who is now a professor at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. She has a brother who is in the military in Germany and another who was a pilot stationed in Italy who was killed when his plane crashed in the Adriatic Sea, and both her sisters married men in the military. Also, she has a nephew who is a cadet at the Air Force Academy. She said, "I am proud to be an American and proud of my family," and she described Memorial Day as a time to remember the men and women "who took pride in their country and in their ability to make a difference."
3:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Even in this shaky economy, local car dealerships have survived the ax from recent Chrysler and General Motors cuts and report good sales figures. Norwalk has three major dealerships offering both new and used cars - Baumann Auto Group, Don Tester and Kasper Auto Group.
3:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Greased lightning will strike, reindeer will fly, ghosts will pop up, hand-made puppets will strut their stuff, a Royal Ball will beckon and church basement ladies will gather for good times and bad. Sandusky State Theatre Executive Director Thomas T. Kazmierczak III announced the theater's 2009-2010 season Thursday. And judging from the shows he has arranged for next season, it appears Kazmierczak is staying true to a formula outlined in the theater's five-year plan: Shows for youth, adults, tourists and seniors.
3:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
As America prepares for another Memorial Day, veterans groups stress the original meaning for the observance - to honor Americans who died in wars in service to their nation. Memorial Day was first officially observed in 1868, after General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, ordered flowers placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
3:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - Clester Inmon, a member of Greenwich Village council and owner of Country Market, faces a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct in Norwalk Municipal Court for voicing threats against another Greenwich business owner earlier this month. Arraignment for the minor misdemeanor will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Inmon faces a maximum fine of $150.
3:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - Entertainment doesn't get any meatier than this. After you attend this four-day sizzling extravaganza, you can really rub it in those who decided to attend a leaner event.
3:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Business leaders stepped forward to fill in the void left by the closing of Roeder Harley-Davidson and Ohio Bike Week is back on track. "What only 48 hours ago seemed insurmountable has changed considerably thanks to community partners," said Steve Ernst, one of the organizers of the event.
3:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
For many families, finding something good in the economic mess is probably like trying to find a pea in a disposal full of junk. But if you dig hard and long enough, as Kathy Peel has done, you'll find a neat benefit of the ailing economy.
3:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
AURORA - Get ready to kick off a summer full of splashes when Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom waterpark opens this weekend for the 2009 season. The park will offer a special combo ticket featuring admission and a meal voucher for families looking to save money, and on Saturday, Alex Raz, an accomplished 11-year-old guitarist, will play the national anthem.
3:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Native American crafts, history and customs will be celebrated at Lyme Village this weekend at the annual Native American Heritage Days. Seven Eastern Woodland and five Western tribes will be represented at the two-day event. The village, on Ohio 4 east of Bellevue, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children age 4 to 12. Children 3 and under will be admitted free. "This is a family affair. We'll have close to 75 or 85 native families there. It is very educational," said Edgar Shelly, co-chairman of the event.
3:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
Area young people looking for a summer job can apply for employment through the county. The Huron County Summer Stimulus Youth Jobs Program aims to assist about 150 youth with pre-employment training and a job. To qualify, applicants must meet Workforce Investment Act eligibility criteria including age, a defined barrier to employment and income requirements.
3:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
Whether they putter around with projects in their garage or become professional carpenters, 14 students are now learning the fine points of woodworking in advanced classes at Norwalk High School. One section of the course has just four students, while the other has 10. Teacher Chris Jackson said he's watched the students mature over the years and is pleased with their progress.
3:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Milan Elementary Principal Cheryl Steris was summoned to the gym to investigate a sewer-like odor. Steris told the summoner a maintenance person could probably find the source and then mask the smell.
3:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
With city offices closed for Memorial Day, trash, recyclables and yard waste pickup will be delayed by one day next week. All public offices will be closed Monday. The Norwalk Reflector will not publish an issue Monday.
3:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The sign in front of the business read: Eaglet's Cafe: Menu. See our specials inside... The word "specials" could have referred to the muffins, gingerbread cookies, doughnut holes and fresh fruit neatly set out. But "specials" could also have referred to the 16 Monroeville Elementary first graders whose poems will be published in the anthology "A Celebration of Young Poets."
3:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
The slight increase in sales tax the county enjoyed for April has been wiped out by an almost 15 percent downturn in May. "I'm concerned. I'm very concerned," said Roland Tkach, county auditor. The $3,264 increase of April 2009 over the same month in 2008 is just a drop in the bucket compared to the $90,957 drop in sales tax revenue from May 2008 to this year.
3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley sat expressionless in Huron County Juvenile Court. Throughout Monday's hearing, he looked straight ahead as his parents sat directly behind him. The only time he uttered a word was to tell Judge Timothy Cardwell he understood his rights and the charges against him.
3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
City Engineer Josh Snyder said Tuesday the criteria used to award federal stimulus funds is flawed. "The scoring is wrong," Snyder said after the city council meeting. "They were rewarding people who didn't spend the money and let things go to pot." He was referring to six big water projects awarded to Put-in-Bay, while Norwalk's three water projects were rejected.