11:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
Roast the parking situation this weekend for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. Summit president Bill Bader Jr. wanted to get access to use Huron County Airport as a way to get fans in and out of the park. After days of negations, the park was turned down by the Federal Aviation Administration. A lot of fingers were pointed and we don't know whose fault it was, but everybody should be working together on an event this big. The airport struggles at best with funding, and it missed an opportunity to make $8,000. Somebody dropped the ball and we think the county commissioners should find out who it was. Toast all of the local residents who were a part of this weekend's NHRA Nationals. Many of the workers are volunteers helping raise money for their organizations. One of those groups is the Lions Club, which raises money by manning the beer booths around the park. It's a tough job, but the club uses the money it raises to fund most of its causes.
11:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
Every once in a while I get a really great idea. For instance, this month is the anniversary of an excellent idea I got exactly 25 years ago.
11:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk residents Cory and Isabel Albright are starting a cleaning business, and they are currently accepting clients, both residential and commercial. The couple, who have previous experience in the cleaning profession, are flexible when it comes to the frequency of the jobs, whether the clients want the cleaning performed weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or even seasonal. They also clean windows and are willing to work windows-only jobs as well.
11:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - A young couple stayed with the husband's parents Wednesday night after a fire destroyed their house earlier that afternoon. "After that, I don't know where they're going to stay," said David Seidel, chief of the Tri-Community Joint Fire District.
11:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com If you are health conscious but love eating outdoors with others, finding nutritious foods should be, well, a picnic. Picnic time is here and for many, that means mounds of mayonnaise-laden foods such as macaroni salad, egg salad, potato salad and chicken salad. Other fatty foods picnickers tend to pile on their plates include hot dogs, hamburgers and fried chicken. Of course, the saying "everything in moderation" applies to traditional picnic foods as well; you don't have to avoid them completely, said Theresa Yuschak, a registered dietitian at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
11:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE - A Tiffin man died Friday morning after his car went left of center on Ohio 113 and collided with a tractor-trailer. Matthew R. Gase, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene just before 8 a.m. Trooper Ryan Thomas of the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post said the driver, who was wearing his seatbelt, died of head trauma.
11:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Justin Roth chose a 4-H project to both raise money for the program and showcase the talent of other 4-H members create a 2009 calendar featuring photographs entered in this summer's Huron County Junior Fair. The front cover of the calendar will be a montage of pictures Roth an award-winning photographer at both the county and state level has taken of 4-H events and activities over the years. "Its all about getting the kids to try a little harder and reach up to the next level," Roth said. "The 4-H motto is to make the best better so hopefully we can get these kids to try more to get into the calendar."
11:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Angelica M. Ornelas, 33, 2577 U.S. 20, Collins. Violation date: Mar. 22. Conviction date: June 20. Sentence: $950 fine, $145 costs, one-year license suspension and 10 days in jail.
11:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Clarinda A. Young, 46, 408 Exchange Road, New London; disorderly conduct; conviction date: June 17; fine, $50; costs, $85; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 60 days.
11:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk compost facility, located by Baines Park, will be open Friday, July 4, for all city residents. The compost facility is available for residents to take extra yard waste, brush, dirt and rocks. The facility also offers free leaf mulch. Residents can pick up this mulch, which is excellent for flower beds, gardens, and trees.
11:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com Huron County Association of Master Gardeners are teaming up with Firelands Historical Society to present a self-guided 2008 Norwalk Area Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Firelands Museum, 4 Case Ave.; Mak's Art Studio, 112 Milan Ave.; Schild's IGA Supercenter, 171 Milan Ave. and by calling (419) 668-1415. Tickets go on sale beginning Monday. Tickets on tour day, July 26, can be purchased at the Firelands Museum, 4 Case Ave. and Schild's, starting at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds from this event benefit the Firelands Historical Society. There are seven wonderful but very different gardens open to visitors this year. The gardens behind The Carriage House, Fisher-Titus Hospital's assisted living complex, are lovely. Built to enhance the patio area and provide gardening activities for clients, they feature many perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, grasses, shrubs and vines. House plants, out for the summer, are an added attraction. Raised planting beds of vegetables provide the gardening experience without crawling on the ground or stooping over. Amid the lovely plantings are many seating areas for relaxing, visiting or eating.
11:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - A Collins woman died late Thursday night after being hit by lightning in her yard about eight hours earlier. Debra Meltzer, 51, of 3780 Vine Road, was pulled off life support at 11:59 p.m. at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood said. She initially went into cardiac arrest after the original incident, he said, but was resuscitated. Meltzer and her husband, Kenneth, were standing outside when lightning hit them both.
11:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
North Carolina investigators have discovered a woman's claims her first husband died near Norwalk in 1952 are false, but he was fatally shot in Medina in 1970. The original Associated Press story said Betty Neumar, 76, under arrest in connection with the death of her fourth husband, was married to Clarence Malone and he was fatally shot in the Norwalk area in 1952.
11:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
With the Fourth of July fast approaching, the breathtaking spectacle of fireworks springs to mind. Norwalk will celebrate with its annual parade and fireworks display. The parade is sponsored by the Norwalk Lions Club and will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. The parade begins on East Main Street, travels down Benedict Avenue, up Norwood Avenue and across Fair Road to the Huron County Fairgrounds.
11:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Local skateboarders may be on a halfpipe in Norwalk by the end of July. The Norwalk Skate Park Visionary Committee has bought equipment and hopes to open by the end of July. Darin Carlson, president of the Norwalk Skate Park Visionary Committee, said the skate park is important to the community because it will give kids who skate a place to go to stay safe and out of trouble for illegal skating around town.
11:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk plans to celebrate America's 232nd birthday on July 4 begin with the annual parade at 10:30 a.m. It will start at East Main Street at Woodlawn, proceed to Benedict Avenue to Norwood Avenue to Fair Road and end at the Huron County Fairgrounds.
11:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - It began simply, with a few food booths and a little entertainment as a way to draw people to the Willard city park. It has grown into a full-fledged festival attracting legions, and featuring acts and sights such as The Caboodlestoppers (Yes, you read that right), the Balloon-A-Tics and an original loghouse.
11:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
While the Fourth of July is a time for fireworks and celebration, for many pets and their owners it can be a nightmare. The loud noises, flashing lights and smell of sulfur can cause excessive fear in pets. Nervous behaviors such as trembling, whimpering and panting can show the distress to the pet and the animal's natural response to flee from what he interprets as a threatening situation could result in serious injury.
11:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tensions ran high in the Huron County Common Pleas courtroom as one of the victim's relatives charged at Jeffrey A. Resor, who was acquitted Friday of murder and child endangerment charges. There was also a hung jury on involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Feb. 25, 2007 death of 10-month-old Donavan Lykins.
11:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
CASTALIA - The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol is seeking the public's help about a full-size sedan involved in an accident Saturday morning that injured a motorcyclist in Margaretta Township. Charles F. Ward, 58, of Sandusky, was heading west on Ohio 2 in the left lane in the process of overtaking the car when troopers said the other driver began to change lanes. This forced Ward, driving 2006 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic motorcycle, off the left side.
11:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Despite the cancelation of Friday's professional qualifying rounds, ticket sales for all four days of the second annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals were up over the previous year, and a new record was set for the track's famous dollar-a-pound ice cream. The National Hot Rod Association does not announce attendance figures.