4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tara Michael Burke has been named to Who's Who Registry of Academic Excellence for 2007-2008. This publication names an elite group of students in the nation based on their exceptional academic success and overall achievements for their age group. Burke was previously named a Great Lakes Scholar in 2007, which honors the best and brightest middle school students; recognizing young people in their pursuits of knowledge and a better world.
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
"You would think that these guys who are so nasty to each other belong to opposing political clubs," stated McBeane to start the morning. "I can't believe the things they say about their primary opponent in several renditions of multi-colored, slick campaign literature which showed up in our mailbox recently. Frankly, I didn't like it. I think the stuff influenced my vote, but not in the way they intended." "Well, I think you had to read the fine print a little bit. One bunch of propaganda was paid for by a group from Washington. If you looked carefully you could see that the group took full responsibility for some of things which were said, leaving the candidate off the hook," reminded the historian. "It reminded me of actions taken before when Bush campaigned against John McCain several years ago."
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Sunday is Veteran's Day, a national holiday which originated to commemorate the signing of the armistice which ended World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. It was called Armistice Day way back "when I was a boy," but has been designated for several years as a day to honor all veterans. We still have Memorial Day, of course, to offer special honors for deceased veterans, especially those who died in the line of duty. One veteran with local ties is probably completely forgotten now, but I intend to tell her story and (I hope) preserve it. During the Anzio Invasion in Italy during World War II, a hospital tent on the beach behind the invading Allied troops was bombed by the Germans on Feb. 6, 1944. The chief nurse and her assistant were among the casualties. One of the wounded was a surgeon. All of the dead were buried in a common grave in the new American Military Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy.
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jim Ramsey was honored with the first Jack Gerken Award Thursday for his work in business and community projects for the last 58 years. David Price Metal Services, Durable Corp., The Hen House and Norweco all were awarded Golden Maple awards for the contributions to the community. The Norwalk Economic Development Corp. announced the awards at its annual investor's luncheon held in the lobby of Premier Theater. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Michelle Meyers, senior customer service representative of Insurance Services of Norwalk, and Chandra Nopper, officer manager of Insurance Services of Norwalk, have received the designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR), after successful completion of five one-day courses covering all areas of insurance risks and exposures, followed by extensive examinations. The CISR program, available to insurance professionals in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is distinguished from other programs of its kind by an annual continuing education requirement, which ensures that designees stay current on the important policy changes and trends within the industry. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Play is natural for young children. It is also important because it impacts their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Through play, children learn about shapes, colors, cause and effect, and themselves. Play is a way of communicating joy, fear, sadness and anxiety. Parents know that play is good for children. When at play, children are busy and enjoy themselves. Seeing your child smiling and having fun brings joy and satisfaction to you as well. What you may not always know or focus on is how play is really helping your child develop. Play is essential to a child's healthy growth and development. It is the basis for the skills your child will develop and use later in life. Play is how children learn it allows them to begin understanding the world around them and how they fit into it. Children learn by moving, touching, tasting, seeing, smelling and hearing.
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com It took 62 years, but William Rupp has finally gotten the bronze star he earned searching for Japanese holdouts in the Philippine jungle in World War II. Rupp, 83, of Norwalk, was drafted in 1943 after his first semester at Bowling Green State University. In boot camp, he volunteered to train as a paratrooper and entered the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 11th Airborne Division. His company's job was to capture any Japanese soldiers left on Leyte, an island in the Philippines, after the U.S. Army's first wave moved on. "It was a lot of walking and a lot of rain," Rupp said. "We landed on the east side on Thanksgiving Day and we started inland."
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk City Schools Board of Education handled the following business at Tuesday's meeting: Accepted the resignation of David Langjahr as a cook helper.
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
You need: 20- to 28-ounce plastic peanut butter jar with lid, or a 1-quart plastic deli or yogurt container with lid, washed and dried Utility knife Ruler
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Bicycles can be inexpensive - even (gasp) free of charge. But, there's nothing cheap about learning fire safety techniques.
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
SHELBY - The morning preschoolers at Pioneer Career and Technology Center recently enjoyed a visit to the junior industrial diesel program. Darin Beal, industrial diesel instructor, had his high school students assist the children as they took turns climbing up into the big rig. Some children commented about the great view from the driver's seat. The preschoolers were then read a story called "Truck Song" by Diane Siebert. This is the first of many visits that the Pioneer preschoolers make to various career programs. These in-house field trips, coordinated by Pioneer librarian Carolyn Thiel and pre-school lead teacher Deb Sallee, serve as a learning experience for all involved.
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MILAN - Tuesday's garage fire on River Road remains under investigation. Milan Township water department officials were in the area and saw smoke coming from 13602 River Road, owned by David Austin. North Central EMS received the call at 1:57 p.m. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
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Guardian support The volunteer guardian support group meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Catholic Charities, 34 Woodlawn Ave., Norwalk. Call (419) 668-3073 or (800) 668-3110 for information. Breakfast buffet MONROEVILLE This all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Knights of Columbus hall located on Peru Center Road in Monroeville. The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children, with those under 6 free.
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Army Pvt. John C. Hart has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
‘Tis the time of year when the U.S. Marine Corps tries to brighten youngsters' Christmas. The effort is called the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Convicted drug dealer Susan J. Terlizzi plans to appeal a jury's decision finding her guilty of selling marijuana. "It's just wrong. I plan to appeal absolutely," the 44-year-old Wakeman resident said. "My attorney is aware of that. I'm going to prove my innocence."
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Applebee's and a larger Bob Evans restaurant will open up near Premiere Theater sometime during the summer. Bethany Dentler, Norwalk's economic development director, announced the plans to bring the restaurants into Norwalk Commons at the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) annual investor's luncheon Thursday. The luncheon was held in the lobby of the theater.
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
New London resident Jeremy Holmberg, 27, was sentenced this morning to 13 years in prison for masterminding a violent home invasion in March. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the two victims "were held (captive) for a long time" after being duct-taped by three masked suspects and the male victim was beaten severely. Holmberg, who walked away from a "halfway program" before the crime, had told people he "wanted to do some big crimes ... before settling on this hair-brained scheme," Leffler said.
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
An accused burglary getaway driver must post a $30,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail. Jacob Fritz, 18, of Attica, is charged with complicity to burglary and receiving stolen property in connection with stealing some "long guns" Monday, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said. Sheriff's deputies booked him into the jail at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Richland County man accused of forging his deceased mother's checks could be indicted after having his case transferred from Norwalk Municipal Court. Shawn Shiffer, 36, of Shiloh, had his case moved to Huron County Common Pleas Court after waiving his preliminary hearing Tuesday. He is charged with two counts each of theft and forgery in connection with a July 7 incident.
4:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Lynn Chapin's home is not in the first ward. But knowing what that means for her election to the first-ward council seat is not that simple. Tom Gerrity, director of the board of elections, asked Kathy Kuhlman of the county's tax map department to use her mapping equipment and the city's ordinance outlining ward boundaries to create a map showing correct boundaries.