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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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"The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away' was the philosopher's Biblical quote as heavy coats plunked down on spare chairs in a CCC uptown coffee shop. "Plus, snow falls on the just and the unjust, causing either one to fall on their kiester,' added Doberman. "At our ages it gets downright dangerous when senior ever-thinning calcium is placed at risk. Broken bones can cause some serious side effects. It is important to be very careful. Ice can be so dang slippery when it hides under a light snowfall.'
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Sherman Township in western Huron County was one of the first townships settled in the interior of the county away from Lake Erie and the larger rivers. Daniel Sherman, Burwell Fitch and Samuel Seymour came there in the spring of 1812 and began to clear up farms. Daniel Sherman was a son of Taylor Sherman, who owned a large tract of land in the township and who was a member of the Fire-Lands Company in Connecticut. For many years after 1840, Sherman was considered a stronghold of German immigrants who established a strong settlement there around the Bismark community. The center of their focus for many years was St. Sebastian Catholic Church, and most of those hardy pioneers rest in the parish cemetery there. Before the German influx, several "Yankee" families purchased farms in Sherman. One of these Yankees was Alpheus Manley, who was born in Vermont and came to Sherman in 1836 from New York State. He and his wife, Mariett Bartley, settled on a farm about a mile west of Bismark on Bismark Road. It was the custom at that point to provide whiskey for the neighbors who helped you raise your log house. Mr. Manley was a temperance man, however, and his neighbors went home in disgust, leaving the house only partly completed. Other help had to be found to finish the work.
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akrause@norwalkreflector.com COLLINS Ten-year-old Jasmine Skrada used to think an opera involved 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. Jasmine is not alone among her peers: Since they've been rehearsing for their parts in the opera "Carmen," Western Reserve fifth graders have become enamored by, and more educated about opera.
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While two senators are calling for hearings into the possibility of pharmaceuticals in public drinking water, Norwalk residents don't have to worry about the problem. Two veteran U.S. senators said Monday they plan to hold hearings in response to an Associated Press investigation into the presence of trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans.
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HURON TOWNSHIP - A Norwalk insurance agent was charged with driving left of center in connection with a Huron Avery Road head-on collision Tuesday afternoon. Cindy Norcross, 41, of Huron, was cited after she went left of center while heading south on Huron Avery Road just south of Fox Road. Troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol said her 2004 GMC Yukon hit the 2005 Dodge Stratus driven by Susan Gundlach, 46, of Huron, about 4:45 p.m.
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NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Kevin C. Mount, 31, 6 Cedar St., Norwalk. Violation date: Nov. 21, 2007. Conviction date: Feb. 29. Sentence: $1000 fine, $70 costs, two-year license suspension and 180 days in jail; defendant shall have 30 days of jail to commence April 4; defendant shall have 150 days suspended and be placed on probation for a period of two years; defendant shall abide by laws and have no convictions for two years; defendant shall provide proof completion of 30 days in-patient alcohol treatment by March 31; defendant shall provide proof of six months alcohol counseling by Sept. 30. Justin M. Kuhn, 24, 2607 Miller Road, Willard. Violation date: Nov. 22, 2007. Conviction date: Feb. 29. Sentence: $600 fine, $62 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Feb. 29 to May 22. Gary D. Lyons, 41, 4065 Egypt Road, Willard. Violation date: Dec. 23, 2007. Conviction date: Feb. 28. Sentence: $600 fine, $60 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of AIP; defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Feb. 28 to June 23.