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There are less than a dozen business buildings on Norwalk's Main Street which date from the 20th century. The majority of them were built in the 19th century, although most have had a modern business room front added along with other structural changes. The oldest business building stands at 28-30 E. Main St. It was built in 1834 by William Pitt Brown as the American House hotel. The 20th century structure under discussion today is located at 60-64 E. Main St. and is known to us seniors as the "Ford Garage,' though the last Ford drove away from there more than 30 years ago. This is at least the fourth building at this location, with the first three having been destroyed by fire.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
Coffee sipping was opened by the historian with a word of praise for our men in red trucks. "I surely believe it is a great idea to allow Norwalk's Fire Department to provide assistance to EMS folks. When you think about carefully and safely bringing someone to the loading doors of a medical transport van, the project might become very tricky; especially in slippery conditions as we have experienced recently.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk defendant accused of stabbing a Vermilion man has been ruled to be competent to stand trial April 15. During Wednesday's hearing, the court scheduled a March 10 pretrial hearing and final pretrial April 7 for Victor M. Macias-Aguirre, 39, formerly of 66 Cline St. "He looked pretty good in court yesterday. He seemed to be doing pretty well," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said this morning. "He is on some medicines to maintain his competency." <p><em>Read the rest of this story in <a href="http://activepaper.olivesoftware.com/Default/Skins/Norwalk/Client.asp?Skin=Norwalk&amp;Daily=NRWK&amp;AppName=1">Today's Reflector</a>...</em></p>
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
Bellevue's Pamida Hometown Values is one of 19 stores being closed by corporate offices, but the Pamida store in Willard will remain open.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk resident Hope Wilhelm simply was "looking for something to do' when she auditioned for a horror movie in May. Little did she know she would snag the starring role. On Saturday, that same film - "Curse of the Flesh' - will get its world premiere at 7:30 p.m. at the Sandusky State Theatre. Wilhelm, 37, plays Candy, a college student taking culinary classes who discovers some odd circumstances after she starts dating a substitute professor with whom she was infatuated.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
We're familiar with graphic war scenes. We've seen them on television news as well as in blood and guts war movies. We've heard countless tallies of the dead.
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Feb. 14, 1964 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 44 years ago:
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NORWALK POLICE n A therapist at Fisher-Titus Medical Center determined a Milan Avenue boy wasn't at risk to harm himself Wednesday and was released to his parents.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Bayside Comfort Inc. has announced that more than 75 percent of its employees recently received certification for service and installation of gas furnace equipment and systems from the North American Technician Excellence program. "This certification really helps," said Chris Clabaugh, president of Bayside Comfort. "It's a way that we can show our customers that we really care about doing the job right and that we know how to get it done right the first time."
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Last week we roasted area school superintendents for closing school two days once because of the cold weather and once for the icy roads. Today we toast them for the very same reason ... it's a tough call and somebody has to make it. It's the superintendents who are out driving the roads at 4:30 a.m. before they make their decisions. And with the forecast for a big snow Tuesday, the fun is just starting. Toast EHOVE juniors Meghan Koch and Cortney Lang, who want to start a firefighters' camp for females in the Huron and Erie county area. First, they will have a similar experience at Camp Inferno in Overland, Kan. It's great girls are interested in careers held mostly by men. Lang said she wants to be the first female firefighter in Norwalk and we wish her the best of luck.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
National City has announced the appointment of Gloria Gentry to private banker for National City's Firelands Market in Huron, Erie, and Ashland counties. Gentry brings with her 36 years of banking experience in various positions at National City. As a private banker, Gentry is responsible for the development and management of banking and credit relationships for high-net worth clients, providing a high level of personalized service and access to expert investment guidance. She is active in the Norwalk community, serving as member of the Norwalk Kiwanis Club since 2000 and serving her fourth year on the Kiwanis board. She also has served as president of the Milan Chamber of Commerce from February 2006 to present.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
North Coast Cat Fanciers will be holding their 23rd annual Allbreed Cat Show at a new location, Gargus Banquet Center, 1969 N. Ridge Rd., Lorain, on March 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 225 purebred cats and kittens from many states and Canada competing for honors of Best in Show. Judging will be ongoing in eight rings throughout both days. Spectators are invited. Admission is &#036;5 for adults and &#036;4 for seniors and children under 12. Feline related merchandise will be available for sale. Top breeders in the country will have kittens available. Food service by Gargus Catering.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Dr. Teresa Ghazoul said her family quickly put down roots when they moved to Norwalk two years ago and she's now working on her first big effort to give back to her new community. Ghazoul, a plastic surgeon, has asked current and former patients to act as models for Metamorphosis, a spring style show and silent auction. The event will raise money to buy an Equicizer therapy horse for pediatric patients at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. She said the inspiration for the style show and silent auction is two-fold. Her patients can display the new confidence they've gained from surgery and procedures. The pediatric therapy program will also eventually get a piece of equipment that will help many children dealing with long-term therapy needed for conditions such as cerebral palsy and others which require extensive muscular therapy.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Senior Enrichment Services is bringing Phil Dirt and the Dozers back to Norwalk for one night only. Bring back musical memories at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. April 19 with Ohio's premier band. Remember good old fashioned rock 'n roll and you spent hours listening to your favorite tunes? Wouldn't you love to relive those memories again? Whether you're a Platters, Beach Boys or Eagles fan this show has something for you.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
To make the best possible decisions affecting patient health, doctors depend on a variety of tools to diagnose illnesses. Today, through medical advances, there are ways to pinpoint certain diseases and disorders through diagnostics. Whether it is a lab test, an X-ray or an MRI, physicians rely on the expertise of Fisher-Titus Medical Center's medical professionals to find the answers they need to help their patients. And, through a shared electronic network and its Picture Archiving System (PACS), physicians have immediate access to a patient's diagnostic images wherever a computer is available. FTMC's physicians can have the results of their patients' tests faster than ever. Diagnostic Imaging Today, diagnostic imaging is one of the most commonly performed medical procedures, with more than 300 million exams performed annually. Medical imaging is used for everything from measuring bone density to pinpointing brain tumors and from diagnosing breast cancer to checking on fetal health during pregnancy.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Several residents of Elm Street attended Tuesday's work session for Norwalk City Council to voice complaints and ask questions about frequent flooding problems in the last two years. Marilyn Seiler, of 51 E. Elm St., wanted to know why her basement has flooded five times since heavy rains in June of 2006 when it hadn't flooded since 1969 before the 2006 problem.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk City Council got a first look at proposed regulations for outside furnaces Tuesday night, but decided to table the resolution until another work session to give members time to read the legislation. Council might just wait for Environmental Protection Agency regulations that should be ready in six to nine months. The proposed EPA regulations would require higher stack heights than the proposed Norwalk regulations and would require any outside furnaces that didn't meet requirements for stack height, setback and emissions to be removed by July 1, 2010. The EPA regulations would override any regulations council put in place and would also affect outside furnaces within 1,000 feet outside of city limits. After an executive session, Mayor Sue Lesch said an agreement will be on council's agenda next week that would allow Dale and Ellen Coffman to put off adding a sidewalk to their Republic Street property until 2009. They were originally slated to be part of the 2008 sidewalk program, but applied for a variance. After they variance was denied, the couple filed an appeal with Huron County Common Pleas Court. The proposed resolution would move the Coffman's property from the 2008 paving program to the 2009 program.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
A former area police officer pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling more than &#036;5,000 from an 84-year-old Milan woman. Robert A. Wolfkill, 46, of 2011 S. Main St., Milan, agreed to plead guilty to an amended first-degree misdemeanor count of attempted theft from the elderly and surrender his peace officer's certificate.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush signed legislation this afternoon to send &#036;300 to &#036;1,200 rebate checks to millions of Americans as a "booster shot' for the economy. Rebates are to go out beginning in May to taxpayers and low-income people, including seniors living off of Social Security and veterans who depend on disability checks. Businesses would get tax breaks for investing in new plants and equipment.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk school board unanimously voted Tuesday to renew the contracts of Superintendent Wayne Babcanec and Assistant Superintendent Michael Gordon. Both Babcanec's and Gordon's new three-year contracts are effective from Aug. 1 through July 31, 2011. There was no discussion about the personnel issue, but Babcanec noted that Gordon's license which had been pending has been processed as of Tuesday. Board member John Lendrum was absent because of a business trip. Board president Rob Ludwig said the board is excited to have both officials continue their commitment to the school system.
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Feb. 13, 1982 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 26 years ago: