3:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Northeast Ohio motorists are paying an extra eight cents per gallon of gasoline this week as prices continue their upward trend. Nationwide, gasoline prices continued to rise as the current average price for self serve regular on Monday afternoon was just shy of $2.05 per gallon. Oil prices fell this week, triggered primarily by the growing concern over the health of the global economy. Benchmark crude oil fell more than 7 percent, or just about $3.97 Monday to close at $48.41 per barrel. Following the news that the Obama administration had rejected turnaround plans from both GM and Chrysler, the Dow began a downward day. Also, contributing to the fall in oil prices was news of a strengthening dollar. Generally, the stronger the dollar is against foreign currencies the more expensive it is for investors to invest in oil consumed by the United States the world's largest energy consumer. Inventories of crude oil continue to build despite both OPEC and domestic oil producers slowing oil production. Generally, economic slowdowns produce deep drops in oil demand as oil consuming sectors of the economy conduct less business. The result can be an unexpected glut of supply.
3:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
By CHUCK HEATH Summit Motorsports Park Special to the Reflector What does a mother of one child who operates a day care center have in common with jet-powered dragsters? Nothing whatsoever unless that woman's name is Elaine Larsen.
3:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The economy may be bad in Huron County, but the condition of the schools is passing with flying colors. For that reason, there are no students in Huron County eligible for state vouchers. The vouchers allow students attending a failing school to transfer to a private school. "If they're in a school that is failing academically, it gives them a chance to get out of that school and get into an environment more conducive to learning," said Walt Klimaski, president of Norwalk Catholic School.
3:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
During the spring and summer school sports seasons we will print some of our regular features on a page in the Thursday edition of Norwalk Reflector. At the same time, we will expand the news, blogs and updates you can find on Fandy.com every day. Check it out, tell us what you think.
3:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Helping people help others. That's the impetuous behind Teen Leadership Corps, a program that isn't necessarily looking for the best athletes or the smartest students in the school, but youngsters who are willing to make a difference.
3:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
As a Tiffin Columbian graduate and former coach in the area, Chris MacFarland is used to football in the northern half of the state. The desire to find a community that stresses academics, athletics and family drew him to Norwalk.
3:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN TOWNSHIP - A man and child remained in critical condition Monday evening after a single-vehicle rollover crash on the Ohio Turnpike that sent six people to the hospital.
3:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
All the generations represented were thrilled - Norwalk Memorial Home residents, the Monroeville teacher and the fifth- and sixth-graders that brought hand-crocheted blankets for the residents. "I know how much work went into this,' said Marge Baker, a resident of Memorial Home.
3:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County Board of Elections reminds citizens of Huron County that they must be registered to vote or complete their name or address change by April 6 in order to be eligible to vote in the May 5 special election being held in Bellevue city, Bellevue School District, Monroeville School District and the Berlin Milan School District. To be qualified to register to vote in Ohio, a person: Must be a citizen on the United States; Must be eighteen years or older, or will be on, or before, the day of the election;
3:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's what pizza lovers look forward to every year the annual Rotary "Caring for Kids" Pizza Bake-Off from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at the Norwalk High gym. People can fill up on pizza and help fund local youth programs at the same time. Arpeggio's, Cameo Pizza, Danny Boy's, Domino's Pizza, Pizza Brothers, Pizza Cravin' and Pizza Post will all be on hand with plenty of pizza.
3:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
She's always been on the other side of the awards ceremony, handing out the hardware to others. This time, Melissa James was on the receiving end. James was honored as the National City Business Woman of the Year at Friday night's Norwalk-Huron County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet and awards presentation at Norwalk High School.
3:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - The 20th annual I-X Indoor Amusement Park is taking place through April 19, with more than 20 acres of fun for the whole family. The park opened Friday.
3:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tell me what's wrong with this picture: On Sunday, I am going to be swimming laps at the Ernsthausen Community Center pool as my contribution to the Swim for Diabetes fund-raising effort. Don't feel bad if you haven't figured it out yet. I had to think about it a while myself.
3:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Gene Smith would have liked to prolong his weekend visit here. But with the NFL draft approaching, the Monroeville native knows he has work to do in Jacksonville - work he hopes will result in a championship for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
3:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Catching speeders is becoming a higher priority for the Huron County Sheriff's Office. The philosophy comes as the agency received two new, state-of-the-art laser speed detection devices thanks to the Huron County Engineer and Highway Department. The two devices, made by Laser Technology, cost about $2,800 each. "The money was provided by the engineer's office (through Norwalk Municipal Court funds and gas taxes)," Sheriff Dane Howard said.
3:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
New Horizons Baking plans to invest about $71,000 to build a spur on the railroad directly across from the Ohio 18 factory to cut costs and keep 161 local jobs.
2:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Helping people help others. That's the impetuous behind Teen Leadership Corps, a program that isn't necessarily looking for the best athletes or the smartest students in the school, but youngsters who are willing to make a difference. The program is in eight area schools Sandusky, St. Mary Central Catholic, Perkins, Vermilion, Margaretta, Norwalk, St. Paul and Willard and executive director Mary Ann Creamer is hoping that number will grow. Success at one school, Creamer said, should breed success in others.
2:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS Ohio deer hunters have donated more than 54,800 pounds of venison to local food banks through the 2008-09 deer hunting season, according to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The 54,800 pounds of venison equals approximately 219,200 meals for Ohioans in need. Last year, FHFH collected 20,902 pounds of venison throughout the season. A total of 1,096 deer were donated this deer hunting season compared to 418 in 2007-08. "Many deer hunters took the extra step to help offset hunger felt by Ohioans," said Jim Marshall, assistant chief of the Division of Wildlife. "The Division of Wildlife hopes to partner with FHFH again this next deer season." The Division of Wildlife collaborated with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry in an effort to assist with the processing costs associated with donating venison to a food bank. A $100,000 subsidy grant was provided in two $50,000 allotments that are to be matched with funds generated or collected by FHFH. The Division subsidized this year's FHFH operation as an additional deer management tool, helping wildlife managers encourage hunters to kill more does.
2:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Realtor, Frank Van Dresser, with RE/MAX Quality Realty, Norwalk, was recognized for entering the No. 1 Individual spot among the Top 20 RE/MAX Sales Associates in the RE/MAX Central and Northern Ohio Region for the month of July 2008. Van Dresser repeated this Top 20 honor in May and August of 2008 with the No. 7 and No. 5 spots. Van Dresser received his real estate license in 2001, joined the RE/MAX team in 2002 and is a member of the Firelands Association of Realtors, Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, International Referral Network and the Jaycees.
2:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 2009 Deer & Wild Turkey Expo at the fairgrounds in Columbus was just as good as its predecessors. Thousands of hunters attended and there were hundreds of booths with everything from weaponry to bumper stickers and seminars on deer processing and turkey calling. Maybe more importantly, there were lots of experts there to talk to and learn new things about hunting Ohio's two most important game animals. One of those experts was Jerry Peterson, president of Woodwise Calls. Jerry's been in business since 1985, building and manufacturing his own calls. He had a "rattling bag" which could be dropped to the ground from a tree sand and bounced there to call in bucks during the rut, and a "screaming peacock" call to use as a turkey locator. But much more importantly, he had a technique for calling deer that I'd not heard of before. It's standard practice during the rut to use a buck grunt and/or antler rattles to call in bucks high on testosterone, and that works during the height of the rut. "It's a lot better to open any calling with social sounds," he said, "rather than aggravated grunts and roars. And a doe call is best for that. An attention grunt, a soft bleat which says "come to me" is productive, as is a contact call, which says "here I am," and a contact call that says "I'm lost, come to me."
2:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A name synonymous with Monroeville - Roeder Harley-Davidson - has closed its doors and it is uncertain if they will reopen. A sign on the door said the store would be closed as usual over the winter, but would reopen March 1.