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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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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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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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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.'
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I love crappie fishing, and I can't really say why. Maybe it's the fact that they're one of Ohio's prettiest fish, silver and black with flat sides and high dorsal fins. Or that they're so deliberate. No line screaming strikes here, just a gentle bounce or two of the float, then a slow sliding away that gives you plenty of time to pick up your rod or cane pole and retrieve a flopping fish. I like the lack of necessity for fancy equipment, too no tackle box filled with glittering worms and hardware, just a No. 6 hook, splitshot, and thin pencil float with a minnow on the hook, or a little jig with twistertail. There are lots of them too, and they're top table fare, not being called "panfish" for nothing. Multiple reasons for me to seek them now, and plenty of reasons for readers to seek them, too. Which they do. Visit any crappie hotspot this weekend, and you'll see people gathered around every half drowned log and brushpile Most of them will have at least a few, hopefully enough for a good dinner. And many will be family groups, mom and dad and the kids. One woman told me last spring as she unhooked a fine crappie "We don't fish most of the year, but we do go out during crappie season. We just like to sit along the bank and catch some." For most area anglers that's all that's necessary, just sit on the bank with a long rod or pole, fish around the woody structure that crappies like with a minnow, and you'll likely catch some, too. If relaxing along shore watching redwing blackbirds swaying on a cattail makes for a good mornings fishing, so be it. But there are ways to improve your catch, and if you're willing to take a little exercise to build a real skilletfull, here's how you do it.
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MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue Bruce E. and Theresa A. Taggart or survivor to Kimberly S. More, 417 Main St. East, $8,000. Monroeville
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NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Travis M. Kovach, 23, 2628 Collins Road, Collins. Violation date: Dec. 14, 2007. Conviction date: Apr. 10. Walter D. Wilcoxen, 48, 139 N. Pleasant St., Apt. 1B, Norwalk. Violation date: Mar. 22. Conviction date: Apr. 15. Sentence: $950 fine, $70 costs, one-year license suspension and 30 days in jail; defendant shall have 20 days of jail suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall abide by laws and have no convictions for two years; defendant shall show proof of six months alcohol counseling by Dec. 15; defendant shall pay restitution through the court as directed by probation officer. Mitchell J. Drunkemiller, 19, Nelsonville. Violation date: Apr. 11. Conviction date: Apr. 14. Sentence: $700 fine, $60 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance from Apr. 29 to Oct. 14; defendant shall have limited driving to include Hocking Community College.
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NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Marc B. Barnett, 19, 115 1/2 Woodbine St., Willard; carrying a concealed weapon; conviction date: Apr. 8; fine, $300; costs, $101; jail, 90 days, 90 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 90 days. Joseph B. Glorioso, 52, 386 E. Main St., Norwalk; disorderly conduct and intoxication; conviction date: Apr. 8; fine, $100; costs, $50. Stanley K. Watkins, 51, 105 Concord Court, Norwalk; disorderly conduct; conviction date: Apr. 8; fine, $150; costs, $64; jail, 30 days, 30 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall have no association or communication with victim for two years; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 90 days.
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HUNTINGTON TOWNSHIP - Homes are popping up on the Lorain County farm where Mary Joan Babcock grew up. The farm, she said, is "pretty well carved up.' Her husband, Jarvis Babcock, has taken a step to ensure nothing like that happens to their nearly 950-acre farm in Huntington Township. The farm has been in the Babcock family since at least 1906, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
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April 24, 1955 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 53 years ago:
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APRIL 24, 1955 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 53 years ago: CC industrial group to submit action plans Following a meeting of the newly formed Industrial Development Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, recommendations for action will be submitted to the Board of Directors at their next meeting, Chairman Don Ebert announced today.
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April 23, 1955 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 53 years ago:
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Phil Dirt and the Dozers returned to Norwalk on Saturday night to help raise money for Senior Enrichment Services. More than 550 people enjoyed being taken back in time on musical journey through the 50's, 60's and 70's. The group played songs by The Beach Boys, The Righteous Brothers and many more that had the audience dancing in the aisles at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center. Senior Enrichment Services was able to raise more than $6,500. This was accomplished in part through the generosity of their sponsors and the many volunteers who helped that evening. The event was considered a success by the agency, not only because of the money raised, but because everyone had such a great time. All proceeds will go to the organization, whose mission is to help seniors remain in their homes. Executive director Lucinda Smith said fundraising has become important for the agency. She estimated that federal and state funding has decreased 30 to 35 percent in the last eight years. In addition, the 60 and over population will increase dramatically as baby boomers retire.
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CLEVELAND - Baseball rocks. If you didn't already know that, or even if you did, the opportunity to see why begins Saturday in Cleveland. "Take Me Out: Baseball Rocks!' is devoted to the many connections between America's most popular music form and its national pastime. It will open Saturday in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Ahmet M. Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall.