8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
I recently visited Washington D.C, and due to a change in my itinerary, I was able to visit the Washington National Cathedral. The Cathedral the sixth largest in the world is a true Gothic architectural (stone resting on stone) structure made from Indiana limestone. The U.S. Congress selected a site for the new county's capital in 1791 that included a plan for a church. It wasn't until 1907 that the first stone was laid on Mount Saint Alban, the highest point in the District of Columbia, with the Bethlehem Chapel opening five years later.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 24, 1927 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 81 years ago: Water barrier keeps youth from sweetie The following is the story of an unsuccessful effort of a young man to drive his car through three or four feet of water to reach his lady love, as told by a well-known resident of Sherman Twp.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
JAN. 23, 1927 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 81 years ago: Hi school boy wins title contest; Wm. J. Angell awarded trip
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - It's hard to write an autobiography about someone who is hard to figure out in the first place. The late composer George Gershwin was such a person.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Linda A. Crawford, 52, of 14 Westwood Drive, New London, was charged with failure to control Tuesday after her vehicle spun while heading north on an icy portion of Chenango Road. She went off the right side, and hit a utility pole with the left rear side of her car. Crawford wasn't transported for minor injuries.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mitch Albom's most recent article mentioned a name that I instantly recognized - Richard Knerr? As the article stated, it was he and Arthur "Spud' Melin who made their fortune inventing and mass producing outdoor summer games and toys under the banner Wham-O. My real only interest as I delved into the reading was what he would say about the Frisbee. I was eager to see if Mr. Albom would mistakenly claim that these two business men "invented' the plastic flying disc called the Frisbee.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
A few columns ago, I wrote about the horrifying movie "I Am Legend.' The best thing about that movie was the scenes of an abandoned New York City, with wild animals wandering through streets devoid of moving cars, with grass growing on the pavement. No people, except for Will Smith.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Catholic Schools will celebrate Catholic Schools Week Saturday through Feb. 3. The celebration will kick off with all weekend Masses featuring students. Special prayers will also be recited each day in the elementary, middle school and high school. The Early Childhood Center will feature an art show that will start on Monday and continue throughout the week. Students also will make placemats for Meals on Wheels. Elementary students will work on a "beams of light" project for school windows and junior high and high school students will kick off a week-long clothing drive. Tuesday will start with the young students at ECC wearing sunglasses to signify the week's theme of "light the way" and elementary students wearing hats for the "hats off to Catholic schools" theme.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man arrested Tuesday on gross sexual imposition charges is prohibited from having any association with anyone under the age of 18 once he posts bail.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Thanks to Lois Lane, reporters have been covering super heroes in comic books for the last 70 years.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
An open house has been scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Norwalk to celebrate the 75th birthday of Norwalk resident Fred Stanford, who might be better known locally as "Fritz the Clown." Gifts are optional. Call (567) 424-6414 for more information.
8:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
Senior Enrichment Services (SES) called last week's "Taste of Firelands Food Show" a big success. Residents from all over the Firelands area were treated to the best that Casa Fiesta, LaPatea, Berardi's, Gardners SuperValue, Pampered Chef and Tastefully Simple had to offer. The crowd enjoyed appetizers, sandwiches, entrees and desserts.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
An Akron man was sentenced Tuesday to 75 days in jail for a summer incident when his friend was seriously injured after falling off the hood of the defendant's vehicle.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Someone asked me recently if I had an absolute favorite outdoor sport, and it proved a tough question. As readers know, I love hunting and fishing of any kind, but when I thought a little more I had to say that skin diving (snorkeling) ranked extremely high. It's a wonderful sport, one that lets you see just what's going on under that mysterious surface of lapping waves, and puts you into a totally different environment, a new place with new rules. I fell into snorkeling almost by accident. During three summers spent at OSU's Stone Lab field station on South Bass Island, my professors quickly discovered that I knew something about the outdoors and could swim. So, I was soon being given jobs like "Martin, go get me a couple of dozen clams for tomorrow's dissection," and being handed a face mask and snorkel. Another professor often needed a partner to help him seek channel cat nests in caves under the island, so we'd use his tank and "buddy breathe" while we searched out nests at night with flashlights. Lake Erie was a little murky then, but on a good day often had six to eight feet visibility, and I still remember fishing for smallmouths along Peach Point in the Put-in-Bay harbor, catching nothing, and deciding to put on a mask to go down and see if there were any fish there. I saw dozens! Some of them were big, bronzed and red-eyed lunkers of four pounds or more, that came up and goggled right into my face plate. I swam back up to the boat, climbed in and fished some more. And caught nothing.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Board of Elections is reminding citizens that they must register to vote or change their name or address by Feb. 4, in order to be eligible to vote in the March 4 primary election. You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements: 1. You are a citizen of the United States. 2. You are 18 years old, or will be on or before the day of the election.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Public Library will host Chip Heyl and Sue (Crossen) McCreery at this month's "Meet the Author" program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. McCreery found the notes and letters of her father, Lt. Col. John R. Crossen, taken from July 4, 1943 to June 29, 1945 while he was in the Philippines. McCreery shared the notes with Heyl, her former Norwalk High School classmate, and together they compiled a detailed history of the 135th Field Artillery Battalion complete with photos and illustrations from World War II. McCreery said this is one of only a few published histories of artillerymen from the Pacific Theater, especially of commanding officers.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Council members learned about 100 homes in Norwalk need work to meet mandates on storm water from the Environmental Protection Agency and a new city park might be possible if an anonymous donor agrees to buy two homes vacant on Elm Street since the June 2006 flood. Mayor Sue Lesch said letters are going out to property owners if storm water from their property enters the sanitary sewer system against EPA standards. She said the city and Huron County will also have to do some work to meet the standards.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his home after detectives said they seized a "sizable amount' of child pornography last Thursday. The arrest of Robert Miller, 37, of 18 1/2 S. Garden St., was the result of a joint investigation by the Norwalk Police Department and authorities with the U.S. Postal Service. Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said investigators suspect Miller has abused several children in the Norwalk area.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man has been indicted in connection with a Dec. 8 sex offense with a 30-year-old female victim. Timothy M. Adkins, 24, of 28 Chatham St., is accused of engaging "in sexual conduct with another who is not his spouse when he coerced the victim to submit by any means that would prevent resistance,' his indictment states. He is further accused of committing the offense when "he knew the victim's ability to appraise the nature of, or control her own conduct, is substantially impaired.'
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - A committee appointed by the city manager to look at the possibility of developing a soccer field in Willard has returned with suggestions. Committee members are proposing a multi-use facility, primarily for soccer and youth football, that would have one main field and four practice/youth fields. The facility would have off-street parking, a building housing restrooms and small concession stand, a few bleachers and a small picnic area.
8:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
A rural Plymouth man, considered armed and dangerous when he was missing last week, has been located. The mother of Vernon W. Felty, 31, called the sheriff's office Thursday to say her son had been admitted to MedCentral Health System in Mansfield. Major Greg Englund said the woman didn't indicate if Felty had psychological problems and described her as being "very vague."