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MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue
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WILLARD POLICE The Willard Police Department blotter covering July 16 to 22 had the following highlights:
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Norwalk Street Department employees started pulling down the ash trees on Shady Lane Drive and Executive Drive late Thursday afternoon. "It's all part of the program to remove all the ash trees in the city," said safety-service director Dale Sheppard, referring to the city's 2005 $10,000 grant. "I think we're done with Shady Lane as we speak (Friday afternoon) and will move onto Executive."
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A Lorain County man was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for leading police on a high-speed chase in April. Anthony Hartman, 28, of Sheffield, traveled at an average speed of 80 mph from Norwalk to Clyde, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. The state Highway Patrol, deputies from Huron and Sandusky counties as well as Monroeville and Bellevue police officers were involved in the 24-mile pursuit.
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The secretary's office at the Huron County Fairgrounds is bustling with activity to get ready for the big week. The fair is slated for Aug. 13 to 18.
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A 40-year-old Norwalk man is accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old female relative. Thomas J. O'Donnell Jr., of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 132, was charged with two counts of rape Friday in connection with incidents on July 4 and 22, court records show.
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Norwalk's historic district has added another feather in its cap with an addition to the National Register of Historic Places. The former Norwalk Memorial Hospital located at 269 W. Main St. was added into the register.
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JULY 27, 1973 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 35 years ago:
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LYNBROOK, N.Y. - One thousand four hundred thirty-nine (1,439) students from the region covered by the Norwalk Reflector qualified for induction into the 2006-2007 National Honor Roll. The National Honor Roll recognizes high-achieving high school and middle school students. "Young people such as our inductees, who work hard to attain academic success, deserve to be congratulated," said Lynn Romeo, publisher of the National Honor Roll. "Honoring their achievements provides motivation and encourages them to continue striving toward their goals. We're proud to include them in the National Honor Roll."
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Vermilion city and township in Erie County are served by Maple Grove Cemetery on Mason Road. The casual stroller there might come across the tombstone marking the grave of John Roeder. The inscription tells us he was born in 1794 and died in 1883, and that he was the "first German settler in Vermilion, Ohio." This statement piqued my interest of course, but Roeder left little information behind about himself. He was born in Prussia and came to Vermillion (as it was then spelled) as early as 1837 when he bought a farm at what is now the southwest corner of the city of Vermilion. Like most German surnames, John's underwent many spellings. He bought land as "Rohter," was "Rider" in the personal property tax list, was "Reder" in the 1850 census, and "Rooder" on his death certificate. His son Henry used the Roeder spelling so I presume that was the correct spelling.
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Tonight millions of youngsters and adults will eagerly flock to movie theaters in Norwalk and throughout the nation to see the long-awaited "Simpsons Movie." Through nearly 20 years and 400 episodes, America has watched sometimes in horror, always in humor as Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa and Maggie toil in mediocrity while dealing with the issues that have defined America over the past quarter of a century, including obesity, alcohol abuse, gay marriage and even the Iraq War. They are more like us than we would like to admit.
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Curtain Call Productions, run by Norwalk performer Jill James and her husband, Dave, is offering a summer acting workshop Monday through Thursday. Available times are 4 to 5 p.m., 5 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $40, and each will take place on the second floor of the Pipo building, 75 Ontario St., Norwalk. The workshop will focus on learning improvisations while staying in character, discovering facial expressions through non-verbal communication, group acting, staying in character, learning to develop confidence on the stage, learning to lose inhibitions, proper techniques in using your voice in singing and acting, learning how to use your voice to express yourself and more.
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The city will set a day in the fall to accept hazardous waste at no charge to residents thanks to a $22,500 appropriation from city council. "They will take everything that is brought to them that day, but we only have to pay $22,500," Safety-Service Director Dale Shepherd said. Environmental Enterprises, Inc.of Cincinnati will handle the project.
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NORWALK The following cases recently went through Huron County Common Pleas Court: Foreclosures
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WAKEMAN - Sunday is Wakeman's Homecoming Firemen's Festival at the Eagles club on the corner of U.S. 20 and Ohio 60. Here is the schedule:
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Imagine being greeted everyday with animation and enthusiasm. Whether it's a lick on the face or a wagging tail, pets have a way of brightening up our days. But not every pet is lucky enough to have a home. Many pets are abandoned, abused or surrendered by families who can no longer care for them. Rescue organizations strive to find new, loving homes for these pets, so once again they may become a member of a caring family this time for life.
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In a deal expected to be approved early in the fourth quarter of 2007, the company which operates Citizens Bank in Norwalk will take over a bank from Urbana, Ohio to become a billion-dollar company. The combined organization will be the 11th largest bank in Ohio and have 29 banking centers throughout northern and central Ohio.
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WILLARD- The Red Marauders Baton Corps of Willard recently returned from a successful competition tour.
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A Willard man was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday immediately after pleading guilty to robbing an Ohio 103 business. Jeremy Kirk, 24, of 557 Pearl St., also was fined $500 for the Dec. 4 incident at the Willard convenience store. He had a mask on his head and was armed with a toy gun when he demanded money from a clerk who didn't comply, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said.
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Specialist Paul Simpson has recently been awarded the Van Autreve Award. "It was a surprise. He knew they had submitted his name but that was all," said Kris Simpson, his mother.
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This year's St. Paul Festival will be featuring live music for the first time. Between 9 and 11 p.m. on Aug. 4, two local bands will be taking the stage.