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MARCH 6, 1924 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 85 years ago: Jury gives $2,000 to Mrs. Waldron in injury case Mrs. Eva E. Waldron yesterday afternoon was returned a verdict of $2,000 against the city of Norwalk in a personal injury case. The jury deliberated about an hour. Mrs. Waldron filed suit on the grounds she was injured when she fell on a defective sidewalk on Norwood Ave. a few years ago.
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Huron County's unemployment rate jumped to a shocking 18.3 percent in January, keeping it atop the state's 88 counties in that dubious category. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (JFS) released the county-by-county labor statistics this morning.
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On Monday I had decided to take a week off from writing this column. I'm tired of writing about bad things all the time and don't want to become the prince of darkness. It seems like everything I read or watch is about how crummy things are and it's hard to focus on much else than how bad the economy is and how much worse it's going to get.
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BIRMINGHAM - A fire destroyed the century-old building that houses a restaurant and the post office in this Erie County community on Tuesday. Firefighters from a dozen departments, including the Florence Township, Wakeman, Vermilion, Berlin Township and Milan, fought the fire in the Ohio 113 building from about noon to 8 p.m.
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A Greenwich man was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison and fined $500 for growing marijuana in his mobile home. On Aug. 11, the Tri-Community Joint Fire District responded to the home of Jeremy L. Duposki, 28, of 3764 U.S. 224, Lot 32, for a bathroom fire. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said firefighters discovered a "growing operation."
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The city will not pursue its plan for a new fire station until 2010. Norwalk's "Blue Ribbon Committee" met in February to review its 2008 recommendations and decided to hold off on the plan.
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The Huron County commissioners this morning were considering a $23,000 request to make the Huron County Jail a safer place to spend time. The sheriff's office is asking for the money to install fencing along a balcony and a staircase to keep inmates from jumping as far as 16 feet to the floor below. At least three incidents of that sort occurred last year.
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FREMONT - A Bellevue man will serve more than two years in prison on multiple sex convictions after he serves 18 months for an unrelated break-in. Benjamin M. Blausey, 21, of 6075 Ohio 547, was sentenced Friday in Sandusky County Common Pleas Court to 18 months in prison on each of four counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
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You didn't hear all those horns in front of the Norwalk Post Office because of an accident or traffic jam Tuesday afternoon. Those blaring their horns were responding to the volunteers wielding signs, hoping to "Save Our Service.'
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NAME: Jean Boehler AGE: 36
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Every garden magazine seems to have pictures of clever little garden houses. Some use salvage materials and add window boxes, shutters and other embellishments. Others are regular little barns that you can buy at the lumber yards or 'big-box' stores. Still others are original designs like Don and Debi Helton's delightful garden house at 40 Maple St. Inside is a comfortable couch and lots of reading material mostly garden magazines. Just the place to curl up and hide from the telephone on a lovely summer day. It's not summer yet, but you can get a start on building your own little garden treasure with a trip to Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Avery at the former Outlet Mall to see what goodies you can find. A few weeks ago, a lovely garden table and chairs were a steal at $100 and someone else got a nice bunch of bargain-priced concrete paving stones. The ReStore has all kinds of used building materials that would get you started. Not only big and small windows and doors of your choice, but paint, too.
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An incident Friday night on Hickory Street sounds like something from "The Silence of the Lambs." Dwight L. Druckemiller, 37, of 185 W. Main St., Apt. 11B, was charged with felonious assault after being accused of biting someone during an altercation at a party with several co-workers, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said. The incident happened about 9:15 p.m.
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The Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (HCDJFS) is working with American Coating Specialists, Inc. to provide assistance for the roughly 57 people recently laid off from the company, HCDJFS executive director Teresa Alt said.
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A Medina County man was charged with assault in connection with an early Thursday morning altercation at a Wakeman bar. Michael S. Campbell, 24, of Spencer, had been at large as of last week. He turned himself in Thursday to Norwalk Municipal Court the day the warrant was issued, which probation officer Dean Strimple served, court records show. Judge John Ridge scheduled a March 12 trial date and Campbell was released after posting 10 percent of a $5,000 bond.
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It was a sure sign spring was right around the corner. Norwalk Reflector Business Manager Richard Russell eyeballs the ice cream stand on the west side of town each day to and from work. The day it opened he suggested we get there for what has become a favorite for the two of us a foot-long Coney dog (with mustard and onions on the bottom). It was still too cold to eat outside so we got the food and brought it back to work.
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Fisher-Titus Medical Center was granted provisional status as a Level 3 Trauma Center Monday by the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Currently, Fisher-Titus Medical Center is the only area hospital to have this designation.
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MARCH 3, 1959 The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on his date 50 years ago:
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WILLARD - March, American Red Cross month, came in like the proverbial lion for the Firelands chapter due to Sunday's fire at the 119 Dale Ave. apartment complex. "The seven families living there were evacuated with just the clothes on their backs. Fortunately, no one was injured and no lives were lost," executive director Ron Rude said in a prepared statement.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com COLLINS A fire today gutted 4116 Hartland Center Road, the home of 54-year-old Don Wobser. "I was in there laying there on the couch. I fell asleep. I woke up and smelled smoke. The whole living room was full of smoke," he said at the scene. "You couldn't see nothing." Wobser was home with his grandson at the time of the fire.
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MONROEVILLE Monroeville Elementary got into the Super Bowl spirit by asking their students if they were "Ready for some Reading?... Super Bowl Reading." Each grade level faced off and tried to score touchdowns against each other. Each grade level had its own football field. The ball moved one yard for every book read by students. The students put on their game faces and enjoyed watching the football move up and down the field. The competition started Jan. 9 and ran through Feb. 6. Monroeville principal Bob Butler said "We wanted to acknowledge the excitement the students were feeling about the Super Bowl and use that opportunity to excite the students about reading."
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SANDUSKY - These 15 people don't need secret identities, catchy names or costumes to be super. These everyday heroes are ordinary people who saw what needed to be done and then stepped up to do something about it.