7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Remember when one of the sure signs that Christmas was on its way was The Salvation Army's red kettles and the sound of ringing bells on the streets? Like most things time brings change. And instead of the kettles and bells we have red boxes and the "thank yous" of volunteers willing to give a few or many hours.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n The following motorists hit deer Wednesday: Kevin M. Schaffer, 49, of 2351 Ohio 61, on Ohio 61; and Kelly E. Cook, 43, of 4610 Wenz Road, Wakeman, on Court Road.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Heather Coder, 25, Norwalk Immediate family: husband Brian; sons Collin, 5, Aiden, 2
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Collins man is accused of failing to register as a sexually-oriented offender. An Erie County grand jury earlier this week indicted Bobby M. Gladwell, 69, most recently of 4041 Hartland Center Road. If convicted, he could face six to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 maximum fine.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The two Sunday performances of Curtain Call Productions' "The Nuttiest Christmas Story" has been postponed to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Norwalk Theatre. If you bought tickets for either of Sunday's shows, you can use them for Tuesday's or Thursday's showings.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
If a pair of Cleveland residents planned who they were going to rob Friday, they messed with the wrong guy. If the pair randomly picked out a residence, call them downright unlucky.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Western Reserve has joined the list of area districts canceling school today because of inclement weather. The aftereffects of a winter snow storm that hit the Firelands during the weekend has forced districts to close or delay the start of school today.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Five-year-old Katie Kreusel loved going to kindergarten, but after 6 1/2 hours in school each day, she would come home tired and cranky. "The first three months were incredibly difficult,' says her mom, Robyn Ann Kreusel of Dacula, Ga., a part-time nurse. "She was 5 years old - it was pure exhaustion going for that number of hours.'
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen is encouraging residents to turn in broken or unwanted firearms. "This past year we decided to make it a goal for 2007. If people have an unwanted firearm, it's better off with us than somebody who doesn't want it," he said. "I think it's a good service to offer our citizens." The policy has never been publicized until now. Cashen said people don't turn in firearms to police very often.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
"It's winter in Ohio. The battle will continue until spring." That's the assessment of Carl Essex, of the Huron County Engineer's office, on plowing snow.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Senior Enrichment Services volunteer Jim Lewellen will celebrate the big 100 Dec. 27 not in years, but in the number of days he has delivered Meals on Wheels in 2007. Senior Enrichment Services, which facilitates the program, recently honored Lewellen for being the first volunteer to ever deliver 100 days in a single year at Thursday's volunteer appreciation luncheon.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The spirit of Boose's Farm Market lives on this holiday season. For more than 30 years, Bill Boose and Iris Riley have been designing and delivering Christmas gift baskets.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Matt Barrett (D-Amherst) said he is trying to find common ground between Ohio Department of Transportation and local governments, but ODOT canceled twice recently for meetings set up with Gov. Ted Strickland's office. "We're getting the governor's office all the records and newspaper reports we have on different issues and then the governor's office will be meeting with an ODOT representative," Barrett said.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk resident Becky Warner has tried for about six years to get any one of her nine books published. She estimated she approached at least 100 publishers. Each time she got rejected until now.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk resident Keith Ridge is a man on a mission. Ridge, 52, has walked for at least two miles for more than 500 straight days. What got him started?
7:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
DEC. 15, 1978 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 29 years ago:
7:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
What are the advantages of a full-day, everyday kindergarten program? Recently the subject of full-day kindergarten was again in the news due to a legal opinion from Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann. Attorney General Dann opined that public school districts were no longer allowed to charge tuition for full-day kindergarten programs.
7:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
n Owens Community College students have bee honored for their excellence in higher education, earning membership into the Alpha Omega Pi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Owens' chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is one of the largest in Ohio. The Alpha Omega Pi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society local student inductee of this area is: Dawn Olvera of Norwalk, occupational therapy assistant.
7:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Hunters have lots of friends. A trusted, well used gun is one. A favorite hound, if he has one, is another. And a solidly built pickup with four-wheel drive is yet another. But there's one friend that turns up only occasionally, though when it does can produce more game than any other. That's snow, a nice, soft several-inch fall during the day or evening with plans to hunt the next morning. Snow is a friend indeed.
7:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
This past year I've been trading my economic developer's hat for the robes of academia, for one night a week, anyway. When the deans at BGSU's Firelands College asked me to teach a principles of microeconomics class, I dusted off my economics degrees and plunged in.
7:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - Village resident Roberta Ronk has been installed as grand chief of the Pythian Sisters of Ohio. She is a 50-year member of the sisters. The group is affiliated with the Order of Knights of Pythias and Auxiliary Pythian Sisters, an international fraternal organization dedicated to promoting cooperation and friendship between people of good will.