8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
PERU The Huron County Master Gardeners will hold their annual awards dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Alphonsis on Settlement Road. Members are welcome to bring a guest. Volunteers may help with hall set-up at 5 p.m., with dinner to commence at 6 p.m. Guest speaker Cheryl Herner will talk about "Butterflies as Bio-indicators" photos of beautiful Ohio butterflies and how their habits can provide scientific data useful to the gardener.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
To close or open? That is the question facing Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell about further adoption-related hearings for the 11 former Gravelle children. He heard arguments from three attorneys Thursday who said the proceedings should be closed to the media because of "delicate" and confidential information. <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>
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Kevin J. Ball, 41, of 1689 Section Line Road 30, Bellevue, hit a deer Wednesday on Ohio 99.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY When Thanksgiving is over and the turkey carcass looms. Before the fat begins to congeal, you may be thinking, "what am I going to do with all these turkey leftovers?" Justin Bores, a senior from Monroeville in EHOVE Career Center's culinary arts program, has just the answer. He created a turkey confit dish that won him a &#036;3,000 scholarship in a Culinary Institute of America contest, and he's willing to share the innovative recipe with Reflector readers. Bores was one of seven students awarded a scholarship in the nationwide turkey recipe contest. The first place entry won a &#036;15,000 scholarship. Confit is a generic term for various kinds of food that have been immersed in a substance for both flavor and preservation. Sealed and stored in a cool place, confit can last for several months, and can be reheated to extend its useful life. Confit is one of the oldest ways to preserve food, and is a speciality of southwestern France. His entre recipe involves hollowing out a decorative pumpkin and filling it with a turkey confit/ gruyere risotto. Even the pumpkin seeds are used.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Berlin library program BERLIN HEIGHTS This library will offer a "Mason Jar Recipes" program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call (419) 588-2250 to register. Milan library program MILAN This library will offer a "Food Pyramid Steps" program from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Call (419) 499-4117 to register.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Memorial Home With the advent of winter in Ohio, residents made vegetable soup, cooked all morning and early afternoon in a crock pot. In the afternoon soup was shared along with homemade bread. To make the afternoon complete a trivia session was held on how soup began and the different types of soup you can make. The Humane Society visited with a friendly cat and dog. Residents also have had a visit from Mindy, a Pomerainiam, and Oliver, a mixed breed. Church services were conducted by the Rev. Frances Speier from St. Mary Catholic Church, Adrian Doll, First United Presbyterian Church and Clair Brewer. Residents have been enjoying choir practice in preparation for a talent show to be held at the end of the month. The choir is not only singing, but are playing a tune on our harmonicas. Musical entertainment included Robert Blankenship and the Corner Stones. Exercise or stretching is a daily activity. Residents have played wheel of fortune and bingo.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
After months of sometimes contentious negotiations, Huron County commissioners approved three-year contracts today guaranteeing raises of &#036;1.82 per hour for both union and non-union employees at Job and Family Services (JFS). The amount charged for health insurance was also adjusted for union employees to bring them into line with amounts already charged non-union employees. All employees will get &#036;.80 per hour raises now retroactive to July 1, 2007, when contracts originally ran out. They will get &#036;.54 per hour raises in July, 2008 and &#036;.48 per hour the following year.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Toddlerhood is often a time children begin to exhibit behaviors which are troubling for parents. One common behavior is biting. Parents are often troubled by this behavior and don't know how to respond. Not to worry, though. Biting is a typical behavior in toddlers, and it happens for different reasons. When parents respond appropriately to this negative behavior, it can become a positive learning experience for children.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
The kidney transplant from Jack Kuhlman to Jim Kimberlin was a success Friday. Linda Johnston, Kimberlin's mother, said the families gathered at Cleveland Clinic were able to talk to Kuhlman about 5 p.m. They had to wait until 7:45 p.m. to talk to Kimberlin.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Salaries for non-administrative employees at Huron County's Job and Family Services (JFS) range from &#036;20,966 to &#036;41,683. Those workers will receive the same raises as administrators - &#036;1.82 over a three-year period. In Thursday's story, the Norwalk Reflector used salary information provided by the agency last fall, but that information only included salaries of administrators and supervisors and did not include salaries of all workers. Lowell Etzler, interim director, and Bonnie Richards, assistant director, were not available to confirm those figures Thursday.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - Authorities are in the midst of a sexual harassment-related investigation of Doug Solet, Western Reserve's superintendent. Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund wouldn't talk about the specifics of the probe.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Municipal Court has seen more than a 10 percent drop in the number of driving under the influence cases filed in the last year. Judge John Ridge considers that decrease a positive aspect to his annual report. In 2006, there 452 DUIs filed. Last year, it was down to 405. "I think this is tied for the lowest number of DUIs since I have been judge in 1988," Ridge said.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Western Reserve Land Conservancy has one goal preserve open space and productive farmland in 14 counties in northeastern Ohio. Eventually, the group would like to see a lot more land protected.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Croghan Colonial Bank announces its new Norwalk office location will open for business Tuesday. The bank was previously located in downtown Norwalk, in the building that used to house Paul's Hobbies. The new location is just around the corner at 60 Whittlesey Ave.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 19, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 36 years ago: Mr. Wiggs is denied utilities Opponents of the proposed Mr. Wiggs department store came loaded for bear at Norwalk City Council Tuesday night
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Kelly Burrows, 29, Norwalk Immediate family: Seven-year-old twin daughters Chanel and Raeann, Jacob, 5, and Joshua, 4.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man was not injured after being shot multiple times in the leg by a passing motorist with a spring-loaded gun early this morning. "It looks like he (the suspect) used that Air Soft stuff," Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen said. Just after midnight, the 34-year-old victim was walking south on North Hester Street when he noticed a red Volkswagen slowing down beside him, Capt. Dave Light wrote in his report.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 21, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 36 years ago: McGuckin is acting fire chief Fire Capt. Elmer McGuckin this morning was appointed acting fire chief by mayor Wayne Goodsite.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
George Bogan, who serves on the Huron County Services for Aging board, attended the county commissioners meeting this morning to bring up the possibility of a levy to fund a new building for the group. Bogan said the board has been considering a new building, probably out near the Shady Lane complex, for about a year, but probably will not be able to afford it without a levy. Commissioners said they needed more information before they could support any new levies.
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Former Norwalk mayor Wayne Goodsite died Wednesday evening. He was 82. He served as mayor from 1972 to 1983 and also was a member of Norwalk city council during the late &lsquo;80s and early &lsquo;90s. "Wayne was a great guy,' said local attorney Reese Wineman, who was hired as law director under Goodsite in October 1980. "He had a lot of integrity and served the city well for a long time. He inter-related with people well from all walks of life.'
8:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
When Linda Johnston was tallying the money collected at the benefit for her son, Jim Kimberlin, and his kidney donor, Jack Kuhlman, she found a welcome surprise - an envelope containing 20 &#036;100 bills. No name, just &#036;2,000 donated anonymously.