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GROTON TOWNSHIP - The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol says alcohol is not considered a factor in the crash Friday night involving a Monroeville driver and a Medina County motorcyclist. Matthew J. Boggs, 28, of 11217 Thomas Road, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance in the crash at the intersection of Ohio 4 and Ohio 99. Troopers said he failed to see the 1999 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic motorcycle driven by Mitchell E. Smith, 51, of Valley City. Smith had stopped heading south on Ohio 4 and was waiting for traffic to clear to make a left turn onto Ohio 99.
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NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Nancy Prater, 51, 531 Theo Moll Drive, Willard; failure to wear dog tag; conviction date: Sept. 14; fine, $25; costs, $45.
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Diana Strouse, 59, Castalia Immediate family: Husband, John; children (all grown and married) John, Kathy, Rebecca, and eight grandchildren
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Are you or do you know a current college student who graduated from Norwalk High or St. Paul? If so, visit our site atwww.norwalkreflector.com/blogs and click "Investigates," or email nwhite@norwalkreflector.com. We want to know how college students think their alma maters measure up.
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SANDUSKY - More than 125 young people descended on Sandusky's Battery Park over the weekend to sign a slightly altered Declaration of Independence. They had grievances, just like their counterparts in the colonies 231 years ago.
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''Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.'' Roberto Clemente, Major League baseball star
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Jacob Gerber would not get out of bed. About a week had passed since the beginning of the school year and the Monroeville seventh-grader, facing more academic challenges and responsibilities than an elementary student, was still stricken with back-to-school anxiety to the point of vomiting.
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South Central FFA GREENWICH - On June 25 and 26, five students from the South Central FFA Chapter attended the third session of the Ohio FFA Camp at Camp Muskingum located in Carrollton.
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HURON - Promoting agriculture and teaching others where their food comes from is what the Erie County Farm Bureau saluted this past year. At the recent annual banquet in Huron, they honored several individuals for education. The whole evening was about education as Joe Trinter was awarded a $ 1,000 scholarship for college. He will be attending The Ohio State University to major in ag engineering. Anne Bickley, a teacher at a school in Erie County was named "Teacher of the Year" as she helped Farm Bureau bring agriculture education into her classroom throughout the 2006-2007 school year. David Wolf, a art teacher at Edison High School, was honored for his artistic talents as his painted the Erie County miniature barn for Erie County Farm Bureau. Each county farm bureau across the state has a representative work of art each year at the Ohio State Fair, that represents each respective county. Wolf painted Erie Counties barn and it won the state fairs queens award.
12:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Here is the weekly fishing report provided by the Division of Wildlife of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. LAKE ERIE
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The Norwalk Theatre will present an evening of "New Grass"...the next generation of Blue Grass with County Line II at 7 p.m. today. Local performers Haley Olds and Alaina West will perform from 6 to 6:45 and County Line II will take the stage at 7. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 with pizza baskets for $5. Baskets include two slices of pizza, chips and a can of soda.
12:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH The third-grade students at South Central have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. With real-life painted lady caterpillars, the third-graders have been observing and discovering the wonders of metamorphosis; the change in habits and body structure certain animals go through during their life cycle. Reading nonfiction texts, doing classifying activities, and completing butterfly projects have supported the students' understanding of a butterfly's life cycle. The monarch butterfly life cycle project is a third-grade favorite. The students needed to construct and sequence the stages of a butterfly's life using the materials provided for them. Through teacher modeling, the students glued styrofoam pieces to one of their leaves to represent the eggs in the first stage of a butterfly's life. The students arranged yellow and black circles to create a caterpillar on their second leaf, with bites taken out of it, to show the larva or second stage of the life cycle. The third stage displayed, is a wax paper chrysalis (or pupa) containing orange and black streamers, which represent the wings of the changing butterfly. The final stage reveals the adult butterfly emerging from the chrysalis. The third-grade students will continue their study of life cycles by researching animals and their habitats.
12:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
As part of homecoming week, Norwalk Catholic School will be celebrating "Spirit Day" Wednesday. The day is designed to promote school spirit as well as a "holy" spirit. Many activities are planned. The highlight of the day will be a presentation by one of America's most winningest high school football coaches, predecessor to the legendary Lou Holtz at Notre Dame, Gerry Faust.
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Maplehurst Elementary third-grade students from the classrooms of Olivia Gamble and Tiffany Muskovich experienced a video conferencing program from COSI on Tuesday. Using a large projection screen and speakers, students were able to communicate with an instructor from COSI, while they dissected a toy gadget to find out what simple machines were inside.
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A Norwalk woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to receiving stolen property and was sentenced to an additional two months in prison. Leslie Stower, 25, started serving 17 months behind bars at the Northeast Pre-Release Center on May 29 for a local attempted theft conviction. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway added 60 days to that prison term for a March 29 incident involving credit cards. Stower pleaded guilty to one receiving stolen property charge during the same hearing Wednesday.
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MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue
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SHERIFF'S OFFICE An area resident reported Thursday clumps of tar on Peru Center Road
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Wakeman library WAKEMAN - October is going to be a busy month at the Wakeman Community Library, starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Exercise with Arthritis made Simple and Easy (EASE) continuing each Tuesday throughout the month.
12:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Cadets from the Civil Air Patrol's Firelands Composite Squadron in Norwalk had the opportunity to fly with an instructor pilot in a CAP glider. A glider is a plane that has no engine, so it needs to be towed aloft by a powered aircraft. Once released, gliders can soar on thermals that are created by the heating of the earth's surface, often remaining in the air for hours. After his first glider flight, C/Bas Joseph Kreglow said: "It was kind of scary taking off. But it was nice and smooth after we released. Overall, it was great. I can hardly wait to do it again."
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Pvt. Sean Miller can be reached at the following address. Pvt. Miller, Sean RN 330
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Two members of the Norwalk Kiwanis Club received special awards at Thursday's meeting. Linda Furey was named Kiwanian of the Year, while Bruce Leimbach received the Distinguished Service Award.