1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
What are your New Year's Resolutions? Get Fit? Lose Weight? Volunteer? Start 2009 off on the right foot by heading to Sandusky Mall, Jan. 17 for the Health, Fitness, and Volunteer Expo from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Center Court! This is a free event and is in partnership with Firelands Regional Medical Center, The Volunteer Center and K96 Radio.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's been a busy fall and early winter so far. Deer hunting has been the major occupation with one season following another, archery, gun, muzzleloader and back to archery. Some hunters managed to sandwich in some squirrel or rabbit hunting, but both have been tough this year with too many days of really rotten weather, not good for hunters and small game alike. Rabbit season started warm, and that made excellent action for gunners who found them out in grass fields, in light cover, in little fencerows, and other easy to hunt places. Then when the days went frigid, most were down woodchuck holes, under really dense brushpiles, or in very heavy cover where they could stay warm. Hard to bag any under such circumstances. But cottontails don't like chuck holes and other places much, though they'll stack up in them to the tune of multiple animals when necessary. So, when the days turn warmer, many are out and about again. They're night travelers and feeders, and when the nights are in the high 20s or low 30s, even warmer they burrow in for the day wherever it's convenient. And that means (once again) light cover, rolled over grass, and other places where they can breathe easy and still see predators coming. The rabbit seasons runs until Feb. 28, and that means any night of moderate weather should see you out hunting the next morning. Many will be waiting. There's another worthwhile tactic for this late season, or any season, hunting, and that's to go slow. When I was a kid, I was so impatient and in such a hurry to find game that I did my hunting sometimes in a near trot. And walked over far more than I ever jumped. Late season rabbits are cold and stiff, particularly in the morning, and if you hurry past, they'll let you. Walk slowly, stop here and there, nudge a toe under old tires and farm machinery, and you'll break their nerve. Out they go. Another tactic that really pays off now is to hunt with a friend or even two. Hunting with partners will increase your bag by a factor of four sometimes, and it's worth the effort, even if you have to wait while they pull on boots and find shells. Pick one of those spots, a little swale with farm machinery again, and stop a minute.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
w/info box The 66th annual Fifth Third Bank Home & Garden Show takes place Feb. 7 to 15 at the I-X Center in Cleveland. The show that gives you more project ideas for your home and garden is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors during its nine-day run. $10 advance tickets are available at The Home Depot and AAA (www.ectravelstore.com/tickets). You don't need be a member of AAA.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
In an effort to save money, Norwalk City Council looked west to learn more about the design/build method for construction projects. Council brought in Clyde City Manager Dan Weaver to answer questions about the process, under which a single contractor coordinates the entire project. The contractor is responsible for hiring his own architects, as opposed to the city going out for bids and then hiring an architect.
1:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD The Willard Community Diversity Council is again having the entire community to join in celebrating the life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the value of cultural diversity. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. King was the most visible leader of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. He believed in a brotherhood of mankind, and he fought to break down barriers between races. His non-violent activities to help bring about cultural acceptance and improvements for the poor led to him becoming the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Each year the council recognizes the achievements and goals of diversity acceptance and awareness by celebrating the birthday of King. The Willard Community Diversity Council continues the tradition of having an event whereby the whole community can join in this celebration.
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
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
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.