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The safety committee of Norwalk City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 tonight to discuss the proposal for a new fire station. Council members will then hold a work session and plan to discuss regulations for exterior furnaces in the city at 7:30. Both meetings are open to the public.
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A Wakeman volunteer firefighter faces a Feb. 14 pretrial hearing in Norwalk Municipal Court in connection with driving under the influence and fleeing from the scene of a December accident. However, Wakeman officials are mum on what this could mean to his tenure with the fire department. William Hanko, 34, has two Wakeman addresses listed in municipal court records 4687 W. River Road and 5295 W. River Road. He has also been charged with going left of center, failure to control and a seat belt violation stemming from a Dec. 22 incident.
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Maybe it's because the tournament is no longer played in the county seat. What is for certain is the first stop on the basketball tournament trail, now known as the sectional, is not near as high on the social and athletic calendar as the county tournament was back in the 20s, 30s and 40s. "I remember those county tournaments when I was young," 75-year-old farmer Adolph Fischer said. "What was different for those players, is they had to take their game from those little gyms to the big court at Norwalk High School. And, probably more important, those players who had played in front of a maximum 200 fans but more times than not, 50, now had to play in front of 1,000." In 1924, the ruling body of high school sports, the Ohio High School Association, decided county tournaments was the way to go in starting the elimination process leading to the state finals. Coaches met a week before the tournament and in an open draw (pairings) with the defending champion, in this case Monroeville, getting a first-round bye.
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Jan. 30, 1978 Editor's Note: The Reflector is publishing today's Blast from the Past to commemorate the blizzard of 1978. Our microfilm files do not show an issue published between Jan. 27 (which we published here Monday) and Jan. 30, which appears today.
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SHERIFF'S OFFICE n A West U.S. 224, Willard, resident reported someone shot her home with a paintball gun sometime between Friday morning and Sunday afternoon.
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HIGHWAY PATROL Ashley N. Conklin, 16, of 3558 DeRussey Road, Collins, was charged with failure to control Tuesday after she went off the left side of U.S. 20 and hit a ditch.
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WILLARD POLICE The Willard Police Department blotter covering Jan. 14 to 19 had the following highlights:
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There's a new show Wednesday nights on the FOX network called the Moment of Truth. Here is a description on the show's Web site :
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The Norwalk's Biggest Losers Challenge, co-sponsored by Norwalk Parks and Recreation, has it's registration begin from 4 to 6 p.m. today or 7 to 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the conference room at the Ernsthausen Community Center. The competition covers 16 weeks, with weigh-ins each Monday.
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Tom Hinman of Berlin Heights Immediate family: wife, Phyllis; daughter, Pam.
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At this celebration, the clown himself was the birthday boy. More specifically, Fritz the Clown, whose real name is Fred Stanford, celebrated his 75th birthday Saturday during a party attended by family and friends at the Norwalk First United Methodist Church.
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Someone asked me recently if I had an absolute favorite outdoor sport, and it proved a tough question. As readers know, I love hunting and fishing of any kind, but when I thought a little more I had to say that skin diving (snorkeling) ranked extremely high. It's a wonderful sport, one that lets you see just what's going on under that mysterious surface of lapping waves, and puts you into a totally different environment, a new place with new rules.
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Jan. 26, 1964 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 43 years ago:
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n Steuben UCC STEUBEN - Sunday is the third Sunday after Epiphany. The scriptural focus this Sunday is John 1:35-42. 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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Week of Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 (All meals served with milk)
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At 4 p.m. Sunday, in the Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands, local residents from both the BGSU Firelands and Lorain County Community College respiratory care program sites will participate in a special pinning ceremony in conjunction with their December graduation with associate of applied science degrees in respiratory care technology. Gary Englehart, FACHE, RRT, director of pulmonary medicine at Fisher-Titus Medical Center and chair of the Respiratory Care Technology Advisory Committee, will be the keynote speaker.
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Semester time means professional development for the teaching and administrative staff of Norwalk City Schools. On Jan. 18, our professional development day was divided into two parts. During morning hours the teachers and administrators were in-serviced on a variety of topics pertinent to the grade levels they instruct. Elementary teachers, as directed by Ohio Law HB 276, participated in a seminar on the prevention of child abuse, violence, substance abuse, and the promotion of positive development. This training was led by Aaron Voltz from Erie County Job and Family Services along with the support and expertise of Teresa Alt from Huron County Job and Family Services, Karen Russell and Laura Miller from The Firelands Counseling and Recovery Center. Our training meets the requirement of the law for five years and arms our staff with valuable information to protect the children we serve.
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Ohio Business College, Sandusky campus, is proud to publish the honorees list for the fall quarter, which ended on Dec. 7, 2007. Students earning all A's are designated with an asterisk. Students completing less than 12 credit hours, earning 3.25 GPA and above received a "certificate of merit'. Area students include: Tara Schuster of Berlin Heights; Bari Jo Blankinsop* of Greenwich; Diana Schafer of Milan; Melinda Hammersmith of Monroeville; Mathew Jackson* and Teresa Howell both of New London; Mark Cameron*, Amy Teeters*, Deloris Davis, Michelle Grimwood, and Kathy Pressley* all of Norwalk.
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Roast the Ohio Department of Transportation for demanding Milan must pay for repairs to a portion of U.S. 250 that runs through the village. "One power of local self-government is the care and maintenance of roads within the jurisdiction of a city or village, including state and U.S. routes," ODOT legal council Cola Perkins wrote in a letter to the village. Milan sent the $55,000 bill for temporary repairs to ODOT, but ODOT sent it back. ODOT says Milan received more than enough money to pay for the repairs from vehicle gas tax funds. Milan said it cannot afford the repairs. There's got to be a way to work this out, and we think ODOT should step to the plate and make the first move to get this issue resolved. Toast the efforts of Chip Heyl and Sue McCreery on their combined efforts to write the book "Crossen Combat Chronicles," detailing the war efforts of McCreery's father, Lt. Col. John R. Crossen. The two, along with Sue's husband, Ron, spent 2,000 hours researching the life of Crossen and the 135th Field Artillery Battalion, which Crossen commanded. Efforts like this help keep a piece of American history alive and they should be proud of their efforts. Roast Cleveland Cavaliers great LeBron James. As most of you all know, James is the best thing to happen to this town since the invention of the pirogue. But James just doesn't get it. First it was the New York Yankees baseball cap incident during the playoffs. Then, he gets caught driving his car 101 mph and acts like it's no big deal (tell that to your kid the next time he gets a speeding ticket). Then he introduces his New York Yankee pinstripe NIKE basketball shoes. You're killing us, LeBron. Toast Pleasant Elementary Principal Janice Smith and everybody with the Norwalk City Schools involved in the "showers for success" program designed to help third- and fourth-graders help prepare for the Ohio Reading and Mathematics Achievement Tests slated for April. Pleasant, League and Maplehurst elementary schools will begin after-school Achievement Club on Feb. 11 to help students prepare for standardized testing. Like them or not, standardized tests are here to stay and we applaud the schools and teachers for being ready when they come.
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Let's take a break from the presidential primaries and talk for a moment about the bad cold that got its talons into me last week and is hanging on despite an onslaught of pharmaceuticals. My gosh, I have thrown fistfuls of acetaminophen, pheniramine maleate, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, dextromethorphan, prednisone, azithromycin, doxycycline, at the situation, plus herbal concoctions involving chamomile, ginger, anise hyssop, slippery elm, mullein and mint, and have drunk enough liquid to float a houseboat, and what is the upshot? Burning eyes and a headful of sludge and gloomy thoughts. Plus which I am totally self-absorbed. Me! One of the most outgoing public-spirited guys you'll ever meet. Completely wrapped up in my own little world. Sick. Q. Which of the presidential candidates do you feel is more sympathetic to your health problems? A. The Barack Obama campaign contacted me personally and asked me how I am but only in a cursory way and then went on to ask for money. I am still waiting to hear from the others. Q. Where did the cold start?
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August 21, 1978. That is the date of the first letter I wrote to Mayor Wayne Goodsite. And it was published in this space. After the news of Mayor Goodsite's death 10 days ago, I dug out that letter and many others that I wrote to the mayor during his 11 years in office. I see now that they really weren't as clever as I thought they were at the time, but readers loved them. Few things in the history of this column have gotten more response than my letters to or about Mayor Goodsite.