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You're thinking, 'What is the mayor writing the first "School Matters" column of the school year?' Dr. Wayne Babcanec, superintendent of Norwalk City Schools, Walt Klimaski, president of Norwalk Catholic School, and the Reflector have graciously allowed me to write this back-to-school column, about Community Prevention Partners (CPP), a partnership with the city, the schools, and others to fight drug abuse in our community.
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Week of Aug. 27 to Aug. 31 (All meals served with milk)
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NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Katrina Rivera, 34, 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 81, Norwalk; no dog license; conviction date: Aug. 14; fine, $75; costs, $45; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 30 days.
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RURAL AREAS Clarksfield Twp.
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MILAN The Erie County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a 3-foot tall sandstone winged angel from a Milan Cemetery grave site. The cemetery sexton was advised of the theft Wednesday morning, believed to have happened between Saturday morning and Monday morning. Capt. Paul Sigsworth said the angel was stolen from a headstone belonging to the Shupe family.
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SANDUSKY Thirteen area charities were the big winners from The Baumann Big Charity Raffle. Recieving money were Liberty Center of Fremont, Village House of Fremont, Hospice of Memorial Hospital, First Step of Fremont & Fostoria, Safe Harbor of Sandusky. NAMI of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties, Ruth Ann's House of Port Clinton, Ottawa Health Dept. & Home Health, SCAT of Tiffin, Hospice of Tiffin, Easter Seals of Fremont, Back to the Wild and United Fund of Norwalk, Wakeman and Monroeville.
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NEW LONDON A benefit for Keith Bailey, who was injured while umpiring a baseball game earlier in the season at the Recreation Park, will begin at 1 p.m. today at the Hileman Building at the park. Admission will be free, and there will be food, a 50/50 drawing, games, a live band and raffles.
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WILLARD POLICE The Willard Police Department blotter covering Aug. 13 through 19 had the following highlights:
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MILAN School is in. And that means school zone limits take effect and youngsters will be waiting for buses by city and rural roads. Milan Police Chief Jim Ward has been monitoring the area near Berlin-Milan schools every day for student arrivals and dismissals since he became chief in 1981.
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A Huron County grand indicted a Bellevue teenager in connection with leading a sheriff's deputy in a high-speed chase in a stolen convertible. Emily A. Kessler, 18, of 113 1/2 E. Main St., is accused of stealing a 1997 Mercedes 450SL convertible from a Prairie Road, Bellevue, woman's barn Aug. 18, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. The next day, she picked up Katherine Tuttle, 18, of 821 Kilborne St., Bellevue, and reportedly led Cpl. Jeff Kerber in a pursuit that started between Monroeville and Bellevue.
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The new Teresa Stevenson is brimming with confidence as she looks to shed even more than the 55.4 pounds she's already lost in Norwalk's Biggest Losers contest. Stevenson said she feels like a new person after losing so much weight through the competition, which is entering its third season. The life-long asthmatic can now talk while walking without losing her breath.
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Huron County's loss will be Erie County's gain. Jody Craig, the director of victim assistance for Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler since July 1999, will begin an equivalent position Monday in Erie County. Her last day in Leffler's office was Friday.
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AUG. 23, 1953 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 54 years ago:
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It's back-to-school time for students in the Firelands area. Many families will be buying school supplies and making last-minute preparations right up until the time their children step on that school bus.
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SANDUSKY - The Sandusky Maritime Museum is presenting its third Big Splash Raffle at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the downtown Sandusky museum's on-going educational exhibits and programs.
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Last week I discussed the origins of the Eagle Iron Works in Norwalk about 1850. For a few years they manufactured steam engines for mills and small factories, along with a variety of other iron products. When the coming of the railroad brought cheaper products from eastern foundries, the Eagle Iron Works had to re-invent itself and find a profitable product. In 1860 the iron works was enlarged to begin the manufacturing of sewing machines. These wondrous domestic improvements (sewing machines, that is) were the wonder of the age and no home was complete without one.
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WILLARD- Roby D. Patton will celebrate Wednesday 30 years of service at RR Donnelley in Willard. He was hired in 1977 as a material handler. He has been a press takeaway, lead material handler, rolltender, small web and web offset. He transferred to the bindery, where he is currently an equipment operator I. He lives in Willard with his wife Linda. They have three children, Justin, Jeremy, and Dwayne, and five grandchildren.
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The Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism has awarded a tourism marketing grant of $11,216 to a partnership between the Norwalk Economic Development Corp. (NEDC) and Summit Motorsports Park. The grant was the second award in a two-round grant cycle which initially provided $9,200 in December, 2006.
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Inventive Staffing Todd Robinson is the owner of his new business venture, Inventive Staffing. The company is a unique niche search firm specializing in technical and professional placement.
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The best dressed animal contest was held in the Doug Wilson Building at the Huron County Fair on Friday, Aug. 17. Fifteen Junior Fair participants took the time and effort to design a costume for their animal and in some cases for themselves as well. The contest was judged by the Huron County Junior Fair Royalty, and the costumes were so good, it was a tough decision. In the end, awards were given for the most creative costume, the cutest, the funniest, and the best over all.
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HURON - Two Huron County teenagers are accused of drinking beer early Wednesday afternoon at the Firelands campus of Bowling Green State University. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said a person stopped by the campus switchboard about two male suspects reportedly drinking in a pickup truck in a parking lot.