2:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
My good friend the Norwalk Public Library is asking for community support to renew a tax levy. This levy is vital for the library to continue operations at its present level and doesn't leave much room to expand any of its several services. Actually, I can't call the library "my good friend" only, since it is a friend of everyone in the community and I don't have a monopoly. Much of my history and genealogy research is done at the library and I can testify to the high volume of traffic which uses all of the several excellent facilities. I realize that many people flinch at the mention of taxes, so remember on Nov. 6 that this is only a renewal of an existing levy which expires soon.
2:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
United our public safety forces stand in Huron County. Usually it's during unfortunate circumstances or tragic events such as national disasters, a medical emergency, motor vehicle crash, devastating house fire, or after being victimized by crime, etc. that various law enforcement, fire and rescue, or emergency medical services cross each other's paths. On Oct. 6, 2007 that was not the case as public safety forces stood united together enjoying fun, food, and commradery during the first ever Huron County public safety appreciation picnic held at the Bronson Norwalk Conservation League.
2:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
I've not followed baseball for years. I think I burnt out on it when I was kid. I started collecting baseball cards when I was about 7 (in 1969) and for the next three or four years I basically ate, drank and slept baseball. Like a lot of other kids, my card collection numbered in the thousands. And not unlike Raymond, the Dustin Hoffman character in "Rain Man," I could name every single ballplayer. On long car trips my older brother and sister would hold up cards with the name obscured. Not only would I name the player, but I would also recite his various batting or pitching statistics. We would do this for hours.
2:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON Monday's board of education agenda was full of good-news items. Treasurer Gina Blackman told the board the five-year forecast predicts the district will be in the black each year, and Elementary Principal Laura Dowdell reported $7,100 worth of books were sold at last week's book fair.
2:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Bellevue man was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for two counts of trafficking in cocaine. One of the incidents was in the vicinity of a juvenile. James Griggs, 30, of 406 Castalia St., also was fined $5,000 for the incidents on March 13 and April 6.
2:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio 4, less than a quarter-mile south of U.S. 20, will be closed next Monday for railroad crossing approach repairs. The road will reopen Tuesday. The detour route for southbound motorists is Ohio 4 to U.S. 20, heading east to Ohio 99. Drivers should go south on Ohio 99 and then south on Ohio 547 to Ohio 4.
2:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Jaime A. Reer, 29, of 6517 Ohio 547, Bellevue, hit a deer Monday on Ohio 547.
2:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY An Erie County grand jury has indicted a Bellevue man in connection with stealing a checkbook from one man and using checks to pay another victim. A homeowner allowed Mark J. Czarnecki, 58, of 227 Kilbourne St., to stay with him for a while, but "then he asked him to leave," Erie County Assistant Prosecutor Vicki Palmer said. "The allegation was the checkbook was taken after he left the home."
2:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Fifty years ago, at only 8 years old, Phyllis Hause found another use for an ordinary household object and cloth strips. Now she's been featured on television and in magazines for her creation toothbrush rugs. She spent several days in the Norwalk area recently teaching classes and working on her biggest assignment a 20-foot by 6-foot specially-commissioned oval rug made up of 200 yards of material for Windham Fabrics, a New Jersey company.
2:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two Cleveland women were sentenced to prison Tuesday for their role in attempting to fill a forged prescription in Norwalk. Brenda Mahone and Marion R. Dent, both 44, presented a fake prescription for about 60 Oxycodone pills at a Whittlesey Avenue business Jan. 5, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. Norwalk Police Officer James Montana arrested both women at the store after the pharmacist called a doctor and determined the prescription was forged and stolen.
2:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk City Council members were given a big job Tuesday night study the proposed 2008 budget and review the city's long-range plan for sewage. Next week's work session should be very busy.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
OCT. 16, 1967 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 40 years ago:
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
A story about the race to replace the late U.S. Rep. Paul E. Gillmor reported that there are nine candidates running in the Nov. 6 primary election. Democrat Earl Campbell dropped out of the race, while Republican Michael Reynolds did not have enough ballot signatures. That leaves Democrats George P. Mays and Robin Weirauch as well as Republicans Steve Buehrer, Mark Hollenbaugh, Robert E. Latta, Fred Pieper and Michael Smitley seeking the spot. A Dec. 11 special election involving the primary winners and any Independent and/or write-in candidate(s) will determine Gillmor's successor.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
I have to admit that I panicked when I heard that a local malcontent had successfully circulated petitions to place several issues on the ballot that would result in the repeal of virtually all the current local funding for the Plymouth Local Schools. My husband and I have lived in this district for 25 years, and despite retiring several years ago, we chose to remain here. However, because of encroaching health problems, we had decided that we would eventually have to sell our home, hopefully not for many years in the future. However, now facing the possibility that our local schools would cease to exist, I started pushing to sell our home immediately, and even went so far as to look at homes elsewhere, and to spread the word that our house was for sale. All the while, my husband, who had worked for the district four years as high school principal, and 12 years as superintendent, kept reassuring me that he had faith in the people of the district to come through in a crisis, just as they had done so many times when he worked with them to bring the schools through the constant school funding nightmares of the 1990s. At the very least, I was skeptical until I attended a meeting on the issues held at the high school on Sept. 12. Usually, these meetings are attended by the three or four people in town who do not own a TV. However, on the evening of the meeting, it was standing room only in the very large room. The crowd was extremely positive and supportive of the schools, and basically were there to get information so that they could dispel rumors, help get out the truth, and sign up to work to defeat these ballot issues.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jake's Radiator recognized Jake's Radiator, Inc. has received an exceptional rating in the NAPA AutoCare Customer Service Index Program for the third quarter of 2007. This program is conducted by the National Automotive Parts Association and is an evaluation of the service strengths and weaknesses of AutoCare Centers. The evaluation is based on surveys in which customers are asked questions regarding their opinion of quality of service received. The survey includes questions regarding efficiency, knowledge and attitude of personnel as well as service satisfaction.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - The South Central board of education had a moment of silent reflection in memory of Jon Clevenger who had been a custodian in the district for 24 years and died last week. The board later voted a &#036;100 memorial donation to the American Heart Association. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...<>/p>
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 6:45 a.m. today at 20 W. Chestnut St. Returned to station at 6:47.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
North Fairfield library Visit the library Saturday for the finale to Teen Read Week. Sign-up all week for the first Guitar Hero Tournament that begins at 11 a.m. Stop in and sign up if you are interested in forming a Watch and Read Teen Club.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Sixty students and friends of the old Clarksfield, Fitchville and Hartland schools met for lunch Friday at Berry's Restaurant in Norwalk to renew friendships and exchange memories of the past. Wakeman resident Maxine Brown said alumni from Clarksfield got together two years ago, and it was so successful she and classmates Lois Gray and Paul Nestor decided to organize it again and add Fitchville and Hartland people.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Twilight Gardens Bingo! Bingo! Bingo! The residents had several one-time winners, but the people who won twice were Stewart Bowlin, Zella K., Virginia Charity and Marietta N.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jim Busek welcomed Shakespeare Club members to the Fisher-Titus Medical Center Learning Center Oct. 8 for a fascinating evening entitled "Variations on a Theme." Following a brief business meeting at which Tom McLaughlin announced the Nov. 12 meeting will be held at St. Paul Parish Center to afford an opportunity for all to see the church's beautiful new additions. Busek proceeded to present a slide show he had created from favorite vacation photographs submitted to him by club members. Realizing, when dealing with a group of individuals who possess a multitude of leadership qualities as well as eager willingness to participate when asked, you must be careful about what you ask for because Busek was inundated with 146 pictures to sort and edit. He, as expected, proved to be up to the challenge. His presentation was professionally done and provided insight into especially happy vacation moments shared by fellow club members. When each slide popped up on the screen, the members whose picture it was were allowed two minutes in which to provide a description and reason for their choice of that particular snapshot.