5:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Families facing devastating illness now have a local organization dedicated to helping them cope the Piggyback Foundation. The foundation started with a group of friends who enjoy sitting down to a cup of coffee together. They decided to band together to do more than just drink coffee.
5:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will not hear the appeal of the custody case of Michael and Sharon Gravelle. The court gave no reason on its Web site for its decision. In June, the court denied the Clarksfield Township couple's request for a retrial on Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell's decision giving permanent custody of the children to the county. The 11 youngsters have been in various foster homes since authorities removed them from the Gravelles' rural Wakeman home in September 2005. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...<>/p>
5:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
At noon Thursday, Andrew Prutsok, publisher and vice president of the Norwalk Reflector, will share his experiences as a journalist and publisher with the "Meet the Author" followers. Prutsok graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in journalism and has worked for newspapers in different parts of the country before coming to Norwalk. Several of his articles have won prizes at national press conferences. Call (419) 668-6063 for details.
5:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Sandusky Choral Society is presenting two Christmas concerts for its 71st season. The first concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams Ave., Port Clinton. The second performance will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky.
5:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Memorial Home The last two weeks have been busy and very interesting for folks at Norwalk Memorial Home. A celebrity visited residents in the form of a feline friend. Cosmo the cat is a featured star in Dick Goddard's 2008 calendar. Cosmo brought along his owner, Janet Freeman. Janet emphasized what a difference Cosmo has made in the life of others. After meeting this famous cat, residents agreed that this cat was definitely the boss in his household.
5:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Scott Krichbaum was finally declared the winner Monday for the first-ward seat on Norwalk City Council. It was a tight race that bounced between Republican Krichbaum and Democrat Lynn Chapin. She was eight votes ahead on election night, but Krichbaum edged her out by three votes last week when provisional ballots and absentee ballots cast the day before the election were counted.
5:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jim Sitterly did it. After Huron County Commissioners voted to raise the real estate conveyance fee from &#036;2 to &#036;3 per thousand last month, Sitterly started a campaign to let voters decide on the increase.
5:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN Milan Mayor Robert Bickley may have to share the white cowboy hat he's known for with Huron County Engineer Joe Kovach since that department will start fixing erosion on U.S. 250 Wednesday morning. The work will require the temporary closure of the northbound lane from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Traffic will be restricted to one lane during these hours with traffic control in place to allow traffic to move in both directions.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Steuben UCC STEUBEN Sunday is the Reign of Christ Sunday. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "Jesus the Christ," are Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 46, Colossians 1:11-20, and Luke 1:68-79. Lay members of the congregation will lead the 11 a.m. worship during the pastor's absence. Large print and children's bulletins will be available. Come early for a time of fellowship before the service.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
If there's a simple fact in this world, it's that you are immortal. Other people might have accidents, but you won't. Other people might have heart attacks, but you won't. And it doesn't matter that you're a heavy smoker, 80 pounds overweight, out of shape, and diabetic, you're immortal. Don't we all wish that were true?
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk resident Steve Stutsman wants to make a career out of cooking. The 19-year-old just graduated from Norwalk High School, but is already back at his education taking courses at EHOVE. He's in the adult education culinary program and loves it and wants to become a chef.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
3 cups quick oats 1 cup shredded coconut
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Sandusky Choral Society is presenting two Christmas concerts for its 71st season. The first concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams Ave., Port Clinton. The second performance will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Concert organist and conductor Brenda Leach of Baltimore will perform an organ recital at noon Dec. 6 at Norwalk First United Methodist Church, 80 W. Main St. Leach has performed extensively as a concert organist and conductor in France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Russia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Latvia and the U.S.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN The Edison High School Music Department will hold its annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature Christmas performances by the Edison High School Concert Choir, Varsity Band, Wind Ensemble and Show Choir. All groups are under the direction of Denise Reilly and Donita Carman.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
At this time of year, the students get a little break for the Thanksgiving holiday. We have much to be thankful for in the city of Norwalk. We live in a community that is clean, safe and blessed with strong schools. I spent lunch time on Monday at the Norwalk Catholic School Early Childhood Center. Like many schools, our kindergarten students were enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal. We ate turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, cornbread muffins, pumpkin pie, and orange Jell-O in the shape of pumpkins. The children made sure to inform me that the pilgrims and Native Americans didn't have orange Jell-O at the first Thanksgiving. As I looked around at the young faces around the table, I'm thankful that our future is in such good hands. One of the natural responses that we have when counting our blessings is to try and share with those who don't have as much. I believe we in Norwalk are blessed to live in such a generous community. The St. Paul Key Club and our elementary school have collected canned goods to share with those in need. Many of our students will also be helping to provide meals on Thanksgiving Day. It's great to know that our kids are developing a generous spirit and are willing to share with others.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Week of Nov. 26 to Nov. 30 (All meals served with milk)
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Alexzandria M. Wasco, a junior at John Carroll University, was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society on Nov. 17. While less than 4 percent of the junior and senior classes are academically eligible to be nominated, it is always based on scholarship, loyalty and service, making Alpha Sigma Nu one of the highest honors that can be given on a Jesuit campus. Wasco is a 2006 graduate of Edison High School and the daughter of Mary Bruno, of Milan. Dawn Olvera of Norwalk was recently named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Owens Community College.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Travis J. Paynter, 18, 41 Walnut St., Lot 21, New London; obstruction of official business; conviction date: Nov. 5; fine, &#036;200; costs, &#036;56; jail 90 days, 89 suspended; defendant shall have two years intensive supervision probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall follow all directives of probation office; defendant shall pay supervision fee; defendant shall consume no alcohol or drugs of abuse for two years; defendant shall attend counseling as directed by probation officer.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
This will be my last column. Starting next week, I will be relinquishing my responsibilities here as "Interactive Media Editor." I will be going to the Sandusky Register to focus all my attention on developing our Web sites. Feel free to make all the "going over to the dark side" jokes you want I've already heard them all. (The fact that the Register is our sister paper really only intensifies the rivalry, most of the time.)