7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk resident Kendra Kromer is spending the summer in Columbus, working for State Senator Tim Grendell (R-Chesterland). An Ashbrook Scholar at Ashland University, Kromer said she was able to secure the page position through the help of AU's John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Is it even newsworthy? A troubled underage runaway tells her mother that she was drinking at a bar. It is a story that I have heard before and was never true.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Toast The Huron County Safety Council for having a fine demonstration Thursday of our area's emergency response network by bringing Life Flight, North Central EMS and Norwalk Fire Department's "Jaws of Life" to its monthly meeting. We take emergency workers for granted most of the time, but they always are there when we need them. They are like insurance we know we need to have it, but we hope we never want to use it. Roast The accusation of misconduct by two unnamed off-duty Greenwich police officers when the subsequent investigation by Huron County Sheriff's Det. Sgt. Dane Howard found there was no evidence to prove anything. Couldn't the resources of both departments have been better spent? It's time now to get back to business for everybody involved.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
This week I am traveling around the part of Norway you see in the travel brochures the fjords with picturesque villages on the shores, forested mountains with thousand-foot waterfalls coursing down the precipices, old wooden fishing boats anchored in the harbor, old churches. An American walks around and wonders, "Where are the auto salvage yards, the strip malls, the golden arches?" This is a country that believes in zoning and government regulation. Government trolls will not allow you to open up a Mr. Donut drive-in unless you disguise it as a shop. This morning we visited a village whose name cannot be printed in an American newspaper because it contains a vowel we don't have - the A with a tiny O over it - a village of 300 that is visited by 250,000 cruise ship visitors a year. It's as if Minneapolis were to be visited every summer by The Chinese People. The proportion of 250,000 visitors to 300 residents means that all the villagers are in retail. They sell a lot of Norwegian sweaters. Floridians and Californians come on a cruise ship in July and expect to find summer and they find chilly days and a light drizzle and they get cold and need to wrap themselves in wool. The sale of sweaters enables the villagers to lock up after Christmas and spend January, February and March in Florida or California. Ancient burial mounds here tell us something about the Vikings. For one thing, when a chieftain died, his people killed a slave woman to go along with him to the afterlife. They asked for volunteers and since the lives of slave women were hard, there were some who were willing to take their chances on entering paradise. We also learn that the Vikings were expert woodworkers, which was how they were able to discover America 400 years before Columbus. They knew how to join wood and make ships that would stand up to the North Atlantic. And when St. Olaf converted them to Christianity in the 11th century and they swung away from Odin and Freja and Thor and the skaldic sagas and took up the epistles of St. Paul, they gave up domination by force and learned the art of passive aggression. In Moorhead, Minn., you'll find a fine replica of an 11th century Norwegian stave church, which looks a little odd there with few trees and no mountains. And that's how the Norwegian emigrants felt who wound up on the prairie. The sky was too big and they had to learn to walk on level ground. But life was hard in Norway. The Black Plague had killed off half the country in the 14th century and made it defenseless, and so Norway fell under the woolen fist of Danish oppression until Denmark chose the wrong side in the Napoleonic wars and was forced by Britain to give Norway to Sweden, and between the Danes and the Swedes they managed to give Norway a national inferiority complex that lasted even beyond national independence in 1905. In these little villages along the fjords, people wearied of vertical agriculture and began emigrating to the Midwest back when it was a primitive frontier.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
It was just after midnight Friday when a rustling came from a pile of old books under a bed. And suddenly out came Winnie the Pooh, bags packed, a jar of honey under his arm. Behind him were Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet. Together they climbed the wall, pushed open the window and took one last look. "Where are you going?" I asked. "Someplace where they appreciate us," Pooh said. "Someplace where every child isn't reading.."
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Isn't July in Norwalk wonderful? If you live on Maple or Parsons or Welton or Marion or just about any of our neighborhoods, summer in Norwalk means you can smell your neighbor's steaks and burgers grilling in the close backyards
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Charlene S. Whitright will celebrate Wednesday 30 years of service at RR Donnelley in Willard. She was hired in 1965 in the bindery. After leaving, then returning in 1972, she worked as a bindery feeder and is currently a Smyth Sewer Operator. Charlene lives in North Fairfield with her husband, Jack.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY- Gone surfin' lately? How about in competition? Kalahari Waterpark Resort in Sandusky is offering you the chance to compete in the Wave House Flow Tour surf competition beginning at 8 a.m. July 28.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - What do you get when you combine cherry wood with maple wood? The raffled item at the 22nd annual Berlin Heights Basket Festival, which takes place Aug. 4 to 5.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Cory M. Laflam, 29, Lorain. Violation date: Nov. 26, 2006. Conviction date: July 6, 2007. Sentence: $600 fine, $169 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP).
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Western Reserve Alumni Memorial Gardens dedication took place Sunday on the school grounds in front of the memorial built to honor the former Hartland, Townsend and Wakeman schools. Denise Wolfe, chairperson of the committee responsible for the memorial, and Jeff Wolfe, committee member and designer of the structure, gave a history of the memorial and the role of the Western Reserve Alumni Association in its inception. They thanked the other committee members, including Tammy and Mike Sommers, Norm Butler, Joan Wikel and Brandon Sommers, who worked on the memorial for his Eagle Scout project.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Humane Society and Schild's IGA are teaming up for a pet adoption July 28 at the store. HCHS will have animals available for adoption at this event along with opportunities for membership to the Huron County Humane Society where you can become involved in the Huron County Humane Society.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Humane Society and Schild's IGA are teaming up for a pet adoption July 28 at the store. HCHS will have animals available for adoption at this event along with opportunities for membership to the Huron County Humane Society where you can become involved in the Huron County Humane Society.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Michael E. Moore, 30, of 41 Prospect St., New London, was charged with failure to control Friday after he had a coughing spell and went off the left side of Ohio 162, through a corn field and hit a small tree. His mother transported him to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries. He was treated and released.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Concrete Industries (NCI) of Norwalk has been chosen as the Huron County Safety Council "Member-of-the-Month" for July 2007.
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MUNICIPALITIES n Bellevue
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Emily Andrews, 20, Norwalk Immediate family: mother Deb, father Bob, brother Joe
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MILAN - VeggieU celebrated its fifth-annual food and wine celebration Saturday and it was, by all accounts, a smashing success. Almost 1,000 people bought tickets to the event where chefs from some of the top restaurants in the country cooked tasting dishes with Chef's Garden vegetables at 22 stations. Last year, the event sold about 600 tickets.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - Dive teams are being called in for a suspected drowning Sunday night at the Hostile Valley campground, 4653 N. Ohio 60. Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund said the Brecksville dive team will bring their sonar equipment to the campground pond to search for Ronald Link 60, of Wakeman. The Wakeman Fire District and two dive teams searched the pond for several hours after the suspected drowning was reported at 8:45 p.m.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - Divers found Link's body about 1:45 p.m. today in the pond at Hostile Valley Park using sonar equipment from the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department, Sheriff Richard Sutherland said.
7:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
The weather was perfect for the Firelands Area Restorers of Machines (F.A.R.M.) 12th Annual Tractor & Gas Engine Show held over the weekend at the Huron County Fairgrounds. This year's featured tractors and equipment were made by Ford and the engines by New Holland, and displays of these and plenty of other machinery filled much of the grounds.