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The Huron County Commissioners announced Tuesday the appointment of Teresa Alt as executive director of the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services, effective Jan. 1, 2009. Alt will be paid $78,000 per year.
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By EMILY ANDREWS Reflector Intern news@norwalkreflector.com Smetzer Paint & Supply may be relocating, but Smetzer Kitchen & Appliance is staying put in the Smetzer Centre in Norwalk.
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Final preparations are now being made for next week's open house festivities of the $11.3 million Snyder/White Heart and Vascular Center at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Members of LOF Graphics recently placed sign letters on the facility. The community is invited to a special ribbon cutting ceremony of the Snyder/White Heart and Vascular Center at Fisher-Titus from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tours will follow from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the center, located on Fisher-Titus Parkway off Shady Lane Drive. The Snyder/White Heart & Vascular Center received its name during a special ceremony in May. Alice White Rau and Dudley A. White Jr. gave a $1 million gift to honor their grandparents Reginald C. and Alice Mack Snyder and their parents Dudley A. and Alice Snyder White. "The Snyder/White family has long history in the community, having owned and operated the Norwalk Reflector since 1913," FTMC President Patrick J. Martin said. "We are honored to be able to display such an important local family's name on our Heart & Vascular Center."
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Norwalk city council members spent about an hour Tuesday evening discussing the proposed tax increment financing (TIF) for Norwalk Commons. The TIF, if approved by council and the Berlin-Milan school board, would capture property tax revenues on the improvements on four parcels of land in the Norwalk Commons development and ultimately pay for the new infrastructure needed in that area for development.
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It's not often the governor's wife comes to your home town, but that's what happened this week as Ohio's first lady, Frances Strickland, paid the Maple City a visit. She met with representatives from family agencies and government officials Wednesday in a roundtable meeting to receive updates on the progress of the organizations. Strickland learned about the many positive things Huron County has to offer. They include a variety of organizations such as Help Me Grow, the Huron County Family & Children First Council and MultiSystemic Therapy, the Kinder Casa Spanish and English preschool program, Fisher-Titus Medical Center and the Ernsthausen Community Center. Huron County Commissioner Gary Bauer also complimented County Emergency Management Agency Director Bill Ommert. "We think Bill Ommert is the finest EMA director in the state," Bauer said. Ommert, when informed of the compliment, said he enjoys his job.
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JULY 7, 1907 The top stories in the Evening Herald on this date 101 years ago: Train hits Mrs. Ruff Mrs. Frances R. Ruff, aged 73 years, lies at her home, No. 85 Wooster Street, with a broken leg and in a terribly bruised and scratched condition after a miraculous escape from death on the tracks of the L.S.&M.S. Railroad.
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Insufficient evidence and three people not willing to change their minds resulted in two acquittals and a hung jury in last week's shaken baby case. Juror Robert April, of Norwalk, said he hopes another jury, presented with the involuntary manslaughter charge against Jeffrey A. Resor, will be open-minded enough to see that a guilty verdict can be reached even if doctors disagree.
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A LifeFlight helicopter flew an 11-year-old Sandusky girl to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center after a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on U.S. 250. Alyssa M. Frazier is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit of the Toledo hospital, a spokeswoman said. Trooper Cynthia Lottman, of the Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol, said she sustained serious injuries as the passenger in the 1996 Mercury Villager driven by Barbara F. Frazier, 65, of Sandusky.
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COLLINS - When Andrew Chafin reports to Kent State in late August, he will have already made several steps up from high school baseball. His latest venture, a trip with the Ohio team two weeks ago to the Sunbelt Classic in Norman, Okla., only makes him more optimistic as far as Mid-American Conference baseball. "It was very good competition," the All-Ohio 1st Team selection made in talking about a tournament that saw him go 1-1 on the mound and the team win four of eight games in placing third overall.
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Defense attorney David Longo believes his client is entitled to be acquitted because he abandoned a conspiracy to commit a "brutal home invasion." Victim Brandon Taft said he fought with three masked men after they stormed into his mobile home Feb. 18, 2007 until they threatened to break his girlfriend's and infant son's kneecaps. "They threatened to hurt her if I didn't stop resisting," Taft said, his voice clenching, as he testified Monday.
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June 30, 1932 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 76 years ago:
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JULY 1, 1952 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 56 years ago: City working in high gear restoring power, mopping up Crews of city and out-of-town workers are proceeding apace with the herculean task of mopping up Norwalk following Sunday afernoon's disastrous gale, which hit virually every part of the city with equal force.
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JUNE 30, 1932 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 76 years ago:
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Nancy Davis has two widely diverse hobbies with one connection - cookbooks and motorcycles that are antiques. She's been known to buy boxes of antique cookbooks at sales. She enjoys cookbooks of all kinds, but particularly likes the diversity she finds in old recipes. Davis, 59, said she found a great recipe for horseradish in one old book and now makes it every year.
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AVERY - The EHOVE Career Center school board added and subtracted personnel during its June 25 meeting. The board hired Donald Frost III of Sandusky as the manufacturing technology instructor. In related action, he received a five-hour supplemental contract for equipment year.
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HIGHWAY PATROL Scott A. Shuker, 21, of 16782 Township Road 186, Bellevue, was charged with failure to control June 23 after he swerved to avoid an animal on Ohio 547, went off the left side and side-swiped a guardrail and stopped in a creek. North Central EMS transported him to The Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries. He is no longer in the hospital.
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Roast the parking situation this weekend for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. Summit president Bill Bader Jr. wanted to get access to use Huron County Airport as a way to get fans in and out of the park. After days of negations, the park was turned down by the Federal Aviation Administration. A lot of fingers were pointed and we don't know whose fault it was, but everybody should be working together on an event this big. The airport struggles at best with funding, and it missed an opportunity to make $8,000. Somebody dropped the ball and we think the county commissioners should find out who it was. Toast all of the local residents who were a part of this weekend's NHRA Nationals. Many of the workers are volunteers helping raise money for their organizations. One of those groups is the Lions Club, which raises money by manning the beer booths around the park. It's a tough job, but the club uses the money it raises to fund most of its causes.
11:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
Every once in a while I get a really great idea. For instance, this month is the anniversary of an excellent idea I got exactly 25 years ago.
11:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk residents Cory and Isabel Albright are starting a cleaning business, and they are currently accepting clients, both residential and commercial. The couple, who have previous experience in the cleaning profession, are flexible when it comes to the frequency of the jobs, whether the clients want the cleaning performed weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or even seasonal. They also clean windows and are willing to work windows-only jobs as well.
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GREENWICH - A young couple stayed with the husband's parents Wednesday night after a fire destroyed their house earlier that afternoon. "After that, I don't know where they're going to stay," said David Seidel, chief of the Tri-Community Joint Fire District.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com If you are health conscious but love eating outdoors with others, finding nutritious foods should be, well, a picnic. Picnic time is here and for many, that means mounds of mayonnaise-laden foods such as macaroni salad, egg salad, potato salad and chicken salad. Other fatty foods picnickers tend to pile on their plates include hot dogs, hamburgers and fried chicken. Of course, the saying "everything in moderation" applies to traditional picnic foods as well; you don't have to avoid them completely, said Theresa Yuschak, a registered dietitian at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.