11:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com To Jeff Reed, the Norwalk Public Library than a place to borrow books. He views it as a "People's University" a repository of knowledge to facilitate continued learning. Reed, a member of the Friends of the Norwalk Public Library, and executive director Martin Haffey want to keep that repository well-stocked and thriving. Apparently, resident do also, based on surveys about the library given to the public.
11:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
This Norwalk couple currently lives in northern Africa. While befriending the people there, they are teaching English and training others to teach English. He also helps the locals drill wells in search of water. We are not naming the two for security reasons. They are partially funded by the Geotrac Foundation. This is the fourth in a series of articles about their lives in Africa. Chicken soup for a cold. Peppermint tea for an upset stomach. Honey in tea for a sore throat. Flat ginger ale for nausea. Or Grammy Nadine's specialty: tea and whiskey. Everyone has at least two cents to give when it comes to illness and home remedies. Some have more than two cents to add, like our dear friends who have an essential oil for every possible calamity. I personally can attest to the fact that cold, stale ginger ale helps a nauseous stomach calm down. I have a friend whose obsession with Nyquil when he's sick can probably be traced back to early doses of whiskey at his Grammy Nadine's house. What about a warm Coke, taken as fast as possible, to help relieve menstrual cramps? Or how about fresh lime juice and garlic for a fever, or for diarrhea?
11:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
SEPT. 15, 1921 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 86 years ago: Water-wagon assailant also gains sympathy
11:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron Soil and Water Conservation District annual fall fun fest is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Huron County Fairgrounds Wilson Building. This is a free event full of fun, food, and demonstrations. The Huron County commissioners will judge the chili contest. Request chili contest entry forms by contacting the office at (419) 668-4113 ext. 3.
11:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Learning Zone at The Salvation Army, 55 Whittlesey Ave. offers transportation from Norwalk City Schools to the center daily Monday through Thursday for elementary students second through fourth grades who would like homework assistance. The Learning Zone schedule begins at 3:30 p.m. with a snack followed by homework assistance along with computer time and crafts. Dismissal will be at 5:30 p.m. in which the parents are responsible in picking up their child.
11:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
This Norwalk couple currently lives in northern Africa. While befriending the people there, they are teaching English and training others to teach English. He also helps the locals drill wells in search of water. We are not naming the two for security reasons. They are partially funded by the Geotrac Foundation. This is the fourth in a series of articles about their lives in Africa.
11:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Learning Zone at The Salvation Army, 55 Whittlesey Ave. offers transportation from Norwalk City Schools to the center daily Monday through Thursday for elementary students second through fourth grades who would like homework assistance. The Learning Zone schedule begins at 3:30 p.m. with a snack followed by homework assistance along with computer time and crafts. Dismissal will be at 5:30 p.m. in which the parents are responsible in picking up their child. Call the Salvation Army at (419) 668-4090 an ask for Marilyn Riley to register, or stop in and get an application. Space is limited to 30 students. Volunteer applications are also available at the corps.
11:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
To Jeff Reed, the Norwalk Public Library is more than a place to borrow books. He views it as a "People's University' - a repository of knowledge to facilitate continued learning. Reed, a member of the Friends of the Norwalk Public Library, and executive director Martin Haffey want to keep that repository well-stocked and thriving.
11:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Huron County grand jury handed down an indictment against the sixth man caught in an online sex sting by Wakeman police. Thomas E. Marquis, Jr., 26, of Bellefontaine, is charged with six counts of importuning and four counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles in connection with Internet chats that took place over a seven-month period.
11:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
Jeremy Holmberg faces up to 34 years in prison after a Huron County jury found him guilty of two counts of kidnapping, one count of aggravated burglary and one count of robbery. Holmberg, 27, of New London, may get less than the maximum when he is sentenced on Nov. 5, but will get a "substantial' prison sentence, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. "When you've committed as many crimes as Jeremy Holmberg has over the years, why should society take any more chances?' Leffler said.
11:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
SEP. 11, 1974 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 33 years ago:
11:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
It was not my intention to do harm. My actions were my own, as were my words and I regret neither. You say it was wrong to do this on Patriot's Day. Tell me what day would have been more appropriate. Would the 4th of July have pleased you more? You say people have died for my rights and I dishonor their memories. I ask you, when has exercising constitutional rights become unpatriotic. You may not agree with me, I accept that. But please do not expect me to give up and shut up, when I am the only one standing up. If the citizens of this nation are unable to question its government, how dare we question another government's sovereign authority? Since when has freedom, liberty, justice, and the pursuit of happiness belonged only to this nation. Where not all endowed with them? The government must be held accountable for its action and inaction. This is not treason, it is patriotism.
11:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
A number of people who were especially prominent in the development of our area are almost unknown in this distant time, and a search of the old conventional histories turns up little definitive date about them. One such person is Isaac Mills of New Haven, Conn. We first find Isaac Mills as an original director and clerk of the Fire Sufferers Company in 1803. This board administered the affairs of those persons who claimed losses during the American Revolution in Connecticut. They owned in common a half million acres in Ohio which is now mainly Huron and Erie counties. I've written the Fire Lands story several times before.
11:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
"It won't be long until my shiny new lawn mower is relegated to winter vacation at the back of my garage," advised the merchant. "It has been a very competitive mowing season this year." "Competitive, you ask? You see, three of my neighbors also got new machines. Sooo, there was competition to see who could perform a good deed and cut the other guy's grass first. It got so the sun had hardly peeped over the horizon and someone was mowing his way around our houses."
11:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Willard man remains in custody at the Huron County Jail on allegations he has bought multiple vehicles illegally using other people's names without their permission. Jose E. Hernandez, 36, of 24 Motson St., has been unable to post a $75,000 bond since Sept. 6 on three counts of tampering with government records. If convicted, he faces one to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000 on each charge.
11:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story, which includes an interview of a Norwalk native, appeared in the Sept. 11 Wall Street Journal: By JEFFREY MCCRACKEN
11:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
You need: Popsicle sticks Tape Scissors
11:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Steven D. Hall, 41, of Berlin Heights, was cited Tuesday for failure to maintain assured clear distance after he struck the rear of the vehicle being driven by Jane M. Mahl, 60, of 3524 Medusa Road, on Hartland Center Road, Collins.
11:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Fire Department Capt. Tom Frey estimated the damage to Thursday's trailer fire at $15,000 $10,000 for the structure and $5,000 in content damage. He said he saw no evidence of arson, and no sign of arson. "As soon as we got water on it, it went right out," said Frey, who helped extinguish the fire.
11:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler called it an "outrage" that several intruders broke down the door of the mobile home of rural Greenwich couple Brandon Taft and April Spain and assaulted Taft. The prosecutor accused Jeremy Holmberg, 27, of 2714 Center St., New London, of masterminding the violent March 18 home invasion. A jury started deliberating late Thursday afternoon on the charges of felonious assault, kidnapping, aggravated burglary, robbery and aggravated robbery.
11:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Small or large, area marching bands work long hours getting ready for halftime shows. The 120-piece Edison High School marching band, under the direction of Denise Reilly, rehearses for an hour in the middle of every school day.