6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Police are seeking the public's help in finding the vehicle that left the scene of a non-injury accident early this morning in the rear parking lot of The Glass Bar, 45 E. Main St. Witnesses said the blue vehicle was possibly a mid-1990s Buick Century with damage to the right rear tail light assembly. It's believed the vehicle registration begins with "DKN."
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Hey area high schoolers: We want to build you a Web site Come eat free pizza and tell us what you want. Show up at 6 p.m. Thursday at East of Chicago, 72 E. Main St., Norwalk.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Families are number one. That's the idea behind a free day of activities organized by the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services and set for 1 p.m. Aug. 5.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
A memorial donor event for the late Dylan Flew is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 at the V.F.W. Hall & Shelter, 140 Milan Ave., Norwalk. If you enter into a memorial blood drive at the event, you will be eligible to win a car.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK POLICE The director of facilities at Fisher-Titus Medical Center reported the theft of an air conditioner refrigeration cores from a storage unit sometime between July 6 and Monday. The unit was valued at $9,875.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Every once and a while I try to update readers on what's new in recycling and the trash world. We have been using trash numbers from the early part of 2001. That estimate was that each person in the USA generated about one ton (2,000 pounds) of trash per year. We now have new figures from 2005. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency each person generated 1,643 pounds of garbage. The new numbers are very encouraging, because it shows 32 percent of our trash was pulled out to be recycled. That is twice the amount (15 percent) that was recycled 15 years ago!
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
The renewal of a five-year .55-mill operating levy for the Norwalk Public Library has been approved for the fall ballot by the Norwalk City Schools Board of Education. The board took the action recently in response to a request from the library's board of trustees.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
MARBLEHEAD Dziak Gallery will again be hosting "Art at the Lake", which features 30 artists working in a variety of media from the Northwest Ohio area. Artists featured will have two dimensional works in oils, watercolors, acrylics, and pastels, along with three dimensional pottery and fine art furniture. Billie Smith and Carol Gilbert of the Norwalk area will be one of the featured artists at this event. The show is a true fine art festival that is without crafts.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into the alleged misconduct of two Greenwich police officers, but authorities are remaining mum on what that probe entails. Sheriff Richard Sutherland assigned the case to Detective Sgt. Dane Howard sometime after July 4.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE A Gahanna teenager died Tuesday afternoon after being partially ejected from a minivan on Ohio 4 north of Ohio 547. Brain Kerns, 16, was a passenger who was not wearing his seat belt when the driver Jarrod McMillan, 19, of Gahanna, went off the west side of the road while heading south, troopers with the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post said. After the 2001 Honda Odyssey hit a culvert, the van overturned several times.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Parents of teenagers may not believe it, but cell phones can have a positive connection to education. Every school system in Huron County is provided with newspapers through the Newspapers In Education program. However, the Reflector has to "recoup some money to pay for putting out the papers," Circulation Director Carol McLaughlin said.
6:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 16, 1968 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:
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JULY 17, 1968 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:
6:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - Years after learning to cook from her grandmother, Anita Bolden has now put her talents to work in the kitchen for local 4-H members as she joined the Camp Conger team this summer. "I was thrilled,' she said, adding that her paycheck for the two camps was a bonus. "I didn't even know you got paid for it.'
6:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
2 lbs. hamburger 64 oz. bottle of salsa
6:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
Please pull over Startled. Bummed. Upset. And then plain out mad. That's how I felt Monday, July 9, 2007. I was on my way to Sandusky. It started at the stop light in Milan on the corner of U.S. 250 and Ohio 113. I was sitting at the light waiting for it to turn green, when I heard sirens. I was making a right-hand turn onto U.S. 250, when I saw flashing lights, and heard sirens. So I moved as close to the edge of the road as I could, so the fire truck could safely get around me.
6:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
I rarely re-watch a movie. It's odd, of course, for a former film-industry professional, but I only see one or two movies a year now, so re-watching a movie is something pretty out of the ordinary for me. This past week, however, I re-watched "Stranger Than Fiction." Part of the reason I did is that it stars Emma Thompson, and if there's any woman for whom I would consider leaving my wife, it's she. Like everything she's in, it's an excellent picture.
6:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
Toast Executive Director Lucinda Smith and everybody at Huron County Senior Enrichment Services, which celebrated its 35th birthday Friday with a party. The agency has coordinated more than half a million trips and prepared almost three-quarters of a million meals for local senior citizens. The agency features groups such as a drama club, crochet club, lunch bunch and senior ambassadors. Roast Ohio Rep. John Boehner, the Republican House leader from Ohio who last week called fellow Republicans having second thoughts about supporting war in Iraq "wimps." This from the man who at least twice in the past year has bizarrely broken down crying on the floor of the House during speeches. We'd suggest public bawling is less manly than looking out for the best interests of our troops and the nation.
6:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, I filled this space with my forecast of what we would be seeing at the Norwalk Lions' July 4 Parade. I then attended the parade and saw most of my predictions come to pass. Literally.
6:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
It may seem craven to say so, but a person really had to wonder at the inability of trained medical personnel to hook wire A to battery B to alarm clock C and detonate a car loaded with gasoline and nails in London. And then having to resort to the rather amateurish alternative of crashing a Jeep Cherokee into the Glasgow airport terminal the suicide bomb alumni association must be shaking their heads. Nonetheless, the fiasco in London is bound to bring new directives from the Department of Homeland Security forbidding doctors and nurses from operating motor vehicles. It only makes sense. Where there is smoke, there is fire. The war on terror must be pursued wherever it leads and right now it points towards people with stethoscopes. It is the DHS that requires us to remove our shoes at the airport and put our toothpaste in a little plastic bag, all in homage to previous unsuccessful terrorists, and so a new rule from Secretary Shirtsoff seems inevitable. What evil lurks in the hearts of men, the Secretary knows. Doctors have been shown to constitute a security threat: therefore they must not be allowed to drive cars or have backpacks or briefcases, which can conceal bombs. They should carry their possessions in clear plastic bags and they should go barefoot at all times. When it comes to security, there can be no shortcuts, no half measures. Perhaps these rules should apply only to medical personnel from the Middle East, or to all swarthy doctors, or those who have fez marks on their foreheads or who set off the fig detector, but that would require a lot of on-site decisions by motor vehicle bureaus and security personnel a blanket rule is easier to enforce. All docs take walks. After all, the TSA folks at the airport don't let you squeeze out a little Ipana on your finger and prove that it's only toothpaste and not nitroglycerine there just isn't time for that monkey business.
6:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
It was the cover story of the July 10 RED EYE, an edition of the Chicago Tribune End of the "N" word? There was no mourning at this funeral, the Associated Press reported.