4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Gov.Ted Strickland and Lisa Patt-McDaniel, interim director of the Ohio Department of Development, announced Monday the Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved Job Creation Tax Credits for 13 businesses involved in location or expansion projects that, if located in Ohio, are expected to create 1,341 positions and retain 5,971 jobs for Ohioans. One of the businesses is in Milan.
4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Will the new "Cash for Clunkers" program work? Listen to this story.
4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dan White, president of Norwalk Custom Order Furniture, did not hesitate when asked if it is realistic for people laid off from the old Norwalk Furniture Corp. to think they might someday work again in the big factory on Ohio 18. "Oh yeah, if we hit our sales targets. I look forward to the day when we have trouble finding enough people to fill the spots that are open. This economy is not going to last forever.
4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The first day of school is still about a month away, but Monroeville social studies teacher Jamie Charville is looking ahead to March. Monroeville eighth-graders can now do so as well; the school board Monday unanimously approved their trip to Washington D.C. for March 24 through 27.
4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners decided today to raise rates at the county landfill. This is just after commissioners recently raised rates.
4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND (MCT) - The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a trade that will send left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee and outfielder Ben Francisco to the Philadelphia Phillies according to Foxsports reporter Ken Rosenthal. In return the Indians will receive Class A right-hander Jason Knapp, Class AAA right-hander Carlos Carrasco, shortstop Jason Donald and catcher Lou Marson.
4:40 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Robert M. Tite is at it again and back in jail. Sunday's incident didn't involve a driving a bulldozer while intoxicated or riding through the village on horseback. This time, it was a small, yellow front-end loader.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
JULY 29, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 52 years ago: $80,000 walk pact given to Tom Hug A contract has been signed by the Board of Control with Tom Hug, contractor for the construction of new sidewalks under the 1957 program. Mr. Hug was the only bidder on the work which is estimated at $80,000, of which one-half is expected to be done by other individuals.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio 61, between Ohio 103 and Greenbush Road in New Haven Township, will be closed beginning Aug. 3 for a culvert replacement. The road will reopen Aug. 7. In other Huron County-area work by the Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio 60, between the northern corporation limit of New London and U.S. 20, is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic as part of a paving project. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times with flaggers. The project is expected to be completed by Aug. 31. Also U.S. 250, between Townline Road 187 and U.S. 224 in Greenwich Township, is closed for new alignment tie-in work as part of a railroad grade separation project. The road will re-open Sept. 11.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Outgoing Norwalk City Schools Superintendent Wayne Babcanec has cleaned out his file cabinets and his desk. "I'm still working on the cupboards," he said. "I've been in the office 16 years; you accumulate a lot of stuff."
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Robert M. Tite, the rural Wakeman resident charged last month for allegedly driving a bulldozer while intoxicated, is in trouble with the law again. Tite, 57, of 2785 Chenango Road, was driving a small, yellow front-end loader recklessly through the village and almost ran into the front of his own store about 6 p.m. Sunday, Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker said.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Beautiful weather, a large turnout and plenty to do made for a very successful Wakeman Homecoming Firemen's Festival Sunday on the grounds of the Eagles Hall in Wakeman. EDITOR'S NOTE: More pictures of Wakeman's festival can be viewed in a ReflectorCam 2.0 gallery on this Web site. Click here to see them.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - In these tough economic times, the village is offering an amnesty program to its taxpayers to help individuals get current on their taxes. Beginning Aug. 15 and running through Oct. 15, if you owe past due taxes you can get all penalties waived by paying your tax and interest in full.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Allis-Chalmers tractor was the star of the 14th annual Firelands Area Restorers of Machines (F.A.R.M.) Tractor & Gas Engine Show Friday through Sunday at the fairgrounds. Visitors to the show saw a variety of the featured tractors, ranging from those manufactured around 1940 to those built in the mid-1980s when production stopped.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Friday was supposed to be the day when automobile dealers could register online to participate in the government rebate program. As the result of an online snafu, dealerships will have to wait until Monday to get started.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
When the Huron Playhouse schedule came out this summer, I knew I would be going to see "Our Town." That's because I never miss it. I love "Our Town." I have read it or seen it probably a dozen times.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
JULY 28, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 52 years ago: Youth found on street injured Stephen Waite, 23, of 89 Ontario St., was admitted to Memorial Hospital yesterday afternoon with multiple cuts on the face, right ear and hand which police believe he received when he rammed the bike he was riding into a tree on Franklin St.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) announced Monday he will be holding a town hall meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in Willard. "It is important to me to make a habit of regularly meeting with my constituents," Boose said. "Spending this time in the district face-to-face with citizens gives them the opportunity to share any concerns with me they may have over pending legislation or other issues regarding state government. I welcome the opportunity to address those concerns." The meeting will be at the Willard City Hall in the council chambers, located at 651 S. Myrtle Ave. Willard, OH 44890. The 58th House district includes Huron County, western and southern Lorain County and Eastern Seneca County.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
State Rep. Terry Boose filled up a column in Friday's Reflector with complaints about Ohio's newly-passed budget. He complained about the service cuts, fee hikes and the figuring in of federal stimulus money, but he didn't say how he would have balanced the budget without those things. Mr. Boose said he had proposed some different cuts, but he didn't say what they were. He also accused Mayor Sue Lesch of "political partisanship at its worst" for holding a news conference and praising some points in the budget. I think Mr. Boose should have cut out that slur and used the space to say what his plan was. Timothy Adam
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bob Hamer first rode a tractor when he was 6. Today, 60 years later, he still likes old tractors.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Ricky Beverly can thank his pets for possibly saving his life. Twelve Plymouth firefighters received mutual aid from the Shiloh and Shelby fire departments for the blaze early Saturday morning at the one-story home at 220 Plymouth St. The fire was reported at 3:14 a.m.