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Norwalk diners will have a new choice in March when Mill Street Bistro and Bar opens in the former Friendly Corners. Joe Nagy, of Kelleys Island, said this morning he has bought the building and will bring an eatery with a little different flavor to Norwalk. Nagy closed the deal last week.
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EPWORTH - Off-duty Mansfield Police Officer Brian Evans was shot and killed this morning during a Weller Township domestic dispute. Richland County Sheriff Steve Sheldon said Evans' brother, Larry Evans, 39, is in custody in connection with the shootings that killed a second victim and wounded two others. Both fatalities reportedly occurred before authorities arrived on the scene. Their names have not been released.
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'Twas the day of Christmas and all through Huron County, not a creature was stirring, not even a complainant or a culprit. The criminal element must have stayed home for Christmas because there were very few reports filed with law enforcement agencies Tuesday.
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Dec. 24, 1966 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 41 years ago:
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Deer hunting has been the big topic for weeks now, and with muzzleloader season coming up beginning Thursday, that's not likely to change. Hunters are flooding into sporting goods stores, buying powder and ball, and other necessities like jerky and a new skinning knife. But some hunters have already bagged their deer, 167,000 or so of them, and don't plan to hunt anymore. What can you do for the next weeks? Remember rabbits? When the season opened on Nov. 2, everyone who could stomp a brushpile and carry a shotgun was out there looking for cottontails, and most found enough to make some tasty skillets filled with crisp fried rabbit. But few people indeed are looking for them now, and they're still out there waiting, if you'll remember that their habits have changed. Those first-of-the-season bunnies were still enjoying reasonably warm weather and following usual rabbit behavior. Which means they leave their daytime layup spots each night, hop around in the dark feeding on everything from dandelion greens to field clover, then before dawn find a place to sleep for the day. In decent weather, that sleeping spot could be anything from rolled over grass to a tiny brier thicket or just a field of goldenrod and Queen Anne's lace. Easy to find them and easy to bag some. But the weather has gone bad now with occasional snows and some bitter cold weather. They're a lot like people when it comes to temperatures in the teens or less. You wouldn't sleep out in it and neither will they, which means most will head down woodchuck holes, and join the chuck well below the chill. Or seek out a brushpile that's nice and thick, and has insulating snow cover to keep it warmer. Or burrow under old farm machinery, or whatever. You get the idea.
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If you live in Ohio and keep a lion as a pet, you're doing nothing illegal. That's because there's no state law forbidding people from keeping wild animals as pets.
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Third-grade students from Pleasant Elementary sang Christmas carols at homes on West Main Street last week.
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Charles "Chuck' Furey, a longtime Norwalk resident, has officially filed his petitions to enter the race for Huron County Commissioner. Furey, a Republican, will run for the seat that is being vacated by current Republican Ralph Fegley. Fegley announced earlier this month that he will not be seeking re-election.
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Conserving natural resources is what the Huron Soil and Water Conservation District has been doing for 62 years. The HSWCD recently celebrated its accomplishments at its annual banquet, which was held at the Huron County Fairgrounds.
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n Steuben UCC STEUBEN - Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent, a time of preparation for the coming of the Christ Child. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "Signs of God's Love,' are Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; and Matthew 1:18-25. 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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MILAN The Edison High School show choir will perform Jan. 2 at the Cleveland Cavaliers-Atlanta Hawks game. Tickets are available for $35 or $25 for school employees.
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It's almost time to make New Year's resolutions. And I am thinking about doing another photographic one. I say "another" because I tried one in 2005. It was an offshoot of my 2004 resolution to keep a journal describing one special thing for each day. And I did it. At the end of 2004 I had a list of 365 special things I had observed, one each day. It was so uplifting and motivational to find that one inspiring thing each day, I tried a variation on that theme for 2005. On December 31, 2004 I resolved to take a picture of one beautiful thing I observed each day in 2005.
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This is the time of year when we tend to not only look forward to a new year with great expectations and anticipation, but to also remember what has happened in the past. I believe everything that happens, and the people with whom we interact, shape and affect who we are. I have a 39-year-old son, who has attended Christie Lane School and Workshop from the time he was 6 years old. We have seen a lot of people come and go, for a lot of different reasons. The programs that have been implemented and made available to him are the result of the imagination and dedication of those involved. It is a shame to consider that there are those who may not have the best interests of the people receiving services as a priority. When an individual stands up in front of the board and resigns because of the atmosphere of fear and intimidation imposed on him and other employees, by the administration, what are the board members thinking? Are they not curious about what is going on right under their noses? Do they wonder why we have lost some very good people? Whey Lysa Cook's contract was not renewed, did they have any idea what a wonderful resource we lost? Do they even care? It's the people we serve who have been cheated our of her knowledge and experience and miss her
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WILLARD - Willard upped its season mark to 3-4 and evened its league record at 2-2 as the Flashes raced to a 108-96 win over Upper Sandusky in Northern Ohio League action Friday night. This one was a track meet from start to finish, as Willard put up quarters of 29, 20, 26, and 33, while Upper answered with quarters of 25, 22, 27, and 22.
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It's that time of year again to declare the war of "them against us." We have the War on Drugs, the War on Terror, and like every year for so many years it's hard to keep track, we have the perennial War on Christmas. This is the war where a vocal minority of extremist Christians, threaten to boycott those business that don't commercialize Christmas in the way that those extremists demand they do. They insist, "You WILL say Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays, or well will destroy you financially!" My ... how Christian. The War on Drugs has failed because you can never jail every drug user and expect the problem to go away. Legitimate studies show that education and counseling is cheaper and works better than draconian punishments every time. The War on Terror is being used by some fear mongering politicians as a way to infringe on liberty and to pump tax dollars into the Military Industrial Complex Corporations. Despite the Bush administration's claim that police actions are inferior to the military option, except for Iraq, every single terror attempt thwarted to date, worldwide, has been stopped by police investigations and actions, not the military. As for the War on Christmas, the majority of decent Christians are aware that December is literally packed with the celebrations of many different faiths and are capable of sharing the holiday season. For those few Christians who yearly declare they are fighting a War on Christmas and wave their credit cards in the air like swords of doom I ask one thing ... at what point do you actually begin to practice what Jesus preached? I think it's about time intelligent Americans revolted against misplaced efforts, fear-mongering, and selfishly childish hysterics and religious bullying. I propose a War on Stupid Wars.
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Dec. 22, 1966 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 41 years ago:
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Charles "Chuck" Furey, a longtime Norwalk resident, has officially filed his petitions to enter the race for Huron County Commissioner. Furey, a Republican, will run for the seat that is being vacated by current Republican Ralph Fegley. Fegley announced earlier this month that he will not be seeking re-election. Furey may be a newcomer in the political arena, but he does not see that as an issue. "I spent 38 years in the banking business, working with individuals and businesses in Huron County and throughout the region," Furey said. "Because of my experience as a local businessman, I have a unique insight into what Huron County needs to continue moving forward."
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WILLARD POLICE The Willard Police Department blotter covering Dec. 10 to 16 had the following highlights:
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NORWALK FIRE Investigated a false alarm at an uptown business at 5:45 a.m. today. The crew returned to the station at 6:15 a.m.
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NORWALK FIRE Used a small amount of oil dry to clean up a leak from a truck at 9:46 a.m. Friday at 45 E. Main St. Returned to station at 10. Notified Ohio Edison of a sparking transformer at 9:19 p.m. Friday on Old State Road. Firefighters also kept the area clear of potential hazards. Returned to station at 10:30. Assisted North Central EMS with lifting a patient at 12:35 p.m. Saturday at 196 Main St. Returned to station at 12:45.
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Fisher-Titus Medical Center Admissions: (Dec. 21) Lauren Barre, Greenwich; Alta Coultrip, Norwalk; Louis Hendrickson, Norwalk; Sandra Motolik, Collins.