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Weston Boose, a senior at St. Paul High School, has been accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point after receiving nominations by both Ohio senators. Boose, 18, is the son of Terry and Mary Lisa Boose of Norwalk Township.
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CLEVELAND - Enter a playground of 1,000 new vehicles, concepts, tuners, classics and all new interactive ride and drive exhibits at the 2008 Cleveland Auto Show presented by AutoTrader.com. The show runs nine days from Saturday to Sunday at the I-X Center.
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Bad news - temporarily - for employees. Good news for the city. PIPO - Plastics In, Plastics Out - has laid off 20 employees for one to two weeks to install new equipment in an Ontario Street factory.
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CLEVELAND - Enter a playground of 1,000 new vehicles, concepts, tuners, classics and all new interactive ride and drive exhibits at the 2008 Cleveland Auto Show presented by AutoTrader.com. The show runs nine days from Saturday to Sunday at the I-X Center. Here are some 2008 highlights and special attractions:
9:12 PM Jul 25, 2010
To see a splash of color in the heavens, step outside Wednesday night to get a look at the last total lunar eclipse until December 2010. Americans in this part of the country will be able to see the moon turn red and possibly turquoise in the sky. Maximum eclipse will occur at 10:26 p.m. According to the Web site http://science.nasa.gov, the moon will turn red because that is the color of Earth's shadow created by the layer of dusty air surrounding the planet. The eclipse will occur when the moon passes through the shadow of Earth.
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Feb. 19, 1916 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 92 years ago:
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NORWALK FIRE n Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 5:52 a.m. today at 36 Westwind Drive. Returned to station at 6:05.
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Gary Bauer didn't know what to think. The man of many hats was sitting in South Central High School's gym a week ago Saturday watching the Firelands Conference wrestling meet.
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SANDUSKY - An Erie County grand jury has indicted a Norwalk man in connection with stealing 221 bronze urns from the Meadow Green Memorial Park in Huron.
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Two centuries ago, in 1808, our northern Ohio home area was an almost total wilderness, yet it was a busy place for a few months. The final, correct land survey of the "Fire Lands" of Ohio was being completed and the woods resounded to the shouts of the surveyors at work. The Fire Lands, soon shortened to Firelands, is a tract of 500,000 acres at the western end of the Connecticut Western Reserve, given to residents of Norwalk, New Haven, East Haven, Groton, Danbury, Ridgefield, New London, Greenwich and Fairfield who lost property due to British raids in Connecticut during the American Revolution.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com MILAN The Milan post of the American Legion must deal with an issue faced by many other veterans organizations: recruiting younger members. "The World War II Veterans are rapidly passing away and younger men don't want to become involved," post adjutant Herb Jones said. According to The Department of Veterans Affairs, World War II Veterans are dying at the rate of nearly 1,000 a day. By 2010, the department estimates fewer than 2 million will be alive.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE Monroeville American Legion Post 547 member Joe Gravenhorst says the post has come a long way. You could say that's an understatement. Local veterans established the post in 1922 in a rented attic next to village hall, with 16 members.
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The Bronson-Norwalk Conservation League wants to go back to nature literally. "We're trying to get the club back into what it was made to do," vice president Dave Lierenz said. "We're trying to help out the people of Norwalk the best we can."
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Fraternal and veteran organizations are popular in the Firelands area. As a kickoff to our 2008 Insights editions, the Norwalk Reflector is highlighting area clubs.
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sseitz@norwalkreflector.com For more than 100 years, the Norwalk Elks Lodge 730 has served the local community. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America has been serving communities since the mid-1800s. There are now more than 2,200 nationwide. "We care and share kids mostly," said John Moslener, Norwalk lodge secretary. "We sponsor scholarships and essay contests on Americanism and have hoops shoots and sponsor soccer teams and baseball teams.
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com American Veterans Post 1965 is the only veterans organization to include National Guard members and reservists even if they don't see military action. Doug Colvin founded the post on Flag Day 1965 to give recognition to men and women who weren't eligible for other organizations such as American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars. "There is some overlap," Colvin said. "But we are more inclusive."
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com WAKEMAN Wakeman Eagles No. 4354 started meeting in the basement of the American Legion building on Hyde Street when the organization was chartered in 1995. In April 1999, the Eagles moved to the corner of Ohio 60 and U.S. 20. "We built a brand new building," recalled member James Morman, who was the chaplain for two years. "I moved here 10 years ago and I remember when it was built."
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com PLYMOUTH American Legion Post 447 in Plymouth has been around for more than 100 years, assisting comrades and raising funds for its operation. A couple times a year, the post hosts residents from the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, as well as the home in Greenwich. "It's wonderful," said Tracy Waskielis, activities director at the Sandusky home. "Our veterans absolutely love going out to different post organizations."
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WILLARD - Willard American Legion Post 514 members have multiple reasons for excitement: The post's color guard has been district color guard for a number of years; its membership of about 650 has remained steady and the post is considered one of the nicest in the 5th district, auxiliary president Roberta Mathias said. The post's newest group, the American Legion Riders, has been in existence for three or four years, and has about 76 participants. Those who make up the riders are affiliated with the American Legion and are motorcycle enthusiasts. They participate in parades, motorcycling events, and support the communities in which they live, work and play.
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Odd Fellows have been helping people for years, but they know they have to get the attention of young people if they want the charity to continue. Odd Fellows have been helping people in the Norwalk area since 1845. Officially known as the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the group came by their name centuries ago in England. "These guys always helped people out, but they were anonymous so nobody knew who they were. People said they were really odd fellows," said William Frey, secretary of the Norwalk Odd Fellows Lodge 37.