1:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Did you know the entire Norwalk Reflector can be viewed online in an easy-to-read, page-by-page format? It's called the e-paper, and it's available free to subscribers of the print edition. You also can subscribe exclusively to the e-paper. For more information, please call the newspaper's circulation office at (419) 668-3771.
1:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council will discuss at tonight's meeting the creation of a fund to pay for automobile interlock systems for those who need it. Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara said the state's amended DUI law now requires courts to collect such funds.
1:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
It had been nearly six years since my wife and I enjoyed an overnight getaway without kids, so I arranged a surprise trip last month. I wanted to find a place that would offer a blend of entertainment and relaxation, along with some pampering and beautiful surroundings. We hit the jackpot with Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark.
1:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Once upon a time, there lived a big purple dinosaur named Barney who loved to entertain preschool children everywhere, sharing adventures, singing songs, inspiring creativity and the joy of learning. "In Barney: Once Upon A Dino Tale,' Jingles the Jester comes to Barney for help in finding a fairy tale fit for a princess - Princess Rosey to be exact.
1:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city hall will be closed Thursday in celebration of New Year's Day. Trash will not be collected on Thursday. Thursday's pickup will take place on Friday and Friday's pickup will be on Saturday.
1:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
A teenager is still fighting for her life in a Toledo intensive care unit and her mother is recovering from injuries inflicted by her husband on Christmas Day. Melissa Ruiz, 16, is in critical condition at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Her mother, Veronica Garcia, 43, is also being treated at St. Vincent.
1:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
There's a new sheriff in town - officially. Veteran law enforcement officer Dane Howard was sworn in as the new Huron County Sheriff today during an emotional ceremony held in a packed Huron County courtroom.
1:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
10... 9... 8... 7... Bingo... bounce houses... Texas Hold'em... party favors.
1:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
OAK HARBOR - Edison's boys' basketball team captured its fourth straight win, topping Oak Harbor 67-48 for a Sandusky Bay Conference win. The Chargers improved to 4-1 overall, 3-0 in the league and are scheduled to host Margaretta Saturday for another league contest.
1:42 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sue Lesch, Mayor of Norwalk, was once again kind enough to answer some of the questions that have been on my mind lately. What is your "signature" Christmas dish the one that the family says "I hope mom/grandma/Mayor Lesch makes for us this year again"?
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORWALK FIRE Assisted North Central EMS at 11:51 p.m. Sunday at 31 E. Washington St. Returned to station at 12:19 a.m. today. Responded to 205 Industrial Parkway at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for a false alarm. Returned to station at 2:48. Assisted North Central EMS at 6:13 a.m. Sunday at 62 Wooster St. Returned to station at 6:45.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Plymouth erupted for 28 points in the second quarter and downed Lucas 69-50 Friday for a boys' basketball win. The Big Red improved to 5-1 overall on the season and return to Firelands Conference play Tuesday, hosting New London.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
CAMP TAJI, Iraq For the first time in 26 years, Capt. Michael Ryan Beissinger of Winter Haven wasn't home for Christmas. The young Apache attack helicopter platoon leader, along with 32 other members of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade's "Peacemakers" Company, spent their holiday season at Camp Taji, Iraq, a large Coalition military base located about 15 miles north of Baghdad and more than 3,500 miles away from the eastern seaboard.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's the day after Christmas, so I'll present some lighter fare and save the ax murders and arsenic for another time. I don't have a Christmas story but I do have a story easily digested. Area residents a century ago were very familiar with the name and image of Charles W. Manahan. Mr. Manahan lived in Norwalk for more than 50 years and contributed a great deal of time, effort and money to the town in those decades. He was operating a general store at Olena in 1862 when he was elected county treasurer, and moved his family to Norwalk. He also had an interest in a store in Norwalk opposite of East Main and Whittlesey in 1872.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Federal authorities went to a Huron County farm after being told that drug money from marijuana sales in central Ohio was buried there. They found seven metal ammunition boxes buried in one spot that contained a total of $1.6 million in cash, Assistant U.S. Attorney Dave DeVillers told the Columbus Dispatch. The money was in various denominations, he said, including $20, $50 and $100 bills.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOWNSEND TOWNSHIP - A young man who will be remembered as someone who "always had a smile on his face and he was willing to do anything for anybody' died early this morning in a one-vehicle crash on DeRussey Road. James W. Boyce Jr., 19, of 2657 S. Railroad St., Collins, was driving a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am that was traveling southbound on DeRussey Road at 3:50 a.m. today, troopers said.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Bevier Road man was formally charged with two counts of attempted murder after shooting his wife and step-daughter Thursday evening. Nicanor Garcia, 32, of 5181 Bevier Road, Plymouth, appeared via teleconference at Norwalk Municipal Court Friday afternoon live from the Huron County Jail.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW HAVEN TOWNSHIP - Two females sustained life-threatening injuries after being shot at a Bevier Road location Thursday evening. At 7:03 p.m. Thursday, the Huron County Sheriff's Office was notified of a domestic situation at 5181 Bevier Road near Plymouth.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Kim Gentzel remembers the pictures her son Eric e-mailed her last Christmas morning. He was in Iraq, sitting alone on a cot in a tent with three small packages she'd sent him. "It was so sad, really depressing," said Kim Gentzel, of Norwalk.
1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
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1:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two people were jailed Monday night after driving away from Wal-Mart with children's clothes in a white bookbag carried by a young girl seen with the couple. Norwalk Police Officer Ty Keefer and several other officers were dispatched to the Westwind Drive store at 7:05 p.m. A dispatcher reported the two adult suspects, who were seen shoplifting with "two young girls," fled in a tan four-door car.