9:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
Nothing beats fresh produce in season, whether you pick it from your own garden or orchard, or you buy it from a local produce market. It makes sense to take advantage of the flavor and nutrition value of the many fruits and vegetables available. Fresh produce is the most economical when it is in season as well. Throughout history people have preserved produce in times of plenty in order to have food during the winter. Today we don't have to preserve food for winter; because it is readily available at our local grocery store year round. However, many people still preserve foods through canning, freezing, and drying methods. The reasons are somewhat different today than in the past. While it isn't a necessity to preserve food, many people enjoy making specialty products, or they enjoy gardening and want to utilize the bounty that results from their efforts. Some people prefer the flavor and quality of their own home preserved products. They enjoy the control they have over what is put into their foods. Also, if you don't include the cost of your time, home preserved foods can be less expensive than purchased foods.
9:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
As a Norwalk 90 participant, you are on the right path to good health. But, it is always nice to stay current with ways to improve and maintain your health. FTMC now provides a newsletter, E-Health Connections, available on our Web site atwww.ftmc.com. The E-newsletter offers you five free services to quickly access the health news and information that's most valuable to you.
9:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
Helmets for Kids program Does your child need a new bicycle helmet? Fisher-Titus Specialty Services, 111 E. Main St., New London, will properly fit children for helmets from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.). For more information call (419) 929-1027.
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A screener with the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services was fired Tuesday for threatening one of the agency's clients and using computer equipment to access pornography. Nichole "Nicki" Baker had been a screener since March 7, 2005. She was hired as a HCDJFS clerical specialist Jan. 12, 2004.
9:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
Royalty contests the senior king and queen contest as well as the junior king and queen contest were among the highlights at the Huron County Fair on Tuesday, which was the second day of the week-long fair in Norwalk. Stories about both contests appear on page A-3. Tuesday's attendance at the fair was 8,121, including 1,468 seniors.
9:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
Local Realtors and county officials report the number of home foreclosures is rising in the area, but a new program to educate homebuyers to avoid losing their homes may soon be available. Patrick Spettel, a broker and associate at Remax Realty, said 17 of the 42 homes he's sold so far this year have been foreclosures. Last year he had only 13 foreclosures for the entire year, he added.
9:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
David Snook was charged up Tuesday. The numbers are out and the Berlin-Milan School District is a big winner. "We are very proud. In fact, this is the third straight year we have achieved excellence on our report card," said Snook, superintendent of the Berlin-Milan district. "I think it says tons about our school district. No. 1, I believe it speaks to our team concept ... students and families, the school board, administrative team, the outstanding teaching staff and all of the support staff. I couldn't say enough about those groups.
9:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
AUG. 14, 1964 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 43 years ago:
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From well-wishes to chastisement, the story carrying the headline "Spotlight on sisters Samantha, Savannah" in Saturday's issue has generated dozens of reader comments atwww.norwalkreflector.com. Here is a sampling: Oh Great wrote on Aug. 11, 2007 10:55 a.m.: "2 more unwed mothers with children, Odds are I'll be paying to raise the children for the next 18 years. Birth control girls its free at the welfair office."
9:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
It is a story that has to be told. When just finishing brings tears to a grown man's eyes, you know it is something special. As I walked away Saturday from the first Fisher-Titus Medical Center Maple City Triathlon, a man looked at me and told me what I already knew. "You have to do a story on Jim Collins."
9:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Mannino's On Main marks anniversary Mannino's On Main, Antiques, Etc. will be celebrating its eight-year anniversary during August. The three-level, multi-dealer shop offers a wide variety of antiques and collectibles that includes furniture, glassware, primitives, post cards, local memorabilia, cars, trains and linens. It also carries reference books, coins, music (albums/CD's) and locally made candles. It features a Christmas area and a flea-n-tique on the upper level.
9:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - Village officials will ask residents in November to approve a 3.5-mill replacement levy to provide operating funds for village services. The current levy has been in place since 1983, and generates a little less than $54,000 each year. If passed the replacement levy would bring in $113,000 per year, village administrator Bruce Bowie said.
9:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Three positions have been eliminated at Huron County Department of Job and Family Services in order to "do more with less and being more efficient." Eliminated will be one administrator and one eligibility/referral supervisor position. Also eliminated was the public information officer Stacia Badovic. Marla White, Jon Kelley and Badovic were told Friday their jobs would be eliminated, effective Aug. 24.
9:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
They've both suffered experiences that might make an equestrian newcomer vow never to ride, or go near a horse again. But, a broken arm, injured leg and a nasty scar have hardly scared Sheree Whitelock and Chas Lang away. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
9:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
BERLINHEIGHTS- The Berlin Heights Basket Festival had one day with dry sunshine and one day with liquid sunshine.
9:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY The EHOVE Career Center Board adopted three-year contracts for the teaching and classified staff at its last meeting. The new contracts include a 2.95, 2.85 and 2.75 base salary increase over the next three years.
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NEW LONDON - The police department was recently the recipient of an $1,100 grant from the Firelands Electric Cooperative People's Fund, according to Police Chief Mark Holden. Holden told council Monday the money will be used for the purchase of plastic back seats for three cruisers.
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HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Aug. 7 in the incident on Ohio 99 involving the vehicles driven by Sherri L. Coburn, 44, of Shelby, and Theresa L. Burkhalter, 29, of 609 Lisa Lane, Willard. Coburn was attempting to pass another vehicle while heading south in a no passing zone. Burkhalter had to swerve off the east side of the road to avoid a collision, but hit a ditch.
9:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Wakeman library WAKEMAN The SEO mobile computer lab will be at the Wakeman Community Library all this week, with classes offered each day.
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NEW LONDON - The fifth-annual Float Fly-in this past weekend at the New London Reservoir was a success, according to Bob James, president of the Firelands Float Flyers. James said around 30 pilots brought remote-controlled sea planes and planes on floats to the event, which was sponsored by the Float Flyers club and Nitro Model Planes.
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Twilight Gardens Barbra Wurzel a communion distributor from St. Paul Catholic Church held a communion for residents. Reciting the rosary followed.