2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Information from a tipster led to Norwalk police detectives and the special response team (SRT) arresting four people early this morning in connection with a planned Carriage Court burglary. The informant said suspects Charles J. Martin, 18, and Robert E. Davis, 21, were supposed to meet at a 15-year-old Carriage Court girl's home "to commit the crime sometime after midnight," Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton wrote in his report. "This information was corroborated through the utilization of a confidential informant."
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - A long-time New London school maintenance supervisor has resigned due to allegations of inappropriate actions toward students and staff. Troy Webb, who was with the district for 14 years, wrote in his handwritten Dec. 15 letter to the school board that his resignation was because of "personal reasons." No telephone number was available for Webb, who made about $41,000 each year.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Gov. Ted Strickland is hoping to come up with money to help out the public schools in Ohio. Monroeville Superintendent David Stubblebine said don't forget about us.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Should Norwalk pursue St. Paul football coach John Livengood? Share your opinion and read those of others. http://forums.norwalkreflector.com/node/35
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
I hope Punxatawny Phil and Buckeye Chuck, rodent weather prognosticators, are no more accurate than their human counterparts. Both critters came out of the burrows Monday morning and said we were in for six more weeks of winter.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
These are tough times in Huron County and officials aren't going to take it sitting down. The Huron County Workforce Response Team is there to help. The group will hold an unemployed workers resource forum from 10 a.m. until noon Feb. 17 at Norwalk High School to help everybody who has lost a job.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com There's the dreaded phone call to break devastating news. And there's the rewarding call Barbara Miller has made many times. "There are no words to describe the feeling when you hear the tears of joy on the other end of the phone, then to see them go through the program and at the end of the process, share in their house dedication," the Huron resident said.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEUVE Voters overwhelming defeated a 3.75-mill levy for Bellevue Schools Tuesday by the unofficial vote of 1,628 to 894. The levy defeated by voters in every county would have generated about $900,000 annually for the district. But now the chopping will continue, school officials said. Academic programs and class sizes are now in danger, as are other teaching positions. Wellington levy falls WELLINGTON Voters in the Wellington school district turned down a bond issue Tuesday that would have financed a new kindergarten through 12th grade school.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Main Street Norwalk advisory board held a strategic planning meeting Wednesday. Main Street Norwalk is a program of the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation that serves the Uptown Norwalk Historic District. The program is run by volunteers that serve on the advisory board or on one of four program committees. In October 2008, the board members participated in a group retreat and developed five statements about the program that they would like to see fulfilled by the year 2012. Wednesday, board members, under the leadership of new program manager Kristie Wert, worked in session to refine their mission and vision statements in light of those long reaching statements and to develop goals to help make those statements a reality. "The board is made up of entirely of volunteers from all areas of business and community organizations. Each member has their own idea of what our district should be. It is amazing to be able come to the table with all these diverse ideas and channel that into one or two common threads. We accomplished that today." Wert said. Board members approved goals which will allow the committees to work on increasing awareness of the Main Street Norwalk program and how the program is relevant to the business district and the community. In addition, the Main Street Norwalk program will be working to instill a "shop local" consciousness in our community.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
MIDDLE BASS ISLAND Lotteries for docks at Middle Bass Island State Park have been scheduled and those interested can apply until Feb. 25. Two lottery drawings will be conducted: One for year-round island residents and one for general public permits. A complete listing of procedures and rules as well as applications for the dock lotteries is available atwww.ohiostateparks.org, click on Middle Bass Island. Applications for both lotteries are also available at the Catawba Island State Park office located at 4049 Moores Dock Road, Monday through Friday. Applicants may apply by mail or at the Catawba Island State Park office. Applications will be taken until 5 p.m. Feb. 25 at the office or by certified mail. The drawings for the two lotteries will be conducted at 6 p.m. March 5; applicants need not be present and winners will be contacted by phone.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council will vote tonight on whether to grant a taxicab franchise to Tijuana Taxi. Norwalk resident Ismael Martinez has said he wants to start a taxicab company targeting in particular the local Hispanic community.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
After working basketball camps the past two years, Kyle Codeluppi had the itch to step on the court again in a competitive situation. The 2006 Edison graduate ended up at Columbus State, after originally planning on attending The Ohio State University, and is playing for the Division II team that competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was November 1997 and St. Paul High School football coach John Livengood was preparing his team for its first trip to the state championship game against Delphos St. John. As if Livengood didn't have enough on his mind, he suddenly had other matters to tend to. Out of the blue, St. Paul was blind-sided by the Firelands Conference. There was a push for the other seven teams to drop out of the league and leave St. Paul on its own. It never happened, but it could. There are no guarantees in life.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Vicki Charville can remember when her boss, Main Street School Principal Kirk Pavelich, came into the office pumped about the CBS reality show "Survivor." Pavelich wanted to audition for the series, which has a motto of "outwit, outplay, outlast."
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Even without a sign announcing its presence, the new Sears store on Main Street drew a couple hundred patrons Saturday, owner Jim Graves said. The roughly 7,200 square-foot store, with an additional 5,000 square feet of storage space, opened for business Saturday five days after the store's interior was little more than some pegboards and display cabinets.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
EMPIRE, Mich. - An Ohio man was critically injured in a snowmobile collision with a vehicle in Leelanau County. Joel Hipp, 42, of Norwalk, Ohio, collided with a passing vehicle on M-72 as he attempted to cross the busy highway on a state snowmobile trail. The collision happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday about a half-mile west of Newman Road in Kasson Township, said Leelanau County Undersheriff Scott Wooters.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH Plowing the snow at a village apartment complex nearly turned disastrous last week. About 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Brandon R. Risner, 31, of 29 N. Railroad St., Greenwich, was plowing snow at the driveway of 6 Main St. using a four-wheeler. Greenwich Police Chief Dorsey said Risner backed onto Main Street, failed to see a tractor-trailer and hit the back portion. "Risner saw the truck, but thought it had cleared," Dorsey said. "The truck driver didn't even know he hit him." The truck driver continued driving down the road. North Central EMS transported Risner to Fisher-Titus Medical Center, where he was treated for visible injuries and released.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com The theme for the 66th Annual Home and Garden Show is "The Romance of France," but the show will also include a taste of Norwalk. As it has done in past years, Naturally Country on Lais Road will set up a miniature version of its local store. It will feature home decor of all types, owner Tracy Lake said. This year will be at least the 15th Naturally Country has displayed a booth at the show. It will take place from Saturday through Feb. 15 at the I-X Center by Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Norwalk Superintendent Wayne Babcanec was in Columbus today accepting an award as the Technology Administrator of the Year by eTech Ohio. Babcanec accepted the award from Hope Taft. He was nominated by technology coordinator Deanna Lund.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) - The world's most famous groundhog saw his shadow Monday morning, predicting that this already long winter will last for six more weeks. Punxsutawney Phil emerged just after dawn in front of an estimated 13,000 witnesses, many dressed in black and gold to celebrate the Pittsburgh Steelers' Super Bowl victory the night before.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Nothing fixes an upset stomach like a bit of chicken noodle soup. So that's what 7-year-old Meagan Borough of Monroeville cooked up, with the help of her mother Jessica Seitz.