2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Willard voters will not see a levy on the May 5 ballot. "The board decided to take no action," Willard Superintendent Dennis Doughty said about Monday night's meeting. "Essentially, what that means because of the overall economic environment ... we've had a lot of layoffs and cutbacks in Willard we respect the condition our community is in.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council discussed at a work session Tuesday several possible solutions to the Uptown parking dilemma. The suggestions included: Increasing fines, implementing a customer courtesy parking pass and opening up the two parking spots in front of the Norwalk Main Street Theatre that are currently reserved for loading purposes. The spots by the theater could be open during non-loading times. When loading is taking place, city officials could place cones there indicating loading zones. The two parking spots by the new Sears store uptown could also increase parking space, council members said.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Police Department sees the most action on Fridays and Saturdays. On Fridays in 2008, police had more than 2,700 calls for service and slightly more than 2,600 on Saturdays. Mondays and Wednesdays had about the same amount of calls at about 2,500, according to the annual report.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Plymouth's Dylan Brown probably won't make the All-Firelands Conference first team but what he did Tuesday night in a 67-45 Firelands Conference boys' basketball win over St. Paul was valuable enough to assure his team of no less than a tie for the conference title. The win improved the Big Red to 15-1 overall, 11-0 and at least a share of the league crown. They are scheduled to host Mapleton Friday.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has opened a shelter for area residents still without power. The shelter is open at St. Paul Lutheran Church on the corner of Benedict Avenue and Executive Drive in Norwalk.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Council member Bob Simon said he feels a disservice has been done to village's citizens. Simon was one of two council members who voted Tuesday night not to hire rural Norwalk resident Tony Ames as the new village administrator. Councilman Jason Kamann also voted "No," saying this morning, "I think we let ourselves down and we let the people of the village down."
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk school board has hired the Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) to assist in the search for a new superintendent. "This service will be $5,400," OSBA Education Management Consultant Kendall Lee said.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - A Norwalk man pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide in connection with being the pilot during a June 15 crash that killed a Berlin Heights man. Kevin Lake, 24, of 845 Lais Road, is believed to be one of three people aboard a 21-foot Sea Ray that collided with a 41-foot formula driven by Phil Steinle, a Sandusky auto dealer. Steinle was headed back to the Venetian Martian when reports say the U.S. Guard stopped him to say his boat needed a stern light.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, 27 people had applied to be the new Norwalk High School football coach. NHS Director of Student Activities Dave Rehnborg said those are appropriate numbers.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Many people, like the Readers' Forum writer (Dec. 30), find Biblical scripture confusing and it is. The more confusing, the better to conceal the truth, which Jesus said can make all free. The religious proclaim that the Bible is the Word of God, but whose God? Thus anyone determined which part of scripture is of the so called God of this world, mentioned in 2 Cor. who is blinding minds through the bible concerning truth of Jesus. Jesus' way is love and love is feeling of the spirit, not a word in a book, but people are led to believe that the only place they can find Jesus is in their religious books. Try looking for Jesus in the love of a parent who would not put a book of words before their child, and neither would Jesus. It's true that Jesus, has a part in the Bible, bought through a bloodshed pact (Jesus' crucifixion) with this world's gold, so that the world may know who Jesus us and have hope for a better life to come, when its time for Jesus to reign over all. But the work today as back then, is still confused about Jesus. Try looking at Jesus' example. Was Jesus unkind to anyone? Did Jesus harm or destroy life? Actions should speak louder than words, but with religion it seems to be more a word power thing, they lump Jesus in the same category as the vengeance seeking God of Moses and other Biblical characters (voice in the dark Gods) who harmed and destroyed lives.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Note to Randy, Paula, Simon and the new chick: Your job isn't as easy as it looks on TV. I was a judge Saturday for the Miss Maple City pageant at Norwalk High School. I've been to most of the 18 local Miss Maple City pageants, but never front and center with the weight of the world (not really) on my shoulders. Sixteen young women competed for the title and a chance to move on and compete for Miss Ohio in June.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The hunt is on for a new football coach at Norwalk High School, and director of student activities Dave Rehnborg said "about 25 or 26" already have applied for the job. "We'll collect resumes until the end of the month," Rehnborg said this morning. "In the past we hired Jeff (Cole) in April and we'll shoot for the same thing."
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker is on medical leave for an undisclosed reason. Wakeman Mayor Chris Hipp confirmed the move this morning, but declined to elaborate because he said it was a personal issue.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bill Ommert, Huron County Emergency Management Agency coordinator, is keeping a close eye on the county's waterways. "At this time, it looks like we're in good shape,' Ommert said. "But I believe there will be some ice jams. Just how much and where we don't know.'
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville Mayor Sharon Miller is expected to appoint rural Norwalk resident Tony Ames to be the next village administrator at today's 7 p.m. meeting in the American Legion meeting room. Clerk/treasurer Bonnie Beck said council received more than a dozen applications and interviewed six people before deciding on Ames, who was unavailable for comment for today's paper.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
An Ohio State University Mansfield social work class, which includes a couple Huron County residents, is not letting a vandalism incident on Martin Luther King Jr. Day go by quietly. The class, along with on-campus student groups, will hold a peace rally at 4 p.m. today in Mansfield's downtown square to denounce the vandalism.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Keith Diebler does not worry about thing he has no control over. And that includes the fact that his Upper Sandusky Rams will be moving to a new league in two years.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - As he watched the news coverage of US Airways Flight 1549's crash into the Hudson River, Willard resident Arlyce Amrhien's mind flashed back 35 years. The small plane in which he was flying wobbled shortly after takeoff from Burke Lakefront Airport, bound for Willard.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Senate today approved President Barack Obama's giant economic stimulus measure, part of a string of powerful government steps that could marshal close to $3 trillion in taxpayer and private money to revive the collapsing national economy. The 61-37 vote by the Senate was a key victory for the president but sets up difficult negotiations with the House, which passed a slightly different version than the $838 billion bill approved a week ago today.
2:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Due to a personnel shortage, the four members of the Norwalk Police Department detective bureau were assigned to road patrol "on an infrequent and limited basis," according to the police annual report. The detectives also were assigned to work Monday arraignments in Norwalk Municipal Court.
2:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
First redesigned one-cent coin in 50 years to be launched at Lincoln's birthplace HODGENVILLE, Ky. The U.S. Mint on Thursday with introduce the first redesigned penny in 50 years at the National Park Service's Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site here in Hodgenville. The event held on the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth includes a coin exchange in which the public can exchange their currency for pennies bearing the new design. The United States Mint is mandated by Title III of Public Law 109-145 the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 to put into circulation a series of four different pennies in recognition of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth and the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln cent.