9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
OBERLIN Legendary artist Yoko Ono will visit Oberlin College on Thursday to deliver the last of the college's 2009-10 convocation series addresses. She will screen excerpts from her films, discuss her work and take questions from the audience. The address, titled "A Conversation with Yoko Ono," is a ticketed, free event that takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Finney Chapel. Ono is a Japanese-American artist, musician, author and peace activist who is best known for her marriage to John Lennon. She also is noted for her groundbreaking work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking. She brought feminism to the forefront through her music, and is considered a pioneer and major influence of the 1970s new wave genre.
9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Anxious parents are calling doctors today and scouring the Internet for information after an enormous recall of over-the-counter medications for infants and children that was announced abruptly on Friday evening. The recall affects all unexpired lots of liquid Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl formulated for youngsters more than 43 products over all. Parents across the country rely on the medications to ease their children's aches and pains, fevers and allergy-associated runny noses and sneezes.
9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
There was no tornado warning this weekend. Some Norwalk-area tornado sirens activated about 12:40 a.m. Sunday. Norwalk Fire Chief Doug Coletta said he had called the Norwalk Police Department to request another agency be dispatched to assist with the 23 Woodlawn Ave. fire, but a dispatcher hit the wrong button.
9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man will serve 17 months in prison for sexually assaulting a drunk 16-year-old girl. Jonathan C. Schaffer, 26, of 60 Chapel Drive, was sentenced Wednesday in Huron County Common Pleas Court. He also was classified a Tier I sex offender and fined $500. He must annually register his address for the next 15 years after serving his prison term.
9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
He simply had gone fishing. Twilight Gardens night-shift charge nurse Stephanie Norris called the Norwalk Police Department to report a 53-year-old resident hadn't returned to the nursing home as of 1:50 a.m. Sunday. Norris said the man had signed himself out at 9:15 p.m. to go fishing but hadn't returned, Officer Jim Montana said in his report. "(He) is a partial amputee with a prosthetic and a diabetic who did not take his medication with him," Montana wrote.
9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
What are the odds? Julie Mullins, who was injured in an early-morning fire Sunday on 23 Woodlawn Ave., is the same woman who was injured in a July 11, 2008 fire on Cline Street. That fire did at $110,000 worth of damage to an apartment at 27 Cline St.
9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Earth was still Saturday outside North American Martial Arts Institute in Norwalk. Inside was another story. The place pulsated with loud music featuring a steady, rhythmic beat. Sweaty people wearing boxing gloves punched and kicked bags in tandem.
9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Western Reserve High School junior convicted of possessing nine Percocet pills has been suspended from school through Friday. Heather D. Czompoly, 18, of 5810 E. U.S. 20, Lot 112, Wakeman, had her fourth-degree felony trafficking in drugs charge dismissed by the state Friday in Norwalk Municipal Court. In exchange, the defendant pleaded no contest to possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor.
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk woman who was found unconscious during her apartment fire early Sunday morning remains hospitalized. Julie Mullins, of 23 Woodlawn Ave., was listed in fair condition this morning at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, hospital spokeswoman Phyllis Harmon said.
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk woman suffered serious injuries and was flown to a Cleveland hospital early this morning following a fire at her residence at 23 Woodlawn Ave. The woman was flown by helicopter to Cleveland Metro Hospital. There was no report on her condition this afternoon. Authorites have not release her name.
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - The village of North Fairfield understands the importance of a large trash pickup. So by daylight Wednesday, village residents are encouraged to take those large trash items to the curb so Armatrout Sanitation from Willard and the village workers can offer the annual large trash pickup service.
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
The departure of "Lost" and "24" will seem to crowd out everything else on TV this month. Their passage confers just the slightest sense of remorse on TV's gaudiest month. Both shows enriched the medium and expanded televised drama's possibilities and both will soon be gone. But those series finales are just part of a memorable May:
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
There's no telling what kind of excitement a Norwalk city council meeting can bring. Tuesday night's regular session might not look too thrilling on paper, but that shouldn't deter city residents from stopping down at 7:30 to see their city leaders in action. The agenda includes a resolution that authorizes Mayor Sue Lesch to enter into an agreement with Huron County Emergency Management Services.
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mother Nature did it again Saturday. For the second straight week, Summit Motorsports Park's Season Opener, sponsored in part by the Norwalk Reflector, was rained out.
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
To Judy Sudhoff, the man who shot her and killed her husband and father-in-law in 1974 was sentenced to life in prison and ought to spend his life in prison. Robin Bender, now 56, actually was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for the murders plus five to 15 years for shooting Sudhoff.
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
DETROIT (MCT) - A federal judge in Detroit has ordered the release of nine members of a Lenawee County Christian militia group freed on bond over the objections of federal prosecutors. "The United States is correct that it need not wait until people are killed before it arrests conspirators," U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts said in a decision Monday. "But, the Defendants are also correct: their right to engage in hate-filled, venomous speech, is a right that deserves First Amendment protection."
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
I like Ike. Anybody who knew Ike Liedorff would probably tell you the same thing.
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (MCT) - Wayne Treacy will be tried as an adult on a charge of trying to murder Deerfield Beach Middle School student Josie Lou Ratley in a vicious beating at a school bus stop last month, prosecutors said Friday. Treacy, 15, was formally charged Friday with premeditated attempted murder in the March 17 attack and will be arraigned Saturday, said Assistant State Attorney Maria Schneider. He is being moved from a juvenile detention center to a Broward County jail.
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
"Junk is the ultimate merchandise. The junk merchant does not sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to the product." William S. Burroughs "Thank you for calling 1-855-GOT-TRASH, this is Pam." Good morning, Pam. I'm the mayor of a city in northern Ohio and I'd like to know the cost of your trash hauling. "And how much trash do you have to be hauled, Mayor?"
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - A pair of state Highway Patrol troopers have been promoted to the rank of sergeant and named assistant post commanders at the Milan Post. Brian J. Gockstetter and Kevin L. Harris were promoted by Col. David W. Dicken, Patrol superintendent, during a ceremony Tuesday at the Patrol's academy in Columbus. Gockstetter earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Ashland University in December 1996. He began his Patrol career in February 1997 as a member of the 128th Academy Class. He earned his commission in July and was assigned to the Norwalk Post, where in 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009 he was named Post Trooper of the Year by his peers. In 2004 he went on to win the District Trooper of the Year as well. As part of the promotion, he will transfer from his current assignment at the Norwalk Post
9:08 AM Jul 26, 2010
MAY 5, 1913 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 97 years ago: Exhibit piano from flood Roy Peat and Mr. Welch, both of The Norwalk Piano Company, went to Tiffin this morning in the company's motor truck to bring back the remains of what had once been a beautiful player piano. The instrument is from one of the best homes in Tiffin and was for over thirty-six hours submerged in ten feet of water in the music room.