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WILLARD Mercy Hospital of Willard and The American Cancer Society will celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Great American Smokeout on Thursday. With exactly half of the United States now protected by smoke-free laws, and a variety of cessation resources available, there has never been a better time to quit smoking and enjoy the health benefits. Mercy Willard will have a display table set up at the main entrance with support materials and information about tobacco cessation programs for anyone interested in going tobacco free today. Tobacco is currently the second major cause of death in the world. It is responsible for the death of one in ten adults worldwide (about 5 million deaths each year). If current smoking patterns continue, it will cause some 10 million deaths each year by 2020. Half of the people that smoke today that is about 650 million people will eventually be killed by tobacco. Smoking is a major risk factor in the development of several major health issues coronary heart disease and stroke, as well as pneumonia. About 8 million people in the United States have at least one serious illness caused by smoking. That also means that for every person who dies of a smoking related disease, there are 20 more people who suffer from at least one serious illness associated with smoking.
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Allen R. Witucki has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. The recruit qualifies for a $23,000 enlistment bonus. Witucki, a 2006 graduate of Edison High School, has reported to Fort Knox, Ky., for basic training in September 2007. He is the son of Suzanne and James Witucki of Milan.
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Book discussion NEW LONDON The Jawbreakers Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the library to discuss "The Red Tent." Credit workshop A free rebuild your credit workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Fisher-Titus Learning Center at Norwalk High School. Registration is required and today is the deadline. Call (800) 228-1102.
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Peg Miller, director of Cancer Services, recently was named the third annual Girls' Night Out "Woman of the Year" for her devotion to serving cancer patients in Erie and Huron counties. Miller, of rural Bellevue, received recognition during the third annual Girls' Night Out event, an evening of entertainment, fun and fundraising just for women held at the Nia Center at Kalahari. The local benefit raises funds for Cancer Services, the Fisher-Titus mammography fund and the Firelands Regional Medical Center cancer program Fund. This year's event, attended by more than 1,000 women, raised $25,000 to be distributed evenly between all three programs. "Peggy is the most tireless person who is always ready to do whatever is necessary for the cause," said Doug Studer, co-owner of Curves in Norwalk, Sandusky and Huron and co-founder of Girls' Night Out with his wife, Gretchen. "Her whole life revolves around her passion for the cancer victim. Mention her name to anyone who knows her and you will hear about a smiling, caring, loving, unselfish person." Miller has served as director of cancer services for seven years and as a volunteer since 1999. Prior to that, she was in retail management. As cancer services director, she manages marketing, fundraising and patient services. She also oversees 70 volunteers, one employee and a 19-member board of directors.
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
TIFFIN For more than 30 years, children have enjoyed reading "Arthur Adventure," the award-winning book series by Marc Brown that has sold more than 60 million books worldwide. PBS TV began airing the "Arthur" television series just over a decade ago, and it continues to be one of the top children's shows, as merited by winning a Peabody and five Emmy Awards. Now children and their families can enjoy Arthur LIVE! at The Ritz Theatre as he comes to life to celebrate more than 30 years of educating and entertaining young children. Arthur the Aardvark and his friends from Elwood City explore real issues that face real kids in this all-new musical production of Arthur LIVE! at The Ritz Theatre. There will be two performances on Jan. 21. The first will be at 3 p.m. and then again at 7. The LIVE! show will be 90 minutes long including a 20-minute intermission. Tickets for Arthur LIVE! are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting The Ritz Theatre Box Office in Tiffin, by phone at (419) 448-8544 and online atwww.ritztheatre.org. Tickets prices for reserved seating are $10 for students and $20 for adults. Special group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
If Lynn Chapin's lead of eight votes holds when the board of elections releases certified totals Nov. 21, the question of whether she will serve as first ward representative while living in the fourth ward will probably end up in court. Norwalk law director Stuart O'Hara said Chapin's Republican opponent Scott Krichbaum could protest election results with a lawsuit in common pleas court or any 25 registered voters from the first ward could join together to protest the results. Sharon Locke, deputy director for the board of elections, said Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner's office sent a memo telling the board their only role at this point is to certify final totals.
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Assistant Public Defender David Longo abruptly quit his job before a jury trial Tuesday morning. Longo was defending Willard resident Joshua D. Bartell, 27, of 3934 Walnut Road, in connection with assaulting a carnival worker June 29. In August, a grand jury indicted Bartell on aggravated robbery, robbery, felonious assault and kidnapping.
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Don't ban exterior furnaces, but regulate them. That was the plea from four people at Tuesday night's city council work session. City officials said proposed legislation banning outdoor furnaces is in response to citizen complaints, but one man who sells the furnaces and three residents asked council to consider regulation instead of a complete ban.
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - Meghan Coch feels no pressure from her male classmates at EHOVE Career Center. In fact, they are quite supportive of young women who want to be firefighters. Coch is in her first year in the EHOVE professional firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) program. At first, she admitted, the male students thought the "girls" couldn't do what the "guys" can do.
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Fisher-Titus Medical Center is trying to create a community of lifesavers in Huron County. To that end, Gary Englehart, director of pulmonary services, is teaching area students the basics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE As early as January, village residents will be charged a monthly fee toward a new storm sewer utilities fund. Currently, money from the general fund, generated through the village's income tax, goes toward storm sewer related projects.
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NOV. 13, 1944 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 63 years ago:
4:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
From my vantage point as a music teacher in Bellevue, I was fascinated by the bits and pieces of information I began to see in this area about Ron Paul, from bumper stickers, yard signs, and flyers to e-mail discussions. I read a sign that simply said, "Who is Ron Paul?" and decided to find out. I found that Ron Paul, a 2008 Presidential candidate, is a 10-term Congressman from Texas. He is extremely popular among college students, drawing a wide base of Democrats, Republicans, independents and Libertarians, for his pro-freedom, less-government strict adherence to the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.
4:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
As Thanksgiving is upon us, we should give special thanks for our pets. Be they big and sloppy, tiny and skittish, noble or ornery, shy or zealous, they have carved out a huge place in our lives, and they are individuals who could never be fully replaced. Research shows that people who own pets live long, healthy lives, lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Those with pets tend to recover from illnesses faster and pet owners seem to experience less stress. Pet owners in general are less likely to need to visit a doctor or take medications.
4:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's great to be alive. Why, you ask?
4:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dr. Teresa Ghazoul, a board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon and director of plastic surgery at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, will be featured as a guest of Trapper Jack and the Morning Show between 8 and 9 a.m. Wednesday on 102.1 WDOK. During the one-hour segment, Ghazoul will talk to Trapper Jack about a variety of topics including her career as a plastic surgeon and why she returned to Ohio's small town atmosphere.
4:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Village council tabled action on six new ordinances Monday, agreeing to take more time to gather information and discuss the issues. One measure dealt with changing the employee handbook for health insurance, one with employment of the solicitor and one with putting 15 acres on Townline Road 79 where the former water wells are located up for sale.
4:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Robin L. Baines, 40, 56 E. Main St., Lot 7, Wakeman; no dog license; conviction date: Oct. 25; fine, $25; costs, $45.
4:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Healthcare information is going high-tech in Huron County. The Huron County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMhs) will demonstrate a new Web site huron.oh.networkofcare.org at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fisher-Titus Learning Center. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...<>/p>
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TOLEDO - The "Pride of the Buckeyes," the Ohio State University Marching Band will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo. The 225-member marching band, under the direction of Jon Woods, is widely know for its precision marching, unique sound and its famous Script Ohio. Woods is in his 23rd year as director of the band after serving 10 years as associate director.
4:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Memorial Home All Norwalk Memorial Home veterans were honored this week with a memorial presentation. Invited guests included veterans, residents, spouses of residents, volunteers and staff. Each participant received a poppy which residents had made. The event culminated with red, white and blue refreshments.