2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
It is safe to buy Girl Scout cookies, even in the wake of the salmonella outbreak that have resulted in peanut butter recalls. Only the Do-Si-Do and Tagalong varieties of Girl Scout cookies have peanut butter. However, Little Brownie Bakers has issued the following statement: "The peanut butter used in all Little Brownie Bakers Girl Scout cookie products is not sourced from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter recall. Food safety is of the utmost importance to us. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us to provide high quality, safe food.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
The newest Norwalk Township fiscal officer is a familiar face. Bridget Musso, 48, also serves part-time as the deputy tax administrator for Monroeville. She works 16 to 20 hours each week, making sure all the village residents and businesses file their village income taxes.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Wartime is no day at the beach for anyone. In the past few years we have seen many funeral processions for young men from northern Ohio who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The same is true of Vietnam, Korea, the World Wars and as a matter of fact all conflicts prior to then. One aspect of that was that during the World Wars news traveled slowly despite modern communications. Part of the problem was that the action was on foreign soil and perhaps the communication channels were needed for military messages. There was also security to be considered. Perhaps a major reason for the slow travel of news was that during combat there wasn't a lot of time to keep records and handle paperwork.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local outdoor folk know well what roams in the Ohio countryside. But did you ever wonder what life was like in the early 1800s and what wild creatures were roaming Ohio in those Good Old Days? The answers might surprise you. Wildlife was plentiful and there was sometimes open warfare between pioneers and wild animals, who loved to feed on pigs, sheep, cattle and horses when they could take them. On one occasion, and doubtless others, desperate farmers made a huge surround, circling a large area and driving toward the center then shooting the animals trapped there. They took more than 20 cougars or mountain lions, at least 30 black bears, as many wolves, and large numbers of deer, woods buffalo, elk, wild turkeys and smaller animals. That solved their problem at least for a time.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Witnessing President Barack Obama's inauguration Tuesday was a historic moment for Sue Lesch and her granddaughter. "I was really happy to hear his speech," Lesch said.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
The students at Main Street School went nuts when a top-secret special guest showed up at their third annual "Survivor Challenge' assembly Thursday. The children were screaming when Rupert Boneham, a contestant on the CBS TV shows on "Survivor: Pearl Islands' and "Survivor: All-Stars,' entered the stage. The event is designed to motivate fifth- and sixth-grade students to perform to the best of their abilities on this year's reading, math, science and social studies achievement tests.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Just as Christie Lane Industries employees prepared to honor incoming President Barack Obama, with American flags and red, white and blue balloons, they honored one of their own: Mark Straka, appropriately enough, for his dedication to his work. Straka, 30, received the third annual Mary Hornsby Most Valuable Worker of the Year Award, named after Christie Lane Industries' production manager of more than 30 years.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - The question was straight forward. The answer was a little tricky. Wakeman Police Officer Josh Rice asked the Western Reserve middle schooler if he played Xbox Live, an online game that allows players to "chat." The boy said he does. "So what's your user name?" asked the online investigator.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County General Health District is monitoring the widening recall list of peanut butter and peanut paste following a national outbreak of salmonella Typhimurium. The health district, along with the federal government, advises consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, crackers, candies, ice cream, cereal and other foods containing peanut butter until health officials learn more about the contamination.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Richard Lynch said he is concerned about President Barack Obama's views on abortion but is hopeful that people will continue to push the anti-abortion cause. Today marks the 36th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
It appears the face of the Northern Ohio League will change in the not-so-distant future. Fostoria, Galion and Upper Sandusky have all either applied to or are considering application to other conferences.
2:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Witnessing President Barack Obama's inauguration Tuesday was a historic moment for Sue Lesch and her granddaughter. "I was really happy to hear his speech,' Lesch said.
2:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Jaycees are a local civic organization designed for young people between the ages of 18 and 40. The Jaycees are part of the Ohio and United States Jaycees as well as JCI International. The Jaycee organization was designed to provide young people with leadership opportunities through community service and networking. Established nationally in 1920, they have played host to all walks of life. Presidents Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford, Charles Lindbergh, former Miss America Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson, and Larry Bird are all former Jaycees. The focus of this organization is volunteerism. On a local level, the Jaycees have been around since the 1940s. Members are very active in the community and dedicate their time to several service projects a year. These projects include the Sandbox Project (filling sandboxes for kids), Summer Kick-off (kid's festival), Movie in the Park, pancake breakfasts, spaghetti dinners, Halloween Parade, Dial-A-Santa, Adopt-A-Family, wine tastings and various sporting and networking events. The Jaycees currently are organizing a one-day ski trip to Peek 'N Peak, NY on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. A charter bus will leave Norwalk at 6:30 a.m. and arrive at the resort at approximately 9:30 a.m. After a good day of skiing, the bus will depart for Norwalk at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the public and seating is still available. Tickets can be purchased for $70, which includes round trip bus fare and all day lift ticket. Please contact the Jaycees for tickets and more information. The club is always looking for new members. Anyone interested in more information or in joining is encouraged to call President Frank Van Dresser at (419) 681-0571 or Membership Director Andy Thomas at (419) 677-3024. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Meetings are held on the third floor of the LinDale Embroidery building, 20 W. Main St., across the hall from Cynthia Kniffin's Dance Academy.
2:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
At the 1925 Lions Club International Convention in Cedar Point, Helen Keller gave the Lions organization the following challenge. "Will you not help me hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness; no little deaf, blind child untaught; no blind man or woman unaided? I appeal to you Lions, you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind. Will you not constitute yourselves 'Knights of the Blind' in this crusade against darkness?" The Milan Lions Club, since June 3, 1978, has been helping in this challenge as we provide vision care for locals in need as well as providing funds to other local and statewide projects. Service projects of the Milan Lions Club include:
2:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON The New London Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) is made up of people interested in improving the business climate of the community and providing residents with the opportunity to improve their standards of living through a more diversified job base. Organized in 1967, the CIC was given the official designation of the village's agent for development. Since then its members have worked closely with local business and industry to help with their development and with the help of the Huron County Development Council and Ohio Department of Development, promote the community to other businesses and industries looking for a location. The CIC coordinates a revolving loan fund designed to aid business and industry in their development endeavors.
2:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON The New London Community Club is an outgrowth of what used to be the New London Business & Professional Women group and is now an organization made up of people interested in serving the local area in very practical ways. In the few years the club has been in existence, members have accomplished some major goals. They continue to give a scholarship to a graduating senior girl and do so in memory of Pauline Bedford, an active member for many years of the local BPW. They are also responsible for the many flowers in the large pots that have graced the downtown area for the past two summers and organized the drive to put stone benches around the downtown business district. Members sponsor the duck derby held after the fire department's annual chicken barbecue in May, organize the city-wide garage and sidewalk sale in June and run the Farmers/Flea Market each Saturday later in the summer. The market begins each year with a pet parade open to all area residents and their pets.
2:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
SHEFFIELD LAKE Apples officials hope to open a store early next month at Shoreway Shopping Center in Sheffield Lake as officials have reached a lease agreement with the management company for Apples, Mayor John Piskura said. Giant Eagle, which was previously at the shopping center, closed in November. Apples and city officials have agreed to a five-year lease, with options to renew, the mayor said. Apples officials have been in and out of the vacant store in order to see what needed to be done to get the store operational. Apples closed its store on Milan Avenue in Norwalk in late December. The new store in Sheffield Lake, in essence, will replace the Norwalk location.
2:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Salvation Army still has room for its Learning Zone. With report cards coming out Friday, this is a chance for parents to get their youngsters some added help. The Learning Zone is open from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day. Monday and Wednesday is open for students from Pleasant Elementary and Main Street School, while Tuesday and Thursday is for Maplehurst and League elementaries. Dawn Freeman just started with art therapy one day a week and guest speakers are lined up throughout the year.
2:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 71-year-old Bronson Township woman found dead in the snow in her back yard died from hypothermia, Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood said. A neighbor of Joyce A. Marsh called 9-1-1 at 9:01 a.m. Monday to report finding her lying in her back yard, unresponsive, a sheriff's dispatcher wrote in her report. Authorities still have not determined how long Marsh was there.
2:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
My backyard has gone through many transformations. When we first moved to this house - more than 20 years ago - it had a white picket fence that closed in the backyard. The people before us had a dog. We left the fence there; it was good because we had little children and it provided a safe border within which they could play.
2:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Michigan man is serving a nine-month prison term for shoving a security officer after a July 18 attempted robbery. Guadalupe Rodriguez, 26, of Frankfort, first purchased a computer in the Walmart electronics department and later put a laptop computer power cord worth $58 into his bag. Prosecutors have said the defendant paid for a third item in another part of the Westwind Drive store and pushed a loss prevention officer through the set of security doors as he left.