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Alexzandria M. Wasco, a junior at John Carroll University, was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society on Nov. 17. While less than 4 percent of the junior and senior classes are academically eligible to be nominated, it is always based on scholarship, loyalty and service, making Alpha Sigma Nu one of the highest honors that can be given on a Jesuit campus. Wasco is a 2006 graduate of Edison High School and the daughter of Mary Bruno, of Milan. Dawn Olvera of Norwalk was recently named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Owens Community College.
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MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue
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NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Travis J. Paynter, 18, 41 Walnut St., Lot 21, New London; obstruction of official business; conviction date: Nov. 5; fine, $200; costs, $56; jail 90 days, 89 suspended; defendant shall have two years intensive supervision probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall follow all directives of probation office; defendant shall pay supervision fee; defendant shall consume no alcohol or drugs of abuse for two years; defendant shall attend counseling as directed by probation officer.
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This will be my last column. Starting next week, I will be relinquishing my responsibilities here as "Interactive Media Editor." I will be going to the Sandusky Register to focus all my attention on developing our Web sites. Feel free to make all the "going over to the dark side" jokes you want I've already heard them all. (The fact that the Register is our sister paper really only intensifies the rivalry, most of the time.)
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
A woman in my department at work has decided to make a radical change in her employment situation. She is going to leave the comfort of her salaried position to work independently as a business consultant.
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Toast the city of Norwalk and the parks and recreation department for the improvements made to the access road at Veterans Memorial Lake Park. The back entrance, adjacent to Executive Drive, was replaced and trees were removed to improve the drainage. It's a beautiful park enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year. Toast all of you who braved the crowds to spend your money on Black Friday. Despite all of the doomsday predictions, sales were up and people were are willing to spend some money. The economy needs a boost, and this is a good start. Speaking of spending money, today is Cyber Monday when everybody hits the Internet.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Robin Weirauch, the Democrat hopeful to replace the late Paul Gillmor as this area's U.S. Represenative, will visit Norwalk Monday. A fund-raising luncheon will be held at the Eagles Club at 151 Milan Avenue at 12:30 p.m. and is open to interested residents. Weirauch will speak to the issues of concern in our area and address how she would work to make changes that will impact us all.
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Two people were injured in a traffic accident Friday morning in southern Huron County. Russell Boyda, 23, was flown by helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo after an accident Friday morning on U.S. 250 south of Norwalk near the Ashland County border. Boyda's condition was unknown Friday night.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jevon Lambright of East Townsend Boy Scout Troop 242 built four all-weather picnic tables for Christie Lane as his Eagle Scout project this fall. He obtained grant funding through the Firelands Electric Community Foundation to pay for the plastic lumber used. The plastic lumber was manufactured by EPS Plastic Lumber in Elgin, Ill., out of 20 percent to 25 percent recycled post-consumer plastic milk containers. Two of the tables will be used by kids on the Christie Lane School playground and two will be used by adults in the new memorial patio/garden behind Christie Lane Industries.
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Brandi Roeder, 34, Monroeville Immediate family: Kevin (husband), Isabelle, 7, Isaac, 3, stepchildren Cassandra, 25, and Andrew, 22.
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FITCHVILLE More than 100 people gathered Friday afternoon at the roadside park in Fitchville to dedicate the historical marker commemorating the Golden Age Nursing Home fire of Nov. 23, 1963. Those in attendance included men who fought the fire, relatives of victims and others who remembered what one speaker called "the terrible tragedy" in which 63 lives were lost.
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A 35-year-old man will serve a local 11-month prison term for stealing about 240 cartons of cigarettes from a New London grocery store last year. But before being punished for this crime, he must finish his sentence for a conviction in Medina County. James R. Samkas II made a written confession in March about the Sept. 15, 2007 burglary at the West Main Street business. New London Police Chief Mark Holden, at the time, said the defendant admitted to being with "someone else, but he would not disclose who his accomplice was."
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A Norwalk man must post a $20,000 bond before being released from custody on an aggravated burglary charge. Jesus Mancilla, 23, of 11 Bouscay Ave., is accused of breaking into an Ontario Street home early Thursday morning and assaulting a male victim, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Scott Krichbaum is ready to serve as the first-ward representative for Norwalk City Council. "It's been kind of crazy," he said of the controversy over the race for the first-ward seat. Krichbaum, a Republican, was named the winner this week.
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Republican Scott Kirchbaum has defeated Democrat Lynn Chapin by four votes in the first ward city council race, a recount completed this morning has revealed.
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WILLARD - A Willard driver is accused of being intoxicated after a one-vehicle accident Friday at a Myrtle Avenue gas station. Derrick Jordan, 24, of 830 S. Myrtle Ave., must post a $20,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail. He is charged with improper handling of a firearm, a concealed carry weapon violation, driving under the influence and using a weapon while intoxicated.
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Andy Estep, a 2003 Western Reserve graduate, will be returning to Kenya after he graduates from college in December to teach and perform community service. "Some friends and I developed this organization Immerse Yourself in Service (IYS)," Estep said. "We were running groups down to New Orleans right after the hurricane." He will travel to Kenya with two other members of IYS, one from Cincinnati and one from New York. They have raised about $6,000 to fund their five weeks in Kenya. The three will be teaching English and science at the same small school Estep worked in during his previous trip to Africa.
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Child CPR training set Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering Infant and Child CPR training from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 4 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. Participants become certified in important life-saving CPR techniques specifically for infants and children. For more information and to register call Fisher-Titus Medical Center at (419) 660-2646. Breastfeeding support
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All-new box set collections featuring preschool favorites Barney, Bob the Builder and for the first time Thomas & Friends and Angelina Ballerina are available this holiday season. There is something for every toddler whether it is imagining with Barney, building solutions with Bob the Builder, riding the rails with Thomas the Tank Engine or pirouetting with Angelina Ballerina. Each box set from HIT Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment contains three popular catalog titles and is available for a suggested retail price of $29.98. Here are details about each of the four sets. Angelina Ballerina: A Star Collection Angelina stars in her first-ever gift set compilation with three great DVDs perfectly timed for the holiday season. Based on the enormously popular books by Helen Craig and Katharine Holabird, Angelina Ballerina is a remarkable little mouse who dreams of becoming a prima ballerina. Headstrong, passionate and feisty, she is a character that all children can relate to. Join Angelina and her mousling friends as they dance through "In The Wings," pirouettes in "Rose Fairy Princess" and hits center stage with "Lights, Camera, Action!" DVD Running Time: 155 minutes.
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NOV. 23, 1963 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 44 years ago: 63 die in Fitchville nursing home fire
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There's a lot of responsibility with becoming a homeowner. Two of the biggest are making your monthly mortgage payment and properly maintaining your property cutting the grass, raking the leaves, etc. A lot of people seem to be finding this out and they don't like it. One group is people who signed up for too-good-to-be-true mortgage terms that they are now finding, not surprisingly, turned out to be too good to be true. You've heard about them, now that the introductory period is over, principal has kicked in, variable rates have gone up, etc., making the monthly payment in some cases double what it was just two or three years ago. Probably a majority of those who bought into these schemes are now unable to make their payments and are finding themselves on the short end of foreclosure proceedings. The other group, the one you don't hear much about, are the mortgage companies who concocted these schemes and pushed and in some cases mislead nave and unsuspecting consumers into taking on these unsustainable mortgage commitments.