8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - North Central EMS held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning for the Life Flight air ambulance about to be housed at its headquarters. The helicopter, expected to cost St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center $4.5 million, will be in place starting at the end of this month. Ground-breaking on the hangar behind the North Central headquarters started in early October.
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
When Teresa Hurwitz's two daughters host a playdate, it's time to start cooking. "When we have friends over, we usually do a baking party,' said Hurwitz, mother of Stephanie, 8, and Allyson, 5. The girls will often invite playmates to the family's home in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., at the same time, and they'll spend time together baking cookies and cupcakes, and decorating both confections with icing and sprinkles. They also like to make their own candies by melting chocolate and pouring it into molds.
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's been 52 long weeks. As bad as last year's 41-14 loss to Florida in the national championship game still hurts, local Ohio State fans say that has been motivation and will be the key tonight when the Buckeyes take on Louisiana State University for the national crown. The Buckeyes come in at 11-1 overall, with their only loss being a 28-21 decision against Illinois. The Tigers, 11-2, lost both of heir games in triple overtime 43-37 to Kentucky and 50-48 to Arkansas. But as far as Buckeye fans are concerned, this year's results are secondary. They are looking for some atonement and revenge when the BCS National Championship game begins at 8 p.m. in New Orleans.
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Wind. Every outdoorsman is familiar with it, from little gusts that cool a sweaty brow to steady winds that blow all day long. And they know that game animals and fish react to winds in various ways. Ask even a 14-year-old boy or girl deer hunter about wind and they'll say "Sure, deer have a great sense of smell, so you have to be careful about wind." But most do little about it when hunting time rolls around, nor do their elders. I remember going on a series of deer drives one time with a bunch of friends, and listening while the hunt captain set up a drive through a big brush area, deciding where to put drivers and standers. As the standers hurried off, I mentioned that the wind was going to be blowing from the standers to the drivers, instead of vice versa, and the captain said "You're right, but it probably won't make any difference." We put out a small buck and three does on that drive, animals that knew perfectly well where the standers were waiting and heard the drivers coming. They went out one side, and nobody got a shot.
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Did you receive an ag census form? The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) began distribution of the 2007 Census of Agriculture last month and the completed forms are due back by Feb. 4. Producers can return their forms by mail or, for the first time, they have the convenient option of filling out the Census online via a secure Web site at: www.agcensus.usda.gov/. Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Census is a complete count of the nation's farms and ranches and the people who operate them. According to NASS, the Census of Agriculture provides information that is not available elsewhere. The last Ag Census was conducted in 2002. The Census looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures and other topics. It provides the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every county in the nation. Policy-makers use Census data for decisions concerning agricultural and rural programs. Community planners use Census information to target delivery of local services. Companies rely on Census data when determining where to locate their operations. And farmers themselves look at Census data when deciding to make changes in their production strategies.
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 5, 1952 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 56 years ago:
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Ohio State University at Mansfield has announced its Dean's List for autumn quarter, 2007. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must complete at least 12 credit hours and earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average or better. The Dean's List for The Ohio State University at Mansfield includes the following students for autumn quarter, 2007:
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
n Support groups Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts the following support programs, all of which are free and open to the general public:
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
For the eighth year, Georgian Manor Inn in Norwalk has been named a Four Diamond Award winner by AAA. "Its a real honor to be among a very select few of prestigious lodgings only 11 in Ohio to be selected for the award," said Gene Denney, who owns the Norwalk bed-and-breakfast with his wife, Judy.
8:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Iowa - Obama vs. Huckabee. Norwalk - Edwards vs. Huckabee. While Barack Obama won the Democratic caucus in Iowa, John Edwards wins in Norwalk. Mike Huckabee gets the Republican nod in both.
8:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
The city of Norwalk wants to remind residents about their responsibility to remove snow. According to the city ordinances, snow must be removed from sidewalks in the city by 9 a.m. of each day they are snow-covered. If this isn't done, city workers remove the snow at a cost to the tenant and/or property owner. If the fees are not paid within 10 days, the tenant or property owner can have a suit field against them for recovery of these costs. Or, the costs may be collected as an assessment.
8:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
While Michael and Sharon Gravelle have asked for another extension to prepare for an appeal on their convictions for mistreatment of 11 adopted special needs children, at least one of the kids may have found a permanent home. Chris Mushett, juvenile court administrator, said a Huron County couple filed a petition to adopt one of the school-age children in December. The child has been living in the home "a pretty significant period of time," said Mushett. He said no other information can be released about the possible adoption because of privacy laws.
8:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
The race is officially on. Terry Boose, Republican candidate for the state's 58th district seat, has filed petitions to run against Democratic incumbent Matthew Barrett (D-Amhert).
8:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Golf Properties, the parent company of Eagle Creek, announced Thursday the restructuring of upper-level personnel at the golf course. The announcement was made by Norwalk Golf Properties president Ken Bleile. "In an effort to maintain the standards of an up-scale golfing venue, the decision was made by officers to reorganize and restructure at Eagle Creek's administrative level," Bleile said. "That decision directly involves the duties of Director of Golf Gary Wilkins, Club Professional Dave Weisenberger and PGA Apprentice David Morgan."
8:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Steve Euton was elected president of city council for the third straight year after Wednesday's organizational meeting and Scott Krichbaum, the lone new member, was sworn in along with the seven returning members. Chris Mushett will serve as president pro tempore and Dwight Tkach will be president pro tem alternate for the next year.
8:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mansfield resident James R. Porter, 28, was sentenced this morning to five years in prison for a May 15 Greenwich armed robbery. Former Mickey Mart clerk Angie Risner testified Oct. 31 she saw Porter riding a bicycle near the store when she took the trash to the dumpster. About five minutes later, the defendant entered the front door of the business, brandished a gun at Risner and fled on the bike with $591 from the cash register.
8:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jan. 4, 1952 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 56 years ago:
8:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Since this is the first "School Matters' column of 2008, I decided to take some advice and talk about some New Year's resolutions. By now you are tired of hearing about diets, health clubs, and exercise regiments (not that I couldn't benefit from all of the above) and I will refrain from mentioning them again. Instead I will offer some resolutions inspired by some events at Norwalk Catholic School. My first resolution is to remember and honor the institutions and people who have influenced your past. Just the other day I was helping set up for a luncheon in the St. Paul Parish Center. In the distance I saw a man walking about the room, looking at pictures and checking out the facilities. He asked a few questions about the building and then asked for a pen. He signed a book and placed it into a bookcase. I approached him to retrieve the pen and introduced myself. He introduced himself as Mike Gottfried, and he began to explain his early years at St. Paul in the late sixties. As he spoke, what really struck me was a genuine sense of gratitude he felt towards St. Paul High. Even though he knows none of the current teaching staff, he gave me a donation to pay for their lunch because, in his words, "the people of St. Paul's were so good to me.'
8:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
The next presidential election is approaching rapidly, and I'm writing to let you know that I am strongly supporting the candidacy of Republican Congressman Ron Paul. Paul has spent 30 years as a practicing OB/GYN and has delivered more than 4,000 babies. He and his wife, Carol have been married more than 50 years, with five children and 18 grandchildren.
8:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
"I just wanted to tell the mother good luck. Your child will bring you many great times. As for the people in this town that want to bash on you maybe they should bash on themselves for being low life scum.'
8:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
It was only a couple days past Jan. 1. McBeane was placing two miniature candy canes next to the cup of each Cheap Coffee Club member. "Thank you for your welcome holiday gift old friend. I see there are four different flavors represented. I love ‘em all. They give a brisk historic flavor to my coffee which I truly appreciate,' complimented the historian. "But tell me; I am curious. Is there a reason why these tasty gifts of the season arrive more than a week after the holiday?'