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Garden Tour The Firelands Historical Society and the Huron County Master Gardeners are sponsoring a self-guided garden tour of six area gardens from 10 to 4 p.m. July 21. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at Schild's IGA, 171 Milan Ave, or Firelands Museum, 4 Case Ave., Norwalk.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk is a great place to live, work and visit; but there is room for improvement that's the consensus of a group of business leaders and officials from Salem, Ohio. Downtown needs an upscale restaurant. Zoning confusing with industry, mixed housing levels and recreation areas jumbled together. Directions and signs important locations hard to find. But overall a friendly town with great potential is still priceless.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Work is planned for the following Norwalk streets under this year's street resurfacing program, as provided by the city engineer's office: Whittlesey Avenue, from Ohio to Franklin.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk City Schools are are eligible for state funding to build new facilities. There are 611 school districts in the state and Norwalk is at No. 301 in the pecking order. Schools ranked from No. 243 to 305 are in the running for state funding.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
The price of gas Wednesday at Sunrise Fuels Plus in Norwalk $3.29 per gallon. The price of E85 Ethanol $2.79 per gallon. At 50-cents difference per gallon, Erika Wiggins had all the backing she needed to promote Clean Fuels Ohio's "Energy Independence Tour."
6:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 11, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 50 years ago:
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Incorrect information was published in the July 5 issue. Katherine R. Schaffer, 19, of 5321 N. Ohio 99, Monroeville, was charged with underage consumption in connection with a July 4 Newton Street incident. * * *
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NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Christopher Dailey, 28, 11 Valley Park Drive, Norwalk; dog at large; conviction date: July 2; fine, $50; costs, $45; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 30 days.
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NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: James W. Waller, 23, of Amherst. Violation date: June 29. Conviction date: July 2. 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).
6:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
It was with great admiration and a feeling of contentment that I read the letter from Jim Mormon. It is great to live in a community where the residents, businesses and commercial industry work so closely together to make the neighborhoods clean, safe and free of unnecessary nuisances and noise levels. It is a community that experiences a relationship among all its residents that fosters the "Howdy neighbor, you're important to me" attitude. It was that attitude in neighborhoods long ago that allowed children to play outdoors without fear of harm; that greeted an elderly person or a neighbor down on their luck and helped them through the rough time, or welcomed the new family in town who didn't know anyone.
6:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Back before World War II, the actors Americans held in the highest regard were men like Gary Cooper (6-foot-3), Jimmy Stewart (6-foot-3), Gregory Peck (6-foot-4) and John Wayne (6-foot-6), giants among men both figuratively and literally. They embodied the ideals of America they were honest, humble, brave and patriotic. And they towered over the short, swarthy beady-eyed bad guys who dared challenge them, just as America did compared to the evil Nazis, Italians and Japanese and later the Soviets. No wonder we kicked their butts.
6:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
I enjoy going to Berry's restaurant and have for years. I remember Clarence's smile whenever we came through the door and upon leaving there was always a friendly, "have a nice day folks", and always a nice greeting to each person as if each and everyone were special. I am proud to direct strangers to Berry's whenever I am working uptown and know they will get a nice meal and friendly atmosphere.
6:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
U.S. 250, a third of a mile south of Townline Road (County Road 187), will close Monday for railroad crossing repairs. The detour route for eastbound motorists is 250 to Ohio 13, south on 13 to U.S. 224, east on 224 to 250, and reverse for westbound motorists. The road is scheduled to reopen July 20.
6:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON The New London Board of Education held a special meeting Monday afternoon to deal with personnel and other matters. Angela Farmer, who is currently with the Berlin-Milan district, was hired to teach physics and chemistry, and Christine Crawshaw, a preschool teacher in Willard, will teach fifth grade. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
6:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON Village council approved Administrator Shawn Tappel's request Monday to hire Mark Haynes Construction from Norwalk to clean out about 300 feet of Skellinger Creek between Washburn and Grant streets for $6,174. Members OK'ed the expenditure of around $50,000 for street paving. This will include North Railroad and Ledgett streets and the reservoir, and probably Short Sherman Street, the village hall parking lot and parts of Walnut, Kelly and Birch Park, Tappel said. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
6:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE Village council voted Tuesday to place on the November ballot a measure to increase the village's income tax from 1 to 1.5 percent. Council member Don Wangler voted against the ordinance, indicating he's heard from citizens who do not want the income tax increase.
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Norwalk City Council on Tuesday approved appropriations of $10,000 for a study to determine the need for a new fire station. Council also approved spending $15,260 to add a half-time support staff position to aid the city's civil engineer and $735,000 to fulfill an EPA mandate for the Corwin Street area sewer system improvements.
6:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE Assisted Norwalk Furniture employees with absorbing about 20 gallons of wood stain leaking from a 55-gallon drum at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday at 100 Furniture Parkway. They used oil dry and sawdust to absorb the spill. Returned to station at 12:08 p.m.
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On July 2, Braden Thomas was born to Brian and Kristi Murray at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. They live in Blacklike. This is their first child.
6:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Army helicopter pilot Thomas P. J. Root was promoted to captain in a ceremony at Camp Stryker at Baghdad, Iraq, held on July 4. Root, a captain, is a platoon leader in Crazyhorse Troop of the 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment.
6:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Three restaurants are leaving downtown or U.S. 250's "restaurant row" in the city to move north near Premier Theater, but plans are already in the works to use one of the old sites for a new sports bar. Taco Bell has already moved north to be near the theater complex, Casa Fiesta plans to open at their new location within a couple of weeks and East of Chicago Pizza has started construction on a new location. Casa Fiesta owner Ramon Ornelas said he would like to develop Casa's current location into a sports bar once the restaurant has moved.