9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
Kids and kids at heart are invited to meet their favorite characters from "Beauty and the Beast" at the Norwalk High School cafeteria. Norwalk High School students will hold a pancake breakfast with all the characters present from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The event's purpose is to raise money for the school's upcoming stage production of "Beauty and the Beast."
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County hasn't issued snow emergency level warnings in about 17 years, but did for five years before that. Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Bill Ommert said authorities stopped the practice because "employees and employers used it against the county." He elaborated, saying people couldn't get to work if the county issued a level three warning and they would need documentation or telephone call saying that.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
SHELBY - Voters in eight counties rejected a 1-mill permanent improvement levy by a resounding margin Tuesday for the Pioneer Career and Technology Center. The levy failed by more than 1,000 votes in Richland County and 750 in Morrow County, according to information in the Mansfield News Journal. The unofficial results in Huron County had the levy losing 1,212 to 1,026.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
Anita Shrewsbury doesn't know how much longer her Sugar will live. So she wanted to create a nice memory by securing a victory for the black and white cat in the Huron County Cutest Pet Photo Contest. The top 10 winners will be featured in the 2009 Huron County Humane Society calendar available in the fall.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
Larry Silcox credits both his previous experience as county commissioner and the active role he's played in the area for 20 years as reasons for his primary victory Tuesday. Silcox earned 1,725 votes in the Republican primary for the commissioner seat now held by Ralph Fegley, who chose not to run for re-election. Silcox will face Democrat Sharon Ward in November. Chuck Furey received 1,349 votes Tuesday and Jim Ewell garnered 1,017 votes in the primary. This was the first time either man had run for a county office and voters may see one of those names again.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk native Chris Smith has taken both the values and construction skills he learned growing up in Norwalk to three states to help others by building homes through Habitat For Humanity. Smith, 22, and a 2003 graduate of St. Paul High School, is the son of Mark and Ellen Smith, owners of Premiere Construction in Norwalk. The younger Smith, now a senior at The Ohio State University, learned carpentry and construction at his father's side and he's also chosen construction business for his career.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
The weather caused a few problems Tuesday night, but returns from 13,293 county voters made it to the board of elections by 10:30 p.m. Polls closed at 7:30 p.m., but poll workers outside of the city had trouble getting results to Norwalk because of the sleet that made roads icy and had collected on cars sitting since 5:30 a.m. when the workers started at the polls. "This is nuts," Sharon Locke, director of the board, said in the midst of sending out teams to collect polling data about 9 p.m. Tuesday. She had to send out teams of one Republican and one Democrat to meet poll workers from outlying precincts to relay the data into the office to be counted.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County commissioners voted unanimously this morning to annex 401 acres of Lyme Township to the city of Bellevue over the objections of township trustees and four of the property owners. Commissioners said the possibility of economic expansion and job creation was the basis for their approval of the annexation. "This office itself doesn't have the capability of creating jobs," Commissioner Mike Adelman said. "We can only create the environment and then jobs will follow." He said existing businesses and entities needed the annexation in order to access city services to continue and expand.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - Erie County sheriff's detectives are investigating a second robbery in less than two weeks at the Comfort Inn, 11020 U.S. 250. The male suspect in Tuesday morning's incident is accused of stealing a clerk's orange purse in the office that contained various personal documents.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Firefighters color guard stands at attention Thursday outside Walker Funeral Home for Ernie Midkiff's funeral. The former Norwalk firefighter was laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
Juli Burt, Norwalk St. Paul High School band director, was astonished when seniors Meghan Fleming and Maggie Schmul presented her with the score of an original piece of music the band had commissioned in Burt's honor. The students gave their director the gift at the recent winter concert so they could perform the piece at their final concert of the year on May 7.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
The blizzard-like conditions have caused local authorities to issue an alert asking Norwalk residents to stay off city streets until further notice. The alert was made Saturday afternoon. Blowing snow and significant accumulation have caused low visibility and adverse driving conditions. Also, the city's parking ban remains in effect, meaning residents are not allowed to park on city streets.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
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. Several stores report they are planning to close early today, but Jodie Copsey, an employee at Gardener's, said the store will remain open until the normal 10 p.m. closing time. She also reported a shortage of workers, but said customers have been steady all day.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Firelands Antiques Fair is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Huron County Fairgrounds Expo Building. The Expo Building has been filled with an assortment of antiques. Out-of-state and Ohio dealers will be offering merchandise. New York and Pennsylvania dealers will display a variety of items including lamps, wooden ware, crocks, primitives and early American. Ohio dealers have brought together a display of items featuring country furniture, garden primitives, Devilbis catalogs, wicker furniture, coverlets, bottles, postcards, marbles, cowboy items and much more. This year's show will appeal to the advanced and beginning collector.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jim Sitterly's opposition to a tax increase got plenty of support. Sitterly is pleased that his first foray into politics resulted in a win as a proposed increase in the real estate conveyance fee was overwhelmingly defeated Tuesday by a margin of 10,736 to 1,793. Sitterly, of Norwalk, is now ready for another bout in the political ring as he filed to run as an independent next November against Republican Gary Bauer, who is running for a second term as commissioner.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
MARCH 6, 1975 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 33 years ago:
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
MARCH 7, 1975 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 33 years ago: Frightened fox cuddles up to female photographer Reflector photographer Diane More proved once again that a woman's touch can soothe a savage beast.
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
March 6, 1975 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 33 years ago:
9:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE n Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 8:14 a.m. Wednesday at 75 Norwood Ave. Returned to station at 8:45.
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
Well, another grocery store has left our friendly city. Once again we are left with an empty building sitting there to slowly deteriorate and get old. My sister and I were talking about this one day. She had a very good idea of what to do with it and I decided it was good enough to share. Why not put a bowling alley in there? After all, one was originally there and they did pretty good. Then I started thinking of what might be considered pros and cons to this idea. One big pro is that there already is a huge parking lot so there wouldn't be any trouble finding somewhere to park. Another is how close it is to the police station. The law can be there within minutes if needed.
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
What I am going to say now is very un-American, but I will say it anyway: I will be glad when this primary election is over. As I write this, it is Tuesday night. The ice and snow are coming down, the polls are closed, and the results aren't in yet.