7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - Dive teams are being called in for a suspected drowning Sunday night at the Hostile Valley campground, 4653 N. Ohio 60. Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund said the Brecksville dive team will bring their sonar equipment to the campground pond to search for Ronald Link 60, of Wakeman. The Wakeman Fire District and two dive teams searched the pond for several hours after the suspected drowning was reported at 8:45 p.m.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - Divers found Link's body about 1:45 p.m. today in the pond at Hostile Valley Park using sonar equipment from the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department, Sheriff Richard Sutherland said.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
The weather was perfect for the Firelands Area Restorers of Machines (F.A.R.M.) 12th Annual Tractor & Gas Engine Show held over the weekend at the Huron County Fairgrounds. This year's featured tractors and equipment were made by Ford and the engines by New Holland, and displays of these and plenty of other machinery filled much of the grounds.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Northside Country Kids The club met July 1 at St. Alphonsus Church. Members painted clover-shaped yard signs. Gavin Blanton and Simon Gravelle shared their experiences at Cloverbud Camp. Members also worked on the club quilting project. Several members participated in demonstrations. Rebekah Helmstetter showed pictures she shot in Alaska for her photography project. Sarah Giles shared worksheets and identified parts of a turkey. Meagan Music shared worksheets and identified parts of a hog. Mrs. Hamernik showed how to make a cake out of ice cream sandwiches. 4-Leaf Clovers
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
FSA's 2007 national compliance and spot-check review FSA is committed to delivering accurate program payment to America's agricultural producers. The accuracy of the payments not only benefits farmers and ranchers, but also maximizes taxpayer dollars and government efficiency. As part of the 2007 National Compliance Review, FSA's National Office is requiring local FSA county offices to conduct compliance reviews and spot checks of certain producers selected by the national office through a statistical sampling method. A statistical sample of FSA employees, County Committee (COC) and State Committee (STC) members have also been selected for review using this same process. If your operation has been selected for this review a representative of FSA will contact you and arrange an appointment to review your operation. FSA may review a producer's operations in multiple states and counties, depending on the scope of the producer's operations. FSA will review both the accuracy of the representations made by the selected producers in connection with participation in FSA programs as well as the producer's compliance with applicable program requirements. The reviews may need to be conducted at various times through the year depending on the FSA programs in which the producer is participating. No counter cyclical payment for wheat, barley or oats for 2007 The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 provides for Counter Cyclical (CC) payments for covered commodities and oilseeds beginning with crop years 2002 through 2007. Wheat, barley, and oats did not receive an advance CC payment. Final 2006 CC payment rates for wheat, barley, and oats are zero because their effective price exceeds their respective target prices. The effective price equals the direct payment rate, plus the higher of the national average loan rate or the national average farm price. For example, the target price for wheat was $3.92. To calculate the CC Wheat payment the higher of the national average farm price or the established loan rate is used, plus the amount of the direct payment producers received. This establishes the effective price. For 2006 the effective price for wheat was $4.78, which exceeds the target price established for wheat by $.86. In any year that the effective price exceeds the target price, counter cyclical payments are not issued for that crop.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
July 21, 1950 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 57 years ago:
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN Members and friends of the Wakeman Congregational Church will celebrate Sunday's worship service at 10:30 a.m. at historic Lyme Village at 5001 Ohio 4 near Bellevue. Carpooling is encouraged and rides will be available to all who do not have transportation by calling Bernie Wolfe at (440) 839-2157. Following the service, lunch will be served, and anyone wishing to may bring a covered dish. Tours of Lyme Village will follow, along with old-fashioned games for adults and children. For more information, contact the church office weekday mornings at (440) 839-2316. Adult Sunday school, which usually meets at 8:30 a.m., will be in recess until Aug. 6.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
If you think you have what it takes, you can audition for the Caryl Crane Children's Theatre production of "Alice in Wonderland" from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Roles are available for ages 10 through adult. Those auditioning should read the story and be familiar with the characters and plot. Play scripts are on closed-reserve at the BGSU Firelands library. The cast will perform award-winning playwright Charlotte B. Chorpenning's dramatization of the world renowned children's literary classic. In the story, Alice chases the rabbit down the rabbit hole and discovers Wonderland, where everything is timeless. She meets a White Rabbit, Caterpillar, Frog-Footman, March Hare, Mad Hatter, Dormouse, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, King and Queen of Hearts and more.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio has had some weird weather in recent years. Far too much rain, enough to cause serious flooding, droughts that last for weeks, even longer, storms that turn larger lakes and Lake Erie into mud holes. Such weather has caused many an area angler to lay down his or her fishing rods and decide to mow the grass. But there's no need to go to such extremes, because scattered around the northern half of our state are some top quality fishing holes that are always clear and fishable, have dandy walleyes, yellow perch, large and smallmouth bass, and nice panfish, and easy access. They call them upground reservoirs. I've fished a fair number within reasonable driving distance of home, and learned some techniques that provide good catches most days. They're very simple tactics. When planning to fish a new upground, my first step is to type in "Ohio Division of Wildlife" on my computer, then hit "Lake Maps." Many of the state's upgrounds are listed there, and the maps give not only directions and launch ramp locations, but placement of reefs, stump beds, and other fish attractors. Anglers who lack computers can stop in at any library, have a librarian show you (it takes seconds) how to use it, and check for maps. If a particular upground is not listed, you can often stop in at a sporting goods store or book store and get a large sized publication that lists 100 lake maps or whatever. A boat is the best way to fish any upground, so if you have a small boat or can borrow or buy one, that's the way to go, and since most upgrounds allow electric motors, use one of these, too. Now for the easy part. Purchase or make some Lindy rigs first, a simple rig consisting of a one ounce slip sinker, swivel to stop the sinker, and about two feet of monofilament line with a No. 6 or 4 hook on lines end. Add a head hooked nightcrawler or minnow to the rig, pick a spot near one of the reefs or other fish attractors, and drop the line to bottom. Then start drifting or slow trolling with your sinker just bumping occasionally, your bail open, and the rod tip held high.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND Environmentalists hope to increase the fish population in the Cuyahoga River through the construction of new retaining walls in the shipping channel. The bulkheads would be designed with pockets where plants can grow and fish can find refuge as they swim to and from Lake Erie. "The ship channel is the gateway to the Cuyahoga River, and sometimes it is a hard and hostile place for baby fish to make it downstream," said James White, executive director of the Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan, an environmental group. "The bulkheads will allow commercial shipping but will also allow habitat friendly pockets where fish can grow."
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Three of Norwalk's nine bars have front-door signs clearly stating you have to be at least 21 to enter. One bar, which is privately run, requires a spouse, significant other or friend to be accompanied by a member in good standing in order to gain entry. Most of the bar owners interviewed this week by the Reflector said they will request people to leave if a patron over the age of 21 buys alcohol for an underage person. Eight bars in downtown Norwalk are within several blocks of each other. Mary Davie has owned Bluto's Sports Bar & Grill, 33 E. Seminary St., for the last seven years. People have to be 21 or with a parent to enter her establishment, one of two bars with signs prohibiting underage patrons. "If they're not with their parent, they can't come in ... unless it's lunch time," Davie said.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Free hot meals will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 at 55 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk. No carry outs. All meals must be eaten at the building. All are welcome to fellowship. Wednesday: Tuna noodle casserole, peas, bread and butter. Thursday: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, corn. Friday: Hot dogs, baked beans, chips.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Joanne Schaffer, the owner of Shamrock Tavern, said her servers "are good at nailing" people who buy alcohol for anyone under 21. "They won't be served again if they're pulling that," she said. If someone is caught buying alcohol for someone underage at Bluto's Sports Bar & Grill, 33 E. Seminary St., that person and their drink will be pulled. Donna Romick has been a bartender at The Dinky, 19 W. Main St., for a year. She said the establishment, in existence for three years, rarely encounters fake IDs because the bar attracts an "older crowd," people between their 30s and 60s.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Tom Hall, district executive for the Heart of Ohio Council, Boy Scouts of America serves the youth of Erie and Huron counties. This service area is known as the Firelands District. On July 20, Hall completed Professional Development Level III in Westlake, Texas. Completion of this week-long training program wraps up his commission with the Boy Scouts of America. As a fully commissioned professional, Hall will continue to serve the youth of Erie and Huron counties. He plans to create more opportunities for youth to join the scouting program. "Tom brings great management and leadership to our district operations," said Jim Ewell, District Chairman for the Firelands District.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN The first Chef Summit was held Friday to help chefs from around the country get cooking ideas, show new concepts and help network with a day of activities. The theme for the day was "Remaining on the Cutting Edge of the Culinary World." The event was held at The Culinary Vegetable Institute, located on Ohio 13. The day included tours of The Chef's Garden farm, cooking demos and a hog roast. The tours of The Chef's Garden showed how its food travels from beginning to end. Research, fields and shipping were among the many different steps shown to demonstrate the effort put into it's products.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Free hot meals will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 at 55 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk. No carry outs. All meals must be eaten at the building. All are welcome to fellowship. Wednesday: Tuna noodle casserole, peas, bread and butter.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Tom Hall, district executive for the Heart of Ohio Council, Boy Scouts of America serves the youth of Erie and Huron counties. This service area is known as the Firelands District. On July 20, Hall completed Professional Development Level III in Westlake, Texas.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Three of Norwalk's nine bars have front-door signs clearly stating you have to be at least 21 to enter. One bar, which is privately run, requires a spouse, significant other or friend to be accompanied by a member in good standing in order to gain entry. Most of the bar owners interviewed this week by the Reflector said they will request people to leave if a patron over the age of 21 buys alcohol for an underage person. Eight bars in downtown Norwalk are within several blocks of each other.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Joanne Schaffer, the owner of Shamrock Tavern, said her servers "are good at nailing' people who buy alcohol for anyone under 21. "They won't be served again if they're pulling that,' she said.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - The first Chef Summit was held Friday to help chefs from around the country get cooking ideas, show new concepts and help network with a day of activities. The theme for the day was "Remaining on the Cutting Edge of the Culinary World.'
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
The following chart details police activity at Norwalk's nine bars from June 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. Note that about half of the total minutes (600 of 1254) spent at Berry's Restaurant/The Dinky were when officers and firefighters responded to a June 17, 2006 grease fire. Bar Service Officers Minutes