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Sex offender James W. Dendinger had no comment Thursday morning after a judge ruled he now would have to register his address for life. On Oct. 10, 2001, Dendinger was classified as a habitual sex offender. That meant after serving two years in prison for sexual battery, he was supposed to annually register his address with the Huron County Sheriff's Office for the next 25 years. State legislation enacted Jan. 1 classified Dendinger, now 58, of 4391 of N. Ohio 99, as a "tier three" sex offender. That requires him to register his address every three months for the rest of his life.
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MARCH 10, 1911 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 97 years ago:
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CLEVELAND You'll be leery of remaining unflinchingly sure about anything after seeing "Doubt: A Parable," the provocative, powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play on-stage at the Cleveland Play House through March 23. Like a magnetic force, playwright John Patrick Shanley pulls us into this riveting story about a steely, self-confident nun and her suspicion of inappropriate behavior with a child. Shanley's play is a lean, focused 90 minutes with enough tension-filled drama, twists and turns to glue our eyes to the stage. It is 1964, and Sister Aloysius is the principal of a parochial school in the Bronx. The crux of the play is that she doesn't have a single doubt the parish priest had inappropriate contact with one of the students. Sister Aloysius displays a dogged determination to expose the priest even though she has no proof. In the process, we shudder at the potential consequences of being 100-percent self-assured.
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Shelley Stockmaster is a full-time college student, but does her fair share of teaching. About a year ago, the Norwalk woman started a monthly children's cooking class for all ages in her home. A fellow Pampered Chef consultant, who does something similar, was the inspiration. "I thought what a great time to spend time with my kids and teach them the fundamentals of what I didn't learn as a kid. I thought it sounded (like) fun," the 38-year-old single mother said.
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Norwalk Catholic School teacher Joy Tokarsky said she's never had students upset about a snow day. But recently, two of her fourth graders called her at 7 a.m. in tears because school was canceled for the day. That illustrates how excited Norwalk Catholic School fourth graders were to present their completed assignment.
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HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Feb. 3 in the Ohio 99 collision between the vehicles driven by Fredrick Hogle, 41, of 118 Fourth St., Willard, and Curtis M. Green, 29, of Shelby. Green's tractor-trailer hit the rear of Hogle's bicycle, who was ejected and landed on the side of the road. Willard EMS transported Hogle, who wasn't wearing a helmet, to Mercy Hospital of Willard, with minor injuries. He is no longer at Mercy. Samantha E. Fey, 21, of 305 Keefer St., Willard, was charged with failure to control Tuesday after she went off the left side of Boughtonville Road near Greenwich-Milan Townline Road and hit a sign post and guide wire. Anthony T. Kelley, 35, of Santee, S.C., was charged with driving an unsafe vehicle Thursday after part of his drive line broke off the tractor-trailer and entered U.S. 250, which Gayle L. Halan, 47, of 100 New London Ave., New London, hit while heading south behind the truck.
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Toast good Samaritan George Van Dootingh Jr. for helping a woman and her daughter, who had a flat tire on March 1, writes a Reflector reader. They are so grateful. A New London man has a toast and a roast at the same time. "First to Jim Sitterly, he writes, a toast for initiating the process of getting the real estate conveyance tax fee on the ballot. I would like to roast those voters that voted against it, because I know they had no clue what it was for. That only those buying real estate would be taxed. All they heard was tax, and was against it. Most of these people gripe about not bringing jobs to our area, and this tax would help do that for our county. I'm usually against any taxes, but I think this one would help our area."
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My mail is so disappointing mostly catalogs and fliers and advertisements. I am sure that the people who send it all have visions of me reading their offer carefully and leaping into action to buy or call or contribute as requested. Instead, I throw away most of it without a glance. But there was something really good in my mail the other day. And I read it cover to cover, including every single advertisement. When I was done, I went through the whole thing again. Subsequently, I have been through it a couple more times. You would have to admit, THAT is a pretty good piece of mail.
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Are you thinking about bringing home a live bunny as an Easter gift this year? Did you know that pet rabbits can live from 7 to 10 or more years and require the same long-term care as cats and dogs? Additionally, contrary to belief, rabbits are not low-maintenance pets. They have specific dietary and veterinary needs and must be handled with care. Unfortunately, people don't realize these facts and thousands of ex-Easter bunnies are abandoned to shelters or into the wild each year. This is a subject that I can speak personally about. Our family has three rabbits. I have talked about Humperdink and Penelope in the past. Benjamin joined us last spring. All three of our rabbits came from the Huron County Humane Society. Humperdink and Penelope were pets that were tossed outside to fend for themselves after someone got tired of them. Contrary to popular belief, domestic rabbits do not have the ability to survive in the "wild."
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Eagle Creek golf course and club will be able to sell liquor on Sundays after voters in the Bronson Township precinct approved a referendum in Tuesday's election. Voters in the Bronson Township's No. 2 precinct approved the local option by a 273-106 margin.
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MONROEVILLE A 12-year-old rural Monroeville girl is listed in fair condition at a Toledo hospital after accidentally being shot by her sibling Thursday. "It was a wound to the neck," Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund said. "It was the 13-year-old brother who picked up the gun, accidentally discharging (it) and hitting her in the neck."
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Due to the Inclement weather, the Jamestown concert scheduled for Saturday was postponed. The new concert date will be announced. If you have already purchased a ticket, it will be honored for the new date.
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The Norwalk Catholic School Early Childhood Center open house/clothing sale that has been advertised for Saturday has been rescheduled for April 5. Also, the Football Mom's barbecue chicken dinner for Sunday has been postponed until noon to 3 p.m. March 16.
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LL Bean is recalling Faux-Shearling Infant Booties sold by LL Bean from July 2006 to December 2006. A small metal zipper tab on the infant booties can detach posing a choking hazard. The booties are sold in infant sizes 1-6. The booties were sold in a tan or pink suede. They have rubber soles and a zipper closure at the ankle. "L.L. Bean" is printed in white letters on the soles of the booties. The size and stock BNK1 are printed on a tag inside the booties.
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Norwalk Catholic School (NCS) was on a lockdown Friday after the report of a male pedestrian on Whittlesey Avenue with a shotgun. Amy Hurst, the director of early childhood education, received a tip about the alleged incident from police just after 9 a.m. She said the dispatcher provided the information so she could lock down the NCS Early Childhood Education Center. "One of the dispatchers called the building and my secretary talked to her," Hurst said.
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Verizon North Inc. has been fined $250,000 for not restoring customers' home telephone service promptly, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio announced last week. It's the second such fine within a year, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
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FLORENCE TOWNSHIP - A Wakeman man is accused of raping an 8-year-old girl between Nov. 1 and Feb. 26. Brian C. Barnhill, 24, of 10519 Harrison Road, has been held at the Erie County Jail since 6:22 p.m. Thursday on rape, a jail spokeswoman said. If convicted, he could be sentenced to three to 10 years in prison and fined up to $20,000.
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WILLARD Shelli Loy, pharmacy manager at Mercy Hospital of Willard, recently completed the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program at The Ohio State University. According to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, only 20 percent of all licensed pharmacists in the state of Ohio have completed the PharmD program. Loy has been a member of the Mercy family for six years. "We are proud of Shelli for her accomplishments throughout her career with Mercy Willard," said Bob Gospodarek, president and CEO of Mercy Hospital of Willard. "We are especially excited about her completion of the PharmD program, as it will enhance the already excellent quality of care our pharmacists provide to our patients." The evolution of the pharmacy profession toward the provision of patient-focused pharmaceutical care requires a high level of clinical knowledge and skill on the part of practitioners. It is important to Mercy Willard to have high qualified professionals, like Shelli, on the Mercy Willard staff.
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Kim Arter, 47, Milan Immediate family: husband Doug, children Tosha, Joshuah, Brian, Rena, Brandon, Jenna, Lindsay
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With the snow expected to continue through tonight, area snowplow drivers are back into 24-hour mode. Huron County drivers are working overtime to provide continuous plowing, Glenn Higgins, foreman for the county Engineer's office, said Friday evening. Both night and day crews work an extra four hours so that trucks are continuously working on county roads.