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Sometimes you just have to take one on the chin for your job and I did just that Thursday night. In fact, I took it all over my body with an hour session of full-body massage therapy. Thanks to a last-minute cancellation in an otherwise full schedule, I experienced one of the best hours I've ever spent on the job while working on a feature story about the EHOVE massage therapy course.
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Toast the Republican lawmakers who make up the majority of the membership for the state controlling board who balked at an effort by Gov. Ted Strickland to allot money to expand lottery gaming throughout the state. Times are tough, for sure, but they are particularly tough for low- and middle-low-income Ohioans. The last thing they need is the state implementing a regressive tax - which is basically what the state lottery is - to make up its budget shortfalls. Strickland and the legislature need to look more closely at controlling costs. Strickland withdrew the request in the face of the Republican opposition.
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Last week in this space, as you may recall, I reprinted a column I had written more than seven years ago. It was the story of a hike I took at a place called Beacon Rock along the Columbia River in Washington State. I had hiked more than a mile nearly straight up where I was surprised to find a couple who had just become engaged to be married.
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It's St. Patrick's Day as I write this and with all the green around it reminds me that sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees. So, I'll be telling you about positive experiences I have at business in our area and hopefully, if you aren't familiar with the business, you'll give them a try. I recently decided a very small space in my house was the perfect spot for some creative shelving. So I came up with a design and headed to Home Lumber. I needed a half-round piece of wood and, of course, that isn't exactly a stock shape of wood. No matter, one of the guys headed to the back and in a minute, I had half-rounds for my shelves. Add to that, I went in again the other day with another dilemma on an office project, I told Ron what we were doing and ask what options he could think of and in a few minutes I was heading back to the office with the perfect solution, cut to size.
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2nd photo: Bonnie Malone, Huron County 4-H extension coordinator congratulates Joe Zimmerman for winning the John T Mount Achievement award By JEAN ROTH Reflector Correspondent Joe Zimmerman of rural Norwalk has won the John T. Mount achievement award through the Ohio 4-H program.
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It's time to win by losing. Residents of Norwalk and Willard can take the Spring Weight-Loss Challenge. You might lose weight, but you'll gain cash. The top weight "Loser" will win $200, the runner-up will receive $130 and the third-place finisher will earn $70. These numbers are based on 20 participants, and will be adjusted slightly if the group is larger or smaller. The more people in the challenge, the larger the pay-outs. The sign-up meeting will take place at 5 p.m. April 2 at Sheri's Coffee House. Willard's sign-up meeting will take place at noon at Wired Coffee Bar.
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Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Don Alberts Jr. saved a woman who apparently attempted to commit suicide earlier this week when he and her relatives broke down the door of her home. "I know she was distraught over her daughter for a number of reasons," Sgt. Annette McLaughlin said.
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Two of the semifinalist videos in an anti-tobacco commercial contest were made by Monroeville High School students. The seventh annual KICK SOME BUTTS anti-tobacco commercial contest has grown annually as students enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to showcase their creativity and communicate their message on tobacco use. Students may address a variety of topics including secondhand smoke, dangers of cigarettes or cigar smoking, and smokeless tobacco products in their videos in an effort to issue a call to action in educating and changing attitudes toward tobacco use. The contest was open to area high school students in grades 9 through 12. To participate, students were invited to form teams of no more than 5 students, and create their own 30-second anti-tobacco commercial. This year, there were 49 entries from 15 high schools through out 11 counties in Northwest and Central Ohio. From these entries, 10 semi-finalists were chosen. The names of the films made by Monroeville students are " Don't Let It Happen To You" and "Just a Cigarette."
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Area residents who take advantage of the massage therapy clinics at EHOVE know one thing - they're getting a good deal and they walk out feeling great. Massage therapy students at the EHOVE Ghrist Adult Career Center, more than halfway through their year-long course, give low-cost massages to practice their craft.
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Norwalk officials hope new state programs offering incentives for economic development will be unveiled soon to give communities more tools to keep and attract jobs. (A chart at the end of this story shows the top employers in Huron County.)
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BERLINVILLE - A suspected electrical fire caused about $100,000 worth of damage to a Berlin Township home Thursday morning and displaced the family. Eleven Berlin Township firefighters responded to 13516 E. Ohio 61, one mile north of the Huron County line, at 10:12 a.m. The fire started in a room in the southeast corner of the two-story house.
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Forgive Pat Iehle for not raving about cooking. As a former homemaker with five children, the Norwalk Memorial Home resident had plenty of work to do in the kitchen.
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Twilight Gardens Returning from several weeks on vacation, Greg Richards shared with us his trip to our 50th state, Hawaii. He began setting the mood by letting us smell his pineapple lotion that he had bought in Hawaii. Those in attendance were given colorful leis and beads from the islands. Activity aide Jessica Wolf received a beautiful necklace made of mother of pearl. We are very excited to hear more about his trip in two weeks.
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Kyle Wheeler, 29, Milan Immediate family: Parents Richard and Marjorie Wheeler, older sister Rebecca Montgomery
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Maplehurst Elementary School celebrated Right to Read week this week with a "Reading Fun Down on the Farm" theme. A number of guest readers visited the classrooms, including Huron County Clerk of Courts Susan Hazel.
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MILAN - Traffic tie-ups will start early this year on U.S. 250 as construction season begins and the road goes from four to two lanes near Ohio 113 for a quarter of a mile for bridge repairs. Tuesday through Friday will be the worst as Ohio Department of Transportation workers will have traffic on the stretch down to one lane as they install traffic barriers and complete new traffic markings. ODOT workers will be on site from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
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March 22, 1969 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:
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n St. Mary/St. Anthony The blessing of Easter food will take place at 1 p.m. today at St. Anthony.
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n Berlin Heights resident Dr. Rachel Wlodarsky has been promoted to associate professor of education at Ashland University following the action of the AU Board of Trustees. The promotion will take effect on July 1, the beginning of the institution's 2008-2009 academic year. Wlodarsky joined AU as director of academic advising in 2001 and moved to the faculty in 2003 after earning her Ph.D. in urban education with a specialization in educational administration from Cleveland State University.
9:51 PM Jul 25, 2010
It was a mighty nice afternoon for the end of March, and that 60 degree temperature built a Saturday-morning itch that only a trip to Lake Erie would satisfy. So, I loaded my Chevy pickup with a couple of rods, some lunch, a thermos of coffee in case the temperatures dropped again, and a can of worms from beneath the compost pile. Then headed north.