2:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
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
2:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
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
2:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
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.
2:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
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.
2:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said he "can't find criminal intent" in the case of some Perkins Local Schools employees possibly receiving money that wasn't owed to them. In making his decision, Leffler said he reviewed the special audit by the state auditor's office, met with state auditor personnel and "subpoenaed some additional records for other employees." He also reviewed payments and forms "purported to trigger the criminal aspects of the lack of re-payment of out-of-pocket expenses."
2:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A Willard teenager had a close call this week when a pellet rifle accidentally discharged, hitting him in the chest. "Our deputy is going to follow up with him. We know he's OK. He's at home recovering," Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said.
2:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Bellevue man who was sentenced this week for stealing a former employer's safe faced several sex convictions Friday in Fremont. Benjamin M. Blausey, 21, of 6075 Ohio 547, was sentenced Wednesday by Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway to nine months in prison. He pleaded guilty Jan. 12 to safecracking for his role in the July 24 Bellevue business break-in.
2:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - A total of 252,017 deer were killed during Ohio's 2008-09 hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. This season's total surpasses the 2006-07 record total of 237,316. The final number for deer killed in the 2007-08 season was 232,854.
2:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk has a new convenience store and gas station at 275 Milan Avenue with an eco-friendly design and a surprising food variety. Open since early February, the FriendShip Food Store has many more options than a typical gas station. With a wide range of culinary options from candy and soft drinks to frozen meals, milk and eggs, to a walking taco bar, the FriendShip Food Store aims to offer more than just a fill-up and a bag of chips.
2:35 AM Jul 26, 2010
Nothing seems to change much these days. Rain and snow and sleet, more rain and snow, biting winds, just basically crummy weather. Is there anything you can do about it over the next month or two? You bet. You'll find good conversation, some bargains, interesting seminars, and maybe even a summer trip to Canada or elsewhere for prime fishing and other activities at one of the upcoming outdoor shows. Unquestionably, the largest in the state is the 72nd Annual Cleveland, Sport, Travel and Outdoor Show held each year at the I-X Center near the airport on the south end of Cleveland. It's easily reached from I-71N (just follow the signs), and this year will be held on Wednesday, March 18 through Sunday, March 22. As always, there'll be over 500 exhibits, plus demonstrations, an array of seminars on hunting and fishing by national experts, booths by Canadian hunting and fishing lodges, fishing tackle, knives, guns, Lake Erie guides, boats, and recreational vehicles.
2:32 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.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS) will begin implementation of a new process to approve youth who are ready to be released from custody. Once a youth is placed in the custody of DYS, the department is charged with determining when that juvenile should be released. The plan preserves the commitment to protecting public safety while focusing on the treatment needs of each youth that must be met to reduce the chance of re-offending.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Football has instant replay So does basketball and tennis.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - An assault suspect accused of knocking out a victim's two teeth remains at large. The Wakeman Police Department received a call about the incident about 1 a.m. Thursday at The Poore House, 29 W. Main St. When an officer arrived, Chief Tim Hunker said the suspected perpetrator had already fled the scene.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
So far, so good for Norwalk Custom Order Furniture. The upholstery company has shown a profit for its first three months, has inked a five-year lease at the High Point Market, and is continuing its licensing agreement with Candice Olson.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - A tip about an intoxicated gas station customer led to Wednesday night's high-speed chase that covered a 15-mile area. About 8:40 p.m., the Wakeman Police Department received a call about an intoxicated male suspect - Charles P. Ring, 39, of 2652 Collins Road, Collins, - who was attempting to pump gas at Sunoco Friendship, 64 E. Main St. Chief Tim Hunker said the pedestrian notified police that Ring appeared to be "pretty drunk … from the way he was walking and talking.'
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A good deal of the architecture we enjoy in northern Ohio came from the busy drawing board of Granville Scott, who spent more than 40 years in Norwalk as an architect and builder. Almost until the time of his death in 1954, Mr. Scott was busy with design projects at his office in the Citizens National Bank building. He was a designer in so many fields that I'll have to divide his work into categories. When the main Street School (we oldsters think of it as Norwalk High School) was completed with Mr. Scott's plans in 1940, the high school yearbook listed all of the schools he had designed up to that time. His other two Norwalk school designs at that point were the Cole Building on East Main and the Benedict School.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Collins man currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail after fleeing from authorities during a high-speed chase Wednesday night. The Wakeman Police Department suspected Charles P. Ring, 39, of 2652 Collins Road, was driving impaired, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said. Police called for assistance with the pursuit at 8:45 p.m. while Ring was heading south on Hanford Road from U.S. 20.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Bellevue man who was sentenced this week for stealing a former employer's safe will face several sex convictions Friday in Fremont. Benjamin M. Blausey, 21, of 6075 Ohio 547, was sentenced Wednesday by Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway to nine months in prison. He pleaded guilty Jan. 12 to safecracking for his role in the July 24 Bellevue business break-in.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
GALION - The Plymouth Big Red literally snatched victory from the jaws of defeat Wednesday night in girls' semifinal sectional play at Galion High School. Trailing for the majority of the contest, Plymouth made just enough plays in overtime to pull out a 61-57 win over Buckeye Central.
2:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
From dump trucks to a new gym floor, everybody is looking for a piece of the pie. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland's office has released a list of thousands of proposed projects seeking part of the $8.2 billion in federal stimulus money for Ohio.