8:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners kept their promise and lowered the gate rate at the transfer station at Tuesday's meeting. The former rate of $58.75 per ton was dropped to $54. "This has been discussed at length and we've had public hearings on this," Commissioner Mike Adelman said. "This $54 rate will begin April 26 which is Monday."
8:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
Justin C. Case, the Norwalk boy who sustained serious injuries in an April 10 one-vehicle crash that killed his grandfather, was released Monday from Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. "He said he's feeling good and everything's going good," said his aunt, Sharon Brant, who spoke to her nephew early Monday afternoon. The boy isn't in any pain, she said, adding: "but then he's 8 and ready to come home."
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WILLARD - Ten to 12 Willard High School classes got to enjoy the great outdoors Thursday. But it wasn't because of a good thing. Willard City Schools Superintendent David Danhoff said many teachers had to be flexible due to extensive soot and smoke damage from a fire intentionally set Wednesday in a second-floor boy's bathroom in the 200 wing of the high school.
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Huron County's unemployment rate in March was lower than January or February, and even lower than the previous year, but at 16.8 percent it remains one of the worst in the state. About 4,900 of the estimated 29,300 people in the county's potential workforce were out of work in March, according to figures released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).
8:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
The St. Paul community has lost one of its finest supporters and friends. Robert Lippert, who was affectionately known as the "Big Man," died Sunday at the age of 76.
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WILLARD - At Willard City Schools, student safety is paramount. That's what school officials said this morning in the wake of Friday's rumors that circulated about someone bringing a gun to Willard High School.
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Recently there have been reports of burglaries in Toledo by individuals posing as representatives of Columbia Gas of Ohio. Compan officials encourage customers to protect themselves from individuals impersonating company employees or contractors.
8:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's called "sweat equity." There are no handouts. No freebies. When you get a home from Habitat for Humanity, there is a price to pay.
8:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
One of the most impressive parts of the Mickey Mart Reward Season Opener presented by Donald Graham and Associates is the "Human Bomb." Yes, you read that correctly. Lauren Hoffman has chosen to make herself the center of everyone's attention by stepping into a box and blowing it up. This is not something you see every day. Her act will be one of the highlights of the feature-rich Season Opener set for 7 p.m. Saturday. Free tickets will be available in Friday's Reflector. Hoffman grew up in Westlake and currently lives in Olmsted Township. She has a large extended family with two nephews and a niece that absorb a significant amount of her time. She loves to read, take in cars shows and spend her spare time with her friends and family. All of that seems pretty normal.
8:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO (MCT) - In the years since his son was killed with a single shot through the heart, Les Robinson has been able to find some peace at Dionious Robinson's grave site tucked in the back of Forest Cemetery. That is until a couple years ago, when he learned that the man convicted of pulling the trigger was located only about a mile away, housed in the Toledo Correctional Institution.
8:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
A driver's two passengers were hospitalized after a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Hanford Road. Driver Cody E. Hamilton, 18, of 484 Fitchville River Road, New London was charged with failure to control in connection with the crash that happened at 2:12 p.m. Saturday. He reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported from the scene.
8:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Fitzgeralds made the Kings of the Nighttime World concert a family affair. In fact, Saturday's show was a birthday present for now 12-year-old Taylor. And not many people can say they've had "Happy Birthday" sung to them by a crowd at Norwalk Main Street Theatre and the "hottest tribute band in the Midwest."
8:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Ohio hospitals would experience $150 million in relief from a $718 million tax on total hospital costs under a bill unveiled by State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) and colleague Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville). The bill would reduce the rate of the Hospital Tax from 1.61 percent of costs to 1.5 percent. It also would subtract the costs of Medicare and uncompensated care from the tax base. The state's two-year budget for the current fiscal year created $1.1 billion per year in new state agency fees, including fees on hospitals.
8:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Country trio Lady Antebellum marched over the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, winning five of the seven categories for which it was nominated, and Carrie Underwood won her second Entertainer of the Year award in a row - the first woman to win the honor twice. Miranda Lambert also won three awards, including Top Female Vocalist, to help leave Taylor Swift winless for the first awards show in a year.
8:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dancer-singer-actress Jennifer Lopez hadn't danced, sung or acted much since taking time off to have kids - though since People reportedly paid her and husband Marc Anthony $4 million to $6 million in 2008 to parade them on a magazine cover, it's ironically the most successful thing she's done in years. Before her hiatus, she had a string of flop movies, a single that didn't crack the Billboard Top 10, and an American Music Award downshift from favorite pop/rock female artist in 2003 to the more niche favorite Latin artist in 2007. Oh, and her record label just dropped her. Now the 40-year-old star is calibrating a comeback that has included guest appearances on "How I Met Your Mother,' "Saturday Night Live' and reportedly an upcoming episode of "Glee,' all to support her romantic comedy "The Back-Up Plan,' opening Friday.
8:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Carlos Fuentes was not going to let the opportunity pass by. The Akron man hungered to snag a homebuyer tax credit of up to $8,000 before the program's April 30 deadline. He put an offer on five homes.
8:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Any Norwalk residents interested in talking issues in a relaxed setting should head down to Sheri's Coffee House Saturday morning. City council members Harry Brady and Dwight Tkach have set up an informal gathering that's slated to begin at 8.
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April 17, 1974 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 36 years ago:
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By CHUCK HEATH Special to the Reflector How does a lady become the driver of one of the hottest Monster Trucks in the country? Absolute belief in herself and sheer determination. Shelley Kujat has those two qualities and she coupled them with a desire to show girls and women that they could accomplish anything they focused on.
8:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON Superintendent Carol Girton told the board of education Monday the search for a new elementary principal has reached the interview stage.
8:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
When two of Ohio's top statewide Democrats announced on the same day in February 2009 that they planned to run for the U.S. Senate this year, many observers expected an expensive, high-profile party fight. It hasn't played out that way.