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The annual Memorial Day planting on Main Street will honor members of the community currently serving in the Armed Forces as well as community members who have recently died. A community prayer service will be held at Bresson Park at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Adrian Doll of the First Presbyterian Church will lead the gathering in prayer. Following the service, families will plant flowers along Main Street uptown.
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I read a statistic once that said half the people in Ohio had been fishing at least once, and the same statistic noted that many of these fished once or twice a year. Or more. That's a lot of fishermen. Some of those anglers are hard core, working out of glittery bass boats, trolling for muskies, hitting Lake Erie for walleye, fishing hard for smallmouths. But I suspect that most just like to go fishing.
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n North Fairfield UMC NORTH FAIRFIELD - The sermon title for this Sunday is "Passion' based on Romans 13:11, Matthew 3:11 and I Thessalonians 5:19. Holy communion will be served. Wednesday is the final session of Kid's Club before summer. Children are asked to bring $1 for a pizza party. Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School from 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 13 to 17.
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SANDUSKY - High-flying bikers and splash landings will be part of the fun when a new extreme sports stunt show and the Soak City waterpark will open for the summer at Cedar Point today. A special all-you-can-eat buffet will also be available during the Memorial Day Weekend. The "All Wheels Extreme" sports stunt show will be a brand new entertainment offering that has never been seen at the Sandusky amusement park/resort. The show is hot off an 11-year stint in California.
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n The following students have completed their Ashland University degree requirements in May: Melissa Depinet of Bellevue, received a master of education degree with a major in curriculum and instruction: intervention specialist mild to moderate. Nicole Scheel of Bellevue, received a master of education degree with a major in curriculum and instruction: literacy. Ashley Bethard, of Collins, received a bachelor of arts degree with a major in English. Robin Barre, of Greenwich, received a bachelor of science in business administration with a major in accounting. Jennifer Hummel, of Greenwich, received a master of education degree with a major in curriculum and instruction: talent development education. Laureen Thompson, of Greenwich, received a bachelor of arts degree with a major in political science. Chase Beatty, of Milan, received a bachelor of science degree in business administration degree with a major in business management. Bradley Smith of of Monroeville, received a bachelor of science in education degree with a major in middle grades education. Geoffrey Geist of of New London, received a master of education degree with a major in educational administration. Heidi Hoy of of New London, received a bachelor of science in education degree with a major in early childhood education. Eric Mitchell of New London, received a bachelor of science in education degree with a major in early childhood education. Michael Biller, of Norwalk, received a bachelor of science degree with a major in criminal justice. Bradley Buckingham, of Norwalk, received a bachelor of science in business administration degree with a major in finance. Dennis Foltz, of Norwalk, received a bachelor of science in education degree with a major in middle grades education. Jennifer Tinney of Wakeman, received a bachelor of science in business administration degree with a major in accounting. Cory Branham of of Willard, received a bachelor of arts degree with a major in history. Pamela Meyers of Willard, received a master of education degree with a major in educational administration. Matthew Moore of Willard, received a bachelor of science in business administration degree with a major in business management. Dillon Rands of Willard, received a bachelor of science in business administration degree with a major in business management. Ashley Seville of Willard, received a bachelor of science in social work degree with a major in social work. Alana Stanbery of Willard, received a bachelor of science in education degree with a major in middle grades education. Nicholas Strance of Willard, received a bachelor of science in education degree with a major in physical education.
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MONROEVILLE - Monroeville High School held its annual Academic Awards Banquet on May 15. Students were honored for their educational accomplishments during the 2007-2008 school year. Representatives from the American Legion, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Marine Corps were in attendance to present awards. MHS teachers and activity advisors recognized their outstanding students, and the Monroeville Academic Boosters awarded academic letters to students who received a GPA of 3.5 or higher for three consecutive grading periods. Also, Ohio Department of Education Awards of Merit were given to students who met its criteria, as well as the president's awards for academic excellence and academic achievement. Boys' State: Chris Dahs.
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Week of May 26 to 30 (All meals served with milk)
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com When the Mill Street Bistro & Bar opens up in June, two chefs with international experience will be preparing the meals for Norwalk's newest upscale restaurant. Owner Joe Nagy hired Adriano Orrao and Bob Boutin as chefs. Orrao, an Italian who grew up in France just across the border from Italy, started working in a restaurant when he was 13 because his older brother worked in an Italian restaurant just across the border.
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The week preceding Memorial Day has been designated as "National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week." The goal of this year's recognition is to highlight the importance of healthy swimming behaviors in preventing recreational water illnesses (RWIs). State and local health departments across the country investigated more RWI outbreaks in 2007 than ever before. This upsurge is being driven by an increase in the number of RWI outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium ("Crypto"), a chlorine resistant parasite, and is primarily associated with treated recreational water venues, such as pools and water parks.
10:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - The South Central High School class of 2008 is about to enter the "Real World." The 75 class members graduating will do so at a commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at the South Central High School gymnasium. The top students of 2008 are all headed to college. Then, they plan to pursue careers ranging from college professor to orthodontist.
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The notes on Sue Greene's dresser are simple but heartfelt messages from a loving son to his mother. "Mom, I'm going next door to Kevin; I love you and hope you had a great day at work."
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A Vermilion man convicted of multiple Erie County felonies was sentenced Wednesday to eight months in prison for a local case. William E. Blimka IV, 20, will serve his Huron County sentence for passing bad checks at the same time he serves 3 1/2 years at the Lorain Correctional Institution. The defendant started serving his Erie County sentence May 8 on two counts of theft and one count each of forgery and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer.
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COLLINS - Lisa Border will soon be the new middle school/high school principal at Western Reserve. At its Wednesday meeting the board of education gave Border a three-year contract, effective Aug. 1, with a starting salary of $65,000.
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The top five students at St. Paul High School said the relationship among their classmates and growing up in a small community helped them succeed both academically and in their personal interests. Valedictorian Michael Kaple said the camaraderie of the senior class is one of the best things he's experienced at St. Paul.
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WILLARD - The following Willard High School students earned these awards and scholarships: Academic Hall of Fame Inductees/Scholarships: Christen Chaffens, Pepperidge Farm; Kimberly Harvey, Century 21 Danhoff Donnamiller Realty; Kasey Peeler, Mercy Hospital of Willard; Jacob Copley, Marcia Gase, Joy Sizemore, Zachary Thornton.
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The graduation season brings many temptations, not the least of which is alcohol. The Community Prevention Partners are reminding parents to increase their vigilance in keeping their children safe.
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EHOVE Career Center engineering tech prep students (left) Stephanie Heydinger of Norwalk and Paul Bansek of Edison paddle their duct tape and cardboard craft across the pond at BGSU Firelands. Six teams competed to build a boat that floated a 2-person team across a 30-foot pond Thursday. The biannual boat race is a challenge to students to use their knowledge in physics, math, and a number of other skills.
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Through the years I've found several complimentary descriptions of Norwalk in the 19th century. Visitors would note the high and dry location of Main Street, which before the Civil War was the principal part of the town, and would comment on the fine maple trees which literally grew over the streets in the days before utility wires. As early as 1847 when Henry Howe published his Historical Collections of Ohio, he noted that Norwalk "lies principally on a single street, extending nearly 2 miles and beautifully shaded by maple trees." These trees had been set out only ten years earlier, but must have thrived in the sandy soil of Main Street. At that time they extended through the business district as well as the residential area, but I doubt that any of the originals remain.
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It was truly a baptism by fire for new 58th district Rep. Thomas Heydinger. On his first full day on the job Thursday, Heydinger already had eight Ohio House bills to consider.
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WILLARD - Authorities made more than 50 traffic stops in the Willard area during a combined criminal patrol blitz earlier this month. There were 20 traffic citations issued, including license violations, but no warrant arrests during the May 8 through 9 initiative. The Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol combined forces with the Huron County Sheriff's Office and the Willard Police Department during the blitz.