3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic Principal Doug Solet is expected to be named the next superintendent of Western Reserve Local Schools. Bill Lally, the superintendent of the Erie, Huron, Ottawa Educational Service Center confirmed the decision this morning. Lally's board handled the superintendent search. The Western Reserve school board will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library to hire and introduce Solet.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Few local students were unable to graduate because they failed to pass the Ohio Graduation Test. One student each from Norwalk High School, New London and Monroeville did not graduate because they did not pass one section of the OGT. The class of 2007 was the first required to pass the exam in order to graduate. Those numbers do not include students who failed one or more sections of the OGT but would have been unable to graduate even if they had passed. Statewide, 7 percent of the more than 130,000 Ohio seniors did not pass the exam. In March, more than 12,000 seniors from public schools took one or more of the tests. Almost 9,000 of those students failed about 4,000 failed just one section of the test, according to the Ohio Department of Education. A per district breakdown will be available sometime this summer.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Andy Fries, 20, Norwalk: Cleveland in six games. "They've got LeBron James, their best chance to win, and if he can get the rest of the team involved they definitely have a chance to win." Andrew Seidel, 18, Norwalk: He's not sure how many games the Cavaliers will take the Spurs in. "I think they've got a chance with (Daniel) Gibson stepping up and LeBron being as good as he is."
3:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
JUNE 6, 1956 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago:
3:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
On our way back from our "anniversary breakfast" at Cracker Barrel last week, my husband and I heard some disturbing news on the radio. Apparently, various areas of the nation are going to be invaded by hoards and hoards of ferocious flying creatures. These gigantic bugs emerge from beneath the ground, where they have been lurking for years, then devour everything in sight including pets and small children all while emitting a terrible and deafening sound as part of a bizarre mating ritual that science has proven drives human beings insane. Film at 11. That's what the guy on NPR said. Well, not exactly. His version was a little less fantastic. Actually, he was talking about the periodical cicadas, not to be confused with locusts. Locusts are the migratory grasshoppers that like to travel in swarms of Biblical proportions and devastate acres and acres of crops and maybe a little shrubbery for dessert. Anyway, when I got home I decided to get to the bottom of this pestilence so I fired up my computer and Googled "cicada."
3:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Doctors warn that fast food is bad for your health. Now, linguists might soon say McDonald's is bad for your vocabulary. McDonald's is using the power of its golden war chest to take on the Oxford English Dictionary. The battle rages over the dictionary's inclusion of the word "McJob," which was coined by author Douglas Coupland in 1991. The official definition is "a low-paid job with few prospects, typically taken by an overqualified person."
3:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
A major waterline break has left residents in the Eagle Creek Subdivision under a boil order that is likely to last a while.
3:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man was sentenced Monday to 17 months in prison for violating the terms of his probation on three separate convictions. Donald G. Miller, 27, of 1475 High St., admitted to testing positive twice for drugs, once for opiates and a second time for opiates and cocaine, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said. He also stopped attending substance abuse counseling at Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services and failed to report to his probation officer as of February.
3:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN TOWNSHIP - Three people sustained minor injuries after a Norwalk woman pulled into the path of a pickup truck Monday afternoon. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
3:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man is accused of grabbing an officer's genitals while resisting arrest during a Newton Street incident Tuesday night. Audias Morales, 26, of 520 Milan Ave., Lot 3, reportedly ran from Norwalk Police Officer Justin Smith about 9:15 p.m., began resisting arrest and grabbed Smith in the crotch, Norwalk Assistant Law Director Doug Clifford said.
3:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk City Council members decided Tuesday night to put off discussing a controversial proposal to allow Berry's Restaurant to serve alcohol in Bresson Park. The legislation, proposed by council member Bob Carleton, will be reviewed by the city's park board next week. The board will make a recommendation to council before the members vote on it. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
3:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL A vehicle driven by an unidentified person was traveling west on U.S. 224 in Greenwich Monday and went off the right side of the road, hitting a ditch. Leanne M. Mosley, 27, of 18 Prospect St., Unit A, Monroeville, hit a deer Monday on Egypt Road.
3:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - When Jared Simon chose the topic for his senior project graduation requirement, he decided to be ambitious. Simon, 18, combined his plans to study sports management in college and love of running to create and direct the first Dam Festival 5-K. "I really enjoy running, and these 5-Ks are something I really enjoy doing,' he said.
3:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
If you like the look of downtown Norwalk, you have a group of dedicated people to thank - building owners, Main Street Norwalk and the Chamber of Commerce for a start. But, unless you're a member of the uptown business community, you probably have not heard of the city's architectural review board. They have just as much to do with preserving the city's historic look as anyone.
3:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - Michael T. Bagnato, former Milan mayor and Erie County probation officer, was served a warrant Tuesday morning in connection with stalking an area woman. Bagnato, 60, of 317 S. Main St., was charged with menacing by stalking, a first-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, he could face up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine and community control sanctions.
3:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
JUNE 5, 1974 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 33 years ago:
3:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
The 13th annual Huron County Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Awards ceremony was held May 23 in the Huron County Administration Building. More 100 students completed. All the winning students received a certificate. All the first-place students also received a pen from the EHOESC and a special pencil from the Zaner-Bloser Company. The handwriting entries of the first-place winners will be displayed in the Little Red School House during the Huron County Fair. All the second- and third-place students also received a pencil from Zaner-Bloser.
3:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Here the Willard HighSchool field day awards: Academic Excellence Awards: Matthew Courtright, art; Kira Osborn, business ed; Jessica Coovert, family and consumer economics; Tammy Luevano, foreign languages; Ashley Sexton, mathematics; Tyler Alford, science; Matthew Schaffer, English; Sabrina Featheringill, social studies; Annette Benicih, voc. ag.
3:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio officials must seize any and every opportunity they can to reduce government inefficiencies. And one of the state's most well-known agencies is proposing a move that would do just that, while at the same time relieving some of the pressure on small businesses. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has suggested changes that would reduce the number of times small businesses filed reports on pollution emissions and increase the length of the permits they must have to operate. Among the businesses effected include auto body shops, such as Mayflower, dry cleaners and printers.
3:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
We got a letter one time from our insurance company wanting us to explain our driving habits who drives what car and how far do we drive. It was pretty simple. I drove one car, about a mile from home. My daughters took one car to school, about one mile from home. My wife, Jody, had the big commute ... she drives about a 1 1/2 miles to her job at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
3:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk's Oglesby takes OBC position SANDUSKY Ohio Business College welcomes Tarina Oglesby as Career Services Coordinator.