12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Anyone who has had the opportunity to be in downtown Willard in the last couple of years can see the simple majesty that once was a small-town main street. Following years of suburban flight and extra strip malls and fast food chains, many downtown areas including Willard right here in Huron County have seen better days.
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Our minds don't absorb things immediately. They say it takes 10 exposures to a new word before it becomes part of our vocabulary. Most of us don't learn things the first time we hear or see them. I've known this all along. Sometimes, this cushions us from life's blows. For example, the sudden and unexpected death of someone close to us can take months to become a reality. We wake up each morning thinking the person is still alive, only to remember with a jolt that the person is no longer with us. For a few seconds, we expect to hear that person's voice in the next room; we think we can't go on a vacation because that person is not home. This only lasts for a second or two; our memories jar us into the present, and we remember. Still, it takes a while before we no longer expect to see that person.
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
In the archives of the Norwalk High School Library there is a book titled "Principles of Football," written in 1922 by John W. Heisman, the head coach at the University of Pennsylvania. Does this name sound familiar? Yes, he is the same Coach Heisman for whom the Heisman Trophy is named. What the real story in this is not the book and author, but the fact that the book was given to the High School Library by Mrs. Heisman, who signed the inscription in the cover as E. Maora Heisman, Class of '88. A quick check of the NHS alumni directory shows that E. May Ora Cole was graduated in 1888, and one can come to the conclusion that the famous John W. Heisman was married to a Norwalk girl!
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
A 17-year-old Wakeman boy who vandalized a New London Civil War monument was ordered to write a 1,000 word essay on the importance of war monuments to society. "He's to submit that to the court," Huron County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Mushett said.
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Glass Doctor on official Web site The Glass Doctor of Shoemaker's A-1 Auto Body Inc. franchise is now listed onwww.safewindshields.com, the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council's official Web site.
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Does your exercise routine have you in a rut? No time for the gym? No problem you can probably burn all the calories you want by rolling up your sleeves and tackling those longstanding, long-overdue projects around the house. You'll get your workout in and have something to show for your efforts at the end of the day. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
On Friday, Woodlawn Avenue between East Main Street and Seminary Street will be closed due to sewer repairs and paving. Bus traffic only will be permitted. Use an alternate route. Woodlawn Avenue between Mill Street and Seminary Street will reopen for access. Also, due to water main repairs, Seminary Street will be shut down from Woodlawn Avenue to Benedict Avenue from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday.
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL John M. Harden, 36, of Medina, was charged with failing to keep all loads properly secured in an Aug. 27 incident on U.S. 250. A hose fell off the trailer Harden's truck was pulling and hit the vehicle driven by Amanda M. Youngless, 28, of 287 N. Ohio 60, New London.
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
In today's economy, people are finding it harder and harder to afford their medicine for a variety of reasons. Help is here. Fisher-Titus Medical Center's prescription assistance program offers uninsured and underinsured persons help in accessing pharmaceutical companies' prescription assistance programs. "Our role is to help those persons complete the paperwork required for these programs," said Jill Schafer, FTMC's community relations coordinator.
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Through FTMC's efforts to expand heart and vascular services, the cardiologists and "tools" needed for diagnostic procedures such as heart catheterizations are right here in this community. "We have taken many measures to enhance our technology and recruit additional highly experienced physicians and staff so that we can offer these important services to our community," said FTMC President Patrick J. Martin.
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Birthday bash NEW LONDON - Happy 100th birthday to New London's Raymond Noss, who was born Sept. 25, 1907. This Ruggles Township resident worked for the New York Central Railroad for 44 years and after retiring took up farming and woodworking.
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Does the idea of selling to the world from the comfort of your own home appeal to you? Did you know that eBay has more than 3.5 million registered users just in the state of Ohio? This in-depth beginner's course will teach you everything you need to know to begin selling your own treasures on eBay. Two sessions will be offered, session one will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday and session two from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 and 11. Both sessions will be held at the Ernsthausen Community Center meeting room. Cost is $30 per session (includes manual); $10 due at time of registration, $20 due to instructor at the beginning of the class. All participants must be registered by Sept. 27. Youth Yoga This class will help your child acquire a general knowledge of the body, learn about correct posture, strength, and flexibility. Children of all physical abilities are welcome, as yoga is not achievement-oriented. Each child will achieve to their own level. At the end of each class, children will learn relaxation, concentration, and practice being quiet and still. Class sessions will be held from 6:15 to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Oct. 1 to 22 at Ernsthausen Community Center meeting room. Children ages 6 to 10 years are welcome to register. Cost is $12 member/$16 universal. All participants must be registered by Oct. 28.
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Police say Friday's fire at 23 Newton St. was set by two 10-year-old girls. One of the mothers hopes her daughter will be cleared of all charges if any are filed. "Obviously we had a suspicious fire," Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen said.
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Truckers will try to make and break history Friday night at Bellevue Athletic Field. The Truckers, 3-2 overall on the season and 1-1 in the Northern Ohio League, face the Redmen, who come in at 1-4 and 0-2.
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
One push of Tina Runnels' abdomen brought a wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles into the world: A healthy 21/2-pound baby boy. The birth early this morning is all the more remarkable, considering she had the baby in a vehicle and that Runnels had already had a miscarriage and almost miscarried this baby.
12:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
As Kalahari Resort continues to expand outward, its leaders are turning their attention inward and downward. They plan to take guests where no guest has gone before. As part of the "Beyond the Slides" tour, Kalahari associates will lead guests through vital areas previously only accessible to employees for an exclusive look at the Perkins Township resort's inner workings and intricate operations.
12:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
SEPT. 26, 1958 The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on this date 49 years ago:
12:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
It has been a pleasure to recently learn more about the Firelands Symphony Orchestra. The 2007-2008 season will be full of excitement as the search for a new music director/conductor takes place. That conductor search began this summer when 120 candidates applied for the position. The musicians' committee narrowed the to nine and after extensive telephone interviews, four finalists were selected to be guest conductors during the coming orchestral season.
12:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
It was a good weekend for good news in the Firelands area. It started Friday morning when Norwalk resident Bob Spettle won the Relly Award as "Bob the Wet Guy" on "LIVE with Regis and Kelly."
12:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Carolyn Bast, a seventh-grade science teacher at Shiloh Middle School, will receive the Governor's Award for Excellence in Youth Science Opportunities. The Ohio Academy of Science selected 83 Ohio schools and 222 teachers to receive Governor's Awards for Excellence in Youth Science Opportunities for their accomplishments during the 2006-2007 school year. The Ohio Department of Education will issue special certificates.
12:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Board of Elections is reminding citizens of Huron County that they must register to vote or change their name or address by Oct. 9 in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election and the Special Primary Election for the vacant 5th Congressional District Seal to be held on Nov. 6. You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all of the following requirements: