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
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
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
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.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Danny Missler was surrounded by friends and family Sunday morning as he looked at what was left of his home. Fire gutted the house Friday morning, and 48 hours later the scene ripped the guts out of Missler, who spent 1 1/2 years building his dream home.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - Three teens sustained serious injuries in a car-truck accident Saturday afternoon. Tyler R. Secor, 17, 806 Kennedy Drive, Willard, was driving a 2005 Dodge Stratus north on Section Line Road 30 when he failed to stop at a U.S. 20 stop sign and slid under a tractor-trailer, hitting its wheels, state Highway Patrol troopers said.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Truckers took the lead late and then held on to defeat the Sandusky Blue Streaks 42-40 in non-league action Saturday night at Norwalk High School. With the game tied at 38-38 and less than three minutes to play, a Jacob McKenzie bucket followed by an Adam Beat rebound and basket gave Norwalk a four-point lead it would not surrender.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bruce Rzengota wanted the Arizona Cardinals to win the Super Bowl because they were underdogs. "They made a great run for a 9-7 team," said the Norwalk resident, who attempts to stay abreast of football throughout the year.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Three days prior to last week's beautiful, inch-an-hour, school-closing snowfall I awoke thinking about the John Greenleaf Whittier poem "Snow-Bound." At the time, I thought that was a curious thing for me to be thinking about, given that it had been nearly 45 years since I last read that poem. But there it was, Sunday morning Jan. 25, my dominant thought upon awakening: "Snow-Bound." Somewhere I am sure that made Florence Schaub very happy. Mrs. Schaub was my eleventh-grade English teacher. And in the spring of 1964 she assigned a project that taught me almost everything I know about poetry to this day. We had to choose a poet to study, do oral and written reports about that poet's life and analyze his or her most important works. For some reason, I chose John Greenleaf Whittier. And his master work was can you see it coming? "Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl."
2:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio Township Day is held Feb. 1 every year and has been set aside to recognize the hard work and dedication of township trustees and fiscal officers and to promote grassroots government. I will start by giving you the township history and then some township functions. The township form of government was brought to America by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620. This unit of local government eventually spread as far west as the Rocky Mountains. Today, 22 states have this form of government, known either as the town or township.
2:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
w/pixs By ELLEN SIMMONS Reflector Correspondent news@norwalkreflector.com
2:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Lyle Fisher Jr. helped build the transmission for his first car at what is now Fisher's Transmission. He got his first job at the Norwalk business as well. Fisher has some good reasons to look back fondly at his 30 years at the 50-year-old company.
2:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
w/pixs By ELLEN SIMMONS Reflector Correspondent news@norwalkreflector.com
2:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE Keen observers of Midway Truck Center Inc. might wonder why a Monroeville school bus is there. An electrical fire Monday caused about $3,500 worth of damage to the wiring harness in the panel above the driver's seat. "It's at Midway being fixed right now," Huron River Joint Fire Chief Ronald Stang said Friday night.