9:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
The March schedule for Jobs First Mobile Unit: March 3: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mack's Super Valu, Plymouth.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man must post a $50,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail on a rape charge. Joseph P. Shepherd, 18, most recently of 23B Spring St., is accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy Feb. 3 on Franklin Street, Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen said. If convicted, the defendant faces three to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $20,000.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Good food and a chance to socialize - that has been the hallmark for Berry's Restaurant for generations. The restaurant has only been open for 62 years, but it replaced a confectioners shop that originally opened in 1902.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
"We marry and bury." - Sharon Betschman, co-owner of Betschman's Flowers on Main
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Northern Ohio Antique Mall is really starting to take off. That's what owner Tom Jarrett said about the business located at 22 E. Main St. in Uptown Norwalk. "We're celebrating our third anniversary," Jarrett said, adding from Feb. 15 to March 15 the mall will hold its anniversary sale.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Mattress Company is celebrating its 10th year of doing business in the Maple City. The business, located at 32 W. Main St. in Uptown Norwalk, is one of five Mattress Company stores in the area. The others are in Fremont, Sandusky, Mansfield and Ashland.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - Samuel Patterson likely wouldn't have recognized Berlin Fruit Box Company's baskets at least as they're made today. Patterson's great, great, great grandson, company president Matt Adelman, knows this much: The late founder would be amazed.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
FTMC Timeline 1911 Not-for-profit Norwalk City Hospital Association receives Articles of Incorporation from State of Ohio
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
A century ago, Norwalk started transition to manufacturing town History is always with us, but a walk through Norwalk's business and industrial sectors today bears little resemblance to the city of 100 years.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
The biggest change Sgt. Mary Mack has witnessed in the state Highway Patrol in 24 years has been technological advances. In the 1990s, each of the Norwalk post cruisers were equipped with video cameras, which record traffic stops.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - Members of the Wakeman business community and other community members are joining together to create an organization devoted to the betterment of the village. The Wakeman Area Business Association has a mission of promoting the village and attracting business and industry to the area.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Although "Fisher-Titus" made its debut 50 years ago, the Medical Center's proud history dates back to 1916 when the 38-bed Norwalk Memorial Hospital opened its doors at 269 W. Main St. The first facility was constructed thanks to the vision and generosity of local citizens, businesses and organizations that purchased "subscriptions" totaling $27,000 to build a community hospital for Norwalk and Huron County. Fisher-Titus Medical Center's rich tradition of providing the community with high quality health care continued in 1957 when Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital opened at 272 Benedict Ave. in Norwalk.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
You might have blamed Dorothy Ruffer for the pain you've felt at the pump. But if the lifelong Norwalk resident has served as an outlet for your frustration with high gasoline prices, know this: She feels your pain.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Truck drivers often call troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol "polar bears" because they wear wide-brimmed hats similar to Smokey the Bear's and drive white cruisers. Officers with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) were brandished with the nickname "strike busters" because they were called to settle labor disputes. Norwalk Post Commander Lt. Jim Bryan said after the PSP was formed in 1905, other states followed suit by implementing highway patrols.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk's history of business and industry can be divided into four distinct eras, according to Huron County historian Henry Timman. The first, Timman said, can be considered the pioneer days encompassing the town's early years until about 1825. During that first decade, Norwalk was becoming established as a village and its businesses were typical for that time, such as horseshoeing and limited general mercantile sales. Norwalk's second economic cycle lasted from about 1826 until 1855, Timman said, and is marked by the town's brief life as an educational center.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
HURON - Beaches and bathing are two words you might associate with summer in this city off Lake Erie's shores and near Cedar Point. Boot Camp isn't likely to spring to mind that is, unless you happen to be a member of the Huron Playhouse company.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
For the past 100 years, local businesses have benefited from the Norwalk/Huron County Chamber of Commerce. Melissa James, Norwalk chamber director since 2001, said she is grateful for the 100 years of history and planning of the organization.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mayor Sue Lesch hoped to have a new public works director on the job by now, but three candidates have turned down the post. "I'm having trouble," Lesch said. "I had some stellar candidates, but now I'm re-thinking it and re-evaluating."
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Lake Erie ice has put a crimp in Norwalk's salt supply and Huron County is low also. The city normally contracts for salt shipped in from Cleveland and stored in Sandusky, but the ships can't make the trip now because the lake is frozen. Dick Moore, superintendent of the street and sewer department, said the city supply is very low and they are conserving salt as much as possible.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com With the foreclosure filings rate in Huron County showing a dramatic rise of about 1,300 percent in the past 12 years, local government and community leaders met Wednesday to form the Huron County Save Our Homes Task Force. "There's help out there" might be the slogan for the group. Huron County Treasurer Kathleen Schaffer organized the meeting for government and agency officials, mortgage lenders and community leaders to meet with representatives from the state auditor's office to coordinate efforts to combat the extreme rise in home foreclosures. In Huron County, foreclosure filings have risen from 30 in 1995 to 423 in 2007 (see box).
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
By MARY LISA BOOSE Reflector Staff Writer mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Vandals tried to destroy a family's snowman overnight, but they can't take away the warm memories Larry and Lisa Ours created with their five children as they spent Tuesday afternoon playing together in the snow.