2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Willard cruised past Upper Sandusky 64-40 Saturday for a Northern Ohio League girls' basketball win, led by Alysun Daniel's 16 points and nine rebounds. Jenna Bauerle helped out with 12 points as the Lady Flashes shot out to a 13-8 lead after the first quarter.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The Pamida Discount Store in Willard will be one of 11 locations closing due to a declining sales performance, said Dean Williamson, vice president of human resources.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
In her job as a sales associate at Dave's Food Mart, 21-year-old Brooke Schoewe sees the ailing economy first-hand. Perhaps one of the most telling signs is a customer who pays for something with $9 in change. As is the case with most consumers these days, Schoewe, who lives near Olena, has her own concerns: The Willard High School graduate, who lives with her twin sister, wants her own home and happily married with two children.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County is facing its tightest budget in more than a decade. "Going into this year, the commissioners originally set an interim budget based on the revenue estimate from the auditor of $13.9 million for 2009," County Commissioner Mike Adelman said. "That's down from $15.1 million in 2008.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 13-year-old Bank Street boy accidentally set a fire Saturday afternoon at a trailer used for fix storage at the old Norwalk Waste Materials building. "A parent brought (the) 13-year-old to the station and he admitted to starting the fire," Norwalk Police Capt. Dave Light said.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A new organization, the Norwalk Area Council for the Arts, has been formed to assure that residents have the best opportunity to enjoy local opportunities for artistic and cultural activities. The 16-person council had its initial meetings late in 2008, determining the vision and mission of the group.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Hurry up and wait. That's been the theme so far for state Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) in his first month serving the 58th district. "So far, it's been pretty uneventful," Boose said Sunday night from his home. "It's kind of discouraging, with the fact they were not really ready for us. I figured we'd be digging in and working by now."
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man is in jail awaiting a Norwalk Municipal Court bond hearing today in connection with stealing returned merchandise from Walmart. Former employee Dustin J. Brock, 19, of 81 Townsend Ave., Lot 2, admitted to stealing items from the Westwind Drive business Sunday, where he had been detained by an employee, police said.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - December sales of new cars and trucks were down 25.83 percent, while year-to-date sales were down 12.55 percent, according to figures released by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association (GCADA). Despite a dropoff from a year ago, December results were up 14.42 percent from November, with 23,063 new and used units sold in December, 2008 versus 20,156 new and used units in November, 2008. Recent announcements regarding the loosening of credit standards has dealers hopeful that cash-strapped consumers will return to their showrooms as the pent-up demand for vehicles climbs.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
One does not have to be a pilot, aircraft owner, or builder to be a member of The Experimental Aircraft Association. An interest in aviation is the only qualification one needs. We have various programs and activities of interest to all. The Experimental Aircraft Association was founded in 1953. These individuals were brought together by their interest in building and modifying aircraft. Experimentation and innovation were the keywords in the early years and they still ring true today. However, over the years the EAA has come to include antiques, classics, war-birds, ultra-lights, helicopter and manufactured aircraft. The EAA has grown over the last 55 years and is now composed of over 1,000 chapters in 21 countries. Chapter No. 50 normally meets at 1:30 p.m. the first Sunday of the month at Hinde Field. In the summer months the location varies. Members of the chapter with private airfields are gracious enough to host fly-in, drive-in, meetings, sharing their fields and hangars with the membership. These meetings are followed by potluck picnics and make for fun family events. We maintain a library of aviation books and videos as well as computerized training and safety courses. The chapter supports a tool loan program to provide members with repair, maintenance and building construction tools. New tools are continually added to the program.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The original Shoestring Players group started back in the 1930s. During World War II they suspended production because many members were in the service or busy supporting the war effort. In the 40s they resumed putting on shows that were wholesome family entertainment.The run continued well into the 1970s when the group became inactive. We are back. Though perhaps small in number we are big in enthusiasm. Once again Norwalk has its own Community Theater Group. Our goal like that of the original group is to provide varied, family friendly, productions. Unlike going to the movies, live theater is much more interactive and the audience feels they are part of the show. Also, you have the opportunity to see friends, neighbors, and people you run into on the street, performing live. Frequently you see talents you never knew they possessed. In the past it was not uncommon to see doctors, lawyers, bankers, builders, car dealers, factory workers, housewives and many other people from all walks of life take their turn performing on stage. Norwalk area residents once again have an opportunity to be a part of little theater. Please join us and support our effort.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
FOSTORIA - Never apologize for a win. And the Norwalk Truckers won't after topping Fostoria 52-43 Friday night in Northern Ohio League play at Fostoria High School.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Towne and Country Players is bringing back "Firelands Idol" after a two-year hiatus, giving residents in the nine-county area they serve a chance to exhibit their talents and win cash prizes. The non-profit organization, founded in 1966 for music education, will begin registering anyone ages 6 through 100 on Monday by calling (419) 668-1641.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Washington, D.C. Police Department put out the call. And the state Highway Patrol answered. About 60 troopers volunteered to assist with security for President Barack Obama's inauguration.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Huron County grand jury indicted three suspects Friday during its regularly scheduled session. One defendant, Andrew M. Clark, 19, of 80 Norwood Ave., Apt. 3D, was indicted on burglary and earlier was convicted of unrelated attempted burglary and theft charges.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
It is safe to buy Girl Scout cookies, even in the wake of the salmonella outbreak that have resulted in peanut butter recalls. Only the Do-Si-Do and Tagalong varieties of Girl Scout cookies have peanut butter. However, Little Brownie Bakers has issued the following statement: "The peanut butter used in all Little Brownie Bakers Girl Scout cookie products is not sourced from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter recall. Food safety is of the utmost importance to us. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us to provide high quality, safe food.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
The newest Norwalk Township fiscal officer is a familiar face. Bridget Musso, 48, also serves part-time as the deputy tax administrator for Monroeville. She works 16 to 20 hours each week, making sure all the village residents and businesses file their village income taxes.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Wartime is no day at the beach for anyone. In the past few years we have seen many funeral processions for young men from northern Ohio who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The same is true of Vietnam, Korea, the World Wars and as a matter of fact all conflicts prior to then. One aspect of that was that during the World Wars news traveled slowly despite modern communications. Part of the problem was that the action was on foreign soil and perhaps the communication channels were needed for military messages. There was also security to be considered. Perhaps a major reason for the slow travel of news was that during combat there wasn't a lot of time to keep records and handle paperwork.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local outdoor folk know well what roams in the Ohio countryside. But did you ever wonder what life was like in the early 1800s and what wild creatures were roaming Ohio in those Good Old Days? The answers might surprise you. Wildlife was plentiful and there was sometimes open warfare between pioneers and wild animals, who loved to feed on pigs, sheep, cattle and horses when they could take them. On one occasion, and doubtless others, desperate farmers made a huge surround, circling a large area and driving toward the center then shooting the animals trapped there. They took more than 20 cougars or mountain lions, at least 30 black bears, as many wolves, and large numbers of deer, woods buffalo, elk, wild turkeys and smaller animals. That solved their problem at least for a time.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Witnessing President Barack Obama's inauguration Tuesday was a historic moment for Sue Lesch and her granddaughter. "I was really happy to hear his speech," Lesch said.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
The students at Main Street School went nuts when a top-secret special guest showed up at their third annual "Survivor Challenge' assembly Thursday. The children were screaming when Rupert Boneham, a contestant on the CBS TV shows on "Survivor: Pearl Islands' and "Survivor: All-Stars,' entered the stage. The event is designed to motivate fifth- and sixth-grade students to perform to the best of their abilities on this year's reading, math, science and social studies achievement tests.