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Five suspects were arrested on drug charges Friday when two special response teams used a search warrant in the 4900 block of Plank Road. "During the search, deputies found six handguns and ammunition as well as $10,291 in cash," said Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin, the county's contact person for METRICH, a 10-county drug task force. "There were five people in the residence at the time of the search two females who were questioned and released and three males including the landowner."
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com SANDUSKY Thousands of people took advantage of NASA Plum Brook's open house over the weekend to tour facilities that are developing the newest technology for America's space program. Visitors also had the chance to meet an Ohio astronaut that returned from a space shuttle mission in March. The line to meet Captain Michael J. Foreman, who performed three space walks between March 11 and 26 as the space shuttle delivered equipment to the international space station, was long. Both children and adults were anxious to meet a man who traveled around the earth 250 times in his latest mission.
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FITCHVILLE - After the initial firestorm of controversy with the news that Freedom Valley Campground would be the state's first all-male campground catering to gays, the new owners were a little concerned about the community's reaction. Their sexual orientation wasn't a big deal in Cleveland, but they had chosen a rural, conservative area and a gay campground in Fitchville was a big change.
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Police arrested two male suspects Friday in connection with a break-in at the former Huron County administration building. Officers set up a surveillance detail at 90 Benedict Ave. because of a recent rash of break-ins there to steal copper pipe and wiring, Norwalk Police Sgt. Dave Lichoff said. Police saw Jeremiah M. Meacham, 19, of 42 Wooster St., and Nicholas L. Wright, 18, of 1 Manahan Ave., enter the building through a broken window at 5:30 carrying a hacksaw and flashlight.
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Nancy Derby, 46, Norwalk n Immediate family: Spouse, Robert
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Norwalk begins spraying for mosquitoes today and will continue through mid-September. Spraying will be done on Monday nights on the west side of town and on Tuesday nights on the east side, weather permitting. In case of rain or wind, the spraying will be delayed by one day.
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Norwalk High School will graduate 185 at the 3 p.m. Sunday commencement. And leading the way will be its top five seniors.
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Through her 31 years of teaching, Mary Kay Cillo has learned one thing - "Kids can teach us a lot if we let them.' Recently honored with the Teacher of the Year award for the Norwalk school district, Cillo said she's not even considering retirement even though she's put in enough years.
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WILLARD POLICE
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HIGHWAY PATROL The following motorists hit deer Friday: Patricia M. Ulmer, 52, of 10 Woodward Drive, on Ohio 61 and Thomas L. Sheidler, 65, of 65 Spino Court, on U.S. 250.
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May 30, 1916 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 92 years ago:
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John Sell comes to H & B's Hop five or six times each summer. The Norwalk ice cream stand reminds the 58-year-old Willard resident of his "younger days.' "It's like a blast from the past to come here,' Sell said.
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A Willard man was sentenced to 30 days in the Huron County Jail on the work release program Wednesday for forging his signature on a stolen check. Daniel R. Colebank, 20, of 210 Park St., stole a check from his sister's boyfriend and wrote it to himself for $100 by forging the name of the victim, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said. The Willard credit union where the Oct. 15 transaction happened had just gotten information from the victim about the stolen check.
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May 30, 1916 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 92 years ago:
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It's a well-known fact of local history (or, it ought to be) that Huron County originally included all of the original Firelands grant. Ruggles Township eventually became part of Ashland County; Danbury Township is now in Ottawa County; and Erie County was formed from Huron County in two divisions - one in 1838 and the other in 1840. Not long ago I was at a gathering where someone expounded a story that when it was proposed to form Erie County in 1838, everyone in Huron County agreed with the idea on the premise that that territory was just swamp and waste. Actually, the story is much different from that and had a number of factors in play at the time.
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In 1963, only 17 million Americans were age 65 or older. Today, there are more than 36 million Americans over the age of 65, accounting for 12 percent of the total population. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that, by 2050, 87 million Americans will be age 65 or older - 21 percent of the population. One out of every nine baby boomers will live to be at least age 90. May is Older Americans Month. We thought it was important to take time out to celebrate the older Americans in our community. They play a vital role in our communities by providing volunteer and community service, by acting as historians of our traditions and cultures, and much more.
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sseitz@norwalkreflector.com PLYMOUTH Together as a class for the final time. That was the feeling Friday evening at Plymouth High School as 76 students made up the graduating class of 2008. Valedictorian Brittany Rietschlin quoted a famous filmmaker in her commencement address.
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com FITCHVILLE After the initial firestorm of controversy with the news that Freedom Valley Campground would be the state's first all-male campground catering to gays, the new owners were a little concerned about the community's reaction. Their sexual orientation wasn't a big deal in Cleveland, but they had chosen a rural, conservative area and a gay campground in Fitchville was a big change. A successful opening this spring, including about 200 campers over Memorial Day weekend, has allayed those concerns and they now looking forward to adding to the local economy.
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In a plea bargain that will keep her out of prison, Elaine Woudstra, 57, pleaded guilty Friday to a fourth degree felony of grand theft and agreed to court-ordered restitution and some form of community control. Woudstra was accused of embezzling about $200,000 when she worked in a local physician's office. She was originally charged with a third degree felony of aggravated theft. Judge Judith A. Cross set a hearing to determine a sentence and a restitution plan for Woudstra at 9 a.m. Aug. 11. Neither Woudstra nor her attorney, K. Ronald Bailey, had any comment after Friday's hearing.
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NORWALK - The following were the results of health department inspections of Norwalk-area food establishments and schools in April: FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Through her 31 years of teaching, Mary Kay Cillo has learned one thing "Kids can teach us a lot if we let them." Recently honored with the Teacher of the Year award for the Norwalk school district, Cillo said she's not even considering retirement even though she's put in enough years. "I still love what I do and I love being around the kids and everybody I teach with," she said. "I'm not even thinking about it yet." Cillo has worked with Norwalk school her entire career.