10:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Lila Lewis, Ike Ferres' daughter, came up to me in the supermarket with tears in her eyes the other day. "I just wondered if you knew," she said. "Ike's really bad."
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May is stacking up to be a busy one for the chamber and we invite you to take part in as much as possible. Ladies will be heading to Eagle Creek for lessons every Tuesday evening, the Employer's Practices Committee will sponsor a seminar on Job Site Analysis and Hiring Practices on the 8th, our spring fling at Green Hills is May 14th, U.S. Rep. Robert Latta will pay us a visit for a Legislative Round Table on the 16th and our Member Appreciation Breakfast is on the 22nd. All of the times and locations are on the Web calendar,www.norwalkareachamber.com, or contact the office for more details. On April 15th, lots of chamber members made their way to ACC for our 4th annual Tax Day Business After Hours. Thanks to ACC for their hospitality and door prizes, Mid-Ohio Wines for their ever popular wine tasting and to Shipley's Office Supplies for their door prizes. If you are a chamber member and have not taken advantage of our After Hours events, you really should check them out. These are relaxed, casual events designed to allow members the opportunity to introduce themselves to one another, and do a little networking without the pressure. These can be real business builders and we invite you to join in. We're planning another one for mid-summer so watch the newsletter for details.
10:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Denise Romell is proud that the company she works for, Creative Memories, has donated $10,000 of scrapbooking materials to a family featured on the ABC show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." In her own little corner of the world in Milan, she also tries to help out others when she can. Romell is an independent consultant for Creative Memories, a company that sells photo-safe albums and accessories, tools for creating traditional and digital memory books, photo organizers and home dcor items such as wall displays and frames.
10:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Monroeville Police Department, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, will again present "Hooked on Fishing - Not On Drugs." The event will be held beginning at 9 a.m. May 3 at Marsh Field in Monroeville. The rain date is May 4. This is a Monroeville Community event and residents of the area are invited to participate. There will be prizes awarded for different categories, including the smallest fish, largest fish and most fish caught. Monroeville Police and village officials will be grilling hot dogs and burgers for all participants, as well as assisting youngsters with baiting hooks and "reeling in the big ones."
10:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS Democrats in the Ohio House of Representatives stood united in voting for an agreement on energy legislation that protects consumers from skyrocketing prices and positions Ohio for prosperity in the future. "I invested a lot of time and effort to make sure this was the right bill for my district," said State Rep. Matt Barrett (D-Amherst). "Avoiding rate spikes for consumers is a huge key. In the 58th House District, we also have an incredible opportunity to build the renewable energy industry. Lorain County is well-situated to manufacture wind turbines, and the western portion of the district is a prime location for installing them to harvest the wind and create energy. It is a winner all across the district." House Democrats partnered with Gov. Ted Strickland to forge legislation that does the following: * Protects consumers and potential business investors from electric rate spikes by prohibiting utilities from collecting "excessive earnings."
10:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Four Norwalk businesses and organizations with more than 400 years of continuous operation in the city were honored Friday with a luncheon at the Elks Club. In partnership with the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation, the City of Norwalk hosted the event, inducting The Shakespeare Club, American Excelsior, the Norwalk Huron County Chamber of Commerce and Norwalk Elks Lodge No. 730 into the Century Club.
10:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Toledo man accused of helping bring four crates of marijuana from Arizona to Ohio will be getting a new defense attorney. The Huron County Common Pleas Court trial for Carlos C. Torres Jr., 30, on possession of marijuana was scheduled for Tuesday. Defense attorney Randy Strickler said his now ex-client was seeking a new lawyer because he was "dissatisfied with my services," but didn't elaborate in court Friday. "We have some irreconcilable differences," Strickler told Judge Jim Conway.
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Chocolate Cake 1/2 c. butter (shortening)
10:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Matt Grimes' advice to beginning cooks is if they keep their mind focused, they can make almost anything they want. In his 18 years, Grimes has already whipped up some creations your average cook might not recognize.
10:18 PM Jul 25, 2010
n Monroeville FFA MONROEVILLE - Members of this group recently celebrated their annual tractor day.
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n Huron County Jr. Dairy The meeting was held April 15 at the Riley's farm. A motion was passed to pay the dairy booth bill and it was decided the club would pay for half of the project books.
10:18 PM Jul 25, 2010
I love crappie fishing, and I can't really say why. Maybe it's the fact that they're one of Ohio's prettiest fish, silver and black with flat sides and high dorsal fins. Or that they're so deliberate. No line screaming strikes here, just a gentle bounce or two of the float, then a slow sliding away that gives you plenty of time to pick up your rod or cane pole and retrieve a flopping fish.
10:18 PM Jul 25, 2010
n Steuben UCC STEUBEN - The Easter celebration of Christ's resurrection continues at Steuben Church. Sunday is the Sixth Sunday of Easter. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "Spirited Love,' are Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20, 1 Peter 3:13-22, and John 14:15-21. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print and young peoples' bulletins will be available. Come early for the coffee and tea fellowship before the service.
10:18 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Follow the money trail. Follow the money trail. Fol-low, fol-low, fol-low, fol-low, follow the money trail. Those lyrics would be appropriate for Monroeville Local Schools' production of "The Wizard of Oz,' set for 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
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AKRON The 2008 Wings Over Akron Air Show Committee will take place June 14th and 15th. The air show is a family-centered event that is both entertaining and educational. Guests can get "up close and personal" with historic aircraft, and talk with Veterans and active Military Personnel. Scheduled aircraft attending include: the Akron-built Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, P-51D Mustang, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, AD-4 Skyraider, PBY Catalina, C-47 Skytrain, C-54 Skymaster and many more. Also, several aerobatic pilots have been scheduled. In addition, scheduling of Military aircraft is currently in progress. *Note: The current aircraft list is pending and may change at anytime due to possible deployment and/or maintenance.
10:18 PM Jul 25, 2010
The warm weather has finally arrived and the last thing on most people's mind is school. But, the fact is, that now is the time to register your children for preschool. Many parents find the dilemma of which preschool to send their child to a daunting one. I have been asked many times what to look for when visiting a potential school. The February 2007 issue of Parents Magazine offers the following advice. Check out the basics: Is the facility safe and clean? Do the rooms have first aid kits? Is the outdoor play area well-kept? Are there plenty of age appropriate toys and books? Are they in good condition? Is the atmosphere friendly and fun?
10:18 PM Jul 25, 2010
n Veronica Geretz, a senior psychology and philosophy major attending Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., was the recipient of several academic awards and scholarships announced April 19 at their annual Honors Convocation. A 2005 St. Paul High graduate, Geretz was honored to receive the Mrs. William L. Smith Scholarship, the McCauley Aid Fund Award and the prestigious McQuiston Outstanding Service Award, given annually to rising senior women and men for unselfish service to the Westminster community during their college careers. Geretz, daughter of Mary Geretz, of Norwalk and Michael Geretz, of Milan, was also inducted into Pi Sigma Pi, a local scholastic honor fraternity whose purpose is to honor superior students. Requirements for membership include a 3.6 grade-point average or better and completion of 80 semester hours. Her maternal grandparents are Vernon and Veronica Kluding of Norwalk.
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Week of April 28 to May 2 (All meals served with milk)
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April is a propulsive force in the north. Snow melts and the flotsam of spring appears, a child's mitten in the mud, a soap bubble ring, the lilac bushes bud, a light haze of green shows in the tops of trees. The cry of the lawn mower is heard. Mating begins, females ruffling their tailfeathers, young males biting the alpha male in the rump to drive him off. And soon, suddenly, all of nature will open up, leaf out, burgeon, thrive and prosper. And then in the midst of it comes the anniversary of the massacre at Virginia Tech, with "survivors" talking on NPR about their pain and the healing process and how vulnerable they feel and how their lives have been affected. Thirty-two people were shot dead by a madman, and we remember them by listening to narcissistic mumbling. A man who was a friend of a victim said he was still recovering from the horror and trying to deal with his sense of loss, but he said not one word about his friend who died and a great deal about his own feelings. After a couple minutes of this, I wanted to break his arms. If you are ambulatory and have most of your teeth and can take nourishment, you should be careful about lavish self-pity in public, my darlings. A memorial service is Not About You. Leave the stage to the parents and lovers of the victims and honor the dead by living out their best principles as you understand them. Put your maudlin preoccupations in a box and drop it in a landfill. Maybe the man has not enough structure in his life. This can be a problem. I knew a woman in New York whose father died and who mourned him for months. When her mother announced that his old Pontiac would be sold, the daughter said no, Daddy's car should not go to a stranger, so she brought his big blue Pontiac to Manhattan, where she had to figure out the strategy of finding on-street parking spots, and this gave some structure to her life. To find a space nearby on Monday that will be good until Thursday morning at 8 a.m. is a joy, no matter what sort of problems you have.
10:18 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Layla's Grille, a restaurant touted as "upscale with a casual environment," is coming to Norwalk in the Norwalk Commons development on the north side of town. Mike McCarthy, who partnered with David Conwill in the Pride One development of the area, is a real estate broker from Perrysburg and said this is his first foray into the restaurant business. "I have worked with a lot of restaurants," McCarthy said. "I understand the industry."
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WILLARD Linda Laser will celebrate 40 years of service at RR Donnelley in Willard on April 30. She was hired in 1966 as an accuracy clerk and has worked n time-keeping, job cost, ledgers, billing, was a fulfillment specialist, and is currently a biller 2 in the billing department. Laser lives in Norwalk with her husband Samuel. She has two children, Lydia Longnecker and Jamie Wright, and four grandchildren. To place an item in "Business in Brief," send the information to the Norwalk Reflector, 61 E. Monroe St., Norwalk, Ohio 44857, call (419) 668-3771 or email news@norwalkreflector.com.