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NOV. 20, 1960 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 48 years ago: Fire hits dwelling on W. Chestnut Two families were made temporarily homeless last evening when fire struck a two-apartment dwelling at 11 1/2 West Chestnut.
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With big name retailers such as Circuit City and Value City Departments Stores announcing massive store closings and bankruptcy filings, Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers reminds consumers to shop wisely when purchasing from retailers that are going out of business. Although advertised going-out-of-business sales, final liquidation sales, or "everything-must-go" sales carry a sense of urgency and suggest rock-bottom prices, consumers should remember the risks involved with these sales. Most sales are final and returns may not be accepted. You may want to reconsider before purchasing final sale merchandise.
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WILLARD - Investigators with the state fire marshal's office have ruled Friday's blaze that gutted a Peru Center Road home was accidental. "It most likely was caused by a heat lamp too close to combustible materials or an electrical malfunction with the lamp. The investigator termed the damage as 'substantial,'" fire marshal spokesman Shane Cartmill said.
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WILLARD - The 2009 city budget will not include new services or programs and capital improvements will be limited, city manager Brian Humphress told council Monday. "We, like many other communities, will be working with a tight budget next year, one that will test our ability to maintain current services without additional revenue," Humphress said.
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Burglary defendant Shawn Poole is a free man, thanks to an apparent lack of evidence and "smudgy" fingerprints. A Huron County Common Pleas Court jury deliberated for a little longer than an hour late Friday before acquitting Poole, 27, of 507 Dale St., Willard, of a July 26, 2007 incident. He was accused of breaking into his estranged girlfriend's apartment and stealing a debit card, credit card a $20 bill and cell phone.
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Eric Schwieterman and Jacob Rhoad were among those earned top player honors for the all-Firelands Conference in football. Schwieterman, a St. Paul junior, grabbed Offensive and Defensive Back Player of the Year honors. He was first-team at both quarterback and defensive back.
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More and more people are turning to area food banks for help and the agencies expect the need to continue past the holiday season. "In all four of our counties, we've seen such a dramatic increase," said Julie Chase-Morefield, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. "It is profound in Huron County. The need is just going to continue to rise over the new few months."
1:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Help wanted: Springers, framers, cutters, sewers, loaders, outsiders, stockhandlers, upholsters. Those were the days.
1:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
I'm writing this letter to express my views about the newspaper published on Wednesday 5th of November. I totally disagree with the terminology used in this issue of the Norwalk Reflector. I see that the first words that stand our are the big, black, bold letters CHANGE MADE. What exactly do they signify? The change of the race of the presidency or how its going to affect the change of this world and make changes good. Obama might consider letting the American fellow know that he's not 100 percent African American and needs to change the stereotyped attitude that and he is being stereotyped. First of all, he's not an African American, he was born African? By a Muslim father and Caucasian mother or am I mistaken but I've heard this quite often, so that makes him an American African living in America, of the United States makes him officially an American citizen. An individual that decides to move here from another country by choice makes their nation come after the American name. That's the change that needs to be made along with many others.
1:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Port Clinton man injured in a Nov. 4 motorcycle accident has died. Michael W. Butcher, 56, was riding a 2001 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 west on Bayshore Road in Ottawa County' Danbury Township at 2:42 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a left hand curve, causing the bike to go off the right side of the road, strike a guardrail and come to a rest on its left side with Butcher still on it, troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol reported.
1:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Lyle Fisher started wrestling on a dare from his Stryker High School physical education teacher when he was teasing the man who doubled as the wrestling coach. "He told me I'd never make it through a practice," the Wilmington, N.C. man said.
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PORT CLINTON - Edison boys' basketball coach Chris Ceccoli didn't mind his team being voted mid-pack (fifth by the coaches and tied for fifth by the media) by his Sandusky Bay Conference constituents Sunday night at the Catawba Island Club. His team didn't get much respect last year either in being voted as low as second-last by the media. When the 2007-08 season was over, however, the Chargers had won half of the 14 SBC games.
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Main Street Norwalk's Program Manager David Gulden is leaving for a city planning job in Lorain County. "My time has ended here in Norwalk and I'm leaving on a happy note," Gulden said.
1:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Walking through my back yard a couple of weeks ago, the leaves were deep enough to rustle as I kicked through them. It is a very pleasant and evocative sound. In fact, it was the defining sound of autumn for the first half of my life.
1:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A rural Willard home is considered a total loss after a fire early Friday morning. Firefighters from Fairfield Township and Willard responded to the blaze reported at 5:39 a.m. Plymouth and the Huron River Joint Fire District were called to bring water to 2354 Peru Center Road, owned by Kevin Montgomery.
1:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - "Dancing with the Stars is hitting the road this winter and bringing an entirely new cast of celebrities and professional dancers to 37 cities throughout North America. "Dancing with the Stars The Tour" performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 13 at Wolstein Center in Cleveland.
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NAME: Mourice A. Hernandez (Mourice Augustine Hernandez), aka MO, MR. AGE: 29
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NAME: Jason Dillman AGE: 35
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NAME: Yolanda D. Kaman AGE: 30
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Lynn Chapin, 45, is a self-taught cook. She now uses that talent to not only feed her family and friends, but to help others. Chapin organized the recent Make a Difference Day drive that collected homemade bread and cookies, 50 gallons of homemade soups, 50 pounds of casseroles, 750 pounds of canned goods and 200 pounds of household items. A difference for this drive was they accepted homemade items such as soups and casseroles to be frozen and later distributed by the food banks. Volunteers also met in the kitchen at the St. Paul cafeteria to make vegetable soup, pizza casserole and sloppy joe meat to freeze.
1:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
FREMONT - Hopewell-Loudon was simply too strong for St. Paul, downing the Flyers 42-21 in regional final play Friday night at Don Paul Stadium at Harmon Field. The Chieftains (13-0) move on to the Division VI final four against an opponent to be announced Sunday. The Flyers close their season at 12-1.