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A Norwalk man was sentenced Tuesday to four months in the Huron County Jail for a marijuana transaction. Lamond M. Carter, 36, of 129 N. Hester St., pleaded guilty Jan. 28 one day before his trial in Huron County Common Pleas Court to one count of trafficking in marijuana. The state dropped three similar charges in a plea agreement. On Tuesday, Judge Jim Conway fined Carter $1,000 and ordered him to pay $350 in restitution to the Norwalk Police Department as part of his three years of probation.
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MUNICIPALITIES Milan Delbert Richard, Jr. and Geraldine Lou Smith or survivor to Delbert Richard Smith, Jr., 2070 Sleepy Hollow Road. Delbert Richard Smith, Jr. to Delbert R. Smith, Jr., 2070 Sleepy Hollow Road.
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COLLINS - Suspended Western Reserve Superintendent Doug Solet is being charged with one misdemeanor count each of telecommunication harassment and coercion. Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said the summonses, in connection with incidents from Nov. 20 through Dec. 6, were issued by certified mail after the complaints were filed Tuesday afternoon. He said Solet, 40, of Elyria, is accused of using a telecommunication device "with the purpose of" abusing, threatening or harassing a 31-year-old school employee.
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NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: April L. Smith, 30, 1066 Old State Road, Norwalk; no dog license; conviction date: Feb. 26; fine, $100; costs, $197; jail, 30 days, 30 days suspended; defendant shall have five years probation; defendant shall have five years no convictions; defendant shall not own or possess any dog or reside in a residence where a dog is present for five years; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 60 days. Tracey L. Livingston, 37, 22 Cortland St., Norwalk; dog at large; conviction date: March 3; fine, $30; costs, $50. Rachel S. Scranton, 19, 24 Bank St., Apt. A, Norwalk; failure to obtain a $100,00 liability insurance policy covering vicious dog; conviction date: March 3; fine, $100; costs, $60; jail, 90 days, 90 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall provide proof within seven days that dog has been euthanized or defendant $100,000 liability insurance covering dog and a locked topped pen; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 90 days.
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COLLINS - The Western Reserve school board is waiting for the Ohio Department of Education in the sexual harassment case of suspended Superintendent Doug Solet. The 40-year-old Elyria man was suspended late last month without pay and benefits in connection with the complaint filed by a substitute bus driver and part-time cafeteria worker Dec. 13. Solet filed a complaint against the woman Jan. 16.
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MILAN - Having a Life Flight air ambulance stationed at the North Central EMS headquarters means patients needing to reach a level-one trauma center can do so within 30 minutes. Previously, it took "considerably more' time, North Central Executive Director Don Ballah said. He explained it would take 18 minutes for a helicopter to get to the area, making the total trip to a trauma center between 45 minutes and an hour.
9:43 PM Jul 25, 2010
Gasoline prices have jumped to an average of $3.45 per gallon. How do you feel about this? What are possible solutions? Do high gas prices force you to alter your behavior (drive less, stay home more, vacation at places closer to home, etc.)? Please share your observations by posting comments below.
9:43 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Clarksfield Township resident Michael Gravelle faces a May 5 trial in Sandusky Municipal Court in connection with hitting his wife Monday. The alleged domestic violence occured during a dispute over some tools. The couple made international headlines for having some of their 11 adopted children sleep in cages.
9:43 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - The 2008 Cleveland Sport, Travel & Outdoor Show features an array of adventures sure to appeal to all outdoor enthusiasts. This year's show celebrates the great outdoors and all its rugged adventures March 12 to 16 at the I-X Center. Now in its 71st year, the annual show, produced by Expositions Inc., is one of Northeastern Ohio's longest running consumer show events and has become a Cleveland tradition.
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March 13, 1974 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 34 years ago:
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March 13, 1974 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 34 years ago:
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The Flicka-Starz Dance Team from Western Reserve High School placed second in the open division of the U.S. Spirit and Arnold Cheerleading & Dance Team Nationals. The three-day competition was held in Columbus.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
Due to inclement weather, St. Paul High School canceled the Saturday performance of "Crazy For You." There is no makeup date. Any patrons that would like to be reimbursed for tickets already purchased should bring their tickets to the St. Paul High School main office.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Thomas L. Gillam, 19, of Greensburg, Pa., was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Saturday after he lost control and hit an unoccupied, disabled vehicle off the right side of Ohio 61. The impact pushed the disabled vehicle into the undisclosed owner of the vehicle, who was standing next to it.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
I am troubled about road closures during the March 8 snow storm. One was announced in Parma and a couple of other communities. I understand that motorists can actually be arrested for driving during an announced closure. Are we still living in America? The freedom to go where we wish is basic to God-given rights in America. I don't remember voting on whether to close or not close roads. If this is in other communities, then we can assume reciprocity no longer exists and we are free to prevent residents of those towns from using our roads. This concept will result in gridlock.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
There's an odd-looking device on top of my computer monitor, staring at me. No, it's not in my imagination - it's really there. It is round, and its lens is pointed right at me. My daughter brought it back from China, where she purchased it for a small amount of Chinese money. What is it? It's a webcam. Before I describe to you the joys of having a webcam, let me backtrack. Long ago, in my childhood in New Jersey, it was very exciting to go to New York City and walk by the NBC building, because that building had a TV camera in the window so that, as you walked by, you could see yourself on a TV screen which was also in the window.
9:42 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN The Milan Chamber of Commerce recognized both individuals and organizations at a recent event. Zachary Rospert was honored with the 2008 Youth Service Award and George Weilnau was recognized posthumously as Citizen of the Year. Key Bank of Milan was given the Business of the Year award and Milan Troop 214 of the Boys Scouts of America as honored with the Organization of the Year award. Rospert, 19, serves as the chairman for the Ostheimer Memorial Fieldhouse Addition at the Milan Athletic Field. He has taken over the melon roll fundraising event at the Milan Melon Festival to raise money to fulfill the dream of the late Keith Ostheimer to improve the restroom and concession facilities. Weilnau, a life-long resident of Milan, died in 2006 at the age of 92. A graduate of Milan High School and a decorated veteran of World War II, he spent the rest of his life farming family-owned land around Milan. After his death, $1.5 million of his estate went to the Citizenship & Education Foundation of the Berlin-Milan Schools.
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NEW LONDON - Village council voted Monday to present a 3-mill, five-year general operating levy to the voters in November in an attempt to raise some much-needed money for the village. Members have been discussing several money-raising options, including a fire or police levy, a 50 percent reduction in the income tax credit or the operating levy.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com You might think of Bernie Car as a proactive physician. On any given day, his patients might include a towering oak or one of the many maple trees lining Norwalk's Main Street. But instead of a stethoscope and reflex hammer, Car's instruments include air knives and organic foliage sprays. Car, who is based in Norwalk, uses natural products, seaweed, to treat roots and foliage. Car said these products create a healthy soil environment for plants' roots to grow in. More specifically, they give plants access to a wider range of nutrients than synthetics, leading to greater overall health. The main benefits to the plant include increased drought tolerance, along with increased resistance to pests and diseases.
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The Norwalk VFW collected 75 pints of blood at its March 5 blood drive. The VFW has a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. The next blood drive is April 2. Here is the list of highlights from the VFW blood drive: Judi Resor, Norwalk, first-time donor. Robert Bonner, Willard, first-time donor.
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To understand the importance of smoke detectors in saving lives, consider cancer. There is a greater chance of a cure if a doctor finds the disease at its earliest stages. There are various "alarms," or symptoms medical professionals say you should look for that signal something is wrong. Similarly, a working smoke detector sounds an alarm when it senses smoke. But unlike cancer symptoms, which can appear after the disease has reached later stages, smoke detectors signal an alarm at a fire's early stage. "It allows people to get out of the house when they still can," said David Wallace, the Norwalk Fire Department's fire prevention officer. "Smoke detectors, without a doubt, is the best fire safety tip out there."