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
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
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
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
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
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
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
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief to communities throughout the United States. Started in 1994 by a pastor and his wife to help struggling friends and neighbors, Angel Food Ministries has grown to assisting more than 500,000 each month. "The price is unbelievable ($30 for a box, and it will feed four people for about a week)," said Becky Yassanye. "And the food is really good." The next Distribution Day is Saturday. Yassanye said she is really looking forward to October's menu, which includes ribeye steak, split chicken breast, meatloaf and brown gravy, chicken breast fajita strips, boneless center-cut pork chops, fully cooked meatballs, hot dogs, frozen carrots, California blend, vegetables, pasta, marinara sauce, Hawaiian Punch, shelf stable milk, corn tortillas, eggs, and one dessert item.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com First-graders at Pleasant Elementary learned a valuable lesson recently on safely handling dogs. Tammy Blackford, from North Coast K-9, came to talk to the students because they were focusing on dogs after reading the Frank Asch book "One Good Pup." She has been training dogs for 18 years and trained both the retired Norwalk Police dog Fazo and the new dog for the department, Viper. "I raised Viper from a little baby pup," she told the children. When they asked how she chose his name, she said she watches new puppies for a couple of weeks to decide what name fits them. She said Viper fit that puppy.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The new plant in Mexico built by Commercial Vehicle Group will have no effect on local operations for Mayflower, according to a company official. John Hyre, director of investor relations and corporate communications, said the new plant in Mexico is for another one of the 13 companies the corporation owns.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
St. Paul and Monroeville will meet for a third time this team for a berth in the Division IV district final. The Firelands Conference schools will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the convocation center. The Lady Flyers topped the Lady Eagles, 20-4, in both regular-season matches 25-12, 25-21, 25-13 Sept. 16 and 25-23, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21 Oct. 9.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The top Democrat in the county is grateful for Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, but the local head of the Republican party doesn't think it will make a difference. "We always appreciate it when a high-profile Republican endorses our candidate,' said Richard Hauser, head of the Huron County Democratic party.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Richard Marett is trying to lose weight. There's a slight problem. His friend, Craig Coon, plans to inundate him with catered food and possibly throw in some doughnuts.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
A North Fairfield woman accused of stealing almost $700 from her Monroeville employer appears to be taking her chances with a grand jury. Kimberly R. Paynter, 35, of 100 S. Main St., waived her right to a Norwalk Municipal Court preliminary hearing Friday. Judge John Ridge transferred the theft case to Huron County Common Pleas Court for a possible grand jury indictment.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
For many years, I was the self-proclaimed Acting Mayor of East Townsend. In that role, I occasionally used this space to discuss life in the Greater East Townsend-Collins metro area. At the time, our largest revenue producing business was the pay phone at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Hartland Center Road.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed an earlier ruling ordering the Ohio secretary of state to check possible voter fraud in the state so about 200,000 voter registrations will be valid. The Supreme Court did not give an opinion on whether the state is properly implementing the Help America Vote Act.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARYSVILLE - A Detroit woman wanted on a local probation violation is serving six months in prison. On Friday, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway sentenced Kimberly A. Torres, 28, to six months in the Ohio Reformatory for Women for absconding supervision since 2005.