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jcenters@norwalkreflector.com COLLINS Rodge Wilson was hired Monday night as the new superintendent of the Western Reserve Local Schools district. Wilson has been the interim superintendent, taking over for Doug Solet, who was terminated in October. "Rodge Wilson is the official superintendent," board member and spokesman Cheryl Fannin said this morning.
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Forty years ago on July 4, 1969, six weeks after my husband and I were married, we lost everything in a flood and fire. Since the family survived, we figured we could survive anything. That was the worst thing we thought ever would happen to us, until now. We moved to Wakeman on April 1, 1991. The last three years have been a living hell. We have been harassed, antagonized and have had quite a bit of pain, suffering and worry. Our animals have been poisoned, not just once, but twice since November of 2007. One of our dogs that was poisoned in January 2009 has to have a shot for the rest of his life, every month, to keep him going from what happened to him. He was just 17 months old when he was poisoned. The law did nothing to find out who did this. They did not even publicize anything in the paper to warn people around here. We had at least 10 feet of property down one whole side of us taken away because no one is living that lived in our house to say how the property was divided at least 90 years ago.
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Our hats are off to Jill James and her Curtain Call Production of Snowed In, a children's Christmas musical about being snowed in on the last day of school before winter break. Working with over 170 area children, Jill showcased their talents during 11 shows performed at the Norwalk Theatre. Laugh out loud comedy combined with sentimental Christmas songs filled our hearts with the holiday spirit. If you missed this production, don't worry, you will have an opportunity in May to experience Dig It!, a musical about young archaeologists traveling back in time to ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. We are hopeful that the Norwalk Reflector, as well as other area newspapers, will support this upcoming production with front page publicity, and we hope to see you this spring at Dig It! You won't want to miss it! Bob and Cynthia Morton Milan
7:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Just a few thoughts as we close out our first decade of 2000 and head into 2010. First of all, do you remember how big of a deal we made about Y2K? People worried about everything from computers shutting down to havoc taking over the world. I remember they had stop signs ready to roll in at the major intersections just in case the street lights went crazy. City and county officials gathered Dec. 31, 1999 in case something drastic happened at midnight. So much for that story.
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With only one week left in 2009, you can be pessimistic and look back on all the unfulfilled resolutions you had such high hopes for or you can look forward to all the great things coming out in 2010. Sure it's sad to see another year go, but we've compiled a list of some of the outstanding movies and games to get excited about next year. Read more at Funcoast.com.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com Jeanette Moulton is grateful her daughter and family are OK after a fire gutted their rural Norwalk mobile home Monday night. "They've only been there a month. ... My daughter was so happy to get this place," she said. "It's just devastating." Susan and Ed Sokolowski and their three children, 1, 3 and 4, were at Moulton's home during the blaze. The Norwalk Fire Department used about 3,000 gallons of water to fight the blaze, reported by the Sokolowskis at 7:36 p.m.
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BELLEVUE The Zoning Commission of Sherman Township will hold a regular quarterly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Sherman Township Hall, 1345 Section Line Road, Bellevue. Contact Nick Miller, zoning commission chairman, at (419) 483-7492 or Valerie Bumb, secretary at (419) 935-2034 for questions or concerns. BELLEVUE The Sherman Township Trustees will reorganize at a meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 4 and they will also hold a regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 11. Both meetings will be held in the Sherman Township Hall, 1345 Section Line Road 30, Bellevue.
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COLUMBUS The Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) and Ohio Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the state Highway Patrol, are urging motorists to make safety their first priority while driving in inclement weather. ODPS and the patrol are offering the following tips to assist motorists with winter driving: Allow extra time to get to your destination. Maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and traffic ahead.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com A structure fire destroyed a rural Norwalk mobile home Monday night. "Seventy percent of the structure was fully involved up arrival. No occupants were inside at the onset of the fire," Norwalk Fire Lt. Rick Perry said in his report. The residents, a couple and a young child, reported the fire at 7:36 p.m. when they returned from a family function.
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Clarksfield United Methodist Church is having a Roast Pork Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The family style dinner will include homemade desserts, rolls and beverages. The cost for adults is $8 and children 10 and younger $3. Carryouts will be available. For more information, call (419) 929-8998 or (419) 929-0745.
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sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Erie County wanted trash. Huron County said Monday, "you got it." In a deal that shows the two neighboring counties can work together, both Huron County and Erie County finalized a deal Monday that will now send Huron County's trash to the Erie County landfill.
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BELLEVUE - A three-car collision Saturday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ohio 4 resulted in five people sustaining minor injuries. David R. Wright, 43, of Perrysburg, was charged with failure to stop for a red light and a seatbelt violation in connection with the crash at 2:29 p.m. He was heading west on U.S. 20 when he failed to stop at the red traffic light, said Trooper Eric Wlodarsky, of the state Highway Patrol.
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Editor's note: This is the sixth in a series of stories counting down the top 10 local stories for 2009. The series will conclude Saturday with the top story of the year.
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CLEVELAND - Making his first start at Cleveland Stadium since Sept. 9, 2007 when he was a member of the Cleveland Browns, quarterback Charlie Frye had mixed results Sunday for the Oakland Raiders against his former team. The good numbers - 26 completions and a career-high 333 yards through the air.
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Two Norwalk boys are charged with criminal mischief in connection with defacing a wooden sign celebrating the St. Paul football team's state championship. The Huron County prosecutor's office filed the third-degree misdemeanors Tuesday. Norwalk police identified the two Western Reserve High School students as the culprits one day after a tipster, who read the Reflector's account of the crime, called the detective bureau.
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sseitz@norwalkreflector.com This past year was a tough one for many of the area's local factories. The biggest announcement came on Dec. 10 when Commercial Vehicle Group officials said they would close both Norwalk facilities by April 2010. The company said the action was a result of one of its clients decision to insource the cab assembly operation performed in Norwalk into their existing assembly facility in Mexico.
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WAKEMAN The Wakeman Township Trustees will meet to organize for 2010 at 8:30 am. Jan. 2 in the township hall. MONROEVILLE The Monroeville Local Board of Education will hold a budget hearing at 7 p.m. and organizational meeting at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 4 in the Charles Eby Room, 101 W. St., Monroeville.
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James Cameron's "Avatar" ruled the box office for the second straight week. Over the holiday weekend, "Avatar" brought in $75 million to up its 10-day total to $212.2 million. "Sherlock Holmes," starring Robert Downey Jr., claimed the second spot with $65.5 million in its opening weekend. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" had a solid weekend with $50.2 million.
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Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of stories counting down the top 10 local stories for 2009. The series will conclude Jan. 2 with the top story of the year.
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On Christmas Eve 2008, Santa Claus could not find Charlie Knott's home. On Christmas Eve 2009, Santa knew exactly where he could find the small, angelic voiced, sweet smiling 9-year-old Norwalk boy.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com WAKEMAN Robert M. Tite's first alcohol-related misadventure ended in his neighbor's yard. The story went national. The allegations surrounding Tite, 58, of 2785 Chenango Road, damaging his neighbor's property while driving intoxicated on a bulldozer first appeared as a bullet point in the Reflector's police blotter. The story ended up on the conservative Web site, the Drudge Report. In August, a Norwalk Municipal Court jury acquitted Tite of driving under the influence (DUI) and resisting arrest. The rural Wakeman man was accused of having a June 26 altercation with a Huron County sheriff's deputy after he damaged neighbor Mike Tinney's yard.