1:49 PM Aug 2, 2010
Allstate Insurance Company has recognized Allstate exclusive agency owner Tonia Maxwell with the Inner Circle Conference award for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitable business growth. The Dilger-Maxwell Insurance Agency is among only 2 percent of insurance agencies and personal financial representatives for Allstate nationally to reach this level of achievement, based on sales for auto, property, commercial, power sports insurance and financial services.
1:47 PM Aug 2, 2010
Croghan Colonial Bank is sponsoring the Small Business Reinvention Scholarship Program for uptown businesses to attend Jon Schallert's Destination Business Bootcamp in Colorado in September. The boot camp teaches business owners new methods of bringing more customers and tourists to their stores and to the community. Croghan Colonial Bank's scholarship provides the tuition for business owners to attend the learning experience, while each business owner pays for their travel expenses.
1:33 PM Aug 2, 2010
"Lonesome Dove' is one of the great novels of the last 50 years. And I resisted reading it with all my might. In 1986, copies of it were literally piled high at the entrance to book stores. At the airport newsstands, it sat for weeks in the "Number One Best Seller' slot. The blurbs on the front and back covers were filled with superlatives. It won the Pulitzer Prize for literature. And frequently that year I was in need of something to read while traveling or vacationing. But I just could not bring myself to buy a copy.
1:29 PM Aug 2, 2010
A Norwalk woman who organized a protest of the Carson and Barnes circus was arrested by deputies Friday. Sherri L. Rodriguez, 46, of 24-B Bank St., was arrested Friday on an active warrant through Huron County Juvenile Court. She was transported to the county jail to serve a 90-day jail term on a contempt charge. Rodriguez had organized a recent protest of the Carson and Barnes circus because she claimed the circus personnel treated the circus animals poorly.
1:30 PM Jul 29, 2010
A Norwalk husband and wife accused of burglarizing a woman's residence were indicted by a Huron County grand jury Wednesday. On June 20, Zachary R. Chaffee, 25, and Kayla Chaffee, 23, both of 12 Bouscay Ave., were at a party and reportedly decided to break into one woman's home while she was at the same party, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said.
1:27 PM Jul 29, 2010
A trailer full of bailed straw caught on fire Tuesday night at "Heyman's Haymakers' in Monroeville. One firefighter, Travis McGrady, had to be taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center for heat exhaustion. He was treated and released a couple of hours later, Huron River Joint Fire District Chief Tom Beck said Wednesday.
1:24 PM Jul 29, 2010
In an example of cooperation between the city of Norwalk and Huron County, Old State Road was paved last week. The paving of Old State between East Main and the Milan village limits might sound simple, but it really isn't, according to local officials, because the road goes in and out of the city limits and township.
1:21 PM Jul 29, 2010
Rod Smith has been selected as the high school principal at EHOVE Career Center. An assistant principal last year, Smith replaces Denny Muratori, who recently moved on to Sandusky City Schools as an assistant superintendent. In his new role, Smith said he plans to focus on student achievement and help EHOVE's high school students reach graduation, then continue their path to success by going to college, being placed at a job site or joining the military.
3:46 PM Jul 28, 2010
BERLIN TOWNSHIP - Firelands Regional Medical Center plans to build a medical office building on property it recently acquired. Spokeswoman Leslie Mesenburg said once the hospital receives the deed, more details will be released. Plans call for the building to stand one story and comprise 2,000 square feet.
3:43 PM Jul 28, 2010
CLARKSFIELD TOWNSHIP - A New London man is in custody after attempting to allegedly burglarize a Fitchville River Road home Tuesday. "At about 3:30 p.m., a woman came home to her Fitchville River Road house and noticed a red automobile in the driveway,' Huron County Sheriff's Lt. Annette McLaughlin said.
3:39 PM Jul 28, 2010
An arbitrator has upheld that the late January firing of former Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Montana was justified. Sheriff Dane Howard fired Montana for violating a last chance agreement he had with Howard and the union representing Montana, the Ohio Patrolman's Benevolent Association. That agreement was dated Nov. 9. "It's been a long process. I'm glad it's over with,' Howard said Tuesday about the arbitration. "We'll move forward from here.'
3:35 PM Jul 28, 2010
It won't be long before outdoor dining at Berry's Restaurant is a reality. Norwalk city council approved legislation Tuesday night that will effectively allow a land swap between the city and Berry's. Berry's will receive a portion of Bresson Park, while the city keeps a small piece of the park, an easement for foot traffic and the former doctor's office property a couple lots down, which Doug Berry recently purchased. The city also will receive $18,000. Berry wants to establish outdoor dining and serve alcohol as well.
2:05 PM Jul 27, 2010
State Superintendent Deb Delisle recognized Norwalk and Monroeville high schools as two of the promising high schools of Ohio that garnered national attention. Delisle, in her letter Monday, called this week "an eventful one' at the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) as the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) announced it will be releasing the list of finalist states for second round of "Race to the Top' at 1 p.m. today. Delisle said the ODE plans to "communicate the list of finalists' to school officials once it is released from the USDOE.
2:00 PM Jul 27, 2010
A 16-year-old Wellington girl was in juvenile court Monday after allegedly stabbing a New London woman Saturday night. The stabbing happened about 7:30 p.m. in the 100 block of New London Avenue, New London. Police Chief Michael Marko said the 20-year-old victim's boyfriend is accused of sexually assaulting the stabbing suspect several weeks ago in the village.
1:53 PM Jul 27, 2010
Three months after Fisher-Titus Medical Center converted to all electronic health records, patients' reaction has been "very positive,' said Michele Skinn, director of the Fisher-Titus Foundation. Skinn, hospital officials and doctors met Monday with Sen. Sherrod Brown to answer his questions about the new system. Through it, Fisher-Titus along with Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton have become the first two all-digital, "smart' hospitals in the U.S. Brown said he liked what he saw.
4:11 PM Jul 26, 2010
By CARY ASHBY - Reflector Staff Writer A 20-year-old New London woman who was stabbed by a Wellington teenager was listed in good condition Sunday night at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. The stabbing happened about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of New London Avenue, New London. Police Chief Michael Marko said the 16-year-old stabbing suspect alleged she was raped by the victim's boyfriend several weeks ago in the village.
4:05 PM Jul 26, 2010
By ELLEN SIMMONS/Reflector Correspondent The Huron County Fairgrounds was again the home this weekend of the annual Firelands Area Restorers of Machines, Inc. (F.A.R.M.) Antique Tractor and Engine Show. With the wide range of ages and models of International Harvester (IH) tractors on display at the entrance to the grounds, it was evident IH was this year's featured make of equipment.
2:35 PM Jul 26, 2010
Want the good news or the bad news first? The good news, and it's just barely good: Private employers added 83,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent, the lowest level in nearly a year. The bad news: Overall, propelled by a wave of U.S. Census worker layoffs, about 125,000 were lost, the most since last October.
2:31 PM Jul 26, 2010
Jillian Harris, last season's "The Bachelorette" and her final pick, fiance Ed Swiderski have broken up, according to US Weekly magazine. The most recent issue of the magazine is available today. Until recently, the couple shared an apartment in Chicago. So far, the split seems amicable.
2:31 PM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Police found multiple incriminating items in the Norwalk home of Michael L. Ghetto, who is accused of stealing more than $800 in cash from the local Aldi grocery store.
2:30 PM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has announced that because the U.S. Senate voted not to extend eligibility deadlines for the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, many Ohioans' benefits will soon be ending.