12:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com For the last six months, Julie Puckett has felt some mastery over her multiple sclerosis because she can finally walk without a cane and drive herself. If Harold Puckett loses his insurance through his job as a truck driver for Norwalk Furniture, she doesn't know how the family will afford the $800 monthly out-of-pocket costs for the drug Tysabri that has brought about the miraculous change. Julie Puckett was diagnosed with primary progressive MS seven years ago, a particularly virulent form. After starting to fall in local stores and not being able to get home without help, she began using a cane.
12:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The fall hunting seasons have arrived and from this point on well into January there should be an increasing influx of fish and wild game into sportsmen's freezers. For many, this will be a long awaited source of tasty food, those whose wives are well versed in cooking such delicacies. But for some with young helpmates who know little or nothing about dealing with such exotics, or for bachelors who handle their own kitchen chores, I'd like to offer a few simple recipes that will make your day. Meals, too. Fish should be simple, but for beginners with a spatula, it's often not. Many years ago when I was newly married, I brought home a couple of dozen dandy crappie, filleted them, and handed the lot to the wife. She floured them, popped the pieces into a skillet with cooking oil and turned on the heat. The result was soft and flaccid, but the dog and cat appreciated them. The secret to frying fish is to get that skillet oil, canola or olive oil is best, good and hot, hot enough to sizzle when you drop a bit of fillet into it, add some floured or battered pieces, cook just a minute or two on each side depending on fillet thickness, and remove the crisp, brown pieces to a plate with paper towels to drain. Over cooking is a crime here, and not getting the oil hot enough is just as bad.
12:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Here are the scores from Week 4 of local high school football action Friday night (To comment on the games, visit www.fandy.com): St. Paul 63, Plymouth 0
12:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk Public Library patrons can have immediate access to items without going to the library. All they need is an updated and valid library card, a computer and Internet connection as well as overdrive software which they can download free. The local library is one of many institutions statewide participating in the Ohio eBook Project. It allows patrons to search thousands of titles, download them to computers and transfer them to portable devices or burn them onto CDs for reading listening and viewing anytime, anywhere.
12:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
OXFORD Angela Trostel and Timothy Mahl exchanged wedding vows July 5 in Oxford. The bride's uncle, Mike Trostel, performed the ceremony. The maid of honor was Nicci Fusaro of California, a friend of the bride. The matron of honor was Katie Trostel of Columbus, sister-in-law of the bride. Bridesmaids were Beth Guilfoy of Indiana, Erin Dillard of Indiana, Kate Bergan of Columbus, Taylor Gingue of Chicago, Vicky Mahl of Illinois and Chris Riley of Norwalk. Flower girl was Isabella Trostel of Columbus. The best man was Ryan Grose of Cleveland. Ushers were Steve Mahl of Columbus, Brian McFadden of Norwalk, Scott Trostel of Columbus, Will Heckel of Columbus, Rob Dilger of Columbus, Matt Richards of Columbus and Courtney Simpson of Cleveland. Ringbearers were Nicholas Trostel of Columbus and Hunter Mahl of Columbus. The bride, daughter of Randy and Vicky Trostel of Oxford, is a 1995 graduate of Talawanda High School in Oxford. She earned her undergraduate's degree at University of Cincinnati in 1999 and her master's degree at Miami University in 2003. She is employed as a teacher at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus.
12:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Furniture President Jim Gerken sent an update to employees Thursday that said he hopes a new company can step in and take over. "Norwalk Furniture is pursuing a plan to resume production through the lease or sale of the assets located in Norwalk, Ohio. This would enable a new company to complete the work in process and fill the orders in the backlog as well as to continue production on an ongoing basis,' the update said.
12:13 AM Jul 26, 2010
By SPC. JOSH LECAPPELAIN 4th BCT, 3rd Inf. Div. PAO Special to the Reflector FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq As the Iraqi Security Forces take the lead in patrolling and protecting more of their country, efforts continue to better prepare them for the road ahead and any challenges it might present.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
This Extreme Makeover will include a rural Monroeville flavor. Monroeville-based Strecker Remodeling & Construction will play a part in the transformation of a roughly 4,500 square-foot Toledo-area home, a project of the popular reality TV series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.'
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEPT. 13, 1910 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 98 years ago: Aged woman drowns self in reservoir Mrs. Cornelia Gibson, aged seventy years, the wife of Lewis S. Gibson, No. 206 Woodlawn Avenue, committed suicide some time during Monday night or Tuesday morning by drowning herself in the lower reservoir at the city waterworks pumping station. Despondency due to ill health of many years duration was the cause of the suicide.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
SHILOH The village's first female mayor, Christine Donnersbach, has resigned from office because of a family illness. Council President Pro Tem Gloria Powers accepted the unanimous vote of council to become the new mayor. The move leaves a vacant council seat. Interested residents should contact the village office.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEPT. 15, 1910 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 98 years ago: Twenty-two new members taken in At the first regular monthly meeting of the Huron County Automobile Club, which was held Wednesday evening in the Chamber of Commerce rooms in the Gardiner block, 22 new members were taken into the club, and an official club pennant was adopted.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Ohio Department of Transportation has restricted traffic to one-way for separate projects on U.S. 20 heading toward Lorain County and Ohio 103 in the Willard area. U.S. 20, between the eastern corporation limit of Norwalk and the Lorain County line, is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic as part of a resurfacing project. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times with flaggers. The project is expected to be completed Oct. 31. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times with a signal for Ohio 103 between Holtz and Holt Farms South roads as part of a bridge repair project. That change will begin Monday and run through Oct. 6.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Former Huron County Commissioner Terry Boose believes the first piece of campaign literature by Terry Traster his Republican opponent in the race to replace State Rep. Thomas Heydinger is deceiving. Traster handed out a card during the Lorain County Fair which shows a photo of the Amherst City council member with Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher. In the card, Fisher is quoted as saying: "By working together we were able to save Norwalk Furniture, and with Terry Traster's help we will make Ohio stronger." "I think it's misleading," Boose told The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram. "The first time reading it certainly makes it look like he was involved in saving Norwalk Furniture." Traster told the Chronicle-Telegram he wasn't involved in the efforts to keep the company open, but approved the literature, which was designed and printed by the Ohio House Democratic Caucus.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The Ralph and Alice Walcher Rehabilitation Center is now up and running at Fisher-Titus Memorial Center. Ralph Walcher, a retired farmer from North Fairfield, donated more than $500,000 to the hospital so the rehab center was named in honor of him and his late wife. "I wanted to make sure people realize how important Alice was to our family's success," Walcher said. "And this is a great way for me to recognize her for all her years of support."
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com What is it about pigs that makes them such a target for insults? You can take a pig and put lipstick on it, but its still a pig. You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. You're stuck like a pig in a poke. You eat like a pig. You sweat like a pig. When a cop goes by, it smells likes bacon. You're a porker.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Keith and LeeAnne Prindle are proud to wear their political views on their sleeve, so to speak, with a sign supporting Barack Obama in the front window of the Invention Restaurant. They don't understand why they've now gotten two incidents of customers so upset over the sign they say they won't return.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Keith M. Lambert, 34, 18 Maple St., Norwalk. Violation date: June 14. Conviction date: Aug. 8. Sentence: $700 fine, $60 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 only on proof of insurance and occupation from Aug. 8 to Dec. 14 not valid on operation of any commercial vehicle. Alex M. Theisen, 23, 15 Sycamore Dr., Apt. G, Norwalk. Violation date: July 18. Conviction date: Aug. 12. Sentence: $700 fine, $60 costs, six-month license suspension and 30 days in jail; defendant shall have 27 days suspended; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of AIP; defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Aug. 12 to Jan. 1, 2009; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall show proof of six months alcohol counseling by Mar. 12, 2009; defendant shall show proof of restitution to the court within 90 days. Forrest J. Osborne, 19, 12 W. Howard St., Willard. Violation date: July 19. Conviction date: Aug. 12. Sentence: $700 fine, $60 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of AIP; defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Aug. 12 to Jan. 19, 2009.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS An increasing deer population, resulting in extensive damage to plant communities, has led the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Natural Areas and Preserves to coordinate special youth deer hunts at four state nature preserves-Desonier (Athens County), Goll Woods (Fulton County), Johnson Woods (Wayne County) and Lawrence Woods (Hardin County). A random drawing will be held to select participants for all four hunts. The hunts will take place on Nov. 22 during the regular youth deer gun hunting season. At each site, successful applicants must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult partner. This hunt is coordinated with ODNR's Division of Wildlife so antlerless permits are allowed if purchased prior to the hunt. This will allow each hunter to harvest a total of two deer utilizing the regular deer permit and one antlerless deer permit or two antlerless deer permits. Youth hunters aged 17 years and younger are eligible. All Ohio hunting rules and regulations will apply. Interested applicants should submit a 3 by 5 card with their printed name, complete address and daytime telephone number along with the preserve hunt title (i.e. "Desonier Woods Youth Deer Hunt") and a $5 processing fee (check or money order) for each entry to ODNR, Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. F-1, Ohio 43229. Applicants may apply for more than one hunt and permits are transferable.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Ryan M. McWilliams, 23, 39 W. Hooker St., New London; theft; conviction date: Aug. 5; fine, $100; costs, $60; jail, 30 days, 30 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall show proof of six months substance abuse counseling by Mar. 5, 2009; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 60 days. Aaron M. Carmen, 30, 1310 Greenfield Dr., Willard; registration violation; conviction date: Aug. 5; fine, $100; costs, $50; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 30 days. Jerry N. Woodard, 63, 56 Sand Trail, Willard; insufficient public display of firearms; conviction date: Aug. 5; fine, $100; costs, $50; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 30 days.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk teenager has a preliminary hearing today in Norwalk Municipal Court in connection with stealing about $200 from a neighbor who earlier let him borrow some money. If Kyle V. Osborn, 19, of 4941 N. Old State Road, waives the hearing, his case could be transferred to Huron County Common Pleas Court for a possible grand jury indictment. Milan Police Sgt. Bob Meister arrested Osborn after he came to the station Friday at Meister's request and was interviewed. Chief Jim Ward said the victim earlier let the suspect borrow about $20. He said Osborn apparently noticed where the man kept the money, so he returned to the home when nobody was home and stole the $200. "He entered through a back door of the home," Ward said. "He went into a neighbor's house, which is across the road and is actually in the village (of Milan)."
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Furniture has convinced Comerica Bank for "minimal funds" to let dealers know if they have finished orders sitting in the almost-empty plant. "The bank released just a minimal amount of funds," said Mary Geretz, receptionist and long-time employee. "We had furniture that was already through the production process it was ready, inspected, wrapped and ready to go out."