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MARCH 25, 1912 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 96 years ago:
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In the end, EHOVE's robotics team, the Mavericks, did not qualify for the championship round next month in April. But, you can hardly say the Mavericks suffered a "sophomore jinx" this year their second in existence.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n The following motorists hit deer Tuesday: Bud D. Thornsberry, 24, of Shiloh, on Bullhead Road; and Lori S. Crichton, 46, of 5295 Franklin Church St., Greenwich, on Fitchville River Road.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Heidi L. Combs, 43, of 155 Crestwood Drive, Willard, was charged with failure to control after she went off the right side of Ohio 99 and hit a ditch Jan. 23. Her car overturned onto its top in a field. Willard firefighters transported the driver to Mercy Hospital of Willard with serious injuries. Combs also was charged with driving under the influence and speeding.
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They say people don't read books anymore, but that's not true. How do I know? Well, for one thing, look at the growth of gigantic book stores like Barnes & Noble. We even have one at the Sandusky Mall, which is much, much bigger than the older Waldenbooks store. Business people don't build brand new stores unless they think they're going to make a profit. Thus, my conclusion: people ARE reading books - or at least they are buying them.
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Twenty two individuals have lost a total of 222 pound and raised $250 for Relay for Life. Since the beginning of the year, the people have been meeting once a week in Willard. Additionally, organizers Fitness Trainer Janet Cok and Wellness Coach Anne Nossaman started a challenge at Sheri's Coffee House in Norwalk to promote healthy lifestyle changes and raise funds for American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. This group of 11 lost 90 pounds in eight weeks and raised $127 for Relay for Life. The program was inspired by the "Biggest Loser" Television Show and results were based on total percentage of body weight loss which levels the playing field for different body types and sizes. The two groups met separately and had their own prize pots into which each participant initially placed $30 so larger the group the larger the payouts. On a rare occasion if someone missed a weekly weigh-in or gained a pound during the week they contributed another dollar bill to the prize pot. The Norwalk and Willard groups were not competing against each other but comparing the weekly results was rather fun and motivational for both groups. This was Willard's second challenge and their group was twice as size which definitely contributed to their impressive results.
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Norwalk Council might have to fork over $87,000 more than planned to get two generators for the wastewater treatment system. In a short work session Tuesday night, Rick Brown, water and wastewater superintendent, told council his department had budgeted $36,000 to add generators for the lift stations on Jefferson Street and Gallup Avenue based on informal estimates. He found out after getting engineering estimates that the cost could be as high as $123,000.
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Sunbathers relax on fine grain sand, near shade trees. Beachgoers clad in light clothing or just bathing suits stroll along the shoreline, where boats are visible in the distance. Dick Taylor and other advocates want to see such a scene, depicted in a 1960s photograph, return to East Harbor State Park near Port Clinton.
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NEW LONDON - Village residents with low-to-moderate incomes whose homes have structural problems may be eligible for grant money for repairs. Village Administrator Shawn Tappel told council Monday 100 percent funding is available for these projects, and he asked those who think they may be eligible to contact him at the village hall. Tappel commended the village employees for their work on keeping the roadways clear during the recent snows, and he said he hopes the village will receive money through the county to help pave a couple of streets this year.
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NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Sandra J. Mesenburg, 35, 33 E. Elm St., Norwalk. Violation date: Mar. 12. Conviction date: Mar. 17. Sentence: $600 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 and occupation from Mar. 27 to Sept. 12.
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A Norwalk man accused of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl must post a $20,000 bond before being released from custody. Edgar E. Zamora-Manico, 20, of 5144 N. U.S. 250, was arrested and charged with gross sexual imposition several hours after the Huron County Sheriff's Office received the report of the suspected offense.
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The Huron County board of elections discussed the continuing verification of every address in the county, handicapped accessibility to polling places and possible changes in polling places for upcoming elections at a meeting this morning. The board's precinct finder project which verifies each address by city, village or township; school district; voting precinct; and zip code is now focusing on smaller roads and rural areas, said Tom Gerrity, deputy director of the board. "It is an ongoing thing," he said, because of annexations and new homes built. "We knew Norwalk was a problem and it has been fixed."
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A black eye, temporary deafness and three days with no sleep are just part of the learning experience for Majel Savage, a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S Army heading to Kuwait later this month. "It's been one hell of a road" that's the description Savage has of her preparations to deploy to Kuwait as head of a platoon of U.S. Army military police.
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MONROEVILLE The Monroeville American Legion Post 547 will hold its monthly meetings Wednesday in the Legion Hall. The executive council meets at 7:30 p.m. with the regular meeting following at 8 p.m.
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NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Teresa Griffith, 39, P.O. Box 511, Bellevue; one count of passing bad checks; conviction date: Mar. 17; fine, $75; costs, $75; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 30 days.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Norwalk man has been indicted on an allegation he sexually assaulted a 9-year-old boy early last month.
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REFLECTOR Local women in Annie's Project include (front, from left) Sandy Hooper, Robin Nickoli, Melissa Kuns, Liz Worcester and Dawn Thayer, and (back) Agnes McDowell, Rita Bishop, Jean Roth, Sandy Michaels, Cindy McClung, Jane Tinker, Jan Smith, Becky Beck and Lois McDowell. Not pictured is Rochelle Koch. AVERY Learning about how farmwomen can better be involved in the family farm operation is what 15 area women recently did when they took part in an educational project called "Annie's Project." The six-week-long program took place at EHOVE Career Center and was put on by the Erie County extension office in cooperation with speakers from FSA, Extension, Ohio State and other speakers from the area. The project was sponsored by a grant.
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MARCH 29, 1960 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 48 years ago: Janesville will curtail production Janesville Cotton Mills is planning to eliminate its rubberized hair production line at the local plant, effective April 15. The change will eliminate the need for 40 production employees and four salaried personnel, Harold VanSaun, plant manager announced today.
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The occupants of a motorcycle were flown to a Toledo hospital with serious injuries after a rear-end collision with a minivan Monday. Olvera Baldemar, 51, and his passenger, Carolyn A. Olvera, 27, both of 19 Glover St., are listed in good condition at the Medical University of Toledo Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Aimee Falk said this morning. Norwalk Police Officer Jared Ferris, in his report, said Baldemar was not wearing a helmet, but Olvera was. Both people were partially ejected from the bike at 6:13 p.m. when Baldemar hit the rear of the 2001 Ford Windstar driven by Todd T. Tanzillo, 38, of 27 W. Chestnut St., at the intersection of Milan Avenue and Westwind Drive. Ferris said Baldemar must have thought Tanzillo was going to continue through the intersection when the light changed from green to yellow.
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WAKEMAN - Just as in the rest of the country, public opinion on the war in Iraq is split in the area five years after the conflict began. An informal survey of patrons of Sterk's Restaurant in Wakeman this morning found residents both in support of and against the war, but all in support of American soldiers.
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A clinical psychiatrist called former Wakeman resident Rodney Dalton "a psychopath" during the defendant's mental evaluation hearing Tuesday in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Dr. James Karpawich interviewed Dalton for four hours in the fall at a Mansfield forensic center, where the long-time psychiatrist has been a consultant for the last 20 years. Karpawich testified that when he asked the 48-year-old man about his progress, Dalton said he hasn't argued with staff members and "was doing everything he was told."