Marine Corps PFC. Wesley Jester, son of Terry and Susan Smith of Willard, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. and Marine combat training at Camp Geiger, N.C.
PFC. Jester is a 2005 graduate of Willard High School.
The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, 55 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 26, 29, 30, 31. Meals are free and open to the public.
Thursday: Chicken parmesan, spaghetti, tossed salad, bread.
What's the best way to clean and remove stains from the grout in ceramic tile?
A: One product that works very well for us is something you may already have in your pantry or medicine cabinet: standard household hydrogen peroxide, which has a 3 percent concentration in water.
I would like to respond to the recent articles on Children Services. Until you have volunteered for Reach our Youth, assisted parents for a night out, fostered 24-7 ... we need to support our Children Services employees. Children are a gift at every age. I enjoy the sparkle in their eyes, the smiles and laughter, inquisitive minds and new daily experiences of growth.
Thank you to Children Services for your work after 5 p.m., calls on Christmas, research to respond to the specific needs of EACH child, teamwork to understand rejection attachment issues, increased work load ... the list is endless.
I hope by now regular readers have noticed a new feature in their Reflector.
"Blast from the Past," features top local news items from the microfilm files of the Reflector from the same day in a randomly selected year.
This is my second time around at Norwalk Memorial Home. It was like coming home to me. I knew I was among friends. What I have seen since I have been here this time is absolutely the same as back in 2000.
These nurses are angels. After visiting many nursing homes I can tell you, this place is clean. I get up early enough to see housekeeping do their jobs. I need to get up through the night and there is always help almost immediately. The floors are cleared two times a day. The rooms are meticulously cleaned each day, including dusting and dry and wet mopping.
Ohioans sure are spirituous or rather, they are filled with spirituous liquor.
For the eighth straight year, Ohio set a new record in terms of money spent on booze sales, surpassing the $655 million mark breaking 2005's record by more than $44 million.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Lance Cpl. Todd Corbin of Norwalk was interviewed by Mike Taibbion for a segment that aired Tuesday night on NBC's Nightly News analyzing whether soldiers are being honored for their sacrifice in the war on terror. These are excerpts from that interview.
Thirty-two-year-old Todd Corbin is an Ohio deputy sheriff, a corporal in the Marine reserves and, on a May day in Haditha, Iraq, in 2005, a hero.
A convicted Willard heroin dealer was sentenced Tuesday to 12 months in prison for hiding six balloons of the same drug in a condom in a body cavity while incarcerated.
After corrections officers found the drugs in his jail cell Nov. 10, Marion C. Lindsey Jr., 22, of 201 Washington St., told officers he brought the drugs to the Huron County Jail because he feared having a withdrawal. He had been taken to the jail that day to possibly be transferred to community-based corrections facility (CBCF), a form of prison which focuses on education and substance abuse treatment.
Three Huron County Jail inmates have been charged through Norwalk Municipal Court in connection with separate incidents of vandalism.
James R. Hicks, 29; James D. Stanfield, 19; and Michael D. Hall, 20, face one count each of criminal damaging, a second-degree misdemeanor, stemming from the December incidents. If convicted, they face a $750 maximum fine and up to 90 days in jail.
There will be a special election Feb. 6 in the Plymouth-Shiloh and Buckeye Central school districts. All Huron County voters living in the Plymouth-Shiloh School District will be voting in Richland County for this election only.
Plymouth village voters will vote at Richland County's Plymouth B precinct, located at the Plymouth Township Hall, 7025 Kuhn Road, Shelby.
Leeanna M. Roth, 29, of 1924 Miller Road, Willard, was charged with failure to control Jan. 16 after she went off the right side of Ohio 61 while traveling north and hit a ditch. She came back on the road, went off the opposite side and hit another ditch.
The latest community service project for Firelands Computer Club is the largest one in the club's history. A new computer was gifted to Norwalk Public Library by FCC president Jeff Franklin.
The computer, available for use by library patrons, is the fastest in the library and has the most memory.
Norwalk native Thomas Richard Hooker graduated from the Navy's Sonar Technician "A School," located at Pt. Loma, Calif. Jan. 17.
His grade-point average of 93 led him to earn academic recognition as the honor graduate of his class, as well as automatic advancement in pay grade.
At the Jan. 16 Board meeting of the Huron County Board of MR/DD, it was unanimously decided to continue the regular board meeting schedule.
Therefore, the meetings will continue to be held at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Christie Lane School, 306 S. Norwalk Road W., Norwalk.
Pay to play is a big catch phrase these days in school districts around the state and country. Students and parents in many districts are asked to pony up money in order to play sports. Mapleton is one school that comes to mind. The Ashland County school competes in the Firelands Conference and charges students $450 per sport, per child to compete on a high school team. Middle school athletes are charged $250 per sport, per child.
In Norwalk, the athletic fee is $40 per student, not to exceed $60 per family per season. Band fee is $20 per year.