4:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
If mosquitoes and other insects are taking a bite out of your summer fun, the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) has tips to keep those pesky intruders under control. AMCA celebrates National Mosquito Control Awareness Week June 21 to June 27 and encourages all citizens to learn how to protect themselves.
4:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The hot air balloon soared into the clear sky and headed northwest. An hour or so later, it landed in Vickery. And with that, rural Norwalk resident Jeremy Colvin's hot air ballooning business was up and gliding again.
4:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Uptown Norwalk is rolling out the welcome mat for about 2,700 bicyclists from across the country and around the world Saturday with a streetfair and several special events. "We've been working with GOBA (Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure) since October," said Melissa James, director of the Norwalk-Huron County Chamber of Commerce. "This is an opportunity that comes along just once."
4:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police say three motorcyclists were racing before one biker crashed Sunday night, but the victim's wife vehemently denies anybody was racing. Keith L. Rogers, 41, of 170-B Williams St., remains in serious condition this morning in the neuro-intensive care unit of St. Vincent Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. He originally was in critical condition after a LifeFlight helicopter transported him to the Toledo hospital from Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
4:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
As you read this, I will be in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles away. Well, maybe not in the middle of the ocean. I will be on an island in the Galpagos Islands, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. That is a scary, scary thought. As I type this, I haven't left yet. It is Tuesday, three days before I leave Norwalk for this adventure. I am scared, scared, scared. "Tengo miedo," I should say. After all, they speak Spanish in Ecuador.
4:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Sheriff's Office will be back in the schools with a drug resistance program. Using a $21,198 Ohio Drug Use Prevention Special grant, deputies will be in the South Central, Western Reserve and Willard school districts. The money will cover drug resistance literature and manpower for Cpl. Jeff Kerber and deputies Todd Corbin, Joe Leroux, Steve Shupp and Chuck Summers. Kerber was the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officer for eight years until about 2003.
4:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Daniel's Construction, of Berlin Heights, is putting up a wind turbine at 178 Ridge Road, Willard at 11 a.m. on Friday. The public is invited to see the installation of the green technology and enjoy refreshments.
4:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Persistence pays off - Summit Motorsports Park and the Huron County Airport worked with local and national officials to get permission for the airport to close for parts of the four busiest days of the season. The closure will allow for easier entry and exit for the thousands of patrons at the events. But it could just be for one year because the Federal Aviation Administration intends to re-write the policy regarding airport closure for non-aeronautical events.
4:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
After seven weeks of increases totaling 79.7 cents, Northeast Ohio's gas prices finally experienced a decline. Currently, the average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline dropped 7.6 cents bringing today's price at the pump to $2.707. According to the AAA Fuel Gauge, the stock market's recent rally, which was built largely on investor optimism and market momentum, may have started to give way to some realism on the state of the global economy. Oil prices leveled off a bit Monday, falling $1.58 to close at $70.46 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
4:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Are you in favor of Sandusky coming into the Northern Ohio League? Who should the league invite to fill the eighth spot? Please share your opinion in a thread on the Reflector Forums page. Click here to begin.
4:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Save the clock tower' might be the new rallying cry for a new group in Huron County suggested by Auditor Roland Tkach. Commis-sioners have received an estimate of $26,840 to repair the clock on top of the Huron County courthouse, but there isn't any money in the strapped budget for the repair.
4:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sixteen-year-old Monica Rose has been riding horses since she was a baby. This summer, the former Monroeville resident, currently of Bellevue, planned to try out for State Fair with her horse.
4:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The Northern Ohio League lost Galion and Upper Sandusky over the winter to the North Central Conference. (EDITOR'S NOTE - Are you in favor of Sandusky coming into the Northern Ohio League? Who should the league invite to fill the eighth spot? Please share your opinion in a thread on the Reflector Forums page. Click here to begin.)
4:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The 16-year-old Willard boy sat at the defendant's table in an orange detention center jumpsuit with a brace around his neck. "He got that from the car accident and the chase," his maternal grandmother said after Friday's hearing. "He hurt his back from jumping out of the (Pickaway County) courthouse." The boy faces five felonies and six traffic violations through Huron County Juvenile Court in connection with several incidents; three of the felonies were transferred from Pickaway County.
4:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
JUNE 18, 1928 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 81 years ago: Huron Co. boy goes on big prize trip William Smith Jr. of Hartland Twp. leaves this afternoon for the Big Four at New London for Columbus to leave there in the morning for Washington as one of the four boys and girls of Ohio to be selected for the big free trip.
4:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - At the Monday meeting, the New London school board honored three teachers who are retiring with a total of 100 years of service to the district.
4:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
ASHLAND - An autopsy performed Monday on a Ruggles Township house fire victim ruled the rural Greenwich man died of smoke inhalation. Steven L. Tolliver, 35, of 309 N. Ohio 60, was the homeowner who died in the Ruggles Township fire reported at 5:22 a.m. Sunday. His wife managed to get out of the house safely.
4:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jerry Fields, Jr. started his new business making rain barrels for a practical reason he wanted to save money watering the extensive garden he and his wife Kris have every summer. "We saved about $300 to $400 over the course of the year" with six of his 50-gallon barrels. "Once you make the investment, it pays back year after year."
4:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jeff Goodwin, principal at Edison High School, said students in the Berlin-Milan district traditionally do well on the Ohio Graduation tests and they showed up with top scores among area schools again. The Ohio Department of Education released the passage rates and other scores earlier this month from the latest round of tests in March. Students take the tests in five subjects for the first time in March of their sophomore year. They must pass all five texts to graduate, unless a district can document certain disabilities or other factors, and students get two chances each in their junior and senior years to pass the tests.
4:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - The South Central school board awarded 7L Construction of Bellevue the contract for additional work on the parking lot at the meeting Monday evening.
4:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk motorcycle driver was in serious condition this morning in a Toledo hospital after losing control Sunday night while going 74 mph in a 25 mph zone. Keith L. Rogers, 41, of 170-B Williams St., was being treated in the intensive care unit of St. Vincent Medical Center this morning, a hospital spokeswoman said. A LifeFlight helicopter transported him to the Toledo hospital after the accident at 6:12 p.m. at the T-intersection of Schauss Avenue and Ontario Street.