March 20, 1928 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 80 years ago:
MARCH 19, 1928 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 80 years ago:
MARCH 18, 1928 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 80 years ago: Fisher interests credited with move in radio Again the Fisher brothers proudly claimed as native sons of Norwalk have proven their power in the world of industry and finance.
"The History Boys,' the brilliant play by Alan Bennett that runs through March 30 at Lakewood's Beck Center for the Arts, should be required theater for four groups of people: Those who work in education, students, those who care about the future of education and everyone else. "Everyone Else' falls into the group because even if education no longer plays a role in our lives, many fondly recall the innocent, wild days of our youth.
Here are the winners of the Huron County Spelling Bee, which took place earlier this month at the Huron County Administration Building: Kelsey Wheeler, representing Norwalk Middle School, was the eighth-grade winner. Kelsey, the daughter of Randy and Lori Wheeler, also won the seventh-grade county spelling bee in 2007.
M'VILLE POLICE n The Huron County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call about a Prospect Street domestic dispute Monday. An officer responded and waited for the female subject's brother to pick her up.
--HIGHWAY PATROL n Brian J. Speicher, 36, of 249 E. Main St., New London, was charged with failure to control and driving under the influence Friday after he went off the right side of Ohio 162 and hit a ditch and utility pole. His pickup truck stopped in a field. Speicher's blood alcohol content level tested at .202 - almost three times above the legal limit of .08.
I need to thank "you' lovely lady for picking me and Max up while I was laying in the middle of Executive Drive. I asked your name but I can't remember what you told me. You did not hesitate to let Max in your back seat. You took us both home in your nice car. It would be so nice if everyone was so helpful to others who needed help in a moments notice. I'm a little bruised but O.K. Thank you very, very much.
There is something in the Norwalk Reflector that you'll never find in the pages of the Sunday New York Times, even though I wrote a few columns ago about what a great newspaper that is. I'm talking about the ReflectorCam page.
By CLINT ENGEL Furniture Today
NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Jonathan B. Shepherd, 30, 705 Tiffin St., New Washington. Violation date: Feb. 17. Conviction date: March 11. Sentence: $800 fine, $95 costs, one-year license suspension and 20 days in jail to commence March 25. Mark D. Meredith, 44, 10 W. Chestnut St., Norwalk. Violation date: Feb. 3. Conviction date: March 11. Sentence: $1,100 fine, $70 costs, two-year license suspension and 30 days in jail to commence March 31.
GREENWICH - The South Central Board of Education Monday night accepted a proposal for a high school parking lot in conjunction with the drainage problem. It will provide 107 parking spaces, including five handicap spots in front of the high school where there is now a large lawn. The plan will eliminate parking in the rear of the school and also eliminate 21 parking spaces on the north side of the high school drive, opening that area for the buses to drop students off at the front door of the high school. Board Member Jeff Oney of the building and grounds committee reported on the need for a half-time custodian. The position had been eliminated several years ago and at the February meeting custodian Herschel Honeycutt asked if it was possible to again fill that position.
This is the day to go green - even if you're not Irish. Local taverns are expecting a large turnout tonight as patrons celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: David G. Snyder, 37, 145 S. Norwalk Road, Norwalk; dog at large; conviction date: March 10; fine, $30; costs, $50. David M. Sherman, 28, 34 Orchard St., Box 1, Greenwich; open container; conviction date: March 10; fine, $50; costs, $85; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 60 days. Ezekiel D. Ford, 30, 1306 Mills St., Sandusky; disorderly conduct; conviction date: March 6; fine, $100; costs, $50.
WAKEMAN - Sheriff's deputies are seeking assistance from the public in the investigation of two Clarksfield Township incidents. Someone broke into a home under construction and a construction trailer about 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2800 block of St. John Road. Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said the suspects forced their way in and stole "construction grade tools." "There was a vehicle used obviously. Being a back country road, we're hopeful someone saw it," he said.
NEW LONDON In a time when much of the news about the business community is negative, Bill Given is bringing good news to the New London area. Given, New London High School graduate and owner of BCC Ohio and Uxor, told the Community Improvement Corp. "I really, really love this town." In fact, he loves it so much he is moving his companies from Chenango Road into the village to a plot of ground on Ohio 60 north of the Biglow Bypass and is constructing a concrete tilt-up 116 X 42 foot building that will be completed in August. This will be the home of BCC Ohio, a highway repair firm that specializes in between 30 to 40 ODOT projects each year, and Uxor, a shop where the public can purchase topsoil, stone, pipe, miscellaneous small tools and the like.
SANDUSKY - Kalahari Resort today announced a contribution of nearly $500,000 in cash, in-kind donations and fundraising events to help the Huron Athletic Booster Club raise the $650,000 needed to build a new synthetic sports field at Huron High School. The new field, which will be named Kalahari Field, will greatly improve conditions for athletic, physical education and band programs in Huron City Schools. In addition, Rudolph/Libbe, the Walbridge-based general contractor that built Kalahari Resort, will donate product and labor to build and renovate ticket booths at the new Kalahari Field.
Police arrested an 18-year-old suspect on four counts of trafficking in marijuana Tuesday afternoon at Norwalk High School. A confidential informant said he bought drugs from Marcus A. Clark, of 64 Eastwood Drive, "numerous times" from August through February, Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said. The arrest happened about 2 p.m.
Norwalk Furniture is moving a line of recliners from Norwalk to it's facility in Livingston, Tenn. to cut costs and get grants and funding not offered in Ohio. According to a letter from the company to United Steelworkers Local 48U, the move "positions us closer to our raw material suppliers; reducing transportation and inventory costs' and "State of Tennessee offering grants and funding not offered in Ohio.'
Two Huron County Jail inmates accused of having heroin while in custody are facing felony charges. About a week ago, a third prisoner gave a tip to the on-duty officer, accusing Bradley C. Jones, 34, of 101 First St., Willard, of having heroin in his possession, Sgt. Christopher Stanfield said. Officers then "conducted cell searches" and found five balloons and "another partial ... out of its wrapper" in Jones' cell within about 1 1/2 hours, he said.
NEW LONDON - The board of education decided Monday not to renew New London High School Principal Mary Lou Harris' contract, with Ken Hale, Dennis Goetze and Don Race in favor, Chris Pondy opposed and Sharon McGrail abstaining. Close to 20 spectators filled the board meeting room to speak against the board's action. Bus driver Patty Dvorak said, "I think you are making a big mistake. She is a strong person and we need people like that." She continued, "Mary Lou has always been there to support us."