10:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Roger Harner was the man of the hour at the 99th annual Firelands Labor Day Festival in New London this weekend. Not only was he the grand master of Saturday's Rotary-sponsored parade, but he also pushed the plunger that set off the 99,000 firecrackers Monday night before the fireworks display.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
It is never too early to begin reading with your children. From the very beginning of life, children love to hear the melody of their parent's voices. As your child continues to grow, reading should be a part of his or her everyday experiences. Here are some helpful tips for reading with your toddler: You don't have to use a book to be reading. With your toddler on your lap, flip through the mail, ads, the newspaper and magazines. Point to what is interesting and let your toddler point at the pictures as well. Choose baby books with simple, familiar images. For little ones, use books made of cloth or cardboard with big, simple pictures. Babies like to look at toys, faces, animals and other babies.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Monroeville FFA MONROEVILLE On July 24, the Monroeville FFA sent members, Ashley Kulhman, and Ashley Ward to the annual FFA Washington Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. The two members had the opportunity to tour the city, its monuments and even had shopping time. They helped people in need, attended agricultural applying activities. They also went to leadership seminars, and conferences, that involved activities dealing with leadership skills. Members were split into separate day seminars, where they learned only a faction of what leadership really is and what it takes. "The seminars are so informative, I think every officer for any class should take this. It was such a good important and fun experience, that I think that any leader of any organization should go to WLC, or something like it," Kuhlman said. Instead of rooming together, members were separated into rooms with people they didn't know. This was to set the member up with the ability to make friends from other states, and meet new people. Both girls roomed with people from Florida, and Texas. They both talk to the people they met today. They listened to congressional speakers and many others who shared their leadership experiences and skills.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Townsend Crops and Livestockers lub members had all the meetings starting May 21, ending Aug. 7. Members were elected and they all presented their demonstrations (safety-health). Members had a dog wash for the Humane Society at IGA on July 28. They raised $81 so they will go to the Cleveland Zoo in the summer. On the very last meeting, members went to McDonald's with advisers and had ice cream. Tiffany Horning, reporter
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
SEPT. 1, 1960 The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on this date 47 years ago: Public, parochial schools here expect
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
If you are a participant in the Conservation Reserve Program your annual rental payment is issued in October of each year. In order to receive your payment it is necessary for you to update your payment eligibility records with our office. This is a simple process that only takes a few minutes. We review your farming operation and make any changes that are required. For instance, if you are being paid as an individual but have recently created a trust for yourself we need to update your eligibility records and your contract. If you are now a trust we need to do new payment limitation forms and a successor in interest on your contract to correct our records and clarify how the payment is to be disbursed. There are several other forms that we review just to be sure our records are accurate. Once this process is complete and all information is entered into our system you are ready for your payment. To avoid delays it is important that we review your records and make any corrections by the end of September. Here are some agri-business notes from the Huron and Erie County Farm Service Agency: Planning to sell your CRP land? If you are planning to sell land that is enrolled in any of the Conservation Reserve Programs be sure to visit with your FSA office first. Your CRP contract is a binding legal contract that is in effect until the expiration date even if you sell the land. If the person purchasing the land agrees to continue the practice through the lifespan of the contract, we do what is called a Successor In Interest. Once this process is completed and approved by the county committee the new owner is totally responsible for the CRP contract back to the first day it started. If the new owner defaults on the contract he is responsible to repay any payments he has received and any payments you received plus interest and liquidated damages. However, let's say your buyer does not wish to continue the program. You are then responsible to repay all payments you received from the beginning of the contract plus interest and liquidated damages. Terminating a CRP contract prior to its expiration date can be very costly. When selling CRP land you want to be sure you have notified the real estate agent and anyone looking at your property that it is in the CRP program. If you don't do this and after the sale the buyer does not wish to continue the contract it is too late to add the cost of buying out of the contract onto the selling price. CRP is an excellent program but it is also a long term commitment that should not be taken lightly.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
HURON McBride Auditorium on BGSU Fireland's campus will be full of wonder beginning Friday when the Caryl Crane Children's Theatre (CCCT) stages "Alice in Wonderland." Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sept. 8 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9. The story begins with Alice chasing the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole. She tumbles into the mysteries of wonderland, where she meets a variety of characters. Cast members attend nine different schools in Erie, Huron and Sandusky counties.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Bowling Green State University Firelands College has announced its dean's list for the 2007 summer semester. To be named to the dean's list, students must have carried 12 or more graded hours during the semester with a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. The following qualified: Frank Bolda, of Berlin Heights; Rosanna Caskey, of Milan; Sarah Anderson, of New London. Several area students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2007 semester at Capital University. To be named to the dean's list, full-time students must have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.4. The following students were named to the dean's list.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Week of Sept. 3 to Sept. 7 (All meals served with milk) Berlin-Milan Monday: No school.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Teal are little waterfowl, most of them a pound or less, and they're hardly hunted at all, even by dedicated duck hunters. Why? I really don't know, because these fast flying birds have a lot going for them. Their season begins Saturday because they hate cold weather and head south before any other duck. So, give or take the early goose season, they're the only game in town for a couple of weeks with a long dry spell between until the regular season begins on Oct. 20.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Tiffin man faces one to five years in prison after a jury convicted him Thursday of selling more than 10 grams of cocaine. After the one-day trial of Marlos V. Fayson, 28, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway revoked the defendant's bond and sent him to the Huron County Jail. That means Fayson will be in custody until he is sentenced Oct. 17.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Welsh Physical Therapy, 56 Executive Drive, Norwalk, will offer Tai Chi from the Arthritis Foundation from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday for five weeks beginning Sept. 11. The group recreational class is designed to provide "joint-friendly" exercise alternative. Participants will learn a flowing sequence of gentle, graceful movements from Sun style Tai Chi. This style is particularly supportive of joint health because it includes agile steps and high stances and can improve mobility, breathing, balance, and relaxation. The class is being offered at a fee of $55 for a five-week session. If registered by Sept. 7 you will receive a $5 discount. To register, call at (419) 668-0146.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
The 2005 hurricane season, encompassing tropical cyclones Katrina, Rita and Wilma, spurred The Salvation Army's largest natural disaster response effort in the United States in its 126-year history. More than $394 million was donated to the Army to assist in the effort. Following an initial response phase in which more than 1.7 million people were served, The Salvation Army continues to be active in recovery two years after the storms hit. The Army has not set an end date for its dedicated disaster services which provide for basic needs such as, food, clothing, housing and jobs. The Salvation Army is one of nine case management organizations participating in the Katrina Aid Today (KAT) program. KAT is a project of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the humanitarian and relief and development agency of the United Methodist Church, sponsored by the United States Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). KAT is a national case management consortium of social service and voluntary organizations dedicated to helping survivors rebuild lives. As of Aug. 10, 2007, KAT has opened 58,808 cases nationally; the total number of individuals served to date is 163,539. The total number of KAT cases opened by The Salvation Army is 7,575.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Stein Hospice's motto is no patient is turned away due to their inability to pay. The Eagle Creek Community plans to help the nonprofit organization uphold that motto by holding a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8. The purpose is to help Stein Hospice pay for costs not covered by Medicare or insurance.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Senior Enrichment Services, 130 Shady Lane Drive in Norwalk will host a Medication Management Seminar on Thursday for county residents. The seminar will begin with registration and free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by the seminar from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The seminar for older adults will be presented by Mike Semon, pharmacist/educator from Caring Solutions in Crestline. A discussion will be held on common disease and conditions and drugs used to treat them including herbal treatments and tips for choosing quality herbal supplements. There will also be a question and answer period and giveaways for all attendees. Reservations may be made by calling Senior Enrichment Services at (419) 668-6245. The registration deadline is today and space is limited. The seminar is sponsored by the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - Miss Ohio 2007 Roberta Camp will be a participant in Sunday's Melon Festival parade. Camp iwas crowned Miss Maple City 2007 in February and Miss Ohio in June.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Shawn G. Willis, 21, 5824 Fox Glove Drive, New London. Violation date: June 7. Conviction date: Aug. 24. Sentence: $600 fine, $65 costs, six-month license suspension and six days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP). Dennis A. Myers, 24, 419 1/2 W. Maple St., Willard. Violation date: June 22. Conviction date: Aug. 24. Sentence: $600 fine, $55 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of AIP; defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Aug. 24 to Dec. 22, not valid on operation of any commercial vehicle. David J. Hartman, 34, 29 Spring St., Norwalk. Violation date: Aug. 10. Conviction date: Aug. 28. Sentence: $600 fine, $55 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of AIP; defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Aug. 28 to Feb. 11, 2008.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
w/pic SUBMITTED PHOTO Front row left to right, Sue Bowden, Holly Anderson, and Laurey Medvick. Back row left to right, Ken Herman, Jose Garcia, Dick Cook, Jean Smith, Bill Tate and Marcus Page. GREEN SPRINGS Roeder Harley-Davidson's annual ride-in bike show "Bike Day 2007" will take place Sept. 23 at St. Francis Health Care Center.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
TWINSBURG John and Adam Bechtler of Norwalk recently attended the 32nd annual Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg. This event, held in the only city in the world named after twins, hosted 2,300 sets of multiples (including twins, triplets, quads and quints) from around the world. This year's event was the largest known annual gathering of twins (and other multiples) in the world, as documented in the Guinness Book of World Records. Twinsburg is located between Akron and Cleveland on Ohio 91, and was named in honor of Aaron and Moses Wilcox, early settlers from Killingsworth, Conn. The town's name was changed form Millsville to Twinsburg in 1817 at the request of the twins, who donated six acres of land that is now the town square. They also donated $20 to start the first school. The Wilcox twins were so identical that only their closest friends could tell them apart. They married sisters, held property in common, were stricken with the same ailment and died the same day. They are buried in the same grave in Twinsburg's Locust Grove Cemetery.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Commissioners' attorney has turned down a request to reconsider the firing of three county employees. On Aug. 10, the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (HCDJFS) informed three employees their jobs would be eliminated, effective Aug. 24. Those three workers were: Assistant program administrator Marla White, eligibility/referral supervisor Jon Kelley and public information officer Stacia Badovick. Since then, Kelley has taken another agency job as an eligibility specialist.
10:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Good weather combined with good attendance figures added up to a good Huron County Fair this year, fair board director Bob Morgan said. He said the total money collected in admission costs was up about $18,000 from last year, although Morgan did not have a total monetary amount. The fair board enacted a $1 increase in gate admission, which will be in effect for next year as well. Morgan said the move was necessary with the struggling economy. This year marked the first time in 12 years the fair board enacted an increase, Morgan said.