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Ohio Township Day is held Feb. 1 every year and has been set aside to recognize the hard work and dedication of township trustees and fiscal officers and to promote grassroots government. I will start by giving you the township history and then some township functions. The township form of government was brought to America by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620. This unit of local government eventually spread as far west as the Rocky Mountains. Today, 22 states have this form of government, known either as the town or township.
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w/pixs By ELLEN SIMMONS Reflector Correspondent news@norwalkreflector.com
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com Lyle Fisher Jr. helped build the transmission for his first car at what is now Fisher's Transmission. He got his first job at the Norwalk business as well. Fisher has some good reasons to look back fondly at his 30 years at the 50-year-old company.
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w/pixs By ELLEN SIMMONS Reflector Correspondent news@norwalkreflector.com
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE Keen observers of Midway Truck Center Inc. might wonder why a Monroeville school bus is there. An electrical fire Monday caused about $3,500 worth of damage to the wiring harness in the panel above the driver's seat. "It's at Midway being fixed right now," Huron River Joint Fire Chief Ronald Stang said Friday night.
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NEW LONDON - A Wakeman bicyclist was treated for serious injuries at Fisher-Titus Medical Center and released after a collision early Sunday morning with a pickup truck. Bicyclist William Cunagin, 18, of 2187 Butler Road, wasn't wearing a helmet and was ejected from his Magna Shimano 21-speed bike after the Ohio 162 crash east of Chenango Road with the 1995 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Samuel B. Swiger, 44, of Sullivan. The collision happened about 12:25 a.m.
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news@norwalkreflector.com While the challenges to the nation's real estate sector faced throughout 2008 were felt in all corners of Ohio, the marketplace still was able to post solid results despite less than ideal economic conditions, reports the Ohio Association of Realtors. "The 2008 market certainly presented a number of challenges for both industry professionals and property owners in the Buckeye State...yet it also offered a wonderful opportunity for many homebuyers," OAR President Jonathan M. Hall said. "More than 113,000 homes were sold, a clear indication that the desire to make the American dream of homeownership a reality is strong within Ohio irrespective of the challenging economic climate the country faces." The year-end 2008 sales total of new and existing homes in Ohio totaled 113,849, a 13.1 percent decrease from the 130,982 sales posted in 2007, while the state's average sale price of $136,692 marks an 8.6 percent decrease from the $149,558 average posted in 2007.
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MILAN - The Oak Harbor Rockets traveled to Milan Friday night with a risky game plan for the sharp-shooting Chargers. The Rockets (2-12, 0-9) actually had a 34-29 lead with 7:49 remaining in the game, but Edison was finally able to start knocking down shots and walked away with a 52-42 victory at home.
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Ice fishing on Lake Erie can be an expensive proposition. Go to South Bass for walleye and you're likely to spend at least $200 for a plane and guide, and even on the mainland, a guide and a ride out to wherever can be $75 or more. But there are lots of fishing places that will cost you little or nothing, and often enough they'll produce fish at least in the right spot. Take marinas, for example. I've fished Erie marinas from Catawba to Marblehead and elsewhere for long years and made some excellent catches from time to time. But, I have to follow a few basic rules to do so. First comes permission. Some marinas will let you ice fish and some won't, so you might need to do a little looking to find a spot. Second, you should seek out the deepest ones you can find. Drilling a hole around docks in just four feet or so of water probably won't produce because few fish enter such places. Six feet will often work, and deeper is even better. Third, you should drill several holes immediately. Even in 6-7 feet when you start that ice auger going, the noise will spook every fish below and they'll scatter like a covey of quail. So, you drill one here and another there, and make sure at least one is near the marina's outlet to Lake Erie. By the time you've finished, that first hole should be fishable or will be shortly as fish gradually return.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com WILLARD No one was injured after a Willard school bus driver pulled in front of a pickup truck Friday morning at the intersection of Townline Road 12 and Peru Center Road. Veteran bus driver Karen J. Sickel, 48, of 809 Armstrong St., was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way in the collision that happened at 9:51 a.m. The woman, heading east on Townline Road 12, stopped and then entered the intersection, where the bus collided with the left front end of the black Silverado driven by Nicomeh E. Walter, said state Trooper Shawn Whiley, of the Norwalk post.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com Twenty-one firefighters from two departments fought a Zenobia Road house fire for several hours Friday morning. Townsend Township Volunteer Fire Chief Bob Johannsen called the blaze at 2433 Zenobia Road, the home of Dan Missler's family, "a bear" to get under control. That's because, he said, the fire was between the steel outer skin of the home and inside the drywall. "It was a struggle," Johannsen said. "It was cold as hell. I'm still trying to warm up."
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com "In a couple of weeks I'll be 200 years old," the man standing in front of League Elementary School students proclaimed. At least one youngster's jaw dropped. "I think I look pretty good for 200," he said.
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Have you ever watched high school wrestling? On a cold Saturday last weekend, my husband and I ventured out to Norwalk High School to watch the NOLs, which were being held there.
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When that fire alarm rings, everyone's favorite hero next door, Fireman Sam and his trusted fire brigade, are ready to race to the rescue. "Fireman Sam: Saves the Day!,' which arrived on DVD last week from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment, is the newest title featuring five amazing adventures demonstrating the bravery and courage needed to get the job done.
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Soup Kitchen. The words can conjure images of seemingly never-ending lines moving at a snail's pace toward a vat of soup.
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WILLARD - Lynn Detterman has been named president & CEO for Mercy Hospital of Willard, effective Sunday. Her selection was the result of a CHP wide internal search lead by a CEO search committee appointed by the Mercy Hospital of Willard Board of Trustees. Detterman has served as interim president and CEO for Mercy Willard since November 2008, following Bob Gospodarek's transition to chief operating officer of St. Charles Mercy Hospital.
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Huron County officials are trying to remain positive while dealing with the tightest budget in years. A group of elected officials met Thursday to hash out the 2009 budget.
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A Greenwich man was sentenced Wednesday to 11 months in prison for driving a stolen car from the village to Norwalk. Corey T. Foster, 23, of 6 Pierce St., also will serve an additional 81 days for an unrelated post-release control violation. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Dina Shenker said Foster didn't pay his restitution or report to his parole officer after being released from prison on an escape conviction. Shenker said the defendant fled a community-based corrections facility, where he was sentenced for a receiving stolen property conviction.
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Introducing the new Ohio EPPICard! If you receive monthly cash benefits through Ohio Works First (OWF), disability financial assistance and/or refugee cash assistance, you can sign up for the debit MasterCard starting Sunday. Currently you can receive your cash benefits direct deposited or as a paper check in the mail. Effective Aug. 1, 2009, the electronic payment program is mandatory throughout the state of Ohio. The electronic payments program means you will get your cash benefits electronically instead of through a paper check. You can choose to either receive your payments through direct deposit into your own checking or savings account or your payments will be placed on the pre-paid Ohio EPPICard Debit MasterCard. This card allows you to make purchases anywhere debit MasterCard is accepted, which may include grocery stores, restaurants, department stores, gas stations and pharmacies. You may get cash back at no charge when making purchases or from a MasterCard member bank teller window.
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FEB. 2, 1981 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 28 years ago: 'Economy in worst mess in 50 years' WASHINGTON White House Chief of Staff James Baker says the economy is in the worst mess in 50 years and that President Reagan will begin explaining what he intends to do about it this week.
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Recent comments indicate there are normal folks who smile when advised that February is just around the corner. Cheap Coffee Club members are no exception. When questioned about a choice of continued chills and ice and snow, a couple of answers stood out. Mr. Cynic responded, "Because it means, at last, it isn't January anymore." A couple other heads nodded their approval when CCC's historian commented, "It means that spring training is just around the corner. Pitchers and catchers report in a few days. In a couple more days, everyone shows up and, walla-walla (That's a French word); preseason games start. We can begin to determine who performs and who reads too many hype-writing sports columnists. Fans rejoice."