8:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Natural-gas prices have continued to be one silver lining in the recession, if you can call it that. Prices that were low last year remained low through the winter with a slight blip up in January in the wholesale segment.
8:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Venice Schmidt has her dog, a boxer-labrador mix, for security reasons. She considers Jethro to be friendly and playful. "The dog warden came up to him and he was all over him so beautiful," Schmidt said. The dog bit a 7-year-old neighbor on the back of her leg about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday. While Norwalk Police Officer Melissa McNally said in her report the injury left a "golf ball-sized bite," Schmidt said "it looked like a nip" when she saw the injury in a photograph.
8:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
When Ben Meleca heard the state was offering rebates for new energy-efficient appliances, he decided it was time to replace a leaky 22-year-old dishwasher. The Northwest Side resident and his wife, Jeanne, didn't stop there.
8:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Ohio men pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in federal court for their roles in a massive mortgage scam. U.S. Prosecutors say that Nicholas Myles, 39, of Mayfield Village, and David Pirichy, 39, of Burton, are two of many people who helped a Beachwood man obtain fraudulent loans in a multimillion-dollar mortgage scam.
8:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
First there was the Ogan Road bridge in Wakeman Township, North Street in Plymouth, then Gibbs Road bridge in Norwalk Township. Now, Huron County Engineer, Joe Kovach, announces yet another of Huron County's more than 400 bridges is scheduled to be replaced. The project begins Monday in Bronson Township. South of Norwalk, the site is located on Peru Olena Road, west of U.S. 250, and east of Edwards Road. Peru Olena Road is one of the county's busier east-west roadways as it connects much traveled U.S. 250 with Old State and New State roads and the project has taken months to design and coordinate.
8:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Firelands Rails to Trails just sent me their newsletter. It is always so well done and full of fun facts and pictures that I read it thoroughly. And it reminded me of a column I wrote four years ago this month. In those four years, several miles have been added to the trail; it now extends more than halfway to Bellevue. But the essential message of this column get out and enjoy! is worth repeating. Thirty years ago, I saw a unique invention which would allow a person to ride a bicycle on a railroad rail.
8:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of six stories highlighting Earth Week. Tusing Builders, Ltd. has grown into a multi-level construction firm since 1998. Tusing is a design-build, commercial contractor that has formed a reputation for outstanding quality. As it continues to grow, Tusing has branched off and formed a roofing division. Tusing Roofing Services is a full-service company focusing on the commercial, industrial and institutional markets, but certainly open to the various residential applications, utilizing heat-welded, single-ply roofing systems in flat and low-slope applications.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
LONDON (MCT) - To the thousands of glum and despairing passengers marooned across Europe on Friday by an unforeseen act of God, it may have seemed like a page from "Paradise Lost.' "Me miserable!' John Milton wrote 350 years ago. "Which way I fly is hell.'
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Bellevue man who helped brutally assault a mentally disabled man was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday. Andrew R. Ohler, 26, of 349 N. Buckeye St., also was ordered to pay about $1,938 in restitution to the victim and various doctors and medical facilities. His co-defendant, Joseph M. Hebert, 20, of 120 Orchard St., Bellevue, received the identical sentence Feb. 5.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A proposed plea deal in the Gardner's SuperValu dog-napping incident fell through. That means Bonna J. Heyman, 52, of 12 W. Elm St., could be going to trial on a misdemeanor theft charge June 9 in Norwalk Municipal Court. On March 20, Heyman and her 16-year-old grandson are accused of stealing a small chihuahua/daschund dog from the front of the grocery store at 117 Whittlesey Ave. Nothing in Norwalk Police Sgt. Dave Smith's report indicates any reason why Heyman wanted to steal the dog.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Pool, poker and pop will be plentiful in this village with the opening of Kennedy's Players Club. The club is located in the building that previously housed the village grocery store. "We've actually had our eyes on Wakeman for a while,' co-owner Stan Moon said.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
jcenters@norwalkreflector.com Lee Fisher said it's time that Ohio's voice is heard in Washington D.C. Fisher, the current lieutenant governor for Ted Strickland, is running for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by the retiring George Voinovich (R-Cleveland). "I am very focused every day to saving and producing jobs," Fisher said Friday in a telephone interview. "One of the most inspiring experiences I had working as the director the Ohio Department of Development from January 2007 until Feb. 2009 was working with Norwalk Furniture.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk High School choir members served as more than just entertainers at the 2010 Lincoln Reagan county Republican Dinner Thursday. U.S. Senate candidate Rob Portman alluded to them as a symbol of the future of the need to move for change in government now so that their generation will reap the benefits. "It's about the future," Portman said. "If we don't make some changes we're not going to have those opportunities (that we enjoyed) for those young people who were up here singing tonight."
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - It appears the village of Milan has had its fill of stray cats. The village, in conjunction with the Humane Society, has developed a program where over the course of several years, the cats should be gone.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Rumors about a gun being brought to Willard High School, parents taking their children out of school and a lock-down being ordered circulated in Huron County on Friday. Officials, however, denied those rumors, which came four days before the 11th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Jamestown duo of Dave and Jill James performed in concert Friday night at the Norwalk Main Street Theatre to celebrate the release of their new CD. The concert featured an appearance by special guest Chris Castle.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Barack Obama isn't even halfway through his term as the nation's 44th president, but the latest Gallup poll shows that registered voters are about evenly divided over whether he deserves another. According to Gallup in the poll released Friday, 46 percent of those surveyed said Obama deserves a second term while 50 percent said he does not. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points, making the results too close to call.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bank of America Corp. on Friday posted a first-quarter profit of $2.83 billion for common shareholders, returning the nation's biggest bank to the black after losing money for three of the last five quarters. The profits just barely topped results from the like period a year ago, when the bank earned $2.81 billion. But they blew away analyst expectations, which were around $930 million.
8:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
A tenured Ohio University professor has quit - just months after the school started the unusual process of stripping him of his job because of accusations that he had a string of inappropriate relationships with students and a subordinate. C. Aaron Kelley, the former dean of OU's College of Business, will retire at the end of June.
8:39 AM Jul 26, 2010
When I'm doing my research I have to remind myself every so often how different life was a century or more ago. That is, there wasn't the sophisticated transportation system which we enjoy now. Many people living in a town had no private transportation. Instead, they walked where they went, or hired a rig from a livery stable for a trip into the country. Many other towns could be reached by train or interurban car, but that often meant studying schedules in order to make connections. When the church building at Benedict and Hickory in Norwalk was built in 1911, the site was picked because the north side of town was well-churched, but there was no house of organized religion south of the creek. It was felt that people on the south side would attend this new church, as it was closer to them. Whether this theory ever proved out I don't know, but I do know that the 1911 construction was an ambitious project.
8:38 AM Jul 26, 2010
One of the lawyers representing Green resident Matthew K. Warmus says his client acted in self-defense in the shooting death of a parking lot attendant Friday night in Cleveland.