3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A Bellevue man whose arm got trapped Tuesday while working at Barry Plastics is in fair condition.
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Journalists working for Recharge Ohio, the organization governor-hopeful John Kasich started to promote innovation, lower taxes and smaller government in Ohio, are looking for area residents to interview. Kasich, a probable Republican candidate for governor in 2010, started the campaign because he believes the state can only turn around the current economic situation by becoming business-friendly. "Our taxes are too high, our regulations are too cumbersome, our spending is too wasteful and our bureaucracy is too out of touch," Kasich said. "As a result, Ohio isn't just losing jobs to India and China, but also to our neighbors Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia."
3:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The local Salvation Army's major fundraiser of the year, the annual dinner and benefit auction, will be held on April 24 at The Colonnade in Avery. "We're hoping for $30,000," said Martin Haffey, co-chair for the event. "We have had great sponsorship from our community partners. We'll put this money into Salvation Army programs like the Learning Zone for kids, the soup kitchen, our summer feeding program for our youth and our Christmas castle." Bill Gerken and the Mudbones will provide entertainment for the event, which celebrates the Salvation Army's 121st year in the Norwalk area. Tickets are $50 each and can be bought by calling the Salvation Army office at (419) 668-4090.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ulrich "Uli" and Margaret Mangold got a true blast from the past from the Norwalk Reflector recently. They saw a feature article mentioning the ocean liner they spend their honeymoon on in 1954 when they immigrated from Germany to the United States.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sunday's Swim for Diabetes fundraiser at the Ernsthausen Recreation Center was a win-win for Candice Lopez and her daughter, Sara Ruckman. They raised money to fight the diabetes that Ruckman faces daily and also met another local family who faces the same challenge. More than 50 swimmers turned in $1,600 and donations are still coming in. Lopez said more money was collected on line and she will have a final total in June. She can be reached at (567) 219-0185 for donations.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Now and then I will hear stories of parents having to nag their 17- and 18-year-old children to get their driver's license. I am always dumbstruck when I hear such stories.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some of the area's finest artists put their work on display this weekend at the Firelands Area Art League's 34th annual Fine Arts Festival at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center. "Artists of all abilities and all media," said Lynda Stoneham, interim president of the arts league. "I have seen a lot of people coming in and enjoying the exhibits. Yesterday was an exceptional."
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Joshua A. Hall, 28, 416 Easy St., Willard. Violation date: Feb. 20. Conviction date: Mar. 24. Sentence: $750 fine, $70 cost, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP). Jason A. Kirst, 38, Mansfield. Violation date: Feb. 28. Conviction date: Mar. 24. Sentence: $1000 fine, $80 cost, one-year license suspension and 120 days in jail; defendant shall have 100 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall show proof of six month alcohol counseling by Nov. 15.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Christopher R. Wallen, 26, 5814 Fayette Road, New London; one count of passing bad checks; conviction date: Mar. 17; fine, $150; costs, $109; jail, 30 days, 30 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall show proof of restitution for both checks within 30 days; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 60 days. Jason P. Starkey, 29, 19 Hollister St., Monroeville; telephone harassment; conviction date: Mar. 17; fine, $300; costs, $115; jail, 180 days, 150 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall have no association or communication, direct or indirect with victim for two years; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 120 days. Scott D. Gerken, 19, 200 E. Main St., Norwalk; disorderly conduct; conviction date: Mar. 17; fine, $250; costs, $117; jail, 30 days, 30 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall have no communication or association, direct or indirect with victim for two years; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 90 days.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - Rodge Wilson will take over the helm Aug. 1 of Western Reserve Local Schools from Mark Gagyi, who has been serving as interim superintendent since Doug Solet was suspended without pay in February 2008.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Don't even think about telling John "J.J.' Aiello or his 18-year-old daughter, Chelsea, that Friday the 13th is unlucky. That was the day a relieved Aiello got a call that melted his tension and anxiety about his end-stage liver failure.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's hard to be funny. Humor is one of the most subjective things in the world. What is funny to one person may be totally un-funny to someone else. Try to define comedy. What is it? What is humor? What makes something funny? It just IS.... Laughter is healthy. You can't be afraid/uptight and laugh at the same time. Laughter loosens up our emotions, even if only for an instant. I think scientific studies have backed up the clich that "laughter is the best medicine."
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Many teenage girls look forward to shopping for prom dresses, but parents aren't always so eager to see the price tags. The prom dress exchange slated for 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Norwalk High School can make both generations happy.
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Start your engines and GO groups looking for a fundraising opportunity can raise up to $17,000 for supplying ushers for two events at Summit Motorsports Park this summer. "We have a unique situation this year," said Bill Bader, president of SMP. "We have an opening for a group or groups to raise $17,000 this summer. With the current state of the economy, this is a great opportunity for the right group."
3:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's time to pay the pauper for Michael and Sharen M. Gravelle. The 6th District Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday it is upholding the now estranged Clarksfield Township couple's convictions for building cages around bunk beds and abusing some of their 11 adopted children. Testimony shows the couple used the cages for sleeping quarters and punishment.
3:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
NAME: Jason C. Dillman AGE: 35
3:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Another forum to help unemployed workers will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Learning Center at Norwalk High. Participants will receive a bag of resource materials to illustrate topics presented and will include items such as a discount prescription card, budgeting guidelines, Veterans Services materials and an area resource guide. The forum will provide information on The Job Store, the Ohio Means Jobs Web site, home foreclosures and other topics. Speakers will be available for questions after their presentations. "We're glad to see that unemployment has come down a little," Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch said. "I know that many people are still out of work and diligently looking for jobs. We hope that these forums are helpful in providing important resources to assist residents through this critical time."
3:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Police Sgt. Dave Lichoff's first day of retirement is today. But he has to testify in a driving under the influence case in Norwalk Municipal Court. He became the first traffic crash reconstructionist in 1996, four years before the unit was established in the department.
3:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
David and Cynthia Kniffin can be called the first couple for Huron County Republicans as both were honored at Thursday's spring gala for their years of support for the party. David retired recently after 20-plus years of service as party chairman. Cynthia was named winner of the annual Helen Lippert Mrs. Republican award at the annual event to honor Republican presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.
3:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Imagine not losing a job, but working hard for 40-plus hours per week and still losing money. That's the plight of today's dairy farmer. "That's just the way it is right now," said Fred Albright, who has farmed on Ohio 61 south of Norwalk for decades. "We're not immune to the ills of the rest of the economy."
3:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Don't even think about telling John "J.J." Aiello or his 18-year-old daughter, Chelsea, that Friday the 13th is unlucky. That was the day a relieved Aiello got a call that melted his tension and anxiety about his end-stage liver failure. Chelsea had already agreed to give part of her liver to her 51-year-old father, in a bid to save his life.