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cashby@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON The Firelands Fraternal Order of Eagles 2869 celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The New London organization was first housed in the main part of the village. Current secretary Bill Smith said the Eagles "owned an uptown building that had to be torn down in the 1990s." "It was on North Main. We're now on Fir Street," he said.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com American Legion members don't only care for their own. While the Norwalk post tries helps to help fellow veterans, it also has poured more than $226,000 into local charities in the last three years. "I take a lot of pride in that," said post finance officer Ray Baldwin, who served in the Army during Vietnam. "It says a lot about our membership to be able to donate that much money to the community."
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com The Veterans of Foreign War Post 2743 celebrates 76 years of existence in 2008. "It was located on Seminary Street, right around where the bowling alley is now," said Bob Timman, the judge advocate for the last decade. The fraternal organization has grown from about 40 members in 1932 to its present 925. U.S. citizens who have had honorable service in the armed forces and have been involved in overseas service "in foreign conflict" are eligible to join the VFW, according to vfw.org.
9:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
The presidential campaign for Barack Obama is up and running in the area. The campaign group "Firelands Folks for Obama' started meeting on Feb. 1. In a series of organizing sessions, the group has now planned for some campaign events, starting with a two-day voter canvas project Saturday and Sunday in Sandusky. In the latest meeting held in Bay View Saturday, the group met with a campaign representative from the national campaign, who will be working and headquartered in the area.
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PLYMOUTH - With four champions and seven total wrestlers advancing to the Diivison III district Friday and Saturday at Owens Community College in Toledo, one would have thought Monroeville could dethrone Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic as sectional champions over the weekend at the Plymouth. Not so, as the Panthers used their numbers to handily win their 20th straight sectional crown. The Panthers rolled up 212 points, compared to 167 for the second-place Eagles.
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HURON TOWNSHIP - A Sandusky man was pronounced dead at Firelands Regional Medical Center after an early Sunday morning single-vehicle crash on U.S. 6 just east of Griffing Airport. Five other people, including the Norwalk driver, went to the hospital with injuries. Nicholas A. Codispoti, 22, who died, was one of five passengers in the 4:40 a.m. accident that troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol suspect was alcohol-related. The driver, Marisa A. Roberts, 19, of 4936 Ohio 601, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to Firelands with serious injuries. A medical helicopter later transferred her to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Spokeswoman Jennifer Jordan said Roberts is a patient, but no condition was available this morning. The (Toledo) Blade reported she was in critical condition as of Sunday.
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Feb. 16, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 36 years ago:
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FEB. 18, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 36 years ago:
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Steve Gerber's name might not be a household one, but I'd be surprised if you didn't know his work. The 60-year-old comics writer died Feb. 10 due to complications from pulmonary fibrosis. Gerber was the creator of Howard the Duck, the Marvel Comics character in a cheesy 1986 film by executive producer George Lucas, starring Lea Thompson and Tim Robbins. Gerber also created Man-Thing and wrote issues of "Sub-Mariner," "Daredevil" and "Defenders."
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HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Feb. 11 after Harry M. Filler, 82, of 3873 DeRussey Road, Collins, lost control on an icy portion of Cleveland Road and went across the concrete median and the westbound lanes. His 2006 Toyota Tundra went off the left side and hit a ditch. North Central EMS transported him to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries. Filler was treated and released. Melissa A. Wallace, 39, of 80 W. Main St., Greenwich, was charged with failure to control Tuesday after she went off the right side of Greenwich Angling Road and hit a ditch, turning her car onto its right side. No citation was issued Tuesday after the collision between the vehicles driven by Robert W. Adelman, 45, of 3147 Maple Ridge Road, Willard, and Kyle M. Appeman, 29, of 1573 Remelle Road, Monroeville. Appeman was heading west on Settlement Road when he slid through the Johnson Road stop sign and collided with Adelman's 1999 Chevrolet Silverado.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n No citation was issued Feb. 11 after Harry M. Filler, 82, of 3873 DeRussey Road, Collins, lost control on an icy portion of Cleveland Road and went across the concrete median and the westbound lanes. His 2006 Toyota Tundra went off the left side and hit a ditch. North Central EMS transported him to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries. Filler was treated and released.
9:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
They have moved the rental car facility at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. I discovered this on my business trip there last week, and it made me very happy. Not for the reasons you might think, however,
9:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
Toast Norwalk High School basketball coach Steve Gray and his team for honoring sophomore manager Billy Rarick at Friday night's game. Prior to Friday's regular-season finale - usually reserved to honor the seniors - Rarick was allowed to dress and warm up with the Truckers. "They have made me feel like I'm actually part of the team,' Rarick said.
9:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
They have moved the rental car facility at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. I discovered this on my business trip there last week, and it made me very happy. Not for the reasons you might think, however, Yes, the new rental car complex is clean and efficient, and the shuttle via a single bus makes so much more sense than using one bus per car company. But the thing I especially liked was that as soon as I got in my car I did not know exactly how to get where I was going.
9:11 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com After reviewing statistics that show 16 percent of Huron County youth aged 12 through 18 are smokers and 40 percent have tried cigarettes, three area hospitals combined efforts to curb teen smoking by bringing national anti-smoking activist Patrick Reynolds to Huron County recently. "We hope that Mr. Reynolds' presentation will be a way to impact this statistic," said Kim Bailey, registered respiratory therapist and tobacco treatment specialist at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Patrick Reynolds, grandson of tobacco company founder R.J. Reynolds, spoke to middle school students from several schools in the area at Norwalk and in Willard. He became an anti-smoking advocate after watching his father and brother die of lung cancer due to smoking and kicking a 17-year habit himself. In 1989, he founded the Foundation for a Smokefree America.
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This Saturday is the Home and Business Show and we invite you to join us for a great day. We have several first-time exhibitors and headlining our returning exhibitors is last year's Best of Show winner, Hill's Interiors. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Norwalk Middle School on Christie Avenue. The United Fund will be serving lunch and, as always, admission is free. This year Lapatea will be demonstrating exciting and refreshing summer foods that will make your outdoor entertaining fun and easy. The gals from Miller's Landscaping will show you how to make your planters and hanging baskets look almost as good as theirs and Sherwin Williams will show you how to update your home with wonderful faux finish demonstrations. The fitness-minded gurus from North American Martial Arts will demonstrate how to get in shape for that bikini this summer and get your golf game in shape with tips from the 5 star golf pros of Eagle Creek. We look forward to seeing you at the show! Last Thursday at the board meeting 11 businesses were approved as members of the chamber. We also got a sneak peek at a DVD Dan Rood of DL Rood Productions is working on for the chamber. It is exciting to be moving into new technologies and reaching out to segments of the business community that we were unable to reach before.
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A Wakeman volunteer firefighter is expected to go to trial April 9 in Norwalk Municipal Court in connection with driving under the influence during a Dec. 22 incident. William E. Hanko, 34, of West River Road, was issued a summons the day of the incident by Wakeman Police Officer Kenneth Gordon on the DUI charge plus fleeing and eluding, going left of center and a seat belt violation. Court records further show Trooper Steven Drew of the state Highway Patrol charged Hanko with failure to control.
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A Norwalk man could face up to 2 1/2 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated possession of hydrocodone and safecracking.
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Norwalk City Hall will be closed Monday in celebration of Presidents' Day. Trash pickup in the city will not be delayed.
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sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk resident Alisa Schaffer enjoys cooking with apples and cinnamon. "In our home, apples and cinnamon could be considered aphrodisiacs, as well as chocolate," she said. That's likely why she chose apple crisp and sweet rolls, used for cinnamon rolls as her featured recipes.
9:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com PULL-OUT BOX: Detective bureau drug investigations In 2007, police arrested 45 suspects on 102 counts of various drug offenses as a result of drug investigations conducted by the detective bureau (comprised of four officers).