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It's going to be a tough summer for many of us. Some so-called experts are saying that gas might hit $5 a gallon before it's over, and costs for other things are going up, too. But you've worked hard for a year and feel you have a right to a nice little vacation to someplace good for you and good for the wife and kids, too. Is there such a place close by? Yes indeed. They call it South Bass Island, a place that almost everyone has heard of, but surprisingly few have ever visited. I was up there just recently, and found once again that it's a great place to visit for a day or a week. To get there I drove up to Ohio 2, crossed Sandusky Bay, and turned north on Ohio 53. At the tip of Catawba Island along 53 lies the Miller Boat Line, a ferry line that's been there for many years. That was my destination. It's boats are big enough to take an astonishing number of cars and even semi-trucks over to South Bass.
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June 21, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 36 years ago:
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JUNE 21, 1920 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 88 years ago:
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n St. Mary/St. Anthony There will be no weekday Masses in either parish next week, June 23 to 27. Communion services will be celebrated Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the 8:30 a.m. Mass Sunday at St. Mary.
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MONROEVILLE Three Monroeville churches will again team this year to offer a week-long vacation Bible school program beginning Monday. Monroeville Congregational Community United Church of Christ (UCC), St. Joseph Church, and Trinity Lutheran Church cooperate to run the program. The UCC will host this year with the other two churches providing support. This year's theme is "Power Lab: Discovering Jesus' Miraculous Power." Kids age 4 to 12 can participate for free in a wide range of activities including crafts, games, songs, and a daily video with mascot Chatter the Squirrel. The program will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. during the week, concluding with a "Friday Evening Finale" party on the last day. Older kids can participate as helpers.
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n Daniel R. Michel, son of Ronald and Roberta Michel, 1807 Seminary Road, Milan, recently graduated with High Distinction from the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio Northern University. He received a Bachelor of Science in biology. Daniel is a graduate of Edison High School.
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NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Damon S. Greene, 24, 26 Spring St., Apt. C14, Norwalk. Violation date: Apr. 9. Conviction date: Apr. 17. Sentence: $700 fine, $68 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from June 17 to Oct. 9.
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FREMONT The Croghan Colonial Bank announces the addition of Linda Zwayer to the Croghan Colonial team. Zwayer joins The Croghan Colonial Bank with 26 years of community banking experience and will serve as a business development officer for the Norwalk area. With experience in Business Banking, Zwayer will focus developing and maintaining relationships with Norwalk area businesses, clients and the community. In addition to her extensive Business Banking experience, Zwayer has also managed three new banking centers and an investment services office. She earned her Bachelors degree at Ashland University, with a major in Business Administration. Zwayer also graduated from the Ohio Bankers' Schools of Commercial Lending and Consumer Lending and holds several securities licenses as well as an Ohio Insurance License.
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"The racers will be here this week but they come with heavy hearts.' That was the belief of William Bader Sr. when asked what the ramifications will be after the death Saturday night of NHRA veteran Scott Kalitta on a qualifying run at the Lucas Oil Super Nationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.
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BOWLING GREEN - The superintendent of the Huron County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities has been named interim superintendent at Wood Lane, according to published reports. Veteran Wood Lane Superintendent Bill Clifford plans to retire June 30 after 25 years with the Wood County MRDD board, the last 10 as superintendent.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE The Monroeville Dam Festival might not only be popular, but on the right side of luck: A flyer for the third annual event, set for this weekend, announced the tribute band Jethro Tull was to perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Marsh Field. But a couple weeks ago, festival organizers learned the band had disbanded, leaving a void for that time slot. It was Sneaky Peek to the rescue. That band will play in the tribute band's place. "We were thrilled that it was so easily replaced," festival committee member Bonnie Beck said.
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COLLINS - The Western Reserve Board of Education continued to fill vacant positions Wednesday by hiring Melanie Conaway to serve as assistant elementary principal in the fall to replace Rodge Wilson, who was promoted to assistant superintendent. Conaway, 43, the kindergarten through sixth-grade counselor, has worked at Western for seven years. She graduated from South Central High School and has degrees from Capital University and Heidelberg College. She will receive a salary of $56,000.
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Most area communities were incorporated in the 19th century and this provided with a municipal government to establish local rules and laws. Having a mayor and council allowed for improvements such as better police and fire protection, improved streets and sidewalks and eventually to have municipal electric lighting systems. One Huron County community (Fitchville) did the opposite in 1907. It surrendered its corporate status after about 70 years as a village with a mayor and other elected officers. Two towns were incorporated in the 20th century North Fairfield and Wakeman. I've written about North Fairfield's incorporation, but the story of Wakeman Village becoming official had escaped me. What happened was that in 1921 several Wakemanites wanted electric service in their homes as well as street lights. Power lines were built from Birmingham to Wakeman, 80 homes were wired and 32 street lights were installed. It was planned that the township trustees, who governed the village, would pay the bill for the street lights. It was quickly discovered that they could not legally expend public money for the street lights, so meetings were held and petitions circulated to have the trustees release the land from township government and allow for a special election in the question of establishing village government. The election was held Dec. 31, 1921, with 201 votes cast. Of these, 171 were in favor of a village government and 30 were opposed. Village officers were elected on Feb. 28, 1922, with Frederick Burk elected the first mayor over W.W. Scutt by a vote of 82 for Burk and 69 for Scutt. Mr. Burk enjoyed his position for a little more than one year. He died Jan. 30, 1923, at the age of 70, and was followed by Charles Thomas, I believe. The newspapers were irregular in reporting Wakeman news, so I have express uncertainty on some matters.
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COLLINS - A benefit for Western Reserve volunteer coach, husband and father Drew Riley is scheduled or 5 p.m. June 21 at the Heitsche residence, 2342 Collins Road, Collins. Riley has suffered multiple blood clots and could use help meeting medical expenses.
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Murder suspect Jeffrey A. Resor didn't want to wake up his then-girlfriend's infant son who had fallen asleep on his chest. So Resor got up from the sofa in the dark, but reportedly tripped over a pile of clothes and bruised the child's legs as he tried to get the boy into his crib as he fell.
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Stephen Miller remembers his son as a person who "lived his life to the fullest.' The body of Ben Miller, 21, of Berlin Heights, was found near Lyman Harbor in the Sandusky Bay on Monday, a day after his boat collided with another on Lake Erie.
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Dr. James Besunder, the chief of the Akron Children's Hospital pediatric intensive care unit, is certain why 10-month-old Donavan Lykins died Feb. 25, 2007. "Donavan died as a consequence of shaken baby syndrome," he said Wednesday.
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Late Feb. 24, 2007, Gwen Herber put her son to bed with a bottle. "He seemed to be fine. He wasn't crying or anything," she said.
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Two tent installers, Garren Schaffer (left) and Josh Mark, tighten the lines of a tent to be used as the "Kids Zone' as Monroeville prepares for the Dam Festival this weekend.The festival kicks off at 6 p.m. today with the crowning of the royalty. Events Saturday run from 8 a.m. with the final act, "Midnight Express,'beginning at 8 p.m. Action resumes at 11 a.m. Sunday and concludes with a tractor pull at 2 p.m. The parade is at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
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AVERY - A truck driver from Monroeville suffered serious injuries after his rig collided with a Jeep at the intersection of U.S. 250 and Mason Road just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. Juliette Blinco, 58, of Lorain, was driving a 1996 Jeep Cherokee SUV north on 250 when she tried to turn left onto Mason Road, entering the path of a southbound 2005 International 9400I tractor-trailer being driven by Thomas L. Rusynyk, 57, of Monroeville, troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol said. The ensuing collision caused the rig to overturn and strike a 1995 Ford Explorer SUV being driven by Norwalk Fire Chief Douglas Coletta, 52, of Norwalk.