5:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Even a little rain couldn't dampen the spirits in uptown Norwalk Wednesday night.
5:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Star View drive-in movie theater will change hands Friday for the first time in more than a half-century. The theater, the last of its kind in this immediate area, has been owned by William Steel, of Oberlin, since 1949. Steel also owns the Apollo Theatre in Oberlin.
5:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Those pushing a deal to create a regional airport for Erie and Huron counties will find Huron County officials still need to be convinced it would benefit the county. Erie County and NASA officials have discussed the proposal to create a regional airport at NASA Plum Brook for about a year. Those discussions have become a little more intense in the last month, with a feasibility study requested by the Erie County Commissioners almost complete.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
JUNE 29, 1902 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 105 years ago:
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE - What would it be like to be best friends with a show biz superstar? The Bellevue Society for the Arts' production of "Always....Patsy Cline" answers the question. Performances of "Always....Patsy Cline" are 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Cabaret seating is at tables of 8 ($12.50) or theater seating ($10) and may be reserved by calling (419) 484-2787. The theater is at 205 Maple Street in Bellevue one block behind Wendy's.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Wednesday's Reflector incorrectly identified the suspect arrested June 21 by the Monroeville Police Department on Norwalk Police Department warrants. Jennifer L. Cleary, 24, of 1742 Maple Ridge Road, North Fairfield, was charged with six counts of contempt of court and one probation violation. She was released from the Huron County Jail on Thursday, based on a Norwalk Municipal Court order. In the same article, it was unclear that Jacklyn Cleary had not been charged with prostitution. The police report, however, indicates that the police officer who cited Cleary suspected "prostitution activity."
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
This past weekend was a wonderful one for the Village of Wakeman. Not only did we have gorgeous weather but two of our local businesses were in the spotlight as well. Chris McAuley, our new Nationwide Insurance Agent had an open house to introduce himself to Wakeman and show off his newly remodeled facilities. On the other end of Main Street, Buschur Racing had its Third Annual Mitsubishi vs. Subaru Shootout. Both of these businesses are great examples of what Wakeman has to offer both its residents and prospective businesses. They provide needed services locally and provide jobs. Buschur's alone employs eight full-time people who receive health and retirement benefits. It's easy to only hear the negative things and sometimes it is only the negative news items we get to hear. I want to point out one of the positive things that occurred this weekend.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
After months of discussions and promotions, it's finally here the inaugural National Hot Rod Association event in Norwalk. The Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals has already drawn in the biggest name in drag racing John Force. Force has raced in Norwalk before, but this will be the first time he has done so competitively.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
June was the traditional month for weddings for many decades, but the facet of life has changed just as so many other facets have. I suppose we could consider weddings to be "a work in progress" just as so many other things are. In pioneer times here in northern Ohio, courtships and weddings were often short and sweet and to the point. If all conditions were favorable the couple would be married by a justice of the peace, and if they were really lucky there was a settled clergyman in the neighborhood. Afterward there might be a meal prepared and served to the assembled guests, after which the furniture would be moved out of the house and there might be dancing until the early hours of the morning. At the end, the house was put back in order and everyone returned home to resume their chores and duties of the new day.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Two Willard men must post a $10,000 bond each before being released from custody after a being accused of a South Conwell Avenue break-in Thursday. George D. McMillion, 33, of Crestwood Drive, and Lowell T. Vanderpool, 37, of 536 Dale Ave., are charged with breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools. Vanderpool also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
PERU - St. Alphonsus Parish, on Settlement Road, Peru, will hold its annual festival July 8 featuring chicken and ham dinners and homemade pie. The chicken will be prepared by Jerry Gravenhorst of Monroeville. Serving begins at 11 a.m. and continues throughout the day in an air-conditioned hall. Take-out dinners also are available.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL No one was injured Monday when a train hit the rear of a car Monday on Boughtonville Road. The unspecified person had exited the vehicle prior to impact.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Firelands Computer Club will meet Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Blvd., Norwalk. Social time and refreshments will be at 6:40 p.m. with time to visit before the main meeting which runs 7 to 8:30.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - Dave Connolly and Hillary Will are making appearances at their "home" track this week. Connolly, from Elyria, will be driving the Evan Knoll-owned Torco Racing Fuels/Seelye Wright Automotive Group Chevy Cobalt during this weekend's Inaugural Summit Racing Equipment NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
A 28-year-old Vermilion man is hospitalized at the Medical University of Ohio Medical Center in Toledo after being stabbed six times Thursday morning on East Ohio 61. The man had been treated and released from Fisher-Titus Medical Center and came to the sheriff's office for a more detailed interview about the incident in the 700 block of East Ohio 61, Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said.
5:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
A proposed levy that could be on the county-wide ballot would pay for the start of a dental clinic as well as a new location for the health department. The Huron County General Health District is seeking to get a 10-year, nonrenewable 0.3 mill levy on the ballot, which would generate $279,000 per year for a total of $2.79 million. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $9.19 annually. More than $1.4 million of revenue from the levy would pay for a new location at 48 Executive Drive for the health department, said administrator Tim Hollinger.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
It wasn't a long vacation, but it sure was productive. A couple weeks ago I flew solo to Atlanta for the opening night of Rush's "Snakes & Arrows" tour. Also, when I was in town, I hung with my wife's cousin, Dustin Warner, who has lived there for eight years, and toured the city and surrounding area. He's a Sandusky native.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
JUNE 28, 1947 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 60 years ago:
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
HURON - You might want to frequently fan yourself while witnessing the searing Huron Playhouse production of "Kiss Me Kate," which opened Tuesday night to kick off the season. This rousing Cole Porter musical is already a blazing one, with one of the songs titled "Too Darn Hot." The battle of the sexes rages on-stage and off in the multi-Tony Award winning "Kate."
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
The countdown is now less than a week for "Transformers" fans. One of my co-workers is about to burst with excitement for the July 3 film. I've made no excuses about saying the teaser trailer, released in mid-May, didn't get me excited, much less interested. It reeked of the movie studio rushing to scrape together whatever material they had to promote the potential blockbuster as soon as possible.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
I Just got word that Norwalk Theatre will host "War of the Bands" on July 28. Entry submissions can be picked up at the Norwalk Theatre box office, 57 E. Main St.