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
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
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
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.
3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
This morning was the beginning of a tough day at Norwalk High School. A 17-year-old junior died of an apparent suicide at her home Tuesday night. The Norwalk Police Department received the call at 11:03 p.m. Chief Kevin Cashen said there were no indications of alcohol or drug use. He declined to say if there was a suicide note.
3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Monday released its annual Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Statistics Report. The report details the PUCO's role in highway-rail grade crossing safety and provides current and historical crossing data. There were three accidents involving trains last year in Huron County, including one fatality.
3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Uptown businesses and more than 80 vendors hope the predictions of balmy weather for Saturday prove true so the Treasure Hunt that attracted more than 1,000 people last year will be even more successful this time around. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Listen to the 9-1-1 call Calvin Riley made while surrendering to authorities in Tennessee by clicking this link. The tapes were provided by WTVC-TV, NewsChannel 9 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The school district will save an estimated $250,000 through cuts for next year that have been enacted, Superintendent David Stubblebine said. The following are the cuts Stubblebine announced at Monday's school board meeting: Roughly 30 supplemental contracts will not be filled, new textbook purchases are postponed, new technology purchases are postponed, no field trips, department funds will be cut 50 percent and professional development will be reduced by two-thirds.
3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com A new food pantry is open two days a week at 2 Seminary St. to help families in Norwalk and Monroeville. Mary Clark, of United Hearts Life Mission Center, said when the group learned of the county's 18 percent unemployment rate a couple of months ago they decided to start helping out in this area. They will be in Norwalk every Monday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a lunch break from 12:15 to 1 p.m. each day. Clark said they ask people to make appointments because they have a small waiting room. Appointments can be made by calling (419) 668-2596. When a client comes to pick up supplies, Clark said they can schedule their next month's visit at the same time.
3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Roeder Harley-Davidson's doors may be shut, but Ohio Bike Week events will still go on at the Perkins Township property and organizers hold out hope that the store's doors may be open for the event.
3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Northeast Ohio gas prices rose 1.1 cents this week. The average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline is currently $2.319 at the pump. According to the AAA Fuel Gauge, gasoline and oil prices resumed their climb on optimism for the economy and in advance of the summer driving season. Crude oil prices alone jumped over two and a half dollars to pass the $59 per barrel mark. At the close of trading on Monday oil prices stood at $59.02 per barrel.
3:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
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