11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: James M. Hammond, Jr., 43, 10218 Main Road, Berlin Heights. Violation date: Jan. 26. Conviction date: April 5. Sentence: $600 fine, $55 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); defendant shall have limited driving on proof of insurance and occupation from April 5 to July 26.
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
Toast the Norwalk school board for rejecting a proposal to start random drug testing at school. Instead, the board will pursue a much better alternative an educational strategy. The board did its due diligence and investigated the matter, but in the end came to the right conclusion that there is no evidence that the expensive drug testing process actually curbs drug use. Roast the state agencies that have no policies restricting public employees from using private e-mail accounts for official business. The governor and attorney general have warned public officials and employees that there is no difference between a public and private e-mail address if they're doing state business. However, Attorney General Marc Dann admits it is an "honor" system. Ohioans' right to public documents should not be subject to politicians' "honor."
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
Would anyone have heard of John D. Rockefeller if he had been born a century-and-a-half later? Rockefeller's idea OK, one of his many ideas was that it wasn't enough to get the oil. You had to also own the rail cars and trucks that carried the oil. And you should definitely own the refineries and other processing facilities. And don't even think about letting someone else have the retail profits.
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
I was thinking about the late Rose Leo again last week. The obituary I heard on the radio some time ago did not mention a cause of death, but I'm thinking it was probably old age. She was 108. And she did have one affliction that I am extremely familiar with: She was a newspaper columnist until the day she died.
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
I received a notice from the Bureau of Workers' Comp that due to earlier-than-usual cut-off dates at Office of Budget and Management, the deadline for submission of all safety intervention grant (SIG) applications is May 4. If your company is planning to apply for one of the safety grants, turn in the application now. This is a critical deadline.
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
Since recently joining the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation's Main Street Program, I've had the opportunity to meet many individuals and groups. These people and the Uptown businesses and property owners have been nothing but impressive as I continue to get acquainted. The energy behind Main Street Norwalk lies in its volunteer committee approach to strengthening Norwalk's central business district. These four committees design, promotion, organization and economic development have been re-energized for 2007. The design committee will be installing new address signs, the promotion committee has set up an advertising seminar for small businesses, the organization committee is working on volunteer development, and the economic development committee is preparing a consumer survey. This is a current snapshot of committee activity more projects are on tap for the rest of the year.
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
The Main Street Norwalk Promotions Committee will host a free forum titled "Media Buying for Small Businesses from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Berry's Restaurant, 15 W. Main St. The event's purpose is for busy business owners to become acquainted with local advertising representatives in a casual, relaxed, no-pressure environment.
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
SANDUSKY Borders and Dick's Sporting Goods will join the Sandusky Mall complex. Dick's will join recently added retailers Target and Old Navy in a newly constructed 45,000 square foot store on the east end of Sandusky Pavilion.
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
Rita Nida, local realtor, has opened Rita's Home Town Realty in Norwalk, 202 1/2 S. Old State Road. Nida has many years of experience in real estate and she recently resigned from Mike Myers Realty. She is treasurer of the Firelands Association of Realtors and she received her broker's license last year. She earned her associate's degree from BGSU Firelands in 2004.
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
The Norwalk Board of Architectural Review met in regular session at Monday and approved the following applications: Application No. 07-3 IOOF, 48 E. Main St. is requesting approval of a window replacement package.
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Gary E. Erwin, 55, of Mansfield, hit a deer Wednesday on Greenfield Section Line Road.
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
History meeting AMHERST The general membership meeting of The Amherst Historical Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the grange/schoolhouse, 763 Milan Ave., Amherst. For information call the society's office at (440) 988-7255. Abigail Pregnancy Fundraisers
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
URBANA Artwork by Alex Stoll, of Collins, has been accepted for the third annual Art Affair on the Square. The white tent, juried/invitational event will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 21 on Monument Square and North Main Street in historic downtown Urbana.
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
AVERY Mansfield District Garden Clubs will meet Wednesday at the Cascade Room at the Colonnade banquet facility in Avery. Martha Shample, of Norwalk, will be installed as the Mansfield District Director of Garden Club of Ohio by President Victoria Bergesen.
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
WILLARD Officials believe a fire that caused about $1 million in damage to the Dutch Maid Logistics Inc. was an accident. The state fire marshal's office will investigate the fire that started in an unoccupied tractor-trailer containing aerosol cans. The truck was in the parking lot about 40 feet away from the Dutch Maid building. Dutch Maid is a for-hire refrigerated trucking company.
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
When Bill Bader and the gang throw a party, they cover all the bases. For the children, there was the always-popular wheel-standing Cool Bus. For the adults, there was the side-by-side race pitting two Maple City Ice semi-trucks Budweiser vs. Bud Light.
11:35 PM Jul 24, 2010
COLUMBUS The Norwalk Reflector staff took home two awards from the Associated Press at this year's annual award ceremony. The Reflector earned third place in the best breaking news category for its team coverage of the June flood that ravaged the Firelands area. The Reflector's division includes Ohio newspapers with circulations between 8,000 and 12,900.
11:25 PM Jul 24, 2010
APRIL 21, 1920 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 87 years ago: Boy mistreats colt here in dastardly way
11:25 PM Jul 24, 2010
Latter Rain Deliverance Ministry This Norwalk church, located at 1734 Old State Road N., will hold an 11 a.m. Sunday service and 6 p.m. Thursday Bible study. Call the Rev. Stephanie Bangura at (419) 663-1341 for details. Norwalk Church of Christ Sunday features a lesson asking the question, "What Will You Do With Jesus of Nazareth?" at 10:30 a.m. There will be a service of song and Scripture reading, "At the Throne of the LORD of Hosts," Sunday evening at 6. This church also has Bible studies for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Wednesday. More information about this church is available at norwalkchurch.org.
11:25 PM Jul 24, 2010
HURON If you think soap operas can be fast and funny, check out "The Miser" and his kooky household currently on stage in McBride Auditorium at Firelands College Theatre. There are silly characters, elaborate costumes and fun wigs to boot. Situations are pleasantly ridiculous. Action moves briskly. And communications get wildly confusing as the production builds to a frenetic, comedic peak. "The Miser" was written by Jean Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673) who used the name Moliere to spare his family embarrassment in a time when theater was not considered a respectable profession. Besides being a playwright, Moliere was also an actor and a director. He wrote such scintillating satire that 33 of his plays still entertain audiences around the world today. In his day, Moliere was a favorite of King Louis XIV. Moliere excelled in domestic comedies which targeted hypocrisy. "The Miser" is no exception. Here the miser is Harpagon, a stingy, cantankerous old geezer who would rather have his fortune than his children. Anthony Gardner plays him well. His slender build and long, narrow face help to sell the look. Age makeup isn't bad but could be even stronger and should include both neck and hands. Gardner's voice and expressions work very well. Yet posture and movement could be more aged. Wild eyed bewilderment and frantic movements escalate nicely. All things considered, he's a very funny miser.
11:25 PM Jul 24, 2010
MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue Laura L. Fortunato in care of Daniel Fortunato to Nancy Zeiter, 170 Sunset Drive, $85,000. Gerald D. Smith to Jeffrey A. and Deborah M. Cook or survivor, 129 Arlington Drive, $125,000.