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AUG. 17, 1925 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 82 years ago:
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The Huron County Fair made a major decision last year when it decided to scrap harness racing a longtime favorite at the annual summertime event. But like everything else, times have changed. As interest in racing dwindled, talk of scrapping the event got louder. It earned a reprieve last year, but this winter by a vote of the fair directors it was put out to pasture for good.
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Fanny Farmer picnic slated for Aug. 25 MONROEVILLE The 11th annual Fanny Farmer picnic will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 25 (rain or shine) at Marsh Field in Monroeville.
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Some may question the value of being a Main Street Community, but many others realize that it's an important distinction when marketing a community. Case in point: the phone rang in the Main Street Norwalk office, and on the line was a local official from a nearby northern Ohio community. The person already knew that Norwalk was a Main Street Community. He is working toward starting the program for his own town because he believes it will elevate his town's status. A similar call came in, but this time it was a business looking to relocate. It didn't matter to them if we referred to our central business district as uptown, downtown, or anything in-between because the business was only interested in investing in a Main Street Community. Recently, visitors from the city of Salem returned to Norwalk to deliver their "First Impressions" report that cited their gut reactions to Norwalk. One key aspect from that report was that the visitors recognized Norwalk as a Main Street Community after spending only a short time here.
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Victory Baptist Church will have a Mess fest for all children preschool to sixth grade from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Children should wear old clothes. Also, the church will be having pre-registration for the TEAMKID program, which is held from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday beginning Sept. 26.
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Bellevue High School freshman Megan Hunker has kidney disease, and will require a transplant at some point. She's on medication and has been in the hospital a countless number of days since she was diagnosed last July. There's at least some good news: She was able to sell her Grand Champion Boer Goat for $500 Thursday at the Huron County Fair's Small Livestock, to help pay her medical expenses.
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The St. Paul Episcopal Church, 87 W. Main St., in Norwalk, is holding an open-air market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Everyone is invited and entertainment will be provided by Scott Brutsche at 10 a.m. and Aaron Krause at 11 a.m. A regular vendor, Charleen Peterson, won three ribbons this week for her baking at the Huron County Fair.
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HIGHWAY PATROL Shannon B. Crouch, 32, of Tiffin, was cited for operating a vehicle without reasonable control Wednesday on Ohio 162 after her vehicle exited the roadway and struck a culvert and utility pole. She was transported to Fisher-Titus Medical Center by North Central EMS.
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NORTH FAIRFIELD - The North Fairfield Firelands Historical Association invites everyone interested in local history and nostalgia to its program on Aug. 23.
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If you've always wanted an "average Joe" to run for president, your wish has been granted. Cleveland resident Joe Schriner literally an "average Joe" is running to succeed President Bush.
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Plymouth resident Janet L. Jones was sentenced this afternoon to three years in prison for scamming area elderly people.
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Norwalkreflector.com presents video clips containing the sights and sounds of the Huron County Fair.
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Fair week is the unofficial start of another season campaigning for November elections. Steve Linder, first-time candidate for Norwalk school board, is taking advantage of the crowds at the fair by showing up as often as possible in his campaign shirt to earn name recognition.
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Three young men crashed their ATVs Thursday night at the races held at the Huron County Fair and one was flown by helicopter later from Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Nick Mott was treated at Fisher-Titus and then transferred. Nick Gates was admitted and is in good condition at the local hospital and Jared Wilhelm was treated and released from FTMC.
9:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
AUG. 16, 1925 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 82 years ago:
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What was that movie I watched Tuesday evening? Oh yeah, it was "Hot Fuzz" and it was a riot.
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CLEVELAND - So you think you can see your favorite dancing stars perform live? No need to think.
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SANDUSKY - The Sandusky Choral Society is getting ready to start rehearsals for their 71st season. The Society was founded in 1936 and gives two Christmas concerts and two concerts in the spring. Under the direction of William Kraus, the Society is open to anyone who enjoys singing and being a part of good choral music presentation.
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No matter how long and hard I think, I cannot figure out why "Seussical! The Musical" creators Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty claim complicated and busy choreography makes it harder to follow their show's story. Dance sequences in Mercury Summer Stock's production of Seussical, which plays through Aug. 25, are hardly simple. Yet, I could follow the story just fine, thank you as I am sure was the case for other members of the audience. In fact, the choreography in this production is quite imaginative and imagination is one of Seuss' major themes.
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Concerning the phrase "dirty bombs" in the media, the public's general knowledge is that terrorists plan to scatter some form of radioactive material around public areas using normal explosives to spread the contaminant. But the U.S. has detonated thousands of similar dirty bombs over the battlefields of Iraq to the tune of 320 tons in 1993 and 75 tons in 2003, far more than any terrorist could ever hope to spread in attacks on America. The nuclear industry magnanimously gives their "nuclear waste" to the U.S. military free of charge, which then molds the waste into super-dense, depleted uranium bullets that can cut through a tank's armor like a hot knife through butter. The shell vaporizes on contact and blasts radioactive, DU plasma through the armor, then condenses into a dust that settles in an area several yards on and around the target. This radioactive dust is so fine that it is easily inhaled by Iraqi children who routinely play on and around these relics of war. By some research accounts, radiation levels around these war relics is up to 1900 times normal, and since 1993 the incidence of birth defects, fetal malformation and cancer among the Iraqi population has increased by more than 600 percent. In addition, the incidence of cancer among American soldiers who handle DU bullets is several times that of the general population and exposure to contaminated areas has been related to Gulf War Syndrome.
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These are the last days of summer. Yes, I know summer officially ends toward the end of September, but for teachers and students, summer actually ends when school begins which is less than two weeks away. The countdown to the end of summer begins in late July or early August, when department stores already start displaying back-to-school items. I know the end of summer is coming soon when the Erie County Fair starts, and school is almost on top of us when as this week the Huron County Fair takes place. I was taking my usual evening walk and trying to come up with a topic for this week's column, but my mind kept drifting to making plans for what I'll be teaching during the first week of school. That, too, is a sign that summer is almost over.