1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Remember passing notes in school? In retrospect, of course, they were innocent little missives essential to relieve the boredom of school and enhance our interpersonal growth.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dick Gaither, a nationally renowned motivational speaker and employment professional, will hold a seminar on resumes and interviewing from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Main Street School. The meeting is open to anyone 18 or older and is geared to help people looking for a job or facing layoffs prepare for a job search.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Mayor Chris Hipp has won one fight to continue a 1 percent income tax for residents, but he still faces an uphill battle. Hipp needs one more vote from council to approve the continuance of a 1 percent income tax as an emergency if at least 36 local voters object to the village council's decision this week to override a public vote rejecting the tax.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Western Reserve raced out to a big lead and then held on to defeat the Norwalk Lady Truckers 52-31 in non-league girls' basketball action Saturday night at Norwalk High School. The game was the season opener for both teams.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Uptown Norwalk was the place to be Saturday with Santa Claus at both the library and the theater, shops offering special deals and music and the official tree lighting in the evening. Santa had a steady stream of children ready to crawl onto his lap and tell him their Christmas wishes. When Whittley Castle, 6, said she wanted Santa to bring her a horse, Santa's eyes twinkled as he looked at her mother's face and then said maybe he'd start with the My Little Pony version first because taking care of real horses is a lot of work for such a young girl.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Only two out of 100 Boy Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Troop 239 in Monroeville can boast of their two Eagle Scouts only six years after the troop was organized. Brothers Alex and Phillip Heacock, of Peru Township, are two of the original members of Troop 239. They both received their Eagle Scout badges Sunday in a special ceremony attended by family, friends and fellow scouts from Troop 239 at the American Legion Hall in Monroeville.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - An Indiana family was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center for observation after a West Main Street crash early Thursday morning. Stacy Kruger, 42, of Fort Wayne, was heading east when she veered off the right side and hit a utility pole, Greenwich Police Chief Steve Dorsey said. The accident happened at 2:16 a.m.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Josh Thurston, who spent the past few months helping Barack Obama get elected president, credits his high school government teacher with sparking his interest in politics. Rose Marie Betuker retired from St. Paul High School in 2002 after 20 years at that school and experience teaching in an inner-city district.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some years ago I drove over to the Woodbury Wildlife Area to do a little bow hunting. I was sitting in my tree stand that morning when I heard a hundred yards or so away, the sound of a crash, breaking branches, a sodden thud, and some of the most colorful language I've heard in years. Ten minutes or so later I saw a man limp past supported by his partner, still cursing. He'd obviously fallen out of his tree stand. Both archery hunters and gun hunters who use tree stands, are definitely more prone to accidents than ground hunters. Those who use bows or crossbows have weaponry that is (literally) razor sharp and potential for injury greater, but gun hunters with their pumpkin balls or Sabot slugs can have serious injuries, too. In fact, in a reader survey by Deer and Deer Hunting Magazine, 37 percent of respondents reported having been injured while climbing a tree to hang a tree stand. And there's little doubt that a goodly percentage of the rest had fallen out of a tree stand and been injured or at least badly bruised. Worse of all, two Ohio tree stand hunters have already died this year after falling out of their high perches.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council got an early holiday gift at Tuesday night's work session all three unions representing police and firefighters agreed to three-year contracts with no raises in 2009. The contracts call for three percent raises in both 2010 and 2011.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Norweco workers in Norwalk build chlorinators and people in Haiti avoid illness. International Action, a non-profit group based in Washington, D.C., has brought clean water to more than 400,000 poor Haitians with the help of equipment from Norweco. "They gave a very, very cheap price for the chlorinators. The price they charge us is peanuts," said Abdul Kanu, spokesman for International Action. He said the foundation only operates in Haiti now, but would like to expand to Africa to bring clean water to more people.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gena Williams, who had miscarried twice, lifted the "beautiful, brown-eyed baby,' at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The infant rested its head on her shoulder. As much as Williams, of Greenwich, desired a child, the baby in her arms desperately needed a family. Her biological parents, due perhaps to economic hardships, could not care for her.
1:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
"What do I do when bad weather is approaching?" As we head into winter weather, Dale Sheppard, the Safety Service Director of the City of Norwalk, reminds everyone how to interpret the city warnings and where to go to get information: The tornado sirens The severe weather sirens are only activated when the city receives word from the National Weather Service that a tornado has been sighted in Huron County of a firefighter or a police officer spots a tornado or funnel cloud. The sirens are activated to inform people who are outside of the impending bad weather. The sirens are not designed to be heard indoors, where they typically could be drowned out by the sound of your television or your radio. When you hear the sirens, you should take all necessary precautions. Don't go or stay outside to see what is going on. Seek shelter immediately. There is no "all clear" signal. The sirens are tested monthly at noon on the first Wednesday. Time Warner Cable provides an Emergency Alert System that provides information relating to all types of emergencies including severe weather. Past problems with the system appear to have been corrected. There should be visual as well as audible information about the current emergency situation coming directly from the City's Police Department. Please note the "County of Huron, Ohio" would be us.
1:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
As everybody's well aware, our nation's economy is not exactly surging. More and more businesses are shutting their doors and laying off workers. Poverty I mean the real cold and hungry kind is on the rise. And with the holidays upon us, aside from a little bit of schadenfruede over the plight of Wall Street banksters who are responsible for things being the way there are, there is really little about which to feel cheerful this year.
1:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County's unemployment rate remains high, and the top official at the Norwalk-Huron County Chamber of Commerce said it might not get better soon. "Traditionally our rate is high," said Melissa James, chamber director. "I'm sure the situation is exacerbated by the overall condition of the country."
1:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Black Friday, the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season, is considered by many to be a harbinger of sales for the year. For shoppers willing to face the frenzy to get deals on Black Friday, http://money.aol.com gives five tips create a game plan, forego sleep, use the Internet, compare prices and protect personal identities.
1:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
Several area people said they won't be part of the shopping crowds on Black Friday, the unofficial start of the holiday shopping frenzy, because of both the economy and the crowds expected. "I'm not going anywhere near a shopping center," said Frank Peterson, a Tiffin resident who was in Norwalk for business Tuesday. "From my perspective, that's the worst day of the year to shop." Instead, he'll be watching football.
1:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Former Village Administrator Josh Eggleston said he is happy with his tenure in Monroeville, but has found another job with fewer hours and less stress. Eggleston's last day was Nov. 21. He has accepted a position with the Rural Community Assistance Program.
1:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
With four state champions returning, little wonder the Greater Mid-Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association have Scott Bauer's Monroeville team ranked No. 1 in its pre-season poll. The surprise, however, is Edison, a team that had just 12 wrestlers on its varsity squad last year, is ranked-No. 3 behind Lexington.
1:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A Monroeville woman was arrested after she and her teenage brother smoked marijuana as she drove him to school. Katherine R. Schaffer, 20, of 5321 Ohio 99 N., was charged with corrupting a juvenile with drugs, a fourth-degree felony punishable by a prison term of six to 18 months.
1:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
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