11:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns starting quarterback Charlie Frye, benched before halftime in the season opener, was traded to Seattle for an undisclosed draft pick on Tuesday, a stunningly swift move as Cleveland clears the way for rookie Brady Quinn. The teams have an agreement in place, said a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not finalized.
11:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Charlie Frye may be 3,000 miles away, but he's still very close to the hearts of his fans in Willard. Frye, a 2000 graduate of Willard High School, was traded Monday from the Cleveland Browns to the Seattle Seahawks for a sixth-round pick in next year's draft.
11:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
On behalf of the members of the Ohio Court Reporters Association, I would like to respond to Hamilton County Commissioner DeWine's suggestion that audio recording is a better method of capturing courtroom proceedings than official court reporters ("DeWine: Court reporters cost too much," Aug. 19). The article states that "Many federal courts have ruled in favor of technology," but the fact is 95 percent of federal judges choose court reporters as their method of making the record, because official court reporters utilize the most up-to-date technology of turning the spoken word into text, a process called "real-time translation."
11:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON "Practically perfect weather" and many volunteers made this year's Firelands Labor Day Festival a resounding success, village officials said Monday night. Gate admissions hit a new record this year, as about 10,235 people paid admission during the festival's full three days of operation Saturday through Monday.
11:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD Willard City Schools staff is using grant money to increase the number of students taking math and science courses, improve their performance in the subjects, fund professional development for teachers and summer school for incoming freshmen. District curriculum director Laurie Hintz informed the school board of the $26,000 grant at Monday's meeting.
11:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Bobby R. Patton, 67, Shelby, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Friday on Ohio 13 after his vehicle struck a vehicle driven by David E. Graham, 49, of Gambier.
11:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Gaymont On Aug. 22, Catholic rosary and communion were led by eucharistic ministers Betty Hipp and Betty Smith. Neon Fleming Junction provided folk and country music and sang for residents.
11:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Public Library Board of Trustees approved the closing of the library for Wednesday for a staff in-service day. Sarah Contreras, assistant director, said that the Polaris Circulation System in Syracuse, N.Y. is updating to a new version with several improvements for the patrons and staff.
11:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
A rural Norwalk couple have had to find other living arrangements after a fire early this morning caused more than $100,000 in damages. The Townsend Township Volunteer Fire Department received a 9-1-1 call at 2:50 a.m. from a neighbor about a structure fire at 1766 Scranton Road. The home belongs to Lee Woods and his wife.
11:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
As you may know, the U.S. Government has declared Sept. 11 Patriot Day. What you may not realize is a group of individuals have named Sept. 11 as World Strike Day. It has been declared so by individuals such as Norwalk resident Natalie Thurston, who feel the press and others are ignoring issues they feel are of worldwide importance.
11:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
So far, Pablo Trevino has been spared the onslaught of teasing peculiar to working in the Norwalk Fire Department. After all, the Berlin Heights man was only sworn in Monday morning. Firefighter Jeff Phillips said Trevino was doing a "terrible" job, calling him "a bad hire."
11:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Since the Sept. 11 tragedy six years ago today, U.S. citizens have become accustomed to heightened security measures at airports. Residents may not realize some of the things local authorities have been doing.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
SEPT. 10, 1929 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 78 years ago:
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Katelyn Alexander, 10, chose cooking for her first 4-H project because she wanted to learn a little independence in the kitchen. It worked. "It's been a wonderful learning experience," said her mother, Ranae. "She's a lot more comfortable in the kitchen."
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
A quote from John Edwards about the Bush administration's educational rgime caught my eye this week. Once again our testing system has come under attack, even as we, in Norwalk, have just received new evidence we are now pretty good at this whole testing thing. Edwards criticized testing with the following "folksy" metaphor: "You don't make a hog fatter by weighing it."
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
A story in The New York Times some time ago had this provocative headline: "You Think You've Got Tomatoes." My mental response was: "Yes, in fact, I think I do."
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Toast the late U.S. Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-Tiffin) for his years of service to the people of Northwest Ohio. Gillmor served in the Ohio Senate from 1967-89 and was its president from 1981-83 and 1985-89. He was elected to Congress in 1988. His body will be shown Tuesday in the Statehouse where he spent 21 years in the Ohio Senate, six as its leader. Gillmor, 68, was found dead Wednesday in his apartment near Arlington National Cemetery. "Congressman Gillmor was a tremendous representative of the people of Northwest Ohio and his absence is keenly felt by all of us here at the Statehouse," Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted said. We couldn't have said it any better. Roast the Big Ten Network and Time Warner Cable. It happens every time a new cable television network pops up. The station and the cable company battle over money and the customer gets stuck in the middle. You know, in the end, we are going to be the ones who will be hit with the cost. Two straight weeks of no Ohio State game on television is a bit too much. And with the junk the Browns are giving us to watch on Sundays, we need our Buckeyes.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
The 32nd annual Firelands Area Art Show and Sale Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30 at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center, Norwalk High School, 350 Shady Lane Drive. Works of art in a variety of media will be shown, including acrylics, oil, watercolor, pastels, silk painting, photography, sculpture, pencil and charcoal drawing, jewelry, pottery, and specialty scarves, in the foyer for the arts center in the artists individual booths, in addition to the forum setting in the gallery.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - The Sandusky County Historical Society is sponsoring a "Game Night" at 7 p.m. today and the public is invited to attend. "Game Night" is open to all ages and provides an opportunity to spend some leisure time playing board and parlor games. Many popular games will be available for use. Game players are encouraged to bring along their favorite game.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
LOUNDONVILLE - Lonz, Mon Ami and Firelands wineries will be on the premises from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at 39 East LLC in Loudonville for wine tasting along with a catered dessert and appetizer bar. Tia Bowman will be performing live at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 person, which includes the dessert and appetizer bar plus wine tasting. Designated driver tickets are also available for $20 which includes free non alcoholic drinks, along with the dessert and appetizer bar.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Jeffery S. Ousley, 44, 4441 Egypt Road, Willard. Violation date: May 25. Conviction date: Aug. 31. Sentence: $600 fine, $64.44 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Aug. 31 to Nov. 29.