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The defense attorney for a Norwalk man accused of selling cocaine grilled a detective on the stand Thursday about the way he handled a confidential informant.
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WILLARD - The Willard Police Department is doing a joint investigation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) about the theft of 29 handguns. ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the Willard Fish N Game, 12 Woodland Ave., incident. The burglary happened between late March 20 and the early morning hours of March 21.
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A Huron County Common Pleas Court jury continued its deliberations this morning in the case of a Willard man accused of selling cocaine last year. Martin Garcia, 37, is charged with trafficking in cocaine stemming from an April 1, 2007 incident at his former West Main Street home in Norwalk. If convicted of the fourth-degree felony, he faces six to 18 months behind bars and a $5,000 maximum fine.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com A suspected drug dealer admitted he sold and gave marijuana to an informant several times, but denied selling cocaine. Martin Garcia, 37, formerly of 185 W. Main St., testified Friday in Huron County Common Pleas Court during his trial on cocaine trafficking, a fourth-degree felony punishable by six to 18 months behind bars and a $5,000 maximum fine. The case was sent to the jurors Friday afternoon, but they failed to reach a verdict after slightly more than two hours of deliberations. The judge sent them home for the weekend, and deliberations will resume at 9 a.m. Monday.
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April 26, 1943 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 65 years ago:
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Sean Templeton, a life-long resident of Huron, will be ordained an Anglican Priest. He is the son of Dr. Terence and Mrs. Maureen Templeton. He was baptized in Christ Episcopal Church in 1982. After attending St. Peter's Catholic School for nine years, he enrolled in Huron High School where he graduated in 2001. He attended Ashland University where he graduated with honors in 2005, majoring in Political Science, History and Philosophy. After attending TESM for a semester, Templeton transferred back to Ashland Theological Seminary where he is expected to graduate with a Master's of Divinity in June. He will be ordained a priest at 7 p.m. May 1 by the Rt. Rev. Lyons and the Rt. Rev. Ames at Luke's Church in Akron. He will celebrate his first mass at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Huron at 10 a.m. May 3. He is currently serving with the Rev. John Jorden at Holy Trinity Church in Milan and planting a church in the Fremont area.
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AVERY - A 16-year-old Norwalk boy was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia Wednesday at EHOVE Career Center. The dean of students met with Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Capone, the school resource officer, about a marijuana pipe found in the Plank Road boy's pants pocket. When Capone asked the boy why he had it, the student said "he didn't want to leave it in his room because his parents check his room," Capone wrote in his report.
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2008 Prom Partnership The Norwalk Post of the Ohio state Highway Patrol and Huron County Law Enforcement Agencies will be working in partnership during the upcoming high school prom events scheduled throughout the county. The 2008 Prom Partnership will be focused during the period of April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17. The following agencies will be involved during this initiative: Bellevue Police Department, Greenwich Police Department, Huron County Sheriff's Department, Monroeville Police Department, New London Police Department, Norwalk Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Wakeman Police Department, and Willard Police Department. Spring is a time of celebration for teenagers with proms and graduations. The goal of the Huron County Law Enforcement Agencies is not to damper the day's events, but to remain vigilant in removing impaired and aggressive drivers from Ohio roads in hopes to secure the future of our teenage community.
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Christie Lane Industries (CLI) is an unusual type of nonprofit organization. That is due only partly to its mission of increasing the income and status of Huron County residents with developmental disabilities. Under the enthusiastic leadership of Director John Schwartz, CLI has launched a number of "green" businesses, including document destruction, recycling and tile making.
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A second co-defendant who broke into the Bellevue Revival Center was ordered to pay about $3,550 in restitution Wednesday for stealing two vintage guitars. His accomplices earlier were ordered to pay the same amount. Anthony R. Dodson, 19, of 118 Belle Ave., also was fined $250 and ordered to do 100 hours of community service for the Oct. 5 incident as part of his three years of probation. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also sentenced him to 75 days in the Huron County Jail with work release privileges.
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LORAIN - A reserve Wakeman police officer pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon in connection with a racially-motivated attack last week. William C. Hodge, 35, of Sheffield Township, has a May 21 pretrial hearing scheduled in Lorain Municipal Court on one count each of aggravated menacing, assault and criminal damaging. No trial date has been set. "A protection order was granted," probation officer Scott Stewart said. "We don't give out victim information," he said when asked about the specifics.
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A Bellevue man must pay $3,400 in restitution and a $250 fine for a fall church break-in. Dylan J. Natole, 19, of 7135 County Road 175, and two adult male defendants broke into a Bellevue church and stole two guitars, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said.
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Gov. Ted Strickland has requested the state Highway Patrol fire two Sandusky post troopers engaged in a prank involving a costume that resembled a Ku Klux Klan outfit. A report released Tuesday afternoon says Troopers Craig Franklin and Eric Wlodarsky were placed on "administrative leave pending the disciplinary process for termination.' The move comes after patrol superintendent Col. Richard Collins and Ohio Department of Public Safety Director Henry Guzman met with the governor to discuss the Jan. 20 incident.
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A Norwalk man was sentenced to 17 months in prison Tuesday for assaulting a woman and police officer during a North West Street burglary. On Dec. 28, Todd E. Ganzhorn, 43, formerly of 31B Washington St., entered a woman's apartment when she didn't want him there. Norwalk Police Officer David Smith, in his report, said officers stormed in when they saw "Ganzhorn sitting on top of (her) in the living room, apparently striking her in the head."
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com MILAN It looked like a scene from the 1930s over the weekend when eight Model As drove around Milan's town square and parked on the east side. The drivers and passengers, from the Shelman Chapter of Model As, then enjoyed meals at The Invention and Jim's Pizza Box. Ford made Model As from 1928 to 1931. The group meets monthly. During the spring and summer club members take their beautifully-restored vehicles out for weekend driving tours. Last weekend was their first outing for 2008.
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Huron County Jr. Dairy The meeting was held April 15 at the Riley's farm. A motion was passed to pay the dairy booth bill and it was decided the club would pay for half of the project books.
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When bad weather prevents planting or damages crops, producers should report the acreage to their local FSA office within 15 days of the final planting date of the crop. That's the reminder given by John Stevenson, Ohio State executive director for the Farm Service Agency (FSA). This applies to all crops, whether covered by crop insurance, not covered by insurance, or covered by FSA's Non-insured Assistance Program (NAP). Final planting dates vary among counties and crop types. Producers who have their crops insured through a private crop insurance company should contact the insurance agent immediately and advise them of the damaged crops. Additionally, a CCC-576, Notice of Loss Application, must be completed in person at your local FSA office, and your prevented and/or failed acres reported. For those crops covered under FSA's NAP, producers should immediately contact their local FSA office to report the acres and file a CCC-576, Notice of Loss Application. "Producers with NAP coverage should report their losses within 15 calendar days of crop damage from natural disaster, so the loss can be appraised and production counted before the crop is put into another use, abandoned or destroyed,' said Stevenson. Crops not covered with a private insurance or NAP policy should still be reported to the local FSA office, and producers should file a Notice of Loss Application. This will provide FSA with a historical record of your crop should disaster assistance become available.
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Steuben UCC STEUBEN - The Easter celebration of Christ's resurrection continues at Steuben Church. Sunday is the Sixth Sunday of Easter. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "Spirited Love,' are Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20, 1 Peter 3:13-22, and John 14:15-21. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print and young peoples' bulletins will be available. Come early for the coffee and tea fellowship before the service.
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Brandon Montgomery of North Fairfield, is a member of TV-2 at Ashland University. He is the son of James and Susana Montgomery and is majoring in journalism.
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Green is more than a color at Sherwin-Williams. It is a philosophy to improve both homes and the environment. As peope become more aware of the impact choices have on the world, fully assessing the products incorporated into homes has become more important than ever. And paint should be at the top of any "green" check list.
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Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch told city council members Tuesday in a work session the city and Northern Ohio Rural Water have worked out the first phase of a plan to connect water lines between the two on the south side of town so NORW could provide the city with water in case of an emergency. "We have been negotiating with Northern Ohio Rural Water for over a year,' Lesch said. "I'm very pleased to tell you we're moving forward on a plan that has been talked about for decades.'