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Someone asked Sam Giallombardo his age. Sixty-four, he replied.
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Frequently Asked Questions Mosquitoes, mosquito repellents and flooding
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Frequently Asked Questions Damp indoor environments health symptoms and clean-up
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Frequently Asked Questions Disinfection flooded drinking water wells
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Frequently Asked Questions Bellevue Area Ground Water Flood: My Septic System
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Fisher-Titus Medical Center
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Five thousand donated glasses are headed to Nicaragua today, earmarked for people who cannot afford them or other basic necessities. Norwalk Lions Club members, optometrists, optometry students from Canada and volunteers are taking the glasses on a mission trip organized by Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH). In all, 23 people are going. They are donating their time and paying their own travel and living expenses.
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A total of 36 patrons have tested positive for salmonella connected to an outbreak at Casa Fiesta, the Huron County General Health District announced Friday. "We do not suspect that the salmonella is circulating in the food supply because no other local or statewide restaurants are suspected as a source," Huron County Health Commissioner Tim Hollinger said in a prepared statement after his department received results of a related laboratory analysis. "When a food supplier is the source of an outbreak, we typically see people who have eaten at various restaurants statewide." In addition to the 36 patrons, another 28 customers reported salmonella symptoms, but they chose not to be tested. Two of the patrons with symptoms tested negative for salmonella. Five Casa Fiesta employees have tested positive for salmonella; 18 other employees at the Milan Avenue restaurant have tested negative.
10:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jeff and Amy Van Natta celebrated their 25th anniversary in a big way they traveled to Amy's homeland of the Philippines to reaffirm their wedding vows and saw the beach house they've had built as a retirement home for the first time. The couple met when Jeff, who grew up on Catawba Island, was stationed in the Philippines for a year while the submarine he served on, the Darter SS576 , was in dry dock there. When he found out he was headed to Japan for his next assignment, the couple got married by a judge.
10:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
MAY 16, 1937 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 71 years ago: Jack Godfrey buys 2 story Osborn building Jack Godfrey of 40 State St., proprietor of a dry cleaning establishment on Benedict Ave. near Seminary St., has bought the two story brick block at 42 and 44 Benedict Ave. from Mrs. Lillian Osborn. He will move his establishment to No. 44 Benedict, now occupied by the Furniture Exchange. C.H. Heller will move his barber shop from Room 42 in the newly purchased building to the location to be vacated about June 1 by Godrey.
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Timeless tales of friendship, cooperation and teamwork abound in three fun DVDs for the preschool set are being released this month by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment at HIT Entertainment. "Barney: Hi! I'm Riff' features the first new dino to join Barney & Friends in 13 years.
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Once again, the Huron County Fair Board has lured rising stars to the county fair - this year Luke Bryan and Lady Antebellum will perform on Monday, August 11. Luke Bryan, whose 2007 single "All My Friends Say,' brought him to the forefront of the country music scene, will headline the Huron County Fair concert.
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WILLARD - School board members learned Monday about different options to finance the construction of new school buildings which could open for the 2011-2012 school year. Marvin Founds, vice president of public finance at Wachovia Securities, discussed options such as a bond issues, permanent improvement levies and income tax-backed bonds. Columbus-based Wachovia would underwrite the bonds and sell them to investors. The funding would cover the local share of the project's cost. The state will foot 58 percent of the bill, with the school district paying 41 percent. School officials have said the total cost will be more than $52 million.
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Norwalk High School has a new principal and he's a familiar face. The school board unanimously approved a three-year contract for Brad Cooley, the NHS assistant principal since 2004, effective Aug. 1. He was making about $75,000 and will be paid about $88,000 in his new position.
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There was hardly a seat available in the Norwalk High School cafeteria Tuesday night, thanks to the nearly 400 people wearing shirts symbolizing solidarity during the ongoing teacher negotiations. "This is a spectacular turnout," said Matt Lark, the president of the Norwalk Teachers Association (NTA). "It's moments like this that makes me proud to be your president."
10:36 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The school district has a new superintendent. Current Junior High/High School Principal David Stubblebine will succeed Carol Girton, who has accepted the position of New London Local Schools Superintendent.
10:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Identity theft has become a major problem in recent years, even though it is not a completely modern scam. Similar scams have been tried through the years. One such scam that has come to my attention involved two well-known Norwalk families those of A.J. Baltes and Ed M. Esker, who were married to sisters. In the summer of 1932 Mr. and Mrs. Esker took an auto trip through the western United States, and spent one night at the hotel in Pie Town, Mexico. That evening, Anne Esker wrote a letter to her sister Gertrude Baltes. In the morning she left it to be mailed, but it was picked up by a con artist who sent a collect telegram to Mr. Baltes, saying that he was Ed Esker and that they had been forced off the road and over a cliff, badly damaging their auto. He asked for at least $100 to get them on the road. A.J. sent $150 via Western Union to Carlsbad immediately. That evening (a Sunday) the Eskers drove back into Norwalk in their own auto. It didn't take long to figure out the deception, and word was sent to Carlsbad to hold up on the payment. When the con artist showed up to claim the $150, he was unable to answer correctly a series of questions from the telegraph operator. Thus, the plot unraveled but I could not find that the suspect ever was apprehended, although the police has a description. I guess everyone felt lucky enough that the $150 was safe. It is a story in the Esker family that always afterward Ed warned his family to never leave mail with hotel employees to mail, but to be sure personally that it was safely in the mailbox.
10:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Identity theft has become a major problem in recent years, even though it is not a completely modern scam. Similar scams have been tried through the years. One such scam that has come to my attention involved two well-known Norwalk families - those of A.J. Baltes and Ed M. Esker, who were married to sisters. In the summer of 1932 Mr. and Mrs. Esker took an auto trip through the western United States, and spent one night at the hotel in Pie Town, Mexico. That evening, Anne Esker wrote a letter to her sister Gertrude Baltes. In the morning she left it to be mailed, but it was picked up by a con artist who sent a collect telegram to Mr. Baltes, saying that he was Ed Esker and that they had been forced off the road and over a cliff, badly damaging their auto. He asked for at least $100 to get them on the road.
10:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
Three Sandusky men were arrested Wednesday night in connection with having two pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop north of Norwalk. Fermin Faris, 54, was charged with trafficking in marijuana while Morgan D. Scott and Keith L. Roberts Jr., both 19, face one count each of possession of marijuana.
10:35 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Edison High School "Charger" Marching Band will pay a musical tribute to U.S. Veterans and Armed Services during Summit Motorsports Park's opening ceremony Saturday. The Edison band will be one of the first features presented Saturday, which is also Armed Forces Day.