8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
CPR training Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering Healthcare Provider CPR training from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Mercy Hospital of Willard has welcomed Dr. Jose Andujar, MD, FACS to the medical staff as he begins a general surgery clinic at the hospital. Andujar is board certified in general surgery and has a special interest in colorectal surgery. Andujar's clinic at Mercy Willard will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays beginning Aug. 20. "Dr. Andujar has a wonderful relationship with his existing patients, with a 97% patient satisfaction score based on overall quality of care for his patients." said Robert Gospodarek, president and CEO of Mercy Hospital of Willard.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
WELLINGTON - The Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival, the largest outdoor quilt festival of its kind east of the Mississippi River, is now collecting quilts for its 2007 show on Aug. 11. The quilts will be displayed on the century old barns of Bonnie Brae Elk Farm on Quarry Road in Wellington. In addition to quilts for the outdoor portion of the festival, organizers are putting out a call for autograph or album quilts to be displayed indoors in a special exhibit. This century old tradition of making signed blocks for special events continues to this day. One of the album quilts to be displayed is from the Darke County area and was made in 1889. Another was autographed by guests at a recent wedding.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Have you been experiencing pain or discomfort lately that is worse at the end of the day? Have you also noticed a bulge in the groin, abdomen, thigh or genitals that may get bigger when you stand and go away when you lie down? If so, you may be experiencing a hernia. A hernia (or "rupture") is a weakness or defect in the wall of the abdomen. This weakness may be present at birth. Or, it can be caused by the wear and tear of daily living.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Have you ever thought of cycling to and from work? Think about it. Bicycle commuting can provide a way to meet the recommended amount of daily exercise. Robb Smithson of Snyder Road, Willard, encourages everyone who is able to bike to work. Smithson, 28, bikes the 10.5 miles to his first shift job at Norwalk Concrete Industries three times per week spring to fall.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Ohio State University Extension office is offering its next cooking class, "Ground Meat Basics," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial Lake Park clubhouse. The cost is $6 per person. Register by Friday. The "Parents Night Out" evening is slated for 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome. All children are asked to wear tennis shoes. Register by calling (419) 663-6775. Cost is $8 for each member, $11 for others and $5 for third child or more in the same household.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - A fire early this morning caused about $1 million in damage at Corso's Flower & Garden Center, located south of Sandusky on U.S. 250. Scene commander Dan Yost of the Perkins Township Fire Department said firefighters got the call at 5:55 a.m. today. "It took us 2 minutes to get there, if that," Yost said.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Reflector is updating its online comment policy. Any future comments using the seven words prohibited by the FCC, or any Internet-savvy variation thereof, will be automatically deleted, regardless of content. The previous standard - that all libelous or overtly threatening comments will be removed - also still stands. We want to provide a forum for vigorous debate, but we also want everyone to feel welcome. It is a difficult balance to strike and one we are still working towards.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
St. Paul High School head football coach John L. Livengood was one of 12 people cited by Norwalk police Wednesday evening for alcohol-related offenses at Baines Park. The following people, whose addresses were not available, were issued misdemeanor citations for possessing or consuming an open container of beer or intoxicating liquor on city property: John L. Livengood, 41; Lawrence A. Fisher, 35; Emily J. Mira, 34; Jason T. Green, 26; Susan M. Caprara, 43; Anthony P. Caprara, 44; Bradley T. Clark, 25; Christopher N. Harkness, 40; Juliana M. Mapus, 24; Robert C. Wilkerson, 38; Kevin M. Hay, 29; and Steven C. Popke, 30.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - A Vermilion man was arrested late Tuesday afternoon after an eight-mile pursuit that started in Wakeman and ended in Lorain County. Matthew R. Machock, 25, is accused of passing another motorist recklessly at speeds more than 55 mph and failing to stop for a stop sign, Police Chief Tim Hunker said. The eight-mile pursuit began on East Main Street in a 35 mph speed limit zone when Officer William Hodge checked Machock's license plate and determined the suspect was wanted on a felony warrant, police said.
7:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
AUG. 1, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 77 years ago:
7:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
It sure is a crazy market. Not two months ago, we here in Ohio were paying more than anyone in the country outside of California for gasoline.
7:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: Andy Prutsok's column will not appear this week. In its place we are substituting this one written by Stan Obrenovich. This is the 22nd year I have been involved in uptown Norwalk.
7:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Get those pom-poms on.
7:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE Assisted North Central EMS with a patient having difficulty breathing at 7:54 a.m. Tuesday at 100 Furniture Parkway. Returned to station at 8:10.
7:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Humane Society has announced that a low cost feline spay/ neuter clinic is coming to Norwalk.
7:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
After careful discussion, the Maple City Heritage Festival committee has decided to postpone its festival until next year, the committee announced in an e-mail this morning. The target date for the postponed festival is now Sept. 20 and 21, 2008. Several factors contributed to the decision to adjourn the festival until 2008. The committee is thankful for the support given by area businesses and organizations and they welcome further community support.
7:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
An attorney representing the court-appointed advocate for the 11 formerly adopted Gravelle children said the youngsters remain in various foster homes, which he called "appropriate home situations." Jack Landskroner, the lawyer for guardian at litem David Brown, declined to say how many foster homes were involved, citing the safety and rights of the children. He said some the children have been moved to other foster homes since the initial removal, but all of them have been in their current homes for at least several months.
7:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
A New Lexington man was classified as a sex offender this afternoon and sentenced to five years of probation for a fall Internet police sting. Kyle R. Halsey, 26, was apprehended during an Oct. 25 traffic stop after driving to Wakeman for the purposes of sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl. Part-time Wakeman Police Officer Josh Rice was posing online as the juvenile when Halsey had a sexual conversation with Rice in a chat room.
7:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - A Vermilion man was arrested late Tuesday afternoon after an eight-mile pursuit that started in Wakeman and ended in Lorain County. Matthew R. Machock, 25, is accused of passing another motorist recklessly at speeds more than 55 mph and failing to stop for a stop sign, Police Chief Tim Hunker said. The eight-mile pursuit began on East Main Street in a 35 mph speed limit zone when Officer William Hodge checked Machock's license plate and determined the suspect was wanted on a felony warrant, police said.
7:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Seniors may be unaware a local ophthalmologist provides free eye examinations and follow-up care under a national eye care program. The service is under the umbrella of EyeCare America the public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, committed to the preservation of sight, accomplishing its mission through public service and education.