11:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
As you may know, the U.S. Government has declared Sept. 11 Patriot Day. What you may not realize is a group of individuals have named Sept. 11 as World Strike Day. It has been declared so by individuals such as Norwalk resident Natalie Thurston, who feel the press and others are ignoring issues they feel are of worldwide importance.
11:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
So far, Pablo Trevino has been spared the onslaught of teasing peculiar to working in the Norwalk Fire Department. After all, the Berlin Heights man was only sworn in Monday morning. Firefighter Jeff Phillips said Trevino was doing a "terrible" job, calling him "a bad hire."
11:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Since the Sept. 11 tragedy six years ago today, U.S. citizens have become accustomed to heightened security measures at airports. Residents may not realize some of the things local authorities have been doing.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
SEPT. 10, 1929 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 78 years ago:
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Katelyn Alexander, 10, chose cooking for her first 4-H project because she wanted to learn a little independence in the kitchen. It worked. "It's been a wonderful learning experience," said her mother, Ranae. "She's a lot more comfortable in the kitchen."
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
A quote from John Edwards about the Bush administration's educational rgime caught my eye this week. Once again our testing system has come under attack, even as we, in Norwalk, have just received new evidence we are now pretty good at this whole testing thing. Edwards criticized testing with the following "folksy" metaphor: "You don't make a hog fatter by weighing it."
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
A story in The New York Times some time ago had this provocative headline: "You Think You've Got Tomatoes." My mental response was: "Yes, in fact, I think I do."
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Toast the late U.S. Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-Tiffin) for his years of service to the people of Northwest Ohio. Gillmor served in the Ohio Senate from 1967-89 and was its president from 1981-83 and 1985-89. He was elected to Congress in 1988. His body will be shown Tuesday in the Statehouse where he spent 21 years in the Ohio Senate, six as its leader. Gillmor, 68, was found dead Wednesday in his apartment near Arlington National Cemetery. "Congressman Gillmor was a tremendous representative of the people of Northwest Ohio and his absence is keenly felt by all of us here at the Statehouse," Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted said. We couldn't have said it any better. Roast the Big Ten Network and Time Warner Cable. It happens every time a new cable television network pops up. The station and the cable company battle over money and the customer gets stuck in the middle. You know, in the end, we are going to be the ones who will be hit with the cost. Two straight weeks of no Ohio State game on television is a bit too much. And with the junk the Browns are giving us to watch on Sundays, we need our Buckeyes.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
The 32nd annual Firelands Area Art Show and Sale Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30 at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center, Norwalk High School, 350 Shady Lane Drive. Works of art in a variety of media will be shown, including acrylics, oil, watercolor, pastels, silk painting, photography, sculpture, pencil and charcoal drawing, jewelry, pottery, and specialty scarves, in the foyer for the arts center in the artists individual booths, in addition to the forum setting in the gallery.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - The Sandusky County Historical Society is sponsoring a "Game Night" at 7 p.m. today and the public is invited to attend. "Game Night" is open to all ages and provides an opportunity to spend some leisure time playing board and parlor games. Many popular games will be available for use. Game players are encouraged to bring along their favorite game.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
LOUNDONVILLE - Lonz, Mon Ami and Firelands wineries will be on the premises from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at 39 East LLC in Loudonville for wine tasting along with a catered dessert and appetizer bar. Tia Bowman will be performing live at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 person, which includes the dessert and appetizer bar plus wine tasting. Designated driver tickets are also available for $20 which includes free non alcoholic drinks, along with the dessert and appetizer bar.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Jeffery S. Ousley, 44, 4441 Egypt Road, Willard. Violation date: May 25. Conviction date: Aug. 31. Sentence: $600 fine, $64.44 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Aug. 31 to Nov. 29.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Robert D. Cornelison, Jr., 37, 16 Bank St., Norwalk; dog at large; conviction date: Aug. 29; fine, $25; costs, $45.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio residents have an Oct. 1 deadline for filing for the new Homestead Exemption. This gives Ohio senior citizens and the disabled some relief in taxes on the property or manufactured home. Eligible homeowners may apply for the exemption at their local county auditor's office. In Huron County, residents may obtain a form from the office of Roland Tkach, Huron County Auditor at 12 E. Main St., Suite 300, Norwalk, from their local library, from the state's Web site which is tax.ohio.org or by calling the auditor's office at (419) 668-8464 and one will be mailed to them.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Walter G. Ritchie, 33, of 13313 Arlington Road, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Wednesday after he hit the rear of the stopped vehicle driven by Justin A. Zielinski, 17, of 231 Monroe St., Monroeville, on Ohio 61 near Seminary Road.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
(serves 4 to 6) 1 cup rolled oats (quick cooking or regular)
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Nikki Collins, 18, Norwalk Immediate family: (Mom) Carol Copeland; (step-dad) Ed Copeland; (grandma) Carol Knipl; (sister) Amber Yoder; (brother) Roy Copeland.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Trinity Lutheran Church is putting dreams into action. On Sunday, the church broke ground for its new Sunday school addition and also officially unveiled the massive woodcarving of Jesus holding a child and lamb, which is located at the parking lot across from the church.
11:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Authorities found 139 marijuana plants Thursday during a Huron County eradication operation arranged by the Ohio Bureau of Identification and Investigation. Officers found 58 plants during a similar engagement Aug. 30. Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin said the Marion County helicopter's mechanical problems cut short the late August search, so BCI&I contacted him about another opportunity.
11:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
When you go out for a walk, take a look around. You'll see creatures in the air and crawling on the ground. Then, try to make some of them by using this craft. You need:
11:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Erie County OSU Extension has a special program planned for area farm women. This program will help farm women develop their management and decision making skills in the complex and dynamic world of agriculture. The mission of Annie's Project is to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Classes will be held at EHOVE Joint Vocational School located at 316 W. Mason Road in Milan. All classes will be held on Thursday evenings and will begin at 5:45 with a light dinner and will end at 9 p.m.