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Editor's Note: This is the latest installment in a series of articles provided by Norwalk Economic Development Corp. Director Ellen Heinz, along with Main Street Program Manager Kristie Wert. FSON, LLC, a professional collection service, is one of the many businesses with a long history in Norwalk. FSON, LLC originally opened as Finance Service of Norwalk in 1959. Since taking over in 2008, many have remarked that Lynn Bolden-Moser has infused the business with energy and enthusiasm. Moser said she is dedicated to improving her business and giving back to the community. Moser reinvested in the Norwalk community by moving the business in 2009 to its current location at 26 W. Main St. This move doubled the office space for the business. In her first year as owner, Moser also made investments in technology, software, training and marketing. Her marketing efforts have doubled the client base for the company, which has in turn added four new employees over the past year. FSON currently employs a staff of six and serves more than 700 clients.
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
BOWLING GREEN U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R- Bowling Green) has announced his 23 nominations from Ohio's Fifth Congressional District for consideration for acceptance into the United States Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military and Naval Academies in the Class of 2014. A nomination does not guarantee acceptance to an Academy; that responsibility rests with their admissions office. Latta nominated the following area students for the Class of 2014: U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
7:21 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - As an Edison High School student, Emily Cawrse received experience in theater by acting in school and area productions. Flash forward to today, and 30-year-old Emily (Cawrse) Casale is launching her new professional theatrical touring company at ... Edison High School. "It's awesome," Casale said.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
EHOVE's board recently held its budget hearing, organizational and regular meetings. Paul Lockwood was elected as the board president and Carole Kuns as vice president. The Oath of Office was administered to Nancy Bulea (Huron City Schools representative), Valerie Gore (Bellevue City Schools representative), Michael Grose (Norwalk City Schools representative) and Carole Kuns (North Point ESC representative). Lockwood was also appointed legislative liaison and Daryl Deering as student achievement liaison. The board also set the schedule for the 2010 regular meeting dates. The board inducted Theodore Kuns into the EHOVE Honor Area, according to the policy adopted by the board. Kuns, one of EHOVE's founding board members, served on the board from 1966 to 1979.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
First Book of Huron County is accepting book grant applications from local nonprofit programs serving children in need. Teachers and directors of local schools, day care, after-school, tutoring and mentoring programs are encouraged to apply on behalf of their programs. To be eligible to receive a First Book grant, organizations are required to: incorporate reading as part of their program activities, serve a majority of children and families from low-income households, provide multiple distributions to each child in the program and support the child's ongoing education outside of the school classroom setting. People can download applications from the First Book Web site at firstbook.org or call Sondra Anderson at (419) 660-8913. To be considered, applicants must have grant forms completed and mailed back to First Book of Huron County no later than Feb. 19. Send completed grant applications to First Book of Huron County P.O. Box 147, Norwalk, Ohio 44857. First Book of Huron County has provided more than 56,000 new books to children in Huron County over the last six years. They are part of First Book's national network of volunteer-led Advisory Boards who provide new books to children in need in communities across the country.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville Local Schools were evacuated for about an hour Friday because of a bomb threat. "One student sent a text to another student about the bomb threat last (Thursday) night," Monroeville Superintendent David Stubblebine said. "At about 11:15 a.m. today, that student showed the text to the high school principal."
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - A military court in Kuwait has convicted a third soldier in connection with the August suicide of 19-year-old Keiffer Wilhelm. Published reports stated Staff Sgt. Enoch Chatman of West Covina, Calif., received three months' confinement and a written reprimand from the commanding general and was reduced two pay levels to a specialist, according to Keiffer's parents, Shane and Shelly Wilhelm, who attended the trial and arrived home in Plymouth late Thursday.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two girls who were stranded on very thin ice at the Norwalk reservoir on Friday are "very lucky," to be uninjured, Norwalk Fire Lt. John Soisson said. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found the girls, 11 and 13, about 75 feet from the shore, standing on thin ice. Two firefighters used an inflatable boat to wade through the ice to get near the girls. Firefighters then threw a rope to them to put around their waist and they were able to walk to the boat. The boat was pulled to shore by a tag line through the broken ice.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
On Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 in room 446 of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Denver, Colo. my Dell Latitude D600 laptop computer expired. It had not been well for some weeks during which time I sought advice and healing. Battery problems were diagnosed by one professional. But, alas, a new battery did not cure the symptoms.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Trauma Scene Services, LLC, in Norwalk, offers restoration and cleaning services on any level from the smallest mishap to cleanup of crime scenes. It is the only company in northern Ohio to have TES, Thermal Energy System for drying out water damaged buildings, owner Rich Ross said. TES is the world's fastest drying system. The company also had a Mobile Desiccant Trailer Mounted System, a first in the Firelands Area.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Not only does the dream live on, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has inspired others to dream people like St. Francis Xavier sixth-grader Alicia Gamboa, Willard Middle School seventh-grader Carson Ebert and the Willard Area MInisterial Association. Black people and white people came together Sunday to hear those dreams, clap together to gospel music and dine together during a diversity celebration at Willard High School. The celebration featured winning essays by area students and music by the First Baptist Church of Willard's choir.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Willard area farmer Steve Bauer said his corn yield for 2009 of about 175 bushels was his best ever. His success mirrors the feat farmers throughout Ohio achieved this past year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 2009 Crop Summary Report states the average corn yields in Ohio were 174 bushels per acre. Previous USDA figures indicated smaller yields at 165 bushels per acre.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
BERLIN TOWNSHIP - A Berlin Heights driver was injured early today in what authorities believe was an alcohol-related crash. Zachary R. Klaiber, 21, of 8003 Main Road, Berlin Heights, was southbound in a 2002 Ford Explorer on Humm Road at 2:32 today when he traveled of the left side of Humm south of Mason Road, said troopers with the Sandusky Post of the state Highway Patrol.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Chuck Summers, who was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday, has been released from the hospital. Sheriff Dane Howard visited Summers at his home Friday after his release from Mercy Willard Hospital. "He's not in any danger at this time. He's expected to be off work for quite some time for follow-up treatment," Howard said.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
They marched in silence, except for the noise their feet made when they hit the pavement almost all at the same time. They were walking in unison and had a common purpose: Commemorate "the 37th Anniversary of The American Holocaust," as the front cover of the Huron County Right to Life pamphlets read. Jan. 22, 1973 marks the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. The decision has prompted national debate that continues today about issues such as whether or to what extent abortion should be legal and who should decide the legality.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - The Sandusky area will be featured along with Put-in-Bay and Vermilion as one of Lake Erie's "Greatest Destinations" at Cleveland's Mid-America Boat & Fishing Show, starting this weekend and running for 10 days at the I-X Center. Destination Sandusky Bay is a unique cooperative partnership between many local attractions hoping to attract boat show visitors. An innovative exhibit welcoming people to Sandusky Bay has been created by Cedar Point's Planning & Design department. In addition to large, colorful photo banners and a welcome arch, the expansive display area, located near the I-X Center's famous Ferris wheel, also includes Sandusky's trademark florals and a "Boy with the Boot" replica fountain.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 55 million Americans became sick with H1N1 swine flu between April and mid-December 2009 and roughly 11,000 people died of the disease. These numbers, which are included in figures released Friday in the CDC's "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report," represent a middle range in estimates. The actual number of swine flu cases during that nine-month period, according to government officials, could be as low as 39 million and as high as 80 million cases.
7:20 AM Jul 26, 2010
ATHENS - A trial date has not been established for a Willard man accused of supplying drugs to a fellow Ohio University (OU) student who died in a fall. James T. Wagers, 20, most recently of 702 Spangler St., is charged with involuntary manslaughter and aggravated trafficking in drugs in connection with the April 28 death of Eric Hansen. The OU sophomore was from the Cleveland suburb of Seven Hills.
7:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
Briarfield of Milan MILAN The new year is off and running here at Briarfield! Our Thursday Bible study teacher, Pastor Ethan, is back from his holiday vacation and residents were anxious to continue their study of the book of Mark. Residents also appreciate their Tuesday Bible study teacher, Pastor John, and the churches that faithfully come in each Sunday to do services. Thanks go out to River of Life that came last week. With his usual flair, Jerry Simmerer kicked off the week with a bang! Cracking jokes and taking song requests put everyone in a great mood. Two outings allowed many residents to enjoy getting away for awhile. Bowling at Star Lanes, along with pizza was good exercise and fun! Later in the week several people took advantage of going to lunch at Bob Evans. Residents played many games, including horse shoes, Catch Phrase, Wii bowling and golf. Those who played loved being cheered on by the other residents! Sheila Prophet was pleasantly surprised to find herself the top golfer! Pat Highland once again amazed everyone with her fabulous piano skills. She plays it all, including requests, without any sheet music! She is an incredible talent! Nothing was hotter than Bingo! There were multiple winners, including Rachel Hemmer, Barb Keller, Dewey Miller, Faith Meyers, Shirley Rister, Richard Haryu, Bobby Hicks, Barb Fox, Teola Dunn, Pete Kedrow, Margaret Owens, Susan Shrock, Astrid Maynard, Carl Perkins, Brenda Siniard and Ray Housal.
7:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
JAN. 19, 1927 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 83 years ago: Fisher Bros. to build $35 million edifice in Detroit The six Fisher brothers, the lads who went forth from Norwalk about a score of years ago and revolutionized the motor industry of the world, are to erect a magnificent $35 million building in Detroit, the initial unit to be started this spring. It will cover seven acres, be 10 stories high, and have a central tower 25 stories high, and will be called the Fisher Building.
7:18 AM Jul 26, 2010
JAN. 20, 1958 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago: Police chief now at home Police Chief Ray Chapin, who suffered a heart attack Dec. 22, was released from the Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital yesterday and returned to his home, 237 E. Main, to continue his convalescence under the care of his wife, Irene, a registered nurse.