7:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Charles "Chuck' Furey, a longtime Norwalk resident, has officially filed his petitions to enter the race for Huron County Commissioner. Furey, a Republican, will run for the seat that is being vacated by current Republican Ralph Fegley. Fegley announced earlier this month that he will not be seeking re-election.
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Conserving natural resources is what the Huron Soil and Water Conservation District has been doing for 62 years. The HSWCD recently celebrated its accomplishments at its annual banquet, which was held at the Huron County Fairgrounds.
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n Steuben UCC STEUBEN - Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent, a time of preparation for the coming of the Christ Child. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "Signs of God's Love,' are Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; and Matthew 1:18-25. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print and children's bulletins will be available.
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MILAN The Edison High School show choir will perform Jan. 2 at the Cleveland Cavaliers-Atlanta Hawks game. Tickets are available for $35 or $25 for school employees.
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It's almost time to make New Year's resolutions. And I am thinking about doing another photographic one. I say "another" because I tried one in 2005. It was an offshoot of my 2004 resolution to keep a journal describing one special thing for each day. And I did it. At the end of 2004 I had a list of 365 special things I had observed, one each day. It was so uplifting and motivational to find that one inspiring thing each day, I tried a variation on that theme for 2005. On December 31, 2004 I resolved to take a picture of one beautiful thing I observed each day in 2005.
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This is the time of year when we tend to not only look forward to a new year with great expectations and anticipation, but to also remember what has happened in the past. I believe everything that happens, and the people with whom we interact, shape and affect who we are. I have a 39-year-old son, who has attended Christie Lane School and Workshop from the time he was 6 years old. We have seen a lot of people come and go, for a lot of different reasons. The programs that have been implemented and made available to him are the result of the imagination and dedication of those involved. It is a shame to consider that there are those who may not have the best interests of the people receiving services as a priority. When an individual stands up in front of the board and resigns because of the atmosphere of fear and intimidation imposed on him and other employees, by the administration, what are the board members thinking? Are they not curious about what is going on right under their noses? Do they wonder why we have lost some very good people? Whey Lysa Cook's contract was not renewed, did they have any idea what a wonderful resource we lost? Do they even care? It's the people we serve who have been cheated our of her knowledge and experience and miss her
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WILLARD - Willard upped its season mark to 3-4 and evened its league record at 2-2 as the Flashes raced to a 108-96 win over Upper Sandusky in Northern Ohio League action Friday night. This one was a track meet from start to finish, as Willard put up quarters of 29, 20, 26, and 33, while Upper answered with quarters of 25, 22, 27, and 22.
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It's that time of year again to declare the war of "them against us." We have the War on Drugs, the War on Terror, and like every year for so many years it's hard to keep track, we have the perennial War on Christmas. This is the war where a vocal minority of extremist Christians, threaten to boycott those business that don't commercialize Christmas in the way that those extremists demand they do. They insist, "You WILL say Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays, or well will destroy you financially!" My ... how Christian. The War on Drugs has failed because you can never jail every drug user and expect the problem to go away. Legitimate studies show that education and counseling is cheaper and works better than draconian punishments every time. The War on Terror is being used by some fear mongering politicians as a way to infringe on liberty and to pump tax dollars into the Military Industrial Complex Corporations. Despite the Bush administration's claim that police actions are inferior to the military option, except for Iraq, every single terror attempt thwarted to date, worldwide, has been stopped by police investigations and actions, not the military. As for the War on Christmas, the majority of decent Christians are aware that December is literally packed with the celebrations of many different faiths and are capable of sharing the holiday season. For those few Christians who yearly declare they are fighting a War on Christmas and wave their credit cards in the air like swords of doom I ask one thing ... at what point do you actually begin to practice what Jesus preached? I think it's about time intelligent Americans revolted against misplaced efforts, fear-mongering, and selfishly childish hysterics and religious bullying. I propose a War on Stupid Wars.
7:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dec. 22, 1966 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 41 years ago:
7:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Charles "Chuck" Furey, a longtime Norwalk resident, has officially filed his petitions to enter the race for Huron County Commissioner. Furey, a Republican, will run for the seat that is being vacated by current Republican Ralph Fegley. Fegley announced earlier this month that he will not be seeking re-election. Furey may be a newcomer in the political arena, but he does not see that as an issue. "I spent 38 years in the banking business, working with individuals and businesses in Huron County and throughout the region," Furey said. "Because of my experience as a local businessman, I have a unique insight into what Huron County needs to continue moving forward."
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WILLARD POLICE The Willard Police Department blotter covering Dec. 10 to 16 had the following highlights:
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NORWALK FIRE Investigated a false alarm at an uptown business at 5:45 a.m. today. The crew returned to the station at 6:15 a.m.
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NORWALK FIRE Used a small amount of oil dry to clean up a leak from a truck at 9:46 a.m. Friday at 45 E. Main St. Returned to station at 10. Notified Ohio Edison of a sparking transformer at 9:19 p.m. Friday on Old State Road. Firefighters also kept the area clear of potential hazards. Returned to station at 10:30. Assisted North Central EMS with lifting a patient at 12:35 p.m. Saturday at 196 Main St. Returned to station at 12:45.
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Fisher-Titus Medical Center Admissions: (Dec. 21) Lauren Barre, Greenwich; Alta Coultrip, Norwalk; Louis Hendrickson, Norwalk; Sandra Motolik, Collins.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com Diane Hire looks nothing like the woman who awakened each morning, only to wonder when she could sleep again. The woman, who now smiles broadly, gestures energetically and speaks enthusiastically, certainly doesn't look like a zombie. Electricity flows through the Norwalk resident literally.
7:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Municipal Court is going to the dogs. April Smith, 30, of 1066 Old State Road, has decided to take her case, in which her two Rottweiler dogs attacked her neighbor, to trial. Judge John Ridge set a March date after Smith turned down a plea deal Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara offered to Smith and her attorney Tuesday.
7:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
METRICH. It's a name usually associated with fighting drug trafficking. However, you may not realize the 10-county task force also oversees outreach programs for senior citizens and an after-school homework assistance program.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
USDA Acting Secretary Chuck Conners recently approved the final plan to consolidate Ohio FSA County Offices. "The ultimate goal of consolidating county FSA offices in Ohio is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of county FSA offices. FSA is committed to meeting the needs of farmers and ranchers in the 21st Century by wisely investing in employees, technology and equipment," Conners said. Affected Ohio FSA County Offices include: The Carroll County FSA office will merge with Tuscarawas County FSA office; the Erie County FSA office will merge with Huron County FSA office; the Montgomery County FSA office will merge with Preble County FSA office; the Perry County FSA office will merge with Fairfield County FSA office; and the Warren County FSA office will merge with Butler/Hamilton County FSA office. The implementation of these consolidations will begin mid March 2008.
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"Our family doesn't get together for Thanksgiving, but we tend to accumulate a bunch of relatives sometime around the end of December. Kids have a few more days out of school. It works pretty well, too," declared McBeane, the accountant who used to take care of numbers. This means he kind of inherited the job of keeping track of relatives' names, addresses and phone numbers. "A few years back one of our cousins built a huge family room across the rear of his country house, spread a bunch of gravel for a parking area and invited everyone to his place," he continued. "He also added a couple rest rooms. Another good idea since mathematics of propagation has caused us to grow in numbers. Now we go there every year. "Some folks bring chairs and card tables and things like sugars and creamers, napkins and coffee pots; occasionally, we may even have someone bake turkeys or hams. A collection is determined and verified." McBeane keeps books on that, too.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
One traffic complaint in Norwalk is the lack of long-range planning when the town was laid out and then expanded, to ensure some east-west and north-south connectors to better move traffic. In some large cities these connectors have limited access in order to keep traffic moving. In the middle of the 19th century a road opening which would have ensured a good connector in one area was started, but was never made permanent. It starts out this way: Prior to about 1830, the main road into Norwalk village from the south was via a road from Norwood Avenue at the end of Christie Avenue, then northwest and meeting up with what is now South Pleasant and up the hill to West Main. Benedict Avenue as we know it was called the Wooster Road, and did not cross the flats at that time due to the wet, muddy conditions in the flats. John Whyler believed that the business section of Norwalk would grow up at Pleasant and West Main due to the traffic from the south, so in 1826 he built the house at 108 W. Main as his general store and family residence. I've read that only the two-story part was built in 1826 and the wing later, while other good sources say the entire house was built at one time. Whatever the case, they Whyler Store was in the front room of the two-story section, and as late as 1833 American Indians from near Tiffin and Upper Sandusky came there to trade with Whyler, as they trusted him in business matters. By 1835 the Wooster Road crossed the flats, so Mr. Whyler gave up on his idea, traded the building for a residence down the street, and opened a store to what is now the business district. This ended the idea of a commercial district at West Main and Pleasant.
7:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com Two employees of Christie Lane Industries received special awards Friday and Santa Claus made a visit to hand out presents to all workers. Three outgoing board members were also honored for years of service. Mary Laferty, 44, of Norwalk, was named the winner of the 8th Annual Ernie Strow Community Employment Memorial Award. Albert Greenlief, 38, of Norwalk, was named Mary Hornsby Most Valuable Worker of the Year. Both awards recognize employees who demonstrate high work standards at their jobs.