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An Adams Street woman accused her former live-in boyfriend of attempting to "trap" her vehicle and closely following her after she left an Akron Road business Friday afternoon. The victim told police the suspect was heading west on U.S. 20 when he turned around and followed her into the Federal Credit Union parking lot.
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MILAN - A Milan woman was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center with possible injuries after her 2006 Honda Accord flipped three times Sunday night on Jeffries Road. Abbey L. Heilman, 23, of 13715 Jeffries Road, was heading west when she went off the right side of the road and hit a culvert, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. The Honda then went through a yard in the 11000 block of Jeffries Road, rolled over three times, hit a mailbox and landed on its wheels.
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HIGHWAY PATROL Kimberly A. Buss, 41, of 4045 Ohio 103, Willard, hit a deer May 31 on Townline Road 12.
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No one wants to think about end of life issues, such as advanced directives, living wills and funeral planning. Yet, it is something that everyone will face eventually. That is why Fisher-Titus Medical Center is teaming up with Evans Funeral Home in Norwalk to offer an "End of Life' seminar to the community at 7 p.m. June 19 at FTMC's Norwalk meeting rooms A and B, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.
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LOUDONVILLE - Come experience all-Ohio wines at the fourth annual Wine at the Mill Festival in Loudonville from 1 to 8 p.m. June 23. Four Ohio Wineries, Winery at Wolf Creek, Troutman Vineyards, Ferrante Winery, Chalet Debonne Vineyards and Breitenbach Wine Cellars will be pouring samples of their unique wines for your tasting pleasure. Wine at the Mill Festival also offers great live entertainment from three bands all day long: ‘Flour Power', ‘Rendezvous', and ‘Rib Ticklers'. Bring the kids out for planned family activities and their dazzling Duck Derby. Food, hiking trails and tours of their historic operating Grist Mill dating back to 1831 are also highlights of this fun-filled festival.
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For the third year in a row Norwalk Firefighters Local 1199 has formed a special bond with Matthew and Nathan Lucal of Norwalk who have both been diagnosed with congenital muscular dystrophy. These firefighters are dedicated to helping MDA and the many other families like the Lucals. On June 20, Jamie Starcher and John Soisson of the Norwalk Fire Department will rally together any willing participants at the fire station and ride to MDA summer camp at Camp Cheerful in Strongsville for the third annual Hope Ride.
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Laura Calkins, 24, Milan Immediate family: mom, dad and two older sisters Education: Edison High School and EHOVE; graduated from Ohio Business College.
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WILLARD - Friday night's Relay for Life might have fallen a bit short of its monetary goal, but still proved to be an overwhelming success. The event raised $35,000, which will go toward cancer education and research.
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Editor's Note: Some details were added to this story after Donna Rossman, owner of Charlie's Bar, spoke with the Reflector. A man was stabbed early Sunday morning by his designated driver.
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Authorities searched for a suspect early Sunday morning who fled the scene in connection with a stabbing complaint at Charlie's Bar. Norwalk police officers requested assistance from the Huron County Sheriff's Office at 1:24 a.m. Deputy Randy Chase responded to the Benedict Avenue business one minute later and as of 1:38, was checking the area with police and state troopers. Chase was dispatched to another complaint 30 minutes later.
3:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
Leroy Sprowl fought in World War II and lost his son in Vietnam. Sprowl, a Norwalk resident, visited Sandusky and the traveling Vietnam Wall a couple of times last week. He said he tries to get to the traveling wall whenever it is close to Norwalk.
3:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Battat Inc. is recalling Parents Magazine Record-A-Voice Toy Cell Phones sold at Target stores from September to January. The metal pin inside the hinge of the cell phone flip-top can fall out, posing a choking hazard. The toy cell phone plays different songs, sound effects and user recorded messages. The Parents logo is visible inside the flip-top and on the battery compartment cover. Only items bearing date codes 090106 through 101206 are involved in this recall. The date code can be located on the bottom of the product packaging and in the battery compartment. Consumers can call (800) 247-6144 to receive a replacement product or refund.
3:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
The more we learn about the sun and its dangers to children, the more important it becomes to practice good sun protection. Did you know that just two childhood sunburns increases the risk of developing skin cancer later? And that children receive 60 to 80 percent of their lifetime sun exposure before the age of 18? This is serious stuff.
3:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
Breastmilk or liquid gold, as many women often refer to it, is one of the most precious, lifelong gifts a mother can give to her newborn, yet, many mothers are still not aware of the health benefits breastfeeding affords them. According to a survey conducted by David Burnett & Associates for Lansinoh Laboratories, 100 percent of new moms (first-time and experienced) cite health benefits for baby as the number one reason for choosing to breastfeed, but less than half, 44 percent, made the decision to breastfeed based on the health benefits it offers for themselves.
3:30 AM Jul 25, 2010
I love little creeks. When I was a kid roaming the hills and valleys of southern Ohio it was routine to gather up some young friends on a summer morning and head for a handy creek. Most were small, just 6 to 10 feet wide or so and inches deep with pools here and there, and we'd splash up and down their length wearing old tennis shoes just looking for snakes, frogs, turtles and muskrats. Inevitably, one bicycle or another would have a minnow seine tied to its frame and a couple more would have minnow buckets sitting in their wire baskets. Eventually, we'd seine a few dozen minnows and some inch-long crayfish, pedal back to our favorite lake and fish for crappie, pumpkinseeds and bass. Good times. As time passed, I moved north, got a master's degree from The Ohio State University and settled down to teaching biology. But I still scoured little creeks seeking inhabitants for my fish tanks. Then one day on a small creek near my home I began noticing I was picking up young smallmouth bass along with my chubs, dace and darters. It takes bigger ones to make little ones, so one morning I picked up an ultralite rod with four-pound test line, added an eighth-ounce pearl gray Roostertail spinner, and took a more serious walk along that creek.
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JUNE 9, 1919 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 88 years ago: Baccalaureate sermon given by Rev. Wilson
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Bunny Busters Today, the club is having a car wash. It will be held at Advance Auto Parts in Norwalk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from this car wash benefit the club. Tori Horning, Reporter
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The month of May is always packed with a bunch of activities. Weddings, graduations, and other end of the school year celebrations keep us running from one thing to another. So the month of June brings a welcome relief from some of the busyness. June also signals the beginning of vacation season. It's always nice to take some time to get away from home and spend some time relaxing with family or friends. Perhaps it's an opportunity to travel to a far away destination and experience the culture of a foreign land. Maybe we get a chance to visit an important historic site throughout our great country. It could just be a one day trip up to Cedar Point or Lake Erie. Sometimes just a couple of days spent at home, without the schedules of work or school, can be the very best vacation we can have. Whatever it is, a vacation provides a much needed opportunity to recharge and reload. It reminds us that there is more to life than the hectic schedules of everyday life. We might get the chance to reconnect with our loved ones and catch up on what's been going on. It could provide the opportunity to read a great book we've had sitting on the shelf for a long time. No matter what we do or where we go, we all recognize the need for a vacation every now and then. There is, however, one area of our lives that we should never take a vacation from: our relationship with God. No matter where we go or what we do, God is always there with us. At work, home, school, or vacation, God loves us so much and cares for us so greatly that he will never abandon us. Sometimes this fact is hard to accept or understand. We see a loved one struggle with medical problems and we wonder where God is. We lose our job and can't pay our bills and think God has abandoned us. We pray and pray for peace in our world but God seems to ignore our prayers. Sometimes it seems that God has taken a vacation from us, but Jesus assures us that the Father always hears and answers our prayers. Just as a loving parent always listens and tries to do the best for his child, God is the perfect parent who always listens to us and provides us with what we need. Sometimes we are not perfect children. Sometimes we do not listen to what God is trying to tell us. Sometimes we do not want to hear his voice because we know he is going to tell us something that will be hard for us to hear. No matter what the circumstances may be, we must have faith that God will never leave us alone. He will never take a vacation from his children. I hope and pray that everyone gets a chance to take a vacation this summer. I also pray that we never take a vacation from God or think that he has taken a vacation from us. May God bless you and keep you safe during the summer months. The Rev. David J. Cirata is associate pastor at St. Paul Catholic Church.
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First Presbyterian, Norwalk This Sunday during 9:30 morning worship, The Rev. Adrian Doll will continue in the new sermon series, "Proverbs: Ancient Wisdom for Living Today." The church will host a welcome reception for youth director Brandon Newell and his family immediately following the worship service. The community is invited to a summer adult Bible study from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesdays in the Great Room. Guided by theologian N.T. Wright's new book, "Simply Christian," those attending will explore key doctrines of the Christian faith. The church invites children throughout the community to attend this year's Vacation Bible School, "Take the Plunge," from 9 a.m. to noon June 25 to 29. To register, call (419) 668-1923.
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AVERY Construction of specialized training modules at the Coles Public Safety Training Center, located at the western edge of the EHOVE Career Center campus, is taking place with the installation of steel beams for the five-story fire behavior tower and labs. Contractor Janotta & Herner has been busy building and assembling specialty training areas, using cranes and front end loaders to install huge piping that will be used for confined space entry training, shipping containers that will become fire behavior labs, and a hazardous materials leak and spill containment pit. The Firelands Public Safety Training Committee (FPSTC), chaired by Sandusky Fire Department Assistant Chief Paul Ricci, is heading the effort to offer local educational opportunity for firefighters, law enforcement members and EMTs. Formerly, training could be obtained only through distant outside providers. "This is the culmination of the work of many people," Ricci said. "We're finally filling the training gap that has existed for many years. This is a great time for our safety and security forces. The community benefits with the addition of realistic training modules, too."
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EDISON HIGH Honor Roll *Denotes 4.0 or higher Grade 9: Erica Anderson, Timothy Archer, Louis Arreche, Dustin Auble, *Jesse Barron, Matthew Charville, *Kassandra Cooper, Casey Flannery, Demiona Fox, Brady Gelvin, *Ryan Hamilton, Katherine Harrington, Sophia Johnson, Jacob Kiley, *Kaylinn Koelsch, *Emily Leber, Rachel McIlarth, *Emmalee Opfer, Samuel Osterling, Jessika Otto, Andrew Sapp, *Camille Shine, *Brian Spence, *Addison Spriggs, Jonathan Uther, Shane Wolfkill.