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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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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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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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3- 29 oz. cans of sweet potatoes, drained 1 cup sugar
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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.
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TIFFIN - Two people were killed Friday afternoon when their vehicle collided with a semi-truck at the intersection of Ohio 19 and County Road 6. Bonita Greathouse, 57, and her husband Tom Greathouse, 60, of Tiffin, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to information in the Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune. The driver of the semi, James Kirksey, 53, of Martins Ferry, was treated at the scene and released. He had sustained a slight burn when he exited his semi after stopping. The semi was not carrying a load, according to the Fremont Post of the State Highway Patrol.
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NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Brenda M. Springer, 33, 26 Townsend St., Wakeman. Violation date: Aug. 23. Conviction date: Sept. 6. Sentence: $1,000 fine, $65 costs, one-year license suspension and 10 days in jail; defendant shall have limited driving on proof of insurance and occupation from Sept. 23 to Aug. 23, 2008, valid only with restricted plates.
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COLUMBUS - When disasters such as floods strike a community, it can be overwhelming and confusing to those personally affected. The Ohio Society of CPAs offers the following tips to help flood victims cope with the personal and financial devastation in the aftermath of last week's flooding. Download a free copy of "Disaster Recovery: A Guide to Financial Issues." The guide was created by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Red Cross, and the National Endowment for Financial Education to help people affected by natural and man-made disasters.
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HIGHWAY PATROL Joshua J. Phillips, 24, of 68 Townsend St., Greenwich, was charged with failure to control Wednesday after he went off the left side of Rome Greenwich Road and hit a ditch and culvert. He also was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.
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Amy Finch, 21, Norwalk Immediate family: Parents, John and Joyce; brother, Adam; fianc, Christian Raymond; dog, Millie