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NAME: Bryan J. Ramos AGE: 25
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com Pleasant Elementary teachers could have been mistaken for pilgrims and the youngsters for Indians on Tuesday. The youngsters participated in pumpkin trivia, made bread, Native American crafts, butter and turtle shells and even had a feast of popcorn, grapes and pumpkin pie. But if you wanted to know the real meaning of Thanksgiving, all you had to do was ask the children. They expressed themselves with the maturity of someone who has been through tough times and understands the important things in life.
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A blind woman entered The Sanctuary of the North Coast in Norwalk for a recent Miracle Healing Crusade. A preacher took off her eyeglasses, touched her eyes and said, "Receive thy sight."
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Norwalk's budget has already been slashed by nine percent and Mayor Sue Lesch hopes that will be enough for 2009. The city's budget for next year is a little more than $21 million. Anticipated revenues will be down about $350,000, according to Finance Director Diane Eschen.
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We always like to connect ourselves or our town to some well-known event or situation. Thus, we can pat ourselves on the back that a Norwalk man built the first railroad sleeping car (later called a Pullman car) for use in the United States. We're talking about William Orlando Smith, who lived many years in a house at 59 Whittlesey Ave. and died there in 1915. Prior to his innovative work, anyone riding a train sat upright and perhaps slept fitfully in some fashion, but there were no berths or general sleeping area available. The story starts in 1858 at the shops of the Hudson River Railroad in New York City. Mr. Smith was employed as a mechanic for the Hudson River line, when the idea was promulgated of making over some passenger cars into sleeping compartments. Each car had a center aisle with two rows of berths down each side. A heating stove at each end of the car furnished some heat and there was special ventilation installed. Light was provided by candles in "fireproof" brackets. These were a far cry from the Pullman cars of later years, but they did provide a place for a person to rest on a long train trip. They may have been a bit more secure, too, in that dozing passengers in a day coach were often robbed while they were asleep in their seat. No doubt you could hide your valuables better in a sleeping berth.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com Gena Williams, who had miscarried twice, lifted the "beautiful, brown-eyed baby," at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The infant rested its head on her shoulder. As much as Williams, of Greenwich, desired a child, the baby in her arms desperately needed a family. Her biological parents, due perhaps to economic hardships, could not care for her. The infant, named Lauren, had been approved for adoption by the Williams' and just arrived at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport from Guatemala. She was ready to start a new life the only one she would ever know as the newly adopted daughter of Williams and her husband, Joe.
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OCT. 16, 1940 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 68 years ago: Renewal of tax levy is urged by NHS alumnus The three mill tax levy, in force for the past few years, has provided most vital funds for the maintenance of our school system. The temporary term of the levy expires this year and comes up for revoting at the imminent November elections. Without this levy the school funds will be reduced to such an extent that operations of the schools as in the past, will have become a thing of the past.
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The Rev. Bruce Rzengota, of Norwalk Alliance Church, will take the pulpit at St. Paul Catholic Church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for the annual ecumenical Thanksgiving service of the Norwalk Ministerial Association. Rzengota, who has been lead pastor at Norwalk Alliance for four years, said the service is open to everyone and is important for the community.
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It was just another rainy Monday at the Norwalk Reflector. Scott Seitz and Mike Greco were first on the scene about 5:30 a.m. Seitz had a weekend's worth of cop news to pick up, while Greco had to come up with something to say about Sunday's debacle on the Cleveland lakefront. Everybody thinks being a sportswriter is a great job free admission, free food and a great place to watch the game. But did you see that crap Sunday afternoon?
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NHRA has released the 2009 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule. The Series, which is headlined by the powerful Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes, features 44 races across the country throughout NHRA's seven geographic regions. Competitors in eight classes in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series vie for divisional and national championships and a share of the year-end purse worth more than $560,000. Norwalk is part of the series in the North Central Division and scheduled for May 15 to 17 at Summit Motorsports Park. There is also races slated for Mid-Michigan Motorplex in Stanton, Mich. July 11 and 12 and National Trail Raceway in Columbus July 24 to 26.
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HURON - The two men who wore ski masks and branished guns Tuesday morning while robbing the Erie Community Federal Credit Union remain on the loose. One shot was fired, but nobody was injured in the heist.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com MILAN Lili Grant is about the size of many of her first-grade classmates. But for a chipmunk, she's a towering figure. The Milan Elementary student pretended to be a chipmunk Monday and was sent back into the wild, as part of a Center of Science and Industry (COSI) traveling exhibit called "What's Wild."
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MONROEVILLE - Police will only appear at Eagle home basketball games on an as-needed basis. Due to low gate receipts from the football season, the school board decided Monday not to pay officers to be present at every basketball game. That has always been the practice at Monroeville, superintendent David Stubblebine said.
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HURON - Two men robbed the Erie Community Federal Credit Union this morning. Bank tellers were held up by two white men armed with a shotgun and sidearm revolver.
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The Steel Workers Union has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Norwalk Custom Order Furniture, which could delay an independent vote by employees to reject union representation. "Their version is that the company put pressure on the employees," said Randy Malloy, assistant to the regional director for the Cleveland office of the National Labor Relations Board.
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Monroeville Junior High/High School Principal Jim Kaczor said he wants to put an end once and for all to accusations he acted inappropriately toward students at a previous job.
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The dilemma over Stan Obrenovich's bulletin board at Bresson Park without city approval is over. "We have resolved that,' said Mayor Sue Lesch. "The bulletin board will stay.'
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CLEVELAND - The only consistent part of the Cleveland Browns season has been their inconsistency, which reared its ugly head once again Sunday against the Houston Texans. Fresh off an emotional 29-27 win over the Buffalo Bills Nov. 17, the Browns returned home to what-has-turned out not to be the friendly confines of Cleveland Browns Stadium, facing a team on a three-game losing streak with a backup quarterback.
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Due to computer problems, today's edition of The Norwalk Reflector will be late. We regret the delay and thank you for your patience.
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NEW LONDON - The New London Board of Education met Friday and approved a three-year contract with the non-certified employees (Ohio Association of Public School Employees). Effective Aug. 31, 2008 to Sept. 1, 2011, the agreement calls for a 40-cents-an-hour raise for the first year, 45 cents the second year and 48 cents the third. In addition to this, paraprofessionals, teacher aides, will also receive a one-time increase of 25 cents an hour.
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MONROEVILLE - The face of uptown Monroeville is changing. With the renovation of the former Hess Hardware building, the consolidation of Howard Leis Furniture and the possibility of a new village hall in 2009, progress is the name of the game.