3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
The numbers are astronomical: About 100 billion plastic shopping bags are used every year in this country, and then tossed into landfills for centuries before breaking down. The average American household accumulates scores of plastic shopping bags after just four trips to the supermarket.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
There are eight Norwalk City Council seats on the ballot Tuesday but just one is contested. You can look at that two ways: (1) Nobody really cares, or; (2) the council must be doing a pretty good job.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
When I teach literature from the Revolutionary War period, one of the things in our textbook is a letter from Abigail Adams to her husband, John. Before the students read this letter, I ask them to write about the last time they wrote a letter to someone. I'm not talking about e-mail, or about the notes that they write and hand to each other I'm talking about actual mail, placed in an envelope with a postage stamp, that is delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Some of the students look at me, puzzled. They are not letter-writers. A few write about how their parents make them write thank-you notes. And a few, sadly, write about how they write letters to relatives in prison relatives who are not reachable by e-mail.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
A free workshop called Rebuild Your Credit is being offered for area residents from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at Norwalk High School. The workshop is intended to offer insights and solutions for credit breakdowns and teach residents how to improve their financial future.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County General Health District is asking voters for a 0.3 mill tax levy to relocate its office to a more handicapped accessible, HIPAA compliant, secure, modern facility. Additionally, the levy would be used to renovate, equip and supply a dental clinic. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - The face of the village's business community is changing and shoppers will find two additions and one turnover in ownership. Goodwill opened a retail store and drop-off center last weekend at 10 S. Main St.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The village of Monroeville will be conducting a power outage from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 9. The purpose of this outage is for Ohio Edison and the village to work on the Gerber Lee substation in preparation for a future system-wide upgrade. Call (419) 465-2922 with questions.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
U.S. Rep. Bob Latta is touting his experience and people skills in his quest to occupy the 5th Congressional seat vacated after Paul Gillmor's death. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Defendant Robert E. Strausbaugh admitted to being stupid for falling for an Internet scam. "Mr. Longo said it all. Stupidity will be blind sometimes," the 50-year-old Norwalk man said.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Every year, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout by smoking less or quitting for the day on the third Thursday of November. The event challenges people to stop using tobacco and raises awareness of the many effective ways to quit for good. This year, Nov. 15 is the day. If you are a smoker, why not use this as an incentive to quit? Research shows that smokers are most successful in kicking the habit when they have some means of support, such as nicotine replacement products, counseling, prescription medicine to lessen cravings, guide books, and the encouragement of friends and family members.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Choice One Realty and the company's owner, Caid McKinley, will be recognizing Willard area military veterans this Veterans Day by offering a free custom made medal and certificate to each veteran requesting one. "The price of freedom is high and we cannot forget those willing to pay it. We can never fully repay our debt of gratitude to our military veterans. We can, however, recognize and thank them for their service to our country" said McKinley.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Blood pressure screenings Fisher-Titus Medical Center nurses will offer blood pressure screenings to the public in November at various locations throughout local communities.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
In honor of Great American Smoke Out set for Nov. 15, Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering five weeks of classes to help people stop smoking. Two respiratory therapists will be manning the phones at the hospital for 24 hours that day to give free advice to tobacco users at (419) 668-8101, ext. 8449.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Town and Country garden club will meet at the Coupling on Ohio 13 at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Charlene Margetiak will be giving the presentation of Heritage Garden at the Governor's Mansion. Co-hostesses for the meeting will be Glenda Benner, Dee Battista and Jo Ann Grover. Joyce Freeland will dress the library bear for November.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Drug resistant staphylococcus aureus, often called "staph," infections have made news recently with outbreaks in several school districts across the country, including a case in Norwalk. Staph isn't new and it isn't cause for fear. But staph infection can be serious and is cause for caution and preventive measures.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Victim Angie (Trimble) Risner expressed confidence Wednesday in identifying the suspect in the May 15 armed robbery in Greenwich. "The face. You don't forget the face," the former Mickey Mart clerk said. "That's all I'd seen that day was his face."
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
The message of Christ will come alive in Norwalk Sunday through a production described as "Unforgettable theater" and "Transforming." Actor Brad Sherrill will portray the apostle John in the production "The gospel of John", a one-man show with a bare-bones set, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Blvd.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Today's verdict in the James R. Porter armed robbery case wasn't a surprise for Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler. A jury found the Mansfield defendant guilty of robbery and theft after slightly more than two hours of deliberations.
3:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
The interim director of Huron County's Job and Family Services (JFS) said almost $42,000 in raises for 10 administrators and supervisors were simply "equity adjustments" that were long overdue. "We had supervisors that were supervising individuals that were paid more than they were," Lowell Etzler, interim director, said. "They've been out of line for quite a number of years."
3:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
OCT. 31, 1969 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 38 years ago:
3:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD The Willard High School Theatre Department is staging two comedies this weekend: "My Son the Rock" and "The Frog Prince" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. "My son the Rock" tells about a king who can't lead, a witch with plans and a prince with pluck.