6:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
There was a time when I considered myself a Republican but that time is long past. The Republican Party has become Wall Streets personnel Bordello. That would make John Boehner the Madam. I was rather amused last week when he had the gall to stand in front of a camera and ask where the jobs are. He knows perfectly well where the jobs went, he and the rest of his Congressional felons voted to send them to places such as Mexico and China! I would love to take him on a Congressional fact finding mission to Detroit, Saginaw, Toledo or Cleveland. That way they could see the damage they have done to our country first hand. If he and his free trader pals in Congress had a mission statement it would be Me Me Me What's In It For Me.
6:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Auditor Roland Tkach on Friday discussed the recently-released sales tax totals for the county. The numbers were down $49,000 for the month and about $569,000 in total compared to 2008.
6:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Trooper Rick Anderson has been named the Trooper of the Year by his peers at the state Highway Patrol's Milan post. Anderson, 31, joined the patrol in September 2003 and was commissioned as a trooper in March 2004. He has been stationed at the Milan post since he joined the patrol.
6:32 AM Jul 26, 2010
ASHLAND - In a game that lived up to the hype, the St. Paul Flyers defeated the Wynford Royals 28-21 Saturday night at Ashland Community Stadium. St. Paul captured the Division VI, Region 21 championship with the victory and move on to play Grove City Christian (12-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday back at Ashland in a state semifinal.
6:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
AKRON - Akron Children's Hospital Medical Center is growing again - this time in its own backyard.
6:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
How do you create environmentally friendly outdoor jobs in today's ailing economy? Christie Lane Industries (CLI) staff and clients hope it's as easy as "Three Guys Named Mow" or "Six Guys Named Rake."
6:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
DES MOINES, Iowa Wellington farmer Bob Jackson has been awarded a $2,500 certificate from Firestone Farm Tires for having the Idea of the Month in Successful Farming magazine's "All Around The Farm" monthly feature. No sooner had he sold his big track hoe with a thumb did Jackson and his son, Dale, begin work on a new thumb attachment for Bob's backhoe. What they ended up with was an upgrade, especially in ease of use. "The old thumb was rigid and had to be pinned in position," says Dale, who lives in Wakeman. Bob estimated he spent about $900 on the project. Dale ordered many of the parts online from a hydraulic surplus store. When not in use, the thumb is about 90-percent open and out of the way.
6:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
For the seventh year in row, folks who couldn't ordinarily afford a Thanksgiving meal will be eating from the tree of giving. It's actually called the Giving Tree and it has stood in Schild's IGA since Nov. 1. With each leaf picked, local Thanksgiving meals get larger.
6:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) submitted an order for 438,900 doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday afternoon. The vaccine will be shipped directly to 879 local health departments, family physicians, federally qualified health centers, hospitals, pediatricians and OB/GYNs in 88 Ohio counties.
6:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. In this high-tech world, everybody seems to be wired up in one way or another. From cell phones to the Internet to e-mail to Twitter, it's hard not to be in the loop - somebody's loop.
6:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
If anyone has had enough, it's Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard. Howard said he has remained silent recently as Huron County Commissioners Gary Bauer and Larry Silcox have nitpicked his budget.
6:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
Enough is enough. That's the message two of the Huron County commissioners sent at their meeting Thursday.
6:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
In these tough economic times, certain parts of the budget are going to take a hit. It's no different with the city of Norwalk, as money for training and maintenance isn't as plentiful as it used to be.
6:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com People joked with Norwalk city councilman Dwight Tkach on Nov. 10 when he arrived to the council meeting about 25 minutes late. Tkach, who rarely misses a meeting and is always punctual, didn't say much to these jokesters, which included his fellow council buddies. What they didn't know at the time was Tkach, who owns Nobil's Sports and Trophies and Kenilee Lanes in Uptown Norwalk, was dealing with an emergency at his business.
6:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk burglary suspect accused of selling stolen items for heroin was indicted Wednesday by a Huron County grand jury. Channing W. Waggoner, 23, of 23 Westwind Drive, has been in custody at the Huron County Jail since Oct. 24. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the defendant called his grandmother after the burglaries for a ride and had her stop at several places on the way home so Waggoner reportedly could trade the stolen items, including video games, for heroin. "I don't think he was successful at those instances," Leffler added. Waggoner is accused of stealing Oxycontin from a Monroeville relative Sept. 12, he said. The suspect was charged with theft of drugs stemming from that incident and indicted on three counts of burglary in connection with incidents on Oct. 22 and 24.
6:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
RAVENNA - A fired ultrasound technician was arraigned Monday in connection with taking and compiling nude photos of patients. Jamie Aguirre, 43, of 68 Sandy Trail, Willard, faces 11 counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented materials. Court records show a Portage County grand jury indicted the Willard defendant Friday, the same day his case in Kent Municipal Court was dismissed.
6:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
After nearly a year of on-site preparation, Greenwich Milan Townline Road in rural Huron County stands ready to be the first county roadway in Ohio to receive funding under the Federal Highway Administration's High Risk Rural Roads Program. The $1.2 million safety project is designed to improve a portion of Greenwich Milan Town Line Road between Zenobia and Court roads just southeast of Norwalk. At this time, it appears that a Level 1 Categorical Exclusion environmental document will be appropriate. The Level 1 Categorical Exclusion recognition is a major milestone. "This indicates ODOT's environmental office is ready to begin aiding the Engineer's with accomplishing the few remaining tasks," Huron County Engineer Joe Kovach said. "The CE 1 status permits the project to be finalized before the end of 2009 and commence construction in 2010."
6:31 AM Jul 26, 2010
IMO the dancing was MUCH improved, the performances better across the board and judges more consistent - and in line with my thinking - than previous weeks on "Dancing With the Stars' this season. I LOVED the group hustle. Made me want to be out there with them. Glad to see just two individual dances: the paso doble and Argentine tango.
6:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
Edison High School graduate Gina Risner doesn't need a reminder to feel thankful. She knows the havoc four typhoons have caused in the Philippines. "We're going to have turkey and all the side dishes (on Thanksgiving) and they can't even get a glass of water," said Risner, a BGSU Firelands student. "People there would just be happy to eat a can of beans."
6:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com When Pleasant Elementary School children heard the winner of a drawing contest was from Sarah Albright's class, some put their hands on their mouths in anticipation. Others crossed their fingers. They broke out into a scream and cheers when they learned the winner was Samantha Bauer. And afterwards, the children crowded around her and hugged her.
6:30 AM Jul 26, 2010
When is the last time you wrote a letter? I don't mean an e-mail. I don't mean an obligatory thank-you note with a few sentences about how much you liked the gift, whether you really liked it or not. I don't mean a birthday card or a condolence card with a few lines added. I mean a real letter, containing news about your life and questions about someone else's life, that you folded up, put in an envelope, sealed, stamped, and put in a mailbox. I mean a letter that took a day or two to arrive.