9:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Angela Mahoney's preschool-age daughter has been clamoring lately for something other than cookies and cereal during trips to the supermarket. She's noticed the in-store childcare center and wants to play there. Mahoney, whose girls are 3 and 1, is wary: "I can't imagine dropping them off somewhere with strangers,' she said via e-mail from her home in Salem, Ore., "though I'd like to - how tempting to shop in peace!'
9:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - Doug Solet is still the superintendent at Western Reserve, but he is now on "paid administrative leave" and will be working out of his home for the time being. The school board hired HR On Call Inc. to investigate a harassment claim made by a classified female employee against Solet and a similar claim he made against her. The firm found Solet violated the school's anti-harassment policy and the board voted unanimously Wednesday to assign Solet to his home with full pay. Board members indicated they would be getting legal advice on the matter before taking any more action.
9:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mike Gottfried is due back in town and on this stop, everyone is going to get a chance to see him. That is seldom the case. Generally, he blows through the Maple City always in a hurry to get to a pre-determined destination for a meeting, speaking engagement or just as likely, to see a friend or a friend of a friend that might be either be sick or down on his luck.
9:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Honor was the most important principle to William Vincent Clevenger, who was disabled while serving as an Army medic in Korea. Now his widow hopes someone in Veterans Affairs will recognize that and act honorably themselves. Ellen Clevenger, his widow, has been waiting since September for her payments as a widow of a disabled veteran to be reinstated. Not only were her payments cut off when her husband died, the government froze her bank account and Social Security payments until she repaid the amount her husband received for September.
9:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk school board unanimously voted earlier this month to renew the contracts of Superintendent Wayne Babcanec and Assistant Superintendent Michael Gordon. Both Babcanec's and Gordon's new three-year contracts are effective from Aug. 1 through July 31, 2011. There was no discussion about the personnel issue, but Babcanec noted that Gordon's license which had been pending has been processed as of Tuesday. Board member John Lendrum was absent because of a business trip.
9:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Let's say you're late for work or an appointment. Looking at the amount of snow on your windshield, you just can't bring yourself to get it all scraped. You may just be charged with a minor misdemeanor, punishable by a $100 fine.
9:21 PM Jul 25, 2010
Another boy might have decided to fight back. Not David Graves; He'd participated in North American Martial Arts Institute's (NAMAI) Little Dragons program, where children learn a variety of lessons including the idea that fighting is the last option.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.