12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Bratz's mission is to encourage and empower young girls to be themselves, embrace their individuality and treasure their friendships. Those messages come to the fore in the all-new animated feature "Bratz Girlz Really Rock,' which recently was released on DVD from Lionsgate. Filled with eight rockin' new songs about friendship and being true to yourself, and loaded with fun bonus extras like fun bloopers, deleted scenes, a chance to make your own music video, and an interview with Jasmin Larian (the original inspiration for "Yasmin'), this DVD will have girls of all ages embracing their individuality and their own passions.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
A boy was transported to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with undisclosed injuries after he was struck by a car while crossing the street Friday afternoon. Charles Alexander, 52, of 28 Ontario St., Norwalk, was driving a 2001 Ford Escape westbound on East Main Street at about 2:45 p.m. when three youngsters ran out onto the road, Norwalk Police Officer Ty Keefer said.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
A few years ago I wrote a story concerning animal intelligence, regarding a horse owned by Frederick Benedict of East Norwalk. In May of 1887 he sold this horse to a lady in Worthington, Ohio, and delivered it there by train. Five months later the horse reappeared at the Benedict farm. It was decided that "Dolly" had escaped the very night she was delivered, and spent the summer returning home. Two similar stories concerning dogs and this homing phenomenon came to my attention recently. In 1844 a family from 15 miles away came to visit relatives in Norwalk. They brought Hubert, their old farm dog and forgot him when they left, as he was sleeping in the kitchen.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city hall will be closed Monday in celebration of Columbus Day. Trash pickup will not be delayed.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The latest jobless numbers came out Thursday morning showing another 20,000 jobless claims in the last week. This was seen as good news, as far as I can ascertain, because it's less than recent weeks and less than had been anticipated. I fear, though, that if something were to happen to make the U.S. media stop relying on polling data, the number of jobless claims would suddenly shoot up by millions instead of thousands.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bob Hart has a special interest in the film "Express The Ernie Davis Story," which opens at most theaters Oct. 10. While at Syracuse, he blocked for the movie's main character, college football player Ernie Davis.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Vinnie is a priest's best friend - and writing partner. The Rev. Joseph Kraker and his roughly 10-year-old black Labrador/golden retriever mix have been together nearly all of Vinnie's life. The dog is a fixture around St. Vincent Church in Akron, where Kraker is pastor. And on Wednesday, Norwalk Catholic School students got to see Vinnie and his human handler up close and personal in honor of the school's Spirit Day.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton is hoping to "develop good leads" in the ongoing investigation of the vandalism at the Chamberlain mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. A concerned citizen came to the station about 3 p.m. Friday afternoon and reported seeing the door open.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk is sponsoring a seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 to help people find ways to save on gas and utility bills. "With the economy the way it is now, we think it is important if we know ways to save money, we make them available to the community,' said Dale Sheppard, safety/service director for the city.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk football team makes the trek to Frost-Kalnow Stadium Friday for a Northern Ohio League encounter against Tiffin Columbian. The Truckers enter at 0-7 overall, 0-4 in the league, while the Tornadoes are 5-2 and 3-1.
12:37 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Commissioners Mike Adelman and Gary Bauer have both agreed to forego pay raises authorized by the state legislature for 2009 and urge other elected officials to do the same. Democrat Adelman has two more years in his term. Republican Bauer is running for re-election in November against Independent Jim Sitterly. Both commissioners said they would not take expected raises because of the tight budget. The state legislature is still working on a pay bill for elected officials for 2009.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen believes in the idea of "the more, the merrier" when it comes to patrolling the city. The state Highway Patrol brought in a canine unit when the Norwalk post collaborated with police for a criminal road patrol blitz focusing on illegal drug activity late last month. "We're glad to have another law enforcement agency in the area to help us. I'm of the opinion, the more sheriff's deputies and highway patrolmen in the area, the better," Cashen said.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Huron County Commissioners Mike Adelman and Gary Bauer have both agreed to forego pay raises authorized by the state legislature for 2009 and urge other elected officials to do the same. Democrat Adelman has two more years in his term. Republican Bauer is running for re-election in November against Independent Jim Sitterly. Both commissioners said they would not take expected raises because of the tight budget. The state legislature is still working on a pay bill for elected officials for 2009. Salaries for commissioners across the state are set by the state legislature based on the county's population. They include annual cost of living raises of up to 3 percent based on a formula including the Consumer Price Index.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
The traffic light in front of the former Tops/Giant Eagle building will switch to blinking lights on Monday. The light will flash yellow for caution to drivers on Whittlesey Avenue and will flash red for drivers turning onto Whittlesey. Josh Snyder, public works director, said it will make for a more efficient intersection by reducing the amount of time drivers have to wait to turn left. He said when a new tenant is found for the empty grocery store, the city would reconsider use of the light. "We anticipate a new tenant in the former Tops/Giant Eagle building will provide additional traffic to the intersection that will resume normal operation of the signal to benefit all users of this intersection," he said.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Vinnie is a priest's best friend and writing partner. The Rev. Joseph Kraker and his roughly 10-year-old black Labrador/golden retriever mix have been together nearly all of Vinnie's life.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
OCT. 13, 1970 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 38 years ago: Summerlin appeals to high court The conviction of Norwalk news dealer Robert Summerlin for selling an obscene book has been appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city hall will be closed Monday in celebration of Columbus Day. Trash pickup will not be delayed.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Redwood Village Luxury Suites is holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to show off their new properties. At 230 Stower Lane, the luxury suites are part of the Norwalk Commons development on the north side of town. The gated community with apartments of about 1,200 square feet and attached garages, will rent the units from $775 to $850 monthly.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Western Reserve Land Conservancy has permanently protected two more properties totaling 66 acres in Lorain County. They include a tract originally owned by Amherst's first settler and a farm adjacent to where a fossilized mastodon skeleton was unearthed in the 19th century. In Amherst, the Historic Shupe Homestead, owned by William, Diane and Matthew Nahorn, was permanently preserved through the donation of a conservation easement, according to Andrew McDowell, director of the Land Conservancy's Firelands field office. The 15-acre property can trace its history back to 1816, when the first settler in Amherst, Jacob Shupe, purchased property on the banks of Beaver Creek. Designated as a Lorain County historical landmark and listed on the Ohio History Inventory of Historical Properties, the property contains critical floodplain forest and older growth forest. It plays an important role in maintaining the water quality of Beaver Creek. The Schupe house, constructed in 1810 in Greek Revival style, is still used as a residence. It is the oldest frame house in Amherst and an Amherst historical landmark.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
mroche@norwalkreflector.com NEWPORT, Ky. Sharks swimming above your head. Alligators trolling under your feet. Birds eating out of your hand. These are some of the experiences in store for visitors at the Newport Aquarium. My wife Jodie and I recently took our three daughters to this place, which bills itself as "a million gallons of fun." Facing Cincinnati on the opposite side of the Ohio River, the aquarium is located in Newport on the Levee a bustling and sophisticated shopping/dining complex. The aquarium is divided into themed sections that are connected by tunnels, some of which are underwater, allowing visitors to watch fish and other aquatic life swimming about.
12:36 AM Jul 26, 2010
Nick Ezzone may no longer be affiliated with the North Coast Concert Band, but special times from his 24 years with the band linger in his memory. Performing patriotic music on the Toledo riverfront just before dark, with thousands listening and applauding.