1:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ellen Heinz has been selected as the new Economic Development Director for the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation (NEDC). Stephen Zigo, president of the NEDC board of directors, made the announcement Monday.
1:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mayflower workers approved a new contract Monday to help the company weather the tough economic future the commercial vehicle industry. "There was a vote yesterday and it passed," said John Hyre, spokesman for Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (CVG). "We're pleased with the new contract. We feel it's fair. We believe it will help improve the competitiveness of the company. And we are going to do our best to get and keep business.
1:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
1:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Village administrator Shawn Tappel read a letter to council Monday outlining the state of the village at year's end. It will appear in this week's New London Record. He thanked everyone involved in Christmas Tree Lane and said the Huron County Economic Development Council is looking for a new leader.
1:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - On second thought ... security officers will appear at all Monroeville home basketball games. Superintendent David Stubblebine said two recent incidents have forced him to arrive at that decision.
1:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk families celebrate Christmas with traditions brought from many cultures as families celebrate their heritage along with the birth of Christ. Both Patricia and Francisco Carrillo were born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. in the late 1980s, but they still follow Christmas traditions from their native country.
1:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
PEORIA, Ariz. - Dick Taylor just keeps churning out football victories at Centennial High School. To be more precise, Taylor & Taylor, the second Taylor his 31-year-old son, Andrew, keep churning out state football championships.
1:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A Shelby father will be arraigned Monday in Norwalk Municipal Court on an allegation he threatened the varsity Monroeville boys' basketball coach. Police said Stephen M. Mowry, 44, confronted coach Zach Reer after Saturday's Monroeville-Plymouth game. Monroeville Police Chief Mike Ruggles said the incident stemmed from Mowry saying a Monroeville player "undercut" his son while he was in the air.
1:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
DEC. 26, 1941 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 67 years ago: Large crowds at Norwalk Eagles Christmas party Norwalk Eagles had a splendid Christmas Party Monday evening at which 400 were present. A floor show put on by Sandusky talent made a big hit. There were gifts for all with Santa Claus on the giving end. The tree has been dismantled and presented to the Children's Home. The entertainment was one of the most successful of its kind ever held by the local Eagles.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Huron County grand jury indicted nine people Friday, including two for heroin-related charges. Andy L. Steward faces one count each of trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin. Thomas E. Reynolds II was charged with two counts of trafficking in heroin.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Christmas is a time for families to come together and celebrate the season of love and giving. But the sad truth is some families - especially ones in the military - can't be together because of distances or deployment. Three months ago Vincent Davis, 20, was deployed to Iraq leaving behind his young wife Brittney Osborn-Davis, 19, six months pregnant with their first child.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some Ohio car dealers hailed President Bush's offer Friday of $17.4 billion in emergency loans to beleaguered U.S. automakers. The news also gave hope to businesses whose future hinges on the health of the industry. Mary Kay Zappia, the owner of Dayton's Salem Chrysler-Jeep, said the bailout should keep car factories healthy and give dealers some extra business.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two male sixth-grade students were removed from Main Street School after being found with knives Thursday. Principal Kirk Pavelich said he received a call Wednesday from the Norwalk Police Department that "there would be a fight with kids after school." When he returned to work the next day after being sick, the administrator immediately began trying to determine which students might be involved.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Aside from being an innovative use of technology, Huron County's first plastic bridge is already leading to awards. Edward Baznik, EIT and a graduate student at the University of Toledo, used his work in the school's project to monitor the bridge as the basis of his master's thesis, which was recently named the outstanding thesis for the Department of Engineering.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Karla and Doug Eberle have run Harbor House in Norwalk for a year now and believe they are making a difference. "I feel it has gone relatively well," Doug said. "It has been hard economically." The home for pregnant teenagers depends completely on donations.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Even though the flag hanging from the second story proclaims "It's a boy," no babies ever come into the house at 75 S. Linwood. The boy in this case is the son of Tasha Strodtbeck, 16, who has been staying at Harbor House for several months. Her son, Korbin Alexzander, was born Dec. 12. She gave him up for adoption Tuesday.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
It might seem that hunting is essentially over for the year. Nearly all of the deer seasons have gone, fall wild turkey is only a memory and some other hunts have passed into history. But there's one season that area hunters can still enjoy, a season that will see you in the woods alone or nearly so, and that's early-winter squirrel hunting.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Jennifer L. Kaltenbach, 46, of 664 Hettle Road, Monroeville, was charged with failure to control Thursday after she went off the left side of Hettle Road and hit a ditch. She reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported. Jesse D. Klotz, 24, of Sandusky, was charged with failure to control Friday after he went off the right side of Ohio 61 and hit a culvert and sign. Jeffrey S. Malcolm, 50, of 8 Baneberry Lane, was charged with failure to control Friday after he went off the west side of U.S. 250 and hit a ditch.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Among the many things that will be difficult for the youth of today to relate to is what it used to be like to have to wait to hear your favorite songs. Anyone born before, say, 1960, knows that there were basically two ways for us to hear our favorite music: 1. Go out and buy the record; typically a 45 rpm vinyl disc with one song on each side (I recently heard a teenager refer to these 45s as "those black CDs dad used to listen to") or 2. wait for the song to be played on the radio. In the latter case, you could wait a long time. In the course of an entire evening in your room or cruising in a car with friends, you might hear your favorite song a time or two. How different it is these days.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Jim Carper is a man of many talents. When he's not busy teaching carpentry at EHOVE Career Center or spending time with his family, he's cooking up a mean batch of chili. And by the way, the Snyder Road resident is also an assistant football coach at St. Paul High School, as well as the head varsity baseball coach. He also enjoys woodworking as a hobby.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mayflower workers will vote Monday on a new contract that both management and union leadership has approved, but a decline in the industry will probably lead to future layoffs. "The union and the management have worked hard together to find solutions to keeping the business here," said a letter sent to each employee. "Each party has been completely open about the situation and each has made sacrifices." Union leadership and plant management wrote the letter together.