11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
There's nothing quite like an outdoor concert experience. Whether it's Blossom Music Center, Riverbend Music Center, The Plain Dealer Pavilion or the DTE Energy Music Theatre, I love concerts outside.
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A Monroeville High School student was sent home for a dress-code violation, and the result was an angry parent threatening the principal. After his child was sent home from school for having blue hair, Richard Saville called Monroeville High School Principal David Stubblebine and left a message saying that he needed to call him. Otherwise, he said, as soon as he was back in town he would inflict bodily harm on Stubblebine. A short time later, Saville called and left another message demanding again to be called or "you're not going to like the outcome!" "I'm going to beat his ***. I'm fully prepared to take what consequences I have to ... I will stand for what is right!"
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk is floating the idea of a TIF - tax increment financing - agreement for development at Norwalk Commons, but local businesses are raising questions about tax breaks for real estate developers. Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch and David Conwill, developer of Norwalk Commons, said a TIF would benefit the entire community by spurring development on the 92-acre property.
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
U.S. 250 was the location of traffic accidents involving tractor-trailers north and south of Norwalk this afternoon. A tanker hauling dry cement mix collided with a Jeep at the intersection of U.S. 250 and Mason Road in Avery about 1 p.m. State Patrol troopers, firefighters and EMS personnel were called to the scene, and the road was closed. A LifeFlight helicopter landed at the nearby Comfort Inn motel and then took the driver of the truck to a medical facility in Toledo.
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Former attorney Thomas L. Root, of Norwalk, was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for federal convictions for conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion. After a four-day trial in April, a federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania convicted the defendant. On Friday, Root was ordered to pay about $25,000 in restitution and $200 assessment fee.
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
JUNE 18, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 36 years ago:
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JUNE 19, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 36 years ago:
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Many local organizations are taking part in an art exhibit to foster arts in the community. "People should come to be inspired by the creativity of our residents," said Dawn Freeman, art therapist and founder of the W.E.L.L. (Wellness, Expression, Learning and Laughter) Community Art Therapy programs. "Arts are important, and they are slipping away. Art is integral to us being creative humans beings and it's not being held in high priority."
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - Diagonal streaks of light produce shadows on-stage during Ensemble Theatre's moving production of "The Carpetbagger's Children,' which plays through June 29 in Cleveland. The shadows are fitting symbols: a number of characters in Horton Foote's memory play never appear on-stage, but we sense their presence and events from the past vividly come to life.
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGH All 'A' Honor Roll
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - Pam Napier, director of nursing at Mercy Hospital, Willard, was the featured speaker at the graduation ceremony of the EHOVE School of Practical Nursing. Commencement for the 71 students from the part-time and full-time classes was held on Tuesday at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School. This was the 17th full-time, ninth part-time evening class and fifth part-time day class of the EHOVE School of Practical Nursing to complete the course, which successfully meets the standards as set by the Ohio Board of Nursing and the EHOVE board of education.
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Police n Investigated a theft of narcotics after a woman, 67, was released from the Huron County Jail Wednesday and found a prescription for Vicodin had been picked up without her knowledge.
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Thank You Mr. President. Like most people in our community, we live paycheck to paycheck. We had much needed repairs on both of our vehicles. When we received our stimulus check, we were able to go to Tom's Auto Repair and Tire Warehouse. We got four tires and a front-end alignment on our van. We bought two tires, a front-end alignment and brakes for our car. We feel safer driving now and we are thankful that we were able to stimulate the economy in local Norwalk businesses!
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
I have always considered myself a patriotic American. I have taken pride in our nation. It is not perfect, but it has been a refuge and a model for people throughout the world for two centuries. The Bush/Cheney presidency has changed our nation. It has negated the promise of our founding documents. Impeachment is a radical solution, but it is the only solution to the radical positions they have adopted. They must be held accountable and demand others be held accountable.
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Senator John McCain, if elected president, means continuing the United States going in the same wrong direction as the Bush Administration in the last seven years. It means cuts in corporate taxes and Bush tax cuts for wealthier Americans, raising the total cost of the McCain tax plans to more than 300 billion dollars each year. John McCain is running to serve out a third term for President Bush. McCain assails Senator Obama for tax increases and excessive spending. That is an unfounded criticism of Obama. The McCain plan to continue the endless war in Iraq, at the rate of a cost of more than ten billion dollars each month in the foreseeable future, is a waste of money. It is wasting money that we must borrow - by selling U.S. Bonds - to China and other private and public lenders.
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Where in the world can you find 12 people who leave their jobs for approximately two weeks in order to listen to two attorneys, at least six doctors, and a host of local citizens give bits and pieces of evidence surrounding the death of a 10-month-old child which occurred more than a year ago? This is what is happening in the Huron County Courthouse, this week and next week.
11:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Global warming is a subject not many people in the world today are worried about. What most people aren't aware of is that the atmosphere around the Earth is changing. It's being destroyed from our pollution. It saddens me that no one is doing anything to stop this problem. I'm not afraid to admit that I'm scared of the Earth dieing out and the entire world's population going with it. I want to live my full life and I want generations upon generations of my family to come to live theirs as well. People need to be more aware of the fact that there IS something they can do. They can try walking to places that aren't far away. Or car pooling or taking buses. They can try recycling or reusing containers such as water bottles. Many of our young people today could be living on a dead earth or not living at all by the time they're older. I think that this is an issue the government and people of the world need to start worrying about more. It DOES matter and it IS a problem. Amanda Taylor, 13
11:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mercifully, I was en route by car with the radio off (if you have children you understand the occasional desire for peace and quiet when you can get it) to West Virginia Friday afternoon when news broke of Tim Russert's sudden and premature death. My father-in-law told me about it when we arrived at his home about 9 p.m. Anxious, however, to catch what had happened that day in the U.S. Open, I paid Russert's death little immediate mind, searching wildly instead for the location of the Golf Channel on their satellite TV system. It was 605, by the way, and I found it only by clicking channels one at a time from about 240. I used the term "mercifully" to begin this piece because those few hours in the car Friday were about the only time since when I've been awake that I haven't been pounded by coverage of the Russert family tragedy on television, radio, online and in print. Don't get me wrong, I did not dislike Tim Russert, nor despite protestations of my wife to the contrary, am I totally without empathy for the feelings and grief of others.
11:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON The 117th annual New London High School Alumni Celebration could have been subtitled "Chuckie Thomas Night." Held Saturday in the school cafetorium, the event drew 310 former students, teachers and friends of the school for a dinner prepared by Berardi's and a tribute to Thomas, a member of the 65-year class of 1943. Thomas is a Boston resident who was raised in the village, along with his seven older brothers and sisters, all of whom are now deceased. He and the many members of his family are well known around the community for their contributions to the area.
11:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
County commissioners might be facing some tough decisions next month with news from Huron County Auditor Roland Tkach sales tax income is down more than $96,000 so far this year. County officials said part of the money crunch could be solved if residents simply bring their license renewals and requests into local offices at the Shady Lane complex instead of renewing by mail. The county gets a subsidy from all renewals paid at the Shady Lane and Willard offices.
11:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD The annual city auction will take place in the garage portion of the old city hall at 10 a.m. Saturday. The auction will feature mostly bicycles and two former city vehicles. The annual Festival in the Park will take place July 2 through 5. The event will feature local and regional bands, comedy entertainment, a petting zoo, rides, games and all types of food. The city will combine its usual Independence Day fireworks display with the typical Festival fireworks show. The annual Festival in the Park parade will take place at 3 p.m.