6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Feelings ran high at Monday's council meeting concerning the fate of the former fire station on South Main Street and actions of administrator Shawn Tappel. About 100 townspeople attended the meeting which was held in the Hileman Building at the Recreation Park and which started out with businessman Rich Smothers explaining why he moved his business into the old station in April but moved out in August.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
DEC. 16, 1925 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 84 years ago: Aged man missing for three days Alfred Wood, aged 77, has been missing from his home on West St. since early Monday afternoon, and his daughter, with whom he made his home, is frantic in her worry over his absence.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - There is a boil advisory in effect for Horseshoe Drive, Kreider Lane, Clock Lane, Surrey Court and River Road until further notice. Village residents who have questions about the advisory are encouraged to call the village administration office at (419) 465-2922 or the water department at (419) 465-4182.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO - The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Sandusky Police Department arrested Jackie McElroy for homicide. McElroy, 35, was wanted on the homicide by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department in Alabama. In June of 2009, McElroy allegedly shot and killed James Porter in Jefferson County, Alabama. Shortly after the homicide it is believed that McElroy fled Alabama for Ohio. McElroy was also wanted by the Sandusky Police, Erie County Sheriff's Department, and the Norwalk Police for traffic violations.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County General Health District will offer the H1N1 flu vaccine to anyone beginning Monday. The Health Department will be giving the shots from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the following locations: Collins United Methodist Church on Monday; at Norwalk Alliance Church on Tuesday; at St. Alphonsus in Peru Township on Wednesday; and at Monroeville High School on Dec. 22.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - In the 36 1/2 years Norwalk resident Mel Brown worked at Tenneco, he has done "about everything" in the Milan plant. Friday, the last day of production, was the end of his and many other employees' Tenneco careers. Operations are moving to Mexico.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police suspect someone attempted to burn down the wooden sign commemorating the St. Paul football team's state championship Sunday night after a detective found nearby paper soaked with an accelerant. "It had an odor of paint thinner or WD-40," Norwalk Police Chief Dave Light said.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Who says there's no such thing as Good Samaritans anymore? "My son, Preston, was driving home from work (Wednesday) when he saw a person laying on the sidewalk in front of St. Paul's," Norwalk resident Debi Bartow said.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
That's Capt. Mike Conney to you. The 20-year veteran of the Norwalk Police Department has had just short of a month to get used to his promotion. But, he's not disappointed with not being named the next chief.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Commercial Vehicle Group announced late Thursday the company is closing its Norwalk locations. The company said this action is the result of the Navistar's decision to insource the cab assembly operations performed at Norwalk into their existing assembly facility in Escobedo, Mexico.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
MANSFIELD - Authorities are trying to identify an incendiary device that caused an explosion early this morning at the municipal building. "People on the scene described a strong smell of gasoline," police Chief Phil Messer told an area newspaper. "The device hopefully will be identified later on today."
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
The late James H. Harkness and his wife, Jennie, maintained a garden that kept on giving. The entire community benefited from it, said James' son, Alfonzia.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk police are continuing their search for two men who forcibly stole a woman's purse outside a grocery store Tuesday night.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - State Highway Patrol troopers seized a total of three kilos of heroin in two unrelated traffic stops this weekend with an estimated street value of $1.2 million. Through this past weekend the Patrol has seized 10,241 grams of heroin, valued at nearly $4.1 million, compared to only 6,367 grams, valued at $2.5 million, for the entire year last year.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
You could call them the quilting ladies. But instead, the women who gather together twice a week at the St. Alphonsus Parish Center call themselves the Happy Hand Quilters. The quilters from St. Alphonsus and St. Joseph Catholic churches have been stitching together since 1993.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced a class litigation settlement with national restaurant chain Bahama Breeze for $1,260,000 and significant remedial relief in a case alleging repeated racial harassment of 37 black workers at the company's Beachwood location. In its lawsuit, the EEOC charged that Bahama Breeze managers committed numerous and persistent acts of racial harassment against black employees, including frequently addressing black staff with slurs such as "n….r,' "Aunt Jemima,' "homeboy,' "stupid n….r,' and "you people.' Additionally, managers allegedly imitated what they perceived to be the speech and mannerisms of black employees, and denied them breaks while allowing breaks to white employees. Despite the employees' complaints to management, the alleged race-based harassment continued.
6:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Dear Valu King Food Market, Welcome to Norwalk. It's a very nice little town. And best of all, for you, everyone here eats food.
6:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Shame on you, cat killer. You, who shot our cat in his backside which severed the nerve to his left leg, paralyzing it. You, whose hollow-point bullet broke apart inside his testicles, intestines and hind-leg muscles. How would you like being shot that way? Try to drag yourself home for help. Try dying a slow death of infection and starvation.
6:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was Black Friday in Norwalk, but nobody was running off to the stores spending their money. On the day when Tenneco ceased production, it was announced Commercial Vehicle Group was shutting its doors in April. Work from both plants will be shipped to Mexcio. "It's a punch in the gut, so to speak," said Homer Burger, who has worked at the CVG plant the last 33 years.
6:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
DEC. 15, 1925 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 84 years ago: Wakeman's handsome new bank to hold reception
6:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE There is a boil advisory in effect for Horseshoe Drive, Kreider Lane, Clock Lane, Surrey Court and River Road until further notice. Village residents who have questions about the advisory are encouraged to call the village administration office at (419) 465-2922 or the water department at (419) 465-4182.