7:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Fisher-Titus Medical Center Admissions: (Dec. 21) Lauren Barre, Greenwich; Alta Coultrip, Norwalk; Louis Hendrickson, Norwalk; Sandra Motolik, Collins.
7:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Diane Hire looks nothing like the woman who awakened each morning, only to wonder when she could sleep again. The woman, who now smiles broadly, gestures energetically and speaks enthusiastically, certainly doesn't look like a zombie. Electricity flows through the Norwalk resident literally.
7:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Municipal Court is going to the dogs. April Smith, 30, of 1066 Old State Road, has decided to take her case, in which her two Rottweiler dogs attacked her neighbor, to trial. Judge John Ridge set a March date after Smith turned down a plea deal Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara offered to Smith and her attorney Tuesday.
7:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
METRICH. It's a name usually associated with fighting drug trafficking. However, you may not realize the 10-county task force also oversees outreach programs for senior citizens and an after-school homework assistance program.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
USDA Acting Secretary Chuck Conners recently approved the final plan to consolidate Ohio FSA County Offices. "The ultimate goal of consolidating county FSA offices in Ohio is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of county FSA offices. FSA is committed to meeting the needs of farmers and ranchers in the 21st Century by wisely investing in employees, technology and equipment," Conners said. Affected Ohio FSA County Offices include: The Carroll County FSA office will merge with Tuscarawas County FSA office; the Erie County FSA office will merge with Huron County FSA office; the Montgomery County FSA office will merge with Preble County FSA office; the Perry County FSA office will merge with Fairfield County FSA office; and the Warren County FSA office will merge with Butler/Hamilton County FSA office. The implementation of these consolidations will begin mid March 2008.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
"Our family doesn't get together for Thanksgiving, but we tend to accumulate a bunch of relatives sometime around the end of December. Kids have a few more days out of school. It works pretty well, too," declared McBeane, the accountant who used to take care of numbers. This means he kind of inherited the job of keeping track of relatives' names, addresses and phone numbers. "A few years back one of our cousins built a huge family room across the rear of his country house, spread a bunch of gravel for a parking area and invited everyone to his place," he continued. "He also added a couple rest rooms. Another good idea since mathematics of propagation has caused us to grow in numbers. Now we go there every year. "Some folks bring chairs and card tables and things like sugars and creamers, napkins and coffee pots; occasionally, we may even have someone bake turkeys or hams. A collection is determined and verified." McBeane keeps books on that, too.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
One traffic complaint in Norwalk is the lack of long-range planning when the town was laid out and then expanded, to ensure some east-west and north-south connectors to better move traffic. In some large cities these connectors have limited access in order to keep traffic moving. In the middle of the 19th century a road opening which would have ensured a good connector in one area was started, but was never made permanent. It starts out this way: Prior to about 1830, the main road into Norwalk village from the south was via a road from Norwood Avenue at the end of Christie Avenue, then northwest and meeting up with what is now South Pleasant and up the hill to West Main. Benedict Avenue as we know it was called the Wooster Road, and did not cross the flats at that time due to the wet, muddy conditions in the flats. John Whyler believed that the business section of Norwalk would grow up at Pleasant and West Main due to the traffic from the south, so in 1826 he built the house at 108 W. Main as his general store and family residence. I've read that only the two-story part was built in 1826 and the wing later, while other good sources say the entire house was built at one time. Whatever the case, they Whyler Store was in the front room of the two-story section, and as late as 1833 American Indians from near Tiffin and Upper Sandusky came there to trade with Whyler, as they trusted him in business matters. By 1835 the Wooster Road crossed the flats, so Mr. Whyler gave up on his idea, traded the building for a residence down the street, and opened a store to what is now the business district. This ended the idea of a commercial district at West Main and Pleasant.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com Two employees of Christie Lane Industries received special awards Friday and Santa Claus made a visit to hand out presents to all workers. Three outgoing board members were also honored for years of service. Mary Laferty, 44, of Norwalk, was named the winner of the 8th Annual Ernie Strow Community Employment Memorial Award. Albert Greenlief, 38, of Norwalk, was named Mary Hornsby Most Valuable Worker of the Year. Both awards recognize employees who demonstrate high work standards at their jobs.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH The junior class at South Central High School is holding a spaghetti benefit dinner Saturday in the cafeteria for the Day family. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and will go through the start of the St. Paul-South Central basketball game. Sophomore Jamie Day, 15, died recently after a lengthy battle with cancer. One hundred percent of the money from the benefit will go to her family.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County cities, villages and townships have requested more than $2 million in state funds for projects projected to cost $4.3 million. Projects presented to Ohio Public Works Commission include sanitary sewer improvement, bridge replacements, culvert reconstruction and road improvement projects.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Catholic School Elementary held its annual Christmas concert Wednesday evening at the convocation center. Students sang a number of Christmas songs, while acting out the birth of Jesus.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Robert Kline stays pretty close to home in Norwalk these days, but the 86-year-old saw the world in a Merchant Marine career spanning three wars.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
First-graders at Pleasant Elementary got a special trip Thursday - a ride to the North Pole on the Polar Express. Even a minor derailment couldn't stop this train. Each class met the engineer, Fred Stames and the grandfather of one student, at the entrance to the train and he punched their tickets before they took their seats.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
North Fairfield resident Mary Millis believes her brother's family will be stronger after the tragedy of losing their home and beloved dog in a fire Wednesday morning. Edward Brown and his wife Kay, of 5411 Delamater Road, were at work. Their adult son was staying at a friend's house when the Oxford Township fire was called in at 10:31 a.m.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two employees of Christie Lane Industries received special awards Friday and Santa Claus made a visit to hand out presents to all workers. Three outgoing board members were also honored for years of service.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Rupp's Place got a reprieve, but city council made it clear they expect to see fewer problems at the bar to head off opposition to a liquor license next year. Police Chief Kevin Cashen, who asked council to consider the opposition, said after the vote he is willing to work with owner Brian Rupp to solve the bar's problems.
7:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio FSA office consolidation plan approved Recently, USDA Acting Secretary Chuck Conners has approved the final plan to consolidate Ohio FSA County Offices. "The ultimate goal of consolidating county FSA offices in Ohio is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of county FSA offices. FSA is committed to meeting the needs of farmers and ranchers in the 21st Century by wisely investing in employees, technology and equipment,' said Conners. Affected Ohio FSA County Offices include:
7:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dec. 21, 1918 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 89 years ago:
7:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - The Milan Lions Club honors Berlin-Milan Middle School (BMMS) students every month. The students are nominated by their teachers considering academics and extra-curricular activities.
7:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
"Our family doesn't get together for Thanksgiving, but we tend to accumulate a bunch of relatives sometime around the end of December. Kids have a few more days out of school. It works pretty well, too,' declared McBeane, the accountant who used to take care of numbers. This means he kind of inherited the job of keeping track of relatives' names, addresses and phone numbers. "A few years back one of our cousins built a huge family room across the rear of his country house, spread a bunch of gravel for a parking area and invited everyone to his place,' he continued. "He also added a couple rest rooms. Another good idea since mathematics of propagation has caused us to grow in numbers. Now we go there every year.
7:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
One traffic complaint in Norwalk is the lack of long-range planning when the town was laid out and then expanded, to ensure some east-west and north-south connectors to better move traffic. In some large cities these connectors have limited access in order to keep traffic moving. In the middle of the 19th century a road opening which would have ensured a good connector in one area was started, but was never made permanent. It starts out this way: Prior to about 1830, the main road into Norwalk village from the south was via a road from Norwood Avenue at the end of Christie Avenue, then northwest and meeting up with what is now South Pleasant and up the hill to West Main. Benedict Avenue as we know it was called the Wooster Road, and did not cross the flats at that time due to the wet, muddy conditions in the flats.