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Monday's attendance at the fair was 7,692 the highest it's been on opening day in at least six years. Last year, the rain-soaked opener drew 5,770, which was down from 6,183 in 2005. Opening day drew 6,742 in 2004, 6,229 in 2003 and 6,260 in 2002.
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Country singer Rodney Atkins wowed the largest crowd ever at the Huron County Fair with two hours of music Monday night. The concert, even with seating added to the track, was sold out for the first time that fair board members could remember.
9:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Greenwich man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle accident Monday morning at the intersection of Ohio 18 and Greenwich Milan Townline Road/Ohio 601. Earl R. Hartley, 76, died after the 1998 Ford Econoline van driven by Mark A. Stockmaster, of Norwalk, made "full impact" with the driver's side of the 1991 Buick Park Avenue carrying Hartley and his wife, said Lt. Jim Bryan of the state Highway Patrol. The Norwalk post commander said charges probably will not be filed because Hartley was at fault.
8:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
AUG. 13, 1964 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 43 years ago:
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Nine years of cooking projects for 4-H have taught Carrie Hinckley one thing if a recipe doesn't work the first time, try again. Hinckley took Global Gourmet for the Huron County Fair this year and presented arroz con pollo rice with chicken for her demonstration and judging. "I really liked this one," she said.
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1 2-pound chicken, cut up, skin removed 2 cups water
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Like many people, I have a list of places I want to be sure to see some day. Alaska has been on that list from the day I made it.
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Toast Sharon Gase and Mike Homan for their work last week in an attempt to save a drowning boy at Holiday Lakes in Willard. Gase is a lifeguard at the City of Willard Pool. Homan is an EMT technician from Willard. The two were at Holiday Lakes Monday afternoon when 16-year-old Cody Osborne, of 413 Maple Ave., Willard, was struggling in the water. Gase noticed Osborne was having trouble. She immediately dove in, but the boy had gone under by the time she reached him. She dove down several times and with the help of others finally located Osborne. Unfortunately, they couldn't get him out of the water. Homan, who was off duty at the time, was one of the many others who tried to help save the boy. While the story had a sad ending, it is good to know there are people out there willing to help. Roast the sluggish and lackluster play of the Cleveland Indians. Do you realize if the playoffs started today, the Indians would be on the golf course and thinking about next year? Well, we all are tired of next year. The team, like its manager, plays like it is in a fog. There is no excitement. There is no passion. In Sunday's 5-3 loss to the hated New York Yankees, Jhonny Peralta was picked off first with the bases loaded in the eighth inning. Wake up! The Central Division-leading Detroit Tigers are in town Tuesday and Wednesday nights and a couple of more losses could be disastrous. The Tribe is on life support. And by this time next week we might have to pull the plug.
8:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a strip till equipment field day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at 8 Fair Road (behind the field office). Pesticide applicators can earn pesticide recertification credits and 2 CCA credits from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In the afternoon, vendors will demonstrate strip tilling with RTK & Auto Steer. The field day is open to the public and is being presented in cooperation with Erie Soil and Water Conservation District, the Ohio State State University Extension and Sunrise Cooperative.
8:55 AM Jul 25, 2010
Songwriter and storyteller Chris Reynolds will offer songs and stories, many about Norwalk, from his new CD, "The Age of Magnification: The Highway Home" at the Norwalk Public Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Reynolds graduated from St. Paul High School in 1979. He has released 15 CDs since his days with the local band, "HOTROX."
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HIGHWAY PATROL Elizabeth Harris, 19, of 363 Butler Road, Wakeman, was operating a vehicle Friday on New London East Road that struck a deer.
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The portion of Woodlawn Avenue between Madison and Pine streets will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday due to the Corwin Street area sewer improvements. For details call (419) 663-6715.
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MONROEVILLE - Sweltering temperatures and high humidity couldn't stop the fun that was the St. Joseph Parish Festival Saturday and Sunday. The 47th annual event kicked off at 6 p.m. Saturday. That evening's activities were geared more toward adults, with a Texas Hold'em tournament, Black Jack and Maverick card games. Saturday also featured live entertainment from Dan Fester.
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People from Norwalk to Chicago, first-timers to iron man competitors and plenty of spectators all were on hand Saturday at the first Fisher-Titus Medical Center Maple City Triathlon. The event was held at the Veterans Memorial Lake Park. The race started in the water with the male 20 to 29 age group and then every two minutes after another group would start the race. After about 50 minutes every participant had finished the 800-meter swim about half a mile.
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The Huron County Fair has an extra heartbeat. No doubt, many will tell you the fair's heartbeat is the many 4-H youngsters who prepare and execute projects, as well as the many fair directors junior and senior who run the operation.
8:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Playing with your child is not only fun, it's one of the most important ways you can nurture their development. Through play, children learn about the world around them. They try out new skills, explore their imagination and creativity and learn about relationships with other people.
8:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Lyme Clever Clovers The club met July 31, 2007 at Seybert Methodist Church. Jamie Kimberlin led the pledges. Secretary's report was given by Janet Scheid. Treasurer's report was given by Jacklyn Scheid. Emily Bollenbacher and Sara Pawsey had there food judging on July 31. Bollenbacher made oatmeal raisin cookies and she got an "A" on her project. Pawsey made baked beans and the judges said they were pretty good.
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Howdy Doody. Charlie McCarthy. Lamb Chop. Kermit. These are some of the most notable names in entertainment. They are some of the most endearing characters, beloved by millions. And they all are puppets all part of a distinguished and highly cherished art form spanning 300 years.
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The USDA has designated 56 counties in Ohio as primary agricultural natural disaster areas, making certain farmers and other agricultural producers in the counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA). Some counties were designated as primary natural disaster areas, due to damages and losses caused by frost and freeze conditions that occurred from April 1 through 20. Those counties are: Adams, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Coshocton, Darke, Fairfield, Franklin, Fulton, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Medina, Meigs, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Portage, Preble, Ross, Sandusky, Scioto, Union, Vinton, Warren, Washington and Wyandot.
8:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
The USDA has designated 56 counties in Ohio as primary agricultural natural disaster areas, making certain farmers and other agricultural producers in the counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA). Some counties were designated as primary natural disaster areas, due to damages and losses caused by frost and freeze conditions that occurred from April 1 through 20. Those counties are: Adams, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Coshocton, Darke, Fairfield, Franklin, Fulton, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Medina, Meigs, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Portage, Preble, Ross, Sandusky, Scioto, Union, Vinton, Warren, Washington and Wyandot. Counties eligible because they are contiguous to those listed above are: Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Huron, Lake, Mahoning, Mercer, Miami, Putnam, Richland, Seneca, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Wayne, Williams and Wood. All counties listed above were designated natural disaster areas on July 20 making all qualified farm operators in the designated areas eligible for low-interest emergency loans from USDA's FSA, provided eligibility requirements are met. To qualify, farmers must be unable to obtain credit from commercial sources. Farmers in eligible counties have eight months from the date of the declaration to apply for loans to help cover part or all of their actual losses. FSA will consider each loan application on its own merits, taking into account the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability. FSA has a variety of programs, in addition to the emergency loan program, to help eligible farmers recover from adversity. USDA has also made other programs available to assist farmers, including the Emergency Conservation Program, Federal Crop Insurance and the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. Interested farmers should contact their local FSA county office for further information on eligibility requirements and application procedures for these and other programs.
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n Lyme Clever Clovers The club met July 31, 2007 at Seybert Methodist Church.