7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
On behalf of the Willard High School Student Council, we would like to acknowledge all Willard students, teachers and area residents who participated in and contributed to our Christmas service project, "Operation Thank-a-Soldier." Our original goal was to send 50 packages to American service men and women stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan; however, because of everyone's generosity, we shipped 68 Christmas packages that we chock full of all kinds of goodies. We would especially like to acknowledge the Willard Rotary Club whose generous donation helped to cover the cost of postage; the employees of the Willard Post Office who were so helpful in processing all the boxes and getting them shipped out quickly; Mr. Rod Cok for allowing us to solicit donations on Dec. 5 at Drug Mart, and the area residents who contributed to our project there; as well as the students and teachers who helped to sort, pack and address boxes after school on Dec. 10. This truly was a community effort and together, we proved that if everyone does a little bit, we can accomplish so much. We have made this season shine a little brighter.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) today announced his nomination of 40 Ohio students to U.S. Military Service Academies. Appointments to the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, the Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy all require congressional recommendations. "These Ohioans represent some of our state's outstanding young men and women," Brown said. "I am honored to nominate these talented students, and I applaud their commitment to serve our country." Brown nominates up to 10 students each year to each academy. The nominations are based on the recommendation of a Service Academy Selection Advisory Committee assembled by Brown. A nomination, however, does not guarantee acceptance into a service academy. The final decision and appointment rests with each academy's admissions board. Nominated from Huron County are:
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS Gov. Ted Strickland swore in state Highway Patrol Capt. David W. Dicken, 48, as the superintendent during a ceremony at the patrol academy today (Wednesday). Dicken succeeds interim Superintendent Capt. Kevin Teaford who has led the patrol since the Sept. 18 retirement of Col. Richard H. Collins. A 19-year veteran of the patrol, Dicken most recently served as executive officer of the Office of Finance and Logistic Services. He was responsible for the preparation, implementation and management of the patrol's biennial operating budget, as well as the biennial capital budget. Dicken worked in various capacities with the same office since 2000, earlier serving as the executive officer and commander of the fiscal services unit. He began his patrol career in 1990 as a trooper and was a member of the 120th Cadet Class.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The board of education elected Steve Reer as board president and Robin Reed as vice president during its organizational meeting Monday. Reer, however, said a board of education isn't a one-person operation. "I do feel it's a group effort," he said.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A rural Milan man who had been reported missing by friends died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound. James M. Reed, 56, of 304 W. Ohio 113, first was reported missing to the Erie County Sheriff's Office at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Fire victim Susan Sokolowski suspects suspicious wiring or leaking propane gas led to a blaze gutting her rural Norwalk mobile home. "It was one of the two that did it,' she said.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dispatcher and EMT-B Carol Alms has been selected by her co-workers as the 2009 North Central EMS (NCEMS) Employee of the Year. Alms joined NCEMS in 1990 as an EMT-B, and currently holds the position of full-time dispatcher.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
After a couple weeks off, Norwalk city council is back at it again tonight. Council will hold its reorganizational meeting at 7:30 p.m. today and will follow that up with a work session at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tonight, council members will be sworn in and that includes new member Harry Brady.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk Municipal Court jury was unable to come up with a verdict Thursday for a Norwalk mother accused of driving intoxicated with her three children in her car. Mimi L. Lee, 33, of 18 Cline St., was charged with driving under the influence (DUI), DUI refusal and endangering children. The seven-woman, one-man jury deliberated for about four hours after Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford and defense attorney Jim Martin presented their closing arguments Thursday morning.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk Municipal Court jury was unable to come up with a verdict today for a Norwalk mother accused of driving intoxicated with her three children in her car. Mimi L. Lee, 33, of 18 Cline St., was charged with driving under the influence (DUI), DUI refusal and endangering children. The seven-woman, one-man jury deliberated for about four hours after Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford and defense attorney Jim Martin presented their closing arguments this morning.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Editor's note: This is the 10th and final story in a series counting down the top 10 local stories for 2009. Local authorities often get reports of runaway teenagers.
7:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's no coincidence that interest in typewritten pages skyrockets once outside temperatures plummet. Truthfully, there may be no better way to enjoy a dark, chilly winter night than to curl up in front of the fireplace with a mug of hot cocoa, engrossed in a book while the TV hums faintly in the background. So why not give one as a gift?
7:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Not many people look forward to January, generally the coldest and nastiest month of the year. But I know at least one person who has been looking forward to it very much. Jim Parsons. This is the month that his prison term is up for review.
7:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Former Willard wrestling coach Todd Fox isn't being taken to the mat without a fight. Fox, who coached from 1999 until he submitted his resignation Feb. 6, has filed a lawsuit against two parents of a bullied wrestler. The couple, who couldn't be reached for comment, is not being named in order to protect the identity of their son.
7:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Editor's note: This is the ninth in a series of stories counting down the top 10 local stories for 2009. The series will conclude Saturday with the top story of the year. MASSILLON - In storybook fashion, the St. Paul Flyers won the Division VI state championship on Dec. 5 with a 24-21 win over Delphos St. John's.
7:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Hurry up and wait. That's basically what the Norwalk city administration did and continues to do when it comes to the application for federal stimulus funds involving a possible new fire station.
7:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dec. 31, 1960 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 49 years ago: Culver hits 20 points in three quarters
7:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dispatcher and EMT-B Carol Alms has been selected by her co-workers as the 2009 North Central EMS (NCEMS) Employee of the Year. Alms joined NCEMS in 1990 as an EMT-B, and currently holds the position of full-time dispatcher. The employee of the year award has been presented to the selected candidate at a company dinner for the past 24 years. It has always been selected by the employees. "When an employee receives recognition from their peers it really makes a statement as to how appreciated that person is," NCEMS Executive Director Don Ballah said. "Carol has earned this award and it was an honor to present it to her." Alms lives in Norwalk with her husband Brian and son Jakob.
7:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Bronson Township Trustees will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 at the township building. The purpose of the meeting is to appropriate funds for the year 2010. Trustees will continue to hold their regular monthly meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. All meetings will be held at the township building at the corner of Dublin and Old State Roads.
7:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
For the sixth straight year, the Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department will offer area residents the chance to count down to the new year in an alcohol-free, drug-free, tobacco-free, but not fun-free, environment. The event, called Family First Night, will feature bounce houses, swimming, door prizes, basketball, bingo, poker, snacks and a big-screen television showing the ball dropping live at Times Square.
7:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jeanette Moulton is grateful her daughter and family are OK after a fire gutted their rural Norwalk mobile home Monday night. "They've only been there a month. … My daughter was so happy to get this place,' she said. "It's just devastating.'