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.
4:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
RUGGLES TOWNSHIP - A rural Greenwich man died in an early Sunday morning Ruggles Township house fire. The victim was identified homeowner Steven L. Tolliver, 35, of 309 N. Ohio 60. The Ashland Times-Gazette reported Tolliver and his wife, Amber, were home at the time of the fire, which was reported at 5:22 a.m. Amber Tolliver was able to get out of the house safely.
4:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - For the first time in more than 50 years, a member of the Roeder racing family will not be racing the American Motorcycle Association national dirt track schedule. The youngest two of the four racers, 41-year-old Geo (George) and 36-year-old Jess, are now Monroeville businessmen, operating a bike repair shop out of what was the original U.S. 20 Harley-Davidson dealership.
4:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
The "big box' stores strike again. One by one, all of the little mom and pop shops keep drifting off into history.
4:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Children of deadbeat parents have something to cheer about: Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Korey Kauffman will be working on their behalf. Kauffman's main responsibility will be searching for and arresting deadbeat parents. "They definitely don't want to go to jail," Sheriff Dane Howard said.
4:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
The gauntlet has been dropped and the battle is on between city and county employees for the annual competition during public employee appreciation week. "The city is 3-0," said Dale Shepherd, safety/service director for the city.
4:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Jim Tressel and Robert E. Lee might not appear to have anything in common. That is, until you talk to Dr. Allen R. Bohl, an author, long-time athletic director and a current adjunct professor who will speak in Norwalk next month. According to the Vermilion native and St. Augustine, Fla. resident, the Ohio State football coach and the late Confederate leader possess a moral compass a mental guide to lead people through life. Bohl will reflect on his career in college athletics and the process of building a moral compass. One can build such a compass by participating in school sports, on or off the field, Bohl said.