12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The city has more than half the funds needed to build a soccer complex, city manager Brian Humphress told city council Monday. With recent donations and a number of pledges, the city has received more than $93,000 toward the future complex, Humphress said. The total cost is estimated at $211,000, which would include drainage, grading of the property, a parking facility and restroom facility and regular equipment.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
I went through the drive-through Monday and something hit me like a triple burger with extra onions and a large order of fries. The price of fast food isn't cheap. I noticed a "value' meal with a double-decker burger (and special sauce), fries and a drink was $5.19. I just about flipped my McLid.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
In just its fifth year, Main Street School has won the distinction of being named a School of Promise by the state department of education. Kirk Pavelich, principal of the school, said the honor shows the strides the school has made since it's inception. Only 146 schools across the state received the honor this year.
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NAME: Kimberly A. Torres (Kimberly Ann Torress) AGE: 28
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief to communities throughout the United States. Started in 1994 by a pastor and his wife to help struggling friends and neighbors, Angel Food Ministries has grown to assisting more than 500,000 each month. "The price is unbelievable ($30 for a box, and it will feed four people for about a week)," said Becky Yassanye. "And the food is really good." The next Distribution Day is Saturday. Yassanye said she is really looking forward to October's menu, which includes ribeye steak, split chicken breast, meatloaf and brown gravy, chicken breast fajita strips, boneless center-cut pork chops, fully cooked meatballs, hot dogs, frozen carrots, California blend, vegetables, pasta, marinara sauce, Hawaiian Punch, shelf stable milk, corn tortillas, eggs, and one dessert item.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com First-graders at Pleasant Elementary learned a valuable lesson recently on safely handling dogs. Tammy Blackford, from North Coast K-9, came to talk to the students because they were focusing on dogs after reading the Frank Asch book "One Good Pup." She has been training dogs for 18 years and trained both the retired Norwalk Police dog Fazo and the new dog for the department, Viper. "I raised Viper from a little baby pup," she told the children. When they asked how she chose his name, she said she watches new puppies for a couple of weeks to decide what name fits them. She said Viper fit that puppy.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The new plant in Mexico built by Commercial Vehicle Group will have no effect on local operations for Mayflower, according to a company official. John Hyre, director of investor relations and corporate communications, said the new plant in Mexico is for another one of the 13 companies the corporation owns.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
St. Paul and Monroeville will meet for a third time this team for a berth in the Division IV district final. The Firelands Conference schools will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the convocation center. The Lady Flyers topped the Lady Eagles, 20-4, in both regular-season matches 25-12, 25-21, 25-13 Sept. 16 and 25-23, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21 Oct. 9.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The top Democrat in the county is grateful for Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, but the local head of the Republican party doesn't think it will make a difference. "We always appreciate it when a high-profile Republican endorses our candidate,' said Richard Hauser, head of the Huron County Democratic party.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Richard Marett is trying to lose weight. There's a slight problem. His friend, Craig Coon, plans to inundate him with catered food and possibly throw in some doughnuts.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
A North Fairfield woman accused of stealing almost $700 from her Monroeville employer appears to be taking her chances with a grand jury. Kimberly R. Paynter, 35, of 100 S. Main St., waived her right to a Norwalk Municipal Court preliminary hearing Friday. Judge John Ridge transferred the theft case to Huron County Common Pleas Court for a possible grand jury indictment.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
For many years, I was the self-proclaimed Acting Mayor of East Townsend. In that role, I occasionally used this space to discuss life in the Greater East Townsend-Collins metro area. At the time, our largest revenue producing business was the pay phone at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Hartland Center Road.
12:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed an earlier ruling ordering the Ohio secretary of state to check possible voter fraud in the state so about 200,000 voter registrations will be valid. The Supreme Court did not give an opinion on whether the state is properly implementing the Help America Vote Act.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARYSVILLE - A Detroit woman wanted on a local probation violation is serving six months in prison. On Friday, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway sentenced Kimberly A. Torres, 28, to six months in the Ohio Reformatory for Women for absconding supervision since 2005.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Shoestring Players will hold its fall festival from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Bronson Norwalk Conservation Club, 295 Townline Road 151, Norwalk. A meal will be served at 4:30 p.m. and feature a hog roast/chicken dinner. The cost is $5 for children, $7.50 for adults or a family of five for $25. Activities will include a costume contest with prizes for children and cash prizes for 16 and above; karaoke by Ray Sizemore, Clydesdale drawn Hay Rides, face painting, pumpkin carving and a bounce house. In other Shoestring Players' news, auditions for the group's next production, the murder mystery "Death By Dessert," are set for 7 p.m. Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 at the Ernsthausen Recreation Center Community Room. Connie Morsher is directing "Death by Dessert" and Therese Storer is producing the show.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - In the theater, it's rarely "all er nothing,' as the song from the beloved musical "Oklahoma!' goes. Productions are rarely all good or all bad - and the Bellevue Society's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which plays through the weekend, isn't simply black or white either.
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HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Wednesday after an unknown vehicle failed to yield the half of Rome Greenwich Road while heading south. Noah R. Beck, 17, of 2393 Omega Road, Greenwich, went off the right side to avoid a collision. His vehicle overturned and hit a stump, utility pole and junction box. Beck and his passenger, Paige R. June, 15, of 3031 Alpha Road, Greenwich, reported injuries, but weren't transported. No citation was issued Friday immediately after an unknown vehicle hit the rear of the school bus driven by Robert E. Hamons, 64, of 528 Myrtle Ave., Willard, who was stopped heading east on U.S. 224. The other driver fled the scene. There were no passengers in the bus. Troopers are investigating a Washington Road crash Friday in which the unknown driver of a gray Mercury Tracer drove through the T-intersection with River Road, hit a guardrail and traffic sign and fled the scene. A Rule Street woman later brought the vehicle in question to the crash site.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Please share your thoughts about the involvement of the old Norwalk Furniture Corp. employees' union with the new Norwalk Custom Order Furniture company.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - Authorities are searching for a Clyde man accused of fleeing with his 2-year-old son after a domestic altercation Thursday. The suspect, David S. Turpin, 35, while on foot, returned the child Friday morning to a home in the 5200 block of County Road 177. The infant then was returned to his mother, a Bellevue woman.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
If the Pleasant Elementary youngsters clapped any harder Thursday, their hands would've been as red as the lips of the white-faced man performing for them. The students clapped furiously and laughed heartily to show their appreciation for Tom Johnson a mime who helps students learn by acting out stories they've written. And yes, he spoke to the students just not when he was performing.
12:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
We are fast approaching the bicentennial of several facets of Firelands history. Had we been interested in the development of our home area 200 years ago we'd have rejoiced that the surveying of it had been complete finally and correctly. The Firelands, where we live, is 500,000 acres of land off the west end of the Connecticut Western Reserve. That state's legislature gave it as compensation to civilians who lost property during the American Revolution. Nine Connecticut towns were invaded and badly damaged or destroyed by British troops during that war. Through the years a number of researchers have become convinced that the Firelands was land given to veterans as compensation for serving in the Continental Army. These suffering civilians submitted their claims and in 1792 were given the area which is now Huron and Erie counties. This sounds generous until one considers that the tract was located at the very western end of the American Frontier and was still "owned" by several Indian tribes. It hadn't even been surveyed. Still, though, Connecticut levied taxes on the value of each claim, causing many of the sufferers to give up their claims and let them be sold for the delinquent taxes. Eventually most of the Firelands ended up in the hands of land speculators who sold farms to the actual settlers. The Indians ceded their claims to the Firelands by a treaty signed at Toledo on July 4, 1805, and surveying began the next year. The federal government hired a surveyor to establish the southwest corner of the Western Reserve, which is now the southwest corner of Huron County. By accident or design, he started not on the Pennsylvania boarder but at a point west of it, and thus established the southwest corner too far into what is now Seneca County.