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Toast all of the Norwalk Furniture Corp. employees who voted Saturday to make concessions on their contract. Since the employees agreed with the company's request for concessions in the last year of a five-year contract, Norwalk Furniture agreed to delay the move of the recliner line to Livingston, Tenn. for at least a year. These are tough times and everybody is going to have to work together to get through it. Roast everyone who took advantage of trash pickup week to hunt for copper wiring. Several people had disposed of old refrigerators and freezers that were in working order, however vandals in a blue SUV were seen cutting the cords off a good number of those old appliances. Thanks to their inconsiderate nature, some needy people will not be able to replace their old fridges.
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Three men started the Fund for Huron County 11 years ago and the group is holding a birthday celebration on June 11 at Sheri's Coffee House. Thomas Heydinger, former juvenile court judge, Fred Waugh and Robert Wiedemann spearheaded the effort to raise money to start the project to fund efforts to benefit people across the county. The fund is made up of 30 smaller funds, some which control their own grants and some which ask the Fund for Huron County to choose recipients.
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sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Huron County needs your help. "Tornadoes, blizzards and floods are a fact of life and not unknown to Huron County as evidenced by the flood of 2006," said Bill Ommert, the county emergency management agency (EMA) director. "When disaster strikes, the Huron County Volunteer Network provides volunteers to help the elderly, handicapped and special-needs residents by cleaning up storm or flood debris, flooded basements, removal of tree limbs, delivery of relief supplies and the like," Ommert added.
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Although most of its recycled plastic products are black or blue, the favorite color of PIPO's management is green. In every sense, the company lives up to its name, which stands for "Plastics In Plastics Out." Last year alone, PIPO diverted nearly 9 million tons of industrial plastic waste from the environmental waste stream, which it shreds and supplies to its sister company, Monroeville Industrial Moldings (MIM). PIPO was established in 2005 to provide recycled raw material to MIM, which manufactures highway safety components, including plastic blocks that are part of guardrail systems. PIPO moved from Monroeville to 75 Ontario Street in Norwalk during the fall of 2005, which enabled the company to grow substantially and broaden its customer base beyond MIM, which moved to Norwalk in 2007.
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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.
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A Huron County grand jury may be considering the case against the Monroeville Parent Council president accused of misappropriating funds. The forgery and theft charges against Willard resident Tamera A. Kamann, 39, of 3120 Fern Road, were filed Tuesday in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Records show Norwalk Municipal Judge John Ridge ordered the two felony counts of forgery and one theft charge originally filed March 31 be transferred to the higher court Friday.
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APRIL 19, 1965 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 43 years ago:
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League Street Elementary students launched into space Friday with COSI On Wheels. One of the most impressive displays for the students was a demonstration of how much heat the tiles on the space shuttle can withstand. Rose Smith, the outreach demonstrator for COSI, had an actual tile used for the space shuttle to protect it from heat on re-entry into the earth's atmosphere.
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MONROEVILLE High Honor Roll
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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).