Norwalk Catholic School canceled class today for its pre-kindergarten class, called the young five's, because one student was diagnosed with the potentially dangerous staph infection Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Huron County Health Commissioner Tim Hollinger said MRSA is resistant to broad-spectrum antibiotics. "Classes were canceled today for that child's classroom only out of an abundance of caution," Hollinger said.
Until the past few years, cottontail rabbit hunting was the No. 1 sport in Ohio. Deer hunting has the top spot now, but every fall hundreds of local gunners still head forth seeking a meal of fried rabbit. Lots of them do it the easy way, lining up six or seven friends into a long line and covering fields and woods for hours. It's a basically foolproof way of hunting, since no matter where the animals are hiding, that many people are sure to find them sooner or later. Another foolproof tactic is to hunt with an eager little beagle or two. This method is even better because hunters can just loaf along, let the dogs do most of the work, and shoot those that jump when they circle. Unfortunately, lots of rabbit hunters can't always find time to hunt all morning with a big group, or haven't dogs to do the flushing. But even a pair can find game if they use their heads.
n SouthCentral FFA GREENWICH - When judging the soil students are mainly looking for texture, depth, erosion, slope, and drainage. The rural judging team consisted of Kevin Poth, Chris Morgan, Frank Gannett, Theo Bacon, Maggie Bacon, Abby Hord, Jared Poth, Joe Pennell and head coach Mr. Chaffee.
n Wakeman Wranglers On Sept. 22, Chelsey and Katie Jackson hosted the end of the year get together for the Wakeman Wranglers. Members brought their horses to the Jackson's arena for a fun show. Each member was supposed to think up a game that could be played on a horse. After a few fun filled hours of games with the horses, everyone stayed for a cookout.
Oct. 27, 1953 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 54 years ago:
n First United Methodist This church will be involved in a CROP Walk from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 3. The cost is $15. For more information call (419) 663-9918.
CLEVELAND - "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure' is a lean, focused, fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping thriller. Don't read the above with a magnifying glass; I intend no deceptions.
It is the time of the school year when fall athletics are coming to an end, Halloween preparations are being made and the first grading period is complete. With the conclusion of the grading period comes parent/teacher conferences; an opportunity for parents and teachers to review what has transpired during the quarter.
n Greenwich resident Robin Barre has been named Intern of the Month at Ashland University. Each month during the academic year one student is selected for the honor by AU's Career Development Center.
Week of Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 (All meals served with milk)
A trio of suspects face identical charges in connection with an October armed robbery at a Willard apartment. The following defendants each face two counts of aggravated burglary and one charge of aggravated robbery: Ryan M. Forte, 21, of 410 E. Walton St., Lot 23, Willard; Byron A. Lovo, 20, of Columbus; and Jason E. Maye, 23, of 818 Main St., Apt. 3A, Willard. A Huron County grand jury indicted the men Friday in connection with an Oct. 3 incident.
WILLARD - A Seneca County woman is accused of selling heroin from a Willard motel this week. METRICH authorities seized 10 balloons of heroin plus multiple syringes, spoons and other drug paraphernalia during the Tuesday night incident at an East Walton Street motel. There were no arrests made at the time.
MONROEVILLE - The village's public school district will not ask voters to approve additional taxes in November. Instead, two levy renewals will appear on next month's ballot; a permanent improvement levy for purposes of remodeling and additions and an emergency operating levy to fund general operations.
Norwalk resident Steve Linder said he will focus on teamwork, accountability, integrity and open communication if he wins a seat on the Norwalk Board of Education. Linder has attended board meetings over the last four years, and he said he thinks the board has a problem in communicating with the public. "There's a pile of miscommunication in the administration end of things,' he said.
BELLEVUE - Information related to Thursday's bomb threat that closed Bellevue City Schools has been forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI Cleveland division assisted local authorities after the FBI Toledo office received a call about the situation Thursday morning. Bellevue Police Chief Dennis Brandal said his department is in the midst of a joint investigation with the FBI and Sandusky Police Department.
After 30 years as a middle school teacher, 15 years as athletic director and four years on school board, Michael Grose thinks he brings a necessary perspective to the Norwalk Board of Education. Grose said he looks at every decision before the board with three concerns in mind - students, staff and the community. "I take them all into account,' he said.
The St. Paul Flyers won the Firelands Conference outright Saturday night with a 21-6 win over Monroeville at Whitney Field. The Flyers took a 7-0 first-quarter lead on a 62-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Eric Scwwieterman to Joe Graziani. Wes Stein added the extra point.
After almost 12 years on the school board, you might think John Lendrum has accomplished everything he wants to. Not so. That's at least partly a result of the fact that education, as he sees it, has changed dramatically over the last 10 years and it will change just as dramatically over the next 10 years.
Rita Daniels, Kris Simpson and Bonnie Malone joined more than 500 adult and youth 4-H volunteers and staff from throughout the Midwest at the North Central Region Volunteer Forum Oct. 12 to 14 in Milwaukee, Wisc. The forum, with its "Capture the 4-H Spirit" theme, brought participants together to network and learn about innovative programs that will help bring fresh perspectives and activities to 4-H programs across the 12-state region, including Ohio.
Huron County commissioners approved an increase in the county's real estate conveyance fee Thursday, which should bring in about another $50,000 to $60,000 that will be spent on economic development and tourism. Commissioner Mike Adelman said the board raised the fee from $2 to $3 for every thousand dollars of a home's value. That means the buyer of a $100,000 home will now have to pay another $100, Adelman explained.
The MILCX program ended on Sept. 30. Although reauthorization of the program is anticipated under the forthcoming Farm Bill we have no guarantee of that happening at this time. Producers wishing to participate in the MILCX Program had to submit the appropriate contract by the deadline. To receive payment, verifiable production evidence that confirms the dairy operation's eligible production and commercial milk marketing's must be provided to the county office by Nov. 1. Any dairy operation that cannot provide the required documentation will be ineligible for MILCX benefits. * * *