6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Ohio State University Extension office is offering a cooking class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Veterans Memorial Lake Park clubhouse. The cost is $6 per person. Register by Friday. A cheerleading camp for children ages 5 to 12 will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28 at the community center. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for others. Register by Tuesday.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Fisher-Titus Medical Center was the focus of a recent article in the national trade publication ADVANCE for physical therapists and PT assistants. In an article titled, "Incontinence: Privacy Please," the rehabilitation department was cited for its attention to establishing a private place for women being treated for incontinence.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Nothing beats the heat of a hot summer day like ice cream. In fact, more ice cream is eaten in the months of July and August than any other month of the year, making it perfectly logical for July to be National Ice Cream Month, as declared by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. Did you know, the United States is the No. 1 ice cream consuming country in the world? We love our ice cream with each American consuming 23.2 quarts of ice cream, ice milk, sherbet, ices and other commercially produced frozen dairy products annually. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Are you stretching properly? Many people believe that stretching is the warm-up phase of exercise, when actually it should be done after the warm-up phase. Warming up consists of exercises performed immediately before an activity to increase circulation and heart rate. By warming up, the muscle temperature is increased and allows for a greater stretch and reduces the chances of injury from stretching. Stretching also should be completed after exercise. The tissue temperature is at its highest, allowing for a more safe and productive stretch.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
VERMILION TOWNSHIP - An unoccupied minivan owned by Willoway Nursery sustained heavy damage when a train hit it late Wednesday night after the vehicle apparently stalled on a private grade railroad track. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said deputies determined the 1992 Plymouth Voyager was in drive after they checked it. The crash happened at 11:55 p.m. on the Cleveland Road business property about 1/10 mile west of Frailey Road.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW YORK CITY - "I'm getting drenched." With those words, Bob Spettle of Norwalk got his few minutes of fame.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 18, 1968 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH The South Central school board was told by Superintendent Ben Chaffee Monday the drug testing program the board approved last year cost about $6,300 for the past school year. Students involved in extracurricular activities sports, music, driving to school, etc. were either team-tested or randomly tested during the year. Chaffee said of the 447 students five tested positive.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
"Welcome to Starbucks, where everything is wonderful." A statement that the young man working at Starbucks repeated into the mike on his headset time after time, taking orders from drive-thru customers while fixing lattes for those customers inside the store. This young man was working with another young woman who was busily wiping down the tables and chairs in the store. Both of them are students as well, going to school year-round to get a leg up on the American dream. A local columnist lamented "what happened to struggle and achievement?" I have good news for him, it is alive and well for the bottom 99 percent.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Who supports the troops? Politicians of all stripes in America profess to be big on supporting the troops. In fact, they walk on eggshells around the subject and live in mortal terror that some action they take may wind up getting them labeled as unsupportive of the troops.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON The New London school district finished the fiscal year on a positive note, according to treasurer Gina Blackman, who told the board of education Monday, "We ended up the year with a higher balance then we thought." Blackman said revenues were up 1.66 percent and expenses up 1.22 percent, which resulted in a carryover of about $1.6 million.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Area youngsters got their hands dirty during a recent ceramic workshop at Veterans Memorial Lake Park. Artists' Open Studio, Inc. and The W.E.L.L. (Wellness, Expression, Learning and Laughter) jointly prepared a "Hands in the Mud" workshop about ancient cultures and the techniques they used in making pottery.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Havana man was sentenced to 10 months in prison Tuesday for a March 9 garage break-in. Derek L. Rigg, 20, of 4427 N. Greenfield Road, damaged a "classic automobile" and stole an air compressor, air canister and some tools during the offense, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. The court also ordered him to pay $5,000 in restitution on the charges of theft and breaking and entering.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Youth Grantmaking Council of Huron County held its sixth annual closing banquet Monday night at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Norwalk. Representatives from the organizations that had been awarded grants, as well as Huron County Commissioner Mike Adelman, were in attendance. The Youth Grantmaking Council of Huron County held its sixth annual closing banquet Monday night at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Norwalk. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Police are seeking the public's help in finding the vehicle that left the scene of a non-injury accident early this morning in the rear parking lot of The Glass Bar, 45 E. Main St. Witnesses said the blue vehicle was possibly a mid-1990s Buick Century with damage to the right rear tail light assembly. It's believed the vehicle registration begins with "DKN."
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Hey area high schoolers: We want to build you a Web site Come eat free pizza and tell us what you want. Show up at 6 p.m. Thursday at East of Chicago, 72 E. Main St., Norwalk.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Families are number one. That's the idea behind a free day of activities organized by the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services and set for 1 p.m. Aug. 5.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
A memorial donor event for the late Dylan Flew is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 at the V.F.W. Hall & Shelter, 140 Milan Ave., Norwalk. If you enter into a memorial blood drive at the event, you will be eligible to win a car.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK POLICE The director of facilities at Fisher-Titus Medical Center reported the theft of an air conditioner refrigeration cores from a storage unit sometime between July 6 and Monday. The unit was valued at $9,875.
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Every once and a while I try to update readers on what's new in recycling and the trash world. We have been using trash numbers from the early part of 2001. That estimate was that each person in the USA generated about one ton (2,000 pounds) of trash per year. We now have new figures from 2005. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency each person generated 1,643 pounds of garbage. The new numbers are very encouraging, because it shows 32 percent of our trash was pulled out to be recycled. That is twice the amount (15 percent) that was recycled 15 years ago!
6:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
The renewal of a five-year .55-mill operating levy for the Norwalk Public Library has been approved for the fall ballot by the Norwalk City Schools Board of Education. The board took the action recently in response to a request from the library's board of trustees.