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
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
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
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.
6:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
news@norwalkreflector.com NEW LONDON The village's safety forces saluted their own Saturday with a banquet in the Hileman Building at the Recreation Park. Fire Chief John Chapin introduced new members of his department and reported 47 calls so far this year. He presented Mark Roeder, a 20-year member of the department, with a plaque naming him Firefighter of the Year. Firelands Ambulance Service Coordinator Dan Bailey said his group has responded to 387 calls this year, and he gave the Volunteer of the Year award to Margaret Souslin and Tammy Montgomery. Souslin has served as an EMT with FAS for four years and Montgomery, assistant FAS coordinator, for nine.
6:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Huron County men face separate driving under the influence (DUI) charges in connection with recent unrelated traffic stops by the state Highway Patrol. Charles E. Crawford, 48, of 23 Westwind Drive, was charged with DUI and DUI while driving with a suspended license stemming from an incident Sunday. Another driver, Skip M. Barnhart, 18, of 2342 Fitchville River Road, Wakeman, was charged with DUI in connection with a single motorcycle crash Nov. 28, troopers said.
6:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
After her mother died, 18-year-old Catherine Stankiewicz talked about her feelings with James H. Harkness, 80, who lived down the street on Glover Avenue. The two talked about God and how Stankiewicz's mother was now in his hands.
6:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Now more than ever, the Norwalk community needs to step up and help its own. "I challenge people who still have a job, who did get a raise, who maybe didn't have to take a pay cut, to this year adopt a family or a cause," Mayor Sue Lesch said.
6:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Subway is looking a lot more festive, thanks to several talented Monroeville Elementary School students. (NOTE - To see the artwork created by these students, click here.)
6:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
Help is on the way for Huron County employers. The Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (JFS)is working with area, state and federal governments to provide this assistance.
6:48 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two Bellevue men were indicted Wednesday in connection with assaulting a mentally challenged man. Andrew R. Ohler, 26, of 170 Wood St., and Joseph Herbert, 19, of 120 Orchard St., were charged with one count each of felonious assault stemming from an Oct. 13 incident. If convicted, each defendant faces two to eight years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000.
6:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Valu King Food Market officially opened its doors this morning. The Norwalk store is located in the former Giant Eagle building on Whittlesey Avenue. It is the third Valu King to open in the past year.
6:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO (MCT) - Three times in two months, Jose Calderon and Belinda Vega were stopped by a police officer and an immigration officer in Plymouth and their identities were questioned - each time with their two young children present and each time with no ticket or citation given. The stops, according to lawyers with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, were not a result of Calderon's driving, but because of the color of his skin.
6:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com From the time Sandusky High School graduate Lynn Wintersteller won the lead role in a youth theater production at age 13, her friends shunned her. Wintersteller got down on her hands and knees, but it wasn't to beg them to reconsider. She enjoyed playing the lead so much that she begged God to "Please, please let me be an actress." It's safe to say her prayers were answered.
6:47 AM Jul 26, 2010
Two men forcibly stole a woman's purse outside a local grocery store at 6:41 p.m. Tuesday and took off with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to a Norwalk Police Department report, the victim told Capt. Jack O'Neil she had shopped in Gardner's SuperValu on Whittlesey Avenue.