6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
REYNOLDSBURG - Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs today expressed appreciation for the U.S Department of Agriculture's (USDA) designation of all 88 Ohio counties as natural disasters areas due to losses from this year's drought and heat conditions. "Ohio farmers experienced a multitude of extreme growing conditions this year, including the drought that launched our growing season,' Boggs said. "The disaster assistance from USDA is greatly appreciated and is a critical piece in helping farmers recover and offset their crop and livestock production losses.'
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - A pedestrian was charged with walking with the flow of traffic after being hit by a minivan Thursday morning outside of Milan. North Central EMS transported Vickie S. Resor, 46, of 4106 E. Ohio 13, Milan, to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries after the incident about 7:10 a.m.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
TOLEDO - Federal prosecutors wrapped up their case Friday late afternoon in the trial of a Norwalk man accused of selling marijuana and cocaine for more than four years.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Ila J. Banks, 57, of 208 Gregory Road, Willard, hit a deer Thursday on Townline Road 26.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
North Fairfield Public Library NORTH FARIFIELD - Sick of the Christmas wrapping paper you buy in the discount department stores? Pre-register for Make-it, Take-it Homemade Christmas Gift Wrap at 1 p.m. Saturday at the North Fairfield Public Library. Pre-register by calling (419) 744-2285.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Anne Harbert, 44, Norwalk Immediate family: Husband, Dale; step-daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Joe Walter; granddaughter, Sydney; son, Allen; daughter, Kate
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dr. Dee Zeffiro-Krenisky, superintendent of Christie Lane, denied the claim of a former employee that a climate of intimidation hangs over employees. "They are a cohesive team,' Zeffiro-Krenisky said of her employees, adding the work climate at the school and workshop for people with disabilities is "phenomenally wonderful.'
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
CEYLON - A Lorain man is accused of stabbing two local men during an altercation Friday morning in a field off Ohio 61. North Central EMS initially transported the Norwalk man, 22, to Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. A medical helicopter later flew him to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. There was no listing for him early Friday afternoon.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Welcome to Huron County, Governor. Here's the bill. That's the message Milan Mayor Robert Bickley will have for Gov. Ted Strickland at 1 p.m. today when Strickland arrives in uptown Norwalk.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
CEYLON - A drifter from Lorain is accused of stabbing two local hunters in a field near Ohio 61 on Friday morning. Mitchell Bellamy and Chad Rothgeb were hunting for deer when Tyrone Cash, 22, wandered through the field and reportedly became involved in an altercation with them, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. Cash fled the scene but was later apprehended and jailed.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
A new Subway restaurant will be opening on the south side of Norwalk, possibly as early as this month. Denny Camp is one of the members of Norwalk Professional Colony, which is leasing 257 Benedict, building A for the new restaurant. Camp said Resley & Resley Inc., of Huron, will operate the restaurant.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - Norwalk motorist Garnett Hoag got quite a surprise when she was heading home Friday afternoon. "A tree limb fell from the tree onto my car,' the 40-year-old woman said. "It scared the crap out of me.'
6:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
GALION - Willard grabbed its first win of the season, beating Galion 64-48 in Northern Ohio League boys' basketball action. The Flashes, 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the league, are scheduled to host Lexington today for a non-league contest.
6:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - New London broke open a tight game at halftime and went on for an 89-56 win over Monroeville Friday in Firelands Conference boys' basketball action. The Wildcats, 2-1 overall and 1-0- in the league, are scheduled to host Seneca East Dec. 8, while the Eagles, 1-1 and 0-1, go to Seneca East today.
6:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
ASHLAND - South Central broke the game wide open in the fourth quarter Friday night, as the Trojans downed Mapleton 63-52 in the Firelands Conference opener for both teams. The visitors led just 20-18 at the half, and 35-33 at the end of the third period, but outscored the Mounties 28-19 in the final frame to put it into the win column.
6:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Ohio Division of Wildlife is getting ever more worried about the mushrooming population of wild pigs in the state, and they're asking deer hunters, or any other kind of archer or gunner to kill them at every opportunity. So, area outdoorsmen who like to hunt in southern, southeastern, and even eastern Ohio just might find their sport more exciting than usual this fall. The animals have been reported in 18 counties so far, with the closest being Knox and Hocking, and there's little question that it'll soon be 20 counties, then 25, then more. Where did they come from? Some of the pigs, also called razorbacks or wild boars, might have come in from West Virginia or Kentucky (they're good swimmers), but most are escapees from commercial hunting farms in southern and southeastern Ohio. They're kept inside so-called hog proof fences, but hogs are smart, smarter than dogs, and they often find a way to wiggle through or dig under the wire.
6:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - EHOVE Ghrist adult career class is offering a new program to help boost a decline in the pool of employees skilled in machine trades. Machining technology is the new full-time program designed to prepare students for entry into the job market as machinists and to prepare the career-minded student to become proficient in a number of skills used in machine shops. Instruction covers programming and basic set-up and operation of manual and CNC machines, blueprint reading, shop mathematics, machine tool theory and safety. This program will encompass the following areas:
6:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dr. David Pocos of Northern Ohio Medical Specialists (NOMS) Access Orthopaedics has recently completed advanced training in the Cormet hip resurfacing arthroplasty, a conservative alternative to total hip replacement. The procedure is ideally suited for younger, more active patients. The Cormet better maintains the normal mechanics of the joint, while preserving bone.
6:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Ella Mae Nester recently celebrated her 30th anniversary with Pepperidge Farm in Willard. She began employment Nov. 28, 1977 as a packager and has since worked as a stuffer operator and oven attendant.
6:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com MILAN A local business and area-wide agency are making sure the men and women of the armed forces are not forgotten this holiday season. First, the Tranquility Salon & Spa, located On the Square in Milan, has started the "Cuts for Calls Home" program. "From Dec. 1 through Dec. 24, a portion of the proceeds from haircuts will go toward buying calling cards," said Shannon Dyer, an employee of the salon and spa.
6:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Western Reserve Schools Board of Education will meet in special session on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Office to review and discuss Board policies. No action will be taken at this session.