8:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Joel A. Silva has graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. During the 14 weeks of training, the officer candidate received "basic soldiering" instruction in leadership, professional ethics, soldier team development, combined arms tactics, weapons defense, combat water survival, squad drill, intelligence, field training exercises, and navigation, maintenance, communications, staff and general military subjects, and physical training and conditioning. The candidate was tested on leadership skills and team work abilities required of a commissioned officer. The student utilized acquired skills to function in "leader and follower" positions in squad and platoon sized elements in a stressful and demanding field environment. Silva, a transportation officer, is assigned to the Infantry Training Brigade, and has served in the military for 10 years.
8:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Joel A. Silva has graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. During the 14 weeks of training, the officer candidate received "basic soldiering" instruction in leadership, professional ethics, soldier team development, combined arms tactics, weapons defense, combat water survival, squad drill, intelligence, field training exercises, and navigation, maintenance, communications, staff and general military subjects, and physical training and conditioning.
8:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
The 11th annual FTMC car show, hosted by Fisher-Titus Medical Center, the Norwalk Memorial Home and The Carriage House, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, 272 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk. This show features antique cars, tractors, motorcycles and more. Bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Salvation Army and Norwalk Area Food Bank. For more information call (419) 663-1975, ext 6563.
8:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
A vegetarian cooking class "Iverna Takes on Summer Party Dishes" will be 7 p.m., Monday in the kitchen facility of Norwalk's SDA church, corner of Old State Road and Executive Drive. The class is taught by Iverna Fallecker. Anyone is invited, the event is open to the public. All recipes will be vegan, which is vegetarian, no dairy, no eggs. The fee is $7 to cover the cost of ingredients and recipe copies, which attendees take home. Contact Don Mossman for details at 668-1010 or e-mail mossman1@accnorwalk.com.
8:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
MANSFIELD - Landscape Design Schools course four will be held at Kingwood Garden Center in Mansfield, Oct. 9, 10 and 11. For more information call Marylane Conner, state chairman, Ohio Landscape Design Schools at (330) 854-2719 or Dot Blum, local chairman at (419) 462-2586, or Gloria Atwell, registrar at (330) 456-1983.
8:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Local motorists weary of high gas prices have lower-cost alternatives. One, the electric car, takes gasoline entirely out of the equation. A second alternative is the scooter, which can get 75 miles per gallon of gas.
8:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
It is safe to say the odds are not in favor of the following scenario playing out: Two sisters giving birth at the same hospital - 20 minutes apart. Yet, that is what happened Thursday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center to Shiloh siblings Samantha and Savannah Mullins.
8:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
"We need to get the message out.' That's the battle cry for the 2008 Norwalk Area United Fund, serving the Norwalk, Monroeville and Wakeman areas.
8:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
AUG. 10, 1945 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 62 years ago:
8:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Why send a child to preschool when it is not required? This is a question asked by parents at New London Public Preschool. There are several reasons, but the chance to interact with other children is the benefit of preschool in a nutshell. Interacting with other children means learning how to wait, how to take turns, and how to listen. In preschool young children learn to live in a classroom community, learn to follow a routine, and to get along with people who are not their relatives.
8:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
On Thursday, the Reflector reported on an effort by the city and Fisher-Titus Medical Center to help arm parents in the battle of keeping their kids drug free. Over the summer, nearly 100 Norwalk parents have taken up the offer of free drug test kits and we hope more will follow suit.
8:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the wonderful people who helped make the Court of Common Pleas' move to Norwalk High School a great success. Thanks to the Huron County Commissioners for investing in the courthouse. With these current improvements this historic building will serve the citizens of Huron County well for many years to come. I cannot say enough about the assistance the court has received from the Norwalk City Schools. The school board and Superintendent Wayne Babcanec graciously volunteered both the space we needed and, more importantly, the help we needed to make the move work. The support and maintenance staff at the high school has been responsive to each and every request.
8:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
The advent of the automobile a century ago must have been an interesting era. Many people considered autos a novelty and didn't believe they'd ever be useful to civilization. Others thought they were the greatest thing ever, and devoted much time to learning all they could about horseless carriages. Perhaps the first auto seen in the area was at the Huron County Fair in 1897. Very few were seen on the road, however, due to the poor road conditions and the imperfect abilities of the earliest autos to cope with reality. Aug. 16, 1899, must have been a big day in the county when two Winton automobiles passed through Norwalk en route from New York to Chicago. One of the Wintons was occupied by Alexander Winton and a (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reporter doing a story.
8:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
A fundraiser for a 10-year-old boy who has lost his vision and is stricken with a fatal illness is set for Saturday. The second annual Asher Bash Poker Run and Benefit Concert will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. The route will begin at Blutos in Norwalk, continue on to Wiley's in South Amherst, proceed to Quaker Steak & Lube in Sheffield and 34 Degrees in Huron before ending up at Roeder Harley Davidson & Shifters in Sandusky.
8:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
The boil advisory for Northern Ohio Rural Water customers in Norwalk and Bronson townships has been lifted. Customers no longer need to boil drinking water.
8:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
The board of Huron County commissioners will meet in special session at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Heritage Barn at the Huron County Fair. They will not meet in regular session on Tuesday or Thursday.
8:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Michael L. Staniec, 54, of Medina, was operating a vehicle that struck a deer Tuesday on Ohio 18.
8:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - A benefit will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday for Joshua Martin. Martin was cutting trees June 6 in Ashland County when he sustained severe head injuries. He spent 3 1/2 weeks in intensive care and is now recovering at his parents' home in rural Willard.
8:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
Renovation work on the Huron County Courthouse is substantially complete, Huron County Commissioner Mike Adelman said. The Huron County Common Pleas Court staff is in the process of moving back to its building on Main Street in uptown Norwalk. Court will be in session there on Monday, Adelman said.
8:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
Mother Nature showed Huron County her angry side Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for this county about 4 p.m. but no confirmed tornadoes touched down, said Bill Ommert, Huron County Emergency Management Agency director.
8:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
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