2:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Suicide. Can someone please tell me what we are doing wrong as parents and a society that would make our children and our friends' children kill themselves? I, over the past 10 years,have known or experienced a suicide in a family more then six times. There has to be something wrong with the way our world is to make our kids want to give up their lives.
2:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
This past summer a "Native American" wedding took place in our area and was described as the first one in northern Ohio in 200 years. Here is one more opportunity given me to render a contrary opinion. Actually, I've learned not to describe something as the first, last, oldest, newest, largest or smallest unless I know absolutely and without a doubt that it is a pure fact. The facts of the case are that almost a century ago several American Indians gathered at Rye Beach west of Huron for a wedding based on their tribal traditions. The chief of this group was Thunderwater, who had a cottage at Rye Beach built "in the Indian style", whatever that was. He was from Cleveland, and estimated that at least 12 Indian families lived there.
2:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
We support Steve Linder's candidacy for Norwalk Board of Education. Steve is well informed and committed to excellence in our schools. We believe that Steve's highest priority will be making Norwalk City Schools the best that they can be. Steve is willing to listen to the concerns of staff, parents and taxpayers. Steve can make a positive difference in our district by developing a better partnership between our schools and parents.
2:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Defendant Ryan E. Hamilton looked sorrowfully at his loved ones in the rear of the Huron County Common Pleas court room. He was kneeling on a seat as a corrections officer shackled his ankles together. Just moments earlier in Thursday's hearing, Judge Jim Conway had sentenced the Greenwich teenager to 120 days in the Huron County Jail and five years of intensively supervised probation. Hamilton, 18, of 2425 Alpha Road, was classified as a sexually oriented offender for the April 16 incident involving a 13-year-old Willard girl in a portable bathroom. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...<>/p>
2:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - EHOVE Career Center has announced the presentation of threat and risk assessment training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. This 24-hour course is provided by Texas Engineering and Extension Service (TEEX), a division of Texas A & M University, under contract with the United States Department of Homeland Security. The course is co-sponsored by EHOVE Career Center and the Erie County Emergency Management Agency.
2:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Willard man was sentenced Thursday to nine months in prison for a breaking into a U.S. 224 drive-thru business. George D. McMillion, 33, of Crestwood Drive, "plotted the break-in of a drive thru," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. "He was caught in the area. He was very cooperative with the police."
2:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Parents often focus on major milestones in their child's development. The baby steps that we see such as crawling, walking and talking are not always the most important. Your child is developing specific movements of small muscles, which are mostly found in the hands, called fine motor skills. Starting at birth, your baby is beginning to work on fine motor development. This development is vital to an infant's ability to experience and learn about the world around him or her. There are many activities to build fine motor skills that can be incorporated in your child's everyday routines and activities. Newborns naturally have a reflex in their hands. Infants often keep a tight fist and will grasp at an object placed in their hand without knowing. As your baby grows, he or she will be able to grasp an object that is within reach. For early toddlers, playing a simple game of filling up and dumping out toys from a container can help with fine motor as well as cognitive skills.
2:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK POLICE Reynoldo J. JohnJulio, 82, 282 Whittlesey Ave., was charged with improper backing after he hit the vehicle driven by Maralyn J. Long, 72, 14 S. Ridge St., Monroeville, on Whittlesey Ave.
2:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - Western Reserve's new superintendent Doug Solet says he is still in an "observation period" at the school, but he already knows, "this is a very good district." He is not satisfied with "very good," however, and wants "to ultimately make this a model school district that other districts can look to as an example."
2:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
An immigration attorney told participants in Norwalk's Diversity Day that attitudes against immigrants and minorities have become negative in the last few years. "The current drumbeat against immigrants is primarily against Mexicans and that leads to prejudice against anyone with brown skin," said Mark Heller, an immigration attorney speaking to more than 50 people.
2:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Many of the victim's family and friends exiting the court room shook their heads. Once in the hallway, they shared hugs and tears. They would have to wait until April 14 to see defendant Jeffrey A. Resor tried in connection with the death of a 10-month-old boy.
2:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Drivers may wonder why gas prices vary so much from one community to another, but suppliers slam the lid shut on any questions about pricing structures. Gas station managers have their own ideas. "I think they sell gas at higher prices because the market will take it," said Robert Sunderman, manager at Sunrise in Norwalk. "It would be interesting to learn why the prices are different in Norwalk and New London when it's the same supplier and the same product."
2:30 PM Jul 25, 2010
Rural Norwalk resident Theodore Hackman is tossing his hat in the ring to run for the Fifth District Congressional seat left open by the unexpected death of Paul Gillmor (R-Tiffin). "This country needs a change," said Hackman, 38, who lives in Norwalk Township. "I don't feel that the people who are running the country now have the best interests of the country in their hearts and their minds."
2:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Lacella Holbrook firmly believes a person she would only call "a family member" killed her daughter. Regina and Paul Hicks' divorce was pending at the time of Regina's October 2001 death. Paul, who has custody of the couple's son Montana, lives about two miles from the pond where his wife's body was found. Montana is now 10.
2:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mark Holden, a Willard police officer in 2001, vividly remembers the missing person case of Regina (Rowe) Hicks not feeling "right." The current New London police chief believes many times people reported missing have disappeared because they wanted to do so.
2:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Crop Disaster Program (CDP) provides benefits to farmers who suffered quantity and quality losses to 2005, 2006, or 2007 crops. CDP sign-up began on Oct. 15. Losses from natural disasters may qualify producers for financial assistance if the crop was planted before Feb. 28, or, in the case of prevented plantings, for crops that would have been planted before Feb. 28.
2:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
OCTOBER 18, 1977 The top stories in the Reflector on this date 30 years ago:
2:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - South Central Theatre will present "Guys & Dolls" on Thursday, Nov. 8; Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are &#036;8 for adults and &#036;5 for students. They go on sale Monday, Oct. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets can be ordered in person during these hours in the choir room (behind the high school) or by phoning orders in at (419)752-3354.
2:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Brutal. That's probably the most common word I have heard associated with the latest depiction of James Bond in "Casino Royale." It takes less than five minutes of screen time to see it's accurate.
2:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - Elementary Principal Mary Lynn Mahoney told the Western Reserve board of education Wednesday elementary music teacher Deb Henry and her students will be presenting their annual Veterans' Day program Nov. 13. Veterans will be invited to the 2 p.m. performance and the public is invited to the 7 p.m. presentation.
2:25 PM Jul 25, 2010
Recently, the senior girls at the high school challenged the junior girls to a "powder puff" football game girls only, with boys as cheerleaders on the side. You may have seen the photograph a few weeks ago on the front page of the Reflector. Sure enough, the girls were carrying the football and making the touchdowns. I didn't attend, but I was told many people did, and that there was much cheering and excitement. It makes for a fun annual event.