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news@norwalkreflector.com Not long after Orville Wright won the coin flip with his brother, Wilbur, on the sands of North Carolina's Kill Devil Hill, two Norwalk brothers had their own visions of flying. Paul and Josh Wilber were in the process of designing and then building what was known then as the "aeroplane" a gawky, unsteady, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants engine-powered air machine that would make a community of fewer than 8,000 part of Ohio aviation history. To put dates in perspective, the Wright Brothers got things off the ground for the first time in 1900 but it was not until 1905 that they managed to turn a glider into a engine-powered aeroplane that flew as far as 24 miles. Paul Wilber, on Oct. 7, 1912, made his maiden flight and shortly thereafter was making flights as far as New London.
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MONROEVILLE - One convicted embezzler down, one to go. On Tuesday, Scott L. Miller, the former president of the Monroeville Athletic Boosters, was sentenced to 90 days in jail on the work release program for stealing about $20,000 from the organization. He used the money to make his payroll at his construction business and has paid the full amount of restitution. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered him to perform 400 hours of community service and fined him $1,000.
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk resident Kristie A. Wert has been selected as the new Main Street program manager for the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation (NEDC), announced Ken Schafer, president of the NEDC board of directors. The action was made official by a vote of the Main Street Norwalk board of directors on Wednesday after a recommendation to employ Wert by the NEDC's Main Street search committee.
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Water and sewer rates in Norwalk have gone up. Water and sewer bills received in February for January consumption will reflect an increase in rates for consumers using more than 1,000 gallons of water. The water rate for users within Norwalk city limits will increase from $5.70 per thousand to $5.80 per thousand gallons and sewer rate will increase from $5.60 per thousand gallons to $6.60 per thousand gallons.
1:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
I've written before about my concern for "our' generation's (baby boomers) place in history. Our parents were part of "The Greatest Generation.' In what kind of regard will our kids hold us?
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BELLEVUE - The Blue Ribbon Arson Reward Committee is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification of the person(s) responsible for a Nov. 23 arson at Progress Plastics Products. Eight fire departments responded to the 420 Monroe St. business. The nine-alarm fire started at 3:49 a.m. in the manufacturing company's warehouse.
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GALION - The Norwalk boys' swimming team slipped past Galion 48-46 Tuesday in Northern Ohio League play. The Lady Tigers topped the Lady Truckers 54-40.
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Janesville Acoustics laid off 91 full-time employees Monday. Plant manager Gary Eddy said the decision was made by seniority and the employees were notified in the second or third week of December. There was no information on the longest tenure of any of the workers.
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Scott L. Miller, the former president of the Monroeville Athletic Boosters, was sentenced this morning to 90 days in jail and fined $1,000 for stealing about $20,000 from the school organization. What was most troubling for Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler was that Miller contended he borrowed the money to make his payroll at his construction business and didn't pay any of it back. Leffler said it's difficult for charities to get money and that makes what Miller did over several years a more serious crime.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk street department worker is accused of hiding his son, who was wanted on warrants, from police at several area hotels. Michael J. Canterbury, 54, of 4616 Whittlesey Road, is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Municipal Court today on a charge of obstruction of justice in connection with a Nov. 21 incident. If he waives his right to the preliminary hearing, his case will be transferred to Huron County Common Pleas Court for a possible grand jury indictment.
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COLUMBUS State Representative Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) was sworn in Monday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. "I am really looking forward to representing the 58th House District in the Statehouse," Boose said. "We are facing challenging times and this district, in particular, has been hard hit economically. I am glad for the support I've received from so many people in the district because I will need the cooperation from many people to successfully bring us out of the economic slump." Boose earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Bowling Green State University and a master's degree in business administration from Texas Tech University. He served as Huron County Commissioner and was also a member of the Private Industry Council, Farmland Preservation Committee and Data Processing Board. In addition, Boose served as president of the Solid Waste District, and he is an active member of The Ohio State University LEAD Alumni Association, the Huron County Farm Bureau and the County Commissioners Association of Ohio. He is married with four children.
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The Erie Community Federal Credit Union, the Sandusky office of the FBI, and the city of Huron are offering a reward for any information in regard to the armed bank robbery of the Erie Community Federal Credit Union on Nov. 25. To be eligible for the reward, this information must lead to the arrest of the individuals responsible.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
David H. Battles, who served under three Huron County sheriffs as a special deputy, was appointed to be the new county jail administrator Monday. Battles, 63, became a deputy July 5, 1970 under Sheriff John Borgia. He was a road deputy under Borgia, Tom Dunlap and Richard Sutherland.
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The timing was perfect. The finished product was even better. Ashley and Fred Leber, of Norwalk, became the proud parents of Norwalk's first baby of 2009 when little Emmie Jane was born at 11:01 a.m. Saturday.
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SWANTON Two men from Maine and a man from Montana face felony drug charges after the state Highway Patrol seized three pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop Friday on the Ohio Turnpike in Lucas County. Troopers estimate the drugs are valued at more than $135,000. Troopers stopped a 2003 Toyota Sequoia for a registration violation and a 2001 Volvo XC70 for a following too closely violation. Both vehicles were heading west on the turnpike about 9:51 a.m. The driver of the Toyota, Charles L. Clark, 24, of Bozeman, Mont., was charged with possession of drugs and trafficking in drugs. The driver of the Volvo, Aaron S. Gile, 19, of Gorham, Maine, and his passenger, Will P. Clark, 20 of Windham, Maine both were charged with complicity. After the stop, occupants of both vehicles admitted to traveling together, troopers said. The officers observed criminal indicators and a patrol drug-sniffing dog "alerted" to both vehicles. A probable cause search revealed three pounds of BC Bud marijuana and paraphernalia in the Toyota.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com HURON The Erie Community Federal Credit Union, the Sandusky office of the FBI and the city of Huron are offering a reward for any information about the Nov. 25 armed bank robbery. To be eligible for the reward, this information must lead to the arrest of the individuals responsible. FBI Special Agent Scott Wilson, of the Cleveland office, stressed that authorities are seeking information from the general public, "who are our eyes and ears." He said anybody who saw any suspicious activity before or after the time of the robbery should call the Huron Police Department at (419) 433-4114 or the Sandusky office of the FBI at (419) 626-8383.
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The Fund for Huron County is accepting applications for a spring round of grants. Applications are due by March 1. The fund makes grants to Huron County non-profit agencies. Two rounds of grants will be made this year, one in March for grants and the second in November for mini-grants ($250 and under). The Fund for Huron County makes grants from a permanent endowment fund created by many donors. Contributions may be made currently, or over time, with money or appreciated assets, such as stocks and bonds. Donors of $10,000 or more may establish a named fund in their own name or honoring or memorializing someone else. It is possible to create donor advised funds in which the donor takes an active role in awarding grants. Grant guidelines and applications may be obtained by writing to P.O. Box 541, Norwalk, Ohio 44857-0541 or atwww.peoplewhocare.org under Fund for Huron County. Huron County non-profit agencies with 501c(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to submit applications for grants. Applications for grants in a wide range of charitable interests will be considered, including the arts, culture, civic affairs, education, health, economic development and social services.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com Janesville Acoustics laid off 91 full-time employees Monday. Plant manager Gary Eddy said the decision was made by seniority and the employees were notified in the second or third week of December. There was no information on the longest tenure of any of the workers. "Most of them were process associates," Eddy said, also mentioning several employees were press operators.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's always been a dream of mine to do something really daring. Some guys like to skydive. Some guys like to bungee-jump. Others like to race cars or ride fast motorcycles. I think some of the rides at Cedar Point are enough. I don't like leaving the ground, but at least you are strapped in on the Magnum XL-200 or Millennium Force. The Blue Streak and Cedar Creek Mine Ride are more to my liking. I was on vacation last week and had my chance. This was my opportunity ... it was time to let it all hang out. It was time to cross the line and become a man.
1:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com David H. Battles, who served under three Huron County sheriffs as a special deputy, was appointed to be the new county jail administrator Monday. Battles, 63, became a deputy July 5, 1970 under Sheriff John Borgia. He was a road deputy under Borgia, Tom Dunlap and Richard Sutherland. "Sometimes I was paid; sometimes I wasn't," said Battles, who worked as a detective for many years with Sheriff Dane Howard.
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Imagine you're standing in a local store, eyes bouncing around the shelves and hangers and hooks for something yet unknown. It has to be perfect. You search for as long as it takes. And that time, depending on the person on the list, could be a long while. Then you see something. You reach for it and say exuberantly, "Aha! This has sister Wendy written all over it." Welcome to the moment of the "Aha!" It is more than the administrative glee of marking one more person off your list; it is the joy of finding the perfect gift. Successful training for any kind of physical goal is laden with "Aha!" moments. Perhaps you have started The Program today. You woke and said, "I am going to change my life. I am going to eat healthy. I am going to exercise. I am going to drink water instead of pop. I am going to do it. And I am going to start right now." And within seconds of arriving at work, someone announces doughnuts are in the break room. "Rats. Maybe I'll start tomorrow." Whether you pass on the empty calorie spike, or indulge in one last gorge, this is one of many critical moments inside The Program. The successful navigation of such temptations reveal the inner spirit of yourself. And if you make it safely to the other side, you will find yourself delighted, and possibly muttering, "Aha! I did it!"