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HIGHWAY PATROL
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Two men injured in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning south of Norwalk were in the intensive care unit of a Toledo hospital over the weekend. Mardoqueo Martinez, 21, of 520 Milan Ave., Lot 63, was driving south on Ohio 61 near Johnson Road when the car went off the right side of the road, said troopers with the state Highway Patrol. The car hit a mailbox and then a culvert in a ditch.
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Main Street School Principal Kirk Pavelich has been recognized as a Distinguished Leader in Character Education. This year marked the first that representatives from the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services' Character at Work! Program presented the award, which recognizes the commitment to building character in youngsters. Each year, Character at Work! program coordinators go to a different school to emphasize to students the importance of virtues such as optimism, respect, honesty, responsibility and service. This year, the coordinators paid monthly visits to Main Street School to discuss such topics with sixth-graders. Program Coordinator Lisa Fritz said Pavelich was chosen for the first Distinguished Leader in Character Education Award because of his illustrated commitment to building character. The award will be presented annually at the end of each school year.
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com After 27 years of volunteer work with Reach Our Youth, Helen Hintz was honored in a ceremony as she steps down from the ROY board. Hintz first got involved with ROY as a mentor to a 6-year-old girl in 1981. Over the next 12 years, the girl "became one of our family," Hintz said. "It works two ways," she added. "She had an impact on me."
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A 14-year-old Norwalk bicyclist was hospitalized after a collision with a car Friday night at the intersection of South Norwalk and Ridge roads. North Central EMS first transported bicyclist Dylan P. West, 14, of 237 E. Main St., to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with serious injuries. A LifeFlight helicopter later flew him to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. "It looks like he had internal injuries, maybe spine and head injuries," said Sgt. Mary Mack of the state Highway Patrol.
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The Huron County Humane Society is currently in possession of a "missing" ferret. The ferret was found in the Chatham Street area of Norwalk. If missing your ferret, contact the Humane Society at (419) 663-7158 with a description of the animal and or picture. The ferret looks to be well cared for. It was found at 6 p.m. Thursday.
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NEW LONDON The Ohio Department of Transportation will close Ohio 60, just north of Ohio 162, to install new railroad crossing panels starting Monday. The road will reopen on June 26. The detour route for northbound motorists is Ohio 60 to east on Ohio 162 to north on Biglow Parkway back to Ohio 60. In other ODOT news, Ohio 598, just south of Neal Zick Road, was open as of Friday. The road had been closed for bridge deck repairs. Ohio 99, between Pontiac Section Line Road and County Road 40, re-opened Friday. The road was closed for a bridge deck overlay.
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NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Stephanie L. Eastman, 33, 4981 New State Road, Plymouth; disorderly conduct; conviction date: May 28; fine, $200; costs, $60; jail, 30 days, 30 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 90 days.
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Today is a banner day for Trevor Clark he will be sworn in as a citizen of the United States and his wife, Linda, will be by his side. "It will make me proud and grateful to America for having me," said the native of Southampton, England, who fell in love with and married his wife after meeting her on the Internet. "I've gone through the paperwork and the interviews and Monday (today) I'm going to take the oath," Clark said Friday. One of the first rights he's looking forward to as an American is voting.
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In the past, I have bored my young daughters with visits to the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This was always a fun trip for me but my kids just tolerated my stories and how the aircraft in front of them had changed history. We would shuffle past airplanes that were identified with information on a placard. The once graceful birds were pigeonholed in the museum never to be flown again. It reminds me of a flying mechanical zoo. Machines captured from their habitat, confined to a small space, and gawked at by visitors.
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When I was first offered a seat aboard the Liberty Belle, I was excited. I love to fly so being scared didn't even seem to be an option. Then I saw a picture of the plane I had just signed up for and reality hit I was terrified! The picture of this plane made me wonder if I had spoke to soon. I had just assumed when they said, 'Hey Alisa, do you wanna go for a plane ride?' it would be a regular plane. Nope, not the case. This one was old and to me old meant unsafe. Luckily, Lou, our cameraman, was going, and he knew everything there is to know about airplanes. He explained, or I should say convinced me, that it was completely safe.
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CLEVELAND - Liberty Belle, a restored World War II B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, is taking to the skies over Cleveland and the public can go along for the ride Saturday and Sunday. Norwalk Reflector photographer Lou Reda and videographer Alisa Kessler, who got a ride in the plane earlier this week, said the experience was fantastic.
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June 9, 1951 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 57 years ago:
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MANSFIELD - Miss Maple City 2008 Heather Wells,of Warren, Ohio and a student at Youngstown State University, will represent Norwalk and Huron County at the Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. Roberta Camp, Miss Maple City 2007 and Miss Ohio 2007, will be turning her crown over to the new winner on Saturday, June 21.
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Ten times in the last year or so I have hosted large groups of visitors for training at Norwalk Furniture, more than 200 people in all. They are almost always smart and stylish. And they come from all over North America, including some of the most glamorous and desirable places to live.
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Toast Cindy McLaughlin, a teacher in the Early Childhood Center at Norwalk Catholic School, who the Golden Apple Award this year for devoting their time and talents to Catholic education. The Golden Apple Award was established by the Jack and Rhodora Donahue Family Foundation of Pittsburgh and has been expanded from the Diocese of Pittsburgh to include the Diocese of Youngstown and the Diocese of Toledo. Teaching since 1979, McLaughlin has taught in Defiance, Monroeville, Bellevue, at St. Paul High school, and currently teaches in the Early Childhood Center at Norwalk Catholic School. She was one of nine diocesan teachers to receive the award and $5,000. Roast the gas prices, which finally topped the $4-per-gallon mark this week. We knew it was going to happen. We hoped it wouldn't. It wasn't that long ago when the gas prices jumped the $3 mark and we hoped it would end there. Now, there is talk of gas hitting the $5 mark. Maybe we should roast everybody ourselves included for not doing anything about it. Maybe this will be the real wake-up call to "go green."
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Norwalk man was sentenced to one year in prison Tuesday for selling cocaine in his former West Main Street home. On April 28, a Huron County Common Pleas Court jury found Martin Garcia, 38, of 129 Whittlesey Ave., guilty of trafficking in cocaine after a two-day trial. Testimony revealed the April 1, 2007 transaction happened in the vicinity of a juvenile, believed to be one of Garcia's relatives. Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said Garcia had been selling cocaine for a "substantial amount of time" before the controlled drug purchase.
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MILAN - "He was a fun guy and liked to have a good time." That's how many will remember local realtor Thomas A. Shaffoe, of Milan, who was killed Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident on Ohio 13.
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In a special session Wednesday the Western Reserve Board of Education hired Rodge Wilson to fill the new assistant superintendent position. The board cannot hire a permanent superintendent until legal matters concerning sexual harassment charges against Doug Solet are cleared up, and Mark Gagyi has been serving as an interim replacement.
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EDISON HIGH Honor Roll
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HIGHWAY PATROL Tracy L. Trimmer, 19, of 1461 Thomas Road, Willard, hit a deer Thursday on Ohio 162. No citation was immediately issued Friday after Jeffrey L. Bragg, 55, of Sandusky, failed to negotiate an Ohio 99 left-hand curve and went off the right side. The 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle overturned in the field, ejecting Bragg who wasn't wearing a helmet, from the bike. A LifeFlight helicopter transported him to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center with serious injuries. Bragg was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit this morning. Dean Levan, 32, of West Liberty, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way while turning left Friday in the Ohio 601 collision with the vehicle driven by Ramiro Vargas, 38, of 4464 Laylin Road.