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
12:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk Public Library patrons can have immediate access to items without going to the library. All they need is an updated and valid library card, a computer and Internet connection as well as overdrive software which they can download free. The local library is one of many institutions statewide participating in the Ohio eBook Project. It allows patrons to search thousands of titles, download them to computers and transfer them to portable devices or burn them onto CDs for reading listening and viewing anytime, anywhere.
12:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
OXFORD Angela Trostel and Timothy Mahl exchanged wedding vows July 5 in Oxford. The bride's uncle, Mike Trostel, performed the ceremony. The maid of honor was Nicci Fusaro of California, a friend of the bride. The matron of honor was Katie Trostel of Columbus, sister-in-law of the bride. Bridesmaids were Beth Guilfoy of Indiana, Erin Dillard of Indiana, Kate Bergan of Columbus, Taylor Gingue of Chicago, Vicky Mahl of Illinois and Chris Riley of Norwalk. Flower girl was Isabella Trostel of Columbus. The best man was Ryan Grose of Cleveland. Ushers were Steve Mahl of Columbus, Brian McFadden of Norwalk, Scott Trostel of Columbus, Will Heckel of Columbus, Rob Dilger of Columbus, Matt Richards of Columbus and Courtney Simpson of Cleveland. Ringbearers were Nicholas Trostel of Columbus and Hunter Mahl of Columbus. The bride, daughter of Randy and Vicky Trostel of Oxford, is a 1995 graduate of Talawanda High School in Oxford. She earned her undergraduate's degree at University of Cincinnati in 1999 and her master's degree at Miami University in 2003. She is employed as a teacher at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus.
12:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Furniture President Jim Gerken sent an update to employees Thursday that said he hopes a new company can step in and take over. "Norwalk Furniture is pursuing a plan to resume production through the lease or sale of the assets located in Norwalk, Ohio. This would enable a new company to complete the work in process and fill the orders in the backlog as well as to continue production on an ongoing basis,' the update said.
12:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
By SPC. JOSH LECAPPELAIN 4th BCT, 3rd Inf. Div. PAO Special to the Reflector FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq As the Iraqi Security Forces take the lead in patrolling and protecting more of their country, efforts continue to better prepare them for the road ahead and any challenges it might present.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
This Extreme Makeover will include a rural Monroeville flavor. Monroeville-based Strecker Remodeling & Construction will play a part in the transformation of a roughly 4,500 square-foot Toledo-area home, a project of the popular reality TV series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.'
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEPT. 13, 1910 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 98 years ago: Aged woman drowns self in reservoir Mrs. Cornelia Gibson, aged seventy years, the wife of Lewis S. Gibson, No. 206 Woodlawn Avenue, committed suicide some time during Monday night or Tuesday morning by drowning herself in the lower reservoir at the city waterworks pumping station. Despondency due to ill health of many years duration was the cause of the suicide.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
SHILOH The village's first female mayor, Christine Donnersbach, has resigned from office because of a family illness. Council President Pro Tem Gloria Powers accepted the unanimous vote of council to become the new mayor. The move leaves a vacant council seat. Interested residents should contact the village office.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEPT. 15, 1910 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 98 years ago: Twenty-two new members taken in At the first regular monthly meeting of the Huron County Automobile Club, which was held Wednesday evening in the Chamber of Commerce rooms in the Gardiner block, 22 new members were taken into the club, and an official club pennant was adopted.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Ohio Department of Transportation has restricted traffic to one-way for separate projects on U.S. 20 heading toward Lorain County and Ohio 103 in the Willard area. U.S. 20, between the eastern corporation limit of Norwalk and the Lorain County line, is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic as part of a resurfacing project. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times with flaggers. The project is expected to be completed Oct. 31. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times with a signal for Ohio 103 between Holtz and Holt Farms South roads as part of a bridge repair project. That change will begin Monday and run through Oct. 6.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Former Huron County Commissioner Terry Boose believes the first piece of campaign literature by Terry Traster his Republican opponent in the race to replace State Rep. Thomas Heydinger is deceiving. Traster handed out a card during the Lorain County Fair which shows a photo of the Amherst City council member with Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher. In the card, Fisher is quoted as saying: "By working together we were able to save Norwalk Furniture, and with Terry Traster's help we will make Ohio stronger." "I think it's misleading," Boose told The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram. "The first time reading it certainly makes it look like he was involved in saving Norwalk Furniture." Traster told the Chronicle-Telegram he wasn't involved in the efforts to keep the company open, but approved the literature, which was designed and printed by the Ohio House Democratic Caucus.