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COLUMBUS State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) announced Monday he will be holding a town hall meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in Willard. "It is important to me to make a habit of regularly meeting with my constituents," Boose said. "Spending this time in the district face-to-face with citizens gives them the opportunity to share any concerns with me they may have over pending legislation or other issues regarding state government. I welcome the opportunity to address those concerns." The meeting will be at the Willard City Hall in the council chambers, located at 651 S. Myrtle Ave. Willard, OH 44890. The 58th House district includes Huron County, western and southern Lorain County and Eastern Seneca County.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
State Rep. Terry Boose filled up a column in Friday's Reflector with complaints about Ohio's newly-passed budget. He complained about the service cuts, fee hikes and the figuring in of federal stimulus money, but he didn't say how he would have balanced the budget without those things. Mr. Boose said he had proposed some different cuts, but he didn't say what they were. He also accused Mayor Sue Lesch of "political partisanship at its worst" for holding a news conference and praising some points in the budget. I think Mr. Boose should have cut out that slur and used the space to say what his plan was. Timothy Adam
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Bob Hamer first rode a tractor when he was 6. Today, 60 years later, he still likes old tractors.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Ricky Beverly can thank his pets for possibly saving his life. Twelve Plymouth firefighters received mutual aid from the Shiloh and Shelby fire departments for the blaze early Saturday morning at the one-story home at 220 Plymouth St. The fire was reported at 3:14 a.m.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Since the beginning of this month, Huron County Help Me Grow organizers and recipients have been anxiously awaiting news from the state. Would the program that assists families with young children become a casualty of the state's budget? Project director Carol Robinson found out Thursday.
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VERMILION - Huron County Magistrate Bradley Sales will be on the other side of the courtroom soon. Vermilon Municipal Court records indicate Sales, 48, of Elyria, is the defendant in a criminal trespassing charge filed July 13 in Vermilion Municipal Court. The Elyria post of the state Highway Patrol filed the complaint in connection with a July 11 incident.
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The Huron County commissioners were advised Thursday to create an actual board to oversee the raising of funds for restoration of the courthouse clock tower. The Fix the Clock Committee will likely be officially formed at Tuesday's meeting.
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In Monroeville High School sophomore Haley Olds' chosen line of work, experience is critical. Country music stars aren't born overnight. Olds, 15, is apparently aware of this; she has competed and succeeded in local singing contests.
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Businesses in the Uptown Norwalk Historic District continue their celebration of Christmas in July today. Activities will include sidewalk sales, window decorations and even Santa will be on hand.
4:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city and Huron County officials have encountered a problem they probably never thought they would have to deal with. For an undetermined amount of time, inmates at the Huron County Jail have been flushing anything and everything down the toilets.
4:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's unnecessary for me to say that through the years every railroad, and the interurban lines of the early 20th century, had countless collisions and accidents. Some of these were caused by one train or streetcar running into another, or careless people who drove in front of the oncoming vehicle or hoped to cross in front of it without waiting. What I dare call an interesting railroad accident took place in Norwalk on the morning of Aug. 17, 1929. Four train crew members were injured, but no one was killed and the injuries were not serious. Before I tell you what happened I need to set the scene.
4:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Kathi Flew may never meet the recipients of her late son Dylan Flew's organs. But she knows that because of the generosity of her son, who died nine days shy of his 21st birthday, lives were saved. Flew, of Norwalk, is informed when people receive her son's organs.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final installment in a five-part series marking the first anniversary of the closing of Norwalk Furniture last summer. Dan White, president of Norwalk Custom Order Furniture, did not hesitate when asked if it is realistic for people laid off from the old Norwalk Furniture Corporation to think that they might someday work again in the big factory on Ohio 18.
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By RICHARD RUSSELL Reflector Correspondent rrussell@norwalkreflector.com They labor for months or even years, starting with a worn tractor from their youth or a rusted pile of someone else's scrap, and turn it into a better-than-showroom piece of "Ancient Iron."
4:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Three boys who assaulted a fellow Willard High School student entered separate pleas to disorderly conduct Friday in Huron County Juvenile Court. "The prosecutor entered into a plea agreement," court administrator Chris Mushett said. "They pretty much admitted to the facts."
4:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A tip from a person living near a Myrtle Avenue business helped police catch a break-in suspect red-handed. About 1:40 a.m. Sunday, a Myrtle Avenue resident reported seeing a front door window broken out and a male suspect inside of Langhurst Insurance Agency, 121 Myrtle Ave.
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WILLARD - Good things are happening in the Willard school district and they will continue because the community supports the schools, outgoing superintendent Dennis Doughty told city chamber of commerce members this morning. Doughty, whose last official day as Willard's superintendent is July 31, gave an overview of what he feels have been the positives during his tenure. But, he repeatedly stressed a community-wide effort made them happen.
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The Huron County commissioners were given an eye-opening tour of the county jail Thursday morning. The tour was led by Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard and Dave Battles, the jail administrator.
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I am taking a class this summer, but it doesn't meet in a classroom, and I haven't seen my teacher or any of the other students. That's because the class is online, through the computer. It's called "Boot Camp for Scholastic Journalism Advisers," and it "meets" for three weeks. It started this past Monday.
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sunnyacres@hmcltd.net This year's annual garden tour presented by the Huron County Master Gardeners and the Firelands Historical Society presents gardens for everyone. The tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, which cost $10, are on sale in Norwalk at the Firelands Museum, 4 Case Ave., and at Schild's IGA Foodliner, 171 Milan Ave. They also will be available on the day of the tour at both locations. Call (419) 668-1415 for more information. There are six gardens to view. Start at any location on the tour and work your way around to all the gardens. At each garden, there will be someone to answer questions and punch cards. At some gardens, there will be plants and garden tools to buy and at some, gloves, soap and books.
4:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
This is the fourth in a series of articles marking the first anniversary of the closing of Norwalk Furniture last summer. By JIM BUSEK Reflector Correspondent news@norwalkreflector.com