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Jan. 19, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 36 years ago:
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n Steuben UCC STEUBEN - Sunday is the Second Sunday after Epiphany. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "Meeting Jesus,' are Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, and John 1:29-42. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print and children's bulletins will be available.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com Consider yourself welcome to register your child for Curtain Call Productions' upcoming musical production of "Oliver Twist." As far as time goes, there isn't a lot to spare; rehearsal sessions begin the first week of February at the theater group's headquarters, 75 Ontario St., Norwalk. Norwalk resident Jill James runs Curtain Call Productions with her husband, Dave. They will direct 16 different casts which, in May, will each present their own performance of "Oliver Twist" on different dates at the Norwalk Theatre.
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The Edison High School drama club will present Winter Shorts, an evening of one-act plays at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the school. Admission is free. The evening's first play will be "School Daze," which chronicles the drama of the first day of a school year.
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Norwalk Elks name students of month The Norwalk Elks Lodge has announced that the following students were selected as the student of the month.
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Have you ever asked a child to say a prayer at mealtime, bedtime or anytime? No matter the age, children are going to be very honest and whatever is on their mind is going to come out in a conversation with God. Often these conversations are deeper than any prayer we adults could have given. Recently, the students at Norwalk Catholic Elementary were asked to write a short petition on a paper cut-out that was used in our window decoration for the holidays. The response to this simple activity touches the heart as students wrote prayers for their grandparents (No. 1 prayer request), relatives in Iraq, a friend that is fighting cancer, for the homeless, for a cousin who is getting a kidney transplant, for the poor people that do not have coats, for my bunny that died, and many other intentions. These students carry their worries with them just as adults do. Offering time for prayer and letting students recite their own petitions, which our teachers do during Morning Prayer each day, allows them a release of these worries. Children can give these over to God and free their minds for the daily tasks they will participate in.
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A couple of years ago, there was some talk of making bowling a varsity sport in Willard. My initial reaction was: "Bowling? A varsity sport? Come on."
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Toast Norwalk Reflector motor route driver Leo Didion for his recent heroics. Didion, who was driving on Green Road near Wakeman about 5 a.m. while delivering a route for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, saw smoke rolling out of a garage. Didion jumped into action. After calling 911 on his phone, "I went and pounded on the door." Kevin Erskine, 14, heard the noise and woke up his father. The two alerted a daughter, Shannon, 17, and the three of them got out of the house safely. Linda Erskine, who was working third shift at Wal-Mart at the time, said her family can never thank Didion enough for his quick action. Didion just shrugged his shoulders and said he just did what anybody else would have done. For his efforts, the Erskines gave Didion $100 a tip any motor route driver would love to receive. Roast the National Transportation Safety Board for not doing its homework. The board announced that a design problem on the Interstate 35W bridge likely contributed to its collapse last summer. The agency described it as probably a "one-off" situation something the board had never seen before. However, in 1996 an identical problem was blamed as a factor in causing a bridge along Interstate 90 in Ohio to sag. A later report for the Ohio Department of Transportation concluded that the plates connecting the steel truss bridge's beams "were not adequate to support the design loads of the structure," according to a report Saturday in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "This is really if not dynamite information very intriguing and opens a new avenue of inquiry and shows a rush to judgment on the part of the chairman of the (NTSB)," said House Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar, D-Minn.
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First, I would like to thank Allen Nielson of Norwalk for his response to my Jan. 8 letter. It's nice to get feedback. But again, I have some issues. I'm not quite sure about the "You, Chris Pawlicki..." stuff. It seems just a little hostile. Was it to set a lecture tone? I know what I wrote, Allen Nielsen, so why waste the time repeating it?
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Realtor, Frank Van Dresser, with RE/MAX Quality Realty, Norwalk, was recognized for entering the No. 4 Individual spot among the Top 20 RE/MAX Sales Associates in the RE/MAX Central & Northern Ohio Region for the month of March 2007. Van Dresser repeated this Top 20 honor in April 2007 by entering the No. 18 spot. Van Dresser is a member of the Firelands Association of Realtors, Norwalk Chamber of Commerce and the Norwalk Jaycees.
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Norwalk city hall will be closed Monday in celebration of Martin Luther King Day. Trash pickup will not be delayed.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com There is a benevolent brotherhood of man the Norwalk area, and you're invited to become part of it. As part of an effort to attract new members, Norwalk's Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 64 Free and Accepted Masons will hold a friendship night at a time and date to be announced. Anyone can come to the event to learn about free masonry the oldest and largest world-wide fraternity dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of a Supreme Being.
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To close or open? That is the question facing Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell about further adoption-related hearings for the 11 former Gravelle children. He heard arguments from three attorneys Thursday who said the proceedings should be closed to the media because of "delicate" and confidential information. <p><em>Read the rest of this story in <a href="http://activepaper.olivesoftware.com/Default/Skins/Norwalk/Client.asp?Skin=Norwalk&amp;Daily=NRWK&amp;AppName=1">Today's Reflector</a>...</em></p>
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PERU The Huron County Master Gardeners will hold their annual awards dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Alphonsis on Settlement Road. Members are welcome to bring a guest. Volunteers may help with hall set-up at 5 p.m., with dinner to commence at 6 p.m. Guest speaker Cheryl Herner will talk about "Butterflies as Bio-indicators" photos of beautiful Ohio butterflies and how their habits can provide scientific data useful to the gardener.
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HIGHWAY PATROL Kevin J. Ball, 41, of 1689 Section Line Road 30, Bellevue, hit a deer Wednesday on Ohio 99.
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AVERY When Thanksgiving is over and the turkey carcass looms. Before the fat begins to congeal, you may be thinking, "what am I going to do with all these turkey leftovers?" Justin Bores, a senior from Monroeville in EHOVE Career Center's culinary arts program, has just the answer. He created a turkey confit dish that won him a &#036;3,000 scholarship in a Culinary Institute of America contest, and he's willing to share the innovative recipe with Reflector readers. Bores was one of seven students awarded a scholarship in the nationwide turkey recipe contest. The first place entry won a &#036;15,000 scholarship. Confit is a generic term for various kinds of food that have been immersed in a substance for both flavor and preservation. Sealed and stored in a cool place, confit can last for several months, and can be reheated to extend its useful life. Confit is one of the oldest ways to preserve food, and is a speciality of southwestern France. His entre recipe involves hollowing out a decorative pumpkin and filling it with a turkey confit/ gruyere risotto. Even the pumpkin seeds are used.
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Berlin library program BERLIN HEIGHTS This library will offer a "Mason Jar Recipes" program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call (419) 588-2250 to register. Milan library program MILAN This library will offer a "Food Pyramid Steps" program from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Call (419) 499-4117 to register.
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Norwalk Memorial Home With the advent of winter in Ohio, residents made vegetable soup, cooked all morning and early afternoon in a crock pot. In the afternoon soup was shared along with homemade bread. To make the afternoon complete a trivia session was held on how soup began and the different types of soup you can make. The Humane Society visited with a friendly cat and dog. Residents also have had a visit from Mindy, a Pomerainiam, and Oliver, a mixed breed. Church services were conducted by the Rev. Frances Speier from St. Mary Catholic Church, Adrian Doll, First United Presbyterian Church and Clair Brewer. Residents have been enjoying choir practice in preparation for a talent show to be held at the end of the month. The choir is not only singing, but are playing a tune on our harmonicas. Musical entertainment included Robert Blankenship and the Corner Stones. Exercise or stretching is a daily activity. Residents have played wheel of fortune and bingo.
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After months of sometimes contentious negotiations, Huron County commissioners approved three-year contracts today guaranteeing raises of &#036;1.82 per hour for both union and non-union employees at Job and Family Services (JFS). The amount charged for health insurance was also adjusted for union employees to bring them into line with amounts already charged non-union employees. All employees will get &#036;.80 per hour raises now retroactive to July 1, 2007, when contracts originally ran out. They will get &#036;.54 per hour raises in July, 2008 and &#036;.48 per hour the following year.
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Toddlerhood is often a time children begin to exhibit behaviors which are troubling for parents. One common behavior is biting. Parents are often troubled by this behavior and don't know how to respond. Not to worry, though. Biting is a typical behavior in toddlers, and it happens for different reasons. When parents respond appropriately to this negative behavior, it can become a positive learning experience for children.
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The kidney transplant from Jack Kuhlman to Jim Kimberlin was a success Friday. Linda Johnston, Kimberlin's mother, said the families gathered at Cleveland Clinic were able to talk to Kuhlman about 5 p.m. They had to wait until 7:45 p.m. to talk to Kimberlin.