11:55 PM Jul 24, 2010
Drug abuse is a problem in the community that is hard to ignore. Everyday the Reflector reports multiple stories detailing arrests and convictions for drug use and drug trafficking. Judges can implement all the rehabilitation programs they want while schools and businesses can all administer random drug tests that doesn't change the fact that it is easier to prevent drug abuse then it is to break the cycle of addiction after it has taken hold.
11:55 PM Jul 24, 2010
Norwalk's West Main Street Walking Tour marks its 20th birthday this year. The Firelands Historical Society originated the free tours in 1987 to mark Historic Preservation Month and to keep people aware of Norwalk's West Main Street Historic District. In 1974 the Historic District was created through the efforts of two people Evangelene Miller, of Norwalk, the Huron County Administrator and secretary to the County Commissioners, along with Eric Johannsen, the district preservationist for the state. He worked from the Western Reserve Historical Society headquarters in Cleveland.
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The Norwalk Jaycees will host their annual spaghetti dinner and bingo for senior citizens from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Norwalk Middle School. It is free for seniors. A number of prizes have been donated by local businesses.
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MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue Glenda Ann Baughn to David F. Baughn, 413 E. Center St., $45,000. Midfirst Bank to Kevin and Cynthia Vickery or survivor, 317 Lyme St., $31,588.
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NORWALK FIRE Dispatched to 44 Executive Drive to assist North Central EMS with a patient at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, but firefighters' assistance was not required. Returned to station at 11:39.
11:55 PM Jul 24, 2010
LORAIN The Girl Scouts of Erie Shores recognized 452 girls for excellence in their schools, communities and churches at the "Reaching Our Dreams" Girl Recognition event at Norwalk's Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center April 22. Elizabeth Beck, a senior at Norwalk High School, was one of three girls to receive a $900 Girl Scouts of Erie Shores Scholarship and one of 10 to receive the Girl Scout Gold Award.
11:55 PM Jul 24, 2010
A Norwalk woman suspected of dealing heroin faces a May 8 Ottawa County trial in connection with an unrelated fatality involving her 8-year-old niece. Christy Thornsberry, 30, of 80 1/2 Benedict Ave., told authorities she was involved in a fatal accident when she was arrested Tuesday afternoon on the drug charge, Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said.
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The Willard woman accused of being intoxicated and hitting the same police cruiser twice during a high-speed pursuit Tuesday "has a mental disorder," her husband said. Authorities had Arlena M. Hicks, 38, of 1837 S. Thomas Road, transferred from the Huron County Jail to the Northcoast Behavioral Center in Toledo "due to potential mental issues" Thursday afternoon, Sgt. Christopher Stanfield said.
11:55 PM Jul 24, 2010
When St. Paul seniors Meredith Hackathorn and Caitlin Cox were given the challenge of completing a senior project for graduation, they decided to go for the pink a benefit for breast cancer research that could raise thousands of dollars. These enterprising young ladies are so dedicated to Think Pink the benefit concert they've planned for Sunday that they've decided to forego the glitter and glamour of prom to handle last-minute details for their benefit, which falls the day after prom. So instead of celebrating their senior status with their friends at the prom, Hackathorn and Cox will be making final arrangements for 13 bands to perform to, hopefully, hundreds of teenagers at Kalahari's Nia Convention Center from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for the event are $20 and will be available at the door. The bands range from "high school bands to college-age and professional bands with record labels," Cox said. Hackathorn added that most of the bands play rock music and some play experimental music. Samples of the bands' music and additional information on the concert can be heard atwww.myspace.com/mncseniorprojectthinkpink.
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Local singer Angel Foss will perform with her band from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Sandusky and from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Cleveland. The Saturday performance will take place at Sand Hill Winery, 6413 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. Foss and her band will perform Sunday at Fat Fish Blue, 21 Prospect Ave., Cleveland.
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The good music just keeps pouring in. On Tuesday, Porcupine Tree released its new CD, "Fear of a Blank Planet."
11:50 PM Jul 24, 2010
Students from the Sea Divers team and their teachers, Marcy Burns and Kathy Gill, attended the Geospatial Technology Conference Friday at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland. The fifth-grade team placed third in the competition, going up against many high school teams.
11:50 PM Jul 24, 2010
Engines roared, tires squealed and onlookers covered their ears as the finely tuned machine bolted forward leaving behind an enormous cloud of smoke. Am I talking about the Season Opener at the new and improved Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, (S.R.E.M.P., I can't help it. I like acronyms.), formerly known as Norwalk Raceway Park? No. I'm referring to a lean, mean, grass mowing machine, our lawnmower. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
11:50 PM Jul 24, 2010
There are many reasons to run for president. Some run to raise their profiles. Some hope to get a cabinet post. Some even want to be president. Some do it to raise issues and improve the debate. These last deserve our thanks and praise. Sadly frontrunners cannot always be relied on to discuss the important issues.
11:50 PM Jul 24, 2010
How many times has your name appeared in the New York Times? Mine has appeared there exactly once. It was when I was in high school, and I made a small donation to the New York Times Neediest Fund, a project where that newspaper collects money for agencies that help needy people around Christmastime. My name appeared in tiny print on a long list of donors Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
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WILLARD - Beginning May 1, Mercy Hospital of Willard will be offering the latest in cutting edge diagnostic imaging technology PET/CT, Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
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A Norwalk man is accused of attempting to use forged money orders at a Westwind Drive business Wednesday afternoon. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
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APRIL 26, 1951 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 56 years ago:
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HURON - The songs of migrating neotropical birds will greet visitors at the next Natural Areas Discovery event at Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
11:50 PM Jul 24, 2010
Four people were arrested Tuesday afternoon on allegations of heroin trafficking. The Norwalk Police Department and Huron County Sheriff's Office conducted a joint operation, using two search warrants in Norwalk: one at 80 1/2 Benedict Ave. and the other at 237 W. Main St.
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BERLIN HEIGHTS - An annual appliance, scrap metal and tire collection will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 11 and 12 at the Berlin Township Garage, 40 E. Main St., Berlin Heights. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...