12:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Police suspect a connection between two recent incidents involving someone cutting the catalytic converters off two vehicles waiting for repairs. Shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday, Steve Myers, the general manager of Kasper Chevrolet-Buick, reported noticing someone had entered the back of the impound lot by cutting the chain link fence. He said the suspect removed the catalytic converter assembly from a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix, Norwalk Police Officer Ty Keefer wrote in his report.
12:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
What's one-tenth of a mile? To a local family, it's a matter of riding the bus to Norwalk High School or walking 45 minutes each way.
12:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk City Council members handled a diverse agenda Tuesday night ordinances to limit gambling, feral cats, a library levy and fire protection. Council took the first step to modify city ordinances to force businesses such as Spin to Win to locate in specified zoning locations.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
LEBANON - The Incredible Maize of Warren County will open Saturday and run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 28. The maze is one of the largest in the country, located on 25 acres.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Fall Fun Fest set for Oct. 13 The Huron Soil and Water Conservation District's Fall Fun Fest is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Huron County Fairgrounds' Wilson Building. An incorrect date was listed in Saturday's paper.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
I applaud young Natalie Thurston for both her intelligence and courage. She is a very wise young lady for knowing that it is necessary to have a healthy distrust of government and to always question authority. It is, in fact, what has helped to keep us free. There is no disrespect in not supporting an illegal and immoral war and lack of support for a war in no way suggests lack of respect for those ordered to fight it. And she is very courageous to be willing to stand alone in protest. I do not know her, but I do know that she is far more a patriot than those who blindly swallow the rhetoric spewed by the war mongers running this country.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
It's been quite a summer for Bob and Jeannie Spettle. The Norwalk couple were visiting New York City July 18 and got a personal invitation to watch the "LIVE with Regis and Kelly" show from the stage.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Bellevue man, labeled a habitual sex offender, is being held in the Huron County Jail without bond until a late October hearing on a suspected probation violation. Wayne M. Schnee, 51, of 293 1/2 Southwest St., was sentenced Feb. 19, 2003 to 180 days in jail with work release privileges and five years of probation for attempted dissemination of matter harmful to juveniles. Records show he was fined $500 and classified a habitual sex offender, meaning he has to register his address for 20 years.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Ohio 4, just south of U.S. 20, will close Monday for railroad crossing repairs. The detour route for southbound motorists is 4 to 20, east on 20 to Ohio 99, south on 99 to Ohio 547, south on 547 to 4, and reverse for northbound motorists. The road will reopen Sept. 29.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
SEPT. 18, 1921 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 87 years ago today:
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL James R. Perry, 35, of 21 Newton St., was charged with failure to control Friday after his vehicle hit the vehicle driven by Brandi N. Saylor, 18, of 2971 Court Road, Collins, on Ohio 18.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Fisher-Titus Medical Center Admissions: (Sept. 17) Grace Baisden, Norwalk; Cassandra Lillo, Willard; Robert Reed, Norwalk; Lila Grose, Norwalk; Estella Trushel, Norwalk.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Memorial Home "Cruising down the river on a sunday afternoon" could have been the theme recently as residents traveled to Vermilion. The Mystic Belle River Cruise was truly a fantastic experience as the Captain provided a narrative of life along the river. The evening meal was provided by Ponderosa Steak House. Residents were also treated to a lunch out to the new Casa Fiesta. One of the residents' was born in Mexico and it was great to watch her face light up to see the dcor' as she entered the establishment. And, of course, some enjoyed a Margarita but all agreed the food was fantastic.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio State University Extension is offering the National Restaurant Association ServSafe food safety certification training in October. When participants pass the exam they will be eligible to receive certification in food protection from the Ohio Department of Health.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - A new session of the childbirth education class will begin in October at Mercy Hospital of Willard. This four-week program will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Mercy Willard conference room. Amanda Bless, RN, BSN, teaches the childbirth preparation class. Bless, a mother of three, has been an O.B. nurse at Mercy Hospital of Willard for six years. To sign up, call (419) 964-5500.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Technical difficulties kept us from including this video with the original story. But hey, better late than never.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
North Central EMS pronounced a Knox County woman dead at the scene of a Ridge Road accident early Monday afternoon. Norwalk firefighters responded to the crash site at 1:02 p.m. and removed Hollis L. Schaefer, 50, from the heavily damaged 1996 Ford Explorer. She was wearing a seat belt.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
The state expects the trial of a Cuyahoga County man accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old female relative to last about three days. In early August, a Huron County grand jury indicted Thomas J. O'Donnell Sr., 40, of Eastlake, on three counts each of rape and gross sexual imposition. The indictment says the former Norwalk resident is accused of committing a "continuous course of criminal activity that started in Erie County and ended in Huron County" on July 1, 4 and 22.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - The process of improving the downtown's appearance could begin as early as spring. Council voted 5 to 1 Monday to authorize city manager Brian Humphress to apply for $400,000 in state grants for a two-year downtown revitalization project. The money would come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The program offers several options, including State Administered CDBG, which awards grants to smaller units of general local government that carry out community development activities.
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
We're taking quarterback Charlie Frye's move in stride here in Huron County, and we haven't given up on our hometown hero. The Reflector asked people "What do you think about what happened to Charlie Frye?" Forty-six percent responded, "It was the best thing that could happen; he'll do great with a real team and a good coach."
11:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Negotiations continue between the employee's union for Job and Family Services and Huron County, but both sides remain mum on details causing a delay in a contract. Lowell Etzler, interim director for the agency, said talks began in early July to replace a three-year contract agreement that expired June 30.