2:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk has a new convenience store and gas station at 275 Milan Avenue with an eco-friendly design and a surprising food variety. Open since early February, the FriendShip Food Store has many more options than a typical gas station. With a wide range of culinary options from candy and soft drinks to frozen meals, milk and eggs, to a walking taco bar, the FriendShip Food Store aims to offer more than just a fill-up and a bag of chips.
2:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Nothing seems to change much these days. Rain and snow and sleet, more rain and snow, biting winds, just basically crummy weather. Is there anything you can do about it over the next month or two? You bet. You'll find good conversation, some bargains, interesting seminars, and maybe even a summer trip to Canada or elsewhere for prime fishing and other activities at one of the upcoming outdoor shows. Unquestionably, the largest in the state is the 72nd Annual Cleveland, Sport, Travel and Outdoor Show held each year at the I-X Center near the airport on the south end of Cleveland. It's easily reached from I-71N (just follow the signs), and this year will be held on Wednesday, March 18 through Sunday, March 22. As always, there'll be over 500 exhibits, plus demonstrations, an array of seminars on hunting and fishing by national experts, booths by Canadian hunting and fishing lodges, fishing tackle, knives, guns, Lake Erie guides, boats, and recreational vehicles.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Like my father and grandfather and probably, now that I think of it, like you, I find it difficult to throw away perfectly good old stuff, even if I never use it any more. That was the case with something that has been cluttering up my closet: a 27-year-old 35mm camera that had not taken a picture in two decades.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS) will begin implementation of a new process to approve youth who are ready to be released from custody. Once a youth is placed in the custody of DYS, the department is charged with determining when that juvenile should be released. The plan preserves the commitment to protecting public safety while focusing on the treatment needs of each youth that must be met to reduce the chance of re-offending.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Football has instant replay So does basketball and tennis.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - An assault suspect accused of knocking out a victim's two teeth remains at large. The Wakeman Police Department received a call about the incident about 1 a.m. Thursday at The Poore House, 29 W. Main St. When an officer arrived, Chief Tim Hunker said the suspected perpetrator had already fled the scene.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
So far, so good for Norwalk Custom Order Furniture. The upholstery company has shown a profit for its first three months, has inked a five-year lease at the High Point Market, and is continuing its licensing agreement with Candice Olson.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - A tip about an intoxicated gas station customer led to Wednesday night's high-speed chase that covered a 15-mile area. About 8:40 p.m., the Wakeman Police Department received a call about an intoxicated male suspect - Charles P. Ring, 39, of 2652 Collins Road, Collins, - who was attempting to pump gas at Sunoco Friendship, 64 E. Main St. Chief Tim Hunker said the pedestrian notified police that Ring appeared to be "pretty drunk … from the way he was walking and talking.'
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A good deal of the architecture we enjoy in northern Ohio came from the busy drawing board of Granville Scott, who spent more than 40 years in Norwalk as an architect and builder. Almost until the time of his death in 1954, Mr. Scott was busy with design projects at his office in the Citizens National Bank building. He was a designer in so many fields that I'll have to divide his work into categories. When the main Street School (we oldsters think of it as Norwalk High School) was completed with Mr. Scott's plans in 1940, the high school yearbook listed all of the schools he had designed up to that time. His other two Norwalk school designs at that point were the Cole Building on East Main and the Benedict School.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Collins man currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail after fleeing from authorities during a high-speed chase Wednesday night. The Wakeman Police Department suspected Charles P. Ring, 39, of 2652 Collins Road, was driving impaired, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said. Police called for assistance with the pursuit at 8:45 p.m. while Ring was heading south on Hanford Road from U.S. 20.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Bellevue man who was sentenced this week for stealing a former employer's safe will face several sex convictions Friday in Fremont. Benjamin M. Blausey, 21, of 6075 Ohio 547, was sentenced Wednesday by Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway to nine months in prison. He pleaded guilty Jan. 12 to safecracking for his role in the July 24 Bellevue business break-in.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
GALION - The Plymouth Big Red literally snatched victory from the jaws of defeat Wednesday night in girls' semifinal sectional play at Galion High School. Trailing for the majority of the contest, Plymouth made just enough plays in overtime to pull out a 61-57 win over Buckeye Central.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
From dump trucks to a new gym floor, everybody is looking for a piece of the pie. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland's office has released a list of thousands of proposed projects seeking part of the $8.2 billion in federal stimulus money for Ohio.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Plymouth man was sentenced Tuesday to up to six months in a community-based corrections facility (CBCF) for a controlled marijuana purchase. The court also fined Seth L. Strohm, 24, of 4281 Ohio 61, $250 as part of his three years of probation and ordered him to pay $215 in restitution to police. He pleaded guilty Jan. 9 to trafficking in marijuana in Huron County Common Pleas Court.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
The "Princess" look reigns, replacing the "Slick and Sophisticated." Simply flavored frozen drinks are in vogue.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
I read with great interest a front page story in last week's Reflector. First of all, the clip art of a soccer ball caught my eye. Then I read the headline: "Proposed soccer field stirs controversy." That got my attention: I love reading about controversy, and all four of my kids played soccer at some point in their lives. But the thing that really got me going was the quote just below the headline: "'Not in my back yard,' some Norwalk residents say." So some people are upset at the idea of having a soccer field in their back yard? Well, I have to jump in on this controversy. I speak from experience. You see, I HAVE a soccer field in my back yard. And it's wonderful! I remember when Norwalk High School started its soccer team. My children were little then, and the first NHS soccer coach, Kurt Dreier (who also was my neighbor, a few houses down), came to us and said he hoped we didn't mind having the high school soccer field in our back yard. He noted that we had small children, and told us to let him know if any of his players ever were mean to our children or said anything inappropriate to them. It never happened.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - The Monroeville High School academic challenge team was taped Saturday for an episode of Cleveland News Channel 5's Academic Challenge TV show. The episode will air at 7 p.m. March 7. Monroeville making its first appearance on the show, won the match with a healthy lead over its opponent schools, Kirtland and Newbury. The team scored 640 points, which currently ranks the Eagles in second place overall. In June, the three highest-scoring teams will be invited back to play a championship game to decide the final winner.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio home sales activity dipped in January, as anxious buyers continued to remain on the sidelines as a result of the economic downturn affecting the country, reports the Ohio Association of REALTORS. "It's certainly not a huge surprise that would-be home buyers were reticent to purchase at the start of the new year, as uncertainty in the economy was at the top of everyone's mind," said OAR President Jonathan M. Hall. "Yet despite the sluggish January sales numbers, we're optimistic that better days are not too far away.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Steve Fries knows how lucky he is to still be alive. He doesn't take anything for granted anymore.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Street work season is approaching. Norwalk City Council authorized Mayor Sue Lesch and Public Works Director Josh Snyder to advertise and receive bids for the 2009 Street Resurfacing and Concrete Repair Program.
2:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mayflower Vehicle Systems Inc. will be losing 22 percent of its workforce with 39 full-time employees being laid off. "This will take place over the next six weeks," said John Hyre, the director of investor relations and corporate communications for Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (CVG). "It's regrettable we have to do this."