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With the about $15,000 raised Saturday at Tool Time, the United Fund has reached the 2008 goal of $320,000. "This is great," said John Elmlinger, United Fund president. "A lot of times we're still trying to collect money in the month of June. Now we've reached our goal and can start making plans for next year."
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The Firelands Historical Society raised more than $800 and local people found out what their treasures are worth at an antique fair Saturday. Andrew Richmond, an appraiser with Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers of Delaware, Ohio, said about 50 people brought in items for appraisal for a cost of $10 per item.
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NORWALK - The following were the results of health department inspections of Norwalk-area food establishments and schools in February: FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS
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Firelands Historical Society members and friends will hear about the 150 years of the Berlin Fruit Box Co. at a meeting at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Research Center, 9 Case Ave., Norwalk. Matt Adelman, great-great-great grandson of the founder, will be the speaker. There have been many changes to the product over the years, according to Adelman. The Berlin Heights company was founded to make baskets for marketing fruit and vegetables raised in the area. Today the baskets are works of art, made for fashion accents and home decoration.
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DALLAS - A boy who found the lone piece of evidence linked to the world's only unsolved skyjacking is now a 30-something father of five who has decided to start selling his treasure. Brian Ingram was an 8-year-old on a family camping trip when he discovered three bundles of deteriorating $20 bills on the shore of the Columbia River near Portland, Ore., in 1980. The money turned out to be some of the $200,000 ransom D.B. Cooper was carrying when he parachuted from a plane after a 1971 hijacking.
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The full hearing in the civil protection order case of Sharen and Michael Gravelle was delayed again Tuesday. However, Michael Gravelle's defense attorney said she will be dismissing negotiations on a consent agreement. Attorney Jennifer Keller said that means both of the Gravelles could work out an agreement so her client wouldn't go near his wife in order to avoid a court hearing. Huron County Common Pleas Court Administrator Linda Stower said later that consent agreements aren't always discussed in open court, but once the involved parties make the agreement it's filed in the Huron County Clerk of Courts.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Kevin J. Crawford, 28, of 168 High St., New London, was charged with going left of center in the Ohio 60 collision Wednesday with the vehicle driven by Bonnie J. Witmer, 45, of Ashland. Five hours earlier, Crawford was charged with failure to control after he went off the right side of Ohio 4 and hit a ditch. Drugs and alcohol aren't considered factors.
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Fisher-Titus Medical Center Admissions: (March 29) Bonnie Britt, New London; Lois Conry, Wakeman; Mary Craft, Norwalk; Mary Geiger, Norwalk; JoAnn Vail, Norwalk.
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As you may have noticed, I pretty much do nostalgia to death in this column. That's partly because, for whatever reason, I have clear and vivid memories of many things from days gone by.
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Toast all of the great happenings in town in recent days. Thursday night it was the Norwalk-Huron County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet attended by 200 members and guests. Receiving top awards were John Evans, Judith Sommers, Mike Myers, Tracy Brown, Firelands Electric Cooperative and North Coast Business Journal. Also honored was past president Charlie Doyle. On Saturday, the United Fund took center stage with its fourth annual Tool Time at the St. Paul Convocation Center. It was a huge success and money raised put the United Fund over the top for this year's goal. Tuesday night the Norwalk Rotary Club will host its 9th annual all-you-can-eat Pizza Bake Off. It will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Norwalk High School. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. And don't forget the Norwalk Athletic Boosters' reverse raffle Saturday night at the Huron County Fairgrounds Expo Building.
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In one of the many animal publications I receive I recently read a letter from the editor of the publication in which she was talking about a phone call she had received. The caller was looking to find a rescue group that would take their 14-year-old dog. Her first question was "why are you getting rid of him? The caller's response was simply "he's old.' She then asked if the dog had any medical problems, and again the answer was "no, he is just old.'
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WAKEMAN - The State Grand Lodge Officers will be coming to Wakeman to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio at noon Saturday. Weather permitting, the ceremony will begin outside with the entrance of the state grand master. The ceremony will feature a mayoral proclamation congratulating the Lodge for its work in the Wakeman area. There will also be a short talk about what Freemasonry is and you will have a chance to ask questions as well.
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BATAVIA (AP) - Sgt. Keith Matthew Maupin's parents vowed to never let the U.S. Army forget about finding their son. Their efforts included trips to the Pentagon and even meeting with President Bush, but they ended in disappointment Sunday: An Army general told them the remains of Maupin, a soldier who had been listed as missing-captured in Iraq since 2004, had been found.
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As you may have noticed, I pretty much do nostalgia to death in this column. That's partly because, for whatever reason, I have clear and vivid memories of many things from days gone by. Thus, as I contemplated today, March 31, Opening Day for the Cleveland Indians (if the weather holds), I thought to myself: Do I have a good Opening Day memory? And the answer is: I ought to.
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On Friday afternoon we received notice that the Bureau of Workers' Compensation has approved a 5 percent rate reduction effective July 1. This is the first reduction for private employers since 2001. This reduction is based on employer's manual classifications. Some classifications may see a reduction higher than 5 percent, others however, may see an increase. Speaking of manual classifications, this is one area where employers need to be sure they have right. Different jobs have different classifications and, accordingly, different rates. For instance, if you have a construction company, the employees in the office would have a lower risk classification than employees on job sites. Splitting out the office employees from the on-site employees will save you significant dollars. If you need assistance in either checking your classifications or changing existing ones, contact your BWC Employers services rep or our office. On other issues important to the business community, please mark your calendar for 11:30 a.m. April 8 in the chamber conference room, for a legislative round table sponsored by Firelands Electric Cooperative. Linda Woggon, vice president of governmental affairs for the Ohio chamber, will be talking about several items with the main focus on the pending Ohio Healthy Families Act. This anti-business proposal will likely be on the November ballot, and should it pass, businesses and jobs will pour out of our state like water through a sieve. If your business has 25 or more employees you need to make time to attend this update. The round table is free to attend and lunch will be included. However, RSVPs are required as seating is limited. Call (419) 668-4155.
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A Monroeville man was charged with going left of center in connection with a head-on collision Thursday night. Richard B. Reiger, 30, of 14 Brown St., was heading north just before 7 p.m. when his 1994 Toyota Camry crossed the center line. His car then collided head-on with the 2002 Kia Optima driven by Sharon K. Carter, 51, of 28 Brooklyn Heights, said Trooper Montei Sexton of the state Highway Patrol in his report.
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The Norwalk Fire Department will be flow testing fire hydrants throughout the city April 1. Testing will begin about 8 a.m. The testing is expected to last most of the day. If you experience cloudy or discolored water, allow the water to run until it clears.
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By BRIAN BURSLEY My name is Brian Bursley and this is what Boy Scouts means to me. It means that others look up to you and follow your example. It also means to me that you have more responsibility than what you would normally have. It means that you are an active participant in your community and will try to improve your community and people in it. It also means you are trustworthy. It is a nonprofit organization and it depends on anonymous volunteers that keep this organization going. Also the people that put their time into making this possible like the Scout leaders and aids to them that gave people this opportunity to people like me. I have been in boy scouts since I was in the fourth grade and I am now working on my eagle for Erie MetroParks and am currently in the eighth grade at Berlin-Milan Middle school. I am building a bridge over a washed out part of a trail that horses and people use. I already have $200 from Home Depot and a couple half off prices from Lowe's and Gordon Lumber. The reason I came into the Scouting path was to have fun and meet new people. It takes hard work to actually make it to the rank of Eagle (the highest rank in boy scouts). I think getting to the rank of Eagle is a very honoring achievement because it means you worked for it and didn't give up for anything.
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MUNICIPALITIES Greenwich
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CLARKSFIELD - A rural Wakeman resident was arrested Thursday in connection with a botched theft that caused two fires earlier this week. William C. Stentz Jr., 28, of 5379 Zenobia Road, is expected to appear at a Norwalk Municipal Court bond hearing this morning after being charged with arson and breaking and entering. The charges are in connection with an incident early Tuesday morning near the Clarksfield Township hall.
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NORWALK - The following foreclosure cases recently went through Huron County Common Pleas Court: National City Bank, Miamisburg, vs. Laura Diamond Lady Jones, aka Laura D. Jones, 847 Meadow Lane, Norwalk; John Doe spouse of Laura Diamond Lady Jones, aka Laura D. Jones, 847 Meadow Lane, Norwalk; Laura D. Jones of the Laura D. Jones Revocable Living Trust, 847 Meadow Lane, Norwalk; Creditors: National City Bank, Cleveland; State of Ohio Department of Taxation in care of Marc Dunn, Attorney General of Ohio, Columbus; State Collection and Recovery, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; Ford Motor Credit, Mesa, Ariz.; Treasurer of Huron County, 16 E. Main St., Norwalk; case dismissed with prejudice and costs paid.