2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
A mandated homelessness study in January revealed there are four "unsheltered' people in Huron County. The same survey indicates there are about 25 "sheltered' residents. "That doesn't mean there are only four homeless people,' warned Pat Ulmer, the Catholic Charities director of parish community services.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The Huron County Sheriff's Office is considering renting jail bed space to the Lakewood Police Department. It's one of many moves Sheriff Dane Howard is making to cut the budget and possibly avoid layoffs. Lakewood has agreed to rent space in the 135-bed facility for $58 per day, a standard rate throughout the state. "Just short of $51 of that is profit," Howard said.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Residents in households with a total income of $56,000 or less are invited to a free tax clinic at the Huron County Job Store, 185 Shady Lane Drive. The tax preparation service, held from 9 to 3 p.m. Feb. 14, is by appointment only. Those who are interested should call the Norwalk United Fund at (419) 668-0269.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk swept past Fremont Ross 57-16 and Port Clinton 54-20 Wednesday night in non-conference wrestling action. Fremont Ross beat Port Clinton 42-34 in the third match.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The North Central Conference unanimously voted Upper Sandusky to become a full member of the conference at a meeting held this morning. The Upper Sandusky Board of Education will now need to approve the move at it's Feb. 18 board meeting, which is a foregone conclusion. The board instructed athletic director Brad Ehrman to apply for membership to the NCC back in January.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 6, 1934 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago: Says heredity looms up as crime factor Inferiority of blood lines and poor bringing up, whether the boy comes from the hovel or from the so-called silk stocking class, are the chief causes of the landing of boys in reform farms.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Huron County employees are donating a week each to a co-worker who recently underwent surgery and has been out of work for more than a month. The county commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday to allow the maintenance staff to donate sick, vacation and compensatory time to a fellow member of ASFME Local 710, the union which represents them.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Edison pushed past Norwalk 48-43 Tuesday for a non-league girls' basketball win. The Lady Chargers improved to 6-9 overall and are scheduled to host Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic Thursday for a Sandusky Bay Conference game.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mail service would suffer if the U.S. Postal Service moves the area's processing center from Mansfield to Akron, a union representative told Norwalk City Council Tuesday. Vance DeWitt, vice president of Mansfield Area Local 903, told council the postal service has launched an Area Mail Processing study (AMP) that, if approved, would shift all cancellations and some mail processing from Mansfield to Akron.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
As soon as Jacob M. Armstrong collided head-on with the Monroeville school bus, his first thoughts were about the students. "I was real worried about the kids when it happened. I was like, 'Please be empty. Please be empty,'" the 17-year-old Norwalk boy said. "I was disappointed (it wasn't)."
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.