5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Eric Ebinger's third marathon in The Firelands 200 series Saturday morning hit a deluge in the first eight miles. He was asked Sunday afternoon if he it crossed his mind to quit. "Somewhere in the middle of the fifth mile, completely soaked and no end in sight to the downpour," Ebinger said. "I thought about stopping. And then I thought of the settlers who came from Connecticut, cleared the land and built their homes. They didn't stop because of a little rain. They didn't give up. So I kept running."
5:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Toledo's high-powered offense returned in a 41-31 road win at Florida International as the Rockets rolled up 566 yards of total offense, which marked the second time this year to elipse 500 yards of offense (624 yards vs. Colorado). (NOTE - To download the weekly Mid-American Conference football release will all sorts of facts, figures, standings and other statistics, click here.)
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Police Department is investigating the suspected rape of a 15-year-old boy. Michael Miller, 41, of 3051 Ohio 61, is charged with rape, which is punishable by three to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 maximum fine.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Soccer fields are at the top of the city of Norwalk's agenda this week. First, Norwalk city council will discuss the proposed fields for the city's north side at its work session at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was a big week for Norwalk Custom Order Furniture. On Thursday, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland toured the plant and called it an "incredible story" the way investors stepped forward and revived the old Norwalk Furniture Corp., which went bankrupt after 106 years in the furniture business. Then Saturday, local residents turned out in full force to tour the plant and celebrate its one-year anniversary.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEPT. 29, 1944 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 65 years ago: Fr. Malone offers mass for Marines fallen on Peleliu Under heading "Mass for the dead on Peleliu Island," in the Home Magazine section of yesterday's Cleveland News, is an exceptionally fine picture of Lt. (J.G.) John J. Malone, USN, of Norwalk, O., Catholic Chaplain with the 7th Regiment of the 1st Marine Division, saying mass for the Leathernecks who fell during the invasion operations against Peleliu Island. The altar and its small white cross stands in the midst of naked shattered trees, which reveal the terrific bombardment the island underwent. Father Malone and one Protestant Chaplain are the only Chaplains with the 7th Regiment on Peleliu.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
A bomb threat led South Central officials to put the school in lockdown mode this morning and calll in authorities to investigate the Greenwich-area school. A story will appear on this Web site this afternoon and in the print edition of Tuesday's Norwalk Reflector.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - The U.S. Army has a date for the case against four Multi-National Division South soldiers charged with abusing and degrading U.S. Army Pvt. Keiffer P. Wilhelm and possibly other soldiers. However, military officials aren't saying a lot about when the next hearing is scheduled.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com Fred Linder always wanted to have a lake and recreation area on the farm he and his family have worked for decades. He had the spot in mind and the plan in his head.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Robert M. Tite won't be going to trial Friday. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving under the influence (DUI) and driving without license in Norwalk Municipal Court. Tite, 57, of 2785 Chenango Road, Wakeman, originally was charged with DUI, DUI refusal, failure to control and driving with a suspended license for driving a small, yellow front-end loader through the village while intoxicated.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council is considering purchasing 22 acres in the Gallup Avenue/Old State Road area (see maps) that will eventually be developed and used as soccer fields, primarily by the Huron County Youth Soccer Club. The park will also include a donated playground. The offer stands at $96,000 for the land, which is half the market price. Council members intend to discuss the issue at its meeting Tuesday and possibly hear a second reading and issue a final vote on Oct. 6.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
FITCHVILLE - While some local organizations are scrambling for new members, the membership of the Fitchville Conservation Club "just keeps getting larger,' according to club president Wayne Kiser. Kiser said the clubhouse, located at 2623 Jennings Road north of Fitchville, has been renovated inside and out, and lots of exciting programs and events are on the schedule.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gov. Ted Strickland made a quick stop in Norwalk Thursday. Strickland, touring Ohio cities to talk about education, toured Norwalk Custom Order Furniture and then addressed a group of local dignitaries.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
The defendant locked eyes with his victim, who sat between his mother and father Monday in Huron County Juvenile Court. "I'm sorry for the months of punishment I put you through. I'm truly sorry for what I put you and your family through,' the ex-wrestler told his former teammate.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS Richland and Ross counties had the most illegal weapon arrests during the last 20 months according to new statistics released by the Patrol on Friday. Troopers made 447 illegal weapon arrests statewide from January 2008 through August 2009. During this 20-month period troopers made 24 illegal weapon arrests in each Richland and Ross counties, followed by Scioto County with 18 arrests, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Illegal Weapon Arrests statistical recap from the Patrol's Statistical Analysis Unit. Rounding the top five are Mahoning and Stark counties with 17. Counties in the Patrol's Jackson District (southeast Ohio) accounted for 85 arrests, followed by the Patrol's Massillon District (northeast Ohio) with 59 of the illegal weapon arrests.
5:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio's Booster Seat Law goes into effect Oct. 7. The law requires children ages 4 through 7 and shorter than 4 feet, 9 inches, to be in federally-approved booster seats in the back seat when traveling in a car.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
In the past I have written about a one-time citizen of Milan, Zenas King. King's life is a long and interesting story. He was born in Vermont in 1818, and at age 21 came to Ohio, soon settling at Milan.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
A police officer and hot-dog vendor have gone from the streets to the castle. Norwalk's annual Pet N Pup parade took place Saturday during the inaugural Autumn Leaves Festival. A 5-year-old Collins boy and 3-year-old Norwalk girl were crowned king and queen, each being awarded a new bicycle as part of the honor.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Monroeville man who went from Columbus into the village with heroin was sentenced to 22 months in prison Tuesday. Nicholas A. Taylor, 22, of 62 Monroe St., also was fined $500 and had his driver's license suspended for six months. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered the defendant to pay $346 in restitution to the Huron County Sheriff's Office.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Grab your safari hat and get ready for a one-of-a-kind musical jungle adventure with Barney and his friends. The "Barney: Jungle Friends" DVD from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment hit store shelves Tuesday. In this all-new movie, Barney, BJ and Baby Bop laugh, dance and sing through an enchanted rainforest and learn about all of the amazing plants, animals and insects that call the rainforest their home. A targeted audience of children ages 2 to 5 can watch and learn as children play with monkeys, collect butterflies and search for the legendary Higgledy Piggledy Pear Tree in this super-dee-duper tale of friendship and fun. The feature run time is about 50 minutes.
5:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
When you get older, sometimes it's hard to adjust to new things, even if they are an improvement. Take, for example, the new knives I bought over the summer. One of my former students had a summer job selling knives and even though my old knives were OK, I decided to buy some new ones.