5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
Last weekend, my dad and I spent some time at the Herb Fair. Neither of us are named Herb, but I thought it might be interesting anyway. A lot of people go to that big "twin" festival in Twinsburg who aren't twins, so why not try something new. There was a young boy collecting the $5 entrance fee as we entered the parking lot. So I asked him, "So Herb, how many Herbs are you expecting to be here today?" He said, "They're all here!" Turning to my father I said smugly, "Well Dad, I guess it's a good thing I made us these name tags then, isn't' it?"
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
It is hard to pick a movie, because there are so many to choose from. Besides, everyone's taste is different. A movie I say is great another person might consider horrible. A movie that I find riveting might put you to sleep. A movie I think is funny might be, according to someone else, a movie that is vulgar and in poor taste. And so I hesitate to recommend a movie. But I did see one recently I want to tell you about. It's "A Mighty Heart" starring Angelina Jolie. Now, I have to admit that the reason my husband was willing to see this movie was because it has a beautiful main character. Whatever. He was willing to see my movie choice, and we didn't have to fight over which movie to see.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
The city asked for help. We asked for help. The community asked for help. And the Norwalk Veterans of Foreign Wars stepped up, as its members have done so many times in so many different ways over the years. When the Jaycees decided they needed to go in a different direction and would no longer be responsible for raising the $10,000 that, along with $3,000 from the city, paid for the annual fireworks display it appeared as if Norwalk would be devoid of the treat this year.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A Berlin Heights man, charged twice earlier this month with stalking charges, is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend's lover during a burglary. The woman attempted unsuccessfully to get between her current boyfriend and Troy J. Carroll Sr., 35, early Monday morning after she found Carroll standing over the sofa where the couple had been sleeping, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
At 9 this morning, Bill Bader Jr. became the second-most important person at Summit Motorsports Park. The new top dog is Rick Stewart, the National Hot Rod Association's national event starter.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
A 16-year-old Norwalk boy was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance in connection with a five-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon. Tyler R. Miller, of 99 Corwin St., was going about 30 mph when the 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix he was driving hit the rear of the stopped vehicle driven by Meghan M. Lukcso, 25, of Parma, in the 300 block of Milan Avenue.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Brandon L. Shepherd, 21, of 71 Norwood Ave., was charged with failure to control Friday after he went off the right side of Ridge Road near Dublin Road, re-entered the road and went off the left side, where pickup truck overturned onto its side. North Central EMS transported him to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries. He was treated and released.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
Support programs Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts the following support groups, all of which are free and open to the general public:
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
Exercise comes in many forms. You can bike, walk, swim, do aerobics, take a kickboxing class or shoot baskets.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
New London raffle NEW LONDON The New London Community Club is raffling off the last New London board game. Tickets are $1 and available at Crickets at 23 E. Main St. All proceeds go to downtown beautification.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
It was a foot-stumping good time Wednesday night in Uptown Norwalk. Despite the threat of storms which thinned out the crowd early, Whiskey Falls entertained listeners on Main Street for the annual Thunder in the Streets event, which returned after a one-year hiatus.
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
The majority of us feel we're paying too much for water and sewer, but we're pretty fatalistic about it. Fully 62 percent say "Yes," we're paying too much, "but we'd end up paying it one way or the other so it doesn't matter," according to recent Reflector online poll. Nineteen percent are more accepting, chalking it up to "the cost of doing business."
5:05 AM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Kim and David Stang gave new meaning to "mobile home" when they moved a two-story traditional American home in this village Wednesday. Some village residents gathered and watched the house being moved along West Street. The pictures with this article show some of the stages of the move.
5:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
JUNE 27, 1947 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 60 years ago:
5:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND Michael Stanley and The Resonators are set to heat up the Bud Light Main Stage at 9 p.m. Sept. 1 at the 12th Annual Taste of Cleveland. The event is presented by Pepsi, Cleveland.com and WKYC-TV 3.
5:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN Shantel Wolfe and Clayton Bowers, seventh-graders from Berlin-Milan Middle School, recently qualified for Power of the Pen writing competition at the state level. The annual two-day event is held at Wooster College, offering many additional activities on campus for young writers to explore. Out of 7,000 students who compete at the local and regional levels of Power of the Pen, only about 9 percent reach the state level.
5:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Bryant W. Seitz, 41, of Vermilion. Violation date: May 22. Conviction date: June 14. Sentence: $600 fine, $55 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); defendant has limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from June 29 to Dec. 14.
5:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
If the city of Norwalk can't work with Berry's to allow minimal drinking in Bresson Park so the city will not be seen as favoring a business how can they justify closing down Main Street for 24 hours in the middle of the week to showcase Summit Raceway Park? It would seem to me we are working a double standard here. The claim by the administration that "Thunder in the Streets" brings people to Norwalk is probably legitimate. On the other hand, disrupting 30 or so businesses on Main Street is what? The request by Doug Berry to allow him to sell a couple of drinks to bring more people into that area of Main Street seems to me to be a proper business request also. He and his employees are required to pay taxes to the city, which helps the city coffers.
5:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
None of us, it seems, has enough time to do the things we want to do. Between work, hauling kids around, yard work, cooking dinner, working a second job, etc. there's little time to do things like play golf, go sailing, watch a movie, or increasingly, even sleep. With viewership declining and becoming increasingly fragmented, broadcasters are coming to terms with this and they are trying to help us out by creating programming that does not take a full hour or even a half hour to consume.
5:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Students' free speech rights have taken a big hit following a Monday Supreme Court ruling about bong hits. We have been watching with interest the case of Joseph Frederick, now 24, who sued his high school principal after he was suspended for 10 days in 2002 for displaying the banner "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" at an Olympic Torch Relay in Alaska. Frederick was not in school that day and unfurled his banner across the street from his school and classmates, who were watching the relay.
5:00 AM Jul 25, 2010
Motorists are being reminded by the state Highway Patrol there will be heavy traffic throughout the weekend as Summit Motorsports Park is hosting the inaugural Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals starting Thursday. Expect traffic delays on the roads leading to and from the track, specifically Ohio 18, Ohio 601 and U.S. 20.