6:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
SHILOH - It was a tragic start to the holiday break for everyone at Plymouth High School. Seventeen-year-old student Abigail Finnegan was killed Saturday morning in northern Richland County when the pickup she was driving collided with a Shiloh fire truck.
6:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Brenda Robertson feels she lost her daughter for many years. During that time, Anna Robertson hung out with the wrong crowd.
6:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dec. 23, 1914 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 95 years ago: New clock now tolls off hours The fine Christmas present for the people of Norwalk and everybody who visits the county seat is the new town clock, the hands of which began marking regular trips around the dial about noon today. The clock struck at twelve and has been tolling off the hours regularly ever since.
6:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Officers from the Norwalk police department responded to a burglar alarm at a North Pleasant Street business at 2:48 a.m. Sunday. A window was discovered broken where entry was gained, Sgt. Jim Fulton called for Det. Dave McDonough to process the scene. Officers James Montana and K-9 officer Tim Skinner along with K-9 Viper, tracked the suspects from the North Pleasant Street address through back yards on Newton, Baker, West League, Read, Ohio and Ford streets and then finally to a residence on State Street where two suspects were taken into custody. The suspects were 19-year-old Joseph Chaffee and 21-year-old Keith Bores, who were taken to the Huron County Jail to await formal charges in connection with the breaking and entering. An undetermined amount of money was taken, some of which was recovered.
6:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
SHILOH It was a tragic start to the holiday week for everyone at Plymouth High School. Seventeen-year-old student Abigail Finnegan was killed Saturday morning in northern Richland County when the pickup she was driving collided with a Shiloh fire truck. Finnegan was traveling south on Bowman Street near Kastor Road, where she lived, around 9:55 a.m. when she lost control of her 2003 Chevy pickup, trooper Amy Ivy of the Mansfield post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said. Plymouth High School Principal John Hart said he's known Finnegan for about the last three years.
6:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. James Cameron's "Avatar" crushed the box-office competition this past weekend. "Avatar" brought in $73 million, easily out-distancing second-place "The Princess and the Frog," which made $12.2 million. 1. "Avatar" $73 million, $73 million total. 2. "The Princess and the Frog" $12.2 million, $44.7 million total.
6:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
(Ralphie is visiting Santa at the department store, only he can't remember what he wanted) Santa Claus: How about a nice football? Ralphie as Adult: (narrating) Football? Football? What's a football? With unconscious will my voice squeaked out 'football.' Santa Claus: OK, get him out of here.
6:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city hall offices will close at noon Thursday for the Christmas holiday and reopen at 8 a.m. Monday. Norwalk city hall offices will be closed Jan. 1 in celebration of the new year. Friday trash pickup these two weeks will be delayed and will be collected on Saturday and Jan. 2. Christmas trees will be picked up the week of Jan. 10. Residents should place the tree on their tree lawn on their regular trash collection day.
6:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Cleveland Cavaliers star Shaquille O'Neal has the ability to become a Harlem Globetrotter "any day,' according to one former player on the squad. The compliment carries a lot of weight - it comes from not just any former Globetrotter, but legend Curly Neal, who played for the squad from 1963 to 1985.
6:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
A local official has been recognized at the state level. The County Commissioners Association of Ohio has named Huron County Commissioner Mike Adelman as CCAO second vice president.
6:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Due to the holiday schedule, next Saturday's Norwalk Reflector will be delivered in the afternoon. Reflector employees are getting Christmas night off to spend with their families but will return early Saturday to put out the newspaper.
6:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
The distribution for the Coats for Kids program will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services. Those interested should come to the front entrance. The coats will be distributed on a "first-come, first-served" basis.
6:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Kimber Pesnell is interested in photography as a hobby. She also considers herself a good conversationalist. Despite having no interest in a journalism career, the 17-year-old St. Paul High School junior is taking Ben Kline's class.
6:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Officers from the Norwalk police department responded to a burglar alarm at a North Pleasant Street business at 2:48 a.m. Sunday. A window was discovered broken where entry was gained, Sgt. Jim Fulton called for Det. Dave McDonough to process the scene. Officers James Montana and K-9 officer Tim Skinner along with K-9 Viper, tracked the suspects from the North Pleasant Street address through back yards on Newton, Baker, West League, Read, Ohio and Ford streets and then finally to a residence on State Street where two suspects were taken into custody.
6:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS Berlin-Milan Middle School will hosted a career day Friday. More than 300 students grades six through eight had an opportunity to meet in small group sessions with more than 25 professionals from the local area and the greater Cleveland area. The opening session included comments from state Rep. Dennis Murray. Following the opening session, students participated in four breakout sessions and interacted with speakers from several professions . "We are interested in putting the professionals in our community with our students in this informal setting so that these middle school students have an first hand opportunity to learn about careers of which they may not be aware," BMMS Principal Matt Ehrhardt said.
6:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
Historical figures such as Theodore Roosevelt, Betsy Ross, Thomas Jefferson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Paul Revere and Babe Ruth can now say they've all visited Norwalk, and more specifically, Maplehurst Elementary School. They all gathered in the school's gymnasium Wednesday for what was actually an historical wax museum, with third graders dressed up as individuals from history.
6:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
A juvenile accomplice in an attempted Newton Street burglary was ordered to remain in the custody at the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center. The 16-year-old Norwalk boy was charged with disruption of public service, a fourth-degree felony if committed by an adult. Huron County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Mushett said the defendant is accused of cutting the telephone wires belonging to a Newton Street man Monday.
6:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
Statistics continue to paint a gloomy economic picture for Huron County. The amount of sales tax collected thus far is $596,963, or 7.9 percent, less than last year, Huron County Auditor Roland Tkach said Thursday. The means consumers spent about $40 million less than they did in 2008.
6:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio's unemployment rate was 10.6 percent in November, relatively unchanged from 10.5 percent in October, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 5,400 over the month, from 5,104,000 in October to 5,109,400 in November.
6:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - Forget that latest income tax cut you've seen in your paychecks for the last 11 months. Lawmakers and Gov. Ted Strickland yesterday broke a long-awaited deal to patch an $851 million hole in the state's education budget by delaying for two years the final 4.2 percent installment of a total 21 percent cut set in motion in 2005.
6:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch sat down this morning and tried to set the record straight on a number of issues regarding the proposed soccer complex slated for the city's north side. Just this week, several city residents, along with planning commission member Jim Loughton, have said the city administration wasn't forthcoming on how the property was to be purchased.