9:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com If your dream was to open a restaurant, you couldn't have scripted it any better. Everything fell neatly into place for Norwalk native Jason Howard and Milan native Mike Prout to re-open the La Campesina restaurant on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico. It is 60 miles southeast of San Juan. The pair re-opened the restaurant at the end of November, about six years after they met through a mutual friend.
9:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
The seventh annual Elegant Evening for the Arts - the annual gala that adds about $30,000 annually to the endowment fund for Norwalk City Schools - will be Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets are $30, $50 and $75 for a reception with hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m. and a concert at 8:30 p.m. Tickets can be ordered by calling (419) 660-6511.
9:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Chances are you'd be smiling if you just shook Mr. Molecule's hand. So it was hardly surprising that Main Street School students wore big smiles after they'd interacted with the witty, jolly man.
9:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - Erie County sheriff's detectives are investigating an armed robbery early this morning at the Comfort Inn, 11020 U.S. 250. The suspect left with $397. The culprit entered the hotel through the south entrance door with a crow bar and told her he "needed the cash drawer," Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. The suspect said he "would get nasty with her" if she didn't give him the cash box, Sigsworth added.
9:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
Seven of the 11 Gravelle children currently are placed in the homes of families intent on adopting them. Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell, in a prepared statement released today, said the adoptions in each of those cases "are at varying stages of finalization.' Four of the seven children are in out-of-state homes - specifically Georgia, Minnesota and two in Pennsylvania - while the remaining three youngsters are in Ohio homes. Two of the children are in Huron County and a third is in Erie County.
9:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - Investigators have concluded that Western Reserve Superintendent Doug Solet violated the school district's sexual harassment policy. The Western Reserve school board recently hired Concord-based HR On Call Inc. to investigate a harassment claim made by a classified female employee against Solet and a similar claim Solet made against her.
9:14 PM Jul 25, 2010
Feb. 22, 1916 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 92 years ago:
9:14 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - he following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Bradley Sabo, 26, 520 Milan Ave., Lot 145, Norwalk; one count of passing bad checks; conviction date: Feb. 11; fine, $100; costs, $129; jail, 30 days, 27 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall make restitution through court in sum of $265 within 30 days; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 90 days.
9:13 PM Jul 25, 2010
FEB. 21, 1916 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 92 years ago:
9:13 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK FIRE n Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at 80 St. Mary's St. Returned to station at 10:30.
9:13 PM Jul 25, 2010
There's something going on at Norwalk High School, and it's not academics and it's not sports. A group of devoted students gather after school and into the evening hours on weekdays, and they also meet on Saturdays and sometimes Sundays. It's not a religious event, and the students are not being paid for their time. It's not for a grade. It's not a competition with a prize for winning. There is no varsity letter to be gained.
9:13 PM Jul 25, 2010
Now I understand. This past week, I visited a flavored water bottling plant and the first thing I noticed were the employees. Darn near every one was either blind, in a wheel chair, had Down Syndrome or was dealing with a horrific malady of some sort. Surprisingly, to say, every person I spoke with was cheerful, if not bubbly, eager to please and very happy to be there working. In short, they were - totally happy - to be given the opportunity to create not only a great product, but make better lives for themselves. To say that it was "uplifting' would not do justice to those warm, wonderful people and it was at that moment that I finally.... "Understood.'
9:13 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com A Bellevue man was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison for transactions involving two different drugs. Ryan L. Rang, 23, of 103F Thomas Drive, was given one year behind bars for one count each of attempted trafficking in Oxycodone and trafficking in marijuana, but will serve the sentences at the same time. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also fined Rang $250 on each case and ordered him to pay $195 in restitution to the Norwalk Police Department. Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said a confidential informant bought marijuana and 14 Oxycodone pills from Rang during two Feb. 19, 2007 transactions.
9:13 PM Jul 25, 2010
The 15th annual Lake Erie Wing Watch Weekend returns to BGSU Firelands College in Huron April 11 to 13. This weekend of educational and entertaining activities for birding enthusiasts is a cooperative effort sponsored by the Erie and Ottawa counties' visitor and convention bureaus, and county, state, and private conservation organizations.
9:13 PM Jul 25, 2010
HURON - The Firelands branch of Bowling Green State University will host Native American dancers Wednesday as part of the school's annual diversity celebration. The Cleveland American Indian Education Center will present a performance at 6 p.m. in the central lounge, also known as "the pit." Visitors should use parking lot A.
9:13 PM Jul 25, 2010
Major, a 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, is safe at home today thanks to the efforts of owners Tracy and Rick Quillen, as well as Beth Bryant, who noticed the dog hanging around her property. The Quillens also give the Norwalk Reflector credit for the safe return of Major because Bryant called the family after a relative told her about a newspaper advertisement regarding Major.
9:13 PM Jul 25, 2010
Reta Stark, 71, was surprised to learn she was nominated for the Norwalk Reflector's Citizen of the Year award. Imagine how surprised she will be to learn she's won.
9:13 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County won't lose just one Sutherland when Sheriff Richard Sutherland retires at the end of the year. His twin brother, Chief Deputy Bob Sutherland, is also calling it quits. While Richard looks forward to relaxing - at least at first - and not working under the county's timetable, Bob will be doing a lot of traveling during his retirement.
9:13 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk schools have recalled taco meat and hamburger patties in refrigeration, but those items will never be served to students and will disposed of according to government requirements. Undercover video taken at the Westland/Hallmark Meat Co. of Chino, Calif., shows workers shocking, kicking and shoving debilitated cattle with forklifts, prompting the government to pull 143 million pounds of the company's beef - including that at Norwalk schools.
9:13 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - Two of the occupants in a U.S. 6 fatal crash early Sunday morning are in stable condition at MetroHealth Medical Center. Marisa A. Roberts, 19, of 4936 Ohio 601, was listed in critical condition as of Sunday. She initially went to Firelands Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. A medical helicopter later transferred her to MetroHealth.
9:13 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Jeff Danhoff glanced at his business' recent water and sewer bill: $5,000. Something had to be wrong, and there was: Malfunctioning equipment caused the water at Flash's Country Car Wash to seep into the sewer system, and continue to flow into it for an undetermined period of time.