6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
A New London man currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail in connection with stealing copper wire. William W. Osterland, 46, of 2940 Ohio 162, is accused of helping steal a spool of cooper wire from an Ontario Street business Aug. 15, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said. "I think the wire may have been outside," he added. The value of wire is between $500 and less than $5,000.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Like the Boy Scouts, the Ohio Department of Transportation wants to be prepared as the winter season approaches. Last week the ODOT District 3 held its annual winter "Operational readiness Events" in Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland and Wayne counties.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Excitement was in the air as observers and participants took part in the Norwalk rail spur project's ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning. In June, Huron County's Norwalk Rail Spur Development Project was awarded $220,000 in grant funds and financial assistance from the Ohio Department of Development's Industrial Site Improvement Fund and the Ohio Rail Development Commission. Norwalk Economic Development Corp. Director Ellen Heinz said these funds will enable New Horizons Baking Co. Inc. to have one of its largest commodities transported in via rail. The grant and loan dollars complement the substantial financial match already committed to the project by New Horizons. During the ceremony, New Horizons Owner and CEO Tim Brown announced the award and the efforts by state and local economic development agencies helped the company make a very important decision.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com ATLANTA My wife and I made the trip last week to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. We've always wanted to go there since it opened in 2005. We were heading to Atlanta anyway for the U2 concert at the Georgia Dome so figured we could make a day of it. (See the review on this page.)
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
AVERY What's better than a free pastry and a hot cup of coffee? That's what awaits parents of EHOVE Career Center students who drop by campus Friday to take a look at their son or daughter's program as part of the "Pastries for Parents" event. EHOVE is hosting "Pastries for Parents" from 9 to 11 a.m. as a way to acquaint parents with their child's vocational lab and learning experiences. This informal occasion offers parents and relatives an opportunity to observe projects created in the lab and learn about future projects. Parents can also meet their child's teachers and friends. If parents cannot attend, the invitation is extended to aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, grandparents or neighbors.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
To his students, Matthew Kean is much more than a guitar teacher. He is a guitar philosopher, a master of countless styles, a virtuoso capable of learning a song by ear in seconds and imparting his guitar wisdom to his students with ease.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Every so often, there is a food scare, but it passes. Remember when someone slipped poison into Tylenol? That company survived the bad publicity, and for years now, I have taken Tylenol for aches and pains without thinking about the "Tylenol killer." At one point, there was something tainted about Girl Scout cookies, but that faded into the past and I buy Girl Scout cookies without hesitation. Then spinach got some bad press for a while it was pulled off the grocery shelves but now it's OK again and I fearlessly buy packaged spinach.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com SHELBY All Bill Staton wants is for Vietnam veterans to get the respect he feels they deserve. The Shelby resident plans to show his appreciation for their service by organizing a "Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade" set for 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at Grand Boulevard in Shelby. Staton began planning the event in September and has a commitment from officials in 17 of Ohio's 88 counties to publicize the event. Those counties are Huron, Seneca, Wyandot, Crawford, Richland, Ashland, Wayne, Morrow, Knox, Holmes, Delaware, Licking, Fairfield, Morgan, Fayette, Highland and Morgan.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mayor Sue Lesch said this morning the 2010 budget is not pretty. "Where we are sitting, we're looking at cutting $800,000 from the general fund budget," she said. "We've already been cutting for several years and have made all the easy cuts. Now, it's time for the tough cuts."
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher sees the very name of New Horizons Baking Co. Inc. as symbolic of the future of business and the state. If we can get through these tough economic times, he said things will be better than before the "economic perfect storm." "You serve as a model for the state," Fisher said about Norwalk and Huron County.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A house fire at 224 Monroe St. in this village is being considered a total loss, and firefighters don't have a cause. Huron River Joint Fire Chief Ronald Stang said the blaze, reported at 12:49 p.m. today, isn't considered suspicious. No one was home at Jon Martin's house when the fire started in the middle living room.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
At least one of the candidates to be the next Norwalk police chief, Sgt. Mike Conney, is protesting one of the questions in the written test he took Saturday. Conney, Capt. Eric Hipp and Capt. Dave Light expected to find out if they passed the thorough, 100-question test Monday.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
he Huron County commissioners are looking at cutting about $859,000 from the 2010 budget. That figure was announced at Tuesday's board meeting. "We're looking at $12.3 million," Commissioner Mike Adelman said about the general fund for 2010.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
We're through seven weeks of the high school football season and the eighth edition of the Reflector Roundtable hit the Web at www.norwalkreflector.com today. It's been a blast and I hope it has been fun for the viewers. Sports Editor Mike Greco, News Editor Matt Roche, sportswriters Scott Seitz and Don Hohler along with myself take a look around the football world from high school to the Buckeyes to the Browns in about 20 minutes.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Village council took a step closer Tuesday to refurbishing Monroeville's aging wastewater treatment plant. Council voted unanimously to apply for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds to help foot the estimated $2.8 million project.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the next installment in a series of stories provided by Norwalk Economic Development Corporation Director Ellen Heinz, along with Main Street Program Manager Kristie Wert. Maple City Rubber was founded in 1915 as the "Red Cross Rubber Company" by Claude Martin Sr. and Charles H. Switzer at its present location.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local officials still are hearing it from Huron County residents about the recent property tax assessments. "People are very upset," said Chris Mushett, Norwalk city councilman. "Basically their complaint is, if they sold their house now, they would get less than they paid for it. They were stunned and shocked to see their valuation go up."
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Council finalized three ordinances Monday, including one giving village residents preference when permit holders for duck blinds at the reservoir are chosen. A second ordinance contracts with the Huron County Sheriff's Department to provide dispatching service for the police department at a cost of $350 a month, and the third lays out the rules for peddlers.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
The three candidates to be the next Norwalk police chief Sgt. Mike Conney, Capt. Eric Hipp and Capt. Dave Light will find out if they passed a thorough written test today. If they have passed, a review board will interview the three applicants. The board consists of Norwalk City Council President Steve Euton; Norwalk Interim Safety-Service Director Linda Herbert; Civil Service Board President George Eber; citizen representative Peg Baird, of Fisher-Titus Medical Center; and a law enforcement expert, a chief from another department.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
A survivor of one of Africa's bloodiest genocides is not the person one would expect to hear preaching a message of forgiveness and reconciliation, and encouraging others to do the same. But that is exactly the message and goal of Dieudonne Nahimana, who spoke at Norwalk Custom Order Furniture Monday.
6:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Did you watch "Dancing With the Stars" last night? Share your thoughts and read those of others on the latest post from our DWTS blogger, Matt Roche. Click here to see it.