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The Firelands area better dry itself out quick, because Mother Nature is just getting started. The Norwalk wastewater treatment plant reported 2.36 inches of rain fell on the Maple City over the weekend.
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LAND-O-LAKES, Fla. - Six children and one grandchild. Lukemia.
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COLUMBUS - State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) has advocated his support for a local family whose home was raided and searched by armed police in December.
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A century ago, on March 17, 1909, an 8-year-old boy named William Whitla, commonly called Billy, was kidnapped in Sharon, Pa. A man called his school and told the teacher that Billy's father had sent him to take Billy home due to a family emergency. Mr. Whitla was a businessman but not wealthy, although a brother-in-law was an attorney and was considered to be wealthy. The kidnappers demanded $10,000 ransom, which Mr. Whitla paid according to instructions mailed to him. He was ordered to follow a complicated set of instructions leading from town to town in northeast Ohio. Once the money was delivered, the boy was put on a city streetcar with instructions to run around public square and back out Euclid Avenue before stopping at a hotel.
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COLUMBUS - Monroeville's Fab 4 wrestling combination were indeed fabulous during the Division III finals of the 72nd annual state wrestling tournament, which concluded Saturday at the Scottenstein Center. For the second straight year, Hunter Stieber at 119 pounds, Logan Stieber at 125, Cam Tessari at 130 and Chris Phillips at 170 brought back individual state championships.
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Attention ladies: Are you looking to clear major closet space of formal dresses and evening garments you no longer wear? Donate the dresses to EHOVE Career Center's student council prom dress drive today. With prom scheduled for April 4, there's no time to delay. Robin Miller, a junior from Western Reserve High School who serves as EHOVE student council secretary, is spearheading the collection of gently used dresses from now through March 25. She hopes to collect at least 50 dresses of various sizes to help defray the cost of prom for her peers. Students may rent the dresses for $20 to $25, which will cover drycleaning costs. Miller had the "perfect night" in the fuschia evening gown she wore to the prom as a freshman. She's hoping those good vibes will follow the dress to the next person who wears it.
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One year ago yesterday, March 8, the biggest blizzard of the year was raging here in northern Ohio. More than a foot of snow fell during the two-day storm, and overnight temperatures plummeted to the single digits.
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WILLARD Mercy Hospital of Willard is aware that patient safety is the first priority, which is why the nurses and staff are recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week, which runs through Saturday. "We feel it is important that health care providers listen to their patients, explain with basic terms, and encourage patients to be partners in their care," says Pam Napier, chief nursing officer at Mercy Hospital of Willard. "Patients should take ownership in their condition and care by asking questions and become a partner with their doctor and nurses in managing their healthcare." Mercy Willard is constantly looking for ways to improve patient safety. Recently the hospital installed hygiene stations. The purpose of the hygiene stations is to provide the public with information and tools to help protect themselves and patients from the spread of germs. The stations are located in emergency department waiting room, front lobby, second floor patient areas, the birthing center, and at the Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Mercy Willard has also recently implemented a rapid response team, which is a specially trained group of nurses and respiratory therapists, designed to immediately respond if a the nurse, patient or family feel that they patient's condition is worsening. This team goes to the patient bedside, assesses the patient and takes appropriate action. This patient will then be evaluated frequently by the team until the patient's condition stabilizes.
2:41 AM Jul 26, 2010
On Sunday morning, millions of Americans lost something many might take for granted one hour of precious weekend sleep. Daylight Saving Time returned when the clocks "sprung forward" one hour in most states, which meant many already sleep-deprived Americans may suffer the consequences of an additional hour of lost shut-eye. "With the change of clocks, this is a time to remind people that losing sleep is an important health consideration," said Dr. Michael Leslie, medical director of Fisher-Titus Medical Center's sleep disorder lab and a neurologist with Advanced Neurologic Associates. "Sleep is as fundamental as diet and exercise to human health." According to a 2009 poll from the National Sleep Foundation, about 40 percent of Americans agree that sleep is as important as diet and exercise to overall health and well-being; yet, only 32 percent of Americans who report sleep problems discuss them with their doctor.
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Beth and Jim Lambright make a good team because he likes to cook and she likes to bake so the two of them come up with some first-rate meals. Residents of Hartland Township, the Lambrights live in a home they built themselves and are still finishing in their spare time. Beth is the circulation supervisor at the New London Library, and Jim is a machinist at Siemens, also in New London. Their 18-year-old son Jevon is studying engineering at the University of Cincinnati and 14-year-old daughter Cicely attends Western Reserve. When the two were first married 22 years ago, the deal was the first person home fixed supper, so according to Jim the result was, "We both took a long time getting home."
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The Norwalk Post of the state Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal hit-skip crash involving a pedestrian. The crash occurred on Murray Road three tenths of a mile east of Hartland Center Road, at about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com She had been a fugitive of justice since November 2007. Now, Jean Boehler is serving a 10-month prison term at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. On Jan. 9, 2008, the state filed a probation violation on Boehler, now, 36, in Huron County Common Pleas Court for absconding supervision. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said the former Bellevue resident had left the court's jurisdiction about one month earlier. "About a year later, we found out she moved out of state," Kasper said.
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news@norwalkreflector.com MILAN Bring up Jessika Otto in conversation and the adjectives flow freely determined, kind, self assured, impressive, confident. Those are just a few words sure to be mentioned in connection with the 17-year-old Edison High School junior. There's another adjective that may, on the surface, describe Jessika, but it certainly doesn't define her. Jessika is disabled. Her left leg is about 12 inches shorter than her right. She wears a prosthetic leg to keep her balance. Her mother, Nenette, said they still don't know what caused the disability.
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A 19-year-old Monroeville driver will be sentenced May 18 for the Nov. 9 Ridgefield Township crash that killed his passenger and close friend. Nathan A. Taylor, of 62 Monroe St., pleaded guilty on a bill of information Tuesday to aggravated vehicular homicide in Huron County Common Pleas Court. A bill of information is a court document that bypasses the grand jury process. Taylor, who is free on bond, faces one to five years in prison and a $10,000 maximum fine.
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CLEVELAND - As one of the top consumer auto shows in the country, the Cleveland Auto Show promises another successful year as the jump-start to the spring selling season for Ohio auto dealers. 2009 will be a pivotal year for the auto industry following a tumultuous 2008 economic market. But, the auto show's focus on driving Ohio's residents to a better tomorrow by helping stimulate the economy adds a level of excitement to the show not felt in recent history.
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There are many things I could write about this week, but there is an adhesive bandage on my nose. I can see it at the edge of my vision, and it's been there for two weeks, and I think I'm finally ready to write about it. Actually, I've been wearing two bandages on my face for about two weeks. One is on my nose, and the other is on my forehead. They are very obviously there. I won't go into detail about why they are there; suffice it to say that even though the cause of the bandages was minor, I have been rather self-conscious about them.
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Monroeville's Hunter Stieber, Logan Stieber, Cam Tessari and Chris Phillips all won their Division III quarterfinal matches this morning at the state wrestling tournament held at the Schottenstein Center and have advanced to today's semifinals. Norwalk's Jared Torrence won his Division II quarterfinal match, 6-4 in overtime over Thornville Sheridan's Andrew Carpenter.
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Tom Smith, of Monroeville received his Citizen of the Year award Wednesday afternoon at the Norwalk Reflector. Melissa Hahn nominated Smith, her father, for the award, citing his "faith in God, the love of his family (and) helping and serving his community.'
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WAKEMAN - Luck was on Cheryl King's side. She won $150,000 Tuesday when she randomly bought a Fantastic Five lottery ticket at Friendship Food Stores. The longtime Wakeman resident, who lives next door to the East Main Street convenience store, was there to buy a Mega Millions ticket for her elderly mother.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com People cannot choose their relatives. And FIRST Robotics team members can't choose their alliances. The mission of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills. Steve Spriggs, one of the team advisors for EHOVE's robotics team, attributed its recent loss in the Buckeye Regional, in part, to weak alliances.
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A total of 39 people have applied for the head coaching position at Norwalk High School. Jeff Cole resigned as coach in January after four years as head coach. Cole was hired by Norwalk in April 2005, coming from Crestline.