12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
City and community leaders have scheduled an outreach session for 9 a.m. Thursday for area workers who recently have been laid off, including Norwalk Furniture employees. The meeting will be held at the Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School, beginning with a one-hour presentation by various resource organizations. Following the group presentation, the speakers will be available for individual consultations with workers who have specific questions needing detailed answers.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio Edison crews remain busy restoring power today following Sunday's wind storm left thousands across the state without electricity. "We're down to about 80 customers in Huron and Erie counties without power," Gary Mortus, area manager for Ohio Edison, said at 2:30 p.m. today. "Unfortunately, it might be late Wednesday until everyone is restored."
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
With the stock market in chaos, local financial advisers say long-term investments are the best bet. Kris Leonhardt, financial adviser and certified financial planner with Edward Jones, said the stock market crash will affect short-term investments, but people with money in long-term investments should be OK.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Citizens Banking Company is closing three offices in Crestline, Marion and Marysville and transferring accounts to other offices. "It's an efficiency move," said Jim Miller, president of the bank. "It will make no difference at all to the Norwalk market."
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
High winds from Hurricane Ike left about 1 million households and businesses without electricity today as schools closed and rush-hour commuters faced obstacle courses of fallen trees and intersections without working traffic signals. The wind storm on Sunday killed at least three people who were hit by toppled trees, authorities said. It could take a week for power to be restored in some areas.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
In the past two weeks I have been issued or asked to create passwords for three new accounts. That puts me at just about my limit.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Not only did Norwalk Furniture cut off insurance without notification for most employees, the company dropped the ball for at least one employee currently on COBRA. Teresa Williston has written monthly checks this year totaling more than $10,000 for insurance coverage through September, but when she tried to fill a prescription Friday she was told her coverage had lapsed.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Authorities once again are warning residents of a scam targeting elderly residents which promises reward money if the recipient sends other money first. Huron County Sheriff's Sgt. Annette McLaughlin said the victims first get a flyer or a letterhead that says the recipient has won money, but the person must first send $400. Later, the company calls the recipient saying the company will send a representative to the person's house to present the check.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - The Norwalk volleyball teams traveled to St. Joseph Academy and the varsity, reserve and freshman teams all dropped decision. St. Joseph won the varsity match 25-21, 25-23, 25-22, dropping the Ladies in Blue to 6-7 overall.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
GALION - The Edison girls' cross country captured the Division II team championship Saturday at the Galion Cross Country Festival at Amanns Reservoir. The Lady Chargers scored 82 points to outdistance second-place Rocky River at 130.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
How many of you out there have youngsters involved in beginning youth sports leagues where no score is kept and there are no winners and losers? And how many of you secretly keep score while the game is going on?
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 473 license plates adorning Michael Daniel's truck look like any other plates. But to the Attica resident, the license plates are symbolic; they represent the 473 Ohio residents killed by drunk drivers in 2007. More than 300 of the plates are formed into the shape of an American flag and the others rest on the surface.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Nearly all of the members of Paul Cummings' submarine unit came to Erie County to celebrate the Milan man's retirement Saturday after 22 years in the U.S. Navy. "Almost my entire unit was there, except (for) three," he said, saying it was difficult to put into words what it meant to him. "They're more than shipmates; they're friends.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Elaine S. Woudstra's former co-workers shared how her five-year embezzlement scheme destroyed the trust in their office. Dr. Timothy Mummert had a 16-year-working relationship with the defendant he said was "based on trust.' He said he didn't just trust Woudstra with his business, but also to baby-sit his children.
12:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The village has two new businesses in the downtown area, Wyatt's Secondhand Treasures and The New Center Corporation. Secondhand Treasures is located in the Kidd Auto and Tire building at 26 Railroad Ave. and is owned by Kimberly and Keith Conn and operated by Kimberly Conn and her sister Pauline Kidd.
12:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com MILAN Precision Paving is trying to do its part to prevent carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. The Milan asphalt paving company has received state and federal grants totaling about $60,000 toward its efforts to produce solar energy, or energy from the sun. The roughly $95,000 project involves the installation of 52 panels. The system will produce about 11,000 watts of electricity, making it the largest solar array in North Central Ohio, said David Miller, owner of Edison Solar & Wind LTD. The Milan company will be installing the system and Precision Paving will foot the rest of the cost.
12:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
By CARY ASHBY & MARY LISA BOOSE Reflector Staff Writers cashby@norwalkreflector.com, mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk Furniture stopped paying for insurance for most employees Sept. 2, but as of today had not notified workers they are without health insurance.
12:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Greenwich man must post a $17,500 bond before being released from custody in connection with stealing two vehicles Thursday. Zachery J. Foster, 22, of 6 Pierce St., was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property after Wakeman Police Sgt. Josh Milchen saw him leaving a Jeep suspected of being stolen from an Ohio 60 home. "He parked it next to another car that he had allegedly taken without permission from (an Ohio) 61 residence. When approached by Wakeman police, Foster gave Sgt. Milchen bogus information. Unfortunately, he gave someone's information whom had a felony warrant out of Huron County," Chief Tim Hunker said. After Foster was arrested, police determined that there had been multiple vehicle break-ins in the area.
12:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com For the last six months, Julie Puckett has felt some mastery over her multiple sclerosis because she can finally walk without a cane and drive herself. If Harold Puckett loses his insurance through his job as a truck driver for Norwalk Furniture, she doesn't know how the family will afford the $800 monthly out-of-pocket costs for the drug Tysabri that has brought about the miraculous change. Julie Puckett was diagnosed with primary progressive MS seven years ago, a particularly virulent form. After starting to fall in local stores and not being able to get home without help, she began using a cane.
12:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The fall hunting seasons have arrived and from this point on well into January there should be an increasing influx of fish and wild game into sportsmen's freezers. For many, this will be a long awaited source of tasty food, those whose wives are well versed in cooking such delicacies. But for some with young helpmates who know little or nothing about dealing with such exotics, or for bachelors who handle their own kitchen chores, I'd like to offer a few simple recipes that will make your day. Meals, too. Fish should be simple, but for beginners with a spatula, it's often not. Many years ago when I was newly married, I brought home a couple of dozen dandy crappie, filleted them, and handed the lot to the wife. She floured them, popped the pieces into a skillet with cooking oil and turned on the heat. The result was soft and flaccid, but the dog and cat appreciated them. The secret to frying fish is to get that skillet oil, canola or olive oil is best, good and hot, hot enough to sizzle when you drop a bit of fillet into it, add some floured or battered pieces, cook just a minute or two on each side depending on fillet thickness, and remove the crisp, brown pieces to a plate with paper towels to drain. Over cooking is a crime here, and not getting the oil hot enough is just as bad.
12:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Here are the scores from Week 4 of local high school football action Friday night (To comment on the games, visit www.fandy.com): St. Paul 63, Plymouth 0