7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
I realize I work in a "dinosaur," or "legacy" industry and that such a person would naturally be somewhat critical or skeptical of competing media, but this new media stuff is really starting to creep me out. I have bookmarked on my computer 10 to 15 sites I visit almost daily that deal with newspapers, journalism, Web journalism, the future of media and that type of thing. For the most part, they are academic-type sites with lots of experts giving their opinions on where the media business is headed. Frequently I visit sites they recommend to see what folks on the cutting edge of our business are doing to see if it's something we can adapt and use at the Norwalk Reflector to better serve the community's needs, make us more money, or whatever the case may be.
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County received a bit of good financial news. "The most recent sales tax collection was up over $19,000 for the month compared to last year," Auditor Roland Tkach said. "I haven't seen the breakdown yet from the state.
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
BOSTON (MCT) - In a stunning upset, Republican Scott Brown, a little-known state senator just weeks ago, on Tuesday trounced Democrat Martha Coakley to win a Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat and jolt Washington's Democratic leaders with a victory that imperils President Barack Obama's agenda, led by his bid to overhaul the nation's health care system. Brown, 50, mobilized voters in one of the nation's most Democratic states voters frustrated by the sluggish economy, angry about big government and uneasy about changes in health care. He led Coakley, 56, who conceded defeat shortly before 10 p.m. EST, by 52 to 47 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting.
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
The recent earthquake that devastated the nation of Haiti struck close to the heart of Norwalk native Sarah Mulder. Mulder, a 2007 Norwalk High School graduate and student at Judson University near Chicago, has been to Haiti three times in the past year performing missionary and social work. She's also planning to return to Haiti this summer on a 12-week internship.
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Gov. Ted Strickland plans to kick off his re-election run and introduce his new running mate at 2:30 p.m. today at Ohio Democratic Party headquarters in Columbus. Strickland sent out electronic announcements early this afternoon today naming Yvette McGee Brown, a former Columbus judge, as his choice.
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Those who wish to donate toward the relief efforts in Haiti might consider The Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, a donor-advised fund within The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The fund has been established to streamline the flow of contributions from Rotarians looking to assist victims. The confirmed death toll from last week's magnitude-7 earthquake has reached 70,000. The distribution of food, water and medical help has been slow but began showing signs of improvement Sunday, according to published reports.
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council faces an interesting question tonight when it revisits the issue of adult arcades. Council will hear the first reading of an ordinance amending the zoning to provide for skilled-based amusement machine businesses.
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Berlin Heights man injured in what authorities believe was an alcohol related crash was treated at Fisher-Titus Medical Center and transferred to another medical facility, said hospital spokeswoman Johnna Young, who added she could not reveal any additional information due to patient privacy laws, . Zachary R. Klaiber, 21, of 8003 Main Road, Berlin Heights, was southbound in a 2002 Ford Explorer on Humm Road at 2:32 a.m. Monday when he traveled off the left side of Humm south of Mason Road, overcorrected, went off the other side of the road and hit a utility pole before being ejected from the vehicle, said troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol. The crash remains under investigation.
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - There are four remaining meetings for parents of Willard City Schools students to learn about the district's plans for realignment and the closing of Greenfield Elementary School. The meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. today at Richmond, 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at Central Elementary, 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at New Haven and 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at Willard Middle School.
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Glen W. Bell Jr., the innovator and entrepreneur who tapped an unsated hunger for Mexican fare as Americans discovered fast food, creating Taco Tia, El Taco and in 1962 his signature Taco Bell, has died. He was 86 Bell, who had Parkinson's disease since 1985, died Sunday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, north of San Diego, the company announced. No cause of death was given.
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk city council is expected to consider a number of issues at tonight's meeting. Council members will hear the first reading of a new ordinance involving skill-based amusement machine businesses. A prior ordinance that had been considered and discussed recently will likely be scratched because the city law department had improved on the new one in a couple technical areas, law director Stuart O'Hara said at last week's meeting.
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Editor's Note: This is the latest installment in a series of articles provided by Norwalk Economic Development Corp. Director Ellen Heinz, along with Main Street Program Manager Kristie Wert. FSON, LLC, a professional collection service, is one of the many businesses with a long history in Norwalk. FSON, LLC originally opened as Finance Service of Norwalk in 1959. Since taking over in 2008, many have remarked that Lynn Bolden-Moser has infused the business with energy and enthusiasm. Moser said she is dedicated to improving her business and giving back to the community. Moser reinvested in the Norwalk community by moving the business in 2009 to its current location at 26 W. Main St. This move doubled the office space for the business. In her first year as owner, Moser also made investments in technology, software, training and marketing. Her marketing efforts have doubled the client base for the company, which has in turn added four new employees over the past year. FSON currently employs a staff of six and serves more than 700 clients.
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
BOWLING GREEN U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R- Bowling Green) has announced his 23 nominations from Ohio's Fifth Congressional District for consideration for acceptance into the United States Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military and Naval Academies in the Class of 2014. A nomination does not guarantee acceptance to an Academy; that responsibility rests with their admissions office. Latta nominated the following area students for the Class of 2014: U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - As an Edison High School student, Emily Cawrse received experience in theater by acting in school and area productions. Flash forward to today, and 30-year-old Emily (Cawrse) Casale is launching her new professional theatrical touring company at ... Edison High School. "It's awesome," Casale said.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
EHOVE's board recently held its budget hearing, organizational and regular meetings. Paul Lockwood was elected as the board president and Carole Kuns as vice president. The Oath of Office was administered to Nancy Bulea (Huron City Schools representative), Valerie Gore (Bellevue City Schools representative), Michael Grose (Norwalk City Schools representative) and Carole Kuns (North Point ESC representative). Lockwood was also appointed legislative liaison and Daryl Deering as student achievement liaison. The board also set the schedule for the 2010 regular meeting dates. The board inducted Theodore Kuns into the EHOVE Honor Area, according to the policy adopted by the board. Kuns, one of EHOVE's founding board members, served on the board from 1966 to 1979.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
First Book of Huron County is accepting book grant applications from local nonprofit programs serving children in need. Teachers and directors of local schools, day care, after-school, tutoring and mentoring programs are encouraged to apply on behalf of their programs. To be eligible to receive a First Book grant, organizations are required to: incorporate reading as part of their program activities, serve a majority of children and families from low-income households, provide multiple distributions to each child in the program and support the child's ongoing education outside of the school classroom setting. People can download applications from the First Book Web site at firstbook.org or call Sondra Anderson at (419) 660-8913. To be considered, applicants must have grant forms completed and mailed back to First Book of Huron County no later than Feb. 19. Send completed grant applications to First Book of Huron County P.O. Box 147, Norwalk, Ohio 44857. First Book of Huron County has provided more than 56,000 new books to children in Huron County over the last six years. They are part of First Book's national network of volunteer-led Advisory Boards who provide new books to children in need in communities across the country.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - A military court in Kuwait has convicted a third soldier in connection with the August suicide of 19-year-old Keiffer Wilhelm. Published reports stated Staff Sgt. Enoch Chatman of West Covina, Calif., received three months' confinement and a written reprimand from the commanding general and was reduced two pay levels to a specialist, according to Keiffer's parents, Shane and Shelly Wilhelm, who attended the trial and arrived home in Plymouth late Thursday.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville Local Schools were evacuated for about an hour Friday because of a bomb threat. "One student sent a text to another student about the bomb threat last (Thursday) night," Monroeville Superintendent David Stubblebine said. "At about 11:15 a.m. today, that student showed the text to the high school principal."
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
On Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 in room 446 of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Denver, Colo. my Dell Latitude D600 laptop computer expired. It had not been well for some weeks during which time I sought advice and healing. Battery problems were diagnosed by one professional. But, alas, a new battery did not cure the symptoms.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two girls who were stranded on very thin ice at the Norwalk reservoir on Friday are "very lucky," to be uninjured, Norwalk Fire Lt. John Soisson said. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found the girls, 11 and 13, about 75 feet from the shore, standing on thin ice. Two firefighters used an inflatable boat to wade through the ice to get near the girls. Firefighters then threw a rope to them to put around their waist and they were able to walk to the boat. The boat was pulled to shore by a tag line through the broken ice.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Trauma Scene Services, LLC, in Norwalk, offers restoration and cleaning services on any level from the smallest mishap to cleanup of crime scenes. It is the only company in northern Ohio to have TES, Thermal Energy System for drying out water damaged buildings, owner Rich Ross said. TES is the world's fastest drying system. The company also had a Mobile Desiccant Trailer Mounted System, a first in the Firelands Area.