7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Don't give up hope. There is help out there. That is the message of local Realtor Kim More, who said help is available for those facing foreclosure.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some familiar faces are back on Team USA - Shawn White, Apolo Ohno, Gretchen Bleiler - but here are five Americans who stand a good chance of becoming famous in the next few weeks. TANITH BELBIN, pairs ice dancing: Belbin, born in Canada but a resident of Detroit, skates with partner Ben Agosto. The team took silver four years ago in Torino.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local gasoline prices dipped about 10 cents in the past week, according to fuelgaugereport.com. A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline checked in today at $2.458 in Huron County, down from $2.559 a week ago.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - First there was the "tea party' protester. Now, meet the Tea-publican. Conservative activists who once protested the political establishment are now flooding the lowest level of the Republican Party apparatus hoping to take over the party they once scorned - one precinct at a time.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
ORLANDO (MCT) - Chrysler dealers emerged from their meeting with the automaker Sunday optimistic, but acknowledged they face several more difficult months before new product hits their showrooms. It's the first meeting at the National Automobile Dealers Association annual convention since the automaker came under the control of Italy's Fiat and the new management team came on board.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Being named Deputy of the Year caught Huron County Sheriff's Sgt. Chris Stanfield off-guard. "This is a big honor,' the Huron County Jail senior sergeant told Sheriff Dane Howard and Chief Deputy Dave Battles.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council will give it another shot Tuesday night when it will hold a combination regular/work session. Last week's meeting was snowed out and weather forecasters are predicting more of the white stuff for today and Tuesday. Council will plow forward regardless.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The Willard Board of Education has voted unanimously to implement a plan to restructure the district, which includes closing Greenfield Elementary School at the end of the year. Under the plan, Central will house kindergarten through second-graders, while New Haven and Richmond will house third- and fourth-graders, based on where they live.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Dick Cheney sparred Sunday from the safe distance of separate talk shows, disagreeing on the greatest threat to the U.S., the use of torture and going to war in Iraq. The Democratic vice president - and the Republican he replaced - found little common ground in a spectacle that played out over three morning-TV programs.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - It was slightly more than a year ago that Todd Fox resigned as the Willard High School wrestling coach. On Nov. 30, Fox filed a lawsuit in Huron County Common Pleas Court against the parents of a bullied wrestler. The couple, who aren't being named in order to protect the identity of their son, are charged with defamation, "civil conspiracy" and intentionally inflicting emotional distress. Fox is seeking in excess of $25,000 on each count.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
OK, it's Presidents' Day so you know that George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were born in February. Congratulations. Now try this one: The man who is in many respects the greatest American ever was born this month, as well. Who is he and when was his birthday?
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 16, 1934 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 76 years ago: Report Esker is appointed postmaster Reports were widely and persistently circulated today to the effect that City Councilman Ed. M. Esker had been appointed postmaster to succeed A.W. Davis.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County has been chosen to receive $66,713 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by the National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homelands Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from the American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; United Jewish Communities and, United Way of America. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. A Local Board made of the Huron County Commissioners; United Fund; Catholic Charities; Erie-Huron CAC; American Red Cross; Salvation Armies; Senior Enrichments Services; Department of Job & Family Services and other local agencies will determine how the funds awarded to Huron County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY Greg Bauman, of Bauman Insurance Services, 1518 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, recently completed the Personal Lines section of the Certified Insurance Counselor program through the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. The three-day program, presented in Columbus, covered interpretation of insurance contracts on personal automobile, home, umbrella and home-based business insurance. Bauman Insurance Services is celebrating 25 years serving Erie and surrounding counties and specializes in personal and business insurance coverages. Bauman represents Grange Insurance, Auto Owners Insurance, Ohio Casualty and several other leading insurance carriers.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON New London water superintendent John Chapin had one of the new water meters with him and explained its use at the village's last meeting. He said the new meters will be read by radio, therefore saving the village workers many hours of manual labor. He said replacing all the meters will probably take from three to five years at a cost of around $200,000, with residential meters to be replaced first and Cedar and Fir street areas to be the first ones affected. Northern Ohio Rural Water currently uses this meter. "We chose this brand of meter because it has been thoroughly tested," Chapin said.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Editor's Note: This is the latest installment in a series of articles provided by Norwalk Economic Development Corp. Director Ellen Heinz, along with Main Street Program Manager Kristie Wert. Norwalk Concrete Industries (NCI) is a regional manufacturer of custom precast concrete products serving the building, utility, heavy and highway markets in a six state area. This family-owned business has thrived over the years due to its innovative ideas, commitment to quality and excellence and their investment in the Norwalk community. The company's products include privacy and security fencing, retaining walls, storm and sanitary sewer structures, highway barrier, utility vaults, stormwater treatment and detention tanks and large custom structures. Waste water treatment systems for residential and commercial applications and residential building foundations are sold primarily in Ohio. The Easi Set line of precast fabricated restroom, control and utility buildings are shipped to customers throughout the Midwest and Eastern United States. NCI has made the most out of these difficult economic times. They have worked hard to expand their market and diversify their product line. One of their most interesting recent projects was a system of huts and an underground tunnel complex to create a training village for Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky. The project required a 90-day completion of more than 100 separate structures, including on-site installation.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
In a move that is sure to have the agricultural industry grimacing and labor-rights advocates cheering, the Labor Department is reversing a Bush administration rule that allowed farmers an easier path to hiring temporary or seasonal foreign workers. The department has issued new regulations that will force growers to make more of an effort to find Americans to fill these jobs of picking crops and other harvest-time roles, as well as increase pay and provide more job-safety protections for the thousands of foreign farm workers who are hired.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's being called the mother of all recalls with more than 2.4 million vehicles in the U.S. needing repairs. Yet a week into Toyota's massive effort to fix sticky gas pedals, dealers and customers say things are moving relatively smoothly.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
It seems this "colonel" was an officer. Accused child molester Colonel G. Willis Jr. was a police officer with the Monroeville and New London police departments years ago. He started in Monroeville in July 1998 and worked there for a few months.
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has announced a new bill that would tax bonuses given to executives at firms that received help from U.S. taxpayers in order to fund loans for small businesses. Brown's bill would use revenues generated from taxing bonuses at firms who received assistance through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to help small businesses expand operations and hire new workers. "It's time for Wall Street to return the favor to Main Street," Brown said. "While big banks have rebounded thanks to the help of American taxpayers, small businesses are still struggling. If a big firm that received taxpayer help is now paying out massive bonuses, they should be able to help American small businesses expand operations and hire new workers. Small business growth will create jobs and get our economy back on track."
7:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A Willard woman is fighting to re-open her resale shop New to You, which was forced to close a few months ago because of zoning issues. Owner Judy Smith is requesting the property for her Richmond Township business to be changed from residential-agricultural to commercial.