1:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Krystal Simpson has never been interested in playing sports except for one. And now that Norwalk High School is offering it, the sophomore and her teammates are ready to bowl over their opponents.
1:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Carol Girton is New London's new school superintendent, who replaced Jim Eibel, now an elementary principal in Oberlin. A native of Warren, Girton is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and Ashland University. She began her career in Warren, where she taught music for 19 years.
1:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Christmas is drawing close and holiday shopping is in full swing. There's still plenty of time to buy gifts for that outdoorsman or woman though, and some gifts are obvious. Like a new firearm or fishing rod, hopefully purchased with plenty of input from the recipient. Or a new Gortex jacket or pair of hunting pants. But if none of these is needed or feasible, what then? You buy them some "neat stuff." And there's plenty to choose from.
1:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Vickie Ziemba, administrative assistant and account clerk for the county commissioners, recently saved the county $47,000 by noticing an error in billing and making sure it was corrected. "She just really kept after it and her efforts obviously benefited the county,' said Mike Adelman, county commissioner. "Due to her sticktoitiveness, we all benefit.'
1:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk City Schools had a close call this year during contract negotiations with the teachers. Putting his index finger and thumb about a millimeter apart, Matt Lark said the Norwalk Teachers' Association (NTA) was "this close" to going on strike. An informal poll by Lark, who serves as union president, revealed the union had the necessary support for a strike, he added.
1:23 AM Jul 26, 2010
When David Barre speaks, Jake Leibold listens. Not only because Barre is Leibold's stepfather, but because the Monroeville resident apparently knows what it takes to win ATV races.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Citizens Bank has been awarded the SBA Lender of the Year for community banking the first ever such honor from the Cleveland district of the Small Business Administration (SBA). "We're here to help our customers and businesses. We're not doing it to get an award, but to take care of our customers," Citizens Bank President and CEO Jim Miller said Friday. Amidst large bank failures and a nationwide credit crisis, community banks have increased their SBA lending for the 2008 fiscal year (ending Sept. 30) by over one-third from 2007. Criteria for the SBA Lender of the Year requires a local community bank to complete the highest number of SBA loans in the designated fiscal year. Citizens led this pack by more than doubling their SBA small business lending, where 90 percent of the nation's jobs reside.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY A Vermilion woman is accused of stealing an Erie County maintenance van after she was released from the jail where the vehicle was parked. Amy K. Neuhoff, 35, originally was taken to the Erie County Jail on a disorderly conduct (intoxication) charge in connection with an incident at her home Wednesday night. She was released from custody after she sobered up, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. Jail surveillance video shows Neuhoff "spied" the keys in the ignition of the unlocked van, got into the driver's side and drove away, Sigsworth said. The vehicle was reported stolen about 12:40 p.m. Thursday. About 30 minutes later, a woman who was heading to work at the Norwalk Kmart reported seeing the van pass her going about 100 mph and "was running other traffic off the road," Sigsworth said. The complainant was heading south on U.S. 250 at the time.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Vickie Ziemba, administrative assistant and account clerk for the county commissioners, recently saved the county $47,000 by noticing an error in billing and making sure it was corrected. "She just really kept after it and her efforts obviously benefited the county," said Mike Adelman, county commissioner. "Due to her sticktoitiveness, we all benefit." Adelman said Ziemba found the error in billing for work for the county's project to improve the heating and cooling systems at the county courthouse and uptown offices.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - The start of the new year will also bring a new chief for the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Tim Redden announced his retirement at the Nov. 25 village council meeting, effective Jan. 1. The 61-year-old village resident was with the department for the last 33 years.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - Rusty Hayes said it happens every hunting season he has to take time off from hunting on his 40 acres to ask trespassing hunters to leave. This year he had to shoo away four hunters on Monday and saw another unauthorized hunter Tuesday on his property in Berlin Township.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
It took several months, but Barbara McNeil, of Las Vegas, finally has the Norwalk Custom Order Furniture sofas she ordered last summer. "My sofas were delivered late this afternoon," she wrote in an e-mail to NCOF. "They are beautiful. My neighbor came over to ooh and aah over them."
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dick Gaither brought energy, ideas and laughter to about 35 people searching for work Wednesday at a four-hour long seminar focusing on resumes, interview skills and networking.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
As I'm sure you've already seen in the news, a Walmart worker was killed by a crowd surging in to a Walmart store as it opened at 5 a.m. on "Black Friday.' The worker was trampled, as one news report put it, by "dozens, if not hundreds, of people.' What bargains were they shopping for? Items on sale at this Walmart store included a $798 Samsung 50-inch plasma HDTV, a Bissel compact upright vacuum for $28, a Samsung 10.2 megapixel digital camera for $69, and DVDs such as "The Incredible Hulk' for $9.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Apple's store in Norwalk will close by the end of the year when the company's five-year lease for the 205 Milan Ave. building ends. "We can't weather the storm any longer,' co-owner Steve Krakomperger said.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE Village residents going out to breakfast next Saturday morning might notice some familiar faces in Monroeville's popular truck-stop restaurant on U.S. 20. Monroeville Village Council, the board of education and the park board will hold a joint informal meeting at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at Vanson's Restaurant to discuss various issues. No decisions will be made, village clerk/treasurer Bonnie Beck said. Topics of discussion will include the possible development of a baseball field at Clark Park and how to use the school district's newly acquired property from a sheriff's sale.
1:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A theft and forgery case involving the former president of the defunct Monroeville Parent Council created a paper trail that was difficult for authorities to track. But, there finally is a conviction.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
For several months now a link to a blog created by employees of the former Norwalk Furniture Company has been featured on the home page at norwalkreflector.com. Employees started the blog shortly after the plant's travails became public in July (Can you believe it's been that long ago already?) ostensibly because of the lack of communication from management. The blog has been inactive since early October, and now that Norwalk Furniture Company is a part of this area's history, we'll be taking down the link.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County commissioners agreed to give another $22,000 to the board of elections Tuesday to cover expenses for the November election.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
For the second year, Norwalk's Clothing Bank will benefit from a gift basket auction organized by the Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce. Almost 70 baskets are already on display and Melissa James, director of the chamber, said more are coming in. The baskets are displayed at the chamber office at 10 W. Main Street. People can bid on the baskets there and final bids will be taken at the chamber's after-hours social meeting on Dec. 11 at the Elks Lodge at 2949 U.S. 250 S.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Friday will be the last day city workers will pick up leaves. After that, residents may not rake leaves into the street; if they do they will be subject to being cited to court.