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By RICHARD RUSSELL Reflector Correspondent rrussell@norwalkreflector.com They labor for months or even years, starting with a worn tractor from their youth or a rusted pile of someone else's scrap, and turn it into a better-than-showroom piece of "Ancient Iron."
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WILLARD - A tip from a person living near a Myrtle Avenue business helped police catch a break-in suspect red-handed. About 1:40 a.m. Sunday, a Myrtle Avenue resident reported seeing a front door window broken out and a male suspect inside of Langhurst Insurance Agency, 121 Myrtle Ave.
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Three boys who assaulted a fellow Willard High School student entered separate pleas to disorderly conduct Friday in Huron County Juvenile Court. "The prosecutor entered into a plea agreement," court administrator Chris Mushett said. "They pretty much admitted to the facts."
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WILLARD - Good things are happening in the Willard school district and they will continue because the community supports the schools, outgoing superintendent Dennis Doughty told city chamber of commerce members this morning. Doughty, whose last official day as Willard's superintendent is July 31, gave an overview of what he feels have been the positives during his tenure. But, he repeatedly stressed a community-wide effort made them happen.
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I am taking a class this summer, but it doesn't meet in a classroom, and I haven't seen my teacher or any of the other students. That's because the class is online, through the computer. It's called "Boot Camp for Scholastic Journalism Advisers," and it "meets" for three weeks. It started this past Monday.
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The Huron County commissioners were given an eye-opening tour of the county jail Thursday morning. The tour was led by Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard and Dave Battles, the jail administrator.
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sunnyacres@hmcltd.net This year's annual garden tour presented by the Huron County Master Gardeners and the Firelands Historical Society presents gardens for everyone. The tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, which cost $10, are on sale in Norwalk at the Firelands Museum, 4 Case Ave., and at Schild's IGA Foodliner, 171 Milan Ave. They also will be available on the day of the tour at both locations. Call (419) 668-1415 for more information. There are six gardens to view. Start at any location on the tour and work your way around to all the gardens. At each garden, there will be someone to answer questions and punch cards. At some gardens, there will be plants and garden tools to buy and at some, gloves, soap and books.
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This is the fourth in a series of articles marking the first anniversary of the closing of Norwalk Furniture last summer. By JIM BUSEK Reflector Correspondent news@norwalkreflector.com
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A Wakeman widow is suing Gaymont Nursing Center based on an allegation the facility didn't properly care for her husband when he died there last year. Gloria F. Ferres, of 62 Abbott St., is suing on behalf of the estate of her late husband, Elvin Ferres, who died April 22, 2008 while he lived at the 66 Norwood Ave. facility. The plaintiff filed the lawsuit July 14 in Huron County Common Pleas Court.
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BELLEVUE - Bellevue City Schools ex-superintendent Bud Martin appealed his termination on Tuesday, five days after school board members unanimously approved firing him in light of sexual harassment allegations.
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Kathi Flew may never meet the recipients of her late son Dylan Flew's organs. But she knows that because of the generosity of her son, who died nine days shy of his 21st birthday, lives were saved.
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F.A.R.M. Inc., the Firelands Area Restorers of Machines, will hold its 14th annual Tractor & Gas Engine Show Saturday and Sunday at the Huron County Fairgrounds. This year's featured tractor will be Allis-Chalmers, while Pennsylvania-build engines also are welcome.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com The Maple City ranks 21st on CNNMoney.com's list of "residents who live in these 25 growing towns see their incomes go the furthest." Norwalk Area-Huron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melissa James is pleased. "Of course it's going to raise awareness. Of course it's going to be a good thing," she said.
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GREENWICH - Superintendent Ben Chaffee told South Central board members at Monday night's meeting that the repair and resurfacing of the parking lot will run $10,000 to $11,000 more than the original bid.
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Norwalk resident Jim Ewell isn't wasting any time when it comes to the Huron County Courthouse clock tower project. Just last week, Ewell told the Huron County commissioners he'd put together a committee to raise funds to restore the clock, which hasn't worked in several months.
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The Cleveland Browns officially commence its 2009 training camp on Saturday, August 1 at the Browns Training Facility in Berea, Ohio. Training camp practices that are open to the public are free of charge. Training camp will be open to the public through the week beginning Monday, August 24. Due to ongoing construction in the Berea area, fan parking has yet to be determined. All fans should enter the training facility at the Beech Street entrance. Handicap parking is available on Front Street at the Berea Recreation Center. An accessible shuttle will transport those in need of assistance to the drop off point, located near the fan entrance. Please be mindful of the construction surrounding the training facility. For the best access to the facility, fans should use Interstate 71 to the Bagley Road exit. Please note that there is a maximum capacity at the Berea Training Facility during training camp. Once that capacity is reached, fans will no longer be admitted for the remainder of that practice. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
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This is the first in a series of articles marking the first anniversary of the closing of Norwalk Furniture Corporation in 2008. Today Bill Gerken, whose family started the company in 1902 and who was Vice Chairman and co-owner of Norwalk Furniture when it suspended operations July 18, 2008, answers questions about the company's demise. His partner and Chairman of the company at that time, Jim Gerken, declined the invitation to be interviewed. What happened to Norwalk Furniture Corporation?
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Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch told council Tuesday night the city is interested in a wind assessment study. Former Huron County commissioner Ralph Fegley is spearheading the project with several local businesses.
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As the days count down for Wayne Babcanec, he said he can look back with pride with what he did as Norwalk City Schools superintendent. Babcanec will retire following his last day of work July 31.
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Businesses in the Uptown Norwalk Historic District will be celebrating "Christmas in July" on Friday and Saturday. Activities will include sidewalk sales, window decorations and even Santa will be on hand.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of articles marking the first anniversary of the closing of Norwalk Furniture last summer. With the nationwide surge in unemployment, there has been a corresponding rise in the number of people doing volunteer work in their communities.