9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
To make the best possible decisions affecting patient health, doctors depend on a variety of tools to diagnose illnesses. Today, through medical advances, there are ways to pinpoint certain diseases and disorders through diagnostics. Whether it is a lab test, an X-ray or an MRI, physicians rely on the expertise of Fisher-Titus Medical Center's medical professionals to find the answers they need to help their patients. And, through a shared electronic network and its Picture Archiving System (PACS), physicians have immediate access to a patient's diagnostic images wherever a computer is available. FTMC's physicians can have the results of their patients' tests faster than ever. Diagnostic Imaging Today, diagnostic imaging is one of the most commonly performed medical procedures, with more than 300 million exams performed annually. Medical imaging is used for everything from measuring bone density to pinpointing brain tumors and from diagnosing breast cancer to checking on fetal health during pregnancy.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Several residents of Elm Street attended Tuesday's work session for Norwalk City Council to voice complaints and ask questions about frequent flooding problems in the last two years. Marilyn Seiler, of 51 E. Elm St., wanted to know why her basement has flooded five times since heavy rains in June of 2006 when it hadn't flooded since 1969 before the 2006 problem.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk City Council got a first look at proposed regulations for outside furnaces Tuesday night, but decided to table the resolution until another work session to give members time to read the legislation. Council might just wait for Environmental Protection Agency regulations that should be ready in six to nine months. The proposed EPA regulations would require higher stack heights than the proposed Norwalk regulations and would require any outside furnaces that didn't meet requirements for stack height, setback and emissions to be removed by July 1, 2010. The EPA regulations would override any regulations council put in place and would also affect outside furnaces within 1,000 feet outside of city limits. After an executive session, Mayor Sue Lesch said an agreement will be on council's agenda next week that would allow Dale and Ellen Coffman to put off adding a sidewalk to their Republic Street property until 2009. They were originally slated to be part of the 2008 sidewalk program, but applied for a variance. After they variance was denied, the couple filed an appeal with Huron County Common Pleas Court. The proposed resolution would move the Coffman's property from the 2008 paving program to the 2009 program.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
A former area police officer pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling more than $5,000 from an 84-year-old Milan woman. Robert A. Wolfkill, 46, of 2011 S. Main St., Milan, agreed to plead guilty to an amended first-degree misdemeanor count of attempted theft from the elderly and surrender his peace officer's certificate.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush signed legislation this afternoon to send $300 to $1,200 rebate checks to millions of Americans as a "booster shot' for the economy. Rebates are to go out beginning in May to taxpayers and low-income people, including seniors living off of Social Security and veterans who depend on disability checks. Businesses would get tax breaks for investing in new plants and equipment.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk school board unanimously voted Tuesday to renew the contracts of Superintendent Wayne Babcanec and Assistant Superintendent Michael Gordon. Both Babcanec's and Gordon's new three-year contracts are effective from Aug. 1 through July 31, 2011. There was no discussion about the personnel issue, but Babcanec noted that Gordon's license which had been pending has been processed as of Tuesday. Board member John Lendrum was absent because of a business trip. Board president Rob Ludwig said the board is excited to have both officials continue their commitment to the school system.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
FEB. 13, 1982 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 26 years ago:
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Feb. 13, 1982 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 26 years ago:
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - Forget, for a moment, that the characters in Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder's play "Gee's Bend' make quilts. "Gee's Bend,' which opened last week at the Cleveland Play House's intimate Baxter Stage, is not about a group of people who sit around, sew and talk endlessly about cloth. Wilder could have easily written a such a play, and it might have held our interest for a while; these quilts, made by residents of the real-life town near an Alabama river are world famous and have been displayed in many museums. Still, how long can those of us who do not appreciate the clothing arts listen to talk of intricate patterns?
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK HIGH Principal's List (4.0 or higher)
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Philip A. Barone, 23, of Sandusky, was charged with failure to control Sunday after he went off the right side of U.S. 20 and hit a pole.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
My sweet dad, Ross Stewart, was always kind, helpful and giving to others. Dad passed away recently. He had been pretty miserable since September. At his calling hours, instead of crying my eyes out, I felt relief that he was no longer suffering. I was surprised to feel a sense of joy. I truly felt we were celebrating his life and who he was. I felt proud and privileged to be his daughter. But mainly that night, I felt happy to see so many old friends and neighbors. Even two friends in wheelchairs braved the weather and came out on a cold January night in Ohio. A small town in the Midwest. Thoughts of Norwalk flooded my mind, pleasant memories, all those wonderful, familiar faces. What a great place to grow up.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Now that an agreement has been reached in the Hollywood writers' strike, the Academy Awards telecast will go off as planned. I love to watch movies and enjoy watching the awards to see if my opinion matches up with the voters. I've seen three of the top contenders for Best Picture this year and while each was fantastic, I'm noticing a disturbing trend among the storytellers that I don't think I like.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Plans are in the works for a special fireworks show at the end of the 100th Firelands Labor Festival in September. The village has budgeted $7,000 for this event, but the final cost is estimated to be $20,000 and the $13,000 difference is needed by June.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Absentee ballots are now available for the March 4 primary election. Any registered voter can cast an absentee ballot in person at the Huron County Board of Election office after filling out a written application and supplying necessary identification.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Much of the New London board of education meeting Monday was devoted to a discussion of possible repercussions of a proposed scheduling change for the high school/middle school. High School Principal Mary Lou Harris and Middle School Principal Dennis Gable are working on a plan to change the schedule from a 20-module day to a seven-period day for better utilization of both teacher and student time.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Village council heard on first reading an ordinance Tuesday establishing a mailbox replacement policy for the village.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN TOWNSHIP - The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol continues to investigating a one-vehicle, injury crash early Friday afternoon on Ohio 2 just east of Ohio 61. <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>
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - The village would save about &#036;1,100 through a spring clean-up program in which residents would haul their trash to a dumpster by village hall. Last year, the village paid more than &#036;1,800 to pick up trash in front of each resident's home, councilman Dave Wilson said. Council voted unanimously Monday to set a tentative date of April 26 for the trash drop off. The change in the spring clean up has nothing to do with the weekly trash pick up, which residents pay for.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Council will be busy at tonight's work session with 10 pieces of legislation up for discussion. Council will get the first look at a resolution to regulate outdoor furnaces. The resolution requires a permit for new furnaces and requires homeowners to submit a site plan showing exacting where the new furnace would sit and the distances to all existing structures within 300 feet. The application would also have to include names and addresses for all property owners adjacent to the property.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
CARROLL TOWNSHIP - A passing vehicle hit and killed an Oak Harbor man who was tending to his dead dog this morning in Ottawa County. Douglas Juergens, 51, had stopped at 6:30 this morning on Toussaint South Road to attend to his dog, which had been hit and killed by a vehicle, according to troopers with the state Highway Patrol.