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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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
NEW LONDON - The board of Firelands Ambulance Service got the official word Monday the service will be able to borrow up to $685,000 for renovation and addition to the station. The funding for the loan is from USDA'S Rural Development's Community Facility Loan and Grant Program and carries an interest rate of 4.25 percent.
The Fund for Huron County is accepting applications for a spring round of grants. Applications are due by Oct. 1, 2007. The Fund makes grants to Huron County non-profit agencies. Two rounds of grants are made each year one in the spring and one in the fall. The Fund for Huron County makes grants from a permanent endowment fund created by many donors. Contributions may be made currently, or over time, with money or appreciated assets, such as stocks and bonds.
Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell chastised a Norwalk boy Wednesday for quitting his job and then committing a "spree of felonies." "It's time you learned some old-fashioned hard work," Cardwell told the 17-year-old defendant. The boy earlier said he committed an Aug. 7 East Seminary Street business break-in because he had to buy "minutes for my phone."
HIGHWAY PATROL James I. Woodrum, 69, of Oberlin, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way Tuesday in the collision with the vehicle driven by Nancy E. Pasenow, of 4610 Ferry Road, Wakeman, on Ohio 303.
Headaches are a very common phenomenon. There are a variety of different types of headaches, but the most common is the migraine. Migraines affect nearly 30 million Americans and are most common during the productive years, 25 to 55 years of age; however, children and the elderly also can be affected. Migraines can affect people's lives significantly by causing such intense pain that they are not able to work or function normally during their attacks. Migraines and other forms of headaches are costly to society with a loss in productivity of about $20 billion per year.
Norwalk Public Library is joining a national effort to create awareness about the education gap that exists between socioeconomic levels in the United States while raising money to fund early education for underserved youth. Through Jumpstart's Read for the Record, a national campaign to engage hundreds of thousands of children and adults in an effort to break the world record for the most children reading the same book on the same day, Norwalk Public Library invites children and adults for a shared reading experience on Sept. 20. There are special story times at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. for children, ages 1 to 5, and adult caregivers.
Army Pvt. Jeremiah M. Jackson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, and map reading, among other things.
Beads and jewelry show AMHERST - Join Pat Catan's Craft Centers as they "hit the road" to prove that beading and jewelry making is not only a whole lot of fun, but it's also not really that hard, with their free "Bead and Jewelry Roadshow." A guest MC will be there to entertain as you enjoy the free hands-on-try-me's tables. Admission is free and open to the public. Catch the show at 1955 Cooper Foster Park Road in Amherst. Call (440) 960-1400 for details. The show is from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
North Fairfield library NORTH FAIRFIELD - September is library card sign-up month. With a library card one can:
Dr. John J. Parente recently joined the medical staff at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He specializes in emergency medicine and joins Drs. Michael Murray, Timothy Thomas, Kristopher Brickman and David Branch at Norwalk Emergency Services. Parente recently completed his emergency medicine residency at Akron City Hospital. He served as a physician in Wooster Community Hospital's emergency department and as night medical officer in the ICU at St. Thomas Hospital, Akron, a part of the Summa Health System. He also was an associate EMS Director for Springfield Township.
Look Good Feel Better The Look Good Feel Better program, sponsored by Fisher-Titus Medical Center and the American Cancer Society, teaches beauty techniques to women currently undergoing cancer treatment. This free class is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.
It wasn't long ago when Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aids were reserved for children and patients with significant hearing losses. BTE hearing aids are increasing in popularity among consumers of all ages, especially among younger populations. According to Anne Singler, FTMC supervisor of audiology, more than half of all hearing aids dispensed at Fisher-Titus Medical Center are BTE style hearing aids.
HURON - You might want to book the time between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday. If you have a child, he or she may get their first book for free during this time in the Central Lounge at BGSU Firelands. First Book-BGSU Firelands and Starbucks will sponsor the concluding celebration of the "Give Kids a Break" community book drive that began Aug. 1. To date, more than 1,500 gently used books have been collected through donations from local residents. First Book-BGSU Firelands added 500 free new books to the community donations.
Dr. Daniel Barney and Dr. Clyde Barrett recently joined the medical staff of Fisher-Titus Medical Center. They specialize in anesthesiology and join Drs. Jaime B. Cruz and Nicholas J. Liben Jr. at ZZZ Anesthesia Inc. in Milan. Barney completed his residency in anesthesiology from the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.
More than a decade ago, U.S. Rep. Paul E. Gillmor and his wife, Karen, attended a Christmas party at the Norwalk VFW. It appeared Karen had gained some weight, but neither she nor her husband announced the reason she was pregnant with twins. The fact the congressman didn't say anything was testament to his selflessness, Huron County Republican Party Chairman David Kniffin said.