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JAN. 31, 1978 Editor's Note: This is the third installment in a look back at the Blizzard of 1978. The dates do not coincide because of a disrupted publication cycle in 1978.
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NEW LONDON PD The New London Police Department blotter covering Jan. 21 to 27 had the following highlights:
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I see on the local news channels that on Tuesday of last week a lady in Ohio was arrested and charged with abandoning her dog and its young puppies - which is against the law. What are the chances that on that same day other women in this state were at medical clinics aborting their young children - which is not against the law? Roger K. Smith
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
I am a smoker. I have smoked for years, and enjoy doing so. (I find it relaxing, and it calms my nerves). Yes, I realize smoking is bad for my health, so name me something that isn't. The fact is, we are dying from the day we are born. Nobody is exempt from death. With all the evil and injustice in this world, I cannot believe our major concern is to wage a "war" against smokers and second-hand smoke. The lawmakers have banned smoking in all buildings including bars (... how smart is that?) and forced the smokers to stand outside in the elements. Now they want to dictate where in the already polluted air we can stand.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
I see on the local news channels that on Tuesday of last week a lady in Ohio was arrested and charged with abandoning her dog and its young puppies which is against the law. What are the chances that on that same day other women in this state were at medical clinics aborting their young children which is not against the law? Roger K. Smith
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's been fascinating the past few days compiling the Blast from the Past and reading about the Blizzard of '78. I had heard bits and pieces of it over the past year - semi tractor-trailers being completely covered with snow and stuff like that - but had no idea of the intensity of the thing.
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First of all, I do not smoke cigarettes. I used to smoke a long time ago but quit many years ago. I feel smoking is a freedom of choice - it's a legal substance that is sold in stores and available to those who are of age and choose to smoke. Likewise, it should be the freedom of business owners to post "smoking allowed' signs on the entrance of their doors if they as the owner of that business chooses to allow smoking. It is also the right of those people who want to come into that business to choose to enter based on the knowledge that the owner of that business allows smoking within their business. Each owner and business should have the freedom to choose if they want to allow smoking and how that choice affects his or her business.
8:41 PM Jul 25, 2010
Twelve young women will be competing Saturday for the title of Miss Maple City 2008. The Miss Maple City 2008 Scholarship Program, sponsored by The Maple City Ice Co., will be held at 7 p.m. at The Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School in Norwalk. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 each, which include a reception for Miss Maple City 2008 after the pageant. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship, crown from Crider Jewelers, a night's lodging at The Econo Lodge in Norwalk, breakfast at Berry's Restaurant Sunday morning, a photo session at Moll Photography in Norwalk, a gift certificate from Theresa-Ann's in Lexington and the right to represent Norwalk at The Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant in Mansfield in June.
8:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Money headed the agenda of Monday's council meeting, with Administrator Shawn Tappel asking council to consider allowing the CSX money to be used to replenish the general fund, if necessary. The village received money from the railroad several years ago for certain concessions, and it has grown to almost $400,000.
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NORWALK The following were the results of health department inspections of Norwalk-area food establishments and schools in December: FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS Openings Ella Maze; 1 East Main St., New London; operator, Dupler- Dilday/ Numari (Dec. 17, regular opening inspection) Violation: Critical All food employees that are preparing ready-to-eat food, must wear a hat or hairnet to prevent contamination of the food (food employees put on hairnets during inspection); Violation: The person-in-charge must be able to supervise their employees to wear hair restraints, to not leave food out at room temperature and properly store raw foods under ready-to-eat foods; Violation: Critical Do not store foods (bulk meat, eggs) under ready-to-eat foods in the backroom cooler. If they leak, they will contaminate the ready-to-eat foods (done during inspection); Violation: Critical Sausage Gravy was 126 degrees Fahrenheit and should be hot held at least 135 degrees Fahrenheit on the steam table. Regularly check temperatures of hot/could held foods (sausage gravy container placed on grill); Violation: Two compartment vegetable/handsink in the kitchen can not be directly connected to sewer. If it backs up, it will contaminate the vegetable sink. Air gap it at least two times the diameter of the pipe; Violation: Get all kitchen containers covered when not in use to prevent insect contamination; Violation: Handsink in the kitchen ran out of paper towel. Keep it supplied. Violation: Critical Kitchen ran out of hot water during breakfast. Get a larger tank to handle peak flow. Violation: All wiping clothes must be in sanitizer solution to stop contamination to other surfaces.
8:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
A deputy with the last name Summers has replaced one named Sommers. Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Charlton "Chuck" L. Summers, of Willard, started working as a full-time patrol officer Jan. 21. He fills the vacancy left by Lt. Randy Sommers, who retired Dec. 31 after being with the sheriff's office for 28 of his 31 years in law enforcement. Sommers, of Wakeman, had specialized in overseeing investigations involving juveniles and sex offenses since 1983.
8:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
A landmark Norwalk building is being razed to make room for other needs. People always expect me to panic when this happens, but I decided a long time ago that nothing is forever and that the only constant in the world is change. Furthermore, if someone owns a building it is private property to be dealt with as the owner sees fit. So, don't expect a hysterical reaction from me because the former rectory of St. Mary Catholic parish on State Street is being removed. Ground was to be broken for this large building in May of 1905, but the construction contract was not awarded until October of 1906. Norwalk contractor John Vaughn was the general contractor, and had the building completed by early in the year 1907. The exterior was Sandusky limestone, and some of the interior walls are supposed to have been built of bricks from the original parish church at the corner of Milan Avenue and St. Mary's Street. You see, the original St. Mary Catholic Church was built of brick. Work started in 1857 and the exterior was completed the next year. Rev. Narcissus Ponchell was the pastor, and died Sept. 15, 1860 with out the interior detail finished. He was well-though of by his "flock," and was entombed in a crypt under the church. Rev. Ponchell's remains were removed to the parish cemetery in 1900 and the old church torn down in 1904. It has stood empty for 10 years. The Milan Avenue location was the original center of St. Mary parish activities. This was an Irish parish, and the old St. Peter parish on West Main (the predecessor of St. Paul) was German. The first Irish families had lived on Milan along with some German families, but the Irish interests soon changed to West League, State, Baker, and other streets there.
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A Monroeville pickup truck driver was charged with failure to yield at a crosswalk after hitting a 59-year-old pedestrian Monday morning. Police said it's possible Barry F. Sparks, 40, of 2107 Hettle Road, didn't realize Alta M. Eads, of 8147 Baseline Road, Plymouth, was crossing Whittlesey Avenue "in compliance with the traffic signals" when Sparks was turning left from Main Street. The incident happened about 9:35 a.m.
8:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Response to a free workshop for local businesses that want to do business with NASA Plum Brook has been so overwhelming that the agency has added a second day and might have to add a third to accommodate local businesses. Plum Brook originally scheduled a workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 at EHOVE. A second workshop for Feb. 20, added when the first date quickly filled, is almost full. Lance Warner, managing consultant for Sites Research Project, said NASA may add a third date if more companies show interest.
8:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Students and faculty at St. Paul High School dedicated the Chapel of Saint Timothy Saturday morning to help kick off Catholic Schools Week. The chapel, a memorial of St. Timothy and St. Titus, is located on the second floor of the school, next to the library.
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High winds and falling temperatures forced area schools to close today. That list includes Norwalk's public and parochial schools, as well as those in the Bellevue, Berlin-Milan, Monroeville, New London, South Central, Western Reserve and Willard districts.
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The safety committee of Norwalk City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 tonight to discuss the proposal for a new fire station. Council members will then hold a work session and plan to discuss regulations for exterior furnaces in the city at 7:30. Both meetings are open to the public.
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A Wakeman volunteer firefighter faces a Feb. 14 pretrial hearing in Norwalk Municipal Court in connection with driving under the influence and fleeing from the scene of a December accident. However, Wakeman officials are mum on what this could mean to his tenure with the fire department. William Hanko, 34, has two Wakeman addresses listed in municipal court records 4687 W. River Road and 5295 W. River Road. He has also been charged with going left of center, failure to control and a seat belt violation stemming from a Dec. 22 incident.
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Maybe it's because the tournament is no longer played in the county seat. What is for certain is the first stop on the basketball tournament trail, now known as the sectional, is not near as high on the social and athletic calendar as the county tournament was back in the 20s, 30s and 40s. "I remember those county tournaments when I was young," 75-year-old farmer Adolph Fischer said. "What was different for those players, is they had to take their game from those little gyms to the big court at Norwalk High School. And, probably more important, those players who had played in front of a maximum 200 fans but more times than not, 50, now had to play in front of 1,000." In 1924, the ruling body of high school sports, the Ohio High School Association, decided county tournaments was the way to go in starting the elimination process leading to the state finals. Coaches met a week before the tournament and in an open draw (pairings) with the defending champion, in this case Monroeville, getting a first-round bye.
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Jan. 30, 1978 Editor's Note: The Reflector is publishing today's Blast from the Past to commemorate the blizzard of 1978. Our microfilm files do not show an issue published between Jan. 27 (which we published here Monday) and Jan. 30, which appears today.
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SHERIFF'S OFFICE n A West U.S. 224, Willard, resident reported someone shot her home with a paintball gun sometime between Friday morning and Sunday afternoon.