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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.
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Merck recalled specific lots of two vaccines, PedvaxHIB and COMVAX. PedvaxHIB is a vaccine to prevent Haemophilus influenza type b. COMVAX is a combination vaccine to prevent both Haemophilus influenza type b and Hepatitis B. The Huron County General Health District did not receive any lots of either vaccine from Merck. The nation's healthcare providers have been alerted to the recall and are pulling the vaccine and returning it to Merck to be removed from circulation. Merck voluntarily recalled specific lots of the vaccine because of the possibility that they were contaminated with Bacillus cereus. Merck stressed that the recall was a precaution and was the result of routine testing of the vaccine manufacturing equipment. Tests of the vaccine itself have found no contamination. In all, ten lots of PedvaxHIB and two lots of COMVAX were recalled; no other lots were affected. The recalled doses were distributed beginning in April 2007. There have been no reports of B. cereus infection in children who received the vaccine prior to the recall. If an injected patient were going to become infected from the vaccine, it would most likely occur within one week of vaccination. Children who received the recalled vaccine do not need to be revaccinated because there is no problem with the vaccine's effectiveness; it will produce the desired immunity. For more information contact Beverly Morgan, RN at (419) 668-1652, ext. 232.
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Winter can be pretty tough in Huron County. There often isn't enough snow to matter, and what does come melts off soon. Local lakes and farm ponds might offer safe ice fishing for a month, and last year only a week, but it's cold and nasty with winter stretching on forever. So, what do you do? Tough it out, head south, or if you're a lover of winter sports, head north. Because Michigan is a mecca for winter activities. I called the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce ay (800) 248-LAKE just last week, and they reported eight inches of ice and some good fish being caught, along with eight inches of snow, and four inches of hard packed snow on the snowmobile trails. It tempted me. I was up there last winter staying at Lyman's On The Lake on the lakes west end, took a cabin for a couple of days, and fished out of one of their shanties just offshore for northern pike. It was great! The lake was about eight to nine feet deep there and clear as crystal, and since I was fishing for northerns I dropped big golden shiners and chubs back hooked with a small treble just five feet or so down. Because pike like to look up for their food. It was blowing a blizzard outside, but I was comfortable in shirt sleeves inside, and I sat there quietly watching the minnows swim back and forth. Eventually, one would start moving in frenzied circles trying to escape, and I'd see the scaly snout of a pike appear. Then bang, he had the minnow and I had a fight. I caught eight or nine pike both mornings and enjoyed every minute of it.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Kyle E. Smetzer Jr., 21, of 286 E. Main St., Apt. 5B, was charged with a stop sign violation Tuesday after he went through a Perrin Road stop sign. He lost control and hit a guy wire off Gibbs Road, where his pickup truck overturned. Smetzer reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.
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Norwalk's fourth Family First Night will be celebrated on New Year's Eve from 8 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. at the Ernsthausen Community Center. The drug/alcohol/tobacco-free celebration will attract about 1,000 people to enjoy the pools, bounce houses, dodgeball, shuffleboard, basketball, bingo and poker.
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I wrote a column years ago about how difficult it is to choose a movie for everyone in the family when there are young children. Certain subjects are not appropriate for them; some plots are too "adult' for little ones; some adult movies just would not hold their attention. On the other hand, not every parent wants to sit through a cartoon movie, and some plots that appeal to children might not appeal to adults. I remember watching the first "Home Alone' movie with my children, and that was one of the rare, special movies that we all enjoyed together. Now that my youngest is 18, it is still hard to choose a movie that we all agree on. One would think that, with all the good movies that come out around Christmas time, we could easily agree on a movie. Not so. For one thing, now that my kids are older, they have been to movies without me, and so we must choose a movie that no one has seen yet. And we did not want to go out of town, and so we wanted to choose a movie at our local movie theater. Still, you would think this would not be too difficult.
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Early morning shoppers could take a leisurely trip this morning since stores weren't very crowded. Wal-Mart Manager Kathleen Sullivan said quite a few people were ready to hit the aisles when the store opened.
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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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Melvin Eaton, Huron County dog warden for 11 years, is retiring and county commissioners are searching for his replacement. The county has three deputy dog wardens, but none have applied for the top job yet. Eaton started working for the office in 1978 and became warden in 1996. Qualifications for the job include supervisory skills and at least three years of experience in dog control. Applicants should also have the ability to handle vicious and uncontrolled dogs, good public relations skills and knowledge of state and local dog control laws and ordinances.
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EDITOR'S NOTE - Video clips of this event will appear Friday on the Web site. Gravity-defying cirque performers were among the planned attractions this afternoon during Kalahari Resorts' unveiling of its indoor waterpark expansion.
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Vandercook Street is on a 24-hour boil alert for water after a water main break early this morning. Dick Moore, Norwalk street and sewer superintendent, said his department was notified about 5:15 a.m. after a resident called police to report the incident. He said repairs to the 6-inch water main were made by 9 a.m.
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Melvin Eaton, Huron County dog warden for 11 years, is retiring and county commissioners are searching for his replacement. "Its been quite entertaining sometimes,' he said of his service for the county. "I've met a lot of good people.'
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Looking back at our files, the Reflector staff realized just how many intriguing news events we covered this year. The good news is there were a lot of stories we could have chosen for our top-10 headline grabbers. So what's bad news? Check out these stories that didn't make the cut: a fired sheriff's detective indicted on theft and fraud-related charges; the Spin to Win controversy; the $1 million Aug. 9 fire at Holthouse Farms; and of course, Norwalk City Council putting Rupp's Place on notice.
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Medical receptionist Seneca Wolfe responded quickly when the Honda Accord hit the building where she was working this morning. "I didn't see it, but I heard it. I was sitting at my desk and looked up,' she said. "I said, ‘Oh my God' and ran as fast as I could to the car. And my heart is still racing a hundred miles per hour.'
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Taking a break on their walk at Veterans Memorial Lake Park Wednesday are from left Stacey Beveridge, Matt Stevens, Melisa Beveridge and Linda Beveridge. Linda's daughters Stacey and Melisa are visiting for the holiday along with Matt.