12:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sept. 27 marks the opener of the 2008 Ohio deer archery season and by all indications it'll be a good year. The Buckeye deer herd is big and plentiful and chances of taking a fine buck or several fat does are good. But a lot of local archers don't get too serious in October. They'll go out a time or two, get familiar with their favorite hunting territory again, maybe build a tree stand or so and enjoy a nice autumn day, which is fine. But they're waiting for the November rut to make a real effort that time when they can set up over a major scrape and maybe take a 10 pointer or even better. And again, that's fine.
12:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk City Schools board of education approved the three-year contract for the Norwalk Teachers' Association (NTA) during a special meeting late Friday afternoon. Board member Janet Broz abstained from voting because her husband is a Norwalk High School (NHS) interventionist, but otherwise the vote was unanimous without discussion. The settlement - good effective July 1 through June 30, 2011 - includes a 3.5-percent yearly raise, 35 concessions dealing with insurance and language requiring teachers to attend school open houses.
12:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 62-year-old Norwalk man is being held in the Huron County Jail in connection with raping a 3-year-old girl. "He was baby-sitting for a couple of hours. He was caught in the middle of this," Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton said, describing the victim as a neighbor who lives "fairly close."
12:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two long-time law enforcement officers are vying to be elected to be the top dog. Welcome to the race to be the next Huron County sheriff.
12:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's official - Norwalk is once again home to a custom furniture company. Norwalk Custom Order Furniture has risen from the ashes of Norwalk Furniture, which originally announced a temporary shutdown on July 18 and went through two call-backs before finally closing down on Sept. 16.
12:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Engineer Joe Kovach will officially open a new era for bridge construction in the state at 10 a.m. Friday at a ribbon cutting for a Fairfield Township bridge made of plastic. There are no steel reinforcing rods, no prestressed concrete box beams; instead, fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs) make up the 17-foot long, 24-foot wide span on Ridge Road south of Ohio 162. The FRPs are made up of polyester resins, vinyl ester resins and glass fibers.
12:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County General Health District will offer several ways for residents to receive their seasonal influenza vaccine this year. There will be five "drive-thru" clinics for adults scheduled throughout the month of October. Appointments for adult's and children's flu shots can also be scheduled at the health district clinic sites in Norwalk, Willard, Bellevue, Greenwich or New London. Pneumonia vaccine will also be available at the "drive-thru" clinics, or by appointment at a Health District clinic sites.
12:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
AVERY - Mike Laser's students don't have to take notes. The teacher can give all his students their own printouts.
12:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The Norwalk City Schools board of education approved the three-year contract for the Norwalk Teachers' Association (NTA) during a special meeting late Friday afternoon. Board member Janet Broz abstained from voting because her husband is a Norwalk High School (NHS) interventionist, but otherwise the vote was unanimous without discussion. The settlement good effective July 1 through June 30, 2011 includes a 3.5-percent yearly raise, 35 concessions dealing with insurance and language requiring teachers to attend school open houses. During the same meeting, the board also approved three-year labor agreements with the Middle Management Association, which covers the administrators and school principals. Superintendent Wayne Babcanec said the contract, covering the same time frame as the teachers' also with a 3.5-percent yearly raise, has "the same insurance plan the teachers have accepted."
12:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
A group of local Norwalk-area investors has asked for the continued patience of the community as it works diligently in an attempt to purchase the Norwalk assets of Norwalk Furniture Corp. Bethany Dentler of the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation said that this investor group hopes to restart manufacturing operations in Norwalk and hire many of the former employees of Norwalk Furniture as soon as feasible. "This will not happen overnight, since any restart will likely be done in phases, over several weeks,' she said.
12:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
Pro-Life advocate and family law attorney Rebecca Kiessling, who lives in Michigan, was the keynote speaker this week at Abigail Pregnancy Services' fund-raiser banquet at the Colonnade Banquet Facility in Avery. Abigail provides free and confidential pregnancy-related services for the women of North Central Ohio and surrounding communities. Abigail's phone number is (419) 668-9500. Kiessling would not be alive today if her biological mother wasn't raped while on her way to a grocery store.
12:26 AM Jul 26, 2010
The year 1812 was not the most propitious for people living here in northern Ohio. A number of brave souls had ventured west to open new farms, only to have their work interrupted by the advent of the War of 1812. Because the Indians allied themselves with the British, most people left the Firelands area for safer regions. At that time the west line of the Firelands was literally the American Frontier. Even before the War officially started, the local Indians were emboldened and became "cheeky" with the Americans. On April 3, 1812, two Chippewas named John Omic and Semo arrived at the Cabin of Michael Gibbs, who lived in what is now the southeast quadrant of Sandusky, on Milan Road. It is said that a Chippewa youth accompanied them but he was never named in the story which followed.
12:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com It's official Norwalk is once again home to a custom furniture company. Norwalk Custom Order Furniture has risen from the ashes of Norwalk Furniture, which originally announced a temporary shutdown on July 18 and went through two call-backs before finally closing down on Sept. 16. Tom Bleile, a local businessman who is serving as spokesman for the investors, announced late this afternoon that all the papers were signed and the deal was final. He said the new company "purchased all of the assets in Norwalk land, buildings, equipment, inventory, goods in process, intangibles."
12:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The state Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that injured a Norwalk man Thursday evening on Ohio 13.
12:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two small dogs need a home for just one night Saturday in Norwalk as part of the Dog Rescue Railroad.
12:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
FREMONT - The name of the person killed Tuesday evening in a two-vehicle crash in Seneca County has been identified. Zachary Jacobs, 24, of Tiffin, suffered fatal injuries in the wreck on Township Road 122.
12:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Memories of great catches and big plays brought smiles to the Hergatt Girls, Norwalk's first traveling softball team, at a recent reunion. The team founder and first coach, Dorothy Joyce Wagasky, couldn't make the reunion, but she was in the thoughts of all the women who gathered at Berry's to relive their days on the diamond.
12:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
All former management and office staff for Norwalk Furniture, including retirees, can attend a meeting at 4:30 p.m. Friday regarding pensions. The meeting will be held in the Fisher-Titus learning center at Norwalk High School.
12:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Deputies Joe Leroux and Scott Plew will be able to bid for road patrol duty after being restricted to Huron County Courthouse security detail for more than three years. Justin Burnard, the attorney representing the sheriff's office union, said the decision was the result of the conciliator's report during contract negotiations. Burnard described a conciliator as someone who has the "final say" in any outstanding issues and is the "last step in the contract negotiations."
12:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's official - Norwalk is once again home to a custom furniture company. Norwalk Custom Order Furniture has risen from the ashes of Norwalk Furniture, which originally announced a temporary shutdown July 18 and went through two call-backs before finally closing down Sept. 16.
12:25 AM Jul 26, 2010
I spent some time last week going through our old family photos looking for pictures of my sister, Dianne. I needed these because she is being honored tonight in Washington, D.C., by the board and staff of the Institute for Conservation Leadership (www.icl.org) for her 20 years of service there. Knowing we could not attend the ceremonies, I had offered to provide photographs as a glimpse into the early life of my sister that her co-workers had not seen before.