6:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
TWINSBURG - It's back to the big show for the St. Paul volleyball team. Nancy Miller's club needed less than hour to dispose of the final hurdle that stood in the way of a sixth appearance at the Wright State Nutter Center in the last seven years. Her veteran squad handled Berlin Center Western Reserve in the regional finals Saturday afternoon at Twinsburg High School, 25-10, 25-13, 25-18.
6:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Election Day was a breeze for the Huron County Board of Elections. "Everything went really well,' said Sharon Locke, board of elections director.
6:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com The Huron County commissioners covered a variety of topics at their meeting Tuesday. The first item was the 2010 budget. Commissioner Mike Adelman had prepared a "rough draft" budget for 2010 last week. The board has looked it over and made a small change so far.
6:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Opiates addict Stephanie L. Pack promised Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway she will "stay clean." Pack has been in a Cleveland out-patient treatment program for the past six months. She said she is currently on 80 mg of methadone, which is used for opiate dependency. "I don't want to be addicted to something else," Pack said during Tuesday's hearing.
6:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Caught red-handed. "A gentleman entered an unlocked home ... through an unlocked rear door. The homeowner came home and actually caught the burglar leaving the residence," New London Police Chief Michael Marko said.
6:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Megan Lillo was sentenced today to nine years in prison for being the getaway driver for the April 15 Kaiser-Wells Pharmacy robbery and smuggling the stolen Oxycontin pills into the jail inside of her body. Her accomplice, Kurtis J. DeWitt, is serving 15 years in prison for similar offenses. He entered the Benedict Avenue business wearing a mask fashioned out of Lillo's pajama pants with a knife in his pocket and left after the pharmacist gave him 499 Oxycontin pills.
6:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Crime never pays, as the saying goes. In the case of Jeremy S. Robinett, being sick at least helped delay the punishment he'll receive for possessing heroin. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway said the defendant had "a touch of the flu" Tuesday, so the court postponed his sentencing hearing until Nov. 17.
6:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Area voters retained a majority of incumbents in the village council races, most of which were contested. What follows is a round-up of unofficial results. All totals are unofficial until they are certified by the elections board.
6:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's good to be back after a few weeks away from this column. Some of you may have wondered why my bi-weekly treatise was missing from these pages, and the rest of you probably didn't care. The reason I was absent was that our Editorial Board felt and I agreed that in the interest of fairness, my name and opinions shouldn't appear in print during the weeks after I filed my petition in August to run for a spot on the Board of Trustees of Sherman Township. As it turns out, this column could have been run in 42 point type on the front page every day of the week and twice on Sundays and the outcome probably wouldn't have changed much: Todd Bischoff 135 votes
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Finally. After years of trying, Monroeville school district was a big winner Tuesday. School district voters passed a 1.5 percent income tax issue for operations.
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk school board will have two familiar faces and one new one. Steve Linder will join incumbents Janet Broz and Rob Ludwig. Linder, 48, was the top vote-getter with 2,661 votes (or nearly 29 percent of the vote), followed by Broz (2,581 votes or about 28 percent) and Ludwig (2,122 votes or nearly 23 percent). Defeated challenger DeAnn McKillips received 1,912 votes or about 21 percent.
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
I'm starting to get concerned about government. With tax revenues nose diving along with the economy, we are likely to see more and more things like police officers and firefighters being laid off, as happened recently in Norwalk. That, however, is not what concerns me. That's a reasonable response to an intractable problem. When revenues are down, cuts should be made, No, what concerns me is other ways our government is trying to deal with the revenue void. I recently paid a visit to the Department of Transportation to get new tags for my license plates. My tags had a big "10" on them so I thought that meant they were good through the tenth month, October, and I needed to get them renewed prior to the end of the month.
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Scott Krichbaum will remain as Norwalk's first-ward councilman. Krichbaum, a Republican, defeated Independent challenger Jim Loughton in Tuesday's election. The final vote tally was 588 to 468.
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County voters re-elected 28 of the 31 incumbent township trustees in Tuesday's general election. Twelve of the county's 19 townships had contested trustee races. Vote counts do not include absentee ballots, which did not affect the outcome of any race. All totals are unofficial until they are certified by the elections board.
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's a month of celebration at St. Paul Episcopal Church. It began last Thursday with a performance from the Ohio Northern University choir featuring Ryan Neal of Norwalk and culminates on Nov. 22 with a visit from the bishop.
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - It was a tough morning for Berlin-Milan Schools Superintendent David Snook. For that matter, it's been a tough year. Voters turned down a 1 percent tax on earned income Tuesday night collecting only 39.8 percent of the vote. The last time it gained 47.7 percent of the vote. The vote total was 2,012 against and 1,328 for the tax.
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk city council meeting that was supposed to be a marathon turned into a sprint Tuesday night. Council ended up tabling a major portion of the agenda for a couple of reasons, including not having enough members in attendance to legally deal with some ordinances. Council members Tom Stoll and Bob Carleton were both out sick.
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Eight people were running for three open school board spots in New London Local Schools. Incumbent Chris Pondy and newcomers William Given and Susan Porter were victorious. Porter received the most votes with 744 (or nearly 20 percent), followed by Given at 649 (17 percent) and Pondy with 535 (14 percent). In the South Central district, incumbents Steven Gray and Bryan Hamman defeated challenger Gary Miller in the two contested positions on the school board. Gray received about 41 percent of the votes (or 737 votes) and Hamman notched 34 percent (or 607 votes). Miller grabbed nearly 26 percent of the votes (or 464 votes).
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Nov. 5, 1959 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 50 years ago: Laundry has new owner The Norwalk Laundry Co., the oldest business in this city in continuous operation, was sold today by Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Oetzel who have operated it for the past 23 years.
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Editor's note: This is the next installment in a series of stories provided by Norwalk Economic Development Corp. Director Ellen Heinz, along with Main Street Program Manager Kristie Wert. Americraft Carton, Inc., started its Norwalk business in 1984. Originally the company started out as Kerr Printing and the work evolved over time into printed paperboard packaging. Americraft purchased Kerr in 1999. Americraft Carton, Inc. is privately owned. Norwalk is one of six locations with sales totaling more than $140 million annually.
6:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Cuyahoga County man will be sentenced next month for buying the 1964 red and white prop plane that brought marijuana from New Mexico to Huron County. Frederick C. Patterson, 46, of Orange, pleaded guilty Oct. 27 in Medina County Common Pleas Court to possession of marijuana. He will be sentenced Dec. 17. Pilot Ryan C. Thomas, 48, and passenger Greg J. Baca 47, both of Albuquerque, are serving separate three-year prison terms for the June 17 incident. Baca threw a nylon bag containing about 20 pounds of marijuana from the plane when it was near Willard. Local authorities recovered the bag and drugs from a New Haven Township ravine near a U.S. 224 railroad crossing.