9:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
sseitz@norwalkreflector.com Norwalk resident Alisa Schaffer enjoys cooking with apples and cinnamon. "In our home, apples and cinnamon could be considered aphrodisiacs, as well as chocolate," she said. That's likely why she chose apple crisp and sweet rolls, used for cinnamon rolls as her featured recipes.
9:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com PULL-OUT BOX: Detective bureau drug investigations In 2007, police arrested 45 suspects on 102 counts of various drug offenses as a result of drug investigations conducted by the detective bureau (comprised of four officers).
9:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Just how deafening was the sustained din in Main Street School's auditorium Friday afternoon? It was as though the most die hard fans of the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians had packed the place to salute the teams, who had just become champions all in the same year. The blaring music in the room was no match for the screams, chants and cheers of high-octane fifth-and sixth-graders ready for battle.
9:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
The government is giving you some extra money to spend. What will you do with it? Cash rebates for taxpayers are part of an economic aid plan designed to give a $168 billion boost to the lagging economy.
9:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
When a relative recently made a disparaging remark about blacks to Arica Prejean in the presence of her children, Prejean immediately repudiated it. "There was no hesitation,' said the 28-year-old, who is white and lives in Lafayette, La. She considers speaking out against racism part of her job as a parent.
9:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
"I can tell you one thing today - cigarettes are addicting.' Patrick Reynolds, an anti-smoking activist whose grandfather started one of the world's largest tobacco companies, told that to about 500 area middle school students Monday.
9:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Honor was the most important principle to William Vincent Clevenger, who was disabled while serving as an Army medic in Korea. Now his widow hopes someone in Veterans Affairs will recognize that and act honorably themselves. Ellen Clevenger, his widow, has been waiting since September for her payments as a widow of a disabled veteran to be reinstated. Not only were her payments cut off when her husband died, the government froze her bank account and Social Security payments until she repaid the amount her husband received for September.
9:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Sean Bevier has a theory about why young people aren't attending church in large numbers. The theory, backed up by statistics, suggests that holding fun, youth-oriented activities is not the best way to encourage youngsters to consistently attend church. Rather, Bevier said the best way to ensure youngsters attend church and continue to into their adulthood is for adults to mentor them and study with them. Bevier, a 1985 Willard High School graduate and the son of the late Donald and Patricia Bevier, has found that out through his work with Passing the Baton International. The Dayton, Tenn.-based nonprofit organization offers student leadership conferences to help Christian schools become nerve centers for leader development.
9:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
It was Billy Rarick's dream-come-true Friday night when he led the Norwalk Trucker basketball team onto the court to warm up. It was a unprecedented honor for two reasons - Rarick is only a sophomore and he's the team manager. The final home game of the season is usually reserved to honor the seniors, but the five young men who lead the Truckers asked their coach to allow Rarick to dress in uniform, lead the team onto the court to warm up and possibly play in their last home game.
9:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
FEB. 15, 1964 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 44 years ago:
9:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Allen J. Rospert, 22, 25 Old State Road North, Norwalk; dog at large; conviction date: Jan. 31; fine, $30; costs, $50.
9:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
There are less than a dozen business buildings on Norwalk's Main Street which date from the 20th century. The majority of them were built in the 19th century, although most have had a modern business room front added along with other structural changes. The oldest business building stands at 28-30 E. Main St. It was built in 1834 by William Pitt Brown as the American House hotel. The 20th century structure under discussion today is located at 60-64 E. Main St. and is known to us seniors as the "Ford Garage," though the last Ford drove away from there more than 30 years ago. This is at least the fourth building at this location, with the first three having been destroyed by fire.
9:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man could face up to 2 1/2 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated possession of hydrocodone and safecracking. Carlos L. Contreras, 28, of 82 N. Foster St., stole a lock box from his parents' home Nov. 19 which contained the pills, defense attorney David Longo said. The defendant also stole some guns, but his father didn't notice they were missing until that day, he added. <p><em>Read the rest of this story in <a href="http://activepaper.olivesoftware.com/Default/Skins/Norwalk/Client.asp?Skin=Norwalk&amp;Daily=NRWK&amp;AppName=1">Today's Reflector</a>...</em></p>
9:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
FEB. 18, 1972 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 36 years ago: Tears, disbelief mark Trucker fan reaction to loss BELLEVUE It was all over in Bellevue. The scoreboard on the wall mercilessly displayed the sorriest sight to greet Norwalk basketball fans' eyes in a long time. Bellevue 53, Visitors 49.
9:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
HURON Ohioans are encouraged to join Division of Wildlife staff, guest naturalists, and scientists for fun-filled and free educational explorations of Old Woman Creek, a unique and valuable protected Lake Erie estuary. Visit and learn about the reserve's new tree swallow nest box grid, search for owls on a night hike, roll up your sleeves and remove invasive plants, or explore the estuary and its environs through a guided hike, canoe tour, or nature sketch class. Every river or creek in northern Ohio that flows directly into Lake Erie has an area near its mouth where lake and stream water meet and mix. This mixing area is called an estuary. Estuaries such as Old Woman Creek protect the health of Lake Erie by removing sediments and pollutants in the water flowing through them. These valuable ecosystems help to buffer uplands from flooding and protect coastal communities from severe storms. Home to a wide variety of wildlife and plants, estuaries are essential to &#036;680 million fishing and nearly &#036;6 billion tourism industries along Ohio's Lake Erie coast. Human decisions and actions throughout the watershed impact estuaries, our Great Lake, and ultimately the region's economy.
9:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
When is it safe to go out on the ice? What is considered to be safe ice? There is "no safe ice," according to the U.S. Coast Guard. So when deciding if it's safe to go ice skating or ice fishing on a pond or reservoir there are several considerations to take into account.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - How do you get a robot to grab and throw 40-inch inflatable balls while circling a track? A group of EHOVE engineering students believe they have the answer and they intend to prove it.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
For the first time in five years, the intersection of Main and West streets was one of the top five sites in Norwalk with the most crashes. Main and West streets ranks third with six. And for the second time in three years, the intersection of Whittlesey Avenue and League Street had the most accidents. There were 11 last year, the same amount in 2005.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
"Don't be a silent picture on the mantle of someone's house" That, in a nutshell, is Dave Armbrust's story. His hope is that everybody tells their story. Armbrust, 48, has written his first book, "Stories from the Farm." He doesn't expect to win any awards with the book. Instead, he hopes it will encourage others to write their life stories to preserve them forever.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
It may be a dog's life, but Woofer isn't complaining. After all, he's just been named the top St. Bernard and the best working dog in the nation at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show in New York. His new Disney movie was also released on DVD earlier this month. Now this top dog is relaxing back at home at Slaton Kennels in Greenwich before he rejoins the show circuit.
9:04 PM Jul 25, 2010
With Ohio's primary just weeks away, several Ohio Democratic officials have recently endorsed either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama in the presidential race. But Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch said she won't jump on the endorsement bandwagon for either candidate because still hasn't made up her mind who she will vote for on March 4.