4:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
The reports of Christopher Bailey's demise have been exaggerated. At least the one who has Norwalk-area connections.
4:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Area residents are expected to have power restored today after a severe thunderstorm left many in the dark Thursday. "We have outages all over Huron, Erie and Ottawa counties,' said Joe Faga, area manager for Ohio Edison.
4:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
PERRYSBURG - Calling it a "sea of Spandex," Pat Brown said participating in the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) was everything he had expected and more. Brown, of Norwalk, checked in Tuesday morning from the riders' lunch break at Perrysburg High School.
4:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk woman with an extensive criminal record was sentenced Monday to 17 months in prison for stealing her neighbor's medication. After initially denying committing the offense when confronted by the victim, defendant Jennifer L. McCoy, 24, said she stole the drugs because she "had pain," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. The prosecutor said McCoy, of 520 Milan Ave., Lot 57, eventually paid her neighbor back for the medication, but the victim already had notified police.
4:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Berlin Heights residents remain hospitalized at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center after being ejected from a motorcycle Wednesday on Washington Road. The driver, Ivan D. Adkins, 50, of 6005 E. Ohio 113, No. 1, was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit, a hospital spokeswoman said this morning. She said Adkins' passenger, Wanda J. Debski, 39, of the same address, was in fair condition in a regular room.
4:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Area residents are expected to have power restored today after a severe thunderstorm left many in the dark Thursday. "We have outages all over Huron, Erie and Ottawa counties," said Joe Faga, area manager for Ohio Edison. Faga said as of 9 p.m Thursday, about 10,500 customers were without power in that three-county area. "All those customers are expected to be fully restored today," he said.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Milliman Road shed burned to the ground Wednesday night, but the cause is unknown. About 21 or 22 members of the Milan Township Fire Department responded to the report of a garage fire next to a house at 13716 Milliman Road. "We call everybody in when that happens," Chief Jim Jesberger said. "It was just a tiny little shed. ... It was completely gone."
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD Attention skateboarders: If you want to learn how to perfect your 180 ollie, kickflip, 360 flip, 540 flip, hardflip, etc., you might want to be at the Willard Skatepark Saturday. Doug Brown, who has appeared on the Fuel Channel and at the Gravity Games, will appear for 10 hours of demos, skating, music from live bands and giveaways. The event will take place from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at the park, located on Laurel Street by the city pool. Brown's love of skateboarding began in 1986 as a youngster, after he saw "Back to the Future" for the first time. He and his friends spent many hours skateboarding throughout junior high and high school. He continued to skate even as he tried to juggle his time between his music career and traditional business ventures.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Are Norwalk city officials harassing Clyde Wilson, or simply requiring that he follow zoning requirements in connection with a shed that he built? It depends on whom you ask. At issue is a storage shed that Wilson, of 45 Amber Way, built to house a lawnmower.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Main Street School's new principal is a familiar face in the district: Ken Moore. "Ken has had an exemplary career with Norwalk City Schools, both as a teacher and principal. He is a caring and knowledgeable administrator. He is looking forward to working with the Main Street School staff and students to continue making the positive strides that have (been) made under the direction of Mr. (Kirk) Pavelich," Superintendent Wayne Babcanec said.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Monroeville man had to be re-sentenced Monday on a burglary conviction because he wasn't accepted into a prison which focuses on education and substance abuse treatment. James L. Harmon, 20, pleaded guilty April 2 to burglary. During his January arraignment, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway prohibited the defendant from entering the premises of homes on Hamilton Street and Horseshoe Drive in Monroeville.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The school board will hold a work session on Aug. 5 to decide on a measure for the November ballot. The work session will come one day after district residents vote on an emergency levy renewal, which will not seek new money. The existing property tax raises $291,000 annually for district operations, Superintendent David Stubblebine said.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
By The Reflector Staff While home sales activity throughout Ohio continues to lag the levels posted a year ago, there are some indications that the market is beginning to exhibit positive signs of a turnaround, reports the Ohio Association of Realtors. "Ohio's housing marketplace has undoubtedly mirrored the sluggishness of the nation's economic downturn, with few buyers and lower prices prevalent throughout the Buckeye state during the first five months of the year," OAR President Jonathan M. Hall said. "Despite the challenges that exist, our membership is hopeful that a number of positives that have begun to emerge are indicators of a turnaround in the near term." Notably, the percentage of homes sold month to month (April to May) of this year increased by 14.6 percent, surpassing the 11.7 increase that the market posted during the same period a year ago.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council took the first step Tuesday to place a .8-mill renewal levy on the November ballot for the Parks and Recreation Department. The measure, which would not result in new taxes, raises about $140,000 annually, city finance director Diane Eschen said. She said she's not sure how long the measure has been on the books, but it has been a "long time."
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
School officials are in the second round of interviews to replace Norwalk High School Assistant Principal Brian Garverick. "They've brought in three (people) for the second round of interviews," Norwalk City Schools Assistant Superintendent Michael Gordon said.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
According to a study released recently by an outfit called Feeding America, one in six children live on the brink of hunger in 26 states in the U.S. The rate of food insecurity (I don't know what that means exactly, but it doesn't sound good) in young children is 33 percent higher than in U.S. adults, where one in eight live at risk of hunger. That's 3.5 million children ages 5 and under who may or may not get enough to eat today.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Eighteen individuals from Norwalk or with Norwalk connections took a special trip to Germany last Month in search of their European relatives and heritage. Norwalk resident John Schumm organized the tour and arranged for all transportation as well as a local guide.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - Western Reserve honored retirees Carol Manfull and Mark Gagyi Wednesday with a reception prior to the board of education meeting. Manfull, a Western Reserve graduate with 40 years as an educator and 23 of those at Western, is retiring as a third-grade teacher. She called her years at Western "a good run and a ton of fun." She said, "The 23 years I had here were the best ever," and she praised her fellow teachers, the kids and everyone else she worked with.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Casey Higgins showed up at the Norwalk/Huron County Chamber of Commerce in jeans and a T-shirt with his long hair in a ponytail that reached past his waist. He left less than three hours later in a suit and tie with a stylish haircut suitable for any office. His business makeover was thanks to the Chamber of Commerce and Christian Roberts Salon & Spa in preparation for starting an internship with the Erie County Auditor's office.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sandy and Steve Woosley came to Norwalk to celebrate their anniversary and a tradition riding hundreds of miles across Ohio roads as part of GOBA, the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure. The couple met at the first GOBA 21 years ago and hit the road again every year to celebrate. They now live in Elyria and, as part of the Lorain County Silver Wheels bike club, also have biked to Norwalk to eat at Berry's Restaurant.
4:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Note to Jared from Subway: Don't aim any advertisements at Monroeville resident Joshua Mark. The 2009 Monroeville High School graduate has had enough of Subway to last him three months. Oh, and he probably doesn't want his share of the $100 in Subway cash cards his team won at Saturday's sub eating contest, which made its debut at this year's festival.