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:
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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.
3:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Black River Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Nov. 19 at the Rosebud Party Center, 4493 Oberlin Ave., Lorain. Join us and Bob and Marcy Ebert who will talk about the display Mechanical Musical Marvels which includes the Organ Grinder's instruments.
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The Brownhelm Historical Association will meet at 7 p.m., Nov. 7 at the Barn at Mill Hollow. Ky Green will present a program about blacksmithing. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. For more information call 775-4095.
3:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
I encourage the voters of Norwalk's first ward to elect my husband, Scott Krichbaum, to Norwalk City Council. Scott has been attending the city council meetings regularly since deciding to run last April. Attending those meetings has allowed him to learn more about the issues facing the city of Norwalk, and our first ward. Scott is a good listener, generous with his time, and will be a voice for all citizens that he is elected to represent. Scott cares about the city of Norwalk. He appreciates all that Norwalk has to offer. These qualities prove that Scott Krichbaum will be a valuable representative of the first ward to the Norwalk City Council.
3:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Steve Linder is a well-known young man in Norwalk. My contact with his family goes back to my days as a teacher at Bronson Elementary School. Steve learned very early in life that if he wanted to succeed he would need to compete. This he has done very well. Through his work experience he has learned to supervise and work with others. The creed he lives by is leading by doing. His involvement in the Norwalk community is lengthy and impressive. Now running for a position on the Norwalk City Board of Education, the citizens of Norwalk have an opportunity to tap Steve's tremendous potential. Once elected, he will experience bumps along the way as he gains experience and learn from his mistakes. However, he will listen to others. He will give the community a great total effort. He will help the Norwalk School System continue its advances.
3:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
John Lendrum has done an excellent job as a member of our Norwalk City Schools Board. He has shown great commitment to the children of our community. Educating our youth is a complex task that involves parents, students, the business community, volunteers and the taxpayer base. John has balanced the needs of all these entities and has helped create a well-managed, active and improving public school system. Our school district voters would do well to re-elect John Lendrum to another term. John has worked hard to ensure that all students are prepared for what awaits them after graduating from high school.
3:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
For 21 years my family and I lived in Norwalk's First Ward. I like to think that I still have some friends and family there. That's why I feel I should express my concern about the coming election. I feel Lynn Chapin is an outstanding choice for council person in the First Ward. She has the experience, the desire, the work ethic and the understanding to be a truly fine council person.
3:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
I am proud to recommend my son-in-law, Scott Krichbaum, for city council in the first ward. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a degree in history and a strong interest in government. Scott and Amy moved to Norwalk from Wooster to raise their daughters in a family environment. Scott has taken an active role in his church and looks forward to serving his community as a council member. He has regularly attended council meetings since April to become well-versed in the issues facing our city, to meet the council members and to observe the process of city government. Scott is a good listener and has made an effort to meet members of the first ward. He is an upstanding citizen and would be a good representative to the city council.
3:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
As we advance into the 21st century, we find ourselves comfortable with the computer breakdowns that never happened, and all that we are afraid of never came. As we look back on the progression of our society and its authors of the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution, we can't help but know these men were smart to no end. As these individuals finalized each document, we should be able to visualize, all agreeing that as we interrupt and implement these findings, we must use our common sense, hence (The common sense approach). The upside of this is progress, and the downside is each year we get farther and farther away from its intention, both in time and principle. We realize there are state and federal government rules and regulations we must adhere to, but the common sense approach should still be a big part of our government. A common sense attitude is what Karen Reer will bring to the village of Monroeville. She also will bring her past business experience and leadership skills made evident with her tremendous success with the many years she had with the Monroeville cheerleaders. Along with her hard work with her church and civic contributions, her duty to school and community, as well as her success with raising a family.
3:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
I would like to voice my support for Lynn Chapin, candidate for Norwalk City Council First Ward, by sharing a few things I know about her. Although I am unable to cast my vote for her, because I do not live in the city limits, I believe she is the person for the council seat. I have known Lynn for 11 years. She not only is a co-worker and friend, she is one of the most charitable people I know.