3:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
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.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
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. * * *
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
OCT. 26, 1953 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 54 years ago:
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Morning coffee was still steaming when the Cheap Coffee Club Historian started talking. He was steaming too. "What ever did Missus Pelosi have on her mind when she took a shot at our Turkish allies? She had been warned in advance that the Turks would be very upset if we kept promoting a Congressional Resolution about a mass killing of Armenians in 1915 ... that's more than 90 years ago. She talks about caring for the troops. Doesn't she realize that a high percentage of supplies for our forces in Iraq flow through Turkey? Why are Congressional politicians considering this question after nine decades? It's a point for historians to debate." "It sure seems she is following one dumb idea after another. There have been poor choices about where to stand on some important principles. Those important principles such as ending the war and getting our service people home got her party elected not very long ago. Has the hot air of the last election vanished in the reality of weak commitment? Did we suddenly forget countries that stand with us as we continue an unprovoked invasion in Iraq?" answered the philosopher.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Community reinvestment program launched Dave Gulden, Main Street Norwalk manager, hopes to continue progress in downtown investment through a Community Reinvestment Area program. "It spurs investment in the downtown area," Gulden said. He said Wooster has a very successful program.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Seventeen-year-old James Griggs, of Norwalk, is within $2,400 of reaching his fundraising goal for a service dog he needs due to several conditions. His family will hold a spaghetti dinner benefit from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Eagles, 151 Cline St. Tickets for adults are $7, while children 4 to 12 will be admitted free.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Light Up Norwalk returns this year to Uptown Norwalk on Saturday, December 1, and the holiday fun begins with a parade starting at 10:30 a.m. Groups interested in participating in the parade should contact Main Street Norwalk by November 16. After Santa arrives in the parade, he will greet children at the Norwalk Public Library until 1 p.m. Details of the day's other events are coming soon, but The Light Up Norwalk festivities will culminate with a tree lighting ceremony in Bresson Park at 5:30 p.m.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
From now until February, you can help those residents who need some warmth during the cold weather. The Clothing Bank is seeking contributions of "gently used" and new coats of all sizes. "Children's coats are needed the most because many people come in to get children clothing," manager Jean Row said.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Ashland County Sheriff's Office bomb squad is on call 24 hours, seven days a week for a six-county area. "The unit handles an average of 30 calls per year. These calls include responding to bomb threats, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), improvised incendiary devices, military ordinance, commercial explosives and hazardous chemicals that are explosive in nature," according to the sheriff's office Web site.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Retired Ohio Supreme Court State Justice Clifford Brown, 91, is continuing on his independent campaign to win the open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives 5th District. The seat has been open since the unexpected death of Paul Gillmor (R-Tiffin), who was found dead from injuries suffered in a fall in his suburban Washington residence Sept. 5.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN The Elyria Police Department arrested a Lorain County man Tuesday afternoon in connection with stealing two four-barrel carburetors. Michael J. Lester, 23, is accused of stealing the auto parts from a manifold located inside a Wakeman business "and possibly a third involvement," Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker said. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Through the years I have tried to write articles marking a special anniversary of an event. One I missed was the centennial of the 10 bells which reside in the tower of Norwalk's St. Paul Catholic Church. The church was completed and dedicated early in 1893, but may not have had a bell in the tower until 1907. I could find no record of it, except a statement that the bell used since 1876 in the first St. Paul Church at Wooster and Monroe was still calling worshipers to services in 1899. I believe that this 1876 bell was eventually sold to the German Lutherans and placed in their church at 92 N. Prospect St.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Troopers are investigating a hit-skip accident Saturday on Old State Road near Burras Road. An unknown motorist heading north crossed the center line and hit the left side of the vehicle driven by Steven S. Bovia, 60, of 37 Townsend St., Greenwich, and fled the scene. Bovia went off the right side and hit a ditch and utility pole. He reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Air Force Airman Steven A. Seidel has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Army Reserve Pvt. Paul C. Orndoff has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Ky. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE Bellevue City Schools Superintendent Steven Schumm plans to pursue charges against the person responsible for Thursday's bomb threat that closed school. "We have an in-depth investigation regarding this incident (but still no suspect)," he said.
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Editor's Note: Scott Hiszem is currently serving in Kuwait with the United States Army. He will soon be shipping out to Iraq. Below you will find the most recent entries from his blog, "Wheels Up.' To catch up on previous entries, to leave a question or comment, or to check out new entries as the blog is updated, visit www.norwalkreflector.com/blogs.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County employee Lynn Chapin has organized a project to involve Norwalk residents in Make a Difference Day. In cooperation with Sports Gift, Inc., Chapin and others will be collecting sports equipment for distribution to underprivileged children.
3:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Leaf pickup will begin Nov. 5 for Norwalk residents. City officials have divided the city into quarters and believe it will take about a week to complete pickup for each section.
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St. Paul Episcopal Church will hold a Harvest Festival on Saturday to close out its first season of open air markets. Donuts, apple cider, potato soup and fresh bread will be available. Several activities are scheduled for children.
3:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Chances are, you've often thought you'd like to visit California. It's one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, and it's my home state. So if you're ready to make the thought reality, here's an insider's guide to at least get you started going in the right direction. After all, the state is 770 miles long; it's easy to get lost. Head south if you're looking for weather in the Golden State. (It's named after the gold rush.) Florida is the Sunshine State, but, in fact, San Diego has the best weather in the United States. Temperatures along the coast range from the 60s in the winter (maybe the high 50s on really cold days) to the mid 90s during the dog days of summer. Even in August, however, there's no humidity and there's always a sea breeze.