3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - It was a scene no one ever wants to see. Students at Western Reserve High School watched their friends being pulled from a pair of crushed cars by police and firefighters. A sobbing driver was given a field sobriety test by an officer, and then led away in handcuffs. Some of the passengers were shuttled into waiting ambulances, while others remained, covered with blankets - "dead' at the scene.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Friends and relatives of Calvin Riley, the 13-year-old boy missing from Norwalk, posted messages on Facebook that he was safe in Tennessee, close to the Georgia border. Riley was taken into custody by the Rhea County Sheriff's office in Tennessee this evening. Officials with that agency refused to comment on the case, saying a statement would be released in the morning.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Calvin Riley, the missing 13-year-old Norwalk Catholic School Student who disappeared leaving a "hit list' of teachers and students, made a call to someone in the area from Kentucky this afternoon. "We're concerned with not only Calvin's safety, but as well as everyone on this,' said Capt.. Ted Patrick, of the Huron County Sheriff's office.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk VFW Post 2743 and the city have agreed to pay $6,000 toward cost of fireworks for the city's annual July 4 celebration, but they need another $9,000 for the event. Businesses and individuals who would like to donate toward the cost can contact Dave Russell at (419) 668-8841or Councilman Dwight Tkach at (419) 668-4197. Donors can also mail checks to the VFW at 140 Milan Avenue, Norwalk.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - None of the 44 students on a Monroeville Local Schools bus was injured after a Westerville driver hit the rear of the school vehicle Tuesday afternoon on Ohio 99. Donn V. Stoutenburg, 80, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance in the crash that happened at 3:10 p.m. just south of the Monroeville village limits. He was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette that hit the rear of the 2002 International school bus driven by Cynthia A. Smith, 50, of 3200 Snyder Road, Monroeville.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County fourth-graders scrunched together, following forester Mark Suhanic's instructions. "If you were a tree and had to grow like this for 100 years would that be very comfortable?' forester Mark Suhanic asked them.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Authorities are searching for a 13-year-old Norwalk boy who is believed to have made a hit list, took a rifle and stole a neighbor's pickup truck. Norwalk Catholic School canceled classes this morning after eighth-grade student Calvin Riley, 13, was reported missing along with a neighbor's white 2003 Chevy 4x4. A 22-caliber rifle was missing from Riley's home.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Should I wear a face mask to protect myself? How can I reduce my chances of getting sick outside of my home? These are good questions being asked in the wake of the recent swine flu scare. Some people have been told to wear a N95 respirator or face mask while in public. However, I have never seen anyone tell or show the public how these are to be used. Without an understanding of proper usage, the respirator does little or no good. In fact, it could end up causing more harm in the long run.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gas prices took a major leap upward in Northeast Ohio this week. Today, the average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline increased by 24 cents to is $2.308 at the pump. It was about 4 cents higher in Norwalk, with motorists paying an average of $2.343 in the Maple City.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Calvin Riley, the missing 13-year-old Norwalk Catholic School Student who disappeared leaving a "hit list" of teachers and students, made a call to someone in the area from Kentucky this afternoon. "We're concerned with not only Calvin's safety, but as well as everyone on this," said Capt.. Ted Patrick, of the Huron County Sheriff's office. Norwalk Catholic School, where the teen is a seventh grader, canceled classes today because of threats the teen left behind against 31 teachers and students.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
rrussell@norwalkreflector.com Contrary to the notion that 4-H is only a summer activity from 4-H camp to project judging to the Huron County Fair there are many members of the county's 54 clubs who are starting their projects early. And if they're raising animals, they really have to get a jump on the year. Keeping it all in the family are brothers Logan and Noah Stumpf and Logan Bosley, who along with their cousin, Matt Stumpf, are raising lambs and rabbits. All are veteran 4-Hers and members of the Hartland New Horizons club. Logan Stumpf, 15, is finishing up his freshman year at New London High School, and his brother Noah, 13, is in the sixth grade at New London Middle School. Logan Bosley, 14, is in the seventh grade at Norwalk Middle School and Matt Stumpf, 16, is completing his sophomore year at Western Reserve High School. Their animals are housed at the farm of Matt's dad, Bill Stumpf, on Ohio 18, and they all take their turn feeding and caring for the rabbits and lambs. The lambs are fed pellets, grain and some hay twice each day. This is the second year they have raised market lambs, obtaining this year's flock in late April when the lambs were 3 months-old and weighed about 70 pounds. During the next few months they will gain another 50-60 pounds and then go to market after the fair.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
MANSFIELD Kingwood Center is holding workshops on flower arranging and container gardens in addition to a tour of other gardens in the state. Registration is open for an Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, workshop to be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday. Cost for the class is $12 for members and volunteers and $10 for non-members. Kingwood Education Coordinator Bill Collins will demonstrate how to design the interpretive Rimpa style of Ikebana. The aim of the class is to recreate the feelings and atmosphere of the decorative school of painting called Rimpa using flowering plants and grasses. Students should bring one or two matching low, flat round or oval containers and needlepoints. All other materials will be provided.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
MAY 14, 1959 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 50 years ago: City, area looking forward to 14th annual March of Pets, Pups Scores of Norwalk and area youngsters as well as adults are looking forward to Saturday morning when the city will hold its 14th annual Pet 'n' Pup parade in the businss district. In addition to the pets, led, dragged, coaxed and hauled in various types of conveyances, the youngsters themselves will be clad in a vast variety of costumes, making it the outstanding kiddie event of the year.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
EXIT Homes Realty is holding a workshop for first-time homebuyers at 6 p.m. today at its office at 10 Stower Lane, Suite A, Norwalk. Prospective buyers can find out what options are available to finance a first home; learn about steps that can be taken to prepare for home ownership; and gain the insights that will make a first home purchase as successful as possible. "It is a delight to watch the excitement grow as participants learn the facts about buying their first home," said Michelle Breslin, co-owner of EXIT Homes Realty. "They are able to see a path to home ownership for the first time." The free workshop is taught by local area professionals and is open to the public.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Catholic School cancelled classes this morning after learning a 13-year-old student made a hit list, took a gun and stole a truck. Authorities currently are looking for him. This story will be updated as more facts are obtained.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Catholic School eighth-grader whom authorities believe made a hit list, took a rifle and stole a pickup has made a phone call from Kentucky. Authorities are continuing to search for Calvin Riley, 13, of Norwalk.
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
How could Monroeville pass a school levy?
3:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
By 2014, 100 percent of Willard students Pre-K through 12 will be proficient in reading. By 2014, 100 percent of Willard students Pre-K through 12 will be proficient in mathematics
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Six of the nine Norwalk businesses checked for compliance of local liquor licenses failed to ask an underage confidential informant for identification Friday. Those businesses were: Austin's Westside Sunoco, 288 W. Main St.; Charlie's Bar, 54 Benedict Ave.; Jo & Ed's Carry Out Inc., 155 Whittlesey Ave.; Mickey Mart, 331 Milan Ave.; Norwalk Beverage Center, 17 St. Mary's St., and Waldo's Bar, 46 Benedict Ave. Six Norwalk police officers and four investigators with the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) made the sweep between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m.
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - New London will not be receiving any stimulus money, and village officials are not happy about it. Clerk Jonna Rowland said the village received the highest number of points possible on the scale created to assess community needs, but that did not seem to have any effect on where the money was allocated.
3:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
On her first day of business, uptown's newest store The Bargain Bin attracted dozens of people, many walking out with purchases. The store is located at 46 E. Main St. Jennifer Saunders opened an on-line overstock business in 2005, but decided to switch to a storefront to get more local business.