2:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com A blindfold blocked the sight of Pleasant Elementary School second-grade teacher Anne Day. This wasn't the result of some wager won by students who had aced a difficult test. In fact, Day and other Norwalk City Schools teachers were the ones being tested. They'd have to have faith.
2:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
It is almost time for the spotlight to shine, er darken on ghosts, goblins and ghouls. Many youngsters and youngsters at heart will no doubt dress up as the witching hour approaches. Area villages, towns and cities only ask they ask for treats within a specific time period. Here is a round-up of Trick-or-treat times and dates for area communities: BERLIN HEIGHTS Trick-or-treat is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Residents should leave their porch lights on if they wish to participate. GREENWICH Trick-or-treat will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30th.
2:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
State Sen. Steve Buehrer, a Republican candidate for the 5th District congressional seat, hosted a town hall meeting Thursday at Friendly Corners in Norwalk. Buehrer invited the public and sent invitations to voters throughout Huron County to join him for a question and answer period about issues important to the country, district and the community. Several dozen voters and interested citizens attended to hear more about Buehrer's message of conservative leadership on issues such as taxes and spending, illegal immigration and traditional family values. "I enjoyed the opportunity to talk about issues and ideas facing our country and district last night in Norwalk," Buehrer said. "The voters in Norwalk are common-sense conservatives who believe in less government and less taxes. I am the only candidate in this race who voted against the biggest tax hike in Ohio history and will take that same leadership to Washington, D.C.
2:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Demo derby The fall classic demolition derby will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Huron County Fairgrounds. The event will feature pickup trucks and compact cars. For more information, call Don or Joanne at (419) 668-0171.
2:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Republican Women's Club SANDUSKY The Erie County Republican Women's Club will meet Monday at the Sandusky Yacht Club, 529 E. Water St., Sandusky. Social time will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person payable at the door. This includes tax and gratuities. The speaker will be Martha Rothey, president of the Ohio School Board's Association. As president of OSBA, Rothey represents all school board members and all public school children in Ohio on a state and national level. Barrett town-hall meeting
2:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
A blindfold blocked the sight of Pleasant Elementary School second-grade teacher Anne Day. This wasn't the result of some wager won by students who had aced a difficult test. In fact, Day and other Norwalk City Schools teachers were the ones being tested.
2:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
State Sen. Steve Buehrer, a Republican candidate for the 5th District congressional seat, hosted a town hall meeting Thursday at Friendly Corners in Norwalk. Buehrer invited the public and sent invitations to voters throughout Huron County to join him for a question and answer period about issues important to the country, district and the community.
2:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said his office is considering charges against one of the 10-year-old girls responsible for last month's fire on Newton Street. Juvenile Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand is reviewing police interviews with the two girls, Leffler said.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Did you know that October is National Energy Awareness Month? This is the perfect opportunity for us all to learn more about how making wise energy choices can save money and protect the environment and natural resources at the same time. Take the time to turn off lights and other equipment when not in use, insulate water heaters and turn the temperature down to 120 degrees, replace conventional light bulbs with energy saving bulbs. Here are some agri-business notes from the Huron and Erie County Farm Service Agency:
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
OCT. 12, 1907 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 100 years ago
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
"Nutrition" and "fun" do not have to be mutually exclusive terms. Mike Sieminski, a registered and licensed dietitian with the American Dairy Association Mideast the local affiliate for the National Dairy Council wants to help you make your child lunches they will enjoy eating and are good for them.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - EHOVE Career Center's senior carpentry class is building a 1,600-square-foot residence for the Erie County Board of Mental Retardation Developmental Disabilities and the ARC of Erie County for this year's class project. This structure will be used as a group home for three to four adults with developmental disabilities. The structure will be built on campus as two half units that, when finished, will be transported to a home site in the Sandusky area and set on a foundation. A special hinged rafter system will make moving the structure easier.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Kings were necessary evils. For the security provided by a national father figure, mankind suffered the indignity and injustice of subjugation, and worshipped another man as a god on earth. Then in 1776, a few men on the North American continent said, we will suffer no longer. They did not believe that "necessary evils" were so necessary at all.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
At Norwalk's Memorial Day ceremonies this year a veteran of the World War II battle of Peleliu was honored. Someone else there asked me what the story of Peleliu was, and the only answer I could give was that it was hard-won invasion for the American Marines invading the Japanese-held island. The battle for Peleliu started on Sept. 15, 1944. This island was held by Japan. It was strategically important for the Americans to hold it on their way to possibly invading Japan itself. This never came to be, although it was being considered as a way to end the war. When all was said and done, Peleliu was one of the four bloodiest battles ever for the U.S. Marines the other three being Tarawa, Saipan and Iwo Jima. These were all World War II encounters.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
CCC's historian took the floor right away. "I wanted to say just a little more about the staff of former Congressman Gillmor. You may already know that every Tuesday morning someone from his staff has come to a little office in the Shady Lane complex. That person talked with whoever came in the door. And they tried to help.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Public Library has received the following gifts and memorial books: "Hide" CD-book in memory of Russell A. Holmes, Sr. by Todd Adelman.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON- Council met briefly Tuesday and learned the New London Community Club is planning to sponsor a leadership class. The club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at village hall to discuss the proposed class with Ben Kenny, community development director for WSOS Community Action Commission.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk man who committed suicide during a vehicle fire early Wednesday morning behind Wal-Mart had battled depression, the county coroner said. The Lucas County Coroner's office performed an autopsy of Joseph W. Van Natta, 24, Thursday. Authorities ruled the cause of death was suicide.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Dennis A. Schaffer, 50, of 1446 Ridge Road, was charged with failure to control Monday after he drove off the right side of Ohio 601 and hit a sign.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Milan Garden Club MILAN - The Milan Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Oct. 16 in Milan's Town Hall on the village square.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk resident Lynn Chapin said she believes there is a need for sports equipment among today's youth. She intends to do something about it.