5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
Summer is a time to get outside and get moving. It is much easier to exercise when the weather is nicer. Walking, running and biking are all activities that we think about as outside activities. What about water activities? Water aerobics is a great form of exercise. Also known as aquatics, water exercise is one of the best non-impact fitness activities around and just about anybody can participate. Pregnant women, the elderly or overweight, individuals with arthritis or those recovering from an injury can all benefit from the wide variety of aquatics classes currently available.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - The Mercy Willard Hospital Foundation announced a change in board officers, according to Robert Gospodarek, president and CEO of Mercy Hospital of Willard. Melody Brooks has been elected chairperson and Chris Bohach, D.O. has been elected vice chairperson.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
Free HIV testing The Erie County Health Department, through a prevention grant from the Ohio Department of Health, is able to provide free HIV testing to the residents of Huron County. The HIV test site is located at the Huron County health department, 180 Milan Ave., Norwalk.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Hospitals across the state united to recognize 86 health care heroes including nurses, radiology technicians, social workers and more who were nominated for this year's Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award, presented by the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA). Barb Frisch, LPN, a swingbed nurse at Mercy Hospital of Willard, was one of the nominees honored. Frisch has worked at Mercy Hospital of Willard for 35 years. She has worked all shifts and in nearly all areas of the hospital. As the swingbed nurse, she coordinates nursing care and activities of patients in need of transitional care.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
Museum Hours NEW LONDON - The New London Area Historical Society Museum at 17 E. Main St. will now be open from 1 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, instead of the first Sunday. Appointments for other times can be made by calling Vaughn Neel at (419) 929-3674.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
Though the skies were gray, Norwalk was covered in red, white and blue Wednesday for the annual 4th of July Parade. "It might be raining on my parade literally, but it's not mentally. This parade is going to be awesome," Norwalk High School cheerleader Brittany Hardy said.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
Though the skies were gray, Norwalk was covered in red, white and blue for the annual 4th of July Parade. "It might be raining on my parade literally, but it's not mentally! This parade is going to be awesome!' said Norwalk High School cheerleader Brittany Hardy.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Monroeville man was killed and his brother was injured during an accident that ripped a car in half early this morning on Ridge Road. The passenger, Michael D. Brant, 29, of 2612 Ohio 162, was pronounced dead at the scene by Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood. It's unknown if he was wearing a seat belt because of the damage to the right side of the vehicle.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - The Huron County Sheriff's Office is handling an internal investigation about the alleged misconduct of two Greenwich police officers. Sheriff Richard Sutherland declined to elaborate on the details, but said the first step is for investigators to determine who made the allegations. He spoke to Greenwich Interim Police Chief Shawn Craig and Mayor Gary Sprague about the matter last week.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
James T. McClain was caught yesterday evening at 7:30 p.m. after eluding police that afternoon on the turnpike and foiling their attempts to find him in a corn field. The Sandusky Register is reporting that McClain, 25, was seen walking east along the turnpike yesterday evening and was apprehended. He was charged with felony fleeing and eluding and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
5:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
Remember you can always watch the parade on our Main Street Cam. Also, below you'll find the Declaration of Independence, just in case you're feeling patriotic. IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
5:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Collins man pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually abusing a 4-year-old New London girl. Joseph B. Chairez, 26, of 774 Hartland Center Road, will be sentenced Aug. 21, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. Leffler and defense attorney John Allton agreed to recommend the defendant serve 10 years in prison and be classified as a sexual predator, which means a lifetime of address registration and verification.
5:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
A drug suspect has escaped from state and local officers today - twice. Trooper Mike Ramsey of the state highway patrol stopped a car for a moving violation on the eastbound side of the Ohio Turnpike west of U.S. 250 exit at about 1:00 this afternoon.
5:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 3, 1979 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector 28 years ago:
5:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
On behalf of the Cleveland Muscular Dystrophy Association I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the participants of the 3rd Annual Norwalk Hope Ride, for coming to this year's MDA Summer Camp at Camp Cheerful in Strongsville last month. MDA Summer Camp is a week-long camp for children with neuromuscular diseases. For the last three years Hope Riders have come to camp on Visitors Day to spend time with the campers, help serve food and take campers on sidecar rides.
5:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
July 4 is synonymous with summer. For most people it is a day off work, filled with cookouts, family gatherings and fireworks. We celebrate the birth of our country, proudly waving our flags in the air and donning our best patriotic garb. What could be better than enjoying the sun and the fun? Unfortunately, there is a dark side to this summer holiday. The National Safety Council deems this the most dangerous holiday. In 2005, about 200 traffic fatalities and 10,600 nonfatal, disabling traffic injuries occurred from 6 p.m. on July 3 through July 4.
5:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
He's covered the Rubik's Cube World Championships in Budapest. He's covered sumo wrestling. He's covered the America's Cup from a yacht. And Wednesday he'll be in New York City to cover the annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous New York Coney Island.
5:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Thirteen members of the New London Quilt Guild exhibited 87 of their pieces at the guild's first annual quilt show June 23 at the New London Grange Hall. Guild president Cathy Ake said the purpose of the show was to introduce the club to the area and invite interested people to get involved in the organization.
5:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Jamie L. Barron, 21, 85 1/2 Linwood Ave., Norwalk. Violation date: March 3. Conviction date: June 19. Sentence: $600 fine, $71 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); defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from June 19 to Sept. 3.
5:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Here is the Jobs First Mobile Unit schedule for the next two months: July
5:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Tara B. Schiefer, 28, of Bucyrus, was charged with failure to control, driving under the influence and a seatbelt violation after an accident Friday. She went off the right side of Ohio 4 and hit a sign post, culvert and ditch. North Central EMS transported her to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries. No further information was available.