4:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk's 2009 Relay For Life will take place Friday and Saturday at Whitney Field. It is Norwalk's 8th Relay and the 25th Anniversary overall. All money raised goes to cancer research.
4:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS Bicycling has many benefits including great exercise, getting to or maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of health problems. "Bicycling has the ability to provide a great cardiovascular workout for children and adults without strain on joints such as the knees that can occur with jogging," said Curt Gingrich, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., executive director, medical education at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. When riding a bike, however, everyone must protect their head and face by wearing a helmet that meets government standards; wear bright, reflective clothing; use padded gloves to protect your hands; and use a comfortable seat set at the correct height to reduce buttock pain and leg strain. In addition, effective bicycle safety should include checking the brakes and making sure there are no loose or broken parts on the bike. Reflectors and lights make you and your bicycle more visible to drivers especially early morning and near dusk.
4:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Kevin Lake will not serve jail time. Lake, 24, of Norwalk, pleaded no contest to negligent vehicular assault in April in connection with a June 15, 2008 boat crash that killed Berlin Heights resident Ben Miller. He faced six months in jail, but Sandusky Municipal Court Judge Erich O'Brien opted not to send Lake to jail.
4:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW YORK (MCT) - Michael Jackson looked good and sounded strong in a video from rehearsals, two days before his sudden death on June 25, which seemed to contradict the theory that the King of Pop was chronically ill and had been sickly for a while. The video, released to CNN by AEG Live, the promoter behind Jackson's scheduled comeback tour at London's O2 Arena, does, however, seem to bolster the company's claim that it has hundreds of hours of material from tour rehearsals that could be used as a concert DVD and live album.
4:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASILLA, Alaska (MCT) - Gov. Sarah Palin announced Friday that she will resign in a few weeks. Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will take over at the Governor's Picnic in Fairbanks on July 26. "People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing's more important to me than our beloved Alaska,' Palin said. "Serving her people is the greatest honor I could imagine.'
4:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
In case you ever find yourself strolling through downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., you might notice a fine-looking large building bearing the name "Pantlind" on the cornerstone. This structure was built to house the Pantlind Hotel, owned and operated by a Norwalk boy, J. Boyd Pantlind. Commonly known as "Boyd," he was born in Norwalk in 1851, one of the children of Ralph Nevious Pantlind and his wife, Catherine McGorgan.
4:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk resident Mark E. Sanders ordered a steak dish at the local Mexican restaurant Casa Fiesta about April 25, 2008. In a personal injury lawsuit filed June 23 in Huron County Common Pleas Court, Sanders alleges he got sick with salmonella muenchen for about eight days after eating the entree and is asking the court for at least $25,000. The suit, which is against Jasinto Inc., includes a demand for a jury trial.
4:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch expects the search to replace retiring Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen to take three or four months. As part of the city ordinance, Norwalk City Council President Steve Euton will be forming a search committee. The other required members will be Norwalk Safety-Service Director Dale Sheppard and George Elmer, the chairman of the Civil Service commission. Those members will chose two more people: a Norwalk citizen and an expert in law enforcement.
4:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - How do you solve a problem like Maria? The question does not have to apply, as it does in "The Sound of Music," to a young headache of a woman who cannot decide if the orderly life of a nun is for her. As the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical revue "A Grand Night for Singing" proves, "Maria" can be any woman who frustrates and puzzles her date.
4:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
People picnicking at the Veterans Memorial Lake Park will benefit from more space, thanks to 17-year-old Rich Rauscher. The Norwalk High School senior and member of Boy Scout Troop 208 is planning his Eagle Scout project. He will make two single-family picnic areas. Each will have a 16 by 10 cement slab, a picnic bench, a grill and a garbage can.
4:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - What started out as a simple Reflector police blotter item has garnered national headlines. Rural Wakeman resident Robert M. Tite, 57, of 2785 Chenango Road, faces multiple criminal charges in connection with damaging his neighbor's property while driving intoxicated on a bulldozer. First published in the Reflector's blotter Monday, the story later was covered by area newspapers and even ended up on the conservative Web site, the Drudge Report.
4:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
Lakrechia Gibson (left), 13, and Breanna Holden, 11, take a fast amusement ride Wednesday evening at Willard's Festival in the Park. The event runs through Saturday.
4:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
In addition to Norwalk's Fourth of July Parade and fireworks at dusk, three area communities have planned holiday festivities. Norwalk's celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m. July 4 with a parade that will start at Main Street School and end up at the Huron County Fairgrounds. A fireworks show will take place at dusk at the fairgrounds.
4:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
Warrant suspect Ryan Rang proved you can hide, but you can't hide from authorities for long. Huron County Sheriff's Maj. Greg Englund said he found the 25-year-old Norwalk man hiding in a large plastic Sterilite container in a closet when he searched a mobile home. Englund said he and three other deputies didn't find Rang at first, but Englund decided to open the tub when he walked by it during a second sweep of the residence.
4:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
As Norwalk area residents anticipate the July 20 opening of a brand new Bob Evans Restaurant on U.S. 250 North, three of the restaurant's current workers will have a bit more to celebrate. When the doors to the new restaurant open at 6 p.m. July 20, servers Garnett Hoag and Julie Movey and hostess Evelyn Ott might have a sense of dj-vu and with good reason. All three were original employees when the current Bob Evans restaurant opened for the first time 15 years ago.
4:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
I was going to write my second Ecuador column about the differences between Ecucadorian life and American life, but I just received my daughter's photos from the Galpagos Islands and I can't wait to tell you about that part of our adventure! (By then, my own small disposable camera had run out of film). Her Galpagos photos reminded me of what an incredible journey that was. I hope I can do it justice with words. It is not my intent to make you jealous with a tone of "Look here Look what I saw and you didn't see!" Rather, I am trying my best to take you there with me.
4:19 AM Jul 26, 2010
Casey Higgins showed up at the Norwalk-Huron County Chamber of Commerce in jeans and a T-shirt with his long hair neatly pulled back in a ponytail that reached past his waist. He left less than three hours later in a suit and tie with a stylish haircut suitable for any office. His business makeover was under the direction of the Norwalk-Huron County Chamber of Commerce and Christian Roberts Salon & Spa, in preparation for starting an internship with the Erie County Auditor's office. Higgins, 27, is in his last quarter at Ohio Business College in Sandusky. The internship is part of his coursework to earn his associate's degree in accounting and finance.
4:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - David Danhoff attended Willard City Schools as a student, graduating in 1973. On Aug. 1, he will walk into the Superintendent's office as the district's new chief.
4:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
At a time when business retention and expansion efforts are more important than ever, and state grants and financing are not easy to come by, Huron County, the city of Norwalk and New Horizons Baking Company were big winners recently in the Ohio Department of Development's Industrial Site Improvement Fund award announcements. Sheena Metzger of the Ohio Department of Development contacted the community on Friday and stated that Huron County's Norwalk Rail Spur Development Project was awarded $220,000 in grant funds and financing assistance from the state of Ohio and the Ohio Rail Development Commission. The Norwalk Economic Development Corp. and Huron County Development Council worked together to secure this grant and financial assistance on behalf of Huron County, the Norwalk Rail Spur Development Project and New Horizons Baking Company.
4:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Staging homes many have watched it HGTV television shows and with the slump in the economic market sellers in this area are starting to use it. Anita Cundari, a Realtor with RE/MAX, said she has several instances of people just making a few changes to follow her advice and then their homes sell. Kelleah Oddo, owner of Limelight Home Staging, started her business last fall and works with sellers, Realtors and builders to help sell homes faster and at the highest price possible.
4:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk will not be spraying for mosquitos this year and probably won't next year, said Richard Moore, Street Department Superintendent. He said eliminating spraying as a budget cut was probably one of the harder decisions the department had to make.