11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
Payday lending allows people the useful option of being able to meet expenses, like medical bills or buying school clothes for their kids, without having to not pay other bills or bounce a check. It is a short term loan that only costs about $15 for every $100 borrowed. For years people have used this service at my company and others like it to take care of the little things that come up in life. With the passing of H.B. 545, however, they may no longer be able to. That legislation puts my job, and those of 6,000 other like me, at risk by imposing unfair and unjustified restrictions on the industry. It imposes government where it shouldn't be, the individuals private financial choices. Don't let government destroy another industry in these rough times. Support my job and the thousands of others at risk by opposing H.B. 545. Nichole Baker
11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
God's Little Critters of Huron County recently visited the Willard Migrant School and presented a program to discuss wildlife rehabilitation of injured or orphaned wild animals. Maribeth Taylor, director of this non-profit organization, brought in several animals to show the students including a red-tailed hawk and a turkey vulture. She explained the importance of leaving wild animals alone. She also emphasized to the students that they need to remember all animals can bite and carry diseases. God's Little Critters is committed to educating and informing the public on the care and protection of wildlife. We are glad Maribeth came into our program to educate our students. The students enjoyed learning about wildlife. We hope God's Little Critters can present their program again next year.
11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
Perfect weather. The roar of amusement rides. Food venders at every turn. Youngsters milling around with their projects and animals. The sweet smell of the barns. Especially the sweet smell of the barns. It must be Huron County Fair time.
11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Residents in the Willard City Schools district will decide in November on whether to approve a 28-year combined income tax increase and bond issue to fund the building of new schools. The school board unanimously voted Monday to proceed with placing the issues on the ballot.
11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
Haley Bergman and her love for horses will always be remembered at the Huron County Fair with the dedication Monday of a pavilion in her name beside the horse show ring where she loved to compete. There were tears as the crowd of family and friends gathered to remember the 15-year-old Willard girl, who died May 31 after battling cancer for more than three years. But there were also smiles and precious memories of the teenager who loved her horses with a passion.
11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
This story had a happy ending fortunately. Time Warner Cable's alert system experienced a partial failure Monday afternoon when Norwalk police were attempting to use that system to locate the parents of a child. "There was a system failure on the digital tier," Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen said this morning. "The analog tier worked fine."
11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - A proposed cat ordinance came up for a second reading Monday at council, resulting in another discussion about its possible effects. The ordinance would limit households to five cats, although those with more would be grandfathered in, and it would require cats to be immunized against rabies. Also, it would be illegal for cats to run at large.
11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
WASHINGTON - Nebraska Beef, Ltd., an Omaha, Neb., establishment is recalling about 1.2 million pounds of primal cuts, subprimal cuts and boxed beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. These beef products were produced on June 17, June 24 and July 8. The shipping containers and product labels bear the establishment number "EST. 19336" inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as the brand "Coleman Natural." However, these products were sent to establishments and retail stores nationwide for further processing and will likely not bear the establishment number "EST. 19336" on products available for direct consumer purchase.
11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
A man ejected from a motorcycle has died. At 1:25 p.m. Aug. 3, a 1990 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic driven by Barbara A. Haney, 38, of Waterford, Mich., drifted off the left side of Ohio 2 just west of Ohio 53 North exit in Portage Township, causing her to lose control in the gravel and grass median and hit a guardrail, troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol said. The impact caused passenger Neal L. McCollum, 50, of Clarkston, Mich., to be ejected. A LifeFlight helicopter transported both people, who weren't wearing helmets, to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo with serious injuries. McCollum died Sunday afternoon.
11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
AUG. 13, 1948 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 53 years ago: Officer from Norwalk dies in Army air crash First Lieutenant William E. Schlachter, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Schlachter, 14 Jackson St., was among the five crewmen killed when their Army Air Force Flying Foretress crashed yesterday, two miles east of the Topeka, Kan. Army airfield.
11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
GROTON TOWNSHIP - A Rebersburg, Pa., man and his two children were killed Saturday night when his tractor-trailer crashed on the Ohio Turnpike. Dwayne Snyder, 33, and his two sons Chadwin, 10, and Derrick, 3, were killed. The elder Snyder was operating a 2003 Kenworth conventional semi, pulling a box trailer loaded with apples.
11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dear Poison Ivy, As you know, I have once again made your acquaintance this summer. The evidence of our encounter extends from my right wrist halfway to my elbow; in inflamed clusters just below each knee; in a maddening outbreak below my left ankle; and in a spectacular blister just above the tongue of my right shoe. You really have my attention this time.
11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
Shannon Kurek finished first for the second year in a row at the Maple City Triathlon on Saturday. He finished the race in one hour and 10 seconds, shaving 3 seconds off last year's time. The second annual triathlon was sponsored by Fisher-Titus Medical Center at Veterans Memorial Lake Park.
11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
TOWNSEND TOWNSHIP - The state Highway Patrol is currently investigating a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred at 12:26 a.m. today on U.S. 20 at Wakeman Townline Road. Nicholas E. Moorhead, 27, of Youngstown, was driving a 2005 Kenworth Conventional Truck westbound on U.S. 20 when he drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. The truck overturned and came to rest on its top. The driver was totally ejected from the truck.
11:46 PM Jul 25, 2010
The 2008 Huron County Fair plans to go both in and out with a bang - a double dose of country music at the beginning and two demolition derbies at the end. Season tickets, which do not include grandstand features, are still available for $25. Admission is $7 each day at the gate.
11:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
There was a simpler time in the world before Social Security numbers, federal income tax requirements and extreme materialism when people could live their preferred lifestyle. Neighbors might gossip about it, but no one perceived that any laws were being broken. Almost a century ago the Hermit of Fries' Landing was a well-known figure in the area between Milan and Huron. If you don't know, Fries' Landing is the place where Mason Road crosses the Huron River. It is also the traditional head of navigation on the river, and is in the midst of scenic countryside.
11:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Shelley Smetzer isn't anti-development, but she said adding sidewalks to the edge of town that don't connect to sidewalks further into the city center doesn't make much sense. When she got a letter earlier this week telling her the estimated cost of sidewalks for her family's property was almost $10,000 and she had 30 days if she wanted to hire the work done herself, she was stunned.
11:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
It seems like the news isn't getting any better. Plant closings, layoffs, pay reduction and more make it very important to save money in any way possible. One tactic that can save you lots of money is making your own trail food. Summer is the time to take trips, large or small. If you're going fishing for a day, plan to spend time looking for groundhogs, rough camping or heading out for an overnight hike, it's almost traditional to buy lots of (expensive) beef jerky, maybe some candy bars, and other foods that aren't likely to spoil in a few hours. And if heading to Michigan or Canada or elsewhere for a longer jaunt, most buy even more trail food. But trail food is easy to make, very cheap, usually healthy and sustaining. Parched corn is a good example. Pioneers like Daniel Boone and Lew Wetzel never made a hunting trip without a pouch of parched corn, and it was said that a man could live on it for weeks with nothing else but water if necessary. The best corn, in my opinion, is sweet corn allowed to dry on the stalk. Shell some out, put it in a skillet already on low heat and thinly coated with oil, maybe olive or canola, and stir constantly so it won't burn. It should only take a minute or so to parch the corn, and it's ready when it swells up and turns a light to medium brown color. Don't forget to add a little salt to the final product. You'll need to be very careful with parched corn. The stuff tastes good, and if you've a cold beverage handy, it can disappear long before you can take it on a trip.
11:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
TOLEDO
11:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Diners will soon have a choice of Mexican restaurants in Norwalk. A local El Paso Mexican Grill is slated to open as early as in a couple weeks, said owner Fermin Ramirez, a Lorain resident who is opening the location in the strip mall at the former Quiznos location on Westwind Drive.
11:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Today is a red-letter (or red-number) day for George Abels - he celebrates his 80th birthday on 08-08-08. And he'll probably start the day as usual for this time of year with a round of golf at Sycamore Hills.