2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Even without a sign announcing its presence, the new Sears store on Main Street drew a couple hundred patrons Saturday, owner Jim Graves said. The roughly 7,200 square-foot store, with an additional 5,000 square feet of storage space, opened for business Saturday five days after the store's interior was little more than some pegboards and display cabinets.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
EMPIRE, Mich. - An Ohio man was critically injured in a snowmobile collision with a vehicle in Leelanau County. Joel Hipp, 42, of Norwalk, Ohio, collided with a passing vehicle on M-72 as he attempted to cross the busy highway on a state snowmobile trail. The collision happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday about a half-mile west of Newman Road in Kasson Township, said Leelanau County Undersheriff Scott Wooters.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH Plowing the snow at a village apartment complex nearly turned disastrous last week. About 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Brandon R. Risner, 31, of 29 N. Railroad St., Greenwich, was plowing snow at the driveway of 6 Main St. using a four-wheeler. Greenwich Police Chief Dorsey said Risner backed onto Main Street, failed to see a tractor-trailer and hit the back portion. "Risner saw the truck, but thought it had cleared," Dorsey said. "The truck driver didn't even know he hit him." The truck driver continued driving down the road. North Central EMS transported Risner to Fisher-Titus Medical Center, where he was treated for visible injuries and released.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com The theme for the 66th Annual Home and Garden Show is "The Romance of France," but the show will also include a taste of Norwalk. As it has done in past years, Naturally Country on Lais Road will set up a miniature version of its local store. It will feature home decor of all types, owner Tracy Lake said. This year will be at least the 15th Naturally Country has displayed a booth at the show. It will take place from Saturday through Feb. 15 at the I-X Center by Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Norwalk Superintendent Wayne Babcanec was in Columbus today accepting an award as the Technology Administrator of the Year by eTech Ohio. Babcanec accepted the award from Hope Taft. He was nominated by technology coordinator Deanna Lund.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) - The world's most famous groundhog saw his shadow Monday morning, predicting that this already long winter will last for six more weeks. Punxsutawney Phil emerged just after dawn in front of an estimated 13,000 witnesses, many dressed in black and gold to celebrate the Pittsburgh Steelers' Super Bowl victory the night before.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Nothing fixes an upset stomach like a bit of chicken noodle soup. So that's what 7-year-old Meagan Borough of Monroeville cooked up, with the help of her mother Jessica Seitz.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Danny Missler was surrounded by friends and family Sunday morning as he looked at what was left of his home. Fire gutted the house Friday morning, and 48 hours later the scene ripped the guts out of Missler, who spent 1 1/2 years building his dream home.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
BELLEVUE - Three teens sustained serious injuries in a car-truck accident Saturday afternoon. Tyler R. Secor, 17, 806 Kennedy Drive, Willard, was driving a 2005 Dodge Stratus north on Section Line Road 30 when he failed to stop at a U.S. 20 stop sign and slid under a tractor-trailer, hitting its wheels, state Highway Patrol troopers said.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Truckers took the lead late and then held on to defeat the Sandusky Blue Streaks 42-40 in non-league action Saturday night at Norwalk High School. With the game tied at 38-38 and less than three minutes to play, a Jacob McKenzie bucket followed by an Adam Beat rebound and basket gave Norwalk a four-point lead it would not surrender.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bruce Rzengota wanted the Arizona Cardinals to win the Super Bowl because they were underdogs. "They made a great run for a 9-7 team," said the Norwalk resident, who attempts to stay abreast of football throughout the year.
2:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Three days prior to last week's beautiful, inch-an-hour, school-closing snowfall I awoke thinking about the John Greenleaf Whittier poem "Snow-Bound." At the time, I thought that was a curious thing for me to be thinking about, given that it had been nearly 45 years since I last read that poem. But there it was, Sunday morning Jan. 25, my dominant thought upon awakening: "Snow-Bound." Somewhere I am sure that made Florence Schaub very happy. Mrs. Schaub was my eleventh-grade English teacher. And in the spring of 1964 she assigned a project that taught me almost everything I know about poetry to this day. We had to choose a poet to study, do oral and written reports about that poet's life and analyze his or her most important works. For some reason, I chose John Greenleaf Whittier. And his master work was can you see it coming? "Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl."
2:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio Township Day is held Feb. 1 every year and has been set aside to recognize the hard work and dedication of township trustees and fiscal officers and to promote grassroots government. I will start by giving you the township history and then some township functions. The township form of government was brought to America by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620. This unit of local government eventually spread as far west as the Rocky Mountains. Today, 22 states have this form of government, known either as the town or township.
2:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
w/pixs By ELLEN SIMMONS Reflector Correspondent news@norwalkreflector.com
2:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Lyle Fisher Jr. helped build the transmission for his first car at what is now Fisher's Transmission. He got his first job at the Norwalk business as well. Fisher has some good reasons to look back fondly at his 30 years at the 50-year-old company.
2:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
w/pixs By ELLEN SIMMONS Reflector Correspondent news@norwalkreflector.com
2:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE Keen observers of Midway Truck Center Inc. might wonder why a Monroeville school bus is there. An electrical fire Monday caused about $3,500 worth of damage to the wiring harness in the panel above the driver's seat. "It's at Midway being fixed right now," Huron River Joint Fire Chief Ronald Stang said Friday night.
2:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - A Wakeman bicyclist was treated for serious injuries at Fisher-Titus Medical Center and released after a collision early Sunday morning with a pickup truck. Bicyclist William Cunagin, 18, of 2187 Butler Road, wasn't wearing a helmet and was ejected from his Magna Shimano 21-speed bike after the Ohio 162 crash east of Chenango Road with the 1995 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Samuel B. Swiger, 44, of Sullivan. The collision happened about 12:25 a.m.
2:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com While the challenges to the nation's real estate sector faced throughout 2008 were felt in all corners of Ohio, the marketplace still was able to post solid results despite less than ideal economic conditions, reports the Ohio Association of Realtors. "The 2008 market certainly presented a number of challenges for both industry professionals and property owners in the Buckeye State...yet it also offered a wonderful opportunity for many homebuyers," OAR President Jonathan M. Hall said. "More than 113,000 homes were sold, a clear indication that the desire to make the American dream of homeownership a reality is strong within Ohio irrespective of the challenging economic climate the country faces." The year-end 2008 sales total of new and existing homes in Ohio totaled 113,849, a 13.1 percent decrease from the 130,982 sales posted in 2007, while the state's average sale price of $136,692 marks an 8.6 percent decrease from the $149,558 average posted in 2007.
2:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The Oak Harbor Rockets traveled to Milan Friday night with a risky game plan for the sharp-shooting Chargers. The Rockets (2-12, 0-9) actually had a 34-29 lead with 7:49 remaining in the game, but Edison was finally able to start knocking down shots and walked away with a 52-42 victory at home.
2:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ice fishing on Lake Erie can be an expensive proposition. Go to South Bass for walleye and you're likely to spend at least $200 for a plane and guide, and even on the mainland, a guide and a ride out to wherever can be $75 or more. But there are lots of fishing places that will cost you little or nothing, and often enough they'll produce fish at least in the right spot. Take marinas, for example. I've fished Erie marinas from Catawba to Marblehead and elsewhere for long years and made some excellent catches from time to time. But, I have to follow a few basic rules to do so. First comes permission. Some marinas will let you ice fish and some won't, so you might need to do a little looking to find a spot. Second, you should seek out the deepest ones you can find. Drilling a hole around docks in just four feet or so of water probably won't produce because few fish enter such places. Six feet will often work, and deeper is even better. Third, you should drill several holes immediately. Even in 6-7 feet when you start that ice auger going, the noise will spook every fish below and they'll scatter like a covey of quail. So, you drill one here and another there, and make sure at least one is near the marina's outlet to Lake Erie. By the time you've finished, that first hole should be fishable or will be shortly as fish gradually return.