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SANDUSKY The Fourth of July weekend will be bigger and better than ever before when Cedar Point holds its "All-American Fourth of July Extravaganza Weekend" from Friday through Sunday. The three-day weekend celebration will include special patriotic entertainment, money-saving deals on meals and special prize giveaways at the live shows. Headlining the event will be Cedar Point's annual Fourth of July fireworks display that will begin at 10 p.m. For added value and thrills, Cedar Point will be open until 1 a.m. on the evening of July 4. That leaves nearly three hours to enjoy all of the park's rides and attractions after the fireworks display ends. Plus, Starlight Admission, beginning at 5 p.m., costs $29.99 for eight hours of fun. Some of the special activities planned at the Sandusky amusement park/resort during the holiday weekend include:
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
A $50,000 grant from JP Morgan Chase & Co. to The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) will support programs on five OFIC member campuses aimed at recruiting minority students. The University of Dayton, Lourdes College, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio Northern University, and Otterbein College were granted funding through a competitive proposal submission process. Their proposed programs were designed to increase the number of minority students who are recruited, accepted, and succeed at OFIC member institutions and will be carried out in collaboration with local school districts, community colleges and college access programs. Project programs will be developed and implemented through the summer of 2009 and the 2009-2010 academic year to affect acceptance and enrollment rates for Fall 2011. JPMorgan Chase & Co., a 55-year donor to OFIC with a cumulative giving total of nearly $1.4 million, has supported OFIC's diversity initiatives since their inception in 2003. "Learning in a diverse environment surrounded by people with differing perspectives and backgrounds enriches the educational experience," said Jeff Lyttle, Midwest Region Vice President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. "We hope our long-time support for this program has enabled Ohio's independent colleges to fund the important work of recruiting a diverse group of students to their campuses." It has always been an integral part of the mission of Ohio's independent colleges to provide higher education to students from all socio-economic backgrounds, and efforts are ongoing to increase diversity on their campuses. These colleges register 33% of all Ohio students enrolled in 4-year degree programs, yet they grant 37% of all degrees earned by minority students.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Trash pick-up will be running on schedule this week despite the Fourth of July holiday. Since this year the holiday falls on a Saturday, the Norwalk Sanitation Department will not be running a day behind schedule.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
This Fourth of July, serve up a Zen, White & Blue, a festive iced tea cocktail that blends fresh tea leaves, blueberries and mint with raspberry infused vodka and Zen Green Tea Liqueur. Zen Green Tea Liqueur can be purchased locally at Gardner's Super Value on Whittlesey Avenue. Created by tea sommelier James Labe and inspired by Old Glory, this cocktail combines both the spirit of the holiday and the sweet taste of summer. Zen, White & Blue
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
There are a variety of classes and events being offered in July at the Huron County Job Store, 185 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk. The list includes: Spherion Hiring Event 9:30 a.m. to noon July 6. Spherion will be holding a hiring event at Huron County Job and Family Services. Bring a copy of your resume. Same day screening and interview scheduling. Get a Job or a Better Job 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 27. Learn how to prepare for and conduct a successful job search. This session includes a review of state employment and unemployment features.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Ohio 60, between Chenango Road and Ohio in Wakeman Township, will be closed starting July 6 for a culvert replacement. The road is expected to reopen July 10. The detour route for southbound motorists is Ohio 60, east on Ohio 303, south on Ohio 511 and west on Ohio 18 to SR-60.
4:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
The big parade of GOBA bicycles pedaled quietly into Norwalk a week ago last Saturday evening about 6:45. And they got quite an eyeful of our little town.
4:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The last guided walking tour for 2009 of Norwalk's West Main Street Historic District will be Sunday, July 12. The tour, sponsored by the Firelands Historical Society, will leave from the Firelands Museum, 4 Case Ave., at 2 p.m. The tour will be led by Mary Carabin, society secretary. She will discuss architectural styles of the homes and the history of early residents.
4:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
JUNE 30, 1977 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 32 years ago: Borgia may not run again John Borgia said today he "probably" will not run for another term as Huron County sheriff.
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OLMSTED TOWNSHIP - Jill Miller could have screamed. The daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James G. Ryder could have tried to break away from the man's grasp on her arm and run as fast as she could.
4:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Bader Family has always prided itself in customer service and taking care of the little guy. Just ask all of the people who line up to buy a pound of ice cream for a buck. Whoever came up with that idea should stand up and take a bow. That one single promotion is a trademark of the local racetrack. And it just goes to prove it doesn't take much to make a good impression. Charge people 50 bucks to get in the gate then give them a pound of ice cream for a buck to make them happy.
4:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Students and parents in the Berlin-Milan Local School District got a reprieve Wednesday night. Sort of.
4:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Fifty-four seniors said an emotional goodbye to Monroeville High School at Sunday afternoon's graduation ceremony. (EDITOR'S NOTE - More pictures of this graduation ceremony can be found at ReflectorCam 2.0. Click here to view them.)
4:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Some of the 24 graduates who walked across the stage at Norwalk High School Saturday had to wait a few years, but the smiles, tears and applause from family and friends at the G.E.D. graduation were just as welcome. (EDITOR'S NOTE - More pictures of this graduation ceremony can be found at ReflectorCam 2.0. Click here to view them.)
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Norwalk High School may have graduated 161 seniors Sunday, but two people specifically got standing ovations from students, family, friends and spectators. (EDITOR'S NOTE - More pictures of this graduation ceremony can be found at ReflectorCam 2.0. Click here to view them.)
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Norwalk resident Heidi Lacy knew son was going to be featured in an issue of "Jr. Dragster" magazine. She didn't expect her son's car, which bears his name, to appear on the cover.
4:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The focus was all on the students as 121 graduated from Edison High School Sunday in the gymnasium packed with family and friends. (EDITOR'S NOTE - More pictures of this graduation ceremony can be found at ReflectorCam 2.0. Click here to view them.)
4:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Here are links to the graduation stories and video links from the six commencement ceremonies held last weekend: Edison (Edison sends off 121 graduates)
4:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Police have removed a 3-year-girl from her mother's custody after officers reported seeing a suspected cigarette burn and a head injury on her. An anonymous caller contacted the Wakeman Police Department after midnight June 17, requesting an officer check on the well-being of the child. Chief Tim Hunker said the officer responded to the Pearl Street home, but didn't notice anything out of the ordinary at the time.
4:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk Public Library Executive Director Martin Haffey said he anticipates support from library backers in the wake of the governor's proposal to slash library funding. "The Friends of the Library are going to get behind us and start calling people," Haffey said. "They're going to be getting on the horn because we only have a limited amount of time here to sway the legislature before they vote."
4:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Huron County grand jury indicted two New Mexico men Friday in connection with flying more than 20,000 grams of marijuana into the Huron County Airport last week. The pilot, Ryan C. Thomas, and his passenger, Greg J. Baca, both 47, of Albuquerque, have been in custody at the Huron County Jail since June 17. Both men are charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony punishable by one to five years in prison and a $10,000 maximum fine.