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LYME TOWNSHIP - The question of annexation of 401 acres of Lyme Township to the city of Bellevue is now in the hands of Huron County Commissioners, who have 30 days to make a decision. Lyme Township trustees oppose the annexation, which they call "unreasonably large and irregularly shaped.' Four of the 17 owners in the proposed annexation area also oppose the annexation.
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SANDUSKY - The home blends in with the others on Third Street. But it's distinguished as "The House on Third Street" for more than one reason.
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Norwalk may not have the glamour and glitter of runways with models for Halston, de la Renta and Armani strutting down to show off the latest styles, but local females enjoy sporting the latest fashions. "Norwalk women want to be extremely stylish," said Judy King, manager of Fashion Bug in Norwalk. "They don't want to wear what was in style three years ago."
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
A recent national opinion survey shows seven of 10 Americans believe gasoline prices will reach $4 this summer and many are already planning to cut back on summer travel plans. Local residents hope that won't happen, but aren't confident they will be able to afford to travel as much as they wish. The survey, conducted by the Civil Society Institute, a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank, also said 90 percent of Americans said the stances of political candidates on fuel prices, energy policies and climate change will have a big impact on their votes in November. The study also said the high price of gas is the No. 1 economic worry of Americans in 2008, ahead of fears about recession, mortgage foreclosures and joblessness.
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - As an annual source of inspiration and expert advice, the 65th annual National City Home & Garden Show returns to the I-X Center in Cleveland Feb. 2 to 10 to showcase the region's finest landscaping architects and the latest home trends and design innovations. With three walk-through model homes, nearly 30 blooming garden displays and six seminar stages, America's largest home and garden show is not just a show - it's a destination, according to organizers. Live entertainment, interior design showcases, a "green' living pavilion and daily cooking demonstrations are captured within 20 sprawling indoor acres. Hundreds of thousands of visitors annually attend the nine-day event for its high-end exhibits, accessible expert advice and sophisticated project ideas.
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Feb. 8, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago:
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FEB. 7, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago:
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FEB. 4, 1909 The top stories in The Evening Herald on this date 99 years ago:
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Helen K. Adkins, 45, of 37 E. Washburn St., New London, was charged with failure to control Monday after she hit her brakes to avoid hitting a deer on Chenango Road, and went into a field. She wasn't transported for possible injuries.
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A Willard man is accused of possessing marijuana and cocaine during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.
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WILLARD - Sheriff's deputies and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife (ODNR) officials found a Lorain man in the city Thursday who was wanted on a nationwide warrant.
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WILLARD - Willard Assistant Fire Chief Joe Reiderman said there was a "good ending' to the report Wednesday of a Willard-area woman trapped in her vehicle in high water. Firefighters had her out of the Bauman Road ditch in Greenfield Township, with about 3 feet of water, in about 20 minutes. Reiderman said the middle-aged woman was OK other than being "a little cold' and refused treatment at the scene.
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Convicted water scammer Ryan P. McKinley met with his probation officer this morning. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said he was pleasantly surprised. "That's more than one probation office visit I thought he'd make," Leffler said.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com Morris Van Vlerah Jr., the victim in a Dec. 3 attack by two Rottweiler dogs, has filed a lawsuit against the dog owners. He is seeking $25,000 in damages. Sandusky attorney Michael Murray, who is representing Van Vlerah's family, wrote that Asa and April L. Smith "have owned and harbored two vicious Rottweiler dogs, which have terrorized the plaintiffs and their neighbors." Van Vlerah testified Jan. 25 during April Smith's municipal court trial that the dogs attacked him while he was near his back deck. He also said he had trouble closing his patio door because the animals lunged at it.
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The Firelands area is attempting to dry out today after Mother Nature hammered it with about 4 inches of rain over the past three days. "We had a very large amount of rain over a long period of time," said Bill Ommert, Huron County Emergency Management Agency director. "It was about 4 inches of rain in three days and that's quite a bit.
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Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway tried to explain to the defendant why he was in court today for a competency hearing, but Victor M. Macias-Aguirre obviously was confused. "I don't know what this is," Macias-Aguirre said several times through interpreter Magdalena Mays. "I don't know what happened. ... Why am I in jail? I didn't do anything."
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Feb. 7, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago:
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What in the world is a "Quantum of Solace?' The title of the 22nd James Bond film (in theaters Nov. 7) comes from one of five short stories by creator Ian Fleming, published as "For Your Eyes Only' in 1960. "Quantum of Solace,' based on a story about a failed relationship told to Bond after a dinner party, takes place about an hour after the conclusion of the 2006 film "Casino Royale.'
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NORWALK FIRE n Responded to an electrical-related odor in a flooded basement at 8:12 a.m. Wednesday at 49 E. Elm St. Returned to station at 9.
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I recently talked to a member of the American Life League and asked them exactly what can be done about ending abortion. I told them it is misleading that people running for election of the U.S. and state levels of government often state that they are either Pro-Life or Pro-Choice when in reality they can not do anything to end or extend in any way. This is done to the fact that this was a Supreme Court decision. They agreed and said they were pushing their focus to a positive vote in Colorado to be introduced on the November 2008 ballot, pending the required public signatures needed are achieved, that would state something to the effect of, "Science has proven life begins at conception. This is a sanctity of human life that would be given all forms of equal treatment as any other individual would be." There would be a vote on agreement or denial. If signed into law, there would then be a pro-choice group that has said they would take that issue to the Supreme Court for their decision.
8:52 PM Jul 25, 2010
There is so much going on in the world today - it's hard to keep up with it all. One thing my family has done for many years, to try to know about the world, is to buy the New York Times each Sunday. That isn't as easy as it sounds. In the old, old days, we would take turns with other Norwalk families traveling to Oberlin to buy it, and then distribute it to the others in our Norwalk group. Later, Bob's News Stand on East Main Street in Norwalk sold it. We would go there on a Sunday morning to buy it. When Bob's closed, a local grocery store started to carry it, which is where we go now to purchase it.