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JULY 26, 1915 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 92 years ago:
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Last Saturday we trekked out to the Star View and saw "Transformers." There has been much hype about this movie and I must admit, I was never a big fan of the cartoon or toys when I was a child. I think I was a bit too old for it by the time it became popular.
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NORWALK The following cases recently went through Huron County Common Pleas Court: Foreclosures
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All I wanted to do was find the weather forecast on one of the few television channels we manage to pull in via our Radio Shack rabbit ears. Nothing was coming in very well, except for a golf tournament. So I paused there for a few minutes. Sometimes the networks give a short weather update during the commercials and it wouldn't kill me to watch a little golf in the mean time. On a scale of 1 to 10, my interest in golf is about a three and my knowledge of it is even lower. I know what par means and once I drove a golf cart on Put-in-Bay. That's about it. The tournament I was watching was actually the British Open that was being played in Scotland. The commentators showed a diagram of the course and explained why it is particularly difficult. I was mildly entertained, but what about the weather in my neck of the woods? Just as I was ready to move the antenna and check another station, Sergio Garcia took a mighty swing, the ball went flying and it bonked a spectator right on the neck! The camera zoomed in on a young man sitting in some scruffy grass, who was looking a bit dazed. I may be mistaken, but I don't believe Sergio yelled, "FORE". A small crowd formed around the stunned spectator. I think they were lawyers.
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Last weekend, local non-profit VeggieU held its fifth-annual fundraiser. The folks at The Chef's Garden, the Milan family farm that created VeggieU, clearly know how to put on a party. If you didn't have tickets this year, you really should think about getting some next year. Besides the event being a good time, it is all for a very good cause.
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Payday lenders provide an important service to those with nowhere else to turn. Payday lenders trap financially troubled consumers in a spiral of debt.
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I don't know how many of you are aware of it, but the Huron County Common Pleas Court has moved into Norwalk High School for the summer, while repairs are made at the courthouse on Main Street. This fact has been in the newspaper. I have known about it, and yet it didn't seem real. The high school is where I teach, and where my children go to school. A courthouse? But earlier this week, I went looking for my husband, who was "in court." That meant "at the high school." I went there to find him, thinking I would just stroll right into the high school as I do during the year. I knew things were different when I was greeted by a sheriff's deputy outside the main door of the school. "Are you going to the clerk of court's office or the courtroom?" he asked me. "The courtroom," I responded. "But I can find it myself," I assured him. After all, I know my way around the high school building.
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This is not Disney World. Nothing here moves or sings or lights up; there are no life-sized cartoon characters, no themed restaurants or thrilling, beautifully executed rides.
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SANDUSKY - Tyson Gentry, a 2004 graduate of Perkins High School and a wide receiver for the Ohio State football team, suffered a broken neck during practice in April of 2006. He continues to go through therapy three times per week and is still improving. While confined to a wheelchair, Tyson remains very positive and is grateful for all the support he has and continues to receive. A benefit will take place at Shifters Bar & Grill, U.S. 250 Sandusky, from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. There will be live entertainment, raffles and food specials. You could also win a weekend motorcycle rental or other great prizes. Those attending should wear their favorite Ohio State T-shirt to show support.
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Prime-time real estate has just become available in Huron County - for a week at a time. For the first time in many years, RV and camping slots with water and electric service are available at the Huron County Fair thanks to $200,000 of improvements in the last year.
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BURKE, Va. - Sacrifice is everything in the world of sports. But for Lauren Fleming, "it was worth it."
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Anyone proposing a development activity near a stream or other watercourse in the city of Norwalk must receive a permit from the floodplain administrator's office. Current local flood damage reduction regulations designate Jim Sawyer, Director of Public Works, as the floodplain administrator, responsible for reviewing permit applications to develop in flood hazard areas. The enforcement of these regulations allows the city of Norwalk to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
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I was in Columbus last week for a couple days of meetings (the 18-hole kind) when the story broke on the grand jury indictment of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick on animal cruelty charges in connection with the dog fighting operation he was alleged to have been operating. I'm not unfamiliar with the Vick clan and their brushes with the law. They are bad news. Shortly after being taken No. 1 in the 2001 NFL draft, Vick, who played college ball at Virginia Tech, bought his mother an approximately $1.4 million home on the banks of the James River in Suffolk, Va., just a few miles down the road from my home.
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Authorities seized 17 marijuana plants in two Townsend Township fields early Tuesday afternoon. The Crandal Road plot was "out in the middle of nowhere" and had seven plants that were 4 feet tall, Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin said. The second plot, on Angling Road, was about 100 yards from the nearest residence and had 10 plants which were 5 feet tall.
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HIGHWAY PATROL Lynette M. Ryzewicz, 37, of 3407 Ohio 162, New London, was charged with failure to control today after she swerved to miss a deer on Ohio 162. Her car went off the right side, hit a ditch and mailbox, overturned and returned to Ohio 162, coming to a final stop on its top. She reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.
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NORWALK POLICE A West Main Street resident reported a possible burglary Wednesday.
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Why is strength training important? Did you know that we lose strength at a rate of 12 to 14 percent per decade after the age of 50? That's why it's important to build your strength as a way of improving your health.
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Ox roast breakfast SHILOH - The American Legion Post 503 is having this breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast will consist of biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, bacon and hash browns. The format is all-you-can-eat. The event is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 503.
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MILAN - Erie County sheriff's deputies are continuing their search for a male suspect who fled an Old Mudbrook Road home when the homeowner entered her driveway Monday afternoon. Authorities suspect a second, similar incident Wednesday about a mile away may be related. Three deputies searched the area in the 13000 block of Old Mudbrook Road for about 30 minutes after the incident at 4:34 p.m. Monday. Deputies increased their patrols Tuesday.
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Michael and Sharen Gravelle have raised about $4,000 to go toward their appeal on convictions for keeping their 11 formerly adopted children in cages. "This was significant because it allows them to go to the next step in the process," defense attorney Ken Myers said, noting there are "a great many people" who oppose the Gravelles' efforts.
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NEW LONDON - Police are searching for the vandals who damaged the 110-year-old War Memorial monument Tuesday night. The rifle that the Civil War-era soldier is holding was broken into several pieces, most of which had been taken away. Police were able to recover only a few smaller pieces of the marble statue, located at Memorial Park off Kirk and North Main streets.