5:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
Few days of my year are more predictable than July 4. That's because, starting a year in advance, I know right where I will be that morning: at the Lions' July 4 Parade. I always sit in the same place on Norwood. This is not a behavior that is peculiar to me. In fact, I can pretty much tell you who is going to be sitting on the adjacent lawns and across the street. They all sit in the same place each year, too. Once in a while, a new person shows up and you can hear people around you saying: "Okay, now who is THAT across the street?"
5:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
Sixteen storefronts along Main Street in Uptown Norwalk participated in a storefront decorating contest during Thunder in the Streets. Diamond Collection, which displayed the most detailed and welcoming decorations, captured first place. Second place went to Robert's Art Gallery and third place went to LinDale 'M Broidery.
5:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
The following cases recently went through Huron County Common Pleas Court: FORECLOSURES
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Sheriff's deputies on Saturday arrested a second suspect in the violent robbery of a carnival employee on Thomas Road. Chad M. Flanders, 32, of 2818 Section Line Road 30, Willard, was charged with fleeing and eluding, robbery and felonious assault stemming from the early Friday morning incident.
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HIGHWAY PATROL Scott M. Crabtree, 37, of 147 N. West St., was charged with failure to control Tuesday after he went off the west side of Ohio 61 and hit a utility pole.
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Grace Whitehurst, Norwalk Immediate family: Helen, 26 (and husband Doug); Zach, 25; Rob, 18; Kate 15.
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Reunion BOARDMAN The 1977 class of Canfield High School will be having its 30th class reunion from 6 to11 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn Youngstown South in Boardman. Come join the fun. For registration forms and further details on the golf outing and additional events, visit canfield1977reunion.homestead.com. Aircraft meeting WAKEMAN The Experimental Aircraft Association, chapter 50, will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wakeman Airport, 9620 Ohio 60 N., Wakeman. For details call (440) 258-1761.
5:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Reflector is happy to announce it has added a new columnist to its weekly rotation. Beginning today and continuing every Monday, we will be publishing Garrison Keillor's syndicated column.
5:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
A medical helicopter flew a teenage girl from Ridge Road to a Toledo hospital after she reportedly was hit by a vehicle Saturday afternoon. Rich Shields, operations manager of North Central EMS, said the girl was taken to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center because she was considered a pediatric trauma patient. No information was available on her specific age or her hometown.
5:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
If you build it, they will come. They just never said how many were coming. This weekend's inaugural Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk not only broke every attendance record on the books, it destroyed them.
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A Willard teenager may be tried as an adult for a series of Plymouth and Willard burglaries and thefts. Kevin Czupik, of 39 Washington St., was 17 when he reportedly committed the Dec. 8 and 17 offenses, but turned 18 on Dec. 31. There is a July 9 Huron County Juvenile Court preliminary hearing in which Judge Timothy Cardwell will determine the likelihood the crimes had been committed.
5:25 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - The "Tin Goose" flies again. A 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane will be at the Griffing-Sandusky Airport through Wednesday and is available for rides.
5:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Families have various ways to obtain craft ideas for their children, including books, magazines, Web sites and this spot here every Saturday on the Reflector's 6&Under page. Another method is buy a craft kit that contains everything you need the idea, materials and instructions. One line of such kits is created by Martha Stewart's Crafts. Whether it's going bananas at a monkey-themed party, making necklaces for your girlfriends or getting wild with animal puppets, Martha Stewart's Crafts offers a variety of hands-on activities for all ages.
5:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
A first-grade school teacher in Virginia had 25 students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the first half of a well-known saying and asked them to come up with the remainder of it. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first grade, 6-year-old children, because the last one is a classic! And thank you to the Reflector reader who emailed us those responses.
5:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
June is Home Safety Month, a time for families to learn hands-on ways to protect their children from hidden dangers that lurk in most homes. The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) reminds parents and caregivers to keep their children safe by following some simple tips.
5:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Classy Clovers This club met June 24 at Carrie Hinckley and Rachel Palm's house. Jessica Riley led the club in saying the pledges.
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Catfishing is a favorite sport among local anglers and each summer, dozens, maybe hundreds of them head for rivers and lakes seeking a stringer of prime eating. Most are after channel cats or maybe farm pond bullheads, but did you know Ohio has some huge catfish that will test your gear to the fullest and send you home with arms like wet noodles? They call them flatheads or sometimes shovelheads, and while some fair-size ones live in Charles Mill Lake, southeastern Ohio is the place to seek these trophy fish.
5:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
With the yields being experienced by producers the last couple years, now may be the time to consider adding additional storage. Low interest rate loans for storage facilities are available for producers to build or remodel farm storage facilities for a variety of commodities, including wheat, soybeans and corn.
5:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
N.L. United Methodist NEW LONDON This church at 58 E. Main St. invites local youngsters to Vacation Bible School from 8 to 10:30 a.m. July 16 to 20. Pre-register by July 2 by calling Tiffani Landis at 419-929-3251 or the church at (419) 929-4631.
5:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Evelyn Denise Piscitelli of Norwalk has received the Therese and Alonzo Allen Book Scholarship at Bowling Green State University's Firelands College. She will receive $723 toward her books for the 2007-2008 academic year. This scholarship, established in 2002 by Conrad and Deanna Allen, is available to a full-time under-represented undergraduate who is majoring in business or education. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required, but preference should be given to students with higher GPA if all things are equal among other candidates. Prior recipients are eligible if they reapply and continue to meet all selection criteria.
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