12:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Once while working at another newspaper, a female colleague asked me to retrieve something heavy from her car. When I stuck my head in the driver's door, I couldn't help notice the Wellbutrin prescription clipped to her sun visor for anyone to see. I was eventually to learn that more than half the people in the office were regularly consuming some type of antidepressant-type drug and talked about it as if it were no big deal, just a part of their routine little different from their morning cup of coffee. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
12:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
There was some good news recently from the Bureau of Workers' Compensation. It will not increase the average rate for Workers' Comp for fiscal year 2008. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
12:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
FINDLAY - Ohioans are encouraged to take advantage of "Free Fishing Days" on Saturday and Sunday to experience the great fishing Ohio has to offer, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. For these two days only, anglers may fish in any of the state's public waters without having to buy a fishing license. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
12:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Joseph N. Simmons Jr., 55, of Neptune, N.J., was charged with failure to control April 23 after his tractor-trailer went off the right side of Ohio 4 and overturned in a field. Bellevue firefighters transported him to The Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries. No information was available on Simmons' condition.
12:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Firelands area received a good dose of Mother Nature's medicine Tuesday. "The southern part of the county got hit a lot worse," said Jason Roblin, assistant director at the Huron County Emergency Management Agency.
12:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Comic book fans, mark your calendars for Saturday. No, it's not because that's the day after "Spider-Man 3" is released in theaters. Make sure you're at your local comics retailer because it's the sixth worldwide Free Comic Book Day!
12:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Law Director's office has appointed a special prosecutor for the consideration of charges in connection with a road rage incident involving a local defense attorney Greg Shell. "We know we sent it Steve Palmer's office for review," Law Director Jim Conway said, "because we have ongoing dealings with (Shell's) office and could present a conflict of interest."
12:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
MAY 1, 1926 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 81 years ago:
12:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Sugary sweet sodas and greasy, salty, fried foods may be on their way out in school cafeterias, at least if the Institute for Medicine has its way. We hope it does. Last week the group recommended new standards for school food and snacks that would sharply limit sugar, calories and fat while encouraging more nutritious eating.
12:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
This is a true story (kind of). The names have been changed (kind of) to protect the innocent and the guilty. There's a guy, we'll call him "Bill" (that rhymes with Phil). He's a pretty popular guy, kind of a "Romeo" with the ladies.
12:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL * A U.S. 250, New London, resident's car was hit by a rock that came from a tire of a tractor-trailer Saturday. No one was injured.
12:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Gaymont Nursing Center Pet visits this week featured the return of "Cosmo" the wonder cat, who had been busy making his rounds to other venues. He didn't lose his way, however, as he led his Mom immediately into Room 2 to visit his special friends Donna and Lillian. "Tessa," the Newfoundland, also was here after a respite of several weeks, and, of course, the every-Friday Golden Retriever, "Pheobe' checked in on all of her dog biscuit sources.
12:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS - State Rep. Matthew Barrett (D-Amherst) said today he intends to vote for a two-year state operating budget plan that would mean hundreds of dollars in property tax relief for senior citizens in the 58th House District. The $52.1 billion budget plan, scheduled for a vote of the full House sometime today, includes Gov. Ted Strickland's plan for senior citizen property tax relief and several other major changes in state policy, including:
12:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Incorrect information was published in Tuesday's issue. The first name of Huron County Sheriff's Capt. James "Jamey" Bracken was misspelled. A former sheriff's office employee has accused Huron County Sheriff Richard Sutherland of providing questions to his stepson before a promotional examination.
Jul 25, 2010 (All day)
CLEVELAND The new family theatrical live tour "Go, Diego, Go Live! The Great Jaguar Rescue" will make a stop in Cleveland next month. Playhouse Square Center's Allen Theatre will host shows at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5 and 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6. Ticket prices range from $15 to $39. Based on the top preschool series "Go, Diego, Go!," the national tour kicked off Feb. 1. The live-action stage show follows Diego, his sister Alicia and cousin Dora on an action- packed, special mission to get Baby Jaguar's growl back from the Bobo Brothers. They'll need the audience's help to rescue animals, navigate through the rainforest, and pass a giant waterfall to get to the Animal Carnivale. Featuring the familiar songs and characters from the award winning television show that fans have come to love, this live action theatrical will take preschoolers on an interactive, high-stakes journey inspired by the rich environments of Latin America and by the animals that make their homes in those habitats.
Jul 25, 2010 (All day)
Although there will not be a general conservation reserve signup for 2007 or 2008, you can still enroll in the continuous CRP program, or the conservation reserve enhancement program for Lake Erie known as CREP. Both programs offer producers several practice opportunities to improve environmentally sensitive areas, receive cost share assistance, and annual rental payments for doing so. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
Jul 25, 2010 (All day)
COLUMBUS Numerous FFA members from across Huron County will receive honor awards at the upcoming State FFA Convention May 3 to 5. It will be at the grounds of the Ohio State Fair. During the convention several thousand FFA members in blue and gold coats will gather for the annual convention and once again Huron County will be well represented. Josh Weaver of the New London FFA chapter will be vying for a place on the prestigious Ohio FFA officer team; he is running for the office of District 2 President, which represents this area. Some 27 youth from schools across the county will be receiving the prestigious "Ohio FFA Degree", which is the third-highest degree in the FFA. The highest degree in the FFA association is that of the "American Farmer Degree," four youth from around the county will be recognized for that prestigious degree, as only 2 percent of the FFA members from across the U.S. receive that degree. Those youth receiving the state degree include:
Jul 25, 2010 (All day)
Busy Needles The club's second meeting was held April 1 at the West Hartland United Methodist Church. The group elected officers: President Nichole Gillenwater; vice-president Steve Hahn; secretary Shelbey Linder; treasurer Nathan Myers; news reporter Justine White; health leader Emmy Linder; safety leader and recreation leader Taylor Brooks.
Jul 25, 2010 (All day)
It's been a strange year for farm pond fishing. Traditionally, the fish follow a routine scenario of moving here and there as waters warm, then moving again as the thermocline turns over before heading shallow again for spawning. But this year has been an almost never ending round of warm weather, bitter cold, monsoon rains, more cold, then warm again. The fish in our area's little lakes are probably saying "Where am I and where do I go from here?" Still, until the weather stabilizes, ponds are the best game in town and your best chance for catching some fish. Largemouth bass always are going to be fairly easy. If you're a lazy person who just wants to loaf along a pond bank, watch blackbirds swaying on cattails and soak in warming sunlight, a very good way to go is with 2- to 3-inch minnows. In some bait shops you can purchase fair sized golden shiners or just hit a local little creek and seine some chubs. Then lip hook the lively bait on a No. 4 hook, flip out two rigs about 3 to 4 feet below a float and splitshot and just let them swim. It's best to cast gently and concentrate your casting on the shallower half of the pond. But with this rig, the float should sink with fair regularity, given a good pond with serious bass, and you'll have a fun day. Do return the bass and if you simply must keep a couple for dinner, keep it at that a couple.
Jul 25, 2010 (All day)
Steuben UCC STEUBEN Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Easter. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "Holy Work," are Acts 9:36-43, Psalm 23, Revelations 7:9-17, and John 10:22-30. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print and children's bulletins will be available.
Jul 25, 2010 (All day)
Greenwich resident Elizabeth Gravely has been awarded a $4,000 director's scholarship to attend Ashland University based on her academic achievements. A senior attending South Central High School, she has been a member of the choir for the past five years. She is also an active member in the FFA. This past year she was named student of the year by South Central. She is the daughter of Robert and Rose Gravely of Greenwich. The renewable director's scholarship is presented to incoming freshman students based upon high school grade-point averages and ACT/SAT scores.