11:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Great Depression lasted from 1929 to 1936 and was caused by excessive business and consumer debt, combined with de-regulation of the banking and investment industries and a rapidly growing wealth inequity. Sounds pretty familiar, doesn't it? It is exactly what Reagan started, and Bush No. 1 and Clinton continued. The Bush administration had done more damage than all three previous administrations as he jumped to the string-pulling demands of his wealthiest corporate sponsors. Yeah ... like "go shopping" is a rational suggestion to market woes, and the "industry will regulate itself" is a proven way to business restraint. All we need now is a massive inequity between the number of wealthy as compared to the 99 percent of other Americans. We now have that too, at a bigger amount than ever in American history, so the three main things that caused the Great Depression are in place. OK ... who gets hurt, who gets blamed, and who makes a profit. The investors, corporations and banks are "too big to fail" and will be bailed out by the government. The taxpayers will be the only ones to suffer from the mistakes of those whose arrogance kept them from learning from history. We, the taxpayers, as individuals are not too big to fail. We are the ones who will pay for the bailouts that will save the wealthy from their arrogant abuses of a system they insisted they could run without those pesky regulations that made America prosper from the end of the last time they were given free reign over the market. We are the suckers who are getting fleeced yet again by those of wealth and power, who could care less how they make their lives more comfortable at our expense. If you have a clue ... no amount of soap will wash you clean if you do nothing to change things.
11:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY The EHOVE Career Center school board hired staff members during its July 16 meeting. The board hired Jeffery Dawson of Huron as the part-time Spanish instructor and Karen Lehrer of Huron to fill the part-time secretarial position for the upcoming school year. The board also approved a personal services contract for lead mentor and consultant Joyce Leimbach for the 2008-09 school year. Others hired include: Kathryn Chudzinski of Fremont, David Degnan of Sandusky, Kimberly Go of Norwalk, and Wendilynn Osborn of Milan, all for adult education for this school year; and David Graves of Wakeman and Paul Hasenmeier III of Huron, both as substitute teachers for the school year.
11:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 23, 1926 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 82 years ago: Grand jury finds no evidence of graft in county "The State should give the money to the feeble minded and let them build their own homes; they could make as good a job of it as the state has done so far," declared a Huron County farmer who was a witness before the grand jury.
11:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic is sponsoring an afternoon of fun, relaxation, gifts and food to recognize breastfeeding mothers and their supporters. The event, which takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at EHOVE Career Center, also is intended to increase community awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding. Among the planned festivities are chair massages, gift bags, drawings for assorted gifts, car seat safety checks and mom's diaries. EHOVE is located at 316 W. Mason Road. For more information, call (419) 366-2493 or (419) 239-5160.
11:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Job & Family Services is setting up a meeting, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, to help Norwalk Furniture employees apply for unemployment benefits while the local plant is closed. Bethany Dentler, Norwalk economic development director, said local and state officials are scrambling now to both find relief for the displaced workers and get the company back in business.
11:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol is investigating an Ohio 113 crash involving two motorcycles Saturday evening. The two-vehicle crash happened at Bellamy Road in Berlin Township. <p><em>Read the rest of this story in <a href="http://activepaper.olivesoftware.com/Default/Skins/Norwalk/Client.asp?Skin=Norwalk&amp;Daily=NRWK&amp;AppName=1">Today's Reflector</a>...</em></p>
11:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - Mmmm, mmmm good that was the consensus Saturday of local residents who sampled the gourmet fare offered by more than 30 nationally-acclaimed chefs at the 2008 Food & Wine Celebration in rural Milan. More than 1,200 people crowded in the tents set up at the Culinary Vegetable Institute on Ohio 13. The event was a fundraiser for Veggie U, the educational arm of The Chef's Garden, a farm run by Bob Jones, Sr., and his sons Lee and Bobby. The farm has established an international reputation for growing microherbs and specialty vegetables for gourmet restaurants without the use of pesticides and chemicals.
11:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Angela Sergent said her husband, Matthew, could be laid off permanently any moment from his job as a press operator at Tenneco in Milan. The economic situation at the company is rough, the 31-year-old New London resident said. Therefore, she said she can identify with the Norwalk Furniture employees who do not have a job today after the company suspended operations indefinitely Friday.
11:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
The St. Paul football team has been busy this summer, preparing for the upcoming season. Youth camp for grades five to eight concluded Thursday.
11:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Donald Hart, 55, 1586 Snyder Road, Willard; persistent disorderly conduct; conviction date: July 1; fine, &#036;150; costs, &#036;68.52; jail, 10 days, 10 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 60 days. Federico F. Flores, 31, 304 W. Pearl St., Willard; disorderly conduct and intoxication; conviction date: July 1; fine, &#036;100; costs, &#036;50. L. Michelle Moore, 41, 80 1/2 N. Foster St., Norwalk; disorderly conduct and intoxication; conviction date: July 1; fine, &#036;100; costs, &#036;50.
11:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk City Schools Alumni Association will hold its second annual reunion from 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at Norwalk High School. Special recognition will be given to the graduating classes of 1938, 1948, 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988 and 1988. On display will be group photographs from the school archives of many past graduating classes. Alumni who attend the reunion can purchase the photos. Admission is free and no reservations are required. The dress code is casual. Light refreshments will be available. "The reunion is open to all Norwalk High School alumni as well as anyone who attended Norwalk City Schools at any time. We also welcome former and present administrators, teachers, non-teaching staff and board of education members, past and present," said alumni association president Bob Mitchell.
11:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com It isn't pretty math. Summer weather + high gas prices = more motorcycles and scooters on roads = more accidents. Area safety officers said the increasing number of cycles combined with increased highway congestion and construction projects can mean disaster for individual riders. "There's no fault many times," said Lt. Jim Bryan, of the Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol, citing a 2007 motorcycle accident in Huron County when a deer ran into the driver's path. Cyclists and scooter riders are simply more vulnerable than motorists in cars, he said.
11:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
While most of the country was celebrating the Fourth of July, eight people were on the wagon. Eight friends traveled in covered wagons and made stops at eight different Amish homes in Wayne and Holmes counties.
11:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - More than 200 chefs and dozens of others from the culinary world flocked to rural Milan Friday to take part in the 2nd annual Chef Summit organized by The Chef's Garden. Lee Jones, the farmer who created Chef's Garden, The Culinary Vegetable Institute and Veggie U, invited chefs from across the nation to come to his property to share and learn. One chef even made a trip from Germany to attend.
11:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
Hundreds of students graduated from the various high schools in Huron and Erie counties in 1986. And think how much they have contributed to our society in the ensuing 22 years.
11:27 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Furniture officials announced late Friday night operations at plants in both Norwalk and Cookeville, Tenn., are suspended until further notice. "As we continue our business restructuring efforts in discussions with our lender, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend operations effective Monday,' a notice to employees stated. Employees were told they should not report for work Monday.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
New London head varsity football coach Brent Besancon has announced the starting date for two-a-day practices. Practices will begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
While most of the country was celebrating the Fourth of July, eight people were on the wagon. Eight friends traveled in covered wagons and made stops at eight different Amish homes in Wayne and Holmes counties.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Since the Maple City Heritage Festival last took place two years ago, Norwalk has been festival-free. The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department is going to change that with Baines Party in the Park, which will be held Aug. 22 through 24. This is the only Norwalk festival at this point,' said Recreation Director Joe Lindenberger. "We thought we'll have the softball tournament, add to that and get the family involved.'
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
Three Norwalk teens got a few minutes of 'anonymous fame' this summer when the Cleveland Indians used a picture of them cheering for their team on a program and a billboard at the stadium. Andy Smith, Thomas Hackathorn and Alex Simon saw a team photographer when they went to a game last summer and he told them he'd take their picture the next time they cheered. They were attending the game with their classmate Andrew Missler and dads Joe Missler and Bob Simon.
11:26 PM Jul 25, 2010
By EMILY ANDREWS Reflector Intern news@norwalkreflector.com Since the Maple City Heritage Festival last took place two years ago, Norwalk has been festival-free. The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department is going to change that with Baines Party in the Park, which will be held Aug. 22 through 24.