4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Eighteen St. Paul seniors recently got a taste of the local job market with a visit to the Job Store at Huron County's Job and Family Services. "It was very interesting," senior Alicia Hammersmith said. "It helped a lot. I've never had to go through an interview before." Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...<>/p>
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol selected Brian Gockstetter as its 2007 trooper of the year and Scott Robenalt as its dispatcher of the year. Both 33-year-old Norwalk residents have won their respective awards multiple times. Gockstetter earned trooper of the year honors in 2002 and 2004. Three years ago, he was the Bucyrus district trooper of the year. Gockstetter earned the patrol's safe driving ribbon in 2000 and 2003 as well as the physical fitness award in 2000.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Karl D. Lengyel, 30, 166 W. Broadway St., Plymouth; no dog license; conviction date: Oct. 22; fine, &#036;25; costs, &#036;70; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 30 days.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk High School students are getting a more personal reminder of the sacrifices made by U.S. troops. Pictures of several Trucker graduates serving in Iraq or Afghanistan are arranged in a display case across from the office. Accompanying the photographs are their name, rank, graduation year and any memorabilia. Gerken Center aide Kim Gentzel came up with the idea in time for Veterans Day. Her 24-year-old son Eric, a 2001 NHS graduate, is serving in the Army in Iraq.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Gary Austin Rash, formerly of Norwalk, has lost his home to a fire Tuesday. The Milan home was destroyed in a fire that began in the garage. The cause is undetermined at this time.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
DETROIT Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Todd Corbin will be the guest of honor tonight at the Marine Corps Ball, speaking to all the Marine recruiting stations in Ohio. President George Bush honored Corbin and 11 other officers with the Navy Cross during a May breakfast at the White House. The Norwalk man saved the lives of several men in his unit during a May 7, 2006 attack in Iraq. Corbin, 33, is a 1993 Willard High School graduate. He joined the sheriff's office in March 1998 as a corrections officer before becoming a full-time deputy. Corbin enlisted with the Marines in 2001.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
NorthFairfield library NORTH FAIRFIELD - Pockets, Pockets is the theme for Tiny Tots storytime at the North Fairfield Public Library for November. Come to the library at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday or at 11 a.m. Nov. 21 to join in on the fun.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
'Tis the time of year when the U.S. Marine Corps tries to brighten youngsters' Christmas. The effort is called the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. This year, Marine Corps Reserve units assisted by local community organizations will collect more than 15 million toys and distribute them to more than 6.6 million children. Locally, the program is in its 11th year.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
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4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Once a year at 3 a.m. or so, John Loose works in the kitchen at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, cooking turkeys for strangers. He starts so early so that by 10:30, the cooked birds are bound for Norwalk Catholic School, where a crowd awaits their Thanksgiving meal.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jeremy Holmberg came to his sentencing hearing Friday with his right hand heavily wrapped in gauze. He had been discharged from Fisher-Titus Medical Center that morning after being treated for injuries he sustained in a Huron County Jail assault. "He assaulted another inmate during the (Oct. 30) church service,' Sgt. Christopher Stanfield, a jail supervisor, said earlier. "He ended up with stitches in his hand from striking the victim. ... He is being treated for complications.'
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk High School students are getting a more personal reminder of the sacrifices made by U.S. troops. Pictures of several Trucker graduates serving in Iraq or Afghanistan are arranged in a display case across from the office.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Light Up Norwalk returns this year to Uptown Norwalk Dec. 1, and the holiday fun begins with a parade starting at 10:30 a.m. Groups interested in participating in the parade should contact Main Street Norwalk by Friday. After Santa arrives in the parade, he will greet children at the Norwalk Public Library until 1 p.m. Details of the day's other events are coming soon, but The Light Up Norwalk festivities will culminate with a tree lighting ceremony in Bresson Park at 5:30 p.m.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Bernie Grosswiler II was seriously injured serving in Iraq last April, but he's back at his base in Alaska and his parents will be on hand when he receives a Purple Heart in December. Bernie and Shelby Grosswiler plan to travel to Alaska for the homecoming ceremony for the Third/509th Airborne, their son's unit.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Eighteen St. Paul seniors got a taste of the local job market Monday with a visit to the Job Store at Huron County's Job and Family Services. "It was very interesting,' senior Alicia Hammersmith said. "It helped a lot. I've never had to go through an interview before.'
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Check out the attached highlights reel. A complete story will follow Monday.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
It took 62 years, but William Rupp has finally gotten the bronze star he earned searching for Japanese holdouts in the Philippine jungle in World War II. Rupp, 83, of Norwalk, was drafted in 1943 after his first semester at Bowling Green State University. In boot camp, he volunteered to train as a paratrooper and entered the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 11th Airborne Division. His company's job was to capture any Japanese soldiers left on Leyte, an island in the Philippines, after the U.S. Army's first wave moved on.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Attached is a highlight reel from Saturday's state semi-finals. A complete story will appear tomorrow.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
DETROIT - Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Todd Corbin will be the guest of honor tonight (Saturday) at the Marine Corps Ball, speaking to all the Marine recruiting stations in Ohio. President George Bush honored Corbin and 11 other officers with the Navy Cross during a May breakfast at the White House. The Norwalk man saved the lives of several men in his unit during a May 7, 2006 attack in Iraq.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
FAIRBORN - The St. Paul Lady Flyers volleyball team came up just short Saturday night of defending its Div. IV state title, falling in three games 25-14, 25-22, 25-16 at Wright State University. It was the first state volleyball title for the Lady Flyers of Marion Local, who avenged a loss to the Lady Flyers of St. Paul in the 2002 state finals.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
If you can't get over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house, you can still get Thanksgiving dinner. For a decade or more, the Wildes and the Bleiles of Norwalk have been offering such a meal in the Norwalk Catholic School elementary cafeteria or through delivery.