11:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
Salmonellosis Outbreak - Questions & Answers for Consumers and Industry --Updated U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating its warning to consumers nationwide concerning the outbreak of Salmonella serotype Saintpaul.
11:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
By EMILY ANDREWS Reflector Intern news@norwalkreflector.com The new parking lot located on Benedict Avenue across from the old Huron County Jail will be ready in about three weeks, but only tenants from the nearby apartment buildings will be using it right now, according to the owner Norb Smith.
11:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
Where is John Force? The National Hot Nitro Funny Car Champion raced in Sonoma, Calif., outside San Francisco just three days ago. Right now he's racing 2,000 miles across the country to be here at Summit Motorsports Park Saturday for the 31st Annual ACDelco Night Under Fire presented by Amalie Motor Oil.
11:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
An area couple has filed a $2 million suit in Huron County, saying their autistic son was abused in October 2003 by a special education teacher working for the North Point Educational Service Center. Daniel Mason, attorney for NPESC, said the suit was filed over an incident when the agency rented a room in the Assembly of God church in Norwalk for a special education classroom. Jason and Heide Fields say their son "suffered great pain of body and mind' under teacher Marsha Kowalski.
11:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
For such a horrible event as the suspension of operations at Norwalk Furniture was last week, there's sure been a lot happening in which this community and those fighting to hang on to those jobs can take pride. The first, of course, is the workers themselves, who refused to take no for an answer. Comerica Bank (Boo! Hiss!) officials refused to even consider other options than total liquidation until a group of NF employees made the trek to Comerica's (Boo! Hiss!) Detroit offices to protest. Suddenly, bank officials had a change of heart. Of course there could have been other factors influencing the bank's decision to hear other proposals, but I think it's more than just coincidence that they happened to change their mind on the very day they were being picketed.
11:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
The outpouring of community support for laid off Norwalk Furniture employees has generated a new way to help anyone in a similar situation - the newly created Community Workers Fund. The fund will be administered through the Norwalk Area United Fund and will provide help to any displaced worker, both union and non-union.
11:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
All is quiet on the Democratic front. While Republican 58th district candidate Terry Boose continues to campaign, local and state Democrats have yet to name a ballot opponent in November's election.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
HURON NASA's Plum Brook Station has hundreds of acres of meadows and oak savanna forests, many of which are being restored to ancient, natural conditions. Plum Brook Station environmental specialist John Blakeman will lead two Erie MetroParks field trips through Plum Brook Station in August. Participants will travel in a car pool through selected natural portions of the station, stopping at several prairie restoration sites and other nature features. Blakeman has discovered a number of very rare and beautiful prairie flowers at Plum Brook, and will explain how these plants are now being restored in new prairie restorations at NASA's giant facility. The field trips will move along 10.6 miles of Plum Brook roadways, noting extremely rare prairie grasses and wildflowers, numerous deer, and travel through a large oak forest area that resembles forests in pre-settlement times.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - The Willard Board of Education passed a resolution of necessity Wednesday morning regarding a November ballot item on state funding for new schools. The measure, if approved by voters, would help fund the local share of the project. The state has officially approved funding for the Willard City Schools' plan to build new buildings.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 31, 1973 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 35 years ago: 446 sign for vote on center A one-quarter percent increase in the city income tax to finance a community center will be put before Norwalk voters in November.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
One stop on the Saturday's annual garden tour was a little different instead of flowers and vegetables for just one family, the Carriage House gardens are enjoyed every day by many. At Carriage House, all of the 50 residents are invited to help plant and maintain the flower and vegetable gardens that create a lovely patio garden offering both shade and sun. John Barron, 90, the acknowledged top gardener among the residents, said he and wife, Jeanne, who is now deceased, started the gardening program with the blessings of Carriage House and Fisher-Titus after they moved in five years ago.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue Corey M. Smith to Brent E. Smith, 112 Brinker St. and East Main Street, $63,500. Christopher R. Beier to Dineen E. Richards, 253 Gunther St., $89,360.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
Incoming fifth graders and returning sixth graders for the 2008-09 school year are invited to attend Main Street School's annual orientation program, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 19. The event will start at 1 p.m. and will be held in the school's auditorium. Parents are also invited and encouraged to attend. In addition to a presentation on school policies and procedures, students will also be afforded the opportunity to tour the building and get accustomed to where their classes will be during the upcoming year. Team and homeroom assignments will be posted for students to get a first look at who they will have as teachers for the upcoming year. Also, later that evening, parents of students who indicated an interest in taking band or orchestra as sixth graders are invited to attend an orientation program at 7p.m. in the school's cafeteria. Representatives from area music stores will be on hand to discuss instrument rental and purchase plans.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
Six months into the year, Huron County had $638,000 less in the coffers than last year. Auditor Roland Tkach told county commissioners they should consider possible cuts. "The trend is not a good one,' Tkach said today. "There's going to have to be cuts. Lower carryover and lower estimates of revenue equals less budget next year.'
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
There are certain memories that will last forever. I'll never forget the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. We were putting the finishing touches on that day's edition when then Publisher Steve Trosley called. He was on his way to a meeting in Sandusky when he heard on the radio that a plane had crashed into one of the Twin Towers in New York City.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - John and Brenda Corey have only lived on Peru Center Road in rural Monroeville for about eight months and don't know their new neighbors very well. They do now.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
Baumann Auto Group is expanding in Norwalk with the purchase of the Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge franchise at 226 Milan Ave. Buck Baumann and his father, Al Baumann, already have five dealerships, including Baumann Pontiac-Cadillac-GMC in Norwalk. They have two dealerships in Fremont and one each in Tiffin and Port Clinton.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
In a memo sent to Norwalk Furniture dealers, company officials said they held "intense, but positive meetings' Monday with Comerica regarding the $11 million loan the bank called in on July 18. The memo said the meetings will continue today. Acting CEO Dominic Aversa, chairman Jim Gerken and vice chairman Bill Gerken were all involved in the meetings in Cleveland with Comerica officials. Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher also participated and Norwalk Furniture officials said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) also spoke up for the company.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Patrons can expect more tunes from the 4-H Band this year at the Huron County Fair. The band, now in its second year playing at the annual week-long event, has received a $1,500 4-H state grant to purchase sheet music. As a result, the band's repertoire has increased to include 20 to 25 songs from more than a dozen last year, band director Shelli McGue said.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
When Glenn Parks was a child, he begged his great uncle to play the banjo for him. It's safe to say Glenn Parks no longer has to beg anybody. The Springfield native has been playing the instrument for about 30 years in settings such as street festivals, senior centers, private parties and fairs. This year will mark his first entertaining at the Huron County Fair, where Parks will perform from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
Not one, but TWO demolition derbies are slated for this year's Huron County Fair. The 11 a.m. Saturday event has been dubbed an "Old Iron Derby: Run What You Brung No Outlaws." There is a $2,000 first-place guaranteed prize, as well as other cash prizes. Inspection begins at 8 a.m. with the derby beginning promptly at 11 a.m. Due to space limitations in the pit area, three tickets will be issued: One for the driver, one for the mechanic and one for the tow vehicle. No other vehicles will be allowed in the pit area.