10:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
At least three days a week, you won't find Harvey Stierhoff sleeping late in his retirement years. You will find the 77-year-old Norwalk resident at the Ernsthausen Community Center at 6 a.m. those days, walking and swimming.
10:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Paul Gillmor from Ohio was found dead in his apartment today, a Republican leadership aide said. The aide said the body of the 68-year-old Republican was found by staff members who went to the apartment after Gillmor failed to show up for work. There was no immediate word on the cause of his death. Gillmor's office did not respond to a reporter's call.
10:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
SEPT. 4, 1960 The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on this date 47 years ago: Nanmen need much work on pass defense
10:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
I agree 100 percent with Susan Wiles, from Willard (8/23/07), regarding anonymous e-mail comments. I have never been afraid to voice my opinion at a public school board meeting or sign my name to a letter in this forum. I would like to address a few items I have recently read about myself in the e-mail forum.
10:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
What did you do for Labor Day? While most of us relaxed and enjoyed a day off, many people punched in and did their job. I think a special thanks should go out to all who work 24/7, 365 days a year to protect us policemen, firefighters, doctors, nurses and EMTs.
10:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Michael D. Laney, 31, 185 U.S. 250 South, New London; no dog license; conviction date: Aug. 27; fine, $50; costs, $60; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 30 days. Ashley A. French, 23, 1011 S. Main St., Willard; no dog license; conviction date: Aug. 22; fine, $25; costs, $45. Mollie A. Riely, 47, 219 Woodlawn Ave., Norwalk; dog at large; conviction date: Aug. 22; fine, $25; costs, $45.
10:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Troopers are investigating an Aug. 21 incident at a West U.S. 20 business parking lot where the driver of an unknown vehicle hit the parked vehicle owned by the Ohio Department of Transportation and fled the scene.
10:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Gaymont This past week residents celebrated the August birthdays with entertainment by Larry Russell. Clark Fisher led Bible study on Monday afternoon. Amy Bolding, the activities director, accompanied Kenny Root and Martha Newland to the Huron County Fair. The king and queen were announced at the fair. Alvin Poole, king candidate, spoke of his years as a carpenter and pipe fitter in Ashland. He enjoys reading the Bible, watching TV and exercising. Alvin's goal is "to live each day, one day at a time and live it to the fullest." The queen candidate this year was Donna Ratliff. She worked at the old hospital and county home on Shady Lane for many years. She enjoys crocheting, board and card games, and bingo. She also said "enjoy every minute of every day." Bingo is enjoyed by many of the residents every Tuesday and Thursday. New London Baptist Church provided services on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Virginia Dole, Flossie Stotts, and Russ Presnall enjoyed a trip to the fair. Catholic Mass was celebrated this week. Gloria Grashel, Waldo Neff and Virginia Doll participated in Joints in Motion an exercise game. Virginia Dole, Betty Wooten and Gloria Grashel had a great time with memory lane. A topic is chosen and residents talk about things that they remember in the past. Clark Fisher was in on Friday for his weekly sing-a-long.
10:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - Each Labor Day weekend, Edison High School students and their parents spend their time by, well, laboring. Edison student-athletes, working two-hour shifts, sink scooping utensils into vats of muskmelon ice cream and watermelon sherbet, and serve the treats to Melon Festival patrons.
10:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara plans to have the police issue daily citations to Spin to Win until the East Water Street business gets the proper zoning permit. The business, which opened last week, is accused of violating the city's general business zoning code for not having the proper permit for eight Tic Tac Fruit machines. O'Hara said bettors put money into the machines and win prizes by lining up pieces of fruit on a video screen. Proponents say it is a game of skill, but authorities consider it a game of chance, making it illegal in Ohio. "Basically, (the owner) needs a controlled-use permit to operate the business," O'Hara explained, noting that the machines are the basis of Spin to Win's business.
10:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Roger Harner was the man of the hour at the 99th annual Firelands Labor Day Festival in New London this weekend. Not only was he the grand master of Saturday's Rotary-sponsored parade, but he also pushed the plunger that set off the 99,000 firecrackers Monday night before the fireworks display.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
It is never too early to begin reading with your children. From the very beginning of life, children love to hear the melody of their parent's voices. As your child continues to grow, reading should be a part of his or her everyday experiences. Here are some helpful tips for reading with your toddler: You don't have to use a book to be reading. With your toddler on your lap, flip through the mail, ads, the newspaper and magazines. Point to what is interesting and let your toddler point at the pictures as well. Choose baby books with simple, familiar images. For little ones, use books made of cloth or cardboard with big, simple pictures. Babies like to look at toys, faces, animals and other babies.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Monroeville FFA MONROEVILLE On July 24, the Monroeville FFA sent members, Ashley Kulhman, and Ashley Ward to the annual FFA Washington Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. The two members had the opportunity to tour the city, its monuments and even had shopping time. They helped people in need, attended agricultural applying activities. They also went to leadership seminars, and conferences, that involved activities dealing with leadership skills. Members were split into separate day seminars, where they learned only a faction of what leadership really is and what it takes. "The seminars are so informative, I think every officer for any class should take this. It was such a good important and fun experience, that I think that any leader of any organization should go to WLC, or something like it," Kuhlman said. Instead of rooming together, members were separated into rooms with people they didn't know. This was to set the member up with the ability to make friends from other states, and meet new people. Both girls roomed with people from Florida, and Texas. They both talk to the people they met today. They listened to congressional speakers and many others who shared their leadership experiences and skills.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Townsend Crops and Livestockers lub members had all the meetings starting May 21, ending Aug. 7. Members were elected and they all presented their demonstrations (safety-health). Members had a dog wash for the Humane Society at IGA on July 28. They raised $81 so they will go to the Cleveland Zoo in the summer. On the very last meeting, members went to McDonald's with advisers and had ice cream. Tiffany Horning, reporter
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
SEPT. 1, 1960 The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on this date 47 years ago: Public, parochial schools here expect
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
If you are a participant in the Conservation Reserve Program your annual rental payment is issued in October of each year. In order to receive your payment it is necessary for you to update your payment eligibility records with our office. This is a simple process that only takes a few minutes. We review your farming operation and make any changes that are required. For instance, if you are being paid as an individual but have recently created a trust for yourself we need to update your eligibility records and your contract. If you are now a trust we need to do new payment limitation forms and a successor in interest on your contract to correct our records and clarify how the payment is to be disbursed. There are several other forms that we review just to be sure our records are accurate. Once this process is complete and all information is entered into our system you are ready for your payment. To avoid delays it is important that we review your records and make any corrections by the end of September. Here are some agri-business notes from the Huron and Erie County Farm Service Agency: Planning to sell your CRP land? If you are planning to sell land that is enrolled in any of the Conservation Reserve Programs be sure to visit with your FSA office first. Your CRP contract is a binding legal contract that is in effect until the expiration date even if you sell the land. If the person purchasing the land agrees to continue the practice through the lifespan of the contract, we do what is called a Successor In Interest. Once this process is completed and approved by the county committee the new owner is totally responsible for the CRP contract back to the first day it started. If the new owner defaults on the contract he is responsible to repay any payments he has received and any payments you received plus interest and liquidated damages. However, let's say your buyer does not wish to continue the program. You are then responsible to repay all payments you received from the beginning of the contract plus interest and liquidated damages. Terminating a CRP contract prior to its expiration date can be very costly. When selling CRP land you want to be sure you have notified the real estate agent and anyone looking at your property that it is in the CRP program. If you don't do this and after the sale the buyer does not wish to continue the contract it is too late to add the cost of buying out of the contract onto the selling price. CRP is an excellent program but it is also a long term commitment that should not be taken lightly.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
HURON McBride Auditorium on BGSU Fireland's campus will be full of wonder beginning Friday when the Caryl Crane Children's Theatre (CCCT) stages "Alice in Wonderland." Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sept. 8 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9. The story begins with Alice chasing the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole. She tumbles into the mysteries of wonderland, where she meets a variety of characters. Cast members attend nine different schools in Erie, Huron and Sandusky counties.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Bowling Green State University Firelands College has announced its dean's list for the 2007 summer semester. To be named to the dean's list, students must have carried 12 or more graded hours during the semester with a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. The following qualified: Frank Bolda, of Berlin Heights; Rosanna Caskey, of Milan; Sarah Anderson, of New London. Several area students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2007 semester at Capital University. To be named to the dean's list, full-time students must have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.4. The following students were named to the dean's list.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Week of Sept. 3 to Sept. 7 (All meals served with milk) Berlin-Milan Monday: No school.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Teal are little waterfowl, most of them a pound or less, and they're hardly hunted at all, even by dedicated duck hunters. Why? I really don't know, because these fast flying birds have a lot going for them. Their season begins Saturday because they hate cold weather and head south before any other duck. So, give or take the early goose season, they're the only game in town for a couple of weeks with a long dry spell between until the regular season begins on Oct. 20.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Tiffin man faces one to five years in prison after a jury convicted him Thursday of selling more than 10 grams of cocaine. After the one-day trial of Marlos V. Fayson, 28, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway revoked the defendant's bond and sent him to the Huron County Jail. That means Fayson will be in custody until he is sentenced Oct. 17.