9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
If there was a hill in Norwalk Tuesday, there were sledders. With the schools out, a perfect heavy snow blanketing the ground and more coming down, children and adults alike headed outside to enjoy the winter wonderland.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS - The Log and Timber Home Show sponsored by Active Interest Media, publishers of Log Home Living, Log Home Design and Timber Home Living, was held recently in Columbus and was a great hit with young and old looking to build their dream house. Log houses capture that feeling of country combined with wilderness living and fulfill a desire to rough it. However, log home living is far from roughing it. Building a log home is not a small-ticket project. House plans were available for houses of all sizes, but mostly large. Photos of completed log houses ranged from commercial lodges to gigantic family fortresses in deep woods overlooking canyons. This show, one of several over the United States, drew exhibitors from many states. Besides mock-up facades of modern day rustic homes of logs, there were bathtubs, books, magazines, log furniture, floral arrangements, tableware and lots of other decorative accents.
9:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS - Reflector News Editor Matt Roche is a finalist in the Associated Press Society of Ohio's 2007 newspaper competition. Finalists in 31 categories were announced Monday. The awards in actual order of finish first, second and third places and honorable mentions will be announced at APSO's annual convention April 27 in Columbus.
9:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com As local task force members discussed how to combat the high foreclosure rate, they decided their priority organize information and get it into the hands of homeowners. "We need to stay on this and begin making plans," Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch said. "We need to break through the inertia that paralyzes them. There's help out there." Several people spoke about the help their agencies can give, but all agreed that reaching people before foreclosure proceedings begin is difficult.
9:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
FEB. 26, 1965 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 43 years ago:
9:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
Feb. 28, 1933 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago:
9:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Neither Norwalk nor Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic High School could charge past Edison Monday to win the Firelands Academic Challenge Championship. Norwalk picked up 50 points from the second championship match late last week, and St. Mary's gained 37 points. But, Edison held on to win 133 points to Norwalk and St. Mary's 105 each. The team with the most points total in the championship round was declared the champion.
9:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE n Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 9:14 p.m. Wednesday at 41 E. Washington St. Returned to station at 9:30.
9:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
SHERIFF'S OFFICE n Investigated a complaint of mailbox vandalism on Old State Road in Norwalk on Tuesday.
9:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
Statements by the two Republican candidates for Huron County commissioner in yesterday's paper were music to my ears, particularly those of Jim Ewell who said "…citizens who talked with me indicate that government never seems to cut back, sacrifice or do without before raising fees.' Here Ewell has identified the real problem facing us. Government programs and expenditures are endlessly expanding at the same time that the high-paying manufacturing jobs that had been able to fund this philosophy in the past are gone. They were shipped to China by our senators and representatives in the U.S. Congress in return for campaign donations from large companies.
9:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
How do you know that you've gotten older? Time goes by one day at a time, and every day you wake up, you're pretty much the person you were the day before. But at some point, you realize a lot of time went by. When did it happen? Here are some sure signs that you're getting older:
9:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tickets for the 56th annual banquet of Huron County Cattlemen on Tuesday, March 11 are available for $10. Jim Karsatos, a former football player for Ohio State and the Miami Dolphins will be the guest speaker. Tickets can be purchased through Saturday by calling Luke Worcester at (419) 935-9291 or Don Sweeting at (419) 744-9418.
9:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Firelands Symphony Orchestra invites everyone to see its third candidate for music director, Allan R. Scott, conducting Stravinsky's Firebird Suite and Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto at the Sandusky State Theatre at 8 p.m.. March 8. Scott, a conductor from Philadelphia, is noted for "splendidly realizing the awesome power of the score," (Main Line Times). Scott has built a reputation as "a musician for musicians and audiences alike thanks to his charismatic energy on and off the podium," (Chestnut Hill Local).
9:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Auditor Roland Tkach has a serious message for county commissioners - the 2008 carry-over was down 12 percent and at the lowest rate in 10 years. That, coupled with declines in revenue, could mean problems if costs can't be contained.
9:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
A local group supporting Barack Obama is knocking on doors and dialing neighbors to get voters to cast support for him in Tuesday's primary. "The way his campaign is structured is much like a community campaign," organizer Patrick Saunders said. "It's very people-oriented. We feel its a lot better to have someone from the community knocking on the doors rather than using recorded phone calls." Saunders said about six people hit the streets on Sunday and covered most of the city's first ward. They are not stopping at every home, he said, but are concentrating on registered Democrats, new voters and independents.
9:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - New London Fire Chief John Chapin reported 13 members of his department responded to a 9 a.m. Wednesday fire call at 154 Williams St., a four-apartment residence. Chapin said one of the two first-floor apartments was on fire when the department got there, and the firefighters were able to put it out in a short amount of time.
9:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
Instead of getting clearer as the Norwalk Police investigation continues, this one seems to be getting cloudier. On Thursday, a 24-year-old Norwalk woman reported she had been robbed at gunpoint in her home.
9:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Chances are, you won't find many teary-eyed cast members of this year's Willard High School production of "Seussical.' That's because almost all will be back next year to perform in at least one more high school production before heading out into the "real world.' Among the roughly 35 cast members, only two are seniors. Production director Cindy Light said she usually has anywhere from 10 to 12 seniors in a cast. But, Light said whatever this year's group might be lacking in experience, they're making up for in talent.
9:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - One way or another, Doug Solet is probably on his way out as Western Reserve superintendent after an investigation concluded he violated the district's sexual harassment policy. "If he hands us a resignation before tomorrow (today) at 5 p.m., we will consider a resignation. If we don't get it before that point, we will consider termination," school board president Cheryl Fannin said late Tuesday afternoon.
9:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Senior Class Advisor Ben Paul said school officials will not approach this year's ski trip differently in the wake of a student's death last year. This year's trip is scheduled for March 5 through 7 at a resort in Seven Springs, Pa. During last March's trip to a Peek 'n Peak Resort & Conference Center in Findley Lake, N.Y. Greg Jacobs died from blunt force trauma to the head after falling on one of the resort's most difficult slopes. He was not wearing a helmet.
9:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
FEB. 27, 1965 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 43 years ago: 4 pulled from river Four people were rescued from their car before it sunk beneath the Huron River ice by two area men. The rescue had overtones of "I don't want to get involved."