4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
A local family didn't need a device to indicate it was time to help raise funds to fix the courthouse clock. Tammie Heim, and her sons Zachary Zielinski, 10 and Cy Heim, 14, stood outside the courthouse Friday, selling oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookies for $1 a bag.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN Berlin-Milan Schools has hired a pair of new principals for the upcoming year. David Hermes will be the new principal of Milan Elementary after Cheryl Steris retired, and Matt Ehrhardt will take the helm at Berlin-Milan Middle School. He will succeed Doug Crooks, who is now Norwalk Schools' assistant superintendent.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local businessman Don Mossman said he believes the national media are misleading people when it comes to the economy. "If you read the papers you would think it would be a whole lot worse,' said Mossman, who gathered with other merchants for a social event Thursday night at Pohl Park.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
LORAIN - State Sen. Sue Morano (D-Lorain) is welcoming to Lorain the Joint Select Committee on the Impact of the Changing Automobile Industry in Ohio. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lorain County Community College, Spitzer Center Rooms 207-208 (Click here for directions to LCCC and Campus Map). The committee, recently created by the Ohio General Assembly, will study the automobile industry as it relates to manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and consumers.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
VERMILION - Huron County Magistrate Bradley E. Sales was convicted of a reduced criminal charge Thursday in Vermilion Municipal Court. Sales, 48, of Elyria, pleaded no contest to attempted trespassing and was found guilty of the minor misdemeanor. He originally was charged with trespassing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, for a July 11 incident in a restricted area of a Vermilion-area rest stop.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
One summer day when I was a boy, I remember my grandmother taking my little brother for a walk. He was probably 4-going-on-5, young enough to be holding her hand most of the time. My family and I were sitting on our front porch at 22 River St. in Wakeman, watching the charming scene of a grandparent and grandchild walking along when, as they got almost to the end of our neighbor's property, my brother shouted: "Let's run, grandma!"
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
FOSTORIA - The Northern Ohio League will shrink to six teams as Fostoria has accepted an invitation to join the newly-formed Northern Buckeye Conference. The Redmen will begin play in the NBC in the 2011-2012 school year.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
There is nowhere to hide from the budget crunch. Local, state and national entities continue to do more with less.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Eight Norwalk firefighters extinguished a house fire caused by an improperly connected clothes dryer at 134 Hester St. on Saturday afternoon. Home owner Linda Ackerman was doing laundry at the time of the fire. She had just taken a load out of the dryer and started another. As she was putting away clean clothes, her husband and a friend, who were at the dining room table, noticed smoke was coming from the laundry room.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
A memorial educational fund for the children of the man who died following a ride on a rollercoaster at King's Island has been established. Homer Shields III, 38, of Toledo, died Aug. 8, leaving behind his wife Tina, and two sons, ages 9 and 12.
4:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
School starts Aug. 25 at Western Reserve, and administrators told the board of education Wednesday last-minute details are being taken care of, and teachers and staff will be ready to begin. Interim Superintendent Rodge Wilson reported three new buses are being delivered this week, and he and is in the process of "tweaking" the bus routes.
4:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) met Thursday with five Erie County-area small business owners who benefited from recovery funding opportunities. Among the business owners were those from Renewable Energy Services, of Milan.
4:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
DELAWARE - Farmers are set to produce a record-level abundance of corn for food, feed and fuel use, according to new reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA has increased its estimate of corn production and yield with the 2009 crop. If realized, the two numbers represent the second-largest harvest ever in the U.S. and the total corn supply will be the greatest on record.
4:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Fair in Norwalk opened this morning to warm weather and clear skies. However, rain began to fall just before 5 p.m. and continued at least an hour. The Reflector will be covered many of the events this week. Visit ReflectorCam 2.0 on this Web site to view hundreds of pictures from various events posted throughout the week. Video of selected events also will appear on this Web site.
4:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fifth story in a 10-part series on Norwalk city council races, both contested and uncontested. Norwalk city councilman Chris Mushett owns the fourth ward.
4:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
The group of grown men and women sat in a circle outside Gary Richards' boyhood home in Norwalk, heartily laughed and played a game. It was a scene similar to one of many that played out during the early 70s, when they were youngsters.
4:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Several Norwalk city council members realize the importance of the emergency waterline project near Pleasant Elementary, but what scares them is the current one-lane traffic scenario located at the construction area. Josh Snyder, public works director, said via phone message Wednesday the city will install a new waterline on Pleasant because the "lines are in bad shape" and there have been "breaks over the years."
4:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
By ERIC SCHWARTZBERG JournalNews Staff Writer MASON The 38-year-old man who died this weekend following a ride on the Firehawk at Kings Island did not have prior health problems, according to family members. Homer Shields III, of Toledo, was at the park Saturday, Aug. 8, with his wife Tina, their two sons, Dylan, 9, and Derek, 12, plus three friends, according to Kris Schaffer, Tina's aunt.
4:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
The wrath of the state and federal budgets seemingly knows no bounds. The latest victim is Senior Enrichment Services. Senior Enrichment Services is funded by a local levy, state and federal dollars along with donations through user services. County dollars are not part of the funding, but the city of Norwalk does contribute for Saturday transportation. The United Fund also helps with contributions.
4:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
My research never fails to surprise me with the complicated life situations that I find. I suppose our lives could look as complicated to future generations, but our ancestors surely didn't have the tools to work with that we have available to us. A case in point is a Huron County man named James Oliver Patterson. He was born at Peru Hollow on March 1, 1840, the younger son of Oliver and Sarah Lombard Patterson. Mr. Patterson passed away a few months later and Sarah moved her little family to Norwalk, where she worked for many years as a milliner and seamstress. In 1846 she married a second time to Nehemiah Brown, and they were well-known citizens of the village for several decades. James was a typical boy of the era. He knew every merchant and craftsman, and with his friends wandered in every direction to become familiar with the surrounding territory. They also swam in the Huron River in the summer, and in winter skated miles and miles up and down the river from Norwalk. When the Civil War broke out James was living in Missouri and was forced (he claimed later) to serve in the Confederate Army. At the first opportunity he fled and returned to Norwalk with his wife. Soon after arriving here he was arrested for being a "secessionist" on the orders of Col. Lee, commander of the 55th Ohio Infantry training camp west of Norwalk. He was taken to Columbus and held without bond and under threat of being taken to Johnson's Island as a Confederate prisoner.
4:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
U.S. Rep. Bob Latta went to the store Saturday, stood in the same spot for 45 minutes and spoke to five of his constituents. The common denominator: All are concerned about President Obama's health care proposal. In fact, Latta told local Republicans this morning at Berry's Restaurant he could put a blindfold on, go any place and people share that concern.