10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK POLICE n A Welton Avenue resident reported the theft of a prescription bottle of Vicodin and some loose change from her 2001 Dodge Stratus sometime between last Wednesday and Saturday.
10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
If I wish to share my opinion in a letter to the editor to be read by others, I must sign it and give my address and telephone number. On the same page on some days the "Your Views' column appears. This column is largely inane blathering or direct attacks on others. The originators hide behind a veil of anonymity. I think that the Reflector has sunk to a new low printing this stuff.
10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
Pretty flower arrangements on pedestals, soft lighting and white surrounded Amy. A gathering of family and friends. Sound like a wedding? Amy wasn't wearing the white. She was dressed in jeans and a favorite lime green sweater. Her lush brown hair framed her beautiful face and came down past her shoulder. Amy was lying in a white-lined casket! The first pair of jeans the undertaker tried on her were too low cut to cover the autopsy scar. You see Amy died from a drug overdose. She was 24 years old. Such a senseless waste of a young life. She was so bright and could have had such a future if only she hadn't been caught up in the plague that has seized our world.
10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
Let's talk postage and cents. I would like to highlight a stamp that very few people are aware of: The Breast Cancer Stamp. This semi postal stamp went on sale in 1998. This wonderful stamp, "Fund the Fight. Find the Cure.' First Class Stamp is currently on sale and will continue through 2011. A portion of the proceeds goes directly to breast cancer research. To date the postal service has sold 806 million breast cancer stamps. Raising more than $60.1 million for funding this cause. A sheet of 20 Breast Cancer stamps costs $11 with $2.80 going directly toward research. You may buy one for just 55 cents and is good for a one-ounce first class letter. I checked out a book at the Ida Rupp Public Library titled "Breast Cancer Answers' written by a survivor, Judy King. Another great source of information is through the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS (227)-2345 as well as www.cancer.org. If you are one of the millions without health insurance there are many low fee, no fee mammograms available. BCCP (Breast and Cervical Cancer Project) offers a program called "A Women's 1st.' Their funding is through grants and they cover all of Northwest Ohio and can be reached at (800) 929-6626 ext. 143 or by e-mail Lgrime@odh.ohio.gov. Your local county health department can be a great source of information as well.
10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
I have just finished reading Shakespeare's Macbeth with some of my students. This is a bloody, violent story of ambition and death. Early in the play, Lady Macbeth asks the spirits to make her as tough as a man, so she and her husband can kill the king. She implies that women are weak, meek and soft. But they are not. And I'm not talking about Hillary Clinton. I'm talking about everyday women who operate in that room which historically has belonged to women - the kitchen. The kitchen is not a place for the weak in body or mind.
10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
Willard Salvation Army receives $27,628 grant CLEVELAND - The Willard Salvation Army was awarded a $27,628 grant form the Feed Ohio Program of the Governor's Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives. The grant will enable the Willard Salvation Army to expand its Summer Lunch Program and begin a Learning Center for children in Willard.
10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk had three local connections to the recent visit of Pope Benedict IV to the United States music written by a St. Paul graduate was used in both New York City Masses and a former associate pastor at St. Paul was a con-celebrate of the service at St. Patrick Cathedral. For the Mass at Yankee Stadium, another SPH grad now a priest was chosen to be a Eucharistic minister. Mike Hay, a 1971 graduate of St. Paul High School, was active in music ministry his entire life. He died in 1999, but his faith lives on in the many liturgical pieces he wrote over the years.
10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Salvation Army raised about $28,000 at its fifth annual fundraising banquet Friday. Donna Jenkins, chairman of the advisory board for the Salvation Army, said that is little more than last year's amount.
10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk had a successful Green Week with hundreds of people participating in the various activities and many trees handed out to be planted in the area. "It was a good week," Mayor Sue Lesch said. "I was really pleased with our first effort. I think it increased awareness for people about what Earth Day and Earth Week are all about. " Lesch said the various activities over the week a walk at the land lab on South Norwalk Road, an exposition for local businesses to highlight their efforts to run green companies, showing of an adult movie and a children's movie about the importance of preserving the planet, a meeting on ways for people to make their homes more environment-friendly, an environmental scavenger hunt and hot dog roast at the reservoir and the planting of a tree in honor of long-time city employee Ralph Seward were a good start to making people more aware of "the simple things we can do." More than 120 people showed up to enjoy the walk at the land lab. Pam Hansberger, who manages the county's recycling program, said many people told her they had never been to the property and didn't realize it even existed. People brought cameras and binoculars to record and get a closer look at nature and many had children in strollers and dogs join in the fun. Hansberger passed out a tree to every family that came to the land lab.
10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
Multiple witnesses testified Tuesday a Toledo man drove a pickup truck carrying several crates of marijuana from a rural Norwalk business to Milan in the fall. John E. Nunley Jr., 35, whose Huron County Common Pleas Court trial started Tuesday, is charged with possession of marijuana in connection with a Sept. 20 traffic stop on U.S. 250 north of Milan. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said Nunley and Carlos Torres Jr., 30, arrived earlier that day at R & L Transfer in a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck to pick up what was "reported to be computer equipment."
10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary this morning at a storage area in the Shady Lane Drive complex. Major Greg Englund declined to say what, if anything, had been stolen. Deputies received the burglary report at 7 a.m.
10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
My 8-year-old daughter checks her garden and then heads to the store, where she picks up a few groceries and some accessories to redecorate the bedroom. On the way back, she plays a couple of arcade games and earns some cash by painting a fence. Upon returning to the house, she feeds a freshly-plucked strawberry to her pet elephant and gives the animal a bubble bath. Then it's time for night-night, so she tucks the elephant into its pink, frilly bed. Another enjoyable day in Webkinz World has drawn to a close.
10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
APRIL 28, 1943 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 65 years ago: Storm victims given relief Spectators are viewing with amazement the terrific havoc worked by the tornado that passed through Huron County Tuesday evening.
10:22 PM Jul 25, 2010
The music of John Philip Sousa, Johann Straus, Hoagy Carmichael and others will float through the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. Sunday. The North Coast Concert Band and North Coast Big Band will present the free concert, sponsored by the United Fund of Monroeville, Norwalk and Wakeman. Concert Band Director Nick Ezzone and his assistant, Marlene Turner, will lead the band in a variety of selections. They include marches such as Karl King's "Barnum and Bailey's Favorite," a circus march, Johann Strauss's "Radetzky March" and Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever." The Big Band, led by Gary Keller, will add traditional big-bad vocals and instrumentals to the afternoon's performance.
10:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Brad S. Farnsworth, 28, of 62 Prospect St., New London, was charged with failure to control Saturday after he went off the left side of Greenwich Milan Townline Road and hit a utility pole. North Central EMS transported him to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with serious injuries.
10:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Even though National Volunteer Week is April 27 to May 3, I want to tip my hat early to five individuals who participated in the AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer Program since January. They met with seniors as well as low-income clients completing more than 215 tax returns at the Norwalk and Willard Senior Enrichment Centers and the Norwalk Public Library. Woody Schwartz, Bruce Hammann, Mac Thomas, Phyllis Toole and Lorraine Shaw attended a two-week tax course in Port Clinton offered by AARP tax trainers. They were required to pass a comprehensive test to be certified. AARP supplied the printer and supplies while the IRS provided the software and laptops to the volunteers.
10:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's a whole new world out there and we've found a whole new way to get into trouble. Four disturbing stories have popped up recently. What people are doing is nothing new. How they are getting caught is another story.
10:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Rep. Matthew Barrett, whose computer displayed an image of a topless woman during a presentation to a Norwalk High School social studies class, has resigned. The image was projected after Barrett, a Democrat from Amherst, inserted a data memory stick into the computer for an Oct. 2 lecture on how a bill becomes a law. He was speaking to a U.S. government class of about 20 seniors at NHS.
10:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man was charged with felonious assault early this morning in connection with stabbing his girlfriend. Sheriff's deputies arrested Randall R. Fearing, 31, of 117A N. West St., at an Ohio 162, Willard, home about 1:05 a.m. without incident. He also was arrested on four Norwalk Municipal Court contempt of court warrants on the original charges of aggravated menacing, carrying a concealed weapon and persistent disorderly conduct.
10:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - Police found nine marijuana plants and various drug paraphernalia when using a search warrant last Tuesday at a Kniffin Street apartment. On April 21, officers looked through discarded trash on the curb for stolen property near the home when they found suspected marijuana plants, Greenwich Police Chief Steve Dorsey said. The chief said police suspect someone from the same apartment complex stole a woman's purse the previous day.
10:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
The state and local Democratic party members are working day and night to find a replacement for Matt Barrett. Barrett, a Democrat from Amherst, was the 58th district state representative until last Thursday when he admitted a photo shown to a Norwalk High School civics class last October was of a woman he knew in the district. Barrett had told authorities in October the picture shown to the class during the PowerPoint presentation was placed on the computer by his son.