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cashby@norwalkreflector.com WAKEMAN Robert M. Tite's first alcohol-related misadventure ended in his neighbor's yard. The story went national. The allegations surrounding Tite, 58, of 2785 Chenango Road, damaging his neighbor's property while driving intoxicated on a bulldozer first appeared as a bullet point in the Reflector's police blotter. The story ended up on the conservative Web site, the Drudge Report. In August, a Norwalk Municipal Court jury acquitted Tite of driving under the influence (DUI) and resisting arrest. The rural Wakeman man was accused of having a June 26 altercation with a Huron County sheriff's deputy after he damaged neighbor Mike Tinney's yard.
7:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrakrause@norwalkreflector.com On Christmas Day 2008, Santa Claus could not find Charlie Knott's home. On Christmas Eve 2009, Santa knew exactly where he could find the small, angelic voiced, sweet smiling 9-year-old Norwalk boy. Knott was at Berry's restaurant, sporting a Santa hat, and such a wide smile that his teeth showed.
7:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Now is not the time to run away. That's why Mike Adelman filed petitions today to run again for Huron County commissioner.
7:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - If the best definition of a Merry Christmas is one during which families are together, than the Burnleys are in for a happy holiday this year. They are together thanks in large part to joint parishes St. Joseph and St. Alphonsus, which are providing the Wadsworth, Ohio, family with shelter and other basic needs this holiday season.
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The oil shale fire located near River Road in Ridgefield Township continues to burn. "We've been bringing folks up from Columbus who don't believe it's happening,' said Carl Essex, highway department administrative assistant.
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Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of stories counting down the top 10 local stories for 2009. The series will conclude Jan. 2 with the top story of the year. People donned masks this year as the threat of a strain of influenza known as H1N1, sometimes called the "Swine Flu,' spread throughout the world.
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Cutlines: The Burnley family, from left, Conner, 3, Alainna, 4, Ricky (holding 4-month-old Alivia), Natavia, 6, Tiahanna, 7 and Jessica. Eighth grader Andrew Haughawout, president of St. Joeseph School's student council, hands the Burnley family gifts on behalf of the students. By AARON KRAUSE Reflector Staff Writer
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A Greenwich man was seriously injured this morning following a crash on Ohio 162. Will J. Hamilton, 20, of 2180 Greenwich-Milan Townline Road, Greenwich, was traveling west at 1:45 a.m. today on Ohio 162 when he lost control of the vehicle, went off the left side of the roadway, struck a driveway edge, drain culvert and tree. His vehicle then overturned several times and entered a fenced field, troopers from the Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol reported.
6:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
In these tough economic times, it can be beneficial to work together. This idea evidently crossed the minds of the commissioners in both Huron and Erie counties, as the two are currently wrapping up an agreement to have Huron County's trash taken to the Erie County landfill.
6:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Four up. Four down. Monroeville's wrestling quartet of Hunter Stieber, Logan Stieber, Cam Tessari and Chris Phillips each won their weight class in the Division III portion of the state wrestling tournament in early March.
6:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
If anybody doubts Mark Straka's dedication to his work, all the young Norwalk man has to do is mention the names Ernie Strow and Mary Hornsby. They are the namesakes behind two awards that recognize outstanding work in and outside of Christie Lane.
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By MAUREEN RYAN Chicago Tribune (MCT) There's no way to list every show or development that altered television in the last decade. But the influence of certain technologies and programs transformed what we saw on our screens in the last 10 years.
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By Madeleine Marr McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) Tiger Woods' loss is Perez Hilton's gain.
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Manufacturer MedImmune, LLC announced a voluntary recall of 13 lots of live, intranasal H1N1 vaccine recently, but not because of safety concerns. The affected lots were prefilled doses formulated for intranasal administration to persons aged 24 months to 49 years old. The recall happened after market testing done by MedImmune indicated that the strength of the vaccine had dropped since its production. The CDC and FDA have determined that the vaccine was safe and posed no health threat for the persons who received those lots. The Huron County General Health District gave one of the recalled lots of H1N1 vaccine. "What the recall means," explained Chris Cherry, Director of Nursing, "is that sometime between the release of the vaccine and yesterday, the antigens, or the part of the vaccine that causes a person to develop immunity, fell below the preferred level for vaccine effectiveness. However, the lot number of the vaccine that was given by the Huron County General Health District is being recalled because it may lose its effectiveness before the expiration date, but it hasn't yet."
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NEW LONDON - The New London board of education accepted the resignation of Elementary Principal Laura Dowdell Monday and appointed Susan Kohler to replace her. Dowdell, who is in her fifth year as principal, has accepted the position of adult career center supervisor at Lorain County Joint Vocational School.
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Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories counting down the top 10 local stories for 2009. The series will conclude with Jan. 2 with the top story of the year. Megan Lillo and Kurtis DeWitt may be remembered as Norwalk's version of Bonnie and Clyde.
6:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's holiday break time for Norwalk city council. When council reconvenes on Jan. 4 for the reorganizational meeting, it will have a different look.
6:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com If anybody doubts Mark Straka's dedication to his work, all the young Norwalk man has to do is mention the names Ernie Strow and Mary Hornsby. They are the namesakes behind two awards that recognize outstanding work in and outside of Christie Lane. Straka has earned both.
6:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Editor's note: This is the third in a series of stories counting down the top 10 local stories for 2009. The series will conclude Jan. 2 with the top story of the year. People donned masks this year as the threat of a strain of influenza known as H1N1, sometimes called the "Swine Flu," spread throughout the world. The H1N1 virus was first detected in people in the United States in April. On June 11, the World Health Organization signaled that a pandemic of 2009 H1N1 flu was underway. This virus was originally called "swine flu" since laboratory testing showed that many of the genes in this new virus were very similar to influenza viruses that normally occur in pigs (swine) in North America. But researches found this new virus is very different from what normally circulates in North American pigs.
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Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories counting down the top 10 local stories for 2009. The series will conclude with Jan. 2 with the top story of the year. By CARY ASHBY Reflector Staff Writer cashby@norwalkreflector.com
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news@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON The New London board of education accepted the resignation of Elementary Principal Laura Dowdell Monday and appointed Susan Kohler to replace her. Dowdell, who is in her fifth year as principal, has accepted the position of adult career center supervisor at Lorain County Joint Vocational School. She thanked the board members for their cooperation and said, "I can't say enough about the supportive community, and I will very much miss the students and the staff."