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MONROEVILLE - Village council voted Tuesday to approve a power sales contract with American Municipal Power-Ohio, Inc. (AMP Ohio). The contract concerns a power plant under construction in which AMP Ohio has a 23-percent share.
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Dec. 12, 1941 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 66 years ago:
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The Huron County Title Department and the Norwalk License Bureau will be open until noon on both Dec. 24 and 31.
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MILAN Jim Rhegness, who has competed in the Food Network's Gingerbread Championship Challenge, shared his expertise with more than 50 children and parents at the Culinary Vegetable Institute on Dec. 1. Families from as far away as Columbus, and as close as Huron and Sandusky, attended the class. The combination of many kids plus bowls of decorative candy and cups of frosting made the event boisterous at times, but once everyone got down to the serious business of creating a gingerbread house, the children were amazingly focused and imaginative. Some kids spelled out their names in candy on the side of their houses; some used square pretzels to make windows, or stick pretzels to create the illusion of a log cabin. Culinary students from Penta Career Center in Perrysburg, where Rhegness teaches, helped with those special extra touches, like upside down ice cream cones covered in green dots of icing or green-dyed shredded coconut to simulate pine trees. There were 15 adult volunteers to help any child who needed an extra hand with construction, or just finding that perfect piece of candy. Proceeds benefited Veggie U, who also provided hot chocolate and snacks for the attendees. Veggie U is a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting the well being of children through teaching them about a healthy lifestyle and the benefits of sustainable agriculture. For more information on Veggie U classes, and ways that you can support this educational program in your area, call Deborah Nickoloff at (419) 499-7500.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Richard R. Boggs, 40, of Sandusky, was charged with failure to control Monday after he went off the right side of Ohio 99 and hit a utility pole. He spun northward, continued south and hit some trees.
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WILLARD - Mercy Hospital of Willard has announced the hospital now has the capability to provide 24-hour ambulatory Electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring. The ambulatory EEG monitor was purchased by the Mercy Willard Hospital Foundation with funds raised from the 2007 Candlelight Ball. The Ambulatory EEG monitor is used with children and adults to determine brain wave abnormalities such as seizure disorders. Patients that benefit from the monitoring may be diagnosed with a suspected seizure disorder, epilepsy, anxiety related disorders or other neurological disorders.
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Healthcare Provider CPR Fisher-Titus Medical Center will offer a Healthcare Provider CPR re-certification training class from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. The cost is $15.
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WILLARD - It is in the caring hands of people like Richard Snay, who show compassion and live the core values outside of the hospital walls, that makes Mercy Hospital of Willard a special place. Snay was awarded the annual Star of Excellence Memorial by Dr. David Jump at the hospital's Christmas party, for demonstrating the caring values that are a high priority at Mercy Hospital of Willard. Marilyn Fryman nominated Snay for his dedication to helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Snay has made four week-long trips to Biloxi, Miss. with the Lutheran Church. He is planning to go back every time the Lutheran Church makes a trip to Biloxi. Richard "makes a donation' for room and board, and his van is used for transportation. He works tirelessly the entire time he is there, with unending enthusiasm and Christian spirit.
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Fisher-Titus Medical Center honored nine retirees who served a combined 207 years and 116 employees who have provided 1,350 years of service to Fisher-Titus and its patients during its annual recognition banquet in late fall. "Fisher-Titus has become known around the region as the ‘award winning health care provider,'' said FTMC president Patrick J. Martin. "This is because of our employees and our physicians working together to exceed our patients' expectations. Our employees work at ‘the hospital,' not ‘a hospital' and that says a lot.'
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WILLARD - The state is offering Willard City Schools financial assistance for facility renovation and/or replacement projects. School board members voted unanimously Monday to partner with the Ohio School Facilities Commission Classroom Facilities Assistance Program. Under the agreement, the district will be responsible for 41 percent of the cost of a project, while the state will fund 59 percent. The vote to enter into the agreement does not mean the district officials have decided on a particular project. All the vote signified was a willingness on board members' part to move forward with the partnership.
7:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
FREMONT - It was downright ugly at the foul line but sometimes 7-of-23 numbers are good enough. That's what the St. Paul boys' basketball showed from the stripe in its 52-50 season opening win Saturday night at Fremont St. Joe.
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AVERY - The Sandusky Post of the state Highway Patrol has released its report about this morning's fatal accident at the intersection of Strecker and Kelley roads. A 1993 Dodge four-door driven by Lynne M. Wiley, 45, of Bellevue, was traveling north on Kelley Road at 8:50 a.m. when she failed to stop for the stop sign and drove into the side of a 2007 Volvo Semi being driven westbound on Strecker Road by Mark Zeiter, 43, of Collins, troopers said.
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Republican Robert Latta has increased his lead over Democrat Robin Weirauch and Independent John Green in the race to fill the congressional seat left open when Paul Gillmor (R-Tiffin) died unexpectedly in September after a fall in his Washington home. As of 10:20 p.m., with 79 percent of the precincts reporting in the race involving 17 counties, including Huron County, Latta had received 45,444 votes (56.05 percent), while Weirauch had received 35,490 (43.77 percent) and Green 146 (0.18 percent), according to unofficial results provided from the Ohio Secretary of State's office.
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Republican Robert Latta is leading Democrat Robin Weirauch and Independent John Green in the race to fill the congressional seat left open when Paul Gillmor (R-Tiffin) died unexpectedly in September after a fall in his Washington home. The special election took place today, with the polls closing at 7:30 p.m. With 53 percent of the precincts reporting in the race involving 17 counties, including Huron County, Latta has received 23,369 votes (55.79 percent), while Weirauch has received 18,431 (44 percent) and Green 86 (0.21 percent), according to unofficial results provided from the Ohio Secretary of State's office.
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COLUMBUS - Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and six state attorneys general have charged a payment processor with violating federal and state laws by debiting, or attempting to debit, more than $200 million from consumers' bank accounts on behalf of fraudulent telemarketers and Internet-based merchants. "I will not tolerate companies that facilitate telemarketing fraud," Dann said. "Our office is ready to take action against the parties involved in this activity, whether they are the callers or the payment processors."
7:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
The First Baptist Church held its annual live nativity with three performances Friday and Saturday nights. The 20-minute shows featured Joseph and Mary, angels, shepherds, the three wise men and live animals.
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Dustin Bajerski loved art and was very talented. Bajerski, a junior from Monroeville High School who attended classes at EHOVE Career Center, was killed this morning when the car he was riding in collided with a truck at the intersection of Strecker and Kelley roads in Erie County. Lynn Haab, Bajerski's mother, was driving the car. She and the truck driver from Zeiter's Trucking in Norwalk both were taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Their conditions were not available this afternoon.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Norwalk rape suspect must post a $50,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail. Prosecutors filed the first-degree felony Monday against Timothy M. Adkins, 24, of 59 1/2 Linwood Ave., in connection with an early Saturday morning incident. If convicted, the suspect faces three to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $20,000. About 3:40 a.m., a Harkness Street resident was awakened by a 30-year-old Chatham Street woman who said there was an undisclosed disturbance at her home, Norwalk Police Officer Kenneth Stiert wrote in his report.
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Evidence in the ongoing investigation of former Huron County Sheriff's Detective Matthew S. Spencer has been submitted to the Ohio Bureau of Identification and Investigation (BCI&I). But authorities are staying mum on what that evidence might be. BCI&I spokeswoman Jennifer Brindisi said she would be committing a felony if she commented on it. "We are still actively investigating this case, so I can't provide any further information," she said. "It's still open and active. I don't have a timeline on when we'll wrap up."
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AVERY - An EHOVE Career Center student from Monroeville High School was killed this morning as his mother was driving him to school. A tractor-trailer heading west on Strecker Road hit a car heading north on Kelley Road. Dustin Bajerski, of rural Bellevue, was pronounced dead at the scene. Bajerski's mother, Lynn Haab, and the truck driver were injured, and both were taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.
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The Norwalk Police Department is investigating the suspected rape of a 30-year-old Chatham Street woman early Saturday morning. A Harkness Street resident reported being awakened about 3:40 a.m. by his neighbor who said there was a disturbance at her home, Officer Kenneth Stiert wrote in his report. No further details were available because Stiert's report was incomplete as of this morning.