2:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Every garden magazine seems to have pictures of clever little garden houses. Some use salvage materials and add window boxes, shutters and other embellishments. Others are regular little barns that you can buy at the lumber yards or 'big-box' stores. Still others are original designs like Don and Debi Helton's delightful garden house at 40 Maple St. Inside is a comfortable couch and lots of reading material mostly garden magazines. Just the place to curl up and hide from the telephone on a lovely summer day. It's not summer yet, but you can get a start on building your own little garden treasure with a trip to Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Avery at the former Outlet Mall to see what goodies you can find. A few weeks ago, a lovely garden table and chairs were a steal at $100 and someone else got a nice bunch of bargain-priced concrete paving stones. The ReStore has all kinds of used building materials that would get you started. Not only big and small windows and doors of your choice, but paint, too.
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An incident Friday night on Hickory Street sounds like something from "The Silence of the Lambs." Dwight L. Druckemiller, 37, of 185 W. Main St., Apt. 11B, was charged with felonious assault after being accused of biting someone during an altercation at a party with several co-workers, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said. The incident happened about 9:15 p.m.
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The Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (HCDJFS) is working with American Coating Specialists, Inc. to provide assistance for the roughly 57 people recently laid off from the company, HCDJFS executive director Teresa Alt said.
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A Medina County man was charged with assault in connection with an early Thursday morning altercation at a Wakeman bar. Michael S. Campbell, 24, of Spencer, had been at large as of last week. He turned himself in Thursday to Norwalk Municipal Court the day the warrant was issued, which probation officer Dean Strimple served, court records show. Judge John Ridge scheduled a March 12 trial date and Campbell was released after posting 10 percent of a $5,000 bond.
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It was a sure sign spring was right around the corner. Norwalk Reflector Business Manager Richard Russell eyeballs the ice cream stand on the west side of town each day to and from work. The day it opened he suggested we get there for what has become a favorite for the two of us a foot-long Coney dog (with mustard and onions on the bottom). It was still too cold to eat outside so we got the food and brought it back to work.
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Fisher-Titus Medical Center was granted provisional status as a Level 3 Trauma Center Monday by the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Currently, Fisher-Titus Medical Center is the only area hospital to have this designation.
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MARCH 3, 1959 The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on his date 50 years ago:
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WILLARD - March, American Red Cross month, came in like the proverbial lion for the Firelands chapter due to Sunday's fire at the 119 Dale Ave. apartment complex. "The seven families living there were evacuated with just the clothes on their backs. Fortunately, no one was injured and no lives were lost," executive director Ron Rude said in a prepared statement.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com COLLINS A fire today gutted 4116 Hartland Center Road, the home of 54-year-old Don Wobser. "I was in there laying there on the couch. I fell asleep. I woke up and smelled smoke. The whole living room was full of smoke," he said at the scene. "You couldn't see nothing." Wobser was home with his grandson at the time of the fire.
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MONROEVILLE Monroeville Elementary got into the Super Bowl spirit by asking their students if they were "Ready for some Reading?... Super Bowl Reading." Each grade level faced off and tried to score touchdowns against each other. Each grade level had its own football field. The ball moved one yard for every book read by students. The students put on their game faces and enjoyed watching the football move up and down the field. The competition started Jan. 9 and ran through Feb. 6. Monroeville principal Bob Butler said "We wanted to acknowledge the excitement the students were feeling about the Super Bowl and use that opportunity to excite the students about reading."
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SANDUSKY - These 15 people don't need secret identities, catchy names or costumes to be super. These everyday heroes are ordinary people who saw what needed to be done and then stepped up to do something about it.
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COLLINS - The 19th annual Western Reserve Ruritan Toy Show was held Sunday in the gym at Western Reserve Elementary, with 26 dealers filling 61 tables with all kinds of toys and collectibles. Many of the dealers rent tables year after year, so there were many familiar faces behind the displays, including Ashland residents Donna and Tom Williams.
2:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Like my father and grandfather and probably, now that I think of it, like you, I find it difficult to throw away perfectly good old stuff, even if I never use it any more. That was the case with something that has been cluttering up my closet: a 27-year-old 35mm camera that had not taken a picture in two decades.
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NEW LONDON - Huron County Farm Bureau president John Brooks thinks farm equipment should be allowed on U.S. 20 around Norwalk and a lot of people agree with him. Speaking at New London Rotary's annual Rural/Urban Day, Brooks said the county commissioners, emergency management people, law enforcement and fire department personnel and all 1,400 county farm bureau members agree on this issue, but the Ohio Department of Transportation does not.
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WILLARD - Six people were displaced after a 119 Dale Ave. apartment complex fire Sunday. "Everything we have at this point is six," Willard Fire Chief Richard Myers said this morning. "Each apartment had a person in it. ... The Red Cross is taking care of them."
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COLLINS - A fire today gutted 4116 Hartland Center Road, the home of 54-year-old Don Wobser. (Look for photos in ReflectorCam 2.0.) "I was in there laying there on the couch. I fell asleep. I woke up and smelled smoke. The whole living room was full of smoke,' he said at the scene. "You couldn't see nothing.'
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Norwalk resident Mary Etta Duffield has lots of experience when it comes to cooking. Her family called on her to make carrot-pineapple cake for her featured recipe.
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Hillside Acres It's a "Mardi Gras" party! We celebrated and celebrated we did. All the staff and residents wore a variety of different hats and beads. Beads were given away for correct answers to trivia with questions including facts about New Orleans. Robert lead the pack. He received the most beads for the most right answers to the trivia questions. He shared his beads with several other residents. Rene and Laura from Hillside Acres therapy joined us to help residents make their own mask. Masks were a variety of colors and styles. Anna worked with May and they had a fantastic looking mask. They were decorated with glitter and beads. Evadean said she didn't have a hat. She decided to make a hat. She crocheted herself one and was proudly wearing it. We had some sharp looking people by the end of the day. On "Fat Tuesday," we at Hillside had to help the cause. We had a sweet treat spread. Jim Breyman brought authentic Paczki from the Polish bakery in Fremont. They resembled large jelly-filled doughnuts. Tami Kousma brought us King's Cake from Norwalk. A popular custom is baking a special cake in honor of the three Kings called "King's Cake". They are a ring of baked pastry richly decorated with frosting and beads with a tiny plastic, gold or porcelain baby placed inside. If you find the baby you have to host the next King Cake Party. Guess what! I found the baby. Isn't it ironic I have to have the next party! The Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Firelands in New London
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After observing the actions of the U.S. Congress for years, I see a possible cause of some of their off the wall UN-AMERICAN decisions. Many jobs in the private sector require a strict drug test initially and possibly later random checks. If a drug test is so important for someone in a job that has no effect on the rest of this country, I suggest that each representative and senator be tested before each vote that will cost the taxpayers a total of $1 billion. Some of them have to be on something to vote for something that is thousands of pages and hardly nobody has read and fewer have understood. If you think I'm irate or irrational, maybe I am. But I and, I hope, many others think that you can't get out of debt by going further in debt. The U.S. Congress actions are mainly the reason we are in trouble. How can we expect them to figure out how to get us out of it? If we don't get busy and protest their actions, we may get what we don't want. Harold A. Ehrman
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Fisher-Titus Medical Center (FTMC) has received glowing praise from "Ohio's Doctor." Dr. Alvin D. Jackson, director of the Ohio Department of Health, visited the hospital, toured its different areas and raved at what he saw.
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National anti-abortion groups say they will put up a fight if President Barack Obama nominates Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. health and human services secretary. The main issue involves a reception Sebelius once had with a late-term abortion provider who's now facing criminal charges. The Obama administration contends abortion should not an issue with HHS job, whether it's Sebelius or one of the other candidates who receive the nomination.