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WILLARD - Midwest Baseball Academy, with local operations in Willard, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Major League Baseball's Urban Youth Academy and the Major League Players Association. This partnership aims to provide more than $1 million worth of equipment to less fortunate players around the world through the creation of ‘Donate a Dream' program. In this program, both current and former participants of Midwest Baseball Academy are asked to donate used or outgrown baseball equipment.
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Jan. 8, 1904
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Jan. 8, 1904
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JAN. 8, 1904 The top stories in The Evening Herald on this date 104 years ago:
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JAN. 8, 1904 The top stories in The Evening Herald on this date 104 years ago:
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I have just completed the reading of our local socialist professor, Pat Saunders, and his most recent diatribe that is so willingly published by the Reflector. Mr. Saunders chides Mayor Lesch for her honesty and, let's face it, despite Mr. Saunders' eloquent rewrite of history the fact remains that Kucinich was a failed mayor and is so extreme in his views that he is not even seriously considered by a majority of his own party. Why this letter was published as a "visiting viewpoint' and not a standard letter to the editor is beyond me. The letter is more than 300 words, so I guess that kicks it into the "visiting viewpoint' slot.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
I have just completed the reading of our local socialist professor, Pat Saunders, and his most recent diatribe that is so willingly published by the Reflector. Mr. Saunders chides Mayor Lesch for her honesty and, let's face it, despite Mr. Saunders' eloquent rewrite of history the fact remains that Kucinich was a failed mayor and is so extreme in his views that he is not even seriously considered by a majority of his own party. Why this letter was published as a "visiting viewpoint' and not a standard letter to the editor is beyond me. The letter is more than 300 words, so I guess that kicks it into the "visiting viewpoint' slot.
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jerry Seinfeld is my hero. This clip from "The Airport' sums up what Seinfeld is all about.
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Jerry Seinfeld is my hero. This clip from "The Airport' sums up what Seinfeld is all about.
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Roast the Norwalk Post Office, a reader said. The post office has been going through extensive foundation work and had to remove its handicap ramp. It appears the ramp is done and they are just waiting on the railing. The reader says he misses the ramp and is encouraging the post office to speed up so he can buy his stamps. Toast local residents Tom Root and his son, Travis, a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy, for their quick work last week saving the U.S. flag and a Missing In Action flag that had come off the poll in front in the Norwalk Post Office. Sheri Thomas, owner of Sheri's Coffee House in Norwalk, reported the two were sitting in her shop when the rope snapped on the flag poll. The two rushed across the street and with the help of an unidentified man, picked up the flags, folded them, and left them in lobby of the post office with a note explaining what happened.
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SANDUSKY The North Central Ohio Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors received the 2006-07 Jack E. Bobo Award of Excellence, presented by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). The award recognizes associations in the NAIFA federation that excel in areas critical to their success and growth over a one-year period. Those areas are members benefits, advocacy, membership and governance. "It's and honor to be recognized by the National Association for the work we've done to be successful this year," said Albert Waitman, association president. "Our goal is to provide insurance agents and financial advisors who are members with the tools they need to better serve their clients. With a strong local association, the people of Erie, Ottawa, Huron, Seneca and Sandusky Counties benefit. Not only do our members follow a strict ethical code, they have access to resources that help them stay well informed in this competitive industry. The people of our community should do business with a North Central Ohio Association Member."
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Last March, the Rev. Dan Hunt and his wife, Sharon were $35,000 in debt. She bought the bare minimum at the grocery store. The couple had stopped eating out and going to the movies.
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Willard resident Delores Ceja submitted to a drug test before her arraignment on a possession of heroin charge Monday. A few minutes later, her bond was revoked. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said Ceja should be held in custody without bond because she tested positive for opiates and Oxycontin. Huron County Assistant Public Defender David Longo said revoking his client's bond was inappropriate because Ceja had made her other court appearances. He also noted that any defendant being charged with drug possession could have a "dirty test" unless the person was seeking treatment.
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As Norwalk businesses go through changes, the director of the Norwalk-Huron County Area Chamber of Commerce said adaptations are positive steps to adapt to changing markets. "Our businesses are savvy enough to change with the changing demands of the market," James said. "Isn't that a good thing? If they're changing to adapt to what their markets are demanding, what more can we ask of a business?"
8:16 PM Jul 25, 2010
Janet Freehling could have used some encouragement after editors of a Christian magazine had rejected two short stories the Norwalk resident and avid writer had submitted. People who shared Freehling's interest might have been able to offer her not only support, but pointers. Freehling did not know such a group existed in Norwalk, until local author Becky Warner told her about the Scribblers Club.
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Defense attorney David Longo heatedly prohibited his client from explaining any of his third-degree felony charges. Robert J. Criss, 48, of 590 Emerald St., Willard, faces a Feb. 28 trial on five counts of harassment by an inmate. He pleaded innocent Monday to the Dec. 4 incidents at the Huron County Jail. Criss is accused of trying to spit on corrections officers on five different times. "Can I explain some of those charges?," Criss asked Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway.
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Two Toledo men face a joint trial starting April 29 in connection with bringing four crates of marijuana from Arizona to Huron County. Marcos M. Jaso, 34, and Carlos C. Torres Jr., 30, pleaded innocent Monday to one count each of possession of marijuana stemming from a Sept. 20 traffic stop on U.S. 250 north of Milan. If convicted of the second-degree felony, they face an eight-year mandatory prison term. A third accomplice, John E. Nunley Jr., 35, also of Toledo, had his case transferred from Norwalk Municipal Court to Huron County Common Pleas Court on Sept. 28. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said Nunley hasn't been indicted, but there could be a plea deal being arranged.
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WILLARD The city has received a federal grant that will pay for 95 percent of the costs for a new pumper/tanker truck for the fire department. City Manager Brian Humphress said the city will have to provide a match of $8,750 toward the purchase. But, since the truck will be used outside the city, surrounding townships will need to contribute $2,975 of that amount. That will leave the city to pay $5,775 for the truck. "Fire chief Rich Myers is to be congratulated on his work to obtain this funding," Humphress told council Monday night.
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Definition of a true friend Jack Kuhlman, of Monroeville. He's not just giving a helping hand to Jim Kimberlin, of Bellevue. Kuhlman is giving Kimberlin the gift of life Jan. 18 when one of Kuhlman's kidneys will be transplanted into Kimberlin.
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Forecasters predicted unseasonably warm weather with near record high temperatures in the mid to high 60s today and Tuesday. The nice weather gives area residents a chance to take care of any outdoor projects put off when the cold came in late December. Others, such as the pair in the picture accompanying this story, used the nice conditions for recreational activities such as fishing.
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WILLARD Willard City Schools superintendent Dennis Doughty is asking the state to reconsider a policy that could impact how much the district would have to pay for a building project. The school board voted on Dec. 10 to participate in the Ohio School Facilities Commission's Classroom Facilities Assistance Program. The commission administers the state's comprehensive kindergarten through 12th grade public school construction program. Through the assistance program, Ohio schools can apply for a state guarantee for a loan to the governing board of the community school from a bank chartered by the U.S. or the state. The guarantee cannot exceed $1 million for owned improvements or $500,000 for lease-hold improvements and cannot exceed 15 years.