7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Lang's Body Shop, which has customers in both Huron and Erie counties, was honored Thursday by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Lang's has been a NFIB member since 1946, longer than any other Ohio business. Robin Lang now runs the business, which is the oldest family-owned body shop in Ohio. His grandfather Emil A. Lang Sr. opened the shop in 1936 and passed it down to his son Emil, also called Sonny Lang, in 1968. Robin Lang took over in 1999. He said his mother Mary Lang has been a big help in the business. Lang said NFIB, which represents 434 small businesses in Huron and Erie counties and 25,000 in the state, takes issues his business faces directly to state and federal legislators.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Travis Kovach, 23, of 2628 Collins Road, Collins, was charged with failure to control Friday after he went off the left side of Ogan Road and hit a culvert. His car overturned and hit a tree and fence before stopping in a field. Kovach is accused of fleeing the scene. He reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Twilight Gardens The recent bazaar appeared to be a success. There were several vendors selling goodies, jewelry, handmade Christmas knick-knacks, jellies, jams and rock candy. Lunch was sold both days as were pies.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Musical performances slated Sunday's performances of Curtain Call Productions' "The Nuttiest Christmas Story" have been rescheduled due to weather. The make-up performances are at 7 p.m. today and Thursday at the Norwalk Theatre. If you had tickets for either of Sunday's performances, you can use them either day. Harbor Life Ministries event set
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mary and her husband Jim had a dog, Lucky. Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit, they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy. Inevitably, someone would forget, and something would come up missing. Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement and there the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky's favorite toys. Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy box. He was very particular that his toys stay in the box.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Christmas in the air at Willard Memorial Library. During the Christmas holiday season the library will be holding a raffle to help raise funds for programming in the youth services department. Patrons may purchase on raffle ticket for $1 or 6 tickets for $5. A drawing to win a staff cookbook, a DVD player, or a beautiful book tote and book will be held on Friday. With rising gas prices, try shopping for Christmas from your computer. Not only will you save on gas but you will also help support the library. Shop online at the Willard Library's Cyber Mall at http://willardlibrary.oplin.org/mall.htm.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Lang's Body Shop, which has customers in both Huron and Erie counties, was honored Thursday by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Lang's has been a NFIB member since 1946, longer than any other Ohio business.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
One of Firelands Rails to Trails completed projects this year was the addition of 3.25 miles west of Monroeville. The extension is one of several plans the nonprofit organization put into place this year. It provided half of the 30 percent local match for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources grant to build the extension
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Rupp's Place will get support from both the Norwalk-Huron County Chamber of Commerce and the Main Street Norwalk association at Tuesday's city council meeting. Melissa James, head of the Chamber of Commerce, said she will ask council to reconsider objecting to renewal of the bar's liquor license.
7:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Harbor Life Ministries, which provides homes for pregnant teenagers in the Norwalk area, has announced plans to build a new facility to house up to six girls at a time. Karla and Doug Eberle started Harbor House as part of the ministry 17 years ago in Celina, a city of 10,000 in west-central Ohio.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
ELYRIA - The big guns of Monroeville did as expected at the McNulty Invitational. So it was up to the other guys to step up, which they did leading the Eagles to the team title at the two-day event at Elyria Catholic High School.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE - Edison placed sixth and St. Paul was 10th Saturday at the Bob Bailey Bellevue Wrestling Invitational. It was the first action of the season for the Flyers, who got a late start due to the school's success in the football playoffs.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
At Norwalk, the Lady Truckers hit the skids in the third quarter, allowing Tiffin Calvert to pull out a win. Norwalk owned a 21-17 lead at the intermission, with the Mohawks going on a 16-4 spurt to grab a 33-25 lead heading into the fourth quarter,
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - It was more of the same at the A-Behr Classic VI. The Margaretta girls earned their third straight championship Saturday, with host Blue Streaks making it three in a row and five of the last six boys championships Saturday at the Sandusky High pool.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Instant offense. That's what St. Paul senior Ashley Smith provided Saturday in a 52-48 Firelands Conference victory over Plymouth at the convocation center.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dec. 17, 1978 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 29 years ago:
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DEC. 17, 1978 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 29 years ago:
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The influence of the late Frances Bauer, of rural Norwalk, was so strong that Charlene Bauer uses her mother-in-law's recipe for Christmas bread to this day. "She would make it in cans to make it look like candles,' Charlene Bauer said. "It was one my children always liked.'
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2 1/2 cups flour 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Berlin Heights Kiwanis have announced Kathryn Wallrabenstein is the October Student of the Month at Edison High School. She has been chosen for her contributions to Edison High School and the Berlin Heights and Milan communities.
7:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk High School Christmas concert originally scheduled for today has been postponed until 7 p.m. Tuesday due to the weather. It will take place at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center.