12:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD A "Biker Weekend" is set for April 8 and 9 in Willard. Guest speaker will be "Little Wolfe," a 1%er and chaplain of an Outlaw MC. He will appear at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Willard Church of God, 4551 Willard West Road. There will be food and refreshments as Little Wolfe shares his story and takes questions. The BCC Biker Sunday will be held Nov. 9.
12:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND The 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars is tumbling, balancing and flipping into Quicken Loans Arena for one thrill-filled night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. America's sweethearts from the U.S. Women's team include Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Alicia Sacramone and Chellsie Memmel. The top athletes from the U.S. Men's Team include Joe Hagerty, Jonathan Horton, Justin Spring, Alexander Artemev and Kevin Tan. Also appearing will be two former Olympians: Gold Medalist Shannon Miller and Ohio State alumni Blaine Wilson. The 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars will offer fans a unique opportunity to see some of their favorite gymnasts perform live in an extraordinary sports and music extravaganza. The tour is sanctioned by USA Gymnastics, the national governing body of gymnastics. In addition to medal-worthy athletic routines, the show will feature songs from the Walt Disney Records' Disney Girlz Rock 2 CD and live performances from teen sensations Jordan Pruitt and KSM. Pruitt's new album, Permission to Fly, features the single "One Love" and is currently available exclusively at Limited Too stores. KSM recorded the show's theme song, "Hero in You," a new pop/rock anthem written and produced by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil of "High School Musical" fame. KSM's debut album is set for release in 2009.
12:52 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The school district may not have 76 trombones or 110 cornets close at hand. But, thanks to donations from the community, band director David Luddington has a larger supply of instruments than at the beginning of the year.
12:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
East Canton St. Paul's first-round Division VI, Region 21 opponent Friday at Whitney Field, has come a long ways since losing its opening game, 41-7, to Richmond Heights. In the end, the season boiled down to Friday's game against Mogadore and Steve Miller's team stepped to the plate big-time in beating state-ranked Wildcats 20-14.
12:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - A drug investigation that started in May 2007 resulted in the Richland County indictments of three Willard and three Plymouth residents. The Plymouth Police Department assisted the Major Crimes Unit of the Richland County Sheriff's Office by providing information and surveillance. Sheriff's Capt. Eric Bosko said Plymouth police also "participated in (the) undercover drug buys," which happened in northern Richland County, "within Plymouth proper" and near the Huron County line.
12:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Charlie Engle must be a superman.
12:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
I must be the most popular guy in the world. Don't believe me? Just look at my mailbox every day when I get home. I get mail from everybody these days. It used to be the credit card companies who loved me. But with the little trouble our bankers have been having lately, they have cooled down a bit.
12:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
The financing is in place and furniture is coming off the line. Norwalk Custom Order Furniture is in business. Company spokesman Tom Bleile was in Columbus Monday to finalize details for a $1.875 million loan from the state. The city of Norwalk has kicked in money from the revolving loan fund for equipment purchases. A new company has been launched.
12:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Marblehead man was charged Monday in connection with assaulting attorney George Ford during an Oct. 20 incident outside of the Huron County Courthouse. Robert L. Boyer, 65, faces a disorderly conduct charge, punishable by a $250 maximum fine. The defendant is accused of fighting or threatening to harm Ford, the public defender, by "violent or turbulent behavior," according to the complaint.
12:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - The Wiggles brought their zany, high-energy act to Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center on Thursday, and I was among those in attendance. The Wiggles. Fruit salad. Yummy, yummy.
12:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - The Wiggles brought their zany, high-energy act to Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center on Thursday, and I was among those in attendance. The Wiggles. Fruit salad. Yummy, yummy.
12:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
No bids were offered this morning for the old Norwalk Foundry, which sat vacant since the early 1990s before it was finally cleaned up. Owners of the property owe $88,400 in back taxes. The minimum bid for the property was $88,592 to include the taxes and court costs.
12:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Chris Kiley never thought of herself as a writer, but she's now a published author with a short story she wrote based on a personal experience with her grandmother. Her story is included in "A Cup of Comfort for Families Touched by Alzheimer's: Inspiring Stories of Unconditional Love and Support.'
12:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
The St. Paul football team has advanced to the postseason for the 12th time since 1995, including six straight. The Flyers, who wrapped up a 10-0 regular season Friday with a 56-14 win over Monroeville, grabbed the second seed in Division VI, Region 21 and will host East Canton at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Whitney Field.
12:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Even without big expenses, every homeowner can cut energy costs in many ways, according to two experts. Christopher Verich, outreach and education specialist for the Ohio Consumers' Council, and Chris Kozak, communications and community relations manager for Columbia Gas, both spoke at a recent meeting organized by Dale Sheppard, safety/service director for Norwalk.
12:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ed and Roxanne Walker were sound asleep at 1:30 a.m. on a recent Tuesday when a noise in or around their home made Ed sit up and exclaim: "What was that?" You or I would probably do that in response to even the tiniest noise on any night we might spend there because the Walkers share their residence with their business, Walker Funeral Home.
12:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The old Norwalk Foundry, which sat vacant since the early 1990s before it was finally cleaned up, will be sold Monday at a sheriff's auction. "We are so excited," said Kathleen Schaffer, Huron County treasurer. "The delinquencies started shortly after it was closed and it just progressed from there." Owners of the property owe $88,400 in back taxes. The minimum bid for the property will be $88,592 to include the taxes and court costs. If the property sells for more than the minimum price, the overage will go to repay two liens against the property.
12:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
A management team from Norwalk Custom Order Furniture is now at a large show in High Pointe, N.C., as officials try to get their products back into stores. Dennis Camp, a local businessman who helped broker the deal for the company, said they have been taking orders for three weeks and permanent workers will be brought back as soon as they can get the equipment they need from the failed furniture company.
12:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The theft case involving the president of the defunct Monroeville Parent Council accused of misappropriating funds remains up in the air. Tamera A. Kamann, 39, of 3120 Fern Road, Willard, is accused of writing several checks worth $500 to $800 on a $2,500 council loan and then using them for a vacation.
12:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
There's no prettier time of year than the next two weeks. Foliage is reaching full color with crisp nights and sunny days and soft, fluffy cumulus clouds floating across a blue sky. It's a good time to make a little trip, maybe combine fishing with some sightseeing and enjoy a new place far different from where you live. It would have to be close, just a modest drive away, and fairly inexpensive. Is there a place that would fill such a bill? Sure, the Bass Islands.
12:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
In doing research for these columns, I'm amazed at how much times and customs have changed and yet in some ways how things are much the same. A 1931 incident near Norwalk shows both sides of that statement. First, I will say that we are now accustomed to traveling on Lais Road between Plank Road and Shaw Mill Road north of Norwalk. However, 50 years ago that was an almost impassable, unpaved road with a bridge that could hardly be traversed on foot, let alone with a motor vehicle. There were just two buildings on the road the district school at the corner of Plank Road, and the farm at 961 Lais Road.