12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Volunteers will help stock Huron County's food banks for this year's local Make a Difference Day project. Individuals who wish to help should meet at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at St. Paul's Catholic Church kitchen. Participants should bring any freezable dishes, breads or any extra food items from their pantry. They should also bring the necessary ingredients and containers to make their favorite soup, which will be frozen to distribute. If you cook, that skill would be welcome as well. Project organizers also will send teams out to collect any food items, perishable and non-perishable, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. people might want to donate. The drivers will have coolers with them for frozen soups and/or casseroles. Hang a bag on your front door if you want a driver to stop.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The city will hold a household hazardous waste collection on from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Huron County administration building at 180 Milan Avenue. Only household materials will be accepted and residents must show proof of residency. The following is a list of materials that will be accepted aerosol cans, paings, solvents, motor oil, pesticides/poisons, reactives, asbestos, PCBs, batteries, flourescent light tubes, paper, plastic, antifreeze, mercury, propane cylinders, acids and bases and ozidizers. Call the safety/service director at (419) 663-6700 with any questions about the program.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
As a parent of children attending Maplehurst Elementary and Main Street School, I encourage all public school parents to support our fantastic and energetic teachers during this difficult contract negotiation time. Be thankful for the enthusiasm and preparedness Norwalk City School teachers bring to the table every day. Free of charge: To the citizens of Norwalk, our teachers attend, and prepare, presentations for parent-teacher conferences, orientations and open houses. Free of charge: They supply classroom extras, such as certificates, art supplies, snacks, and so much more.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The Piggyback Foundation, a local fund to help families facing serious illnesses, is holding a special "Cutting for the Cause" fundraiser at Christian Roberts Salon and Day Spa from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. The money raised from all treatments hairstyling, massages, pedicures, manicures, facials and skin care will go directly to the foundation, said Lisa Hiler, board member, adding 28 employees have signed up to volunteer their time for the fundraiser. Bidding has already begun for more than 20 baskets displayed at the business at 17 W. Seminary St.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Elaine S. Woudstra's former co-workers shared how her five-year embezzlement scheme destroyed the trust in their office. Dr. Timothy Mummert had a 16-year-working relationship with the defendant he said was "based on trust." He said he didn't just trust Woudstra with his business, but also to baby-sit his children.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's time to clear the coast. The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is encouraging individuals to participate at cleanup events Saturday during International Coastal Cleanup Day the world's largest one-day volunteer effort to cleanup coastlines and waterways.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
City and community leaders have scheduled an outreach session for 9 a.m. Thursday for area workers who recently have been laid off, including Norwalk Furniture employees. The meeting will be held at the Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School, beginning with a one-hour presentation by various resource organizations. Following the group presentation, the speakers will be available for individual consultations with workers who have specific questions needing detailed answers.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio Edison crews remain busy restoring power today following Sunday's wind storm left thousands across the state without electricity. "We're down to about 80 customers in Huron and Erie counties without power," Gary Mortus, area manager for Ohio Edison, said at 2:30 p.m. today. "Unfortunately, it might be late Wednesday until everyone is restored."
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
With the stock market in chaos, local financial advisers say long-term investments are the best bet. Kris Leonhardt, financial adviser and certified financial planner with Edward Jones, said the stock market crash will affect short-term investments, but people with money in long-term investments should be OK.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Citizens Banking Company is closing three offices in Crestline, Marion and Marysville and transferring accounts to other offices. "It's an efficiency move," said Jim Miller, president of the bank. "It will make no difference at all to the Norwalk market."
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
High winds from Hurricane Ike left about 1 million households and businesses without electricity today as schools closed and rush-hour commuters faced obstacle courses of fallen trees and intersections without working traffic signals. The wind storm on Sunday killed at least three people who were hit by toppled trees, authorities said. It could take a week for power to be restored in some areas.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
In the past two weeks I have been issued or asked to create passwords for three new accounts. That puts me at just about my limit.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Not only did Norwalk Furniture cut off insurance without notification for most employees, the company dropped the ball for at least one employee currently on COBRA. Teresa Williston has written monthly checks this year totaling more than $10,000 for insurance coverage through September, but when she tried to fill a prescription Friday she was told her coverage had lapsed.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Authorities once again are warning residents of a scam targeting elderly residents which promises reward money if the recipient sends other money first. Huron County Sheriff's Sgt. Annette McLaughlin said the victims first get a flyer or a letterhead that says the recipient has won money, but the person must first send $400. Later, the company calls the recipient saying the company will send a representative to the person's house to present the check.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - The Norwalk volleyball teams traveled to St. Joseph Academy and the varsity, reserve and freshman teams all dropped decision. St. Joseph won the varsity match 25-21, 25-23, 25-22, dropping the Ladies in Blue to 6-7 overall.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
GALION - The Edison girls' cross country captured the Division II team championship Saturday at the Galion Cross Country Festival at Amanns Reservoir. The Lady Chargers scored 82 points to outdistance second-place Rocky River at 130.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
How many of you out there have youngsters involved in beginning youth sports leagues where no score is kept and there are no winners and losers? And how many of you secretly keep score while the game is going on?
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 473 license plates adorning Michael Daniel's truck look like any other plates. But to the Attica resident, the license plates are symbolic; they represent the 473 Ohio residents killed by drunk drivers in 2007. More than 300 of the plates are formed into the shape of an American flag and the others rest on the surface.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Nearly all of the members of Paul Cummings' submarine unit came to Erie County to celebrate the Milan man's retirement Saturday after 22 years in the U.S. Navy. "Almost my entire unit was there, except (for) three," he said, saying it was difficult to put into words what it meant to him. "They're more than shipmates; they're friends.
12:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Elaine S. Woudstra's former co-workers shared how her five-year embezzlement scheme destroyed the trust in their office. Dr. Timothy Mummert had a 16-year-working relationship with the defendant he said was "based on trust.' He said he didn't just trust Woudstra with his business, but also to baby-sit his children.
12:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The village has two new businesses in the downtown area, Wyatt's Secondhand Treasures and The New Center Corporation. Secondhand Treasures is located in the Kidd Auto and Tire building at 26 Railroad Ave. and is owned by Kimberly and Keith Conn and operated by Kimberly Conn and her sister Pauline Kidd.