12:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
REPUBLIC - A Seneca East High School student was killed this morning after the car he was driving rear-ended a school bus. The school bus was stopped, picking up a student, in the eastbound lane of Ohio 162 near Township Road 81 in Seneca County's Reed Township when the accident occurred at 7:25 a.m., troopers with the state Highway Patrol said.
12:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
The phrase "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" is a familiar one and it is what's happening in a section of Monroeville A group of residents living near Jim "Hoss" Adams have organized a benefit dinner and night of entertainment for the 43-year-old, who was seriously injured in a car accident.
12:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk reached the .500 mark Tuesday wtih a 25-13, 25-20, 25-22 win over Galion in Northern Ohio League volleyball action. The Ladies in Blue, 7-7 overall and 5-2 in the league, are scheduled to play Thursday at Willard.
12:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio Edison crews still are busy restoring power after Sunday's wind storm left thousands across the state without electricity. "We're down to about 15 customers in Huron and Erie counties without power,' Gary Mortus, area manager for Ohio Edison, said this morning. "It might be tonight until everyone is restored.'
12:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Teachers' Association (NTA) and Norwalk City Schools board of education have reached a tentative agreement, but terms of the deal have not been released. Board members Scott Truxell and John Lendrum confirmed the sides reached an agreement late Tuesday night. They referred further questions to Superintendent Wayne Babcanec, who said the "multi-year contract" happened after abut 6 1/2 hours of negotiations in the presence of the federal mediator.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
I am responding to the article about the political sign in the window of an area restaurant supporting a particular presidential candidate. In earlier times I would have agreed with the store's proprietors in their response to the negative comments of some of their customers. I would have defended the owner's right to display their political support in their business. However, today when the division of political parties goes far beyond discussion of topics such as increased or decreased taxes, beyond concerns of domestic oil reserve and whether or not to drill for more, when we have more to debate than environmental issues that center on the "spotted owl" or "beached whales," when the urgency of such concerns are dwarfed by the radical policies of politicians which support the taking of the live babies yet to be born infants as defenseless as you and I once were then it is time to take a stand. The politician supported in this restaurant's political display is more than a "pro-choice" proponent. He has said he will support letting a child be nearly born and then killed in the infamous partial-birth abortion procedure. He has indicated that he will choose his high court appointees based on their support for abortion rights. As much as we have tended to be desensitized by the years of debate on this subject of abortion, we need to come to grips with the fact that this isn't your standard political issue, that this is not about immigration quotas or school vouchers, and is should not be treated as such anymore.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Volunteers will help stock Huron County's food banks for this year's local Make a Difference Day project. Individuals who wish to help should meet at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at St. Paul's Catholic Church kitchen. Participants should bring any freezable dishes, breads or any extra food items from their pantry. They should also bring the necessary ingredients and containers to make their favorite soup, which will be frozen to distribute. If you cook, that skill would be welcome as well. Project organizers also will send teams out to collect any food items, perishable and non-perishable, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. people might want to donate. The drivers will have coolers with them for frozen soups and/or casseroles. Hang a bag on your front door if you want a driver to stop.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The city will hold a household hazardous waste collection on from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Huron County administration building at 180 Milan Avenue. Only household materials will be accepted and residents must show proof of residency. The following is a list of materials that will be accepted aerosol cans, paings, solvents, motor oil, pesticides/poisons, reactives, asbestos, PCBs, batteries, flourescent light tubes, paper, plastic, antifreeze, mercury, propane cylinders, acids and bases and ozidizers. Call the safety/service director at (419) 663-6700 with any questions about the program.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
As a parent of children attending Maplehurst Elementary and Main Street School, I encourage all public school parents to support our fantastic and energetic teachers during this difficult contract negotiation time. Be thankful for the enthusiasm and preparedness Norwalk City School teachers bring to the table every day. Free of charge: To the citizens of Norwalk, our teachers attend, and prepare, presentations for parent-teacher conferences, orientations and open houses. Free of charge: They supply classroom extras, such as certificates, art supplies, snacks, and so much more.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The Piggyback Foundation, a local fund to help families facing serious illnesses, is holding a special "Cutting for the Cause" fundraiser at Christian Roberts Salon and Day Spa from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. The money raised from all treatments hairstyling, massages, pedicures, manicures, facials and skin care will go directly to the foundation, said Lisa Hiler, board member, adding 28 employees have signed up to volunteer their time for the fundraiser. Bidding has already begun for more than 20 baskets displayed at the business at 17 W. Seminary St.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Elaine S. Woudstra's former co-workers shared how her five-year embezzlement scheme destroyed the trust in their office. Dr. Timothy Mummert had a 16-year-working relationship with the defendant he said was "based on trust." He said he didn't just trust Woudstra with his business, but also to baby-sit his children.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's time to clear the coast. The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is encouraging individuals to participate at cleanup events Saturday during International Coastal Cleanup Day the world's largest one-day volunteer effort to cleanup coastlines and waterways.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
City and community leaders have scheduled an outreach session for 9 a.m. Thursday for area workers who recently have been laid off, including Norwalk Furniture employees. The meeting will be held at the Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School, beginning with a one-hour presentation by various resource organizations. Following the group presentation, the speakers will be available for individual consultations with workers who have specific questions needing detailed answers.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio Edison crews remain busy restoring power today following Sunday's wind storm left thousands across the state without electricity. "We're down to about 80 customers in Huron and Erie counties without power," Gary Mortus, area manager for Ohio Edison, said at 2:30 p.m. today. "Unfortunately, it might be late Wednesday until everyone is restored."
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
With the stock market in chaos, local financial advisers say long-term investments are the best bet. Kris Leonhardt, financial adviser and certified financial planner with Edward Jones, said the stock market crash will affect short-term investments, but people with money in long-term investments should be OK.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Citizens Banking Company is closing three offices in Crestline, Marion and Marysville and transferring accounts to other offices. "It's an efficiency move," said Jim Miller, president of the bank. "It will make no difference at all to the Norwalk market."
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
High winds from Hurricane Ike left about 1 million households and businesses without electricity today as schools closed and rush-hour commuters faced obstacle courses of fallen trees and intersections without working traffic signals. The wind storm on Sunday killed at least three people who were hit by toppled trees, authorities said. It could take a week for power to be restored in some areas.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
In the past two weeks I have been issued or asked to create passwords for three new accounts. That puts me at just about my limit.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Not only did Norwalk Furniture cut off insurance without notification for most employees, the company dropped the ball for at least one employee currently on COBRA. Teresa Williston has written monthly checks this year totaling more than $10,000 for insurance coverage through September, but when she tried to fill a prescription Friday she was told her coverage had lapsed.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Authorities once again are warning residents of a scam targeting elderly residents which promises reward money if the recipient sends other money first. Huron County Sheriff's Sgt. Annette McLaughlin said the victims first get a flyer or a letterhead that says the recipient has won money, but the person must first send $400. Later, the company calls the recipient saying the company will send a representative to the person's house to present the check.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - The Norwalk volleyball teams traveled to St. Joseph Academy and the varsity, reserve and freshman teams all dropped decision. St. Joseph won the varsity match 25-21, 25-23, 25-22, dropping the Ladies in Blue to 6-7 overall.