1:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
Walking through my back yard a couple of weeks ago, the leaves were deep enough to rustle as I kicked through them. It is a very pleasant and evocative sound. In fact, it was the defining sound of autumn for the first half of my life.
1:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A rural Willard home is considered a total loss after a fire early Friday morning. Firefighters from Fairfield Township and Willard responded to the blaze reported at 5:39 a.m. Plymouth and the Huron River Joint Fire District were called to bring water to 2354 Peru Center Road, owned by Kevin Montgomery.
1:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - "Dancing with the Stars is hitting the road this winter and bringing an entirely new cast of celebrities and professional dancers to 37 cities throughout North America. "Dancing with the Stars The Tour" performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 13 at Wolstein Center in Cleveland.
1:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
NAME: Mourice A. Hernandez (Mourice Augustine Hernandez), aka MO, MR. AGE: 29
1:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
NAME: Jason Dillman AGE: 35
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NAME: Yolanda D. Kaman AGE: 30
1:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Lynn Chapin, 45, is a self-taught cook. She now uses that talent to not only feed her family and friends, but to help others. Chapin organized the recent Make a Difference Day drive that collected homemade bread and cookies, 50 gallons of homemade soups, 50 pounds of casseroles, 750 pounds of canned goods and 200 pounds of household items. A difference for this drive was they accepted homemade items such as soups and casseroles to be frozen and later distributed by the food banks. Volunteers also met in the kitchen at the St. Paul cafeteria to make vegetable soup, pizza casserole and sloppy joe meat to freeze.
1:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
FREMONT - Hopewell-Loudon was simply too strong for St. Paul, downing the Flyers 42-21 in regional final play Friday night at Don Paul Stadium at Harmon Field. The Chieftains (13-0) move on to the Division VI final four against an opponent to be announced Sunday. The Flyers close their season at 12-1.
1:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 1989 abduction of Amy Mihaljevic prompted a young James Renner to do his own investigation. "Amy was just a few months younger than me. I would search for her and her abductor in crowds at Westgate Mall when I was 11," he said in an exclusive e-mail interview with the Reflector.
1:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - A Greenwich man remains in custody after being accused of trespassing at an East Tiffin Street business and breaking into several employee vehicles. And Willard Police Chief Joe Daniel credits the employees with helping authorities with arresting the suspect.
1:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A simple act like getting his son to and from the school bus became much easier for Ed Schoewe when Precision Paving showed up to pave the driveway to his home. Schoewe's son, 9, has multiple handicaps and is confined to a wheelchair. Pushing his chair through the stone driveway in all kinds of weather was difficult. To make matters even harder for the family, Schoewe's wife, Sherry, died from a heart attack in September.
1:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
ASHLAND - Nearly two decades have passed since a jogger discovered the dumped body of Amy Mihaljevic, a 10-year-old girl from Bay Village, in a field off County Road 1181. Former Ashland County Sheriff Kenneth Etzwiler remembers the victim didn't show any signs of assault or sexual abuse.
1:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Custom Order Furniture said OK to union demands, but an "overwhelming majority" of employees have signed a petition rejecting the union. The petition was turned over to the National Labor Relations Board and that office will now conduct a secret ballot election at the plant in December.
1:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - The third annual Fabulous Food Show takes place this weekend. Enjoy a mix of new ingredients including the key ones: Paula Deen, who returns to the show, this time accompanied by her son Bobby and husband Michael; Cleveland's own Michael Symon, who will emcee the first-ever Sub-Zero/Wolf Cleveland's Best Sous-Chef Competition; Food Network's Guy Fieri of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives' fame; and Curtis Stone of the hit series "Take Home Chef' on TLC.
1:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Nichelle Borders brings a smile to the faces of the county auditor's staff when she delivers interoffice mail through her job with Christie Lane Industries, so they decided to bring a smile to her recently. Borders showed up with the mail and the staff surprised her with a birthday card, cupcakes, a song and a shirt with Border's signature lines as she delivers mail "I am happy" and "I am cute." Christie Lane Industries, part of the county's Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MRDD) program, has the county contract for interoffice mail delivery. Borders has worked at her job for several years.
1:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
BAY VILLAGE - A magazine article writer says he's uncovered the "person of interest' in the 1989 abduction of a Cleveland-area girl whose body was found outside of New London. However, authorities said the FBI "does not possess enough information to indict anyone' in connection with the death of Amy Mihaljevic, 10, of Bay Village.
1:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A: In receiving an "Excellence in Economic Development" award, the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation was recognized by the International Economic Development Council for our Business Appreciation Week program, which fit into the category of Business Retention Expansion programs that have been implemented for 3 years or more by a community with a population of less than 50,000 people. I believe it is an acknowledgment not only of the hard work that NEDC has done for the past five years in organizing the program, but also of all the partners that made the program possible through their participation. Each year, over 40 volunteers from a variety of organizations and agencies participated in the business visits. They came from the NEDC Board of Directors, the City of Norwalk, the Chamber, the County, and a variety of education and state government partners. Q: What have your years been like working in Norwalk?
1:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
LORAIN - Convicted embezzler Kay D. Wilczak is working to repay $80,000 to her former employer, Dr. John Gray, of Community Health Partners in Lorain. Wilczak, 36, of 9411 Huron Avery Road, Milan, is on the work release program at the Lorain County Jail. She is serving a six-month sentence for theft as part of her five years of probation. It's unknown where she currently works.
1:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Bob Andrews was honored with the Jack Gerken Award and three businesses received Golden Maple awards at the annual Norwalk Economic Development Corp. investor's luncheon. "I'm very honored and humbled,' said Andrews, who is retired from National City Bank. "Jack was a friend and I consider him an icon. To be thought of in the same breath as Jack Gerken is an esteemed honor.'
1:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Daniel Brooks' body is accepting the gift of life. Brooks, 43, of Norwalk, recently received a kidney from sister-in-law and fellow Norwalkian Carrie Light at the Cleveland Clinic.
1:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Aaron Lynch said he was just doing his job, but Julie Mullins believes he is a hero for saving her life by carrying her out of her burning apartment last July. The State Fire Marshall agrees with Mullins and gave Lynch the state Award for Heroism. Mayor Sue Lesch added the city's thanks to Lynch this morning with a proclamation honoring his service in a ceremony at the fire station.