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WILLARD - A new session of the childbirth education class will begin in October at Mercy Hospital of Willard. This four-week program will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Mercy Willard conference room. Amanda Bless, RN, BSN, teaches the childbirth preparation class. Bless, a mother of three, has been an O.B. nurse at Mercy Hospital of Willard for six years. To sign up, call (419) 964-5500.
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Technical difficulties kept us from including this video with the original story. But hey, better late than never.
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North Central EMS pronounced a Knox County woman dead at the scene of a Ridge Road accident early Monday afternoon. Norwalk firefighters responded to the crash site at 1:02 p.m. and removed Hollis L. Schaefer, 50, from the heavily damaged 1996 Ford Explorer. She was wearing a seat belt.
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The state expects the trial of a Cuyahoga County man accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old female relative to last about three days. In early August, a Huron County grand jury indicted Thomas J. O'Donnell Sr., 40, of Eastlake, on three counts each of rape and gross sexual imposition. The indictment says the former Norwalk resident is accused of committing a "continuous course of criminal activity that started in Erie County and ended in Huron County" on July 1, 4 and 22.
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WILLARD - The process of improving the downtown's appearance could begin as early as spring. Council voted 5 to 1 Monday to authorize city manager Brian Humphress to apply for $400,000 in state grants for a two-year downtown revitalization project. The money would come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The program offers several options, including State Administered CDBG, which awards grants to smaller units of general local government that carry out community development activities.
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Negotiations continue between the employee's union for Job and Family Services and Huron County, but both sides remain mum on details causing a delay in a contract. Lowell Etzler, interim director for the agency, said talks began in early July to replace a three-year contract agreement that expired June 30.
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We're taking quarterback Charlie Frye's move in stride here in Huron County, and we haven't given up on our hometown hero. The Reflector asked people "What do you think about what happened to Charlie Frye?" Forty-six percent responded, "It was the best thing that could happen; he'll do great with a real team and a good coach."
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MONROEVILLE - When fans and players arrive at Monroeville High School today for the Firelands Conference volleyball showdown between the Lady Eagles and St. Paul Lady Flyers, they might think they've entered a new varsity gymnasium. That is because the 60-year-old gym has a newly repainted floor and walls. Topping off the refurbishments: The words "In Loving Memory of Mary Wilhelm" emblazoned onto a memorial plaque on the floor. The newly redone floor serves to memorialize Wilhelm, the late mother of three who either attended or currently attend Monroeville High School and participate in athletics. Wilhelm died Nov. 18, 2005 at age 49 of natural causes.
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SEPT. 16, 1921 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald 86 years ago:
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If Dana Traczek can't think of anything to make for dinner, she simply consults the green piece of paper on her refrigerator. On it, she lists meals she knows she has the ingredients to fix. And if the 34-year-old Norwalk resident exhausts the list, she simply consults her cookbooks for more recipes. Such a system can come in handy with a husband and three children to feed. Traczek, a hair stylist at Christian Roberts Salon and Spa, makes dinner for her and her family four nights a week. She lives with her husband, Steve and sons Daniel, 3, Ben, 6, and Tommy, 9. Daniel attends Christian Day Nursery School, while Ben and Tommy attend Pleasant Elementary. Steve Traczek works for Glidden Paint Center in Huron.
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FREMONT - Fremont Community Theatre will open its 52nd season and 200th production with the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical revue "A Grand Night For Singing," on Friday. Performance will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and also on the following Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29.
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ORRVILLE - Start the Christmas season in grand style from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 with the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society. The depot is located just off West Market Street in Orrville. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated. The Depot Gift Shop will be open for all railroad related Christmas gifts.
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SANDUSKY - The Sandusky State Theatre will host the Sammy Kaye Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. The group's hits include "Daddy", "I'll Buy that Dream", "Give Me the Simple Life", "Baby Face" and "Blue Skies"
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County Line II, New Grass...the next generation of Blue Grass, will be in concert Sept. 29 at the Norwalk Main Street Theatre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and local performers Haley Olds and Alaina West will take the stage from 6 to 6:45. County Line II, headed up by a father/son duo from Bellevue, will take the stage at 7.
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Towne and Country Players is opening it 42nd season with plans to go back to the group's roots of entertainment and education by holding performances in different venues. The Bowling Green State University Men's Glee Club will give the first performance for T & C this season on Nov. 11 at the Norwalk High School Performing Arts Center.
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Two months ago, the publisher of this newspaper, Andy Prutsok, had a hole-in-one while competing in a golf tournament. The event was commemorated by a very tiny story in this newspaper. And in that story Andy lamented that, even including the most extraordinary hole-in-one, that day's game was "one of the most disappointing rounds of golf he's ever played." He ended up shooting 88 for 18 holes.
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Roast O.J. Simpson, for his latest antics in Las Vegas. You remember O.J. ... "If it don't fit, you must acquit?" He survived the Bronco chase and the "trial of the century" in the murders of his wife and Ron Coleman. He avoided the big house and has been free since being acquitted in the double-murder case. But now he is sitting in a Las Vegas jail as police say he was part of an armed group that burst into a Las Vegas hotel room and snatched memorabilia that documented his storied career. Simpson said it was merely a confrontation with no guns. He said autographed sports collectibles, his Hall of Fame certificate, a photograph with former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and video from his first wedding were all his, and that they were stolen from him and were about to be fenced by unethical collectors. Police said they were not sure who owned the memorabilia. But they say the manner in which the goods were taken was under investigation. What will his defense be this time ... "If there's no gun, it's just for fun?" Toast the Norwalk Park and Recreation Department for all of its hard work in another successful Pet N Pup Parade Saturday in Uptown Norwalk. This is one of Norwalk's finest traditions and one of the best five-minute parades you'll ever see. No politicians and no clowns ... just a bunch of children looking to have a good time. Congratulations to all of the children who participated.
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I'd like to thank the gods of commerce for giving us Borders. While most of the new devopment along "ulcer gulch" is dedicated to making us either fatter or wetter, a giant bookstore will make us smarter and happier. I'm not excited because it's a big-box chain store for books (and CDs and DVDs). Some of my best reading has been due to shopping in small, independent book stores owned and run by book worms.
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Big corporate store. Mom & pop store. There always seems to be a split between the two. It's a sticky place for a chamber we are a business organization, we work for the betterment of businesses, all businesses. However, we do talk about issues between the two and how mom & pop stores can co-exist with the big guys in their own backyard. One recent experience with a corporately-owned business and a family-owned one that both are in the same industry brought home to me what I believe to be the No. 1 way mom & pops can compete but that is often ignored. Ready? Customer service. Now, many will toss the notion aside as not being a revenue generator, but for just a minute consider the possibility there's something to this idea.
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Police charged a local man in connection with urinating near the back of a police cruiser while officers were investigating a theft complaint at a Benedict Avenue business Sunday. Norwalk Police Sgt. Thomas Cook said he saw the suspect, Gerard P. Wilhelm, 52, of 148 Benedict Ave., walking away very fast from the back of the police car about 2:24 a.m. Cook caught up with the man, who had run around the front of Charlie's Bar, just before he entered the bar.