9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
March 13, 1974 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 34 years ago:
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
March 13, 1974 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 34 years ago:
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Flicka-Starz Dance Team from Western Reserve High School placed second in the open division of the U.S. Spirit and Arnold Cheerleading & Dance Team Nationals. The three-day competition was held in Columbus.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
Due to inclement weather, St. Paul High School canceled the Saturday performance of "Crazy For You." There is no makeup date. Any patrons that would like to be reimbursed for tickets already purchased should bring their tickets to the St. Paul High School main office.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Thomas L. Gillam, 19, of Greensburg, Pa., was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Saturday after he lost control and hit an unoccupied, disabled vehicle off the right side of Ohio 61. The impact pushed the disabled vehicle into the undisclosed owner of the vehicle, who was standing next to it.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
I am troubled about road closures during the March 8 snow storm. One was announced in Parma and a couple of other communities. I understand that motorists can actually be arrested for driving during an announced closure. Are we still living in America? The freedom to go where we wish is basic to God-given rights in America. I don't remember voting on whether to close or not close roads. If this is in other communities, then we can assume reciprocity no longer exists and we are free to prevent residents of those towns from using our roads. This concept will result in gridlock.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
There's an odd-looking device on top of my computer monitor, staring at me. No, it's not in my imagination - it's really there. It is round, and its lens is pointed right at me. My daughter brought it back from China, where she purchased it for a small amount of Chinese money. What is it? It's a webcam. Before I describe to you the joys of having a webcam, let me backtrack. Long ago, in my childhood in New Jersey, it was very exciting to go to New York City and walk by the NBC building, because that building had a TV camera in the window so that, as you walked by, you could see yourself on a TV screen which was also in the window.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN The Milan Chamber of Commerce recognized both individuals and organizations at a recent event. Zachary Rospert was honored with the 2008 Youth Service Award and George Weilnau was recognized posthumously as Citizen of the Year. Key Bank of Milan was given the Business of the Year award and Milan Troop 214 of the Boys Scouts of America as honored with the Organization of the Year award. Rospert, 19, serves as the chairman for the Ostheimer Memorial Fieldhouse Addition at the Milan Athletic Field. He has taken over the melon roll fundraising event at the Milan Melon Festival to raise money to fulfill the dream of the late Keith Ostheimer to improve the restroom and concession facilities. Weilnau, a life-long resident of Milan, died in 2006 at the age of 92. A graduate of Milan High School and a decorated veteran of World War II, he spent the rest of his life farming family-owned land around Milan. After his death, $1.5 million of his estate went to the Citizenship & Education Foundation of the Berlin-Milan Schools.
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NEW LONDON - Village council voted Monday to present a 3-mill, five-year general operating levy to the voters in November in an attempt to raise some much-needed money for the village. Members have been discussing several money-raising options, including a fire or police levy, a 50 percent reduction in the income tax credit or the operating levy.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com You might think of Bernie Car as a proactive physician. On any given day, his patients might include a towering oak or one of the many maple trees lining Norwalk's Main Street. But instead of a stethoscope and reflex hammer, Car's instruments include air knives and organic foliage sprays. Car, who is based in Norwalk, uses natural products, seaweed, to treat roots and foliage. Car said these products create a healthy soil environment for plants' roots to grow in. More specifically, they give plants access to a wider range of nutrients than synthetics, leading to greater overall health. The main benefits to the plant include increased drought tolerance, along with increased resistance to pests and diseases.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk VFW collected 75 pints of blood at its March 5 blood drive. The VFW has a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. The next blood drive is April 2. Here is the list of highlights from the VFW blood drive: Judi Resor, Norwalk, first-time donor. Robert Bonner, Willard, first-time donor.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
To understand the importance of smoke detectors in saving lives, consider cancer. There is a greater chance of a cure if a doctor finds the disease at its earliest stages. There are various "alarms," or symptoms medical professionals say you should look for that signal something is wrong. Similarly, a working smoke detector sounds an alarm when it senses smoke. But unlike cancer symptoms, which can appear after the disease has reached later stages, smoke detectors signal an alarm at a fire's early stage. "It allows people to get out of the house when they still can," said David Wallace, the Norwalk Fire Department's fire prevention officer. "Smoke detectors, without a doubt, is the best fire safety tip out there."
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
HOUSTON - Cornea donors who had cancer or were in the hospital when they died present a slight risk of infection to those who receive a corneal transplant, said epidemiologists at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston. The chance of infection after corneal transplant is generally quite small but still exists, said Dr. Kirk Wilhelmus, professor of ophthalmology at BCM and a co-author of a report that appears in the current issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio Sen. Susan Morano (D-Lorain) met recently with Norwalk resident Shawn Kirk, who receives assistance at home from Cambridge Home Health Care through Ohio's Waiver program. Also at the visit were Annamarie Roth, a home health aide with Cambridge Home Health Care, and scheduling supervisor Debbie Page.
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WILLARD - February is American Heart Month across the nation. The Mercy Hospital of Willard cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department joins the American Heart Association and other organizations across the nation to wish all Americans a heart healthy month.
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BELLEVUE - The Bellevue Hospital will begin its 91st year of caring March 16, the anniversary of when the original hospital opened its doors at 811 Northwest St. Today, the hospital serves a four-county area from its 1400 W. Main St. location. Located on 109 acres of property, The "new" Bellevue Hospital opened its doors March 13, 2005 after a $36 million construction project was completed.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Members of the Board of Education and representatives from Ashland University's Telego Center met with district teachers and staff Monday afternoon and with members of the public Monday evening to gather information about what qualities they want in a new superintendent. The Telego Center has published a brochure that is being distributed to school districts and education service centers around the state describing the community and the school in order to interest applicants in the job.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
Miss the Shoestring Players? You don't have to anymore. Volunteer thespians are trying to resurrect the local community theater group that performed productions from 1931 through the 70s. They are looking for area residents who wish to volunteer in same way from acting and directing to playing music and serving as a seamstress.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
It was a heck of a storm that hit the area over the weekend, but it could have been much worse. Just ask any area school superintendent.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Brooke R. Fairchild, 27, of 5407 Ohio 303, Wakeman, hit a deer March 5 on rural Whittlesey Avenue.
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Jessica Storer, of Norwalk, a member of the class of 2011, has been named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the fall 2007 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade-point average with a minimum of 12 credits. Malone College is proud to announce the fall 2007 dean's list. To be named to the Dean's List, one must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and receive a grade-point average of 3.5. Daniel B. Wearsch, son of Michael and Becky Wearsch, of Norwalk, has been named to Malone College's dean's list. Daniel is majoring in Biblical Theology and will graduate in May. He is currently an intern at First Christian Church, Canton. Daniel's grade point average for the fall semester was 3.74. Wright State University conferred 1,373 degrees during the fall commencement ceremonies on Nov. 17, in WSU's Ervin J. Nutter Center.