4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The issue of whether the school should have majorettes dominated the special meeting of the board of education Monday. Several parents and other community members spoke in favor of a majorette corps, making the point the school had one for many years, although not recently.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
ASHLAND Ashland University track and field coaches Leigh Daniel and Nick Cordes are one of two couples still in the running on the NBC Today Show's, "Today Throws a Wedding." At the request of NBC officials and in support of the couple, Ashland University is hosting a rally from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Community Stadium. The rally is open to the public and Ashland fans and friends are encouraged to come to what promises to be a fun, early-morning party. It is also an opportunity to be on national television. The winner of the NBC contest will be announced live on the "Today Show" Wednesday morning. If Daniel and Cordes are the winning couple, NBC will do a live cut-in to Community Stadium and the rally. AU's goal is to get at least 500 people to the rally. Free water, juice, coffee and donuts will be provided at the event. There will be music, games and contests. The first 500 people at the rally will be eligible for a drawing for a $250 gift certificate from the AU Bookstore.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Those who frequent the city's outdoor pool may have noticed the concession stand hasn't opened yet for the season. It might not open at all, unless an outside vendor comes in and rents it.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - A Lewisburg husband and wife were charged with alcohol-related offenses Saturday while returning home from Summit Motorsports Park. Erie County Sheriff's Sgt. Bill Arthur stopped the vehicle driven by Bradley W. Jarvis, 50, at 5:50 p.m. for speeding on Ohio 113 near Chapin Road. Arthur, in his report, said he clocked Jarvis going 69 mph in the 55 mph zone. Jarvis' wife, Grace J. Jarvis, 47, pleaded with deputies not to arrest her husband, but to arrest her instead, Arthur said.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County has been awarded $32,460.00 in federal funds by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) through the Huron County Emergency Food and Shelter program. Housing (rent or mortgage) and utility assistance is available to Huron County residents who have been unemployed for more than 30 days since Sept. 1, 2008. Assistance is limited to one time per household, and cannot exceed $300 per household.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Betsy Feaga smiled and laughed as she talked about a group of funky monkeys lingering outside some Norwalk homes. The Norwalk resident lightheartedly mentioned her plan to sell chocolate-covered frozen bananas at the Norwalk Relay For Life.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com WAKEMAN The 3-year-old Wakeman girl who had been removed from her home because of suspected abuse is now in the custody of her father. "She is now with dad," Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker said, but declined to elaborate. Authorities have placed the girl, but her mother's whereabouts are unknown.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The phrase "Use your height to your advantage" is commonly applied to sports, but it can also apply to saving in energy costs. Willard resident Jack Lodermeier said he thinks his home is situated on an ideal elevation for his new wind turbine.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rural Greenwich resident Fatima Steele's voice cracked as she talked about one son who died Friday and another who was placed into an ambulance. "My heart is breaking," she said.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
When doing my research I'm always interested in the animal stories I find. Especially "good feeling" are the ones which have a happy ending, such as the one related by Lucy Preston Wickham, matriarch for so many years of the house now used as the Firelands Museum in Norwalk. Lucy's parents, Samuel and Esther Taylor Preston, brought their family of two young children Lucy and her brother Charles to Huron County from New Hampshire in 1819. They brought one pet dog with them, and acquired a stray at Erie, Pa. All went well until they reached Cleveland and had to be ferried across the Cuyahoga River.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON The 123rd reunion of the Longfellow Chapter of the New London Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle (CLSC) alumni was held June 17 at the home of Maggie Erlenbach. President Marilyn Kamm welcomed the members and introduced the speaker, Anne Lowery, director of the New London Library, who gave the group some facts about 1886 when the first New London reunion was held. Kamm presented the group with a framed resolution from Thomas M. Becker, president of Chautauqua and Sherra Babcock, director of education. It congratulated the chapter on the 125th anniversary of the beginning of CLSC in New London when Minnie Powers became the first graduate in 1884. The resolution will hang in the library. The meeting ended with the traditional reading of Longfellow's "The Bridge" and the singing of "Blest Be the Tie That Binds," followed by the Chautauqua salute.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY The Fourth of July weekend will be bigger and better than ever before when Cedar Point holds its "All-American Fourth of July Extravaganza Weekend" from Friday through Sunday. The three-day weekend celebration will include special patriotic entertainment, money-saving deals on meals and special prize giveaways at the live shows. Headlining the event will be Cedar Point's annual Fourth of July fireworks display that will begin at 10 p.m. For added value and thrills, Cedar Point will be open until 1 a.m. on the evening of July 4. That leaves nearly three hours to enjoy all of the park's rides and attractions after the fireworks display ends. Plus, Starlight Admission, beginning at 5 p.m., costs $29.99 for eight hours of fun. Some of the special activities planned at the Sandusky amusement park/resort during the holiday weekend include:
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
A $50,000 grant from JP Morgan Chase & Co. to The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) will support programs on five OFIC member campuses aimed at recruiting minority students. The University of Dayton, Lourdes College, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio Northern University, and Otterbein College were granted funding through a competitive proposal submission process. Their proposed programs were designed to increase the number of minority students who are recruited, accepted, and succeed at OFIC member institutions and will be carried out in collaboration with local school districts, community colleges and college access programs. Project programs will be developed and implemented through the summer of 2009 and the 2009-2010 academic year to affect acceptance and enrollment rates for Fall 2011. JPMorgan Chase & Co., a 55-year donor to OFIC with a cumulative giving total of nearly $1.4 million, has supported OFIC's diversity initiatives since their inception in 2003. "Learning in a diverse environment surrounded by people with differing perspectives and backgrounds enriches the educational experience," said Jeff Lyttle, Midwest Region Vice President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. "We hope our long-time support for this program has enabled Ohio's independent colleges to fund the important work of recruiting a diverse group of students to their campuses." It has always been an integral part of the mission of Ohio's independent colleges to provide higher education to students from all socio-economic backgrounds, and efforts are ongoing to increase diversity on their campuses. These colleges register 33% of all Ohio students enrolled in 4-year degree programs, yet they grant 37% of all degrees earned by minority students.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Trash pick-up will be running on schedule this week despite the Fourth of July holiday. Since this year the holiday falls on a Saturday, the Norwalk Sanitation Department will not be running a day behind schedule.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
This Fourth of July, serve up a Zen, White & Blue, a festive iced tea cocktail that blends fresh tea leaves, blueberries and mint with raspberry infused vodka and Zen Green Tea Liqueur. Zen Green Tea Liqueur can be purchased locally at Gardner's Super Value on Whittlesey Avenue. Created by tea sommelier James Labe and inspired by Old Glory, this cocktail combines both the spirit of the holiday and the sweet taste of summer. Zen, White & Blue
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
There are a variety of classes and events being offered in July at the Huron County Job Store, 185 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk. The list includes: Spherion Hiring Event 9:30 a.m. to noon July 6. Spherion will be holding a hiring event at Huron County Job and Family Services. Bring a copy of your resume. Same day screening and interview scheduling. Get a Job or a Better Job 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 27. Learn how to prepare for and conduct a successful job search. This session includes a review of state employment and unemployment features.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio 60, between Chenango Road and Ohio in Wakeman Township, will be closed starting July 6 for a culvert replacement. The road is expected to reopen July 10. The detour route for southbound motorists is Ohio 60, east on Ohio 303, south on Ohio 511 and west on Ohio 18 to SR-60.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The big parade of GOBA bicycles pedaled quietly into Norwalk a week ago last Saturday evening about 6:45. And they got quite an eyeful of our little town.
4:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The last guided walking tour for 2009 of Norwalk's West Main Street Historic District will be Sunday, July 12. The tour, sponsored by the Firelands Historical Society, will leave from the Firelands Museum, 4 Case Ave., at 2 p.m. The tour will be led by Mary Carabin, society secretary. She will discuss architectural styles of the homes and the history of early residents.
4:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
JUNE 30, 1977 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 32 years ago: Borgia may not run again John Borgia said today he "probably" will not run for another term as Huron County sheriff.
4:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
OLMSTED TOWNSHIP - Jill Miller could have screamed. The daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James G. Ryder could have tried to break away from the man's grasp on her arm and run as fast as she could.