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
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.