10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dear Members of the Class of 2008, This is a time like no other in you life! A four-month period framed by recognition programs, commencement exercises, and graduation parties, and punctuated with celebratory hugs, photographs with friends and pledged promises of "I will always remember you!' It is a time that marks the end of childhood and the beginning of adulthood. It is a time that leads you to reminisce about the past, but encourages you to look forward to the future. It is a time that fills you with a sense of accomplishment and energizes you with a feeling that anything is possible. It is a time that you have dreamed about for years, and now, it is here.
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Summer is almost here and that means a lot of people will be swimming, mostly children. I would like to take a minute to remind you of several rules for swimming. For small children, never leave them unattended no matter how shallow the water is. Try to stay at arm's length at all times. Don't trust the blow-up-floaties that go on their arms or around their waist. The floaties can lose air and it only takes a second for a child to twist around and end up face down in the water. If your little ones are going to be around water then you need to teach them how to swim as soon as possible. Valley Beach Park and the Norwalk Park and Rec. Center offer swimming lessons to the young and old. The Rec. Center has classes for children as young as six months old!
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
Being the third child in the family isn't easy. At least that's what I'm told. I, personally, was a first child. My brother and sister had to follow in my footsteps. I imagine that being the third child is tough. By then, the novelty has worn off. You're not the first one, with eager parents consulting child development books and snapping photos to document every milestone. You're not even the second child, with parents still a little bit in awe of the process. And, in a family of four like ours, the third one is not yet the "baby,' who gets special attention because he is the last.
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
In partnership with the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation (NEDC), business counselors from Norwalk's SCORE office are hosting a series of brown bag lunches throughout the summer to aid small businesses and entrepreneurs in growing their companies. The first is scheduled for noon Friday.
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
All dogs over three months of age must be registered with the Huron County auditor. Licenses may be purchased in Norwalk at the Dog Warden Department or auditor's office and in Willard at the Willard License Center. All licensed dogs will be issued a tag that must be worn on the dog's collar. If tags are lost duplicates may be purchased at the Dog Warden's Department.
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
Federal officials hunted for the source of a 17-state salmonella outbreak linked to three types of raw tomatoes, while the list of supermarkets and restaurants yanking those varieties from shelves and menus grew. McDonald's, Wal-Mart, Burger King, Kroger, Outback Steakhouse, Winn-Dixie and Taco Bell were among the companies that voluntarily withdrew red plum, red Roma or round red tomatoes unless they were grown in certain states and countries.
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
More than 30 agencies will participate in the first area-wide Social Services EXPO at the St. Paul Convocation Center from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. "We are trying to attract people who have needs to come and find out what services are available and people who want to volunteer to come and find out what agencies need their help,' said Marian Bermudez, pastoral associate at St. Paul.
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - The school board will accept state money to help pay for new school buildings. Board members voted 3-0 Monday to participate in the Ohio School Facilities Commission Classroom Facilities Assistance Program. Board members Lisa Bohach and Marsha Danhoff did not attend the meeting.
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
I don't know about you, but I look forward to fresh Ohio strawberries in June each year. Nothing beats Ohio strawberries when they are fresh and in season. They become a staple in the diets of many people during the four to six weeks they are available in Ohio. Strawberries are packed with nutrition. An average size serving of strawberries, 1/2 cup or about eight medium-size berries, will provide an individual with more vitamin C than one medium-size orange. A serving of strawberries can also provide you with 16% of your recommended daily allowance of fiber. Wow, a low calorie (45 calories / serving), no cholesterol, fat free treat that tastes great that's strawberries! When selecting strawberries look for full red color, bright luster and firm, plump flesh. Choose fully ripe berries. Strawberries do not ripen after being picked. The caps should be bright green, fresh looking and fully attached. Berries should be dry and clean; usually medium to small berries have a better eating quality than large ones. Avoid berries with large uncolored or seedy areas or those with a dull, soft look.
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ardeth Chupp, who served the county for 36 years in three different offices, died late Friday after a three-year battle with cancer. Chupp, 76, began her career in public service in 1972 at the board of elections office. She moved to the treasurer's office in 1973 and was eventually appointed treasurer in 1979.
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - The fireworks fund for the 100th Firelands Labor Day Festival increased by $1,700 Monday thanks to donations by five council members. By donating six months of their council pay of around $343 each to the fund, the council members helped bring the total to more than $6,000.
10:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man was sentenced this morning to one year in prison for selling cocaine in his former West Main Street home. On April 28, a Huron County Common Pleas Court jury found Martin Garcia, 38, of 129 Whittlesey Ave., guilty of trafficking in cocaine after a two-day trial. Testimony revealed the April 1, 2007 transaction happened in the vicinity of a juvenile, believed to be one of Garcia's relatives.
10:56 PM Jul 25, 2010
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - Less than a year ago, Charlie Frye was the starting quarterback for the team he grew up loving in Willard, Ohio. He was throwing to Cleveland Browns stars Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow. Then, after one horrid game, Frye crash-landed in Seattle. He became a third-string quarterback when the Browns gave him away for a sixth-round draft pick, the most sudden trade of an opening-day starter in modern NFL history.
10:56 PM Jul 25, 2010
June 10, 1910 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 98 years ago:
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Norwalk High School graduated its 148th class Sunday afternoon. Class of 2008 valedictorian Joseph Leffler told classmates "we're now getting the proverbial big boot.'
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MILAN - For Edison High School senior Katie Wallrabenstein, Sunday's graduation was "definitely a time to move on' as well as "remember and honor the old memories.' Class speaker Cassandra Grant addressed "many memories, good and bad' in her speech - "from Meghan Lally getting orange juice dumped on her head to the football team beating Huron 21-7.' As the Edison graduates prepared for the next stage in their lives to make new memories, she encouraged her classmates to seize the day.
10:56 PM Jul 25, 2010
Christie Lane School graduated three students recently at the 2008 graduation ceremonies. Dennis Doughty, superintendent of Willard City Schools, was the keynote speaker at the graduation. A reception for the graduates and their families was held following the ceremonies.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Shaun Anthony Cooper, 29, of Bellevue, was cited for operating without reasonable control Saturday on Washington Road after his vehicle exited the roadway and struck a log. He was transported to Fisher-Titus Medical Center by North Central EMS where he was treated and released.
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HIGHWAY PATROL
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Two men injured in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning south of Norwalk were in the intensive care unit of a Toledo hospital over the weekend. Mardoqueo Martinez, 21, of 520 Milan Ave., Lot 63, was driving south on Ohio 61 near Johnson Road when the car went off the right side of the road, said troopers with the state Highway Patrol. The car hit a mailbox and then a culvert in a ditch.
10:56 PM Jul 25, 2010
Main Street School Principal Kirk Pavelich has been recognized as a Distinguished Leader in Character Education. This year marked the first that representatives from the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services' Character at Work! Program presented the award, which recognizes the commitment to building character in youngsters. Each year, Character at Work! program coordinators go to a different school to emphasize to students the importance of virtues such as optimism, respect, honesty, responsibility and service. This year, the coordinators paid monthly visits to Main Street School to discuss such topics with sixth-graders. Program Coordinator Lisa Fritz said Pavelich was chosen for the first Distinguished Leader in Character Education Award because of his illustrated commitment to building character. The award will be presented annually at the end of each school year.