11:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Recent polls say Ohioans are getting bigger in the waistlines. Obesity is a nation-wide problem, and it costs us all in many ways most notably in quality of life and higher insurance rates.
11:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
The city of Norwalk marks its 190th birthday this week. That is, Platt and Sally DeForest Benedict with their five children, arrived on Sept. 9, 1817, to settle on the village plat, which had been surveyed the year before. Their arrival meant that the village actually had permanent residents. However, when they reached the Lockwood and Gibbs cabins on Old State near Gallup, they learned that their log cabin, built earlier in the year, had burned during the summer. Platt had been in Ohio early in the year, built a cabin and hired a man to look after it and clear some land. By accident the cabin was destroyed and a new one had to be built when the Benedicts arrived.
11:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
SEPT. 7, 1929 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 78 years ago:
11:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
The co-defendant in an April drug deal was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison. Marcus T. Legrant, 25, of Tiffin, had about six grams of cocaine on him as a passenger during the April 27 incident, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. Legrant pleaded guilty July 17 to possession of cocaine.
11:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
The attorney for a 17-year-old Milan Avenue boy who escaped from custody in July entered a denial to the charge Thursday. Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said the same boy and a 15-year-old State Street accomplice also are accused of stealing four vehicles and suspected of stealing up to 12. Three of the vehicles have been recovered.
11:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Sunday immediately after Kyle J. Hummel, 21, of 4290B Ohio 601, Lot 211B, swerved to miss a car pulling in front of him from Greenwich Milan Townline Road. Hummel spun around and slid off the south side of Ohio 18, flipping the car which stopped on its top.
11:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Firelands Civil War Roundtable will have its opening meeting Saturday at Berry's Restaurant. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. with the meeting following dinner.
11:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
After two workers have been accidentally stuck with used needles carelessly left in trash, the city wants residents to understand both the costs and the penalties for putting bare needles in bags. "We've had two sticks in the last three years and that is a couple too many," Norwalk Safety-Service Director Dale Sheppard said. It cost Norwalk more than $8,000, not counting time off for medical testing, when one sanitation worker was accidentally stuck with a needle while picking up trash. The worker is now healthy, but only found out he wasn't infected with any of several possible diseases after months of testing and worry.
11:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND Thousands of convicted sex offenders could be affected by a federal court ruling striking down a portion of an Ohio law which barred them from living within 1,000 feet of a school. In a decision Tuesday, Judge James S. Gwin in Akron ruled the law cannot be applied to anyone who committed a crime before July 31, 2003. That is the effective date of the Ohio Legislature's ban on offenders living within 1,000 feet of school property.
11:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
As expected, Norwalk Councilman Dwight Tkach will run in November as a write-in candidate for an at-large seat. Former councilman Stan Obrenovich, who initially wanted to run as an independent in Ward 1, decided not to file. An Ohio court earlier ruled candidates who had party affiliations could not run as independents. Obrenovich has ties to the local Democratic Party forcing him to run as a write-in candidate.
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
The acts of lying down and sitting are usually associated with comfort. But for people who have a condition called restless legs syndrome (RLS), remaining stationary in those positions can be a pain. The "creepy crawly" sensation associated with RLS can make you feel like getting up and walking around. RLS can affect quality of sleep, which in turn can interfere with daytime activities.
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
You might want to exercise if you are taking a long trip, or know that you will be sitting for a long time it could save your life. Whether you are on an overseas flight, cross-country train trip or simply doing a lengthy stationary activity, sitting tight for extended periods of time could lead to a potentially life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis. When that happens, a blood clot forms in the body's deep veins, particularly in the legs. Sometimes the clot breaks off, travels through the bloodstream and a vessel in the lungs, restricting blood flow. This condition, called a pulmonary embolism, damages tissues and causes poor lung function, which can be fatal.
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
SEPT. 6, 1941 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 66 years ago:
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
If only every week could be like that. Last Tuesday, as you know, I attended the Rush concert at the DTE Energy Music Theatre north of Detroit.
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
At Tuesday night's Norwalk City Council meeting, Jim Bowling of Arcadis presented the results of a study of last year's flood. The results were, we discovered, not surprising. A similar study in 1978 predicted the whole thing. Yet since 1978, nothing has been done to improve things for the 31 buildings that lie in a flood plain that has been there for eons.
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Dear Jane, I am in clutter chaos in my home office. Do you have any advise on how I can tame this wild beast?
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
The first time you let one of your children sit in the driver's seat is an odd feeling. It is a matter of giving up control. After all, from the time you took that child home for the first time, strapping him or her into the car seat, you were behind the wheel in control of the vehicle. You decided where to turn, where to stop, and how to get to your destination. But when that child turns 15 1/2, the child is legally allowed to learn how to drive, and at age 16, the child can take his or her driver's test and, if he or she passes, he or she is a licensed driver.
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - A New London man remains in the Huron County Jail on an allegation he broke into two village businesses. His co-defendant has been released from custody. Dale Burrows Jr., 36, of 33 Westwind Drive, must post a $10,000 bond before being released on a breaking and entering charge. Jason W. Puder, 23, of 15 W. Washburn St., was released on bond Aug. 29 on the same charge, based on a Norwalk Municipal Court order.
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
When gardeners buy an expensive standard rose or any other woody ornamental trained as a standard, only proper care will ensure the purchase will remain beautiful. Besides spraying as needed, fertilizing and watering, gardeners need to know the special pruning necessary. Most standard roses are grafted. And some are grafted twice, which makes the pruning even more important. For roses, a good rootstock is chosen and then a very strong rose trunk is grafted to the rootstock and then the desired rose for the top is grafted on the trunk. The trunk is kept pruned to keep the trunk smooth and straight. Any growth must be cut off immediately or the top will die when the side shoots grow vigorously. Any shoots growing from the rootstock must be removed also.
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Wednesday's arrest of a 17-year-old Norwalk boy on State Street ended the search for the same juvenile who fled from a transport officer almost two months ago. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
10:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - The annual Hispanic Heritage Festival is set for 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 16 in downtown Willard. The event will feature folk dancing, Hispanic music, contests for children, a salsa contest and silliest hat contest. A meal will be served at 4:45 p.m. featuring authentic Mexican food as well as Pepperidge farm cookies. All activities are free and open to the public. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...