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Catholic parishes are celebrating St. Patrick's day today since March 17 falls during Holy Week this year, but nothing will stop civil celebrations featuring green beer on Monday. "I don't think we could ever stop that,' said the Rev. Michael Billian, Episcopal vicar for the Catholic diocese of Toledo.
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Artists, athletes and staff - oh my! Artists, athletes and staff - oh my! The Norwalk school board honored them all during its regular meeting Tuesday at Norwalk High School.
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HURON TOWNSHIP Kalahari Resort, located in Huron Township and home to America's largest indoor waterpark and Ohio's largest hotel, will announce a $500,000 donation that will help the Huron Athletic Booster Club offer state-of-the-art conditions for athletic, physical education and band programs in Huron City Schools.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com From one vantage point, It looked like a celebration of pies. Varieties such as caramel apple, Dutch apple, pecan, lemon and blueberry were just waiting Friday at Main Street School for dessert lovers to dig in ... which they eventually did. But if all you saw were the pastries, you weren't privy to the real reason for this celebration.
9:44 PM Jul 25, 2010
As the saying goes, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, but teach a man to fish and you feed for a lifetime." The tax rebate that the worst president in my lifetime and our corporate-serving Congress have generously 'given' America is a perfect example of a $1.6-billion "give a man a fish." It's not free cause we have to pay it back over the next two years, and is nothing more than an election time, "feel-good" smoke screen. One billion dollars of that money could easily build 20 factories that manufacture smaller solar or wind generators designed to fit single homes or city buildings and could possible, for start, employ a few hundred people in each factory in states where job loss is greatest. With assembly factories being built, parts suppliers already in business would automatically increase manning to meet the new supply demand, creating still more jobs. The remaining $600 million could easily be used to give low income, start-up loans to thousands of small businesses that would install those green energy units on homes and city buildings, or to homeowners to purchase those units. The new small businesses would result in tens of thousands of additional new jobs that could never be outsourced. These efforts plus regular subsidies equal to that "regularly given" to oil and coal industries would guarantee the success of green energy businesses, and these tens of thousands of new, green energy jobs would then spur tens of thousands of other new jobs in non-related service industries.
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Toast all of the area students involved in productions at their schools. Last weekend St. Paul students performed "Crazy For You." This past weekend Norwalk High School students performed "Beauty and the Beast," while Edison students "Thoroughly Modern Millie." Today, fifth-graders at Western Reserve are going to perform in an opera. All of the schools around the area have their "time in the spotlight" and all of the students put in hours and hours of work to make these productions a success. Congratulations to all of the students, teachers and parents involved for all of their hard work. Roast the piles of snow we are still battling halfway through the month of March. This is getting a little bit ridiculous. We know it's not nice to mess with Mother Nature, but enough is enough. The only hope now is for a slow thaw so we don't have to battle more flooding problems in the area.
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Consumers are complaining about rising gas prices, but the workers behind the counter are just as frustrated. "Last summer it was $2.50 a gallon and I remember two years ago when it was under $2," said Austin Kromer, 19, a cashier at Marathon. "I understand the frustration."
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com SANDUSKY An intoxicated Norwalk man who ran a truck into an Avery motel room in early February was indicted by an Erie County grand jury on two counts each of attempted murder and felonious assault. Joel Deleon, 32, of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 27, also faces one charge of vandalism in connection with driving his relative's 1993 Ford F-150 pickup truck into the Super 8 Motel. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth has said the suspect was attempting to run over his ex-girlfriend and her 13-year-old son. The truck narrowly missed the 37-year-old Norwalk woman, who was looking through the peephole of her room moments earlier. She and her son sustained minor injuries from flying debris.
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This is the day to go green even if you're not Irish. Local taverns are expecting a large turnout tonight as patrons celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The biggest party like it is every St. Patrick's Day in Norwalk will be at the Shamrock Tavern, which was full already this morning.
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SANDUSKY - An intoxicated Norwalk man who ran a truck into an Avery motel room in early February was indicted by an Erie County grand jury on two counts each of attempted murder and felonious assault. Joel Deleon, 32, of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 27, also faces one charge of vandalism in connection with driving his relative's 1993 Ford F-150 pickup truck into the Super 8 Motel. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth has said the suspect was attempting to run over his ex-girlfriend and her 13-year-old son.
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Disconnection moratorium ends next week COLUMBUS, OHIO The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) extended its winter reconnect through April 30, 2008. The extension will provide the Ohio Department of Development with more time to distribute winter crisis Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (E-HEAP) funds to at risk families. The winter reconnect order requires electric and natural gas utilities to reconnect or maintain service to customers, regardless of income, who have been disconnected or threatened with disconnection due to nonpayment of their utility bill. The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) requested that the PUCO extend the winter reconnect order from the original April 15, 2008 deadline to mirror the recent extension of E-HEAP funding. "The extension of the winter reconnect order and E-HEAP funding will provide low-income households that have been disconnected or received a disconnection notice with additional time to take advantage of the benefits of both programs," PUCO Chairman Alan R. Schriber stated. "This is especially important given that Ohio's winter heating disconnection moratorium ends next week."
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WILLARD - Authorities arrested seven people while using two search warrants on First and North Main streets Tuesday night. Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin said the warrants, signed by Norwalk Municipal Judge John Ridge, were for the purpose of seizing heroin and related items. The investigator said Bradley C. Jones, 34, of 101 First St., was charged with possession of heroin in connection with officers finding two grams of heroin, or 18 balloons, $1,276 in cash in a safe and "other heroin-related paraphernalia." Jones currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail.
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Wakeman library WAKEMAN The Cleveland Indians trivia contest at the Wakeman Library continues throughout the month, so stop in, pick up an entry, answer the questions and return it to the staff. The winner will receive an official Cleveland Indians polo shirt on March 28. Also in March, celebrate the luck of the Irish by donating $1 for a lucky shamrock, $2 for a lucky silver shamrock and $5 for a lucky gold shamrock. Donations will be used to purchase new books and DVDs. EASE, or Exercise with Arthritis made Simple and Easy, continues at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Retired teacher ailing MONROEVILLE George Landon, a retired teacher from Monroeville, was stricken with a stroke/aneurysm on Jan. 19. He is now recovering and would welcome cards at Triumph Hospital, 335 Glessmer Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44903. Easter Bunny breakfast
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Some 10,000 marchers in 185 units will wind their way through downtown Cleveland in Ohio's largest and oldest St. Patrick's Day parade today, dating back to 1867. The parade steps off at a few minutes after 1 p.m., following morning religious services toned down this year because the holiday falls on the Monday of Holy Week, the sacred seven days leading up to Easter. A fife and drum corps that normally marches into the pre-parade Mass at St. Colman Church won't be doing so this time.
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Choosing vehicles was the name of the game Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of the Huron County Sheriff's Office. To be more accurate, it was the culmination of a deal between Willard defendant Jose E. Hernandez's attorney and Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler. Hernandez chose a vehicle, followed by Sheriff Richard Sutherland and then the Norwalk Police Department, represented by Officer Seth Fry, until all 31 vehicles were dispersed.
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Local authorities investigated a traffic accident that occurred Friday afternoon on U.S. 250 near the intersection of Mason Road. No further information was available at press time. Here is a video of the investigation.
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Tickets are still available for Norwalk High School's production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." As of about 4:50 p.m. Friday, 160 seats were available for the 7 p.m. performance today and about 250 seats for the 3 p.m. Sunday matinee.
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COLLINS - Ten-year-old Jasmine Skrada used to think an opera meant crazy ladies singing in high voices. Now, she sees opera as an interesting art form with a story, and "good, live music' performed by an orchestra.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com A jury found a New London man guilty Friday of punching and choking New London Police Chief Mark Holden after a two-day trial in Huron County Common Pleas Court. The jurors deliberated for a little more than two hours before convicting Chad Murr, 32, of 44 Third St., of assaulting a police officer, a fourth-degree felony. He could face six to 18 months behind bars and a $5,000 maximum fine when he is sentenced April 29. On Dec. 18, Murr's father called police to have his son removed from his home because was intoxicated and being disorderly, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said.
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