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MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue
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PORT CLINTON - Members of the AARP Tax-Aide program recently spent a week in Port Clinton preparing for the current income tax filing season. Training included a review of income tax filing, recent changes in IRS laws, and practical exercises with computerized tax preparation and filing.
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NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Harold E. Plues, 36, 15 1/2 Center St., Greenwich. Violation date: Nov. 4, 2007. Conviction date: Jan. 24. Sentence: $800 fine, $70 costs, one-year license suspension and ten days in jail; defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Jan. 24 to Nov. 4 valid only with restricted plates. Michael A. Hess, 37, 109 Williams St., New London. Violation date: Oct. 26, 2007. Conviction date: Jan. 24. Sentence: $600 fine, $55 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Jan. 24 to April 26. Jeffrey N. Clyde, 34, 184 Concord Ct., Norwalk. Violation date: Nov. 14, 2007. Conviction date: Jan. 30. Sentence: $600 fine, $65 costs, six-month license suspension and six days in jail to commence March 1.
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Police are still searching for the male suspect who fled after demanding the wallet from a 23-year-old Republic Street employee early this morning. The victim was at the rear southwest corner of the building at 2:18 a.m. when the suspect hit his right wrist and forearm with a blunt object. The victim said the impact knocked his right hand off the steering wheel of the tow motor the employee was using to move empty steel crates.
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Baby, she's a star. But Heather Wells' crowning Saturday as Miss Maple City 2008 isn't all about her.
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Norwalk Public Library The Norwalk Public Library has received the following gifts and memorial books:
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For those gardeners looking for more sunshine, the 65th annual National City Home and Garden Show is in its final days. It will be open until 9 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The closing plant sale is set for 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
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A Norwalk man who ran a truck into an Avery motel room this weekend had his driver's license suspended for three years after he pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence. Joel Deleon, 32, of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 27, also will serve 60 days in the Erie County Jail for the DUI at the same time he serves a similar sentence for driving with a suspended license. Also during Monday's hearing, Erie County Municipal Judge Paul Lux fined Deleon a total of $1,500 and suspended $750 as part of three years of probation.
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A Norwalk man who ran his relative's truck into an Avery motel room Saturday must post a $100,000 bond before being released from the Erie County Jail. The ex-girlfriend of Joel Deleon, 32, of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 27, and her son had cuts from the flying debris, but Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said the injuries appeared to be minor. About 8 p.m., the woman heard a loud muffler outside her room which she recognized as belonging to the pickup truck driven by Deleon, Sigsworth said.
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The Federal Aviation Administration has spoken, but it wasn't the answer Huron and Erie county commissioners wanted to hear. No waiver was granted to allow federal funding for a new airport with a 9,000-foot runway to serve NASA Plum Brook and the area. Matthew J. Thys, manager of the FAA district office in Detroit, gave the commissioners a concise answer "The answer is a firm no."
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The threat of worsened flooding stretched today across Ohio, where two days of rain left water covering some busy roads and pushed rain-swollen rivers and creeks past their breaking points. In Huron County, flooding has been reported in Norwalk, some of the villages and outlying areas.
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MILAN - When Specialist Josh Summers started his deployment to Iraq 15 months ago, his son Brady was just 3 months old. When he returned Saturday with 39 other members of the 192nd Quartermaster Company out of Milan, Summers met his son as an active, energetic toddler. His wife, Rachel, couldn't keep the tears out of her eyes as she greeted her husband with their son in her arms.
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Alexandru Pataki, 41, of 1739 Vesta Road, Wakeman, was charged with going left of center Friday after the Ohio 18 collision with the vehicle driven by Joseph M. Bedrick Jr., 52, of Wellington. After being hit on the left side, Bedrick went off the right side and hit a culvert.
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Tom Jarrett's (Northern Ohio Antique Mall) letter to the editor that appeared in the Jan. 23 Reflector caused me some amusement, not so much for the content of his letter as the nature of his business relationship with the Huron County commissioners. The commissioners have an interesting spokesperson on this matter. He is their tenant.
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The Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross will honor 15 local heroes at the fourth annual Firelands Hero Awards March 1 the beginning of Red Cross Month. The award winners have been chosen for their acts of courage and kindness, determination and dedication. Each of these 15 people has made the Firelands area a better place to live.
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You name it, Doris Ulizzi can make it. The high-energy Norwalk resident said she can cook anything - from pumpkin rolls to lasagna, Mexican chicken to fried apples. The breakfasts Ulizzi loves to make sound as hearty as her perpetual laugh. When her adult sons were g rowing up, she fixed those country breakfasts for them once a week. The morning meal featured fare such as potatoes, gravy, sausage, bacon, fried apples and homemade biscuits.
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n 2 to 3 lbs. stewing meat or cubed roast n 28 oz. can tomatoes (chopped)
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HIGHWAY PATROL n Dakota M. Boswell, 17, of 11402 Strecker Road, Bellevue, was charged with failure to control Thursday after he swerved to miss a deer on U.S. 20, went off the right side and hit a sign.
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Toast: To the village of New London, which last week began hosting a series of visioning meetings for villagers to lay out how they would like to see New London develop. Such citizen input is crucial to putting any kind of plan together to build a consensus for moving forward. Other meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Feb. 20. Toast: To Pride One Development, and St. Paul alumni and parishioners for working together to enhance athletic facilities for St. Paul. Pride One donated a building (which formerly housed Batesville Casket Company) for use as a fitness center for school athletic teams. Alumni made land available for the facility. A toast also is in order for Mike Myers, local businessman, who has been providing space to house fitness equipment and allow students to work out. The announcement last week was the highlight of another successful Catholic Schools Week.
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Help me choose, will you? I have two possible column topics for today, and I am not sure which one to write about. One topic I have under consideration was prompted by a recent front page headline in this newspaper. Perhaps you remember it: "Fitchville Campground Now Catering to Gay Men." My other possible column choice has to do with some fan letters I have written.
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Back in the day, we fundamentalists didn't mess with angels, sensing that Catholics owned the angel franchise, part of their dim smoky world of bead-rattling and hocus-pocus and lugubrious statuary, so instead we focused on the Holy Spirit who dwelt in all of us true believers and told us what to do and what to say, which is convenient for people with plenty of self-confidence. You read some Scripture and work up a sweat over it and stand up in the sunlit sanctuary, no dinging or chanting, no costumes or choreography, and you open your mouth and out comes Truth, such as the doctrine of Separation from the World, which was appealing to those of us with no social skills - if people didn't like us, it was proof of our righteousness. The idea that I was right and most other people were wrong stuck with me through my cocksure youth and some of middle age, but then comes the perilous passage of life when a man lies awake thinking about the prostate and the mitral valve, and your interest in Truth fades a little compared to your interest in winged beings who might come and rescue people in serious trouble. Nowadays I think more about angels. And sometimes I slip into Catholic churches to sit and commune with any resident angels and to light a few candles, especially for young people in trouble. The sorrows of old age are tedious; it's the disasters of the young that tear at your heart. The son of an old friend has a bad accident and damages his spinal cord and now is in rehab, trying to put as much of his life together as he can. The daughter of an old friend is shot in broad daylight in the streets of Johannesburg, carrying her infant. A young man's little boy sprouts a horrible brain tumor and the father suspends his studies for several years to care for him, meanwhile his wife leaves him. These are grievous situations for which I sit in a cold empty church and look at St. Michael and ask him to intervene. And then there is the grief that old righteous people inflict on the young, such as our public schools. I'm looking at U.S. Department of Education statistics on reading achievement and see that here in Minnesota proud, progressive Minnesota on a 500-point test (average score: 225), 27 percent of fourth-graders score below basic proficiency, and black and Hispanic kids score 30-some points lower than white on average, and the 30 percent of public schoolkids who come from households in poverty (who qualify for reduced-price school lunches) score 27 points lower than those who don't come from poverty.