8:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
OTTAWA (MCT) - With state financial assistance approved Monday, Whirlpool Corp. said it will proceed with a $4.4 million project to expand a formerly closed and bankrupt freezer manufacturing plant in this Putnam County village, potentially creating nearly 200 more jobs. Whirlpool purchased the 500,000-square-foot factory in December, shortly after it was closed by W.C. Wood Corp. Inc. of Guelph, Ont., which went into receivership.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was a beautiful early Sunday morning. The sun was out and it was a nice break between weekend rains. I took a drive on Milan Avenue, looking at all of the sidewalk work going on. It won't be long before you can walk or ride your bike on a sidewalk from Fisher-Titus Medical Center to Bob Evans Restaurant.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
By AARON KRAUSE Reflector Staff Writer akrause@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE Students in the local school district will have a new bus to ride on thanks to board action taken Monday night.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - As thousands of activists rallied on the National Mall Sunday for federal legislation to curb global warming, Obama administration officials and leading senators worked behind the scenes to rescue a climate bill that appeared close to flat-lining over the weekend. By day's end, supporters said its prospects were brightening slightly, with the Republican co-author of the legislation, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, again discussing it with Sens. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk's Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) facility continues to remain active. But for how long, no one is certain.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
With just three weeks remaining to bring misdemeanor charges against former Attorney General Marc Dann, prosecutors have charged his estranged wife with improperly using her influence to secure a grant for the university where she teaches journalism. Alyssa Lenhoff, 47, who filed for divorce from Dann last week, is expected to plead guilty Monday to a single misdemeanor charge of having an unlawful interest in a public contract.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
About 10 concerned citizens showed up Saturday morning at Sheri's Coffee House for the community forum put together by Norwalk Councilman Harry Brady. The get-together was originally called so residents could talk about the spring trash pickup, but that issue was only mentioned briefly at the close of the 2-hour meeting. Those in attendance seemed more concerned with the impending closure of U.S. 250 between Milan and Norwalk, uptown parking and the need for a traffic light at U.S. 250 and Stower Lane.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - America wasn't too interested in what Hollywood had to offer this weekend. With two new releases failing to catch fire, movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada racked up the lowest total ticket sales of any weekend so far this year.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
The judge didn't wear his robe today, and no one addressed him as your honor. Instead, Union County Common Pleas Judge Don Fraser sat in the back of his own courtroom, wearing a suit. And the shackled and handcuffed defendant turned and called him dad.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Eli Beachy, the Firelands Historical Society museum's curator, has vanished, society president Pat Mak said. Society secretary Mary Carabin found the museum's keys in the office on March 25, but no note or phone message.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
DALLAS (MCT) - On a rainy winter day shortly after Christmas three years ago, Kate Hanni sat on an American Airlines Inc. jet diverted to Austin. And sat. And sat. The airplane remained parked near the airport gates for hours, but no one could get off. As the hours passed, her impatience grew into anger and outrage - and eventually into a consumer movement. On Thursday, the results of that massive schedule disruption on Dec. 29, 2006, will go into effect.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mother Nature 1, Bill Bader 0. After what has been a near-perfect spring, bad weather took center stage this past weekend and in the process wiped out the Season Opener at Summit Motorsports Park, sponsored in part by the Norwalk Reflector. The race has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. The Reflector will run free coupons in Thursday's paper.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
MEXICO CITY (MCT) - Spanish matador Jose Tomas, one of the world's most famous and dramatic bullfighters, was severely gored by a half-ton bull in a Mexican arena and is in critical condition, doctors said Sunday. Tomas is expected to survive after undergoing more than three hours of emergency surgery overnight following his injury Saturday afternoon.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Alan Rich, a longtime classical music critic for a variety of newspapers and magazines who wrote with such unabashed gusto that he helped create a major new music scene in Los Angeles, has died. He was 85. Rich died Friday afternoon of natural causes in his sleep at his home in West Los Angeles, said longtime friend Vanessa Butler.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Details are beginning to surface about the upcoming U.S. 250 bridge replacement project between Milan and Norwalk. The bridge to be replaced is just south of the Erie County line over Rattlesnake Creek.
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Today marks the beginning of the seventh annual Norwalk Area Business Appreciation Week which runs through May 3. The event has traditionally been a week-long visitation program, but this year has added a sixth day to meet capacity. The 2010 program will meet with over 110 businesses in just a week's time, the largest number ever.
8:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Diamonds are a traveler's best friend when they're searching for impeccable lodging with impressive opulent decor and excellent service. The Georgian Manor Inn, located at 123 West Main Street, Norwalk, has earned the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for the 10th consecutive year. The Four Diamond Award signifies Georgian Manor Inn has a variety of luxury facilities and premium services. The guest rooms are well-designed and well-decorated, with superior furnishings and personal amenities. The retreat also has an impressive array of guest services well executed by experienced, professional personnel. "We are proud to add the 10th AAA Four Diamond award to our collection," owner Gene Denney said. "Our wonderful hospitality in an elegant, yet warm and comfortable environment is the key to the Inn's success."
8:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO The self-proclaimed "Hottest Littlest Band in the World" will be the headline entertainment to open the third annual Columbia Gas Smoke on the Water Ribs for the Red Cross. Mini KISS, a tribute band of little people created in 1996, will play July 30 for Smoke on the Water Ribs, which takes place from July 30 though Aug. 1 at Promenade Park in downtown Toledo. Admission is $5, with children 12 and under free. "Our entertainment committee has done a tremendous job in securing Mini KISS to perform in Toledo. We know the legions of the 'Kiss Army' will be out in full force enjoying the music, enjoying ribs and supporting our local chapter of the American Red Cross," Smoke on the Water committee chairman Chris Kozak said. Performing in full KISS makeup and costumes, Mini KISS was featured during the Super Bowl in a Dr. Pepper television ad and has performed all over the world earning a cult following.
8:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
"It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to sit in the front row and watch it happen." That was how Bellevue Senior High School student Cody Rine summed up observing the Ohio Supreme Court hear a case Wednesday morning in Huron County Common Pleas Court. The education-based program, which the court has done since 1987, involved 470 to 500 high-school students from Norwalk, Monroeville, St. Paul, Willard, Bellevue and EHOVE Career Center.
8:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bacterial meningitis is serious and can be life threatening, but can be prevented with safe and effective vaccines, said an infectious disease expert from Baylor College of Medicine. "We have a vaccine against all three types of bacterial meningitis," said Dr. Carol Baker, professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology at BCM. "Since the vaccines for infants have been introduced, the number of meningitis cases has reduced by 99 percent."
8:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (MCT) - Today is the Fourth of July of weed. At places such as Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Porter Meadow at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Redwood Park in Arcata, Calif., thousands will light up in celebratory smoke-ins.