Sandifer promited at Tampa zoo TAMPA. Fla - Former Norwalk resident Jean Sandifer recently was promoted at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo named the No. 1 family zoo in the U.S. by Child Magazine.
Children who exceed guidelines on watching too much television are more likely to be overweight and have more body fat, according to a Baylor College of Medicine-led study published today in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. "It's important for pre-schoolers to watch less than two hours of television each day, and what they are watching should ideally have an educational aspect," said Dr. Jason Mendoza, assistant professor of pediatrics at BCM and a researcher at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center. "Parents should try to turn the TV off as often as possible and do other activities such as play and read." The study shows that while the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children ages 2 and over limit media time to two hours or less per day, nearly 31 percent of U.S. pre-school children exceed this limit. The cross-sectional study was conducted using nationally representative data on children aged 2 to 5 years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. The study also reports that pre-school children who use a computer are likely to have more body fat than those who do not.
Applications for the annual Willard Downtown Business Association Kiddie King & Queen contest are now available. They may be picked up at Carol's Ultra Stitch in downtown Willard. Applicants must apply as a couple that includes one boy and one girl in kindergarten through the third grade. The children must be residents of the area.
Childbirth class offered SANDUSKY Firelands Regional Medical Center will offer a four-week childbirth preparation class at these times: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5 on the first floor at the hospital's south campus, 1912 Hayes Ave. Participants will learn breathing patterns and relaxation exercises to be used during labor and delivery. Induction of labor, medication and anesthesia options, Caesarian birth and recovery will also be discussed. Childbirth classes are taught by experienced obstetrical nurses from Firelands Regional Medical Center with a clinical background focused on contemporary childbirth methods. It is recommended that this course be taken during the last trimester of pregnancy and that expectant mothers select a class that ends at least three weeks before their due date.
HIGHWAY PATROL Jordan C. Lucal, 20, of 3484 Greenwich-Angling Road, Greenwich, was charged with failure to control Friday after his vehicle exited both sides of Alpha Road and hit a ditch.
Gaymont In September, Laurie Burdine entertained residents with her dancing and singing. Bright colored boas brought smiles to the residences faces. Rose Williams, Birdie Baker, Gloria Grashel, Effie Smith and Kathleen Thill love to be pampered with their hand massages and manicures. That relaxed them to prepare for joints in motion.
WILLARD - Willard City Schools officials plan to set up a committee to update the district's anti-bullying policy. Ohio law requires school board members to work with school employees, volunteers, students and community members to establish such a policy. It must be in place by Dec. 31.
A Willard man was charged with failing to obey a signal after a two-vehicle collision early Sunday afternoon. Samuel A. Broca, 20, of 503 Keefer St., was heading southwest on Ohio 61 when he failed to stop at the red light at the Ohio 601 intersection, troopers with the state Highway Patrol said.
OCT. 8, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 77 years ago:
1 pound bag frozen cooked shrimp (tails removed) 2 tablespoons minced garlic
Fifteen-year-old Brennan Power remembers the first time he tried his aunt's garlic barbecue shrimp - this week's featured recipe. "I liked it the first time I tried it. I wanted more of this," said Power, who had never had shrimp before that. "It's to die for. I love it."
EDITOR'S NOTE: Here is the first in a series of columns on public health topics, supplied by the Huron County General Health District. The column is called "Simon Says," featuring the district's public health man, Simon. It's barely fall and we've already gotten the following call here at the Huron County General Health District ... "When can I get my flu shot?"
Toast Norwalk's Clarence Poole, who recently was named a Melvin Jones Fellow by the Lions Club International Federation the highest form of recognition conferred by the foundation. Jones was the founder of Lions Club International, which strives to meet humanitarian needs in communities worldwide. The Lions are well known, among other things, for trying to improve the sight of visually handicapped children. Poole, 79, has been volunteering his entire life. The retired railroader and Sheller-Globe employee works a couple of part-time jobs while volunteering his services whenever he can. "Clarence works hard all of the time," Lions Club treasurer Gregg Maxwell said. "He's good person as well as a good Lions member." Congratulations, Clarence. Roast the companies and inspectors involved in the highway bridge painting scandal in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation is suing 35 contractors who the state alleges cut corners on highway bridge painting projects and bribed inspectors with cash and gifts. The department hopes to recoup the money needed to repaint close to 200 bridges statewide now bleeding rust just years after they were painted, said Catherine Perkins, the department's chief legal counsel. To preserve the long-term safety of the structures, the bridges must be repainted at a cost two to three times the $30 million spent on the defective jobs. Steel bridges may rust and deteriorate without a proper paint job. So far, the agency has recouped $2.1 million, with court judgments for another $10 million. Eight inspectors and seven contractors in northern Ohio have been convicted of giving inspectors cash and trips to Las Vegas and Florida. One contractor and one inspector were sentenced to prison. The corruption was primarily concentrated in Cuyahoga and Lake counties, although the shoddy work and bribes were found across the state.
To: Norwalk Furniture Information Technology Help Desk From: Jim Busek
It's a good time to be a political junkie. In case you've been living in a cave, it's the first election in a long, long time that one of the parties hasn't had a presumptive nominee going into the race.
The Huron County Board of Elections will be open until 9 p.m. Tuesday the last day to register for the Nov. 6 election. For more information, call the board at (419) 668-8238.
NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Katherine R. Schaffer, 19, 5321 Ohio 99 North, Monroeville; no dog license; conviction date: Oct. 1; fine, $25; costs, $45.
NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Todd A. Pype, 44, Medina. Violation date: Sept. 3. Conviction date: Sept. 25. Sentence: $800 fine, $65 costs, one-year license suspension and 20 days in jail; defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Oct. 3 to Sept. 3, 2008; valid only with restricted plates.
MILAN - The state Highway Patrol's Sandusky post suspects alcohol was a factor in a Milliman Road crash Saturday night that sent an injured Milan man to a Toledo hospital. Stanley M. McLane, 59, of 3906 Ohio 113, was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit of St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center this morning. Troopers said McLane was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered serious injuries in the crash that happened about 7:30 p.m. on Milliman Road south of Ohio 113.
HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Sept. 30 after Joe T. Mahon, 54, of Shelby, was forced off Ohio 598 and hit a mailbox to avoid an oncoming full-size car passing another vehicle while heading south. The same vehicle also forced Charles M. Marlatt, 52, of Groveport, off the same side of the road.
BERLIN TOWNSHIP - A Willard woman was not injured after a collision Saturday afternoon, but a Sandusky woman in the other vehicle was flown to a Toledo hospital. A medical helicopter flew Sandusky resident Malissa Coufalik, 27, to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center from the site of the two-vehicle crash on Ohio 113 east of Ohio 61. She was listed in good condition this morning.