12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
As many of you already know, I have a daughter who is spending the year in China. What you may be surprised to know is that I saw her on Saturday. No, I did not pay the $1,400 round trip airfare to travel to China. I saw her on my computer, thanks to a device known as a "Web cam."
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
The city of Norwalk will hold its household hazardous waste collection from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Huron County administration building, 180 Milan Ave. Identification showing proof of city of Norwalk residency is required at the collection site. No commercial drops will be accepted.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
The city of Norwalk fall brush pickup will take place the week of Sept. 24. The pickup is for residents living on streets dedicated to the city. Residents should place their brush on the tree lawn on their regular trash pickup days. Do not place entire large trees or bushes on the curb for pickup. This pickup does not include leaves. Leaf pickup will be scheduled for late October, early November, dependent on the weather.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD POLICE The Willard Police Department blotter covering Sept. 10-16 had the following highlights:
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Firelands Regional Medical Center has announced Rebecca Masimore has accepted the position of director of physician relations. As director of physician relations, Masimore is responsible for coordination and operation of physician liaison functions, the facilitation of positive physician relationships, identification of value-added services for physician practices and among other duties provide orientation and education relative to the Firelands Regional Health System including support for both new and established physicians.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Mercy Hospital of Willard held a recognition luncheon for their dedicated volunteers recently. Volunteers were individually recognized for the hours they contribute annually. The 40 volunteers worked 42,785 hours of service at Mercy Willard in the last year. Larry Foran logged the most volunteer hours with 473 total hours.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Girls' Night Out committee recently announced a change in the entertainment schedule for the upcoming third annual Girls' Night Out (GNO), a charity event to benefit local cancer programs. "We are sad to announce that Darryl & Allie had to cancel their performance at our event," said Douglas Studer, co-owner of Curves in Norwalk, Sandusky and Huron and co-founder of this event with his wife, Gretchen. "Yet, we want to assure women attending that we will still provide them high quality entertainment."
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Firelands Regional Medical Center staff will be on board the Erie County Care-A-Van at various locations throughout the months of September and October. While on board, staff will be providing free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. Lipid profiles will also be offered for $16. The lipid profile requires a 12 hour fasting period.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Navy Seaman Thomas P. Price II, son of Kimberly A. and Thomas P. Price of New London, recently reported for duty with Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light 45, San Diego, Calif. Price is a 2001 graduate of New London High School.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, other than skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 218,890 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States in 2007. The American Cancer Society recommends doctors offer the PSA blood test and DRE (digital rectal exam) yearly, beginning at age 50 to men who do not have any major medical problems and can be expected to live at least 10 more years. Men at high risk should begin testing at age 45. Men at high risk include African American men and men who have a close relative (father, brother, or son) who had prostate cancer before age 65. Men at even higher risk (because they have several close relatives with prostate cancer at an early age) could begin testing at age 40.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Rodney and Billie Jo Nipper of Roanoke, Va. are the parents of a baby girl, Ivey Lynn Nipper, born Sept. 14 in Roanoke Community Hospital. Maternal grandparents are James and Lisa Fletcher of New Washington. Paternal grandparents are Roy and Carol Nipper of Salem, Va. Maternal great-grandparents are Richard and Barb Fletcher of Norwalk. The late great-grandparents are Lewis and Blanche Hindle.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
EHS band on Fox 8 Friday MILAN - The Edison High School Charger marching band under the new direction of Denise Reilly will be performing live on the My Fox 8 TV morning show Friday. The band will be performing numerous marching band songs throughout the entire morning show. Songs will be performed during the different breaks for the commercials.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Mercy Hospital of Willard is participating in Living Wills and Advance Directives Week by hosting "Living Today, Planning Tomorrow," a presentation about living wills and advance directives, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Wasserman Room. This presentation provides an opportunity to put in writing the care you would want to receive as you face healthcare decisions. Nobody likes to think about his or her own death, but conversations about death and dying can ensure that your choices are carried out if you become unconscious, terminally ill or unable to communicate. Gov. Ted Strickland declared Oct. 14 to 20 Living Wills and Advance Directives Week 2007. Mercy Hospital of Willard is one of many Ohio organizations recognizing Living Wills and Advance Directives Week with an educational presentation. Connie Foster, RN will explain advance directives and help participants to complete these important documents.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Fisher-Titus Medical Center and The Ohio State University Extension in Huron County are teaming up again to offer a fall session of Dining with Diabetes. Designed for people with diabetes and their family members, the three-class series includes learning strategies to manage diabetes, tasting healthy foods and observing cooking demonstrations. The fall session is scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 9 and 16 at The Carriage House of FTMC-Garden Level.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Firelands Regional Medical Center will be sponsoring a Heartsaver AED/CPR course from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 27. This course will be held at Firelands Regional Medical Center South Campus in the education room, located on the first floor at 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. This course is perfect for non-medical people (sports coaches, daycare workers, etc.). This course includes sections on CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), AED (Automated External Defibrillator) use, relief of choking in adults and children, and infant CPR and relief of choking.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
The annual NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass, Kick event is scheduled for Saturday at Whitney Field. Boys and girls ages 8 to 15 years are welcome to participate in this free event. Join us under the lights to test your catching, kicking and running abilities in this fun filled event. Top finishers in each age division, separate boys and girls (8/9, 10/11, 12/13, 14/15) will advance to the sectional event. Special thanks to Nobil's Sports and Trophies for sponsoring this year's event and the St. Paul football program for all their help. Only soft-soled shoes, no cleats. Registration and warm-up will begin at 6; the event will start at 7 p.m. Volunteer coaches are needed for the third/fourth-grade volleyball league. Anyone interested should contact Stacie at (419) 663-6775 ext. 28. Registration is open to Norwalk city residents, Norwalk City School students, or Ernsthausen Community Center members. Late registration cost is $30 for all participants.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Bill Miller's backyard not only provides outdoor living space for his family, but also serves as a living advertisement of his talent as a landscape designer. Miller made his commute to work easier 12 years ago when he built his home next door to his landscape and garden center on Sand Road. Miller and his brother Steve, a partner in Miller Landscape & Gardens, bought a 15-acre vegetable farm 25 years ago and Bill bought 2 acres from the business to create his dream home.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Past and present military personnel will be honored Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park in Norwalk. The Town and Country Garden Club of Norwalk will hold the dedication of the Blue Star Memorial at the 2 p.m. event. The park is located on Shady Lane Drive.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
A co-conspirator in the violent March 18 home invasion in rural Greenwich will have his turn in court. Eric Cover, 20, of Galion, is expected to be arraigned Friday morning in Huron County Common Pleas Court. He is charged with two counts each of felonious assault and kidnapping as well as one charge each of robbery, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and conspiracy.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Nicki Baker will have her day in court. July 15, 2008 is the day that the former employee of the county welfare agency will face off against the department, its former and current top administrators, and county commissioners, whom she is suing.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
A former employee of the county welfare agency is suing the department, its former and current top administrators and county commissioners. Visiting Common Pleas Judge Judith Cross has scheduled a July 15, 2008 jury trial. Nichole "Nicki" Baker, who was fired Aug. 14, is accusing the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (HCDJFS) of sexual discrimination, creating a hostile work environment, negligent supervision, defamation and inflicting emotional distress.