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.
4:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
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>
4:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
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.
4:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
MANSFIELD - A legislative event hosted by the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (AAA), Richland County Mental Health Board (RCMHB) and the Alzheimer's Association, NW Ohio Chapter was held recently at the AAA offices in Mansfield. The breakfast meeting was planned to educate legislators about how each agency collaborates. The AAA, the Alzheimer's Association and the RCMHB have a vision to serve clients in a manner that allows them to maintain independence and dignity through all stages of their life. The agencies recognize the importance of working together, with each other and with elected officials to succeed with this vision.
4:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
The discussion might heat up at the city council work session at 7:30 tonight over a proposed ordinance banning all exterior furnaces in the city. The proposed legislation states that outdoor solid fuel furnaces and outdoor wood boilers "constitute a hazard to the health and well being of the citizens of Norwalk, Ohio, due to the smoke, particulates, gases and other emissions."
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio's archery season opened Sept. 29, but it didn't mean much to many area bow hunters. Lots went out on opening day, of course, because it's traditional, and some made a few trips later. But it's during the rut that bow and crossbow hunters become serious, because deer move then, and the big bucks get silly. It's the year's best chance to put antlers on the wall and meat in the freezer. Ohio's deer rut normally starts around the last week in October, hits full swing the first three weeks of November, then begins to taper off. Which means it's already started, but there's still time to build tree stands, or ground blinds, and scout out a favorite farm. But there are some points that archers not yet truly knowledgeable about their sport should keep in mind. Because these tactics will up your chances of bagging a fine whitetail. One, if planning to hold off on tree stands until you actually find a nice scrape or two, is to decide where to place it. Some believe that stands should be along approaches to a major scrape, while others feel they should be within shooting range.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
NOV. 10, 1960 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 47 years ago: Hahn, Landoll win speaker trophies
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Most producers who have worked with the Farm Service Agency are aware that low interest loans are available on grain they harvest once it is stored in the bin or at an approved warehouse. These loans are for a nine month period and offer the producer an opportunity to use the funds disbursed under the loan for operating capital or other needed purposes. The current interest rate on loans is 5.125 percent. This will be the rate used for any loans disbursed in November. In January all outstanding loans will have the interest rate adjusted to whatever the rate is on Jan. 1. The process for obtaining a loan is very simple. You just stop into the FSA Office and fill out a CCC-666 to start the process. The form can be faxed to you if you wish and you can complete, sign, and fax it back to the office. Measurements are available but will cost a producer a minimum of &#036;46, but the producer then has a guaranteed number of bushels in his bin. If a producer wishes to certify his loan he can do so and avoid measurement costs. When filling out the CCC-666 the producer will need to tell us the location of the bins. Is the grain stored at your home farm, someone else's farm, Huron County or another county. The loan rate will be the rate in the county where the grain is stored. Next we need the diameter of the bin and the height of the grain. The COC will calculate the grain in the bin and the producer can then decide if he wants to put all of the grain under loan or if he wishes to take a lesser amount. Keep in mind on a certified loan test weight and pack factors are not taken into consideration. If the test weight of the grain is low it could make a difference in the number of bushels you actually end up delivering to the elevator which would be considered an incorrect certification. Accuracy is important in making a loan request. Shortages result in loan violations that can become expensive. With a certified loan the county office should be able to issue your loan within three to five days. A measured loan will take additional time due to the necessity of the field reporter visiting your farm. Producers are required to maintain the quality and the quantity of the loan throughout the nine-month period. Prior to feeding grain the producer must pay off the amount of collateral he plans to feed prior to feeding. When the producer is ready to move grain to a buyer he needs to call the office and request an authorization to do so before he starts to haul. To move the grain without the authorization in place would be considered an unauthorized disposition. Again, this situation results in penalties and immediate repayments for the producer.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
NOV. 12, 1944 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 63 years ago:
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
St. Paul Episcopal Sunday worship and church school are now at 8:30 a.m. The Re-newal study group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. History of the local church will be the topic. Steuben UCC STEUBEN Sunday is the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "Bless God's Holy Name," are Haggai 1:15b-2:9; Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; and Luke 20:27-38. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print bulletins will be available.
4:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
This week, Norwalk Catholic School hosted more than 150 area business and professional personnel for breakfast. It is an honor and a privilege to treat these folks to breakfast. I wonder if we in education and our community as a whole truly appreciate what quality, successful businesses mean to a community. Norwalk's business people realize their responsibility to our world. They are not just making a profit.