Norwalk Public Library
The winners of the Norwalk Public Library Teen Tech Week (March 4 to 10) drawing were Stephen Carey and Jessica Dotson. There were also several teens that attended the Dance Dance Revolution open play on March 10 to end the Teen Tech Week celebration.
Berlin library program
BERLIN HEIGHTS This library, located at 4 E. Main St., will have a "Kids' Spring Craft" program from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Register by calling (419) 588-2250.
Opera in Bellevue
BELLEVUE On Tuesday morning, professional musicians and performers from Opera Cleveland will present "An Aesop Odyssey" at the Bellevue Society for the Arts. The production is the result of a generous grant from The International Metal Hose Company, and is being presented to area fifth-graders, including all fifth-graders from Bellevue and ICS, as well as other area schools. There is no cost to the schools or students.
Army Pfc. Jerry A. Snavley has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, and Army history, core values and traditions. Snavley is the son of Lillie-May Phillips of Norwalk.
Make sure to set your calendars for the week of April 16 Norwalk's annual spring trash pickup week.
The sanitation department will be out on your normal trash day in order to pickup any larger items, said sanitation department superintendent Jeff Montgomery. He said garbage should not be in boxes or paper bags. Before being picked up, any refrigerators, air conditioners or freezers must be certified that freon has been removed.
Country Music Showcase set for Saturday in Norwalk
A Country Music Showcase is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Theatre uptown. Eleven contestants from areas such as Fremont, Willard, Monroeville, Lexington and Ashland are slated to perform.
AVERY Cleveland Cavaliers and Indians game tickets, a weekend at a Port Clinton condominium and an antique quilt are also available for bid at the EHOVE Seker auction March 24. Staff members are seeking and accepting donation of items and services up to the auction date.
It is that time of year again. If your child will be turning 5 on or before Sept. 30 it is time to start thinking about kindergarten screening.
Kindergarten screening is not a judgment of your parenting skills; it is simply the first time that the school system will have to assess your child. Early screening allows the school to help you prepare your child for kindergarten before classes begin. School officials will be able to note skills your child should work on over the summer. It also helps to identify special needs, problems, or abilities early on so that the school can prepare for the coming year.
Christopher John Nadolny, 24, of Saint Anthony, Minn., counselor and Heather Lynn Helgeson, 27, of Norwalk, counselor.
Rick P. Gunselman, 58, of Elyria, disabled and Deborah L. Harris, 53, of Willard, unemployed.
Some senior citizens reading this will remember the Rev. Charles Gardner who was pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church in Norwalk from 1917 to 1935. One of his greatest accomplishments in that time was the building of a new one-story wooden school building facing West League, where the rectory is now located, in 1919. He also struggled to keep the parish treasury in the black, especially in the darkest years of the Great Depression.
The reason he built a new school is that there had been a brick school on West League with two classrooms on the first floor and a parish hall on the second. In the fall of 1913 it was determined that this school with wooden stairs, floors and interior walls was a fire hazard. The school was closed and razed. This caused all St. Mary children to either go to St. Paul elementary school or to the public schools. League Street School was being built at the time with four rooms, and the influx of new students caused the board of education to add two more rooms at the back and have just one grade in each room.
"I wonder if big animals started to shed their thick cold weather body hair when we had our nice warm weather not too many weeks ago," inquired McBeane. "Just like horses for example; just when do they lose their winter coats?"
The cynic quickly and joyfully pounced. "They get rid of their winter coat about the same time you do!"
A Norwalk man who had been homeless was classified as a sexually-oriented offender Monday for the 1994 rape of a 19-year-old relative.
Arthur W. Miller, 59, most recently of 10 1/2 Minard Place, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for attempted sexual battery, a fourth-degree felony. He had been indicted May 20, 1994 on aggravated rape, a first-degree felony, and sexual battery, a third-degree felony.
A Norwalk man convicted of two Settlement Road burglaries was sentenced Tuesday to four months in the Huron County Jail.
Larry A. Long Jr., 32, of 38 E. Washington St., will be granted work release privileges, meaning he will be released from jail for a period of time on days that he works. He also was sentenced to three years of probation and fined $1,000 for two counts of burglary, both third-degree felonies.
Jorge I. Gabriel, 28, of 30 Townsend St., Greenwich, was charged with failure to control Thursday after he went off the right side of Rome Greenwich Road, hit a ditch and overturned. He reported no injuries.
Air Force Airman Brittany Van Natta has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.
Lunch has gotten a bit scarcer in Norwalk. The Norwalk Berardi's closed Dec. 15.
It's not out of business. Owners Larry and Denise Waaland have merged their business with Sandusky's Lunch Box to form Catering by Design. Deb Bingham, owner of the Lunch Box, and Denise Waaland have been friends since childhood.
A small tornado touched down briefly near the Midway Mall in Elyria, ripping siding from an office supply store, flattening residential garages and forcing some schools to close today because of a power outage.
No injuries were reported from the tornado that hit across the street from the Elyria Township Fire Department about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lt. Noel Vargo said. The fire department is just west of Midway Mall.
PLYMOUTH The Plymouth Police Department assisted officers with the Drug Enforcement Agency and Richland County Sheriff's Office in serving 12 suspects with federal drug indictments this week.
Chief Charles Doan said authorities transferred 11 of the 12 suspects to Columbus to be jailed after they were arrested Wednesday on charges of conspiracy to trafficking heroin or conspiracy to possessing heroin.