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.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Listen up, Santa. You may already have a sleigh, but a number of second-graders at League Street Elementary in Norwalk want a vehicle of their own. The students have indicated they would like gifts such as skateboards, dirt bikes, go-carts and even a big, real airplane.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy, Feld Entertainment's newest ice spectacular featuring four fun-filled classic and current Disney stories, is coming to Cleveland this month. Worlds of Fantasy showcases beloved characters from Disney/Pixar's "Cars,' Disney's "The Lion King' and "The Little Mermaid,' as well as the magical cast of new Fairies from Walt Disney Pictures "Tinker Bell.'
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - A 22-year-old New London woman died Wednesday afternoon after she attempted to avoid an oncoming train and slipped on the ice. An eastbound CSX train hit Rosabelle L. Nemchik, of 148 Pearl St., between 2:20 and 2:30 p.m., New London Police Chief Mark Holden said. The incident happened on West Main Street near the office of Firelands Electric Cooperative, Inc., 1 Energy Place.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Phoebe looks happy and content - for good reason. She has a home and not one, but two loving families.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
The economy is struggling and families might be cutting back, but retired Marine Marv Barr said people in the area still strongly support Toys for Tots. "I was really concerned this year," Barr said. "But we're getting close to 100 percent and some of our Cleveland contemporaries are getting about 25 percent. This area is just extremely generous."
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Custom Order Furniture has hit the traditional slow season in the furniture business and is beginning a staged shutdown, but the investors are confident in the company's future. "I think everybody is satisfied," said CEO Dan White. "We have a different criteria of success than most because we're not financial buyers, we community buyers. We bought it for community purposes so we have a different look at the balance sheet and profits and losses.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 17-year-old Bellevue boy was sentenced to 90 days in detention for having a BB gun hidden in his waistband while intoxicated. Huron County Juvenile Court Probation Officer Taylor Ball said deputies will pick up the defendant "very late the day before" his Dec. 29 birthday from detention so he can serve the remainder of his term in the Huron County Jail. That's because Judge Timothy Cardwell credited the boy with serving time behind bars since Dec. 4.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 14-year-old Monroeville boy told the court Wednesday he wants an attorney to represent him an on allegation his older sister shared marijuana with him on the way to school. Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell entered a denial to the unruliness charge on the boy's behalf and will schedule a trial date. Probation officer Taylor Ball said the boy came to school Nov. 13 "the day before his birthday" smelling like marijuana and later admitted to smoking the drug.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gina Baker, 55, has simple hopes to be able to push her six-month-old grandson in his stroller and drive a car. After 15 surgeries and months of rehab, she's still having trouble with the prosthetic leg doctors fitted for her.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
What will you be doing this holiday season? Hopefully you will be celebrating, spending time with family, eating tasty food, getting some rest. Here is my gift to you a game you can play in your own mind or with others, when you have a little "down" time. Did you ever think about how companies come up with their names? Why do they choose the names they do? Since a name can be part of the reason you buy a product or patronize a business, I'm sure a lot of thought even psychological research goes into the choosing of a product or business name. Think about it, and have some fun!
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Rosabelle L. Nemchik's grandmother believes the young woman was on the way to the library when she was hit by a train Wednesday. Joan Rice, of Collins, has no reason to not believe New London Police Chief Mark Holden's assessment that her granddaughter slipped on the ice. The incident happened at the intersection of Clinton and West Main streets near Firelands Electric Cooperative, Inc.
1:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A second co-defendant in a May 14 traffic stop involving two pounds of marijuana was sentenced Wednesday. Morgan D. Scott, 20, of Sandusky, received a $500 fine and sentenced to 60 days in the Huron County Jail on the work release program as part of his three years of probation. In November, Fermin D. Farias, 53, also of Sandusky, was sentenced to eight months in prison for going into the mobile home to buy the drugs. Earlier this month, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway issued an arrest warrant for Keith L. Roberts, 20, also of Sandusky, when he didn't appear for his sentencing hearing on possession of marijuana.
1:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk High School junior Sarah Bogen thought it was "especially cool that everything is based on the Constitution.' Moments earlier, she and her classmates had witnessed Huron County Commissioner Gary Bauer getting sworn in for his second term. "It was really neat,' the 16-year-old girl said.
1:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
The city's plans to acquire the abandoned Norwalk Foundry property will not cost Norwalk any money and additional clean-up required will be funded by a grant from Clean Ohio. A revision in Ohio Revised Code last summer allows cities, villages and townships to acquire property without cost if it has been up for sheriff's sale twice and received no bids. The Norwalk Foundry property, abandoned by an out-of-state owner in the 1990s, went up for bid twice earlier this year with no takers.
1:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - The Norwalk swim teams competed against Margaretta, both coming up on the short end. Margaretta won the boys' competition 101-71 and girls 136-43.
1:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
By KATHLEEN A. GORBY Special to the Reflector news@norwalkreflector.com 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.
1:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com When one talks about December's traditional holiday celebrations, Kwanzaa is often mentioned in the same sentence as the religious observances of Christmas and Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. But in reality, Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday, according to Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture. It is a "cultural holiday, not a religious one, thus available to and practiced by Africans of all religious faiths who come together based on the rich, ancient and varied common ground of their Africanness," according to the book.
1:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com When Barb Smith and her husband Gene converted to Judaism 31 years ago, they made it a point to learn about their new religion including all the history and customs of Hanukkah. They light candles in their menorah, play with dreidls and enjoy the traditional latkes beginning each Dec. 21. But Barb said the prayers and lessons families share for eight straight nights are a favorite part of the holiday in the Smith household. She explained that each night has a separate focus freedom, family, learning, hope, deeds of rightousness or charity, peace, brotherhood and faith.