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cashby@norwalkreflector.com SANDUSKY An intoxicated Norwalk man who ran a truck into an Avery motel room in early February was indicted by an Erie County grand jury on two counts each of attempted murder and felonious assault. Joel Deleon, 32, of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 27, also faces one charge of vandalism in connection with driving his relative's 1993 Ford F-150 pickup truck into the Super 8 Motel. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth has said the suspect was attempting to run over his ex-girlfriend and her 13-year-old son. The truck narrowly missed the 37-year-old Norwalk woman, who was looking through the peephole of her room moments earlier. She and her son sustained minor injuries from flying debris.
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This is the day to go green even if you're not Irish. Local taverns are expecting a large turnout tonight as patrons celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The biggest party like it is every St. Patrick's Day in Norwalk will be at the Shamrock Tavern, which was full already this morning.
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SANDUSKY - An intoxicated Norwalk man who ran a truck into an Avery motel room in early February was indicted by an Erie County grand jury on two counts each of attempted murder and felonious assault. Joel Deleon, 32, of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 27, also faces one charge of vandalism in connection with driving his relative's 1993 Ford F-150 pickup truck into the Super 8 Motel. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth has said the suspect was attempting to run over his ex-girlfriend and her 13-year-old son.
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WILLARD - Authorities arrested seven people while using two search warrants on First and North Main streets Tuesday night. Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin said the warrants, signed by Norwalk Municipal Judge John Ridge, were for the purpose of seizing heroin and related items. The investigator said Bradley C. Jones, 34, of 101 First St., was charged with possession of heroin in connection with officers finding two grams of heroin, or 18 balloons, $1,276 in cash in a safe and "other heroin-related paraphernalia." Jones currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail.
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Disconnection moratorium ends next week COLUMBUS, OHIO The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) extended its winter reconnect through April 30, 2008. The extension will provide the Ohio Department of Development with more time to distribute winter crisis Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (E-HEAP) funds to at risk families. The winter reconnect order requires electric and natural gas utilities to reconnect or maintain service to customers, regardless of income, who have been disconnected or threatened with disconnection due to nonpayment of their utility bill. The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) requested that the PUCO extend the winter reconnect order from the original April 15, 2008 deadline to mirror the recent extension of E-HEAP funding. "The extension of the winter reconnect order and E-HEAP funding will provide low-income households that have been disconnected or received a disconnection notice with additional time to take advantage of the benefits of both programs," PUCO Chairman Alan R. Schriber stated. "This is especially important given that Ohio's winter heating disconnection moratorium ends next week."
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Wakeman library WAKEMAN The Cleveland Indians trivia contest at the Wakeman Library continues throughout the month, so stop in, pick up an entry, answer the questions and return it to the staff. The winner will receive an official Cleveland Indians polo shirt on March 28. Also in March, celebrate the luck of the Irish by donating $1 for a lucky shamrock, $2 for a lucky silver shamrock and $5 for a lucky gold shamrock. Donations will be used to purchase new books and DVDs. EASE, or Exercise with Arthritis made Simple and Easy, continues at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Retired teacher ailing MONROEVILLE George Landon, a retired teacher from Monroeville, was stricken with a stroke/aneurysm on Jan. 19. He is now recovering and would welcome cards at Triumph Hospital, 335 Glessmer Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44903. Easter Bunny breakfast
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Some 10,000 marchers in 185 units will wind their way through downtown Cleveland in Ohio's largest and oldest St. Patrick's Day parade today, dating back to 1867. The parade steps off at a few minutes after 1 p.m., following morning religious services toned down this year because the holiday falls on the Monday of Holy Week, the sacred seven days leading up to Easter. A fife and drum corps that normally marches into the pre-parade Mass at St. Colman Church won't be doing so this time.
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Local authorities investigated a traffic accident that occurred Friday afternoon on U.S. 250 near the intersection of Mason Road. No further information was available at press time. Here is a video of the investigation.
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Choosing vehicles was the name of the game Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of the Huron County Sheriff's Office. To be more accurate, it was the culmination of a deal between Willard defendant Jose E. Hernandez's attorney and Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler. Hernandez chose a vehicle, followed by Sheriff Richard Sutherland and then the Norwalk Police Department, represented by Officer Seth Fry, until all 31 vehicles were dispersed.
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Tickets are still available for Norwalk High School's production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." As of about 4:50 p.m. Friday, 160 seats were available for the 7 p.m. performance today and about 250 seats for the 3 p.m. Sunday matinee.
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COLLINS - Ten-year-old Jasmine Skrada used to think an opera meant crazy ladies singing in high voices. Now, she sees opera as an interesting art form with a story, and "good, live music' performed by an orchestra.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com A jury found a New London man guilty Friday of punching and choking New London Police Chief Mark Holden after a two-day trial in Huron County Common Pleas Court. The jurors deliberated for a little more than two hours before convicting Chad Murr, 32, of 44 Third St., of assaulting a police officer, a fourth-degree felony. He could face six to 18 months behind bars and a $5,000 maximum fine when he is sentenced April 29. On Dec. 18, Murr's father called police to have his son removed from his home because was intoxicated and being disorderly, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said.
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MARCH 17, 1974 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 34 years ago:
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March 14, 1974 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 34 years ago:
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MARCH 12, 1911 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 97 years ago: Three more homes entered by death Since Midnight Saturday, death has entered three Norwalk homes and taken two adult persons and one child.
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The Norwalk school board voted to approve the three-year administrative contracts of principals Robert Duncan and James Hagemeyer during its Tuesday night meeting. Duncan, the principal of Norwalk High School since 2000, joined the district in 1995 as the high school assistant principal. He said his goals for NHS are to maintain the "excellent" status designated by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for the 2006-2007 academic year and improve state scores and ACTs.
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Nicholas Nay's peers describe the Norwalk High School senior as nice, polite and happy; quite a departure from the uncouth, growling, short-tempered creature the Norwalk High School senior portrays in "Beauty and the Beast.' Those same peers describe Joe Leffler as smart, sophisticated and intelligent. It's safe to say that, unlike his character Gaston, Leffler would not sneer at someone with a strong interest in books. It's even safer to say Leffler would not roughly handle women. "It's probably the most opposite thing (that) I'd ever do,' Leffler said. He added Gaston's antics scare him at times.
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MILAN The Milan Lions Club honored Matthew Ortman, Rachel Wallace and Susan Knight as Berlin-Milan Middle School students of the month. The students were nominated by their teachers considering academics and extra-curricular activities. The Lions Club honors students every month. Matthew is the son of Robert and Karen Ortman of Berlin Heights He has made honor roll all through the middle school. He has been a member the Middle School Academic Teams and Power of the Pen Teams. He was a regional qualifier for the Power of the Pen in seventh grade. He has been a member of the seventh and eighth grade basketball teams. He is also involved in the summer league baseball teams. He is a Boy Scout (life scout rank) and is involved in his church youth group. Matthew enjoys baseball, music, sailing and camping. His future goal is to go to college and become an engineer. Rachel is the daughter of Scott and Janis Wallace of Berlin Heights. She has made honor roll all through Middle School. She has been a Student Council member during her seventh and eighth grade years. She has belonged to Math Club each year at BMMS and is a member of the band. She has been a member of the successful cross country team and track teams. This year she was also was part of our eighth grade basketball team. Rachel has been a Girl Scout for eight years. Rachel enjoys photography, cooking, jet skiing and many other outdoor water type activities. Her future goals include National Honor Society, earning Varsity Sports letters and a college scholarship.
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mlboose@norwalkreflector.com To Taylor Phillips, showing dogs "looked like fun." So when a friend of her grandmother's asked her to take a corgi into the ring, she agreed. A year later, the 11-year-old is headed to Kalamazoo, Mich. after receiving an invitation to compete in the United Kennel Club's Annual Premier Show in June. Phillips was judged third best in a five-state region for showmanship skills for her age level. Phillips, who turns 12 on March 20, started showing dogs last year when she accompanied her grandmother to dog shows.
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NORWALK FIRE n Found nothing during the investigation of a strong chemical smell at 11:24 a.m. Thursday near 270 Milan Ave. Returned to station at 12:09 p.m.