10:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
League Elementary kindergartners got a dose of good medicine Wednesday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center - the hospital isn't a scary place. Three classes of students toured the emergency room, an X-ray room and the holding area for surgery to familiarize themselves with what happens in hospitals. They also listened to presentations from nurses and technicians explaining exactly what would happen if they ever had to get hospital care such as blood drawn or X-rays or surgery.
10:24 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE n Found the source of an odor to be a faulty light ballast at 11:46 a.m. Thursday at 1 S. Old State Road. Firefighters disconnected the power to the unit and told employees to have the fixture repaired or replaced. Returned to station at noon.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
Considering all of the years I've been researching and the volume of newspapers I've scanned in search of historical material, stories still come to light which had never come to my attention earlier. The only problem with these stories is that one or two small points still escape me, which would enrich the narrative. This story starts with William W. Treadwell, a young man residing in Hudson, Mich. He had married Mary Hester in 1862. She was a daughter of Samuel Hester, who lived most of his life in Norwich Township in southwest Huron County. William's father was well-known in the Hudson community and so William was trusted by people.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Furniture announced in a press release that it is streamlining operations and will shift jobs from North Carolina to Norwalk and company plants in Livingston, Tenn. and Fulton, Miss. Norwalk Furniture, a 106-year-old company and the city's largest manufacturer, has faced layoffs locally in recent years. The company had planned to move a recliner line from Norwalk to Tennessee recently, but delayed that for at least a year after local union employees agreed to give up a planned raise in the last year of a five-year contract and also accepted a lower amount put into their pension funds by the company.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - After months of negotiations and a marathon seven-hour session Wednesday afternoon, members of the UFCW Local 911at Hillside Acres Nursing Home plan to go on strike Friday. But Linda Black-Kurek, owner of Hillside Acres and 14 other nursing homes in Ohio, said about 15 of the almost 40 union members have resigned from the union and are planning to report for work Friday.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk officials have applied for a state grant to build a training facility for Norwalk Furniture, but company chairman Jim Gerken said the firm may not be able to afford the facility even with state funds. "For about two years now we've been looking at an opportunity to consolidate our showroom and training facilities from North Carolina to Norwalk,' Gerken said, "but at this point with the economy the way it is, we haven't made a firm commitment to go ahead with the project.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
Imagine this a state representative race featuring Thomas Heydinger against Terry Boose. As farfetched as that might sound, it could become reality. Heydinger, a Democrat, served as Huron County juvenile and probate judge from 1975 to 2003. His name has been mentioned as a possible replacement for the 58th district state representative seat after Matt Barrett resigned last week. Barrett admitted he was not truthful about a photo of a topless woman which appeared on his computer as he was giving a PowerPoint presentation to a civics class at Norwalk High School last October.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
A New Haven man is scheduled to report to the Huron County Jail later this month for a 30-day drug sentence. Robert D. Williams, 52, of 2638 N. Ohio 61, pleaded guilty March 14 to possession of Oxycodone. On Tuesday, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered him to report to jail May 23 as part of his three years of probation and fined him $500.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk had a successful Green Week with hundreds of people participating in the various activities and more than a thousand trees handed out recently to be planted in the area. "It was a good week,' Mayor Sue Lesch said. "I was really pleased with our first effort. I think it increased awareness for people about what Earth Day and Earth Week are all about. '
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
Improvements to the dog pound will probably be more than $25,000 so the project will have to go out for bids, said Dog Warden Bill Duncan. "I'm going up to talk to the county commissioners tomorrow to find out what we're going to do," Duncan said this morning. "We're going to get a plan together tomorrow." The issue of improvements came up after a recent outbreak of parvo virus at the pound.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following were the results of health department inspections of Norwalk-area food establishments and schools in March: No violations
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following cases recently went through Huron County Common Pleas Court: Foreclosures
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man is listed in fair condition in a Toledo hospital after his all-terrain vehicle rolled onto him Wednesday afternoon. A LifeFlight helicopter transported James L. Weinert, 33, of 183 Tucker Ave., to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center after the Norwalk Township accident. A hospital spokeswoman said fair condition, in general, is an upgrade from serious.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
Most gardeners know quaint little garden shops that offer unusual plants and "hands-on" workshops. One of these gems is Mill Hollow Nursery. It is located at 51595 North Ridge Road (Mason Road in Erie County) Vermilion, near the border of Lorain and Erie Counties and owned by Jody and Bob Frimel.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man is listed in fair condition in a Toledo hospital after his all-terrain vehicle rolled onto him Wednesday afternoon. A medical helicopter transported James L. Weinert, 33, of 183 Tucker Ave., to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center after the Norwalk Township accident. A hospital spokeswoman said fair condition, in general, is an upgrade from serious.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County General Health District is investigating six confirmed cases of salmonella after a number of area residents recently began to experience intense abdominal pain and cramping, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Angie Smith, epidemiologist for the health department, said health officials interviewed affected people and the common thread is the local restaurant Casa Fiesta.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said he thought he was in the middle of a "bad made-for-TV movie" when he heard about Wednesday morning's theft. Suspects broke into a storage area in a Shady Lane Drive complex used by the Huron County Sheriff's Office and stole more than 100 pounds of marijuana. A jury found Toledo defendant John E. Nunley Jr., 35, guilty Wednesday night of possessing the same marijuana, which totaled 160 pounds during a Sept. 20 traffic stop.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
APRIL 30, 1925 The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on this date 83 years ago: Robert H. Fyfe, father of 10, is taken by death Robert H. Fyfe, aged 56, a citizen of Norwalk for the last two years and a former Fairfield Twp. Resident, died of creeping paralysis at his home, 35 Jefferson St., after an illness of seven years on Wednesday.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - You might have laughed after your grade school teacher stressed the importance of penmanship. Well, Monroeville sixth-grader Morgan Rarick is laughing now. It is a giddy type of laugh; the kind a student might emit when she learns judges singled out her handwriting as the best among sixth-grade public school students in the nation.
10:23 PM Jul 25, 2010
A North Fairfield man accused of brutally attacking two people with an ax handle must post a $40,000 bond before being released from jail. Johnny Crouse, 43, of 1568 E. Townline Road 131, is accused of breaking into a Peru Olena Road mobile home Monday and assaulting a man and woman, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said. The prosecutor declined to elaborate on their injuries, but a sheriff's detective said the victims had mostly head injuries.
10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk police have collected about a hundred abandoned bikes and are now looking for agencies organizations to help them distribute the bikes. "Basically, now we just want to get them to people who need them," Chief Kevin Cashen said. "They're usually found bikes or stolen bikes that nobody has claimed." He said the city has collected bikes of all sizes and types, "from very good condition to poor condition," adding that many of bikes need some repair work. Cashen said the United Fund and the Salvation Army have helped distribute the bikes in the past, but any public agency or non-profit organization could help the police department get the bikes to people who need them.