10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Heather Cook is one of 12 finalists for the Face of Fox Toledo competition. Judges will further narrow that number to five in September, following another round of voting by the public. The Reflector on Friday published a story about the contest. The winner works at the station for a year by serving as a spokesperson, representing northwest Ohio and their community. Among other things, the Face of Fox Toledo shoots promotions, talks on camera and visits festivals and events.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Greg Cumston values the education he received at Edison High School, calling it "excellent" and "first rate." It prepared him well for college, the 1993 graduate and business owner said. Cumston, of Milan Township, wants his children, who are in kindergarten and third grade, to reap the same benefits of a Berlin-Milan education. That is why Cumston has become active in the Citizens for Berlin Milan Schools, a group that advocates on behalf of the district.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Ohio Department of Commerce Director Kimberly Zurz urges Huron County residents to join in the 2010 Unclaimed Funds Treasure Hunt by checking the Norwalk Reflector on Tuesday. By checking the newspaper advertisement, readers can find out if they're entitled to unclaimed funds turned over to the Ohio Division of Unclaimed Funds in the past year.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Opening day attendance at the Huron County Fair Monday was 6,729, which is up from 6,081 last year. In 2008, opening day drew 6,600, which was down from 7,692 on 2007's first day. The rain-soaked 2006 opener drew 5,770, while the 2005 opener saw 6,183 pass through the gates. Opening day attendance was 6,742 in 2004, 6,229 in 2003 and 6,260 in 2002.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
The Erie County Sheriff's Office and Erie County Health Department will conduct drive-through prescription medication collections from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 28. The event will take place at the Erie County Fairgrounds, 3110 Columbus Ave., Sandusky and also at the Berlin Township Fire Department, 12101 Ohio 61, Berlin Heights. Health and safety officials are looking for expired, unwanted or unneeded prescription or over-the-counter medicines within their original containers, if possible. Also needed are unwanted or unneeded syringes.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Western Reserve High School junior Allison Dalton was disappointed she didn't place in any categories at the State Fair this year -- she'd practiced for several months. But her work did pay off on Monday -- in a royal way. Dalton was crowned Huron County Junior Fair Horse Queen, while Western Reserve freshman Tristin Wolfe is the new horse king. Paige Wolfe, a Western Reserve eighth-grader and Tristin's sister, earned princess honors.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Quinn looks nothing like the beaten, starved and skinny, completely bald horse she once was. Gone are abscesses on her feet, lice and fungus-ravaged skin. The thoroughbred quarterhorse sported a shiny chestnut coat and walked lively Wednesday at the Huron County Fairgrounds. Quinn has most of her weight back, at about 1,700 pounds. Laura Erswell knew Quinn would make it. The trainer and 4-H adviser could see the sparkle in Quinn's eye, even when the horse was physically worn out.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Megan Stein's dairy feeder did not earn grand champion or reserve champion honors. Still, the 2010 St. Paul High School graduate received a premium bid of $1,250 for the animal Thursday at the Huron County Fair small livestock sale in the G.A. Pickworth Judging Pavilion. Totals were not available Thursday night. Stein said the large bid had nothing to do with the animal's appearance.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
The 2010 Lake Erie Boat Week event, scheduled for the Huron Boat Basin Sept. 7 to 12 has officially been canceled, event creator and director Janie Vogel has announced. "It is with great heartache that I am announcing this spectacular Lake Erie Boat Week event won't take place in Huron this year," Vogel said. "All efforts were made to create a situation where this event could happen in that community, but it was not possible due to difficult circumstances beyond my control that made it impossible to continue.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
A whopping 9,107 people paid to attend the Huron County Fair on Wednesday, significantly up from 7,342. Last year on Wednesday, the fair's third day, was veterans' and kids' day, meaning people were admitted at no cost before 3 p.m. This year, kids' day fell on Tuesday and veterans' day on Wednesday. The fair's third day saw 6,955 pay to attend in 2008 and 6,890 in 2007.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Just because school will soon start up again and summer will be "over," the heat will remain. And when there's no air conditioning indoors and a hot sun is streaming through windows, classrooms can feel stifling. The Monroeville board of education discussed Monday the need to secure funding for air conditioning units for classrooms.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Community Health Partners (CPH) will soon join the growing list of Ohio hospitals and businesses that have adopted a tobacco and nicotine-free hiring policy. Beginning Sept. 1,CHP will hire only individuals who do not engage in the use of tobacco or nicotine products. The new policy will not impact current associates.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Serving Our Seniors is hosting its second public forum to advocate for keeping the all-electric discount, scheduled to expire in May 2011. The forum is titled "PART II: From the Consumers' Perspective: Fair Electric Rates for All Electric Homewoners." It will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 31 at the Community Church of the Nazarene, 1617 Milan Road in Sandusky.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Thursday saw 8,361 people attend the Huron County Fair. That number is up from 5,949 in 2009 and 6,655 in 2008. The Showman of Showmen contest is scheduled for 5 p.m. today. Other activities will include a sheriff's K-9 demonstration at 6, square dances at 6:30 and 7:30 and a rough truck competition at 7:30. The large livestock sale is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday while the demolition derby and barn dance are at 6 p.m.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
The Willard school board will issue a ruling on the Melodie Adelman case at its next regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 13, attorney Dan Mason said. Mason, who took over the case from school board attorney Michael Loughman, said the board deliberated on one afternoon and two evenings. Mason was asked about how long each session lasted. However, the attorney, who is in the same firm with Loughman, declined to comment. He said he wasn't sure how much information he could divulge without violating the privacy of the deliberations.
12:42 AM Aug 23, 2010
DALLAS -- A Georgia teenager says that less than an hour before Patrick Sharp tried to set off a massacre outside the McKinney, Texas, police headquarters, he contacted her online. "Killers like to share their thoughts, seek attention," read a message the girl says Sharp sent her Tuesday morning on Facebook. "I like to scare people. I enjoy watching people beg for their life. I like watching them drown. When they take their last breath, oh it's amazing."
12:38 AM Aug 23, 2010
When I am in the mood, I can spend an entire evening shopping for an item or two of clothing I need. But usually I would prefer to get it over with as quickly as possible. A couple of years ago, for instance, my wife accompanied me to shop for a new sport coat. As we were walking into the mall, I saw a color I liked on the rack, tried on the coat and bought it. The whole thing was over in 10 minutes. Char was thunderstruck: "I thought we were here to shop," she said. "I shopped and I'm done," I said. "Let's go."
12:35 AM Aug 23, 2010
With 380 million eggs under recall, U.S. consumers may be anxious about eating any egg or food product containing eggs. Here's the upshot: Thoroughly cooked eggs are safe, but cross-contamination could be a problem. Here's more about the recall and food safety. Question: Which eggs are included in the voluntary recall?
12:30 AM Aug 23, 2010
WASHINGTON - After weeks of public protest over its financial support of a company that backed a GOP gubernatorial candidate opposed to gay rights, Target Corp. now faces a new form of pressure: demands from institutional shareholders that it revamp its donation process to avoid the chance of additional backfires.
9:23 PM Aug 22, 2010
As Norwalk braces itself for the closure of U.S. 250 at Rattlesnake bridge, the city has received a bit of good news. Mayor Sue Lesch, along with Josh Snyder, public works director, and officials from the Ohio Department of Transportation and Mosser Construction from Fremont, met to hammer out some details on the project Wednesday. Rattlesnake bridge is located between Norwalk and Milan, almost right on the Huron-Erie county line.
9:22 PM Aug 22, 2010
It's time for the older generation to shine. The first Gallery 55 Art Show and Sale will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center art gallery. There will be 19 artists, ranging in age from 56 through 83, showcasing their talents. While attendees should expect to see a lot of framed artwork, the mediums represented are acrylics, pastel, watercolor, pen and ink, photographs, photo collages, different kinds of jewelry, wooden bowls, mosaics and wood carvings. Read the complete story in Saturday's issue.