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.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
The neighborhood cat issue has become obscure and we must untangle it before solving the problems. First is the blame game. Those who have complained and sought remedies were castigated as inhumane. Then, so-called "feral" cats were scapegoated.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Republican aspirants for the Republican nomination for president in 2008 had a so-called debate on television Nov. 28. It was a photo opportunity only to hawk their wares and to polish their veneers, and avoided the serious problems facing the people, i.e., the uncontrolled spending federal tax money to increase the national debt to $9 trillion from $5 trillion since 2001 to fight an unprovoked war in Iraq. Financing this unprovoked war is by U.S. Treasury Bonds. About $2 trillion are held by the Chinese and Japanese governments and citizens. This bond principal, with interest, must be repaid to them a financial burden on all our descendants.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
These guys are like a family. They'll tell you the same stories about life on the railroad. Sitting by the home phone (no cell phones, no pagers) waiting for that next call. Marking up on the extra board. Spending half of your life with the guys some you liked, and some you didn't.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS - Touch Down milk, a new Cleveland Browns-branded product line, hits the dairy case this week at northern Ohio Giant Eagle grocery stores. Distributed by Ohio-based processor Reiter Dairy, Touch Down lowfat milk is packaged in 16-ounce plastic bottles and is available in three flavors Choco-Dawg (chocolate), Nilla-Dawg (vanilla) and Straw-Dawg (strawberry). The milk bottle features the Cleveland Browns Dawg and the 3-A-Day of Dairy logo, which reminds families to get three daily dairy servings as recommended by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD City Manager Brian Humphress told council Monday the U.S. 224 sewer lift station is back on track. The city had requested permission from Mercy Hospital to place the station next to the wellness center.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
M'VILLE POLICE A Sandusky Street resident reported the suspected violation of a temporary protection order between Nov. 26 and Saturday. Police forwarded a report to the Monroeville Law Director's office for review.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Knights of Columbus is selling "Keep Christ in Christmas" vehicle magnets to promote the true spirit of Christmas. People often forget the real reason for the Christmas season while they are buying presents, decorating their homes, and attending parties. These magnets are a way to silently evangelize this sentiment. The illustrated magnets in the shape of the nativity scene are sold nationwide by hundreds of local groups to raise funds for their causes. They are displayed on vehicles in all 50 states and several foreign countries. Last year 200,000 magnets were distributed, and this year the number will be at least 360,000.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
C3C Travis S. Root, a sophomore at the United States Air Force Academy, has been selected to serve as an instructor pilot for the academy's soaring program. Root will begin instructor pilot training next month with the 94th Flight Training Squadron. Upon completion of the program in May, he will begin teaching flight theory and flying skills to USAFA cadets in the TG-10B sailplane. He will then serve as an instructor pilot until he graduates from the Air Force Academy in 2010.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Public Library will be presenting the final session of Beginning Knitting and Beyond from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the library's meeting room. Projects will be individually taught and tailored to the experience of the participants. Attendance at any of the previous knitting sessions is not a prerequisite for attending this class. The class is taught by knitting expert Carolyn Cicillian, who also teaches knitting at the New London Public Library.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com PLYMOUTH A red 1994 Pontiac Grand Am stolen from a Plymouth woman was found abandoned about two miles east of the village early Saturday morning.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Western Reserve senior Adam Daniels banked in a jump shot from the key with two seconds left in the game Friday to earn the Roughriders a 47-45 win at Plymouth in an early Firelands Conference showdown. Western's Seth Todd grabbed one of his 12 rebounds on a missed Plymouth shot with 20 seconds to go. At the 11-second mark, the Riders took the ball out of bounds, after a timeout. Daniels got the ball, controlled it out front, and then worked his way into the key. He said he knew the shot was good when it left his hands.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dec. 1, 1948 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 59 years ago:
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
n First Baptist This church, located at 67 E. Main St., will have a live nativity scene at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Dec. 8, with rain dates set for Dec. 14 and 15.
6:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
After years of collecting cookbooks, browsing magazines for recipes and experimenting, Ruth MacMullin said cooking is one of her favorite hobbies. "I've got tons of cookbooks and I love trying new recipes," she said. Other hobbies for the 77-year-old are gardening, flower arranging, decorating for Christmas and staying involved with the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. MacMullin and her husband, James, moved to Norwalk last spring from Bay Village. Two of their daughters, Lois Conry and Katie Barnes, live in Norwalk. Daughter Jean Sandifer lives in Tampa, Fla. Six of their grandchildren live in Norwalk and the seventh lives in Bellevue.