n Bunny Busters Today, the club is having a car wash. It will be held at Advance Auto Parts in Norwalk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
I love little creeks. When I was a kid roaming the hills and valleys of southern Ohio it was routine to gather up some young friends on a summer morning and head for a handy creek. Most were small, just 6 to 10 feet wide or so and inches deep with pools here and there, and we'd splash up and down their length wearing old tennis shoes just looking for snakes, frogs, turtles and muskrats.
June 9, 1919 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 88 years ago:
JUNE 11, 1919 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 88 years ago:
The month of May is always packed with a bunch of activities. Weddings, graduations, and other end of the school year celebrations keep us running from one thing to another. So the month of June brings a welcome relief from some of the busyness. June also signals the beginning of vacation season. It's always nice to take some time to get away from home and spend some time relaxing with family or friends. Perhaps it's an opportunity to travel to a far away destination and experience the culture of a foreign land. Maybe we get a chance to visit an important historic site throughout our great country. It could just be a one day trip up to Cedar Point or Lake Erie. Sometimes just a couple of days spent at home, without the schedules of work or school, can be the very best vacation we can have. Whatever it is, a vacation provides a much needed opportunity to recharge and reload. It reminds us that there is more to life than the hectic schedules of everyday life. We might get the chance to reconnect with our loved ones and catch up on what's been going on. It could provide the opportunity to read a great book we've had sitting on the shelf for a long time. No matter what we do or where we go, we all recognize the need for a vacation every now and then. There is, however, one area of our lives that we should never take a vacation from: our relationship with God. No matter where we go or what we do, God is always there with us. At work, home, school, or vacation, God loves us so much and cares for us so greatly that he will never abandon us. Sometimes this fact is hard to accept or understand. We see a loved one struggle with medical problems and we wonder where God is. We lose our job and can't pay our bills and think God has abandoned us. We pray and pray for peace in our world but God seems to ignore our prayers. Sometimes it seems that God has taken a vacation from us, but Jesus assures us that the Father always hears and answers our prayers. Just as a loving parent always listens and tries to do the best for his child, God is the perfect parent who always listens to us and provides us with what we need. Sometimes we are not perfect children. Sometimes we do not listen to what God is trying to tell us. Sometimes we do not want to hear his voice because we know he is going to tell us something that will be hard for us to hear. No matter what the circumstances may be, we must have faith that God will never leave us alone. He will never take a vacation from his children.
2 tbsp vegetable oil 3 to 5 dried chili peppers
n First Presbyterian, Norwalk This Sunday during 9:30 morning worship, The Rev. Adrian Doll will continue in the new sermon series, "Proverbs: Ancient Wisdom for Living Today.' The church will host a welcome reception for youth director Brandon Newell and his family immediately following the worship service.
It is hard to image two places more different than Millersburg, Ohio and Fuling, China. Millersburg, in the heart of Ohio's Amish Country, has a population of a little more than 3,000 people, 95 percent of whom are white. Fuling, located in the Chongqing province, is considered a "small town" of 300,000 people. Yet Vermilion resident Nicole Weigand has called them both home.
n Elisa Luna, daughter of David and Marianne Luna, graduated with summa cum laude honors from Walsh University in North Canton. She earned a bachelor of science degree in biology with a pre-medicine emphasis and a psychology minor. She is pursuing a master of science degree in health sciences as well as certification in physician assistant studies. To graduate with summa cum laude honors, a student must have an overall grade-point average of 3.9 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
WELLINGTON Four Monroeville students won honors at the student farm-themed art festival held at Bonnie Brae Farms in Wellington Memorial Day weekend. Brittany Welch, Monroeville High School junior , won first place with her sculpture of a pig. Rachel Schaffer's interpretation of American Gothis won her first place ribbon and Natalie Yeckley took honorbale mention. Laurie Replogle is the art instructopr at the high school.
AVERY - Construction of specialized training modules at the Coles Public Safety Training Center, located at the western edge of the EHOVE Career Center campus, is taking place with the installation of steel beams for the five-story fire behavior tower and labs. Contractor Janotta & Herner has been busy building and assembling specialty training areas, using cranes and front end loaders to install huge piping that will be used for confined space entry training, shipping containers that will become fire behavior labs, and a hazardous materials leak and spill containment pit.
NORWALK HIGH Academic Boosters Scholarships: Megan Osborn, Stephanie Rickel.
Toast Fisher-Titus Medical Center for its commitment to give back to the area. First, as part of the collaborative community effort to fight drugs, the hospital donated 100 drug test kits that will be available free of charge to parents. In addition, FTMC has continued its "Helmets for Kids" program this year. Last year, FTMC donated more than 1,200 helmets to area children. Roast a waterline disruption that has left frustrated Eagle Creek residents without drinking water and greatly reduced water pressure. The break was an accident caused by road work on a nearby bridge. But while the city and county work out and construct a permanent solution, residents have been left with a boil order likely to last at least two weeks. Toast all those who participated in Relay for Life in Willard. A fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, Relay is about so much more than generating $46,000 the goal this year. Said one cancer survivor who participated in the event, "This is very emotional. It touches your heart and soul." Norwalk residents will have the opportunity to take part in Relay for Life later this summer.
"By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it." Adam Smith wrote those words, and "Joe F" reminded me of them online after this column ran last week. I had written about the graduations of the classes of 2007 at various area high schools.
Pat Tinker has been after me for months to check out the McBride Arboretum at Firelands College. So I went the other evening and wished I had paid attention to her and visited sooner. It is really very nice.
John W. Evans, co-owner of the Evans Funeral Home in Norwalk, has been elected a Regional Director and a member of its Board of Directors for the Ohio Funeral Directors Association. The North Region consists of Erie, Huron, Lorain, Ashland, Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Carroll, Stark, Tuscarawas, Holmes, Medina and Wayne counties. OFDA is one of the largest and most progressive state funeral director associations in the country. As a regional director, he will have oversight of five district presidents and serve on the membership and finance committee for the association. Evans was sworn into office at the State Convention in Columbus in May.
The legislative committee has confirmed Ohio Sen. Sue Morano will join us at 9 a.m. June 29 for coffee at Sheri's Coffee House. This event is sponsored by Firelands Electric Co-op and we greatly appreciate their interest and efforts to make this opportunity available to our businesses. This will be a good chance to meet Morano and let her know of the issues of importance and concern to your business. There are several items in the pipeline that would have huge impact on businesses should they make it into law.
An Adams Street woman accused her former live-in boyfriend of attempting to "trap" her vehicle and closely following her after she left an Akron Road business Friday afternoon. The victim told police the suspect was heading west on U.S. 20 when he turned around and followed her into the Federal Credit Union parking lot.
MILAN - A Milan woman was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center with possible injuries after her 2006 Honda Accord flipped three times Sunday night on Jeffries Road. Abbey L. Heilman, 23, of 13715 Jeffries Road, was heading west when she went off the right side of the road and hit a culvert, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. The Honda then went through a yard in the 11000 block of Jeffries Road, rolled over three times, hit a mailbox and landed on its wheels.
HIGHWAY PATROL Kimberly A. Buss, 41, of 4045 Ohio 103, Willard, hit a deer May 31 on Townline Road 12.