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A Monroeville pickup truck driver was charged with failure to yield at a crosswalk after hitting a 59-year-old pedestrian Monday morning. Police said it's possible Barry F. Sparks, 40, of 2107 Hettle Road, didn't realize Alta M. Eads, of 8147 Baseline Road, Plymouth, was crossing Whittlesey Avenue "in compliance with the traffic signals" when Sparks was turning left from Main Street. The incident happened about 9:35 a.m.
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Response to a free workshop for local businesses that want to do business with NASA Plum Brook has been so overwhelming that the agency has added a second day and might have to add a third to accommodate local businesses. Plum Brook originally scheduled a workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 at EHOVE. A second workshop for Feb. 20, added when the first date quickly filled, is almost full. Lance Warner, managing consultant for Sites Research Project, said NASA may add a third date if more companies show interest.
8:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Students and faculty at St. Paul High School dedicated the Chapel of Saint Timothy Saturday morning to help kick off Catholic Schools Week. The chapel, a memorial of St. Timothy and St. Titus, is located on the second floor of the school, next to the library.
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High winds and falling temperatures forced area schools to close today. That list includes Norwalk's public and parochial schools, as well as those in the Bellevue, Berlin-Milan, Monroeville, New London, South Central, Western Reserve and Willard districts.
8:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
The safety committee of Norwalk City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 tonight to discuss the proposal for a new fire station. Council members will then hold a work session and plan to discuss regulations for exterior furnaces in the city at 7:30. Both meetings are open to the public.
8:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Wakeman volunteer firefighter faces a Feb. 14 pretrial hearing in Norwalk Municipal Court in connection with driving under the influence and fleeing from the scene of a December accident. However, Wakeman officials are mum on what this could mean to his tenure with the fire department. William Hanko, 34, has two Wakeman addresses listed in municipal court records 4687 W. River Road and 5295 W. River Road. He has also been charged with going left of center, failure to control and a seat belt violation stemming from a Dec. 22 incident.
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Maybe it's because the tournament is no longer played in the county seat. What is for certain is the first stop on the basketball tournament trail, now known as the sectional, is not near as high on the social and athletic calendar as the county tournament was back in the 20s, 30s and 40s. "I remember those county tournaments when I was young," 75-year-old farmer Adolph Fischer said. "What was different for those players, is they had to take their game from those little gyms to the big court at Norwalk High School. And, probably more important, those players who had played in front of a maximum 200 fans but more times than not, 50, now had to play in front of 1,000." In 1924, the ruling body of high school sports, the Ohio High School Association, decided county tournaments was the way to go in starting the elimination process leading to the state finals. Coaches met a week before the tournament and in an open draw (pairings) with the defending champion, in this case Monroeville, getting a first-round bye.
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Jan. 30, 1978 Editor's Note: The Reflector is publishing today's Blast from the Past to commemorate the blizzard of 1978. Our microfilm files do not show an issue published between Jan. 27 (which we published here Monday) and Jan. 30, which appears today.
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SHERIFF'S OFFICE n A West U.S. 224, Willard, resident reported someone shot her home with a paintball gun sometime between Friday morning and Sunday afternoon.
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HIGHWAY PATROL Ashley N. Conklin, 16, of 3558 DeRussey Road, Collins, was charged with failure to control Tuesday after she went off the left side of U.S. 20 and hit a ditch.
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WILLARD POLICE The Willard Police Department blotter covering Jan. 14 to 19 had the following highlights:
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There's a new show Wednesday nights on the FOX network called the Moment of Truth. Here is a description on the show's Web site :
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The Norwalk's Biggest Losers Challenge, co-sponsored by Norwalk Parks and Recreation, has it's registration begin from 4 to 6 p.m. today or 7 to 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the conference room at the Ernsthausen Community Center. The competition covers 16 weeks, with weigh-ins each Monday.
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Tom Hinman of Berlin Heights Immediate family: wife, Phyllis; daughter, Pam.
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At this celebration, the clown himself was the birthday boy. More specifically, Fritz the Clown, whose real name is Fred Stanford, celebrated his 75th birthday Saturday during a party attended by family and friends at the Norwalk First United Methodist Church.
8:33 PM Jul 25, 2010
Someone asked me recently if I had an absolute favorite outdoor sport, and it proved a tough question. As readers know, I love hunting and fishing of any kind, but when I thought a little more I had to say that skin diving (snorkeling) ranked extremely high. It's a wonderful sport, one that lets you see just what's going on under that mysterious surface of lapping waves, and puts you into a totally different environment, a new place with new rules.
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Jan. 26, 1964 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 43 years ago:
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n Steuben UCC STEUBEN - Sunday is the third Sunday after Epiphany. The scriptural focus this Sunday is John 1:35-42. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print and children's bulletins will be available.
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Week of Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 (All meals served with milk)
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At 4 p.m. Sunday, in the Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands, local residents from both the BGSU Firelands and Lorain County Community College respiratory care program sites will participate in a special pinning ceremony in conjunction with their December graduation with associate of applied science degrees in respiratory care technology. Gary Englehart, FACHE, RRT, director of pulmonary medicine at Fisher-Titus Medical Center and chair of the Respiratory Care Technology Advisory Committee, will be the keynote speaker.
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Semester time means professional development for the teaching and administrative staff of Norwalk City Schools. On Jan. 18, our professional development day was divided into two parts. During morning hours the teachers and administrators were in-serviced on a variety of topics pertinent to the grade levels they instruct. Elementary teachers, as directed by Ohio Law HB 276, participated in a seminar on the prevention of child abuse, violence, substance abuse, and the promotion of positive development. This training was led by Aaron Voltz from Erie County Job and Family Services along with the support and expertise of Teresa Alt from Huron County Job and Family Services, Karen Russell and Laura Miller from The Firelands Counseling and Recovery Center. Our training meets the requirement of the law for five years and arms our staff with valuable information to protect the children we serve.