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MAY 23, 1942 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 66 years ago: NHS class play a huge success A large crowd enjoyed the hilarious comedy when the Junior and Senior Class of Norwalk High School presented their spring class play "Ever Since Eve."
10:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk will not be hosting the Thunder in the Streets festival this year. Bill Bader, president of Summit Motorsports Park, said there are a variety of reasons not to continue holding the annual event - including scheduling conflicts, rising fuel prices and logistics.
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NEW LONDON - New London Fire Chief John Chapin reports his department was called to a structure fire at 5941 Cook Road, New London at 7:08 a.m. recently. Chapin said a non-attached garage was fully engulfed by the time they arrived, and they had to haul 500 feet of hose down a driveway and up a hill because they felt it was not safe to drive the trucks across a bridge on the property.
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MAY 27, 1942 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 66 years ago: Patrolmen seek man reported without clothes Although local patrolmen searched thoroughly in the vicinity of the Smith Monumental Works last night, they were unable to find traces of a man said to have been seen clothed only in atmosphere. Several persons assert they saw the man, who they say appeared in a dazed condition.
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MAY 24, 1942 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 66 years ago: Accept 19 men of contingent at Toledo Induction Center The following selectees chosen by Huron County Draft Board No. 2, who left here Thursday for the induction center at Wall Street Armory, Toledo, were accepted for Army service:
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Catholic Charities and the Huron County Interagency Council, a program of the United Fund, will partner to present Bridges Out of Poverty, a nationally renowned seminar designed to aid community members in understanding the underlying causes and "hidden rules" of poverty. "If your business, agency or organization works with people in poverty, only a deeper understanding of their challenges and strengths will help you partner with them to create opportunities for success," said Sheila Schaffer, United Fund's information and communications program director.
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Your dad's neighbor just called to tell you that your 79-year-old father sideswiped his parked vehicle and nearly hit a child standing nearby. Was it an isolated slip-up or the sign that it's time for your dad to think about giving up his car keys? More importantly, how do you begin the discussion about such a potentially volatile subject? Sensitive issues like this prompted Home Instead Senior Care, a company serving Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties, to launch a public education campaign called the "40-70 Rule." This campaign will help adult children begin to address difficult issues with their parents such as driving, finances, independence and even romance. "The '40-70 Rule' means that if you are 40, or your parents are 70, it's time to start the conversation about some of these difficult topics," said Ceinwen Price, owner of the local Home Instead Senior Care office. Good communication also is vital to helping families know when it's time to seek additional resources. "Oftentimes both adult children and their loved ones can benefit from outside help, such as a professional caregiver," said Ceinwen Price. "But the only way that will happen is if they can talk about it."
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Underground Utilities, Inc., of Monroeville, has reportedly been fined $89,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Company officials had no comment on the fines, but they resulted from a visit in December to a construction site near Bluffton. Citations accuse the firm of allegedly failing to protect underground workers from cave-ins.
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COLUMBUS - Retired Huron County Juvenile and Probate Court Judge Thomas Heydinger was to be sworn-in at 1:30 p.m. today during a House session at the Ohio Statehouse to fill the vacant 58th district seat. Rep. Matt Barrett resigned the elected position last month after it was discovered he was not truthful about how photos of naked women ended up on a computer he used during a fall Norwalk High School civics class PowerPoint presentation.
10:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Community Prevention Partners remind parents that graduation season brings with it an increase in the number of temptations for teens to use alcohol and drugs. It is a time for parents to increase their vigilance in keeping their children safe. Huron County Director of Health Education & Preparedness Angela Smith works with children every day.
10:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
Construction season has already started and Norwalk City Council is planning more street and sidewalk work. "We might be manipulating it a little bit,' said Ralph Seward, public works director, of the list for paving parts of 11 streets in the city.
10:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
The grandfather of the 14-year-old sexually abused girl said this morning he would pray for defendant Charles E. Wireman. "He ought to know better. There was another victim whose family didn't come forward because they didn't want her to testify," said the grandfather who hoped Wireman would get some help in prison.
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Records released by the U.S. Department of Labor detailed proposed fines of $89,400 for Underground Utilities, Inc., of Monroeville, but the company is still negotiating with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over the size of the fines. "We've met with OSHA and we're going to meet with OSHA again," said Tom McGlaughlin, chief financial officer for the company.
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Records released by the U.S. Department of Labor detailed proposed fines of $89,400 for Underground Utilities, Inc., of Monroeville, but the company is still negotiating with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over the size of the fines. "We just got word they will contest the citations so it will go before a review board,' said Scott Allen, of the agency's public affairs office. He added it was "common' for OSHA to consider reducing fines if a company steps up and corrects problems as soon as possible. He said Underground paid fines of $3,000 in November 2007 after originally receiving two citations totaling $8,000.
10:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - The latest addition to the area's indoor waterpark industry promises to bring a slice of Hawaii to the shores of Lake Erie. The $30 million Maui Sands Resort project involves the massive renovation of two existing hotels, the Atrium Hotel and the Holiday Inn Express at 5513 Milan Road near the Ohio 2-U.S. 250 interchange, as well as the construction of a third facility and the creation of an indoor waterpark that connects all three. While parts of the project won't be finished until the fall, the waterpark will open later this month.
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COLUMBUS – Thomas E. Heydinger took the oath of office Wednesday to become the new State Representative for the 58th Ohio House District. Members of the Ohio House Democratic Caucus appointed the former Huron County Common Pleas Court Judge Tuesday night. Heydinger, a Plymouth native, served our country as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot and military lawyer during the Vietnam War. He then pursued his legal career, first as a Crawford County Court judge, then as Assistant Attorney General and Huron County Assistant Prosecutor. He was appointed by Governor John Gilligan to the Huron County Common Pleas Court's Probate and Juvenile Division, where he served for 28 years.
10:38 PM Jul 25, 2010
The driver in an April 4 multi-county high-speed pursuit has been charged with fleeing and eluding. Jerome Reyes, 28, of Syracuse, N.Y., remains at large after being accused of attempting to steal laptop computers from the Norwalk Wal-Mart.
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MAY 20, 1967 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 41 years ago:
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C'mon people. Don't let a good restaurant such as Casa Fiesta close over the salmonella scare. This could happen in any restaurant or even in our house. Casa Fiesta is a good place to eat. We need good places to eat in Norwalk.
10:37 PM Jul 25, 2010
What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas. Not necessarily.