8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
What do you do when it's 101 degrees in August and you have to spend about three hours in Columbus with your 15-year-old nephew? That was the dilemma I faced earlier this week. My nephew from New Jersey flew into the Columbus airport to visit us, and we were waiting for my daughter's summer class at Ohio State to be over so that we could take her out to dinner. What to do for those few hours before her class ended...
8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Fair kicks off on Monday. At four score and six, the local fair is not the oldest in Ohio, but the local organizers and patrons do it up as well as anyone. The fair has something for everyone top-notch country music acts, cheerleading competition, truck and tractor pulls, ATV races and more. It all winds up on Saturday, Aug. 18, with the exciting demolition derby action.
8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The 47th annual St. Joseph Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday in Monroeville. Saturday's festivities will start at 6 p.m. and run until 11. Activities will include card games such as Texas Hold'em, Black Jack and Maverick. Sloppy Joe and homemade chicken sandwiches will be served along with refreshments. There will also be live entertainment by Dan Fester from 8 to 10 p.m.
8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
Car show 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. 20 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, 272 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk.
8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
The fair is almost here and if you like to take pictures, this may be your year. The 2007 Huron County Fair will hold a photography contest that will conclude in 2008.
8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County's Peru Center Road (north) bridge replacement project will be one of four highlighted at the 2007 Ohio Bridge Conference in Columbus. A two-day seminar, the Ohio Bridge Conference, brings together the state's top engineering and design consultants, contractors and public sector engineers to discuss recent innovations, challenges, and successes faced, developed and attained in bridge building during the past year.
8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Tiffin man who had a sexual online conversation with an undercover officer was sentenced to five years of probation Tuesday. Jacob W. Hoover, 19, also was sentenced to 90 days in jail with possible work release privileges. He was not classified as a sex offender, but was ordered to attend related treatment, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said.
8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
Two Norwalk teenagers were arrested this week by Norwalk police for their respective roles in a slew of break-ins this summer. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD POLICE The Willard Police Department blotter covering July 30 through Aug. 5 had the following highlights:
8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
Heartsaver CPR Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering Heartsaver CPR training from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 21, at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.
8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
Fisher-Titus Medical Center's blood gas laboratory was recently awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on the results of a recent on-site inspection. Dr. Christopher Avendano, the blood gas laboratory's medical director, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the "excellence of the services provided." FTMC's blood gas laboratory is one of more than 6,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide.
8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
Parents have had an extra tool to protect their children this summer with free drug tests donated by Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch organized the donation as part of a larger plan for a long-term fight against drug and alcohol abuse.
8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
CELERYVILLE - Nine departments battled a fire through this morning at Holthouse Farms near Celeryville on Ohio 103. Tina Norton, deputy director at the Huron County Emergency Management Agency, said the fire call came in at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.
8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
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8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County should be getting another bridge over railroad tracks east of Fitchville after commissioners and ODOT officials finally agreed on a deal to swap an easement for land at the county transfer station for wetlands that will be disturbed by construction. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
8:35 AM Jul 25, 2010
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8:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
MOUNT VERNON The 2007 Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is being held in the streets of downtown Mount Vernon today through Sunday, marking the 20th year for the event. Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone will serve as the headline act. Named for Dan Emmett, the author of "Dixie," the Festival's mission is celebrate the legacy of his life and career by presenting a varied format of performing and creative artists to festival goers.
8:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Was our father's generation smarter than we? I began thinking about this last week while watching news footage of the tragic Minnesota bridge collapse. The issue reared its head again at a Reflector editorial board meeting earlier this week.
8:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
It's been a tradition at Baines Park ever since it opened. Softball players would gather on the hill after their games and drink a couple of beers. Sure, it is illegal to drink alcohol in Norwalk parks, but the law rarely was enforced. It was kind of like President Clinton's old adage don't ask and don't tell.
8:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
The city took the next step Tuesday night toward buying the old armory at 32 W. Monroe St. from the state, but Mayor Sue Lesch warned that the entire process might take up to a year. Norwalk's park and recreation department uses the building for indoor soccer, children and adult basketball, dodgeball and storage.
8:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Clerk of Courts staff will be hauling all their equipment and files back to the courthouse Thursday afternoon as the energy project that forced their move to Norwalk High School for the summer is almost complete. Because of the move, the clerk's office will be closed for general service after 2 p.m. Thursday and on Friday as they pack and move. Staff will be available to process urgent court pleadings. The Common Pleas Court will be open for some business on Friday.