3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
One man's junk is another man's treasure. I've thought of that many times the last couple of days as Norwalk residents started preparing for spring trash week. The treasure seekers have been out in full force. I've seen guys stopping at each house, looking for something they need. I saw one guy jump out of his pickup, throw in three metal shelves and never miss a beat. He should be working for a NASCAR pit crew.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP - Firefighters from Fairfield and Norwalk resumed their search this morning for a man missing from his Peru-Olena Road home. Tim Meese, 40, was last seen Monday evening wearing jeans, a sweatshirt and Doc Martin boots. He might also have a Carhart jacket. Meese is 6-foot-2 and weighs about 210 pounds.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Third-graders at Maplehurst Elementary are taking their Earth Day message to the community by decorating paper bags for Schild's IGA. Reduce, reuse and recycle was the theme students had in mind when they came up with their own designs for the bags. "We're trying to do our own part, however small," said teacher Olivia Gamble. She remembered a similar project from her days as a student and decided to use the idea in her classroom. "It is something different and fun."
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD The city's tree commission will celebrate Arbor Day at 2:15 p.m. Friday by planting two Autumn Blaze Maples along Emerald Street by the Willard Library. The tree commission will be joined by the third-grade classes of Central Elementary School. The public is invited. Friday also will mark the start of Willard's spring trash pickup. It will continue on Saturday as well as May 1 and 2. Dumpsters will be available in the lot at the corner of Myrtle and Woodbine/Woodland and residents can bring the items they wish to discard there. The hours of collection will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The city will also pick up "white goods" that are set out in front of the residents' homes during the weeks of the pickups. In addition, the city will collect tires and items that contain or once contained Freon that people need to dispose provided residents pay the fee associated with the disposal costs charged to the city. At 6 p.m. Thursday, City Manager Brian Humphress will present the "State of the City" address at the Willard Area Chamber of Commerce meeting at the depot. In other news:
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE The high school's seniors witnessed government in action Monday. As part of their class' requirements, a dozen students sat in on the school board meeting and then asked board members questions. And board members, in turn, asked the students questions. They wanted to know, for example, what the students plans were after graduation. All 12 said they plan to further their education. "It sounds to me like our high school curriculum is working," Superintendent David Stubblebine said.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
APRIL 22, 1985 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 24 years ago: New high school, rec center planned Norwalk could have a new high school building, community recreation center and swimming pool all in one place within the next five years in a plan made public this morning by Norwalk School Superintendent Fred Walter.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
If you are a teacher, your life revolves around the school year calendar. If you are a coach, you plan the key events of your life to occur before or after "the season.'
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Buying local helps Huron County finances and the January sales tax figures show residents are trying to boost the economy. "I've heard on the street some people are getting the message to buy locally. This proves that," Huron County Commissioner Larry Silcox said of the increase the county is getting from 2009 sales compared to 2008 sales.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
When it came to the love of Norwalk, there was no race - and it was never a contest. Bill Bader Jr. and his crew at Summit Motorsports Park kicked off the 2009 drag racing season Saturday but not before honoring late Norwalk Mayor Louis Frey.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Teacher Kacey Opper got the idea to bring in Martha Roesch and Lori Wagner, grandmother and mother to two of her students, after reading an answer on a survey she gave. In a questionnaire for each student, the St. Paul educator inquires about a person's first memory of food.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
An accused pharmacist robber is now under constant supervision at the Huron County Jail after being hospitalized this weekend for hiding the stolen Oxycontin pills in his own body. Authorities said Friday's incident is the second in as many days for prisoner Kurtis J. DeWitt, 23, of 25 Bank St. Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said the inmate, who already was in isolation, told him the stolen pills had been placed in his rectum when police had his home surrounded Wednesday night after the robbery.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
LYME TOWNSHIP - Madge Lehnert had only taught at Lyme School once a week for a year in 1946. But Lehnert, who at the time was quitting her music teaching job at Lyme to get married, was still sad. The students' parents and farmers near the rural Bellevue school had been so supportive; if she needed supplies for her classroom, all she had to do was ask somebody in the community and they would deliver.
3:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY The Sandusky State Theatre will hold auditions for its 2009/2010 season from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 5 and 6 at the theater. Call backs will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 7. Staff will hold auditions for the following: "Grease," "Mario and Mary's Wedding" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer." All roles are open to the public. The theater is seeking performers ages 15 to 75. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing 16 measures of a song that sells their talent. Readings will be provided. "Mario and Mary's Wedding" show dates will be June 5, 6, 12, 13 as well as July 9-11. "Grease" will be on stage from July 23 to Aug. 2 and "Rudolph's" show dates will be Dec. 10 to 12.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Since becoming part of Commercial Vehicle Group, we have stepped up our efforts to become even greener. As a long time manufacturer of heavy truck cab chassis it's a fair question we weld, we grind, we sand, we paint and we assemble metal into truck cabs. How green can that be? Like many other companies, we already do the easy stuff, like recycling copier paper, batteries, light bulbs, and such. But there is other industrial greening we've been up to.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The Norwalk girlfriend and boyfriend charged in connection with a pharmacy robbery are accused of bringing some of the stolen Oxycontin pills to the Huron County Jail. Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said a search of the premises Thursday revealed 21 to 24 pills in the jumpsuit pocket of Megan R. Lillo, 21, of 25 Bank St. He also said the defendant is accused of hiding the pills in her "feminine area." "They were conveyed to others in the jail," Clifford said, but declined to say how many prisoners that might involve.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
April 18, 1935 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 74 years ago Faithful dog guards coat of master If any one sees a small man wandering about Norwalk or vicinity in his shirt sleeves, Police Chief R. Remington should be notified.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE About six months before being killed in a Canton-area crash, Donald J. Gravenhorst bought some land near his parents' rural Monroeville home from his uncle. Gravenhorst was ready to build. He was going to share the home with his live-in fiancee, Anna Harmon, and their 11-year-old daughter, Laura. "He wanted to be there," Harmon said, to help his aging parents.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
If you are a teacher, your life revolves around the school year calendar. If you are a coach, you plan the key events of your life to occur before or after "the season." And if you are in the furniture business, there are only two times of the year. The time before Market. And the time after Market. "Market" is industry shorthand for the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C. There are other furniture markets, but High Point is the worldwide industry trade show, and it occurs each April and October.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Rain, snow, sleet and hail may fall, but people can still swim at the Berlin Heights Holiday Park. Swimmers aren't the only ones to benefit from the dome installed over the pool a year ago. The water is clearer and the owners' wallets are thicker.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Lions Club awarded trophies to two teams in the wrap-up for the 2009 Swim for Diabetes fundraiser held at the Ernsthausen Community Center. The Norwalk High School/Kiwanis team raised the most money at the event and the St. Paul High/Knights of Columbus team swam the most laps. The Rev. Mark Bogen, pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church, and Kara VanVlerah accepted the award for the NHS/Kiwanis team, which raised more than $1,300. Van Vlerah raised $587 for the benefit. Dick Boose, of the Knights of Columbus, and Gerod Rospert, St. Paul swimmer, accepted the award for that group. St. Paul swimmers logged 1,510 laps for the benefit.
3:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
One rural roadway in Huron County will be a little safer soon - that was the announcement U.S. Rep. Robert Latta (R-Bowling Green) made today at Berry's Restaurant. Greenwich Milan Townline Road will become one of the first rural roads in Ohio to receive funding from the Federal Highway Administration's high risk rural roads program. Improvements estimated at $1.5 million will be made on the road's two-mile section between Zenobia Road and Court roads.