5:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
City crews have been trying, but the trees haven't cooperated. "The problem right now is the leaves haven't dropped like they normally do," said street and sewer superintendent Dick Moore.
5:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Excessive speed and alcohol are being blamed on a rollover accident Sunday night on Sara Drive. Police estimate Sean M. Fortner, 19, of 27 Katherine Way, was going 65 mph when he lost control while attempting to turn right from Old State Road. That area is a 35 mph zone.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Nov. 16, 1969 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 38 years ago:
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Monroeville village council this week authorized village administrator Josh Eggleston to take the steps necessary to bring before them a proposal to establish a storm sewer utilities fund. After Eggleston takes those steps, council will vote on an ordinance to establish such a fund as early as April. If council members vote to establish the fund, village residents will pay a monthly fee toward that fund.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Plymouth settlers (who came to be called "Pilgrims") set apart a holiday immediately after their first harvest in 1621. They held an autumn celebration of food, feasting, and praising God. The Governor of Plymouth invited Grand Sachem Massasoit and the Wampanoag people to join them in the feast. Evidence to support that claim came from diaries of Plymouth. The settlers fed and entertained the Native Americans for three days, at which point some of the Native Americans went into the forest, killed five deer, and gave them to the Governor as a gift. This tradition may be lore, but today we set aside time to reflect on the blessings of the past year. It has also become a day of celebrating what each of you have contributed to the work of The Salvation Army.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk's old Memorial Hospital building at 269 E. Main St. is now a site on the National Register of Historic Places. This is a federal program to encourage the identification and preservation of historically significant buildings and areas. Since 1974 Norwalk's West Main Street from the library to the 200 block has been a historic district on the National Register. In Milan, the area near the Edison Birthplace is a district along with part of Center Street and the Square (I believe). Building owners are not barred from doing anything they'd like with their property, but if the property is threatened by a federally-funded project (such as a highway) then there is a chance to protest the project and protect the building.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
When the Huron County Commissioners raised the real estate conveyance fee an additional $1 per thousand, they surely didn't expect any controversy. After all, the commissioners had the authority to raise the fee whenever they liked as long as it was below the state's limit of four dollars per thousand in sale price. Moreover, they were only raising the fee to $3 per thousand even with the increase, the fee would be less than the state's limit, and less than it is in surrounding counties.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Small hands offered red carnations and small voices offered words of thanks as League Elementary third-graders recently visited the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. The youngsters paid the veterans a visit in honor of Veterans Day.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Probate & Juvenile Court Judge Tim Cardwell announced he will run for re-election to a second term next year. Within a year of taking the bench, Cardwell set up a mediation program for adults in bitter custody cases and a drug court for juveniles. The mediation program, shared with Common Pleas Court, gives parents the opportunity to work with a trained mediator to resolve differences in custody cases.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Firelands Electric Cooperative was the winner of the Community Improvement Corp. (CIC) Business of the Year Award presented Tuesday at the CIC's annual banquet at the New London Grange Hall. The cooperative received the honor for its many contributions to the community, including purchasing and remodeling the former Bailey Pontiac location.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The St. Paul Key Club will sponsor its annual canned food drive from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Norwalk. Club members will be going door to door asking for donations of canned goods for the local Area Food Bank and the Salvation Army Christmas baskets.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - The Culinary Vegetable Institute (CVI) will host the third annual Thanksgiving dinner to honor families of active military. The holiday celebration will be at noon on Thanksgiving Day at the Ohio 13 location. Active troop members, along with their families, are invited for a traditional Thanksgiving midday meal, with all the trimmings.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Robin Weirauch, Democratic candidate for Ohio's 5th Congressional District, wants a signed truce banning negative campaigning. Republican Robert Latta, her opponent, believes his actions will speak louder than words and promised to run a clean campaign without the formality of a signed pledge.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - The Berlin Fruit Box Company is saving its best not for last, but first. The Berlin Heights basket manufacturer will kick off its 150th anniversary celebration this month by showcasing three baskets. One of them is "simply the most beautiful basket we've ever made in our 150-year history," company president Matt Adelman said.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Less than three months ago, I entered "35th SPS" in a Google search. This was the security police squadron I was assigned to in Vietnam in April of 1968 at Phan Rang AFB. I was curious about any information that was available on my old unit. Several hits illuminated the computer screen and one in particular caught my eye. It was the Vietnam Security Police Association, a group dedicated to security policemen and augmentees who served in Thailand and Vietnam during the war years (1960-1975). Security Policemen were the Air Force's "infantry troops" who guarded the perimeter of Air Force bases (security towers, mobile patrols, canine units, and heavy weapons), internal security areas (bomb dumps and flight line entry points), base police, and off-base convoys. The association reunites old friends, serves veterans that are affected by post-traumatic stress syndrome, shares the latest medical information on Agent Orange, and maintains contact with active security personnel and the Security Forces Academy.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
I wondered what the city council was thinking when I read the headline "Council to discuss ban on exterior furnaces" in today's paper (Nov. 13). It struck me as a bit of busywork over a nonexistent problem. Nowhere in my travels through the city have I heard any complaints about exterior furnaces.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Did you know that 33.4 percent of Ohio high school students smoke and that each year in our state roughly 38,600 youth under the age of 18 become new, daily smokers? Because we care about the health of the youth in Huron County, as well as all around Ohio, we have formed the Huron County stand Team a youth-led movement that tells other kids through the ages of 12 to 18 about the dangers of tobacco. Our team is made up of several teens who all have different reasons to be involved in stand. Some of us have been affected by tobacco use of friends or family members. We think stand is really important, but we have a lot of fun, too! We hold all kinds of events with free food and give away tons of stuff. We even went to a Cleveland Indians game and handed out tobacco information to other youth beforehand and had trainings at Cosi and Great Wolf Lodge.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
I hate to admit it, but a picture is worth a thousand words. Coming from me, a "word" person, that is almost an admission of defeat. I try to express my thoughts and feelings in words, and mostly I think words are adequate. But sometimes, words aren't enough or, in any case, they don't do the job as well.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's been a hot topic in Norwalk for years. Not the limited parking uptown or the overabundance of stray cats, but the lack of major sit-down chain restaurants.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man will spend up to six months in a substance abuse treatment-oriented prison for a summer high-speed chase. Leon E. Hunt, 30, of 34 Norwood Ave., fled from Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Randy Chase during the June 22 incident that started near Collins. The defendant lived on Collins Road when he was indicted in early August.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ken Leber, superintendent of the city's parks and recreation department, told council on Tuesday that a company that builds playground equipment has offered the city a one-time deal of about 50 percent off for units paid for by the end of November. "It's too good of a deal to turn down for almost half price," he said. "It's a great deal for the city."