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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com More than 30 agencies will participate in the first area-wide Social Services EXPO at the St. Paul Convocation Center on Saturday, June 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. "We are trying to attract people who have needs to come and find out what services are available and people who want to volunteer to come and find out what agencies need their help," said Marian Bermudez, pastoral associate at St. Paul. The event is free and open to the public.
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news@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON If you're in New London and craving ice cream or a sandwich, then Cravin's might be the place to go. Tuanna and husband Eric Foltz own the drive-in, as well as a full-service restaurant in Castalia called Cold Creek Caf, with Tuanna managing Cravin's and Eric the Castalia location. They purchased the drive-in from Rick Bowers in June of 2001 and prior to that both managed Friendly's restaurants for many years.
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Karen Opper, who has been dancing for 14 years, will be front and center for her newest role a Front Line dancer for the Miss Ohio pageant. Opper, 17, daughter of Kacey and Larry Opper of Norwalk, was chosen as one of the six featured dancers for the event even though she couldn't perform at try-outs because of a broken thumb. The broken thumb was a dancing injury, which required a cast and two splints for more than three months.
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STEUBEN - David Poole, a first-grader at Greenfield Elementary, won a coloring contest organized by the Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol for Operation Feed 2008. "We do Operation Feed every year, but this is the first time we've incorporated the children,' Trooper Rebecca Wellner said. All Huron County first graders were invited to enter the contest by coloring a picture and donating $1 or a critically-needed food item.
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Two young Norwalk men have inspired a tradition. For the sixth year in a row, dozens of motorcyclists will meet at the Norwalk Fire Station on Wednesday, June 18, rev their engines and then head out on the department's annual benefit for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters Local 1199 has held the annual fundraiser since they were inspired by a poem by Norwalk's Matt Lucal. Both Matt and his brother, Nathan, are battling MD.
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Thousands of people took advantage of NASA Plum Brook's open house last weekend to tour facilities that are developing the newest technology for America's space program. Visitors also had the chance to meet an Ohio astronaut that returned from a space shuttle mission in March.
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Sue Riley may not have learned to cook at her mother's knee, but she certainly learned with her mother's instruction. "My mom was a teacher and so she had a real busy schedule," Riley said. "Lots of times she'd come home at night and give me instructions on what to do to get dinner ready." Once she married John Riley and they had three sons, she had plenty of opportunity to learn.
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Whether it is because of the city and Chamber of Commerce's efforts to support a local restaurant or just that people enjoy Mexican cuisine, Casa Fiesta was packed at lunch Friday. Ramon Gustavo, manager of the restaurant, said the crowds have been slowly increasing since a drop-off after Salmonella made several patrons ill.
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Saturday morning's graduation ceremony was extra-special to those in attendance. For many, it marked the end of a long journey, while for others, it was another step along the way.
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Huron County commissioners said they have a good field of 10 candidates to choose from for a new boss for Job & Family Services, including three current employees, one former employee, local candidates and newcomers to the area. Lowell Etzler, the current interim director; Teresa Alt, children's services administrator; and Carol Gottshling, attorney supervisor for the Huron County Child Support Enforcement Agency; have all applied for the position.
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JUNE 6, 1969 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:
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My friend of many years, Dr. Andrew Latham, and I took a canoe trip down the Huron River-West Branch from Monroeville to Lover's Lane Bridge. I don't think many people realize how beautiful the river is. We both grew up in Monroeville and then went to Ohio State where we were in the same fraternity. Andy graduated form MHS in 1962 and I graduated in 1964. He went on to become a physician and I had a career in the Air Force as a pilot and later in education. Neither of us had ever canoed down the river. We both moved away from Ohio after graduation and just now are returning to the area.
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More than 440 golf balls were dropped from a LifeFlight helicopter Wednesday onto a "green" at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Norwalk as part of the sixth annual Fisher-Titus Foundation helicopter Golf Ball Drop. The event raised more than $3,100 for Fisher-Titus Medical Center's Pediatric Therapy Department.
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It only takes a phone conversation with Norwalk native Susan Beck to discover her fondness for books and libraries. "I feel comfortable with books," said the president-elect of the roughly 5,000-member Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), the foremost organization of reference and information professionals. Beck will begin her term as president-elect in July and assume the presidency in 2009-2010.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com Balebuster Ralph Bissell entered the American Excelsior Company straw room. What he found was a fire at the wood fiber wattle, used to keep debris from going into drains. "I came around the corner and saw it burning. I started grabbing fire extinguishers," Bissell said. "It was pretty much out before it done any damage." Bissell hasn't witnessed any previous problems with the wattle in the year he has worked at American Excelsior.
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MONROEVILLE - Police are attempting to determine a more exact timeline between the disappearance and drowning of a 7-year-old Monroeville girl Saturday. Huron County Deputy Coroner Dr. Glenn Trippe pronounced Raeann E. Linn, of 85 Baker St., dead at 12:05 p.m. after a firefighter found her floating in a neighbor's swimming pool. About an hour and 10 minutes earlier, police said the girl's mother, Kelly Burrows, called saying she couldn't find her daughter.
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A woman who entered an eye care clinic in Nicaragua recently came in wielding a folding cane, usually used by blind people. The woman left the clinic with 20/20 vision, thanks to members of the Norwalk Lions Club and others who provided a week-long clinic in the Central American country of Nicaragua.
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Local residents may not be aware of the other survivor challenge that has been taking place at Main Street School. It is out of this world.
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Whether it is because of the city and Chamber of Commerce's efforts to support a local restaurant or just that people enjoy Mexican cuisine, Casa Fiesta was packed at lunch Friday. Ramon Gustavo, manager of the restaurant, said the crowds have been slowly increasing since a drop-off after Salmonella made several patrons ill. "It is gradually building back up," Gustavo said. "A lot of people have shown support."
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Saturday's antique bike show on Norwalk's Main Street is one of several local events to tie into Ohio Bike Week. Roeder Harley Davidson, of Monroeville and Sandusky, has organized 10 days of rides, concerts, races and other special events to bring motorcycle riders to Huron and Erie counties.