9:47 PM Jul 25, 2010
There is something in the Norwalk Reflector that you'll never find in the pages of the Sunday New York Times, even though I wrote a few columns ago about what a great newspaper that is. I'm talking about the ReflectorCam page.
9:47 PM Jul 25, 2010
By CLINT ENGEL Furniture Today
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NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Jonathan B. Shepherd, 30, 705 Tiffin St., New Washington. Violation date: Feb. 17. Conviction date: March 11. Sentence: $800 fine, $95 costs, one-year license suspension and 20 days in jail to commence March 25. Mark D. Meredith, 44, 10 W. Chestnut St., Norwalk. Violation date: Feb. 3. Conviction date: March 11. Sentence: $1,100 fine, $70 costs, two-year license suspension and 30 days in jail to commence March 31.
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GREENWICH - The South Central Board of Education Monday night accepted a proposal for a high school parking lot in conjunction with the drainage problem. It will provide 107 parking spaces, including five handicap spots in front of the high school where there is now a large lawn. The plan will eliminate parking in the rear of the school and also eliminate 21 parking spaces on the north side of the high school drive, opening that area for the buses to drop students off at the front door of the high school. Board Member Jeff Oney of the building and grounds committee reported on the need for a half-time custodian. The position had been eliminated several years ago and at the February meeting custodian Herschel Honeycutt asked if it was possible to again fill that position.
9:47 PM Jul 25, 2010
This is the day to go green - even if you're not Irish. Local taverns are expecting a large turnout tonight as patrons celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
9:47 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: David G. Snyder, 37, 145 S. Norwalk Road, Norwalk; dog at large; conviction date: March 10; fine, $30; costs, $50. David M. Sherman, 28, 34 Orchard St., Box 1, Greenwich; open container; conviction date: March 10; fine, $50; costs, $85; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 60 days. Ezekiel D. Ford, 30, 1306 Mills St., Sandusky; disorderly conduct; conviction date: March 6; fine, $100; costs, $50.
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WAKEMAN - Sheriff's deputies are seeking assistance from the public in the investigation of two Clarksfield Township incidents. Someone broke into a home under construction and a construction trailer about 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2800 block of St. John Road. Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said the suspects forced their way in and stole "construction grade tools." "There was a vehicle used obviously. Being a back country road, we're hopeful someone saw it," he said.
9:47 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON In a time when much of the news about the business community is negative, Bill Given is bringing good news to the New London area. Given, New London High School graduate and owner of BCC Ohio and Uxor, told the Community Improvement Corp. "I really, really love this town." In fact, he loves it so much he is moving his companies from Chenango Road into the village to a plot of ground on Ohio 60 north of the Biglow Bypass and is constructing a concrete tilt-up 116 X 42 foot building that will be completed in August. This will be the home of BCC Ohio, a highway repair firm that specializes in between 30 to 40 ODOT projects each year, and Uxor, a shop where the public can purchase topsoil, stone, pipe, miscellaneous small tools and the like.
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SANDUSKY - Kalahari Resort today announced a contribution of nearly $500,000 in cash, in-kind donations and fundraising events to help the Huron Athletic Booster Club raise the $650,000 needed to build a new synthetic sports field at Huron High School. The new field, which will be named Kalahari Field, will greatly improve conditions for athletic, physical education and band programs in Huron City Schools. In addition, Rudolph/Libbe, the Walbridge-based general contractor that built Kalahari Resort, will donate product and labor to build and renovate ticket booths at the new Kalahari Field.
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Police arrested an 18-year-old suspect on four counts of trafficking in marijuana Tuesday afternoon at Norwalk High School. A confidential informant said he bought drugs from Marcus A. Clark, of 64 Eastwood Drive, "numerous times" from August through February, Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said. The arrest happened about 2 p.m.
9:47 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Furniture is moving a line of recliners from Norwalk to it's facility in Livingston, Tenn. to cut costs and get grants and funding not offered in Ohio. According to a letter from the company to United Steelworkers Local 48U, the move "positions us closer to our raw material suppliers; reducing transportation and inventory costs' and "State of Tennessee offering grants and funding not offered in Ohio.'
9:47 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two Huron County Jail inmates accused of having heroin while in custody are facing felony charges. About a week ago, a third prisoner gave a tip to the on-duty officer, accusing Bradley C. Jones, 34, of 101 First St., Willard, of having heroin in his possession, Sgt. Christopher Stanfield said. Officers then "conducted cell searches" and found five balloons and "another partial ... out of its wrapper" in Jones' cell within about 1 1/2 hours, he said.
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NEW LONDON - The board of education decided Monday not to renew New London High School Principal Mary Lou Harris' contract, with Ken Hale, Dennis Goetze and Don Race in favor, Chris Pondy opposed and Sharon McGrail abstaining. Close to 20 spectators filled the board meeting room to speak against the board's action. Bus driver Patty Dvorak said, "I think you are making a big mistake. She is a strong person and we need people like that." She continued, "Mary Lou has always been there to support us."
9:47 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Internal Revenue Service will begin sending more than 130 million economic stimulus payments starting May 2 with the initial round of weekly payments completed by early July. Additionally, a new online calculator is available at www.IRS.gov to help people determine the amount of their stimulus payments. Stimulus payments will be sent out based the last two digits of the Social Security number used on the tax return. On a jointly filed return, the first Social Security number listed will determine the mail-out time. Payments will be made by direct deposit to people who choose to receive their 2007 income tax refunds through direct deposit. All others will receive their economic stimulus payments in the form of a paper check.
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M'VILLE POLICE n Brian J. Maynard, whose age and address were unavailable, was charged with driving with a suspended license and speeding in connection with an Ohio 547 traffic stop Friday. He said "he had just been picked up by the sheriff's office recently' on a similar license suspension offense related to child support. Maynard's passenger, Amy L. Roser, whose age and address were unavailable, was charged with wrongful entrustment.
9:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
There are still a few nice people in the world today! On Sunday morning March 9, I was stuck in my driveway due to the snow storm that had dumped 24 inches of snow. I got out the shovel and proceeded to open the end of my driveway so I could get unstuck.
9:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
As the saying goes, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, but teach a man to fish and you feed for a lifetime.' The tax rebate that the worst president in my lifetime and our corporate-serving Congress have generously ‘given' America is a perfect example of a $1.6-billion "give a man a fish.' It's not free cause we have to pay it back over the next two years, and is nothing more than an election time, "feel-good' smoke screen.
9:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
They never make appointments. For more than a quarter of a century, Ed Walker and his family have scheduled their lives around work. Being the owner and operator of Walker Funeral Home in Norwalk, it's tough to make any plans.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com FLAT ROCK A Water Street home sustained about $75,000 worth of structural damage after a fire early Saturday afternoon. Thirty-nine total firefighters from Bellevue and Clyde plus the Huron River Joint and Attica Venice Reed fire districts responded to the house fire reported at 12:09 p.m. Bellevue Fire Lt. Tony Schaffer said crews were on scene six minutes later and had the blaze under control at 12:53. The three residents were home when the fire, that caused about $35,000 worth of damage to the contents, started.
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The Monroeville, New London and Plymouth tax incentive review committees will meet Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in meeting room C of the second floor of the county administrative building, 180 Milan Ave. The Willard tax incentive review committee will meet Wednesday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. in council chambers of the Willard municipal building, 631 S. Myrtle Ave. The status of the various Willard enterprise zone agreements will be discussed at the meeting.
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SANDUSKY - The Great Lakes Home and Flower Show returned for the second year over the weekend at the NIA Center at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky. Kelly Edwards, Design Consultant for HGTV's Design on a Dime, was a guest at the show.