6:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
jcenters@norwalkreflector.com AVERY "No room in the silos for all of that corn." If you are driving through Avery and see a huge pile of field corn in the parking lot of the old Wolohan Lumber Co., don't be surprised Jeff Finchum said it has to go somewhere. Finchum, owner of Central Erie Supply on Mason Road, has been dumping all of his dried corn in the parking lot for safe keeping.
6:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com This holiday season, many people are thinking of others. That's true at E's Glow Tanning Salon in Norwalk. Monday marks the beginning of the Tans for Cans program.
6:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Milan man with a suspected mental illness has been ordered to stay away from his parents after he reportedly threatened them with a samurai sword. Kenneth J. Kubeck, 43, of 2113 Seminary Road, is accused of threatening to cut his mother and father with a samurai sword Monday morning, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. "This was going on throughout the night," he said. "I believe (the complaint) was a 9-1-1 call from Mom. ... (Kubeck) was found to be intoxicated," Sigsworth said.
6:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Members of the Norwalk Lions Club are anxiously awaiting eyecare equipment to clear customs in Nicaragua. Soon after that happens, an eyecare clinic in Esteli, Nicaragua that they helped to find can open there. The Norwalk Lions have been working with Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity (VOSH), Geotrack, the Portsmouth, Ohio Lions Club and the club in Esteli. The city is located a little more than 90 miles from Managua, the country's capital.
6:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
I don't believe there is anyone in the village of Wakeman who does not feel that we need to have an income for the village council to appropriate money to keep our village in working condition. Anyone of us who is running a household or renting knows that there has to be some kind of income to pay the electric, gas, water, etc. There are always maintenance issues, whether you own or you rent, the same in the village. Last year the village voted at a general election not to renew the village income tax. Some say they were confused by the school tax. The mayor rushed to impose the tax that was just voted down because the village needs an income in order to exist. Yes, there is some money coming in from other sources but the Local Government Tax reimbursement from the state is declining as well as other sources of income. The county is scraping the bottom of the barrel. They imposed this tax that was voted down and the referendum started. Once the mayor and council got wind that this was happening, they took a step back. They said they will put the tax on hold for just one year and come back to the voters.
6:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The teenage stabbing victim didn't want his attacker to be put behind bars. On the other hand, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said he takes stabbings seriously and "asked for some prison time." Trent M. Elmer, 21, of 26A Summit St., could have faced up to 18 months in prison for stabbing a 14-year-old Norwalk boy during a July altercation near the victim's Ohio 18 home. Instead, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway sentenced Elmer to up to six months in a community-based corrections facility (CBCF), a prison which focuses on education and substance abuse treatment.
6:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com By the end of the day Friday, Schild's IGA Supervisor Wendy Gregory thought the store's "Giving Tree" yielded at least 40 meals. But that was before a story about the tree appeared Saturday in the Reflector. By Monday, Gregory had a record 57 meals to dish out to families in need. Gregory said that's the most meals in the seven years Schild's IGA has erected the Giving Tree. Each leaf represents a food item usually included in a Thanksgiving meal. Patrons pick a leaf, buy the item and leave in at the store for distribution to families in need.
6:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Middle School students participated in the Annual Canned Food Drive last week. This year the teachers turned the canned food drive into a competition among the four academic teams. Team Rockies (7th grade) brought in the most cans with 3,035. All four teams contributed a total of 8,079 cans which beat the 2008 total of 6,456 cans and the 2007 total of 7,832 cans. Teachers stressed to the students the importance of helping out in their community during these tough economic times and almost 100-percent student participation in the charitable event. "We thank all the students, parents, and community members who helped make the 2009 Norwalk Middle School Canned Food Drive a success," Dean of Students Frank Maire said.
6:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Police interviewed suspects Monday about a burglary in which the culprits stole "a significant amount of money," New London Police Chief Michael Marko said. "The people were out of town. They were out of town since Thursday," the chief said. "There actually was a safe missing from the house."
6:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
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6:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A Columbus man is behind bars in connection with stealing a purse from a Willard woman Sunday. Brian L. Golsby, 21, of Columbus, has been in custody at the Huron County Jail since being booked in at 10:35 p.m. Sunday. A corrections officer said the suspect is being held until he can post 10 percent of a $10,000 bond on the third-degree felony charge of robbery.
6:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
By many standards (at least mine), David Stubblebine is just a kid. But even at 38, the Monroeville Local Schools superintendent knows times are a changin'. It's been a good month for the Monroeville schools. Earlier, voters passed an income tax levy that will help fund the school and keep it competitive with other districts. Last week elementary teachers Robin Sweet and Brandi Goodwin showed off the new interactive whiteboards at the school, made possible by a $10,000 gift from the PTO. The elementary schools are "wired," and Stubblebine said everybody is buying into the changes.
6:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - It's going to take a lot of hard work, but the Monroeville community is sure of one thing the Jason Sparks Memorial Field at Clark Park will become a reality. Sparks, the son of Scott and Lori Sparks of Monroeville, was killed in Iraq in 2004 while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
6:33 AM Jul 26, 2010
A class of Main Street School fifth-graders impressed local accountant Phil Chester. "Boy, you guys have studied your words," he told them Monday.
6:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Advanced Computer Connections (ACC) has re-enrolled as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. That means the company has demonstrated its expertise with Microsoft Technologies. ACC also has proven its ability to satisfy the needs of its customers. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, ACC represents the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies. Gold Partners have the closest working relationship with Microsoft. "I would like to thank our staff for their dedication and our clients who have endorsed us for this certification," said Denao Ruttino, CEO of Advanced Computer Connections. "In addition to demonstrating technical competence, this Gold Partner Certification requires customer references and a high level of customer satisfaction based on surveys.
6:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE The Monroeville Football Alumni Association will hold a Black Friday Texas Hold 'Em Tournament at noon Friday at the Monroeville American Legion. There will be 10 prize pay outs, with a grand prize for $1,200. The event will feature food and refreshments, side games and raffles. Only 125 seats are available. A $50 pre-registration is required. There will be a one time $25 buy back or extra chips in the first hour.
6:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Police continue to search for a Plymouth driver and his two passengers who ran from a high-speed pursuit-related crash Tuesday night. Brandon M. Kennard, 29, of 397 Plymouth St., is accused of being the driver who sped away from the oncoming cruiser driven by Plymouth Police Officer Reggie Ganzhorn on Portner Street. The chase covered 6.6 miles and ended with Kennard losing control at the intersection of Plymouth East and New State roads before he crashed in a Huron County soybean field.
6:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Village police are interviewing suspects about a burglary in which the culprits stole "a significant amount of money,' New London Police Chief Michael Marko said. "The people were out of town. They were out of town since Thursday,' the chief said. "There actually was a safe missing from the house.'
6:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sarah Camp and Kay Kropp have a special friendship. But neither of them knew exactly what to do when the other was faced with a serious life challenge.
6:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Shop local. That's the theme heading into Black Friday. "Really, a lot of our stores started Black Friday two weeks ago, which was smart on their part," said Melissa James, executive director of the Norwalk-Huron County Chamber of Commerce.
6:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - Monroeville won the 25th annual BGSU Firelands Academic Tournament Saturday morning. It was Monroeville's first win in the annual one-day event. Monroeville finished first based on its 194 total points. St. Paul was second with 185 points and Perkins was third with 171 points.