6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
This is a question as to what is neo-conservative crap by Michael Holubar, in a Nov. 27 Letter to the Editor. What is he talking about? It can't be the Reflector, with its liberal syndicated columnists or editorial cartoons. He can't be referring to our big city papers, radio or TV that lean way to the left. Or to any stories with AP as its source. I would rather have news without spin. Let me decide what it says, not liberal or conservative leanings with agendas. Ron Winkle
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Milan Mayor Robert Bickley made good on his promise to pass on about $7,000 of bills for the temporary U.S. 250 fix to Gov. Ted Strickland, but not in his usual flamboyant manner.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
In Norwalk, Prospect Street, between Main Street and Seminary Street, will be closed from today through Friday for completion of work on the WestStaff building.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n No citation was issued Nov. 28 after there was a fire throughout the 2007 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Robert W. Gorby, 43, of Sandusky, who was heading northwest on Ohio 601. He went off the right side and hit a mailbox. Gorby wasn't transported for possible injuries.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk City Council will consider a one-year ban on the installation of any more exterior furnaces at tonight's meeting to give council time to research possible regulations or a permanent ban. The moratorium does not affect any exterior furnacess already installed and in operation.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Council voted to ban installation of any more exterior furnaces in the city for up to one year while it studies possible regulations or a complete ban in the future. Exterior furnaces now in operation aren't affected by the new ordinance, which will take effect as soon as Mayor Sue Lesch signs it today.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Northern Ohio Rural Water proposes to extend water service to residents of Green Creek Township in Sandusky County, Adam and Thompson Townships in Seneca County and Lyme, Ridgefield and Sherman townships in Huron County. The USDA, Rural Development utilities programs (Rural Utilities Service) has received an application for financial assistance from the Northern Ohio Rural Water Association. As required by the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rural Development utilities programs (Rural Utilities Service) has prepared an Environmental Assessment that evaluates the potential environmental effects and consequences of the proposed project. This notice announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment for public review and comment.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Independent John F. Green has thrown his hat in the race to replace Paul Gillmor (R-Tiffin) in the 5th congressional district, but voters will have to remember his name to cast a vote for him. Green filed to be a write-in candidate with the Wood County Board of Elections so only the names of Democrat Robin Weirauch and Republican Robert Latta will be printed on ballots.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Reach Our Youth (ROY) big brother /sister type program of Huron County, will be holding its 27th annual Christmas party Saturday at the VFW in Norwalk. About 130 local children and volunteers will be attending this gala event. Judge Timothy L. Cardwell of Huron County Probate and Juvenile Courts and Kathy Noftz, executive director, will be welcoming the crowd along with master of ceremonies Dennis Stieber. Highlights include a luncheon served by the staff of Huron County Probate and Juvenile Court, magical entertainer Greg Carson, and a visit from Santa.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville Parks and Recreation Department is inviting children and parents to the Christmas in the Park celebration from 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at the village commons, across from St. Joseph church. Santa will be there to see children. Coloring contest forms can be picked up at the village administrative offices and can be turned in at the event. Any child ages 3 to 10 may compete in the coloring contest. Judging will take place Dec. 17 and winners will be contacted.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Question: We want to send a care package to a friend or family member serving in the military overseas. What precautions should we take? Answer: Sharing holiday cheer with men and women serving in the military is a good thing to do. It shows these soldiers that they are remembered and appreciated by their family, friends and the community. And, it helps them feel connected when they are so far away from home for the holidays. Do your homework before sending a package. The military has guidelines for shipping food items to soldiers overseas. One Web site, http://www.marineparents.com, says "if you can stuff it in your pocket and it's not going to spoil or melt, it's a good thing to send!'
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The first thing Gov. Ted Strickland did when he stepped from his car in front of the Huron County Courthouse Saturday afternoon was request that the U.S. flag be lowered to half-mast.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Stabbing victim Chad Rothgeb said this morning he isn't "in too much pain." "They're telling me I might be released today," the 22-year-old Norwalk man said by telephone from St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Collections for Toys For Tots are off to a good start, but the local Marine Corps Reserve units expect to get even more requests this year than before. "There was more need last year than the previous year and we sort of suspect this year, with the economy the way it is, it will be higher than ever," said Don Frankenfield, area coordinator.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Finances are so tight in Huron County that commissioners are waiting until the last minute to pass an interim budget for 2008. Commissioner Mike Adelman said the board is considering an interim general fund budget of $15.535 million, an increase of about $3,000 from last year. He said a final budget must be passed by March 31.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The jolly, big man hobbled arm in arm in the cold with Mrs. Claus to the warmth of his Norwalk home. Inside, the line of children and adults extended almost to the door. Multi-colored lights, wreaths and an oversized wrapped present adorned with red and blue lights decorated the home on Main Street in Norwalk. A model train chugged by on tracks inside near a fireplace.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Berlin-Milan school bus driver was arrested on a felony warrant Tuesday morning after being pulled over for speeding. Catherine M. Richards, 44, of 1214 Strucker Road, Milan, was charged with one count of passing bad checks on the Norwalk Municipal Court warrant after the traffic stop. Norwalk police took her to court for a bond hearing and she was released on her own recognizance.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
How did the Nutcracker become a Nutcracker? Come find out by attending "The Nuttiest Christmas Story," a musical performed by Norwalk-based Curtain Call Productions at the Norwalk Theatre uptown.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
LAKEWOOD - The dying beast rises into the air like Regan, who is possessed by the devil in the horror flick "The Exorcist." Fog envelops the area, and the ugly, but gentle, creature reverts back to the dashing prince he once was.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mike Gildenmeister thinks his local band, Plank Road, might have a shot at playing at Blossom Music Center someday. There's a reason for his guarded optimism: The band recently filmed a PBS Music Series, set for airing early next year. The series will appear on and off throughout 2008.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE - The volunteers of Historic Lyme Village, located in Bellevue, invite you to step back into the 19th Century for the annual Christmas events at the village. There are only three dates for public tours. An admission fee is charged to these family-oriented events and visitors are to enter at the Ohio 4 entrance at the Visitors Center. Walking is required outdoors so dress appropriately. Events may change or be canceled due to inclement weather, so call (419) 483-4949 for updates.