7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO - The Toledo Metro Drug Task Force searched a Toledo-area home recently in connection with an investigation by Norwalk detectives of a local man accused of selling prescription drugs. The Norwalk detective bureau began its investigation of the suspect in December and led to a Toledo source, Chief Dave Light said.
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
In Huron County, we're healthier than our practices might suggest, according to a state report released Wednesday. The County Health Rankings report lists Huron County 33rd among Ohio's 88 counties in "Health Outcomes," which include sub-categories such as mortality, poor or fair health, low birthweight and premature death. When it comes to health behaviors such as binge drinking, adult smoking and adult obesity, the report ranks Huron County 69th.
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
A two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon left the driver of pickup truck in a precarious position. The driver ended up on a guy wire with two wheels off the ground.
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
People love transformations.....when one thing is changed into something else. Like the David Bowie song goes, "ch-ch-changes....." That's why snow is so magical, changing the everyday brown and gray landscape into beautiful, sparkling white although after a while, when we've had enough of the white stuff, we wish it would change back again. And that's why fall is so beautiful, changing the everyday green leaves into beautiful orange, red and yellow. That's why fairy tales are so special, too. The raggedy Cinderella becomes the beautiful princess, and the ugly duckling changes into a beautiful swan. And, oddly, that's why I love cooking. You can take ordinary margarine, melt a few tablespoons in a pot, add a bit of flour, then add some milk, heat it up, stir and magically it becomes a thick white sauce. You take raw eggs, and so many transformations can take place. Boil them for 10 minutes, and instead of runny and liquid-y, they become "hard boiled." Or stir them in a bowl, fry them, stirring some more and you have scrambled eggs. Or fry them without stirring, and the pale, translucent stuff becomes white and you have wonderful fried eggs!
7:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
I wrote here recently about anonymous comments on our Web site stirring up a little trouble. At the risk of beating a dead horse, I wanted to revisit the issue today to discuss a matter related to those comments. When a person posts a comment on a story on norwalkreflector.com or one of our forums, there is no guarantee of anonymity. The same goes for any of the gazillions of news sites and comment boards that flood the Web. In the Reflector's case, all that is "guaranteed" is that your name will not appear along with your comment. Be that as it may, if someone really wants to find out who made a particular comment, it's not that tough to do.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
A number of short stories have accumulated on my desk. None of them is a sufficient base for a complete column, but they tell us that there isn't much new under the sun. People in our time have the same problems that our ancestors had. Late in 1910 an elderly man stopped at a farmhouse near Norwalk and asked for something to eat and a chance to rest. He was carrying a suitcase and showed the farm family the fine clothes in his luggage. His story was that he owned a livestock farm in Pennsylvania and had gone with his wife to a funeral in Iowa. He was returning home and was robbed on the train while returning home alone. After staying the night and a good breakfast, the man prepared to leave to locate relatives in Willoughby. The farmer took him to the train station in Norwalk and gave him $5, which the "victim" promised to pay back as soon as he reached home. Days passed and no mail, so a letter was written to "Henry William Brown" at Lancaster, Pa. Still no answer. A second letter to the postmaster there revealed that this man was not known in that community, but that he had fleeced other people by using the same story and different aliases.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch shared her concerns Tuesday with council about the county hiking the city's tipping fees to dump trash at the Huron County Transfer Station. The current cost to the city is $58.75 per ton. Lesch said she has a meeting with county officials and invited council members to attend. Council members also suggested that the county commissioners attend a council meeting to discuss the issue.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Week of Feb. 22 to 26 (All meals served with milk) Berlin-Milan Monday: Grilled burger /bun, baked potato rounds, peaches, ice cream
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - The South Central Board of Education, during a round-table discussion, again talked about the school's drug testing policy. Board president Brian Hammon read the proposed changes in the policy with the main change separating alcohol use and discipline from drug use.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Two million jobs have been saved or created due to the stimulus act signed into law by President Barack Obama a year ago, the White House said Tuesday as it marks the anniversary of the $787-billion spending package. "Jobs have been created thanks to tens of thousands of projects now under way nationwide,' Vice President Joe Biden wrote to Obama in a 31-page progress report about the stimulus. Biden said the act is laying groundwork for "the economy of the next century,' as the U.S. invests in high-speed rail, health technology, clean cars and other projects.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
AVERY - Perfect attendance paid off for EHOVE Career Center student Sara Hugo. To determine Tuesday's winner from the five finalists in a contest to win a car, the students took turns selecting an envelope taped to a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Those students had perfect attendance since the beginning of the 2008 school year through Tuesday.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk resident Gary Billiard had no idea what he was in store for when he left the Maple City a bit after noon Monday. "I had gone about three miles and it was snowing pretty heavily, but traffic was going about 45 mph except for an occasional truck,' Billiard said about his Monday afternoon adventure on I-71.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to refer legislation regarding skill-based amusement machine businesses to the planning and zoning commission. The commission, which meets tonight, might make a recommendation for council to consider at its next meeting.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Increasing wholesale prices this week has led to a major price hike, initiated by Speedway/Super America today. Speedway has just set the price for a gallon of regular self-serve gasoline to $2.59 in Michigan, as much as $2.65 in Indiana, $2.55 in Ohio and $2.65 in Minnesota, according to www.gasbuddy.com. Thanks to Speedway/Super America's large presence in these areas, motorists should expect gasoline prices to climb quickly in these areas to the prices listed above, depending on state. For some gas stations, this will mean raising prices as much as 30-cents per gallon compared to Tuesday's prices.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
APEX, N.C. (MCT) - A middle-school teacher in Wake County, N.C., may be fired after she and her friends made caustic remarks on a Facebook page about her students, the South and Christianity. Melissa Hussain, an eighth-grade science teacher at West Lake Middle School in Apex, was suspended with pay Friday while investigators review her case, according to Greg Thomas, a Wake schools spokesman. The suspension came after some of Hussain's students and their parents objected to comments on her Facebook page, many of them revolving around her interaction with her Christian students.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
I-71 southbound was fully opened to traffic at about 1:20 p.m. this afternoon. Crews have now cleared all remaining vehicles that were blocking the roadway from a series of crashes that occurred yesterday afternoon on I-71, just south of Ohio 61.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND (MCT) - The Cavaliers added another big-time player in their effort to win an NBA championship today. They acquired veteran power forward Antawn Jamison from the Washington Wizards in a three-team trade, according to a league source with knowledge of the deal.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - There's a new home and garden show at Cleveland's I-X Center. The "Great Big Home & Garden Expo' - and its line-up of attractions, hundreds of exhibitors and great products and promotions - will take place Feb. 6 to 14 at the I-X Center in Cleveland.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
All the single ladies, all the single ladies. For this year's Grammys, it's all about the single ladies - and the married one, too. Beyonce, whose "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)' is up for song of the year, leads all artists at Sunday night's ceremony with 10 nominations. Taylor Swift, whose multiplatinum "Fearless' was the top-selling album of 2009, is up next with eight nominations. Other top nominees include Lady Gaga, with five nods, and Colbie Caillat with four. It's the first time female artists have been the top two Grammy nominees since 1999, when Lauryn Hill, Sheryl Crow and Shania Twain led the night.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
Coaching football, Brian Kelly said, is like running a business. It starts with people. If you don't have your people on board, your ship will sink. With that being said, Kelly said he has spent his first couple of months as the new head football coach at Notre Dame cleaning up what was left behind. Without mentioning any names, Kelly said he was going to make playing football for the Fighting Irish fun again. Kelly said he had to "change the culture," in South Bend, Ind., following the departure of Charlie Weis. "All I did the first month was get back to details ... get back the sense of pride. It hasn't cost us a dime in six weeks."
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 18, 1965 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 45 years ago: Former New London man's aircraft found in gulf NEW LONDON The wreckage of a small private plane piloted by John Atkinson, 27, formerly of New London, has been located in the Gulf of Mexico near Aripeka, Fla.