1:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
The idea of Upper Sandusky leaving the Northern Ohio League has been discussed for years. But that idea may become a reality in the near future, according to a story Tuesday in the Upper Sandusky Daily Chief-Union. The Upper Sandusky board of education said Monday night it had instructed athletic director Brad Ehrman to explore the option of joining the North Central Conference.
1:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Most city workers will not get raises next year, it was announced at Tuesday's Norwalk City Council meeting. The ordinances regarding raises for non-management, management and part-time employees covers the next three years. None of those employees will get a raise in 2009 and they will get 3 percent raises each year in 2010 and 2011.
1:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Schools in Norwalk and many around the area were delayed today because of the ice and snow. Norwalk used its One Call Now system for the first time today.
1:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - The public will welcome home a Sandusky-based unit of the Ohio Army National Guard at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Perkins High School auditorium. Members of Delta Co. 1-148 Infantry will speak at the ceremony about their accomplishments during their roughly 11 months in Iraq. The ceremony, which local and state officials will attend, will also feature music.
1:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
With less than a month before the end of the tax year, you may want to set aside a moment during the busy holiday season to consider some quick IRS tips that may give you the gift of time and money saved next year. 1. Gather Your Records With the current tax year winding down, taxpayers should begin to gather and organize their tax records now to reduce stress at tax time. Start organizing records such as those relating to a home purchase or sale, stock transactions, IRAs and business or rental property. Also, go back and gather records confirming any donations made to charitable organization. To deduct a charitable donation, a taxpayer must have a bank record or a written communication from the qualifying charity showing the name of the charity and the date and amount of the contribution. A bank record includes canceled checks, bank or credit union statements and credit card statements. 2. Estimate your 2008 tax bill Go to IRS.gov for the IRS Withholding Calculator. This online application will help taxpayers ensure that they don't have too much or too little income tax withheld from their paychecks. 3. Find out if you're eligible for First-time Homebuyer Credit This new tax credit applies to home purchases after April 8, 2008, and before July 1, 2009. It reduces a taxpayer's tax bill or increases their refund. It is also fully refundable, which means the credit will be paid out to eligible taxpayers even if they owe no tax or the credit is more than the taxes owed. Operating much like a credit-free loan, the credit must be repaid over a 15-year period.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
It can be a difficult decision every year - four kids and a mom picking out just one Christmas tree. For Tracy Holt and her children, the cold weather might have helped lead to a quicker decision. All four youngsters had staked out a different tree in a recent trip to Kramer's Market on Whittlesey Road. Holt lost the one she'd picked out as she checked out the children's choices.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker has been hospitalized with an undisclosed illness after being taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center on Monday morning. Hunker was relieving reserve Officer James Leggins at the police station when Leggins "recognized there was something wrong and contacted the ambulance," Sgt. Josh Milchen said. Citizens Ambulance then took to Hunker, of Lorain, to the hospital at 6:15 a.m.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The city will receive $400,000 from the state to revitalize its downtown. Most of the state grant funds will be used to improve the exterior of buildings and make code-related improvements to business properties.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Norwalk men were arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with selling crack cocaine at two Cline Street businesses. Anthony S. Daniels, 29, of 25 W. Willard Ave., and Dwight L. Druckemiller, 36, of 28 Glover Ave., currently are in custody at the Huron County Jail on one count each of trafficking in crack cocaine. As of press time, they were awaiting bond hearings in Norwalk Municipal Court.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's something every parent dreads losing a child. And what followed has made it even worse for Brooke Poe. After a night on the town with her boyfriend, Poe laid down with her 4-year-old son.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
ASHLAND - At its meeting on Friday, the Ashland University Executive Committee of the board of trustees voted unanimously to approve construction of the football stadium portion of the athletic complex. The committee approved the project in phases, which means the University will begin with the immediate construction of the 5,500-seat football stadium. The synthetic turf stadium, located along the north side of Broad Street, will feature concession and merchandise areas and press box and is expected to be completed by the start of the 2009 football season.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The purpose of the annual Safety Forces Banquet is to honor the firefighters, police officers, EMTs and ambulance drivers who put their lives on the line to keep residents safe. Saturday's event also was a tribute to Dick Sutherland, a village resident and retiring Huron County Sheriff. Sutherland was the recipient of several gifts, including a jacket proclaiming him an honorary member of the fire department and a plaque from Firelands Ambulance Service.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
The renowned gardens of Kingwood Center in Mansfield stand cold and colorless through the winter, but the mansion built in 1926 reverberates with Christmas cheer with displays to delight both children and adults. The Grinch enjoying a Christmas dinner of roast beast with Cindy Lou Who after his conversion and another featuring Santa, Mrs. Claus and an elf as Christmas trees highlight two of the larger rooms in the mansion. Visitors can tour the displays at no cost.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
It is about a month until the presidential inauguration. At that time, Barack Obama will give a speech in which he lays out his vision for what will be accomplished during his administration.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Furniture may be gone, but the employees still take care of each other.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
UPPER SANDUSKY - Upper Sandusky built a first-half advantage and held off Norwalk down the stretch Saturday in a 77-72 win during a Northern Ohio League boys' basketball game. The Truckers, 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the league, are scheduled to play Tuesday at Huron in a non-league matchup and return to NOL play Friday at Bellevue.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A two-vehicle crash early Sunday morning at the intersection of Ohio 18 and Fitchville River Road killed a Wellington man and injured three people in the second vehicle. The deceased, Aaron D. Wiley, 21, was heading south on Fitchville River Road when he failed to stop at the Ohio 18 intersection, said troopers with the state Highway Patrol. Both Wiley's 1990 Jeep Comanche and the 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Stephanie N. Mancuso, 17, of Lorain, went off the southwest side of Ohio 18 and caught fire.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com HOLLYWOOD Actor Jerry Wible doesn't consider himself much of a "Star Trek" fan. In fact, he's probably never watched any of the movies or more than 10 minutes of any of the various TV series at a time. Yet, the former Perkins Township resident has filmed a part as a construction worker for the U.S.S. Enterprise in director J.J. Abrams' big budget film. The May 8, 2009 movie chronicles the early days of James T. Kirk (actor Chris Pine) and the original Enterprise crew.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A group of Main Street School fifth-graders, sporting Santa hats, resembled elves as they sang Thursday at Gaymont Nursing Center. They were helping Santa with his work by delivering cheer to residents, who listened as the youngsters sang carols and decorated their rooms.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - The work of Norman Rockwell comes to life right before your eyes. Now through March 1, Rockwell's America provides an opportunity to literally step inside the pages of history as seen through the eyes of an American icon.
1:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - For almost a month, Precision Paving in Milan has benefited from a different type of energy - the kind stemming from the sun. Milan company Edison Solar & Wind has installed into Precision Paving the largest solar array in North Central Ohio, Edison Solar owner David Miller said. The roughly $95,000 project involved the introduction of 52 solar panels. So far, the array has produced more than 11,000 watts of solar energy - a little more than 45 kilowatt hours a day, Miller said.