5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man must post a $20,000 bond before being released from custody on an aggravated burglary charge. Jesus Mancilla, 23, of 11 Bouscay Ave., is accused of breaking into an Ontario Street home early Thursday morning and assaulting a male victim, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Scott Krichbaum is ready to serve as the first-ward representative for Norwalk City Council. "It's been kind of crazy," he said of the controversy over the race for the first-ward seat. Krichbaum, a Republican, was named the winner this week.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Republican Scott Kirchbaum has defeated Democrat Lynn Chapin by four votes in the first ward city council race, a recount completed this morning has revealed.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - A Willard driver is accused of being intoxicated after a one-vehicle accident Friday at a Myrtle Avenue gas station. Derrick Jordan, 24, of 830 S. Myrtle Ave., must post a $20,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail. He is charged with improper handling of a firearm, a concealed carry weapon violation, driving under the influence and using a weapon while intoxicated.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Andy Estep, a 2003 Western Reserve graduate, will be returning to Kenya after he graduates from college in December to teach and perform community service. "Some friends and I developed this organization Immerse Yourself in Service (IYS)," Estep said. "We were running groups down to New Orleans right after the hurricane." He will travel to Kenya with two other members of IYS, one from Cincinnati and one from New York. They have raised about $6,000 to fund their five weeks in Kenya. The three will be teaching English and science at the same small school Estep worked in during his previous trip to Africa.
5:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Child CPR training set Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering Infant and Child CPR training from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 4 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. Participants become certified in important life-saving CPR techniques specifically for infants and children. For more information and to register call Fisher-Titus Medical Center at (419) 660-2646. Breastfeeding support
5:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
All-new box set collections featuring preschool favorites Barney, Bob the Builder and for the first time Thomas & Friends and Angelina Ballerina are available this holiday season. There is something for every toddler whether it is imagining with Barney, building solutions with Bob the Builder, riding the rails with Thomas the Tank Engine or pirouetting with Angelina Ballerina. Each box set from HIT Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment contains three popular catalog titles and is available for a suggested retail price of $29.98. Here are details about each of the four sets. Angelina Ballerina: A Star Collection Angelina stars in her first-ever gift set compilation with three great DVDs perfectly timed for the holiday season. Based on the enormously popular books by Helen Craig and Katharine Holabird, Angelina Ballerina is a remarkable little mouse who dreams of becoming a prima ballerina. Headstrong, passionate and feisty, she is a character that all children can relate to. Join Angelina and her mousling friends as they dance through "In The Wings," pirouettes in "Rose Fairy Princess" and hits center stage with "Lights, Camera, Action!" DVD Running Time: 155 minutes.
5:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
NOV. 23, 1963 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 44 years ago: 63 die in Fitchville nursing home fire
5:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
There's a lot of responsibility with becoming a homeowner. Two of the biggest are making your monthly mortgage payment and properly maintaining your property cutting the grass, raking the leaves, etc. A lot of people seem to be finding this out and they don't like it. One group is people who signed up for too-good-to-be-true mortgage terms that they are now finding, not surprisingly, turned out to be too good to be true. You've heard about them, now that the introductory period is over, principal has kicked in, variable rates have gone up, etc., making the monthly payment in some cases double what it was just two or three years ago. Probably a majority of those who bought into these schemes are now unable to make their payments and are finding themselves on the short end of foreclosure proceedings. The other group, the one you don't hear much about, are the mortgage companies who concocted these schemes and pushed and in some cases mislead nave and unsuspecting consumers into taking on these unsustainable mortgage commitments.
5:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jim Sitterly thinks he will have over 2,500 signatures to turn into the board of elections Monday to request an increase in the real estate conveyance fee be put before voters. Huron County commissioners voted to raise the tax to $3 per thousand last month. State law allows commissioners to charge up to $4 per thousand. When Sitterly learned of the increase, he started a campaign to get at least 1,900 registered voters to request the increase be put on the ballot next November. Several area realtors helped gather signatures. "I don't know exactly how many we have because there are still some petitions I haven't gathered yet," Sitterly said. But he is confident that he's gotten enough signatures to put the issue before voters.
5:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Despite a struggling economy, local merchants say they foresee a strong holiday shopping season for their business. For Colonial Flower and Gift Shoppe owner Bill Taylor, the reason is simple: He feels he has unique items the larger chains do not carry. Santas decked out in Ohio State and Michigan emblems and colors, a variety of other Santas, a new set of Christmas dishes and Webkinz are just some of them.
5:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE Assisted North Central EMS at a motor vehicle accident on East Main Street at 2:32 p.m. Thursday. The crew returned to the station at 2:50. Investigated a potential problem at Fairway Circle home at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday. Returned to the station at 2. Investigated a suspicious smell near Patrician Drive at 1:32 p.m. Wednesday. Returned to the station at 1:49.
5:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN Mayor Robert Bickley said Friday the village of Milan will fix the erosion on U.S. 250 and worry about who will cover the costs later. "We'd like to go ahead and get the thing fixed," Bickley said. "It's got to get fixed before winter weather sets in."
5:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Holly Bauer knew she was about to experience a moment she'd cherish the rest of her life. Still, an inner voice reminded the Norwalk resident: "You have to remember this moment; it's going to go so fast. You have to soak it all in." After all, how often do you get to meet someone you idolize that has a national television program?
5:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Nov. 23, 1963 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 44 years ago:
5:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
There's a lot of responsibility with becoming a homeowner. Two of the biggest are making your monthly mortgage payment and properly maintaining your property - cutting the grass, raking the leaves, etc. A lot of people seem to be finding this out and they don't like it.
5:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The 2007-08 boys' basketball season kicks off tonight. In non-league games, Perkins is scheduled to play at Norwalk, Western Reserve goes to Margaretta, New London is at Edison, South Central hosts Crestline and Plymouth travels to Buckeye Central. The action continues Saturday as Monroeville goes to Bettsville, Western Reserve hosts Black River, New London hosts Wellington, Willard goes to Ontario and Edison is at Seneca East.
5:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
You need: Baby food jar n Water Baby oil n Glitter Contact cement n Craft foam
5:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE Assisted North Central EMS at a motor vehicle accident on East Main Street at 2:32 p.m. Thursday. The crew returned to the station at 2:50.
5:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Bret A. Essenmacher has joined the Army Reserve under the delayed training program. After completion of basic military training, most soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station.
5:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Despite a struggling economy, local merchants say they foresee a strong holiday shopping season for their business. For Colonial Flower and Gift Shoppe owner Bill Taylor, the reason is simple: He feels he has unique items the larger chains do not carry.