6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 20, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 77 years ago:
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Earlier this year I was traveling on Johnson Road southwest of Norwalk and noticed that in the fields along the north side a number of ancient oak trees had been cut down. I realize that they belong to the property owner and not to me and that that act perhaps makes for more efficient farming, but the removal of the trees also removes an ancient part of that area's history. Some of these trees may have been native timber or they may have been planted on what were the original lot lines of a number of small farms. That land was part of the Edward Vredenburgh Tract and when the first German Catholics came to settle, Mr. Vredenburgh sold them long and narrow small tracts which allowed them to have close neighbors along the road with their small farms extending back some distance. The oaks spoken of in the first paragraph grew along those old lot lines, and were either planted to provide some shade for the farmers and their work animals, or they were left on the boundary lines when the rest of the land was cleared.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Once again, the city of Norwalk is looking to spend both more and less than it should. For the bargain sum of $10,000, the city has contracted with the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association (OFCA) to tell us whether we need a new fire station.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
"Your name came to mind over last weekend," Doberman said as he pointed toward the scribe with his partial cup of coffee. "Over time, we java-drinking friends of yours have made verbal reference to the red, black and blue bruises on the backs of your hands." "Wait a minute," came the immediate interruption from the scribbler. "You're referring to a common condition among us older folks! It happens because as you get a few decades of birthdays behind you, your skin becomes thinner. This allows bruising to occur easily from bumps and scratches that had no such effect a few years ago."
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
FLORENCE TOWNSHIP - Sandusky state troopers suspect alcohol was a factor in a single vehicle crash involving a Berlin Heights teenager early this morning on Ohio 113, just east of Florence-Wakeman Road. Corey Graziano, 19, of 11719 E. Ohio 113, drifted off the right side of the road, then across the left side and hit two trees, troopers said. The 2002 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
TIFFIN - Mercy Hospital of Tiffin has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation for its diagnostic and vascular ultrasound services as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology. The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Timothy D. Jollay, 24, of Jeromesville, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Monday in the collision with the vehicle driven by Amanda J. Hitsman, 25, of Bexley, on U.S. 250.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Back-to-school time can be very stressful for parents and children. When your family has a child with special needs, it is even more stressful. "Children with ADD/ADHD, autism, sensory disorders and other social difficulties need the proper guidance to help them with their back-to-school transition," said Lisa Horchler, a speech-language pathologist and Fisher-Titus Medical Center's special program coordinator.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Police arrested a 17-year-old Willard boy Thursday afternoon who had been on the loose since June after walking away from a fishing field trip. The Myrtle Avenue boy was a passenger in the rear seat of a two-door vehicle stopped in the 400 block of Dale Avenue at Tiffin Street, Willard Police Chief Joe Daniel said.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - Wakeman Reserve Police Officer Joe Kuchler was injured early Thursday morning when he climbed a fence in pursuit of a male suspect who remains at large. Kuchler, 31, with the department since June 2005, has been released from the Allen Medical Center emergency room after being treated for damage to the ligaments near his knee, Chief Tim Hunker said.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - Huron County Sheriff Richard Sutherland said the internal investigation of the suspected misconduct of two Greenwich police officers is complete, but doesn't appear to justify any charges. "You have to have evidence to prove anything in a case, but that's not there," the sheriff said.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 19, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 77 years ago:
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
I'm back after a couple nice weeks off in Gulf Shores, Ala. More on that in next week's Reflections. The details still are being worked out on the reunion concert of the late 1970's Norwalk band, HOTROX.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
American taxpayers spend more than $100 billion a year on jails, homeless shelters and other services for their fellow countrymen who are mentally ill. While that would barely fund the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for eight months, it's still a lot of money and it's spending that could be avoided if we just spent a little more on the front end to treat mental illness.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
I was listening to a call-in radio show on CKLW the other day, and the topic of the hour was men and purses..."murses" as it were. Can guys get away with carrying some kind of bag for hauling all their stuff like women do? Of course, they referenced that Seinfeld episode about the "man purse." In it, Jerry caught a lot of grief when he traded in his over-stuffed wallet for a man bag. He kept saying, "It's not a purse! It's European!" Hysterical.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
My friend Anne and I were coming out of the movies, along with a throng of regulars and vacationers in the resort town where she lives. We'd arrived too early, and then gone across the road for coffee and to glance at the tent sale, and, well, we forgot where we'd parked the car.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
July 12 had finally arrived, and there we were at the Toledo Zoo amphitheater for the long-awaited Bob Dylan concert. As our tickets revealed, our seats were in row W. The seats were not individual chairs but, rather, spots on benches. While I tried to find our seats, I made the joke that there we were, looking for the "group W bench." A person a few rows down laughed. He understood the allusion I had made to "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie, a song released in 1967. It was then I knew that I was taking my place among a very different group of people my people. Besides the fellow who understood my joke about the group W bench, I spotted many with gray hair. Others had visibly dyed hair with gray roots. There were quite a few gray ponytails and balding heads. Of course, there were younger people, too some accompanied by parents who grew up in the '60s, and some on their own. But most had been around when Bob Dylan first became a star. We had come to see one of our heroes.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Willard High School senior Christen Chaffins was recognized Wednesday for her superior rating in the state science fair. Huron County Commissioner Mike Adelman presented Chaffins with the certificate on behalf of him and commissioners Ralph Fegley and Gary Bauer.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Are you over 65 or disabled? You may be able to lower your property taxes. Certain eligibility requirements:
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MILAN - Chef Ann Blackwood is one of more than 30 world renowned chefs offering tastings of one of her special culinary creations at a food and wine fundraiser for children in Northern Ohio. Blackwood, who is the owner of Casually Elegant, in Norwalk, has agreed to support Veggie U, a national non-profit children's health program on Saturday at the 2007 Food & Wine Celebration in Milan.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - Supplemental contracts were the major topic of discussion at Western Reserve's Board of Education meeting Wednesday. A number of the contracts were up for approval, including several concerning athletics, and a member of the audience asked why some of these were not cut along with the 21 full-time positions. That action was taken earlier this summer.