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.
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.
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
WELLINGTON - For the 24th consecutive year, Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative is refunding approximately in patronage capital credits to its members. About 17,400 former and current members of LMRE received patronage capital credit checks in the mail this week. All told, the patronage capital credit refund totaled $1,037,163, marking the fourth consecutive year the total has exceeded $1 million. With this year's refund, the total amount of capital credits that have been returned since 1983 is approximately $12.1 million. "We are pleased that once again we are able to refund patronage capital credits to our members," said the cooperative's president, Ken Diedrick of Lorain County's Carlisle Township. "LMRE exists to make sure the member's electric needs are always met, not to make a profit. As member-owners, they share in the profits in the form of capital credit refunds."
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
WELLINGTON - For the 24th consecutive year, Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative is refunding approximately in patronage capital credits to its members. About 17,400 former and current members of LMRE received patronage capital credit checks in the mail this week. All told, the patronage capital credit refund totaled $1,037,163, marking the fourth consecutive year the total has exceeded $1 million. With this year's refund, the total amount of capital credits that have been returned since 1983 is approximately $12.1 million. "We are pleased that once again we are able to refund patronage capital credits to our members," said the cooperative's president, Ken Diedrick of Lorain County's Carlisle Township. "LMRE exists to make sure the member's electric needs are always met, not to make a profit. As member-owners, they share in the profits in the form of capital credit refunds."
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
We have a great many irons in the fire for this year and plans are really coming together. Though it is six months away, the antique motorcycle show is going to be lots of fun and, hopefully, area businesses will take advantage of the opportunities it will bring. Don't wait for a formal invitation to let us know your business is interested in participating. There's plenty of room and many different ways to have your business involved. The Home & Business Show is scheduled for Feb. 23 at the Norwalk Middle School. This will be our seventh show and spaces are filling up fast. This year we are working on plans for a health fair feature, new demonstrations, new lunch counter menu and lots more. If you are a member business and want to exhibit in this show you need to RSVP space very soon. The past several years there has been a waiting list of exhibitors. If you are not a member business it isn't too late to join the chamber and get in the show. Call the office for details, (419) 668-4155. The annual banquet is March 27 at the PAC and comedian Karen Vandino will be the entertainment this year. You can wait for the formal invitation for this event and those will be in the mail in the coming weeks. The banquet is really a great night to be part of the chamber. It's a charge to see more than 250 chamber members all gathered in one spot, having a good time and recognizing several very deserving community volunteers. Speaking of recognizing volunteers, the nomination forms are available on our Web site and in the office. We all know someone that goes above and beyond by volunteering in the community. Take a few minutes to nominate them for the Dedicated Service, Distinguished Citizen or Business Woman of the Year. Candidates for these awards do not need to be chamber members, they just need to volunteer or be a strong role model for other women in business. Nominations are due prior to March 7 so don't delay.