12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - Crestline handed South Central its first loss of the season as the Bulldogs claimed a 26-12 win Friday in non-league football action. The Trojans dropped to 2-1 overall and are scheduled to play Friday at Monroeville.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
FREMONT - A Norwalk man was involved in a fatal accident Friday. The crash occurred at 10:35 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ohio 51 in Sandusky County's Woodville Township, the Fremont post of the state Highway Patrol reported.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A trio of area men were indicted Friday in connection with stealing a safe containing about $1,000 from a Bellevue business. Two of the suspects Benjamin M. Blausey, 21, of 6075 Ohio 547, Bellevue, and Steven M. David, 22, of Clyde, are accused of the July 24 break-in at a U.S. 20 tire center on the east side of Bellevue, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said. The men are further accused of taking the safe to the home of an acquaintance in Bellevue. "(Brandon T.) Lewis and David were the ones who actually got into the safe," Woodruff said, adding the two are accused of dumping the safe into a Seneca County reservoir.
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Here are the final scores from Week 3 of high school football action Friday. Stories about these games will appear in Saturday's Reflector. To comment on the games, visit www.fandy.com: Perkins 28, Norwalk 7
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - What a week this has been for New London - first the very successful 100th anniversary of the Firelands Labor Day Festival and then Thursday the Budweiser Clydesdales came to town. The two events were related somewhat because council member Laura Davidson started almost a year making efforts to get the horses for the festival. She contacted John Hipp, manager of distribution for Norwalk's Maple City Ice, and he did everything he could to book the horses for the festival but was told there was no way it would happen.
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's the shank of the summer with fall approaching, and perhaps some readers haven't made any really spectacular trips yet, and are looking for adventure and something different. If you don't mind a little travel, you can find both in a strange and beautiful land called Iceland. Why Iceland? Because this small island about the size of Kentucky has more to offer outdoorsmen than you'd readily believe. The little country is purely volcanic, rising out of the sea on a growing bed of lava in the distant past. It was settled in 874 by Norsemen or Vikings, call them what you will, tough hardy farmers, fishermen and fighters with their often Celtic wives. Even today, the inhabitants speak Norse (and English), their language unchanged in many hundreds of years, and school children today can still read ancient Viking runes and scrolls. There are lots of ways to see this often astonishing country, and for the hardy, one favorite way is to hike or backpack the numerous trails that spider here and there across the land. Google up "Hiking in Iceland," and you'll find trails to suit the easy going or those who like to push the envelope, and either way walkers will pass through some beautiful terrain.
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
A New London man remains in custody on a $50,000 bond in connection with brandishing a knife at a pizza delivery person late Tuesday night on Newton Street in Norwalk. Police arrested Billy J. Craft, 19, of 1696 Murray Road, some time later on North Hester Street near Ohio Street. Authorities said the suspect is accused of stealing more than $200 from the uninjured male victim during the incident about 11:45 p.m.
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
He loved God and he loved music. That's the memories Daniel Duncan's family holds on to as they mourn his death. Duncan, 18, a 2008 graduate of St. Paul High School, was killed Wednesday evening as he was biking near West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he was a freshman. He was a member of the college's bike team and also was involved in the college's music programs.
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The two investment firms which had been negotiating to purchase Norwalk Furniture Corp. informed the company late Wednesday afternoon they pulled out of the deal. Norwalk Furniture receptionist Mary Geretz said Industrial Realty Group (IRG), of California, and Blackbird Capital Partners, of Cincinnati, announced they "were not going forward with the purchase.'
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
About 4,000 Firelands Electric Cooperative members and about 1,270 First Energy customers were without power this morning in southern portions of Huron County. "At 8:15, there was a failure at the Hanville sub-station that is located on New State Road near North Fairfield,' said Gary Mortus, area manager for Ohio Edison. "Power was back on at 8:59 a.m. The failure was caused by a broken crossarm on the transmission line.'
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Stuart Lichter, the California developer who had been negotiating to purchase Norwalk Furniture Corp. and save its 876 jobs, confirmed this morning that the deal has collapsed, according to the information posted today on the Plain Dealer-affilated Web site cleveland.com. Lichter, in a phone conversation this morning from Southern California, said he has ended his effort to acquire the Norwalk-based maker of quality home furniture, the newspaper reported.
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The Berlin-Milan board of education has decided to put a 1 percent income tax on the November ballot. A meeting regarding the school board's decision on pursuing a school district income tax has been set for 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Milan Elementary conference room.
12:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The voice of Norwalk Furniture has been silenced. Joe Mosbrook, the official spokesman since about July 18, is no longer with the company.
12:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Furniture truck driver Cliff Cannon was at the Fulton, Miss. plant Wednesday when he heard from another driver that the workers had been sent home. "We were told to turn around and stop deliveries where we were,' he recalled.
12:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and the mayors of the cities of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Massillon and Oxford, have all issued proclamations recognizing Sunday as Paul Brown Day throughout the state and in these cities. While Norwalk is not collaborating with those cities for a celebration, its mayor, Sue Lesch, did praise this city's connection to the man who helped make the Cleveland Browns an NFL powerhouse and founded the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown was born in Norwalk but only lived her for a short time. "Certainly we celebrate our history, and we're certainly proud of our hertitage and that link we have with Paul Brown," Lesch said.
12:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARION Ohio's wheat, barley, oats and rye growers have a comprehensive new resource at their disposal. The Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program (OSGMP) will help grain growers by funding vital new research and education to improve yields. OSGMP will also educate consumers about from where their food comes. For example, did you know that Oreo cookies are made from wheat grown in Ohio? Did you know that Ohio wheat is generally not used for bread? In addition to public education, the new OSGMP committee hopes to further research and develop domestic and international markets for Ohio wheat, barley, oats and rye. "For instance there is a demand for white wheat," committee chairman Brad Haas said. "We have a problem growing it in the Midwest. Some of this research money could go towards identifying varieties for the user."
12:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEPT. 8, 1958 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 50 years ago: Weather aids preparations for fair opening tomorrow Taking advantage of the weatherman's generous cooperation, concessionaires and exhibitors were able to get so much accomplished over the weekend as to make certain that everything will be ready tomorrow when the curtain rises on the 1958 Huron County Fair.
12:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
I saw Stubs Grobnyk, an old acquaintance of mine from Chicago, in town the other day. So I asked him: Stubs, what brings you to Norwalk? Stubs: "I heard that the mayor and council here are very receptive to new business, and they really like new restaurants. I've got a great idea for a new business." Yes, it seems that they will bend over backwards for the hope of a new restaurant. What's your business plan? Stubs: "I'm going to get a Charley P. Cheesey pizza franchise and put it on Main Street."
12:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
LEXINGTON The Humane Society of Richland County will be holding its annual Strut Your Mutt Dog Walk fundraiser on Saturday, September 13, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lexington Community Park. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. at the Humane society registration table; pet owners may register to walk anytime during the event. Participants are asked to collect pledges to walk their dogs while donating all proceeds to the Humane Society of Richland County. The walk is two miles and will be surrounded by the Canine Festival full of activities including a pet blessing, dog show contests, pet service demonstrations, games, live music provided by RadioU, food and prizes. There will also be pet photography available by Craig Goetz, CPP, of Yesteryear Photography Studio. Owners and their dogs will have a chance to compete for Best Outfit and Best in Show (hair, markings, trick, etc.) in the dog show contest. The cost is $10 per category per pet to compete and their will be a winner and a runner-up for each category. Prizes, including local business contributions and a Strut Your Mutt t-shirt, will be awarded to those who donate to the cause. A prize will be awarded for the persons who donate the most money in two age groups, 14 and under and 15 and above. Prizes and raffle winners will be awarded at 1 p.m.. Additionally, a certified Humane Agent and shelter manager will be at the event microchipping animals for a fee of $20 per pet. The Humane Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding homes for the homeless animals of Richland County. Volunteers and staff members strive to improve the lives of the animals in the area in hopes of controlling the pet overpopulation problem. These efforts include vaccinating, testing, spaying/neutering, and microchipping all animals prior to adoption, which also helps provide for the animal a chance for a healthier life. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Richland County in its efforts in helping animals and funding a new shelter that is better equipped to assist animals in need. The new facility will be located at 3025 Park Ave. W., Mansfield.
12:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The City of Norwalk has contracted with Environmental Enterprises Inc. (EEI) of Cincinnati to hold its first "Household Hazardous Materials Pick-Up Day." The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 20. EEI will pick up specified materials in the parking lot behind the county administration building at 180 Milan Ave. in Norwalk. The parking lot will be closed at 5 p.m. Sept. 19th in order for EEI to set up for the collection the following morning. There is no charge for this program and it is open only to Norwalk. Identification showing proof of residency will be required before any materials will be accepted at this site. Materials will be accepted from households only. No materials from commercial or industrial users will be accepted.
12:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jim Altomare's adrenaline is flowing. The Norwalk resident and his fellow Ohio Army National Guardsmen will head to Alexandria, La. at the end of the week to provide relief to storm-stricken residents. Guardsmen were notified Sunday about the assignment.