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MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue Corey M. Smith to Brent E. Smith, 112 Brinker St. and East Main Street, $63,500. Christopher R. Beier to Dineen E. Richards, 253 Gunther St., $89,360.
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Incoming fifth graders and returning sixth graders for the 2008-09 school year are invited to attend Main Street School's annual orientation program, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 19. The event will start at 1 p.m. and will be held in the school's auditorium. Parents are also invited and encouraged to attend. In addition to a presentation on school policies and procedures, students will also be afforded the opportunity to tour the building and get accustomed to where their classes will be during the upcoming year. Team and homeroom assignments will be posted for students to get a first look at who they will have as teachers for the upcoming year. Also, later that evening, parents of students who indicated an interest in taking band or orchestra as sixth graders are invited to attend an orientation program at 7p.m. in the school's cafeteria. Representatives from area music stores will be on hand to discuss instrument rental and purchase plans.
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Six months into the year, Huron County had $638,000 less in the coffers than last year. Auditor Roland Tkach told county commissioners they should consider possible cuts. "The trend is not a good one,' Tkach said today. "There's going to have to be cuts. Lower carryover and lower estimates of revenue equals less budget next year.'
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
There are certain memories that will last forever. I'll never forget the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. We were putting the finishing touches on that day's edition when then Publisher Steve Trosley called. He was on his way to a meeting in Sandusky when he heard on the radio that a plane had crashed into one of the Twin Towers in New York City.
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MONROEVILLE - John and Brenda Corey have only lived on Peru Center Road in rural Monroeville for about eight months and don't know their new neighbors very well. They do now.
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Baumann Auto Group is expanding in Norwalk with the purchase of the Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge franchise at 226 Milan Ave. Buck Baumann and his father, Al Baumann, already have five dealerships, including Baumann Pontiac-Cadillac-GMC in Norwalk. They have two dealerships in Fremont and one each in Tiffin and Port Clinton.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
In a memo sent to Norwalk Furniture dealers, company officials said they held "intense, but positive meetings' Monday with Comerica regarding the $11 million loan the bank called in on July 18. The memo said the meetings will continue today. Acting CEO Dominic Aversa, chairman Jim Gerken and vice chairman Bill Gerken were all involved in the meetings in Cleveland with Comerica officials. Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher also participated and Norwalk Furniture officials said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) also spoke up for the company.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Patrons can expect more tunes from the 4-H Band this year at the Huron County Fair. The band, now in its second year playing at the annual week-long event, has received a $1,500 4-H state grant to purchase sheet music. As a result, the band's repertoire has increased to include 20 to 25 songs from more than a dozen last year, band director Shelli McGue said.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
When Glenn Parks was a child, he begged his great uncle to play the banjo for him. It's safe to say Glenn Parks no longer has to beg anybody. The Springfield native has been playing the instrument for about 30 years in settings such as street festivals, senior centers, private parties and fairs. This year will mark his first entertaining at the Huron County Fair, where Parks will perform from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Not one, but TWO demolition derbies are slated for this year's Huron County Fair. The 11 a.m. Saturday event has been dubbed an "Old Iron Derby: Run What You Brung No Outlaws." There is a $2,000 first-place guaranteed prize, as well as other cash prizes. Inspection begins at 8 a.m. with the derby beginning promptly at 11 a.m. Due to space limitations in the pit area, three tickets will be issued: One for the driver, one for the mechanic and one for the tow vehicle. No other vehicles will be allowed in the pit area.
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com John Lichoff didn't particularly enjoy working with buzzsaws and in sawmills when he was growing up in North Fairfield, but for the last four years he's been drawn to volunteering for the steam-engine sawmill at the county fair. "Last year was my first time on the blade," Lichoff, 70, of Norwalk, said. "I'm an apprentice sawer. The nostalgic part comes back and I love it. "I've been around sawmills all my life," he said. "I didn't want to do that anymore (after he grew up). Now that I don't have to, I do it for recreation."
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON Grass, cats and golf carts were a few of the items on council's Monday agenda. The proposed change in the grass, weed and vegetation ordinance lowers the maximum height from 10 to 6 inches and the period from notification of the property owner to when the village steps in and cuts the vegetation from 15 to five days. The proposed cat ordinance would prohibit people from feeding wild cats, prohibit them from allowing their cats to run at large, require cats over the age of 3 months to be immunized against rabies and make it unlawful "to own, keep or harbor more than five cats that are 4 months of age or older on any premises." The proposed golf cart ordinance would allow a cart on the streets only if it was inspected by the police and the owner paid a $10 fee. The cart would have to be insured and could be operated only by a licensed driver.
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Wilson recognized NEW LONDON Terry Wilson recently celebrated his 25th year as editor of the New London Record. Hammer-in held at Historic Lyme Village A blacksmith Hammer in will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Historic Lyme Village
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sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Don't tell the Ott sisters that 4-H isn't serious stuff. Caleigh, 15, Macie, 13, and Lauren, 11, are practically the face of 4-H in Huron County. The daughters of Jude and Jeanette Ott of rural Norwalk have spent the majority of their lives in 4-H, accumulating multiple awards and honors.
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Mutts that have gone nuts, as well as their handlers, will try to keep you in stitches at the Huron County Fair.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE Monroeville Local Schools Treasurer Susan Ammanniti is calling it a career after more than 30 years in the position. The school board unanimously approved "with regret" Ammanniti's resignation effective Dec. 31, superintendent Carol Girton said. "I've enjoyed being here," Ammanniti said. "It's just time for me to go; we all get to that point some time."
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
The factory floor at Norwalk Furniture was alive with sound today - sewing machines, staplers, hammers, cutting machines and radios all blended to make the place come to life after a week sitting still and empty. "This is what its supposed to sound like,' said Jeff Gross, executive director of operations, as he walked through the factory. About 300 workers were called back to work to finish orders abandoned when Norwalk Furniture suspended operations on July 18.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the murder and involuntary manslaughter charges against defendant Jeffrey A. Resor are "totally different crimes." On June 27, a Huron County Common Pleas Court jury acquitted Resor of murder and child endangerment in connection with the death of the 10-month old son of Resor's now ex-girlfriend.
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HURON - A Milan motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday at the intersection of Rye Beach Road and Ohio 2. Charles A. Downing, 58, of 2030 Winkle Road, was pronounced dead at Firelands Regional Medical Center. Lt. Darryl Edge, Sandusky post commander for the state Highway Patrol, said Downing was not wearing a helmet. His wife, Ann M. Downing, 41, of the same address, first went to Firelands. A LifeFlight helicopter then flew her to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, where a spokeswoman said she was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit this morning.
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WILLARD - The state has officially approved funding for the Willard City Schools' plan to build new buildings. The project's overall cost is estimated at $54,450,996, with the state providing $32,126,088. District officials hope to construct a new elementary school, new elementary/middle school and a new middle/high school.
11:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
Nothing about it was quite right. Yes, most of the cars in the parking lot last Wednesday were the same ones we park among every Wednesday.