4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Cheap Coffee Club discussion was opened by the merchant who had a worried look on his face.
4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Do any lawmakers in our government believe God is running the world and it's working exactly like God designed it to work. I do. The science and history channels prophesied all doom fear and destruction and we must act now to save the world from certain destruction. Beware of false prophets. Look at the Bible, Matthew 7:20. What has our Congress done recently for America or Americans or anyone else. Google the Australian for science monitering change in climate other than United States science. Raymond Burton Norwalk
4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Charismatic Country-Rock singer/songwriter Steve Richard will be the opening act for country music artist Craig Morgan at this year's Huron County Fair. The musicians will play the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Track tickets cost $20, box tickets cost $16 and grandstand tickets $12. For more information, call the Huron County Fairgrounds at (419) 668-0516.
4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
BENTON TOWNSHIP - A Norwalk tractor-trailer driver was treated and released from an Oregon hospital after colliding with a car that went left of center on Ohio 2 Monday. The car driver, Nicole Spino, 27, of Oak Harbor, went left of center while heading east and hit the driver's side "steer tire" of the 2003 International truck driven by Rodrigo Barrientes, 50, of Norwalk, said troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol. The crash happened at 8:25 a.m. on Ohio 2 west of Ohio 590 in Ottawa County.
4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Fundraisers associated with this year's Norwalk Relay for Life event have so far netted more than $69,000, said Lisa Smith, income development coordinator for the north region of the American Cancer Society. The organization is taking donations through Aug. 31, she said. The $69,000 is a little more than previous years at this time, Smith said.
4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
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4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Village council voted to proceed with a project to install new sidewalks on North Street. The project, which will cover three homes, is in the planning stages, village administrator Tony Ames said.
4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
The huge American flag you always see at the Norwalk VFW is, officially, the largest masted flying flag in the world. How do local VFW officials know? The Guinness Book of World Records says so.
4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
So, state legislators finally approved a budget this week that was expected to be signed by Gov. Ted Strickland as early as today. The $50.5 billion, two-year spending plan, according to an Associated Press story, "restores some of the money to libraries, removes a provision that would have allowed natural gas drilling in state parks and strips school districts of the authority to determine whether pupils say the Pledge of Allegiance."
4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
Lorain City Schools is the only school district in Ohio to receive a slice of the $26.5 million of federal funds awarded for physical education programs and instruction on healthy eating and good nutrition. The Carol M. White Physical Education Program grants will provide 73 public schools and community-based organizations in 25 states with funds to initiate, expand and improve physical education programs for students in grades K-12.
4:28 AM Jul 26, 2010
AKRON (MCT) - Akron is hoping for federal help in replacing two aging fire stations. City Council voted Monday to seek $12.4 million in federal stimulus funds to rebuild stations No. 2 at 952 E. Exchange St. and No. 12 at 1852 W. Market St.
4:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Barry Kaufman was sworn in Monday as a village council member to replace Larry Hall, who recently died. Kaufman is employed by Amherst schools and is a former principal and teacher in the New London schools.
4:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Northern Ohio Rural Water (NORW) is expanding. The company will run water lines into New Washington after that Crawford County village's council voted Monday to sell its water infrastructure to the Collins-based NORW. According to a report in the Bucyrus Telegraph, New Washington's water treatment plant, which was built in 1937, will be torn down. In addition, the village's three reservoirs will no longer be used.
4:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
The wheels of government move slowly. That was basically the theme that came out of Tuesday's county commissioners' meeting. Norwalk resident Jim Ewell dropped by the meeting to inform the board he's ready to get going on collecting money to repair the courthouse clock.
4:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Village police suspect a stolen Dodge Charger is related to a burglary reported near where the car was recovered this weekend. Plymouth Police Officer Joe Durbin was investigating the burglary reported Sunday in the 400 block of Plymouth Street when he noticed the vehicle parked at Schaaf Plymouth Auto Salvage, 8274 Ohio 61.
4:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE Bellevue City Schools superintendent Bud Martin and assistant superintendent Darrell Hykes remain suspended with pay. The school board met this morning to officially approve the recommendation made by board president Ted Clark and vice president Martin Shelly that Martin and Hykes being suspended for alleged violations of board policies. Record show Martin and Hykes were repeatedly accused of making sexually inappropriate comments and uncomfortable working conditions for female employees. Martin and Hykes were escorted off school property July 9 and placed on paid administrative leave.
4:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Christie Lane Industries (CLI) has begun a month-long project to collect container glass from area bars and restaurants for business use. Christie Lane is a nonprofit business in Norwalk with a mission of increasing the earnings and status of workers with developmental disabilities. CLI will use some of the recycled glass for making glass tile. Any container glass it doesn't use for that purpose will be sold to Strategic Materials, a glass processing plant in Cleveland. Businesses interested in supplying CLI with container glass should call CLI Director John Schwartz at (419) 668-8840, ext. 115.
4:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
The city of Norwalk is looking for one interested member of the community to serve as the citizen representative to the Police Chief Selection Board established pursuant to Norwalk Codified Ordinance 145.12(a). The Police Chief Selection Board serves to review, evaluate and interview applicants for the position of chief of police. The citizen representative must be a resident of the city of Norwalk and must be available to attend all meetings of the selection board. All residents interested in serving as the citizen representative should submit a signed, written letter of interest to the Safety/Service Director, 38 Whittlesey Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio 44857. Only letters received by 4 p.m. July 24 will be considered.
4:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
AKRON Time Warner Cable Road Runner customers can now surf the Web even faster with increased speeds and a special product called PowerBoost. Both enhancements come at no additional cost. PowerBoost is a new technology being deployed that allows Road Runner Standard and Turbo customers to temporarily experience download speeds significantly faster than their current speed. With PowerBoost, Turbo customers will see download speeds increase from 15 Mbps (Megabytes per second) to 22 Mbps while downloading large files from the Internet when network capacity is available. Standard service will increase from seven Mbps to 14 with PowerBoost. "We are very excited to be delivering the free, time-saving feature of PowerBoost to our Road Runner Standard and Turbo customers," said Steve Fry, Time Warner Cable Northeast Ohio. "PowerBoost will jumpstart a large file download, giving users more time to enjoy the multitude of media available online, including that made available through RoadRunner.com." The speed provided by PowerBoost is in relation to the level of Road Runner service a customer is subscribed to. Once a PowerBoost is completed, a download in progress will continue at the normal provisioned speed.
4:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
JULY 16, 1968 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 41 years ago: Norwalk Marine killed in Vietnam
4:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Starting this coming school year, Central Elementary fourth-graders will be able to choose to study the Gospels once a week during recess off school property. The Willard Board of Education voted unanimously, without discussion, to approve a program called Released Time. Nobody attending the meeting spoke about the program, except the Revs. Doug Winner and John Baich.