3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
April 16, 1935 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 74 years ago: Huron County seeks OK on 78 relief projects All records for public improvements will be broken in Huron County this year as the result of the vast amount of federal funds to be spent as a part of President Roosevelt's national $4,880,000,000 relief program.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
City council gave initial approval at Tuesday's work session for four pieces of legislation to be discussed at next week's regular meeting. Another grant to continue cleaning up the Norwalk Foundry, state grants totaling up to $555,000 for residents to make home renovations, a request to vacate a portion of a public roadway that has never been built and a proposal to seek federal or state funds to hook up Norwalk Ohio Rural Water with the city's water supply all will be on the agenda next week.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Employees at Norwalk Custom Order Furniture (NCOF) overwhelmingly voted down union representation from United Steelworkers union, Local 48U (USWA). "I am grateful our employees have finally had a chance to have their voices heard and that they are willing to give us a chance to make something new here,' said Dan White, president of the new company.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some of the more uncommon performance seen at Summit Motorsports Park comes from the regular racers that call the track "home' on a weekly basis. Over the course of years, those who have made the Norwalk track their regular venue have turned out to be some of the best sportsman drag racers in the nation. Spending a Saturday at a "points meet' at Summit Motorsports Park, a spectator will see racing speeds and times that rival the best national event performances in their respective classes. Those racers will be making their season debut April 18 at the Season Opener presented by Donald M. Graham & Associates and the Norwalk Reflector.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Bellevue woman is accused of having a fake $20 bill in her pocket during a suspected shoplifting incident. Tina A. Bolyard, 44, of 719 W. Main St., is currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail awaiting a Norwalk Municipal Court bond hearing today on the forgery case. Local prosecutors filed the fifth-degree felony, punishable by six to 12 months behind bars, Monday in connection with a Westwind Drive business incident Thursday. Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said police searched Bolyard subsequent to a suspected theft of a little more than $200 in merchandise. "She had a couple hundreds in her pocket. She said she didn't need to steal from Walmart," Clifford said.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN Members of the Chapter K-2, Bellevue Gold Wing Road Riders flanked Wakeman Mayor Chris Hipp when he read a proclamation at the April 13 council meeting designating May as Motorcycle Awareness Month. He said, "I urge all citizens to use extra caution when driving their automobiles and extend to motorcyclists the same courtesy they wish to be afforded them." Chapter Director Alice Schauss said members of the group will do a "meet and greet" at the Bellevue Post Office Saturday, May 2 to kick off the month. A cancellation stamp is being issued by the post office in honor of motorist awareness and anyone wanting one should contact the post office or Schauss at (440) 839-2194. Council then heard a representative of the Post Office explain the necessity for moving the processing center for mail in the 448 and 449 ZIP Codes from Mansfield to Akron. Members tabled a resolution requesting a delay of this action.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com At Tuesday's work session, city council gave initial approval for four pieces of legislation to be discussed at next week's regular meeting . Another grant to continue cleaning up the Norwalk Foundry, state grants totaling up to $555,000 for residents to make home renovations, a request to vacate a portion of a public roadway that has never been built and a proposal to seek federal stimulus funds to hook up Norwalk Ohio Rural Water with the city's water supply will all be on the agenda next week. Union spokesman Harry Brady, with Local 940 representing union carpenters, attended to protest the use of out-of-county and out-of-state labor at the new site for Bob Evans.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
John Wade is passionate in his effort to ease the financial pain of a Norwalk family that has had more there than their fair share of bad news. It is also apparent he knows people in high places in the bowling world that have decided to lend a hand. The manager of Kenilee Lanes enlisted the help of tour bowler Jeff Lizzi, his wife, Kathy Dorin-Lizzi and Kathy's sister, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, in obtaining bowling memorabilia from the recent U.S. Men's Open, a tournament Jeff Lizzi finished 15th in last week. Needless to say, Wade knew where to go and who to ask.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
What would Bob Evans think? "There's not a local person on this job,' said Ray Garland, a member of Local 940 representing union carpenters, as he and four other local carpenters stood in front of the new restaurant going in as part of the Norwalk Commons development.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
What does a mother of one child who operates a day care center have in common with jet-powered dragsters? Nothing whatsoever unless that woman's name is Elaine Larsen. The young lady who could easily pass for an everyday soccer mom spends her weekends blasting down the nation's dragstrips at the wheel of the 300 mph Embry-Riddle sponsored jet dragster. That may seem like an odd pastime for all but a stout hearted few, but for Larsen, it's a dream come true. Elaine Larsen grew up in Middleton, Mich., the youngest of six children. In a perfect storybook romance, Elaine met her husband, Chris, when they were both in high school, and married. Twenty-two years later, that marriage is stronger than ever, and their 12-year-old son, Andrew, or "Sparkplug' as he's affectionately known, is now part of the crew of mom's racecar.
3:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Employees at Norwalk Custom Order Furniture (NCOF) overwhelmingly voted down union representation from United Steelworkers union, Local 48U (USWA). "I am grateful our employees have finally had a chance to have their voices heard and that they are willing to give us a chance to make something new here,' said Dan White, president of the new company.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A 15-year-old Norwalk girl admitted Monday to being the look-out for a Feb. 4 planned burglary near her Carriage Court home. The girl admitted to an amended charge of attempted complicity to burglary through Huron County Juvenile Court. A disposition hearing is still pending. Court administrator Chris Mushett said the girl was released to her mother on electronically-monitored house arrest after Monday's hearing. Information from a tipster led to the Norwalk Police Department special response team (SRT) vacating the targeted victims from their home. Chief Kevin Cashen has said the SRT members were there "a little more than three hours" before arresting Robert E. Davis, 21, his girlfriend Taylor S. Wadsworth, 18, and an 18-year-old Collins man who isn't being named because hasn't been charged yet.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Area post offices are not offering extended hours Wednesday for people to postmark their income taxes for April 15. What follows is a list of those offices, their hours and the deadline for an April 15 postmark: Bellevue: Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a deadline of 5 p.m. Berlin Heights: Hours 8:30 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4:30 p.m., with a deadline of 4:30 p.m. Collins: Hours 7:30 to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., with a deadline of 4:15.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Its that time of the year again Tool Time. For the fifth year in a row, more than 70 companies have donated about $5,000 worth of tools that will passed out from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the St. Paul Convocation Center to lucky winners. The three top prizes will be given away at 2, 3 and 4 p.m., with smaller tool packages given away every 15 minutes.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Collins man was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail for contributing to the unruliness of a 15-year-old Norwalk Township boy. Charles J. Martin, 18, of 3693 Hartland Center Road, is allowed to serve his jail term on the weekends as long as he participates in an educational program, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Dina Shenker said. "He picked up a juvenile in a vehicle and smoked marijuana in the vehicle," Shenker said about the Nov. 30 incident in a Westwind Drive business parking lot. Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell also ordered Martin to undergo substance abuse counseling, obtain employment and his GED. He also was fined $100 and ordered to have no association with the boy or anyone under the age of 18 as part of his two years of probation.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Employees at Norwalk Custom Order Furniture (NCOF) overwhelmingly voted down union representation from United Steelworkers union, Local 48U (USWA). "I am grateful our employees have finally had a chance to have their voices heard and that they are willing to give us a chance to make something new here," said Dan White, president of the new company. "We are glad that this matter is now put to rest so that we can continue to move forward as an organization," said Tom Bleile, spokesman for the local investors that started up the company after the original Norwalk Furniture failed.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Galion man must post a $10,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail in connection with running from a state trooper while intoxicated Friday. Trooper Thomas Halko said in his report he saw Erik A. Schumacher, 20, driving a vehicle that "appeared to be weaving in its lane" while heading north on Ohio 61. The incident started about 1:15 a.m. in New Haven Township. As the vehicle passed, Halko reported hearing a loud exhaust and noticed the rear license plate light was out. As the trooper exited his cruiser, Halko said he saw Schumacher move to the passenger seat and flee from his vehicle into a nearby field. Halko said the suspect didn't follow his order to stop, but eventually fell in a yard and stayed still until he was apprehended. The trooper reported noticing a strong odor of alcohol on Schumacher, who told Halko he'd had 10 beers.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Feb. 28, 2008 warehouse fire on 49 Benedict Ave. ranks as the top fire loss for the Norwalk Fire Department for last year. The blaze behind H&R Block, 51 Benedict Ave., caused an estimated $220,000 worth of damage and started at a radial arm saw.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Summit Motorsports Park is gearing up for a big season starting next weekend and Norwalk Reflector readers will find free coupons for the event in the paper on Monday and Thursday. President Bill Bader Jr. said April 18 will usher in the biggest season the park has ever anticipated. But weather is always a factor in April in Ohio.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland says his proposed budget includes measures to create jobs. State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk), however, says those measures won't help his constituents in Huron County, where the unemployment rate is a state-leading 18 percent. Boose calls the Democratic governor's proposed budget "borderline-ridiculous" and challenges Strickland to talk with local residents about jobs.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The state Highway Patrol seized more than 124 pounds of marijuana after stopping a man who was speeding Sunday on the Ohio Turnpike.