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Sue Lesch, Mayor of Norwalk, was kind enough to answer these questions that have been troubling me for some time. Do you get a bunch of forwarded e-mail messages with attachments? Do you open them? Who is the biggest offender for sending them to you? Yes! I do get lots. I can get as many as 30 regular e-mails in a day to which I must respond. So, unfortunately, I cannot read all the forwarded attachments. I do always read Tera's because I know hers will make me laugh or lift my spirits. (Sorry, I won't ID the biggest offender.) Do you have a special ring tone for your cell phone? What is it?
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Nov. 26, 1955 Dec. 28, 2007 COLUMBUS Pamela Dawn Moore, 52, died Friday in Riverside Hospital, Columbus. She was born Nov. 26, 1955 to Robert and Mary Jane Reisig in Monroe, Michigan. She was raised in Norwalk and graduated from Norwalk High School and attended Bowling Green State University. She lived in Westerville for the past 25 years and worked for Macy's department store until her death.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com Huron County is losing one of its greatest advocates for juveniles today. Sheriff's Lt. Randy Sommers is retiring after 31 years in law enforcement. The investigator has been overseeing investigations involving juveniles since 1983. Sommers also has specialized in sex offenses. Former Sheriff John Borgia hired Sommers in 1976 as a road deputy. Sommers maintained his status as a special deputy while working for the New London Police Department from 1980 until 1983.
8:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Dec. 31, 1934 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald don this date 73 years ago: Fire loss at Davis home nearly $500 Damage of nearly $500 was caused last night by a fire that broke out in the apartment of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Barnett on the second floor of the house on Norwalk Ave. owned by Col. And Mrs. A.W. Davis.
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HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Dec. 22 immediately after William E. Hanko, 34, of 5295 W. River Road, Wakeman, failed to negotiate a right-hand curve on North Ohio 60. He went off the left side, hit a curve marker sign and lost control of his pickup truck which overturned. North Central EMS transported Hanko to Lorain Community Hospital with minor injuries. Lester M. McMurray, 39, of 2205 Dogtown Road, Monroeville, was charged with failure to control Thursday after he went off the right side of Pontiac Section Line Road and hit a tree. Ronald Blankenship, 17, of Huron, was charged with failure to control Thursday after he went off the left side of Lovers Lane Road, went down an embankment and hit a ditch.
8:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Local tax professionals Tom Crane and Kathy Welfle have passed an intensive examination covering all aspects of federal taxation. Crane and Welfle, of Brown Crane & Associates LTD passed the Internal Revenue Service's intensive enrolled agent exam, giving them the designation of enrolled agent. This recognizes demonstrated knowledge and assures clients the agent is up-to-date on the latest tax law changes. It also means they can represent clients before the examination division of the IRS.
8:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Tom Shaffoe of Tom Shaffoe Realty, located in Milan, recently was presented the "Realtor of the Year' award at the Ohio Association of Realtors State Convention annual awards ceremony in Columbus. Shaffoe, a past-president, and the current 2007 president of the Firelands Association of Realtors has a membership of about 650 members.
8:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Judy Eastman works in bookkeeping and accounting, but much of her free time is spent cooking. Eastman, 60, is bookkeeper for Huron County Humane Society and also prepares tax returns from January through April. But for fun she cooks year-round for everything from weekly bingo for the Humane Society to fulfilling friends' requests to feeding her family.
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HURON - A Norwalk man pleaded innocent Friday to stealing 221 bronze urns from the Meadow Green Cemetery in Huron. Scott A. Thompson, 33, of 81 Parsons St., is charged with four counts each of breaking and entering as well as theft. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said the defendant is accused of stealing the urns, worth $140 each, sometime between the summer and early fall.
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Brice Weiland gripped his opponent in a headlock, and forced him to the mat. Both tangled intensely, before the other wrestler put a headlock on Brice.
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It's that time of year. Drinks will be flowing over the New Year's holiday. That increases the chances of intoxicated people getting behind the wheel. As a result, area authorities started using their full complement of officers to target impaired drivers Friday.
8:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
HURON A Norwalk man pleaded innocent Friday to stealing 221 bronze urns from the Meadow Green Cemetery in Huron. Scott A. Thompson, 33, of 81 Parsons St., is charged with four counts each of breaking and entering as well as theft. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said the defendant is accused of stealing the urns, worth $140 each, sometime between the summer and early fall. "I think they determined there were four separate incidents when those urns were stolen," Sigsworth said. Deputies picked up Thompson on the warrants Wednesday at the Morrow County Jail. On Sunday, the state Highway Patrol had arrested him on a presumed traffic violation, Sigsworth said.
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NOVA - Ryan and Beth Lesch, winners of the Norwalk Reflector's Christmas decorating contest, were decorating their first house this year. They win a $500 gift certificate from PnR Hardware for their efforts.
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MONROEVILLE - Authorities said foul play is not suspected in Thursday morning's death of a 6-week-old girl. Afton Annette Rose Gentry was pronounced dead at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. She was born Nov. 15 to Monroeville resident Courtney A. Gentry.
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NEW LONDON - Council ended the year passing several ordinances Thursday, including three that will raise village utilities. Water and sewer fees will go up 20 percent and sanitation rates will increase $2 a month for village residents and $4 for those outside village limits.
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A Norwalk man is being jailed on allegations he assaulted a woman and police officer early this morning. A North West Street resident accused Tod E. Ganzhorn, 43, of 31B E. Washington St., of breaking into the apartment she shares with another woman, Norwalk Police Officer David Smith wrote in his report. The complainant also said Ganzhorn assaulted her apartment mate.
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Dec. 28, 1934 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 73 years ago:
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In my study of history I find a new question every so often concerning the daily life of our ancestors. One of those questions is what kind of dental care was available, and could people easily purchase a tooth brush. We'll leave that, and go to another question: Were barbers available, or did someone in the neighborhood cut and trim hair for men, women, and children or did they live with the problem until a barber came around? I find ads from a traveling barber in the Norwalk newspapers as early as 1830, and within a few years there were resident barbers in most towns. A good deal of their business was shaving men, since beards didn't become common until about 1850 after the Mexican War. One of the better-known barbers before the Civil War was Elias P. Moore who had been born in slavery. He was nicknamed "Stub" because he was not very tall. In the 1850 census he is living in Norwalk and working as a barber. By 1860 he had acquired a wife Sarah. They had worked and saved their money to buy a ten-acre piece of land at the north end of Cline Street. The new Cline Street extension crosses the front of the Moore lot. For many years the property had the address of 101 Cline Street. They had built a little house and enjoyed domestic tranquility there until October 6, 1860. The Moores were away from home in the evening when someone killed their pig in its pen and then set the house on fire.
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Norwalk City Hall will be closed Tuesday for New Year's Day. Trash will be collected Monday. Trash will not be picked up Tuesday. Pickup for Tuesday through Friday will be delayed by one day.
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MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue Joseph M. and Teresa Cantania or survivor to U.S. Band NA as trustee, 151 Hickory St., $63,334. Monroeville
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NEW LONDON Council ended the year passing several ordinances Thursday, including three that will raise village utilities. Water and sewer fees will go up 20 percent and sanitation rates will increase $2 a month for village residents and $4 for those outside village limits. Members also agreed to put the 15 acres on Townline Road 79 with the former village wells on it up for sale, appointed the solicitor to another year's term with no change in his compensation, and declared 52/54 W. Washburn St. a public nuisance. Finally, council approved the economic development plan, which among other provisions calls for a review of the zoning code and a survey of local businesses.