6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Read this if you enjoy eating beef, pork, chicken, and eggs and drinking milk or if you want to support our local farmers, Issue 2 will protect our farmers from the United States Humane Society (please don't get this organization confused with our local Humane Society). The United States Humane Society wants to eventually get rid of livestock on farms or in other words they don't want us to butcher animals for meat. The first step that they want to take is to make it so we cannot put animals in cages which would obviously result as disastrous to farmers who depend on their animals for income and need to keep them from running lose everywhere. If we want citizens to have jobs, why would we let such a thing happen that would hurt many farmers, especially in an area like Huron County where a lot of people are farmers. Believe it or not, our country's economy does depend on our livestock. Without butchering animals, the price of food would go up in insane amounts and if the few lucky rich people who wanted meat would have to get it imported which is the last thing our poor economy needs. The more we import, the more money we give to other countries and the farther we go in debt. I am not saying caring for animals is a bad thing, but there is a fine line we cannot cross. The United States Humane Society will try to convince you that farmers are cruel to their animals. I can assure you that they are definitely not. People have lived off animals for many years. Don't let people with extreme ideas stop us now. Once again please vote "Yes" on issue 2 to protect our farmers.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Most Rev. Leonard Blair, Bishop of the Toledo Diocese was the Celebrant of the anniversaries of five Brother Knights Oct. 18 at the Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo. Sam and Mamie Giallombardo (65 Years) Dave and Robyn Rospert (Silver) Alvin and Gertrude Buggele (Golden)
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
There are few public services used more than the U.S. Postal Service. Day in and day out postal workers do a fantastic job of receiving, sorting, and delivering millions of pieces of mail each year. These under-appreciated and over-worked men and women render a real service to the nation. In particular, I'm writing to give special recognition to the postal workers here in our own Norwalk Post Office. I'm amazed at how well the window personnel move long lines of postal patrons as quickly as possible while always having a kind word or cheery hello for each customer. This is not easy to do. No one likes to wait in a line but out postal workers make it as tolerable as possible. Think of how rough some winter days are here in northern Ohio. Schools are closed, activities canceled, with many people forced to stay inside. Then, from down the block, comes the mail carrier making mail deliveries. On days that we just want to stay home, the mail carriers are out there continuing to do their jobs. No service or business is perfect. Mistakes are made. However, considering the volume of mail that our postal workers handle each year the quality of their work is truly outstanding. Thank you Norwalk postal workers for having such pride and dedication in your work. There are thousands of us out here in the public who really do appreciate all that you do but are guilty of not saying thank you enough. To all of our postal workers please accept our heartfelt thanks for the job that you do.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Monday Night Men's and Tuesday Night Women's pool leagues are hosting their annual fundraiser for area elementary schools and needy families. Items needed are hats, cloves, coats, sweatshirts, sweaters, boots and non-perishable food items. The following drop-off sites have been established with a cutoff date of Dec. 1. Ernsthausen Community Center, Norwalk.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk will have a special visitor this weekend. Lorenzo Abundiz and his Code 3 For A Cure Foundation will make two stops in the Maple City today at Summit Motorsports Park and Sunday at Bob Evans restaurant. "I think it's really neat having him here," said Norwalk Fire Capt. Bill Knadler. "I started talking to him about nine months ago. You have to contact them and tell them you have to have some fundraiser or a reason to stop. He only stopped in three cities in Ohio." Abundiz will appear all day Saturday at the Halloween Classic at Summit, then at 9 a.m. Sunday he will meet people at Bob Evans.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Students at South Central High School are performing "Bye-Bye Birdie." Tickets can be purchased by phone at (419) 744-2901 or by e-mail at dlpalm@accnorwalk.com.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
This letter is in support of Mrs. Janet Broz for the Norwalk City School Board. Her integrity as a person and as a current school board member is beyond reproach. Her qualities as a leader and her abilities to listen to parents' opinions have served the Norwalk community well. Her interests simply lie in improving your children's education without any personal agenda. Mrs. Broz is approachable with all paternal concerns. She will find answers to your questions. Her word is her bond and she is tenacious in helping with any school related problems. Her research might lead to an answer that you personally do not want to hear, but her opinion is honest and thoughtful. Norwalk City Schools has made tremendous progress during her tenure on the Board of Education. I believe our school and community is best serviced by retaining Mrs. Janet Broz for Norwalk City School Board of Education. Please vote for Mrs. Broz to continue our schools improvement into the future. David Heidelberg
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON About 50 people attended the school board candidates' forum Tuesday in the school cafetorium to listen to the eight candidates running for the three board seats. Former board member Bob Earl moderated the event, which started out with a statement by each candidate. Bill Given, who called himself "a very imperfect Christian man," said he has three children in school and he wants to help the community and the school be the best they can be.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
jcenters@norwalkreflector.com WAKEMAN TWP. Two incumbents and one newcomer are vying for two Wakeman Township trustee positions in the Nov. 3 election. Incumbents are Kenneth Tkach and Caroll Butler, while Sean Nolan is looking to unseat one of the veterans. The two winners will join trustee Bryon Dalton and fiscal officer Diane Wolf.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
In this era of skepticism and distrust of our elected officials and decision makers, it's refreshing to have someone like Janet Broz holding a seat of trust. Janet approaches each task and decision with independent thought and careful deliberation. She consistently demonstrates the kind of character and integrity needed to set aside friendships and personal relationships in order to always act in the best interest of the voters she represents and the students of the Norwalk City Schools. Please support Janet's bid for re-election to the Norwalk Board of Education. She's earned it. Dennis and Peggy Corrigan
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
BAYVIEW There will be a benefit for Donny Gee beginning a 2 p.m. today at 116 Portand Ave, in Bay Bridge, Bayview. The event is to assist with medical bills for the cancer patient. There will be a chicken, rib and hog roast. Pot luck and desserts will be appreciated. There will be an open cash bar. Dinner is a $7 donation for adults and children prices will be available. There will be take-outs.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mr. Scott Krichbaum is the man to re-elect for Norwalk's City Council seat. During his first term representing the first ward, I believe he has proven to his fellow representatives and, most importantly, to the people he represents, that he is the best choice in this upcoming election for council. Mr. Krichbaum is an attentive listener, is honest, can make tough decisions, and do what it takes to get a job accomplished that would benefit not only his ward but also the city of Norwalk. Having known Scott Krichbaum for over 15 years my only regret is that I do not live in the same ward; otherwise, he would have my vote.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Groton Township Firefighter's Auxiliary will be holding its annual pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Groton Township Complex, 9414 Portland Road, Castalia. This is an all-you-can eat pancakes, sausage, hash browns, scrambled eggs and beverage. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for children.
6:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com GREENFIELD Twp. Incumbents Royden Smith and Dale Smith will face off against challenger Brandon Perry in the Greenfield Township race. Perry, 25, said he is running because he enjoys the work trustees do. "Growing up on our family farm and having different jobs that have gave me the experience and the knowledge to be good at the work a trustee does," he said. "I feel being younger I could bring a new point of view and be a good worker for the township.
6:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
jcenters@norwalkreflector.com FITCHVILLE Twp. Terry Grosswiler and Robert Wilson are looking to unseat Robert White and Paul Lortcher in the Fitchville Township trustee race Nov. 3. The top two vote-getters will join trustee John Merilees and fiscal officer Cindi Amburgy. Lortcher, 71, is married to Donna and they have one daughter, Pamela Frisch.
6:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com GREENWICH TOWNSHIP Three candidates are vying for two seats in the Greenwich Township trustee race Nov. 3. The candidates are John Vanderpool, incumbent, along with Walter Leber Jr. and Michael D. White. Current trustee Robert McLane has decided not to seek re-election.
6:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com The Huron County Sheriff's Office has forwarded its reports about the September bomb threat at South Central High School to Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler's office. Maj. Greg Englund said a 16-year-old Greenwich boy had been the primary suspect from the beginning of the investigation, which wrapped up earlier this week. He said investigators identified the suspect through obtained information, but declined to elaborate. "(Detective Sgt.) Annette McLaughlin finished it up and forwarded it to the prosecutor's office this (Friday) morning," Englund said.
6:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
You could feel the electricity in the air; an extraordinary evening was in store for those who attended Abigail Ministries' 2009 "Celebration of Life" fundraising banquet. An annual event held at the elegant Colonnade banquet facility in Milan, this year was special as it begins our 20th year serving Norwalk and surrounding communities. After enjoying a leisurely but absolutely delicious dinner, the board of directors and staff were introduced followed by recognition of all those in attendance who are or have supported Abigail in some way throughout the past 19 years. Our guest of honor, our Heavenly Father, the Giver of Life, was given praise as the worship team from River of Life Church performed "Giver of Life" written by the Rev. Larry Klaiber.
6:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Last May President Barack Obama reportedly told Bloomberg News the current federal budget deficit is "unsustainable" and that we "can't keep on just borrowing from China." A week or so later in a C-SPAN interview, he supposedly said "we are out of money now." That being the case, why are he and liberals in Congress proposing health-care reform measures that have the potential to drive us further into debt? I agree we must help people who can't afford medical insurance, but before we embark on a major overhaul of our nation's health system, with federal bureaucrats rationing services, why don't we try some things that may not require a lot of money?
6:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Nobody was home when the fire at 17 Grand Ave. was reported at 12:34 p.m. today. Eight firefighters had the blaze in control in about 20 minutes using slightly less than 1,000 gallons of water. Norwalk Fire Chief Doug Coletta said the preliminary cause appears to be a furnace malfunction.
6:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com BERLIN HEIGHTS Norwalk resident Bob Stacey remembered hearing "a tremendous crash" when he was standing at his cousin's produce stand about 4 p.m. Saturday. "Fenders were flying and bumpers were flying," he said. Elizabeth Redican, 24, of Vermilion, was charged with failure to yield in the collision at the intersection of Ohio 113 and Ohio 61. Sandusky Post Commander Lt. Darryl Edge, of the state Highway Patrol, said Redican stopped on Ohio 61 and then turned left onto 113, pulling into the path of a Berlin-Milan school bus.