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MILAN - In 1984, Milan Mayor Robert Bickley was invited to an event honoring famous native son Thomas Edison. The event's location: Yawata, Japan.
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Police suspect the older of two brothers-in-law was the triggerman who killed local resident Adonnis Whitehead on July 27, court documents show. Whitehead, 21, of Cheyenne, attended elementary and middle school in Norwalk, Ohio.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
The first seven months of Terry Boose's term as state representative could best be described as a "roller coaster." Boose (R-Norwalk), represents the 58th district, which covers all of Huron County and portions of Lorain and Seneca counties.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - The body of Army Pvt. Keiffer P. Wilhelm, who died Tuesday in Iraq, arrived late Thursday night at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Wilhelm, 19, of Plymouth, died as the result of a non-combat situation the Army is continuing to investigate. Department of Defense officials have said his death was from a gunshot wound related to a "non-combat incident," but declined to provide further details.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Alexandra Fresch radiates excitement when she talks about glass. Listen to her, and you immediately believe her love of and commitment to the glass arts is as strong as glass is breakable. She's spending this summer blowing glass at Cedar Point, getting paid for doing what she loves. And she might get class credit.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
The parents of Daniel B. Wireman received some news Thursday that will give them closure on their son's tragic death. Wireman, 21, of Shiloh, died April 21 after being hit by a CSX train along the Edwards and Lane roads railroad tracks. Investigators initially told the Reflector the victim "had a history of despondency" and his death was the result of a suspected suicide.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Probably sooner rather than later, a female firefighter will be part of the Norwalk Fire Department. The question is, can the department handle it?
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
The outdoor pool at the Ernsthausen Aquatic Center will close a week early this year. Ken Leber, parks and recreation department superintendent, said the pool will normally remain open right up until the start of school, but this year will close on Aug. 16.
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Parks and Recreation Director Joe Lindenberger puts a lock on the gate Wednesday afternoon, closing the skate park on St. Mary's Street. Lindenberger said skaters have not been taking care of their park, leaving trash everywhere. "We'll close it for a couple of weeks and see what happens,' Lindenberger said. "The place is a mess. They need to keep better care of their park.'
4:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Here we are in the middle of summer, the perfect time to spend a day on one of the islands such as Put-in-Bay (which really is the town's name of South Bass Island), or Kelleys Island. Our ancestors would have considered that some time spent in the cool, clear breezes of Lake Erie was a genuine luxury.
4:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com WAKEMAN A Painesville man has been charged in connection with providing police with a false Social Security number and fleeing after an Aug. 1 traffic stop. Charles Jones, 27, is accused of escaping the custody of the Wakeman Police Department and fleeing into Riverview Mobile Home Park, 5571 U.S. 20, Chief Tim Hunker said. Police earlier had stopped Jones for a minor traffic infraction, earlier reported as Jones driving erratically and weaving in and out of lanes. Once Jones was identified, he reportedly gave police a false Social Security number and fled on foot, Hunker said. Police requested the assistance of the Huron County Sheriff's Office and Norwalk Police Department in searching for him.
4:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Fair attendees should expect to see sheriff's deputies at almost any hour. "If they need something, we're there for them," Sheriff Dane Howard said. "There'll be deputies around the clock."
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com MILAN In 1984, Milan Mayor Robert Bickley was invited to an event honoring famous native son Thomas Edison. The event's location: Yawata, Japan. The event's purpose: To rededicate a peace monument made of cut bamboos and Edison's incandescent electric bulb.
4:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Spend money locally. It's not a new concept. In fact, it's one area officials say time and time again. Norwalk City Councilman Dwight Tkach added to that conversation recently.
4:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Probably sooner rather than later, a female firefighter will be part of the Norwalk Fire Department. The question is, can the department handle it? Chief Dough Coletta said as far as he knows, a woman has never been part of the department. He said some have applied and taken the testing, but were never hired. Applicants undergo a series of tests, including a physical, and the top-scoring candidate is then hired.
4:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
A rural Norwalk man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in the Huron County Jail on the work release program for selling marijuana near a juvenile relative. Ross L. Stahl Jr., 40, of 4092 Perrin Road, also was fined $500 and ordered to pay $400 in restitution to the Norwalk Police Department. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also ruled the defendant would be on three years of intensively-supervised probation.
4:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police determined a claimed robbery actually was a drug deal gone bad. The Norwalk Police Department received a 9-1-1 call at 5:52 p.m. Wednesday. The complainant, Tyler J. Scranton, 18, of 4651 Laylin Road, accused Gregory A. Meade, 22, of 89A Grove Ave., of punching him near Austin's West Side Market and of stealing $100 from him, Officer Larry Noftz wrote in his report.
4:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch won't let the tree situation uptown pass away. About 44 of 100 trees in the uptown district are dead.
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A Willard woman whose daughter is serving a prison term for selling heroin was sentenced Tuesday to 11 months in prison for helping commit the same crime. Sheila Chaffins, 47, of 425 N. Main St., also was fined $500 and ordered to pay $420 in restitution to the Willard Police Department. She pleaded guilty June 22 to one count of trafficking in heroin in exchange for the state dismissing two similar charges.
4:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Online bill paying. I'm new at it. I thought I would try to convert to the on-line system this summer. I figured it would be a good idea and I would save lots of money on stamps. After all, stamps cost what? Forty-two cents? Forty-three? Forty-four? It keeps going up.
4:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The tree the Willard Memorial Library system erected at its main branch last month wasn't just a Christmas in July decoration. Library officials hoped that, like its counterpart in December, this celebration would turn into a time of giving.