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The graduation season brings many temptations, not the least of which is alcohol. The Community Prevention Partners are reminding parents to increase their vigilance in keeping their children safe.
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EHOVE Career Center engineering tech prep students (left) Stephanie Heydinger of Norwalk and Paul Bansek of Edison paddle their duct tape and cardboard craft across the pond at BGSU Firelands. Six teams competed to build a boat that floated a 2-person team across a 30-foot pond Thursday. The biannual boat race is a challenge to students to use their knowledge in physics, math, and a number of other skills.
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Through the years I've found several complimentary descriptions of Norwalk in the 19th century. Visitors would note the high and dry location of Main Street, which before the Civil War was the principal part of the town, and would comment on the fine maple trees which literally grew over the streets in the days before utility wires. As early as 1847 when Henry Howe published his Historical Collections of Ohio, he noted that Norwalk "lies principally on a single street, extending nearly 2 miles and beautifully shaded by maple trees." These trees had been set out only ten years earlier, but must have thrived in the sandy soil of Main Street. At that time they extended through the business district as well as the residential area, but I doubt that any of the originals remain.
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It was truly a baptism by fire for new 58th district Rep. Thomas Heydinger. On his first full day on the job Thursday, Heydinger already had eight Ohio House bills to consider.
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WILLARD - Authorities made more than 50 traffic stops in the Willard area during a combined criminal patrol blitz earlier this month. There were 20 traffic citations issued, including license violations, but no warrant arrests during the May 8 through 9 initiative. The Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol combined forces with the Huron County Sheriff's Office and the Willard Police Department during the blitz.
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Authorities are seeking the public's help in the investigations of nearly 12 stolen vehicles and 23 thefts from vehicles in the last month. The Norwalk Police Department has received reports of seven stolen vehicles since May 5. There were six cars and one pickup truck involved.
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A Willard man who swallowed heroin immediately after a drug bust was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday.
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MAY 22, 1942 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 66 years ago: Carl Keller Jr. to be instructor at Army Air School Carl Keller Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Keller of Milan Ave. here, will graduate from the U.S. Army Air Corps Technical School at Scott Field, Ill. next week.
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May 21, 1967 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 41 years ago:
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LAKEWOOD - One of the potential problems with nostalgic shows is that a character fondly looking back on a certain time can get overly sentimental. Such a show might include too much narration and not enough action, in essence boring someone who didn't live through that time or share the character's enthusiasm. Thankfully, the charming, amusing musical comedy "My Favorite Year,' which opened Friday at Lakewood's Beck Center for the Arts, isn't guilty of either.
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Chefs of the future are learning from the best at EHOVE's adult culinary program two professional chefs and each other. With just seven students, the program that includes 600 hours of classroom study and professional training at EHOVE and also 4,000 hours of paid on-the-job training gives plenty of individual attention to each student.
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For the second year in a row, Robin Clair has donated her time through the Verizon Volunteer Foundation and Monroeville Music Boosters will benefit from a $750 check for her work. Last year Clair asked that her donation be given to the Monroeville High School Academic Boosters.
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They will start this weekend, and continue for the next month or so. I'm talking about graduation parties.
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MILAN Milan has another unique business on the square Effie's Attic and Pollyanna's Tearoom. The gift shop and tea room are the dream of Michelle George, who moved from Sandusky to Milan about two years ago. Sandra Bledsoe is managing the shop and Debbie Stewart runs the tea room. Bledsoe said the store, at 1 W. Main St., has "collectables and all different types of things."
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NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: James A. Gunaris, 42, 35 Cottage Cove, Willard. Violation date: Mar. 4. Conviction date: May 9. Sentence: $700 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 May 9 to Sept. 4.
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Two people were injured Monday afternoon in a car-truck accident at the intersection of Ohio 18 and Hartland Center Road. The woman, Nicole L. Jamison, 30, of 302 W. Maple St., Willard, is listed in fair condition this morning at the University of Toledo Medical Center after a LifeFlight helicopter took her there with serious injuries.
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NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Daniel L. Matthews, 27, 133 N. West St., Apt. B2, Norwalk; child endangering; conviction date: May 6; fine, $300; costs, $168; jail, 180 days, 167 days suspended; defendant shall have five years probation; defendant shall have five years no convictions; defendant shall follow all directives of Huron County Juvenile Court and Huron County Job and Family Services for five years; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 120 days.
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MAY 23, 1942 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 66 years ago: NHS class play a huge success A large crowd enjoyed the hilarious comedy when the Junior and Senior Class of Norwalk High School presented their spring class play "Ever Since Eve."
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A 16-year-old Brecksville boy faces multiple charges after speeding away from an Erie County sheriff's deputy Monday night. "The deputy had no idea (why) he was running," Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. "He (the driver) was spiked by the highway patrol up in Lorain County. ... Everybody's fine no injuries."
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Norwalk will not be hosting the Thunder in the Streets festival this year. Bill Bader, president of Summit Motorsports Park, said there are a variety of reasons not to continue holding the annual event - including scheduling conflicts, rising fuel prices and logistics.
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MAY 27, 1942 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 66 years ago: Patrolmen seek man reported without clothes Although local patrolmen searched thoroughly in the vicinity of the Smith Monumental Works last night, they were unable to find traces of a man said to have been seen clothed only in atmosphere. Several persons assert they saw the man, who they say appeared in a dazed condition.