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OCT. 15, 1967 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 40 years ago:
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MANSFIELD - Rock, jazz, fusion, world music and....a silent film? That's the combination a Cleveland quartet will use to present a unique showing of the 1925 film version of "Phantom of the Opera."
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Last Friday, the Reflector ran an editorial opposing the U.S. policy on torture. Online, a commenter using the name Bill Beier wrote:
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We usually call it the "stomach flu," but it's not really the flu at all. It completely disables us. We can't keep anything down. We dare not be far from a bathroom. We cannot walk without becoming nauseated. We do not want to visit or watch television or, for that matter, live, if we have to be sick like this.
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TOAST the City of Norwalk and the hard-working crews who do their best to keep streets in safe condition for motorists. ROAST the City of Norwalk for resurfacing Monroe Street and a few sections of other thoroughfares without prior notification to the public or any of the businesses located on or nearby them. And while a new layer of asphalt usually is welcomed on any street in town, we question why Monroe ranked higher than Cline Street on the priority list. It makes little sense that, with the expensive acquisition of land for the completion of the Milan Avenue bypass earlier this year and new smooth pavement on the northern end of this street, the southern part of Cline hasn't been improved.
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This past Monday I opened e-mails from many members saying hooray for the electronic newsletter. It's quick, simple and convenient for members to access, read and continue on with their day. If you have not provided the office with your e-mail please do so as we are no longer sending hard copies. You may send us an e-mail to chamber@accnorwalk.com or call us at (419) 668-4155. The move to electronic allows us to save significant dollars about $7,000 over the course of a year and these dollars can be used to enhance other programs, upgrade our services, etc. Along with the financial aspect, going electronic allows us to stay in step with the huge number of business people that do nearly all of their business communications via the Internet. Thanks to all who took the time to provide feedback on the newsletter. We appreciate your input.
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Ohio's forests and fields continue to change color this week, with greens turning to yellow, and with rusts and golds appearing in most areas. Peak color is still two weeks away for most of the state slightly later than originally predicted, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
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Two Sandusky residents were injured after a one-vehicle accident on Ohio 4 late Saturday afternoon. Driver Frank H. Hafner, 81, told State Trooper Montei Sexton he fell asleep while heading north on Ohio 4 at 4:14 p.m. Hafner's white Cadillac DTS went off the right side of the road and hit a ditch Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...<>/p>
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BERLIN HEIGHTS -The owner of Quarry Hill Orchards, 8403 Mason Road, reported the theft of petty cash during a break-in over the weekend. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said the suspect entered the business from a door left unlocked overnight and stole an undetermined amount of money. Nothing else was damaged or stolen.
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HIGHWAY PATROL Donna M. Ott, 42, of 182 Peru Olena Road, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign in the Oct. 4 collision with the vehicle driven by Amy J. Fair, 32, of 12604 Chapin Road, Berlin Heights, at the intersection of Hartland Center Road and Ohio 18. Fair reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.
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Thom Shaffoe, 62, Milan Immediate family: Wife, Carol; sons Todd, Milan and Troy, North Carolina
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The St. Paul Flyers improved to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the Firelands Conference with a 65-7 win over Western Reserve Saturday night at Whitney Field. The loss dropped the Riders to 3-5 and 1-4.
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NEW LONDON - Jim Eibel is the first New London High School graduate to fill the post of district superintendent, and he says it's a big job but he's happy to be doing it. Born in Cleveland, Eibel came to the village in 1984 when his parents, who were and are both teachers, were hired by the district.
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More than 600 people enjoyed food and crafts and learned a little about the Soil and Water Conservation office at the Fall Fun Fest held Saturday at the Huron County Fairgrounds. Alisa Schaffer, administrator assistant for the office and coordinator for the event, said the office has been putting on the program for more than 10 years and it grows every year. "Last year we gave away 300 pumpkins and this year we had 600 and they are all gone," she said. "I think we may have doubled in size this year.
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Retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice Clifford Brown called speculation that he is running for Congress "premature." Brown, 91, said he is considering running for the 5th Congressional District seat left open when U.S. Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-Tiffin) died. He has gotten the documents required to run in the special election this December from the board of elections. "But taking out petitions is not filing them," he said. "I'm going to think about it for a week."
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Scott Hiszem, former Norwalkian and son of Paul and Carol Hiszem, just landed in Kuwait. He's deployed to Iraq for the second time. Read Hiszem's blog, "Wheels Up" at www.norwalkreflector.com/blogs.
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n New London FFA NEW LONDON - On Oct. 3, eight New London FFA students from the agricultural education program attended the district soil judging career development event. Land and soil judging contests help agriculture education students and others appreciate the land and soil. Such contests enable participants to understand the physical features, classify land according to its capability, and to become acquainted with conservation practices. The two teams judged three soil pits and slopes, and took a book knowledge and soil survey test.
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Sibling education Children can learn about life with a new brother or sister at a Sibling Education program offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.
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New London FFA NEW LONDON On Oct. 3, eight New London FFA students from the agricultural education program attended the district soil judging career development event. Land and soil judging contests help agriculture education students and others appreciate the land and soil. Such contests enable participants to understand the physical features, classify land according to its capability, and to become acquainted with conservation practices. The two teams judged three soil pits and slopes, and took a book knowledge and soil survey test. The urban team consisted of Missy Hale, Nick Gerlack, Carl Resor, and Christina Chaffee, and the rural team consisted of Huston Edwards, Katie Morris, Cody Moore, and Taylor Jackson. Katie Morris, reporter
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Ohio farmers interested in addressing natural resource concerns on their farm with assistance from the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) must apply now for 2008 funding. EQIP provides farmers with incentive payments, as well as technical assistance for conservation activities that help limit soil erosion, improve water and air quality, and protect wildlife habitat. "We are on a fast track for getting applications processed this year," said Terry Cosby, a NRCS state conservationist. "While the next farm bill is currently making its way through the legislative process, we don't know when it will be passed or what the final legislation will entail. We have authorization to offer EQIP right now and want to provide Ohio farmers with the assistance to meet their conservation needs." The timeline for application, ranking, and funding begins immediately. Now through Nov. 2, applications will be accepted from interested producers for this ranking period. From November 2007 through the end of December 2007 the applications will be ranked. At the end of December, producers will be notified if their contract received funding. "This year we are using the same ranking criteria we used last year to rank applications," said Mike Laughrey, EQIP program manager for NRCS in Ohio. "In addition to the general EQIP program we will provide three special EQIP projects; the Appalachia EQIP project (for southern Ohio counties), the Upper Big Walnut EQIP project (Delaware, Morrow and Knox counties) and the Forestry EQIP project (offered statewide)."
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Rabbit hunting, at least among non-dog owners, was a little slow last year. One hunter told me: "We hunted all morning and only jumped two.'