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City and county employees will have several face-offs this week on the golf course, the volleyball court and on the hot seat in an "Are Your Smarter Than a Sixth Grader" competition. The competitions are all in fun and will be accompanied by several meals as part of Public Service Recognition Week.
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Republicans from both Huron and Erie counties gave a standing ovation to John Kasich, speaker for a combined spring dinner for the women's groups for both counties, when he said he was considering a run for governor of Ohio. "I'm so frustrated with what's happening in Ohio that I'm thinking about running for governor of this state," he said. After his talk, however, he said he was a "long way away" from making a firm commitment to a campaign for the seat.
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Police are searching for a male motorist who fled on foot from a pickup truck after hitting a utility pole and driving away from an officer early Saturday morning. Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton said the driver of a 1986 white Chevrolet Silverado was heading south on Milan Avenue when he attempted to turn right onto Franklin Street about 3:45 a.m. The driver lost control and left the road, hitting a nearby pole.
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Andrew Watterson will be the speaker for the Green Team at 9 a.m. May 21 at Calvary Baptist Church, 99 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Watterson is the program director for Cleveland's sustainability program. He has been working in this position since May 2005 and advises the city on projects related to energy, buildings, fleet and purchasing. Cleveland's sustainability program's goals are to save the city money while reducing its ecological footprint, to use sustainability principles as a tool for economic development and to introduce sustainability principles to city employees through education. Cleveland's sustainability program has been successful at saving money and reducing the city's ecological footprint with new policies in energy, fleet and facility management. Watterson will make a 30-minute presentation, followed by the opportunity for audience questions. The public is welcome to attend. Regular business will be conducted following Watterson's presentation.
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People attending Thursday's May Senior Celebration will find no shortage of things to do before the 2008 Huron County Senior of the Year is revealed. The business/trade show, scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m., will feature 37 tables occupied by vendors representing such industries as insurance, health care, senior housing and banking. Senior Enrichment Services will serve a lunch of Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable medley and strawberry cake at 11:30 a.m., followed by the senior of the year announcement at about noon.
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MILAN - The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol is investigating a motorcycle crash that killed a 21-year-old Norwalk man early this morning on Milliman Road. Alexander R. Leimbach, of 664 Seminary Road, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash that happened just south of Ohio 113 in Erie County about 4:10 a.m. Troopers said Leimbach was wearing his helmet while driving a 2006 Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle north on Milliman Road.
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Erie County General Health District staff will use a $49,742 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant to train staff at schools in four counties on the environmental health and safety requirements of Jarod's Law. It was one of nine grants awarded statewide for a total of $350,000. Jarod's Law was passed in 2007 after the death of a 6-year-old boy at his school. The law requires health departments to inspect public and nonpublic buildings and grounds to identify and correct conditions dangerous to public health and safety. The law includes a requirement to identify potential environmental hazards. The grant funds will help the Erie County agency provide training for school staffs and sanitarian inspectors in Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties about the law. It includes a follow-up session to debrief the first year implementation of the law. Information sheets will be developed for parents. Topics will include indoor air quality, presence of lead, asbestos or radon and proper use and storage of chemicals. Erie County is working with four counties' health departments, Bowling Green State University Firelands Campus, Erie County Department of Environmental Services, Erie-Huron-Ottawa Educational Services Center, Ohio Department of Health and 33 school districts.
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HIGHWAY PATROL
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VERMILION - They like people, especially little ones. They come in colors such as white, brown, gray, black and multi-color. They'll eat carrots, apples, graham crackers, hay, grass and grain. They're popping up on a Vermilion farm and the owners wish to share the creatures with the public.
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A Norwalk man pleaded innocent this morning to biting the ear of a Huron County Jail inmate. Jameel A. Jawaad, 43, of 185 W. Main St., Apt. 1, is scheduled to go to trial June 24 in Huron County Common Pleas Court on felonious assault. Judge Jim Conway set a $40,000 bond.
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A Greenwich man convicted of two sex offenses involving a 14-year-old New London girl failed to appear for his sentencing hearing this morning in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Judge Jim Conway issued an arrest warrant for Brian R. Goodrich, 40, of 11 Maple St., who pleaded guilty April 3 to two counts of importuning. In exchange, the state dismissed a third charge.
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MILAN - Police arrested a Sandusky woman on six Cuyahoga County warrants Saturday night after running a random license plate check. Charmaine L. Johnson, 36, was charged with two counts each of theft, forgery and identity theft. Milan Police Sgt. Bob Meister then transferred her to the Erie County Jail, where she is being held for Cuyahoga County authorities.
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SANDUSKY - Waterpark enthusiasts can say "Aloha" to the country's first deep-water surf simulator when Maui Sands Resort opens Memorial Day weekend. Area reporters on Friday received a sneak peak of the resort, located on U.S. 250 just past the Ohio 2 interchange. The $30 million project is creating a Hawaiian-themed resort by renovating two existing hotels and constructing a third all connected to a 55,000-square-foot indoor waterpark.
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COLUMBUS - House Democrats filed articles of impeachment Tuesday against scandal-scarred Attorney General Marc Dann, seeking the fellow Democrat's removal for allegations including gross neglect of his duties. Impeaching Dann, which would require a Senate trial and Republican support, would be historic because Ohio has not used the process since 1820. The last time someone was impeached and convicted in Ohio was 1808.
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Don't drink the water - that's the message health officials are telling local residents regarding wells in the Bellevue area. "It is strongly recommended that water from private water sources, such as wells, in the affected areas not be consumed,' said Deb Oehling, an epidemiologist serving the Erie County Health Department. "The likelihood of groundwater contamination and the risk of water borne illness is of definite concern.'
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May 12, 1908 The top stories in The Evening Herald on this date 100 years ago:
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NORWALK FIRE
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Memorial Day is coming in a couple of weeks. It is the single day we set aside to honor those who have served our country. Most Americans know that we should really do better than that. So many men and women have made so many sacrifices in the name of freedom, we should be honoring them all the time.
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Roast those responsible for the soaring gasoline prices. And just who is that? Obviously the cause is complex, and there isn't one factor to blame. Some point to the evil empire of Big Oil, the Bush Administration and its policies, previous administrations, the growing economies of China and India, and so forth. But, really, doesn't it come down to supply-and-demand? And who is "driving" up supply? Yep, all of us motorists. So roast all of us for not taking steps to curb our gasoline usage. Toast those taking the lead in finding, distributing and marketing alernatives to fossil fuels. There's only so much oil to go around, and our country's addiction to that substance continues to negatively impact our economy.
10:31 PM Jul 25, 2010
I experienced a little sticker shock recently when I filled the tank on my pickup and it came to $101. The shock will be even greater if gas prices jump to $4 or more per gallon, and that very likely means lots of outdoorsmen are going to scrap that trip to Santee Cooper, South Dakota, or North Carolina this summer, and start looking for a good place to visit closer to home. Luckily, I've found one. I'm just back from a trip to the Finger Lakes region in northern New York State, and it should be a prime candidate for not only sportsmen, but their families. It is an easy going, laid back place that is the essence of rural America. For those who like to fish, Lake Ontario is justly famed for its chinook and coho salmon, steelhead, brown and lake trout, and on the right day, you can use your own craft or book a charter and limit out on fish that might reach 20 to 30 pounds. Top months for these are June and July, though browns and steelhead are hitting right now. For less expensive fishing, visitors can rent a small boat or fish from shore at such places as the Bay Bridge on the south end of Sodus Bay and often make a good haul of dandy bluegills, crappie, and bullheads. If you're REALLY lazy, you might stay at a nice B & B like the Bonnie Castle Farm (800-587-4006) on Lake Ontario, walk down to the dock, and often make a modest catch of panfish and bass. For something really different, outdoor folk and their families might like to travel a stretch of the Erie Canal, which covers 531 miles between Buffalo and New York City. Perhaps the best section runs between Medina and Clyde, 100 miles of picturesque country that can be covered any way you wish. There are tour boats that ply the canal with evening stops at hotels and B & B's along the way. Or, you could use your own boat, rent one and motor or paddle through rural landscape and ancient and picturesque locks.
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The Help Me Grow newborn home visiting program provides a valuable service to our community. All parents with new babies are offered a home visit by a Registered Nurse from Fisher-Titus Home Health Center. Visits typically are done in the first six weeks after discharge from the hospital. There is no charge for this visit, and participation is voluntary.