1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jeers: To the Berlin-Milan Schools Administration for "vetoing" the performance of the Edison Chargers marching band at Sen. McCain's appearance in Sandusky. What people forgot to consider was this appearance was not about Republicans or Democrats. This performance was about the Edison Chargers marching band being selected to perform for a presidential candidate possible the next president of the United States. It was about the honor and privilege to have been chosen and about the once in a lifetime opportunity for the young musicians. It was a reward for a years worth of hard work and dedication. It was about the EXPERIENCE! Unfortunately, they were not given the chance to witness politics at the national level and felt the disappointment associated with the "politics" at the local level. They found out that even one "squeaky wheel" can ruin a fun and exciting event for everyone! It's a real shame that a few people could not put aside their political and personal differences for one afternoon to support their community, their school, and their children!
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Heard about the latest thing your Postal Headquarters is doing for you in Mansfield and nationwide? They are mandating that key mail-sorting equipment is to be scrapped just before the Christmas mailing. These machines are essential for small town Post Officer that have efficient mail sorting capabilities such as Mansfield. Instead of having a series of town hall meetings in every small town and showing the public the so-called facts and money saving figures and getting local input on consolidating mail processing operations, Postal headquarters in Washington, D.C. has ordered the machines be scrapped in a so called money saving effort. The problem with this plan is that the smaller places like Mansfield will be left unable to make their on time commitments to their 67 associate offices. The sad fact is that he bigger Mega offices won't be able to make that commitment either. This nothing short of an illegal consolidation effort that is severely flawed, being implemented under the guise of being a money saving effort. The real United States Postal Service successfully making the American postal system into a true snail mail operation.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Who and why was trick or treat night set ahead to 7 to 8:30 p.m.? It was fine in the past at 6 to 7:30 p.m. And after all these children usually go to bed between 8 and 9 p.m. And after a night of fun and excitement, what child can get to sleep. Maybe next year you, the city officials, can at least move the times back to 6 to 7 or 7:30 p.m. Even think about 5:30 to 7 p.m. Robert Witt Norwalk
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Rural Monroeville cook Jeanie Barman believes her featured recipe, pumpkin torte, "tops pumpkin pie and pumpkin roll." "It's even better," she said. "I've not found anyone who doesn't like it." Barman makes the dessert about six times a year for family events such as birthdays and reunions. She said other cooks should make it "just because it's so good."
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
To patrol and how to patrol that will be one of the issues facing Huron County Sheriff-elect Dane Howard for the next four years. "The deputies who are currently assigned to uniformed road patrol have many duties. However, they can be best described as deterrence, exposure, detection, protection and apprehension," he said.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - "Under Milk Wood' is one of the few plays you can enjoy with your eyes shut throughout. The language in Dylan Thomas' poetic slice-of-life play is so rich with vivid imagery, sight becomes an unnecessary sense.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
MEDINA - It's on to the Division VI, Regional 21 final for the St. Paul Flyers after blanking McDonald 34-0 Friday night at Ken Dukes Stadium. The Flyers (12-0) will now face top-ranked Hopewell-Loudon (12-0) Friday night at a site to be announced Sunday. The Chieftains were a 30-0 winner over Mogadore.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
What happens when you take a laid-back mother who home schools her children and lives from day to day without savings (her musician husband doesn't work on a regular basis) and you put her into an upper-middle-class home with an uptight wage-earner husband where a daily schedule is posted with required chores for each child? And what happens if you take the wife of the uptight upper-middle-class wage earner and place her in the home of the musician where all four little children sleep happily together on a mattress on the floor, and do exactly as they please at all times? Find out by tuning in to a reality TV show called Wife Swap.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Art students at Norwalk High and St. Paul High got a taste of tartan recently as two Scottish artists taught classes for two days at each school. The Geotrac Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Dan White, brought the artists to Norwalk.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A 16-year-old Edison High School sophomore was charged with felonious assault Tuesday after he hit another student from behind and punched him in the head several times. "He has contusions and abrasions on his face. He apparently has a broken facial bone," Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. "I believe they're both 16."
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk High School Principal Brad Cooley is pleased six police dogs didn't find any drugs during a search Wednesday of the lockers and parking lot. The sweep involved canine units belonging to the Norwalk, Avon, Bucyrus, Sandusky and Willard police departments as well as the Huron County Prosecutor's office. The interior search, during which the school was on a lockdown, took about 35 minutes. The parking lot search lasted 50 minutes.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLYDE - Whirlpool Corporation in Clyde recently announced the temporary layoffs of 250 workers from the factory's overnight shift at the end of November. "This is temporary in nature. It is related to a softening of the market and consumer demand," said Jill Saletta, spokeswoman for the company. The Clyde facility employs about 3,500 people. Saletta said the overnight shift will not be resurrected until the economy picks up.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Crows. They're everywhere. It's basically impossible to drive anywhere, city or country, without seeing some. They thrive on leftover grain in corn and soybean fields, linger around McDonald's, Burger King and other places hoping for bits of bread and other tidbits, haunt landfills and loaf around grain silos looking for spilled grain. In Ohio alone there are millions of these big, black 1- to 1 1/2-pound birds, and their population is slowly increasing. Therein lies a tale. Many people don't like these noisy, prolific birds, and for good reason. I've had more than one farmer tell me of seeing them work down a row of fresh sprouted corn plants, pulling each and eating the seed below. That's not so bad when one or two do it, but when a whole flock digs in, it can be costly. They're opportunist feeders, too, not at all averse to robbing song bird nests and feasting on the eggs. So, what do you do when an idle afternoon comes around and you've little to do? You hunt crows, secure in the knowledge that you're doing something useful by thinning their numbers and getting some great wing shooting practice in process.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
ELECTION RESULTS The following are results from the federal, state and county races and local issues in Tuesday's general election. All vote totals are unofficial, and totals for state and federal races are for Huron County only unless otherwise indicated. The winners are denoted by a "√'
1:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
A rural Wakeman man was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in the Huron County Jail on the work release program for growing marijuana beside his home. Eric C. Whidden, 43, of 6405 Leroy Road, was fined $1,000 as part of his three years of probation. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the defendant fled the scene of a rear-end collision on Ohio 18, but the other people involved were able to get Whidden's license plate information.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk High School Hall of Fame Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Art Gallery at Norwalk High School. The evening will consist of dinner by Blue Ribbon Catering and the induction of the 2008 class of the Norwalk Academic, Athletic, and Distinguished Citizen Hall of Fame.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
CANTON - A Monroeville driver died Monday night after being hit by an oncoming vehicle on U.S. 30 inside the Stark County line near Wayne County. Donald J. Gravenhorst, 47, of 4390 Pontiac Section Line Road, was involved in the accident about 8:05 p.m. Trooper Jim Donohue, of the state Highway Patrol's Canton post, said it's unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor, but said speed could be a "possibility."
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Boose claims 58th district seat Norwalk resident Terry Boose is the new 58th district state representative.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Aside from President-elect Barack H. Obama, there were two big winners in the election that ended last night: The Internet and the American public. The Internet for obvious reasons. This was the first national election in which the Internet's potential was fulfilled as a tool for organizing and raising money. And, WOW, did it ever perform.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
There's a new sheriff in town. Huron County Sheriff-elect Dane Howard said he is "absolutely" looking forward to the challenges of being the county's top law enforcer.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Western Reserve taxes not repealed COLLINS - In the case of Western Reserve Local Schools, having the two repeals defeated on Tuesday's ballot was a good thing for the district.