7:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
FLORENCE TOWNSHIP - One man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday on Ohio 60 south of Ohio 113 in Florence Township. The crash occurred at about 3:20 p.m. The Sandusky Post of the Ohio state Highway Patrol currently is investigating the accident.
7:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Greenfield Elementary will close effective next school year as part of a plan to reorganize the Willard City Schools district, necessitated by dwindling enrollment and finances. Superintendent David Danhoff made the announcement in front of a somber crowd of about 40 parents and others at the school.
7:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Norwalk firefighters pulled a 66-year-old man out of his burning home early this morning. Firefighters Curt Stang and Nate Brown got Stephen A. Roth out of his 89 Whittlesey Ave. home. Stang said the man wasn't conscious at the time. He didn't have any further information on any possible injuries to Roth, who was found on the floor of the dining room in the middle of the house.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD The First Cabin Fever/Sons of the American Legion Membership Drive will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight today at the Willard American Legion, 3096 Ohio 99 North. Entertainment will be provided by the Longshot Band. The cost is $10 per person and $15 per couple. Food is included with the admission cost. Cash bar will be available. All proceeds will be donated to charity. Please bring canned food goods. The event is open to the public.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
A new non-profit dedicated to discouraging people from using cell phones while driving says it will model itself on Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the organization that has been so successful in raising awareness about operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Called FocusDriven and sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the organization has several members who have lost loved ones in traffic collisions involving drivers who were distracted by their cellular phones.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
MEXICO CITY (MCT) - A mighty earthquake rocked the tiny, impoverished island nation of Haiti Tuesday, collapsing a hospital, the presidential palace and other buildings and triggering what one diplomat called a "catastrophe.' As night fell on the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and other towns, reports of extensive destruction were trickling out. Tsunami alerts were issued for Cuba, the Bahamas and much of the Caribbean.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - A rear-end collision involving a Western Reserve school bus led to a Wakeman driver being transported to a Cleveland hospital Monday morning. Charges are pending in the collision between the 1996 Geo Tracker driven by Robert M. Wiggins, 37, of 102 Franklin St., and bus driver Daniel N. Green, 60, of 776 Butler Road, New London.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council spent a good deal of Tuesday night's meeting discussing adult arcades. Council members are trying to decide what type of zoning best fits these businesses that house skilled games of chance. The discussion ranged from zoning to how these establishments are regarded by the city's comprehensive plan.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners are ready to tackle 2010. Commissioner Mike Adelman said Monday, though, this task won't be easy.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jim Detwiler said he should have been playing golf Monday afternoon in Florida. Instead, he was inside of his 40-foot motor home in the Sunshine State staying warm. "It's about 49 degrees right now," Detwiler said with a laugh, adding "it's warm in the motor home."
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) submitted orders for 288,000 doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week. The vaccine will be shipped directly to 638 enrolled medical providers, including physicians, federally qualified health centers and clinics. Also included were local health departments, hospitals, pharmacies and state institutions.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk school board accepted an estimated $9,000 donation at Tuesday's meeting to build a shelter house near the Norwalk Middle School tennis courts. The contributors are the Hipp family, Dr. James and Susan Kasten and Jude and Jeanette Ott. Norwalk High School boys' and girls' tennis coach Ray Scheid told the board the team is proud of and thankful for the generous donation.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The school board plans to ask district voters to renew an emergency levy already on the books that raises $1.2 million. The levy's renewal would not result in new taxes, board members stressed. The board's unanimous vote Monday was on a "resolution declaring intent to proceed with election of the question of renewal of an emergency tax levy."
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com When the snow starts flying, count on Norwalk City Schools Superintendent Dennis Doughty driving like a self-proclaimed "mad man." The superintendent doesn't just tour the district's jurisdiction to check different roads early in the mornings; he literally checks the road conditions. Doughty said if somebody were following him, they would think he's crazy because he comes to dead stops to see if his tires spin, "jerks the steering wheel" and comes to abrupt stops. He also fully stops on hills and starts moving. "What I'm trying to do is replicate what a bus does. ... If I lose control, I know it's too slick," he said.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Village council appointed Monroeville resident Melissa Fries to one of three seats left vacated by departing members. Four of the six council seats were open for last November's election but incumbent Don Wangler ran unopposed for re-election. Council members Terry Reed and Karen Reer are in the middle of their terms while Joe Gravenhorst, Jason Kamann and Bob Simon stepped down at the end of 2009. Initially, there were no takers for the seats but three people soon expressed interest in filling that many vacant seats. In addition to Fries, Chris Raftery and Mark Rupp expressed an interest. Raftery attended Tuesday's meeting but council only filled one vacant seat by appointing Fries. Mayor Sharon Miller said she conducted a phone poll of council members to appoint one person so that the body would have a quorum to conduct business. The consensus was to appoint Fries. The other two vacancies will be filled at the next council meeting but those names have not been announced.
7:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
By Amina Khan Los Angeles Times (MCT) When it comes to turn-ons, men's physical and mental reactions are remarkably in sync with each other. Not necessarily so for women, according to a study published online last week in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. "Many, many research articles report low concordance in women significantly lower than that of men," said lead author Meredith Chivers (http://www.queensu.ca/psychology/sage/CurrentResearch.html) in an interview. "We wanted to evaluate the literature ... (and) isolate other factors that might affect this concordance between the mind and the body in sexual response."
7:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com GREENWICH The South Central Board of Education held its organizational meeting Tuesday evening, followed by the budget hearing and then the regular meeting. Bryan Hamman was elected president for the coming year and Steve Gray was elected vice president. The regular meeting date will be the second Tuesday of the month January through August and will then return to the third Monday of the month September through December.
7:15 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. Parts Distributors, Inc., 10 Williams St., sells auto, truck, and tractor parts as well as industrial supplies on both a retail and wholesale basis to individual customers, car dealers, repair shops, farmers, construction companies and parts stores, among others.
7:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's that time of the year. Now, more than ever, we are bombarded with commercials about losing weight. And for most of us, it's something we should pay attention to.
7:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The top half of the big red sign in the window of the Hallmark store in Norwalk imparted good news: "Sale. Buy Now. Save Big." The bottom half listed bad news: "Store Closing Wednesday, Feb. 24."
7:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council is expected to continue the discussion about adult arcades at tonight's work session. At last week's meeting, council members spent a good deal of time trying to decide what type of zoning best fits these establishments which house skilled games of chance. Council members were encouraged by the city administration to visit one of these area adult arcades to get a good idea of what they will ultimately vote on.