5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Oklahoma "Boomer Sooner'
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Thanksgiving is turkey time. Not a good time to be a turkey, because most turkeys are dead, roasting in the ovens of homes across America. And so this column is dedicated to turkeys past, present and future... I can remember shopping with my mother many years ago, and the store clerk said to me (a small, skinny girl of 7 or so), "Are you looking forward to eating turkey at Thanksgiving?" I honestly gave her my answer: "No." This stunned my mother; it wasn't the polite answer the store clerk had been looking for, either. But I wasn't much of an eater then, and I didn't understand why people got so excited about a dead bird.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
As president of Ohio's largest Cleveland Browns Backers chapter, the Buckeye Browns Backers (with more than 950 members), I know that true football fans love their teams to a fault. Every Cleveland Browns' away game, our club is jam-packed with screaming, barking fans cheering our Browns on to victory. They may not always win, but the die-hard fans keep filling Cleveland Browns Stadium every week, just as they keep returning to the Browns Backers watch-parties every Sunday. Regardless of whether you follow the Browns, the Bengals or the Buckeyes, football is a way of life in Ohio. Unfortunately, some of the best football programming cannot be seen by millions of Ohio football fans because of cable companies' refusal to carry NFL Network. DirecTV, Dish Network and now AT&T U-Verse all carry NFL Network at no additional charge to their customers; however, Ohio's largest cable provider, Time Warner Cable, continues to ignore football fans by not offering NFL Network or The Big Ten Network to its subscribers.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Robert J. Durr, 63, of 301 Keefer St., Willard, hit a deer Monday on Ohio 61.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
PFC Mitchell Vance Toon, a 2005 graduate of Norwalk High School, successfully completed his basic training at Parris Island, S.C. on June 1. He completed his Marine combat training on July 2 from Camp Geiger, N.C. and on Aug. 17 he completed his military occupation specialty in landing support from Camp Lejeune, N.C. He is currently stationed at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Main Street School's Annual Toys for Tots Campaign has started and will continue until Dec. 14. Students, staff and community members may donate a new toy (used toys cannot be accepted) that will in turn be distributed to needy families in the local area. Wrapped gifts cannot be accepted and any stuffed animals must be new and have tags.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The Monroeville Community Choir is presenting a "1940's Christmas Homecoming" dramatic musical concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, 1872 Sandhill Road, rural Monroeville. A special tribute for veterans will be made during the concert. Veterans planning to attend should wear their military hat, American Legion hat or some other item to indicate service.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
The American Board of Family Medicine recently announced board-certified family physicians Drs. Christopher R. and Vicki J. Brown of Family Health Partners successfully completed its recertification examination. To achieve recertification by the American Board of Family Medicine, a family physician must verify the completion of 300 hours of continuing medial education over the past six years, possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States; and successfully complete a one-day, written examination of cognitive knowledge and problem-solving abilities.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Erie Metroparks bike trail from Milan to Huron has been closed. Whether it will ever be opened again is up in the air. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled last week that Erie Metroparks illegally built the Huron River Greenway hike-bike trail on private property. The high court ordered the park system to determine the amount it owed to homeowners along the trail and then pay for the property.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN -- A female pedestrian was charged with walking with the flow of traffic after being hit by a minivan Thursday morning outside of Milan. North Central EMS transported Vickie S. Resor, 46, of Huron, to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries after the incident about 7:10 a.m. She later was treated and released. Driver Freddie Church, 71, of Huron, said he was blinded temporarily by an oncoming vehicle's headlights and hit Resor, who was walking west on Berlin Street. Trooper Jason Schneider of the state Highway Patrol's Sandusky post said Resor was wearing dark, non-reflective clothing and wasn't visible at the time. Another trooper at the scene said the pedestrian was about 2 feet from the side of the road.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Not only is Santa Claus coming to town, but Gov. Ted Strickland is, too. Strickland and Robin Weirauch, Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional district, will both be in Norwalk on Saturday to meet people gathered for the Light Up Norwalk celebration uptown.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - It only took a Huron County crew a day to temporarily repair U.S. 250 to make the road safe for the coming winter. Heavy rains caused extensive erosion on the northbound lane in the village limits and when Milan informed the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the state agency demanded the village spend $100,000 to make immediate repairs.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Three New London boys confessed to police to vandalizing Christmas decorations at five village homes Monday. The damage ranged from lighting strings being destroyed to large inflatable globes being slashed. New London Police Chief Mark Holden said vandalism occurred throughout the village.
5:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - EHOVE Ghrist Adult Career Center offers those with little or no foodservice or healthcare experience a program to become a certified dietary manager. Dietary managers are specially trained foodservice managers who supervise the dietetic services in nursing homes, retirement communities, hospitals, and schools.
5:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
"Cat Lady" should have been seeking help two litters ago. She is an example of an irresponsible "owner" of animals and thanks to her we now have nine more unwanted kittens and left to her we would have how many more.... you do the math. There are programs out there. One is go to Human Society of Erie County, take in $32 for a male or $45 for a female. Real money no checks or credit cards and they will give you a date ... the last Tuesday of the month
5:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
With the holiday season upon us, it's a perfect time to discuss something that's been on my mind lately moderation. There was a time in this country when children were taught that moderation was a good thing. Not just in our food or alcohol intake which is important but in just about all aspects of our lives. It's not like that anymore.
5:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Board of Elections has dodged a bullet. The 1st Ward race for Norwalk City Council was close. Too close to call. Lynn Chapin was ahead by just eight votes after the ballots were counted on Election Day.
5:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Water, sewer and sanitation rates will be going up Jan. 1 if ordinances introduced Monday pass their final reading in December. In a council workshop more than a week ago, members discussed challenges facing the village, including EPA mandates, water tower repairs, storm sewer upgrades and equipment replacement. With no money for any of these projects, members agreed an increase in rates was a necessity.
5:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Friends of the Norwalk Public Library have received a $1,050 donation from a silent auction sponsored by Don Tester Ford of Norwalk. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
5:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Robin Weirauch, Democratic candidate for the open 5th District Congressional seat, told area Democrats Monday that Congress is broken and she can be part of the fix. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," she said, "but we clearly know that Washington is broken."
5:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Three New London boys, ages 12 to 16, confessed to police to vandalizing Christmas decorations at five village homes Monday. The damage ranged from lighting strings being destroyed to large inflatable globes being slashed. "They were walking around, destroying whatever they wanted. ... We've got about $1,500 worth of damage so far."