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WILLARD - Ella Mae Nester recently celebrated her 30th anniversary with Pepperidge Farm in Willard. She began employment Nov. 28, 1977 as a packager and has since worked as a stuffer operator and oven attendant.
6:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Western Reserve Schools Board of Education will meet in special session on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Office to review and discuss Board policies. No action will be taken at this session.
6:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com MILAN A local business and area-wide agency are making sure the men and women of the armed forces are not forgotten this holiday season. First, the Tranquility Salon & Spa, located On the Square in Milan, has started the "Cuts for Calls Home" program. "From Dec. 1 through Dec. 24, a portion of the proceeds from haircuts will go toward buying calling cards," said Shannon Dyer, an employee of the salon and spa.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
If you are a high school football fan, this is the weekend for you. All six divisions will play state championship games, with Divisions V, III and II on Friday and VI, IV and I on Saturday. All six games will be televised live on SportsTime Ohio, Channel 76 in Norwalk. The matchups are:
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
From Staff and Wire Reports COLUMBUS -- St. Paul, Monroeville and Western Reserve all had players snare all-Ohio honors the 2007 Associated Press Division V and VI All-Ohio high school football teams released Wednesday. The Flyers, who won the Firelands Conference at 7-0 and advanced to the Division VI regional final, placed two players on the first team with senior Alex Welfle on the defensive line and senior Wes Stein as a punter. Earlier this month, Welfle was selected northwest district Co-Lineman of the Year.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Attending a Browns or Cavaliers game normally is not a good deed. But if you end up attending the Dec. 30 Browns game, or the Dec. 17 or Jan. 2 Cavs game, you will have indirectly performed a good deed.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
On USDA's Web site the publication "For the Good of the People' can be found. This publication provides food for thought. Conservation programs, which save precious soil from wind or water erosion and benefit wildlife, are easy for both urban and rural consumers to understand and accept. However, subsidy payments are not so easily understood. For that reason you will see a great deal of negative publicity for USDA farm programs especially when congress is negotiating a new Farm Bill. Urban folks, who have no connection to the farm, have no understanding about what is needed to farm the land or why subsidies are necessary. USDA-FSA subsidies help provide stability in rural America and for the agricultural economic sector, besides providing US consumers an affordable, safe and abundant food supply. For example, in India 51.3 percent of a person's income is needed to supply adequate food for their family; in Mexico 24.5 percent, South Africa 27.5 percent, Japan 17.6 percent, etc.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Nov. 30, 1924 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 83 years ago:
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - The design for a lapel pin created by an EHOVE Career Center student is in the running to become the winning entry for a statewide pin traded statewide and nationally among Business Professionals of America (BPA) student members. Business Professionals of America is a national organization for high school and college students preparing for careers in business and office occupations. Each year, student BPA members trade their state pins at national competition in the spring.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Fisher-Titus Medical Center Admissions: (Nov. 29) Dorothy Trimarche, Milan; Salvatore Midolo, New London; Donald Gribble, Marblehead; Jean Ebinger, Norwalk; Paul Lafene, Sandusky; Robert Gardner, Bellevue; James Alford, Norwalk; James Allen, Willard.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Another landmark in Norwalk's West Main Street Historic District is now history and has been removed from our sight, but not from our memory. The rectory of St. Paul Episcopal Church stood at 85 W. Main for 140 years and now has succumbed to changing times. The St. Paul congregation is one of the oldest organizations of any kind on the Firelands, and for many years the rectory was home to the parish's resident pastor. There are no prospects for a resident pastor in the foreseeable future and the house had suffered great damage from time and from accidents, so the decision was made to have it razed. Some people expect me to run around wailing and beating my chest, but I decided long ago that not every old building can be saved. If they must be removed, then that is the prerogative of the owner.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
In the past month, the Ohio Senate approved various measurers that will increase penalties and prison time for a variety of crimes ranging from soliciting sex from minors, cocaine related offenses and inducing panic at a school. Tough-on-crime legislation is about the only no-lose issue for politicians. Nobody favors coddling lawbreakers. Other, critical issues, may and almost certainly do, languish, but measures such as those listed above are always fast-tracked.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Designer's Touch is handicap accessible
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Dr. Dee Zeffiro-Krenisky, superintendent of Christie Lane, denied the claim of a former employee that a climate of intimidation hangs over employees. "They are a cohesive team," Zeffiro-Krenisky of her employees, adding the work climate at the school and workshop for people with disabilities is "phenomenally wonderful." She said she has not seen high turnover in employees in almost 13 years at the agency, but it was her decision to not renew the contract for Lysa Cook. "I do have a reason. I choose not to comment," said Zeffiro-Krenisky.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
TOLEDO A Norwalk man is going to trial in a federal case in connection with selling marijuana and cocaine for more than four years. Michael D. Baker, 43, of 4645 Leland Road, faces life in prison on one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana and cocaine. He was one of 16 suspects arrested at the conclusion of an Drug Enforcement Administration investigation that lasted from April 2001 through October 2005. "Michael Baker was the main target," said Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin, who testified Thursday. "Eventually things fell into place and they indicted him." Baker is accused of selling a "substantial" amount of drugs, McLaughlin said. The drug investigator estimated the street value was "hundreds of thousands of dollars."
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com WAKEMAN Investigators found suspected Oxycontin on a male suspect while using a search warrant Thursday in the 5800 block of Ohio 303. The man is not being named because he hasn't been charged or arrested. Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said officers found 39 pills in a prescription bottle with its label partially ripped when police were patting down the man. Howard said all charges are pending until the drugs are tested at a Mansfield police lab. "We should have results in a few days," he added.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
PLYMOUTH A dropped cigarette was the cause of a Mulberry Street house fire Monday. The blaze caused about $50,000 worth of damage. "It can be redone, but it's not livable at this time," Plymouth Fire Chief Tim Redden said Friday about the house. "I think it was accidental." It's unknown where the owners are staying now. Redden said the couple was out of state when the fire was reported at 7:15 a.m. Monday, but their son was house-sitting. Nobody was injured. "The living room area was (fully) involved," Redden said about what firefighters discovered upon arrival.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com CEYLON A Lorain man is accused of stabbing two local men during an altercation Friday morning in a field off Ohio 61. North Central EMS initially transported the Norwalk man, 22, to Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. A medical helicopter later flew him to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. There was no listing for him early Friday afternoon. The 28-year-old Berlin Heights man went to Lorain Community Health Partners Hospital in Elyria, where he was released from the emergency room. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said the suspect, Tyrone Cash, 22, stabbed the Norwalk man in the back and the Berlin Heights man in the head.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - The Huron County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of telecommunication copper wire. About 3 a.m. Nov. 21, Sgt. Annette McLaughlin was in her cruiser monitoring an Ohio 60 home - the site of an earlier theft - when she saw a gray Dodge Caravan turn into the driveway.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Ohio Public Works Commission is just waiting for more details before it decides whether or not to fund 90 percent of a permanent repair to U.S. 250. Laurence Bicking, director of OPWC, said this morning that he got a phone call from the Ohio Department of Transportation last week about the project and he agreed to consider it. But neither ODOT or the village of Milan has sent any details.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - It only took a Huron County crew a day to temporarily repair U.S. 250 to make the road safe for the coming winter. Heavy rains caused extensive erosion on the northbound lane in the village limits and when Milan informed the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the state agency demanded the village spend $100,000 to make immediate repairs.