9:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dear Jane, I am struggling on how to create a home office/guestroom in the space I have. I need the room to function well as an office because I have my own home-based business, but I want it to look great for guests. My thoughts are to create a wall bed, desk and shelves, but I don't know the first place to start. Can you help? Sincerely, Melissa
9:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Flooding was the topic at city council's work session Tuesday night as a company presented two alternatives to solve problems on the south side of the city. Arcadis, the company that has worked with the city in the past, gave two ideas - adding a new storm sewer outlet to carry the runoff from undeveloped property to the trunk sewer to the north on Executive Drive or adding a new storm sewer and an additional pipe segment from a new catch basin to the Manchester Meadows detention basin. The company has not figured costs for either alternative. About a dozen residents attended the meeting to let council know of their continuing problems with flooding.
9:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
A benefit for Norwalk Catholic School seventh-grader Tim Smith will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Smith is fighting leukemia and plans to undergo a bone marrow transplant as soon as he's well enough.
9:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
FITCHVILLE - A truck delivering beer from Mansfield to Maple City Ice in Norwalk went off the side of the road and overturned this morning on Ohio 13 just south of Fitchville. The driver was not hurt, and workers from Northside Heavy Duty Towing & Recovery, Inc., were busy this afternoon unloading the beer.
9:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
A judge ordered the county to pay $275,000 in damages to the estate of an 11-year-old foster girl as part of a settlement hearing Tuesday in Huron County Probate Court. Connre Dixon died Oct. 18, 2004 after being stabbed to death by her Monroeville foster father, Paul Efaw. He is expected to be released Oct. 15 from the Hocking Correctional Facility after serving three years for voluntary manslaughter.
9:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Now that Huron County residents have started dealing with between 14 and 18 inches of snow, officials still have more work to do. Norwalk Safety-Service Director Dale Sheppard said his workers are clearing snow from intersections and corners to increase visibility.
9:39 PM Jul 25, 2010
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HIGHWAY PATROL n No citation was issued Feb. 3 in the Ohio 99 collision between the vehicles driven by Fredrick Hogle, 41, of 118 Fourth St., Willard, and Curtis M. Green, 29, of Shelby. Green's tractor-trailer hit the rear of Hogle's bicycle, who was ejected and landed on the side of the road. Willard EMS transported Hogle, who wasn't wearing a helmet, to Mercy Hospital of Willard, with minor injuries. He is no longer at Mercy.
9:39 PM Jul 25, 2010
My mail is so disappointing - mostly catalogs and fliers and advertisements. I am sure that the people who send it all have visions of me reading their offer carefully and leaping into action to buy or call or contribute as requested. Instead, I throw away most of it without a glance.
9:39 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - The EHOVE Career Center is taking advantage of the government.
9:39 PM Jul 25, 2010
Visiting Common Pleas Judge Judith Cross expects former sheriff's detective Matthew S. Spencer to make monthly payments on about $9,520 in restitution. If he doesn't, he faces four years in prison. Spencer, 34, also must pay $1,845 to State Farm Insurance as part of the five years of intensively supervised probation Cross imposed Monday. The former deputy also must pay the price of prosecution.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
County Auditor Roland Tkach had some unwelcome news for county commissioners this week their office will have to take a hit of $386,000 to have a balanced budget for 2008. "They're taking it on the chin," Tkach said. Commissioners had approved a 2008 budget with a small increase of just more than $3,000 for the entire county.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Christie Lane Industries will be holding its third annual "Eve of Destruction" from 4 to 6 p.m. today at 306 South Norwalk Road in Norwalk. Anyone can bring up to 500 pounds of paper to be shredded at no charge. Notarized "Certificates of Destruction" will be mailed to each participant to document the destruction of their records. A flier advertising this free event calls it a "cacophonous evening of mayhem, merriment and wanton destruction." Refreshments and door prizes will be provided for those present.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Carl Lund, the third-generation farmer, said a near-tragedy in 2005 is proof to him of the blessings of family and good friends. Lund took over Lund View Farm, a dairy operation that currently milks 65 cows, from his father. His grandfather originally bought the place on New State Road in the 1920s so it has been in the family for over 80 years. Lund's son Bryan is also part of the operation today. On Oct. 5, 2005, a fire destroyed Lund's milking parlor and killed one of his cows. When a dairy farmer loses his milking parlor, it isn't just a matter of insurance for the property. The cows have to be milked twice a day an almost impossible task without modern milking machines. Lund's milking machines were destroyed.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
| Saturday March 08 2008, 2:56pm Some Huron County roads are impassable and most people are staying home, but local grocery stores report quite a few customers have braved the weather to stock up.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Sex offender James W. Dendinger had no comment Thursday morning after a judge ruled he now would have to register his address for life. On Oct. 10, 2001, Dendinger was classified as a habitual sex offender. That meant after serving two years in prison for sexual battery, he was supposed to annually register his address with the Huron County Sheriff's Office for the next 25 years. State legislation enacted Jan. 1 classified Dendinger, now 58, of 4391 of N. Ohio 99, as a "tier three" sex offender. That requires him to register his address every three months for the rest of his life.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
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9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND You'll be leery of remaining unflinchingly sure about anything after seeing "Doubt: A Parable," the provocative, powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play on-stage at the Cleveland Play House through March 23. Like a magnetic force, playwright John Patrick Shanley pulls us into this riveting story about a steely, self-confident nun and her suspicion of inappropriate behavior with a child. Shanley's play is a lean, focused 90 minutes with enough tension-filled drama, twists and turns to glue our eyes to the stage. It is 1964, and Sister Aloysius is the principal of a parochial school in the Bronx. The crux of the play is that she doesn't have a single doubt the parish priest had inappropriate contact with one of the students. Sister Aloysius displays a dogged determination to expose the priest even though she has no proof. In the process, we shudder at the potential consequences of being 100-percent self-assured.
9:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Shelley Stockmaster is a full-time college student, but does her fair share of teaching. About a year ago, the Norwalk woman started a monthly children's cooking class for all ages in her home. A fellow Pampered Chef consultant, who does something similar, was the inspiration. "I thought what a great time to spend time with my kids and teach them the fundamentals of what I didn't learn as a kid. I thought it sounded (like) fun," the 38-year-old single mother said.