6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Imagine kicking off the holiday season by being surrounded by the area's best young choirs. Now imagine having them serenade you while snuggled down in a comfortable seat in a beautiful theater just a few minutes from home. Imagine no longer. Senior Enrichment Services will present a showcase of young talent at 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Norwalk High School's Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center. Featuring the Bowling Green State University men's a cappella chamber ensemble "The HeeBeeBGs," this fundraiser event combines a bit of comedy and a dash of adorable with perfect harmonies for a fabulous show suitable for all ages. To truly make this a showcase of young talent, local students were invited to take the stage and join in the fun. Edison, New London and South Central High School choirs each will perform their newest shows to open as special guests for the HeeBeeBGs.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Shannon M. Gherman, the intoxicated mother accused of dropping her 15-month-old son on his head twice Saturday, was a no-show Monday morning in Huron County Juvenile Court. Gherman's three children, the boy and two girls, are alleged to be abused and dependent in connection with the mother leaving all three of her children unattended to go purchase cigarettes Nov. 4. Court records further state "during this time (the) mother was gone, the home was burglarized." The 26-year-old mother reported someone stole $75 from her wallet and a stack of quarters, worth about $6, from her dining room table. Gherman also told police she made sure she locked her apartment, 23 Newton St., Apt. B7, before she left to search for her missing car keys and borrow a cigarette from a neighbor, Norwalk Police Chief Dave Light said.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that about 3,400 workers from companies in eight states Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). Included in that list are those from Janesville Acoustics in Norwalk, Ohio.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - City Manager Brian Humphress has decided not to replace the traffic light at the corner of Myrtle and Emerald. Humphress informed city council members Monday of his decision after a traffic study concluded a light at the intersection is not necessary.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - The South Central school board met Tuesday night in regular session and again held a long roundtable discussion on the drug testing policy. Board member Steve Gray presented a rough draft for a change in the drug policy on nicotine and alcohol.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
They are familiar faces around the St. Paul campus. The Riley family was honored this morning at the annual Norwalk Catholic School Business & Professional Breakfast. Riley Construction received the annual Tradition of Service Award presented by Norwalk Catholic School Principal Walt Klimaski.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council talked budget for a bit at Tuesday night's meeting. Each council member had received a copy of the proposed 2010 budget last week from finance director Diane Eschen.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
jcenters@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. In this high tech world, everybody seems to be wired up in one way or another. From cell phones to the Internet to e-mail to Twitter, it's hard not to be in the loop somebody's loop. With that in mind, teachers at Monroeville Elementary School felt it was important to jump in with both feet. Beginning in February, Robin Sweet and Brandi Goodwin have been transforming the school into the 21st century.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
One of the most familiar faces at Summit Motorsports Park is that of the 2009 Sportsman class champion, Chas Lang. Lang has been a regular participant at the track since he was 8 years old, and that represents a fair amount of time. One of the most instantly recognizable features about this year's Sportsman champ is his incessant smile. Trying to catch Lang without that smile on his face even during the toughest of times is nearly impossible. He is one of Norwalk's native sons and he proudly acknowledges that fact whenever the subject comes up. He comes by his love of drag racing quite naturally, because Ron Lang, Chas' father, has been at it longer than Chas. A Junior Dragster veteran, Chas switched to the big cars when he turned 16, driving the same Chevy Malibu that took him to the 2009 season championship. Along with the Malibu, Chas picked up a Super Comp dragster that has brought him some success in that class as well.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
NOV. 20, 1963: The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 46 years ago: Corporation forms new local industry A new industry will open in Norwalk in January for the manufacture of printing machines. A.C. Petrosino, president of the Norwalk Area Development Corporation, announced today the formation of the Printainer Corporation.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
"I wonder if our rescue squad was especially busy last Saturday evening?" questioned the merchant who is a strong follower of Ohio State football antics. "If you were watching, you will have no trouble remembering. With only a few minutes left, a player from Iowa ran the kickoff back for a touchdown. My blood pressure was really up. Thank goodness my old ticker didn't have a tizzy fit which might require a visit from our EMS." The philosopher answered in an expected way. "It just goes to show you how tough a game that was. People have a way of letting their guard down when they have done something really great and are celebrating success. But their enemy doesn't give up and go away and instead, teaches you a lesson in perseverance." "Sort of like me and my diet. Just when I lose a pound or two, along comes something like Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie or Mom's dressing ... the enemies," grumbled Doberman. "Hello scales ... hello diet ... good-bye leftovers." "My uncle had a problem like that with alcohol. Just when he thought he had it beat, he would try just one. He was so confident because he had been able to leave booze alone for several weeks. One drink and whammo! He was back in treatment," echoed the cynic.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
One of the several fears I have (and probably no one else thinks about it) is the old-time place names will disappear. I'm speaking of places such as Blue Fly (where I was born); Puckerbush (East Norwalk); Enterprise (west of Milan on Ohio 113); and West Hartland as well as Bismark in Sherman Township and Standardburg south of Monroeville. These place names have been common for many decades and were frequently used in the days before marked roads. If you need to describe where you lived, you might say that your home was a mile south of Blue Fly, and the person coming to visit you would know to how find Blue Fly, and then take the south road and inquire for your home. I've written about the above places through the years, and recently I found more information on the possible origin of the name of Puckerbush. This name was applied before the Civil War to the area around East Norwalk and present-day intersection of Ohio 61 or 601 and the area mainly east and west of there along Ohio 61. You see, Slab City is not more than a mile south of Puckerbush on Ohio 601, so one quickly passes from one community into another. As early as 1847 I've found the name of Puckerbush applied to East Norwalk in a newspaper article. This fact ruins a legend as to the origin of the name. An earlier historian wrote that the neighborhood was called Hucklebrush, and that in 1876 some politicians went there looking for voters. After imbibing too much huckleberry wine they were unable to clearly state where they had been. All they could utter was "puckerbush" instead of "hucklebrush." However, we can put that legend aside.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Predicting the consequences of global warming is one of the really difficult tasks for the world's climate researchers." United Nations Climate Change Conference Web site (http://en.cop15.dk/) It should be acknowledged that even the greediest and most diabolical capitalists and political conservatives still care for the environment of our world. They enjoy fresh air and pure water as much as the tree hugger down the street. What they don't want to see, and I agree with them, are forced restrictions on energy usage and a loss of sovereignty as the United States attempts to join the world to curb the specter of global warming. Earlier this year, the 111th Congress passed H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. This bill, otherwise known as Cap and Trade (or "Cap and Tax" in some circles), would, among other things, enact taxes on carbon usage. The bill was passed ultimately as an emergency measure, with scant intelligible debate by the members of the House and now languishes in Washington awaiting discussion in the Senate that may not happen until next year. So much for any emergency. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency has labeled carbon dioxide the same CO2 that you exhaled about 17,280 times yesterday as a harmful gas. The benefit is that carbon is now a commodity, with a price of about $9.36 per metric ton as determined by the Parliament of Australia.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
MANSFIELD Richland Academy will present "Christmas at the Academy," an old fashioned Christmas variety show at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12. The show, directed by Ken Barnett, is an old fashioned style of variety show with singing, comedy skits and dance numbers. All of your favorite classic songs will be included and the dance department will thrill you with a "Nutcracker Suite." Reserved ticket seating will be on sale beginning at 9 a.m. Monday. Seating is limited so the public is urged to buy tickets soon. For more information or to register for classes, call Richland Academy at (419) 522-8224 or visit Web site atwww.richlandacademy.com. Richland Academy is located at the corner of 4th and Walnut St.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
The city of Norwalk compost facility will close for the season on Nov. 29. It is currently open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Residents can take extra yard waste to the compost pile on Austie Shadle Drive. Residents can drop off yard waste, brush, dirt and rocks. Residents can also pick up leaf compost when available at no charge. Anyone using the compost facility must show proof of residency, such as a driver's license.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
After taking a week to consider it, Norwalk city council is expected to give the 2010 budget its first legislative reading at tonight's meeting. If all goes well, the budget could be passed at the Dec. 1 meeting.
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6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's a tradition in Norwalk that lives by the old saying it is better to give than it is to receive. Volunteers again will be serving meals from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thanksgiving day at the Norwalk Catholic School Elementary cafeteria.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local sports bloggers got a message last week from the boys at JJ Huddle pay up or shut up. Huddlers around the state found out it will cost $12 per year or $1 per month to participate in the sports chatter. So what is $12 a year? To many it's not the money, but the principle. Why start charging now when it's been free all these years? Here's an alternative. Instead of paying $12 to chatter with the Huddlers, how about checking out Fandy.com for FREE. Get all of your local sports information and throw in your two cents we won't charge you.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
MANSFIELD - Emerald FX said they have started work on a contract with Bethpage Camp Resort in Virginia. This is a large water park upgrade, including many of their water features and three large waterslide packages. The project will be completed in May 2010 and is worth about $1.6 million. Plans are also being finalized by EFX for the addition of two more waterslide packages at the same park for Spring 2011. They estimate this job's worth to be about $750,000. Emerald FX is also looking forward to continue to work with well-respected client The Gorman-Rupp Company. They currently manufacture fiberglass enclosures for this renowned top quality pump manufacturer in Mansfield. Emerald FX is a designer and manufacturer of fiberglass products that range from amusement park items, decorative paneling and waterpark features, to industrial products such as modular enclosures, housings and water tanks. We also sell large and small water park slide packages that often include construction management and design. EFX repairs and refurbishes a variety of fiberglass articles, including most recently, ride carriages for Busch Gardens. The brand name Mazur is currently used in EFX's water park marketing.
6:27 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) submitted an order for 182,700 doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday afternoon. The vaccine will be shipped directly to 467 local health departments, pediatricians and OB/GYNs in 88 Ohio counties. For more information on vaccine availability, visit the site http://www.flu.ohio.gov or call (866) 800-1404 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.