10:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
MADISON TOWNSHIP - Gary Graham became acting superintendent of the Madison Local Schools on Wednesday. The Madison Board of Education approved hiring Graham, a consultant for the Mid Ohio Educational Service Center. Graham replaces interim superintendent Al Pease, the high school principal.
10:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
With April 15 the dreaded tax deadline looming less than a week away, it isn't too late to get help. Kim Montana, of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, said she is seeing a steady stream of customers.
10:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Several residents have asked the Norwalk school board to consider making bowling a varsity or junior varsity sport. Julie Cowin, of Peru Olena Road, said bowling is a non-contact sport that offers students the chance to participate in an activity without size, strength or gender limitations. She also mentioned that it gives students the prestige and importance of earning a varsity letter.
10:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Governor Ted Strickland will be making his second visit to Norwalk since his election to meet with residents and raise funds for the Huron County Democratic Party. Mayor Sue Lesch said the governor's commitment to travel to communities and meet with local people is a huge asset for the community.
10:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
April 8, 1905 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 103 years ago:
10:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jacob Caprara didn't win the Ohio State round of the National Geographic Bee this weekend. But, it was hardly the last time you'll see the Norwalk Catholic School eighth-grader participating in an academic competition. Caprara, an A-student whose best subject is math, said he "definitely" plans to compete in academic challenge competitions while in high school. This year marked the 13-year-old's first and only stint in the 20th National Geographic Bee. He beat out nine other fourth- through eighth-graders at NCS for the right to advance to the state level. He missed one question in a preliminary round, which disqualified him from advancing to the top 10. The contest began with 100 students, who were split into five groups of 20. The 10 highest scoring students advanced to the top 10.
10:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Kent T. Miller, 42, of Clyde, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance and driving under the influence Saturday after he hit the rear of the stopped vehicle driven by Vincent T. Kidd, 18, of 8241 Ohio 269, Bellevue, at the intersection of Ohio 269 and County Road 34. Miller, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from his motorcycle and onto Kidd's car. North Central EMS transported both drivers to The Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries.
10:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
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10:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
America asked for a change. A little more than a year ago:
10:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN TOWNSHIP - The state Highway Patrol is currently investigating an injury crash that occurred Friday evening on Ohio 13, south of Mason Road in Erie County. Vanessa Beimler, 48, of Huron was driving a 1994 Mazda pickup southbound when she attempted to make a left turn into a driveway and collided with an oncoming 2000 Mercury Cougar driven by James Green, 27, of Huron.
10:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
The driver in a multi-county high-speed pursuit remains at large, but his passenger is in custody at the Huron County Jail. North Ridgeville police officers found the 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck at a hotel and arrested Anthony Vasquez, 20, of East Elmhurst, N.Y., about 10:30 p.m. Friday. He was turned over to Norwalk police on an attempted theft charge.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - The North Fairfield spring trash pick-up will be Saturday. Residents are asked to have their trash at the curb by 5:30 a.m. The following items are excluded liquids, tires, batteries, hazardous materials and chemicals.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
In 2007, the city of Norwalk held its first household hazardous waste collection. By every measure it was a great success. A total of 726 vehicles came through the line with various hazardous materials for disposal. Hazardous waste consists of all those items that the sanitation department can't take in its regular pickup, items such as paint, pesticides, fertilizer, propane, florescent bulbs, and motor oil. The largest substance was bulk paint, with 49,567 pounds of paint collected. A total of 66,850 pounds of waste was collected, with 98.3% of that total being recycled. Only 206 pounds of the waste ended up in a landfill. "I think the people of Norwalk did themselves proud," Safety Service Director Dale Sheppard said. "From the numbers, I can see that our residents take recycling very seriously. Most of the material collected could have been disposed of improperly, but it wasn't. Our residents held on to the paint, thinners, gasoline and oil until a proper disposal method was provided and then they utilized the program."
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk High School Principal Robert Duncan is resigning, effective July 31. But he won't be leaving the district. The Norwalk school board voted Tuesday to hire him as the director of student services for three years starting Aug. 1. The move is coming with about an $8,000 paycut: Duncan is making $96,627 as principal and will make $88,579 in his new position.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
More than 100 pieces of art were featured Saturday and Sunday at the 33rd annual Firelands Area Art League fine arts show, sale and festival. The event was held at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
"Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium' is a movie most families should enjoy. That's the conclusion my family reached after watching it last weekend. I had heard of the movie, but didn't know much about it, other than Dustin Hoffman played the lead role and it had something to do with toys.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Retail gas prices will peak near $3.60 a gallon in June, but prices at such lofty levels will make many Americans think twice about hitting the road this summer, the Energy Department said today. High prices and a weak economy are expected to cut demand for gasoline by about 0.4 percent during the peak summer driving season, the department's Energy Information Administration said in a monthly report on petroleum supplies and demand. Overall consumption of petroleum products will drop by 90,000 barrels a day this year. Previously, the EIA had projected petroleum consumption would rise by 40,000 barrels a day.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
April 7, 1905 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 103 years ago:
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com She wasn't the star, but Norwalk native Christy Harst did get her own trailer when she played the role of a waitress in "Smart People," a movie to be released nationwide April 11. The film, starring Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church and Ellen Page, casts Quaid in the role of a pompous college English professor children became emotionally distant with his children after the death of his wife. His brother, Church, wants him to loosen up. Parker plays Quaid's love interest. "It was so much fun," Harst, 31, said, even though she was only on the set for one day. "I had my own trailer with a star on it and the word 'waitress.' People kept coming in trying to do stuff for me."
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tom Carabin was sad when he heard Norwalk's Shoestring Players was disbanding; it would mean someone was going to miss out on a valuable learning experience. As a member during the 50s and 60s, Carabin not only honed his acting skills; he learned how to better work with people, present himself in front of others and communicate. Those learning opportunities, not to mention all the fun, are back and here to stay, members hope.