4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Did you know that 33.4 percent of Ohio high school students smoke and that each year in our state roughly 38,600 youth under the age of 18 become new, daily smokers? Because we care about the health of the youth in Huron County, as well as all around Ohio, we have formed the Huron County stand Team a youth-led movement that tells other kids through the ages of 12 to 18 about the dangers of tobacco. Our team is made up of several teens who all have different reasons to be involved in stand. Some of us have been affected by tobacco use of friends or family members. We think stand is really important, but we have a lot of fun, too! We hold all kinds of events with free food and give away tons of stuff. We even went to a Cleveland Indians game and handed out tobacco information to other youth beforehand and had trainings at Cosi and Great Wolf Lodge.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
I hate to admit it, but a picture is worth a thousand words. Coming from me, a "word" person, that is almost an admission of defeat. I try to express my thoughts and feelings in words, and mostly I think words are adequate. But sometimes, words aren't enough or, in any case, they don't do the job as well.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's been a hot topic in Norwalk for years. Not the limited parking uptown or the overabundance of stray cats, but the lack of major sit-down chain restaurants.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man will spend up to six months in a substance abuse treatment-oriented prison for a summer high-speed chase. Leon E. Hunt, 30, of 34 Norwood Ave., fled from Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Randy Chase during the June 22 incident that started near Collins. The defendant lived on Collins Road when he was indicted in early August.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ken Leber, superintendent of the city's parks and recreation department, told council on Tuesday that a company that builds playground equipment has offered the city a one-time deal of about 50 percent off for units paid for by the end of November. "It's too good of a deal to turn down for almost half price," he said. "It's a great deal for the city."
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Ohio Association of Garden Clubs (OAGC) Region 6 members met Nov. 3 in Oberlin at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School, with Erie County's OAGC Firelands Garden Club hosting the meeting. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk City Council members will not vote on an outdoor furnace ordinance Tuesday night. They will further discuss the issue at a 7:30 p.m., Nov. 27 work session. No formal action is planned at this time.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Mercy Hospital of Willard received $2,010 from the "Yes Ma'am for Mammograms" quilt fundraiser. Pat Scheid, cancer survivor from Monroeville, has led this fundraiser for the past seven years. She and her circle of quilters have raised more than $23,000, which has provided mammograms for the uninsured or under insured women of the surrounding communities. Pat Scheid, Kathy Camp, Barbara Smith, Sue Schindly and Ruth Reed quilted this year's heirloom while Maryanne Crawford added the special quilting label. This team of quilters shared their creative talents for a worthy cause women helping women. They not only took part in the legendary craft of quilting, but also sold the chances for the raffle drawing with the help of Maryanne Crawford and Beverly Mohl. The profits from this fundraiser are shared equally between Mercy Hospital of Willard and Fisher Titus Medical Center, as both facilities serve the Huron county area.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Fisher-Titus Home Health Center's team is among America's Elite in home care for the second year in a row. The local Home Health Center recently was named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States by Outcome Concept Systems (OCS), a national health-care outcomes reporting agency. "We applaud the success of all the providers named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite," said Bill Bassett, senior director of market strategy at OCS, Inc. "Being noted as one of the top performers in the nation in this very competitive environment shows that Fisher-Titus Home Health Center is dedicated to quality and performance."
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Clerk of Courts Office and the Norwalk Area Senior Enrichment Services are once again working together to offer an evening "Passport Clinic" from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 26. Deputy clerks will be accepting passport applications at the Norwalk Senior Center at 130 Shady Lane. People of all ages who are interested in participating should call (419) 668-6245 to schedule an appointment for the clinic. Passport applications and instructions are available at the Senior Center or online at www.huroncountyclerk.com.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Curves launches online weight-loss subscription service HURON - Curves International Inc. has launched an online weight-loss subscription service, based on a best-selling book. The site,www.CurvesComplete.com, is an interactive service providing subscribers with diet and fitness information, tools, experts and motivation. It is based on Curves: Permanent Results Without Permanent Dieting, the New York Times best-selling book authored by Curves founder and chief executive officer Gary Heavin.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Assistant Public Defender David Longo abruptly quit his job before a jury trial Tuesday morning. "He indicated he had submitted it (a resignation letter) that morning prior to coming to court," Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway said.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Spin to Win has shut down, but the city's not through with the business yet as a trial is set for Dec. 19 on 10 misdemeanor counts in Norwalk Municipal Court. The Water Street building that housed the gaming business now displays a sign for a new business, Pugh Motor Sports.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - Would Milan really shut down the northbound side of U.S. 250 near the southern boundary of the village and cut off the major route north in the area? Mayor Robert Bickley threatened to do just that if the Ohio Department of Transportation and other state officials can't help fund the $100,000 needed to repair erosion on the federal highway discovered after heavy rains in September.
4:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Authorities sent the Norwalk Police Department special response team (SRT) to Key Drive for a man who barricaded himself in his home Wednesday and threatened to shoot police. The suspect left his mobile home shortly after SRT members used a form of pepper spray. Capt. Dave Light, in his report, said officers found no firearms in the 43-year-old man's home and the suspect was not injured. He is not being named because he wasn't charged with a criminal offense.
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com WILLARD Wassail! Wassail! The expression will become as familiar to you as "Merry Christmas" this holiday season. That is, if you attend the sixth annual Christmas Madrigal Feaste at the Willard Castle, er, High School next month. The traditional Renaissance feast is set in a castle and features court jesters, royalty, a boar's head and more. The event is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at Willard High School. Tickets are $16 each.
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND What a shame. "The Chosen," author Chaim Potok's 1967 coming-of-age story, has the potential to be incredibly moving especially when performed by skilled actors. The tale illustrates how precious life is, how even the most unbending human beings can change. The story shows how people seemingly worlds apart have more in common than they think and how we must find meaning in life. So what do we get in the Cleveland Play House production of the stage adaptation?
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
HURON The BGSU Firelands chapter of Young Democratic Socialists and the BGSU Humanities Department's American Culture Studies course series is sponsoring a free public forum, "The Widening Gap between Rich and Poor in 21st Century America: Can It Be Closed?" featuring Pamela Rosado, outreach coordinator for Policy Matters Ohio. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, in the Firelands Room (115 West Building). Policy Matters is a non-profit, non-partisan research institute focusing on the issues that matter to low-and middle-income workers in Ohio. Prior to joining Policy Matters, Rosado was secretary-treasurer and political director of the Service Employees International Union, Local 47, representing 8,000 members in Ohio. As political director, she was involved with the success of the Cleveland Living Wage campaign and in the planning stages of the Community Hiring Hall.
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
I am the mother of beautiful autistic twin 7-year-old girls. I found myself somewhat disturbed about the article that was printed about Christie Lane. I certainly don't want the residents of Norwalk or anybody to get the wrong idea of the abilities which the school can do for the disabled. The primary classroom that my daughters attend ranges in different types of disabilities. You would have to see for your own eyes what Erica Rock and Elaine Shaver have done for my daughters. I know that they put their hearts deeply into their job. Nobody really knows why someone would feel they need to resort to violence or have a personal agenda against the school. I really hope the school is able to stay a safe and enjoyable experience for my daughters. This was an unfortunate situation for everyone that is involved. In closing, I would like to show my appreciation for a job well done by Christie Lane and the staff.
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
The United States is now less than one year away from what is likely to be one of the most important electoral contests of the past 50 years. What's more, after the parties have selected their nominees probably no more than three months from now Ohio will be effectively the center of attention. As a "battleground state," a huge electoral prize that either side could win, Ohio will be visited frequently by the candidates and accompanying media hordes. Sadly, it doesn't appear Ohio is ready for all the attention. With questions about the 2004 election still fresh in the national media's mind and many of the questions unanswered it doesn't appear our state is any better equipped to deal with this election than the last one.
4:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
My cell phone quit Saturday. At first I was kind of excited. "Maybe now I'll get the iPhone and not feel guilty about it," I thought. I have wanted an iPhone since they came out last summer. Unfortunately they came out a month after we had inked a two-year contract on our company cell phones. I've been in an Apple store a couple times playing with them, caressing them, loving them, imagining how impressed everyone would be with me when I whipped it out and did something high-techie and spectacular, but never could bring myself to buy one. For one reason, I'm a bit of a cheapskate. You should hear my kids moan when I take them through a fast food restaurant and won't let them get drinks because I refuse to pay a buck fifty for 8 cents worth of syrup and some tap water. They'll be talking about that on a therapist's couch some day, I'm sure. Anyway, I already had a phone, along with a two-year commitment, so I could not justify it.