2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
One does not have to be a pilot, aircraft owner, or builder to be a member of The Experimental Aircraft Association. An interest in aviation is the only qualification one needs. We have various programs and activities of interest to all. The Experimental Aircraft Association was founded in 1953. These individuals were brought together by their interest in building and modifying aircraft. Experimentation and innovation were the keywords in the early years and they still ring true today. However, over the years the EAA has come to include antiques, classics, war-birds, ultra-lights, helicopter and manufactured aircraft. The EAA has grown over the last 55 years and is now composed of over 1,000 chapters in 21 countries. Chapter No. 50 normally meets at 1:30 p.m. the first Sunday of the month at Hinde Field. In the summer months the location varies. Members of the chapter with private airfields are gracious enough to host fly-in, drive-in, meetings, sharing their fields and hangars with the membership. These meetings are followed by potluck picnics and make for fun family events. We maintain a library of aviation books and videos as well as computerized training and safety courses. The chapter supports a tool loan program to provide members with repair, maintenance and building construction tools. New tools are continually added to the program.
2:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The original Shoestring Players group started back in the 1930s. During World War II they suspended production because many members were in the service or busy supporting the war effort. In the 40s they resumed putting on shows that were wholesome family entertainment.The run continued well into the 1970s when the group became inactive. We are back. Though perhaps small in number we are big in enthusiasm. Once again Norwalk has its own Community Theater Group. Our goal like that of the original group is to provide varied, family friendly, productions. Unlike going to the movies, live theater is much more interactive and the audience feels they are part of the show. Also, you have the opportunity to see friends, neighbors, and people you run into on the street, performing live. Frequently you see talents you never knew they possessed. In the past it was not uncommon to see doctors, lawyers, bankers, builders, car dealers, factory workers, housewives and many other people from all walks of life take their turn performing on stage. Norwalk area residents once again have an opportunity to be a part of little theater. Please join us and support our effort.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
FOSTORIA - Never apologize for a win. And the Norwalk Truckers won't after topping Fostoria 52-43 Friday night in Northern Ohio League play at Fostoria High School.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Towne and Country Players is bringing back "Firelands Idol" after a two-year hiatus, giving residents in the nine-county area they serve a chance to exhibit their talents and win cash prizes. The non-profit organization, founded in 1966 for music education, will begin registering anyone ages 6 through 100 on Monday by calling (419) 668-1641.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Washington, D.C. Police Department put out the call. And the state Highway Patrol answered. About 60 troopers volunteered to assist with security for President Barack Obama's inauguration.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Huron County grand jury indicted three suspects Friday during its regularly scheduled session. One defendant, Andrew M. Clark, 19, of 80 Norwood Ave., Apt. 3D, was indicted on burglary and earlier was convicted of unrelated attempted burglary and theft charges.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
It is safe to buy Girl Scout cookies, even in the wake of the salmonella outbreak that have resulted in peanut butter recalls. Only the Do-Si-Do and Tagalong varieties of Girl Scout cookies have peanut butter. However, Little Brownie Bakers has issued the following statement: "The peanut butter used in all Little Brownie Bakers Girl Scout cookie products is not sourced from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter recall. Food safety is of the utmost importance to us. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us to provide high quality, safe food.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
The newest Norwalk Township fiscal officer is a familiar face. Bridget Musso, 48, also serves part-time as the deputy tax administrator for Monroeville. She works 16 to 20 hours each week, making sure all the village residents and businesses file their village income taxes.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Wartime is no day at the beach for anyone. In the past few years we have seen many funeral processions for young men from northern Ohio who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The same is true of Vietnam, Korea, the World Wars and as a matter of fact all conflicts prior to then. One aspect of that was that during the World Wars news traveled slowly despite modern communications. Part of the problem was that the action was on foreign soil and perhaps the communication channels were needed for military messages. There was also security to be considered. Perhaps a major reason for the slow travel of news was that during combat there wasn't a lot of time to keep records and handle paperwork.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local outdoor folk know well what roams in the Ohio countryside. But did you ever wonder what life was like in the early 1800s and what wild creatures were roaming Ohio in those Good Old Days? The answers might surprise you. Wildlife was plentiful and there was sometimes open warfare between pioneers and wild animals, who loved to feed on pigs, sheep, cattle and horses when they could take them. On one occasion, and doubtless others, desperate farmers made a huge surround, circling a large area and driving toward the center then shooting the animals trapped there. They took more than 20 cougars or mountain lions, at least 30 black bears, as many wolves, and large numbers of deer, woods buffalo, elk, wild turkeys and smaller animals. That solved their problem at least for a time.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Witnessing President Barack Obama's inauguration Tuesday was a historic moment for Sue Lesch and her granddaughter. "I was really happy to hear his speech," Lesch said.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
The students at Main Street School went nuts when a top-secret special guest showed up at their third annual "Survivor Challenge' assembly Thursday. The children were screaming when Rupert Boneham, a contestant on the CBS TV shows on "Survivor: Pearl Islands' and "Survivor: All-Stars,' entered the stage. The event is designed to motivate fifth- and sixth-grade students to perform to the best of their abilities on this year's reading, math, science and social studies achievement tests.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Just as Christie Lane Industries employees prepared to honor incoming President Barack Obama, with American flags and red, white and blue balloons, they honored one of their own: Mark Straka, appropriately enough, for his dedication to his work. Straka, 30, received the third annual Mary Hornsby Most Valuable Worker of the Year Award, named after Christie Lane Industries' production manager of more than 30 years.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - The question was straight forward. The answer was a little tricky. Wakeman Police Officer Josh Rice asked the Western Reserve middle schooler if he played Xbox Live, an online game that allows players to "chat." The boy said he does. "So what's your user name?" asked the online investigator.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County General Health District is monitoring the widening recall list of peanut butter and peanut paste following a national outbreak of salmonella Typhimurium. The health district, along with the federal government, advises consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, crackers, candies, ice cream, cereal and other foods containing peanut butter until health officials learn more about the contamination.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Richard Lynch said he is concerned about President Barack Obama's views on abortion but is hopeful that people will continue to push the anti-abortion cause. Today marks the 36th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
2:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
It appears the face of the Northern Ohio League will change in the not-so-distant future. Fostoria, Galion and Upper Sandusky have all either applied to or are considering application to other conferences.
2:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Witnessing President Barack Obama's inauguration Tuesday was a historic moment for Sue Lesch and her granddaughter. "I was really happy to hear his speech,' Lesch said.
2:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Jaycees are a local civic organization designed for young people between the ages of 18 and 40. The Jaycees are part of the Ohio and United States Jaycees as well as JCI International. The Jaycee organization was designed to provide young people with leadership opportunities through community service and networking. Established nationally in 1920, they have played host to all walks of life. Presidents Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford, Charles Lindbergh, former Miss America Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson, and Larry Bird are all former Jaycees. The focus of this organization is volunteerism. On a local level, the Jaycees have been around since the 1940s. Members are very active in the community and dedicate their time to several service projects a year. These projects include the Sandbox Project (filling sandboxes for kids), Summer Kick-off (kid's festival), Movie in the Park, pancake breakfasts, spaghetti dinners, Halloween Parade, Dial-A-Santa, Adopt-A-Family, wine tastings and various sporting and networking events. The Jaycees currently are organizing a one-day ski trip to Peek 'N Peak, NY on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. A charter bus will leave Norwalk at 6:30 a.m. and arrive at the resort at approximately 9:30 a.m. After a good day of skiing, the bus will depart for Norwalk at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the public and seating is still available. Tickets can be purchased for $70, which includes round trip bus fare and all day lift ticket. Please contact the Jaycees for tickets and more information. The club is always looking for new members. Anyone interested in more information or in joining is encouraged to call President Frank Van Dresser at (419) 681-0571 or Membership Director Andy Thomas at (419) 677-3024. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Meetings are held on the third floor of the LinDale Embroidery building, 20 W. Main St., across the hall from Cynthia Kniffin's Dance Academy.
2:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
At the 1925 Lions Club International Convention in Cedar Point, Helen Keller gave the Lions organization the following challenge. "Will you not help me hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness; no little deaf, blind child untaught; no blind man or woman unaided? I appeal to you Lions, you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind. Will you not constitute yourselves 'Knights of the Blind' in this crusade against darkness?" The Milan Lions Club, since June 3, 1978, has been helping in this challenge as we provide vision care for locals in need as well as providing funds to other local and statewide projects. Service projects of the Milan Lions Club include:
2:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON The New London Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) is made up of people interested in improving the business climate of the community and providing residents with the opportunity to improve their standards of living through a more diversified job base. Organized in 1967, the CIC was given the official designation of the village's agent for development. Since then its members have worked closely with local business and industry to help with their development and with the help of the Huron County Development Council and Ohio Department of Development, promote the community to other businesses and industries looking for a location. The CIC coordinates a revolving loan fund designed to aid business and industry in their development endeavors.