9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
To understand the importance of smoke detectors in saving lives, consider cancer. There is a greater chance of a cure if a doctor finds the disease at its earliest stages. There are various "alarms," or symptoms medical professionals say you should look for that signal something is wrong. Similarly, a working smoke detector sounds an alarm when it senses smoke. But unlike cancer symptoms, which can appear after the disease has reached later stages, smoke detectors signal an alarm at a fire's early stage. "It allows people to get out of the house when they still can," said David Wallace, the Norwalk Fire Department's fire prevention officer. "Smoke detectors, without a doubt, is the best fire safety tip out there."
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
HOUSTON - Cornea donors who had cancer or were in the hospital when they died present a slight risk of infection to those who receive a corneal transplant, said epidemiologists at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston. The chance of infection after corneal transplant is generally quite small but still exists, said Dr. Kirk Wilhelmus, professor of ophthalmology at BCM and a co-author of a report that appears in the current issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio Sen. Susan Morano (D-Lorain) met recently with Norwalk resident Shawn Kirk, who receives assistance at home from Cambridge Home Health Care through Ohio's Waiver program. Also at the visit were Annamarie Roth, a home health aide with Cambridge Home Health Care, and scheduling supervisor Debbie Page.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE - The Bellevue Hospital will begin its 91st year of caring March 16, the anniversary of when the original hospital opened its doors at 811 Northwest St. Today, the hospital serves a four-county area from its 1400 W. Main St. location. Located on 109 acres of property, The "new" Bellevue Hospital opened its doors March 13, 2005 after a $36 million construction project was completed.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - February is American Heart Month across the nation. The Mercy Hospital of Willard cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department joins the American Heart Association and other organizations across the nation to wish all Americans a heart healthy month.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Members of the Board of Education and representatives from Ashland University's Telego Center met with district teachers and staff Monday afternoon and with members of the public Monday evening to gather information about what qualities they want in a new superintendent. The Telego Center has published a brochure that is being distributed to school districts and education service centers around the state describing the community and the school in order to interest applicants in the job.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
Miss the Shoestring Players? You don't have to anymore. Volunteer thespians are trying to resurrect the local community theater group that performed productions from 1931 through the 70s. They are looking for area residents who wish to volunteer in same way from acting and directing to playing music and serving as a seamstress.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
It was a heck of a storm that hit the area over the weekend, but it could have been much worse. Just ask any area school superintendent.
9:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Brooke R. Fairchild, 27, of 5407 Ohio 303, Wakeman, hit a deer March 5 on rural Whittlesey Avenue.
9:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jessica Storer, of Norwalk, a member of the class of 2011, has been named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the fall 2007 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade-point average with a minimum of 12 credits. Malone College is proud to announce the fall 2007 dean's list. To be named to the Dean's List, one must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and receive a grade-point average of 3.5. Daniel B. Wearsch, son of Michael and Becky Wearsch, of Norwalk, has been named to Malone College's dean's list. Daniel is majoring in Biblical Theology and will graduate in May. He is currently an intern at First Christian Church, Canton. Daniel's grade point average for the fall semester was 3.74. Wright State University conferred 1,373 degrees during the fall commencement ceremonies on Nov. 17, in WSU's Ervin J. Nutter Center.
9:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Back in my early days of Ohio deer hunting it was considered terribly unsportsmanlike to kill a doe. Bucks were the target almost every time and even when it was legal to take one of the female gender those who did were looked down on as little more than poachers. "Save the females to reproduce more deer" was the motto, but that's definitely changed now with deer populations at an all-time high, and the Division of Wildlife taking near desperate measures to reduce the herd. There was an estimated population of 675,000 animals before last year's seasons began, up 25,000 despite a record kill in 2006 of 237,316. And next year there will likely be more. Even ordinary citizens are becoming unhappy with the growing population. My sister lives in a Cincinnati suburb well inside the urban zone there, and in a recent phone call said "They're everywhere down here. Last night just before dark over a dozen came walking across our backyard, and there were three this morning at the end of our driveway. We can't plant flower beds or shrubs because they eat them. I wish somebody would do something." The Division of Wildlife is trying to do something, but it's a juggling act. According to Dave Risley, executive administrator for wildlife research, the problem is not a magic statewide number for the population, but setting proper habitat-based deer densities by region or state. "It depends on what the landscape will support." he said. He noted widespread complaints of deer that have become so abundant that they're regarded as little more than rats with hooves by many home and landowners.
9:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
SUBMITTED PHOTO Pictured are JHI President Ken Schafer, presenting the Project of the Year award signed by all 170 JHI employees, to Dr. Roshon. MONROEVILLE The North Coast Cancer Care project in Sandusky is the Janotta & Herner Inc. Project of the Year for 2007. When a construction company completes more than 300 projects a year, it can be quite a task to determine which of those projects stands out from the rest and should be chosen "Project of the Year."
9:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
In partnership with the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation (NEDC), the city of Norwalk plans to once again honor those businesses in Norwalk which have been in continuous operation for 100 years or more by inducting them into Norwalk's Century Club. This year's Century Club luncheon will be held April 25 to celebrate the contributions of these businesses. The event will cap off NEDC's fifth annual Business Appreciation Week, scheduled for April 21 to 25. Conceived by Mayor Sue Lesch in 2004, the Century Club currently includes 23 businesses and organizations. "For 2008, we have identified five additional businesses and organizations that fit the criteria," Lesch said. "We believe there are a few more out there that have not been identified, and we do not want to miss the opportunity to honor any Norwalk company that is at least one hundred years old."
9:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Firelands Historical Society will sponsor an Antiques Appraisal Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29. It will be held at the Society's Research Center, 9 Case Ave., Norwalk. Andrew Richmond from Garth's Arts and Antiques in Delaware, Ohio will preside as appraiser. There is no limit on the number of items submitted, but only two can be registered at one time. Cost is $10 per item.
9:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Former Huron County Sheriff's Detective Matthew S. Spencer was sentenced this morning to five years of intensively supervised probation. He has four years in prison hanging over his head if he fails to make monthly payments on about $9,520 in restitution to the sheriff's office. "Mr. Spencer, the reason you're not on the way to prison is to pay restitution," Visiting Common Pleas Judge Judith Cross told the defendant. "I expect it to be paid."
9:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
When Mike Gottfried talks, everyone listens. Twice the former St. Paul coach and now ESPN football analyst had the floor Tuesday - and both times you could have heard a pin drop.
9:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
MARCH 11, 1911 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 97 years ago: Reaches 80th milestone of life Mrs. John Ritz, of No. 10 Harkness Street, entertained twenty ladies Friday afternoon in honor of her mother, Mrs. Georgiana Bennett, who on that day reached her eightieth birthday anniversary. The affair was a complete surprise to Mrs. Bennett, who had purposely been invited out in the morning. Returning home after dinner she was met at the door by little Anna Marie, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. McManus, neighbors of Mrs. Ritz, who presented Mrs. Bennett with a pretty bouquet of white carnations.
9:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - You'll be leery of remaining unflinchingly sure about anything after seeing "Doubt: A Parable,' the provocative, powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play on-stage at the Cleveland Play House through March 23. Like a magnetic force, playwright John Patrick Shanley pulls us into this riveting story about a steely, self-confident nun and her suspicion of inappropriate behavior with a child. Shanley's play is a lean, focused 90 minutes with enough tension-filled drama, twists and turns to glue our eyes to the stage.
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n Jamie B. Dotson, daughter of Teena Dotson-Reynolds, of Greenwich, and Robert Dotson, of Bellville, has been named to the Ohio Northern University deans' list for the winter quarter 2007-08. She is a senior majoring in early childhood education. Trenton S. Gerber, son of David and Judy Gerber, of Monroeville, has also been named to the Ohio Northern University deans' list for the winter quarter 2007-08. He is a junior majoring in management. Arielle R. Hord, daughter of Randy and Cheryl Hord, of Willard, has been named to the Ohio Northern University deans' list for the winter quarter 2007-08. She is a senior majoring in marketing. Daniel R. Michel, son of Ronald and Roberta Michel, of Milan, has been named to the Ohio Northern University deans' list for the winter quarter 2007-08. He is a senior majoring in biology. Kelly P. Morman, daughter of Richard and Patricia Morman, of Monroeville, has been named to the Ohio Northern University deans' list for the winter quarter 2007-08. She is a sophomore majoring in political science and Spanish.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Thomas L. Boyhan, 58, of Columbus, was not cited Saturday after his vehicle exited U.S. 250 and struck a ditch while partially overturning.
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This is to the coward who was riding a snowmobile on private property last Wednesday night on North Old State Road when you hit my dog (who was on our own property). Besides the fact that you weren't man enough to stop and let me know you hit her, she was injured badly enough I had to have her back leg amputated this morning. We are here visiting from Georgia due to my father's illness, and it's a shame my dog was not safe on my father's property because of losers like you. Just so you know, it cost me $1,000 to pay for the surgery, not to mention her pain and suffering. I hope your joyride was worth it.