10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
Usually when you hear the words "risk taking" and "teens" in the same sentence, you think of boys. However, Huron County girls ages 12 to 18 may be out-misbehaving the boys, according to the results of the 2007 Huron County Health Assessment Report.
10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
Storage deadline April 14 Boats, trailer/campers, cars etc. that are stored in the buildings at the Huron County Fairgrounds for winter storage need to be out of storage by April 14. Additional storage fees may be added after April 15. Call Don Moyer at (4190 668-0171 or (419) 541-0774.
10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two men attempting to steal computers led authorities on a high-speed chase before getting away. The suspects remain at large.
10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - Answer: He won the Quickie Quiz on WLKR radio Friday for the 300th time in his career. Question: Who is Jack Pfanner?
10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
April 4, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 36 years ago:
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NEW LONDON - In a special session Wednesday, the New London board of education appointed Middle School Principal Dennis Gable interim high school principal to replace Mary Lou Harris, who resigned effective March 31. Gable will serve in both positions for 60 days and will be assisted by Geoff Geist, who will temporarily leave his teaching post to become dean of students for 50 days.
10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - The Western Reserve board of education met Wednesday with Ohio School Boards Association consultant Cheryl Ryan, who explained how the association could help the board choose a new superintendent. Ryan said the process, which would probably take around three months, would start with developing a leadership profile and end with the selection. The cost to the district would be $6,400, plus the price of a brochure and other expenses.
10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two Monroeville High seniors are raising money for Abigail Pregnancy Center by hosting a dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday for Monroeville and St. Paul students. "We usually meet on the football field or the basketball court, but now we'll meet on the dance floor,' Bethany Bercheck said. She and Natalie Beck decided to host the Spring Fling Benefit Dance as their senior project.
10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
MANSFIELD - Conviction of sexual imposition could leave Madison Local Schools Superintendent Dave Williamson without a job, according to the Ohio Department of Education. The board of education placed Williamson on paid administrative leave Wednesday night after he was charged with the two counts of sexual imposition, third-degree misdemeanors. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Mansfield Municipal Court at 10 a.m. April 17.
10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
The challenge - build a bridge of paper and paper clips spanning 3 feet and at least 1 foot high at some point. The problem - paper costs $1,000 per sheet, columns an additional $2,000 each plus the cost of paper to construct them and paper clips cost $100 each after the first 12.
10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Zachary D. Moomey, 22, of 66571 U.S. 20, Lot 63, Wakeman, was charged with failure to control and a hit-skip violation Saturday after his pickup truck overturned while heading south on Ohio 60. The truck stopped off the right side in a field. He reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.
10:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
America Asked For A Change: A little over a year ago:
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Q. My son gets average grades, but I know he could do better. Some parents pay their children for good grades. Is this a good idea? A. Yesterday, grade cards were issued to all students in the Norwalk City Schools. As parents, we all want our children to do well and we are constantly looking for ways to motivate our children. Often times, parents feel that they should pay their children for achieving good grades. Periodically, some schools do experiment by offering a financial incentive to boost motivation. As recently as this year, two schools in Georgia are participating in the "Learn & Earn" initiative which pays students an hourly wage for taking math and science classes. This initiative was the brainstorm of former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich. This latest experiment notwithstanding, most experts believe that paying for good grades is a bad idea.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Last week I made several casual references to "old' Huron County and its establishment. Thinking it over, I realized that some of my readers might not be familiar with the whole story of our county's background. Of course, I did tell this same story in my very first column 36 years ago this week, but maybe some of my readers missed it then! Connecticut citizens who lost private property during British raids in the American Revolution were given 500,000 acres of land as compensation at the western end of Connecticut's Western Reserve of land in northern Ohio. This action took more than 10 years from the end of the Revolution, as the legislature argued that it had no funds for compensation, and finally settled on giving land at a certain value per acre.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Christine Anderson is ready to put on her gloves and battle dust mites and bed bugs as part of her new business Crispy Cleaning Service. Anderson, of Milan, is a member of the National Partnership for Women and Families and the Key4Women Club. "Its hard to trust someone in your home or business and feel safe about your personal property, but that's what I am all about," she said. "If you want honesty and a job well-done, Crispy Cleaning is for you."
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual egg hunt Saturday at McGuan Park. It has been postponed twice because of the weather. Here is the schedule: 1 p.m. Children ages 1 and 2. 1:15 p.m. Children ages 3-5.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - A Clyde woman admitted to altering an insurance card her husband used when he paid for a ticket on driving with expired license plates. Laura Crockett-Rust's husband came to the Milan Mayor's Court to pay for the ticket about noon Wednesday. A clerk noticed the font on the dates were different than the rest of the card, Milan Police Chief Jim Ward said. The employee called the insurance company and discovered the dates on the card were different than the ones listed with the company.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A Willard woman is accused of misappropriating the funds from the Monroeville Parent Council. Tamera A. Kamann, 39, of 3120 Fern Road, is charged with two felony counts of forgery and one theft charge. Norwalk Municipal Court records indicate police filed the charges March 31 in connection with incidents on June 28, Sept. 2 and 5.
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Huron County community leaders are taking the concept of "paying it forward" to the streets. The Building Assets Initiative is based on the philosophy that everybody in the community is responsible for making a positive difference in the future of youth's lives. Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch said her challenge to the Maple City is for the community to step up to the plate. She noted it's not just parents who can have a huge impact on young people. "Let's make a commitment to those ideals," Lesch said. <p><em>Read the rest of this story in <a href="http://activepaper.olivesoftware.com/Default/Skins/Norwalk/Client.asp?Skin=Norwalk&amp;Daily=NRWK&amp;AppName=1">Today's Reflector</a>...</em></p>
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD Area residents are invited to attend an event designed to raise awareness about the Ohio Achievement Test and issues facing middle school students. Community Awareness Night will kick off at 6 p.m. Thursday with a program called "Are You Smarter than a Middle School Student?" It is based on the television show "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" and designed to help prepare Willard Middle School students for the upcoming test. A team of adults will compete against a group of previously selected students. The questions used for the program will be questions from the Ohio Achievement Test, which the students will take at the end of the month. Students will take tests in various subjects, depending on their current grade level. Fifth-graders will be tested in reading, math, science and social studies; sixth-graders will take reading and math tests; seventh-graders will take a math and writing test, while eighth-graders will be tested in reading, math, science and social studies.
10:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS In February and April of 2007, Erie MetroParks successfully used explosives to create vernal pools at Edison Woods Preserve, located off Ohio 61 in Berlin Township, as part of an ongoing effort to restore wetlands at the site. A vernal pool is a contained depression lacking a permanent above ground outlet basically a low area where water collects that is not connected to a creek or river. Also known as ephermeral pools, autumnal pools or temporary woodland ponds, vernal pools are unique wildlife habitats.