11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Since the Maple City Heritage Festival last took place two years ago, Norwalk has been festival-free. The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department is going to change that with Baines Party in the Park, which will be held Aug. 22 through 24. This is the only Norwalk festival at this point,' said Recreation Director Joe Lindenberger. "We thought we'll have the softball tournament, add to that and get the family involved.'
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Three Norwalk teens got a few minutes of 'anonymous fame' this summer when the Cleveland Indians used a picture of them cheering for their team on a program and a billboard at the stadium. Andy Smith, Thomas Hackathorn and Alex Simon saw a team photographer when they went to a game last summer and he told them he'd take their picture the next time they cheered. They were attending the game with their classmate Andrew Missler and dads Joe Missler and Bob Simon.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
By EMILY ANDREWS Reflector Intern news@norwalkreflector.com Since the Maple City Heritage Festival last took place two years ago, Norwalk has been festival-free. The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department is going to change that with Baines Party in the Park, which will be held Aug. 22 through 24.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS The National Federation of Independent Business has endorsed the candidacy of Terry Boose for the Ohio House of Representatives. The NFIB/OH represents more than 25,000 members throughout the state of Ohio. "I am honored to have the support of NFIB," said Boose. "From Bloomville to Amherst, the 58th district is filled with small businesses and I'm pleased to have the support of so many of its members." Terry Boose, candidate for the 58th House District, is employed as a controller at Norwalk Concrete. Boose currently is the fiscal officer for Norwalk Township and has previously served two elected terms as a county commissioner. Terry and his wife Mary Lisa have raised their four children in Norwalk. "I am looking forward to working with the members of NFIB and to be an advocate for issues affecting all businesses," said Boose.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Tension filled Premiere Theatre 8 as on-screen, The Joker (the late Heath Ledger) put a knife in a gangster's mouth and told the crime boss how the clown-like villain got the scars on his face. That is the power of Ledger's chilling Clown Prince of Crime in "The Dark Knight" terrifying, charismatic, methodical, random and hysterical, sometimes all at once. Thanks to The Joker, the body count is high in the highly anticipated "Batman Begins" sequel. In real life, there was another high body count, with two standing room-only midnight showings in Norwalk. Several fans sported Joker or Batman T-shirts. One Monroeville resident, Alex Bird, put two small Batsymbols on her cheeks and wore a Batgirl Halloween costume, complete with a yellow utility belt and waist-length, black cape.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County health department is holding a car seat safety check with certified technicians from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays by appointment at the Huron County General Health District, 180 Milan Ave. The safety check is for anyone with children in a care seat or booster seat and is being held to help protect children in case of a car accident. During the safety checks, the technicians teach parents and caregivers how to properly install their child's car seat. It is important that parents come with the vehicle in which the child restraint is usually installed, the child restraint and the child for the safety inspection. Also, bring the manuals for the child restraint and the vehicle if you have them. There will be other opportunities available for car seat safety checks throughout the year if Tuesdays do not work for your family. Call the health department at (419) 668-1652, ext. 230, check out the Web site or look in the paper for upcoming events.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
The exact cause of last week's Cline Street fire could remain a mystery. "There are times we never find the actual cause, so it's possible we will not find out what caused this one," Norwalk Fire Chief Doug Coletta said this morning.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Catholic School Governing Board has approved the hiring of two staff members at the Early Childhood Center for the 2008-2009 school year at the Wednesday meeting. Amber Missler will be teaching kindergarten and Debra Scavuzzo will be the Young Fives/Preschool teacher at the center beginning in August. Missler is a Bowling Green State University graduate, graduating cum laude in December 2007. She holds a two year provisional license in the area of early childhood and reading (pre-third grade). She has served as a long-term substitute teacher at the center and completed her methods program with recently retired Kindergarten teacher, Diane Hammersmith in the spring semester 2007. Missler is newly married and a practicing Catholic at Immaculate Conception parish in Bellevue. She is a familiar face at the center and is enthusiastic about starting her teaching career there. Missler shares, "The Catholic school allows the children to see God in their everyday lives. I am excited about providing this opportunity." Scavuzzo is also a graduate of Bowling Green State University where she obtained a bachelor of science degree in education in child and family development. She has a master's degree from Miami University and completed one year of Ph.D studies at Purdue University. She has worked as a preschool and kindergarten teacher, a manager of the Child Care Resource Center, a college teaching assistant and an assistant professor in early childhood education at Cuyahoga Community College. Scavuzzo holds a five-year license in the area of pre-kindergarten. She is very familiar with Norwalk Catholic School as a member of the school advisory council and St. Paul Parish. She and her husband Scott are the parents of three children; two attend Norwalk Catholic School and their youngest is at home.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Residents can get a look at the heavy construction necessary for building a bridge Monday morning as 78-foot long bridge beams will be delivered to the Ridge Road bridge project and set into place. The first of eight beams are expected to be delivered at 9 a.m. and they should be in the air for placement by 10:30. The public can view the installation of the massive pre-stressed concrete box beams after parking on the Norwood Avenue approach to the project.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Attention all PEZ collectors: The world's largest gathering of those who collect PEZ dispenses is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Independence, 6001 Rockside Road. The event is being billed as a "fun-filled weekend with an international group of PEZ collectors, PEZ dealers and PEZ authors."
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Residents can get a look at the heavy construction necessary for building a bridge Monday morning as 78-foot long bridge beams will be delivered to the Ridge Road bridge project and set into place. The first of eight beams are expected to be delivered at 9 a.m. and they should be in the air for placement by 10:30.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
A more rigorous grading scale won't adversely affect students' college prospects, according to education officials. A letter was sent to the Norwalk Reflector questioning why Norwalk City Schools have a different grading scale than other school districts. Norwalk's grading scale has higher percentages for grades than some other schools in the county such as New London, Monroeville and Plymouth-Shiloh.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Even with some extremely rainy weather, area farmers are reporting a good wheat crop and some have even finished harvesting already. Mark Schaffer, of Mark Schaffer Farms, based in Bronson Township, was busy bringing in the last of his 2,000 acres of wheat today.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
By EMILY ANDREWS Reflector Intern news@norwalkreflector.com While most of the country was celebrating the Fourth of July, eight people were on the wagon.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE "Camp Can" ended on an exciting note for campers Thursday at the Bellevue Community Center. The day camp, which was extended to two weeks this year, served special needs youngsters and young adults this year with a variety of activities. Campers came from Fremont to Vermilion and Sandusky to Norwalk. Beyond the normal swimming, hiking, fishing and arts and crafts, each day was set aside to celebrate a different interest. Patty Lee, associated with the Fremont Easter Seals Office, was the camp director. Topics for the one-day celebrations included safety, nature (bugs and snakes) summer Olympics, music, the Earth and recycling and Christmas in July (singing of carols, decorating cookies and making tree ornaments).
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tom Pusateri's life-long dream to appear on "Jeopardy!," which recently came true, began somewhere between Ocala, Fla. and Norwalk. As a youngster, he and his family traveled to Norwalk countless times to visit family.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man was life-flighted to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center with serious injuries after an accident Tuesday at the intersection of West Main Street and Sycamore Drive. Robert F. Garrison, 66, of 165 E. Main St., was listed in serious condition today at St. Vincent.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man is accused of pushing his way past a loss prevention officer Monday before fleeing the Westwind Drive store. Victor L. Poland, 20, of 39 Jefferson St., was charged with robbery, which is punishable by one to five years in prison and a $10,000 maximum fine. The officer told police the suspect grabbed his arms, pushed him and fled the store after stealing several undisclosed items from the electronics department.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
A man convicted 22 years ago of killing his parents has filed a lawsuit against Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler and Huron County Sheriff Richard Sutherland. James E. Young Jr., 41, is asking for about $6 million in damages. In Huron County Common Pleas Court records filed May 16 and June 23, he accuses Leffler of violating his code of professional conduct by now being the prosecutor after representing him as the public defender.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tension filled Premiere Theatre 8 as on-screen, The Joker (the late Heath Ledger) put a knife in a gangster's mouth and told the crime boss how the clown-like villain got the scars on his face.
11:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Mercy Willard Hospital Foundation annual charity golf outing took place recently at Eagle Creek Golf Club. Mercy Willard hosted a record number of 34 teams and the outing raised slightly more than $35,000. The proceeds benefit the Mercy Willard Hospital Foundation.