1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Santa will be at the North Fairfield Fire House from 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 20. There will be treats for the children. Santa's visit is being sponsored by the North Fairfield Lions Club.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Peaches the therapy pony arrived in the FTMC Kids' Place for Therapy and Learning just in time for the annual pediatric therapy Christmas party Tuesday. Dr. Teresa Ghazoul, who organized the Metamorphosis fund-raiser last spring which helped fund Peaches, unveiled the therapy pony as its creator Frank Lovato, Jr. looked on. Joyce Hill, FTMC's director of rehabiltation, said the pony's name was chosen because Ralph Walcher, who donated money for the hospital's rehab center, grew peaches on his North Fairfield farm. "Because the Walcher family was well-known for their peach farm, we thought it would be a great way to recognize them for their contribution to our community," Hill said.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Area wrestling fans will not be watching the nation's No. 1 ranked 125-pound high school wrestler, Monroeville's Logan Stieber, for at least eight weeks. The two-time state champion broke the meta-tarsal bone in his left hand at a practice session Friday morning.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Double your order. Do it now ... If I were you, I would not only be a customer but understand this is a company you should be with the next 100 years." It was a great day, it seemed, at the time. Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher was in Norwalk this summer announcing the purchase of Norwalk Furniture by IRG and Blackbird.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com The trick is to dress warm and be patient, said 20-year deer hunter Mike Speer. Perhaps that explained why, in the early going Monday, the first day of Ohio's deer gun season, things were quiet at the West Side Sunoco deer checking station in Norwalk. As of about 10 a.m., only one hunter had come in to check his deer. And at Fisher's Market by Valley Beach, three hunters came by Monday morning. After 10 a.m., a number of hunters stopped by the West Side Sunoco, their kills resting on the back of their trucks.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Auditor Roland Tkach has been awarded with the Distinguished County Auditor award, presented by the County Auditors' Association of Ohio. The award recognizes county auditors who have completed 100 or more hours of continuing education during their term of office.
1:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
BOWLING GREEN On the University's campus, students of all ages have discovered the wonder of time travel without The Magic School Bus. Nestled right next to Common's Marketplace and Kohl Hall is a little red schoolhouse, built in 1875 in Norwalk. The schoolhouse was transferred to the university in 1975 and became a living history museum for schools in the area and education majors. The building was located at the edge of a farm property in Huron County and was already 100 years old before they started moving it brick by brick, said Deb Leuck, secretary to the Dean of Education. It took nine full weeks to completely restore the center on the University's campus. "Only 12 colleges or universities in the whole United States have this type of schoolhouse on its property," she said. "It was a great gift for all kinds of students and helps make our education programs a little more unique."
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Remember passing notes in school? In retrospect, of course, they were innocent little missives essential to relieve the boredom of school and enhance our interpersonal growth.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dick Gaither, a nationally renowned motivational speaker and employment professional, will hold a seminar on resumes and interviewing from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Main Street School. The meeting is open to anyone 18 or older and is geared to help people looking for a job or facing layoffs prepare for a job search.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Mayor Chris Hipp has won one fight to continue a 1 percent income tax for residents, but he still faces an uphill battle. Hipp needs one more vote from council to approve the continuance of a 1 percent income tax as an emergency if at least 36 local voters object to the village council's decision this week to override a public vote rejecting the tax.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Western Reserve raced out to a big lead and then held on to defeat the Norwalk Lady Truckers 52-31 in non-league girls' basketball action Saturday night at Norwalk High School. The game was the season opener for both teams.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Uptown Norwalk was the place to be Saturday with Santa Claus at both the library and the theater, shops offering special deals and music and the official tree lighting in the evening. Santa had a steady stream of children ready to crawl onto his lap and tell him their Christmas wishes. When Whittley Castle, 6, said she wanted Santa to bring her a horse, Santa's eyes twinkled as he looked at her mother's face and then said maybe he'd start with the My Little Pony version first because taking care of real horses is a lot of work for such a young girl.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Only two out of 100 Boy Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Troop 239 in Monroeville can boast of their two Eagle Scouts only six years after the troop was organized. Brothers Alex and Phillip Heacock, of Peru Township, are two of the original members of Troop 239. They both received their Eagle Scout badges Sunday in a special ceremony attended by family, friends and fellow scouts from Troop 239 at the American Legion Hall in Monroeville.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - An Indiana family was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center for observation after a West Main Street crash early Thursday morning. Stacy Kruger, 42, of Fort Wayne, was heading east when she veered off the right side and hit a utility pole, Greenwich Police Chief Steve Dorsey said. The accident happened at 2:16 a.m.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Josh Thurston, who spent the past few months helping Barack Obama get elected president, credits his high school government teacher with sparking his interest in politics. Rose Marie Betuker retired from St. Paul High School in 2002 after 20 years at that school and experience teaching in an inner-city district.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some years ago I drove over to the Woodbury Wildlife Area to do a little bow hunting. I was sitting in my tree stand that morning when I heard a hundred yards or so away, the sound of a crash, breaking branches, a sodden thud, and some of the most colorful language I've heard in years. Ten minutes or so later I saw a man limp past supported by his partner, still cursing. He'd obviously fallen out of his tree stand. Both archery hunters and gun hunters who use tree stands, are definitely more prone to accidents than ground hunters. Those who use bows or crossbows have weaponry that is (literally) razor sharp and potential for injury greater, but gun hunters with their pumpkin balls or Sabot slugs can have serious injuries, too. In fact, in a reader survey by Deer and Deer Hunting Magazine, 37 percent of respondents reported having been injured while climbing a tree to hang a tree stand. And there's little doubt that a goodly percentage of the rest had fallen out of a tree stand and been injured or at least badly bruised. Worse of all, two Ohio tree stand hunters have already died this year after falling out of their high perches.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council got an early holiday gift at Tuesday night's work session all three unions representing police and firefighters agreed to three-year contracts with no raises in 2009. The contracts call for three percent raises in both 2010 and 2011.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Norweco workers in Norwalk build chlorinators and people in Haiti avoid illness. International Action, a non-profit group based in Washington, D.C., has brought clean water to more than 400,000 poor Haitians with the help of equipment from Norweco. "They gave a very, very cheap price for the chlorinators. The price they charge us is peanuts," said Abdul Kanu, spokesman for International Action. He said the foundation only operates in Haiti now, but would like to expand to Africa to bring clean water to more people.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gena Williams, who had miscarried twice, lifted the "beautiful, brown-eyed baby,' at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The infant rested its head on her shoulder. As much as Williams, of Greenwich, desired a child, the baby in her arms desperately needed a family. Her biological parents, due perhaps to economic hardships, could not care for her.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
"What do I do when bad weather is approaching?" As we head into winter weather, Dale Sheppard, the Safety Service Director of the City of Norwalk, reminds everyone how to interpret the city warnings and where to go to get information: The tornado sirens The severe weather sirens are only activated when the city receives word from the National Weather Service that a tornado has been sighted in Huron County of a firefighter or a police officer spots a tornado or funnel cloud. The sirens are activated to inform people who are outside of the impending bad weather. The sirens are not designed to be heard indoors, where they typically could be drowned out by the sound of your television or your radio. When you hear the sirens, you should take all necessary precautions. Don't go or stay outside to see what is going on. Seek shelter immediately. There is no "all clear" signal. The sirens are tested monthly at noon on the first Wednesday. Time Warner Cable provides an Emergency Alert System that provides information relating to all types of emergencies including severe weather. Past problems with the system appear to have been corrected. There should be visual as well as audible information about the current emergency situation coming directly from the City's Police Department. Please note the "County of Huron, Ohio" would be us.
1:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
As everybody's well aware, our nation's economy is not exactly surging. More and more businesses are shutting their doors and laying off workers. Poverty I mean the real cold and hungry kind is on the rise. And with the holidays upon us, aside from a little bit of schadenfruede over the plight of Wall Street banksters who are responsible for things being the way there are, there is really little about which to feel cheerful this year.