12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
ATTICA The Oak Ridge Festival returns this weekend for its annual two-day fall run in Attica. The outdoor family festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is free parking and shuttle rides. The event features more than 170 quality vendors, along with food, live entertainment, kids' activities, living history and antique farm equipment displays and demos. The event is located off Ohio 4 just north of Attica. For more information call (419) 426-0611 or log onto orf97@yahoo.com.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
Get out those Ouija boards, disguises and brush up on your best moaning and howling sounds: Halloween is fast approaching and for many costume-clad youngsters, that means it's Trick or Treat time. Here is the Trick or Treat schedule for area communities: BERLIN HEIGHTS Trick or Treat is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. A canned food drive will be going on at that time. People can drop off items at the Citizens Bank parking lot.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) In the comics, Batman usually manages to stay a few steps ahead of disapproving police officers, but Tampa's own Caped Crusader wasn't so lucky. Far from Gotham City's crime-infested alleys, 21-year-old Walsh Ian Nichols frequently patrols the nightclubs of Ybor City dressed as the Dark Knight. But Tampa police arrested Nichols on Friday (Oct. 10) in connection with violating a state law that forbids wearing a mask on a public right-of-way. A police spokeswoman acknowledged the law is rarely enforced, but said Nichols had been warned several weeks earlier about wearing the mask. Nichols was released a few hours after his arrest on $500 bail. Undeterred by police keeping his mask as evidence, Nichols told the St. Petersburg Times he has a spare.
12:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com SANDUSKY As Halloween approaches, the ghouls and scares at Ghostly Manor in Sandusky just keep getting bigger. Jayme Criscione, who has created the attraction with her husband Bill, is proud that their haunted house has been voted the fourth best in the nation. But they're not just open for one season. "We have a haunted house. We have a 3-D motion theater. We have a gift store with Halloween items and we specialize in birthday parties for roller skating," Criscione said. "Ghostly Manor is up all year, but our main season is from May to November."
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
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
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
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.