NEW LONDON Several area organizations have teamed up to offer free computer classes at the New London Public Library.
The SEO Mobile Internet Training Lab provides a state-of-the-art classroom on wheels complete with ten networked PC's, a digital projector and a networked printer. SEO is a branch of the State Library of Ohio and provides the computer lab to public libraries for use in offering on-site training.
Maisee Fried of Willard was a part of a "Year of a Million Dreams" at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
She was on vacation with her family March 29 to April 4. While having dinner at the Coral Reef restaurant in Epcot, she was given a Pixie Dust Pin Pack by a cast member.
CLEVELAND The late reappearance of snowy winter weather is taxing Ohio's honeybee population, already struggling with a lack of food storage and an ailment that has killed off tens of thousands of honeybee colonies in 24 states.
Northern Ohio hasn't experienced a real shortage yet, but if things continue as they are, there could be a problem here in pollinating next season's crop, Ohio State Extension agriculture agent Mike Gastier said.
Northern Ohio's fruit crop may escape the current cold snap relatively unscathed.
While other states' farmers are talking about losing entire fruit crops, Lilly Burnham of Burnham's Orchard is estimating a 10 percent loss.
Embattled Huron County Director of Job and Family Services Erich Dumbeck resigned today, effective June 1.
"I just felt it was time for a change, time to do something different,' he told the Reflector today.
Following several tumultuous years, Erich Dumbeck resigned Tuesday as director of the county department of job and family services after just three years at the helm, effective June 1.
"I just felt it was time for a change, time to do something different," Dumbeck said in an exclusive interview with the Reflector, which first reported his resignation Tuesday on this Web site.
There will be a party this week. There will be teenagers in attendance. There will be drinking and/or drug use.
Naturally, we hope we are wrong about that last prediction, but we're getting it from teachers and administrators who have a lot of breaks under their belts.
NEW LONDON James Renner, author of "Amy: My Search for Her Killer" will speak at the New London Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Ten-year-old Amy Mihaljevic was abducted from a public plaza in Bay Village in 1989, and her body was found four months later in a field in Ruggles Township in Ashland County, only a few miles from New London.
Three local individuals were arrested Friday on a variety of drug-related offenses.
Officers arrested Craigory McCoy, 28, of 520 Milan Ave., lot 57, Norwalk, Jennifer McCoy, 21, same address, and James Griggs, 30, of Bellevue.
Matthew J. Rennert, 18, of 1405 Ohio 18, was cited for reasonable control Saturday on Townline Road 51 after his vehicle exited the roadway, struck a barrel plate and field and then overturned. Rennert was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center by North Central EMS.
Gaymont Nursing Center
Residents celebrated the opening of the Major League Baseball season this week. Staff members were encouraged to wear team jerseys. "Peanut Butter and Jelly Day" was observed as residents with a sense of adventure tried some PB & J pizza. Stretching and flexing exercises were done to the rhythm of several old-time favorite songs and bingo was played on Tuesday and Thursday.
Norwalk believes it is most important to conduct stem-cell research, by a margin of more than 30 points, according to an online poll conducted by the Reflector.
Sixty-two percent favored the research, while 30 percent said it is more important not to destroy human embryos. Eight percent said they didn't know.
MILAN Kaitlyn Fischer proved to be a tough customer on Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic bats Monday in a Sandusky Bay Conference softball game.
The Edison freshman allowed just one hit in a 12-0 win. The Lady Chargers improved to 5-1 overall, 1-0 in the league and are scheduled to play Wednesday at Clyde.
The morning ended in hugs and tears of relief for Elaine Thompson and her supporters, after a judge ruled she would not be required to serve any jail time.
Thompson, 64, was the therapist who counseled the Gravelles, the Clarksfield Township couple recently convicted of child abuse for forcing some of their children to sleep in cage-like structures and other "harsh punishments."
Norwalk resident Sue Smith goes all out when she cooks.
Just for the Reflector's feature recipe today, she and her son Keith made marinated steaks with mushrooms, fresh-lettuce salad and stuffed baked potatoes.
William T. Kenny has qualified for membership in the Phi Society, a sophomore honor society affiliated with the Ohio Eta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The invitation is extended because of William's outstanding academic record at Ohio Wesleyan University and "in anticipation of the role he will continue to play in fulfilling the liberal arts mission of Ohio Wesleyan."
William is the son of Ben Kenny and Linda Williams of Norwalk. William participates in Ultimate Frisbee and Campus Crusade for Christ. He is majoring in physics.
NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court:
Michael A. Quiggle, 26, 714 Dale St., Willard. Violation date: March 11. Conviction date: March 27. Sentence: $600 fine, $55 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from March 27 to Sept. 11; defendant shall have vehicle released upon payment of towing and storage fees.