6:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
In an effort to ensure the safety and well being of Norwalk residents, the city reminds residents and property owners that your sidewalks must be cleared within 12 hours after a snow event ends. Norwalk city council passed an ordinance on Oct. 21, 2008 setting forth the rules for snow and ice removal. It is the responsibility of the agent, tenant or occupant of any premises located in the city limits to make their front, sides and rear sidewalks safe for travel.
6:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Kevin Fries stopped by Jeremy Loose's pickup truck to talk shop when Loose was at Westside Sunoco to check in his deer Monday. Loose, a deer hunter for the last 12 years, reached his spot on a friend's property east of Milan with some buddies about 5:45 a.m. The Monroeville man was in his stand nearly 30 minutes later.
6:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - Be careful. Be very careful how you share your personal life with others. Just ask Cleveland Indians all-star outfielder Grady Sizemore. Some racy pictures he sent to his girlfriend have ended up on the Internet, despite the attempt of Major League Baseball officials to have them removed from at least one Web site.
6:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
There's probably no bigger fan of golfer Tiger Woods than I. In nearly 40 years of following the game, I've never seen anybody who can do the things he can do. Jack Nicklaus couldn't do what Tiger does. Nicklaus beat people more through his management and mental games than he did on raw talent. Woods can and does routinely execute shots that are beyond even most peoples' imaginations. A golf club is quite a weapon in Tiger's hands. Also, it turns out, a golf club is apparently quite the weapon in the hands of Mrs. Woods.
6:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police found one piece of suspected drug paraphernalia in a Norwalk High School student's car during a drug sweep Monday morning. The school was on lockdown starting at 8:35 a.m. for the majority of second period.
6:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Ohio hunters had near ideal weather for the opening day of deer-gun season. Hunters took 33,607 white-tailed deer on Monday, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The deer-gun season remains open through Sunday and then reopens for two days Dec. 19 and 20. The preliminary figures from deer check stations throughout the state show a slight increase of 1.7 percent from last year's opening day total of 33,034.
6:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
To help balance its current biennium budget, the state of Ohio this summer imposed a new hospital "franchise fee" that will mean $2.6 million in taxes for Fisher-Titus Medical Center over the next two years. Fisher-Titus Medical Center, along with all Ohio hospitals, made its first payment toward the new state budget tax Monday. Statewide, hospitals will pay more than $718 million over the biennial. Proposed by Gov. Ted Strickland and passed by the General Assembly, the tax is being used to draw down federal Medicaid funds. Rather than fully recouping their assessments through Medicaid payments, hospitals will get back just 80 cents on the dollar leaving Ohio hospitals $145 million short. For Fisher-Titus that means a shortfall of $280,000 over two years, according to Patrick J. Martin, president of Fisher-Titus Medical Center. "This state budget-tax, along with continued underpayments from Medicaid and Medicare, and the ever-increasing numbers of uninsured patients due to our uncertain economy, is forcing us to take an even closer look at how we can cut costs internally and re-assess our outreach programs," said Patrick Martin, president of Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
6:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
jcenters@norwalkreflector.com It's been a great fall in the Bundschuh house times two. And it isn't over yet. For twins Kaylee and Kyle Bundschuh, seniors at St. Paul High School, it has been one thrill after another.
6:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Towne and Country Players will be hosting their 44th annual Christmas Event with the appearance of the Ashland University Chamber Singers in "Ye Olde Yultide Christmas Concert" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Norwalk St. Mary Church located at the corners of State and League streets. Ron Blackley, professor of choral activities at Ashland University, is conducting the singers. Curtis Reynolds, of Greenwich; Bethany Farnham, of Vermilion; and Aly Slotterbeck, of Woodville, are the local singers who will appear in the concert. Greg McDonald, St. Mary organist and choir director, will give a carillon concert prior to the event while Blackley, the organist, also will provide pre-concert music. Rand Laycock, concert committee chairman, said the candlelight dinner prior to the event is already sold-out with only 75 tickets remaining for the 7:30 concert.
6:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 2010 Dog and Kennel Tag sale began Tuesday. All dogs three months of age and older are required to be licensed. Applications for dog and kennel license must be filed by Feb. 1, 2010 to avoid a penalty. A fee of $12 per tag and $60 per kennel license will be charged for the 2010 season. Help the dogs at your local Huron County Dog Pound pay $17 per tag and receive a dog bone shaped tag for the 2010 tag year. The additional $5 received per tag will go toward the medical treatment of the dogs at the Huron County Dog Pound. A late penalty of an additional $12 per dog tag and $60 per kennel license will be charged when tags are purchased after Feb. 1. An additional 75 cent application fee will be charged for each license purchased at area outposts other than the auditor's office. Kennel licenses can only be purchased at the Huron County Auditor's Office.
6:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore?" Carole King asked in her hit song from the early 1970s, followed by the line: "It would be so fine to see your face at my door." Well, this past Thanksgiving I saw six fine faces at my door and it was wonderful. My one daughter arrived by plane from Los Angeles, my other daughter arrived by Megabus from Chicago, my one son arrived by plane from Raleigh, N.C., and my other son came by car from Oberlin. My mother came by plane from New Jersey and my father-in-law came by plane from Omaha, Neb. I am writing this column minutes after returning from bringing the last of our Thanksgiving "guests" to the airport. I put the word guests in quotation marks because these "guests" are people we once lived with, so they are not really guests. They are people who left our home or whose home my husband or I once left.
6:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
DEC. 5, 1975 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 34 years ago: Norwalk's Ward McAllister: Past star of stage and silent screen Ward McAllister is a man of many faces.
6:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS Provisional numbers released today by the state Highway Patrol indicate that crashes and felony arrests increased this year, while the number of OVI arrests decreased over the Thanksgiving Holiday. During the holiday reporting period, which began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ran through midnight Sunday, troopers arrested 20 people for felonies, as compared to 17 last year. Crash numbers rose from 469 crashes in 2008 to 590 this year, an increase of 26 percent. OVI-arrests decreased from 362 last year's holiday to 304 this year.
6:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
This holiday season, many people are thinking of others. That's true at E's Glow Tanning Salon in Norwalk.
6:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Editor's Note: This is the latest installment in a series of articles provided by Norwalk Economic Development Corp. Director Ellen Heinz, along with Main Street Program Manager Kristie Wert. Main Street Norwalk's Deck the District event featured a special winter wonderland located in the storefront at 14 W. Main Street. Renamed "Snowflake Drive" for the event, the space was transformed into a winter walking path that led to Santa's living room. Even though Santa was front and center on Saturday, the real focus of the space was the "giving trees." Several trees were creatively decorated to represent area organizations. Visitors were asked to bring in donations, or they could take an ornament off the tree that listed an item they were to bring later. "We really made sure that the giving trees were publicized and people knew that they could help out. Many families brought in donations and talked to their children about giving to others. It was great to see that attitude being reinforced as sometimes that sentiment gets lost in all of the excitement of getting presents," said Kristie Wert, Main Street program manager. "The end result was a lot of smiles and excitement from families that attended the event. We will open Snowflake Drive again on Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 for those that want to bring their donations and take another peek at our winter wonderland."
6:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
After months of work by the city administration, Norwalk city council is expected to pass the 2010 budget at tonight's meeting. Mayor Sue Lesch, along with finance director Diane Eschen and her staff as well as all the city department heads, have put countless hours into the budget. Now, it's in council's hands.
6:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Cpl. Jeff Kerber and Deputy Joe Leroux have more training when it comes to responding to child exploitation cases. The two deputies participated in first-responder training Nov. 20 at Corporate College in Cleveland. The nine-hour workshop was sponsored by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).
6:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The New London Police Department is closing in on identifying the culprits responsible for stealing "a significant amount of money" from a First Street home. Chief Michael Marko said several "persons of interest" will be coming to the station in the next couple of days.
6:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
They were all there, giving their time for a special cause. It was Cuttin' it up 4 Asher day Saturday at Hairway 61 Salon in Norwalk.
6:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Talk to anybody who has won a state championship and they will tell you it didn't come without a price. There are no shortcuts to success. There are no easy ways to be a winner. St. Paul coach John Livengood is on the doorstep of reaching that final goal he and his team set out to reach every season a state championship. If he gets it, nobody will be able to say he didn't earn it.
6:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
May 23, 1924 Nov. 30, 2009 WAEKMAN Martha Marie Kinsley, 85, of Florence, died Monday after a long illness. Survivors include daughter-in-law Kathleen Kinsley of Wakeman. Those preceding her in death included her husband of 49 years, Lyle Kinsley, and a son, John Allen Kinsley.