1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk man who committed suicide during a vehicle fire early Wednesday morning behind Wal-Mart had battled depression, the county coroner said. The Lucas County Coroner's office performed an autopsy of Joseph W. Van Natta, 24, Thursday. Authorities ruled the cause of death was suicide.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Dennis A. Schaffer, 50, of 1446 Ridge Road, was charged with failure to control Monday after he drove off the right side of Ohio 601 and hit a sign.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Milan Garden Club MILAN - The Milan Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Oct. 16 in Milan's Town Hall on the village square.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk resident Lynn Chapin said she believes there is a need for sports equipment among today's youth. She intends to do something about it.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Late Thursday night, a jury acquitted defendant Rhonda C. Lynch of having cocaine during a March traffic stop. Lynch testified Wednesday she didn't attempt to explain a suspected crack cocaine pipe found in her right coat pocket because the state trooper probably wouldn't believe her story. She said she was on her way home March 12 after dropping off a 16-year-old girl at her mother's Plymouth house.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Residents can tour Norwalk's fire station and review a study on changes needed in the department at an open house from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday. Chief Doug Coletta and Mayor Sue Lesch both will be available to talk to residents during the open house.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
From $600,000 to $100,000. Visiting Common Pleas Judge Judith Cross has ruled to reduce the amount of money the estate of a deceased 11-year-old foster girl will get by half a million dollars.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Some traditions have been an integral part of a community for so long, few seem to know how and when they began. Apparently that's the case with the "Snake Dance," a long-time Norwalk High School homecoming tradition.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
OCT. 11, 1907 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 100 years ago:
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ATTICA - Who needs a time machine when there's the Oak Ridge Festival? The annual event depicts life in the early 1800s and is set for Oct. 20 and 21. Times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 20 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The following programs will be offered in October at the Milan-Berlin Township Public Libraries: Blood pressure screening with Fisher-Titus Medical Center staff will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 12 at Milan Public Library, 19 E. Church St. For information, call (419) 499-4117.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Teachers Association gives its full support for the upcoming library levy. In this day and age, it is important that kids have plenty of opportunities to foster healthy habits. The library, and the services it provides, plays a critical role in the development of our children and young adults. The library offers the community not only books, magazines, and reference materials, but also videotapes, career information, DVDS, and computer/Internet access. Other services and programs include story time for children, summer reading programs, meeting rooms, reference databases, and adult programs. Huron County libraries provide many other services also. A renewal of the library levy will not increase taxes for our citizens. The funds raised by the levy will be used for basic operating expenses, including library materials and services, salaries and benefits, programs, and building maintenance. I encourage all of our citizens to vote for the levy.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Village of Monroeville has been operating on a bare-bones budget for the last five years. There has never been an increase in the income tax since it was established at one percent in 1986. Everyone has to agree that costs for services have escalated in the last 21 years. Services to the Monroeville residents have been cut in many ways that are sometimes hard to see. Some of these services include; street paving: None has been done during the last two years because of lack of funds. Building maintenance: Only the absolutely necessary repairs have been made to the many buildings that the village owns and maintains. It is much more cost effective to maintain a building if you keep up with the minor repairs as needed. This can prevent major repairs in the future. Sanitary sewer maintenance: The only major sewer work that has been done is when evidence of a major problem exists. This was the case of the replacement of the Sandusky Street sanitary sewer last year. Matching grant money: To get a grant from the government, most grants require a matching or a percentage amount to be paid by the village. Monroeville does not have existing funds for most major grants. Storm sewers: Installation and maintenance of storm sewers has practically come to a halt because of lack of funds. These are a few reasons why an increase in the income tax is necessary. If the income tax levy fails, it means more cuts in services to the Monroeville residents, such as snow removal, yard waste pick-up, leaf pick-up in the fall, a cut in safety forces, and cuts in the recreation programs and park maintenance.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Although I can't afford it, or maybe because I can't, I'm buying and furnishing a house near the sea a very discounted house, mind you that will be, part of the year, a residence for writers. Now, we're not talking the MacDowell Colony here, or even my beloved Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Ill. We're talking a room of one's own, for two weeks at a time, away from the phone, the kids, the laundry. There won't be much education though my friends and I might throw in a seminar every so often and there won't be lovely meals (writers will have to byob: bring your own bagels).
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The good news just keeps on coming from Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Last week hospital officials broke ground for a new $11.3 million, 22,000 square foot addition for a heart and vascular center at FTMC, expected to open next summer.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
As a high school English teacher, I know that the best way to increase vocabulary and become a better student is to read. Students painlessly and effortlessly learn new words as they encounter them in books. Students increase their attention span as they become absorbed in the pages of a book. Reading makes them better writers, too, as they unconsciously absorb the good grammar and sentence structure in the books that they read.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dear Jane, One of my favorite ways to enjoy coffee in the morning is by sitting in my kitchen and watching the birds. Do I have to lose that with fall now here?
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following information was submitted by Milan resident Marge Crecelius, who first saw it in a newspaper article. She tried it, and the plant is featured as this week's Pick of the Week picture. Step 1: Using a spade bit, drill a 1-inch hole in the center of the bottom of a 5-gallon plastic bucket. Choose a light-colored bucket because dark ones heat the soil, which tomatoes don't like.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Myth: People with bad things happening in their lives are the ones who attempt or commit suicide. Fact: Bad things happen in the lives of most people but most people do not attempt, or commit, suicide. Suicide is more often the result of unrelated Depressive Disorders. Even people with great things happening in their lives may attempt or complete suicides if they have the underlying mood disorder of depression.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Dean A. Skinner, 47, of 4603 Delematre Road, Monroeville, swerved to the left Oct. 2 to avoid a deer on Section Line Road and went off the left side, where his motorcycle stopped in a ditch. He reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Buehrer to visit Norwalk State Sen. Steve Buehrer, candidate for Congress in Ohio's 5th Congressional District, is holding a "Town Hall Meeting" from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Friendly Corners Restaurant, 21 Mill Road, Norwalk. Buehrer is inviting voters to come hear more about his conservative record and to ask any questions about issues important to them. For more information, call Jim Banks at (260) 579-5828.