10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Don't look now, but four Norwalk High School graduating seniors could become famous entrepreneurs one day. For them, it's not just an empty dream they've built a device that could catapult them to fame within the gaming industry. Recall, for a moment, the convenience of a rotating musical CD disc changer.
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk school board approved one-year contracts for nine teachers and accepted the retirement of two others during its Tuesday night meeting. The following educators will be working for the district during the 2008-2009 academic year effective Aug. 22, with their respective positions and schools in parentheses: Dustin Baker, of Perrysburg (Norwalk High School English); Amy Cornoyer, of Norwalk (Norwalk Middle School Title I); Karina Costello, of Huron (Main Street School fifth-grade science and math); Kathryn Cring, of Monroeville (Maplehurst Elementary School fourth-grade); Abigail Doss, of Monroeville (NHS intervention specialist); Heather Karshuk, of Clyde (Maplehurst fourth-grade); Julie Riley, of Norwalk (Main Street intervention specialist); Lauren Windau, of Huron (NMS seventh-grade science); and Melanie Zerman (NHS intervention specialist).
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Last week I discussed the building of the present St. Paul Episcopal Church on West Main Street in Norwalk, in 1908 and 1909. At the time the church complex consisted of three buildings - the sanctuary, the rectory to the east (razed in 2007), and Benedict Chapel to the west. The latter building was completed in 1863 for Sunday School purposes only. Platt Benedict was the major donor, so it was named for him. Behind these buildings is what remains of the "Episcopal' Cemetery. Burials took place here even before the Wardens and Vestry took official title to the land in 1828. West Main Street land is part of the Starr and Canfield Tract, which in 1828 was owned by three Connecticut men named Tweedy, White and Hoyt. Platt Benedict was their local land agent, and had decided that the present lot was the ideal location for the Episcopal parish. He allowed burials in the cemetery as early as 1819 when the two American Indians convicted of murder were hanged and then buried in the west part of the burial ground. Caroline Tice was the first local person buried there, in March 1820.
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Business continues to grow on U.S. 250 in Norwalk with a new Friendship Food convenience store and gas station slated to move in early in 2009. Norwalk Motor Sales is moving a few addresses south and the new store and station owned by Beck Suppliers will take its place on U.S. 250 next to the Goodwill store.
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Bethany Dentler, Norwalk's economic development director, hopes this area can eventually benefit from wind technology that is now being used in Bowling Green. With energy costs rising, Ohio is finally starting to explore new technology to use nature to provide for the future and Bowling Green has four wind turbines to provide energy to 1,800 homes. "Ohio is so far behind the curve in developing wind energy," said Kevin Maynard, director of utilities for Bowling Green.
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Sgt. Annette McLaughlin started pursuing suspects accused of stealing scrap material last week. She ended up chasing someone who stole a county landfill truck. The green 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck was found Thursday night at a Richland County township garage on Gutherie Road, Capt. James "Jamey" Bracken said. A dispatcher's report indicates the vehicle had front end damage possibly from being driven through a front gate.
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Sheriff's deputies and state fire marshal investigators are probing the stolen car that caught fire along the western edge of the New London Reservoir. One suspect has been arrested while his passenger remains at large. Visitors in the 2700 block of Omega Road reported the theft of their 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier about 10 a.m. Monday. Capt. James "Jamey" Bracken said the victims suspected it happened several hours earlier. The car was recovered about 12:30 p.m. near the railroad tracks intersecting Townline Road 79.
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
The former bookkeeper of a rural Norwalk church was ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution Tuesday for embezzling money for three years. Glen D. Merritt Jr., 35, of Turkey Creek, Ky., pleaded guilty April 28 to attempted grand theft for the incidents between May 2004 through May 2007 involving Reigning Word Fellowship Church.
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
BY DON HOHLER Reflector Sportswriter mgreco@norwalkreflector.com MANSFIELD Local senior professional Gary Wilkins finished birdie-birdie to pass Cleveland pro Mark Writtendorf with two holes left to win his second Northern Ohio PGA Senior's event in 2008. His 1-under par 71 gave him a one shot win over Shaker Heights professional Tom Fussaro.
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio Lending Network, LLC, has gone out of business. Anyone with questions regarding this business can send inquiries to Ohio Lending Network, P.O. Box 389, Wellington, Ohio 44090.
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
There is no connection with the recent salmonella outbreak linked to three types of tomatoes and the salmonella outbreak last month at the Casa Fiesta restaurant in Norwalk. "This is totally unrelated to the salmonella case we had here,' said Tim Hollinger, director of the Huron County General Health District.
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Captain James Bracken, the Republican candidate for Huron County Sheriff, is holding a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk National Guard Armory, 400 West Main Street. The public is invited for a $7 donation. "This is just an opportunity for people who haven't met me to get to know me," Bracken said, adding that he will discuss any issues that people have questions about. He said he decided to hold the fundraiser at the armory, beside the Norwalk Legion, because his two sons recently joined the National Guard and are now training at Fort Benning, Ga.
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two more arrests were made Wednesday in connection with the stolen car that caught fire along the western edge of the New London Reservoir earlier this week. Co-defendants Brandon J. Morrison, 19, of Ashland, and Ryan E. Frydrychowski, 18, of Mansfield, were expected to have a bond hearing this morning in Norwalk Municipal Court on a charge of receiving stolen property. Morrison's first cousin, Alan Morrison Jr., 19, of 343 Ohio 60, Greenwich, remains in custody at the Huron County Jail on grand theft of an automobile. He has been unable to post 10 percent of a $5,000 bond.
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
SHILOH - It was just too important to tear down. Just too many memories. The old Shiloh Elementary School will not be torn down, thanks to the efforts of Mayor Christine Donnersbach, Shirley Reeder and other concerned citizens.
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com With an increase in the value of scrap metal comes more criminal behavior. "It's driving me crazy. I've been pretty successful with catching some bad people," said Steve Lichtcsein, the manager of Norwalk Waste Materials Co. Lichtcsein prides himself on the family-run business making great efforts to work with the Huron County Sheriff's Office and all the police departments to catch criminals selling scrap material. The business subscribes to a national scrap theft system via the Internet that provides regional updates, often with pictures of the suspects and the material.
10:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The third annual Dam Festival will take place June 20 to 22 at Marsh Field in Monroeville. The event features a beer court, kids' zone and bounce houses, putt putt golf, clowns, mud volleyball, softball/corn hole and horse shoe tournaments, 3-point basketball shoot out, dunk tank as well as vendor and local festival food. Register for all events at the village office.
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
Bsy AARON KRAUSE Reflector Staff Writer akrause@norwalkreflector.com A year or so after complete strangers shut down Mike Moore's small business for two days, he has peace of mind, knowing it most likely won't happen again.
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A former Las Vegas resident is accused of breaking into his deceased grandmother's Monroeville home. Christopher J. Tyler, 21, most recently of 125 Monroe St., Monroeville, has denied taking anything during the Wednesday night incident on Hollister Street, Monroeville Police Capt. Jim Bond said. The officer is still trying to determine if anything was stolen. The house has been empty after Tyler's grandmother died in February.
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
JUNE 11, 1910 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 98 years ago: Their schools days are over With the commencement exercises held in the Gilger Theatre Friday evening, the members of the class of 1910, composed of nineteen young women and thirteen young men, bade farewell to public school life. The class was the fiftieth one to graduate form the Norwalk High School.
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
JUNE 13, 1910 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 98 years ago:
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
There's an unwritten policy in Hollywood against aging. But if one has to age, one should do so gracefully and never look one's true age. Harrison Ford, 65, has done just that with "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.' A few more wrinkles and gray stubble look good on the adventuring archaeologist's unshaven face. Judging from the way Jones puts on his classic fedora after it comes off early in the film, he means business.