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Negotiations for a new three-year deal for the Huron County Sheriff's Office will be starting soon and all the parties involved hope they will conclude by June 30 the end of the current contract. Employees had a pay freeze in the first year of their last contract, with three percent annual increases for each of the last two years. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
8:41 PM Jul 24, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Linda Wangler gets a "double whammy" when the sirens sound for the Huron River Joint Fire District. Her husband Don and their son, Darren, are both volunteer firefighters. "I'm very proud of them. Of course I get anxious when I hear it's a big fire," Linda said.
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HIGHWAY PATROL Larry J. Willgrube, 34, of 2017 S. Main St., Milan, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Wednesday after he hit the rear of the stopped vehicle driven by Judy L. Lykins, 39, of 4960 Ohio 601, at the Ohio 61 red light with the intersection of Ohio 601. That collision pushed Lykins' car into the rear of the minivan driven by Carol L. Young, 47, of 64 Harris Ave., who reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.
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Classes teaching ballroom and social dancing will begin March 25. Instructor Timothy Nyman, from Black Tie Dance Studio, will guide students through the foxtrot, waltz and rumba, as well as swing dancing. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
8:41 PM Jul 24, 2010
Certified adult nurse practitioner Amanda M. Cook has joined Drs. James Kasten and Kimberly Gecsi at their obstetrics/gynecology practice in Norwalk. Most recently, Cook was a licensed practical nurse (LPN) nurse educator at EHOVE Career Center in Milan. She received her master of science degree in nursing from The Medical University of Ohio at Toledo in 2006, her bachelor's degree from the Medical University of Ohio at Toledo in 2001 and a diploma of nursing from the Toledo School of Nursing in 1987. She received her national certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2006. She is a member of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses and has been a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing since 2001. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
8:41 PM Jul 24, 2010
Walk to help fight asthma. Walk for a chance to win a car. Those dual incentives will be part of the 2007 Asthma Walk, set for May 20 at Kalahari Resort. Registration begins at noon and the walk starts at 1 p.m. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
8:41 PM Jul 24, 2010
Top o'the morning to you! While you may not realize March is Irish-American Heritage Month in this country, you're probably aware St. Patrick's Day is Saturday. St. Patrick's Day celebrations in America date to 1737 when Boston hosted its first parade for that holiday. It is now celebrated nationwide with the wearing of green a symbol of Ireland's lush farmlands, consumption of green libations, and enjoyment of traditional fare like Irish soda bread and corned beef and cabbage.
8:41 PM Jul 24, 2010
The American Cancer Society's Ohio Division is offering Youth Survivor College Scholarships to young cancer survivors to help them pay for higher education. The scholarships are for the 2007-08 academic year. This year's scholarship application deadline is March 21, and applicants will be notified in May of their funding status. The scholarships are not intended for family members or caregivers of cancer survivors.
8:41 PM Jul 24, 2010
WILLARD - The Rainbow Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Mercy Hospital of Willard announce the kick-off of Great Strides: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis. The kick-off celebration will be held at noon Wednesday at the American Legion. This kick-off celebration will provide an opportunity for the community to hear from past participants in Great Strides, get information to form a team, learn ways to reach fundraising goals and learn how your business can sponsor the 2007 Great Strides Walkathon scheduled for 1 p.m. May 20 at Willard park. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
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Kathleen Schaffer was selected Wednesday night as Huron County's next treasurer. Currently deputy director of the Huron County Board of Elections, Schaffer, who has been with the board of elections for the past 10 years and served in the county recorder's office before that, said she was anxious to try something different.
8:41 PM Jul 24, 2010
Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell made the correct rulings in the caged children case that's what the judges in the 6th District Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. The ruling affirms Cardwell's Dec. 22, 2005 judgment that eight of the 11 adopted Clarksfield Township children were abused and all 11 children were dependent. The decision by Judges Peter Handwork, Mark Pietrykowski and Thomas Osowik also supported Cardwell's March 20, 2006 decision to give permanent custody of the children to the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (HCDJFS).
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Timothy Shupe's address was listed Monday as 20 Reed St., Norwalk. Residents at that address said Shupe no longer lives there.
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MARCH 14, 1968 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:
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NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Ramon J. Ornelas, 39, 733 E. Ohio 61, Norwalk. Violation date: Nov. 4, 2006. Conviction date: Feb. 28, 2007. Sentence: $800 fine, $65 costs, one-year license suspension and 10 days in jail; defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation and restricted plates from Feb. 28 to Nov. 4.
8:40 PM Jul 24, 2010
Americans are individually, and as a whole, addicted to instant gratification. So I ask you, what is the hold up with this global warming thing? The northern area of Ohio is somewhere about 800 feet above sea level, so even if the Greenland ice cap and all of the North and South poles were to thaw out, the seas would never rise high enough to flood us here. Think of the housing industry boom for Ohio. More than half of America's population lives along the coastline, and those displaced millions will have to move somewhere. The flooded coastal cities would then become artificial reefs that would provide protection for new schools of fish and create more jobs for the sport fishermen whose industry is being greatly reduced because of over-fishing by corporate fishing fleets.
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WILLARD - Deputies arrested two Willard men within two days on allegations they stole about $20,000 worth of tools and equipment from an unattached garage on Bullhead Road in Richmond Township. Derek L. Rigg, 20, of 4427 N. Greenfield Road, was arrested at his home Sunday. His suspected co-defendant, Dustin Wright, 20, of the same address, was arrested the next day, Huron County Sheriff's Sgt. Annette McLaughlin said. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
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"If I receive my party's nomination for President of the United States, I pledge to participate in nine, 90-minute dialogues in the nine weeks before the general election with my opponent. In the Lincoln-Douglas style, I will agree to debate my opponent with only a time-keeper, and to insist upon no rules. I understand it will be just me and my solutions and my opponent with theirs." This is a challenge by Newt Gingrich to any candidate for president in 2008. He has yet to declare his candidacy, but has proposed this for the candidates. It would eliminate the liberal media control of any debates and leave the candidates on their own to answer each others' questions and provide solutions to the country's problems from their core beliefs. It would require each candidate to be completely prepared in his own mind, not based on questions to be asked by a reporter. They must be able to substantiate their positions on issues with historical parallels. If it didn't work in the past, it probably won't work now. Americans deserve to know exactly where each candidate stands on the issues. Let's pressure all candidates to have this type of debate to get their stand on all of the issues that are important to us.
8:40 PM Jul 24, 2010
The Reflector has said in the past the city should ignore an engineering survey that states a traffic signal is not needed at Cleveland and Old State roads. In light of the Norwalk Police Department's end-of-year report, it bares repeating In most situations, we would encourage the city to do as it is and follow the advice of the engineering experts and the Ohio Department of Transportation. However, the Norwalk Police Department's report lists Cleveland and Old State as the city's most dangerous intersection with nine accidents last year.
8:40 PM Jul 24, 2010
Bennett Pointe, a new senior apartment home community in Norwalk Commons, is now open and has recently moved in its first residents. Located on Stower Lane on the northern edge of Norwalk, Bennett Pointe will encompass 60 new two-bedroom apartment homes for residents 55 and over when completed.
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SANDUSKY - This weekend Kalahari Resort's NIA Center will host what is being billed as the largest and most extravagant home show event ever held between Lorain and Toledo. The Money Source Great Lakes Home and Flower Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
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BERLIN HEIGHTS - Police busted a Memorial Drive drinking party and charged five juveniles with underage consumption early Saturday morning. The three Berlin Heights residents, two girls and one boy, and the two Norwalk boys were cited and released to their parents, Berlin Heights Police Chief Charity Schafer said.