3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Five residents will vie for four at large seats for Norwalk City Council and a political newcomer will run against a one-term councilman for the first ward seat next November. Skip Wilde did not file for re-election to an at-large seat, but Steve Euton, Dwight Tkach and Shane Penrose are hoping to retain their seats. Harry Brady and Jim Graves will be competing with those three current councilmen for the four seats available.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
VIDEO - Calvin Riley will remain in custody at the Sandusky County Juvenile Detention Center until the results of a court-ordered psychological evaluation is available. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand requested the evaluation because she said the state wants to know the 13-year-old Norwalk boy's frame of mind when he fled the state in a white 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck with a stolen a .22 caliber rifle. Riley surrendered himself to Dayton, Tenn. police May 13.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - In just under five hours Sunday, Hannah Duncan, 18, accomplished one of her life goals finishing the full 26-plus miles of the Cleveland Marathon. "I was nervous. I was kind of sick to my stomach and I couldn't sleep well because I'd never done it before and didn't know what to expect," the Norwalk High senior said.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Does throwing a Frisbee-like disc around at the Veteran's Memorial Lake Park on sunny days sound like fun? Like a little competition? The disc golf clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the disc golf course at the reservoir would be a great place to learn about the popular sport.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD Willard has jumped on the Twitter bandwagon and will use the Internet site to communicate with residents. "I can foresee the city using Twitter to make announcements about trash pickups, recycling and hydrant flushing," said Susan Wiles, administrative assistant. "Or anything from reminders about the Concert in the Park series to emergency announcements and anything in between. It will be useful to give short spurts of information in a quick and timely way." Twitter posts, called tweets, are limited to 140 characters.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The Board of Education dealt with several personnel issues Monday, including accepting the resignation of Jim Van Sickle as testing coordinator, a position he has held for 10-and-a-half years. Van Sickle, a former New London band director and high school principal, received many accolades over the years for the strides the school made in its student test scores in the time he served as testing coordinator.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Every year at this time I feel compelled to remind you that regardless of the weather today or tomorrow, in the next three weeks you will be experiencing some of the best days of the year here in Norwalk, Ohio. There are several reasons why this is so.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLARKSFIELD TWP. - A Wellington man was listed in critical but stable condition this morning in a Cleveland hospital after a one-vehicle crash Sunday in Clarksfield Township. Troopers with the state Highway Patrol said they suspect alcohol was a factor in the Ohio 18 crash involving Aaron M. Cuson, 23.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man was sentenced Friday to 17 months in prison for selling cocaine near League Elementary School last year. Thomas L. Senich, 53, of 3 Lee Ave., also was fined $500 and ordered to pay $150 in restitution to the Norwalk Police Department. The April 10, 2008 offense involving a confidential informant was 865 feet from the school.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
PERKINS, TWP. - Roeder Harley-Davidson in Perkins Township closed the doors Friday, possibly for the last time, because of recent lawsuits. "Sorry For Your Inconvenience. We Are Closed Until Further Notice." according to a sign posted on the door over the weekend.
3:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard and one of his deputies returned 13-year-old Calvin Riley to Norwalk on Saturday. Riley is being held in a Sandusky juvenile detention center, awaiting a hearing in Huron County Juvenile Court.
3:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Main Street Norwalk added the Norwalk Area Council for the Arts as a standing committee at last Wednesday's meeting of its advisory board. Kristie Wert, Main Street Norwalk Program Manager, said the addition will be good for all parties.
3:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
MAY 19, 1983 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 26 years ago: Reta Leimbach is Teacher of the Year Norwalk Junior High School Librarian Reta Leimbach has been named "Teacher of the Year" by the Norwalk Teachers Association.
3:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Medicare's regulations now make it easier for seniors and others with debilitating conditions such as arthritis, stroke, heart and breathing problems, or diabetes, to obtain a power wheelchair at little or no cost. Miracle on Wheels is trying to increase public awareness about the assistance options that allow seniors and the disabled to remain independent in their own homes rather than undergo difficult surgery or other expensive treatment, or resort to moving into a nursing home. These assistance options are available to anyone with problems getting around their home, or who are in danger of failing due to their medical condition. But brand choices may become more limited in the near future, since Medicare has cut the amount they will allow for power chairs by 9.5 (or approximately 10 percent) percent next year. Those who are suffering from any condition that severely limits their mobility should call Miracle on Wheels at (866) 200-6924 toll free to learn about qualifying now for a power wheelchair at little or no cost.
3:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
As area roadways fill up with tourists headed to Lake Erie or to Norwalk's own Summit Motorsports Park, local businesses look forward to extra customers to help fill the coffers. Joe Fisher, owner and manager of Dave's Food Mart at 85 Benedict, said he sees a "noticeable increase" every year once Cedar Point opens and racing starts at Summit.
3:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jane Schaffer was honored as the 2009 Senior of the Year Thursday at the Senior Enrichment Center. "I am just so surprised," was the only comment Schaffer had when the award was announced.
3:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Catholic Schools seventh-grader Calvin Riley traveled about 540 miles armed with two rifles, 400 rounds of ammunition in a stolen neighbor's pickup truck before surrendering peacefully Wednesday night. A spokesman with the Dayton, Tenn. Police Department said today no charges will be filed there and he is being held in custody until Huron County authorities can pick the boy up.
3:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Shortly after Brandon Vickery was first hired as a portrait and caricature artist at Cedar Point, he had a major career change and became a wooden sign artist. "The guy that did the signs quit and they kind of just tossed me in there," said Vickery, 26. He works for Kaman's Art Shop of Chagrin Falls. That company provides artists of all kinds for parks across the nation. Vickery was still living in Norwalk when he first started at Cedar Point, but moved to Huron to be closer to work.
3:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Pat Reda has seen a lot of changes in the last 35 years as a teacher - and that's why she loves what she does. Reda, a second-grade teacher at League Elementary, was named teacher of the year by her peers at a banquet Wednesday night at Eagle Creek Golf Course.
3:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two charges of rape have been filed against a Milan Township boy after a Norwalk girl accused him or rape at a cook-out earlier this month and
3:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Chrysler dealerships in this area dodged a bullet. Chrysler on Thursday announced the list 789 dealerships it plans to shut down. Those in Norwalk, Willard and Bellevue.