4:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
jcenters@norwalkreflector.com The week-long Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) will roll into its final destination today as riders return to the Huron County Fairgrounds to wrap up their week-long journey. Riders took off Sunday from the fairgrounds and made their way around Northwest Ohio. Norwalk resident William Kenny, 21, talked about this week during a lunch break Friday afternoon in Fostoria.
4:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
jcenters@norwalkreflector.com The Bader Family has always prided itself in customer service and taking care of the little guy. Just ask all of the people who line up to buy a pound of ice cream for a buck. Whoever came up with that idea should stand up and take a bow. That one single promotion is a trademark of the local racetrack. And it just goes to prove it doesn't take much to make a good impression. Charge a guy 50 bucks to get in the gate then give him a pound of ice cream for a buck to make him happy. You figure it out.
4:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
The following children are registered for Class 5 of the Norwalk Police Department's Safety Town this summer. Parents are reminded that the dates are June 30 to July 3. The classes are held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday. Safety Town is being held in the cafeteria at the Main Street School located at 80 E. Main St. This is the final class of Safety Town this summer. This is the 43rd year for Safety Town. Safety Town is sponsored by the Norwalk Rotary Club. Safety Town Class 5, June 30 to July 3: Allie Steffani; Tyson Reineck; Franklin Lowery; Ian Minor; Natalie Kwasny-Jackson; Jaselynn Legg; Jose Lopez; Aimee Lopez; Quentin Corimes; Iyanna Harvey; Lily Smith; Nathan Silcox; Makenzie Bash; Caden Fyffe; Brayden Dove; Joseph Jordon IV; Griffin Peiples; Nicholas Delacruz; Seth Bentley; Kira Appeman; Luke Meyer; Zachary Meyer; Amelia Rospert; Harlee Genovesi; Rebecca Keele; Charles Missler; Riley Meyer; Blayke Wright.
4:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Making less do more. That's what Monroeville Local Schools Superintendent David Stubblebine is doing these days. The school is facing a $200,000 deficit next year, and that's with $300,000 already in cuts.
4:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - In custody one minute, gone the next. The Huron County Sheriff's Office continues its search for a male suspect in his mid- to late 40s who escaped from a sheriff's cruiser Tuesday night.
4:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
Are Norwalk city officials harassing Clyde Wilson or simply requiring that he follow zoning requirements in connection with a shed that he built? It depends on whom you ask.
4:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - As the Fourth of July approaches, Prevent Blindness Ohio urges the public to refrain from purchasing or using backyard fireworks. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 6,300 Americans were treated in emergency rooms across the country in 2007 as a result of fireworks-related injuries around the Independence Day holiday.
4:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Willard Fire & Rescue has been able to boast about a local Miss Flame. But, at least as far current firefighters know, the department has never turned out a Northwest Ohio Volunteer Fireman's Association (NOVFA) Queen until now.
4:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
The reports of Christopher Bailey's demise have been exaggerated. At least the one who has Norwalk-area connections.
4:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Area residents are expected to have power restored today after a severe thunderstorm left many in the dark Thursday. "We have outages all over Huron, Erie and Ottawa counties,' said Joe Faga, area manager for Ohio Edison.
4:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
PERRYSBURG - Calling it a "sea of Spandex," Pat Brown said participating in the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) was everything he had expected and more. Brown, of Norwalk, checked in Tuesday morning from the riders' lunch break at Perrysburg High School.
4:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk woman with an extensive criminal record was sentenced Monday to 17 months in prison for stealing her neighbor's medication. After initially denying committing the offense when confronted by the victim, defendant Jennifer L. McCoy, 24, said she stole the drugs because she "had pain," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. The prosecutor said McCoy, of 520 Milan Ave., Lot 57, eventually paid her neighbor back for the medication, but the victim already had notified police.
4:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Berlin Heights residents remain hospitalized at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center after being ejected from a motorcycle Wednesday on Washington Road. The driver, Ivan D. Adkins, 50, of 6005 E. Ohio 113, No. 1, was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit, a hospital spokeswoman said this morning. She said Adkins' passenger, Wanda J. Debski, 39, of the same address, was in fair condition in a regular room.
4:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Area residents are expected to have power restored today after a severe thunderstorm left many in the dark Thursday. "We have outages all over Huron, Erie and Ottawa counties," said Joe Faga, area manager for Ohio Edison. Faga said as of 9 p.m Thursday, about 10,500 customers were without power in that three-county area. "All those customers are expected to be fully restored today," he said.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Milliman Road shed burned to the ground Wednesday night, but the cause is unknown. About 21 or 22 members of the Milan Township Fire Department responded to the report of a garage fire next to a house at 13716 Milliman Road. "We call everybody in when that happens," Chief Jim Jesberger said. "It was just a tiny little shed. ... It was completely gone."
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD Attention skateboarders: If you want to learn how to perfect your 180 ollie, kickflip, 360 flip, 540 flip, hardflip, etc., you might want to be at the Willard Skatepark Saturday. Doug Brown, who has appeared on the Fuel Channel and at the Gravity Games, will appear for 10 hours of demos, skating, music from live bands and giveaways. The event will take place from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at the park, located on Laurel Street by the city pool. Brown's love of skateboarding began in 1986 as a youngster, after he saw "Back to the Future" for the first time. He and his friends spent many hours skateboarding throughout junior high and high school. He continued to skate even as he tried to juggle his time between his music career and traditional business ventures.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Are Norwalk city officials harassing Clyde Wilson, or simply requiring that he follow zoning requirements in connection with a shed that he built? It depends on whom you ask. At issue is a storage shed that Wilson, of 45 Amber Way, built to house a lawnmower.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Main Street School's new principal is a familiar face in the district: Ken Moore. "Ken has had an exemplary career with Norwalk City Schools, both as a teacher and principal. He is a caring and knowledgeable administrator. He is looking forward to working with the Main Street School staff and students to continue making the positive strides that have (been) made under the direction of Mr. (Kirk) Pavelich," Superintendent Wayne Babcanec said.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Monroeville man had to be re-sentenced Monday on a burglary conviction because he wasn't accepted into a prison which focuses on education and substance abuse treatment. James L. Harmon, 20, pleaded guilty April 2 to burglary. During his January arraignment, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway prohibited the defendant from entering the premises of homes on Hamilton Street and Horseshoe Drive in Monroeville.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The school board will hold a work session on Aug. 5 to decide on a measure for the November ballot. The work session will come one day after district residents vote on an emergency levy renewal, which will not seek new money. The existing property tax raises $291,000 annually for district operations, Superintendent David Stubblebine said.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
By The Reflector Staff While home sales activity throughout Ohio continues to lag the levels posted a year ago, there are some indications that the market is beginning to exhibit positive signs of a turnaround, reports the Ohio Association of Realtors. "Ohio's housing marketplace has undoubtedly mirrored the sluggishness of the nation's economic downturn, with few buyers and lower prices prevalent throughout the Buckeye state during the first five months of the year," OAR President Jonathan M. Hall said. "Despite the challenges that exist, our membership is hopeful that a number of positives that have begun to emerge are indicators of a turnaround in the near term." Notably, the percentage of homes sold month to month (April to May) of this year increased by 14.6 percent, surpassing the 11.7 increase that the market posted during the same period a year ago.