7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Pleasant Elementary School Principal Janice Smith was excited to have State Superintendent of Public Instruction Deborah Delisle visit the district Wednesday. Delisle started her day, which included a tour of the various school buildings, by visiting Pleasant. Smith was impressed with Delisle. "She is so kid-friendly. She took the time to have (two students) sit down and read with her. ... She even invited them to have breakfast with her," Smith said.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Collins Boy Scout Troop 242 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Townsend fire hall, corner of U.S. 20 and Hartland Center Road. The cost is by donation and proceeds will go toward summer camp and troop supplies.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Despite two local men dying within 6 1/2 weeks of each other, Norwalk Fire Chief Doug Coletta firmly believes in the benefit of smoke detectors. James H. Harkness, 80, died of smoke inhalation in the Dec. 9 fire at 72 Glover Ave. Stephen A. Roth, 66, who was pulled from his Whittlesey Avenue home after a Jan. 14 fire, died 11 days later at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. There were smoke detectors in both homes. In each fire, inappropriate extension cord usage was the cause.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - The Smithsonian Museum says it doesn't want the suit O.J. Simpson wore when he was acquitted of murder charges, scuttling a compromised reached Monday in the long-running custody case. "The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will not be collecting O.J. Simpson's suit," the museum said in a statement. "The decision was made by the museum's curators together with the director."
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City councilman Harry Brady wants to give residents a chance to anonymously express their opinions about the adult arcade issue. To that end, he has organized a forum scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Sheri's Coffee House. Brady said he will attend and will try to get at least one other council member to come. Zoning for adult arcades has been a topic of discussion and debate at recent city council meetings.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH South Central kindergarten and first-grade students recently celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with a fun-filled week of activities. After reading several Dr. Seuss books, the students even got to enjoy green eggs and ham, which were made in the classroom. Principal Dennis Blanchard followed the aroma through the hallways, leading him to Leigha McCormack's classroom, where the green eggs and ham were being prepared. "Of course, he took the time to sample both items and agreed with the students that they were delicious," McCormack said.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
An amended class-action lawsuit filed Monday in federal court says Sandusky-based U.S. Border Patrol agents instructed local authorities to restrain and interrogate Hispanics about their immigration status, which oversteps local officers' boundaries. (EDITOR'S NOTE - Much of the background information for this story came from the Sandusky Register.)
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk councilman faces a disciplinary hearing before the Ohio Supreme Court. Attorney Thomas J. Stoll is accused of not filing required paperwork in probate cases. The Erie-Huron Grievance Committee has taken the matter to the Ohio Supreme Court's Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - Cleveland Browns All Pro kick returner Josh Cribbs says he will make a "major announcement' Friday at the Cleveland Auto Show. Cribbs is scheduled to sign autographs from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the event, which takes place the I-X Center. Before doing so, Cribbs will conduct a press conference and speak with members of the media and fans in attendance.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
In the wake of a drop in revenue and mail volume, Saturday mail delivery could go the way of the dodo bird. The postal service is facing a projected $238-billion loss over the next decade. As a result, the service has announced a 10-year plan to bring it into financial health including ending Saturday mail delivery.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Ronald Reagan is honored by, among other things, an airport, a freeway, an aircraft carrier, and ironically for a critic of big government one of the biggest federal buildings in Washington. Now, some of the late president's admirers are launching a new effort to add another honor: printing his likeness on a $50 bill in place of Ulysses S. Grant. In polls of presidential scholars, Reagan consistently outranks Grant, said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., who introduced legislation to make the change. But at least one Democrat who serves on the House Financial Services Committee, where the proposal has been sent, isn't ready to jettison Grant for "someone whose policies are still controversial."
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
An area man is behind bars tonight after leading authorities on a high speed chase this afternoon. William C. White Sr., 61, of 1309 Camp St., Sandusky, is being held in the Erie County Jail. He is charged with fleeing and eluding police and reckless operation. Troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol initiated the pursuit that started on Ohio 2 near Ohio 61 in Erie County. White's 2004 Black Chevrolet Silverado SS was clocked at traveling 106 mph in a 65 mph zone, so the trooper activated his cruiser's lights and sirens signaling for White to stop.
7:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
By DANA WILSON The Columbus Dispatch (MCT) Most Ohioans can expect the 2010 census questionnaire to land in their mailboxes beginning March 15. But there are 180,000 households statewide without home mail delivery, and the people living in those mostly rural areas all must be counted, too.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - Senate leaders Tuesday night resolved an impasse over emergency aid to the jobless that had driven a wedge into Republican ranks and offered Democrats a political weapon. The deal was struck to overcome the continued objections of a single senator, Republican Jim Bunning of Kentucky, who for days had held up short-term extensions of unemployment and COBRA benefits over concerns that the bill would increase the federal deficit.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 14-year-old Monroeville break-in suspect was scheduled to appear this morning in Huron County Juvenile Court. The boy was charged with criminal trespassing and underage consumption in connection with a Feb. 23 incident on Milan Avenue, Monroeville.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council appears to have no clue what to do with adult arcades. At Tuesday night's meeting, no council member would make a motion to bring any of the three pieces of current adult arcade legislation off the table so there they stay.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
He always was there with his camera in tow, looking for news. Chris Harlan has been the face of local cable television for the last 16 years. That ended last week when Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on "Wednesday Live." Harlan, an employee with the city of Norwalk water department, started his television career in 1995 with Continental Cablevision. That switched to Media One and finally to Time Warner. Along with feature stories and at one time sporting events, Harlan will best be known for his five-year stint on "Wednesday Live."
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Carl Essex from the highway department told Huron County commissioners Tuesday the engineer is hoping to land some grant money to improve several hazardous intersections within the county. Essex said the main intersection is Butler Road and Ohio 303. "This is based on Highway Patrol data," he said.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Women's rights campaigners are demanding urgent changes to a draconian law that they claim encourages rape. Under current Bahraini legislation, rapists are escaping punishment dished out by the courts by marrying their victims after they have been convicted.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
EUCLID The first-ever Cleveland Spring Home & Patio Show debuts March 10 to 14 at the new Great Lakes Expo Center in Euclid. The event will offer many hardscaping solutions and masonry ideas to add function and appeal to any outdoor space. Think brick patios, an outdoor kitchen, stone fireplaces ... the newest awnings and handcrafted arbors to create a cool shady spot on the patio ... comfy patio furniture, ambient outdoor lighting, a swimming pool or hot tub off the deck. It's all about discovering new ways to transform an outdoor living space into a usable and beautiful extension of the home. Here are some of the highlights:
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Student Activities Center at Terra Community College was jammed with employers and job seekers Tuesday for the Project HIRE Job Fair. Natalie Williams, of Norwalk, was one of the more than 850 people who checked out about 60 participating employers. Until recently, she had full-time employment in the automotive field and was a part-time student at Terra. Williams, who was laid off in December, said the job fair was an eye-opener.