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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 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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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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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.
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SANDUSKY - A state trooper with the Sandusky post dressed in a handmade Ku Klux Klan-like outfit while on duty has been suspended without pay. Authorities said another trooper who forwarded a cell phone photo of the trooper in the costume has been demoted. A third trooper, Sgt. Jason Demuth of the Norwalk post, has served a one-day suspension without pay for failing to report the incident to a supervisor. The assistant post commander also is accused of forwarding the photo to Gaby Highlander, a Toledo post dispatcher.
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Ken Missler said a new laser he uses at Diamond Collection has "flipped the world upside down" as far as making and repairing jewelry. Missler, who owns the store with his wife, Gracie, said his new microlaser welder will make everything they do "quicker and more precise." He said the lasers developed for jewelry work came out about eight years ago and are so specialized now that he can repair antique and costume jewelry and very fine filigree work that would have been impossible to fix before he bought the laser.
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WEST SALEM, Ill. (AP) - A 5.4 magnitude earthquake that appeared to rival the strongest recorded in the region rocked people as far away as 450 miles and was even felt in Norwalk early Friday, surprising residents unaccustomed to such a powerful Midwest temblor. The quake just before 4:37 a.m. was centered six miles from West Salem, Ill., and 66 miles from Evansville, Ind. It was felt in such distant cities as Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and Des Moines, Iowa, 450 miles northwest of the epicenter, but there were no early reports of injuries or significant damage.
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Norwalk City Council voted at apply for $556,000 in federal and state funds over two years to help low to moderate income residents buy and rehabilitate homes and to provide assistance for homeowners facing potential foreclosure. Hope K. Kingsborough, representative for WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc., told council the Comprehensive Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) is very competitive and the application is due May 2.
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NEW LONDON Police recovered a knife Tuesday night from one of several juvenile suspects accused of slashing tires in the village. During the course of the initial interviews, the juveniles admitted to cutting several tires, New London Police Chief Mark Holden said. Police found the group at the New London Recreation Park and interviewed them about the damage. If you have received damage to your vehicles in the past several days and have not reported it, contact the New London Police Department as soon as possible at (419) 929-3504. If you have had your vehicle repaired already, furnish a copy of the receipt.
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Joyce A. Bolen will be heading back to Greenwich. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway indicated in a hearing Thursday afternoon the former 46 E. Main St. resident should be released from Northcoast Behavioral Health Center in Toledo. Bolen, 47, has been at the mental hospital since about Feb. 8, 2006, when she was ruled insane during a September 2005 incident when she threatened a neighbor with a knife.
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NEW LONDON - Jim Eibel, superintendent of New London schools, said the district has brought in additional counselors to help students and staff cope with the unexpected loss of Jonathan Kistler, 9, a third-grader. "We're deeply saddened as a school community by the loss and our hearts go out to the family in their time of need," Eibel said. He said the district's counselors have been joined by counselors from Willard schools and from Firelands Counseling Center in Norwalk. Jonathan was the son of Hans and Misty Kistler, of New London. An obituary is on Page A-3.
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Joyce A. Bolen will be heading back to Greenwich. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway indicated in a hearing Thursday afternoon the former 46 E. Main St. resident should be released from Northcoast Behavioral Health Center in Toledo. Bolen, 47, has been at the mental hospital since about Feb. 8, 2006, when she was ruled insane during a September 2005 incident when she threatened a neighbor with a knife.
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A suspected Norwalk sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday to a related burglary and was sentenced to a community-based corrections facility. Timothy M. Adkins, 24, of 99 Norwood Ave., will spend up to six months in a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered him to undergo drug and alcohol evaluation and enroll in a sex offender treatment program.
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Patty Ringholz is being mourned not just in Monroeville, where she had been very active for many years in the schools, sports and the community. Even though she retired five months ago from Fisher-Titus Medical Center, her death still leaves a void because of the example she set there as a licensed pediatric physical therapist.
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There are plenty of tickets remaining for Saturday's Phi Dirt and the Dozers concert. Hundreds of tickets remaining for the 7:30 p.m. concert at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center. The musical group will perform as the first of a series of fundraisers for Senior Enrichment Services. Lucinda Smith, executive director of the nonprofit organization, said a decline in state and federal funding has necessitated fundraisers. All proceeds will go to the organization, whose mission is to help seniors remain in their homes. Senior Enrichment Services, which has offices in Norwalk and Willard, delivers meals and provides transportation and activities for seniors.