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The weather held off for the first three classes of an Ohio State Tractor Pullers Association event Wednesday night in at the Huron County Fair. Rain washed out competition in the Super Farm Tractor and Pro Stock Semi Divisions.
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sseitz@norwalkreflector.com EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the ninth story in a 10-part series involving Norwalk city council races, both contested and uncontested. East Main Street resident Harry Brady has decided to run for Norwalk city council. Brady, a Republican, will square off against at-large opponents Shane Penrose, Jim Graves, Dwight Tkach and Steve Euton.
4:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
They are the best of friends. On Tuesday night, they became even closer. Judges crowned Justin Roth and Kristen Conger king and queen, Emily Zeller first attendant to the queen Cassie Corrigan second attendant to the queen, and Nick Nay first attendant to the king.
4:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners brought their message to the people Wednesday morning. More specifically, the board held its meeting at the Huron County Fair's heritage area.
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EDITOR'S NOTE - This is the seventh part in a 10-part series on the Norwalk city council races, both contested and uncontested. Shane Penrose enjoys the challenge of being a Norwalk city council member.
4:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - It's been a hot time in the City of Blossoms. Unfortunately, that hot time hasn't had to do with summertime temperatures, but rather criminal activity. Willard residents and employees have been the victims of attempted vehicle arsons.
4:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
For Nancy Schaffer, ice was more than nice on Monday. It was a business saver.
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COLUMBUS - The state Highway Patrol announced today that troopers averaged more than 15 drug arrests each day through July of this year. The total drug arrests made by state troopers through July of this year were up three percent over the same period of time last year. Through July of this year troopers made 3,379 drug arrests, and in the process seized more than 280,000 grams worth nearly $11 million.
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COLUMBUS - Sgt. Richard P. Reeder, of the state Highway Patrol's Sandusky post, has transferred to the public affairs unit to temporarily serve as a patrol spokesman as part of a 90-day program. A 1994 Plymouth High School graduate, Reeder joined the patrol in April 1998 as a member of the 131st Academy Class. He was commissioned that October and assigned to the Norwalk post.
4:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk resident Carl Pettit has added a bit of fine arts to the Huron County Fair. For the third straight year, the 59-year-old brought a wide array of flutes to display in the heritage area.
4:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Saving money is the name of the game nowadays. The city of Norwalk is no different. Mayor Sue Lesch told city council Tuesday night she and area officials recently traveled to Bowling Green to study wind turbines and the effect they can have on a city's energy costs.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com A couple of the senior fairy royalty contestants Tuesday said they like to don costumes on Halloween and St. Patrick's Day. This much is certain: The man who was asking them questions was not wearing a mask. That really was former Huron County Sheriff Richard Sutherland you saw serving as master of ceremonies.
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COLUMBUS - A proposed merger of two telephone companies should be rejected, the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel (OCC) announced Tuesday. If the merger of Frontier Communications Corporation and Verizon Communications, Inc. is to be approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), conditions should be required. In comments to be filed at the PUCO, the OCC will cite the lack of consumer benefits and potential pitfalls of a merger of the two companies' traditional landline telephone businesses. The OCC is concerned over whether Frontier is capable of maintaining and improving Verizon's Ohio residential local telephone service if the merger is approved at the state and federal levels.
4:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Salvation Army-Norwalk will be holding its annual Harvest Auction Oct. 3, at 55 Whittlesey Ave. to raise monies for programs ran by The Norwalk Corps. It is for donations of new and good used items to be auctioned at the event. To donate, call Deb at (419) 668-4090.
4:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
The following is information about each of the public and parochial school districts in the Firelands area, along with some back-to-school details sent to the Reflector by area schools. For additional information, such as bus routes, required school supplies and eligibility for reduced-price lunches, contact the school district offices at the numbers provided below. Many school offices have already sent this and other information to parents and students. The list of the students in each Norwalk elementary school class will appear in Saturday's issue.
4:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio senior citizens and the disabled can get some relief with their real estate property or manufactured home taxes. Ohio homeowners who are 65 or totally and permanently disabled, live in their home as their primary residence may qualify. Homestead Exemption reduces the value of the homestead property by $25,000 and then taxes are collected. Eligible homeowners may apply for the exemption at their local county auditor's office. In Huron County, residents can obtain a form from the office of Roland Tkach, Huron County Auditor, 12 E. Main St., Suite 300, Norwalk, Ohio 44857. Citizens can also call the auditor's office at (419) 668-8464 and a form will be maild to them. A form is also available on tax.ohio.org. Any homeowner who is receiving the Homestead Exemption from Huron County does not need to re-apply this year.
4:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
Woodlawn Cemetery in Norwalk will sponsor its second historic guided walking tour of the season at 1 p.m. Aug. 30. It will begin at the public mausoleum and will be led by local historian and Norwalk Reflector columnist Henry Timman. Timman also is vice president of the Norwalk Cemetery Association, which operate the cemetery. For more information, call Timman at (419) 668-1122.
4:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
Hot and muggy weather gave way to late afternoon showers Monday, giving the Huron County Fair less than ideal conditions for its opening day. The rain eventually subsided, and country music acts Steven Richard and Craig Morgan entertained the grandstand crowd in the evening.
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We're back. The Norwalk Reflector is back at the Huron County Fair with a booth again this year. We decided to take a year off in 2008 and we heard about it from our readers and everybody at the fair. And that's good. The worst thing about this business is when you hear nothing at all. We love to get the good feedback, but we know the bad always is right around the corner.
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Tiffany Szabo was crowned Horse Queen of the Huron County Fair Monday afternoon. Despite the driving rain that spattered into the Veteran's Memorial Pavilion and the occasional power failure, Cheryl Brown, advisor to the Rough Riders 4H club, managed to announce the winners as Szabo and many of her fellow 4H club members were honored.
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EDITOR'S NOTE - This is the sixth part in a 10-part series on the Norwalk city council races, both contested and uncontested. The at-large Norwalk city council race comes down to five candidates for four positions.