10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
HURON - You might want to book the time between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday. If you have a child, he or she may get their first book for free during this time in the Central Lounge at BGSU Firelands. First Book-BGSU Firelands and Starbucks will sponsor the concluding celebration of the "Give Kids a Break" community book drive that began Aug. 1. To date, more than 1,500 gently used books have been collected through donations from local residents. First Book-BGSU Firelands added 500 free new books to the community donations.
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Dr. Daniel Barney and Dr. Clyde Barrett recently joined the medical staff of Fisher-Titus Medical Center. They specialize in anesthesiology and join Drs. Jaime B. Cruz and Nicholas J. Liben Jr. at ZZZ Anesthesia Inc. in Milan. Barney completed his residency in anesthesiology from the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
More than a decade ago, U.S. Rep. Paul E. Gillmor and his wife, Karen, attended a Christmas party at the Norwalk VFW. It appeared Karen had gained some weight, but neither she nor her husband announced the reason she was pregnant with twins. The fact the congressman didn't say anything was testament to his selflessness, Huron County Republican Party Chairman David Kniffin said.
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
What do you do with leftover paint, fertilizers, pool chemicals, batteries all the things not allowed in regular trash pickup? Norwalk is solving that problem for residents with its first hazardous waste disposal pickup Sept. 22. Residents can bring hazardous materials to the parking lot behind the Huron County building at 180 Milan Ave. from 8 a.m. until noon.
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Authorities seized 31 vehicles, 200 car titles and about $24,000 in cash when using two search warrants simultaneously Wednesday afternoon at two Willard addresses. Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said the multi-jurisdictional investigation involves tampering with records and vehicle ownership. The detective said the suspects bought vehicles under a company name and then sold them, using people's names without their consent, to illegal aliens.
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk authorities are making good on their promise to issue daily citations to Spin to Win, a Water Street business using games of skill or chance, depending on the interpretation such as Tic-Tac Fruit machines. Police on Wednesday issued the citation to business owner David J. Pugh, 57, of 32 N. Old State Road, for operating without a permit, a zoning-related violation. So far, Pugh and operators Ed and Bonnie Cordle, of Berlin Heights, have been issued at least six citations on a charge of violating Norwalk's general business zoning code.
10:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
SEPT. 5, 1941 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 66 years ago:
10:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
After hearing many rumors about the "Justice League of America" (JLA) film, supposedly going into production early next year, I listed the advantages and my concerns. Sadly, the negatives outweighed the good by more than two to one. Since I suggested in September 2005 that JLA get the Hollywood treatment, this was very disconcerting and disappointing. The biggest advantage is being a launching pad for films for characters such as Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash. It's simply bad for business for Warner Bros. (DC Comics' parent company) to avoid this money-making opportunity. The studio must realize the average moviegoer recognizes more Marvel Comics characters than DC ones, thanks to Marvel striking often in the comic book film genre.
10:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com BELLEVUE Historic Lyme Village's Pioneer Days allows people to experience life as it was in the 1800s and early 1900s. But, there is at least one demonstrator who will talk about a practice that has as much use today as in years past. At Pioneer Days this weekend, Rural North Fairfield resident Ken Featheringill will discuss the importance of bees and the products they make . "The public needs to be educated about our honey bees," Featheringill said. "People shouldn't be scared of bees; people should understand bees."
10:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
If you live in the industrial parkway area, you better fix your sidewalk. Norwalk City Council passed next year's sidewalk improvement ordinance at last night's regular council meeting. Property owners on Republic Street and in the in the industrial parkway area will either need to construct or repair their own sidewalks or the city will do it for them at the owners' expense.
10:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
ROCHESTER The Ohio Department of Agriculture's Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (AEPP) selected the Babcock farm in Rochester and Huntington townships to be preserved in perpetuity as a working farm. This is the first Lorain County farm funded through the AEPP program and the second largest farm ever protected through the program.
10:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Aug. 28 after the driver of a red truck came into the lane of Heather N. Puckett, 16, of 5905 Townline Road 12, Willard, forcing her to swerve into a guardrail on the east side of Section Line Road 30.
10:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower," wrote Albert Camus, 20th century French author and existentialist philosopher. So it is with library materials; they are eternally new to the library patron. Speaking of new, I have started a new adult reading program called, "Meet the Author" where readers get to meet writers who review their latest work and talk about their art. Many of us have thought about writing and maybe illustrating a children's book or publishing that first novel. Our guest writers are not limited to a published book; it can be a poem, a short story, a play or a songwriter like F. Christopher Reynolds who shared his new CD, "The Age of Magnification: The Highway Home" with stories and songs of Norwalk in August.
10:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
The controversy surrounding the existence of Spin to Win isn't about gambling. It's not even about the East Water Street business using games of skill or chance. City officials consider the problem a zoning issue. Reese Wineman, Spin to Win's attorney, said zoning can be "used" and "enacted" to violate someone's civil rights, but doesn't know if the city is doing a witch hunt. He considers it "awfully unusual" to have employees receive daily citations in the midst of media coverage over games similar to what Spin to Win offers.
10:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
When Norwalk Creek flooded last summer, it did exactly what it was supposed to. In 1978, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) did a Flood Insurance Study and recognized the area around Norwalk Creek as a flood plain. It predicted what would happen when a "hundred-year storm" hit Norwalk. That's exactly what happened June 21 and 22 2006. It's also what happened almost 40 years earlier in the last "hundred-year storm."
10:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
At least three days a week, you won't find Harvey Stierhoff sleeping late in his retirement years. You will find the 77-year-old Norwalk resident at the Ernsthausen Community Center at 6 a.m. those days, walking and swimming.
10:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Paul Gillmor from Ohio was found dead in his apartment today, a Republican leadership aide said. The aide said the body of the 68-year-old Republican was found by staff members who went to the apartment after Gillmor failed to show up for work. There was no immediate word on the cause of his death. Gillmor's office did not respond to a reporter's call.
10:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
SEPT. 4, 1960 The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on this date 47 years ago: Nanmen need much work on pass defense
10:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
I agree 100 percent with Susan Wiles, from Willard (8/23/07), regarding anonymous e-mail comments. I have never been afraid to voice my opinion at a public school board meeting or sign my name to a letter in this forum. I would like to address a few items I have recently read about myself in the e-mail forum.
10:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
What did you do for Labor Day? While most of us relaxed and enjoyed a day off, many people punched in and did their job. I think a special thanks should go out to all who work 24/7, 365 days a year to protect us policemen, firefighters, doctors, nurses and EMTs.
10:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Michael D. Laney, 31, 185 U.S. 250 South, New London; no dog license; conviction date: Aug. 27; fine, $50; costs, $60; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 30 days. Ashley A. French, 23, 1011 S. Main St., Willard; no dog license; conviction date: Aug. 22; fine, $25; costs, $45. Mollie A. Riely, 47, 219 Woodlawn Ave., Norwalk; dog at large; conviction date: Aug. 22; fine, $25; costs, $45.