1:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Gena Williams, who had miscarried twice, lifted the "beautiful, brown-eyed baby," at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The infant rested its head on her shoulder. As much as Williams, of Greenwich, desired a child, the baby in her arms desperately needed a family. Her biological parents, due perhaps to economic hardships, could not care for her. The infant, named Lauren, had been approved for adoption by the Williams' and just arrived at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport from Guatemala. She was ready to start a new life the only one she would ever know as the newly adopted daughter of Williams and her husband, Joe.
1:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Rev. Bruce Rzengota, of Norwalk Alliance Church, will take the pulpit at St. Paul Catholic Church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for the annual ecumenical Thanksgiving service of the Norwalk Ministerial Association. Rzengota, who has been lead pastor at Norwalk Alliance for four years, said the service is open to everyone and is important for the community.
1:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
It was just another rainy Monday at the Norwalk Reflector. Scott Seitz and Mike Greco were first on the scene about 5:30 a.m. Seitz had a weekend's worth of cop news to pick up, while Greco had to come up with something to say about Sunday's debacle on the Cleveland lakefront. Everybody thinks being a sportswriter is a great job free admission, free food and a great place to watch the game. But did you see that crap Sunday afternoon?
1:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
NHRA has released the 2009 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule. The Series, which is headlined by the powerful Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes, features 44 races across the country throughout NHRA's seven geographic regions. Competitors in eight classes in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series vie for divisional and national championships and a share of the year-end purse worth more than $560,000. Norwalk is part of the series in the North Central Division and scheduled for May 15 to 17 at Summit Motorsports Park. There is also races slated for Mid-Michigan Motorplex in Stanton, Mich. July 11 and 12 and National Trail Raceway in Columbus July 24 to 26.
1:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - The two men who wore ski masks and branished guns Tuesday morning while robbing the Erie Community Federal Credit Union remain on the loose. One shot was fired, but nobody was injured in the heist.
1:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com MILAN Lili Grant is about the size of many of her first-grade classmates. But for a chipmunk, she's a towering figure. The Milan Elementary student pretended to be a chipmunk Monday and was sent back into the wild, as part of a Center of Science and Industry (COSI) traveling exhibit called "What's Wild."
1:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Police will only appear at Eagle home basketball games on an as-needed basis. Due to low gate receipts from the football season, the school board decided Monday not to pay officers to be present at every basketball game. That has always been the practice at Monroeville, superintendent David Stubblebine said.
1:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - Two men robbed the Erie Community Federal Credit Union this morning. Bank tellers were held up by two white men armed with a shotgun and sidearm revolver.
1:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Steel Workers Union has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Norwalk Custom Order Furniture, which could delay an independent vote by employees to reject union representation. "Their version is that the company put pressure on the employees," said Randy Malloy, assistant to the regional director for the Cleveland office of the National Labor Relations Board.
1:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Monroeville Junior High/High School Principal Jim Kaczor said he wants to put an end once and for all to accusations he acted inappropriately toward students at a previous job.
1:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The dilemma over Stan Obrenovich's bulletin board at Bresson Park without city approval is over. "We have resolved that,' said Mayor Sue Lesch. "The bulletin board will stay.'
1:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - The only consistent part of the Cleveland Browns season has been their inconsistency, which reared its ugly head once again Sunday against the Houston Texans. Fresh off an emotional 29-27 win over the Buffalo Bills Nov. 17, the Browns returned home to what-has-turned out not to be the friendly confines of Cleveland Browns Stadium, facing a team on a three-game losing streak with a backup quarterback.
1:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Due to computer problems, today's edition of The Norwalk Reflector will be late. We regret the delay and thank you for your patience.
1:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The New London Board of Education met Friday and approved a three-year contract with the non-certified employees (Ohio Association of Public School Employees). Effective Aug. 31, 2008 to Sept. 1, 2011, the agreement calls for a 40-cents-an-hour raise for the first year, 45 cents the second year and 48 cents the third. In addition to this, paraprofessionals, teacher aides, will also receive a one-time increase of 25 cents an hour.
1:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The face of uptown Monroeville is changing. With the renovation of the former Hess Hardware building, the consolidation of Howard Leis Furniture and the possibility of a new village hall in 2009, progress is the name of the game.
1:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
This week features what has historically been one of the best days of the year. Yes, I'm talking about the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
1:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio's deer gun season will be with us shortly, opening on Dec. 1, and from all indications it will be a good one for Norwalk area hunters. The Division of Wildlife is predicting an excellent season, maybe a record one, so a fair number of local hunters will be drawing down on a fine buck or doe either near home or elsewhere around the state, and hopefully dropping it for the count. The next question is what do you do with it then? Several years ago I downed a nice nine point on the first hour of opening day, took it to the nearest check station, then my favorite meat cutter, and having little else to do that day, hung around the check station for a few hours to see what other hunters brought in. It was a revelation! Pickup truck after pickup truck drove in, some with a single deer and some with several, and I looked carefully to see how they were dressed. A modest number had been correctly gutted and cleaned, but a surprising number had been butchered, almost literally.
1:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Greenwich man accused of breaking into several Pepperidge Farm employee vehicles was one of four people indicted by a Huron County grand jury Friday.
1:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk has never been considered a center of the auto industry, even though the Fisher Brothers grew up here and learned their manufacturing skills in their father's carriage shop. However, research reveals at least two early attempts locally at manufacturing auto parts. In December of 1921 there was formed here a company known as the Motor Products Company. J. G. White of Wakeman was president, J. W. Hawley of Norwalk was vice-president and general manager. Mr. Hawley had devised a turn signal system for autos, which worked just as turn signals do now. A light was placed on each front fender and one on the back of the car. A lever on the steering column controlled the signals so that the driver could give warning in advance of his pending turn and so didn't have to use hand signals.
1:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Three lots in Willard and Greenwich that have been abandoned will be sold by the Huron County auditor's office at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the sheriff's office. Dina Shenker, assistant county prosecutor, has been working for more than two years to clean up unpaid property taxes in the county so she scheduled the first auditor's auction in about 10 years for Huron County.
1:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
'Tis the season for our special Web site, Firelands Christmas. FirelandsChristmas.com returns even bigger and better than last year. This site offers many ways to help you this holiday season. It includes an events calendar, recipes, information about holiday savings, charities and tree farms and, of course, letters to Santa. The site also features a house decorating contest in which users submit and vote for pictures of area homes, with the grand prize winner receiving a $500 gift certificate from Diamond Collection.