9:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
The 1,818 traffic citations the Norwalk Police Department issued last year topped those from 2006, when there were 1,550. Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen attributes the 17 percent increase to a rise in speeding citations and a focus on traffic violations on the city's main thoroughfares, Ohio 61 and U.S. 250.
9:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
FEB. 22, 1916 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 92 years ago: The men who make Norwalk All over the state, if you mention you are from Norwalk, some one is sure to say they know Col. C.L. "Cort" Kennan, who is one of the best known lawyers in this section of the state, as colonel of the gallant Fifth regiment, O.N.G. His military and law connections have given him wide acquaintance and reputation. The little bear feels like the rest of us that he is an authority on either subject.
9:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Main Street Theatre, located at 57 E. Main St. will having its first "Classic Movie Day" with showings at 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday. Two Classic Three Stooges Movies "Disorder in the Court" and "The Brideless Groom" along with two classic cartoons will be shown. The cost is $5 per person and includes a small popcorn and small can of soda. DVDs of both movies and both cartoons will be on sale after the show for $10.00 each.
9:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County residents thinking about adding tree or shrub seedlings to their property or fish to their ponds should order soon from the Huron County Soil and Water Conservation District. A limited number of tree and shrub seedlings will be available on a first come-first served basis. Order forms are available online atwww.huronswcd.com or at the agency's office at 8 Fair Road.
9:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Young children can learn life skills and prepare themselves for martial arts-related classes through a program called Little Dragons. The program, now in its sixth year, is offered at the North American Martial Arts Institute, 1 W. Main St., Norwalk. It is for 4- to 6-year-olds. Class size varies, depending on the number of instructors.
9:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Police Department spent time early Thursday morning looking for two suspects who didn't exist. Joyce N. Marsillett, 24, of 103 Jefferson St., Lot 27, admitted several hours later she made up her complaint about two male suspects wearing ski masks forcing their way into her home, Chief Kevin Cashen said. The woman needed the money for an undisclosed purpose and stole the $500 from her sister, who lives with her, he explained. "There were no gunmen. She made up the story to cover her theft," Cashen said.
9:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com Evan Cornell said he enjoys the thrill of competing in front of a crowd as a member of Edison High School's academic challenge team. So far this season, Cornell and his teammates have had the chance to also enjoy the thrill of victory. Firelands Challenge is a trivia-like contest that tests students knowledge in areas such as mathematics, science, literature, vocabulary, history and current events.
9:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
By MARY LISA BOOSE Reflector Staff Writer mlboose@norwalkreflector.com Tax time the dreaded April 15 filing deadline might not be as painful as usual this year since 130 million Americans will be getting money back when the federal government starts sending out "stimulus payments" in May through a program designed to boost the economy.
9:20 PM Jul 25, 2010
A 24-year-old Jefferson Street woman was confronted by two male suspects wearing ski masks when they forced their way into her mobile home early this morning. "One of them was armed with a small handgun and both demanded money," Norwalk Police Officer David Smith wrote in his report.
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
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
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.