7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Tom Hall, district executive for the Heart of Ohio Council, Boy Scouts of America serves the youth of Erie and Huron counties. This service area is known as the Firelands District. On July 20, Hall completed Professional Development Level III in Westlake, Texas.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Three of Norwalk's nine bars have front-door signs clearly stating you have to be at least 21 to enter. One bar, which is privately run, requires a spouse, significant other or friend to be accompanied by a member in good standing in order to gain entry. Most of the bar owners interviewed this week by the Reflector said they will request people to leave if a patron over the age of 21 buys alcohol for an underage person. Eight bars in downtown Norwalk are within several blocks of each other.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Joanne Schaffer, the owner of Shamrock Tavern, said her servers "are good at nailing' people who buy alcohol for anyone under 21. "They won't be served again if they're pulling that,' she said.
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - The first Chef Summit was held Friday to help chefs from around the country get cooking ideas, show new concepts and help network with a day of activities. The theme for the day was "Remaining on the Cutting Edge of the Culinary World.'
7:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
The following chart details police activity at Norwalk's nine bars from June 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. Note that about half of the total minutes (600 of 1254) spent at Berry's Restaurant/The Dinky were when officers and firefighters responded to a June 17, 2006 grease fire. Bar Service Officers Minutes
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County 4-H Health and Safety Speaking contest was held recently at the Huron County Administration Building. The contest was divided into three categories junior individual (8-13 years), senior individual (14-18 years), and Team Skit. There were six junior talks, three senior talks and two skits.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 20, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 77 years ago:
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Earlier this year I was traveling on Johnson Road southwest of Norwalk and noticed that in the fields along the north side a number of ancient oak trees had been cut down. I realize that they belong to the property owner and not to me and that that act perhaps makes for more efficient farming, but the removal of the trees also removes an ancient part of that area's history. Some of these trees may have been native timber or they may have been planted on what were the original lot lines of a number of small farms. That land was part of the Edward Vredenburgh Tract and when the first German Catholics came to settle, Mr. Vredenburgh sold them long and narrow small tracts which allowed them to have close neighbors along the road with their small farms extending back some distance. The oaks spoken of in the first paragraph grew along those old lot lines, and were either planted to provide some shade for the farmers and their work animals, or they were left on the boundary lines when the rest of the land was cleared.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Once again, the city of Norwalk is looking to spend both more and less than it should. For the bargain sum of $10,000, the city has contracted with the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association (OFCA) to tell us whether we need a new fire station.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
"Your name came to mind over last weekend," Doberman said as he pointed toward the scribe with his partial cup of coffee. "Over time, we java-drinking friends of yours have made verbal reference to the red, black and blue bruises on the backs of your hands." "Wait a minute," came the immediate interruption from the scribbler. "You're referring to a common condition among us older folks! It happens because as you get a few decades of birthdays behind you, your skin becomes thinner. This allows bruising to occur easily from bumps and scratches that had no such effect a few years ago."
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
FLORENCE TOWNSHIP - Sandusky state troopers suspect alcohol was a factor in a single vehicle crash involving a Berlin Heights teenager early this morning on Ohio 113, just east of Florence-Wakeman Road. Corey Graziano, 19, of 11719 E. Ohio 113, drifted off the right side of the road, then across the left side and hit two trees, troopers said. The 2002 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
TIFFIN - Mercy Hospital of Tiffin has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation for its diagnostic and vascular ultrasound services as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology. The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Timothy D. Jollay, 24, of Jeromesville, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Monday in the collision with the vehicle driven by Amanda J. Hitsman, 25, of Bexley, on U.S. 250.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Back-to-school time can be very stressful for parents and children. When your family has a child with special needs, it is even more stressful. "Children with ADD/ADHD, autism, sensory disorders and other social difficulties need the proper guidance to help them with their back-to-school transition," said Lisa Horchler, a speech-language pathologist and Fisher-Titus Medical Center's special program coordinator.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Police arrested a 17-year-old Willard boy Thursday afternoon who had been on the loose since June after walking away from a fishing field trip. The Myrtle Avenue boy was a passenger in the rear seat of a two-door vehicle stopped in the 400 block of Dale Avenue at Tiffin Street, Willard Police Chief Joe Daniel said.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - Wakeman Reserve Police Officer Joe Kuchler was injured early Thursday morning when he climbed a fence in pursuit of a male suspect who remains at large. Kuchler, 31, with the department since June 2005, has been released from the Allen Medical Center emergency room after being treated for damage to the ligaments near his knee, Chief Tim Hunker said.
6:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - Huron County Sheriff Richard Sutherland said the internal investigation of the suspected misconduct of two Greenwich police officers is complete, but doesn't appear to justify any charges. "You have to have evidence to prove anything in a case, but that's not there," the sheriff said.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 19, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 77 years ago:
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
I'm back after a couple nice weeks off in Gulf Shores, Ala. More on that in next week's Reflections. The details still are being worked out on the reunion concert of the late 1970's Norwalk band, HOTROX.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
American taxpayers spend more than $100 billion a year on jails, homeless shelters and other services for their fellow countrymen who are mentally ill. While that would barely fund the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for eight months, it's still a lot of money and it's spending that could be avoided if we just spent a little more on the front end to treat mental illness.
6:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
I was listening to a call-in radio show on CKLW the other day, and the topic of the hour was men and purses..."murses" as it were. Can guys get away with carrying some kind of bag for hauling all their stuff like women do? Of course, they referenced that Seinfeld episode about the "man purse." In it, Jerry caught a lot of grief when he traded in his over-stuffed wallet for a man bag. He kept saying, "It's not a purse! It's European!" Hysterical.