2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 14-year-old Monroeville boy admitted Monday to sharing marijuana with his older sister on the way to school in the fall. Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell scheduled a Feb. 20 disposition hearing on the unruliness charge. Court administrator Chris Mushett said the boy was placed on temporary probation and released to the custody of his parents.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A deal that has been in the works for months is set to bring about 30 new jobs to Norwalk. An amendment to a revolving loan fund between the city and American Coating Specialists, Inc. was approved in July by Norwalk City Council. At the time, an ACS representative who brought the issue to council said it would create 40 new jobs.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Things appear to be looking up for Rodney Dalton. Nine months after being released from a mental hospital, the stabbing suspect has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. His attorney said Dalton has been testing negative for substance abuse.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Mt. Vernon Nazarene College will have the services of Edison's Preston Robinette on its golf team for the next four years. The son of Jim and Tammy Robinette received a half-scholarship at the NAIA school. His major will be business management.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced Senate passage of legislation to delay the transition to digital television. There are nearly 188,000 requests from Ohioans on the wait list for the federal program that helps households prepare for the digital television switch. "We need to prevent the switch to digital television from placing too great a financial burden on households," said Brown. "This bill will make sure more Ohioans are prepared for the transition."
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
There will be interesting times ahead for the Norwalk City Schools. The school has at least three big positions to fill superintendent, assistant superintendent and head football coach while a fourth is possible. Activities Director Dave Rehnborg is eligible to retire, but a "bonus" extra year after retirement offered by the schools is a possibility.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A school district proposing to offer....tax relief? You heard right if you attended Monroeville Local Schools Superintendent David Stubblebine's State of the Schools address Monday night.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A former Lorain County Children Services employee has been named the Huron County Children Services administrator at the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (HCDJFS). Trista D. Picolla, of Westlake, will replace Teresa Alt, who became the HCDJFS director Jan. 1. Picolla will supervise 20 to 25 employees and will make $65,000 a year.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Village employees are receiving a 6 percent pay increase retroactive to Jan. 1 thanks to council action Monday. The measure had been under discussion for some time because the employees had received only one 3 percent increase in the past six years.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
It is still eight weeks until the official first day of spring, so I was surprised to hear a robin peeking and tutting at me the other day as I was shoveling snow in the driveway. It was sitting in the top of a small oak tree, surveying the alabaster landscape. It will be weeks before a worm has the temerity to come above ground. And the crabapples which provided such a feast for this robin's more rational migrating cousins are long gone.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Willard cruised past Upper Sandusky 64-40 Saturday for a Northern Ohio League girls' basketball win, led by Alysun Daniel's 16 points and nine rebounds. Jenna Bauerle helped out with 12 points as the Lady Flashes shot out to a 13-8 lead after the first quarter.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The Pamida Discount Store in Willard will be one of 11 locations closing due to a declining sales performance, said Dean Williamson, vice president of human resources.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
In her job as a sales associate at Dave's Food Mart, 21-year-old Brooke Schoewe sees the ailing economy first-hand. Perhaps one of the most telling signs is a customer who pays for something with $9 in change. As is the case with most consumers these days, Schoewe, who lives near Olena, has her own concerns: The Willard High School graduate, who lives with her twin sister, wants her own home and happily married with two children.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County is facing its tightest budget in more than a decade. "Going into this year, the commissioners originally set an interim budget based on the revenue estimate from the auditor of $13.9 million for 2009," County Commissioner Mike Adelman said. "That's down from $15.1 million in 2008.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 13-year-old Bank Street boy accidentally set a fire Saturday afternoon at a trailer used for fix storage at the old Norwalk Waste Materials building. "A parent brought (the) 13-year-old to the station and he admitted to starting the fire," Norwalk Police Capt. Dave Light said.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A new organization, the Norwalk Area Council for the Arts, has been formed to assure that residents have the best opportunity to enjoy local opportunities for artistic and cultural activities. The 16-person council had its initial meetings late in 2008, determining the vision and mission of the group.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Hurry up and wait. That's been the theme so far for state Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) in his first month serving the 58th district. "So far, it's been pretty uneventful," Boose said Sunday night from his home. "It's kind of discouraging, with the fact they were not really ready for us. I figured we'd be digging in and working by now."
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man is in jail awaiting a Norwalk Municipal Court bond hearing today in connection with stealing returned merchandise from Walmart. Former employee Dustin J. Brock, 19, of 81 Townsend Ave., Lot 2, admitted to stealing items from the Westwind Drive business Sunday, where he had been detained by an employee, police said.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - December sales of new cars and trucks were down 25.83 percent, while year-to-date sales were down 12.55 percent, according to figures released by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association (GCADA). Despite a dropoff from a year ago, December results were up 14.42 percent from November, with 23,063 new and used units sold in December, 2008 versus 20,156 new and used units in November, 2008. Recent announcements regarding the loosening of credit standards has dealers hopeful that cash-strapped consumers will return to their showrooms as the pent-up demand for vehicles climbs.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
One does not have to be a pilot, aircraft owner, or builder to be a member of The Experimental Aircraft Association. An interest in aviation is the only qualification one needs. We have various programs and activities of interest to all. The Experimental Aircraft Association was founded in 1953. These individuals were brought together by their interest in building and modifying aircraft. Experimentation and innovation were the keywords in the early years and they still ring true today. However, over the years the EAA has come to include antiques, classics, war-birds, ultra-lights, helicopter and manufactured aircraft. The EAA has grown over the last 55 years and is now composed of over 1,000 chapters in 21 countries. Chapter No. 50 normally meets at 1:30 p.m. the first Sunday of the month at Hinde Field. In the summer months the location varies. Members of the chapter with private airfields are gracious enough to host fly-in, drive-in, meetings, sharing their fields and hangars with the membership. These meetings are followed by potluck picnics and make for fun family events. We maintain a library of aviation books and videos as well as computerized training and safety courses. The chapter supports a tool loan program to provide members with repair, maintenance and building construction tools. New tools are continually added to the program.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The original Shoestring Players group started back in the 1930s. During World War II they suspended production because many members were in the service or busy supporting the war effort. In the 40s they resumed putting on shows that were wholesome family entertainment.The run continued well into the 1970s when the group became inactive. We are back. Though perhaps small in number we are big in enthusiasm. Once again Norwalk has its own Community Theater Group. Our goal like that of the original group is to provide varied, family friendly, productions. Unlike going to the movies, live theater is much more interactive and the audience feels they are part of the show. Also, you have the opportunity to see friends, neighbors, and people you run into on the street, performing live. Frequently you see talents you never knew they possessed. In the past it was not uncommon to see doctors, lawyers, bankers, builders, car dealers, factory workers, housewives and many other people from all walks of life take their turn performing on stage. Norwalk area residents once again have an opportunity to be a part of little theater. Please join us and support our effort.