9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - A new thrill ride that will dangle passengers 160 feet above the ground is opening at Cedar Point amusement park. Park officials say the attraction, called Skyscraper, will feature giant propeller arms that spin passengers at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour. Riders will sit in open cars.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN TOWNSHIP - River Road, south of Mason Road, has been closed because of high water. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said there still is several feet of standing water from last week's heavy rains. He advised motorists to not let the snow and ice fool them since the water is now frozen on the top.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Determining how many nursing home patients may have been abused by a former nightshift nurse is proving to be a challenge for prosecutors. That's because many of the people who authorities think were victims are unable to talk with them. "That's a problem,' Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter said today.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
FEB. 11, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago:
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Feb. 12, 1982 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 26 years ago:
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Philip A. Barone, 23, of Sandusky, was charged with failure to control Sunday after he went off the right side of U.S. 20 and hit a pole.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Jordan D. Johnson, 22, of Rocky River, was charged with failure to control after he went off the right side of Garfield Road and hit a culvert. He was not transported for minor injuries. Orlo W. Hartley Jr., 67, of 35 Cedar St., New London, hit a deer on Ohio 18 Thursday. Dana A. Moore, 44, of 1526 Townline Road 79, New London, was charged with failure to control after she went off the left side of Townline Road 79 north of Ohio 162 and hit a pole.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Chris Dodd is exactly right when he says that this is the last thread we can pull to remove the cloak of invisibility this administration has used to continue to flaunt the laws of the United States and the will of most of the people. Michael Holubar
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Stabilizing housing should be square one for any meaningful effort to stimulate the nation's economy and pull it back from the brink of recession. If Congress is serious about averting a further loss of jobs and boosting consumer confidence, it needs to start by shoring up housing, which is the biggest financial asset of most families in this country. With mortgage interest rates near historic lows, it's time to end the mortgage credit crunch that continues for prospective home buyers who live in high-cost markets, for households with moderate-incomes and for those seeking to buy a home for the first time. Congress has the power to get mortgage money flowing again by allowing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase larger mortgages for a two-year period and tying that to full regulatory reform of these institutions. It can help buyers who have trouble saving up for a big down-payment by modernizing FHA. It can give a shot in the arm to job-producing businesses that have been hurt by the housing downturn by allowing them to carry back net operating losses for five years. And it can make further headway on reducing foreclosures by expanding the mortgage revenue bond program to help sub-prime borrowers refinance into loans they can afford instead of waiting for their loans to reset at a higher interest rate and with a monthly payment beyond their means.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Gentlemen, start your engines. This may be Daytona week, but I'm not talking NASCAR.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Parents and grandparents will have a new destination in uptown Norwalk with the opening of Hush Little Baby, a shop offering new and gently used children's clothing, toys, furniture and accessories Tassy Jarrett, who opened the store at 32 E. Main St. Tuesday, said she decided to start the business because of her own experience as a mother. Jarrett and her husband, Andy, have three sons Dalton, 13; Tyler, 11; and Kyle, 16 months. When her youngest was born, Jarrett had to re-equip her home for a baby because she hadn't kept all the things her older boys used. She found herself traveling from her Monroeville home to Mansfield to shop at Once Upon A Child, a store similar to the one she has opened.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - The public is invited every month to The Culinary Vegetable Institute to Cook Together with our Executive Chef Johannes Klapdohr, in a series of classes featuring sustainably grown vegetables. Chef Johannes will pair these products with proteins, sauces and other items to create dishes that can be easily duplicated at home. The classes are from 6:30 until 9 p.m. every third Monday of the month. Tastings will be served afterward and you can talk to Chef Johannes about your favorite recipes, tips or future cooking class suggestions.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Pam Hansberger of Norwalk is a runner-up winner in the "Prize Tested Recipes" contest sponsored by Better Homes and Garden magazine. Her recipe will be featured in the section entitles Prize Tested Recipes in the April 2008 issue of the magazine.
9:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Two of the 290 fire calls that Willard Fire & Rescue handled last year had about $1 million in damages. The April 22 fire at Dutch Maid Logistics Inc. started because of a malfunction in the tractor portion of an unoccupied semi in the parking lot. Chief Richard Myers said he couldn't be more specific because "International won't tell me."
9:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Firelands area should be preparing itself for another winter storm. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch that will be in effect from late tonight through Tuesday evening.
9:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
A grand jury indicted two suspected sex offenders Friday. Ryan P. Burch, 19, of 4815 W. River Road, Wakeman, is accused of sexually abusing two Norwalk girls, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said.
9:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
FEB. 9, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago:
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Feb. 11, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago:
9:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Jordan D. Johnson, 22, of Rocky River, was charged with failure to control after he went off the right side of Garfield Road and hit a culvert. He was not transported for minor injuries.
9:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mrs. Busek - Char to her adult friends - often helps out in the Norwalk elementary school classroom in which her daughter is the teacher. And when Mrs. Busek had a birthday recently, her daughter, the teacher, used the occasion to give her second grade students some writing practice.
9:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mrs. Busek Char to her adult friends often helps out in the Norwalk elementary school classroom in which her daughter is the teacher. And when Mrs. Busek had a birthday recently, her daughter, the teacher, used the occasion to give her second grade students some writing practice. Apparently there was some brainstorming done in advance of the actual letter writing as certain themes run through the letters. And they asked a lot of questions.