8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Last March, the Rev. Dan Hunt and his wife, Sharon were $35,000 in debt. She bought the bare minimum at the grocery store. The couple had stopped eating out and going to the movies.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Willard resident Delores Ceja submitted to a drug test before her arraignment on a possession of heroin charge Monday. A few minutes later, her bond was revoked. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said Ceja should be held in custody without bond because she tested positive for opiates and Oxycontin. Huron County Assistant Public Defender David Longo said revoking his client's bond was inappropriate because Ceja had made her other court appearances. He also noted that any defendant being charged with drug possession could have a "dirty test" unless the person was seeking treatment.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
As Norwalk businesses go through changes, the director of the Norwalk-Huron County Area Chamber of Commerce said adaptations are positive steps to adapt to changing markets. "Our businesses are savvy enough to change with the changing demands of the market," James said. "Isn't that a good thing? If they're changing to adapt to what their markets are demanding, what more can we ask of a business?"
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Janet Freehling could have used some encouragement after editors of a Christian magazine had rejected two short stories the Norwalk resident and avid writer had submitted. People who shared Freehling's interest might have been able to offer her not only support, but pointers. Freehling did not know such a group existed in Norwalk, until local author Becky Warner told her about the Scribblers Club.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Defense attorney David Longo heatedly prohibited his client from explaining any of his third-degree felony charges. Robert J. Criss, 48, of 590 Emerald St., Willard, faces a Feb. 28 trial on five counts of harassment by an inmate. He pleaded innocent Monday to the Dec. 4 incidents at the Huron County Jail. Criss is accused of trying to spit on corrections officers on five different times. "Can I explain some of those charges?," Criss asked Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two Toledo men face a joint trial starting April 29 in connection with bringing four crates of marijuana from Arizona to Huron County. Marcos M. Jaso, 34, and Carlos C. Torres Jr., 30, pleaded innocent Monday to one count each of possession of marijuana stemming from a Sept. 20 traffic stop on U.S. 250 north of Milan. If convicted of the second-degree felony, they face an eight-year mandatory prison term. A third accomplice, John E. Nunley Jr., 35, also of Toledo, had his case transferred from Norwalk Municipal Court to Huron County Common Pleas Court on Sept. 28. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said Nunley hasn't been indicted, but there could be a plea deal being arranged.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD The city has received a federal grant that will pay for 95 percent of the costs for a new pumper/tanker truck for the fire department. City Manager Brian Humphress said the city will have to provide a match of $8,750 toward the purchase. But, since the truck will be used outside the city, surrounding townships will need to contribute $2,975 of that amount. That will leave the city to pay $5,775 for the truck. "Fire chief Rich Myers is to be congratulated on his work to obtain this funding," Humphress told council Monday night.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Definition of a true friend Jack Kuhlman, of Monroeville. He's not just giving a helping hand to Jim Kimberlin, of Bellevue. Kuhlman is giving Kimberlin the gift of life Jan. 18 when one of Kuhlman's kidneys will be transplanted into Kimberlin.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Forecasters predicted unseasonably warm weather with near record high temperatures in the mid to high 60s today and Tuesday. The nice weather gives area residents a chance to take care of any outdoor projects put off when the cold came in late December. Others, such as the pair in the picture accompanying this story, used the nice conditions for recreational activities such as fishing.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD Willard City Schools superintendent Dennis Doughty is asking the state to reconsider a policy that could impact how much the district would have to pay for a building project. The school board voted on Dec. 10 to participate in the Ohio School Facilities Commission's Classroom Facilities Assistance Program. The commission administers the state's comprehensive kindergarten through 12th grade public school construction program. Through the assistance program, Ohio schools can apply for a state guarantee for a loan to the governing board of the community school from a bank chartered by the U.S. or the state. The guarantee cannot exceed $1 million for owned improvements or $500,000 for lease-hold improvements and cannot exceed 15 years.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
For the eighth year, Georgian Manor Inn in Norwalk has been named a Four Diamond Award winner by AAA. "Its a real honor to be among a very select few of prestigious lodgings only 11 in Ohio to be selected for the award," said Gene Denney, who owns the Norwalk bed-and-breakfast with his wife, Judy.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mayor Sue Lesch will present her State of the City address at 7:30 tonight at the regular meeting of city council in Norwalk Municipal Court. Council will also consider legislation to appropriate private funds collected for a skate park, hear the annual report of the city's tree board and consider appointments to various council committees.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mayor Sue Lesch will present her State of the City address at 7:30 tonight at the regular meeting of city council in Norwalk Municipal Court. Council will also consider legislation to appropriate private funds collected for a skate park, hear the annual report of the city's tree board and consider appointments to various council committees.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
By MARY LISA BOOSE Reflector Staff Writer
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's been 52 long weeks. As bad as last year's 41-14 loss to Florida in the national championship game still hurts, local Ohio State fans say that has been motivation and will be the key tonight when the Buckeyes take on Louisiana State University for the national crown. The Buckeyes come in at 11-1 overall, with their only loss being a 28-21 decision against Illinois. The Tigers, 11-2, lost both of heir games in triple overtime 43-37 to Kentucky and 50-48 to Arkansas. But as far as Buckeye fans are concerned, this year's results are secondary. They are looking for some atonement and revenge when the BCS National Championship game begins at 8 p.m. in New Orleans.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Police and firefighters responded to the report of a warehouse worker trapped by a forklift at a Cleveland Road business this morning. A medical helicopter later flew the patient from Fisher-Titus Medical Center to another facility. Norwalk Police Capt. Eric Hipp said the forklift tipped over as Palazzo Bros. Inc. employee Rob Counts pulled a trailer out of a building. The cause is unknown.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jan. 7, 1952 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 56 years ago:
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Jan. 7, 1952 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 56 years ago:
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
The cure for nostalgia is to read history, and the cure for holiday sentimentality is to listen for twenty-five minutes to an old friend telling you in a deep mournful voice how desolate his life feels to him right now with the air full of sugar and spice and musical bonhomie and him stranded on an iceberg, feeling unloved, wanting to run away and start over somewhere else, and what did I think he should do? I listened and tried to say validating things, but guys don't sit and brush each other's hair and talk about life late into the night as girls do; our hair is too short. And my friend is 54, which is an awkward age. And I guess I believe in small answers to these large questions. What should you do with your life? Uh, go to a movie. Get out of the house. Wear black underwear. Get offline. Get more exercise. Cut down on coffee. Get rid of the whimsical T-shirts. Grow a moustache. Get in your car and take a trip for no good reason and without permission. Just tell them you're going and go. It's cheaper than divorce. The thought of getting in a car and driving west has saved me from many a despairing phone call. West from Minneapolis, you have your choice of Highway 7 through Clara City and Montevideo toward South Dakota, or Highway 212 through Olivia and Granite Falls, or Highway 12 through Litchfield and Willmar and Benson and Ortonville and across South Dakota through Mobridge and all the way to Miles City, Montana. Our family drove that way every summer back in the Fifties, before the interstates, on ribbons of asphalt lifting and falling gently over the plains toward our relatives in Idaho and Spokane. My dad loved getting behind the wheel and hitting the road, and I loved to stand right behind him in those pre-seatbelt days and look at the road over his shoulder and imagine myself driving. Alone. Window rolled down. Radio playing. The whole deal.
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
The cure for nostalgia is to read history, and the cure for holiday sentimentality is to listen for twenty-five minutes to an old friend telling you in a deep mournful voice how desolate his life feels to him right now with the air full of sugar and spice and musical bonhomie and him stranded on an iceberg, feeling unloved, wanting to run away and start over somewhere else, and what did I think he should do? I listened and tried to say validating things, but guys don't sit and brush each other's hair and talk about life late into the night as girls do; our hair is too short. And my friend is 54, which is an awkward age. And I guess I believe in small answers to these large questions. What should you do with your life? Uh, go to a movie. Get out of the house. Wear black underwear. Get offline. Get more exercise. Cut down on coffee. Get rid of the whimsical T-shirts. Grow a moustache. Get in your car and take a trip for no good reason and without permission. Just tell them you're going and go. It's cheaper than divorce. The thought of getting in a car and driving west has saved me from many a despairing phone call. West from Minneapolis, you have your choice of Highway 7 through Clara City and Montevideo toward South Dakota, or Highway 212 through Olivia and Granite Falls, or Highway 12 through Litchfield and Willmar and Benson and Ortonville and across South Dakota through Mobridge and all the way to Miles City, Montana. Our family drove that way every summer back in the Fifties, before the interstates, on ribbons of asphalt lifting and falling gently over the plains toward our relatives in Idaho and Spokane. My dad loved getting behind the wheel and hitting the road, and I loved to stand right behind him in those pre-seatbelt days and look at the road over his shoulder and imagine myself driving. Alone. Window rolled down. Radio playing. The whole deal.
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
A couple of years ago, I told you about my dreams in one of these columns. The story was prompted by a Newsweek article entitled "Top Dreams By Gender" in which the author listed the most common dreams and the percentage of men and women who have each type.