12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Voters across Huron County will decide on 25 issues in local communities on Nov. 4.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Only temporary workers will be at the new Norwalk Custom Order Furniture company for another week, but the company spokesman said they will be marketing at a large furniture show later this month. "We are going to market in High Pointe (N.C.)," Tom Bleile said. "That's one of the premier furniture shows. We're still trying to mend relationships that the closing of the former company damaged." He said the workers now finishing up orders left on the plant floor when the former furniture company down are only temporary workers.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
DANBURY TOWNSHIP - A Sandusky motorcyclist died Saturday while heading west on the exit ramp to Ohio 269 from Ohio 2. Alfred L. Smith, 58, was riding a 2008 Roketa Machoman motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a right-hand curve, causing the bike to fall onto its right side. The state Highway Patrol said Smith, who was ejected and wearing a helmet, and the bike hit a guardrail off the left side of the road.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Lorain man was sentenced Wednesday to 6 1/2 years in prison for selling heroin and cocaine in April. Charles L. Thomas, 32, pleaded guilty Aug. 22 to two counts of trafficking in heroin and one charge of trafficking in cocaine. In a plea deal, the state dismissed two counts of trafficking in heroin and one tampering with evidence charge. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the transactions took place between April 1 and 16, with the "biggest of the sales" happening in a Whittlesey Avenue business parking lot. The confidential informant first met Thomas in a Westwind Drive business parking lot.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Susan Hazel, Huron County clerk of courts, is warning the public about an e-mail scam that came through her office. The e-mail came from an account named "Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation" and listed an address of "investigation@fdic.gov." The subject of the e-mail was "funds wired into your account are stolen" and the message reads as follows: "Dear bank account owner, Funds wired into your account are stolen from innocent account holders through Identity Theft. Please check your account statement (the statement is attached to this letter) and contact your bank account manager.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Becky Gainok worked as a teacher at EHOVE Career Center partly because she wanted to give back for what the school offered her: Skills she feels helped her secure secretarial jobs right out of high school, the opportunity to student-teach, do well in college and in her ensuing career. "I don't think I'd have all those skills today if not for EHOVE," said Gainok, of New London. She is retired, but she still works part-time at EHOVE overseeing grants.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Here are the local scores from Week 8 of high school football action Friday: St. Paul 55, Western Reserve 13
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - The St. Paul Flyers moved a step closer to the Firelands Conference title with a 55-13 win over Western Reserve Friday night at Bachelder Field.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Bratz's mission is to encourage and empower young girls to be themselves, embrace their individuality and treasure their friendships. Those messages come to the fore in the all-new animated feature "Bratz Girlz Really Rock,' which recently was released on DVD from Lionsgate. Filled with eight rockin' new songs about friendship and being true to yourself, and loaded with fun bonus extras like fun bloopers, deleted scenes, a chance to make your own music video, and an interview with Jasmin Larian (the original inspiration for "Yasmin'), this DVD will have girls of all ages embracing their individuality and their own passions.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
A boy was transported to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with undisclosed injuries after he was struck by a car while crossing the street Friday afternoon. Charles Alexander, 52, of 28 Ontario St., Norwalk, was driving a 2001 Ford Escape westbound on East Main Street at about 2:45 p.m. when three youngsters ran out onto the road, Norwalk Police Officer Ty Keefer said.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
A few years ago I wrote a story concerning animal intelligence, regarding a horse owned by Frederick Benedict of East Norwalk. In May of 1887 he sold this horse to a lady in Worthington, Ohio, and delivered it there by train. Five months later the horse reappeared at the Benedict farm. It was decided that "Dolly" had escaped the very night she was delivered, and spent the summer returning home. Two similar stories concerning dogs and this homing phenomenon came to my attention recently. In 1844 a family from 15 miles away came to visit relatives in Norwalk. They brought Hubert, their old farm dog and forgot him when they left, as he was sleeping in the kitchen.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city hall will be closed Monday in celebration of Columbus Day. Trash pickup will not be delayed.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The latest jobless numbers came out Thursday morning showing another 20,000 jobless claims in the last week. This was seen as good news, as far as I can ascertain, because it's less than recent weeks and less than had been anticipated. I fear, though, that if something were to happen to make the U.S. media stop relying on polling data, the number of jobless claims would suddenly shoot up by millions instead of thousands.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bob Hart has a special interest in the film "Express The Ernie Davis Story," which opens at most theaters Oct. 10. While at Syracuse, he blocked for the movie's main character, college football player Ernie Davis.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Vinnie is a priest's best friend - and writing partner. The Rev. Joseph Kraker and his roughly 10-year-old black Labrador/golden retriever mix have been together nearly all of Vinnie's life. The dog is a fixture around St. Vincent Church in Akron, where Kraker is pastor. And on Wednesday, Norwalk Catholic School students got to see Vinnie and his human handler up close and personal in honor of the school's Spirit Day.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton is hoping to "develop good leads" in the ongoing investigation of the vandalism at the Chamberlain mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. A concerned citizen came to the station about 3 p.m. Friday afternoon and reported seeing the door open.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk is sponsoring a seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 to help people find ways to save on gas and utility bills. "With the economy the way it is now, we think it is important if we know ways to save money, we make them available to the community,' said Dale Sheppard, safety/service director for the city.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk football team makes the trek to Frost-Kalnow Stadium Friday for a Northern Ohio League encounter against Tiffin Columbian. The Truckers enter at 0-7 overall, 0-4 in the league, while the Tornadoes are 5-2 and 3-1.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Commissioners Mike Adelman and Gary Bauer have both agreed to forego pay raises authorized by the state legislature for 2009 and urge other elected officials to do the same. Democrat Adelman has two more years in his term. Republican Bauer is running for re-election in November against Independent Jim Sitterly. Both commissioners said they would not take expected raises because of the tight budget. The state legislature is still working on a pay bill for elected officials for 2009.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen believes in the idea of "the more, the merrier" when it comes to patrolling the city. The state Highway Patrol brought in a canine unit when the Norwalk post collaborated with police for a criminal road patrol blitz focusing on illegal drug activity late last month. "We're glad to have another law enforcement agency in the area to help us. I'm of the opinion, the more sheriff's deputies and highway patrolmen in the area, the better," Cashen said.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Huron County Commissioners Mike Adelman and Gary Bauer have both agreed to forego pay raises authorized by the state legislature for 2009 and urge other elected officials to do the same. Democrat Adelman has two more years in his term. Republican Bauer is running for re-election in November against Independent Jim Sitterly. Both commissioners said they would not take expected raises because of the tight budget. The state legislature is still working on a pay bill for elected officials for 2009. Salaries for commissioners across the state are set by the state legislature based on the county's population. They include annual cost of living raises of up to 3 percent based on a formula including the Consumer Price Index.