2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The City of Norwalk this afternoon issued a floor advisory for Norwalk Creek within city limits. According to the National Weather Service, water from melting snow has caused river levels to rise across the area. Also, some movement of ice on the rivers may occur, causing minor ice jam flooding today and tonight on some streams and rivers.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The week before my father died, he and I had a conversation about what a brief visit we are all allowed on this earth. He was granted just 74 years.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bonnie Rippon doesn't measure anything when she works in the kitchen. "It's called seat-of-your-pants cooking," the Norwalk woman said. "My husband will ask, 'What's this?' (I'll say), 'Um, supper?'"
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
With job losses soaring nationwide, Senate Democrats reached agreement with a small group of Republicans Friday night on an economic stimulus measure at the heart of President Barack Obama's plan for combatting the worst recession in decades. Democratic leaders expressed confidence that the concessions they had made to Republicans and moderate Democrats to trim the measure had cleared the way for its passage. No final vote was expected before Monday.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 12-year-old Willard boy entered a denial Friday to hitting his school bus driver in the face with a snowball. The Quail Creek Drive youth was charged with a fifth-degree felony assault instead of a misdemeanor because the victim was a school official. Huron County Assistant Public Defender James Sitterly said the Jan. 8 incident happened "after my client got off the bus ... at my client's bus stop."
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
GALION - You will rarely see better defensive results than the Norwalk Lady Truckers put up in the second half of their game with Galion Friday night. Trailing 17-16 at the intermission, Norwalk limited the Lady Tigers to just two points in each of the final two periods while adding 24 of their own to post a 40-21 league win.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Friday was the 100th day of school at Maplehurst Elementary. In celebration, many students and teachers dressed up as if they were 100 years old, and did other projects related to the number 100. At the end of the day, there was a special assembly. More than 500 students gathered in the gymnasium to count up the pennies that they had been collecting for the past several weeks, and found out which class had collected the most money.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
What are you doing? That's the question people throughout the country are answering on Twitter, a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Seventeen young women will be competing for the title of Miss Maple City 2009. The Miss Maple City 2009 Scholarship Program, sponsored by The Maple City Ice Co. of Norwalk will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Miss Maple City contestant Ashleigh Lemon sang "Wishing You were Somehow Here Again" from "The Phantom of the Opera" Saturday night. In the song, one of the characters longs for her father to be alive again. Lemon, a Muskingum College student and Caldwell resident, might as well have been singing about her late grandfather the only father the 23-year-old has ever known. If he were alive Saturday, he would have seen Lemon crowned Miss Maple City 2009, beating out 15 other young women. Each competed in four on-stage categories swimsuit, on-stage question, evening wear and talent along with a private interview in front of the seven judges.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
When he works at Walmart, 35-year-old Steve Machock serenades customers with songs. His boss, Lori Graham, is singing his praises.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's been a great winter for many snow enthusiasts. Skiers have had a field day, as have tubers, snowboarders, and others, but the sport has been less active for snowmobilers. Why? Because there are hardly any out there.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The Huron County Sheriff's Office is busy with budget-cutting moves. Sheriff Dane Howard said the multiple changes were done "to best protect and serve the citizens of this county in spite of the difficult financial times." He expects the moves to save "taxpayers as much money as possible." The sheriff said he is taking a goal-oriented, straightforward approach to the budget. Howard explained if something didn't show a "direct impact" for the county, it was cut.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
A mandated homelessness study in January revealed there are four "unsheltered' people in Huron County. The same survey indicates there are about 25 "sheltered' residents. "That doesn't mean there are only four homeless people,' warned Pat Ulmer, the Catholic Charities director of parish community services.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The Huron County Sheriff's Office is considering renting jail bed space to the Lakewood Police Department. It's one of many moves Sheriff Dane Howard is making to cut the budget and possibly avoid layoffs. Lakewood has agreed to rent space in the 135-bed facility for $58 per day, a standard rate throughout the state. "Just short of $51 of that is profit," Howard said.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Residents in households with a total income of $56,000 or less are invited to a free tax clinic at the Huron County Job Store, 185 Shady Lane Drive. The tax preparation service, held from 9 to 3 p.m. Feb. 14, is by appointment only. Those who are interested should call the Norwalk United Fund at (419) 668-0269.
2:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk swept past Fremont Ross 57-16 and Port Clinton 54-20 Wednesday night in non-conference wrestling action. Fremont Ross beat Port Clinton 42-34 in the third match.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The North Central Conference unanimously voted Upper Sandusky to become a full member of the conference at a meeting held this morning. The Upper Sandusky Board of Education will now need to approve the move at it's Feb. 18 board meeting, which is a foregone conclusion. The board instructed athletic director Brad Ehrman to apply for membership to the NCC back in January.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 6, 1934 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago: Says heredity looms up as crime factor Inferiority of blood lines and poor bringing up, whether the boy comes from the hovel or from the so-called silk stocking class, are the chief causes of the landing of boys in reform farms.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Huron County employees are donating a week each to a co-worker who recently underwent surgery and has been out of work for more than a month. The county commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday to allow the maintenance staff to donate sick, vacation and compensatory time to a fellow member of ASFME Local 710, the union which represents them.
2:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Edison pushed past Norwalk 48-43 Tuesday for a non-league girls' basketball win. The Lady Chargers improved to 6-9 overall and are scheduled to host Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic Thursday for a Sandusky Bay Conference game.