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For the last four years since they bought a house at 1835 Ohio 162, Alfredo and Phyllis Garcia have dealt with flooding too many times to count. Their pleas to the Ohio Department of Transportation for a bigger culvert by their house seems to have fallen on deaf ears. Now their crawlspace and front yard is flooded yet again. Phyllis Garcia was only able to get to work this morning because she has learned from experience to park her car at a neighbors in anticipation of a driveway so flooded that a car can't drive through it.
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New London Police Chief Mark Holden had 1/2 to 1 inch of water in his Birch Park Drive basement this morning. "There was high water all over the place (in the village). It's gone down a good bit. ... It's all gone right now," the chief said just after 9 a.m.
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The threat of worsened flooding stretched across Ohio today, where two days of rain and melting snow left water covering some busy roads and pushed rain-swollen rivers and creeks past their breaking points. In northwest Ohio, city leaders in Findlay hoped to avoid another major flood just months after the city was swamped by historic flooding.
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The high water at the 52 E. Elm St. home of Dick Barna was 18 inches from reaching his back door this morning. Two houses to the west, there was 3 to 4 feet of moving water that touched the bottom of the bridge in Bremser Park. It looked like a sea of water behind 48 E. Elm St., which is directly beside the park. Nobody has lived at that home or at 50 E. Elm St. since the June 2006 flood.
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COLUMBUS - Gov. Ted Strickland today proposed a $1.7 billion economic stimulus package and a series of initiatives to increase the number of college graduates in the state. The Democratic governor also hinted in his second State of the State speech that his long-awaited school funding plan will be coupled with significant changes to the way Ohio's public school system operates. One key: he proposed taking control of the state Department of Education away from its board of elected and appointed members.
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MILAN - The Edison freshman boys basketball team finished the regular season and have a record of 15-2 heading into Saturday's tournament at Edison High School. The Chargers picked up wins over Margaretta 40-30 and New London 49-38 in recent games.
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FEB. 6, 1909 The top stories in The Evening Herald on this date 99 years ago:
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MONROEVILLE JUNIOR/HIGH High Honors Grade 7: Kaitlynn Brweer; Karly Riesterer. Grade 8: Brooke Barnett.
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Life is a gift, so choose the right path. I'd rather have chips and a coke than beer and a smoke.
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Politics don't make sense. Something has me confused how a person can be a senator one day and president of our country the next day? That's scary. Why don't they have to go up the ladder like a lot of companies do? They should be a vice president for four years, before advancing. There should be some kind of preparation, or to see if you will carry out your promises. Get prepared for leading our country.
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Every day, 50 Ohioans lose a loved one. Every day, a child loses his mother, a wife loses her husband, a pet loses their best friend.
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I was one of the seven judges for Saturday night's Miss Maple City Pageant. It was a first for me. My family used to watch the Miss America Pageant when I was a kid - in the late 60s and early ‘70s, but I'm certain it had been more than 30 years since I had seen one.
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PORT CLINTON - Members of the AARP Tax-Aide program recently spent a week in Port Clinton preparing for the current income tax filing season. Training included a review of income tax filing, recent changes in IRS laws, and practical exercises with computerized tax preparation and filing.
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NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Harold E. Plues, 36, 15 1/2 Center St., Greenwich. Violation date: Nov. 4, 2007. Conviction date: Jan. 24. Sentence: $800 fine, $70 costs, one-year license suspension and ten days in jail; defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Jan. 24 to Nov. 4 valid only with restricted plates. Michael A. Hess, 37, 109 Williams St., New London. Violation date: Oct. 26, 2007. Conviction date: Jan. 24. Sentence: $600 fine, $55 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Jan. 24 to April 26. Jeffrey N. Clyde, 34, 184 Concord Ct., Norwalk. Violation date: Nov. 14, 2007. Conviction date: Jan. 30. Sentence: $600 fine, $65 costs, six-month license suspension and six days in jail to commence March 1.
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Police are still searching for the male suspect who fled after demanding the wallet from a 23-year-old Republic Street employee early this morning. The victim was at the rear southwest corner of the building at 2:18 a.m. when the suspect hit his right wrist and forearm with a blunt object. The victim said the impact knocked his right hand off the steering wheel of the tow motor the employee was using to move empty steel crates.
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Baby, she's a star. But Heather Wells' crowning Saturday as Miss Maple City 2008 isn't all about her.
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Norwalk Public Library The Norwalk Public Library has received the following gifts and memorial books:
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For those gardeners looking for more sunshine, the 65th annual National City Home and Garden Show is in its final days. It will be open until 9 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The closing plant sale is set for 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
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A Norwalk man who ran his relative's truck into an Avery motel room Saturday must post a $100,000 bond before being released from the Erie County Jail. The ex-girlfriend of Joel Deleon, 32, of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 27, and her son had cuts from the flying debris, but Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said the injuries appeared to be minor. About 8 p.m., the woman heard a loud muffler outside her room which she recognized as belonging to the pickup truck driven by Deleon, Sigsworth said.
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A Norwalk man who ran a truck into an Avery motel room this weekend had his driver's license suspended for three years after he pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence. Joel Deleon, 32, of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 27, also will serve 60 days in the Erie County Jail for the DUI at the same time he serves a similar sentence for driving with a suspended license. Also during Monday's hearing, Erie County Municipal Judge Paul Lux fined Deleon a total of $1,500 and suspended $750 as part of three years of probation.