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We're back. The Norwalk Reflector is back at the Huron County Fair with a booth again this year. We decided to take a year off in 2008 and we heard about it from our readers and everybody at the fair. And that's good. The worst thing about this business is when you hear nothing at all. We love to get the good feedback, but we know the bad always is right around the corner.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Tiffany Szabo was crowned Horse Queen of the Huron County Fair Monday afternoon. Despite the driving rain that spattered into the Veteran's Memorial Pavilion and the occasional power failure, Cheryl Brown, advisor to the Rough Riders 4H club, managed to announce the winners as Szabo and many of her fellow 4H club members were honored.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE - This is the sixth part in a 10-part series on the Norwalk city council races, both contested and uncontested. The at-large Norwalk city council race comes down to five candidates for four positions.
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Two 16-year-old boys, from Berlin Heights and Vermilion, were arrested early Saturday morning in connection with multiple vehicle break-ins in both Huron and Erie counties. "They are believed to be responsible for all the entries here in Huron County," Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Annette McLaughlin said today. "One was on probation already."
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Saving money is at the top of just about everyone's list. That's why the Monroeville school board had Steve Cooper of Tremco Weatherproofing Technologies in attendance to discuss House Bill 264, which involves energy conservation.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
If it weren't for bad news, there wouldn't be any news regarding the Huron County budget. Up-to-date sales tax figures were released by the Huron County auditor's office today and they weren't pretty. Auditor Roland Tkach said not only were the figures down from 2008, but they also were less than he projected for this time this year.
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A 16-year-old girl went to Fisher-Titus Medical Center after being hit by a sport utility vehicle when her brakes didn't work Monday. The incident involving Destiny R. Miller, of 1B E. League St., happened about 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of Whittlesey Avenue and Monroe Street. Norwalk Police Officer Larry Noftz said the bicyclist was riding north on the Whittlesey Avenue sidewalk when she entered the intersection and hit the right front corner of a 2008 Ford.
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CASTALIA - The state Highway Patrol is currently investigating an accident that involved a car hitting a house and causing serious injuries. The crash occurred at 10:19 p.m. Monday on Portland Road in Erie County's Groton Township.
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MILAN - The Berlin-Milan Local Schools are getting a little new blood in the administration and perhaps some new ideas. That's what new Milan Elementary Principal David Hermes is hoping for. Hermes was hired in March and was able to get a jump-start on his new position.
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A green initiative was under way Monday at the Huron County Fair. Ohio representatives from the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCE) were on the fairgrounds to stress the importance of clean coal technology.
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SANDUSKY - Saturday night fireworks and two extra hours of thrills and fun will highlight Cedar Point's Summer Blast Weekend, Friday through Sunday. The weekend will also feature special deals available at cedarpoint.com, food options and a special scavenger hunt with a home theater system from hhgregg as the grand prize.
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A local family didn't need a device to indicate it was time to help raise funds to fix the courthouse clock. Tammie Heim, and her sons Zachary Zielinski, 10 and Cy Heim, 14, stood outside the courthouse Friday, selling oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookies for $1 a bag.
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MILAN Berlin-Milan Schools has hired a pair of new principals for the upcoming year. David Hermes will be the new principal of Milan Elementary after Cheryl Steris retired, and Matt Ehrhardt will take the helm at Berlin-Milan Middle School. He will succeed Doug Crooks, who is now Norwalk Schools' assistant superintendent.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local businessman Don Mossman said he believes the national media are misleading people when it comes to the economy. "If you read the papers you would think it would be a whole lot worse,' said Mossman, who gathered with other merchants for a social event Thursday night at Pohl Park.
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LORAIN - State Sen. Sue Morano (D-Lorain) is welcoming to Lorain the Joint Select Committee on the Impact of the Changing Automobile Industry in Ohio. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lorain County Community College, Spitzer Center Rooms 207-208 (Click here for directions to LCCC and Campus Map). The committee, recently created by the Ohio General Assembly, will study the automobile industry as it relates to manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and consumers.
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VERMILION - Huron County Magistrate Bradley E. Sales was convicted of a reduced criminal charge Thursday in Vermilion Municipal Court. Sales, 48, of Elyria, pleaded no contest to attempted trespassing and was found guilty of the minor misdemeanor. He originally was charged with trespassing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, for a July 11 incident in a restricted area of a Vermilion-area rest stop.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
One summer day when I was a boy, I remember my grandmother taking my little brother for a walk. He was probably 4-going-on-5, young enough to be holding her hand most of the time. My family and I were sitting on our front porch at 22 River St. in Wakeman, watching the charming scene of a grandparent and grandchild walking along when, as they got almost to the end of our neighbor's property, my brother shouted: "Let's run, grandma!"
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FOSTORIA - The Northern Ohio League will shrink to six teams as Fostoria has accepted an invitation to join the newly-formed Northern Buckeye Conference. The Redmen will begin play in the NBC in the 2011-2012 school year.
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There is nowhere to hide from the budget crunch. Local, state and national entities continue to do more with less.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Eight Norwalk firefighters extinguished a house fire caused by an improperly connected clothes dryer at 134 Hester St. on Saturday afternoon. Home owner Linda Ackerman was doing laundry at the time of the fire. She had just taken a load out of the dryer and started another. As she was putting away clean clothes, her husband and a friend, who were at the dining room table, noticed smoke was coming from the laundry room.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
A memorial educational fund for the children of the man who died following a ride on a rollercoaster at King's Island has been established. Homer Shields III, 38, of Toledo, died Aug. 8, leaving behind his wife Tina, and two sons, ages 9 and 12.