1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Memorial Home Residents of Norwalk Memorial Home have been enjoying the benefits of a new karoke machine. Two surprise visitors even provided added entertainment utilizing this terrific piece of equipment. Bea Strimpfel and Tiffany Eckleberger stopped in to visit Krista Wagner, activity coordinator and agreed to sing along with the karaoke music. Bea is Krista's mother and Tiffany is Krista's sister. This was a special treat for Tiffany as she is currently going to college to become an Activity Coordinator. Guess it's all in the family.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Mercy Hospital of Willard's education department will be offering the American Heart Association's (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR course from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the conference room at Mercy Hospital of Willard. The Healthcare Provider Course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, including ventilation with a barrier device and a bag-mask device, use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and relief of foreign body airway obstruction.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Three out of four people aren't aware of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common and dangerous vascular disease that affects about 8 million Americans, according to a new study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The disease occurs when arteries in the legs become narrowed or clogged with fatty deposits, reducing blood flow to the legs. This can result in leg muscle pain when walking and disability, amputation and a poor quality of life. Blocked arteries found in people with PAD can be a warning sign that other arteries, including those in the heart and brain, may also be blocked increasing the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, with an estimated 438,000 Americans dying annually due to smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. Mercy Hospital of Willard including all hospital owned and leased properties will become tobacco free as of Jan. 1.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Huron County Common Pleas Court jury started deliberating this morning in the trial of a Willard woman accused of having cocaine during a March traffic stop.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
A workshop on cultural diversity will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bronson-Norwalk Conservation Club. The $15 fee for the workshop is payable at the door and lunch is included. Reservations are necessary and can be made through Norwalk City Hall by phone at (419) 663-6700 or e-mail at cityofnorwalk@accnorwalkcom. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Reflector has learned the person who died early Wednesday morning in a car fire behind Wal-Mart is Joseph W. Van Natta, 24, of Norwalk. His obituary appears today on Page A-3. Authorities have not officially released Van Natta's name, but they still suspect suicide.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in prison for grabbing an officer's genitals while resisting arrest on Newton Street. Audias M. Morales, 27, of 520 Milan Ave., Lot 3, grabbed Norwalk Police Officer Justin Smith in the crotch after running from Smith and resisting arrest during the June 5 incident. The officer was attempting to arrest Morales on two contempt of court warrants before the altercation.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
America recently observed a couple anniversaries. Last month was the sixth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Last week, Oct. 4, was the 50th anniversary of the Soviet Union's launch of the 184-pound Sputnik satellite. Both, we've been told endlessly, were earth-shattering events. The attack made us come to grips with the 21st century threat of terrorism and the latter changed our entire public education system to focus more attention on math and science.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Kayleigh Dawn Walliser was born Sept. 26 at The Bellevue Hospital to Jeff and Amy Walliser. Maternal grandparents are Bud Martin and Karen Martin. Paternal grandparents are Gerald and Ernestine Walliser. Great-grandparents are Malcolm and Fran Smith, and Cleo Martin.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Stiff, sore achy joints, can you predict when the weather is going to change? Humans aren't the only ones who can suffer from arthritis. One out of five dogs also suffers from the condition. Arthritis is pain and inflammation and swelling in the joints and affects dogs of all sizes, breeds, and ages. My 14-year-old dog Molly can sometimes predict the weather more accurately than the weatherman. Signs that your dog may suffer from arthritis include limping, difficulty rising, stiffness, decreased activity, reluctance to run or climb stairs, and even changes in behavior such as aggression or withdrawal.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD The library is presenting the family movie "Surf's Up" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the library meeting room. This movie is rated PG. Popcorn will be provided, drinks with a screw on lid are welcome. Sign up at the library or by calling (419) 744-2285. Tiny Tots preschool story time meets at 11 a.m. Oct. 17. October is Fire Prevention Month, come and see a fire truck and talk with a fireman and learn some fire safety.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Pat Scheid, of Monroeville, displays "Friends Remembered,' a 96-inch by 105-inch double Irish chain quilt that will be raffled off. Tickets sell for $1 each or six for $5. All proceeds benefit the Fisher-Titus Medical Center mammography fund and the mammography fund at Mercy Hospital of Willard.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
"There is life after cable.' Many people found that out Tuesday night when a widespread outage hit Time Warner Cable.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Authorities responded to a vehicle fire behind Wal-Mart early this morning. The incident appears to be a suicide. Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood said the victim is a young male in his 20s. The Lucas County Coroner's Office is expected to specifically identify the victim during an autopsy today.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Authorities responded to a vehicle fire behind Wal-Mart early this morning. The incident appears to be a suicide. Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood said the victim is a young male in his 20s. The Lucas County Coroner's office is expected to specifically identify the victim during an autopsy today.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Listen to Norwalk resident Lou Ann Weitzel's right ear, and you might think she literally has an internal clock. The ticking began when she was around 6 years old. Today, at age 50, it just keeps on ticking.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
We have something to be proud of in our public schools. Four of the six schools in the Norwalk district have been designated "Excellent," Superintendent Wayne Babcanec reported at Tuesday night's school board meeting. "Excellent" is the highest rating a school can achieve.
1:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
OCT. 9, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago:
1:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the blog entry posted by Matt Roche Monday night onwww.norwalkreflector.com. Readers are invited to go online and share their observations about "Dancing with the Stars" and several other popular TV shows on the Reflector's TV Blogs sections. Here's some jive talkin' about the performers in the order of their dances for Week 3:
1:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Incorrect information appeared in Monday's issue. The collision between a bicyclist and pickup truck happened in the morning.