2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's never easy to cut a budget especially when you are talking 20 percent. But that's what the Huron County Commissioners are trying to do right now. The commissioners needed to slash $1.7 million this year and they are just about there.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Plymouth man accused of shooting two relatives on Christmas is competent to stand trial May 12 in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Nicanor Garcia, 32, of 5181 Bevier Road, filed a written plea of not guilty by reason of insanity when he was arraigned Jan. 12. One of the conditions of his $500,000 bond was to have no contact or association with the two victims, his wife and stepdaughter.
2:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
FOSTORIA - The Norwalk seventh grade boys' basketball team defeated Bellevue 31-11 Tuesday to reach the finals of the Northern Ohio League tournament. On a night when the team struggle to finish their shots the Trucker turned up their defense in causing 17 turnovers.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Lincoln Run is finished. Eric Ebinger and his wife, Misty, completed the 241-mile trek Monday afternoon at the Ohio River in East Liverpool. The run began five days earlier on Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday on the Lincoln Highway at the Indiana state line. It was a tribute to endurance, perseverance and support from all corners of the state.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Steve Chambers sang a song Sunday whose lyrics seemed to perfectly describe the status of his marriage. It was no accident me finding you
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Teresa Alt, the director of the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services, expected to have 50 to 75 attendees at today's Unemployed Workers Resource Forum. Her hope was to provide people with useful information. Alt said she at least wanted the attendees to have a pamphlet or "a face they can go to" to get answers to questions they might have.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND Year-to-date sales of new cars and trucks were down 39 percent for January, according to figures released Wednesday by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association (GCADA). The significant decline is due, in part, to an unusually successful year in 2008, where sales were up nearly 5 percent from 2007. The loosening of credit and the upcoming auto show are expected to boost sales in Northeast Ohio. "Although down significantly from a year ago, it's important to keep in mind that January 2008 was an abnormally good month for sales in this region," said Gary Adams, President of the GCADA. "Additionally, near record snow fall and cold temperatures throughout the month kept customers indoors and out of dealership showrooms.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Steve Schumm and I visited South Central and Monroeville high schools Thursday to hand out sportsmanship awards for the Norwalk Area Umpires Association. Schumm is a retired educator and he knows a little something about schools. His last three jobs were as superintendent at New London, principal at St. Paul Elementary School and superintendent at Bellevue. He's seen the good side of education, along with the bad.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
The salmonella outbreak across the country has sickened nearly 600 people and is linked to nine deaths. Federal health officials are investigating allegations that a Peanut Corp. of America plant knowingly shipped off tainted peanuts because of worry over lost sales. More than 1,900 products have been recalled, although major label brands of jarred peanut butter are not affected. Kelly Ross, Norwalk City Schools' director of food services, said she been assured the district's peanut butter is safe. She received a memo from the Ohio Department of Education Office for Safety, Health and Nutrition that states: "This is to inform everyone that none of the peanut butter or peanut butter products being distributed by the Ohio Department of Education is affected by the recent recall on peanut butter."
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Where were you at 11:10 a.m. March 24, 1984? If you were a Monroeville resident and anything close to being mobile, you were at St. John's Arena in Columbus.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - Two representatives, David Conley and Chrissy Eveland, from the Roberts W. Baird Company, Inc., attended the South Central school board meeting Monday evening. They told the board many districts do not take the opportunity to refinance bonds. In April 1996, the South Central district had a bond with a term of 22 years at a rate of 5.6 percent. The new rate after refinancing is 2.85 percent or a gross savings of $133, 478 to the taxpayers.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 18, 1977 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 32 years ago: A Basketball Wife Tells Of Life Without Father Diane Wasiniak may write a book on her life as the wife of a high school coach some day. She already has the perfect title: "Life Without Father."
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
TIFFIN - Norwalk scored 175 points in Saturday's Northern Ohio League wrestling tournament. Bellevue, though, proved its still the team to beat as the Redmen captured their 16th title in the last 18 years, led by three champions.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Its present storage site does not dignify its lofty spot in Ohio aviation history. It's in pieces. The front wheel probably would not run really straight. Its ribs no longer shine. Tape hangs on some of its skeleton. The engine has gone on to Washington, to a place called The Smithsonian. Although disassembled, the Wilber-Curtiss plane, built in Norwalk by Paul and Josh Wilber in the early 1900s, is dry and safe, like many historical objects, stowed away in the collection facility of the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus. They all await funding - money that would allow the plane to be re-assembled and go back on display.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
More than 30 years ago, this newspaper ran a series of stories I wrote about learning to downhill ski. Personally speaking, it was one of my better ideas. I had never skied. The Reflector agreed to pay me to write the series. And, when I told the people at Snow Trails Ski Resort in Mansfield what I was planning to do, they gave me five lessons and all my equipment at no charge. I learned to ski, and got paid for it. What a country.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A Monroeville man is in custody in connection with attacking a police officer while being arrested at his home Thursday afternoon. James L. Harmon, 19, of 66 1/2 Monroe St., must post a $20,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail. If convicted of the fourth-degree felony, he could face six to 18 months behind bars and a $5,000 maximum fine.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
For the record, Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen doesn't think the intersection with the most crashes should be labeled dangerous. And for the second year in a row, the intersection of Whittlesey Avenue and League Street took the top spot. There were eight crashes there in 2008.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Contempt of court. Failure to pay fines and costs. These are familiar phrases in the Norwalk Police Department reports when people are served warrants. Norwalk Municipal Judge John Ridge said there are a large number of people who pay their fines immediately on traffic tickets or disorderly conduct charges and don't have to go to court.
2:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - A Norwalk man convicted of a sex offense currently is in custody at the Erie County Jail in connection with failing to register properly as a sex offender. Arthur W. Miller, 61, most recently of 10 1/2 Minard Place, is awaiting an Erie County Common Pleas Court hearing Tuesday. A jail spokeswoman said the defendant is being held without bond until the hearing on the failure to register charge and contempt of court.
2:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 17, 1977 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 32 years ago: Norwalk Chamber Hires A Manager Howard A. Sawyer will become the executive director of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, it was announced this morning.
2:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Despite his life's activities and his interesting career, a Norwalk boy's death and burial in 1937 were about as low-key as they could be. Countless well-known cartoonists and illustrators perfected their skills by taking a correspondence course from The Landon School of Illustrating and Cartooning in Cleveland, which was opened in 1909. The originator of this school was Norwalkian Charles Nelson Landon, who awaits Judgment Day in Woodlawn Cemetery. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., in 1878, and came to Norwalk with his family at the age of 6. After graduating from Norwalk High School in 1897, he moved to Cleveland to work for the Cleveland Press newspaper. He eventually managed its art department, where he learned to develop new talent. During his twelve years with the Press, he made more than 10,000 drawings for the paper, including political, news, and sports cartoons. I believe some of his teen-age drawings can be found in the Norwalk newspapers of the 1890s.