1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
My friend and colleague in column writing Jim Busek penned a nice piece Monday about a fascinating encounter with Johnny Cash he had at the Memphis airport several years ago. As a big Cash fan, I was jealous while reading it, but then it hit me that I had a Johnny Cash story of my own. And with Busek's column and the show this week at the Theatre, I figured I'd relate my tale, too.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ask Dean Sheldon Jr. to identify the roots of his commitment to conservation, and you'll get a simple answer. "It's my life, what can I tell you?" the Greenwich resident said, joyful but at a loss for words. "It's just always been a part of me and I'm grateful for that."
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Social Security has a new online retirement application and a new celebrity spokesperson to help spread the word. You can apply for retirement benefits from the comfort of your home or office atwww.socialsecurity.gov. There's no need to drive to your local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative. You can complete the new online retirement application in as little as 15 minutes. It's so easy!
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
CASTALIA - The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol is currently investigating a single-vehicle crash that left the driver with serious injuries. Richard J.J. Mick, 20, of 8020 Ohio 101, Castalia, was driving a 1999 Ford Ranger west on Bogart Road, near Bardshar Road in Margaretta Township, attempting to pass a white mini-van at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday when the accident occurred, troopers said.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com There is more "Great Food For All" in Huron County. A new faith-based organization with that name, which provides discounted grocery food, has expanded its presence in the area. Victory Baptist Church in Norwalk, Monroeville's Trinity Lutheran Church and Willard Church of the Nazarene are distribution sites. Originally, the presence in Huron County was limited to about one church.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Firelands Rails to Trails will present its "State of the Trail" PowerPoint presentation at the in the Fisher-Titus LGI center at Norwalk High School at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Since work began in 2000, three pieces of the North Coast Inland Trail have been opened in Huron County: DeRussey Road to Hartland Center Road in Collins (1.3 miles); North West Street in Norwalk to Peru Center Road in Monroeville (3.1 miles); and Ohio 99 in Monroeville to Sand Hill Road in Lyme Township (3.3 miles). The presentation will cover recent progress, trail activities and the latest exciting developments on our efforts to link the pieces, including "bridging the gap" in Monroeville. Long-term plans call for the Huron County portion to be extended to rest of the North Coast Inland Trail in Lorain and Sandusky counties. At the 30-minute presentation, residents will be shown many ways they can support the project.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Positive economic news is coming out of this Huron County village. White Screw Products in New London has been sold to Military Products Group from Elyria, village administrator Shawn Tappel told council Monday.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Gene Smith became the highest-ranking personnel executive in Jaguars history on Monday, when it was announced that team owner Wayne Weaver had promoted Smith, a Monroeville High School graduate, to the position of general manager, according to the jaguars.com Web site. It is one of four changes made within the Jaguars player personnel department.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Years from now, Mayor Sue Lesch will be able to proudly proclaim "I was there," when someone brings up Barack Obama's inauguration. Lesch was able to secure inauguration tickets for herself and family members through Sen. Sherrod Brown's office.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's a time when we bring out the best and brightest in our community. February is a time to shine.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - Leann Palm was elected president and Steve Gray vice president of the South Central Board of Education at Monday's organizational meeting. The meeting date will remain the same for 2009 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month in the high school library unless otherwise notified.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council will hear on first reading tonight an ordinance to advertise for and receive bids for the final phase of the Cline Street reconstruction project. The project's purpose is to improve traffic safety on Cline Street through better access management and stormwater drainage.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gary Bauer was elected to serve as president to the board of Huron County commissioners for 2009. Mike Adelman was elected to serve as vice president of the three-man board. Meetings will continue to be held at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 180 Milan Ave. Bauer and Adelman officially welcomed newcomer Larry Silcox to the board.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN Renowned for their fresh take on everyday cooking and the philosophy of sustainability, The Culinary Vegetable Institute is bringing in the New Year by inviting the public to join it in its promotion of positive eating habits through a series of classes designed to teach participants the recipes and techniques of healthy eating. An extensive look into the theory and practice of the fun, easy-to-prepare meals that compose the institute's concept of "Green Cuisine," the three-hour class sessions (10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) meet three times starting in the month of February at the price of $245 per person for each series. Hosted by award winning Executive Chef Johannes Klapdohr, the classes will focus on how to properly manage your kitchen through budget conscience shopping suggestions and innovative time saving techniques. Class Dates are as follows: Saturdays, Feb. 7, 21 and 28
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Mother Nature threw a curve ball to area school superintendents Friday afternoon, when a winter storm hit earlier than expected. Getting the students to school Friday morning was the easy part. Getting them home was a different story.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Firefighters still are investigating the cause of an Anna Drive fire that started just before 10 a.m. today. Fourteen firefighters responded to 2-B Anna Drive and discovered the front end of the home "heavily involved in fire," Capt. Don Helton wrote in his report.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk man knew something was fishy as soon the alleged UPS employee said he had a problem delivering a package for him. The man, who declined to be named, played it safe; he told the caller the person being sought was not available. He requested the caller leave a message and telephone number.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Round one is down. Round two is right around the corner. "It was an interesting weekend but the week looks like a hoot," said Carl Essex, administrative assistant for the Huron County engineer.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's amazing Norwalk Catholic School sixth-grader Lauren Ott has any time to cook at all. The 11-year-old is involved in Hartland Scramblers 4-H club, academic challenge, Math Counts, News Bowl and plays piano and trumpet.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Stop me if you've heard this one. On second thought, don't.
1:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Brent Besancon has decided to leave New London as its football coach to take a similar position at Rittman High School. Besancon, who was hired in March 2007, is a dairy farmer who lives in Smithville.