1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Vickie Ziemba, administrative assistant and account clerk for the county commissioners, recently saved the county $47,000 by noticing an error in billing and making sure it was corrected. "She just really kept after it and her efforts obviously benefited the county," said Mike Adelman, county commissioner. "Due to her sticktoitiveness, we all benefit." Adelman said Ziemba found the error in billing for work for the county's project to improve the heating and cooling systems at the county courthouse and uptown offices.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - The start of the new year will also bring a new chief for the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Tim Redden announced his retirement at the Nov. 25 village council meeting, effective Jan. 1. The 61-year-old village resident was with the department for the last 33 years.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
It took several months, but Barbara McNeil, of Las Vegas, finally has the Norwalk Custom Order Furniture sofas she ordered last summer. "My sofas were delivered late this afternoon," she wrote in an e-mail to NCOF. "They are beautiful. My neighbor came over to ooh and aah over them."
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - Rusty Hayes said it happens every hunting season he has to take time off from hunting on his 40 acres to ask trespassing hunters to leave. This year he had to shoo away four hunters on Monday and saw another unauthorized hunter Tuesday on his property in Berlin Township.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dick Gaither brought energy, ideas and laughter to about 35 people searching for work Wednesday at a four-hour long seminar focusing on resumes, interview skills and networking.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
As I'm sure you've already seen in the news, a Walmart worker was killed by a crowd surging in to a Walmart store as it opened at 5 a.m. on "Black Friday.' The worker was trampled, as one news report put it, by "dozens, if not hundreds, of people.' What bargains were they shopping for? Items on sale at this Walmart store included a $798 Samsung 50-inch plasma HDTV, a Bissel compact upright vacuum for $28, a Samsung 10.2 megapixel digital camera for $69, and DVDs such as "The Incredible Hulk' for $9.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Apple's store in Norwalk will close by the end of the year when the company's five-year lease for the 205 Milan Ave. building ends. "We can't weather the storm any longer,' co-owner Steve Krakomperger said.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE Village residents going out to breakfast next Saturday morning might notice some familiar faces in Monroeville's popular truck-stop restaurant on U.S. 20. Monroeville Village Council, the board of education and the park board will hold a joint informal meeting at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at Vanson's Restaurant to discuss various issues. No decisions will be made, village clerk/treasurer Bonnie Beck said. Topics of discussion will include the possible development of a baseball field at Clark Park and how to use the school district's newly acquired property from a sheriff's sale.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A theft and forgery case involving the former president of the defunct Monroeville Parent Council created a paper trail that was difficult for authorities to track. But, there finally is a conviction.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
For several months now a link to a blog created by employees of the former Norwalk Furniture Company has been featured on the home page at norwalkreflector.com. Employees started the blog shortly after the plant's travails became public in July (Can you believe it's been that long ago already?) ostensibly because of the lack of communication from management. The blog has been inactive since early October, and now that Norwalk Furniture Company is a part of this area's history, we'll be taking down the link.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County commissioners agreed to give another $22,000 to the board of elections Tuesday to cover expenses for the November election.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
For the second year, Norwalk's Clothing Bank will benefit from a gift basket auction organized by the Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce. Almost 70 baskets are already on display and Melissa James, director of the chamber, said more are coming in. The baskets are displayed at the chamber office at 10 W. Main Street. People can bid on the baskets there and final bids will be taken at the chamber's after-hours social meeting on Dec. 11 at the Elks Lodge at 2949 U.S. 250 S.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Friday will be the last day city workers will pick up leaves. After that, residents may not rake leaves into the street; if they do they will be subject to being cited to court.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County General Health District and the Ohio Department of Health will offer lead liability training at a free luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Huron County Department of Job & Family Services, 185 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk. Registration will take place 15 minutes prior to the event. There is no cost to attend. Rental property owners and managers are encouraged to attend the informational luncheon. Participants will learn about the new EPA guidelines on essential maintenance practices that were passed in April 2008. The new regulations will take effect in April 2010.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Child pornography investigations by the Wakeman Police Department have netted convictions for two defendants. Michael Latham, 28, of Nacogdoches, Texas, could face more than 10 years in a federal prison when he is sentenced early next year in Texas Federal Court.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Don't call him a snob or elitist Matt Lark's background is about as blue collar as it comes. The Norwalk High School teacher and president of the local teachers' union received harsh backlash for an earlier statement that could be perceived as demeaning to secretaries and janitors. In mid-August, in the midst of testy negotiations between the Norwalk City Schools and the Norwalk Teachers' Association (NTA), Lark was asked about the agreement reached between the board and the district's other union, chapter 269 of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE).
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Jim Lewellen is a standout even in a program with dedicated volunteers. By the end of the year, he will have delivered for Meals on Wheels for 139 days in 2008. He broke the record set last year, his own, of delivering for 100 days. Some Meals of Wheels programs are having trouble finding volunteers to deliver meals, but Huron County's program has a strong group that has even refused to take gas vouchers.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Santa will be at the North Fairfield Fire House from 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 20. There will be treats for the children. Santa's visit is being sponsored by the North Fairfield Lions Club.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Peaches the therapy pony arrived in the FTMC Kids' Place for Therapy and Learning just in time for the annual pediatric therapy Christmas party Tuesday. Dr. Teresa Ghazoul, who organized the Metamorphosis fund-raiser last spring which helped fund Peaches, unveiled the therapy pony as its creator Frank Lovato, Jr. looked on. Joyce Hill, FTMC's director of rehabiltation, said the pony's name was chosen because Ralph Walcher, who donated money for the hospital's rehab center, grew peaches on his North Fairfield farm. "Because the Walcher family was well-known for their peach farm, we thought it would be a great way to recognize them for their contribution to our community," Hill said.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Area wrestling fans will not be watching the nation's No. 1 ranked 125-pound high school wrestler, Monroeville's Logan Stieber, for at least eight weeks. The two-time state champion broke the meta-tarsal bone in his left hand at a practice session Friday morning.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Double your order. Do it now ... If I were you, I would not only be a customer but understand this is a company you should be with the next 100 years." It was a great day, it seemed, at the time. Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher was in Norwalk this summer announcing the purchase of Norwalk Furniture by IRG and Blackbird.