9:56 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - The State Grand Lodge Officers will be coming to Wakeman to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio at noon Saturday. Weather permitting, the ceremony will begin outside with the entrance of the state grand master. The ceremony will feature a mayoral proclamation congratulating the Lodge for its work in the Wakeman area. There will also be a short talk about what Freemasonry is and you will have a chance to ask questions as well.
9:56 PM Jul 25, 2010
BATAVIA (AP) - Sgt. Keith Matthew Maupin's parents vowed to never let the U.S. Army forget about finding their son. Their efforts included trips to the Pentagon and even meeting with President Bush, but they ended in disappointment Sunday: An Army general told them the remains of Maupin, a soldier who had been listed as missing-captured in Iraq since 2004, had been found.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
As you may have noticed, I pretty much do nostalgia to death in this column. That's partly because, for whatever reason, I have clear and vivid memories of many things from days gone by. Thus, as I contemplated today, March 31, Opening Day for the Cleveland Indians (if the weather holds), I thought to myself: Do I have a good Opening Day memory? And the answer is: I ought to.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
On Friday afternoon we received notice that the Bureau of Workers' Compensation has approved a 5 percent rate reduction effective July 1. This is the first reduction for private employers since 2001. This reduction is based on employer's manual classifications. Some classifications may see a reduction higher than 5 percent, others however, may see an increase. Speaking of manual classifications, this is one area where employers need to be sure they have right. Different jobs have different classifications and, accordingly, different rates. For instance, if you have a construction company, the employees in the office would have a lower risk classification than employees on job sites. Splitting out the office employees from the on-site employees will save you significant dollars. If you need assistance in either checking your classifications or changing existing ones, contact your BWC Employers services rep or our office. On other issues important to the business community, please mark your calendar for 11:30 a.m. April 8 in the chamber conference room, for a legislative round table sponsored by Firelands Electric Cooperative. Linda Woggon, vice president of governmental affairs for the Ohio chamber, will be talking about several items with the main focus on the pending Ohio Healthy Families Act. This anti-business proposal will likely be on the November ballot, and should it pass, businesses and jobs will pour out of our state like water through a sieve. If your business has 25 or more employees you need to make time to attend this update. The round table is free to attend and lunch will be included. However, RSVPs are required as seating is limited. Call (419) 668-4155.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Monroeville man was charged with going left of center in connection with a head-on collision Thursday night. Richard B. Reiger, 30, of 14 Brown St., was heading north just before 7 p.m. when his 1994 Toyota Camry crossed the center line. His car then collided head-on with the 2002 Kia Optima driven by Sharon K. Carter, 51, of 28 Brooklyn Heights, said Trooper Montei Sexton of the state Highway Patrol in his report.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Fire Department will be flow testing fire hydrants throughout the city April 1. Testing will begin about 8 a.m. The testing is expected to last most of the day. If you experience cloudy or discolored water, allow the water to run until it clears.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
By BRIAN BURSLEY My name is Brian Bursley and this is what Boy Scouts means to me. It means that others look up to you and follow your example. It also means to me that you have more responsibility than what you would normally have. It means that you are an active participant in your community and will try to improve your community and people in it. It also means you are trustworthy. It is a nonprofit organization and it depends on anonymous volunteers that keep this organization going. Also the people that put their time into making this possible like the Scout leaders and aids to them that gave people this opportunity to people like me. I have been in boy scouts since I was in the fourth grade and I am now working on my eagle for Erie MetroParks and am currently in the eighth grade at Berlin-Milan Middle school. I am building a bridge over a washed out part of a trail that horses and people use. I already have $200 from Home Depot and a couple half off prices from Lowe's and Gordon Lumber. The reason I came into the Scouting path was to have fun and meet new people. It takes hard work to actually make it to the rank of Eagle (the highest rank in boy scouts). I think getting to the rank of Eagle is a very honoring achievement because it means you worked for it and didn't give up for anything.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
MUNICIPALITIES Greenwich
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CLARKSFIELD - A rural Wakeman resident was arrested Thursday in connection with a botched theft that caused two fires earlier this week. William C. Stentz Jr., 28, of 5379 Zenobia Road, is expected to appear at a Norwalk Municipal Court bond hearing this morning after being charged with arson and breaking and entering. The charges are in connection with an incident early Tuesday morning near the Clarksfield Township hall.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following foreclosure cases recently went through Huron County Common Pleas Court: National City Bank, Miamisburg, vs. Laura Diamond Lady Jones, aka Laura D. Jones, 847 Meadow Lane, Norwalk; John Doe spouse of Laura Diamond Lady Jones, aka Laura D. Jones, 847 Meadow Lane, Norwalk; Laura D. Jones of the Laura D. Jones Revocable Living Trust, 847 Meadow Lane, Norwalk; Creditors: National City Bank, Cleveland; State of Ohio Department of Taxation in care of Marc Dunn, Attorney General of Ohio, Columbus; State Collection and Recovery, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; Ford Motor Credit, Mesa, Ariz.; Treasurer of Huron County, 16 E. Main St., Norwalk; case dismissed with prejudice and costs paid.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
By MATTHEW ORTMAN I have been a Scout for seven years. Throughout these years, Scouting has given me opportunities that I would otherwise not get. The scouting program has allowed me to meet new people, taught me to respect nature, and taught me important skills in case of an emergency. I joined Scouts because I enjoyed the outdoors and I saw how much fun my brother was having. I couldn't wait to join as a Tiger cub, and when I did, it was everything and more that I thought it would be. When I think about all of the things that Scouting has taught me, the list is endless. In cub scouts I learned about the basics of scouts and what it meant to be a Scout. Throughout this time I made friends and learned about things that happened in the community while earning badges as I advanced in rank. As I advanced through cub scouts, I grew as an individual.
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By ZACH MEYERS My name is Zach Meyers, and I am a Boy Scout. I am a member of Troop Eight and of the Cobra Patrol. My fellow members are Dalton Schenk, the patrol leader, Benjamin Heckathorn, the assistant patrol leader, and Kenny Martin. My Scoutmaster is Greg Schultz. In Scouting you have to memorize an Oath "On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country; and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times and to keep myself physically strong mentally awake and morally straight." Scouts must live that oath everyday. Scouting is more than just camping and hiking. It is about making boys into men. The Scout Law, mentioned in the Scout oath goes, A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Scoutmasters assure their Scouts that if they live by the Scout Oath and Law they will never be in prison.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
VERMILION Police suspect alcohol and speed were contributing factors in a U.S. 6 crash that killed a Wakeman man early Thursday morning. Samuel H. Markman, 60, of 13901 Garfield Road, died after the crash reported at 1:58 a.m. on Liberty Avenue near the Overlook Drive intersection. There were no passengers.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following cases recently went through Huron County Common Pleas Court: Divorces
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By BENJAMIN HECKATHORN What I think of Scouting to me means that I can use useful skills now that I want to learn. It's really exiting and it's changed my view on things. I love going to campouts and showing off my fire building. It's a lot of fun and I want to help out when I can't earn any more badges. It's a lot of fun and I would encourage anyone that wants to give it a try to take a whack at it. Time is too important to waste so I'm learning new skills that will help in the future. I've been in Scouting six years. My best friends Kenny Martin, Zach Meyers, and Dalton Schenk have been in Scouting with each other for all the time in Scouting. We've all gotten our arrow of lights Cub Scouts highest award. We were in Troop 44 until we started Boy Scouts. It's a lot of fun and I like Troop 8. We've done everything together. The only bad thing is when the Senior Patrol Leader Andy eats. Lets just say he gets gassy. I love campouts. They are the most fun part of scouting. We go to almost all campouts that are offered. Our troop leader Mr. Schultz is a cool dude. (If you're reading this Mr. Schultz I was kidding!!!!!!) We usually have a lot of fun It's relay cool most of the stuff we do.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Dominic Dellisanti had only one request for the teacher in his food basics class at St. Paul High "Let me make my aunt's cheeseburger soup." Now the recipe has a new name Dominic and Aunt Renee's Cheeseburger Soup. The recipe was as bit a hit in the class as it is in the Dellisanti home.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Their goal was an honor code that discouraged cheating and plagiarizing. However, the wording in a draft by students at the University of Texas at San Antonio appears to match another school's code - without proper attribution.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Results from the March primary are official. The Huron County Board of Elections voted unanimously Friday to certify the ballot.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
WICHITA, Kan. - A woman who may have spent nearly two years in a bathroom, sitting on the toilet so long that the seat adhered to sores on her body, remains hospitalized and in pain from medical procedures, family members said Wednesday. Pam Babcock, 35, was found stuck to the toilet in late February after her boyfriend, Kory McFarren, 37, called authorities to say something was wrong with her. Police believe she sat on the toilet for about a month.
9:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Special honors were handed out Thursday night at the annual Norwalk-Huron County Camber of Commerce annual banquet. The event celebrated the 100th anniversary of the organization.
9:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
March 28, 1960 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 48 years ago: