9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - Western Reserve High School will send another group of seniors out into the world at its 2 p.m. graduation ceremony Sunday. Profiles of the top students appear in today's issue.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Willard City Schools is considering what action, if any, to take in the Melodie Adelman case after today's roughly 10 minute Loudermill hearing, school board attorney Michael J. Loughman said. Adelman, district cafeteria supervisor, has been on paid administrative leave since March 9 after allegations that she misused district money.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Deanie Berry of Senior Enrichment Services said several people have asked her if a summer concert series is scheduled this year. The answer is yes, and organizers said they're excited to kick off this year's event on June 9 with the band SPLITT. It will run through the week of the Huron County Fair. The series will take place at Shelter 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at Shelter 4, Veterans Memorial Lake Park.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Next month the Norwalk Reflector will begin printing on the presses of the Sandusky Register. The last issue printing in Norwalk will be June 12. The Monday, June 14 issue and all others moving forward will be printed in Sandusky.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Fifty-nine seniors will say good-bye to St. Paul High School at the 2 p.m. Sunday graduation ceremony at the church. Leading the class of 2010 will be valedictorian Amber Welfle.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Plymouth High School's class of 2010 will graduate at 8 p.m. Friday and five top students will lead the way. Profiles of each of those five students appear in today's Reflector.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tragedy hit a rural Norwalk family when their 6-year-old daughter died suddenly Saturday morning. Katrina Cleavenger died of natural causes, Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood said. The coroner didn't have a cause of death as of press time and estimated it wouldn't be available for about a month.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
This weekend we commemorate Memorial Day once again the time set aside after the Civil War to especially honor deceased veterans - those who fell on active duty, and those who returned from military service and have since passed away. We seldom give a thought, though, for those who kept the home fires burning. It was very naturally both necessary and patriotic to enlist in 1861 after President Lincoln declared war. However, the farms in those days needed much "manpower" to keep up with the work and produce crops for market and for home consumption. My grandmother often mentioned a Collins resident who didn't serve in the Union Army. Instead, he stayed home and ran his widowed mother's farm. His thought was this: "Why don't they do something for those of us who stayed home and kept things going?"
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
I read with sadness in Tuesday's Reflector that this newspaper will no longer be printed in Norwalk. Mind you, as the article points out, it won't really change the fact that this is our hometown Norwalk newspaper. It just means that the physical process of printing will be moved.
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
Another reality TV star bit the dust on "Dancing With the Stars.' Jake Pavelka of "Bachelor' fame was booted from ABC's hit dance show Tuesday night, one week after Kate Gosselin's exit. After learning his fate, a teary-eyed Pavelka thanked fans for keeping him in competition for six weeks. He also thanked pro dance partner Chelsie Hightower, crediting her for helping him improve his dance skills and for being kind to his fiancee, Vienna Girardi - the 23-year-old Sanford, Fla. native whom he met on the "Bachelor.'
9:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A 12-year-old Norwalk boy currently is in custody in connection with writing a "hit list' in which police said the Milan Elementary School student mentioned 15 pupils he intended to "kill, injure or let go.' The boy was charged with delinquency by inducing panic, a first-degree misdemeanor if committed by an adult.
9:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com In 2005, Senior Enrichment Services developed the Senior Ambassador program, which has grown to a membership of more than 20 Huron County residents. While the program offers the members fun and fellowship it also provides them the opportunity to give back to the community. Bill Kelley, of Willard, and his wife Jean heard about the Senior Enrichment Services group from their friends Bill and Betty Buckingham.
9:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - This was supposed to be the season for women on "American Idol.' Now heading into the top five, there is only one female singer remaining in the competition, Crystal Bowersox, after Siobhan Magnus, a 20-year-old glass blower from Cape Cod, Mass., was eliminated Wednesday night.
9:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - On a night when every performance mattered to the three remaining American Idol contestants, one singer owned the stage and the show's judges, and it wasn't Crystal Bowersox. Lee DeWyze, a 23-year-old paint store clerk from Mount Prospect, Ill., was lauded for his performances of "Simple Man,' by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and "Hallelujah,' by Leonard Cohen.
9:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Breathe deep, northwest Ohio, and let the Crystal Bowersox celebrations begin. After the delayed announcement of her fate on American Idol until near the end of last night's show no doubt to boost the drama and sagging ratings Bowersox learned she was safely into the Top 3, along with fellow contestants Casey James and Lee DeWyze.
9:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Crystal Bowersox received praise tonight during Hollywood week on "American Idol.' The 24-year-old Ottawa County resident sang her version of Kenny Loggins' "I'm Alright' from "Caddyshack.'
9:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
A second straight less-than-stellar performance by Crystal Bowersox has shaken up what was thought to be a predictible "American Idol' season. Bowersox, the 24-year-old from Ottawa County, and the four other finalists performed songs of Frank Sinatra on Tuesday. She received so-so critiques from the judges.
9:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio (MCT) - A young couple, still unpacking moving boxes in their first house, were killed along with the woman's 13-year-old son in an apparent electrical fire early Sunday. Found dead in the upstairs bedrooms at 327 Elizabeth St. were Steve Kern, Katherine Wright and her son, Eric Wright.
9:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk suspect who gave police an innocent man's name during his arrest will be sentenced June 8 in Norwalk Municipal Court. Jordan M. Aldrich, 20, of 37 1/2 Norwood Ave., pleaded "no contest" Monday to falsification and theft in connection with a May 17 incident. Police said the suspect identified himself as "Zachary Blanton" during the arrest process while another man, Derek F. Riddle, provided his real name but referred to Aldrich as "Zach" or "Zachary."
9:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
The unlicensed bus driver charged with being intoxicated while driving middle-school children to Cedar Point was released on bond Monday afternoon. Ronald L. Williams, 46, of Columbus, was released from the Huron County Jail just after 1:30 p.m. after posting a $4,000 bail and being arraigned on multiple misdemeanors in Bellevue Municipal Court. Judge Kenneth Fox scheduled a June 7 pretrial date and assigned the public defender's office to the case.
9:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Several Norwalk city council members are not pleased with the mowing job performed recently at the former human services building located on Benedict Avenue. Just last Friday, the grass and weeds were reaching levels near 2 feet, and that's not to mention the current condition of the building. The city can order a lawn cut after it grows 6 inches or higher.