9:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
HURON Ohioans are encouraged to join Division of Wildlife staff, guest naturalists, and scientists for fun-filled and free educational explorations of Old Woman Creek, a unique and valuable protected Lake Erie estuary. Visit and learn about the reserve's new tree swallow nest box grid, search for owls on a night hike, roll up your sleeves and remove invasive plants, or explore the estuary and its environs through a guided hike, canoe tour, or nature sketch class. Every river or creek in northern Ohio that flows directly into Lake Erie has an area near its mouth where lake and stream water meet and mix. This mixing area is called an estuary. Estuaries such as Old Woman Creek protect the health of Lake Erie by removing sediments and pollutants in the water flowing through them. These valuable ecosystems help to buffer uplands from flooding and protect coastal communities from severe storms. Home to a wide variety of wildlife and plants, estuaries are essential to $680 million fishing and nearly $6 billion tourism industries along Ohio's Lake Erie coast. Human decisions and actions throughout the watershed impact estuaries, our Great Lake, and ultimately the region's economy.
9:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
When is it safe to go out on the ice? What is considered to be safe ice? There is "no safe ice," according to the U.S. Coast Guard. So when deciding if it's safe to go ice skating or ice fishing on a pond or reservoir there are several considerations to take into account.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - How do you get a robot to grab and throw 40-inch inflatable balls while circling a track? A group of EHOVE engineering students believe they have the answer and they intend to prove it.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
For the first time in five years, the intersection of Main and West streets was one of the top five sites in Norwalk with the most crashes. Main and West streets ranks third with six. And for the second time in three years, the intersection of Whittlesey Avenue and League Street had the most accidents. There were 11 last year, the same amount in 2005.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
"Don't be a silent picture on the mantle of someone's house" That, in a nutshell, is Dave Armbrust's story. His hope is that everybody tells their story. Armbrust, 48, has written his first book, "Stories from the Farm." He doesn't expect to win any awards with the book. Instead, he hopes it will encourage others to write their life stories to preserve them forever.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
It may be a dog's life, but Woofer isn't complaining. After all, he's just been named the top St. Bernard and the best working dog in the nation at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show in New York. His new Disney movie was also released on DVD earlier this month. Now this top dog is relaxing back at home at Slaton Kennels in Greenwich before he rejoins the show circuit.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
With Ohio's primary just weeks away, several Ohio Democratic officials have recently endorsed either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama in the presidential race. But Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch said she won't jump on the endorsement bandwagon for either candidate because still hasn't made up her mind who she will vote for on March 4.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK POLICE n A Bouscay Avenue resident reported telephone harassment Thursday.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
There are less than a dozen business buildings on Norwalk's Main Street which date from the 20th century. The majority of them were built in the 19th century, although most have had a modern business room front added along with other structural changes. The oldest business building stands at 28-30 E. Main St. It was built in 1834 by William Pitt Brown as the American House hotel. The 20th century structure under discussion today is located at 60-64 E. Main St. and is known to us seniors as the "Ford Garage,' though the last Ford drove away from there more than 30 years ago. This is at least the fourth building at this location, with the first three having been destroyed by fire.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
Coffee sipping was opened by the historian with a word of praise for our men in red trucks. "I surely believe it is a great idea to allow Norwalk's Fire Department to provide assistance to EMS folks. When you think about carefully and safely bringing someone to the loading doors of a medical transport van, the project might become very tricky; especially in slippery conditions as we have experienced recently.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk defendant accused of stabbing a Vermilion man has been ruled to be competent to stand trial April 15. During Wednesday's hearing, the court scheduled a March 10 pretrial hearing and final pretrial April 7 for Victor M. Macias-Aguirre, 39, formerly of 66 Cline St. "He looked pretty good in court yesterday. He seemed to be doing pretty well," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said this morning. "He is on some medicines to maintain his competency." <p><em>Read the rest of this story in <a href="http://activepaper.olivesoftware.com/Default/Skins/Norwalk/Client.asp?Skin=Norwalk&amp;Daily=NRWK&amp;AppName=1">Today's Reflector</a>...</em></p>
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
Bellevue's Pamida Hometown Values is one of 19 stores being closed by corporate offices, but the Pamida store in Willard will remain open.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk resident Hope Wilhelm simply was "looking for something to do' when she auditioned for a horror movie in May. Little did she know she would snag the starring role. On Saturday, that same film - "Curse of the Flesh' - will get its world premiere at 7:30 p.m. at the Sandusky State Theatre. Wilhelm, 37, plays Candy, a college student taking culinary classes who discovers some odd circumstances after she starts dating a substitute professor with whom she was infatuated.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
We're familiar with graphic war scenes. We've seen them on television news as well as in blood and guts war movies. We've heard countless tallies of the dead.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Feb. 14, 1964 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 44 years ago:
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK POLICE n A therapist at Fisher-Titus Medical Center determined a Milan Avenue boy wasn't at risk to harm himself Wednesday and was released to his parents.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Bayside Comfort Inc. has announced that more than 75 percent of its employees recently received certification for service and installation of gas furnace equipment and systems from the North American Technician Excellence program. "This certification really helps," said Chris Clabaugh, president of Bayside Comfort. "It's a way that we can show our customers that we really care about doing the job right and that we know how to get it done right the first time."
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Last week we roasted area school superintendents for closing school two days once because of the cold weather and once for the icy roads. Today we toast them for the very same reason ... it's a tough call and somebody has to make it. It's the superintendents who are out driving the roads at 4:30 a.m. before they make their decisions. And with the forecast for a big snow Tuesday, the fun is just starting. Toast EHOVE juniors Meghan Koch and Cortney Lang, who want to start a firefighters' camp for females in the Huron and Erie county area. First, they will have a similar experience at Camp Inferno in Overland, Kan. It's great girls are interested in careers held mostly by men. Lang said she wants to be the first female firefighter in Norwalk and we wish her the best of luck.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
National City has announced the appointment of Gloria Gentry to private banker for National City's Firelands Market in Huron, Erie, and Ashland counties. Gentry brings with her 36 years of banking experience in various positions at National City. As a private banker, Gentry is responsible for the development and management of banking and credit relationships for high-net worth clients, providing a high level of personalized service and access to expert investment guidance. She is active in the Norwalk community, serving as member of the Norwalk Kiwanis Club since 2000 and serving her fourth year on the Kiwanis board. She also has served as president of the Milan Chamber of Commerce from February 2006 to present.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
North Coast Cat Fanciers will be holding their 23rd annual Allbreed Cat Show at a new location, Gargus Banquet Center, 1969 N. Ridge Rd., Lorain, on March 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 225 purebred cats and kittens from many states and Canada competing for honors of Best in Show. Judging will be ongoing in eight rings throughout both days. Spectators are invited. Admission is &#036;5 for adults and &#036;4 for seniors and children under 12. Feline related merchandise will be available for sale. Top breeders in the country will have kittens available. Food service by Gargus Catering.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Dr. Teresa Ghazoul said her family quickly put down roots when they moved to Norwalk two years ago and she's now working on her first big effort to give back to her new community. Ghazoul, a plastic surgeon, has asked current and former patients to act as models for Metamorphosis, a spring style show and silent auction. The event will raise money to buy an Equicizer therapy horse for pediatric patients at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. She said the inspiration for the style show and silent auction is two-fold. Her patients can display the new confidence they've gained from surgery and procedures. The pediatric therapy program will also eventually get a piece of equipment that will help many children dealing with long-term therapy needed for conditions such as cerebral palsy and others which require extensive muscular therapy.