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MONROEVILLE -The Monroeville American Legion has extended its fish fries through April 25. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. each Friday.
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With access to the Internet, going green has never been so easy for consumers and businesses. Check out the following Web sites for resources and information: Earth Day www.earthdaycoalition.org - Earth Day Coalition: Cleveland-based environmental education organization www.earthday.net - Earth Day Network: Promotes environmental citizenship and year-round progressive action worldwide
9:58 PM Jul 25, 2010
Boy Scouts from two different groups troop 8 from Sandusky and troop 236 from Berlin Heights visited the Norwalk Reflector Saturday morning to work on their journalism badges. Seven scouts Kenny Martin, 11, Ben Heckathorn, 12, and Zach Meyers, 12, of Sandusky; and Benjamin Faggionato, 14, Brian Bursley, 13, Tyler Bewley, 14, and Matthew Ortman, 13, of Berlin Heights were on hand.
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Peggy Kose watched a piece of history walk out her front door on Thursday and marveled, "His family has had a key to our house since 1950. If we were gone, they knew how much milk we needed and would put it in the refrigerator.' All of that ended Thursday when milkman Gary Bocock in nearby Pickerington ran his route for the last time.
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WILLARD - The suspicious fire of a stolen pickup truck on a railroad access road off Washburn Road early Monday morning remains under investigation. The 1996 Chevrolet S10 truck belonging to a U.S. 224, Greenwich, man was completely destroyed. Huron County Sheriff's Sgt. Annette McLaughlin said the man indicated the vehicle was still in his driveway when he went to bed Sunday night. "He didn't know it was stolen. He said he didn't anyway," McLaughlin said.
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AURORA Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom waterpark has announced details of their aggressive new season pass program that will help people plan their summer getaways while saving money. A 2008 season pass to Wildwater Kingdom is only $44.95. In fact, a season pass pays for itself in just two visits and allows passholders to come and go as often as they would like during the season. A junior season pass, for guests ages 3 to 61, under 48 inches tall, or a senior pass, for guests age 62 and older, is only $34.95. Children age 2 and under are free. Free parking is included with every season pass purchase. Passholders who purchase their pass before May 1 will be eligible to receive a free commemorative beach towel (while supplies last). A 2008 season pass to Wildwater Kingdom also features great time-saving benefits. Not only do you get unlimited access to Ohio's premier waterpark, you also get to beat the crowds by getting into Wildwater Kingdom a full half-hour before the general public. Passholders can experience two of Wildwater Kingdom's most popular attractions, the 60-foot-tall Liquid Lightning tornado slide and the Splash Landing family activity center, exclusively for 30 minutes prior to the park's opening each day.
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk Rotarians raised more than $9,000 and three local businesses won awards for their pizzas at the annual Pizza Bake Off this week. Three Norwalk firefighters Tom Frey, Dave Wallace and Brett Beers served as judges and gave the best specialty pizza award to Pizza Cravin' and the best traditional pepperoni pizza award to Arpeggio. The 838 people who attended to sample pizza from six local pizzerias gave the people's choice award to Domino's.
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WAKEMAN - An East U.S. 20 home is considered a total loss after a fire this afternoon. Six tankers from Wakeman, Camden, Townsend, Florence, New London and Oberlin responded to the scene. Firefighters were putting out hot spots from the blaze reported at 12:46 p.m.
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A Willard man was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for his part in holding an Austin Drive couple at gunpoint. Ryan M. Forte, 21, of 410 E. Walton St., Lot 23, also was fined $500 for the Oct. 3 armed robbery. He pleaded guilty Feb. 15 to an amended charge of burglary in exchange for two counts of aggravated burglary being dismissed. Co-defendant Jason E. Maye, 24, formerly of 818 Main St., Apt. 3A, started serving a four-year prison term at the Richland Correctional Institution in early February. He was convicted of unrelated charges of burglary and trafficking in heroin. The second charge was from an Aug. 27 incident.
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Jim Young thought the statewide smoking ban might affect the amount of people who are "out and about at night.' But the 24-year-old Norwalk smoker hasn't seen a lot of changes - except in the dynamics of the social scene. "People (are) going out constantly … disrupting the socializing,' he said. "The socializing ends up outside the bars.'
9:57 PM Jul 25, 2010
March 25, 1912 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 96 years ago:
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HIGHWAY PATROL Kevin J. Crawford, 28, of 168 High St., New London, was charged with going left of center in the Ohio 60 collision Wednesday with the vehicle driven by Bonnie J. Witmer, 45, of Ashland. Five hours earlier, Crawford was charged with failure to control after he went off the right side of Ohio 4 and hit a ditch. Drugs and alcohol aren't considered factors. No citation was issued Friday after Zachery A. Bechstein, 31, of Sandusky, passed out while heading north on Whittlesey Road. He went off the left side of the road and hit a sign post and embankment. Drugs and alcohol aren't considered factors. Thomas J. Hansen, 16, of 9 Amber Way, hit a deer Sunday on Whittlesey Road.
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Scouting is important to me because of the work and determination it takes to progress to this rank. Ever since I was little, I looked up to my brother who acquired this rank at 17 when I was 5 years of age. He has been a major role model in my life. Now that I have reached this status, I am looking to inspire other people to get this far. Even in Cub Scouts, it is fun. You progress and learn something new all the time.
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With time running out in the first half and Monroeville ahead 27-0 back on Sept. 19, (1987) against St. Paul's, Eagles coach Steve Ringholz had a chance to run up the score against the overwhelmed Flyers. Instead, he had his team sit on the ball and run out the clock.
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WAKEMAN - The Western Reserve Ruritan Club recently presented its 2007 Community Service Awards to Jane Takacs and Molly Canfield at Sterk's Restaurant in Wakeman. Takacs was nominated by Beverly Stober for the Adult Award for her many community activities, including serving as president of the Citizen's Ambulance Board of Directors and working as an EMT.
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With the about $15,000 raised Saturday at Tool Time, the United Fund has reached the 2008 goal of $320,000. "This is great," said John Elmlinger, United Fund president. "A lot of times we're still trying to collect money in the month of June. Now we've reached our goal and can start making plans for next year."
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NORWALK - The following were the results of health department inspections of Norwalk-area food establishments and schools in February: FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS
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The Firelands Historical Society raised more than $800 and local people found out what their treasures are worth at an antique fair Saturday. Andrew Richmond, an appraiser with Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers of Delaware, Ohio, said about 50 people brought in items for appraisal for a cost of $10 per item.
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Firelands Historical Society members and friends will hear about the 150 years of the Berlin Fruit Box Co. at a meeting at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Research Center, 9 Case Ave., Norwalk. Matt Adelman, great-great-great grandson of the founder, will be the speaker. There have been many changes to the product over the years, according to Adelman. The Berlin Heights company was founded to make baskets for marketing fruit and vegetables raised in the area. Today the baskets are works of art, made for fashion accents and home decoration.
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DALLAS - A boy who found the lone piece of evidence linked to the world's only unsolved skyjacking is now a 30-something father of five who has decided to start selling his treasure. Brian Ingram was an 8-year-old on a family camping trip when he discovered three bundles of deteriorating $20 bills on the shore of the Columbia River near Portland, Ore., in 1980. The money turned out to be some of the $200,000 ransom D.B. Cooper was carrying when he parachuted from a plane after a 1971 hijacking.
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The full hearing in the civil protection order case of Sharen and Michael Gravelle was delayed again Tuesday. However, Michael Gravelle's defense attorney said she will be dismissing negotiations on a consent agreement. Attorney Jennifer Keller said that means both of the Gravelles could work out an agreement so her client wouldn't go near his wife in order to avoid a court hearing. Huron County Common Pleas Court Administrator Linda Stower said later that consent agreements aren't always discussed in open court, but once the involved parties make the agreement it's filed in the Huron County Clerk of Courts.