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:
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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.
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March 6, 1975 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 33 years ago:
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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.
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Village Administrator Shawn Tappel told the Rotary Club recently New London's general fund, "has been on the decline for years" and is reaching a critical point. Tappel said council voted to allow the village to borrow from the CSX fund, but there are no guarantees this money will ever be paid back unless a new source of revenue is found.
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
Work has started to expand the parking lot and install new playground equipment at Bishman Park. Ken Leber, superintendent of Norwalk's park and recreation department, said the parking lot, located directly across the street from the Ernsthausen Community Recreation Center, will be expanded to hold 100 vehicles.
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Sandusky man was sentenced to prison Monday for violating his local probation because he was convicted of a new felony in Sandusky County. Troy T. Gurley, 28, will serve his local 11-month term at the same time he serves a year behind bars for the out-of-county sentence. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway credited the defendant with already serving nine months.
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man faces a driving under the influence charge after his Yamaha snowmobile broke off a gas line and hit a home early Monday morning. The blood-alcohol content level of Kelly W. Dellisanti, 23, of 4654 Medusa Road, was more than twice the legal limit for drivers during the incident in the 1400 block of Ohio 61, Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund said. The homeowner reported the accident at 2 a.m.
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - The city will use state funds awarded for downtown revitalization to improve and repair the portion of Myrtle Avenue between Laurel and Emerald streets. City Manager Brian Humphress said he previously thought Willard had to use those funds for one of the other blocks in downtown area. Instead, the city will use the 2009 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation on the downtown portion. That will keep those funds available for the city's match portion of its downtown revitalization project. Earlier this year, city officials learned the state denied its application for $400,000 to revitalize its downtown. The money would have helped the city to pay for refurbishments to exterior buildings, street signs, streetscape improvements and administrative help to promote downtown.
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway stopped the guilty plea hearing for about 10 minutes Thursday after the defendant denied the allegations. After Todd E. Ganzhorn, 43, of 31B Washington St., met with his attorney, he pleaded guilty to an amended count of burglary and assaulting a police officer. In January, a grand jury indicted him on aggravated burglary, punishable by three to 10 years in prison.
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
MARCH 4, 1944 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 64 years ago:
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MARCH 5, 1975 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 33 years ago: Gas rates to go up again Columbia Gas Co. rates will go another four cents in April and there's no light at the end of the tunnel.
9:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
Times sure have changed in the 19 years since Harrison Ford last donned the signature fedora of thrill-seeking archaeologist Indiana Jones. The viral spread of the trailer for "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' is proof of that. To watch the trailer, click here: http://www.indianajones.com/site/index.html