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HIGHWAY PATROL John L. Hamlin, 37, of Chippewa Lake, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign in the April 13 collision with the vehicle driven by Megan R. Kolb, 29, of 2141 Fitchville River Road, Wakeman, at the intersection of Ohio 18 and Ohio 601. Hamlin's pickup truck went off the south side and hit two signs. Kolb went off the same side and hit a concrete well and tree. North Central EMS transported Kolb and one of Hamlin's passengers, Lori E. Hamlin, 30, of Chippewa Lake, to Fisher-Titus Medical Center both with minor injuries. Brett A. Nichols, 18, of 4385 Gibbs Road, was charged with failure to control Tuesday after he failed to negotiate a left curve while heading west on Gibbs Road. He overcorrected, slid off the right side and hit a rock and light post. Debra S. Fisher, 50, of 4700 W. River Road, Wakeman, was charged with failure to control Tuesday after she swerved to avoid hitting a cat on West River Road. She went off the right side and hit a mailbox.
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I flew to New York on the day spring arrived and all along 90th Street a lovely blue flower called Pushkinia blossomed which is named for the poet who, according to Russians, cannot be translated into English, but Tchaikovsky made a gorgeous opera of "Eugene Onegin," which is some consolation, and then there is the flower. I flew on Northwest Airlines, which now, like Pushkin, will vanish into the earth, devoured by Delta, and this makes me a little sad. Not sad enough to write an opera but enough to write a column. The company used to be called Northwest Orient and was founded in Minneapolis in 1926 to carry mail to Chicago. I used to live in a house in St. Paul once owned by Croil Hunter, a president of Northwest Orient, who, when Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt was stranded at the airport by a blizzard, put her up in the guest room of his house. The company grew after the war and launched the Minneapolis-New York route in 1945 and two years later started flying to Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai and Manila. Back in my youth, Dad sometimes took us to the airport to watch planes take off and land, such as the Boeing Stratocruiser, a double-decker equipped with passenger lounges. There still were farms out by the airport then, and in the majestic Northwest Orient radio jingle I grew up hearing, a Chinese gong went whanngngngngn after the word "Orient" and you imagined lifting up from cornfields and flying away to the West until you got to the East. Our family did not fly, we drove, and Spokane was as far west as we went, where Uncle Lawrence and Aunt Bessie lived, and so Northwest Orient was not a carrier to me, it was a romantic concept. We middle children are filled with restless longing, trapped as we are between the Sacred First-Born Miracle Child and the Darling Infants. I grew up with middleness, a B-minus student in the middle of the country, and I longed to get out of the Midwest and fly away to the edge of the world, and I knew that Northwest Orient would take me there.
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Last Friday evening the Ohio High School Football Association inducted six new members into its Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in Columbus. Monroeville High School football coach Steve Ringholz is one of the six. But he was not at the ceremony.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE Monroeville Local Schools Superintendent Carol Girton will leave the district in the summer to become New London's superintendent. Girton's last day in Monroeville will be July 31, and her first day in New London will be Aug. 1. The New London position will be open when current Superintendent Jim Eibel leaves to become an elementary school principal in Oberlin.
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MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Area families will have plenty of chances to celebrate recycling and conservation and enjoy the outdoors during Green Week Saturday through April 25. Mayor Sue Lesch revised a quote from Kermit the Frog to sum up what she hopes people will learn "It is easy being green." The week kicks off from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday with family hikes at the land lab on South Norwalk Road. Every hiker who comes will get a free tree to plant at home.
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Shaken baby suspect Jeffrey A. Resor has until May 15 to decide if he will plead guilty or go to trial.
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Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway issued an arrest warrant for a Mansfield man who didn't come to his final pretrial hearing Friday morning.
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The city of Norwalk will continue the Cline Street reconstruction project from approximately Union Street to the Cline Street/Milan Avenue connector. The proposed project will improve traffic safety on Cline Street through better access management and stormwater drainage. Drivers are advised to use caution during construction of the Cline Street improvements and utilize alternate routes such as Milan Avenue whenever possible. Cline Street through the project area will be closed to through traffic during construction. The roadway will be constructed in three separate segments. During construction of each segment, Cline Street will be completely closed to all traffic at the work area. The proposed Cline Street Improvement Part 2 is anticipated to be completed by July 31, 2008. If you have any questions or want to discuss these improvements further, contact the street department at (419) 663-6715 or the safety/service director at (419) 663-6700.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com BELLEVUE Ask God. That's how Huron County Emergency Management Agency Director Bill Ommert jokingly responded to being asked why high water remains in the Bellevue area. Ommert, on a more serious note, said there's nothing his agency is able to do until the ground water level recedes. Erie County and Bellevue officials have been using 12-inch pumps to move water to the so-called Big Ditch east of Bellevue.
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Lisa Greaves admits she and her 3-year-old daughter are lucky to be alive. On Aug. 20, 2007, her 2001 Pontiac Sunfire was swept off Ridge Road in Bronson Township as she was heading north. Greaves hit the high water while going between 45 and 50 mph and hydroplaned before going off the right side into a nearby stream.
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Brigette and Jonathan Dawson, Willard, a boy, April 18 (Fisher-Titus).
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Fisher-Titus Medical Center Admissions: (April 18) Debra Flores, Norwalk; Carl Gerber, Norwalk; Catherine Elbert, Berlin Heights; Eileen Gray, Wakeman; Ralph Walcher, North Fairfield.
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Lisa Hiler, 42, loves to bake and one reason is that her mother lives with the family so she always has someone to turn to for advice. "I learned a lot from my mother," Hiler said. "Because she lives with us, she directs me and I get to to do the work for her. We have fun." Today's recipe Grandma's Can't Leave Them Alone Bars is originally a recipe Hiler got from her mother, Vivian Scuteri.
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It was 11-year-old Marianne Dewitt's first time at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. She was excited to see the world's most famous monster truck Bigfoot during the opening festivities. Her dad has been coming every year for the last 18 years ever since the family moved to Norwalk. Mark Dewitt said he tries to get to Summit "every year - twice.'
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Norwalk Furniture has asked union employees to accept concessions to their current contract to help the company remain competitive, but promised to repay employees for their losses if the company leaves Norwalk. Employees will enter the fifth year of a five-year contract May 9 and the company has asked employees to accept changes for the final year.
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April 18, 1912 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 96 years ago:
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The third annual Erie-Huron County Spring Alpaca Show will take place at the Huron County Fairgrounds at 9 a.m. April 19. The show and exhibits will continue until 6 p.m. The show provides an opportunity for people of all ages to get to know these tall, fuzzy and gentle creatures seen grazing in pastures across Ohio. Native to the Andes Mountains in South America, alpacas produce fleece with a finish as soft as cashmere with a finer luster. It is warmer and softer than wool, but without the weight.
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The 33rd Annual Firelands Area Art League Art Show was held April 5 and 6. The following artisits were award winners: Transparent Watercolor 1st Place - Jan Fegle, Norwalk - "Apple Blossons" 2nd Place - Carol Witherell, Norwalk - "Old Feed Pail"
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COLLINS - The Western Reserve board of education honored Lois Hilaman, a charter member of the Western Reserve Endowment Board who is retiring from the board. Hilaman received certificates of appreciation Wednesday from both Western board president Cheryl Fannin and from John Scheerer, president of the endowment board.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON Artists and "Green" thinking people will be proud of New London couple Theresa and Charles Mobley. More than a decade ago, the Mobleys realized they didn't need every one of their more than 250 collectable lamps they got as a hobby. But they didn't trash them. Instead, they put their artistic ability to use, and made lamp shades. That way, they thought people would want to buy them.