8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's one of the area's best kept secrets. Veggie U, located on Ohio 13 in Milan, is a five-week science curriculum for the fourth-grade classroom. It is a not-for-profit organization at the Culinary Vegetable Institute and is "committed to fostering a synergy between educational, nutritional and agricultural goals to combat the rising epidemic of childhood obesity and illnesses related to the lack of good nutrition.'
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
Restoration work continues on the landmark Norwalk house at 131 E. Main St. We all remember the tragedy of May 7, 2007, when this Second Empire style house was gutted by fire. Before I proceed I want to add that this style is sometimes called Mansard. I'll try to avoid being challenged by one of the several persons who know much more than I do about architecture. This victim of fire is known as the Cortrite House, having been built in 1877-78 by Barnard Cortrite, who manufactured the Eureka Fanning Mill. His factory stood behind the house but across the former railroad tracks near to Erie Street. Eureka Fanning Mills were popular for years, and one of them can be seen in the museum of the Firelands Historical Society. In case you wonder, fanning mills were used on farms to separate the grain from the chaff.
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk City Council members learned Tuesday night the wish list for capital improvements for the next six years jumped from $29 million to $35 million. Now they have to start trimming that list and figuring out how to pay for a new fire station and water and sewer improvements mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
Council voted Tuesday night to move forward on a request from Fisher-Titus Medical Center to begin proceedings to rezone the former Foodtown property from residential to light assembly. Pat Martin, president of FTMC, told council the non-profit hospital bought the Foodtown property three years ago for possible expansion and learned the zoning of the property had never been changed from residential.
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
LYME TOWNSHIP - The question of annexation of 401 acres of Lyme Township to the city of Bellevue is now in the hands of Huron County Commissioners, who have 30 days to make a decision. Lyme Township trustees oppose the annexation, which they call "unreasonably large and irregularly shaped.' Four of the 17 owners in the proposed annexation area also oppose the annexation.
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SANDUSKY - The home blends in with the others on Third Street. But it's distinguished as "The House on Third Street" for more than one reason.
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk may not have the glamour and glitter of runways with models for Halston, de la Renta and Armani strutting down to show off the latest styles, but local females enjoy sporting the latest fashions. "Norwalk women want to be extremely stylish," said Judy King, manager of Fashion Bug in Norwalk. "They don't want to wear what was in style three years ago."
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
A recent national opinion survey shows seven of 10 Americans believe gasoline prices will reach $4 this summer and many are already planning to cut back on summer travel plans. Local residents hope that won't happen, but aren't confident they will be able to afford to travel as much as they wish. The survey, conducted by the Civil Society Institute, a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank, also said 90 percent of Americans said the stances of political candidates on fuel prices, energy policies and climate change will have a big impact on their votes in November. The study also said the high price of gas is the No. 1 economic worry of Americans in 2008, ahead of fears about recession, mortgage foreclosures and joblessness.
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - As an annual source of inspiration and expert advice, the 65th annual National City Home & Garden Show returns to the I-X Center in Cleveland Feb. 2 to 10 to showcase the region's finest landscaping architects and the latest home trends and design innovations. With three walk-through model homes, nearly 30 blooming garden displays and six seminar stages, America's largest home and garden show is not just a show - it's a destination, according to organizers. Live entertainment, interior design showcases, a "green' living pavilion and daily cooking demonstrations are captured within 20 sprawling indoor acres. Hundreds of thousands of visitors annually attend the nine-day event for its high-end exhibits, accessible expert advice and sophisticated project ideas.
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Feb. 8, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago:
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FEB. 7, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago:
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Helen K. Adkins, 45, of 37 E. Washburn St., New London, was charged with failure to control Monday after she hit her brakes to avoid hitting a deer on Chenango Road, and went into a field. She wasn't transported for possible injuries.
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A Willard man is accused of possessing marijuana and cocaine during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.
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WILLARD - Sheriff's deputies and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife (ODNR) officials found a Lorain man in the city Thursday who was wanted on a nationwide warrant.
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WILLARD - Willard Assistant Fire Chief Joe Reiderman said there was a "good ending' to the report Wednesday of a Willard-area woman trapped in her vehicle in high water. Firefighters had her out of the Bauman Road ditch in Greenfield Township, with about 3 feet of water, in about 20 minutes. Reiderman said the middle-aged woman was OK other than being "a little cold' and refused treatment at the scene.
8:53 PM Jul 25, 2010
Convicted water scammer Ryan P. McKinley met with his probation officer this morning. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said he was pleasantly surprised. "That's more than one probation office visit I thought he'd make," Leffler said.
8:53 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Morris Van Vlerah Jr., the victim in a Dec. 3 attack by two Rottweiler dogs, has filed a lawsuit against the dog owners. He is seeking $25,000 in damages. Sandusky attorney Michael Murray, who is representing Van Vlerah's family, wrote that Asa and April L. Smith "have owned and harbored two vicious Rottweiler dogs, which have terrorized the plaintiffs and their neighbors." Van Vlerah testified Jan. 25 during April Smith's municipal court trial that the dogs attacked him while he was near his back deck. He also said he had trouble closing his patio door because the animals lunged at it.
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The Firelands area is attempting to dry out today after Mother Nature hammered it with about 4 inches of rain over the past three days. "We had a very large amount of rain over a long period of time," said Bill Ommert, Huron County Emergency Management Agency director. "It was about 4 inches of rain in three days and that's quite a bit.
8:53 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway tried to explain to the defendant why he was in court today for a competency hearing, but Victor M. Macias-Aguirre obviously was confused. "I don't know what this is," Macias-Aguirre said several times through interpreter Magdalena Mays. "I don't know what happened. ... Why am I in jail? I didn't do anything."
8:53 PM Jul 25, 2010
Feb. 7, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago: