3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Feb. 28, 2008 warehouse fire on 49 Benedict Ave. ranks as the top fire loss for the Norwalk Fire Department for last year. The blaze behind H&R Block, 51 Benedict Ave., caused an estimated $220,000 worth of damage and started at a radial arm saw.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Summit Motorsports Park is gearing up for a big season starting next weekend and Norwalk Reflector readers will find free coupons for the event in the paper on Monday and Thursday. President Bill Bader Jr. said April 18 will usher in the biggest season the park has ever anticipated. But weather is always a factor in April in Ohio.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland says his proposed budget includes measures to create jobs. State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk), however, says those measures won't help his constituents in Huron County, where the unemployment rate is a state-leading 18 percent. Boose calls the Democratic governor's proposed budget "borderline-ridiculous" and challenges Strickland to talk with local residents about jobs.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The state Highway Patrol seized more than 124 pounds of marijuana after stopping a man who was speeding Sunday on the Ohio Turnpike.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
President Obama was in Strasbourg, France recently for ceremonies celebrating the 60th anniversary of NATO. And in the opening words of his speech, he said "Good Afternoon" to the audience in both French and German.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Hundreds of children converged on McGuan Park Saturday afternoon for the annual egg hunt put on by the Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department. Recreation Director Joe Lindenberger said last year's event attracted about 300 children and he expected around 500 on Saturday.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Looking at the schedule of events at the senior centers in Norwalk and Willard could make young people tired. The senior citizens go everywhere and seem to be busy every minute. They play cards, they carve wood, they make stained glass, they travel, they take classes. Most of all, they enjoy themselves.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Foundry property on Carey Place between Newton and Pleasant streets has been in the news for some time. It's hard to imagine an "abandoned" property, but that's the best description of it for several years. This spot was associated with the same type of business for more than a century. In the summer of 1894 a foundry opened here under the business name of the Norwalk Foundry & Machine Company. This was an expansion of the former Norwalk Machine Company at 38 Woodlawn Ave., operated by James R. Allan and William E. Sidnell. By 1900 the business was being operated by William Sidnell as president and Arthur Sidnell as secretary-treasurer.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - The Eskins family doesn't have to look far for food. The rural Berlin Heights family is surrounded by it. Potential food sources include the many deer that cross the nearby road and even venture into their backyard.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Martz looks forward to coaching his son Theron in football at Western Reserve High School. "I've been coaching out there for 11 years," said Martz, whose son will be an outside linebacker and running back as a freshman next year.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - The Easter Bunny struck again. Residents in Berlin Heights noticed paw prints outside "every single home in the village" Sunday morning, Police Chief Charity Schafer said.
3:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
They're not career politicians. In fact, they've never held public office.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A new Monroeville business is banking on the racing theme in the area as The Speed Trap Bar.Grill.Fun will hold a grand opening Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. The new restaurant and bar, at 10 Monroe St., in the building formerly housing Kiley's, hopes to attract both casual diners and people from throughout the region with special entertainment on weekends.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Catholic School sixth-grade student, Jordan Mayer, portrays Jesus dying on the cross during the living re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross on Holy Thursday.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dreams are "the children of an idle brain." So says Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. Is that all dreams are? Children of an idle brain? And if so, even so, that is remarkable: that our brain is a busy thing, and even when idle, it creates dreams.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. - Craftmaster Furniture Inc. CEO Roy Calcagne has no problems taking advantage of his competitors that are struggling or closing their doors, including Norwalk Furniture Corp. (NCF). In fact, he recently told The Wall Street Journal his simple explanation for why his company is selling more love seats and sofas than previously.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A rural 14-year-old Monroeville girl who earlier reported being raped was found Monday at a friend's house in the village. The girl's parents reported her missing Sunday morning.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Molly Mahl and her fiancé, William Braker, were just beginning to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. The couple started rebuilding their 4840 Ohio 601 home in mid-January after a Dec. 21 chimney fire damaged all of the front part of the residence. Mahl, Braker and their relatives recently were starting to paint the completed dry wall.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
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3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com BELLEVUE Evelyn Woodruff said her family probably wouldn't have really chosen this economy to open a new restaurant, but since they found the perfect property last June they opened WoodShed Steakhouse. The restaurant opened in December. The restaurant, in the former Moose Lodge at 710 W. Main St., has been a dream for the Woodruff family for several years.
3:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County will get federal stimulus funds for four infrastructure projects, but the Ohio Department of Transportation used 2-year-old unemployment figures in their consideration of submitted projects. Brian Stacey, public information officer for ODOT, said that department used unemployment figures from 2007 and 2008 in their consideration of potential projects for federal stimulus money. Those figures, which he said came from The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, list Huron County as having an 8.96 unemployment rate instead of the current rate of 18 percent, which is the highest in the state.