6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
It is commonplace in this post-modern age to bemoan the decline of civil society. Of course, the older generations have always claimed that society is not as civil as it once was. But researchers, most notably the unparalleled Robert Putnam, have shown that today this complaint is not merely nostalgia. For once, your grandparents are right.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
State Sen. Sue Morano (D-Lorain) recently met with several chamber businesses and other interested community members at an event sponsored by the Firelands Electric Cooperative. The Senator gave a review of the first six months of activity within the state legislature and then took questions from those businesses in attendance. One item of concern is the Healthy Families Act petition being circulated within the state. An area business ran the numbers to assess the cost to the business should this mandated paid leave become law. The results are staggering more than $600,000 in additional costs. No way is this a good thing for Ohio businesses. It will cost jobs, maybe entire business, to relocate out of the state.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - Two people were hospitalized Saturday after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 250 in Erie County. Jesus S. Morales, 21, of Columbus, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way in the collision with the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Mark A. Wikel, 48, of 74 Lockwood Road, Milan, said troopers with the state Highway Patrol's Sandusky post. Troopers charged Wikel with driving under the influence, but test results of his blood-alcohol content level are pending. Milan Township firefighters transported Morales to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries. There was no further information on his condition this morning.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
State troopers determined a Wakeman motorist had a trace of alcohol in his system when he was killed in a crash about four months ago. The blood-alcohol content (BAC) level of Michael T. Cooksey, 28, of 2658 Chenango Road, tested at .009 percent, Trooper Montei Sexton said in his report released today. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Tuesday immediately after Eugene M. Robinson, 48, of Vermilion, lost control on a right-hand curve while heading north on Ohio 60. He went off the left side, hit a culvert, causing the motorcycle to go airborne and ejecting Robinson, who was not wearing a helmet. Citizens EMS transported him to Allen Medical Center in Oberlin with serious injuries. No further information was available.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Movie at library The Norwalk Public Library staff will be showing the movie "Harry and the Hendersons" at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The movie is rated PG, making it suitable for children in grades 6 through 12. No registration is required and the program is free. There will be free drinks and popcorn. For more details, call (419) 668-6063. Play auditions
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Erin Preston, 21, Norwalk Immediate family: My parents, three sisters and three brothers
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Food is supposed to provide nutrients so that those who partake in it can maintain health and grow stronger. The recall of melamine-spiked pet food a few months ago has many owners wondering what, if any, steps are taken to ensure the quality and safety of commercial pet food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine is tasked with regulating that can of cat food, dog food, or box of dog treats in your cupboard. The pet food industry is a multibillion dollar industry.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Are you an Ohio State fan or a coffee fanatic? Then, FTMC's Relay for Life team Elvis' Angels has something for you. The team will be selling tickets for a basket raffle from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today through Friday in FTMC's Shady Lane Caf in the Patient Pavilion, Fisher-Titus Parkway off Shady Lane Drive. In addition, the team will have a candle sale and anyone interested can purchase Relay for Life luminaries.
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Monroeville man remains in custody at the Erie County Jail in connection with stealing a sports car a vehicle he said he believed was a rental. Ronal Preece, 56, of 50 Manchester St., must post a $50,000 bond before being released from jail, where he has been since Tuesday, a corrections officer said. Preece is charged with theft of a motor vehicle
6:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
If you have photographs of John Ernsthausen, stories to share about him or interesting facts about his life, a group planning a tribute to the late philanthropist wants to hear from you. The Norwalk Kiwanis wants to work with the Maple City Heritage Festival and Norwalk Garden Club to construct a tribute to Ernsthausen at Bresson Park located within a half block of his first business on West Seminary Street.
5:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Toddler skate SANDUSKY - Skateworld at 3319 Milan Road offers a toddler skate from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday. Admission during that time is $3 for parents and free for toddlers. For more information, call (419) 625-0212 or visit www.skateworldsandusky.com.
5:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story is written from the perspective of a small child. From the very beginning I am learning what is expected of me from those around me. You, my caregivers, have the challenging chore of teaching me behavior that is socially acceptable in today's society.
5:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Hartland Progressive Farmers The Hartland Progressive Farmers' fifth meeting was held May 12 at Doughty's house.
5:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 7, 1927 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 80 years ago:
5:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
The final date to certify wheat, oats, rye and barley was June 30. If you did not certify by that day, or have an appointment established to do so, you will be assessed a late filing fee to certify your small grains. The basic fee for a measurement is $46. You will need to complete the late file form and pay the required fee. The county committee will then review your request and will determine whether to approve or disapprove the application. In most cases the county committee will approve your request, but had you done this by the deadline you would not have had to spend money unnecessarily. Filing your certification before, or by, the deadline is free. The next deadline you need to be aware of is for certifying corn, soybeans, all vegetables, forage crops and CRP land. You have until July 15 to certify these crops for 2007 without being charged a late filing fee. Payments for most programs including final DCP, Loans, and CRP cannot be issued until your certification is on file. The office is almost booked through the deadline, but if you call the office and establish an appointment, even if that appointment is after the final date to certify you will be considered to have filed timely.
5:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Freedom Christian Fellowship This church, located at 4935 Ohio 601, will host the prophetic ministry of Andre vanZyl at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Born in South Africa, he travels the nations with the healing message of Jesus Christ. Special prayer will be available.
5:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Each year about this time I write a column on poisonous snakes. But not Ohio poisonous snakes this time. We have three, the timber rattler, northern copperhead, and masasaugua or swamp rattler, but all three are extremely rare, so rare that they're now on the endangered species list.
5:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Two local children are headed to Bristol Motorsports Dragway in Tennessee to represent Summit Motorsports Park in junior dragracing. They will be competing in the O'Reilly Eastern Conference Finals.
5:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Division of Soil and Water Conservation and the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (O.F.S.W.C.D.) are announcing a project that will showcase the local artistic talents and help the Huron Soil and Water Conservation District (Huron S.W.C.D.) and its partners help market their programs. The plan is to solicit a work of art from each county soil and water conservation district and watershed group that illustrates unique or important natural, environmental, agricultural or historic features of a county, watershed, or other area-thereby relating to the projects' theme: "Soil and water conservation-keeping Ohio's land productive and water clean!"
5:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Drive-thru closed Due to ongoing construction at the Huron County Courthouse, the drive-thru for the treasurer's office will not be open for second-half collection. Drive-thru hours will resume in 2008.