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America asked for a change. A little more than a year ago:
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The driver in a multi-county high-speed pursuit remains at large, but his passenger is in custody at the Huron County Jail. North Ridgeville police officers found the 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck at a hotel and arrested Anthony Vasquez, 20, of East Elmhurst, N.Y., about 10:30 p.m. Friday. He was turned over to Norwalk police on an attempted theft charge.
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MILAN TOWNSHIP - The state Highway Patrol is currently investigating an injury crash that occurred Friday evening on Ohio 13, south of Mason Road in Erie County. Vanessa Beimler, 48, of Huron was driving a 1994 Mazda pickup southbound when she attempted to make a left turn into a driveway and collided with an oncoming 2000 Mercury Cougar driven by James Green, 27, of Huron.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - The North Fairfield spring trash pick-up will be Saturday. Residents are asked to have their trash at the curb by 5:30 a.m. The following items are excluded liquids, tires, batteries, hazardous materials and chemicals.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
In 2007, the city of Norwalk held its first household hazardous waste collection. By every measure it was a great success. A total of 726 vehicles came through the line with various hazardous materials for disposal. Hazardous waste consists of all those items that the sanitation department can't take in its regular pickup, items such as paint, pesticides, fertilizer, propane, florescent bulbs, and motor oil. The largest substance was bulk paint, with 49,567 pounds of paint collected. A total of 66,850 pounds of waste was collected, with 98.3% of that total being recycled. Only 206 pounds of the waste ended up in a landfill. "I think the people of Norwalk did themselves proud," Safety Service Director Dale Sheppard said. "From the numbers, I can see that our residents take recycling very seriously. Most of the material collected could have been disposed of improperly, but it wasn't. Our residents held on to the paint, thinners, gasoline and oil until a proper disposal method was provided and then they utilized the program."
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk High School Principal Robert Duncan is resigning, effective July 31. But he won't be leaving the district. The Norwalk school board voted Tuesday to hire him as the director of student services for three years starting Aug. 1. The move is coming with about an $8,000 paycut: Duncan is making $96,627 as principal and will make $88,579 in his new position.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
More than 100 pieces of art were featured Saturday and Sunday at the 33rd annual Firelands Area Art League fine arts show, sale and festival. The event was held at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
"Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium' is a movie most families should enjoy. That's the conclusion my family reached after watching it last weekend. I had heard of the movie, but didn't know much about it, other than Dustin Hoffman played the lead role and it had something to do with toys.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Retail gas prices will peak near $3.60 a gallon in June, but prices at such lofty levels will make many Americans think twice about hitting the road this summer, the Energy Department said today. High prices and a weak economy are expected to cut demand for gasoline by about 0.4 percent during the peak summer driving season, the department's Energy Information Administration said in a monthly report on petroleum supplies and demand. Overall consumption of petroleum products will drop by 90,000 barrels a day this year. Previously, the EIA had projected petroleum consumption would rise by 40,000 barrels a day.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
April 7, 1905 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 103 years ago:
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com She wasn't the star, but Norwalk native Christy Harst did get her own trailer when she played the role of a waitress in "Smart People," a movie to be released nationwide April 11. The film, starring Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church and Ellen Page, casts Quaid in the role of a pompous college English professor children became emotionally distant with his children after the death of his wife. His brother, Church, wants him to loosen up. Parker plays Quaid's love interest. "It was so much fun," Harst, 31, said, even though she was only on the set for one day. "I had my own trailer with a star on it and the word 'waitress.' People kept coming in trying to do stuff for me."
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tom Carabin was sad when he heard Norwalk's Shoestring Players was disbanding; it would mean someone was going to miss out on a valuable learning experience. As a member during the 50s and 60s, Carabin not only honed his acting skills; he learned how to better work with people, present himself in front of others and communicate. Those learning opportunities, not to mention all the fun, are back and here to stay, members hope.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Two Monroeville High seniors are raising money for Abigail Pregnancy Center by hosting a dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday for Monroeville and St. Paul students. "We usually meet on the football field or the basketball court, but now we'll meet on the dance floor," Bethany Bercheck said. She and Natalie Beck decided to host the Spring Fling Benefit Dance as their senior project.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Lynn C. Leader, 19, of Bluffton, was charged with failure to control Friday after he went off the right side of U.S. 224 and hit a mailbox while attempting to hit another vehicle in the rear.
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
In my youth, I pretty much ignored all warnings and safety messages. And I do not believe I was alone in this behavior. Somehow I was confident that my reckless actions were not going to harm me or anyone else. It is one of the ways young people can be stupid.
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Tammy Wallhead, 43, Willard Immediate family: Husband, Rick; children, Chad, 22, Courtney, 20, Caitlyn 11.
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Roast anybody who would ever think about stealing money from a charity. A Willard woman is accused of misappropriating funds from the Monroeville Parent Council. Thirty-nine-year-old Tamera A. Kamann is charged with two felony counts of forgery and one theft charge in connection with incidents on June 28, March 2 and 5. Kamann is innocent until proven guilty, but even the thought of somebody stealing money from a charity is repulsing. Toast the Norwalk Teachers Association for giving back to the community. The group recently donated $300 to the Norwalk Police Department for the purchase of a new dog. Other donations have been to the Lefty Grove League and a proposed skate park, to name a few. NTA President Matt Lark should be commended for his leadership.
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MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue
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Foreclosure proceedings have cleared the way for sale of the abandoned Norwalk Foundry property, but it won't happen until at least May 19 because sheriff's sales are already booked until then. "It has been a long process," said Norwalk Council member Chris Mushett, in whose ward the property sits. "Mayor Sue Lesch and Bethany Dentler (economic development director) have done a fantastic job pushing the glacier along the line."
10:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County Damage Assessment Team completed on-site damage assessments of the Bellevue flooding and submitted the findings to FEMA. As devastating as this disaster is, the damage sustained does not meet FEMA's criteria for assistance. Other assistance for disaster victims may be available by contact the following: