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9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL n Philip A. Barone, 23, of Sandusky, was charged with failure to control Sunday after he went off the right side of U.S. 20 and hit a pole.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
My sweet dad, Ross Stewart, was always kind, helpful and giving to others. Dad passed away recently. He had been pretty miserable since September. At his calling hours, instead of crying my eyes out, I felt relief that he was no longer suffering. I was surprised to feel a sense of joy. I truly felt we were celebrating his life and who he was. I felt proud and privileged to be his daughter. But mainly that night, I felt happy to see so many old friends and neighbors. Even two friends in wheelchairs braved the weather and came out on a cold January night in Ohio. A small town in the Midwest. Thoughts of Norwalk flooded my mind, pleasant memories, all those wonderful, familiar faces. What a great place to grow up.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
Now that an agreement has been reached in the Hollywood writers' strike, the Academy Awards telecast will go off as planned. I love to watch movies and enjoy watching the awards to see if my opinion matches up with the voters. I've seen three of the top contenders for Best Picture this year and while each was fantastic, I'm noticing a disturbing trend among the storytellers that I don't think I like.
9:03 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Plans are in the works for a special fireworks show at the end of the 100th Firelands Labor Festival in September. The village has budgeted $7,000 for this event, but the final cost is estimated to be $20,000 and the $13,000 difference is needed by June.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Absentee ballots are now available for the March 4 primary election. Any registered voter can cast an absentee ballot in person at the Huron County Board of Election office after filling out a written application and supplying necessary identification.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Much of the New London board of education meeting Monday was devoted to a discussion of possible repercussions of a proposed scheduling change for the high school/middle school. High School Principal Mary Lou Harris and Middle School Principal Dennis Gable are working on a plan to change the schedule from a 20-module day to a seven-period day for better utilization of both teacher and student time.
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MONROEVILLE - Village council heard on first reading an ordinance Tuesday establishing a mailbox replacement policy for the village.
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BERLIN TOWNSHIP - The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol continues to investigating a one-vehicle, injury crash early Friday afternoon on Ohio 2 just east of Ohio 61. <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>
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
WAKEMAN - The village would save about &#036;1,100 through a spring clean-up program in which residents would haul their trash to a dumpster by village hall. Last year, the village paid more than &#036;1,800 to pick up trash in front of each resident's home, councilman Dave Wilson said. Council voted unanimously Monday to set a tentative date of April 26 for the trash drop off. The change in the spring clean up has nothing to do with the weekly trash pick up, which residents pay for.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Council will be busy at tonight's work session with 10 pieces of legislation up for discussion. Council will get the first look at a resolution to regulate outdoor furnaces. The resolution requires a permit for new furnaces and requires homeowners to submit a site plan showing exacting where the new furnace would sit and the distances to all existing structures within 300 feet. The application would also have to include names and addresses for all property owners adjacent to the property.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
CARROLL TOWNSHIP - A passing vehicle hit and killed an Oak Harbor man who was tending to his dead dog this morning in Ottawa County. Douglas Juergens, 51, had stopped at 6:30 this morning on Toussaint South Road to attend to his dog, which had been hit and killed by a vehicle, according to troopers with the state Highway Patrol.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
With snow on the ground, Mark Branham could be mistaken for a resident of Alaska as he trains two of his Siberian huskies to pull a sled. Branham and his wife, Frances, live on Laylin Road in Norwalk Township and he is training two of the dogs the couple has acquired after 20 years of breeding as sled dogs.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
"I can tell you one thing today cigarettes are addicting." Patrick Reynolds, an anti-smoking activist whose grandfather started one of the world's largest tobacco companies, told that to about 500 area middle school students Monday.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Inclement weather has forced area schools to postpone tournament games. Girls' sectional basketball games for Norwalk, St. Paul, Willard, Western Reserve, Monroeville and South Central, scheduled for tonight, were all postponed.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
Reagan Hartley, 5, got her first haircut recently. As she swung her ahead around to feel how light it was, a smile spread across her face. That smile was actually for another little girl, however the girl who will benefit from the 12 inches of hair Reagan donated to Locks of Love.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN TOWNSHIP - River Road, south of Mason Road, has been closed because of high water. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said there still is several feet of standing water from last week's heavy rains. He advised motorists to not let the snow and ice fool them since the water is now frozen on the top.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - A new thrill ride that will dangle passengers 160 feet above the ground is opening at Cedar Point amusement park. Park officials say the attraction, called Skyscraper, will feature giant propeller arms that spin passengers at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour. Riders will sit in open cars.
9:02 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - Determining how many nursing home patients may have been abused by a former nightshift nurse is proving to be a challenge for prosecutors. That's because many of the people who authorities think were victims are unable to talk with them. "That's a problem,' Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter said today.
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