2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
I have to admit that I panicked when I heard that a local malcontent had successfully circulated petitions to place several issues on the ballot that would result in the repeal of virtually all the current local funding for the Plymouth Local Schools. My husband and I have lived in this district for 25 years, and despite retiring several years ago, we chose to remain here. However, because of encroaching health problems, we had decided that we would eventually have to sell our home, hopefully not for many years in the future. However, now facing the possibility that our local schools would cease to exist, I started pushing to sell our home immediately, and even went so far as to look at homes elsewhere, and to spread the word that our house was for sale. All the while, my husband, who had worked for the district four years as high school principal, and 12 years as superintendent, kept reassuring me that he had faith in the people of the district to come through in a crisis, just as they had done so many times when he worked with them to bring the schools through the constant school funding nightmares of the 1990s. At the very least, I was skeptical until I attended a meeting on the issues held at the high school on Sept. 12. Usually, these meetings are attended by the three or four people in town who do not own a TV. However, on the evening of the meeting, it was standing room only in the very large room. The crowd was extremely positive and supportive of the schools, and basically were there to get information so that they could dispel rumors, help get out the truth, and sign up to work to defeat these ballot issues.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jake's Radiator recognized Jake's Radiator, Inc. has received an exceptional rating in the NAPA AutoCare Customer Service Index Program for the third quarter of 2007. This program is conducted by the National Automotive Parts Association and is an evaluation of the service strengths and weaknesses of AutoCare Centers. The evaluation is based on surveys in which customers are asked questions regarding their opinion of quality of service received. The survey includes questions regarding efficiency, knowledge and attitude of personnel as well as service satisfaction.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - The South Central board of education had a moment of silent reflection in memory of Jon Clevenger who had been a custodian in the district for 24 years and died last week. The board later voted a &#036;100 memorial donation to the American Heart Association. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...<>/p>
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 6:45 a.m. today at 20 W. Chestnut St. Returned to station at 6:47.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
North Fairfield library Visit the library Saturday for the finale to Teen Read Week. Sign-up all week for the first Guitar Hero Tournament that begins at 11 a.m. Stop in and sign up if you are interested in forming a Watch and Read Teen Club.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Sixty students and friends of the old Clarksfield, Fitchville and Hartland schools met for lunch Friday at Berry's Restaurant in Norwalk to renew friendships and exchange memories of the past. Wakeman resident Maxine Brown said alumni from Clarksfield got together two years ago, and it was so successful she and classmates Lois Gray and Paul Nestor decided to organize it again and add Fitchville and Hartland people.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Twilight Gardens Bingo! Bingo! Bingo! The residents had several one-time winners, but the people who won twice were Stewart Bowlin, Zella K., Virginia Charity and Marietta N.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jim Busek welcomed Shakespeare Club members to the Fisher-Titus Medical Center Learning Center Oct. 8 for a fascinating evening entitled "Variations on a Theme." Following a brief business meeting at which Tom McLaughlin announced the Nov. 12 meeting will be held at St. Paul Parish Center to afford an opportunity for all to see the church's beautiful new additions. Busek proceeded to present a slide show he had created from favorite vacation photographs submitted to him by club members. Realizing, when dealing with a group of individuals who possess a multitude of leadership qualities as well as eager willingness to participate when asked, you must be careful about what you ask for because Busek was inundated with 146 pictures to sort and edit. He, as expected, proved to be up to the challenge. His presentation was professionally done and provided insight into especially happy vacation moments shared by fellow club members. When each slide popped up on the screen, the members whose picture it was were allowed two minutes in which to provide a description and reason for their choice of that particular snapshot.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Cpl. Jeff Kerber is getting some time off. But it's not because he wants it. The deputy will be getting a cast today for a broken ankle he sustained during a scuffle Friday night at South Central High School.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Firelands Rails To Trails has expanded by 3.25 miles extending from Jackson Street in Monroeville west to Sand Hill Road. A grand opening will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on the trail just west of Ohio 99 on the south side of the Wheeling and Lake Erie railroad tracks.
2:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Peeled paint. Out-of-control weeds. Broken windows. Unpainted surfaces. Dan Christoff is concerned his property value will decrease due to the appearance of his neighbors' rental properties.
2:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
OCT. 15, 1967 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 40 years ago:
2:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
MANSFIELD - Rock, jazz, fusion, world music and....a silent film? That's the combination a Cleveland quartet will use to present a unique showing of the 1925 film version of "Phantom of the Opera."
2:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Last Friday, the Reflector ran an editorial opposing the U.S. policy on torture. Online, a commenter using the name Bill Beier wrote:
2:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
We usually call it the "stomach flu," but it's not really the flu at all. It completely disables us. We can't keep anything down. We dare not be far from a bathroom. We cannot walk without becoming nauseated. We do not want to visit or watch television or, for that matter, live, if we have to be sick like this.
2:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
TOAST the City of Norwalk and the hard-working crews who do their best to keep streets in safe condition for motorists. ROAST the City of Norwalk for resurfacing Monroe Street and a few sections of other thoroughfares without prior notification to the public or any of the businesses located on or nearby them. And while a new layer of asphalt usually is welcomed on any street in town, we question why Monroe ranked higher than Cline Street on the priority list. It makes little sense that, with the expensive acquisition of land for the completion of the Milan Avenue bypass earlier this year and new smooth pavement on the northern end of this street, the southern part of Cline hasn't been improved.
2:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
This past Monday I opened e-mails from many members saying hooray for the electronic newsletter. It's quick, simple and convenient for members to access, read and continue on with their day. If you have not provided the office with your e-mail please do so as we are no longer sending hard copies. You may send us an e-mail to chamber@accnorwalk.com or call us at (419) 668-4155. The move to electronic allows us to save significant dollars about &#036;7,000 over the course of a year and these dollars can be used to enhance other programs, upgrade our services, etc. Along with the financial aspect, going electronic allows us to stay in step with the huge number of business people that do nearly all of their business communications via the Internet. Thanks to all who took the time to provide feedback on the newsletter. We appreciate your input.
2:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio's forests and fields continue to change color this week, with greens turning to yellow, and with rusts and golds appearing in most areas. Peak color is still two weeks away for most of the state slightly later than originally predicted, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
2:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two Sandusky residents were injured after a one-vehicle accident on Ohio 4 late Saturday afternoon. Driver Frank H. Hafner, 81, told State Trooper Montei Sexton he fell asleep while heading north on Ohio 4 at 4:14 p.m. Hafner's white Cadillac DTS went off the right side of the road and hit a ditch Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...<>/p>
2:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS -The owner of Quarry Hill Orchards, 8403 Mason Road, reported the theft of petty cash during a break-in over the weekend. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said the suspect entered the business from a door left unlocked overnight and stole an undetermined amount of money. Nothing else was damaged or stolen.
2:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Donna M. Ott, 42, of 182 Peru Olena Road, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign in the Oct. 4 collision with the vehicle driven by Amy J. Fair, 32, of 12604 Chapin Road, Berlin Heights, at the intersection of Hartland Center Road and Ohio 18. Fair reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.