12:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - Western Reserve school bus driver Lucy Allen witnesses most incidents of motorists failing to stop for her bus in the Townsend area. "Anyplace on (U.S.) 250, especially in Olena," the rural Norwalk woman said.
12:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A former Reflector newspaper carrier was fined $500 and sentenced to three years probation Wednesday for stealing a customer's computer tower. Andrew M. Clark, 27, of 80 Norwood Ave., Apt. 3D, was credited with serving 147 days in jail and released from custody. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also ordered the defendant to pay $33.54 to the victim for work loss. The June 6 incident happened on Walnut Street. Clark pleaded guilty Aug. 29 to attempted burglary and theft.
12:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Former Norwalk Furniture employees have been notified of the formal meetings set for qualifying for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA). The TAA offers options including weekly cash benefits, training, the Health Care Tax Credit, job search allowances, and wage supplements. Some benefits may extend to you even if you have taken another job. You must attend one of these meetings to qualify for any of the benefits. Please note: Notification packets were sent to all eligible employees (those laid off after July 23 of 2007). Packets were sent to the most recent address on file at the old Norwalk Furniture.
12:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
An ex-client of Huron County Public Defender George Ford is accused of assaulting the attorney Monday outside of the Huron County Courthouse. Ford said he the court accepted his motion "about five minutes earlier" to withdraw from the civil suit in which his former client is suing a bank. The 65-year-old man is the plaintiff in the civil matter.
12:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Having known both candidates since their entrance into law enforcement and having been their supervisor for several years, I am well aware of their qualifications, work habits and ethics. I therefore urge you to vote for Dane Howard for the office of Sheriff. James R. VanHentenryck Retired Captain Huron County Sheriff's Office
12:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
I am writing to express my support for Gary Bauer, the most qualified and most experienced candidate for Huron County commissioner. Mr. Bauer has demonstrated his commitment to the improvement of this county for more than 30 years. He is a dedicated citizen who has earned our support and vote on Nov. 4. During his time as a teacher at Monroeville High School he gave countless young adults the opportunity to learn to be outstanding citizens. As Huron County extension agent he continued to enrich the community and support our agricultural heritage. Finally, as a member of the Norwalk School Board, he helped to lead the way to financial security of the district. Mr. Bauer has been a conscientious leader as a Huron County commissioner. He is committed to making every dollar go as far as possible for the betterment of our country. He and the other county commissioners have worked together to improve Huron County, seeking to maintain and improve our county economy and services. Rachel Webb
12:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Shame on you Norwalk Reflector for printing such an outrageous, inflammatory lie as someone's opinion quoted on the front page no less that Obama is Muslim. Obama is not Muslim. Obama has never been Muslim. Karen you cannot believe everything you see on television. Tom Hanks did not really meet John F. Kennedy in the movie "Forrest Gump" either. If you are not voting for Obama because you believe everything you read, I encourage you to at lest attempt to get the facts. Please take 10 minutes and go to an independent web site on the Internet such as FactCecker.com. But I should caution you while you are on the Internet you really can't make $5000 a month stuffing envelopes from home or buy a cure for cancer for $29.95 a bottle. Sherry Williams Norwalk
12:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council approved a $225,000 loan to the new Norwalk Custom Order Furniture company, extended the moratorium on outdoor furnaces and changed the regulations on snow removal at Tuesday night's meeting. The loan will be for seven years at two percent interest.
12:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Carrie Light constantly relives the phone call. It was her 9-year-old nephew, Dalton Brooks.
12:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
A man was sentenced to eight months in prison Tuesday for selling crack cocaine on Plank Road. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the transaction involving defendant Jesse J. Whitt, 50, of Mansfield, was a "very small sale" when there was a "large amount of cash was seized." Leffler estimated it was $5,500.
12:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Both Norwalk and Willard will end the 2008 football season Friday at Flashes Field. The Truckers are 0-9 overall, 0-6 in the Northern Ohio League.
12:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jackie Pruitt was pleased she was able to give back to the Ronald McDonald House in Toledo. The Norwalk mother was there twice in a month after her daughter was born May 29, 1998 with a skull fracture.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Towne and Country Players, Inc., a nine-county regional performing arts organization based in Norwalk and Clyde, announces its 43rd season of concerts and performances. Ohio State University will kick-off the schedule with "Glee Club Mania" under the direction of Robert Ward and his 180-member Men's and Women's Glee Club at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Norwalk High School Performing Arts Center. The Parma Symphony Orchestra and the Towne and Country Singers will team up for "Christmas!" at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Norwalk High School Venue. A pre-show finger-food buffet, hosted by EHOVE Culinary Arts students, is optional and begins at 6:30 p.m. "Benny, Duke, Glenn & Tommy," a big-band tribute, will be presented by the Cedarville University Instrumental Department at 3 p.m. March 15 in the new Clyde High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets for all events are available at (419) 668-1641 and range from $12 to $15. V.I.P. upgrades also are available.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The race to be the next Huron County sheriff could be the equivalent of a civil war. After all, two long-time co-workers Jamey Bracken, of Wakeman, and Dane Howard, of New London, want your vote to be the county's top law enforcer. Both candidates have said tackling the area drug problem is a concern.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
This is one list where you don't want to be on top. Huron County had an unemployment rate of 10.2 percent for September, the fifth highest in the state, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (JFS) said today. Only Pike (10.7 percent), Morgan (10.6), Meigs (10.5) and Van Wert (10.5) counties had higher unemployment rates than Huron County.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
For some, this weekend marks the end of the high school football season. But for others, the possibility of playoff football exists.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
I've become a big fan of the "People at Work" feature the Reflector publishes on Mondays. Some of the subjects give some pretty witty responses to the mostly inane questions we put to them. One of the questions is, "What is your guilty pleasure?" Were that query put to me, I'd have to admit that it's television. I watch a lot of television. I try to make it mostly good television sports, politics, news, history and movies, but I do watch some fluffier fare as well, like King of the Hill, The Simpsons and Southpark. I find the animated character much more smart and sophisticated than the "real" people on the reality shows and sitcoms that populate the tube.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The city has more than half the funds needed to build a soccer complex, city manager Brian Humphress told city council Monday. With recent donations and a number of pledges, the city has received more than $93,000 toward the future complex, Humphress said. The total cost is estimated at $211,000, which would include drainage, grading of the property, a parking facility and restroom facility and regular equipment.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
I went through the drive-through Monday and something hit me like a triple burger with extra onions and a large order of fries. The price of fast food isn't cheap. I noticed a "value' meal with a double-decker burger (and special sauce), fries and a drink was $5.19. I just about flipped my McLid.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
In just its fifth year, Main Street School has won the distinction of being named a School of Promise by the state department of education. Kirk Pavelich, principal of the school, said the honor shows the strides the school has made since it's inception. Only 146 schools across the state received the honor this year.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
NAME: Kimberly A. Torres (Kimberly Ann Torress) AGE: 28