6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Reach Our Youth (ROY) big brother /sister type program of Huron County, will be holding its 27th annual Christmas party Saturday at the VFW in Norwalk. About 130 local children and volunteers will be attending this gala event. Judge Timothy L. Cardwell of Huron County Probate and Juvenile Courts and Kathy Noftz, executive director, will be welcoming the crowd along with master of ceremonies Dennis Stieber. Highlights include a luncheon served by the staff of Huron County Probate and Juvenile Court, magical entertainer Greg Carson, and a visit from Santa.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville Parks and Recreation Department is inviting children and parents to the Christmas in the Park celebration from 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at the village commons, across from St. Joseph church. Santa will be there to see children. Coloring contest forms can be picked up at the village administrative offices and can be turned in at the event. Any child ages 3 to 10 may compete in the coloring contest. Judging will take place Dec. 17 and winners will be contacted.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Question: We want to send a care package to a friend or family member serving in the military overseas. What precautions should we take? Answer: Sharing holiday cheer with men and women serving in the military is a good thing to do. It shows these soldiers that they are remembered and appreciated by their family, friends and the community. And, it helps them feel connected when they are so far away from home for the holidays. Do your homework before sending a package. The military has guidelines for shipping food items to soldiers overseas. One Web site, http://www.marineparents.com, says "if you can stuff it in your pocket and it's not going to spoil or melt, it's a good thing to send!'
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com The first thing Gov. Ted Strickland did when he stepped from his car in front of the Huron County Courthouse Saturday afternoon was request that the U.S. flag be lowered to half-mast.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Stabbing victim Chad Rothgeb said this morning he isn't "in too much pain." "They're telling me I might be released today," the 22-year-old Norwalk man said by telephone from St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Collections for Toys For Tots are off to a good start, but the local Marine Corps Reserve units expect to get even more requests this year than before. "There was more need last year than the previous year and we sort of suspect this year, with the economy the way it is, it will be higher than ever," said Don Frankenfield, area coordinator.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Finances are so tight in Huron County that commissioners are waiting until the last minute to pass an interim budget for 2008. Commissioner Mike Adelman said the board is considering an interim general fund budget of $15.535 million, an increase of about $3,000 from last year. He said a final budget must be passed by March 31.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Berlin-Milan school bus driver was arrested on a felony warrant Tuesday morning after being pulled over for speeding. Catherine M. Richards, 44, of 1214 Strucker Road, Milan, was charged with one count of passing bad checks on the Norwalk Municipal Court warrant after the traffic stop. Norwalk police took her to court for a bond hearing and she was released on her own recognizance.
6:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The jolly, big man hobbled arm in arm in the cold with Mrs. Claus to the warmth of his Norwalk home. Inside, the line of children and adults extended almost to the door. Multi-colored lights, wreaths and an oversized wrapped present adorned with red and blue lights decorated the home on Main Street in Norwalk. A model train chugged by on tracks inside near a fireplace.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
How did the Nutcracker become a Nutcracker? Come find out by attending "The Nuttiest Christmas Story," a musical performed by Norwalk-based Curtain Call Productions at the Norwalk Theatre uptown.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mike Gildenmeister thinks his local band, Plank Road, might have a shot at playing at Blossom Music Center someday. There's a reason for his guarded optimism: The band recently filmed a PBS Music Series, set for airing early next year. The series will appear on and off throughout 2008.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
LAKEWOOD - The dying beast rises into the air like Regan, who is possessed by the devil in the horror flick "The Exorcist." Fog envelops the area, and the ugly, but gentle, creature reverts back to the dashing prince he once was.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE - The volunteers of Historic Lyme Village, located in Bellevue, invite you to step back into the 19th Century for the annual Christmas events at the village. There are only three dates for public tours. An admission fee is charged to these family-oriented events and visitors are to enter at the Ohio 4 entrance at the Visitors Center. Walking is required outdoors so dress appropriately. Events may change or be canceled due to inclement weather, so call (419) 483-4949 for updates.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
The neighborhood cat issue has become obscure and we must untangle it before solving the problems. First is the blame game. Those who have complained and sought remedies were castigated as inhumane. Then, so-called "feral" cats were scapegoated.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Republican aspirants for the Republican nomination for president in 2008 had a so-called debate on television Nov. 28. It was a photo opportunity only to hawk their wares and to polish their veneers, and avoided the serious problems facing the people, i.e., the uncontrolled spending federal tax money to increase the national debt to $9 trillion from $5 trillion since 2001 to fight an unprovoked war in Iraq. Financing this unprovoked war is by U.S. Treasury Bonds. About $2 trillion are held by the Chinese and Japanese governments and citizens. This bond principal, with interest, must be repaid to them a financial burden on all our descendants.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
These guys are like a family. They'll tell you the same stories about life on the railroad. Sitting by the home phone (no cell phones, no pagers) waiting for that next call. Marking up on the extra board. Spending half of your life with the guys some you liked, and some you didn't.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS - Touch Down milk, a new Cleveland Browns-branded product line, hits the dairy case this week at northern Ohio Giant Eagle grocery stores. Distributed by Ohio-based processor Reiter Dairy, Touch Down lowfat milk is packaged in 16-ounce plastic bottles and is available in three flavors Choco-Dawg (chocolate), Nilla-Dawg (vanilla) and Straw-Dawg (strawberry). The milk bottle features the Cleveland Browns Dawg and the 3-A-Day of Dairy logo, which reminds families to get three daily dairy servings as recommended by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD City Manager Brian Humphress told council Monday the U.S. 224 sewer lift station is back on track. The city had requested permission from Mercy Hospital to place the station next to the wellness center.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
M'VILLE POLICE A Sandusky Street resident reported the suspected violation of a temporary protection order between Nov. 26 and Saturday. Police forwarded a report to the Monroeville Law Director's office for review.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Knights of Columbus is selling "Keep Christ in Christmas" vehicle magnets to promote the true spirit of Christmas. People often forget the real reason for the Christmas season while they are buying presents, decorating their homes, and attending parties. These magnets are a way to silently evangelize this sentiment. The illustrated magnets in the shape of the nativity scene are sold nationwide by hundreds of local groups to raise funds for their causes. They are displayed on vehicles in all 50 states and several foreign countries. Last year 200,000 magnets were distributed, and this year the number will be at least 360,000.
6:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
C3C Travis S. Root, a sophomore at the United States Air Force Academy, has been selected to serve as an instructor pilot for the academy's soaring program. Root will begin instructor pilot training next month with the 94th Flight Training Squadron. Upon completion of the program in May, he will begin teaching flight theory and flying skills to USAFA cadets in the TG-10B sailplane. He will then serve as an instructor pilot until he graduates from the Air Force Academy in 2010.