10:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger won this season's "Dancing With the Stars' title. The competition came down to Scherzinger and Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek during Tuesday's two-hour finale on ABC. ESPN reporter Erin Andrews had been eliminated earlier in the show after all three celebrities danced the Argentine tango.
10:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Building on the 3.7 million signatures already collected by National Association of Convenience Stores members, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (SSA) -- owner and operator of Speedway and SuperAmerica convenience stores throughout nine states in the Midwest -- today announced an additional 1.68 million customer signatures as part of a petition drive to reform unfair, hidden credit and debit card swipe fees that burden merchants and their customers. "Once again, hundreds of thousands of consumers are speaking up and asking Congress to take action to rein in the out of control fees that hurt small businesses and the entire economy,' said Tony Kenney, President of SSA. "All eyes are on Congress right now, and we're urging them to come through for both consumers and merchants who have made their voices heard about swipe fee reform.'
10:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Beginning next weekend, there will be even more to do at Cedar Point. Musically inclined guests have a chance to become a rock star, while early risers will be able to have breakfast with their favorite Peanuts characters. On Saturday, Rock Band, Live will premiere in the Jack Aldrich Theatre, near the front of the park.
10:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Pat Timman highlighted an otherwise uneventful Norwalk City Council meeting on Tuesday night by complaining about a neighbor who has constructed something resembling a "tin shed" on his property.Timman, of 40 Breezewood Drive, wondered if there was anything the city could do about the structure. "It's an eyesore," he said.
10:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Genesis Baking Company in Norwalk plans to start hiring people in the fall to work on a new English muffin line at the Norwalk manufacturing facility. Genesis is a division of New Horizons Acquisition Company and is housed in the same building as New Horizons Baking Company. Genesis plans to add about 25 new jobs over the next three years through the new line.
10:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The 2010 Edison High School graduates will step out into the real world after its commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Profiles of the school's top five graduates appear in Friday's Reflector.
10:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County airport, which is located on property owned by the county -- save for a couple acres owned by Norwalk -- is reportedly in budget trouble. And the nearby raceway could come to the rescue, if county officials play their cards rights. The airport had a chance recently to help its bottom line by striking a deal with Summit Motorsports Park that would allow the park to use a portion of airport property as exits during big events. "There would be no closure of the airport," Commissioner Gary Bauer said.
10:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE Monroeville High School is set to graduate 63 seniors at its 2 p.m. ceremony Sunday at the West Street gym. First in the class of 2010 is Adam Mastroianni. Mastroianni, along with the entire top five students, are recognized as Distinguished Scholars. Monroeville does not name a valedictorian or salutatorian.
10:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
We have some special house guests. They weren't exactly invited, but I'm really glad they are here. They are robins.
10:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
They may or may not be young versions of Thomas Edison, but a number of Norwalk High School seniors have come up with ideas to help humanity. The students are in an engineering development and design course, which required them to invent something original. The results of the students' work include a wheelchair modified to climb curbs, a modular dresser and an additional handle for yard tools.
10:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
May 23, 1920 June 3, 2010 NORWALK Edna M. Knott, age 90, of Norwalk, died Thursday evening, June 3, 2010 at Gaymont Nursing Center. She was born May 23, 1920 in Fremont to the late Frank and Amelia (Scoch) Dickman. She graduated from Monroeville High School and retired after 51 years of service at Norwalk Furniture. She enjoyed crafts and was a coon dog enthusiast. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Clifford (Marlene) Wilson of Monroeville, Sheryl Wilson, Cindy Wilson, Darlene Hall, Shanton Wilson and Leah Wilson; and many other family and friends.
10:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
I've long enjoyed visits to England, not to mention Scotland, Wales, and Ireland to sightsee in places from the Yorkshire Dells to Bath and London. On those trips I never missed a chance to visit a bait shop, chat with someone fishing along a canal or pond, read British fishing magazines and watch the TV shows. I was a little amazed that the Brits have a totally different attitude toward fishing from ours, and we can not only learn from that attitude, but much improve our catches on this side of the pond. For openers, they fish mostly for what we'd call minnows, though some reach good sizes. They seek barbel, tench, bream, chub and carp primarily, and always return their catch. There are pike, yellow perch, and something that looks much like a walleye, too, but I never heard of them eating such fish. The major difference between our two nations is that we like to go fishing, and are happy to loaf around a farm pond or along a stream taking whatever comes along, while they want lots of fish, as many as humanly possible. The fish are kept in a net and at days end, weighed on a scale. "How did you do?" "I caught 5.7 kilos today."
10:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Steven Bolyard of Milan has a feeling his 21-year-old son Tyler's name will be included in a movie's credits. It's not just a proud parent's wild dream. What the younger Bolyard is doing this summer could one day land his name among the credits not as an actor but as a special effects artist.
10:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
www.summitmotorsportspark.com Of all the classes that poured out of early drag racing, one clearly stands out as the most outrageous. Find a racer who has been around for a number of years and watch the knowing smile form on his face when you mention "Fuel Altered." It is one of the few racing classes that the sanctioning body for professional drag racing, the NHRA, has banned outright. Not that they didn't have their reasons. The Mickey Mart Reward Super Chevy Show presented by Donald M. Graham and Associates June 11 through 13 will feature eight nostalgic Fuel Altereds. This is a rare east-of-the-Mississippi gathering of these cars, and some may never be seen this far east again.
10:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Ohio Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) was honored Friday as a guardian of small business by the Erie-Huron division of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). NFIB/Ohio Legislative Director Chris Ferruso thanked Boose for his "solid" work in the General Assembly. The Norwalk Township man represents the 58th district, which covers all of Huron County and portions of Lorain and Seneca counties. Boose, who finished up his legislative work about 4:15 a.m. Friday before the House went on summer recess, was the keynote speaker at the NFIB luncheon.
10:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
June 3, 2010 NORWALK BETTY J. STEWART, age 79, born in Berea, resident of Wakeman, Ohio, died June 3 at the Fisher- Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Ohio. She is the beloved mother of Bonnie Eck (Corky), John Stewart (Jane) and Wendy Akagi (Chris Dalton), sister of Dorothy Makuch, Alice Rademaker, Ellen Cheyney and the late Charlotte Kowalski and Janice Hubbard, grandmother of seven, great grandmother of 10.
10:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Lawmakers rushed back to the nation's Capitol on Tuesday evening to cast a series of floor votes in the U.S. House of Representatives. The first was at 7:02 p.m., as the House approved a bill to spend as much as $4 million annually for fish recovery efforts in the Upper Colorado and San Juan river basins. Eight minutes later, the House passed another bill to help states upgrade their DNA evidence collection.
10:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - President Barack Obama signed an extension of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed Thursday night that will allow those whose benefits expired to apply retroactively. When Congress passed the measure earlier in the day, it ended - at least for now - a partisan stalemate that highlighted election-year differences over federal spending.
10:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com WILLARD All of Willard High School's top students from the Class of 2010 plan to study further in college. Willard will send off the class at 4 p.m. Sunday in the football stadium, weather permitting. Briana Predmore is headed to The Ohio State University to study biomedical engineering.
10:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
An amateur dive team and White's Automotive Services, LLC pulled out a 1999 Chevrolet Impala from the Norwalk reservoir this morning after the driver attempted suicide by drowning Wednesday night. Norwalk Police Capt. Eric Hipp said the 34-year-old Mansfield man got out of the car and walked to a relative's home after the incident about 10:30 p.m. He eventually came to the police station about 1 a.m. He was admitted to Fisher-Titus Medical Center and interviewed by a mental health professional.
10:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The 2010 Edison High School graduates will step out into the real world after their commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Profiles and pictures of the school's top five graduates appear in Friday's Reflector.