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SANDUSKY - National City is sponsoring the return of the U.S. Brig Niagara a replica 1813 tall warship to the dock in downtown Sandusky. The ship will arrive about 3 p.m. today. While the Niagara is on display at the Erie Maritime Museum in Erie, Pa., for most of the year it sails to other Great Lakes ports during the summer months. While docked in Sandusky, public tours, which cost is $5 per person, will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
5:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
It sure beats a tie. It's the present that keeps on giving.
5:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 6, 1927 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 80 years ago:
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"The community has really lost a great soul." That's how Scott Ford, commissioner of the Lefty Grove League, described the death of George Schild, who died Monday at the age of 89.
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"Fireworks were not so much a feature of individual or community celebrations during the Great Depression," remarked the merchant as conversation turned to our national patriotic holiday, the Fourth of July. "Money for food was tight, let alone cash for something you just blew up. A kid felt very lucky to be the owner of a small package of firecrackers and a torpedo or two. And possession of those came with a stern warning from Mom or Grandma about how to handle dangerous finger-destroyers."
5:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County's Courthouse in Norwalk is receiving new heating and cooling apparatus after several years of inefficient equipment and high utility bills. The Courthouse is fast completing its first century of service and is the fourth district building to stand on that lot. We have also arrived at the 95th anniversary of one of the biggest stories in Huron County for many years. Sheriff Henry Sattig with his wife and daughter were living in the residence part of the jail in 1912. On the evening of July 9th, the sheriff's daughter, Emma, was in her bedroom when she spotted flames at the southeast corner of the courthouse on the third floor. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
5:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Lorain's Robbie Wallace won the main feature at Wednesday's demolition derby at the Huron County Fairgrounds: The following are the derby's results: Main feature
5:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
A 65-year-old man remains hospitalized with suffered serious after crashing his motorcycle on Ohio 162 over the weekend. Paul P. Kozlowski of Tallmadge was traveling west on the road Saturday when he failed to negotiate a right-hand curve, said troopers with the Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol.
5:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Loretta L. Harp, 41, of 234 Concord Court, was charged with failure to control Saturday after she went off the right side of U.S. 250 into a business parking lot and hit three parked cars.
5:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk Public Library Beginning knitting and beyond is back at the Norwalk Public Library.
5:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Today and Saturday, authorities will be targeting drunken drivers in Huron and Erie counties to prevent injuries and fatalities. Joining Norwalk-area state troopers in the Huron County special enforcement will be the sheriff's deputies and police from Bellevue, Greenwich, Monroeville, New London, Norwalk, Wakeman and Willard. Erie County sheriff's deputies will be using a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grant to work overtime voluntarily to combat impaired driving.
5:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
If you've been paying (very close) attention uptown, you may have noticed the new number signs on the buildings - both of them. New number signs have been going up all over Norwalk's central business district. And yes, there are two competing designs.
5:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD Miller Road resident Leeanna Roth wondered why the fire trucks were heading a half-mile past her house Wednesday night. "Then we saw an ambulance go by," she said.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 5, 1979 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 28 years ago:
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CLEVELAND - What time is it? It's time to celebrate for 18 world-class skaters who will heat up the ice with a live fusion of songs, dance and team-spirited fun in Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour inspired by the pop-culture sensation and Disney Channel Original Movie, "High School Musical," and this summer's highly anticipated "High School Musical 2." These skaters will form the principal cast in the show's three separate touring productions and perform in the highly-coveted lead roles of East High's own Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad and Taylor.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
HURON - There's a scene in "I Remember Mama" in which gruff Uncle Chris forbids his niece from marrying the man she wishes to wed. As I watched the scene unfold, "Fiddler on the Roof," in which tradition-bound Tevye at first forbids his eldest daughter from marrying, sprung to mind.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - The Milan Lions Club named Zoe Gastier and Kayli McCarthy as Berlin-Milan Middle School students of the month for April and May. Zoe, daughter of Mike and Kathy Gastier, has made honor roll all through middle school. She has also represented the school at the academic challenge competitions.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
Western Reserve High School recently announced about 20 teachers would be let go because of financial strains. In nearby Lorain, the number was more than 200. Expect more such announcements, probably many more, before anything is done on a state level to alleviate the school funding situation.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
I think I've figured out why I haven't seen any stray cats out my way lately. It may have something to do with the enormous, bloodthirsty monster that was sighted near my home by a brave animal lover last Friday. One of these creatures was dangerously close to the edge of the road and she was trying to move it to a safer location when I noticed her from my picture window. I could see that whatever she was reaching for did not want to be grabbed because she kept jumping back, like those guys on TV who try to catch alligators or rattlesnakes with their bare hands. So I ambled over to see if I could help her, expecting to see an injured cat or dog. Instead, I discovered the animal she had been trying to wrangle was the biggest, nastiest, snapping turtle I've ever seen and it's mad ... mad enough to eat a cat. I called over to my husband, (who, by the way, was still working on our broken riding lawn mower), in hopes that he would deal with this ill-tempered beast, which he reluctantly did.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
They say a child's basic personality is formed by the time that child is 5 years old. Sometimes I wonder if that is true, but after this past vacation trip, I have no doubt about it. That's because we traveled to my husband's boyhood home in Omaha, Neb. While there, one of the first things his father did was to present us with a packet of my husband's old report cards - and I mean old! These were report cards from elementary school, back to kindergarten.
5:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - Two people were taken to different hospitals after the collision Tuesday night between a Dodge Neon and motorcycle at the intersection of Arlington Road and Ohio 113. The driver of the Neon, Megan L. Bell, 20, of 14520 Ohio 61, was not injured after she pulled from an Ohio 113 stop sign. Sandusky state troopers said this caused the bike driven by Mitcheal L. Windom, 44, of Milan, to hit the Neon's left rear fender.