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Well, here we are in the New Year of 2009 and I'm the first columnist to appear this year in the Reflector! We're passing quickly through the first decade of this 21st century, and that makes me think of the terrible panic which people sought to engender concerning the year 2000. There were all kinds of dire predictions such as failure of computer networks, which would plunge our world into chaos and disaster. At the beginning of each year I make a list of the years which are an anniversary, such as 1959, 1934, 1909, 1884, 1859, 1834 and 1809, to consider whether something significant took place in that year. In the list cited, the year 1909 saw a huge celebration in Norwalk for the town's centennial as well as the kidnapping of Billy Whitla, which had a Norwalk connection; 1859 is the year that gas lighting was first introduced in Norwalk; in 1834 a wonderful statistical description of Norwalk was published in the Reflector; and 1809 saw many early settlers arrive on the Firelands from New England and New York. Settlement followed the establishment of Huron County by the state legislature.
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These girls didn't have to climb the corporate ladder. They are already C.E.Os, as their business cards indicate.
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MANSFIELD - A Greenwich man was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday in Richland County Common Pleas Court for cutting another man's neck with a box cutter. In addition to the eight-year prison term, Mark E. Stiteler, 52, of 3764 U.S. 224, Lot 42, also received a 10-year suspended prison sentence and five years of probation for aggravated burglary.
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The city is making a list of possible infrastructure projects that could receive state funding, Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch told council Tuesday night.
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ESPANOLA, N.M. - Little did John McLaughlin realize how much the sport of football would impact his life when he rushed out on the field as St. Paul's emergency reserve team kicker back when he was a junior. "Coach Dean Shelley, after I guess suffering through two out-of-bounds kickoffs that brought out penalty flags and gave our opponent great field position, turned around and asked if there was any one behind him who could kick the ball straight off a tee,'' McLaughlin said. "I rushed out there and by the grace of God, kicked it straight and fairly far.'
1:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The sluggish economy has hit the Maple City hard. Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch told city council Tuesday night the parks and recreation department will begin charging everyone including seniors 70 and older for memberships beginning Dec. 1, 2009.
1:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Everything was going along pretty well last Monday until I realized that 2008 will be history by the end of the week," growled Doberman. "Our long-time sheriff will be retired. A deputy takes over. I wonder what effect it will have on how the people of Huron County are served. "During our country's recent election campaign it seemed there were two choices: more of the same or change. Political change often fades after the swearing-in ceremony."
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The Norwalk Police Department sent its special response team (SRT) to Key Drive after an intoxicated Huron man threatened to commit suicide after he discovered a male co-worker was sleeping on his girlfriend's couch Thursday. Jameson "Jamie' A. Wray, 19, was released from Fisher-Titus Medical Center after speaking to a mental health professional who determined he wasn't at risk to harm himself. He was charged with underage consumption in connection with the incident that lasted about two hours.
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GREENWICH - Western Reserve opened the second half Tuesday with a 12-0 run over four minutes to grab a commanding 39-17, then held off a South Central comeback for a 58-49 win in Firelands Conference boys' basketball play. "In the third quarter, they were 12-0 to start the second half and for intents and purposes, that was the game,'' Trojans coach Pat Durham said.
1:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
A tearful 12-year-old neighbor made several 9-1-1 calls trying to get help after a Plymouth man shot his wife and stepdaughter on Christmas. Details of the rampage have come to light, following the release of the 9-1-1 tapes and the affidavit used to obtain a search warrant.
1:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Plymouth man suspected of shooting his wife and stepdaughter could put his fate in the hands of a grand jury. If Nicanor Garcia, 32, of 5181 Bevier Road, waives his right to a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. today in Norwalk Municipal Court, his case will be transferred to Huron County Common Pleas Court. That could result in a possible indictment later; currently, he is charged with two counts of attempted murder in connection with the Christmas Day double shooting.
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NAME: Gary Combs (Gary Wayne Combs) AGE: 30
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NAME: Jeffrey Enrique Ford-Rendon (aka Jeffrey Ford Enrique) AGE: 33
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NAME: Terri Ann Bundy AGE: 40
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NAME: Jeffery Feltner (Jeffery Allen Feltner) AGE: 42
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NAME: Michael A. Norman (aka Michael Allen Norman) AGE: 30
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NAME: Grover Sparkman AGE: 43
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NAME: Sarah R. Weiss AGE: 27
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NAME: Richard James Keller (aka Rick Keller) AGE: 52
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NAME: Jose E. Torres (Jose Efrain Torres) Alias: Aurelio Castro-Hernandez AGE: 48-55; his exact age is unknown
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NAME: Judah L. Byrd AGE: 23