Huron County residents have until Wednesday to register for a workshop focusing on cultural diversity from a Hispanic perspective.
Sponsored by the Huron County Hispanic Task Force, the event is part of the county and city's work to reach out to the Hispanic community, said Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch, who started the task force after discussions with residents during the two years of research that went into the comprehensive plan.
The people have spoken, and Britney and Anna Nicole have been voted off the island. A whopping 77 percent of you say you're "so sick of hearing about those two tramps (you) can't stand it."
Twelve percent of respondents in the Reflector's recent online poll are also not interested in this week's celebrity train wrecks, but are more pro-active about it: they channel surf. A small minority, 8 percent, were willing to admit that they enjoyed the nationwide coverage.
Beautiful ironies and coincidences abounded at the table where North Fairfield resident Jeff Deeble sat with Mike Gurka Jr., of Greenwich.
Deeble, 40, part of the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department since 1989, shares the same birthday with Gurka, 21. Deeble was honored Saturday by the Firelands chapter of the American Red Cross for pulling Gurka out of his burning car Gurka and his father were honored two years ago for doing something similar for another motorist.
March may come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, as the sayings goes, but February will go down as one of my favorite winter months ever.
Sure, the frigid temperatures and mountains of snow, plus lost revenue, put some area residents in foul moods.
AVON LAKE With childhood obesity a growing concern, parents are encouraged to get an early start in establishing healthy eating habits for their offspring.
Julianne E. Hood offers to help parents begin these habits in infancy with her new book, "The Basic Baby Food Cookbook: Complete Beginner Guide to Making Baby Food at Home," published by AuthorHouse.
Show your children a little restraint when you take to the road this year.
Motor vehicle crashes remain the No. 1 cause of accidental injury-related deaths among children ages 14 and under. Yet, studies reveal proper use of car seats and safety belts can reduce child passengers' deaths and injuries by as much as 60 percent.
Some people don't like to be around old timers for any longer than absolutely necessary. Why? Because they seem to live in the past, and prattle endlessly about things that happened 60 years ago. Or 70 or 80.
But did you ever sit down and really listen to some oldster talking about the Good Old Days? I have, many a time. Their tales make some fascinating listening, and give an insight into a way of life that we'll probably never see again.
Monroeville Fortune Finders
The club met Feb. 23. The meeting, at the Bellevue Recreation Center, began with a pizza and potluck supper. Sixty-two parents and members were in attendance. The meeting was opened by president Jake Schwab with all the members and parents present introducing themselves. The advisers were presented with their certificates of appreciation for 2006. The 4-H members were then presented with their completion certificates and awards for the close of 2006. The club received the Honor Club award thanks to all the hard work of the advisors, members and parents.
Have your ever attended a FSA County Committee meeting? Would you like to know more about what your county committee actually does?
The public is always welcome to attend county committee meetings. If issues are being discussed that require an executive session the public will be asked to leave during that portion of the meeting.
Katie M. Miklovic is currently student teaching mathematics at Shawnee Middle School as part of the education curriculum at Ohio Northern University. She is the daughter of Laddie and Deborah Miklovic of Milan.
On campus, Miklovic is active in the French Club, the campus chapter of the Girl Scouts, the Mathematical Association of America, the Residence Life program as a resident assistant, and Alpha Lambda Delta scholastic honorary for freshman women.
Norwalk Furniture names new director
Eric Light has been named the new director of customer and distribution services at Norwalk Furniture Corp., Norwalk, Ohio. With the appointment, Light also joins the ranks of the company's executive team.
First Book-Huron County is currently accepting book grant applications from local non-profit programs serving children in need.
First Book-Huron County hopes to award about 1,500 new books to area children. Teachers and directors of local preschools, day care, after-school, tutoring and mentoring programs are encouraged to apply on behalf of their programs.