1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
"Nutrition" and "fun" do not have to be mutually exclusive terms. Mike Sieminski, a registered and licensed dietitian with the American Dairy Association Mideast the local affiliate for the National Dairy Council wants to help you make your child lunches they will enjoy eating and are good for them.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - EHOVE Career Center's senior carpentry class is building a 1,600-square-foot residence for the Erie County Board of Mental Retardation Developmental Disabilities and the ARC of Erie County for this year's class project. This structure will be used as a group home for three to four adults with developmental disabilities. The structure will be built on campus as two half units that, when finished, will be transported to a home site in the Sandusky area and set on a foundation. A special hinged rafter system will make moving the structure easier.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Kings were necessary evils. For the security provided by a national father figure, mankind suffered the indignity and injustice of subjugation, and worshipped another man as a god on earth. Then in 1776, a few men on the North American continent said, we will suffer no longer. They did not believe that "necessary evils" were so necessary at all.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
At Norwalk's Memorial Day ceremonies this year a veteran of the World War II battle of Peleliu was honored. Someone else there asked me what the story of Peleliu was, and the only answer I could give was that it was hard-won invasion for the American Marines invading the Japanese-held island. The battle for Peleliu started on Sept. 15, 1944. This island was held by Japan. It was strategically important for the Americans to hold it on their way to possibly invading Japan itself. This never came to be, although it was being considered as a way to end the war. When all was said and done, Peleliu was one of the four bloodiest battles ever for the U.S. Marines the other three being Tarawa, Saipan and Iwo Jima. These were all World War II encounters.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
CCC's historian took the floor right away. "I wanted to say just a little more about the staff of former Congressman Gillmor. You may already know that every Tuesday morning someone from his staff has come to a little office in the Shady Lane complex. That person talked with whoever came in the door. And they tried to help.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Public Library has received the following gifts and memorial books: "Hide" CD-book in memory of Russell A. Holmes, Sr. by Todd Adelman.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON- Council met briefly Tuesday and learned the New London Community Club is planning to sponsor a leadership class. The club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at village hall to discuss the proposed class with Ben Kenny, community development director for WSOS Community Action Commission.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk man who committed suicide during a vehicle fire early Wednesday morning behind Wal-Mart had battled depression, the county coroner said. The Lucas County Coroner's office performed an autopsy of Joseph W. Van Natta, 24, Thursday. Authorities ruled the cause of death was suicide.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Dennis A. Schaffer, 50, of 1446 Ridge Road, was charged with failure to control Monday after he drove off the right side of Ohio 601 and hit a sign.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Milan Garden Club MILAN - The Milan Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Oct. 16 in Milan's Town Hall on the village square.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk resident Lynn Chapin said she believes there is a need for sports equipment among today's youth. She intends to do something about it.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Late Thursday night, a jury acquitted defendant Rhonda C. Lynch of having cocaine during a March traffic stop. Lynch testified Wednesday she didn't attempt to explain a suspected crack cocaine pipe found in her right coat pocket because the state trooper probably wouldn't believe her story. She said she was on her way home March 12 after dropping off a 16-year-old girl at her mother's Plymouth house.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Residents can tour Norwalk's fire station and review a study on changes needed in the department at an open house from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday. Chief Doug Coletta and Mayor Sue Lesch both will be available to talk to residents during the open house.
1:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
From $600,000 to $100,000. Visiting Common Pleas Judge Judith Cross has ruled to reduce the amount of money the estate of a deceased 11-year-old foster girl will get by half a million dollars.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Some traditions have been an integral part of a community for so long, few seem to know how and when they began. Apparently that's the case with the "Snake Dance," a long-time Norwalk High School homecoming tradition.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
OCT. 11, 1907 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 100 years ago:
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
ATTICA - Who needs a time machine when there's the Oak Ridge Festival? The annual event depicts life in the early 1800s and is set for Oct. 20 and 21. Times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 20 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The following programs will be offered in October at the Milan-Berlin Township Public Libraries: Blood pressure screening with Fisher-Titus Medical Center staff will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 12 at Milan Public Library, 19 E. Church St. For information, call (419) 499-4117.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Teachers Association gives its full support for the upcoming library levy. In this day and age, it is important that kids have plenty of opportunities to foster healthy habits. The library, and the services it provides, plays a critical role in the development of our children and young adults. The library offers the community not only books, magazines, and reference materials, but also videotapes, career information, DVDS, and computer/Internet access. Other services and programs include story time for children, summer reading programs, meeting rooms, reference databases, and adult programs. Huron County libraries provide many other services also. A renewal of the library levy will not increase taxes for our citizens. The funds raised by the levy will be used for basic operating expenses, including library materials and services, salaries and benefits, programs, and building maintenance. I encourage all of our citizens to vote for the levy.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Village of Monroeville has been operating on a bare-bones budget for the last five years. There has never been an increase in the income tax since it was established at one percent in 1986. Everyone has to agree that costs for services have escalated in the last 21 years. Services to the Monroeville residents have been cut in many ways that are sometimes hard to see. Some of these services include; street paving: None has been done during the last two years because of lack of funds. Building maintenance: Only the absolutely necessary repairs have been made to the many buildings that the village owns and maintains. It is much more cost effective to maintain a building if you keep up with the minor repairs as needed. This can prevent major repairs in the future. Sanitary sewer maintenance: The only major sewer work that has been done is when evidence of a major problem exists. This was the case of the replacement of the Sandusky Street sanitary sewer last year. Matching grant money: To get a grant from the government, most grants require a matching or a percentage amount to be paid by the village. Monroeville does not have existing funds for most major grants. Storm sewers: Installation and maintenance of storm sewers has practically come to a halt because of lack of funds. These are a few reasons why an increase in the income tax is necessary. If the income tax levy fails, it means more cuts in services to the Monroeville residents, such as snow removal, yard waste pick-up, leaf pick-up in the fall, a cut in safety forces, and cuts in the recreation programs and park maintenance.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Although I can't afford it, or maybe because I can't, I'm buying and furnishing a house near the sea a very discounted house, mind you that will be, part of the year, a residence for writers. Now, we're not talking the MacDowell Colony here, or even my beloved Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Ill. We're talking a room of one's own, for two weeks at a time, away from the phone, the kids, the laundry. There won't be much education though my friends and I might throw in a seminar every so often and there won't be lovely meals (writers will have to byob: bring your own bagels).