8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - This festival will take place at 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday in the village. Today's events include the Peach Princess and Queen Contest, fish fry, chain-saw carving, basket auction and the Ottawa County Blue Grass Band.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE Responded to a 53 Wooster St. oven fire at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters disconnected the gas and extinguished the fire. Returned to station at 9:13.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A fundraiser will take place tonight and Saturday to help local resident Cheryl Ott walk 60 miles for a cure at the Breast Cancer 3 Day in Cleveland Aug. 17 to 19. Tonght's fundraiser will be a luau party and breast cancer raffle drawing at 9 at the Monroeville American Legion. The event will include drinks, music, food, raffles and prizes.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
Some years ago, a New London school district bus driver was crossing a Fayette Road bridge when she noticed it felt different. She notified the district's transportation head who, in turn, called the county engineer's office. Officials determined the bridge needed to be replaced, and was within 10 months, said Carl Essex, assistant to the county engineer.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY- The state fire marshal's office is continuing to investigate Thursday morning's fire at Corso's Flower & Garden Shop in Perkins Township. No one was injured in the blaze that caused between $400,000 and $500,000 worth of damage. Perkins Township Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hodges confirmed the initial damage report was about $1 million, but the figure changed as the investigation proceeded. "It could go up and down as time goes by," he added.
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
Starting today, local residents will be able to see what the weather is like in Huron County without looking out the window. The Norwalk Reflector is excited to announce we have our own weather station!
8:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - A southern Ohio man has been indicted in connection with a joint investigation by the Wakeman Police Department and the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children's Taskforce (OICAC). Scott D. Sims, 25, of McArthur, was charged with two felony counts of importuning, stemming from online conversations with Wakeman Police Officer Josh Rice who was posing as a 14-year-old girl. The indictment was handed down within the last two weeks by a Vinton County grand jury. Sims is the fifth suspect busted during the ongoing Wakeman online sex sting operation that started in October.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
HERSHEY, Pa. - I love chocolate. And my wife and three daughters love chocolate. So we could think of no better place to spend our next vacation than Chocolate Town USA, aka Hershey, Pa. We recently returned from our four-day exploration of that central Pennsylvania community built a century ago by Milton S. Hershey, founder of the chocolate company bearing his name. The company still operates three factories there the original, which remains the largest chocolate factory in the world, one built in 1990 that specializes in Hershey Kisses and a third that makes Reese's products.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
HERSHEY, Pa. Our debut at HersheyPark was not so sweet, but that had nothing to do with the park itself. As we approached the gate, delighted by the Tudor-style structures resembling a small village and the smell of chocolate in the air, Madeline, 8, began complaining of stomach discomfort, so much so that it brought her to tears. So we ducked into the guest services building. Two paramedics examined her, and then took her and her mom, Jodie, on a motorized cart to see a nurse (some way to enter the park, huh?). From there, a paramedic took Madeline and Jodie by ambulance to an after-hours pediatric clinic called Good Nights. It was determined Madeline had a urinary tract infection, so she received a prescription and then was transported, along with her mom, back to the park. The ambulance rides and nurse visit at the park cost us nothing, and the care at the clinic was outstanding. It should come as no surprise that this town would have good facilities for children. Its founder, although he and his wife could not have children, adored young ones. Hershey even built an orphanage/school and left his vast fortune to it.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
HERSHEY, Pa. - Chocolate World is one of the main draws in this central Pennsylvania community. Admission to the facility, located to the right of Hersheypark's entrance, is free.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
AUG. 2, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 77 years ago:
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HURON - The sixth annual Huron Rotary Festival featuring award winning ribs, bluegrass music and local artists, will be held this year Aug. 10 to 12 at the Huron Boat Basin Amphitheatre. The times are 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 10 and noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 11. The art festival only will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
So, you have the patio, the food and the company, but what about the tunes? Critical to just about every social event short of a poetry reading, music is second only to lighting in terms of creating ambiance. Since you have spent years collecting a fabulous collection of records, CDs and MP3 downloads, why not share them with your guests? Here is the lowdown on how to bring your music outdoors. Shopping!
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
MANSFIELD - What would happen if you could combine Evangelist Billy Graham with musician "Weird Al" Yankovic? You'd get ApologetiX, that Christian parody band, which will be performing a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Camp Mowana in Mansfield on Saturday. With thirteen CDs and nearly a thousand concerts in their past, ApologetiX has been sharing the stories of the Bible using hit songs from the '50s through today with altered lyrics. They've re-done songs by an incredible variety of artists such as Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Eagles, Pink Floyd, Eminem, Linkin Park, and Green Day.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - All students enrolled in the 2006-2007 full-time class of EHOVE Ghrist Adult Career center's certified surgical technology (CST) program passed the national certified surgical technologist exam on June 6. With the certification in hand, students are now licensed and eligible to work assisting physicians with invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures in hospitals, surgical centers and doctors' offices.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Eight years ago I had a beautiful baby girl. She was born with a disability, and I remember one of the first things the nurse said to me was that she thought I should keep her. The thought had never crossed my mind to give her up. Since then she has gone from having a single disability to having multiple disabilities. She is a challenge for me to care for, but I love her with all my heart and wouldn't have it any other way. It has crossed my mind that if I would have given her up for adoption, someone would have received a lot of money to care for her. I know they would have gotten more money than I do. Since I work to support my family, my daughter is only disabled depending on how much money I make, according to government agencies. Apparently she is not disabled at this time. I receive no help from any agency at all. This is sad, since there are many things she needs that I cannot supply her with. Yet complete strangers can receive compensation to care for and foster a disabled child.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Well again, Norwalk has been saved from "Demon Rum." It won't be served in a park or outside by any business. The powers that be want an upscale downtown, but say no to something that would maybe help a downtown business.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Ohio may soon be ahead of the curve when it comes to the rights of pregnant workers. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission has recommended that women be entitled to 12 weeks of maternity leave as soon as they are hired.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Don't judge a book by its cover. Don't make assumptions. Don't judge a person by looks alone. We are taught many times this same lesson: you can't tell what's inside by looking at the outside. And yet there's one situation in life where we are forced to make decisions based on the outside alone. In this situation, we must assess the contents based on the "cover." That situation is when buying fruit.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Two live bands will perform at the St. Paul parish festival Saturday night. The open band is Three Sometimes Four, featuring 16-year-olds Michael Kaple, Thomas Hackathorne, Adam Tuttle and Chad Barman. Three Sometimes Four will play at 8.
8:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Police Department is requesting assistance from anyone who may have witnessed a vehicle-pedestrian accident on Milan Avenue across from the V.F.W. at about midnight Tuesday. Nicko D. Raymore, 27, of 57 Baker St., Apt. 18, was struck by a southbound vehicle as he was attempting to cross Milan Avenue. The vehicle did not stop. The man was knocked to the ground. He was taken by family members to Fisher-Titus Medical Center.