1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com HURON The Erie Community Federal Credit Union, the Sandusky office of the FBI and the city of Huron are offering a reward for any information about the Nov. 25 armed bank robbery. To be eligible for the reward, this information must lead to the arrest of the individuals responsible. FBI Special Agent Scott Wilson, of the Cleveland office, stressed that authorities are seeking information from the general public, "who are our eyes and ears." He said anybody who saw any suspicious activity before or after the time of the robbery should call the Huron Police Department at (419) 433-4114 or the Sandusky office of the FBI at (419) 626-8383.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Fund for Huron County is accepting applications for a spring round of grants. Applications are due by March 1. The fund makes grants to Huron County non-profit agencies. Two rounds of grants will be made this year, one in March for grants and the second in November for mini-grants ($250 and under). The Fund for Huron County makes grants from a permanent endowment fund created by many donors. Contributions may be made currently, or over time, with money or appreciated assets, such as stocks and bonds. Donors of $10,000 or more may establish a named fund in their own name or honoring or memorializing someone else. It is possible to create donor advised funds in which the donor takes an active role in awarding grants. Grant guidelines and applications may be obtained by writing to P.O. Box 541, Norwalk, Ohio 44857-0541 or atwww.peoplewhocare.org under Fund for Huron County. Huron County non-profit agencies with 501c(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to submit applications for grants. Applications for grants in a wide range of charitable interests will be considered, including the arts, culture, civic affairs, education, health, economic development and social services.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Janesville Acoustics laid off 91 full-time employees Monday. Plant manager Gary Eddy said the decision was made by seniority and the employees were notified in the second or third week of December. There was no information on the longest tenure of any of the workers. "Most of them were process associates," Eddy said, also mentioning several employees were press operators.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's always been a dream of mine to do something really daring. Some guys like to skydive. Some guys like to bungee-jump. Others like to race cars or ride fast motorcycles. I think some of the rides at Cedar Point are enough. I don't like leaving the ground, but at least you are strapped in on the Magnum XL-200 or Millennium Force. The Blue Streak and Cedar Creek Mine Ride are more to my liking. I was on vacation last week and had my chance. This was my opportunity ... it was time to let it all hang out. It was time to cross the line and become a man.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com David H. Battles, who served under three Huron County sheriffs as a special deputy, was appointed to be the new county jail administrator Monday. Battles, 63, became a deputy July 5, 1970 under Sheriff John Borgia. He was a road deputy under Borgia, Tom Dunlap and Richard Sutherland. "Sometimes I was paid; sometimes I wasn't," said Battles, who worked as a detective for many years with Sheriff Dane Howard.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Imagine you're standing in a local store, eyes bouncing around the shelves and hangers and hooks for something yet unknown. It has to be perfect. You search for as long as it takes. And that time, depending on the person on the list, could be a long while. Then you see something. You reach for it and say exuberantly, "Aha! This has sister Wendy written all over it." Welcome to the moment of the "Aha!" It is more than the administrative glee of marking one more person off your list; it is the joy of finding the perfect gift. Successful training for any kind of physical goal is laden with "Aha!" moments. Perhaps you have started The Program today. You woke and said, "I am going to change my life. I am going to eat healthy. I am going to exercise. I am going to drink water instead of pop. I am going to do it. And I am going to start right now." And within seconds of arriving at work, someone announces doughnuts are in the break room. "Rats. Maybe I'll start tomorrow." Whether you pass on the empty calorie spike, or indulge in one last gorge, this is one of many critical moments inside The Program. The successful navigation of such temptations reveal the inner spirit of yourself. And if you make it safely to the other side, you will find yourself delighted, and possibly muttering, "Aha! I did it!"
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
JAN. 6, 1969 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 40 years ago: 200 Christmas trees to 'light up' skies Two hundred discarded Christmas trees will go up in flames tonight as the Norwalk Jaycees sponsor the first Twelfth Night Christmas tree burning ceremony here. The event is set for 7:30 p.m. at the rear of the Knights of Columbus home, 254 W. Main St.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY Cedar Point, the amusement park voted the "Best Amusement Park in the World" for a record 11 years in a row, is searching for talented entertainers and technicians during its annual recruitment tour. Representatives from Cedar Point will be holding open interviews and auditions to fill more than 100 jobs in the park's live entertainment division for the 2009 season. Interested candidates can apply from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Cedar Point live entertainment office. Attendees will also be considered for positions at other Cedar Fair Entertainment Company parks such as Kings Island, near Cincinnati, Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Mo., and Kings Dominion, Richmond, Va. Representatives from the Live Entertainment Division will be looking for: Performers singers, singer/dancers and singer/musicians.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
On Feb. 17, 2009, all full-power analog television broadcasts in the United States will cease and existing TV stations will begin broadcasting exclusively in a digital format. The switch to digital television (DTV) will free up frequencies for emergency uses and allow broadcasters to provide more programming for their viewers through "multicasting." As a practical matter, people will need to subscribe to a cable or satellite television service, use a digital-ready TV set, or hook up a digital converter box to an analog TV set, in order to continue watching broadcast television.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Dane Howard's first day as Huron County sheriff is Monday. He's already down one deputy. Capt. James "Jamey" Bracken, who ran against Howard in the election, will be retiring today. Bracken, a New London High School graduate, made the announcement in a three-paragraph letter to retiring Sheriff Richard Sutherland, dated Dec. 20.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
TIFFIN - Tiffin Columbian got the better of Norwalk 57-37 Saturday in a key Northern Ohio League showdown. The Truckers fell to 4-4 overall, 2-3 in the league, while the Tornadoes improved to 4-3 and 3-2.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk cook Pat Moffat picked this week's featured recipe cube steak stroganoff because it's inexpensive and quick to make. "It seems to be a man-pleaser," she said, referring to her nephew, who really enjoys the recipe. "It's a meat and potatoes thing with a little added zip. ... My girls like it, too."
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
The story about the $1.6 million in drug money that federal authorities tracked to a Huron County farm where it was found buried in metal ammunition boxes has different effects on different people. For some it is simply a titillating tale of buried treasure, not so far from their own back yard.
1:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Not only did no one complain about the $1 admission fee this year to Family First Night, several people remarked this year's event was the best yet, Joe Lindenberger said. The Norwalk Recreation director said about 750 people attended the fifth annual event, which is about the same as previous years.
1:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's time to get to work. That's what new 58th district Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) said Friday after an emotional swearing-in ceremony at Sheri's Coffee House.
1:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Baumann Auto Group Norwalk General Manager Terry Brennen says his salesmen are friendly people who want to develop good relationships with customers. After observing and listening to salesman Otis Bell for just a few minutes, it is obvious he fits the bill.
1:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
There aren't many brands of fishing available in winter, but seeking steelhead ranks high. They're big 8 to 12 pounds usually extremely hard-fighting, and if you decide to take one home, not bad eating, especially smoked. Veteran steelhead hunters know just how to catch them and even amateurs and part-timers usually know enough to bag one now and then. If there's a real secret, it's knowing when to go. Lake Erie's steelhead rivers are sometimes just perfect, green and slow flowing or clear with good visibility, but they might be iced over, especially the smaller ones, or bank full and muddy.
1:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - A Dec. 23 fire destroyed a U.S. 250 mobile home south of Fitchville, north of the CSX railroad tracks. New London Volunteer Fire Chief John Chapin said the occupants had heating problems starting Dec. 19. The furnace started working later, but the pipes underneath froze so the residents placed a supplemental heat source near the pipes.
1:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Furniture saga ranked as the top local story in Huron County in 2008. In separate polls involving readers on the Reflector's Web site and newsroom employees, the furniture company story easily topped other big-news events such as a scandal involving a state representative and the acquittal of a shaken-baby suspect.
1:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Attempted murder suspect Nicanor Garcia will be taking his chances with a grand jury. Garcia, 32, of 5181 Bevier Road, Plymouth, waived his right to a Norwalk Municipal Court preliminary hearing Friday and had his case transferred to Huron County Common Pleas Court. He is suspected of shooting his wife, Veronica Garcia, 43, and his stepdaughter, Melissa Ruiz, 16, about 7 p.m. Dec. 25.
1:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Well, here we are in the New Year of 2009 and I'm the first columnist to appear this year in the Reflector! We're passing quickly through the first decade of this 21st century, and that makes me think of the terrible panic which people sought to engender concerning the year 2000. There were all kinds of dire predictions such as failure of computer networks, which would plunge our world into chaos and disaster. At the beginning of each year I make a list of the years which are an anniversary, such as 1959, 1934, 1909, 1884, 1859, 1834 and 1809, to consider whether something significant took place in that year. In the list cited, the year 1909 saw a huge celebration in Norwalk for the town's centennial as well as the kidnapping of Billy Whitla, which had a Norwalk connection; 1859 is the year that gas lighting was first introduced in Norwalk; in 1834 a wonderful statistical description of Norwalk was published in the Reflector; and 1809 saw many early settlers arrive on the Firelands from New England and New York. Settlement followed the establishment of Huron County by the state legislature.