12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Outdoor kitchens are becoming more and more popular and Bill Miller, of Miller's Landscaping, is finishing up with the fourth outdoor kitchen he's installed in the area. In a 2005 survey taken by the Hearth, Patio & Barbeque Association, Americans spent nearly $150 billion on home remodeling and one-third of that went toward outdoor living areas. Miller likes the idea so much he installed a model for his business and another for his home. The model at the store features a gas grill, but he chose to go with charcoal for his house.
12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Furniture has a new owner - if the deal is completed - and work could resume as early as this week. Local investors purchased the property and they are waiting for the paperwork to go through, said Jim McTevia, of McTevia and Associates, Management and Financial Consultants.
12:22 AM Jul 26, 2010
FREMONT - The state Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday at Township Road 122 in Seneca County. Nathaniel A. Schroth, 21, of Tiffin, was westbound on 122 in a 1998 Ford Escort when he failed to stop at the posted stop sign on 18 and collided with a northbound 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass being driven by Evan Ebersole, 52, of Republic, said troopers with the Patrol's Fremont post.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Brad Helman, of Norwalk, tried to sell a special item on eBay recently - his vote for president. He quickly found out it was illegal to offer to sell a vote and the item was pulled from the Web site.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
The jobless rate in Huron County dropped nearly two percentage points from July to August, according to figures released by the state today. The percentage of unemployed county residents last month was 8.9 percent, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (JFS) said. That compares with the 10.7 mark in July, a number that ranked Huron County third among the state's 88 counties in terms of umployment.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - There are a new crop of New London Wildcat football players taking to the field, thanks to the efforts of parents and volunteer coaches. The Junior Wildcats are made up of fifth- and sixth-graders coached by Mike Laney. He is assisted by Chris Wise, Aaron Matthews, Gary Obermiller and Brennan Gregory.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - A call from a victim's advocate led to the Greenwich Police Department re-opening a suspected sex offense that happened about 19 months ago. That led to the indictment of a convicted sex offender. David M. Sherman, 28, of 34 Orchard St., Greenwich, faces a Dec. 2 trial on unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He has been unable to post a $20,000 bond since being taken to the Huron County Jail on Sept. 12.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Council did not shed itself of cat problems when members recently turned down the proposed ordinance regulating the animals. Resident Denver Moore, who protested the defeat of the measure at the Sept. 8 meeting, again appeared before council Monday to say he has spoken to several organizations, including the Humane Society and the county health department about the problem.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
A buyer has been found for Norwalk Furniture. Details will be published in a story on this Web site.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
All the talk heading into Saturday's showdown between Ashland Crestview and St. Paul was about the Cougars' defense. But after the smoke cleared, it was the Flyer defense that stood tall, blanking Crestview 47-0 in front of a homecoming crowd at Whitney Field.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
My grandfather was a plumber for more than 40 years. My father was a plumber for more than 40 years.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Julian Go and Kayle Mowry and were named king and queen of the 2008 Pet 'N' Pup parade this morning in Norwalk. Julian, 8, is the son of Tino and Kim Go of Norwalk and a third-grader at Pleasant Elementary.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
MANSFIELD - Julie McCready, who sold Norwalk Furniture in Mansfield, holds out hope a new company will take over production of quality furniture and she's holding some floor space ready for the products. "We have not taken our Norwalk Furniture fabric wall down. We are still holding out hope," she said.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Furniture has a new owner and work is expected to resume this week. Local investors purchased the property and they are waiting for the paperwork to go through, said Jim McTevia, of McTevia and Associates, Management and Financial Consultants.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Kevin Leibold missed his high school prom because he was working at Norwalk Furniture. When the 106-year-old business officially closed last week, It was like losing a family member for Leibold and most of the 500 or so employees on Furniture Parkway. "Norwalk Furniture was my life," Leibold said Monday morning. "I spent 33 years out there and they were 33 great years. It's hard when things stop. Basically, all of the Gerkens are good people to work for." Leibold started working at Furniture when he was 17 and a junior in high school.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Julie Puckett has had her faith in God verified she will be able to continue taking the drug that allows her to walk and drive despite her Multiple Sclerosis for two years at no cost despite her husband's loss of insurance through Norwalk Furniture. Puckett told the Reflector earlier this month she knew God would provide even though she was facing the cost of $800 per month for the drug Tysabri after she and her husband, a truck driver for Furniture, learned the company folded.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - When Rob Duncan met a man who almost suffered the fate of his oldest son death while cycling at the hands of a hit-and-run driver it was an emotional moment for both. Daniel Duncan, 18, a 2008 graduate of St. Paul High School, was killed earlier this month by a drunk driver while practicing for the cycling team at West Virginia Wesleyan College.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Here are the scores from Week 5 action of high school football action Friday (To comment on the games, visit www.fandy.com.): Shelby 42, Norwalk 14
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Eric D. Cover, convicted of a violent home invasion, didn't escape prison after all. Retired Common Pleas Judge Judith Cross denied defense attorney David Longo's motions Friday to vacate Cover's conviction and for a new trial. In late August when Cover originally was supposed to be sentenced Longo said he received an unsolicited letter from Cover's older half-brother, Jeremy Holmberg, indicating he might be willing to testify about Cover's alleged innocence. Holmberg, formerly of New London, is serving 13 years in prison for overseeing the violent March 18, 2007 offense on Greenwich Milan Townline Road.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Company president Jim Gerken told more than 200 Norwalk Furniture employees they can buy COBRA insurance for the month of September, but shouldn't count on health insurance through the company after that. "I'm deeply sorry for the regrettable situation we all find ourselves in and the reason for our meeting today,' Gerken said Thursday morning.
12:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
September is nearly gone, and October is just around the corner. October is a magic month, one of the years finest, with crisp autumn mornings, leaves turning red and gold, high floating cumulus clouds in a clear, blue sky, and the scent of fox grapes and burning leaves in the air. It's a great month to go fishing, not hard-work fishing, just lazy trips that will let you sit back, relax and enjoy the day. If you catch some fish, that's a bonus. When I get an urge to just go fishing, I usually head for Lake Erie, and while I might make a trip on a head boat for perch, I'm more inclined to shore fish, spend very little money and just enjoy the endless waves and sea gulls keening overhead. In the Western Basin, there are lots of places to go. One that I hit frequently and have mentioned before in these pages is the Huron Pier, a long, long stretch of cement that pushes a broad finger into the lake from downtown Huron.