1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Huron County Common Pleas Court jury started deliberating this morning in the trial of a Willard woman accused of having cocaine during a March traffic stop.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
A workshop on cultural diversity will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bronson-Norwalk Conservation Club. The $15 fee for the workshop is payable at the door and lunch is included. Reservations are necessary and can be made through Norwalk City Hall by phone at (419) 663-6700 or e-mail at cityofnorwalk@accnorwalkcom. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Reflector has learned the person who died early Wednesday morning in a car fire behind Wal-Mart is Joseph W. Van Natta, 24, of Norwalk. His obituary appears today on Page A-3. Authorities have not officially released Van Natta's name, but they still suspect suicide.
1:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in prison for grabbing an officer's genitals while resisting arrest on Newton Street. Audias M. Morales, 27, of 520 Milan Ave., Lot 3, grabbed Norwalk Police Officer Justin Smith in the crotch after running from Smith and resisting arrest during the June 5 incident. The officer was attempting to arrest Morales on two contempt of court warrants before the altercation.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
America recently observed a couple anniversaries. Last month was the sixth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Last week, Oct. 4, was the 50th anniversary of the Soviet Union's launch of the 184-pound Sputnik satellite. Both, we've been told endlessly, were earth-shattering events. The attack made us come to grips with the 21st century threat of terrorism and the latter changed our entire public education system to focus more attention on math and science.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Kayleigh Dawn Walliser was born Sept. 26 at The Bellevue Hospital to Jeff and Amy Walliser. Maternal grandparents are Bud Martin and Karen Martin. Paternal grandparents are Gerald and Ernestine Walliser. Great-grandparents are Malcolm and Fran Smith, and Cleo Martin.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Stiff, sore achy joints, can you predict when the weather is going to change? Humans aren't the only ones who can suffer from arthritis. One out of five dogs also suffers from the condition. Arthritis is pain and inflammation and swelling in the joints and affects dogs of all sizes, breeds, and ages. My 14-year-old dog Molly can sometimes predict the weather more accurately than the weatherman. Signs that your dog may suffer from arthritis include limping, difficulty rising, stiffness, decreased activity, reluctance to run or climb stairs, and even changes in behavior such as aggression or withdrawal.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD The library is presenting the family movie "Surf's Up" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the library meeting room. This movie is rated PG. Popcorn will be provided, drinks with a screw on lid are welcome. Sign up at the library or by calling (419) 744-2285. Tiny Tots preschool story time meets at 11 a.m. Oct. 17. October is Fire Prevention Month, come and see a fire truck and talk with a fireman and learn some fire safety.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Pat Scheid, of Monroeville, displays "Friends Remembered,' a 96-inch by 105-inch double Irish chain quilt that will be raffled off. Tickets sell for $1 each or six for $5. All proceeds benefit the Fisher-Titus Medical Center mammography fund and the mammography fund at Mercy Hospital of Willard.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
"There is life after cable.' Many people found that out Tuesday night when a widespread outage hit Time Warner Cable.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Authorities responded to a vehicle fire behind Wal-Mart early this morning. The incident appears to be a suicide. Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood said the victim is a young male in his 20s. The Lucas County Coroner's Office is expected to specifically identify the victim during an autopsy today.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Authorities responded to a vehicle fire behind Wal-Mart early this morning. The incident appears to be a suicide. Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood said the victim is a young male in his 20s. The Lucas County Coroner's office is expected to specifically identify the victim during an autopsy today.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
Listen to Norwalk resident Lou Ann Weitzel's right ear, and you might think she literally has an internal clock. The ticking began when she was around 6 years old. Today, at age 50, it just keeps on ticking.
1:45 PM Jul 25, 2010
We have something to be proud of in our public schools. Four of the six schools in the Norwalk district have been designated "Excellent," Superintendent Wayne Babcanec reported at Tuesday night's school board meeting. "Excellent" is the highest rating a school can achieve.
1:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
OCT. 9, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago:
1:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the blog entry posted by Matt Roche Monday night onwww.norwalkreflector.com. Readers are invited to go online and share their observations about "Dancing with the Stars" and several other popular TV shows on the Reflector's TV Blogs sections. Here's some jive talkin' about the performers in the order of their dances for Week 3:
1:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Incorrect information appeared in Monday's issue. The collision between a bicyclist and pickup truck happened in the morning.
1:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Regarding last week's roast of gas prices in Norwalk: No Kidding! This has been going on for years. Today (Oct. 1, 2007), the price in Elyria was $2.50 to $2.55 per gallon, in Norwalk, $2.85 per gallon. This means that a 15-gallon purchase, in Norwalk, would cost up to $5.25 more than the same purchase in Elyria. That's enough to buy lunch! I figure that well over $1 million, per year, is being unjustly siphoned (pun intended) off the top of the Norwalk economy by the local gasoline retailers. I'm quite sure that other businesses in this community would like to have a share of that $1 million in their cash registers. But very few people, including the leaders in this town, seem to care. It would be a shame if a Class Action Lawsuit had to be filed to right this wrong. Jeff Stuhldreher
1:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
We appreciate the Norwalk Reflector for joining the Community Prevention Partners' campaign to counter substance use in the Norwalk area and for its donation of $1,100 for 100 home drug test kits. The unified front assembled in this community is sending a clear message that this community is committed to the safety and health of its residents, and is hostile to drug use. We are determined to empower our youth and parents to take this stand with us. I wish everyone who has invested time, money and expertise to these efforts could see what we have seen in the classroom with the enthusiasm and epiphanies of the students in the LifeSkills Training substance use prevention program. Or that you could witness that gratitude and relief of a parent who has come into the office for a drug test kit and support that they are doing the right thing.
1:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Using a Scientific American article's numbers, it would cost $40 billion to build a hydrogen filling station every half-mile in American urban areas and every six and a quarter highway miles. This counters an auto industry excuse that they can't build hydrogen-powered cars because without an infrastructure those cars wouldn't sell. The infrastructure for creating and transporting hydrogen to these filling stations already exists as hydrogen has been used in mass quantities in American industry for decades. The auto industry claim requiring a 300-mile single-tank capacity is another feeble smokescreen as most Americans seldom travel more than 50 miles in a single day of normal driving, and current hydrogen cars get 200 miles per tank. Government subsidies to the oil industry help make wind and solar industries non-competitive. Current technology makes wind generators that are quiet, slow-moving to avoid wildlife dangers, and look more like art than oversized fans, while solar panel efficiency and designs have advanced to the point of spray-on coatings. If another $40 billion were used to subsidize solar and wind technology, prices would plummet enough to put single-home units in reach of any family income, and eliminate all the worst polluting coal plants. Most Ohio coal plants occupy considerable acreage on river and lakefront land and converting their oldest, most polluting plants to wind/solar combination, energy farms would help those (former) coal companies remain profitable, and more ecologically respected. An $80 billion total is a fraction of what the Iraq War has cost in non-retrievable funds every year for five years and would provide a permanently recycling service industry (and tax base) for American jobs. In the special election to replace the recently deceased Rep. Gillmor, it would be nice if campaigns concentrated on economic prosperity for Northern Ohio through leadership in green energy, job creation.
1:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Winning the All Star Award for cheerleading this summer granted Miss Alex Cantu a spot in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade. Because of the incredible kindness and generosity of our community, Alex was able to have her trip funded with the many donations.