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Editor's note: This is the ninth in a series of stories counting down the top 10 local stories for 2009. The series will conclude Saturday with the top story of the year. MASSILLON - In storybook fashion, the St. Paul Flyers won the Division VI state championship on Dec. 5 with a 24-21 win over Delphos St. John's.
7:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Hurry up and wait. That's basically what the Norwalk city administration did and continues to do when it comes to the application for federal stimulus funds involving a possible new fire station.
7:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dispatcher and EMT-B Carol Alms has been selected by her co-workers as the 2009 North Central EMS (NCEMS) Employee of the Year. Alms joined NCEMS in 1990 as an EMT-B, and currently holds the position of full-time dispatcher. The employee of the year award has been presented to the selected candidate at a company dinner for the past 24 years. It has always been selected by the employees. "When an employee receives recognition from their peers it really makes a statement as to how appreciated that person is," NCEMS Executive Director Don Ballah said. "Carol has earned this award and it was an honor to present it to her." Alms lives in Norwalk with her husband Brian and son Jakob.
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Dec. 31, 1960 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 49 years ago: Culver hits 20 points in three quarters
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The Bronson Township Trustees will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 at the township building. The purpose of the meeting is to appropriate funds for the year 2010. Trustees will continue to hold their regular monthly meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. All meetings will be held at the township building at the corner of Dublin and Old State Roads.
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For the sixth straight year, the Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department will offer area residents the chance to count down to the new year in an alcohol-free, drug-free, tobacco-free, but not fun-free, environment. The event, called Family First Night, will feature bounce houses, swimming, door prizes, basketball, bingo, poker, snacks and a big-screen television showing the ball dropping live at Times Square.
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Jeanette Moulton is grateful her daughter and family are OK after a fire gutted their rural Norwalk mobile home Monday night. "They've only been there a month. … My daughter was so happy to get this place,' she said. "It's just devastating.'
7:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Christmas means more to Jonathan Goebel today because of his newborn son. Joseph Patrick Alexander Goebel was born at 10:34 a.m. Christmas Day at Fisher-Titus Medical Center - the second generation of his family to be born on Christmas Day, after his great-grandfather, Calvin Loudy.
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Editor's note: This is the eighth in a series of stories counting down the top 10 local stories for 2009. The series will conclude Saturday with the top story of the year. Six gun shot wounds to the chest, upper arm, hands and head took the life of 51-year-old Keith R. Rodvold on Sept. 17.
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For the sixth straight year, the Norwalk Park and Recreation Department will offer area residents the chance to count down to the new year in an alcohol-free, drug-free, tobacco-free but not fun-free environment. The event, called Family First Night, will feature bounce houses, swimming, door prizes, basketball, bingo, poker, a big-screen television showing the ball dropping live at Times Square and snacks. Everybody will be given party favors to use when the ball drops at Times Square, shown via projector and live screen. Admission to the event this year is $2 per person. Doors will open at 8 p.m. at the Ersthausen Community Center.
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A structure fire destroyed a rural Norwalk mobile home Monday night. "Seventy percent of the structure was fully involved upon arrival. No occupants were inside at the onset of the fire,' Norwalk Fire Lt. Rick Perry said in his report.
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Erie County wanted trash. You've got it, Huron County officials said Monday.
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COLLINS - Rodge Wilson was hired Monday night as the new superintendent of the Western Reserve Local Schools district. Wilson has been the interim superintendent, taking over for Doug Solet, who was terminated in October.
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Editor's note: This is the seventh in a series of stories counting down the top 10 local stories for 2009. The series will conclude Saturday with the top story of the year. The economic downturn put the clamps on city and county government in 2009.
7:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
"The accepted estimate for the cost of a bad hire is 1.5 to 3.5 times the salary of the job in question, after all costs are factored in." Minesh Baxi, "Cost Of A Bad Hire" Let's imagine that you're a middle manager at Acme Inc. The company has been very successful for 233 years, survived internal struggles and even helped other companies when they had problems. Two of your employees, Nancy and Harry, have been in your department for several years. They are not model workers but survived their performance reviews during that time. One of their more recent foolish plans was to provide 14 percent of Acme's annual sales as "relief" to cover-up bad decisions in your financial department. A new employee, Barry, started work in your department earlier this year. You wondered why anyone would hire this guy, because his resume listed no practical experience for the position and 8 percent of your company is on lay off. When you first meet Barry, all he can talk about is "cleaning up the mess" left by his predecessor, a lament you will hear over and over.
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news@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON Council quickly navigated through Monday night's agenda in a brief meeting. Council approved the transfer of $60,000 from the Revolving Loan Fund to the New London Community Improvement Corporation for the installation of a new traffic light downtown. In turn, the CIC will act on behalf of the village for the installation of the new lights. Administrator Shawn Tappel said the two-week installation will take place in March 2010. Council heard from residents Dane Howard and Barry Overy, both of whom encouraged council to think and act with level heads and in the best interests of the village. Howard also said that those councils that have come before the present one have made some good decisions and that folks don't always realize "how good we have it here, compared to our surrounding area." He added that council's decisions are not arbitrary and there are ramifications for those decisions.
7:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com When Norwalk City Schools educator Sue Goodsite traveled to China recently, she brought letters from Pleasant Elementary third-grade students and teachers. It was one step Goodsite took to help foster communication between Chinese and American students and educators. Goodsite, Norwalk City Schools' director of instruction, was among 400 U.S. school district leaders who participated in an eight-day educational exchange with The Chinese Bridge Delegation: Taking the Next Step 2009. The program's purpose is to expand and strengthen the knowledge of Chinese language programs in U.S. schools. The trip, including sightseeing, meals and lodging, was sponsored by the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters in partnership with the nonprofit College Board. Goodsite said she personally paid for her round-trip airfare from Detroit to JFK. The flight to and from China and flights within the country were sponsored by Hanban, the executive body of the Chinese Language Council International: a non-governmental and non-profit public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education.
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By JENNIFER FEEHAN The Blade, Toledo (MCT) TOLEDO If you're thinking of venturing out on frozen water this winter, keep in mind this simple bit of wisdom from the U.S. Coast Guard: No ice is safe ice.
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jcenters@norwalkreflector.com COLLINS Rodge Wilson was hired Monday night as the new superintendent of the Western Reserve Local Schools district. Wilson has been the interim superintendent, taking over for Doug Solet, who was terminated in October. "Rodge Wilson is the official superintendent," board member and spokesman Cheryl Fannin said this morning.
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Forty years ago on July 4, 1969, six weeks after my husband and I were married, we lost everything in a flood and fire. Since the family survived, we figured we could survive anything. That was the worst thing we thought ever would happen to us, until now. We moved to Wakeman on April 1, 1991. The last three years have been a living hell. We have been harassed, antagonized and have had quite a bit of pain, suffering and worry. Our animals have been poisoned, not just once, but twice since November of 2007. One of our dogs that was poisoned in January 2009 has to have a shot for the rest of his life, every month, to keep him going from what happened to him. He was just 17 months old when he was poisoned. The law did nothing to find out who did this. They did not even publicize anything in the paper to warn people around here. We had at least 10 feet of property down one whole side of us taken away because no one is living that lived in our house to say how the property was divided at least 90 years ago.
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Our hats are off to Jill James and her Curtain Call Production of Snowed In, a children's Christmas musical about being snowed in on the last day of school before winter break. Working with over 170 area children, Jill showcased their talents during 11 shows performed at the Norwalk Theatre. Laugh out loud comedy combined with sentimental Christmas songs filled our hearts with the holiday spirit. If you missed this production, don't worry, you will have an opportunity in May to experience Dig It!, a musical about young archaeologists traveling back in time to ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. We are hopeful that the Norwalk Reflector, as well as other area newspapers, will support this upcoming production with front page publicity, and we hope to see you this spring at Dig It! You won't want to miss it! Bob and Cynthia Morton Milan