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NORWALK FIRE
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Memorial Day is coming in a couple of weeks. It is the single day we set aside to honor those who have served our country. Most Americans know that we should really do better than that. So many men and women have made so many sacrifices in the name of freedom, we should be honoring them all the time.
10:32 PM Jul 25, 2010
Roast those responsible for the soaring gasoline prices. And just who is that? Obviously the cause is complex, and there isn't one factor to blame. Some point to the evil empire of Big Oil, the Bush Administration and its policies, previous administrations, the growing economies of China and India, and so forth. But, really, doesn't it come down to supply-and-demand? And who is "driving" up supply? Yep, all of us motorists. So roast all of us for not taking steps to curb our gasoline usage. Toast those taking the lead in finding, distributing and marketing alernatives to fossil fuels. There's only so much oil to go around, and our country's addiction to that substance continues to negatively impact our economy.
10:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
I experienced a little sticker shock recently when I filled the tank on my pickup and it came to $101. The shock will be even greater if gas prices jump to $4 or more per gallon, and that very likely means lots of outdoorsmen are going to scrap that trip to Santee Cooper, South Dakota, or North Carolina this summer, and start looking for a good place to visit closer to home. Luckily, I've found one. I'm just back from a trip to the Finger Lakes region in northern New York State, and it should be a prime candidate for not only sportsmen, but their families. It is an easy going, laid back place that is the essence of rural America. For those who like to fish, Lake Ontario is justly famed for its chinook and coho salmon, steelhead, brown and lake trout, and on the right day, you can use your own craft or book a charter and limit out on fish that might reach 20 to 30 pounds. Top months for these are June and July, though browns and steelhead are hitting right now. For less expensive fishing, visitors can rent a small boat or fish from shore at such places as the Bay Bridge on the south end of Sodus Bay and often make a good haul of dandy bluegills, crappie, and bullheads. If you're REALLY lazy, you might stay at a nice B & B like the Bonnie Castle Farm (800-587-4006) on Lake Ontario, walk down to the dock, and often make a modest catch of panfish and bass. For something really different, outdoor folk and their families might like to travel a stretch of the Erie Canal, which covers 531 miles between Buffalo and New York City. Perhaps the best section runs between Medina and Clyde, 100 miles of picturesque country that can be covered any way you wish. There are tour boats that ply the canal with evening stops at hotels and B & B's along the way. Or, you could use your own boat, rent one and motor or paddle through rural landscape and ancient and picturesque locks.
10:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Help Me Grow newborn home visiting program provides a valuable service to our community. All parents with new babies are offered a home visit by a Registered Nurse from Fisher-Titus Home Health Center. Visits typically are done in the first six weeks after discharge from the hospital. There is no charge for this visit, and participation is voluntary.
10:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
MAY 10, 1908 The top stories in The Evening Reflector on this date 100 years ago:
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There is one commonality with all school employees negotiating their newest contracts: Insurance is a big deal. Teachers with the Norwalk City Schools have been negotiating a three-year contract. The current one started July 1, 2005 and ends June 30. It came with a 2.5 pay increase and didn't include any increase in insurance rates.
10:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued May 5 immediately after the collision between the vehicles driven by Rickie L. Noble, 42, of 725 S. Main St., Willard, and Jordon E. Holthouse, 76, of 4242 Postema Court, Willard, at the intersection of Walnut and Boughtonville roads. Holthouse is accused of failing to yield to Noble. A LifeFlight helicopter transported Noble and his passenger, Damian R. Noble, 11, also of 725 S. Main St., Willard, to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center with serious injuries. A relative and Willard EMS respectively transported Holthouse and his passenger, Gregory A. Spears, 29, of Shelby, to Mercy Hospital of Willard with minor injuries. No further information was available on any of the patients' conditions.
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HIGHWAY PATROL
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The Willard Police Department blotter covering April 28 through May 4 had the following highlights:
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M'VILLE POLICE
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HIGHWAY PATROL Cynthia L. Christ, 44, of Woodstock, Ill., was charged with failure to control Friday after she failed to negotiate an Ohio 162 curve. Her 2007 Toyota Corolla went off the right side, hit an embankment and overturned. She wasn't transported for possible injuries.
10:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Doug Berry has come a long way from washing dishes in the family restaurant as an eighth-grader to accepting the "Main Street Business of the Year' for 2008 from Heritage Ohio. Berry now manages both Berry's Restaurant and The Dinky Pub and Grille with his parents, Bob and Shirley Berry. All three attended a special luncheon at Bowling Green State University Thursday to accept the award, one of nine given to businesses, cities and organizations for protecting, preserving and revitalizing Ohio's heritage.
10:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
After Lowell Etzler has served for almost a year as interim executive director for the Huron County Job and Family Services, county commissioners have begun their search for a permanent replacement. Etzler took over from Erich Dumbeck, who resigned from head of the agency after three years that saw controversy and criticism, including court cases over a foster father stabbing a child in his care to death, the case of Michael and Sharen Gravelle having some of their 11 adopted children in cages and a sexual harassment complaint filed against Dumbeck by an employee.
10:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Robert "Nick" Butler has been named the new superintendent of water and wastewater treatment and will take over for Rick Brown on June 1. Butler has been assistant superintendent for a year and was hired in 1989 as a wastewater treatment operator.
10:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Anytime Angie Battle's family has turkey, there's another standard fare at the table her grandmother's stuffing. "Not only at Thanksgiving, it's any time we have turkey," the Huron woman said. Battle chose the featured recipe to honor her father's mother, Opal Harless, on Mother's Day.
10:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jamie Hipp, 21, never experienced starvation, malnutrition or even real hunger growing up in Norwalk. Now she's hoping to raise $1,500 so people in Third World countries won't to have to face those tragedies either.
10:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
1/2 regular size box cornflakes 1/2 box saltine crackers (crushed)
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A Huron County grand jury indicted 10 people Friday and transferred one case to Norwalk Municipal Court. Charles L. Thomas, 31, of Lorain, was charged with six counts in connection with an April 1 incident. The charges involved trafficking cocaine, trafficking heroin and tampering with evidence.
10:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio gasoline prices hit a record high today. Regular-grade gas is now averaging $3.66 a gallon in Ohio, according to the Daily Fuel Gauge Report from AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. That's 43 cents higher than last month.
10:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
An analyst says annually raising stamp prices won't save the country's postal service from the significant fiscal challenges it faces. The price for a first-class stamp will rise a penny, to 42 cents, on Monday.