3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
MAY 7, 1977 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 32 years ago: Pat Bess relieved of fine Crusty Pat Bess, the 82-year-old former Detroit police officer who has been battling with Judge Robert W. Smith over a fine levied for running an "illegal junkyard," won a partial victory this morning.
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Athletic activities such as swimming, tennis and weightlifting or everyday activities like washing walls, hanging curtains and gardening can sometimes cause shoulder injuries. "Excessive, repetitive, overhead motion is most frequently the reason for shoulder injuries," said Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Steven B. Shine of NOMS Access Orthopaedics. "Many shoulder problems involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones." Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. "It is important not to ignore shoulder pain or 'play through' the injury," Shine said. "This may only aggravate the condition and possibly cause more problems."
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Applications for state funds for downtown revitalization work should be available to Willard businesses on May 11, city manager Brian Humphress said. He estimated rehabilitation work will be underway in June, with most of the work to follow during the summer months. The city will mail application forms to downtown property business owners, Humphress said.
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Despite media reports, Huron County does not have a possible case of H1N1 flu, a variant of swine flu, according to Huron County Health Commissioner Tim Hollinger. "I don't know where that came from," he said of the reports.
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Engineering for a new Mercy Hospital in Willard is 90 percent complete and groundbreaking could happen as soon as next spring. State Sen. Sue Morano (D-Lorain) and Huron County Commissioner Mike Adelman visited the site for the new hospital Monday after Morano toured the current Mercy Hospital to visit with hospital personnel.
3:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet" Remember that ad? Those were the good old days, when the U.S. car companies ruled the world and our economy was riding high. Every UAW worker in Michigan had three cars (all American), a nice house, a boat and a summer home "up north." Weekends in Michigan meant hitting I-75 and heading up to your weekend get-away. Once you got over the Zilwaukee Bridge and crossed the Saginaw River, the rest was a snap.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
MAY 6, 1845 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 164 years ago: Samuel R. Gibb's estate Notice is hereby given that the undersigned were, at the March term of the Huron Common Pleas Court, A.D. 1845, duly appointed and qualified as Executors of the last Will and Testament of Samuel R. Gibbs, late of the township of Peru, in said county deceased. All persons having claims against said estate are notified to present them to us for adjustment within six months from this date; and all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment to us forthwith. Samuel W. Bold, Olive I. Gibbs
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE The Monroeville Board of Education, school administrators and levy supporters will gather at LynMarie's Coffee on Main Street at 9 p.m. Tuesday to await levy results. Everyone is invited. Coffee is available for purchase and people are invited to bring appetizers to share.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN A Vermilion woman injured in a Butler Road crash Friday was treated at Fisher-Titus Medical Center and released. Pamela R. Hall, 55, first went off the right side of the road in Erie County, Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. Her 2007 Chevrolet Malibu then hit the Wakeman Township sign with her right bumper, he said, and then hit three trees. The Wakeman Township sign ended up pinned between the front of the car and the last tree Hall hit. "The vehicle was heavily damaged, probably totaled," Sigsworth said.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk boy got a shock - literally - while hanging on an electric meter Saturday night at 27 Bouscay Ave. Two Norwalk firefighters were called about an electrical problem at 35 Bouscay Ave. just before 8 p.m. The first-responders determined a child had been hanging on a nearby meter, making it pull away from the base and falling. The boy picked up the meter and tried to replace it in the base.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A 15-year-old Milan Township boy currently is in custody at the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center on an allegation he raped a 16-year-old Norwalk girl Sunday. "They are apparently acquaintances at a party on Mudbrook Road in Milan Township,' Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Village council met in special session Thursday and approved New London Mayor Dar Anderson's recommendation to hire Michael J. Marko as the next police chief. Marko, a former Marine, is retired from the Cleveland Heights Police Department. He is currently a supervisor and investigator with the Bratenahl Police Department.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gas prices increased 1.1 cents this week in Northeast Ohio. However, looking at the bigger picture, motorists are paying $1.53 less than this time last year. As of Wednesday, the average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline was $1.997.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
PERKINS TOWNSHIP - Roeder Harley-Davidson was hit with more trouble Wednesday as Harley-Davidson Credit Corp. filed a lawsuit claiming $2 million in unpaid loans and late fees. Despite that suit and another filed against the Roeders' businesses Tuesday by National City Bank, Ohio Bike Week is ready to go ahead with the lead act Candlebox set to perform on Saturday, June 6.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 37-year-old Norwalk man was stabbed during a fight early Sunday morning in the parking lot of Charlie's Bar, 54 Benedict Ave. Norwalk Police Capt. Eric Hipp referred to the Hester Street victim's three stab wounds as non life-threatening, with two of them being superficial lacerations. Multiple officers were dispatched at 2:27 a.m.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville Treasurer Elise Gray said the roundtable committee set up to get community involvement in the schools is open to everyone, even if they don't support the levy on Tuesday's ballot. "We invited all citizens to join in," Gray said. "We've discussed their opinion on the levy and what direction they want the schools to go." She said Superintendent David Stubblebine wanted to continue the meetings on a quarterly basis to give people the chance to voice their opinion directly to school officials.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some gardeners are carrying around little pink cards to leave at nurseries that are still selling plants deemed to be invasive in Ohio. The card is printed with an urgent message about the need to take certain plants out of commerce. For instance, Euonymus alatus, the popular burning bush which is brilliant red in the fall, is now considered an invasive plant as it self-sows to spread far from the original plant. Another surprise is Vinca minor, a trailing groundcover plant with glossy leaves and bright blue flowers. Some popular grasses are also on that list. Nearly everyone has heard the warnings about kudzo and purple loosestrife. Another well-know baddie is garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), a plant with toothed heart-shaped leaves and little white flowers which spreads by seed. It is so prolific it can crowd out native species. And like most non-natives, no animals or bugs eat it and no fungus attacks it. Multiflora rose was planted years back as food for wildlife and for fencerows to control animals. It is a good food for the birds as an individual plant can produce up to 500,000 seeds per year. However, that is what makes it so dangerous to wild flowers and grasses; the bright little red hips are eaten by birds and spread widely with their droppings. A wetland invader is Common Reed, or Phragmites australis, a grass that reaches up to 15 feet. The big plume-like flower heads are grayish purple when in fruit. It forms large patches in ditches and along streams. To make things worse, there is a desirable native grass that looks just like it to the average gardener.
3:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN The Milan Lions Club honors Berlin-Milan Middle School (BMMS) students every month. The students are nominated by their teachers, who consider the students; academics and extra-curricular activities. The following students were recently honored: Jordan VanDootingh, daughter of Mary Bruno and Brian VanDootingh Jordan's scholastic achievements include honor roll and merit roll each quarter. She is a Power of the Pen regional qualifier and a Land Use Debate participator. Jordan is a member of Math Club, Student Council and is on the yearbook committee.
3:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
While many businesses are scrambling to come up with innovations to compete in the struggling economy, car dealerships have been doing it for years. Bryan Kasper, of Kasper Auto Group with one location in Norwalk and three in Sandusky, said he's worked with his father, Gerald, to change with the industry over the decades.
3:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The Mudbrook Road man knew something was fishy when the supposed utility worker referred to the telephone wires as the wrong thing. "He told me he was with the electric company," the resident said, but the "worker" was actually talking about telephone wires. "He didn't seem to have any understanding about electricity or telephones, either."
3:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The Character At Work program, created three years ago by a group of Norwalk women, will be cut from area schools unless new funding of $50,000 a year can be found. "We've been eliminated," said Lisa Hull, one of the program's creators, even though they were working on plans to expand into Western Reserve and New London schools. Hull worked with Lisa Fritz, Stacey Marcum and Tina Ruffing to develop the character education program they have adapted for use from first to sixth grades. The women are all part-time employees of Huron County Job & Family services and work under the guidance of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).