9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - The village would save about $1,100 through a spring clean-up program in which residents would haul their trash to a dumpster by village hall. Last year, the village paid more than $1,800 to pick up trash in front of each resident's home, councilman Dave Wilson said. Council voted unanimously Monday to set a tentative date of April 26 for the trash drop off. The change in the spring clean up has nothing to do with the weekly trash pick up, which residents pay for.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Council will be busy at tonight's work session with 10 pieces of legislation up for discussion. Council will get the first look at a resolution to regulate outdoor furnaces. The resolution requires a permit for new furnaces and requires homeowners to submit a site plan showing exacting where the new furnace would sit and the distances to all existing structures within 300 feet. The application would also have to include names and addresses for all property owners adjacent to the property.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
CARROLL TOWNSHIP - A passing vehicle hit and killed an Oak Harbor man who was tending to his dead dog this morning in Ottawa County. Douglas Juergens, 51, had stopped at 6:30 this morning on Toussaint South Road to attend to his dog, which had been hit and killed by a vehicle, according to troopers with the state Highway Patrol.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
With snow on the ground, Mark Branham could be mistaken for a resident of Alaska as he trains two of his Siberian huskies to pull a sled. Branham and his wife, Frances, live on Laylin Road in Norwalk Township and he is training two of the dogs the couple has acquired after 20 years of breeding as sled dogs.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
"I can tell you one thing today cigarettes are addicting." Patrick Reynolds, an anti-smoking activist whose grandfather started one of the world's largest tobacco companies, told that to about 500 area middle school students Monday.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Inclement weather has forced area schools to postpone tournament games. Girls' sectional basketball games for Norwalk, St. Paul, Willard, Western Reserve, Monroeville and South Central, scheduled for tonight, were all postponed.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Reagan Hartley, 5, got her first haircut recently. As she swung her ahead around to feel how light it was, a smile spread across her face. That smile was actually for another little girl, however the girl who will benefit from the 12 inches of hair Reagan donated to Locks of Love.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN TOWNSHIP - River Road, south of Mason Road, has been closed because of high water. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said there still is several feet of standing water from last week's heavy rains. He advised motorists to not let the snow and ice fool them since the water is now frozen on the top.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - A new thrill ride that will dangle passengers 160 feet above the ground is opening at Cedar Point amusement park. Park officials say the attraction, called Skyscraper, will feature giant propeller arms that spin passengers at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour. Riders will sit in open cars.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Determining how many nursing home patients may have been abused by a former nightshift nurse is proving to be a challenge for prosecutors. That's because many of the people who authorities think were victims are unable to talk with them. "That's a problem,' Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter said today.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
FEB. 11, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago:
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9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Philip A. Barone, 23, of Sandusky, was charged with failure to control Sunday after he went off the right side of U.S. 20 and hit a pole.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Jordan D. Johnson, 22, of Rocky River, was charged with failure to control after he went off the right side of Garfield Road and hit a culvert. He was not transported for minor injuries. Orlo W. Hartley Jr., 67, of 35 Cedar St., New London, hit a deer on Ohio 18 Thursday. Dana A. Moore, 44, of 1526 Townline Road 79, New London, was charged with failure to control after she went off the left side of Townline Road 79 north of Ohio 162 and hit a pole.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Stabilizing housing should be square one for any meaningful effort to stimulate the nation's economy and pull it back from the brink of recession. If Congress is serious about averting a further loss of jobs and boosting consumer confidence, it needs to start by shoring up housing, which is the biggest financial asset of most families in this country. With mortgage interest rates near historic lows, it's time to end the mortgage credit crunch that continues for prospective home buyers who live in high-cost markets, for households with moderate-incomes and for those seeking to buy a home for the first time. Congress has the power to get mortgage money flowing again by allowing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase larger mortgages for a two-year period and tying that to full regulatory reform of these institutions. It can help buyers who have trouble saving up for a big down-payment by modernizing FHA. It can give a shot in the arm to job-producing businesses that have been hurt by the housing downturn by allowing them to carry back net operating losses for five years. And it can make further headway on reducing foreclosures by expanding the mortgage revenue bond program to help sub-prime borrowers refinance into loans they can afford instead of waiting for their loans to reset at a higher interest rate and with a monthly payment beyond their means.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Chris Dodd is exactly right when he says that this is the last thread we can pull to remove the cloak of invisibility this administration has used to continue to flaunt the laws of the United States and the will of most of the people. Michael Holubar
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Gentlemen, start your engines. This may be Daytona week, but I'm not talking NASCAR.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Parents and grandparents will have a new destination in uptown Norwalk with the opening of Hush Little Baby, a shop offering new and gently used children's clothing, toys, furniture and accessories Tassy Jarrett, who opened the store at 32 E. Main St. Tuesday, said she decided to start the business because of her own experience as a mother. Jarrett and her husband, Andy, have three sons Dalton, 13; Tyler, 11; and Kyle, 16 months. When her youngest was born, Jarrett had to re-equip her home for a baby because she hadn't kept all the things her older boys used. She found herself traveling from her Monroeville home to Mansfield to shop at Once Upon A Child, a store similar to the one she has opened.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - The public is invited every month to The Culinary Vegetable Institute to Cook Together with our Executive Chef Johannes Klapdohr, in a series of classes featuring sustainably grown vegetables. Chef Johannes will pair these products with proteins, sauces and other items to create dishes that can be easily duplicated at home. The classes are from 6:30 until 9 p.m. every third Monday of the month. Tastings will be served afterward and you can talk to Chef Johannes about your favorite recipes, tips or future cooking class suggestions.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Pam Hansberger of Norwalk is a runner-up winner in the "Prize Tested Recipes" contest sponsored by Better Homes and Garden magazine. Her recipe will be featured in the section entitles Prize Tested Recipes in the April 2008 issue of the magazine.
9:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Two of the 290 fire calls that Willard Fire & Rescue handled last year had about $1 million in damages. The April 22 fire at Dutch Maid Logistics Inc. started because of a malfunction in the tractor portion of an unoccupied semi in the parking lot. Chief Richard Myers said he couldn't be more specific because "International won't tell me."