7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Weather permitting, Norwalk city council will consider new legislation regarding adult arcades at tonight's meeting. This new ordinance, sponsored by Councilman Tom Stoll, would place these skill-based amusement machine businesses in the B-4 zoning district.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County remains under a Level 2 snow emergency. Sheriff Dane Howard upgraded the level at 2:45 p.m. until further notice.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
We took our first ocean cruise in 1984 on a Royal Caribbean ship called Song of America. We were blown away. By the ship, the service, the entire experience.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Former Huron County Commissioner Ralph Fegley is far from retired. Lately, Fegley spends a great deal of his time investigating wind energy sources for northern Ohio, which includes developing alternative sources of energy. "This is fun," Fegley said. "Helping people make this happen.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Just where is the local and national economy headed? Some think manufacturing has come to an end while others say it will rebound. "I think we'll remain strong in the construction and manufacturing industries," said Ellen Heinz, Norwalk economic development director.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Huron County Commissioner Mike Adelman has been keeping a close eye on the proposed runway slated for the NASA-Plumbrook property in Perkins Township. Months back, local officials were excited at the prospect of that area being developed into a sort of airport, which would bring with it all kinds of commerce and ultimately jobs. Area officials have applied for a Tiger grant to help build the runway.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE No one was in a 2008 BMW when the Bellevue Fire Department responded to a car fire Friday. Firefighters found the engine compartment fully involved when responding the call made at 11:15 a.m. at the Bellevue Care Center, 1 Audrich Square. While the report doesn't list a damage estimate or the cause, the fire started in the driver's side of the engine compartment. "The owner (Matthew Mitchell of Nova) stated he had had mechanical problems with the vehicle," Lt. Tony Schaffer said. Firefighters disconnected the car battery and used an absorbent to clean up vehicle fluids.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com With the economy in a tailspin and people searching for answers, many still say education is the key. "Education is critical," said Ellen Heinz, Norwalk economic development director. "It's very important to find the right educational entity or group that is right for you," she added.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com If anything's for certain, it's that Ohio's future is uncertain. "Well, we passed the budget," said Terry Boose (R-Norwalk), 58th district representative. The 58th district covers Huron County and portions of Lorain and Seneca counties.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The City of Norwalk has issued a parking ban for all public streets until further notice to allow for snow removal.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com With the local and global markets constantly changing and becoming more competitive, city of Norwalk officials are taking a look at business incentives. The recent announcements regarding Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) closing its Norwalk plants and Mid-Ohio Wines possibly moving its 50 Norwalk employees to Lorain also motivated this second look at incentives. Norwalk City Councilman Dwight Tkach said at a recent council meeting that it's "industrial free agency out there.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
You might be snowed in with all the white stuff accumulating, but don't rush to hire the first guy you see with a plow attached to his truck. That's the advice from Angie's List, which collects consumer reviews on local contractors and doctors in more than 500 service categories. Hiring the wrong person could put you in an even worse situation, according to a press release. Here are some "Red Flags": Companies who offer a steep discount or insist on cash payment. A credit card will protect you.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Several Norwalk city council members took time recently to look to the future and predict what some aspects of life will be like in 50 years. What do you think life will be like in 50 years? Bob Carleton: I think the words "global economy" will be clear to everyone.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 10, 1975 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 35 years ago: 9 below here Temperatures fell to 9 degrees below zero in Norwalk overnight the coldest reading of the winter.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS With fewer than 48 hours between major winter weather events which combined have brought as much as 18 to 24 inches of snow to some parts of the state the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has crews in every county working around-the-clock to keep Ohio's highways and bridges safe. The latest winter storm warning from the National Weather Service remains in effect through Wednesday afternoon/early evening. Some areas of Ohio may receive six to 12 more inches of snow accumulation. During this morning's rush hours, ODOT had more than 1,050 snowplows and trucks on state highways targeting parts of the state on the leading edge of this storm front. More crews are being added throughout the day, as the snow/ice mix moves into northern Ohio and covers the entire state. In addition, the threat remains for falling trees and power lines due to the weight of the snow and blowing winds.
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH On the first day of school, Local Schools Superintendent Ben Chaffee challenged the district to "take it to the next level." South Central Elementary School Principal Dennis Blanchard created an award to honor his students who brought up their grades in at least two classes while not going down in any others. Comparing all second-quarter grades to first-quarter grades, the following students were recognized Feb. 8 with a coupon for a free ice cream in the school's cafeteria (the students' grade levels are in parenthesis): Improving two grades: Zephaniah Howman (1).
7:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
It sounds like Mother Nature is just getting warmed up. After dumping nearly 8 inches of snow on the Norwalk area over the weekend, the forecast is calling for possibly another 6 to 10 inches of the white stuff starting late Tuesday afternoon and moving into Wednesday.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
It won't be long before the Internet bloggers have their own slot on the Norwalk city council agenda. And why not?
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
TIFFIN - An ultrasound technician from Willard faces new charges 72 to be exact for allegedly photographing patients undressing for procedures at a Tiffin medical facility. Jamie Aguirre, 43, of 68 Sandy Trail, received the indictment Wednesday at the Portage County Jail. He was then taken to the Seneca County Jail to await an arraignment hearing Friday in Seneca County Common Pleas Court.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Midway through the winter on Lake Erie, construction crews on Shoot the Rapids, the new water ride at Cedar Point amusement park/resort, are taking the park's new river-ride adventure to a higher level. Throughout the fall, crews cleared the 2.5-acre site and completed a majority of the groundwork mostly below the surface. Trenches were dug, footers for support columns were poured and waterlines for the ride's landing areas and special effects such as geysers and water sprays were installed.
7:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gov. Ted Strickland will be in Norwalk today to announce that a local company is receiving a $1 million grant from the state. Strickland, Lisa Patt-McDaniel, director of the Ohio Department of Development and Mark Shanahan, Strickland's energy adviser, today announced that 18 Ohio projects will receive more than $11.8 million in industry efficiency grant awards funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's State Energy Program.