1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Recently I saw a published reference to the East Townsend Township Volunteer Fire Department, which well serves a large territory, including my home. What caught my eye was the use of "East Townsend Township," since there is no such a place, as the old saying goes. The confusion arises from the fact that Townsend Township was established by the Fire Sufferers Committee in 1808, and has retained its name since that time. The name comes from Kneeland, William, and Jacob Townsend, who were brothers. Kneeland decided to speculate in western lands from his home in Connecticut, and so he bought several claims in the Firelands and spent the rest of his life trying to sell these lands and make a profit, along with his brothers.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's a great time to be a sports fan in Huron County. The Cleveland Indians return to the postseason for the first time in six years, seeking their first World Series title since 1948. They open their division series tonight by hosting those hated New York Yankees.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
I have a love-hate relationship with sports. There's nothing in the middle. There are many times that I hate sports. For example, I hate sports when my husband spends the afternoon sitting on the couch watching football games instead of talking to me. I should join him, you say? But I don't understand the rules of football, and it holds no interest for me. Besides, I have plenty of work to do around the house.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Everybody has a hand in pizza Bruno Lizzi Jr. wants to remind area residents that not only does his business sell pizza, youngsters can help make it.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Authorities charged two suspects with underage consumption after an initial report they were waving guns around Wednesday morning. "We did not see that, but that's what we heard," Plymouth Police Chief Charles Doan said.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Fire Department will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week by inviting the public to an open house. It will take place from 10 a.m. until noon Oct. 13.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
OCT. 5, 1962 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 45 years ago: Hold fall meeting; new officers elected
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Bellevue man wanted on multiple warrants who had escaped from authorities was arrested while sleeping in his van early Wednesday morning. Bellevue police notified the Erie County Sheriff's Office at 10:13 a.m. Tuesday that William D. Clutter, 53, of 742 E. Main St., was at work at Central Soya. When an employee began escorting Clutter to an office, he ran out of a side door and into the woods, Capt. Paul Sigsworth said.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - The Greenwich Police Department has its new chief. Shelby resident Carl S. Dorsey, 52, is replacing former chief Kevin VerBurg, who resigned June 21 for personal reasons after he moved out of Greenwich.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Monday after Jeffrey C. Fraley, 50, of Wakeman, swerved to avoid a vehicle on Ohio 60, went off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Auxiliary book sale The Fisher-Titus Medical Center Auxiliary will have its annual book fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday in the Ghrist Room (across from the gift shop) in the patient pavilion located off Fisher-Titus Parkway, Norwalk.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - "Fall into Autumn" Kids Crafts and Games is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the North Fairfield Library. Plan on falling into some great crafts, games and snacks. Pre-registration is required. Stop in or call at (419) 744-2285. The family movie "Surf's Up" will be shown at 1 p.m. Oct. 13 This movie is rated PG. Popcorn will be provided, bring a drink with a screw on lid.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County General Health District will offer several ways for residents to receive their seasonal influenza vaccine this year. There will be two "drive-thru" clinics, and shots can be scheduled at any of the Health District's three clinic locations Norwalk, Willard and Bellevue. Pneumonia vaccine will also be available at either "drive-thru clinic" or by appointment at a health district office.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County General Health District will offer several ways for residents to receive their seasonal influenza vaccine this year. There will be two "drive-thru' clinics, and shots can be scheduled at any of the Health District's three clinic locations - Norwalk, Willard and Bellevue. Pneumonia vaccine will also be available at either "drive-thru clinic' or by appointment at a health district office. The first "drive-thru' clinic will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Bellevue VFW, 6104 US 20 East, Bellevue. The second "drive-thru' clinic will be held at the Huron County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 18. Gates will open at 8 a.m.; staff will begin to give shots at 9.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Gerry Faust, former Notre Dame head football coach, told Norwalk Catholic School students and parents they can accomplish anything with love and determination. "If you love, you give, you dream and you work hard, you'll be a success in whatever you do," Faust said Wednesday at the Spirit Day rally held as part of homecoming week festivities.
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
A child in the home of State Rep. Matt Barrett (D-Amherst) is responsible for the photo of topless woman that appeared during a PowerPoint presentation on Tuesday. "Right now I'd like to keep this a family matter," Barrett said this morning when reached by cell phone. "It's a time for me to just be a dad."
1:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk High School students literally snaked their way to Whitney Field Wednesday during the annual "Snake Dance" tradition. The walk preceded a rally ceremony at Whitney Field, which included music by the Trucker marching band, chants and a bonfire. Nobody seemed to know just how far the snake dance goes back, but several people attending said it is a long-time Norwalk High School tradition.
1:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
OCT. 3, 1902 The top stories in the Evening Herald on this date 105 years ago:
1:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLYDE - Riders In The Sky, America's favorite cowboys, are coming to the Clyde High School Auditorium. Communities for the Arts will host this concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. As soon as the concert begins, be prepared to hear Riders famous trademark greeting, "mighty fine and a great big Western 'Howdy' all of you buckaroos and buckarettes."
1:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - Let us toast, with arsenic-free elderberry wine of course, Cleveland's Great Lakes Theatre Festival for a wickedly funny production of the madcap, devilishly delicious 1939 farce "Arsenic and Old Lace." Credit production director Drew Barr and Co. for recognizing the darkness in Joseph Kesselring's black comedy. It focuses on two kindly elderly sisters, Abby and Martha Brewster, who take lonely elderly men into their home and practice a rather twisted version of "charity."
1:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Shift happens. That was the message at a newspaper meeting I attended last week. The "shift" in this case was more and more people turning to the Web for their news and information needs.