1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
ASHLAND - At its meeting on Friday, the Ashland University Executive Committee of the board of trustees voted unanimously to approve construction of the football stadium portion of the athletic complex. The committee approved the project in phases, which means the University will begin with the immediate construction of the 5,500-seat football stadium. The synthetic turf stadium, located along the north side of Broad Street, will feature concession and merchandise areas and press box and is expected to be completed by the start of the 2009 football season.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The purpose of the annual Safety Forces Banquet is to honor the firefighters, police officers, EMTs and ambulance drivers who put their lives on the line to keep residents safe. Saturday's event also was a tribute to Dick Sutherland, a village resident and retiring Huron County Sheriff. Sutherland was the recipient of several gifts, including a jacket proclaiming him an honorary member of the fire department and a plaque from Firelands Ambulance Service.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The renowned gardens of Kingwood Center in Mansfield stand cold and colorless through the winter, but the mansion built in 1926 reverberates with Christmas cheer with displays to delight both children and adults. The Grinch enjoying a Christmas dinner of roast beast with Cindy Lou Who after his conversion and another featuring Santa, Mrs. Claus and an elf as Christmas trees highlight two of the larger rooms in the mansion. Visitors can tour the displays at no cost.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
It is about a month until the presidential inauguration. At that time, Barack Obama will give a speech in which he lays out his vision for what will be accomplished during his administration.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Furniture may be gone, but the employees still take care of each other.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
UPPER SANDUSKY - Upper Sandusky built a first-half advantage and held off Norwalk down the stretch Saturday in a 77-72 win during a Northern Ohio League boys' basketball game. The Truckers, 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the league, are scheduled to play Tuesday at Huron in a non-league matchup and return to NOL play Friday at Bellevue.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A two-vehicle crash early Sunday morning at the intersection of Ohio 18 and Fitchville River Road killed a Wellington man and injured three people in the second vehicle. The deceased, Aaron D. Wiley, 21, was heading south on Fitchville River Road when he failed to stop at the Ohio 18 intersection, said troopers with the state Highway Patrol. Both Wiley's 1990 Jeep Comanche and the 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Stephanie N. Mancuso, 17, of Lorain, went off the southwest side of Ohio 18 and caught fire.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com HOLLYWOOD Actor Jerry Wible doesn't consider himself much of a "Star Trek" fan. In fact, he's probably never watched any of the movies or more than 10 minutes of any of the various TV series at a time. Yet, the former Perkins Township resident has filmed a part as a construction worker for the U.S.S. Enterprise in director J.J. Abrams' big budget film. The May 8, 2009 movie chronicles the early days of James T. Kirk (actor Chris Pine) and the original Enterprise crew.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A group of Main Street School fifth-graders, sporting Santa hats, resembled elves as they sang Thursday at Gaymont Nursing Center. They were helping Santa with his work by delivering cheer to residents, who listened as the youngsters sang carols and decorated their rooms.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - The work of Norman Rockwell comes to life right before your eyes. Now through March 1, Rockwell's America provides an opportunity to literally step inside the pages of history as seen through the eyes of an American icon.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - For almost a month, Precision Paving in Milan has benefited from a different type of energy - the kind stemming from the sun. Milan company Edison Solar & Wind has installed into Precision Paving the largest solar array in North Central Ohio, Edison Solar owner David Miller said. The roughly $95,000 project involved the introduction of 52 solar panels. So far, the array has produced more than 11,000 watts of solar energy - a little more than 45 kilowatt hours a day, Miller said.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - Tri Community Joint Fire District Chief Dave Seidel said he hopes a new fire station on the village's west side will allow quicker response to fires in the area. Greenwich now owns the former Sunoco gas station, which had been in bankruptcy and was forfeited to the village under a new state law. The village will turn it over to the fire department after Greenwich receives the deed, Mayor Lowell Etzler said.
1:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk boys' swimming team picked up an 88-86 win over Huron Wednesday at the Ernsthausen Aquatic Center. The Lady Truckers fell 87-83.
1:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk boy will be required to register as a sex offender for 20 years while being imprisoned at a community-based corrections facility (CBCF). The 16-year-old Wooster Street boy was convicted of gross sexual imposition for an offense involving a female relative who was 4 at the time. He will be required to register his address at the Huron and Erie county sheriff's offices because his aunt and uncle - who have custody - live in Huron County, but the boy will be in custody at the Erie County Juvenile Detention Center for an undetermined amount of time.
1:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's odd how the morning routine changes. I can remember the days when getting up meant making breakfast and helping four young children get dressed, eat, get bundled up, and get out the door for school.
1:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Three police officers testified Wednesday a 67-year-old Norwalk man admitted to touching a female nursing home patient for sexual gratification. Defendant Jerry A. Albritton, of 199 Collingwood Ave., initialed a written statement to Norwalk Police Capt. Eric Hipp in which he said he "scratched her belly once and I ran my hand across her chest once." The statement is a handwritten transcript of the Hipp's questions and the suspect's answers.
1:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The beat goes on for the Monroeville High School varsity cheerleaders. A group that in the past twice won national cheering competitions, competed at the National Cheerleading Association camp at Miami of Ohio University in Oxford this summer with just four cheerleaders - senior Joy Thompson, along with juniors Mary Scheid, Lauren Schafer and Kaylyn Hauler.
1:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Jerry Taylor can see the affect the Nov. 9 death of his good friend, Zachary J. Norman, has on his son. The elder Taylor said his son, Nathan, has always been quiet, but is more introverted and quiet than ever.
1:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Members of the Monroeville Junior High girls basketball team were screaming Monday night and it didn't have anything to do with a game. Monroeville Superintendent David Stubblebine said they were enthusiastic about the new synthetic basketball and volleyball floor in the auditorium. The improvement is Phase 3 of the district's plans.s
1:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com About 3,500 dogs will be parading around show rings this weekend at the Crown Classic Dog Show in Cleveland and one of the stars will be Huron County's own Woofer. Vicdory's Julius Ceasar, better known as Woofer, is ranked the No. 1 St. Bernard in the nation for all-breed points. Aside from his success in the show ring, Woofer played Deputy Bernie in the Disney movie "Snow Buddies," that came out on DVD last February. Shirley and Joe Wolf, of Slaton Kennels in Greenwich, are part-owners of Woofer and he has lived with them for more than a year as they worked with him on the show circuit. Slaton Kennels has been breeding St. Bernard dogs for 35 years.
1:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
An East League Street family has been displaced from their home after an electrical fire Thursday night caused a total of $55,000 worth of damage. Norwalk firefighters were dispatched at 6:33 p.m. and arrived on-scene three minutes later to find the upstairs fully engulfed. The blaze at 24 E. League St. was under control in about 45 minutes.