12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Thanks to some innovative thinking, crews from the engineer's office in Huron County are installing rumble strips to make intersections safer at half the cost of what they used to pay. "Our mechanics fabricated a way for the grinding head on our skid steer to be modified to create the grooves needed for rumble strips," Huron County Engineer Joe Kovach said. The effort ended up saving the county money over the past three years. "Usually a set of rumble strips cost $1,500 to $2,000 at each intersection, but using the 'Baumer method,' named after the mechanic coming up with the idea, we can install rumble strips for less than half that amount," Kovach said.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
A federal judge in Toledo ruled equipment and machinery formerly owned by the failed Norwalk Furniture Corp. at the Norwalk plant could be seized to satisfy a lawsuit filed by the United Steelworkers Union. The union has filed another action to force the new Norwalk Custom Order Furniture to follow the contract the union had with the failed company.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Steel Workers union is ready to take the new Norwalk Custom Order Furniture to court, but a union spokesman said he hope the company succeeds. Milt Cassara, who represents the Steelworkers union, said the new company must follow the same contract the union negotiated with the failed Norwalk Furniture. "What we're saying is the new regime is selling Norwalk Furniture under their new name," Cassara said. "It is still Norwalk Furniture."
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk took the first step down the Division II volleyball tournament trail Tuesday with a win in a sectional tournament match at Norwalk High School. The Ladies in Blue polished off Sandusky Bay Conference team Clyde 25-22, 25-16, 25-12 to advance to Saturday's sectional final.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mike Blinder wants to help people learn the A-B-C's of Internet marketing. The media, sales and marketing expert said he will use "plain speak" rather than technical jargon during a seminar slated for 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at Plum Brook Country Club, 3712 Galloway Road, Huron Township.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
"The risk in farming today is three times higher than it was a year ago," said Roger Stang, farmer and consultant for Sunrise Cooperative. Both through his farm enterprise with his brothers and with his job with Sunrise, Stang sees the downturn in agriculture.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
There's an old theory that goes something like this: When your neighbor is out of a job, it's a recession.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Gayle Harlan, a member of the village's recreation committee, is asking why a promised $13,000 to help fund additional entertainment at the 100th Labor Day Festival has not be paid. The money promised to the parks was supposed to come from New London's CSX fund.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Monroeville Local Schools will hold an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. today so area residents can view the school's new generator. Village council learned about the event during its meeting Tuesday.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Sixth graders at Main Street School are on a mission get rid of bullying. For the rest of the year paper mache bull heads mounted through the halls will remind students that school is a bully-free zone. Through the month of October, Main Street School's sixth graders will be trained by the Character at Work! Program to recognize and deal with bullying situations.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Even if voters defeat the school bond issue/income tax measure on November's ballot, school safety legislation will require the district to make upgrades. Willard City Schools Superintendent Dennis Doughty said Monday changes would eventually be necessary due to Jarod's Law.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
AVERY - More than 400 community members helped EHOVE Career Center celebrate its 40th anniversary through a Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 12. The occasion was distinguished by the attendance of some of the first staff and board members employed when the school opened in 1968. Dr. Virgil Siebert, 92, traveled from Maryland with his son and daughter-in-law to be part of the festivities.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sometimes it pays to have the "fastest mouth in the north, south, east and west." It worked Saturday for Mary Lisa Boose, who finished first place in the speed reading contest held Saturday at the 12th Annual Huron County Soil and Water Conservation District Fall Fun Fest.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - The Edison girls' golf team needs to make up 17 strokes today if the Lady Chargers are to contest for a Division II state championship. Playing on Ohio State's Gray Course Friday, Lisa Kelble's team shot a 361 good for fifth place.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Voters across Huron County will decide on 25 issues in local communities on Nov. 4.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Only temporary workers will be at the new Norwalk Custom Order Furniture company for another week, but the company spokesman said they will be marketing at a large furniture show later this month. "We are going to market in High Pointe (N.C.)," Tom Bleile said. "That's one of the premier furniture shows. We're still trying to mend relationships that the closing of the former company damaged." He said the workers now finishing up orders left on the plant floor when the former furniture company down are only temporary workers.
12:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
DANBURY TOWNSHIP - A Sandusky motorcyclist died Saturday while heading west on the exit ramp to Ohio 269 from Ohio 2. Alfred L. Smith, 58, was riding a 2008 Roketa Machoman motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a right-hand curve, causing the bike to fall onto its right side. The state Highway Patrol said Smith, who was ejected and wearing a helmet, and the bike hit a guardrail off the left side of the road.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Lorain man was sentenced Wednesday to 6 1/2 years in prison for selling heroin and cocaine in April. Charles L. Thomas, 32, pleaded guilty Aug. 22 to two counts of trafficking in heroin and one charge of trafficking in cocaine. In a plea deal, the state dismissed two counts of trafficking in heroin and one tampering with evidence charge. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the transactions took place between April 1 and 16, with the "biggest of the sales" happening in a Whittlesey Avenue business parking lot. The confidential informant first met Thomas in a Westwind Drive business parking lot.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Susan Hazel, Huron County clerk of courts, is warning the public about an e-mail scam that came through her office. The e-mail came from an account named "Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation" and listed an address of "investigation@fdic.gov." The subject of the e-mail was "funds wired into your account are stolen" and the message reads as follows: "Dear bank account owner, Funds wired into your account are stolen from innocent account holders through Identity Theft. Please check your account statement (the statement is attached to this letter) and contact your bank account manager.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Becky Gainok worked as a teacher at EHOVE Career Center partly because she wanted to give back for what the school offered her: Skills she feels helped her secure secretarial jobs right out of high school, the opportunity to student-teach, do well in college and in her ensuing career. "I don't think I'd have all those skills today if not for EHOVE," said Gainok, of New London. She is retired, but she still works part-time at EHOVE overseeing grants.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Here are the local scores from Week 8 of high school football action Friday: St. Paul 55, Western Reserve 13