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APRIL 2, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 26 years ago: Health board may vote on digester resolution A Huron County Health Board member plans to ask the board to take action to prevent Leon Riley from bringing liquid industrial wastes into Huron County for disposal.
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Tom Carabin was sad when he heard Norwalk's Shoestring Players was disbanding; it would mean someone was going to miss out on a valuable learning experience. As a member during the 50s and 60s, Carabin not only honed his acting skills; he learned how to better work with people, present himself in front of others and communicate.
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MONROEVILLE - Residents could contribute to a new school building and receive a break from taxes under a parent's proposal. Elise Horner told the school board Monday it might be a good idea to form a Web site through which people could donate money toward a new building. The Web site might include information about the school district's needs and provide a link for donations, Horner said. "This way it's also a tax deduction," Horner said. "People are always looking for tax write-offs.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Allen Cindrak, 23, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., was charged with failure to follow the rules for starting and backing Monday in the Ohio 4 collision with the vehicle driven by Gail L. Pullano, 53, of Sandusky.
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When I think about scouting, I think about all of the skills that each one of these boys in Scouts and I get from the program. It is quite amazing to see a scout grow. I have looked back to see myself grow from the rank of Tiger, achieve arrow of light, the highest ranking in Cub Scouts, start Boy Scouts and gain the ranking of Life Scout. When people talk about Eagle Scouts and say that it is a very honorable, prestigious rank, they are telling the truth. The percentage of Scouts that make it to the rank of Eagle is extremely low.
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Erik Wentz is ready to help you spice up your home with figurines, coffee mugs, NASCAR memorabilia, garden accents, wind chimes and other such items you might find attractive. The Norwalk resident has just opened Maple City Home Interiors, a retail business he operates out of his home. However, Wentz said he plans to market his products at flea markets, fairs and festivals and home interior decorating parties and swap meets.
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PLYMOUTH - Any non-resident earning income from a business, wage, rental, or a 1099 within the village corporation limits where Plymouth tax is "not" withheld by the employer must also file a return due by April 15. All returns filed after this due date will be assessed a $20 late filing fee and may be subject to additional penalty and interest charges.
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American Legion Post 503, Shiloh, will hold a rib dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The $8 dinner includes ribs, potato salad and baked beans for. It is sponsored by Sons of the American Legion Squadron 503
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SANDUSKY Cedar Point is hiring summer workers. The park voted the "Best Amusement Park in the World" for 10 years running has more than 4,000 jobs are available, including marina dockhand, lifeguard, merchandise attendant, ride operator, admissions employee, parking/tolls attendant, hotel clerk, food services employee and more. Cedar Point also offers internships in hospitality management, culinary arts, recreation, marketing, communications, finance, human resources and many more. Cedar Point will be holding one last open interview session in Sandusky at the park's Breakers Express Hotel, 1201 Cedar Point Drive, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Although applicants are not required to attend interview sessions, applicants increase their potential for employment by attending. All potential employees should complete the online application at cedarpoint.com. Most positions start at $7 per hour. Employees under 16 years old will earn $5.80 an hour. Employees who fulfill the terms of their employment agreement will be eligible for the bonus program, allowing employees to earn an extra 35 cents per hour worked. From Sept. 8 through Nov. 2, the bonus will increase to $1 per hour for employees age 16 and older who work during the park's HalloWeekends event and successfully complete their employee contract.
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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
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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: